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The Gift of Persistence by Cynthia Brian

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The Gift of Persistence by Cynthia Brian


Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.
‘Tis a lesson you should heed. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Edward Hickson
Two hosts who are currently attending Harvard join together for an exhilarating program celebrating the importance of perseverance.

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Henna Hundal and Ryan Sim are not only hosts and reporters on Express Yourself!, but, they have taken their experiences from Express Yourself!™ to launch a new talk show on Harvard radio and, in addition, Henna spins as a DJ for a program of blues. They read a chapter by Cynthia Brian from Be the Star You Are!™ for TEENS which illustrates the importance of never quitting. Today’s guest, exuberant Kamil McFadden, a Disney star on “K.C. Undercover”, inspires listener with his dedication to perseverance despite the odds, his belief that it is critical to be kind to everyone, and his gratitude for his mom, family, friends, TV colleagues, and everyone who has been a ladder in his life. “Paralyze resistance with persistence.” -Woody Hayes
Never GIVE UP on your dreams!
Kamil McFadden
BIO: Kamil McFadden
Kamil currently stars on the Disney channel original series “K.C. Undercover” as Zendaya’s younger brother. The series comes back for its 2nd season this spring!

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Set a Path for Success, and Stay On It!

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Set a Path for Success, and Stay On It!

cathrine. cAnything is possible with vision, passion and persistence. No one exemplifies this more than the indomitable, Sam Walton. He grew one small retail store in 1947 to the global Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. My guest, Catherine Corley – Vice President for Member Services shares the passion and mission of Sam’s Club being “in business for small business.” Change is the only constant in business and in life and nothing illustrated that more than the economic downfall beginning in 2008. Leadership at Sam’s Club knew they had to be more than a bulk savings depot to help small businesses survive. Sam’s Club pursued data analysis and engagement with their members to better serve them as a multi-purpose, leading-edge resource. This makes Sam’s Club THE club for the small business community – whether a member, small business supplier, showcase vendor or potential grant recipient. Join us on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel for Host Chris Efessiou for his new episode “Set a Path for Success, and Stay On It!” Thursday, February 27th at 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET, to listen and ask Catherine Corley your specific questions.

Catherine Corley is currently Vice President of Business Member Services at Sam’s Club, a $56 billion plus division of the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, Inc.  With over 20 years experience in business-to-business marketing, she brings a unique blend of strategy, marketing and financial expertise to her role of ensuring Sam’s Club is meeting the needs of small business members. Sam’s Club serves millions of small business members. Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Catherine worked for Tyson Foods, Inc holding VP roles in strategic planning and foodservice marketing and received the “Emerging Leader” Award from the Women’s Foodservice Forum for her leadership at her company and contributions to the industry. Catherine serves on the Small Business Development Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Council of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Visit Sam’s Club.



Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood will be a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships.  It will also discuss the use and usefulness of proper parenting skills as training to entering or re-entering the workforce. Chris along with his guests will share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners. You will have an opportunity to suggest topics that you want us to discuss and as a result our show will always be relevant to you. Straight Up with Chris is broadcast live every Thursday at 3 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Persistence with Mark Papadas

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Persistence with Mark Papadas

Tune in when Mark is joined by Super Bowl Champion and former Chicago Bear Emery Moorehead and Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez.  The Word of the Week is Persistence. Persistence is a natural innate trait in human beings.  It is our nature to keep working and trying until we succeed. Unfortunately, most people today do not have empowering goals to reach for nor a clue on how to set them. If you don’t know where you are going, how can you keep going until you get there? Quitting is a learned behavior. Many people, kids and adults, give up just before they are about to succeed. The great football coach Vince Lombardi once said, once a man learns to quit it becomes a habit. Some have streamlined the quitting process so much that they don’t even bother trying the first time. Be sure to listen so you can learn secret number ten from Mark’s book 10 Secrets to Empower Kids and Awaken the Child in You.

Guest Bio: Emery Moorehead


Emery Moorehead is a former tight end/wide receiver in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears where he earned a Super Bowl ring in 1985. Moorehead played a total of 12 seasons in the NFL and retired with 224 receptions for 2,980 yards and 15 touchdowns. Mr. Moorehead was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and later became a director of the Hall. Emery has been a Realtor for over 20 years with Koenig & Strey Real Living and works out of their Lake Forest, Illinois, office. Emery, an Eagle Scout, also serves on the Northeast Illinois Council of Boy Scouts and is co-chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.

Guest Bio: Iris Y. Martinez

Senator Iris MARTINEZ

The Honorable Iris Y. Martinez was sworn into her first term in the Illinois State Senate on January 8, 2003 to represent the people of Illinois’ 20th Legislative District. Her election marked the first time a Hispanic woman had been elected to the State Senate in Illinois history. She made history once again by serving as Assistant Majority Leader from 2007-2008, a position never before held by a Latina. Senator Martinez has used her position as a State Senator to be an advocate for affordable housing and a strong voice for Illinois’ children. She is also a member of President Obama’s Change Commission. She has consistently sponsored and passed legislation to improve the health and welfare of the neediest residents of her district  and throughout the state.

Tune in for the I AM 4 Kids Radio with Host Mark Papadas Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.  Listen to his upcoming episode “Persistence” You can also listen to past episodes on Demand.

I AM 4 Kids Radio is dedicated to families with kids from toddlers to teens. It’s for anyone who has the desire to empower their kids by helping them through the discovery process of deciding for themselves who they really are and realizing the potential they have inside.A name is only a label given to you by your parents and by you to your children. Who we are, who our kids are, is the sum of our beliefs, our values, our desires, goals, and experiences. This show is a tool enabling you to give the gift of The Power of Identity to all of the kids in your life, including yourself.
How many times have you heard someone ask, why didn’t they teach me this in school? Well, that is what I AM 4 Kids Radio is all about.



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