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November 6th – Entrepreneurs with a Niche

Some folks seem to know what they want to do and be in life from the “get go.”  Others have an idea, try something, work variations on a theme and then head in another direction.  Ultimately to be successful and content, we need to find our niche, our place in the business world. Rob Teem and Jerrund Wilkerson share their particular journeys.  Rob Teem has continued a family tradition of being in the printing business.  Mr. Teem owns and operates Paramount Graphics.  Jerrund Wilkerson is a registered pharmacist, began his career as a pharmacist and continues to work as a pharmacist one day a month. He has been an executive in the health care industry.  Today Jerrund leads Level 10 Healthcare Group a high performance management consulting firm.

What causes one individual to stay in the family business while another becomes highly skilled in a career then tweaks it, goes in another direction but doesn’t forsake education and training – merely takes it to different arenas and practical applications. Each strives to provide services that help the individual to grow, to reach new levels in their professional lives.

October 30th – Tackling the Tough Stuff II: Turning Procrastination into Productivity

Most people who actually start writing a book never finish writing it. Is procrastination a major factor? That combined with a fear of failure perhaps.  Procrastination can impact just about every aspect of our lives.  We may call it something else but at its heart it is procrastination.  How can we better recognize it in our lives and when we do, how do we overcome it? Wouldn’t it be great to have someone help us recognize procrastination in what we do – or don’t do? Think of what we could accomplish in addition to all that we currently achieve!

Dr. Tim Morrison interviews Dr. Michelle Tullier, the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination and seven other books. Michelle is also a regional vice president for a leading global consulting firm where she manages career coaching and employee development solutions for major corporations. Listen as Dr. Tullier shares her insights and secrets and bold truths about battling procrastination – turning it into productivity. And maybe she will tell listeners what it takes to write 8 books.

October 23rd – Providing a Voice for the Voiceless

Who is doing what to provide a voice for the voiceless?  What individuals or organizations generate meaningful dialogue and a positive exchange of ideas? This edition of Write Here, Write Now provides a look into two very different organizations who each bring the hope of being heard and a positive exchange of ideas to thousands if not millions of people.

Chad Peace and Emma Goda join us by telephone from San Diego to tell us about the Independent Voter Network (IVN), an online news platform for communication between independent-minded voters, public officials, civic leaders, and journalists. The purpose of is to provide unfiltered political news and policy analysis across the political spectrum. IVN actively encourages contributors and readers of differing political tendencies to engage in a constructive dialogue. IVN is a project of the Foundation for Independent Voter Education (FIVE)  which is dedicated to restoring the importance of open dialogue, engagement, and constructive compromise in our political system, unfiltered by the partisanship that drives the larger public dialogue. FIVE defines “independent” as people, positions, or information not dictated by a partisan point of view.

In the studio with  host, Dr. Tim Morrison, is Lee Lambert, author of  The Caregiver’s Companion. Through her book and other activities, Lee seeks to provide a platform so caregivers may have a voice and be supported through the empowerment of the individual, the family and the community. Ms. Lambert’s goal is to make available simple strategies and important tools to assist caregivers in effectively addressing the complex challenges of providing quality care for loved ones. Lambert says, “We must speak for those precious loved ones who cannot speak for themselves – and do it effectively.”

October 16th – A Unique Look at Return On Investment

Regardless of our business or profession, we all want to maximize our return on investment.  What can we do to enhance ROI?  What might we be missing in our day to day activities that keep us from increasing our ROI? Are there other elements to improving ROI than just branding and more effective advertising and marketing?  What impact can social media have on ROI?

An eye opening, mind expanding experience await listeners as Tijana Lehtikoski and Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried join host, Dr. Tim Morrison, in the BRX studio for an exciting discussion on ROI in our business and in our personal lives.

Ms. Lehtikoski is a principle with AIDEA Digital, a boutique Marketing Strategy Consulting focused on online marketing strategy. Rabbi Gottfried is a member of CLAL’s Rabbis without Borders fellowship.

October 9 – Publishing to Expand Speaking Opportunities

The national chapter of the National Speakers Association released a statistic last year that 55% of their members are authors and more than half of those earn $5,000+ for a full day engagement. Today’s show features speaker’s agent, Kelly Powley, and trainer, consultant, speaker & author, Wendy Ellin. Kelly specializes in promoting speakers for events, conferences and other speaking engagements. Wendy is one of her clients and has a newly published book, Enough is Enough, Get Control of Your Stuff! Join guest host Vanessa Lowry for a lively discussion of how Wendy turned one of her popular workshop topics on increasing productivity into a published book and how having a published book impacts the type of engagements Kelly is able to book for her clients.

October 2nd – From Start-up to Dynamic Adventure: a Story of Two Businesses

An impressive 55% of new companies are begun by women.  What triggers these creative adventures?  A chance conversation?  A news article? A long held dream? An I can do that attitude?  A bit of each of these?  We learn about two companies begun by dynamic women determined to make a difference. Medical Staffing Resources is one of Atlanta’s oldest, established healthcare staffing firms. By providing top talent, MSR believes they can truly make a difference in the long term stability of the healthcare community. 5 WIVES is a concierge business created to make life more manageable and enjoyable for its clients. Whether it is cleaning house, organizing files, washing sheets, restocking a pantry, or picking up dry cleaning, 5 WIVES engages in best practices, adheres to efficiency, and constantly seeks ways to add value to the customer’s life.

 The guests are Michelle Lee and Adecia Shumate. As always the guests will be asked in what ways writing is a part of their business.

Michelle Lee serves as President and CEO of Medical Staffing Resources; she began with the company as a recruiter in the first few years of the business.  Michelle continues to build upon the mission and dream of the founder from whom Michelle purchased the company.  Adecia Shumate founded 5 WIVEs after the idea was first conceived during lunch with about 20 single friends in 2006.

September 25th – Tackling the Tough Stuff: Change Management

Change happens . . . or not.  How a company and its management choose to deal with change impacts the company’s overall strength and profitability. CEDA, Inc. provides  seasoned experts to consult with businesses and enterprises that  face or are undergoing change. CEDA experts effectively manage complex, technical processes while at the same time motivating people to perform at maximum potential. CEDA experts help their clients set direction, align people and inspire innovation in order to navigate the potential and real turbulence encountered in change and  to move successfully through the challenges with greater strength and a solid foundation combined with a clear focus for the future.

PeggySue Marquez-Kelly, managing partner of CEDA, and Deborah Tyler, president of CEDA, join host Dr. Tim Morrison in the studio for a conversation on change management.  Can businesses anticipate change?  Are there “tell-tale” signs?  What triggers change? Is change good or bad or does it “depend?” What makes CEDA unique?  And, of course, there is always the question: what role does writing have in the work CEDA does?

September 18 – When Busy Entrepreneurs Write

Today’s show features three entrepreneurs who are writing their books while running their individual businesses. Jennifer Moore recently left a professorship at Kennesaw State University to focus full time on her counseling and coaching practice, Isis Consulting, while starting to write her first book. PR entrepreneurs Debbie Fitzgerald, president of Fitzgerald PR, and Ed Van Herik, founder of Van Herik Communications, are writing a book together. Like most entrepreneurs, these guests have more ideas than time, so we’ll talk with them about why they are writing a book, how they are creating time to write and where they are getting stuck in the process. Tim Morrison and Vanessa Lowry are both in the studio to ask questions and offer suggestions on moving these manuscripts along.

September 11th – Confronting the Tough Stuff of Business

How successful is your executive leadership in engaging employees and building a culture that elicits innovation and creativity?  Do you have employees who seem to have left most of themselves at home but are very much present come pay day?  And how fiscally fit is your business or company?  Is it sound enough to achieve corporate visions and goals.  What might a fiscal check up reveal?  Is it possible to undergo a meaningful fiscal diagnosis that will generate a solid treatment plan and lead to an ongoing wellness procedure? And about employees? Is there a way to clearly to generate a “bring it on” attitude in management and employees in order to maintain innovation and creativity?

Today’s guests come with answers, ideas and insights.

 Roger Blackstock is Founder and CEO of Peer Synergy Group an executive advisory firm focused on helping CEO’s and Executives in leading self, leading people, and leading culture. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel.  He was a Green Beret and Jump Master.  Roger is also an Atlanta region Chair for Vistage International, the global leader in the executive performance field and the world’s largest CEO membership organization.

Gary Patterson has more than 30 years of senior management experience and has provided high level strategic guidance for more than 200 companies — from start-ups to  Fortune 500.  — to provide high level strategic guidance and expertise. His company – FiscalDoctor™  – helps CEOs, board members, executive teams, and private equity investors and owners achieve fiscal health.

August 28th – Writing that Emerges from Terror, Torment and Tribulation

Studies and personal experience tell us that writing about challenging, pain chilling experiences can help us move on after the trauma. In this broadcast our guests share their own experiences around this kind of writing.

The ArtReach Foundation, Inc. is an international non-profit dedicated to children and adults in their recovery from the traumatic effects from war, violence, or natural disaster. The ArtReach Model®  incorporates the creative arts therapies within a psycho-dynamic group process. Writing is one of those art forms. ArtReach is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is also a registered NGO in Jordan. Ms. Susan Anderson is Founder & CEO of The ArtReach Foundation, Inc. Ms. Anderson is establishing an important U.S. initiative called “ArtReach: Project America” to help U.S. military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and mild-traumatic brain injuries.

Robert Faulkender is a retired Army officer, businessman, and college professor. He is a graduate of West Point, and, while in the Military, earned an advanced degree in Operations Research Systems Analysis from Georgia Tech. In retirement, Bob has taken an interest in writing.  In his first book, Bob wrote about his military experiences based on his first year in Vietnam – Filtered by Time.