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Brett Johnson and Carol Ventresca Looking Forward Our Way Podcast

The Looking Forward Our Way Podcast is co-hosted by Dr. Carol Ventresca, a recently retired Encore Careerist, who is expanding her horizons through a variety of opportunities. And Brett Johnson, owner of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants. He works with entrepreneurs, businesses, brands, and non-profits to plan, launch, produce, and implement podcasts into their marketing strategies. And he's affectionately known to his podcast clients as "My Podcast Guy."

Carol and Brett have been working together co-hosting this podcast, now in its "encore career," since 2017.

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Embracing Senior Independence With Evergold Life Plan At Home &Raquo; Oqcfi7N6Tsfp4Fhdn9Nye2Vv Scaled
Embracing Senior Independence with Evergold Life Plan at Home

For anyone interested in senior wellness and innovation, this episode is a gold mine of insights—pun intended. Welcome to "Looking Forward Our Way," where we welcome Daniel Seltzer, executive direct…

For anyone intereste…

For anyone interested in senior wellness and innovation, this episode is a gold mine of insights—pun intended. Welcome to "Looking Forward Our Way," where we welcome Daniel Seltzer, executive director of Evergold at Home. Daniel shared how Evergold's Life Plan at Home program is revolutionizing the experience of aging, with wellness management and financial protection. From the empowering use of smartwatches to personalized care coordination, Evergold is crafting a future where seniors can remain independent and financially secure. We dissected the real challenges of senior housing and how p…

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Inside Otterbein'S Lifelong Learning Community Program &Raquo; Oqcfi7N6Tsfp4Fhdn9Nye2Vv Scaled
Inside Otterbein's Lifelong Learning Community Program

In this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," the focus is on the opportunities for lifelong learning in Central Ohio and the specific Lifelong Learning Community (LLC) program at Otterbein University…

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In this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," the focus is on the opportunities for lifelong learning in Central Ohio and the specific Lifelong Learning Community (LLC) program at Otterbein University. Hosts Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson are joined by guest experts Dana Viglietta, the executive director of engagement at Otterbein University, and Kevin Byrd, a member of Otterbein's LLC. The episode emphasizes that Central Ohio offers a range of opportunities for lifelong learning, including programs at Ohio State, Columbus State, and other state and private schools, as well as free courses …

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Mastering Business Turnarounds: Strategies From Darlene Ziebell &Raquo; Oqcfi7N6Tsfp4Fhdn9Nye2Vv Scaled
Mastering Business Turnarounds: Strategies from Darlene Ziebell

On this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," hosts Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson welcome expert Darlene Ziebell to share her strategies for turning around failing businesses and to dive into the …

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On this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," hosts Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson welcome expert Darlene Ziebell to share her strategies for turning around failing businesses and to dive into the challenges small business owners face.Darlene Ziebell, a seasoned strategist and consultant, begins by discussing the critical process of assessing a struggling business. She stresses the importance of understanding financials and monitoring economic indicators to make informed decisions and establish a backup plan. Top Takeaways1. **Recognize When to Bail**: Darlene stresses the importance for sm…

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The Ohio State University'S Gerontology And Geriatrics Initiatives &Raquo; Oqcfi7N6Tsfp4Fhdn9Nye2Vv Scaled
The Ohio State University's Gerontology and Geriatrics Initiatives

In this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," hosts Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson welcome Jennifer Bechtel, the program manager for geriatrics and gerontology at Ohio State University's College of…

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In this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," hosts Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson welcome Jennifer Bechtel, the program manager for geriatrics and gerontology at Ohio State University's College of Medicine. The discussion focuses on the challenges and opportunities in the field of gerontology, navigating healthcare for aging populations, empowering individuals to advocate for their own healthcare needs, and the importance of changing societal perceptions of aging.They explore various aspects of gerontology, emphasizing the need for empathy-based training for medical professionals and advoc…

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Own Your Career, With Expert Guest Sharon Hamersley &Raquo; Oqcfi7N6Tsfp4Fhdn9Nye2Vv Scaled
Own Your Career, with Expert Guest Sharon Hamersley

In this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," hosts Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson are joined by expert guest Sharon Hamersley to discuss the crucial topic of career ownership within the job market…

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In this episode of "Looking Forward Our Way," hosts Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson are joined by expert guest Sharon Hamersley to discuss the crucial topic of career ownership within the job market. As a local expert in job searching and skill-building, Sharon emphasizes the importance of intentional networking and skill acquisition, catering to job seekers and those seeking to advance in their current roles. The conversation delves into the challenges of job hunting, the impact of ageism in the workforce, and how to stay prepared for potential job changes even while employed.Sharon stresse…

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