Monthly Archives: December 2016

Episode 22: Fake It Until You Make It, with Kelly Hatfield

Kelly Hatfield is co-founder of Enginuity Advantage, Advantage Staffing Group, Enginuity Virtual Recruiter and Impact Real Estate Real Estate Group based in Everett, Washington. She has been in the recruiting and HR field for over 20-years and loves serving others. Kelly and her business partner have built three successful companies with the purpose of helping others succeed and delivering remarkable results. Kelly and her team strategically align themselves as The Partner of Choice with clients and strive to be the first place clients call when they are looking for extraordinary service, quality, and reliability. The resulting outcome has been an outstanding referral network that has built and continues to build their companies.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Kelly’s background
  • Why “extraordinary service, quality, and reliability” are so important to Kelly and her team
  • Kelly’s job out of college that she hated but stuck with for a year
  • The recruiting job after that which Kelly fell in love where she met her business partner April
  • The challenges of the early days of their business
  • How they got going in engineering recruiting without an engineering background
  • What Kelly’s life was like growing up
  • Kelly’s memories of her parents arguing about money
  • Why Kelly is equal with her husband in terms of their finances
  • Why investing in real estate has been great for Kelly and her husband
  • Kelly’s mistakes with credit cards early on
  • The big defining moments in Kelly’s life (and where her entrepreneurial spirit came from)
  • Why Kelly doesn’t regret anything
  • Why Kelly wants to learn more about investing

Ways to contact Karen:

Episode 21: Don’t Wallow in Gloominess, with Karen E. Arscott, D.O., M.Sc.

Karen Arscott graduated from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine. Dr. Arscott had a private practice in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. From February 2004 through September 2012, she held the position of Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program at Marywood University. Since 2008 she has been a leader with the Northeast/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition. Serving as Scranton Regional director and since 2014 as Chair of the coalition. In October 2012 Dr. Arscott was appointed to a full-time position as Associate Professor in Medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC).

She has presented nationally and internationally on interprofessional education in addition to scholarly publications in medical education. In addition to her position at TCMC Dr. Arscott taught the Addiction and the Family segment for the Student Assistance Program in Lackawanna and Wayne counties for 5 years. From 2005 until 2010 she organized and ran Parent Forums in Abington Heights to help families touched by addiction. She is a delegate to the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association and is a Pennsylvania delegate to the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates.

Dr. Arscott has been named a Patient Representative on the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee; she has spoken on behalf of cancer patients to The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as at the Radiologic Society of North America conference. Dr. Arscott is a member of the Integration Panel for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Lung Cancer Research Program. She was a member of the Meals on Wheels of NEPA Board of Directors (6 years – serving as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary), is co-chair of the PA Lung a division of Lung Cancer Alliance, was added to the Medical and Professional Board of Lung Cancer Alliance, was named Northeast Woman in June 2008, and received the Marywood Alumni Award for Excellence in Health and Human Services in June 2011.

In 2015 the students at TCMC nominated and voted her the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award and she was inducted into the The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. She honored with the TCMC S.T.A.R. award in June 2016. Dr. Arscott resides in Waverly with her husband, James T. Arscott, D.O. and granddaughter Sophia.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Karen knew she wanted to practice medicine from a very early age
  • Why she became a doctor when most women entering the medical field became nurses
  • What the environment was like for Karen in medical school
  • How Karen met her husband (also a doctor) who she married before medical school
  • How she and her husband juggled 110 combined hours of work a week while having two kids
  • Karen’s experience with lung cancer as a non-smoker
  • The research that needs to but isn’t because of an inaccurate stigma about lung cancer
  • Why she didn’t realize she was poor growing up
  • How Karen’s parents instilled her work-hard mentality in her growing up
  • Her early job as a waitress to pay for her education and the valuable lifelong lessons she learned in that job
  • Why wanting to give her family what they want (not need) has a been a financial challenge
  • Why Karen and her husband put their kids through private school
  • Why appearing wealthy makes Karen uncomfortable

Ways to contact Karen:

Episode 20: You Don’t Retire — You Rewire, with Robin Koval

Robin Koval is the CEO and President of Truth Initiative, the national public health organization dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco.

A leader in the world of advertising and marketing, and a New York Times best-selling author, Koval joined the organization in 2013. She re-launched its award-winning and life-saving truth® youth tobacco prevention campaign and refocused its world-class research and activism programs to speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco. The truth campaign has been voted one of the most influential campaigns of the 21st century and has been named a 2015 most effective brand of the year, best PR campaign of the year, along with numerous other awards. More importantly, with the help of the truth campaign youth cigarette smoking rates have declined from 23% in 2000 to an all-time low in 2015 of 7%!

Koval has deep roots in advertising and marketing. A co-founder and CEO of the Kaplan Thaler Group, she grew that company from a fledgling start-up in 1997 to a billion-dollar agency working with Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Aflac and other cherished brands. She led the agency’s integration with Publicis and was named CEO of the 700-person agency, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, which she led prior to joining Truth Initiative.

She and Linda Kaplan Thaler are co-authors of several best-selling books. Their most recent book is Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Robin’s work getting young people to realize the dangers of smoking
  • How Robin met Linda Kaplan Thaler and why they started their own agency
  • How their agency grew from 6 people to over 700 employees and retained what was important about it
  • Why Robin and Linda wrote “Grit to Great”
  • The lessons about money Robin learned as a kid — including using her school savings account
  • What Robin learned from her working mom (who she believes would have been a CFO if she was born in a different era)
  • How Robin financed her own college education
  • The best and worst financial decisions she ever made
  • Why Robin believes “You don’t retire — you rewire”
  • What makes her very proud looking back
  • Why multitasking is a lie
  • Influential women in Robin’s life

Ways to contact Robin: