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  • Five Top Tips to Thrive as a Tutor

    19 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, our guest Michael Gibbon shares his journey from leaving the classroom to building a successful tutoring business. He opens up about the challenges he faced and the lessons he learned along the way. #HotTopics #TutoringBusiness #Entrepreneurship #SuccessStories #MindsetShift #MoneyMindset #ChargingWhatYoureWorth #SlowAndSteady #AskingForHelp #SupportiveCommunity #DefineYourSuccess #ContinuousImprovement #Learning #BusinessPlan #SelfDevelopment #Motivation #SmallVictories #AspiringEntrepreneurs #EducationIndustry #BusinessInsights Michael emphasizes the importance of shifting your mindset and viewing leaving teaching as a pivot to a different educational path, rather than a failure. He also talks about the significance of adjusting your money mindset, charging what you're worth, while also finding ways to help those who may not be able to afford your full rates. Another key tip Michael shares is to start your tutoring business slowly and steadily, avoiding the temptation to grow too fast. He believes in the power of asking for help and building a supportive community of clients, other tutors, and business owners. Michael also highlights the importance of defining your own measure of success and not comparing yourself to others. He encourages celebrating your progress and focusing on your own goals and growth. Throughout the episode, Michael and Gabrielle discuss personal struggles and offer advice for new tutors. They stress the significance of continuous improvement, learning, and having a clear and concise business plan. They also emphasize the need to take time to develop yourself and your business, find what motivates you, and celebrate small victories. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in starting or improving their tutoring business. Michael provides valuable insights and resources for success in the industry, making it a valuable resource for aspiring entrepreneurs. Who is Michael Gibben? Michael Gibben is a certified teacher and coach. He began his education journey as a private tutor and classroom teacher. With time, he felt he could better guide students in a one-on-one or small group setting. In 2011, he founded his mentor-tutoring company (I.M. Success Tutoring). After 8 years with I.M. Success Tutoring, he decided to transition from being the owner of a tutoring company to being a full-time business coach. He established Coach for Tutors for private tutors or tutor company owners eager to build their practices. Michael is also the author of two tutoring business e-books for those looking to launch and/or scale their tutoring practices and, last year, started the Coach for Tutors Podcast to help tutors grow their tutoring businesses with each episode. You can find Michael: On the web # 1: https://www.coachfortutors.com On the web # 2: https://www.michaelgibben.com/ On Facebook (personal): https://www.facebook.com/michael.paul.3344913 In his Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tbssg1 On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gibben-28a6a346/ Michael’s eBooks are at the following links (use the promo code “CFT10” to gain 10% off these eBooks): 1) https://www.coachfortutors.com/product-page/10-steps-for-the-successful-launch-of-your-tutoring-business 2) https://www.coachfortutors.com/product-page/10-steps-for-the-successful-growth-of-your-tutoring-business Michael has a podcast called "The Coach for Tutors Podcast." Listen and subscribe here: https://coachfortutorspodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/eMJSsV8zng4 ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: October 2, 2023
    Escuchado 54m 21s
  • Entrepreneurship and Motherhood (Part 2)

    12 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, Gabrielle Crichlow sits down with returning guest Amber McCarty to discuss the challenges of balancing entrepreneurship and motherhood. Amber, a busy entrepreneur and mother of three, shares her strategies for successfully managing both roles. One of the key points discussed is how Amber meticulously plans out her day to make time for both her business and family. She emphasizes the importance of setting schedules and boundaries to ensure she can devote quality time to each aspect of her life. Amber also highlights the significance of being fully present with her kids by putting away her devices and modeling healthy tech habits. She believes in cherishing each moment with her children and finding inspiration in music and prayer. Additionally, she acknowledges the importance of accommodating her older child's need for structure and preferences. Self-care is another vital aspect of Amber's balancing act. She prioritizes self-care activities such as short walks or spending time with friends, recognizing that taking care of herself is crucial for managing both entrepreneurship and motherhood effectively. Throughout the episode, Amber's faith serves as a guiding force to help her stay centered amidst the chaos. She shares practical advice for other parents, emphasizing the significance of finding a balance and rhythm that works for them and their family. Join Gabrielle Crichlow and Amber McCarty on "Hot Topics!" as they delve into the challenges and triumphs of balancing entrepreneurship and motherhood. Learn valuable insights and practical tips for successfully managing both roles. Who is Amber McCarty? From Amber: "I have been an entrepreneur for five years and networking the same amount of time. I have learned some things about putting your business out there and how to make you stand out. I