Career Shakers


Digging Up Your Buried Dream at Any Age

I’ve known I was a writer since I was three. I was one of eight kids, and when you grow up in those great big families, you desperately want something…

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Beverly Adams

College and a New Career After 50

For years through my volunteer work, I knew I had a calling to work with people suffering from substance abuse and mental illness.  Because of my life circumstances and responsibilities, it took a while to…

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Christine Sperber

From Ski Bum to Wisdom Seeker

During a trip to Sugarloaf, Maine, in my freshman year of college, I saw snowboarders flying downhill and knew I had found my passion. As soon as the academic year ended, I moved to Colorado…

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Chapter Two Starts at Age 50!

I recently found a drawing from when I was a lot younger. It showed me with a husband and two children. In the picture, I am holding a book that I had written. Just before…

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The Bergdorf Goodman Guide to Animal Welfare

There is an old expression that says gifts sometimes come in strange packaging. I hadn’t thought about that quote in a while. But it came to me early one morning in the summer of 1999…

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After Breast Cancer, a New Career Blossoms

Sometimes when the absolutely, most horrible thing happens to you, a beautiful gift eventually reveals itself. You must try to stay open to see the signs. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was…

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Amy Siskind—Wall Street to Political Activist

When I graduated from college, and during a long career on Wall St., I never would have guessed where my life would take me. I like to say I am in the third chapter of…

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Denise Woodard Partake Foods

My Child’s Food Allergies Sparked a Passion Within Me

My entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to education, were nurtured by my parents.  I grew up in a small town in Fayetteville, North Carolina to an African American father and a Korean mother.  While my father…

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Everyone has a Story — I Wrote Mine at 60.

I believe that everyone has a story. Storytelling is an art form as old as mankind, and as an editor and teacher, I’ve been privileged to spend most of my adult life coaxing stories out…

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Twenty-Five Years to an Overnight Success!

Full disclosure, I grew up hearing I was ugly, dumb, fat, lazy and wouldn’t amount to much.  I heard this from my parents.  My father, in particular, would tell me I should be further along…

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Unexpected Path for a Champion of First Generation College Students

From Actress to Entrepreneur I’ve always followed my own zig zagged path through life. I went to Wellesley College wanting to be a Supreme Court Justice but ended up going to acting school. Ah, remember…

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