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Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®

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SIMPLY DELICIOUS LIVING WITH MARYANN®, hosted, produced, and written by Maryann Ridini Spencer, an Award-Winning novelist, screenwriter, producer, lifestyle journalist, and chef, is dedicated to sharing healthy living and sustainable and inspiring body, mind, spirit content. Watch the award-winning "How-To" Cooking TV series on KVCR PBS-TV (Southern California), DirecTV, Dish Network, and YouTube.com/MaryannRidiniSpencer. Show segments and healthy, creative & sustainable living PODCASTS, articles & more as well as information on Maryann’s novels and cookbooks are accessible on Maryann’s popular blog at https://AlohaWriter.com or https://SimplyDeliciousLiving.com. Also, visit: https://www.amazon.com/author/maryannridinispencer

Thrive During Business Change With Certified Business Change & Transition Coach Fern Perusse-Filzen, FPF Coaching
Feb 20 2017
Thrive During Business Change With Certified Business Change & Transition Coach Fern Perusse-Filzen, FPF Coaching
Whether you run your own business, or work as an employee for a company or organization, change is a certain guaranteed inevitability. You might be involved in a merger and acquisition, perhaps there’s a shift in management, maybe you’ve been downsized or a client decides not to renew their contract with your company. Rather than stress out and predict doom, NAWBO Ventura Board Member and Certified Business Change & Transition Coach Fern Perusse-Filzen, offers tips, techniques, and strategies that will help you thrive through growth and transformation. “Change is a natural part of life, and necessary for development and success,” said Perusse-Filzen. “Through a system that I refer to as ‘Process + People = Prosper,” I assist individuals, companies, and their staffs prosper during change by providing them the tools they need to succeed.” “On my website, I offer a FREE guide, ’10 Tips for Thriving with Organizational Change and Transition. This offers proactive steps to company leaders with a desire to lead their staffs through successful, sustainable transitions. “I also coach individuals going through career changes and even those who desire to change careers altogether, offering them personalized tips and tools to help them achieve balance and direction as they travel on their individual paths.” Also found at fpfcoaching.com are a sampling of client spotlights where Fern showcases a client challenge, the solution and the positive results generated using her techniques. In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST, Perusse-Filzen talks about her work and shares some valuable tips that are sure to benefit every business owner, consultant and company employee! Fern has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental/Occupational Health. She is a Certified Professional Coach, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and a COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist. Fern holds various insurance industry professional designations such as Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). Find out more about Fern and FPF Coaching, visit: Fpfcoaching.com Pre-order Maryann's new novel "Lady in the Window" (in stores May 9, 2017) at Barnes & Noble, and visit: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com
Elaine Hollifield: Developing Creative Solutions for Clients and Community
Jan 19 2017
Elaine Hollifield: Developing Creative Solutions for Clients and Community
Creating memorable marketing campaigns, engaging graphic designs and branded, dynamic copy is what Elaine Hollifield, Creative Consultant, Copywriter and President of Hollifield Creative and NAWBO Ventura’s President Elect (2016-2017 term), excels in. Hollifield, who has spearheaded advertising and marketing campaigns for well-known advertising agencies and major corporations as well as her own company, has garnered a wealth of experience working with such major corporations as: Nissan Dealers, Wells Fargo, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Teleflora, Princess Cruises, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sunkist, Blue Cross, Safeway Stores, Smart & Final, Westfield Malls, and many other national and international brands.   “I like to say I put creative expertise and experience to work for my clients,” said Hollifield. “It’s a win-win situation because I enjoy what I do, collaborating on a project and creating a successful solution. My clients enjoy the end-result that boosts their bottom line!” In addition to dedicating herself to her clients, Hollifield believes in giving back to the community. She has chaired many events (for NAWBO Ventura, the LULU Awards and others), and has served on the boards of many non-profits and collaborated on raising funds for community non-profit organizations including: the Advertising Industry Emergency Fund (AIEF), Battered Women’s Clinic, The Mary Magdalene Project, and The Scleroderma Foundation. In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST, Hollifield shares some of her marketing secrets, which work for major brands and small businesses alike. In addition, as the Chair for this year’s 18th Annual BRAVO Awards, taking place on March 31, 2017, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Serra Center in Camarillo, she details some of the many benefits her NAWBO membership, and shares that the keynote speaker for this year’s awards will be Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert, an award-winning, serial entrepreneur, media personality (Former ABC News Small Business Contributor) and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today bestselling author. Her keynote is entitled: “THE One Percent Edge: The Key to Remaining Relevant In Today’s Changing Market.” For more information, visit: HollifieldCreative.com SusanSolovic.com For information on the BRAVO AWARDS, visit: nawbovc.org/events For more information on Simply Delicious Living, visit: SimplyDeliciousLiving.com
