The year 2020 will go down in the books as a year of change. A year of unveiling, unburying, unburdening. It will be known as the year of the pandemic. The year of #blacklivesmatter and a push for social change. The year 2020 is the year Think Tank lost a third and gained a third. We learned painful lessons. We saw soaring successes. It was darkness and light. Pain and inspiration.

As we come together to finish off 2020 and look ahead for the opportunities of 2021, we hope you know how grateful we are for all of you. This tribe has been the light that helped us grow, mourn, learn, and unlearn. Thank you for being a part of this amazing community of women empowering women.

See you in 2021!

 

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Fashion was and is her passion. She started her own company and established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Then, life changed Adrienne Stewart-Gordon’s course dramatically.

Continue Reading The Plot Twist with Adrienne Stewart-Gordon – Episode #40

This is part two of a two-part series with Dr. Dorian Hunter. Welcome back to part two of episode #39.

We’ve had seven months now to get used to the new normal between the pandemic, life in quarantine, the mask debate, civil unrest, the kids at home, working remotely or trying to work remotely or not working remotely. The economy is shifting. The election is coming up and the news is constantly telling us it is the worst of times.

What the hell is normal, and how do we cope with a life that is so far from normal, let alone thrive? Continue Reading Mental Health in 2020 with Dr. Dorian Hunter – Episode #39 Part 2

The holiday season is kicking off and we at the Think Tank are watching the end of this year with great anticipation. Needless to say, 2020 has been a whirlwind, crazy, and chaotic year filled with lessons, struggles, and successes.

As we reflect on where we are and where we’ve been, we want to take a quick pause to say thank you to our readers, our listeners, our guests, our teams, our friends and our family. You are all an incredible tribe that we are so proud to be a part of.

Thank you from the Think Tank of Three.

 

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We are now 15 days removed from the national elections and I have very mixed emotions of where we are as a nation.

On one hand, I am openly happy and relieved in the knowledge that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President on January 20, 2021.  On the other hand a not so secret hard truth was also laid bare on Tuesday, November 3rd,…… this country has a very long way to go. Continue Reading What I Learned November 3rd…

This is part one of a two-part series podcast with Dr. Dorian Hunter. This is part one of Episode #39.

We’ve had seven months now to get used to the new normal between the pandemic, life in quarantine, the mask debate, civil unrest, the kids at home, working remotely or trying to work remotely or not working remotely. The economy is shifting. The election is coming up and the news is constantly telling us it is the worst of times.

What the hell is normal, and how do we cope with a life that is so far from normal, let alone thrive? Continue Reading Mental Health in 2020 with Dr. Dorian Hunter – Episode #39 Part 1

“I’m not asking much, just a token really, a trifle! What I want from you is – your voice.-Ursula the Sea Witch

Ursula The Little Mermaid

Do you remember watching the classic Disney movie The Little Mermaid and seeing Princess Ariel give up her voice to become human? While it may have seemed like a good trade at the time, she quickly realized she gave up a precious part of not just communication, but her soul. Watching her flounder to express herself, go on a first date, and let the man she loves know he’s been brainwashed by a monster was frustrating for the viewers. 

While we may not be squaring off for a battle with a sea witch (unless your mother-in-law is coming to town), 2020 has absolutely been dramatic and difficult. So in a year that feels like the fight between good and evil, how can you win at the most important thing: your voice? Continue Reading The Value Of Finding Your Voice and Being Authentic

It feels like open season during the election season.

No matter what side of the line you’re on talking about politics right now is heated and intense.

Is there a way to engage in respectful dialogue right now?

Dr. Clara Doctolero joins the Think Tank to help us survive the election season and beyond without ruining our professional and personal relationships.

Continue Reading Surviving Election Season with Dr. Clara Doctolero – Episode #38