host virtual and in person networking events. I bring businesses together to share what makes others stand out in their industry. My passion is interviewing business owners to share their business with the world. I ask you questions to understand your business and touch on your journey of becoming who you are. I then post the long content and repurpose it into shorts to drive in traffic!" You can find Amber: On the web: https://buzzitbig.com/ On Facebook (page): https://www.facebook.com/MeticulousEngagements On Facebook (group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1339706016536967 On Instagram: https://instagram.com/amber.mccarty22 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBSUbgBtSN6o2uhjuEQzN7w On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-mccarty-14b7ab216/ On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ambermccarty20 On Linktree: https://linktr.ee/meticulousengagements Amber has a podcast called "Meticulous Engagements." Listen and subscribe here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Jz1IZeE7tcq62K6PrnotF?si=681e47f9a7234f37 Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/zcNn4bCOzoM ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: September 15, 2023
    Escuchado 58m 39s
  • Living Abroad (Part 2)

    5 JUN. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, Gabrielle Crichlow sits down with guest Katy Parker to discuss her experiences living in multiple countries. Katy shares her journey of moving from Slovakia to Germany and then to England, becoming an au pair to support herself along the way. She emphasizes that language should never be a barrier to moving to a new country and highlights the importance of having a strong support system.  During the conversation, Katy opens up about the challenges of navigating a new country and healthcare system, especially in the face of trauma. She bravely shares her struggles with PTSD after a serious accident in England and how writing became her therapy. Katy started a blog called "Journey of Smiley," where she documents her healing journey and offers journaling tips and prompts.  This episode sheds light on the significance of having a support system and being prepared for the challenges that come with living in a new country. It also highlights the benefits of traveling and experiencing different cultures, which can broaden one's perspective and contribute to personal growth. Join us for this important conversation about mental health and healing after trauma. Katy Parker is a trauma-informed writer who integrates mental health and faith into her work. She was born and raised in Slovakia, then moved to Germany to improve her language skills. Afterward, she ventured to England, where she has now resided for 18 years. Despite facing challenges, including a serious accident that resulted in a fractured back and PTSD, Katy rediscovered her passion for writing and created the blog "Journey of Smiley" to connect with other trauma survivors and share her story. For anyone interested in living abroad, Katy's advice is simple: just go for it. While every country presents its challenges, immersing oneself in a new culture can be incredibly rewarding. She encourages people to travel and truly get to know the country they're living in, rather than constantly comparing it to their home country. Overall, Katy's story is one of resilience, healing, and the power of sharing experiences to help others. Tune in to this episode as we delve into a meaningful conversation about mental health and the journey to healing after trauma. Who is Katy Parker? Katy Parker is a trauma-informed well-being writer who integrates mental health and faith into her words. She studied and lived in several European countries and gained her university degree in England (UK). Katy is a mental health advocate and mentor born in Slovakia but found the love of her life in England, where she currently lives with her husband. She shares her journey of overcoming trauma on her Journeyofsmiley blog. Katy is not shy in addressing controversial subjects or issues that deserve more attention. She is also the founder of the PTSD: My Story Project, a safe space for trauma survivors all around the world to share their stories and inspire others whilst also helping to fight the stigma surrounding mental health. Her goal is to encourage and empower trauma survivors and support them on their healing journey. Katy believes that healing shouldn’t be a luxury and that everyone deserves a chance to heal. That’s why she created a free e-book, ‘7 Keys To Self-Healing, A Trauma Survivor’s Guide’ accessible on her Journeyofsmiley website. You can find Katy Parker: On the web: https://www.journeyofsmiley.com By Email: smiley@journeyofsmiley.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeyofsmiley On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/journeyofsmiley On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@journeyofsmiley On X: https://www.twitter.com/@journeyofsmiley On Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/journeyofsmiley Free Guide - 7 Keys To Self-Healing, A Trauma Survivor’s Guide Free Guide - Journaling Tips & Prompts https://journeyofsmiley.com/free-resources-journeyofsmiley Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/t3y8HcoSoSM ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: September 6, 2023
    Escuchado 1h 2m 23s
  • Talkin' with Tutors (Part 11)

