March 29, 2017
We all hope that we spend our time doing work that inspires us and that we feel deeply connected to. But we can sometimes fall into routine, and lose the energized feeling that comes with embracing our work. When that happens, how can we reclaim that connection, and find deeper meaning in the work that we do each day? This week we will explore this helpful topic with a regular guest who always provides practical and helpful advice.
Markus Kasunich is a frequent guest on the Mind Body Spirit Living show, sharing his breadth of knowledge about achieving personal potential with our audience. He has been studying, practicing and refining holistic healing techniques for over 20 years. He has been trained in a wealth of different healing modalities, all augmenting his own natural gifts and intuitive abilities.
He spent two years studying Psychology and Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, Ontario, two years at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and three years at Natural Health Consultants, a college of alternative medicine in Montreal, Quebec. He has also studied and mentored with Masters, spiritual teachers, shamans, mystics, healers, counselors, ministers, priests, kinesiologists and psychologists from South America, Mexico, England, Europe, Australia, India, Canada, and the U.S.A.
Markus is deeply devoted to his continued personal training, exploration and deepening of his own consciousness. Self-purification and Self-realization are a way of life. Through the course of his exploration, studies, spiritual discipline (sadhna) and service (Seva) alongside his spiritual teachers, he has had the privilege of immersing himself in the peoples and cultures of more than 18 different countries, as he traveled the world, assisting in facilitating spiritual retreats, pilgrimages, leading workshops, classes, lectures and private sessions which have inspired profound healing in the lives of thousands.
His writings and blog posts are frequently featured on the well-known TUT site. Markus is also the Co-Founder of the Awareness U Emotional Awareness app, featured on the App Store.
For more information about Markus, please go to http://markuskasunich.com/.
March 26, 2017
When you make a list the assets you “own”, that provide the most value to you and your financial health, do you list your career? As we look at how we can “Re-Invigorate Work”, how would it change your thinking if you identified your work not just as a way to support your daily life, but as one of the most valuable components of your long term financial stability? This week we speak with a financial expert who has written a book on this topic, and might change the way you view your work, and inspire you to get re-energized about taking ownership of your career.
Mike Haubrich is the President and Founder of Financial Service Group, Inc., a Nationally registered, fee-only advisory firm founded in 1982. His firm provides client-focused financial life planning services including retirement planning, investment portfolio management, personal risk management, elder life planning, tax strategies and preparation, family dialogues, career asset management, and more.
Michael is known throughout the industry for creatively blending traditional financial planning tools with contemporary insights. He was a pioneer in developing “career” as an additional asset class which has been widely adopted for use in financial planning practices.
Mike is the author of the book Career Asset Management: Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead and Using Your Head to Maximize your Career Value. Available on Amazon in print and e-formats.
Mike received degrees in business and finance from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and is a Certified Financial Planner, and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.
He volunteers extensively in the Racine community for organizations such as Lakeside Curative Services, Career Industries, and Hospice Alliance. For more information about Mike, please go to www.toyourwealth.com.
March 16, 2017
It is common for people who have been in a long-term career to lose their enthusiasm at some point in time, but what can you do early in your career to lay the foundation for sustained success and happiness? Is it possible to plan ahead to minimize the frustrations that can build over time and lead to less satisfaction at work? Join us as we speak with a professional in the early stages of building her career to find out how she is making choices now that she hopes will lead her to a long and happy career in journalism and communications.
Paige Weslaski is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of MilkNHoneyMagazine.com, and the 2015 Racine Area Manufacturers And Commerce (RAMAC) Young Professional of the Year award. She is the author of “Finding Your Prince” which is available on Amazon. Paige is a professional content writer at Image Management, and a columnist for Young Disciple Magazine, and the Racine Journal Times.
Paige is a graduate of Pepperdine University in Communications and Media Studies. She was a newscaster for the Malibu Newswaves weekly broadcast, and an intern for Los Angeles Magazine and Malibu Magazine. She was trained as a DJ at Scratch Academy in Santa Monica, held internships at multiple radio stations, and has been a broadcaster on CW TV and CAR25, and does podcasts with WTMJ in Milwaukee.
Paige is a Potters Field missionary, spending 3 months in Central America, was a youth minister at Malibu Presbyterian, was a speaker at Calvary Chapel of Malibu, and served with SOS Homeless ministry.
Paige has provided motivational and keynote speeches for CBS Milwaukee, WRJN Radio, Starbuck School, Red Apple School, Racine Alt. High School, Racine Founders Rotary, Pepperdine University Convocation, Pepperdine Chapel, Wonderfully Made Event, and Horlick High School in Racine, WI. She has traveled extensively, including going to Italy, Germany, and Guatemala, and is an accomplished swimmer, competing for Pepperdine’s Division 1 team, and is the holder of the YMCA Wisconsin record in the 500 freestyle.
For more information about Paige, please go to http://milknhoneymagazine.com/.
March 11, 2017
Have you ever considered making a dramatic career change that would leapfrog you from one industry to another, or from one skill set to one that is completely different? For those who hit a career plateau or feel stalled, a significant shift might be just what is called for! The prospect of such a big decision can be scary, and yet exciting too, but requires personal reflection and forethought. This week we speak with an entrepreneur and author who looked closer as the dynamics of making a career shift and will share what he learned to help others who are considering this option to help them feel re-invigorated about their work.
Mike Harris is a proven and prolific entrepreneur with three different companies named to the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the last 20 years. Mike is best known as the founder of Jefferson Wells, which he started in November of 1995 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Under his leadership as Chairman and CEO, the firm grew organically to 1,600 employees, 23 offices and annual sales of $131 million in just five years. Jefferson Wells has become a widely respected alternative to the Big 4 firms for a range of accounting and internal auditing services. Jefferson Wells was sold by Harris and his venture investors in July 2001 to Manpower International for $174 million in cash. Inc. Magazine ranked Jefferson Wells as number five of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America for 2001. The firm is now a division of Manpower.
Since selling Jefferson Wells, Harris has been busy with several ventures, including founding and subsequently selling Capital H, a professional services firm, the Novo Group, a recruiting solutions firm and Adams Harris, an accounting, tax and internal auditing firm.
In 2008, Harris founded Patina Solutions, where he currently serves as President and CEO. Patina Solutions is a professional services firm that provides accomplished professionals – all of whom have 25 or more years of experience – to help companies execute their initiatives, realize opportunities and develop leaders. Patina manages projects, provides interim executives, fills knowledge or resource gaps, leads successful change management and places Board members. Patina Solutions was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies for four straight years from 2013-2016.
Mike also has experience with Wind Point Partners, a venture capital firm, where he was the CFO, and with First Financial Corporation, a savings and loan, where he was Vice President-Accounting.
Mike is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from entrepreneurial spirit to transitioning from being CFO to CEO. Harris, a CPA, graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin- Parkside. In his spare time, Mike enjoys tennis, golfing, auto racing, playing the guitar and cooking.
Mike is the author of the book Career 180s that is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Career-180s-Inspiring-Stories-Changes/dp/1599326183/ref=sr_1_1?s=gift-cards&ie=UTF8&qid=1489272047&sr=8-1&keywords=Career+180s
For more information about Mike Harris and Patina Solutions, go to http://www.patinasolutions.com/.
March 9, 2017
For most of us, we feel lucky to feel called to pursue a particular line of work, and to get the education and experience that allows us to master that work. There is something satisfying about doing work you know you are good at, that you feel connected to, and that allows you to feel fulfilled.
But what do you do when you stop feeling fulfilled by that work; when what used to inspire you no longer does? This is particularly challenging when you have spent years cultivating a specific area of expertise, or have worked for a company for a long time, and you have never really contemplated other options. This week we begin a series of discussions about how we can Re-Invigorate Work. How can we get back to feeling excited about what we do, or make changes that will allow us to rediscover the energy and passion that we once felt for the way we make a living? Our guest this week brings her decades of perspective as a business owner and coach who will share her advice on how we can feel reinvigorated.
For over forty years, Patricia Clason has traveled across the continent doing speeches, workshops and media appearances as a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, and coach giving over 5,000 presentations for corporations, associations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Now the Director of the Center for Creative Learning which offers emotional intelligence programs for personal and professional development at offices in Milwaukee, Madison, and Detroit, Patricia has written many articles, training programs and personal growth seminars and is a sought-after guest for radio and television.
Patricia was the first to receive the Registered Corporate Coach designation from the National Association of Business Coaches (now the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches) and founder of the Business Coaching Certificate program at the School of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Patricia’s most recently published book, Speaking of Success, is co-authored with Jack Canfield, Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. She is featured in “So What Do You Do?” Joel Comm’s book about the geniuses next door. Her forthcoming book, Everyday EQ, will feature tips for emotional intelligence in our everyday relationships. She is the author of Taking It Lightly, an emotional intelligence weekend program, Healing Warrior Hearts, a similar program offered free for veterans, and the Successful Living Basic Training, Patricia has written over 50 programs for personal and professional development.
Patricia must truly practice what she teaches in the areas of communication, time management, and motivation, as well as business marketing, management, emotional intelligence and ethics. For more information on Patricia and her work, go to:
March 1, 2017
Occasionally we meet individuals who have an interesting story to tell, or who provide life insights worth sharing, outside of the course of the regular series of topics we discuss on the Mind Body Spirit Living show. It is especially intriguing when we can connect with people who have a a perspective that is extremely unique, or who can provide us all with an illuminating view on something that we may find confusing or mysterious. Such is the case with this week’s guest.
After becoming severely ill with meningitis and being near death, she recovered to find that she was left with the ability to see beyond this world into the next. Upon realizing that she had this unique gift of connecting with Spirit, she now works with the police in the area of unsolved homicide, missing person and animal cases, and medical mysteries. We take a closer look at her story today and how she connects with spirit.
Carolyn Clapper is an Evidential Medium, Psychic, and Medical Intuit, working with Spirit to bridge the gap between this world and the next. She is also known as the “Next World Medium.” She now works with individuals and groups to connect people with family members and friends who have passed. She also works with doctors and hospitals to help to “see” and diagnose disease, and with the FBI and law enforcement, using her gifts to locate lost and missing persons.
Previously, Carolyn attended the Wisconsin Institute of Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy as well as Mount Mary University and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
You can learn more about Carolyn at http://thenextworldmedium.com/.