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The Writers Hour Creative Conversations with Janine Bolon


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The Writers Hour Creative Conversations with Janine Bolon




Dawn Santoriello -- The Spiritual Path to Prosperity

Dawn Santoriello, CFP® is the founder and CEO of DS Financial Strategies, a fee-based financial planning firm that develops customized plans designed to maximize the efficiency of your money. Dawn is focused on empowering women, couples and entrepreneurs to reach their financial goals with peace of mind and economic confidence. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Long Island, Dawn did graduate from Adelphi University with a BS in Finance. She currently lives in King of Prussia, Located just outside Philadelphia. Away from the office, you can find Dawn living true to her Wellness and Wealth lifestyle by hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and meditating. Dawn was the former host of Conquer Your Finances, Conquer Your Life on RVN TV. She has been published in numerous blogs and journals, including Wealth Planning Advisor and Let’s Talk Philadelphia and has been featured in Forbes, Investment Advisor, Market Watch, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Website: DISCLOSURE - The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all individuals or will yield positive outcomes. The information on this site is provided “AS IS” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable laws, DS Financial Strategies, LLC. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement and suitability for a particular purpose. DS Financial Strategies, LLC does not warrant that the information will be free from error. None of the information provided on this website is intended as investment, tax, accounting or legal advice, as an offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or as an endorsement of any company, security, fund, or other securities or non-securities offering. The information should not be relied upon for purposes of transacting securities or other investments. Your use of the information is at your sole risk. Under no circumstances shall DS Financial Strategies, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if DS Financial Strategies, LLC or a DS Financial Strategies, LLC authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall DS Financial Strategies, LLC have any liability to you for damages, losses and causes of action for accessing this site. Information on this website should not be considered a solicitation to buy, an offer to sell, or a recommendation of any security in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation, or recommendation would be unlawful or unauthorized.


Trish Wilkinson -- Brain Stages

Patricia Wilkinson is the coauthor of Brain Stages: How to Raise Smart, Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing It. Trish is also the mother of two children, she taught elementary and middle school for more than 23 years, and she’s a total science nerd who keeps up with the latest brain research because studies continually confirm her Brain Stages Thrive Framework. Trish developed effective, practical tools to raise her own children—who suffered with attention, anxiety, and auditory processing challenges—into successful adults. With these tools, she also gave hundreds of students a solid academic, social, and emotional foundation. She now coaches parents and facilitates life-changing workshops and courses, for parents and professionals, to help children thrive in our complicated world. It's amazing what can happen when years of creativity and practical experience merge with thousands of hours of poring over the latest brain research. CONNECT WITH TRISH: 619-647-5559 TRISH@THEBRAINSTAGES.COM


Anne Michaud -- Veteran Political Journalist

A veteran political journalist, Anne is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She previously wrote a nationally syndicated op-ed column for Newsday and has won more than 25 writing and reporting awards. She was named “Columnist of the Year,” by the New York News Publishers Association. Anne covered Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, Anthony Weiner’s 2005 mayoral bid and Eliot Spitzer’s rise and fall as New York’s governor from 2006 to 2008. Her work has appeared in Ms., the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek,, Crain's NY Business, Cincinnati Magazine and more. Anne has appeared on numerous TV, radio and podcast programs and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Website:


Katrina Sawa -- Jumpstart Your Biz

Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she helps entrepreneurs make more money doing what they love and fast. She is the creator of the JumpStart Your Marketing® System, a tell-it-like-it-is speaker, 7x International Best-Selling author with 11 books including, Love Yourself Successful, Jumpstart Your New Business Now and the Jumpstart Your _____(blank) Compilation Book Series. Katrina has a no-nonsense approach to showing entrepreneurs how to develop consistently profitable businesses implementing proven marketing and business strategies. She’s been featured on the Oprah and Friends XMRadioNetwork, ABC, TheCW and dozens of influential podcasts and radio shows. Main website:


David Jenyns - Founder of SYSTEMology

In 2016, David successfully systemised himself out of his business, one of Australia’s most trusted digital agencies, Through this process he became a systems devotee – founding systemHUB & SYSTEMology. Today, his mission is to free all business owners worldwide from the daily operations of running their business. Twitter: Facebook: Linkedin: Amazon Author’s page:


Teresa Funke - WWII Books

Teresa Funke is the author of 7 award-winning books for adults and kids based on true stories from World War II, and her inspirational blog and book Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life.


Gail Lynn - Unlocking the Ancient Secrets to Healing

Gail Lynn is an author, intuitive healer, business leader, and the inventor of the Harmonic Egg, a revolutionary vibroacoustic healing chamber. Website:


Teresa Funke -- Bursts of Brilliance

Teresa Funke embodies the modern artist/entrepreneur. She’s a blogger, speaker, community catalyst, and the author of 8 books, including Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life. Website - Book Page -


JoAnna Brandi -- Leadership Coach & Writer

JoAnna is a consultant, a public speaker and the author of two books on customer loyalty, Winning At Customer Retention, 101 Ways to Keep ‘em Happy, Keep ‘em Loyal and Keep ‘em Coming Back and Building Customer Loyalty- 21 Essential Elements in Action as well as a gift book on positive thinking 54 Ways to Stay Positive in a Changing, Challenging and Sometimes Negative World. Website:


Christopher Salem -- Executive Coach & Author

Christopher Salem is an Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, and Professional Speaker working with companies to create an interdependent work environment and thriving culture through a growth mindset foundation, effective communication, transparent leadership, and higher engagement. He also mentors C-Suite, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals to build and protect their brands by raising their level of influence as trusted advisors that maximize their results. His book Master Your Inner Critic / Resolve the Root Cause – Create Prosperity went international best seller in 2016. He also co-authored the recent edition to "Mastering the Art of Success" with Jack Canfield. Website:


Rachel West -- The Successful Woman's Mindset

Rachel West is a Personal Growth Coach and the founder of Empowering Growth. She helps empower individuals to transform their life... whether that be overcoming an addiction, self sabotage or releasing limiting beliefs. She helps to discover the root cause as to what holds you back and prevents you from moving forward in the areas of life you struggle with the most. Website:


Jeff Borschowa -- Business Coach & Author

Jeff Borschowa is a professional problem solver, connecting businesses with the solutions they need in order to thrive. He is a super connector and he brings his vast business network to solve business problems. Jeff believes that a “problem well-defined is half-solved. (Charles Kettering)” Jeff is particularly passionate about solving cash flow problems for his business clients. LinkedIn: Business Website: Business Website:


Rena Koesler -- The Itty Bitty Book, Achieving Your Potential

Rena is a former professor turned entrepreneur. She took the most favorite parts of being a professor and created a coaching and speaking practice. She often uses her 40+ years of outdoor adventure and climbing mountains to speak and write about leadership, team development, and personal development as she coaches clients to move to the next step in life and in business.


Beenie Mann -- Moe the Service Dog Because Every Dog Has a Purpose

Moe is a service dog with a story to tell. It's the story of Moe's life of purpose, told with the help of his human Beenie Mann. This is a first for the The Writers Hour Creative Conversations as Janine Bolon interviews a remarkable service dog and his amazing human.


Joyce Feustel

Joyce Feustel helps people, especially those age 50 and up, to become more effective using social media, especially LinkedIn and Facebook. She works with business owners, business development professionals, business consultants, job seekers, and more – ranging from entrepreneurs to people in large corporations. Find her at


Janine Bolon - Creating Your Writing Habit

Janine Bolon shares her personal experience and insights on establishing writing habits that get results. Website:


Dennis Pitocco --CEO of 360° Nation

DENNIS is Founder & CEO & Reimaginator of 360° Nation, encompassing a wide range of multimedia enterprises, including BizCatalyst 360° —an award-winning global media digest; 360° Nation Studios —dedicated to reaching across the world in an effort to capture, produce, and deliver positive, uplifting messages via game-changing productions such as HopeFest 360°, and; GoodWorks 360° —a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on providing mission-critical advisory services to nonprofits worldwide.


Tom Perrone -- Building and Protecting Your Business Worth

Tom Perrone is the founder of New England Consulting Group of Guilford as well as the Business and Personal Benefit Planning Group. Tom started in the financial planning business in 1970 and has developed ongoing planning strategies to help his clients hold on to their wealth, avoid financial landmines, and lower their taxes. The "One Page Solution" is designed to help business owners eliminate the ’The What Ifs'' in their business and personal life, and to develop their “Business DNA”. Website:


Chris Riedel -- Author "Blood Money"

Chris Riedel has spent the past 40 years in the healthcare industry, and more recently, as one of the leading healthcare fraud fighters. For the past decade, Mr. Riedel has concentrated his efforts on fraud fighting against medical labs that are defrauding American taxpayers and the medical industry — this is the subject of his book, Blood Money. Website:


Josephine Mariposa -- Author of "Anything Is Possible"

Josephine Mariposa is an author, differently-able activist, life-after-trauma coach and mother of four. Her life changed forever after a traumatic spine injury and her inspirational book, 'Anything is Possible' has debuted on several Amazon top 100 bestseller lists. Website: