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Episode #12

Susan Howell

How to take the stress, fear, and worry out of money matters and put in the joy and freedom.

Susan grew up without money but was able to change the course of her life through her money skills, practices, and her positive money mindset.

Susan is the founder and owner of MoneyMaestra. She realized that financial education and financial wellness were largely not being taught in schools or in society. Susan made it her mission to change that.

Susan believes in a holistic approach to handling money matters. She focuses on the many aspects of money and how it affects all areas of our lives, including our relationships.
Episode #11

Dana DellaCamera

How to use your unique skills to land your dream career

Dana is an exceptional leader with 15+ years of experience developing strategic corporate relationships, team building, hiring, leadership, training, interviewing, resume writing, and special events. Serving diverse populations celebrating their unique perspectives and skills to attain employment in their chosen field.

She is a creative problem solver, strategic thinker, and relationship builder who leverages relationships to design innovative "win-win" outcomes for all.

She led a successful Human Resources Consulting company for 5 years offering recruitment, hiring, training, succession, and strategic planning to small to mid-sized businesses.
Episode #10

Siria Contreras Part 2/2

How my vision changed the face of how we view television and the entertainment industry.

Siria is an experienced and visionary industry leader with over 15 years of driving innovation and results.

Fortune 500 Entertainment companies such as Variety, NBC, and CBS have relied on her ability to think on a macro and micro level as she led these behemoths further into the digital age via experimental campaigns & strategy.

An expert community and audience builder, she was the go-to digital and experiential marketer of The GRAMMY Awards, The Tony Awards, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, the NCIS franchise, Upfronts, Fall Premieres, and more. Siria was also a key player in the high-profile launch of industry-disrupting CBS All Access-- the first subscription streaming service offered by an American broadcast television network. Exponential-digital growth for all of these properties all had her expertise in common.

Siria has leveraged this experience in her role with AT&T’s Entertainment Group and the Fortune 10 company's various divisions including: DIRECTV, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECTV NOW, Hello Labs, and AUDIENCE network.

Siria is also Founder of L.A. based social impact studio, CONSCIOUSLY STUDIOS, and the forthcoming online magazine CONSCIOUSLY.
Episode #10

Siria Contreras Part 1/2

How my vision changed the face of how we view television and the entertainment industry.

Siria is an experienced and visionary industry leader with over 15 years of driving innovation and results.

Fortune 500 Entertainment companies such as Variety, NBC, and CBS have relied on her ability to think on a macro and micro level as she led these behemoths further into the digital age via experimental campaigns & strategy.

An expert community and audience builder, she was the go-to digital and experiential marketer of The GRAMMY Awards, The Tony Awards, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, the NCIS franchise, Upfronts, Fall Premieres, and more. Siria was also a key player in the high-profile launch of industry-disrupting CBS All Access-- the first subscription streaming service offered by an American broadcast television network. Exponential-digital growth for all of these properties all had her expertise in common.

Siria has leveraged this experience in her role with AT&T’s Entertainment Group and the Fortune 10 company's various divisions including: DIRECTV, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECTV NOW, Hello Labs, and AUDIENCE network.

Siria is also Founder of L.A. based social impact studio, CONSCIOUSLY STUDIOS, and the forthcoming online magazine CONSCIOUSLY.
Episode #9

Rosemary Ravinal

How your presence can make or break your career

Rosemary Ravinal is a former international media executive and broadcaster who has transitioned to her first love: public speaking. For more than three decades, Rosemary was a senior corporate communications leader and spokesperson for Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations and agencies in New York and South Florida. These include Avon, AT&T, A+E Television Networks, Discovery Channel, Sony Ericsson, Toyota, and Univision. 

She was the first Hispanic contributing news analyst for MSNBC and hosted numerous radio and TV shows in the New York area.

In 2019, she left Univision Network, the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, to establish her practice as a media readiness, presentation skills, and public speaking coach for C-suite executives in bilingual, bicultural settings. 

In 2020, she adapted her coaching model for the virtual stage and created the ZoomScore™ based on 10 essential elements of professional video meetings. She is an E-Speaker certified presenter, past president of Miami-Wynwood Toastmasters and member of the National Speakers Association and co-dean of the Florida Speakers Association Academy. Her first book, titled The Joy of Thinking Out Loud, will be published in 2023.
Episode #8

Hana Ben-Shabat

Why Gen Z’ need to be happy in the workplace

Meet Gen Z Guru-Hana Ben-Shabat. Leading the charge on how Gen Z’ is the new generation of workers and what they need to be happy in the workplace. Hana is an award-winning management consultant, public speaker, and business commentator. She is the founder of Gen Z Planet - a research and advisory firm that helps leaders across sectors and industries to prepare and adjust to the change that Gen Z’ers are bringing into the workplace and the world.

The generation born in the late 1990s or the early 21st century is joining the workforce. They are not only joining it. They are leading it. Whether it be in our culture, the workplace and in commerce, Hana Ben-Shabat, is educating and enlightening educators, employers, and marketers on what it takes to acquire Gen Z talent and, most importantly, how to keep them and make them happy.

