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In her role as host, Katerina is often called upon to offer an opinion on topics of interest. Always holding true to her core values & beliefs including a healthy respect for intelligent conversation and a passion for debate, Katerina has earned a reputation for providing insightful assessment of, and interesting commentary on relevant issues. Tune in to her blog here.

Should you date someone with kids?

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Should you date someone who has kids? Personally, I say “no way!” – Why on earth would you want to take on that challenge? But, trust me when I say, I know that that’s not always the popular answer. And so, I’ll bump the question back to you – when YOU meet a person you...

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How to tips for building a successful career after 40

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As a digital media and radio host, I often have the opportunity to sit down with many of today’s West Coast thought leaders. And interviewing authors is one of my favorite ways to spend an hour. Recently having delved into the book “Adapt; How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work” by...

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How to Take the Leap; Ready, Set, Jump….

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A year and a half ago, I took one of the biggest career leaps of my life. After spending years in the extravagant world of yachting, heading up the global Marketing & Media division for a luxury yacht manufacturing company, I decided to leave my lucrative job in Miami, my beautiful ocean-side condo, my elite...

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RU for REAL?

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RU for Real? That’s a darn good question. Who gets to decide if you are for real or not? And just what is “being real” all about? Well, being real means being your true unique self. It means being brave enough to let your true, authentic nature shine through – AT ALL TIMES. The problem...

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Can Millennials succeed under the constraints of today’s global economic reality?

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This was the question posed to me recently. And of course, being not only a Gen-Xer rather than a Millennial, but also the pragmatist that I am, my immediate instinct was to respond with “it’s gonna be hella-tough…”. High unemployment, stagnant wages, soaring home prices and ever-increasing rent are among the factors challenging our youth...

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I turned 40. And I didn’t die!

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So, it finally happened… I did it. I turned 40! And I didn’t die! No really, for a while there a part of me really thought I might. Because 40 is the cut off age for not being considered hot anymore right? No wait, it’s the cut off age for having to stop having fun....

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Freer Speech After 40 – I Say What I Want!

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“They” say we become more comfortable in our own skin as we age. Of course aging sometimes brings along many of its own challenging issues (like worrying about the onset of those grey hairs…), but the one thing I can agree with is that with age comes a more solid sense of self. On the...

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Career Change After 40

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Reinventing yourself after 40 is tough, but switching careers in order to do so is even tougher – trust me, I know! This is typically what happens: You go to college. You get into debt to do so. You graduate college. You’re desperate to find a job. So, in order to get your foot in...

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40yr & Happy; My Red Tree of Abundance

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I spent 38 years of my life being a “glass-half empty” person. Well, that was then, this is now. Now, at the age of 40 minus 6 weeks (it’s my birthday on March 18th), I am living life as a “glass-half full” person. And I am loving it! Life is full of contradictions. As Joel...

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Betting on Yourself

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All things are possible if the motivation is strong enough. “Sure” you say, “That little cliché sounds great, but I’m 46 now – it’s too late to start something new”. 95% of people live their entire lives in a way they don’t really want to live. Are you one of them? Will you stay one...

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At what point should we stop dreaming?

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As kids we dream. As adults, we are cautioned not to. As 40+ year old adults, we are REALLY cautioned not to. But who gets to decide when we should stop dreaming? Who decides what that cut off age is? Is there a cut off age? I have a dream. It’s a dream that’s been...

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Aging Sucks

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Or does it? Well……..hhhhhmmm. I suppose my answer to that is likely to vary depending on the time of day you catch me (ie: the level of alcohol consumption you happen to find me at). Aging sucks. Yes it does. And anyone who says it doesn’t is bullshitting you. Now, why does it suck? Well,...

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