EMILY BENEDICT: Being Determined, Believing If It’s Meant To Be It Will Be, And Coming Home to Yourself

EMILY BENEDICT: Being Determined, Believing If It’s Meant To Be It Will Be, And Coming Home to Yourself

When Emily Benedict recently moved back to Charleston, SC after having grown up there, she felt as though she was coming home. Both physically to a location and metaphorically to herself. But in between 8th grade when she left and now, a whole lot of life has been lived. Emily has worked in such industries as retail, real estate, contracting, and publishing and all of those positions have led her to where she is now. As the newly appointed Digital Publisher, Charleston Tri-County SC at WhereTraveler.com, Emily gets to guide people in and around the city that has always been her roots. Emily is a delight to know. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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CYNTHIA LETT: Pioneering Many Firsts, Planning Great Meetings, And Saying “Yes” Then Figuring It Out

CYNTHIA LETT: Pioneering Many Firsts, Planning Great Meetings, And Saying “Yes” Then Figuring It Out

Cynthia Lett is a smart, savvy, funny, and wildly connected individual. She is an internationally recognized maven of business and social etiquette. She is the only etiquette & protocol expert holding both the Certified Etiquette Professional (CEP®) and Certified Protocol Professional (CPP®). These are designations earned by examination through the International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals. She has been a seminar speaker and coach in 103 countries – teaching and advising on these subjects. She is also the author of three previously published books on etiquette and two guidebooks to country inns. We absolutely loved our time with Cynthia. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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JENNIFER JENKINS: Following Family Footsteps of Entrepreneurialism, Evolving And Growing With Your Clients Needs, And Putting Your Family First

JENNIFER JENKINS: Following Family Footsteps of Entrepreneurialism, Evolving And Growing With Your Clients Needs, And Putting Your Family First

Jennifer Jenkins is a public relations strategist, entrepreneur, and a huge fan of Dolly Parton. A small-town girl from Alabama, she believes the power of storytelling is what grows brands. In May 2010, Jennifer made a bold move to leave the hustle of the big agency world to create a life and career she loved. A wife and mom of three, she launched JJPR to balance her passion for helping others communicate and her love of family. She also wanted to create a company that provided a compassionate workplace, was deeply tied to the community, and connected strongly with clients. Her firm has received more than 50 industry awards, and she has consistently earned recognition and leadership roles in her industry as well as in her community. Jennifer was named Top 40 Under 40 by Mobile Bay Magazine and has received the Professional Achievement Award from both the Public Relations Council of Alabama and the Southern Public Relations Federation. But what we love is that Jennifer’s kindness oozes from her, making her an absolute delight to be around. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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KATIE BLOMQUIST: Helping Others Start A NonProfit, Hosting An Online Fundraising Auction, And Bringing Joy To Others Lives

KATIE BLOMQUIST: Helping Others Start A NonProfit, Hosting An Online Fundraising Auction, And Bringing Joy To Others Lives

Katie Blomquist is a spreader of joy. She is a former teacher who worked in the low income, high poverty school district. When one of her precious little 1st grade students, Jawan, asked her for a bike for Christmas, it broke her heart. So much so that she decided to start a Go Fund Me – and her nonprofit called Going Places – to enable every child in her school to have a bike. Her Go Fund Me went viral and her story was featured all across the country on places like Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Huffington Post, ABC World News Tonight, and so many more. Because Katie has a huge heart to make a significant impact on this world, she has also started an initiative where she trains others in a step-by-step online course on how to start a nonprofit. And she’s even offering a public Facebook group on how to start a nonprofit. We absolutely love how Katie is changing lives… one custom bike and one nonprofit at a time. Be sure to check out her online auction to help fund Going Places!

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HOLLY SLICE: Using Music Therapy To Help Others, Saying Yes To Every Challenge, And Approaching Business Like Solving A Puzzle…One Piece At A Time

HOLLY SLICE: Using Music Therapy To Help Others, Saying Yes To Every Challenge, And Approaching Business Like Solving A Puzzle…One Piece At A Time

Holly Slice’s mission with Lowcountry Pianist & Co is to become the leading choice for live music services in the Lowcountry by consistently providing premier, quality services to her clients. Her company and her team specializes in professional performances for weddings, vow renewals, retirement centers, and corporate events including receptions, luncheons, and dinner parties. ​Additionally, they are available to accompany instrumentalists, vocalists, and choirs for competitions or performances. There is not a challenge that, if possible, Holly will not accept. One example of this is her travelling baby grand that she built – you have to see, and hear, it to believe it! We so enjoyed this conversation with this kind and very talented soul!  We hope you enjoy our conversation!

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