• 00:28

    Do Small Businesses Really Need Coaches?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Karie Kaufmann, Entrepreneur and Owner of ActionCoach.


    It often seems as if only medium to large businesses invest in hiring professional coaches to address issues in the workplace.  But what about small businesses?  They also have workplace issues where hiring a business coach would be helpful. Today we will ask Karie is there a difference between a small business coach and a coach who works with medium to large companies?  Why has she chosen to help small businesses?  What are the typical needs of a small business? Are they very different from larger businesses? 

  • 00:28

    Think you’re too young for breast cancer? Think again.

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio Show as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Laura Knoll, Advocate and Daughter of The Helen Knoll Foundation.


    Did you know that every 30 minutes a woman under 40 is diagnosed with breast cancer? Thousands of women under 40 are caught off guard each year. Don’t wait -- it’s never too early to fight breast cancer. 


    Laura Knoll is the daughter of Helen Knoll, who died from breast cancer.  Laura, her sister Christi, and their father, David have become advocates for educating young women 18 – 40 about the risks for breast cancer, prevention, and screenings that are available to those under  40. 

  • 00:31

    Is Work-Life Balance What We should Be Seeking?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio Show as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Bryan Banville, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Mastering Success.


    One topic that we hear about over and over again is the importance of work-life balance. A 2012 study from the Society for Human Resources Management concluded the importance of work-life balance for overall job satisfaction of employees is steadily increasing by approximately 46%. Employees rated having the flexibility to balance life and work was very important to their overall job satisfaction! But is it really?

  • 00:29

    Is Ergonomics Still A Big Deal in the Workplace?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Susan Doherty, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist of Action Ergonomics.

    Susan Doherty is a certified ergonomic professional with over 13 years of experience in the field. Her background includes health and wellness programs management, coaching, facilities management, budgeting and forecasting, all of which she uses to offer her clients a well-rounded approach to implementing or enhancing an OSHA compliant ergonomics program.  Her ergonomic support is comprehensively expressed through training seminars, group assessments and one-on-one detailed evaluations.

    Today's office is constantly evolving in response to emerging technology and employee and customer needs. Even the very definition of an office can be in the home, at a customer's site, in a café or at 36,000 feet in an airplane.
    With all the changes and complexities to consider, managing the modern office workplace is indeed a challenge. At the center of the challenge is the need for organizations to maintain stimulating and healthy environments for their employees.

  • 00:30

    Top Issues of 2014: Wage and Hour

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews C.J. Westrick, Owner of HR Jungle. 


    Ms. C.J. Westrick, SPHR is a certified human resources professional who has been in human resources management for over 20 years. She started HR Jungle, her consulting firm, 7 years ago and specializes in working with small to mid-sized businesses who don’t need full-time HR staff but want senior-level expertise. 


    Wage and hour workplace issues have been prevalent for many years, and still plague employers and employees today. Who is exempt? Who is non-exempt?  When is paying overtime a requirement? Large employers find ways to handle the issues. Small and mid-sized companies have no safe harbor as there is no "small employer exemption" to most state or federal wage and hour laws. Our guest today works primarily with small-mid sized businesses, and will share with us how wage and hour apply to them.

  • 00:31

    Employee Wage Fraud - Is It Real?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Michelle Bergquist, CEO & Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence interviews Cecile Bereal, President of RMAHR. about a disturbing trend happening across Corporate America with employee wages and salaries.

  • 02:13

    ** WARRIOR QUEENS SPEAK ** ~ Sound Of A Woman ~

    in Culture

    ASA~ Family , We will be join by an Extraordinary Music recording artist JaRae Womack.. Ja’Rae Womack, p/k/a “Ja’Rae” or “J-Mack,” was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As the niece of the legendary R&B singer Bobby Womack and the great grand-daughter of the incomparable Sam Cooke, her raw talent and their genetic imprint are all there and very obvious. From the age of three, Ja’Rae knew she wanted to be an entertainer --- it was in her blood --- it’s in her DNA. At that early age, she told her mother she would become a famous singer one day. Well, that day has arrived! The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, Ja’Rae is conversational in both English and Spanish. Her musical talents as a singer, songwriter and dancer cross several musical genres, including R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Pop, Jazz, Blues and House.  It wasn’t until she met the label reps at SoBe Entertainment, who offered to work with her initially on a handshake to see if they were creatively compatible, that she finally found nirvana. Given the artistic freedom to write her own lyrics and compose her own music, the magic happened. Suddenly a creative relationship was formed and her musical journey began *Ja’Rae and her nine-member ensemble, “The J-Mack Band,” will begin her eagerly anticipated North American, Japanese and European tours starting in March 2014. Ja’Rae states, “I have a great musical challenge ahead of me. I have an incredible musical legacy to live up to and I have to bring it correct, every time. I must make my uncle and great grandfather very proud of me, at all costs. I am dedicated to meeting that challenge.” Cecile D. Barker, Chief Executive Officer of SoBe Entertainment International, states, “Ja’Rae is the real truth. Her vocal abilities and rhyming skills are second to none.

