Heather McDonald: Comedian (over 200k IG) & Award Winning Podcaster

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Heather McDonald doesn’t hold back on anything. She is the host of JUICY SCOOP with Heather McDonald. Her show is available two times a week on iTunes, Android, or Stitcher. In it’s third year, there are over 260 episodes and over 25 million downloads. The show has over 7,500 five star reviews on iTunes and is ranked in the top 20 comedy podcast. Heather get’s the Juiciest stories from her guests, which include accomplished comedians, actors, writers and reality stars. Her stand up special I DON’T MEAN TO BRAG debuted on Showtime and was available on Netflix. She consistently sells out shows across the country in theaters, comedy clubs and the six City Winery’s.

Rebecca Hall: Idea Hall President & CEO

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Rebecca Hall is a thought leader and celebrated entrepreneur in the PR, branding and marketing industry.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In nature. I love hiking in the mountains, but more regularly spend time walking the trails around Newport Beach’s Back Bay Nature Preserve watching the birds, the tide and the changing sky.

Jenny Belin: Painter

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Jenny Belin is a Brooklyn based painter who has been working as a fine artist since 1995.

What’s the best way someone has responded to your artwork

I began my series of feminist portraiture in 2016: First in this series was a painting of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In partnership with feminist and muse Diana Kane we made the RBG portrait into a wearable pin, which Diana sells in her Brooklyn Boutique. The pin has reached a lot of people and was even worn by Madonna at the 2017 Women’s March. In 2019 I received a handwritten thank you note from RBG herself. During my professional career, I have always painted women and have always been a feminist. The appreciation of this work and my perspective is very meaningful to me.F

Duane Silverstein: Seacology Executive Director

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What do you love most about Your City? I live in a small town just north of Berkeley, CA in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area.  I have all the advantages of a university town and a vibrant cosmopolitan city.  At the same time my town is a bit like the Cheers bar.  The shopkeepers and restaurant staff know my name.  Additionally I can walk to over 30 restaurants and rarely have to use my car.

Amanda Hill: Three Box Strategic Communications CEO & Founder

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What do you love most about Your City? Dallas has such a layered persona – couture and high-end but also community-focused and kind. Businesses are flocking here, creating a really diverse group of global cultures and perspectives. Our economy is booming, which is great for me as an entrepreneur. I grew up here, so I have a deep love for the people and places that others are just discovering but have always been home to me.

What are you doing at 6:00 AM – By 6 a.m., I’ve already been through emails and packed lunch for my kindergartener. My friend, Kelly, and I head out for a run before everyone wakes up. I’ve embraced being a “morning person.” It gives me a jump on the day before things get too hectic.

Ali Sweeney: A Light Insight Founder

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My Tip of the Day: Feeling lost or confused? Try a grounding cord – an imaginary connection with the center of the earth. To try it, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Imagine a tunnel of light coming from the base of your spine (if you had a tail, right where a tail would be), extending through your chair, the floor, the layers of the earth, and finally let it connect at the very center of the earth. This connection from the base of your spine to the center of the earth serves as a giant trash chute for any energy you don’t need to be carrying, i.e. stress, worry, fear, etc. Breathe and let the earth support you.

Caroline Byrd: Greater Yellowstone Coalition Executive Director

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My Tip of the Day: Stay calm, you’ll get off the plane and your bag will find you.

What do you love most about Your City? Access to countless mountain trails and river miles.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? Lots of fresh fruit, really good whole milk yogurt and fresh-made granola. The Emerson Grill, it’s in an old school building that’s been converted to a community art center.

Sally Helgesen: Author, Speaker & Leadership Consultant

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Sally Helgesen's latest book, "How Women Rise," co-authored with good friend and world renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, will be published in April 2018. Sally and Marshall have each helped thousands of high achievers to reach greater heights and enjoy more satisfying careers. They know the unique strengths women bring to the table. But they have also watched common behaviors trip even the most talented women up. Drawing on decades of stories and insights, Sally and Marshall have combined their expertise to identify the 12 most common habits that undermine women in their quest to become more successful and create careers that are satisfying and rewarding. As an author, speaker and consultant, Sally's mission has always been to help women recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths. Her previous books include: "The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work," and the best-selling "The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership." Hailed as “the classic work” on women's leadership styles, it has been continuously in print since 1990 and been translated into 12 languages.

Jennifer Wilcox: The James H. Manning Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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My Thought of the Day: That my daughter has the same access to nature throughout her life, as we all do today

What are you doing at: 6:00 AM – working out with my daughter before school

10:00 AM – full swing of trying to save the planet – either in meetings and/or writing

12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? Lobster rolls are my splurge

Avidan Edelsberg: FitBox Method Founder

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Avidan attained his Bachelor's Degree at Boston University and completed his Master's Degree at NYU. Avidan Edelsberg is a fourth generation real estate professional. Avidan expanded his real estate acquisition experience under Senior Executive VP Ron Hyman at one of Israel's largest real estate investment and development companies: Property and Building Corporation (TASE:PTBL)
Avidan brokered a wide variety of commercial properties with over $80m in transactions for 2015 alone. Since, Avidan has been building and managing his own real estate portfolio under BERG Properties as well as hospitality ventures such as Fitbox Method.

Lydia Machova: Language Mentoring Founder

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My Goal of the Day: To inspire at least one person every day to working on themselves, for example by learning a language.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Slack to communicate with my team, and also Messenger to stay in touch with friends.

What should everyone try at least once? Travel solo. So many people are afraid to just leave their home without a precise plan of where they’ll end up and whom they’ll meet. These things always figure themselves out by themselves, if you just open up to the possibility of someone or something amazing crossing your life path. It’s incredibly easy today with hostels and apps such as Couchsurfing Hangouts, Meetup and so many Facebook groups to find interesting people on your travels.

Mitchell Wayne: Mitchell Wayne Productions Owner & Artistic Director

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My Goal of the Day: To appreciate the simple things many of us take for granted and perhaps forget notice because we are caught up in our daily routine

My Tip of the Day: Become comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s a tool that can potentially get you very far.

What drink do you need to get through the day? Water is my BFF. Nearly ice cold. I’m not sure I could easily quantify but it usually replaces the incredible amount of sweat I leave on the dance floor, on the mirrors and in my attire. If you’ve ever danced with me you see know I’m a sweater!

Rachel Goor: Aligned4Good Founder

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How did you get involved with social entrepreneurship? I had toyed around with launching a couple different social ventures earlier in my career, but this most recent leg of the journey started while I was in grad school for City Planning at MIT. The School of Architecture and Planning launched their own startup accelerator program, and a classmate and I decided to apply. We threw around ideas for a month or two before seizing upon the one we decided to pursue. Everything essentially snowballed from there; we ended up being accepted into the accelerator, and went on to win multiple other competitions and accolades while still in school. We went full-time immediately after graduation, and the company is still thriving today. We were extremely lucky to receive international attention and press as we were focused on the two hot button issues of housing and aging, and that really boosted our progress. It was really hard in a lot of ways but ultimately it was a great experience. I think I learned more lessons about myself in those couple of years than I had during the entire rest of my life up to that point.

Alonzo Wilson: Tone House Founder & Director of Training

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What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? Water. I drink a little over a half gallon of water every day.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Tone House (duh!)

What should everyone try at least once? Tone House. Taking your fitness more seriously is something we all need to do. Taking class at Tone House not only gets you in great shape, but it helps you become mentally strong as well. You also meet teammates that become your life long friends.

Sallyanne Massimini: Palo Pictures Founder & Director

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My Tip of the Day: I  heard this and thought it was pretty great: When something goes wrong in your life just yell PLOT TWIST! And move on.

What should everyone try at least once? Surrendering to the universe, looking at every situation as a glass half full.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? Well I’ve got a pretty big imagination, so probably there. But if we are talking literally, I was recently lost in the halls on the ABC Disney lot, which is always special, looking at all the old posters and artwork.