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Katrina Yarnell

Professional Organizer, Organizers Northwest in Beaverton

My Groove Became A Rut

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2017
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 22

Having invested her entire adulthood in the lives of youth as a mother and public school teacher, recently Katrina Yarnell has begun a new chapter of her life in volunteering and business.  Negotiating a new direction, finding completely new networks, and saying "yes" even though it means fighting fear of failure and the unknown has been the hallmark of her PIVOT.  Katrina's measure of success is serving others, loving well, and continuing to learn and grow.

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A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement (Or, How I Got My Groove Back)

BY MELISSA WITHERS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 16, 2010

Melissa gives us a great introduction, well OK a pitch, for Independent Diplomat - an newly formed organization which gives voices to countries which don't have voices that can heard. Melissa Withers
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My First...

BY ANITA STEINSTAD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

Creative Director Anita Steinstad speaks on failure, success, awkward moments, life-altering decisions. A short story of my firsts.

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Failure – My Greatest Teacher

BY REUBEN FANG
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 01, 2015

A workaholic, a husband and a father of two, Reuben Fang shared how he pushed himself out of a rut in sixteen months and into the world of being a trainer and consultant in real world skills through his company, New Heights. Have a listen to how Reuben became interested in the art of persuasion, the science of emotional connection and how sharing his passion through New Heights have helped more than just himself but many others as well.

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Failing My Way To Success

BY HARRISON HAND
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Harrison Hand is a product of a variety of life experiences. Focused on movie-making, the recession of 2007-08 ended his financing. He has taken his ideas from a screenplay and converted them into a series of books.

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Cramming it All In! Accomplishing my 40 Before 40 List in Four Years!

BY JANIC GORAYEB
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Back when Janic Gorayeb was 36 and before applying to her Masters in Leadership, she hit a rut both personally and professionally and decided to create a “40 Before 40” list and blog about it.

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From Internal Chains to External Change

BY TOMMY GIBBONS
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Tommy Gibbons shares how social and economic adversity can be overcome through commitment and a determination for something greater.

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Proven Peer Mentoring For Founders Is The Pivot That Changed The Game For Startups

BY JOHN FREISSE
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

John Freisse shares his insight on ways to build and maintain a successful business venture. 83-86% of startups fail in 8 years, only 14% raise capital and only 4% ever sell for investor returns.  Founders have a 1 in 24 chance of ever making their venture work...until the pivot of the Starve Ups Scalerator which leads to startups being 6 times more likely to stay in business, 4 times more likely to raise capital and more than 3.5 times to get their exit. 

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How I became a Struggling Artist

BY LAURA FRAEDRICH
@ VOL 34 ON NOV 28, 2018

Laura Fraedrich talks about how she became a professional artist and an art teacher.

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My Teacher, the Mushroom

BY CAMILLE FLANJAK
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Camille Flanjak is a facilitator who uses play, hands-on exercises, thoughtful discussion, and lots of weird metaphors to connect people with food and land. Under the inspiration of the ‘mycelial web’ Camille and her students connect with the earth, deepen their relationships and practice self-interrogation and intersectional compassion. Mushrooms called her into the gateway of the natural world at a very young age, and this presentation is the story of why she finds them so compelling.