  • 00:29

    Legal Counsel’s Role When Employees Request ADA Accommodations

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Rosana Ortega, President and Business Attorney of Ortega Business Law Firm, APC. 


    In today’s workplace, it seems more employees are coming forward requesting ADA accommodations, indicating they have a disability. There are times when employers are unsure on how to handle the requests; when to say ‘yes’ or ‘no; when to contact legal counsel for help. Our guest today will discuss today’s ADA and what employers must know in order to accommodate requests.

  • 00:32

    The Gold Coast Film Festival

    in Entertainment

    Caroline Sorokoff, Director of The Gold Coast Film Festival joins me today. From November 3-9, 2014 the Gold Coast Arts Center, in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead, will present the 4th annual Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF), and everyone’s invited—again—to join us for this special week of films, parties, panels, and glamour!


    This year, we are proud to announce that four-time Academy Award-winning Production and Costume Designer (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!)Catherine Martin will be accepting the Gold Coast International Film Festival Artist of Distinction Award at our Opening Night Gala, taking place at Leonard’s Palazzo 555 in Great Neck on Monday November 3rd. Also being honored is President of the Gold Coast Arts Center, Michael Glickman, who will accept the Man of the Year Award; and Marie Cecile Flageul & Jonathan Cohen, (known as Meres One) who will receive the Art & Activism Award.


    Screenings and events at this year’s festival will take place at the Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington and at Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck/Port Washington/Manhasset/Roslyn as well as at other venues including the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. For the latest information and updates visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org


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  • 00:55

    Unleashing Team Potential with Sylvia Plester-Silk

    in Management

    Welcome to our 1st Show of the Fall/Winter Season of Up Your Game Radio!  Join us as we kick-off the season with our special guest Sylvia Plester-Silk, Author of Unleashing Team Potential – Lesson for Managers from My Canine Friends


    Sylvia Plester-Silk an Executive Coach and Consultant at On Purpose Consulting works with organizations to instill clarity for results. She helps her clients shift from challenges to meaningful solutions through deeper understanding of overt and covert company dynamics. Her ability to create collaboration solutions for complex challenges keeps her in high demand.


    With over 22 years of experience working in depth with individuals and groups, Sylvia has learned firsthand what motivates people and the importance of clear communication.


    Clients describe Sylvia as insightful, able to draw deep insights from conversations, rapidly analyze and process the information and translate it into meaningful results such as improved performance, employee commitment and profitability.


    She is a catalyst for significant improvements that lead to success. For more information on Sylvia Plester-Silk visit www.onpurposeconsulting.ca


    At Cosmic Coaching Centre, we believe that in order to become a successful CEO of your life you must be strategic and a visionary about your life goals.  Radio Hosts; Cecile Peterkin and Ana Paret believe you are the CEO of your life. Therefore, we inspire and motivate people to take full responsibility for all aspects of their lives, manage every detail, and succeed personally and professionally. Up Your Game Radio enables us to motivate you to be released from Small-Time Thinking and move into your BIG PICTURE!  In other words….To Up Your Game!

  • 00:32

    Respect, Civility, and Collegiality: Do They Exist in Today’s Workplace?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Dr. Billy Vaughn, DTUI Managing Partner/Chief Learning Officer.
    It has been said that the workplace is a reflection of society at large, and there are behaviors that demonstrate a lack of respect, civility, and collegiality, inside and outside the workplace.

    With diverse ethnicities, multi-generations, lower wage employees and no age limits as to how long an employee can continue to work, studies indicate that incivility, lack of respect and collegiality are serious problems that are getting worse.

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