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Marlborough School’s Dr. Priscilla Sands advises parents on how to deal with rejection

Admission to top colleges is getting tougher every year. Many schools, including Yale University, Brown University, Duke University and Cornell, reported record high early application numbers for the class of 2021, according to IvyWise, an educational consulting company. Most students have until May 1 to decide where to go. Marlborough School’s Dr. Priscilla Sands spoke to the Wall Street Journal about what she tells students and parents when things don’t necessarily go as planned. Dr. Sands draws from her own personal experience, from working as a waitress from graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a doctorate in Educational Leadership, to illustrate the importance of resilience.

“I talk with parents and the girls about how my life took all sorts of twists and turns, how I was disappointed and didn’t go to the college I wanted or get the job I wanted,” she says. Each disappointment, she tells them, put her on a new path forward.

Read the full article: How to Help When College Rejection Letters Land (The Wall Street Journal)

March 28th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|Tags: , , , , , , |

Deborah Shames on what holds women back from becoming strong public speakers

Deborah Shames, co-founder of Eloqui, a communication and presentation company based in Calabasas, and author of the new book Out Front: How Women Can Become Engaging, Memorable, and Fearless Speakers, stresses that strong public speaking skills are necessary for career advancement. She states that while women have advanced in many arenas, women will never achieve their full potential if they avoid public speaking.

“It’s time for women to create their own destinies. Better communication and public speaking gives women the ability to seize every opportunity and aspire to new heights,” said Shames. Whether pitching for new business, delivering a talk at a conference, raising money for a favorite non-profit, or communicating one-on-one, women can become a powerful force when they speak with authenticity and confidence.”

Read the full article: What Holds Women Back From Becoming Strong (Thrive Global)

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

How a freelance writer found her zen through The Great Courses

At 57, Nancy Durham decided it was time to go back to school–but not exactly. She had heard her husband and his friends rave about online courses so she decided to give them a try. In doing so, she found The Great Courses, a provider of online courses for personal growth which has gained 125,000 subscribers since 2015. She registered for a 24-part video lecture series on mindful meditation, with interactive exercises, taught by a mostly suit-jacketed Harvard professor of religious studies.

“In the video series, the Great Courses instructor spoke with the warm, folksy optimism of Garrison Keillor and came across as the ideal mindfulness Sherpa. His voice and initial presentation — he likened his own life to a movie he couldn’t enjoy due to the ongoing background commentary — sold me,” said Durham.

Read the full article: A+ for E-Learning (AARP)

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

Crain’s LA spotlights WashOS’s approach on auto detailing

Bertrand Patriarca launched WashOS with co-founders Benjamin Guez, Francois Pradel and Kevin Guez in 2015. While copycat apps have come and gone, Patriarca explained to Crain’s how the WashOS softward and its eco-friendly processes have made it the largest car detailing app in Southern California. Nothing more than an average size parking space is required for WashOS to clean a car, sparing customers the hassle of driving to a car wash and waiting while the work is done. In fact, you don’t even need that much water.

“We wash a complete car with less than one gallon of water, using eco-friendly solutions and microfiber cloths,” Patriarca said.

Read the full article: Washos puts eco-friendly spin on mobile car detailing (Crain’s LA)

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |