hip tranquil chick podcast #78: creativity cravings

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Welcome to the 78th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat. Produced at the Pink Palace.

Today’s podcast is an interview with Gail McMeekin on creativity & more, along with a pose of the podcast, look of the podcast, added community corner, and more festive podsafe music! View our shownotes at hiptranquilchick.com/blog.

Gail McMeekin is a national executive, career, and creativity coach as well as a licensed psychotherapist and writer located in Boston. She has over 30 years of experience helping people vision and achieve their personal, professional, and creative goals. She is the author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor (Conari Press, 2000) which sold out its first printing in 8 weeks and The Power of Positive Choices (Conari Press, 2001) which won the Living in Balance magazine Award in 2001. She also wrote the 90-minute audiocassette workshop-on-tape Positive Choices: From Stress to Serenity which has been featured in Human Resource Executive, Training, The Improper Bostonian and The Lifestyle Book of Tufts Associated Health Plan. Her work has been featured on television and radio as well as in major publications such as Investor’s Business Daily, National Business Employment Weekly, Boston Business Journal, Redbook, Shape, Woman’s Day, Health, The Boston Globe, One Spirit Bookclub, and The Christian Science Monitor. She was also an AOL Career Center Leader on Success Strategies for five years and she co-created and co-hosted a television series called “Professionals in Transition” in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her company, Creative Success, LLC works with individuals and groups to maximize creative self-expression, the pursuit of fulfilling work, and experience positive living. She has worked on career development and outplacement projects with organizations in a variety of fields, such as New England Telephone Company, Fidelity Investments, State Street Bank, Bank of New England, Boston College, etc.

Gail has a B.A. from Connecticut College, an M.S.W. from Boston University, and a certificate in Human Resource Management from Bentley College. She also completed the coursework for The Coaches Training Institute in California. She has coached and trained clients in executive and career development and outplacement, creativity, positive life choices, stress management, positive management strategies, time management, professional development, and women’s business development. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Women’s Business Network in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She has helped thousands of people action-plan their way to success and balance.

Pose of the Podcast: Utkatasana Twist

Look of the Podcast: Tres Tunic

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Community Corner: Let me know what fun hip and tranquil events around the book and/or philosophy you have going on and I’ll share them here. Check out our desktop, ecards, and forum on our connect page!

Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Denver gals – workshops and book signing at Omtime in April. All gals – Escape with me and like-minded women at our first HTC retreat in upstate NY in June and our first international excursion in Costa Rica in September. Details for all special events at hiptranquilchick.com.

Au Revoir: Share your hip tranquil chickness with me, request show ideas, or pass along feedback by e-mailing me at kimberly@hiptranquilchick.com. A reminder that we’re on MySpace and Frappr, so please connect with the community virtually there, too!

Have a burning question that you’d like hip and tranquil feedback on? E-mail me at kimberly@hiptranquilchick.com to have it featured and answered in our dear hip tranquil chick segment found on the blog.

To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music by new and independent artists from Podsafe Music Network. Today’s selection is Up All Night by Lee Rosevere. You can learn more this week’s featured artist, including how to get more of his music at the Happy Puppy Records website.

Thanks for joining me for the 78th edition of the HTC podcast. Get your creativity on!

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