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Wordless Wednesday

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Take Five Q&A: Bella Acton, Founder and CEO, Never Liked It Anyway

Bella ActonWorse than being jilted last minute at the altar is being stuck with a never worn $8,000 Vera Wang wedding dress. What recourse does a woman have?

Typically women turn to their therapist and Häagen-Dazs after being dumped. Bella Acton, a brand and marketing consultant, has created a better way for the broken-hearted to stick it to the fickle man. Her website, Never Liked It Anyway, allows users to sell all those unwanted gifts and mementos from past relationships, so they can break the mental spin cycle of rehashing the ex’s misdeeds and move on with their lives.

In this installment of “Take Five Q&A,” Never Liked It Anyway CEO and Founder gives the site’s backstory, while discussing the therapeutic value of selling that tacky turquoise bracket, the Yankees mug, the Key West T-shirt – gifts you never really liked anyway, but pretended to in good relationship fashion.

For more information on how to get rid of your relationship leftovers, go to https://www.neverlikeditanyway.com

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Sunday’s Saying

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker

Friday Fun Fact

You’ll hear the term “The Dog Days of summer” very often, but the real “dog days” refers to the weeks between July 3 and August 11. They are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the constellation of Canis Major.

New York Times Best Selling Author Jane Green’s Summer Secrets Makes For Perfect Beach Reading

Summer Secrets final coverWith New York City temperatures soaring, I have been escaping to the Jersey Shore on the weekends with Summer Secrets (St. Martin’s Press) by New York Times bestselling author Jane Green. A juicy drama filled with rich characters set against glitzy locations, it’s the perfect book to escape with on a warm summer’s day.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Take Five Q&A: Jackie Kellso, President, PointMaker Communications

JackieYears ago I was introduced to Jackie Kellso by a friend who thought given our common interests we might click.

Upon meeting, it became apparent why my friend had been singing Jackie’s praises, as I was immediately struck by her confidence.  She epitomized all the things that I, or any professional career woman for that matter, strive to be: savvy, smart and successful.  This was more than 10 years ago and Jackie was just winding down a long career in media sales (The New Yorker, New York Magazine, A&E Network, Viacom, iVillage and Hearst Magazines), while working as a highly sought Dale Carnegie trainer and contemplating her next career move.

Jackie has since become a Results Certified Coach through NeuroLeadership Institute’s Intensive Coach Training program and launched her own professional development business. Today, as President of PointMaker Communications, Jackie works as a coach and trainer to help leaders gain the edge to think and communicate for maximum impact. Her programs cover everything from public speaking, presenting, holding difficult conversations, being assertive, resolving conflict, giving praise and recognition.

In this “Take Five Q&A” post, she discusses her motivation for leaving the corporate world, while sharing some excellent pointers for being an effective communicator. To learn more about Jackie and PointMaker Communications, go to https://pointmakercommunications.wordpress.com/.

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