I am so excited for this conversation!! I am welcoming Colorado native and longtime LAX homie turned full time artist, Cora Sexton Wheeler, to the T&T mic! I have known Cora for over 20 years and I never even knew she was this amazing artist, so I too, was pumped to hear her journey from D1 athlete, to dental school, to becoming a mom, and then taking art on full time. Little did I know that the creative energy was there all along- like myself ha (lax and beer was a enough to keep us friends this long- obvi). Cora’s shares her process and how each piece of that journey had to unfold in its own time only to compliment the art and inspiration oh-so-perfectly now. She even uses dental tools for some of her creations! The universe does not play. I love highlighting T&T creatives because I firmly believe that creativity in any form unites us and from there we can open to heavier covno and ideally a united world… #LongTermGoals folks. If you are a budding artist or someone like Cora that has had it all along, this is an awesome cast for you to be inspired to fuel that creative heart and potentially take it on full time when the time if right. You never know where the destination truly lands, but you might as well as paint the path the color you want along the way:)
LACROSSE. Lacrosse makes friends. Turmeric and Tequila. Good times and great oldies. The journey and all the plans that didn’t, but did work out. Moms, professionals, artists, creatives, and being all of those things. Balance= Rose. Family legacy and philanthropy. Inspiration and creation. Maturing priorities and recognizing what you really give a shit about.
I have been asked MANY TIMES why I say “varsity” and what does it mean? SO we are going to unpack my labeling of varsity vs. jv and what it means to me. I am not sure where it really started, but it just kept going as an easy, time effective way to be conscious of varsity moments and JV ones. Meaning that a “varsity” state is not permanent. We all have JV moments, moments where we know we could have done better, knowing that within that JV moment there is a lesson offering an opportunity to level up.
A varsity state of mind or a varsity human are 3 main things:
– Constantly Evolving
This really breaks down to internal thoughts and how I consciously (or unconsciously) work to (gracefully) disrupt my own internal monologue, aka work to maintain varsity status as much as I can. I found an amazing article from Huffpost Contributor, Judith Johnson, “Do You Know HOw Powerful Your Thoughts Are”, that breaks it all down . Judith breaks down in a simple, digestible way. She shares the science, the importance, and the solution to get your mind right, present, and authentic. It’s not easy or constant, but it’s doable and necessary if you seek a varsity way of life:).
Varsity vs. JV. Autopilot vs. Authenticity. internal monologue and creating the reality you want. Graceful Disruption. Mindset and attitude. Operating in alignment and letting go of the past. Creating a story and how it’s poison. A new mindset, a new way of living.
Get your money right- right now! I am so excited for this conversation with Ryan Harris, Super Bowl Champion and Board Member of The Economic Literacy of Colorado (EconLitCo). We discuss money: saving, spending, and lifestyle. All things start with the right mindset and who you surround yourself with- football AND financials. Ryan shares his journey and why is passionate about financial literacy particularly with our youth. He shares his view on gracefully disrupting the current school curriculum and adding financial training to the mix, including educating the educators so the impact and lessons continue to carry on. Bill Tortorici, Chief Philanthropy Officer of EconLitCo, adds,“financial literacy/education is not mandated within the Colorado Education System. This is the real crux of the issue. Lack of access to this information is unacceptable for everyone and it certainly exacerbates existing social inequities. There are only a handful of states that make this particular topic a priority.”
Equality is a big topic on T&T, as you know, and money is a major divider. Many of us were not taught how to save, invest, or aim for long-term wealth. The learning starts now! Get your money right and gain freedom- personally, professionally, spiritually. Play the game (on and off the field) with honor, don’t let the game play you. Thank you, Bill and Ryan, for the time, energy, and passion behind this important conversation. You are both true winners and I am inspired by your all-around daily actions… #InfluencersIRL 🙂
Economic Literacy. Disrupting the current education system. Money, wealth, power. Equality and the financial divide. Kids and money, adults and money. How to get financially literate now. How to get loser out of your life. You are your friends, get dream supporters around you. Mindset and mentality. Being a winner.
