TNW34: Preparing for the Unexpected with Lawyer Melinda Grimaldi

TNW34: Preparing for the Unexpected with Lawyer Melinda Grimaldi

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview lawyer Melinda Grimaldi about estate planning and preparing for the future.

Planning for an unexpected accident or emergency can be a challenging conversation to have, absolutely, but we owe it to our children, our families, and ourselves to get planning. In this episode, lawyer Melinda Grimaldi talks us through why estate planning and thinking toward the future is so important and how we can all get started.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
  • Who Melinda is
  • Why this topic is important to her
  • How we can all get started
  • Things to consider

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Melinda Grimaldi

About Melinda Grimaldi

MULTILINGUAL. MULTIFACETED. MULTIFARIOUS. These are just a few words that describe Melinda Grimaldi’s ability and talent for running her own law firm. But when it comes to her entrepreneurial spirit and hunger for success, Melinda only knows one way – up. Like the thriving skyline of South Florida’s east coast, Melinda Grimaldi’s passion for providing the best legal expertise she can, continues to grow, evolve, and flourish.

A graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, Melinda received her Juris Doctorate with honors, at the top of her class. Throughout the course of her law school studies, Melinda worked to represent low-income clients in family law matters as a certified legal intern with the Florida Supreme Court. It was in this role that Melinda realized her passion for helping others through her extensive knowledge of the law, and where she established a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others throughout the course of her career.

Today, Melinda practices real estate law and probate law, as well as estate planning, at Grimaldi Law Firm in Hollywood, Florida. Once she started a family of her own was when she really got a passion for Estate Planning for families with minor children. She prides herself on being able to give her full attention to her clients while remaining a flexible leader for her team.

When not in the office, Melinda lends her time as the President of a strong female networking group, Profemmes, and is the Real Estate Attorney Member for the National Association of Divorce Professionals. Additionally, she is a member of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.  Most importantly, she is the mother to Michael.

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TNW32: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life with Cristin Downs

TNW32: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life with Cristin Downs

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I give you a taste of the Super U Summit with my talk: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life.

Super U Summit 4.0 begins on May 6th, but if you’ve never attended before, you might not be sure if it’s for you. That’s why I decided to give you a taste of the summit with my talk from Super U 3.0 – Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life. The Super U Summit is all about empowering women, and in this talk, I take aim at the thought patterns that are determining the actions you take. Might you be stuck because your thoughts are actually keeping you there? Until we examine them, we don’t really know. 

This talk is for anyone who has ever been stuck, and they’re not sure why.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • What the Super U Summit is
  • What it means to disrupt our thoughts
  • How our thoughts determine our judgments determine our actions
  • How we can examine what we think
  • How we can get started changing what we think
  • How you can sign up for the summit (right here!)

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Cristin Downs

About Cristin Downs

Cristin Downs is an alchemist, theatrical thinker, producer, educator, speaker, and podcaster. She rules her tiny roost at Pace University as the director of the continuing studies unit. She’s had a pretty eclectic career, but moments that truly defined her sense of self: becoming a strong woman leader and independent thinker at Cedar Crest College, learning arts exceptionalism at UC Irvine’s School of the Arts, experiencing first-rate business processes with the mouse at Disneyland Resort, and becoming an activist at Riverside Church. Meeting Ruby Dee, Robert Downey Jr., James Earl Jones, Ntozake Shange, and Dana Reeve were all fairly awesome moments. Cristin loves to read, the theatre, dancing in the kitchen, and her family and friends.

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TNW31: Women Crafting Success with Melissa Mendez

TNW31: Women Crafting Success with Melissa Mendez

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview creative rockstar Melissa Mendez about being an apparel consultant, entrepreneur, new Mom, and podcaster.

In this episode, I interview Melissa Mendez of Melissa Mendez Design Studio and host of the Women Crafting Success podcast about being an entrepreneur and starting her own business. We talk about the apparel industry and what someone with her skill set does to get designs from creative drawing to a real-world item you can wear. Also, being from NYC, we talk the city, and both being newish Moms, we talk that too!

