Debbie Gioquindo on the Wonders of Wine

debbie-gioquindoName: Debbie Gioquindo, CSW, WLS

Expertise: Wine

What inspires you to teach/coach people? Wine is complicated and I don’t want people to be intimidated by it.

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? Michael Migliore from Whitecliff Vineyards. I learned all about the process of making wine from him. Working in the field to blending the finished product. You always have to be thinking about what comes next.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? Network with others in your field. People love to share experience and advice.

If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick? Gina Gallo

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? It’s personal when you meet clients over video. It brings people together as if you are sitting having coffee, (okay a glass of wine) together, even though you might be on different ends of the world.

Expert Insights: Christa Shelton on Lifestyle Design

christa-sheltonName: Christa Shelton

Expertise: Vegan Health Coaching

What inspires you to teach/coach people? I am passionate about helping others achieve their absolute best in life.

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? My mother- she always taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? Design a plan and execute it daily.

If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick? That’s a hard one, there are several people I’d love to spend an hour learning from, but I’ll go with Oprah Winfrey.

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? It makes the interaction much more personal than over the phone and there are no limitations, meaning I can coach wherever the client may be in the world. It’s the next best thing to an in person coaching session.

Expert Insights: Abby Marks Beale on How to Learn Better

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Name: Abby Marks Beale

Expertise: Personal and professional productivity and America’s #1 Speed Reading Expert

What inspires you to teach/coach people? I used to HATE to read! When I was in college, I thought I was the slowest reader in the world and chose not to read any more than I had to. Then after college I learned some simple strategies for getting to the heart of any reading material without wasting a lot of time or energy. That was 25 years ago and I continue to be passionate about sharing these “secrets” with those who are interested! I have added other topics in the arena of time and email management and work-life balance. All necessary skills for feeling satisfied at the end of every day.

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? I have learned from many people, through motivational speeches, books, articles and through networking. I have this incredible desire to be knowledgeable about many things and I enjoy listening or reading anyone’s words who make sense and resonate with my passions.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again! There is no one best way to make it in business but you are guaranteed never to succeed if you don’t keep trying!

If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick?
Again, there are many I would love to learn from! I wouldn’t turn down any opportunity from anyone in my areas of passion who have made in roads or are successful.

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? I love to see their faces and to be able to show them physically what better reading looks like. It personalizes it. It’s the next best thing to being there