I am so PUMPED to welcome back The Special Olympics of Colorado to the T&T Mic! Everyone is back out in the mix of the world and The Special Olympics of Colorado (SOCO) are no different. They are out playing, competing, and fundraising to make the ship sail! Megan Scremin, CEO, and Tim Sharpe, Athlete Of The Year 2001 and current Fitness Coordinator, join me in this conversation about all things 2021 and they share SOCO updates and events coming up soon. My friend Paula and I did the Polar Plunge a few months ago and it was A BLAST! SOCO does an amazing job facilitating fun and unique fundraising events that are not only well orchestrated, but bring together an incredible group of like-minded humans and supporters… Paula and I walked away with new friends and a fresh enthusiasm to be involved with the SOCO community!! Be sure to check out The PLANE PULL coming Aug 28th and Sept 18th– Paula, myself, and a crew of our friends will be there too. Bet we can pull a plane faster than you:) Enjoy this fun-check-in with myself, Megan, and Tim as we highlight the impact of SOCO, coming events, and the heart space that leads their mission and values- what an amazing community! If you are an athlete that wants to get involved, a parent, or someone that want to volunteer check out their website for all details- you won’t regret it!!
The Special Olympics. Competing and having fun. Building a community above all else. Friends, Family, and all the ones you love. Fundraising and life long impact. Priorities and managing the work load and energy investment. Balance. Fun!
Megan Scremin joined Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) in 2013 as a vital part of the leadership team, resulting in exceeded revenue goals and programmatic development and expansion. In her role as CEO, Scremin is committed to ensuring that the 15,000+ individuals that Special Olympics Colorado serves have access to a wide-variety of high-quality and life-changing programming, while utilizing the power of sport to create a healthier and more inclusive Colorado for people of all abilities.
Tim Sharpe has competed with Special Olympics Colorado for 35 years in sports including cross country skiing, basketball, soccer, golf, softball, and volleyball. His favorite sports are golf and softball. Tim says that “Special Olympics has impacted my life by helping me with my self-esteem and teaching me to work as a team.” Tim was the Male Athlete of the Year in 2001, and earned a spot as a golfer on Team USA-Colorado for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina. He serves as a Fitness Coordinator to promote health and wellness to his fellow athletes, and mentors’ other athletes serving in that role. In his spare time, he is an avid Broncos fan and serves on the Athlete Input Council.
About Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO)
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
I am excited to welcome my longtime friend and fellow Denver base company owner, Jessica Crow, back to the T&T mic! Jessica spent the bulk of her career amongst the top of the corporate world- leading, evolving, and learning. In that time, she became a master of change/transformation and jumped the corporate ship to establish Apogy, her firm specializes in proven strategies for achieving change success. Like Jessica I have also had my share of learnings in the personal and professional realm and one thing Jessica and I absolutely agree on and suggest is a GREAT coach. Jessica and I were both athletes growing up and like many of you we didn’t really have any coaches after sports ended. On this LIVE Club House conversation Jessica and I discuss the importance of a great coach and why it’s even more important as we “grow up”. We have both explored different coaches for personal and professional reasons and we share why we think these were such important moves for your own success and how it helped facilitate positive change all the way around.
Jessica is also an excellent example of the Turmeric & Tequila life: alongside her professional success, she is a certified yoga instructor and brings her understanding of the mind-body connect to her professional pursuits. If you listen to T&T you know that I believe it all connects, you can’t leave any big holes in your game:) We need to be the whole package to achieve personal and professional success. We are seeing so many major companies, brands, and leaders humanize their professional systems. I have no doubt that Jessica and companies like her’s will be on the forefront of the next wave of uber success professional situations and more importantly, happy, balanced working humans:)
Turmeric & Tequila. Live in a coffee shop. Club House convo. Managing change success in personal and professional situations. How to find a good coach. How to heal. Defining success. Growth breakdown and brake through. Humanizing the brand. Finding purpose. Constant evolution.
Jessica Crow is the founder of Apogy, a change management training, coaching, and consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. Jessica started Apogy in 2019after 16 years of successfully leading change and transformation for top companies including DaVita, Prologis, and Accuvant (now Optiv). During this time, Jessica started teaching yoga, where she developed a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and how tohelp people experience positive, lasting change. Apogy is the culmination of this knowledge, combined with best practices and proven strategies for achieving change success.