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Interview: Wings of Inspired Business Podcast

A Futurist Entrepreneur Shares How to Connect ‘Sci-Fi Tech’ and Evolved Human Consciousness for Innovation and Impact

The Future of Women & Megatrend 3: The Decentralized Global Marketplace

Business is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer” who has a buffet of buying choices. Empowered consumers decide how they want to purchase goods and services. Big Data [collecting information (data) from multiple sources to detect trends, identify patterns and make decisions] is one tool that can be used to develop marketing campaigns, study human behaviors and determine patterns. It is also being … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend 3: The Decentralized Global Marketplace

The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

The tools and technologies that help people create their own businesses and design their lives in ways that best suit them, are also fueling Megatrend #2:  Living with Purpose and Meaning. Purposeful living is shaping everything from healthcare to education. Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning. Personal fulfillment is a growing trend in business and entrepreneurship. … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE March 26

This is AWESOME!! I received the press release for the InnovateHER:  2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE on March 26 and had to share it with all of you.   Go Wild with Your Creativity and Ideas, Support Women and Go For It! Be You & Do Something Cool! -Dr. Connie   OMAHA–The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Nebraska District Office invites … Read More InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE March 26

Growing Trends: The Rise of Good Bacteria and the Demise of Shampoo?

As creative entrepreneurs and innovators continue to embrace the “natural ingredients and fewer chemicals” trend, we may be soon be talking about using shampoo “way back when”…. Growing trends changing the future and our daily routines: The end of shampoo and the rise of good bacteria! #trends…http://t.co/Jl9ySeWWYc — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) August 15, 2014   I just love it when people embrace, “Be You … Read More Growing Trends: The Rise of Good Bacteria and the Demise of Shampoo?

Local Entrepreneurs + Teamwork = Creativity!

A very cool opportunity is coming up in Nebraska City thanks to a partnership between two local entrepreneurs:  Jeanna Stavas of Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast and Katie Radke of KR Creative!  See below for details!! Paint a Barn, Have Fun & Go Wild with Your Creative Side! -Dr. Connie    Sunday October 5th • Canvas Painting Class at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast … Read More Local Entrepreneurs + Teamwork = Creativity!

Go Wild with Confidence Hits #136,936 on Amazon!

Celebrating a publishing milestone with my family today!  It always feels good when you take a step in the direction of your dreams.  Best-seller status here I come!   My book, Go Wild with Confidence! hit #136,936 on Amazon today. Getting closer to best-seller status every day 🙂 pic.twitter.com/khruUrYzq6 — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) May 31, 2014

Thank You for The Gift of Freedom: Part 2

Memorial Weekend is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us.  Their lives and experiences have helped shape the world.  I think of my own Mom who raised six kids and always reminded us to cherish and protect our freedom.  She loved her country and taught all of us to do the same.  I miss hearing her talk about … Read More Thank You for The Gift of Freedom: Part 2

All roads lead to Kimmel…

Originally posted on Kimmel Education & Research Center:
Our parking lot tells the story! Even with Highway 75 under road construction, we have lots of activity at Kimmel Education and Research Center today. A visit by Chuck Schroeder, Executive Director of the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute, started out the day and later this morning, Dr. Wayne Moore, UNL Extension Associate Director/Associate Dean,…

What is Your Deer in the Lawn?

Growing up, my dad played the same April Fool joke on us kids every year, “Look kids, there is a deer in the lawn!”   Every year, the six of us fell for it.  We actually lived along a highway, so the likelihood of us spotting a deer in the lawn was pretty small. My husband was gone on April 1, but we both wanted to … Read More What is Your Deer in the Lawn?

Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

Interestingly enough, the hottest jobs at Facebook require a “human touch.”  Why?  They are looking for people who can close sales because their revenue relies heavily on ads (Anders, 2014).  Perhaps the most future-focused distance learning administrators should consider blending “high-human touch” with “high-tech” in new and interesting ways that holistically add value to the lives of learners. Future-focused leaders in distance learning are … Read More Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace

Distance learning is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer-Learner” who has a buffet of educational choices.   The empowered consumer-learner decides what educational experiences and knowledge they need, when they need it and how they want to experience it.  The wide-array of non-credit and for credit choices makes for a very competitive marketplace but also a field of new opportunities. Venture capitalists continue to … Read More Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace

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