    29 MAY. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! Join Gabrielle Crichlow as she sits down with guest and fellow tutorpreneur Melissa Kent, who hails from Clearwater, Florida. In this episode, Melissa shares her journey from being a public school teacher to becoming a tutor, driven by her desire to provide students with the individualized attention they need.  Melissa's expertise spans across various subjects, from reading and math to writing and science, catering to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. She offers both in-person and online tutoring, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for her clients.  With a large client load, Melissa's organizational skills and time management are put to the test. She offers valuable advice for aspiring tutors, emphasizing the importance of passion and perseverance in this rewarding career.  Transitioning to entrepreneurship was a challenge for Melissa, especially as an introvert. However, she overcame this hurdle by building an online presence and actively promoting her services within the community. Her tutoring business flourished as a result.  Melissa's ultimate goal is to empower students to improve their grades and boost their confidence through personalized instruction. She firmly believes in encouraging critical thinking as a crucial element for student success. Drawing on her teaching experience, Melissa provides unwavering support to her students on an individual basis.  Throughout the episode, Melissa shares her insights and success stories, shedding light on the significance of tutoring services in bolstering academic achievements and fostering self-assurance. She also advocates for students with special needs, becoming their voice and ensuring they receive the necessary support.  This episode emphasizes the pivotal role of tutoring in offering one-on-one guidance to students who may not receive adequate attention in overcrowded classrooms. Melissa's wealth of knowledge and experiences serve as an inspiration for both tutors and students alike. So tune in and discover the transformative power of personalized education! Who is Melissa Kent? Melissa Kent is an educational consultant and tutor based in Clearwater, Florida. She's also a former public school teacher who tutors and advocates for all students. You can find Melissa: On the web # 1: https://pinellastherapy.com/ On the web # 2: https://theeducationalconsultant.com/ On Instagram # 1: https://www.instagram.com/melissatheadvocate/ On Instagram # 2: https://www.instagram.com/melissa.kent_podcast/ On Instagram # 3: https://www.instagram.com/melkent58 Melissa also has a podcast called "Social Skills for Children." Listen and subscribe here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7kK9Ct2MvZYCU05yvL3S3e?si=j1eXhu0FQ0mmrrlRYQlXLg Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/ANT-CvZUQ50 ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: August 22, 2023
    Escuchado 53m 11s
  • Study Abroad (Part 6)

    22 MAY. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, host Gabrielle Crichlow sits down with Sameer Dossani to discuss his study abroad experiences in Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Sameer shares his insights on the importance of embracing new cultures and experiences. Sameer shares his decision to pursue his undergraduate degree in Canada, citing the lower cost of tuition and the benefits of being part of a global academic community. He also recounts his experiences obtaining his master's degree in Australia and working on his doctorate in South Africa. Sameer highlights the challenges of adapting to new academic environments and cultures, emphasizing the importance of being open-minded, patient, and a good listener. Having studied and lived abroad extensively, Sameer has gained fluency in several languages and a deep appreciation for diverse cultures. These experiences have shaped his career path and research interests. Currently focusing on indigenous peoples and colonialism in southern Africa for his PhD, Sameer actively engages with the academic community while also working as a health coach. He helps clients reverse chronic diseases through diet and lifestyle changes. Through his diverse experiences, Sameer has gained a unique perspective that enriches both his academic work and coaching practice. He encourages listeners to embrace open-mindedness and learn from other cultures. Join us in this enlightening conversation on "Hot Topics!" Who is Sameer Dossani? Sameer Dossani is a certified health and nutrition coach who focuses on how to prevent and reverse chronic disease. He is also completing a PhD in Anthropology at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and has 20 years experience working in the NGO sector, including as part of the Policy and Campaigns teams at ActionAid and Oxfam. Sameer blogs at sameerdossani.net and runs a YouTube channel as well as the Recovery and Transformation podcast. Sameer completed his BA with honors in Philosophy and Religious Studies from McGill University, Canada in 1999. You can find Sameer: On the web: https://www.sameerdossani.net/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SameerDossaniHealthCoaching On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sam3r/ On X: https://twitter.com/sameerdossani On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwr3AFZ-mmCpeadUWjP7pLA On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sameer-dossani-767b043/ On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sameerdossani Promo: Reintroducing Meat After Being Vegan or Vegetarian: https://www.sameerdossani.net/Reintroducing_Meat Sameer has a podcast called "Recovery and Transformation." Listen and subscribe: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jrV6cuVh4TE17qZLqwt54?si=36d3Mxj_S2yKPjGDrMb3vQ Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/cAX6ire8wOs ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: August 18, 2023