‘SUCCESS IS SIMPLE’ WITH NAWBO MEMBER MARY CRAVETS
Nov 21 2016
‘SUCCESS IS SIMPLE’ WITH NAWBO MEMBER MARY CRAVETS
Smart business is simple business is what NAWBO member and successful Business Development Expert and Speaker Mary Cravets realized when she was faced with a health crisis that prompted her to re-evaluate how she was running her business. Rather than crumble and let her business suffer, Mary turned a negative into a positive by changing business systems and strategies, which led to some fantastic discoveries! No longer did she need to work around the clock and on weekends. Furthermore, her development of new efficient, time saving strategies and practices actually tripled her prosperity. This realization prompted an entirely new path and today she shares what she has learned helping entrepreneurs across the globe. “’There is a better way to build a business,’ is my mantra,” said Cravets. “My clients range from highly seasoned and driven, busy entrepreneurs, to those just beginning to navigate the commercial world. I work with my clients, evaluating their business goals, brand, marketing materials, and assessing how they currently work. I then help them develop strategies and programs of how to achieve their goals in a realistic fashion while allowing them to enjoy a balanced personal and professional lives.” Prior to her current business focus, Cravets enjoyed successful careers in real estate, coordinating business-to-business networking events and working as a business consultant. Cravets, a graduate of Cal State Hayward, is a two-time Past President of the Sedona-Verde Valley, AZ Chapter of NAWBO, the Chair of NAWBO’s President’s Assembly Steering Committee and currently serves on the National Board. LISTEN TO THIS Simply Delicious Living PODCAST! Host Maryann Ridini Spencer interviews NAWBO Member Mary Cravets. Visit: MaryCravets.com Also visit: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com
Turning Travel Dreams into Reality with Dream-Ality's Shantha Mony
Oct 24 2016
Turning Travel Dreams into Reality with Dream-Ality's Shantha Mony
Do you long for a European vacation, but continually put off making plans? Are you stressed at work and dream of the day when you can relax in a tropical getaway? Would you like to travel, but are overwhelmed with the thought of the planning involved; or maybe you’re single and hate the idea of travelling alone? NAWBO VC board member Shantha Mony and her husband, Sam Mony, helm Dream-Ality Travels, a boutique family travel company that specialize in group travel. Group travel includes family reunions and getaways, corporate travel, destination weddings and honeymoons, girlfriend getaways, dive and golf excursions, and just about every other kind of group travel you can literally ‘dream’ up. LISTEN TO THE SIMPLY DELICIOUS LIVING PODCAST RIGHT HERE! ‘”Turning your travel dreams into reality”, is our company slogan’ said Shantha. “Our core mission is to provide our clients with customized, memorable vacation experiences that are directly in line with their personal tastes, desires and pocketbook.” “Over the past 25 years, my husband and I have been blessed with the opportunity to visit numerous countries across six continents. Through those experiences we have gained much insight that we love to share with our clients. Travel is, and always will be, not only our work, but our passion,” said Shantha. Dream-ality Travels is a Certified group event travel specialist agency, which means they excel at coordinating every facet of group travel — from presenting clientele with the best possible options including travel routes, modes of transport, coordinating first class accommodations, recommending side excursions and tours, arranging sumptuous dining experiences, and even offering a host of seasoned traveler’s tips. “Family travel is very important to us,” admits Shantha. “We continue to make it a point to travel as a family at least a couple of times a year.” In November, Shantha, Sam and their daughters are headed out to South Africa on their long awaited family vacation. They are in the final stages of setting up group excursions to Italy, Iceland and Ireland that are currently very popular destinations. For 2017, among other trips, they are planning a couple of group tours of Eastern and South Africa. Shantha gave up a long successful career in Corporate America to pursue her passion for travel in creating memorable trips for her clients. Her greatest reward is when clients return with memories of a lifetime and share their experiences with their friends and families. “There is no group — small or large — that we don’t work with. We also coordinate travel for singles and couples, whether they prefer to travel solo or with a group. We pride ourselves in our ability to assemble unique, remarkable experiences for our clientele. If you can dream it, we can make it happen!” said Shantha enthusiastically. To arrange a vacation consultation or to view some upcoming dream trips, visit: Dream-ality.com or call (805) 236-4437. For Delicious PODCASTS, simple, fresh & healthy recipe ideas and creative living inspirations, Visit  Maryann's blog at:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.com or at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com