This is a great interview to listen to if you’re a creative, an entrepreneur, you dream of starting your own business, or you’re a new Mom trying to balance creative work with motherhood.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Who Melissa is
  • How she started as a creative
  • What training she received to get where she is now
  • Heading out on her own with her first business endeavor
  • Her podcast and what need it serves

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Melissa Mendez

About Melissa Mendez

Over the past 10 years, Melissa Mendez has worked in the fashion apparel world for companies such as Talbots, Macys, Ellen Tracy, and Garan Inc. (Garanimals- Children’s Wears) to name a few. Melissa studied at Parsons New School for Design in Fine Arts for 2 Years as a Jacob Lawrence Scholar. She received a 4 year BA Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology [ F.I.T ] in Production Management in Fashion and Related Industries. Melissa’s artwork has been featured at El Museo Del Barrio & The Studio Museum in Harlem right beside James Vander Zee, a prominent photographer from the Harlem Renaissance.

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Reclaim Control in Your Life & Business!

Reclaim Control in Your Life & Business!

BUSINESS OPERATIONS CONSULTANT ERICA QUIGLEY

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, business consultant Erica Quigley teaches us how to reclaim control in our life and business!

WHO’S ERICA?

Erica works with entrepreneurs who want to remove daily business stress so they can re-focus on their important activities and experience more fulfilling lives.

As a strategic operational consultant and coach with a decade of experience in process improvement and people management, she leverages her Lean Management style to create standard procedures which give business owner’s control back over their company.

She has two daughters, loves her local small business network, and cannot start the day without exercise and espresso.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

In this talk, Erica speaks about how she recognized when her life was out of control and how she used practical steps from her career experience to get back on track to a healthy and happy career and family.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Erica’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

Create Your Calm

Create Your Calm

AUTHOR AND LIFE COACH STEPHANIE NICHOLS

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, author Stephanie Nichols teaches us how to “create your calm” as a mom.

WHO’S STEPHANIE?

Stephanie is a first-time author from southeastern Wisconsin. She loves to travel with her two sweet boys and reads self-help books for fun. She is known for her passionate personality and telling it like it is. She is a strong believer in the ripple effect. She believes that if we moms can do the work it takes to find that calm and heart-centered place inside ourselves, we can make a difference in the lives of our children. Her mission as a Life Coach is to help overwhelmed moms learn how to take back their lives without feeling guilty in the process. She’s working to create a world where moms stop judging and comparing and start living their best lives.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

From Stephanie: We can move away from comparisons and expectations to become the mom we want to be. This talk will help you create your calm as you ask yourself these questions:

First, what’s not working right now? Then ask yourself, what kind of mom do you want to be? How do you want to show up as a mom when your kids do something they shouldn’t or don’t do what they’re supposed to? You get to decide who you want to be as a mom.   

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Stephanie’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

The Importance of Sharing Our Stories

The Importance of Sharing Our Stories

FREELANCE WRITER, AUTHOR, AND PUBLISHER ALEXA BIGWARFE

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, author Alexa Bigwarfe tells us about the importance of sharing our stories, why it’s so important, and how we can change the world with our words.

WHO’S ALEXA?

Alexa Bigwarfe is a freelance writer, author, and publisher. Her writing career began as a therapeutic journey after her infant daughter passed away at 2-days old. She has written and/or edited and published eight books, including Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother and Ditch the Fear and Just Write It! She uses that hard-earned publishing knowledge to support other writers and entrepreneurs at writepublishsell.co. She also owns the small hybrid-publishing company Kat Biggie Press (katbiggiepress.com), dedicated to sharing women’s works of inspiration and self-help.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

During this talk, Alexa shares her journey to becoming an author and publisher. She also gives reasons why every woman needs to tell their own stories and discusses the various platforms for connecting with other women. 

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Alexa’s free gift for you is her book, Ditch the Fear and Just Write it! You can check it out here.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Gwendolen’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

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