Losing a loved one is never going to be easy. The only thing you can do is learn to build yourself back up and find strength.
What can you do to better manage these isolating emotions?
In this episode, we invite Melissa Wandall, President of the National Coalition for Safer Roads, to discuss how she overcame the devastating event of losing her husband while 9 months pregnant with their daughter.
Her inspirational story of becoming the President of the National Coalition for Safer Roads
Her experience with healing, gaining strength, and persistence after losing her husband in a car accident
Resiliency and how to “not let the sword touch you”
The program she is affiliated with that supports children who have lost their parents and its impact on the community
Melissa Wandall’s story is one of tragedy and hope, one of inspiration and faith. Melissa was widowed at nine months pregnant – 19 years ago. Mother to the most beautiful Madisyn Grace, Melissa swore to her husband that she would raise a happy baby, one born into love, not loss. And she has done exactly that – We can attest to the courage and kind hearts of both Melissa and Madisyn. Melissa aims to equip, uplift, and resource individuals and organizations. Melissa is the President of the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Founder and President of the Mark Wandall Foundation, a spokesperson and campaign ambassador for Alert Today Florida, and an independent Advocacy Consultant.
Law Powered By Women does not mean that men are not allowed to be part of what we do here at Luhrsen Goldberg!
Because in this episode, Christina Goldberg and Julie Luhrsen invite Neil Lyons, fellow associate attorney at Luhrsen Goldberg, onto the show to discuss some must-know estate planning tips! He also shares some professional stories about helping people create an estate plan when their family dynamic is far from normal.
How his role as an estate planner at Luhrsen Goldberg enriches their services
How he handles uncomfortable family dynamics when formulating an estate plan
His opinion on the Britney Spears conservatorship case
What it’s like working in an office as the only man
Neil Lyons is a fellow associate attorney at Luhrsen Goldberg and is here to share his expertise about estate planning. He attended the University of South Florida for his undergraduate and then Stetson University College of Law for law school. Additionally, Neil is the only man that works at Luhrsen Goldberg!
Everyone has a story about the path that led them to where they are, and in this episode, we hear from Julie’s former JAG Corps friend and colleague, Maria Chapa Lopez.
Join the ladies as they reminisce about their Army days and relive the stories of how Maria’s path from Army officer to federal prosecutor to the US Attorney for the Middle District of Florida to now her work as a Legal Consultant for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.
Listen as Maria shares:
How mentorship is important and can formulate ever-lasting relationships
The moment she knew she was destined for a career in law
How her Dad gave her the courage to follow her dreams
During her legal career, she has been privileged to serve her country and community in various capacities. She has served as a United States Army JAG Officer, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; as an Assistant United States Attorney dismantling transnational drug trafficking organizations; and as a Deputy Attaché in Mexico. During her tenure in Mexico, she worked closely with our Mexican Justice and Law Enforcement counterparts, as well as with other international stakeholders to disrupt cross-border criminal activity. As the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, she continued to serve her country as the top law enforcement officer for one of the largest districts in the country. Today, she continues her work helping combat the drug war by working as a legal consultant to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
Life is full of lessons, and a lot of them are learned through trial and error.
In this episode, Christina and Julie uncover what they have learned as lawyers, and as female business owners. During their conversation, they provide real-life examples, as well as the reasons why they think these lessons are worth learning.
Join them as they discuss:
Why it’s important to set and manage expectations
How undisclosed priors could make or break your case
The role social media may play in bodily injury cases
Starting a new business is hard, but what if you became the owner of a business that has been around for 15 years?
In this episode, Christina Goldberg and Julie Luhrsen invite President, CEO, and Owner of Grapevine Communications, Allison Imre Perkowski, to discuss her journey into the world of marketing, advertising, and creative writing.
Allison highlights how she became the company’s owner, and how she shares her company’s vision within her community.
How a quick decision over a glass of wine turned her into a business owner
Why she believes marketing and communications is a part of her DNA
Marketing strategies her team uses to interconnect a client’s brand
How she was surprised to have won a Woman-Owned Business Award
Allison joined the Grapevine family in 2017 as president and owner after a decade working in advertising for the #1 media company in the country. Her focus on enhancing client brand awareness and executing integrated marketing campaigns in broadcast, events and digital/social made her the perfect fit for the Grapevine culture.
As a graduate of the esteemed University of Kansas School of Communications, Allison launched her professional career working with the Marketing Director of the Kansas City Royals and coordinating the season broadcast on their national Radio Network. It was here that she combined her love of radio with sports.
Allison is well-traveled, having lived in Kansas, the Virgin Islands, New Orleans, Tampa, San Diego, and Lake Tahoe before she found her home in Sarasota in 2003.
Beginning in 2007, Allison worked with iHeart Media as a Senior Account Executive, collaborating with clients such as Anheuser Busch, the Baltimore Orioles, Schroeder Manatee Ranch and more. In 2011, she was recognized by Radio Ink Magazine as one of the top Account Executives in the country. In both 2011 and 2014, she was honored with the Salesperson of the Year Award.
Allison, her husband David, and their two children live in Sarasota and are proud and active members of the community, working with non-profit organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Suncoast Blood Bank, Forty Carrots Family Center, Step Up Suncoast and Sisterhood for Good.
That’s What She Pled wants to put a spotlight on smart, successful women who are making an impact in their industry, and in this episode, Christina and Julie do just that!
Meet Dr. Heather Crawford, a cheerleader turned chiropractor that found her path to doctorhood was properly aligned. Hear how she went from judging competitions across the country to owning a practice that sees little miracles everyday, and how she has faced obstacles with a “don’t be average” attitude.
In this episode, Heather shares:
The event in her life that inspired her to become a chiropractor
How she strives to make her practice fun for her staff and clients
Why she ignores the stigma that women should not lift heavy weights
How her team handles preconceived notions about chiropractic treatments
Dr. Heather Crawford is originally from central Pennsylvania, Dr. Heather has lived in Bradenton since the age of 9. As a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, the body has always fascinated her. After completion of her undergraduate degree at FSU, she set her sights on Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida.
Dr. Heather Crawford’s passion and purpose is to help others feel better throughout their daily lives. Whether it’s to help athletic performance, help little ones with ear aches and colic, or maintain function in the elderly, chiropractic care helps the body heal itself naturally. Dr. Heather is excited to help heal her hometown community naturally through chiropractic care and active rehabilitation. Please call today to schedule your free consultation and learn how chiropractic can help you!
Melissa Robinson is a wife, a mother, an artist, a cook, a reader, a hopeless romantic, and a body liberator. Her friends call her Rebel and she is a woman. Her story is full of plot twists, mysterious circumstances, survival, death, romance, and even a happy ending. Rebel found out early in life that She is an empath and reaching into someone’s soul, understanding them, and helping them see their worth is her superpower. Melissa’s goal is to free women from the unnecessary pain that their body image gives them and watch them blossom and let their stories be known while empowering each woman that walks through her door.
She is proud to be an award-winning, accredited photographer and a member of The Portrait Masters, Do More Photographers and the Association of International Boudoir Photographers, AIBP.
There have been plenty of personal injury cases that receive public attention for how mindless they seem.
But why do the victims push for a lawsuit?
In this episode, Christina Goldberg and Julie Luhrsen discuss personal injury law and why it seems to thrive in the state of Florida. They also discuss cases that received public attention and highlight the details the everyday person could overlook.
Julie and Christina discuss:
The possible reasons why personal injury law is thriving in Florida
The varying requirements for vehicle insurance and liability policies throughout the United States
The McDonald’s personal injury case which received public attention
What you have to look forward to in future episodes of the show