    Escuchado 1h 13m 40s
  • Living Abroad (Part 1)

    15 MAY. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, host Gabrielle Crichlow sits down with special guest Frances Helena to delve into her unique experience of growing up living abroad. Frances Helena, a seasoned solo traveler, shares her captivating stories of living in multiple countries and immersing herself in diverse cultures. From her adventures in different corners of the world, Frances sheds light on the challenges of funding a nomadic lifestyle and the cultural differences she has encountered along the way. The conversation emphasizes the significance of cultural awareness and understanding when venturing into new territories. Joining Gabrielle, Frances also explores the fascinating disparities in parenting styles, discipline methods, and family values between Western and Eastern cultures. Drawing from her personal experiences of growing up in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Australia, Frances provides valuable insights into how these cultures diverge from the Western approach to parenting. Having spent her formative years traveling with her family, Frances offers a unique perspective on various cultures and discusses how travel has had a profound impact on shaping her worldview and fostering her open-mindedness. She passionately encourages listeners to embark on their own journeys of exploration, embracing the opportunity to learn from different places and cultures. Furthermore, Frances delves into the practical aspects of living abroad, sharing valuable tips for funding travel and navigating cultural norms to avoid unintentional offenses. Her wealth of experiences has gifted her with invaluable life lessons that she eagerly imparts to the audience. Tune in to "Hot Topics!" as Gabrielle Crichlow and Frances Helena take you on a captivating journey, exploring the joys, challenges, and transformative power of a life lived abroad. Gain insights into diverse cultures, broaden your horizons, and be inspired to embark on your own global adventures. Who is Frances Helena? Frances Helena has lived and traveled since before she could walk. Her whole life, she has been living like a nomad and continues to encourage people to try and step out of their comfort zone when they travel. She believes there’s no right or wrong way to travel. Even as a solo traveler from 16 years of age, she’s always learning something new. You can find Frances: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beautifully.diverse.fashion On Instagram # 1: https://instagram.com/franceshelena.travels On Instagram # 2: https://instagram.com/beautifully.diverse.fashion On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@franceshelena08 - Book news - Frances has a book called "Thinking Out Loud" and it's now published and live! You can get the PAPERBACK version at the following stores: Amazon.com at: https://a.co/d/59sbYs4 (Use ISBN to check book availability on other amazon sites) Barnes & Noble at: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/book/1144400257?ean=9789357613071 You can get the E-BOOK version with BookLeaf Publishing at: https://www.store.bookleafpub.com/product-page/thinking-out-loud-1 Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/WRQu8HZNZpc ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: August 15, 2023
    Escuchado 59m 44s
  • Organization (Part 2)

    8 MAY. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, host Gabrielle Crichlow sits down with guest Angel Wilborn to explore the fascinating world of organization. Angel shares her unique perspective on the topic, discussing the different approaches she and her husband have towards organization (clothes, dishes, documents, house keys, etc.) and how they have learned to embrace each other's styles. Angel reflects on her childhood experiences, recalling her initial dislike for her parents' strict rules about organization. However, as time went on, she came to realize the numerous benefits of being organized, such as saving time and money by knowing where everything is located. As a mother herself, Angel faces challenges when it comes to her son's messes. She shares her strategies for maintaining a balance between organization and flexibility, emphasizing the importance of having a general place for items. Through her business, The Modest Company, Angel assists clients in achieving organization by offering services such as task management, maintenance, and public relations. She highlights the positive impact an organized workspace can have on reducing stress and allowing individuals to focus on the things they enjoy. Angel's advice to listeners is to start small when embarking on an organizational journey and to avoid becoming overwhelmed. She encourages taking breaks when needed and emphasizes the importance of finding methods that bring personal peace and satisfaction. Angel believes that organization is a highly individualized process, with different approaches working for different people. During the conversation, Angel and Gabrielle explore the significance of organization in various aspects of life. They discuss their own preferences for organizing items, cleanliness levels, and strategies for handling messes. Angel shares her personal struggles in teaching her son about organization and managing her husband's disorganization. The episode offers valuable insights into the benefits of organization, including time and stress reduction, as well as financial savings. Angel and Gabrielle also delve into the reasons why some individuals struggle with organization, touching upon the influence of upbringing and the nature versus nurture debate. Join