August 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to August!
August is the height of the summer, and it is the best time to ease your worries by taking a trip to the beach. This is your last chance to enjoy all of the heat, ice cream, water sports, and outdoor activities that August has to offer. Take this time to reflect, rejuvenate, reconnect, and open yourself to new great beginnings during this time. Enjoy the rest of this wonderful warm season.
Patricia Receives 2020 PBN Award
Providence Business News has announced its winners for its second annual 25 Leaders & Achievers Awards program honoring local business leaders
The individuals chosen for this year’s program were selected from a large pool of nominees based on their leadership, achievements and longstanding commitment to commitment to the business community, as well as a sustained demonstration of leading others, community service and mentoring in the region. Each honoree will be profiled in an upcoming special section as part of PBN’s Aug. 21-27 digital edition. The virtual ceremony honoring the 25 individuals will be held Aug. 20.
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Monday, August 3 - Variety Channel
2:00--3:00/PMET 11:00-12:00PMPT
Aaron Berkowitz
One by One by One

Aaron Berkowitz, MD PhD, is the founding Director of Global Health at Kaiser Permanente Medical School and was the founding Director of the Global Neurology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and directed the first-year Mind-Brain-Behavior course at Harvard Medical School. As a consultant for Partners In Health and advisor to Doctors Without Borders, Dr. Berkowitz has worked in Haiti, Malawi, Vietnam, and on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Dr. Aaron Berkowitz will discuss his new book, One by One by One which offers invaluable and inspiring lessons for anyone who hopes to make a small difference in the world’s billions of problems, one step at a time. More about Aaron Berkowitz.
Monday, August 10 - Variety Channel
Jennifer Marcenelle
From Burning Out to Burning Bright

Jennifer Marcenelle MBA, BSN, RN, HBC-HN is a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the medical industry. She currently holds degrees in nursing and business, with a specialization in Holistic Healing for burnout. As an energy medicine practitioner and the Founder and CEO of Burn Bright Today, she helps people improve mental wellness and recover from burnout and other challenges. A certified Reiki, Gemstone and Diamond Therapy Practitioner, Marcenelle has dedicated her career to helping people get their life back and move from Burning Out to Burning Bright. Jennifer Marcenelle will discuss her new book, From Burning Out to Burning Bright and tips for finding light in the darkness . Mor e about Jennifer.
Monday, August 17 - Variety Channel
2:00-3:00PMET/11:00-12:00PMP T
Anne Corley Baum
The Personality Types of a Leader

Anne Corley Baum is the Lehigh Valley executive and vice president, distribution channels & labor relations for Capital BlueCross. She has run leadership training programs through her own company Vision Accomplished, that focuses on leadership development.Anne is also the author of Small Mistakes, Big Consequences Develop Your Soft Skills to Help You Succeed. She is a certified protocol and etiquette consultant and has run programs on perfecting your professional image, leadership and executive coaching, how to succeed in the international arena, and dining at the corporate table. She has also led programs for young adults including interviewing and job skills and etiquette and dining programs for children and teens. Anne will speak about the 16 personality types you need to know to succeed that are discussed in her book. M ore about Anne Corley Baum.

Monday, August 24 - Variety Channel
2:00-3:00PMET/11:00-12:00PMP T
Nancy L. Johnston
Nancy L. Johnston, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in private practice in Lexington, VA, treating adolescents and adults. She is a Diplomate and a Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders Counseling through the American Mental Health Counselors Association and a Master Addiction Counselor. She will discuss her new book, Disentangle: When You’ve Lost Your Self in Someone Else, which is about the process of finding yourself when you are lost in someone else. It is about the process of creating enough emotional space between your self and another person so you are better able to see the realities of your situation and make healthier decisions about it. More about Nancy L. Johnston.
Monday, August 31 - Variety Channel
2:00-3:00PMET/11:00-12:00PMP T
Michele Blood
The Magic of Affirmation Power

Michele Blood, Michele has authored over 60 books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs and TV shows, including authoring with Bob Proctor the book “Become A Magnet To Money Through The Sea Of Unlimited Consciousness”. Michele has combined the essence of two great ideas: music and autosuggestion. Autosuggestion has long been recognized as a powerful
motivational tool and music has inspired every generation for centuries. In her singing affirmations, Michele combines the two and shares the power
that has propelled her to great success, healed her body and more. Her Affirmation Power book and affirmation songs can help you motivate
yourself to the highest levels of achievement. More about Michele Blood.
Positively Speaking
Communication During COVID

Summer is a time, especially in New England, where most of us spent more time outdoors, travel on vacations and spend time with friends and family. This summer is different as many of us cannot spend time in person with our family and loved ones and if we do it 6 feet apart. It is so important to communicate effectively especially during this time when we need our connections now more than ever before. And some of those connections are challenging to deal with.

Through my work and my own experience, these are my five ways to deal with people who are challenging.

1. Understand the behavior – It is not easy to be kind and understanding when
people close to you, hurt, annoy and anger you. This is where you can use your
objective view and see them from a distance, from an unemotional lense. This
helps you to depersonalize the behavior even though it affects you.

2. State your truth – State in a kind way how this behavior and words affects you.
Use I statements without blaming the person. Let them know how you feel but do
this for you to stay in your truth.

3. Accept that the behavior may not change – This is a tough one but when you
accept the behavior, you avoid being triggered and taking it personally. (However,
this does not apply to abusive behaviors that negatively affect you- which is
where professional help may be needed.)

4. Change your perception or attitude or situation . When the behavior is not
abusive or destructive as described above, change how you view it. Become an
observer. Ask yourself, if this affecting me long term? Is this annoying to me but
not hurtful? Can I learn to accept that this behavior is the way that person copes
with anger and fear or this is part of their personality? And lastly, can I change
my view so that I can be with this person without triggering them or being
triggered? Ask yourself what you can learn from them to help you deal with other
similar situations.

5. See the person in the best light . Remember times when that person has been at
their best and try to create those types of situations when you are with them. That means
avoiding statements and actions that you know will trigger the behavior you want to

This is a challenging time for us all and emotions can run high. These steps have helped me tremendously in dealing difficult moments with those special people in my life and has allowed me to appreciate the good side.
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