2.5: Blending work, volunteering and friendship with Dr. Martha Twaddle and Emily Muse

2.5: Blending work, volunteering and friendship with Dr. Martha Twaddle and Emily Muse

Relationships matter, in personal and professional life. Sometimes they even overlap. Dr. Martha Twaddle and Emily Muse first became coworkers and later their relationship shifted and grew as they assumed the roles of association volunteer leader and staff member. Association volunteers and staff often comment that they feel they get more out of their experiences …

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2.4: Prehensile Tails to Problem Solving with Dave Bergeson

2.4: Prehensile Tails to Problem Solving with Dave Bergeson

Thoughtful, patient, and kind, Dave Bergeson reminds all of us how to find the strengths in our peers, figuring out each step, and be open to a new path from time to time. He takes lessons he learned doing anthropology field work in the jungles of Panama, Peru, and Costa Rica into insightful lessons on …

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2.3: Sleep Better, Feel Better with Marty Martin

2.3: Sleep Better, Feel Better with Marty Martin

Are you a morning lark or a night owl? Or just regularly sleep deprived and looking to sleep better these days? Dr. Marty Martin guides us through habits that help us feel more refreshed and set ourselves up for more success in our days by planning around our natural flows and peak productive times.  William …

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2.2: Community and Taking Care of Yourself to Show Up at Your Best with Donté Shannon and Irving Washington

2.2: Community and Taking Care of Yourself to Show Up at Your Best with Donté Shannon and Irving Washington

Donté Shannon and Irving Washington share their insights and supportive friendship, demonstrating the value of building your support network, taking care of yourself and your relationships, and looking to the future. Donté Shannon, CAE Chief Executive Officer, Association of Equipment Management; Account Executive, AMPED Association Management “It really helped me to reframe that lens, that …

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2.1: Adapting to Our Changing World with Amelia Franck Meyer

2.1: Adapting to Our Changing World with Amelia Franck Meyer

In this special episode of Conversations by Association, Season 2 opens with the return of popular Season 1 guest, Amelia Franck Meyer, who guides us through how the recent pandemic has dramatically changed how we live and work. Everyone’s priorities have changed and humans around the world are able to connect with colleagues, families, and …

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1.14: Decisions and Transitions with Mark Engle

1.14: Decisions and Transitions with Mark Engle

Most people’s passion for association work doesn’t start in childhood—but that’s not the case for Mark Engle. His parents—Art and Dagny—started Association Management Center (AMC) nearly 50 years ago. Family vacations were replaced with association conferences where the entire family—including brothers Scott and Jeff—were expected to lend a helping hand. Later in life, Mark worked …

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1.13: Reinventing Yourself with Karen Dunn Caspers

1.13: Reinventing Yourself with Karen Dunn Caspers

Karen Dunn Caspers, spent nearly 40 years working inside associations in a variety of roles. While inquiring about another association position she discovered a new career opportunity. Today, she works as an executive search consultant for Tuft and Associates in Chicago. Karen knows what associations are looking for when it comes to professional staff. She …

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1.12: Taking Initiative to Build Your Career: Midcareer Panel—Liz Giannini, Pam Rosenberg, and Amy Thomasson

1.12: Taking Initiative to Build Your Career: Midcareer Panel—Liz Giannini, Pam Rosenberg, and Amy Thomasson

Proactive and thoughtful, the accomplished midcareer panel on this episode shares insights into expanding your network, finding confidants and mentors, and building a path on an undefined journey. Their advice resonates at all levels, as they discuss how to learn from your members, peers, and executives while building advisors and skills. Talking with Liz, Pam, …

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1.11: Joy and Belonging with Amelia Franck Meyer

1.11: Joy and Belonging with Amelia Franck Meyer

“Do what love would do,” is a powerful statement and a reminder of how Amelia Franck Meyer approaches life and work. She believes people are most successful when they feel supported, safe and valued by those around them. Throughout her career as a nonprofit leader, she has remained committed to not only elevating individuals, but …

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