these ladies for an engaging and enlightening discussion on organization. Gain practical tips and inspiration to find your own path to organization and discover how it can enhance various aspects of your life. Who is Angel Wilborn? Angel Wilborn holds a Master of Art in Public Relations and is a certified Event and Wedding Planner. Angel owns The Modest Company, a Virtual Assistant and Organizing Business. Her business supports female entrepreneurs, emphasizing helping them organize their businesses. While most people consider organizing a daunting task, Angel finds it extremely enjoyable! Growing up, I always wanted to be a talk show host. While I did not make it in front of the camera, I did make it behind the microphone! I started a podcast called The Mod Co. On this podcast, I give tips on getting organized, planning, and talking about an entrepreneur's life. She is the wife of a fantastic husband, and they have been married for 10.5 years. She is a boy mom to the sweetest, kind, most compassionate seven-year-old you will ever meet! Angel enjoys reading, trying new foods, learning new things, and napping! You can find Angel: On the web: https://www.themodcosc.com/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themodcosc On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themodcosc/ On Threads: https://www.threads.net/@themodcosc On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-modest-company-llc-sc/ Angel also has a podcast called "The Mod Co"! Listen and subscribe here: https://open.spotify.com/show/18FaBQr7LXixbZHScpnvG4?si=b7bf9f0f436d4337 Angel also has a devotional for pre-owner:  https://www.themodcosc.com/book Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/PpDpmfYVXYA ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: August 9, 2023
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  • Homeschooling (Part 6)

    1 MAY. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, host Gabrielle Crichlow and returning guest Alesia Galati discuss Alesia's homeschooling journey and experiences. Alesia, along with her husband, has been homeschooling their two sons for the past five years. They follow a secular curriculum called BookShark, with her husband taking on the role of the primary teacher while Alesia supports the family financially. The episode delves into various aspects of homeschooling, including socialization concerns, speech therapy, and future plans for transitioning to public school. Alesia shares her initial hesitation about homeschooling due to her past experience of being homeschooled in a cult. However, she now believes that homeschooling works well for her family when approached thoughtfully. Alesia and Gabrielle discuss the challenges and benefits of homeschooling, emphasizing the flexibility and personalized approach it offers. They also touch upon the importance of resources, support, and regular check-ins to ensure homeschooling meets the needs of the entire family. Alesia shares her son's speech therapy journey, highlighting the significance of professional support in homeschooling. The conversation also extends beyond homeschooling and touches on the dynamics of gender roles, communication, and collaboration within families. Overall, this episode sheds light on the homeschooling experience, providing insights into the various factors involved in making educational decisions for children. It is informative for those considering homeschooling and offers a glimpse into the challenges, benefits, and personal growth that can come from homeschooling. Who is Alesia Galati? Alesia Galati runs a full-service podcast management company, meaning you record and her team does the rest. She helps business owners launch and maintain lead-generating podcasts. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, two small boys, and a rescue pup. When she’s not working, you can find her either hiking, chasing her kids around, or watching the latest Star Wars with her husband. You can find Alesia Galati: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alesiagalatipm/ On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alesia.galati/ On X: https://www.twitter.com/AlesiaGalati On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alesiagalati On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alesia-galati/ On Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alesiaga/ On Threads: https://www.threads.net/@alesia.galati On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alesiagalati Alesia has a podcast: https://galatimedia.com/podcast/ Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/MHYmiI9VneY ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: August 2, 2023
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  • Study Abroad (Part 5)

    24 ABR. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, Gabrielle Crichlow sits down with special guest Jia Barclay to discuss her incredible study abroad experience at a renowned cooking school in Italy. Join us as Jia shares her journey of studying culinary arts in Italy, from the initial decision to embark on this adventure to the challenges she faced in adapting to the Italian culinary techniques. Jia also opens up about the cultural differences she encountered and how they enriched her understanding of different cuisines. Beyond just honing her cooking skills, Jia's study abroad experience had a profound impact on her personal growth. She learned valuable lessons about budgeting, gained a deeper appreciation for diverse cultures, and expanded her own cooking style by incorporating Italian influences. During the conversation, Jia and Gabrielle also delve into the significance of customizing travel experiences and the role of a travel agent in planning personalized trips. Jia's journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of studying abroad and the importance of embracing new experiences. Tune in to this captivating episode of "Hot Topics!" and discover the joys and challenges of studying abroad, the wonders of Italian cuisine, and the rewards of embracing different cultures. Who is Jia Barclay? From Jia: "Hey, I’m Jia. I’m an accredited travel advisor/chef and the founder of Ate7Six Travel Agency. My travel journey started in 2016 when I studied culinary arts abroad in Italy. Since then I have been committed to embarking on a solo trip every year. After experiencing burn out from those infamous chef hours I began to not only prioritize my travels, but also officially become a professional travel advisor. The experience has been amazing so far and I haven’t looked back. I created Ate7Six Travel Agency to merge my passion and expertise for all things food and travel. Traveling truly brings me so much joy. I am excited to create the kind of unique experiences that I have been fortunate enough to enjoy." You can find Jia: On the web: https://ate7six.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ate7Six On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ate7six/ On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ate7six On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3u-BPsJmUDgwHOmNTVHqg Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/SWwIHOGbQsw ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: July 27, 2023
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  • The History of African-American Dance

    17 ABR. 2024 · Welcome to Hot Topics! In this episode, host Gabrielle Crichlow sits down with guest Waterfall Adams to delve into the captivating history of African-American dance.  Waterfall Adams takes us on a journey through time, exploring the roots of African American dance in Africa and its evolution over the years. She sheds light on the cultural significance and impact of these dances on the African American community. Join Gabrielle and Waterfall as they discuss how African dance influences were brought to America during the slave trade, and how these dances evolved to reflect different eras, serving as forms of communication and rebellion. They also emphasize the importance of African roots in these dances, showcasing how they have been used to cope with challenges and express cultural identity. Throughout the episode, the conversation highlights the resilience and creativity of African American dancers in preserving their heritage, even in the face of attempts to erase it. From the 1940s to modern times, various dance styles are explored, each with its own significance in African American culture. Additionally, the speakers touch on the impact of mainstream media and social platforms in spreading and evolving African American dance. This episode not only educates listeners on the history of these captivating dances but also celebrates the cultural significance and resilience they represent. Tune in to this episode as Waterfall and Gabrielle shed light on the rich history and enduring legacy of African-American dance. Who is Waterfall Adams? Veronica Elizabeth Adams, aka Waterfall Adams, is a creative professional who took her destiny into her own hands. She was born in Paducah, Kentucky and was raised in Mobile, Alabama. She has an Associate of Science in General Education degree from Bishop State Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a Dramatic Arts minor from the University of South Alabama. You can find Waterfall: On Facebook (personal): https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61553600701074 On Facebook (business): https://www.facebook.com/waterfalladams On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waterfalladams/ On X: https://twitter.com/vavonni159 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@WaterfallVee On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@waterfalladams86 On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronica-adams-52488b27 On Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vavonni159/ On Tumblr: https://vavonni159.tumblr.com/ Check out Waterfall's blogs: https://waterfallsonlinrartgallery.blogspot.com https://waterfalladams.blogspot.com/ Check out Waterfalls's Amazon Author Central Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Waterfall%20Adams/author/B08V72JJ5Y Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/afbwm5f6Mtg ******************************************** Follow A Step Ahead Tutoring Services: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astepaheadtutoringservices On X: https://www.x.com/ASATS2013 On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@astepaheadtutoringservices On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@asats2013 On Eventbrite: https://astepaheadtutoringservices.eventbrite.com Visit our website: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com Sign up for our email list: https://squareup.com/outreach/a41DaE/subscribe Sign up for our text list: https://eztxt.s3.amazonaws.com/534571/widgets/61fc686d8d6665.90336120.html Check out our entire "Hot Topics!" podcast: https://www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com/hottopicspodcast Support us: Cash App: https://cash.app/$ASATS2013 PayPal: https://paypal.me/ASATS2013 Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/ASATS2013 Zelle: success@astepaheadtutoringservices.com You can also become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/hot-topics--5600971/support Original date of episode: July 25, 2023
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