Kaitlin Roig-Debellis on DESIGN YOU Radio

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Photo of Kaitlin Roig-Debellis by Peggy Sirota

Garrison’s guest in this segment is Kaitlin Roig-Debellis, the first grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen 6 & 7 year old children from the tragic events that took place on December 14th 2012.  An inspirational speaker, Kaitlin was named Glamour Woman of the Year and L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth. She’s received two honorary doctorates and the Dedicated Teacher Award from the Chicago International Conference on Education. Her book, Choosing Hope, has been a bridge for readers to move forward from life’s darkest hours.

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Garrison Leykam Earns Industry Gold-Standard Career Coaching Credential


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Garrison Leykam, MA, PhD, CPCC
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Farmington, July 24, 2017: Career coach Garrison Leykam is well-equipped to help job seekers in today’s competitive, challenging, and ever-changing employment market. Leykam, of Garrison Leykam, LLC, has recently completed the Certified Professional Career Coach program (CPCC) (www.cpcc-careercoach.com) earning the CPCC credential, enhancing his professional expertise and contributions to the career coaching industry.

Individuals who hold the CPCC span a wide range of professionals from the career services industry and include independent and organizational career coaches, career counselors (and Social Work professionals and PhDs), military and government career transition specialists, university and college career services professionals, résumé writers, outplacement professionals, human resources and organizational development professionals, staffing and workforce management professionals including one-stop centers, recruiters, executive coaches, company managers, and others who work in the career services industry from across the globe.

To earn the CPCC, Leykam completed a comprehensive training/coaching program that provided solid tools for career management and job search coaching in today’s employment market, and submitted a testing portfolio that included documented coaching hours. Obtaining the CPCC credential, Leykam has demonstrated a high level of commitment and expertise to the career coaching profession.

According to Leykam, author of DESIGN YOU: Creating Your Most Authentic Life Using the Principles of Industrial Design, “I help boomers live audaciously. I am the go-to guy for that special generation of individuals born between the years 1946 and 1964 who have a burning desire to realize their dreams and find meaning in their lives. I help them design their life, rather than resign it.”

Leykam, whose career includes senior positions in major corporations, record producer, radio and TV host, performer, stand-up comedian, author and international motorcyclist, is passionate about helping others reach their full potential and live careers that are meaningful and rewarding. Leykam’s DESIGN YOU career coaching program gives clients the map, tools, resources and confidence to make their second act better than their first. He guides clients at each and every step of their reinvention to evaluate, plan, test and experience a brand new life.

The Certified Professional Career Coach program by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) (www.parw.com ), the career service industry’s longest-standing association is directed by Diane Hudson, a multi-credentialed, award-winning career coach and professional résumé writer, and book author. The CPCC program was designed to coach the participants, engaging them in the coaching exercises, before they coach their clients. The CPCC program includes six modules focused on Long-Term Career Management, Diane’s Whole-Person Theory, Workforce Management, Traditional & Social Media Job Search, Interviewing, and more, continuing to set industry standards and pioneer beyond the frontiers of the known job search realm. Leykam joins the high ranks of Certified Professional Career Coaches (CPCCs) from around the globe.

Cliff Goodwin on DESIGN YOU Radio

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~                                                                       The show about people pursuing their passions.

Garrison’s guest in this segment is world-renowned lead guitarist Cliff Goodwin. Cliff is a founding member of the legendary New England group The American Standard Band, appearing on their self-titled LP.  In 1976, he answered the call to become Joe Cocker’s lead guitarist, where he stayed until 1988, sharing the stage with the likes of Nicky Hopkins and Bobby Keyes and recording Luxury You Can Afford, Cocker, Live In Central Park, Standing Here and Live in Montreaux; famously appearing on singles like “Leave Your Hat On” and Grammy-winner “Up Where We Belong.”                                                                                                                 

Along the way, Cliff Goodwin has worked with John Mayall, Steve Miller, and Robert Palmer, appearing on Palmer’s Secrets, and on singles “Bad Case Of Loving You” and “Suspicion” and three Billboard Hot 100-charted singles with the New City Rockers.

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Garrison Leykam featured in Connecticut Magazine

Many thanks to Connecticut Magazine for featuring me in their June 2017 issue about Connecticut’s Best Diners and for using so many of my photos of these classic eateries.  I’ve received wonderful feedback already on the section Diner Lingo: How to Talk Like a Short Order Cook. It’s a lost art form of communication!
My Top 5 Connecticut diner picks are in the newsstand issue. Be sure to read and share my book, Classic Diners of Connecticut.  For more on the diner menu, you can follow Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys blog and podcast and subscribe to Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys newsletter. It’s a ride!
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Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

Garrison’s guest in this segment is Natalia Wiechowski (wee-HOF-ski) . Natalia, or “Think Natalia,” is a Dubai-based bilingual  (German/English) Public Speaker, Coach and Influencer with a social media following of over 114,000 individuals worldwide. After winning excellence awards across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region and being featured in leading industry magazines, the former Marketing Strategist decided to radically change her lifestyle and career.

A nine-month sabbatical combined with 13-years of expertise in human society and social relationships made the Social Scientist come to the conclusion that she has to think and live by example. Since then, Think Natalia loves motivating people and sharing her inspiring stories on public stages. Further topics she speaks on are personal branding/social media and mindset/mindfulness. 

The Edutainer-amongst others-has given keynotes and workshops at the Global WIL Economic Forum, ATCE, DTAC (Bahrain), Startup Weekend and Middlesex University. Think Natalia coaches top Middle Eastern executives ad aspiring entrepreneurs in Personal Branding, Public Speaking and Impression Management.

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