Lifework Cafe is a “virtual” coffee (and tea) house featuring conversations and resources dedicated to meeting the needs of the independent entrepreneur recovering from a serious health setback or some other Topsy-turfy life-event.
This is the place to dream, connect, read and plan. Here you’ll find others, like yourself, who want to engage in conversation about what is possible, using basic life-ingredients as the primary focus.
“Thank you very much for the inspiring Lifework Cafe Chat! …you and the other people on the line gave me a lot of valuable input (personal and business-related)” ~ I.R., Accountant
“I loved hanging out, sharing, hearing others’ stories on your inaugural call today. And, you led the dance beautifully!” ~ C.R., Professional Coach
How Can You Earn a Good Living when Ill-health has Come to Visit?
An interview with Beth Raps, PhD., founder of RAISING CLARITY
Money and income are two of the most difficult vulnerabilities for people who have been seriously ill or injured to overcome. I’ll health means physical weakness. Physical weakness creates vulnerability. At the time when we most need to give ourselves space to heal and regroup, many people don’t; they feel they can’t. Together, Beth and I (and our guests) examined the equations entrenched in our belief systems about value, worth, time, health and money.
Beth brings a unique, uplifting perspective to the “money issue,” especially as it pertains to time and productivity. As a coach, creative fund-raiser and consultant to non-profit organizations, Beth works with her clients to release the fallacies that are blocking their efforts to ask and receive.
From Fired to Re-hired: You Won’t Know if You Don’t Ask
An Interview with Laurie Marrelli
Marketing consultant, Laurie Marrelli, talked about her all-too-familiar journey through the bewildering territory of a chronic illness diagnosis, the loss of business revenue, and the turn-around event that changed her life for the better. Laurie’s attitude played a large part in the positive turn in events; she never stopped asking, “what can I do differently?”
An Interview with Stephanie Zimmerman and Judy Bode
Two women, one whose heart was failing and the other with a brand new heart, were introduced by their transplant center, the Cleveland Clinic. They get to talking and discover just how much they have in common, both medically and professionally. Both experienced childhood cancer, both were treated and both survived. And, both found themselves dealing with the life-threatening, late effects of their respective treatments as adults. Although the type of cancer, the treatments and circumstances that got them to this place were different, their meeting has given rise to deep friendship and a cause that moves them into action almost every day, my HEART, your HANDS, Inc.
Going on a Talent Hunt – Private Chat
The strengths-based approach to assigning business roles has been in vogue for a good 20 years. Still, as healthy and effective as this approach is, it’s as elusive as it is intriguing. In this private chat with other business owners we talked about how to infuse your business endeavors with your most favorite and profitable skills – and why it matters.
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