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Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business & Parenthood

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Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood is a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. Chris along with his guests share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners.

Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood is a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. Chris along with his guests share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners.
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Washington, DC

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VoiceAmerica

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Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood is a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. Chris along with his guests share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners.

Language:

English

Contact:

Chris Efessiou 1250 24th St. NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 703.288.0000


Episodes

Special Encore Presentation: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

7/3/2014
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Will today’s students be able to step into leadership roles in business, government, communities and within their families?

Duration: 00:55:16


Positive Leadership

6/26/2014
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Today, it is essential for business leaders to embrace Positive Leadership. Positive Leadership creates a cohesive supportive culture and has a positive impact on the community and bottom line. The benefits of Positive Leadership include retaining talent, getting great engagement, and creating a culture of trust, safety, and innovation. My guest, Steve Gladis, PhD, CEO of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners, will discuss how to take business people who are already in leadership positions and...

Duration: 00:55:35


Special Encore Presentation: CREATING THE JOY OF EACH LIFE CHAPTER

6/19/2014
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We are all faced with many life difficulties. The key is how we navigate through the tough challenges. Often it is a kind word or luck that helps us to work hard and move forward. My guest, Bob Danzig, is a perfect example of one who has overcome an extraordinary difficult beginning in life and rising to stellar success in business and personally. How did he do it? What life lessons flowed from being an abandoned child in foster care? What were the key turning points of moving from office...

Duration: 00:56:04


Why We Must Celebrate Fathers

6/12/2014
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Fatherhood in America is in crisis. The absence of fathers in America and globally has reached epidemic levels. Children need the love, acceptance, stability, and guidance from their fathers as well as their mothers in order to feel safe, develop, and thrive physically, emotionally, and educationally. What are the trends that are happening in fatherhood? Does marriage play a significant role in fatherhood? The National Fatherhood Initiative’s (NFI) mission is to improve the well-being of...

Duration: 00:54:42


Living Brave: Stepping Into Your Power

6/5/2014
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Living Brave – what does it mean? It doesn't mean you are fearless. Living brave means that you move forward and "go for it" in spite of what scares you and the discomfort of the unknown and learn how to avoid destructive forces that sabotage your success. My guest, Sandra Yancey, Founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork - the largest women's business event company in the world whose mission is to help women and their businesses succeed and prosper, will illustrate the steps to ‘living brave’. She...

Duration: 00:55:39


What You Must Know About Domestic Violence

5/29/2014
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Shockingly, on average 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. In addition, 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. These striking statistics were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. My guest, L.Y. Marlow, founder and CEO...

Duration: 00:56:31


Tweak It: Fitting Work and Life Together

5/22/2014
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The job vs. life conflict we all face seems overwhelming and never ending. It doesn’t have to be that way. My guest, Cali Williams, author of Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day and founder and CEO of the Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc has the techniques and tips to conquer the age old dilemma of work/life balance. Cali has proven that a comfortable work+life fit can be achieved through making small, consistent, everyday changes through tweaks--that, cumulatively,...

Duration: 00:55:13


Higher Ambition Leadership: How Great Leaders Build Firms that Do Well by D

5/15/2014
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There is a new standard in leadership –‘Higher Ambition Leadership.’ With increased global competition, public scrutiny, and government regulation, today’s business leaders must embrace and succeed on all fronts-with their people, their customers, their communities, and their shareholders. My guest, Michael Beer, Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, Chairman of TruePoint, and Chairman of the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, will...

Duration: 00:55:38


Low-Tech Entrepreneurs - You Can Be One Too.

5/8/2014
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If you are a fresh college graduate and had thoughts about starting a new business, this is the show for you. Sammy Kassim and Asad Ali are the co-founders of Globox Rentals, a DVD rental vendor that creates easy access to the top foreign films and media content through an automated kiosk platform and streaming programs. Both Sammy and Asad are graduates of George Mason University and are founding members of Startup Mason at GMU’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Tune in on Thursday,...

Duration: 00:54:55


Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

5/1/2014
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Will today’s students be able to step into leadership roles in business, government, communities and within their families? How can we prepare and foster the growth of these young leaders who will and can transform society? Preparing tomorrow’s leaders today means equipping young people to do things without help, which translates into well-balanced adults and successful professionals at work. My guest, Dr. Tim Elmore, will share his expertise on emerging generations. A few of the key...

Duration: 00:55:16


CREATING THE JOY OF EACH LIFE CHAPTER

4/24/2014
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We are all faced with many life difficulties. The key is how we navigate through the tough challenges. Often it is a kind word or luck that helps us to work hard and move forward. My guest, Bob Danzig, is a perfect example of one who has overcome an extraordinary difficult beginning in life and rising to stellar success in business and personally. How did he do it? What life lessons flowed from being an abandoned child in foster care? What were the key turning points of moving from office...

Duration: 00:56:04


Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces

4/17/2014
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Did you know that the number one quality most people look for and admire in a leader has been the same for over 30 years? My guest Jim Kouzes, co author of the Leadership Challenge and the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, will explain why. Jim believes that teams, businesses, and even the world, get better when ordinary people enable those around them to achieve extra-ordinary things. He will discuss the five practices that...

Duration: 00:53:47


Networking, Mentoring and Succeeding at Work and at Home

4/10/2014
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Are you juggling to succeed at work and at home and finding it to be a constant challenge? We all know there is no such thing as work-life balance. So, how can you find some sort of peace and fulfillment in both arenas? My guest, Kristina Bouweiri, President and CEO of Reston Limousine, has found a path that has been extremely successful for her. Kristina will openly share her trials and triumphs. She will emphasize the importance of having a solid and supportive network, taking time for...

Duration: 00:50:17


Future Proofing Your Kids: The New Rules of Parenting

4/3/2014
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What is your goal as a parent? All parents want the very best for their children on an emotional, educational and social level. Above all, parents want to raise self-sufficient adults. It is important to recognize that parenting has changed dramatically in recent years, and so has the need to prepare your child for success in a world of unprecedented change. Self -awareness is more important than building self-esteem. Teaching kids to be safe online is as important as teaching kids to be...

Duration: 00:55:27


5 Must Have Communication Skills for Parents and Leaders

3/27/2014
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We all know effective communication is essential for successful relationships in business and at home. Then, why is communicating so difficult? Do you know why this is a problem for many people? We are never formally taught the critical communication skills required for successful relationships. As we go through life, we pick up many communicating habits and some of them don’t serve us well. As adults, we arrive at the workplace and in relationships ill-prepared to handle the inevitable...

Duration: 00:56:03


Quick and Nimble: Lessons From Leading CEOs

3/19/2014
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What is a “Quick and Nimble” business leader? We know that CEO’s must be excellent strategists, predominately planning for growth and navigating the competitive landscape but, that is only part of their job. To run a company successfully, the CEO’s constant role is to lead, manage, build a team, create a sense of mission and foster a high performing culture. Is there a roadmap CEO’s can utilize in running a successful innovative company? My guest, Adam Bryant, journalist and author of Quick...

Duration: 00:56:21


Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond with Your Child

3/12/2014
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Every parent’s wish is a healthy relationship with their child based on mutual trust. The bond between infant and parent is a natural phenomenon, but as children reach their preteens and form their own personalities, fireworks between the child and parent can ensue. My guest, Dr. Fran Walfish, will describe the different parent styles and personalities and the ways your style might clash with your child’s nature, and how to negotiate a common ground. She will discuss the common theme of...

Duration: 00:55:16


Balancing Work and Family in a Uncertain Market

3/5/2014
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How do you balance work and family when your life has been a whirlwind adventure? What stresses does that place on you, your family and work? My guest, Ed Marinaro, former professional football player for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks and veteran actor landing roles on Laverne and Shirley, Hill Street Blues as Officer Joe Coffey, and most recently Coach Marty on Blue Mountain State, has managed to juggle it all successfully. He will share how he is using crowd...

Duration: 00:54:40


Set a Path for Success, and Stay On It!

2/26/2014
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Anything is possible with vision, passion and persistence. No one exemplifies this more than the indomitable, Sam Walton. He grew one small retail store in 1947 to the global Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. My guest, Catherine Corley – Vice President for Member Services shares the passion and mission of Sam’s Club being “in business for small business.” Change is the only constant in business and in life and nothing illustrated that more than the economic downfall beginning in 2008. Leadership at...

Duration: 00:55:19


3 Things All Businesses Need to Survive

2/19/2014
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Business today is global and extremely competitive. How can a business distinguish itself and make a mark in their community, create a great culture and have significant growth? With so many rapid changes in technology, new social media applications, and employing the right talent, what is a business to do first? My guest, Marissa Levin, CEO of Successful Culture and Information Experts, will share her strategies for building and sustaining a culture that will keep your employees engaged,...

Duration: 00:55:55

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