Hana’s commitment to the analytical yet compassionate of understanding of this values-driven generation makes our chat even more important not only to Gen’z but to a society that is hiring them.
Episode #7

Janice Brown

From Frozen to Minions, When Your Dream Career Is to Produce Movie Blockbuster’s into Apparel That Sells to The World.

Meet Janice Brown, President Entertainment Licensing Group at Centric Brands, Inc. the leading apparel producers for the entertainment industry.

Her stories will delight you from hiring unknown recording artist at the time, Taylor Swift to an international star with her own clothing line sold at Walmart. To JoJo Silwa, the Dancing With The Stars dancer who made an international name for herself with a bow collection sold worldwide.

As a division President, Janice has a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Trend Analysis, Sales, Wholesale, Apparel, and Sales Management.
Episode #6

Christian Garcia

A True Ambassador for Students on Their Journey to Finding Their Career Path to Success.

Meet Christian Garcia, Christian is a higher education professional with over 20 years of experience in a variety of areas within student and academic affairs. He currently serves as the Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami, where he is responsible for the management and strategic direction of one of the country's most innovative and dynamic career centers. Through Christian's leadership, the Center opened the doors to its brand new, state-of-the-art facility in 2015.

Upon assuming leadership of the Center, Christian embarked on its first-ever strategic plan: Innovate, Connect, Impact. The ambitious, five-year plan was widely supported by the University and 98% of its goals and objectives were completed in just over four years. Christian and his team are currently in the the second phase of their current strategic plan, Toppel 2025: Career Services is Everybody's Business.
Episode #5

Josselyne Herman-Saccio

How To Live in The Now and Create the Life of Your Dreams

Meet Josselyne Herman-Saccio, founder of "How To Be UnmessableWith” a mission driven program to make a difference with as many people as possible in being able to develop their ability to be “UNMESSABLEWITH” and create the life of your dreams by living in the NOW!

With over 30+years leading programs for Landmark Worldwide, an international training and development company, Josselyne has had the opportunity to coach and train more than 200,000 people in creating the life of their dreams and actually living it NOW! In addition, Josselyne’s experience runs the gamut from marketing and branding expert, a producer in entertainment production and her personal achievements as a globally known artist, Josselyne is distinguished as one of the few professionals who have been successful on the business, production and talent sides of the entertainment and personal growth industry.

If you are successful in certain areas of your life AND find yourself stuck, who doesn’t feel that way in these uncertain times, translate your success to all areas of life. Knowing Josselyne will illustrate on the Passionate Professional how you can find your passion and become UNMESSABLEWITH and become the professional you are meant to be.
Episode #4

Oren Klaber

Find Out The Best Way To Be Hired

Meet Oren Klaber, Oren is a premiere hiring consultant for one of the top firms in the world. Orien gives us the inside scoop on the best practices on how to get hired in today’s marketplace.
Episode #3

Dan Schneider

From Entertainment Lawyer to World Wide Connector of Communities

Meet Dan Schneider. Dan is the Executive Director of the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation “Flobel” a non-profit whose mission is to connect people, so they can share information and empower each generation to teach the others. Dan has produced benefit concerts and fundraising events for such causes as 9/11 first responders, Hurricane Sandy victims, Help Haiti following earthquakes, The Actors’ Temple, Max’s Kansas City Project, and the TJ Martell Foundation.

Dan is an attorney practicing entertainment, corporate, new media, intellectual property, and real property law in Manhattan NY. A graduate of Vassar College (AB, Evans Fellow in Law) and Emory Law School (JD, Emory Scholar). He is admitted to the New York bar and is a retired member of the Georgia bar. He is admitted to U.S. District Court (Southern District, NY). He is a member of the NYS Bar Association, the California Copyright Conference, the NY Vassar Club, and the Dramatists Guild.
Episode #2

Danielle Farage

Gen Z’s Voice Speaks Her Truth On Finding Her Passion and Her Generation's

Meet Danielle Farage. Danielle is a Work Futurist and Top Voice for Gen Z. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 2020, at 22, she landed a Head of Marketing at a Y Combinator-backed HR-Tech startup based in Paris.

Danielle spends her time creating content (over 3M views), speaking (100+ panels, conferences, podcasts) and building community in the future of work to help bridge the gap between leaders & talent to create more inclusive, equitable, and dynamic cultures.

Listen and be inspired!
Episode #1

Jacob Fishbein

What it is to be a man in today’s world, and what women can learn from it.

Meet Jacob Fishbein. Jacob is an Executive & Personal Coach who helps people and organizations who are experiencing dilemmas or uncertainty make and navigate their most important choices.

In this episode of The Passionate Professional, Jacob and I discuss how top to make your most important life choices, what it is to be a man in today's world... and what woman can learn from it.

Listen and be inspired!

Meet Debra 
Olshan Cooper

I’m Debra Olshan Cooper, founder of YourCareerDesignLab, a premiere career coaching firm where we help land your dream career by finding who you are, excavate your passions and turn it into your pursuits.

After 30 years of owning the top Fashion & Luxury PR and Marketing firm in New York City & Miami, I've honed the art of crafting and telling powerful stories, placing companies, brands, and people in The New York Times, New York Post, CNN and The Today Show, to name a few. 
I help young professionals, like you, navigate a complex world of opportunities and find your passion.
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