Today’s guest was Maya Tavares Cordeiro,
the Founder and Owner of Bristol Looms.
the Founder and Owner of Bristol Looms.
Employment Case Manager for the Jobs Plus Initiative at the Providence Housing Authority. Our Hope Life Skills class
I opened today’s class saying “I believe some of you will become very successful adults. I could just as easily be saying ‘all of you will become very successful’ if I was confident that all of you will be committed to do the things Marta has done to become the successful person you aspire to be just as Marta has done throughout her life. Marta will share her life story.
Regardless what you’ve heard to the contrary or how you sometimes feel about yourself, I am positive you can be as successful as you aspire to be.
Today’s guest was Stephen Cronin, the teacher of the Hope Life Skills class.
to the class and introducing him to the students.
From Mr Cronin’s performance as teacher and the quality of the weekly class guests and special events like BIF and the Future Forum to Mr Cronin’s concerns about student performance and coming events for the 2nd half of this year, today’s conversation was a review of what’s happened to what’s coming next. Mr Cronin then introduced and explained the concept of
in other words, Mr Cronin said he expects students to work as hard as he works preparing classes and special events. He also said student effort will determine what they are invited to and considered for. This means
like our annual “jobs info day at the CVS corporate offices in Woonsocket, RI, a college campus tour, and a
If student homework is not close to being up to date and if class attendance is not good, these students will NOT be invited to these events. Furthermore, nominees for
will only be extended to students with good homework completion and attendance. Just as companies will NOT accommodate special requests from employees who have poor attendance and incomplete homework assignments, Hope Life Skills will likewise do the same.
Students suggested the creation of
“Great!! I’ll look into this. May take until next year but it sounds like a good idea” Mr Cronin said. And, “what about
when you, Mr Cronin, post our weekly homework assignment on our web site?” Mr Cronin said he would work on this too.
And, after Rosa said she liked the inspirational videos posted on the Hope Life Skills web site, Mr Cronin responded
Mr Cronin ended today’s class with
President of her own consulting company, Cardozo Coaching, was the guest of today’s Hope Life Skills class.
a non-profit foundation whose mission is to help people dealing with the challenges of mental illness. From depression and anxiety to obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD),
and storytelling. “I’ve suffered from OCD and anxiety since I was in college. It took a while before someone suggested I try painting to help me deal with it. So I did” said Sparr. “Despite having no artistic training,
I thought this might help others suffering from mental illness too.” So, Jeff started Peace Love.
a professional training and coaching consultant and contractor. In other words,
Nan also helps companies find and keep the best employees in their companies. Furthermore, Nan trains people to maximize their BRANDS to find and keep the jobs they like.
who have visited our Life Skills class. Our interest in Tino was created not only his
and his appreciation of the exceptional opportunities the United States of America extends to those who live here but also by Tino’s fascinating story of being
1. This assignment is an important preparation for our conversation with next week’s guest, Tino Chow. This assignment is similar to what smart, successful people do when they prepare for a job interview or attending a networking opportunity like you will do on December 5th at our Future Forum, i.e being prepared to create an opportunity for success. As a result, please read pages 1 through 46 in “The Story of Singapore and The Change Agent Who Created It“. THEN, answer the following questions and send them to my email address ANY TIME BEFORE Tuesday, October 24th, 11:59pm. This is a lot of information to read and digest in a short period of time. Here’s a suggestion which may be of benefit. Skim each page from page 1 through 46. In other words, when you are assigned a reading with lots of graphics (photos and maps) and breakout text (some words on each page printed in a larger, bolder font) like this textbook, skim or go through each page JUST looking at the graphics (maps and photos), reading the explanation beneath the graphics and only the breakout words in the bold, large fonts on each page. After doing this, you’ll have a basic understanding of the textbook story. After skimming, you can go back to read the entire text in greater detail. This is just a suggestion. Now, here are the questions to answer after you skim the entire reading or you read the entire text.
U.S. Marine. Entrepreneur. Business owner with over 400 employees. Business consultant. New York Yankee fan. Committed networker. Non-Profit Founder and President of the Elisha Project.
From feeding the needy on Providence’s street each Saturday morning to a future vision of a restaurant offering free meals,
Students were asked to determine our guest’s job by asking questions which he could only respond with a ‘yes‘ or ‘no‘ answer.
Today’s class was
In other words, this class offered students an opportunity to extend themselves ‘out of their comfort zone’ to ask questions to a successful business person in front of their peers and teachers. Not an easy proposition. However, the student response was impressive.