Ascot Media Group Blog
Welcome to the Ascot Media Group BLOG! Visit our main website at www.ascotmedia.com

Find the Career that Fits Perfectly: The Tools are at Your Fingertips

Find the Career that Fits Perfectly: The Tools are at Your Fingertips

(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Why do so many people stay in unrewarding careers? Fear of change? Lack of updated skills? Whatever the case, staying in an unfulfilling job prevents you from doing what you really want to do. The pandemic taught us that we can pivot and innovate faster than we ever thought possible, so why not restart your career with a renewed vision and a clearer path forward?

Elevate Your Career: Live a Life You’re Truly Proud Of from experienced career development coach Helen Horyza brilliantly demonstrates how you can design a career that aligns with your interests and talents by discovering what makes you truly happy.

“The path to a thriving career requires self reflection to discover what values are important to you and to identify the types of work that hold real meaning,” Horyza writes. “It also demands patience and persistence.”

Through a series of true stories, Horyza illustrates how people from all walks of life and education levels can create a career that is literally a perfect fit—even if you don’t know what your “passion” is yet.

In addition to these real-world examples, Elevate Your Career includes valuable tools that readers can use right away to reassess their career paths. First, the Elevate Career Cycle method, which is explained in the book, can help readers uncover their passion by pinpoint-ing their interests and unique talents. Also included with the book is a coupon code for the Elevations Career Assessment, which synthesizes values, skills, interests and personality in the context of contemporary careers. Individuals who complete the assessment receive a fo-cused report complete with valuable decision-making tools. The result is a comprehensive model for smart and healthy career development.

No matter where you are in your evolving career journey—college student, executive or someone looking to course-correct—this book will provide you with the tools and the momen-tum you need to elevate your career.

Helen Horyza is an expert in the fields of career development and employee development, engagement and retention. She is an accomplished trainer, motivational speaker and execu-tive coach. She holds a Master of Science degree in Career Counseling from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), and is a professionally trained coach through Coach Training International. She is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and has over 20 years of experience uncovering talent and directing it to achieve extraordinary results.

Horyza is comfortable inspiring audiences large and small with her authentic, approachable style. She is the inventor and author of the Elevations® suite of assessments designed to assist individuals in career transition or to enhance employee engagement. Elevations® is utilized in colleges, universities and in consultant practices around the world.

She has used her own advice to re-career and is opening the Career Coach Entrepreneur Academy in the fall, a training program for people interested in becoming career coaches.

For more information, please visit www.ElevateYourCareer.com or www.helenhoryza.com. You can also connect with the author on social media at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxts0YopKzHU_dnPmcQ_NHQ
https://www.instagram.com/helenhoryza/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenhoryza/
https://www.facebook.com/helen.horyza
https://twitter.com/HelenHoryza

Elevate Your Career: Live a Life You’re Truly Proud Of
Publisher: Merack
ISBN-10: 1949635384
ISBN-13: 978-1949635386
Available from Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Helenhoryza.com

Trish Stevens
Karen Anderson
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone
800.854.2207 Fax

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Code-At-Home Tech Toys Keep Girls Engaged, Away From Computer Screens, During COVID-19 School Closures

Trish Stevens
Claire Downing
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone
800.854.2207 Fax

(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Code-At-Home Tech Toys Keep Girls Engaged, Away From Computer Screens, During COVID-19 School Closures

Are you looking for constructive ways to keep your children stimulated and engaged during the COVID-19 school shutdown? The line of groundbreaking toys from SmartGurlz Inc. uses an award-winning robotics platform to teach basic coding skills to girls as young as 6.

“Many girls’ toys lag behind in the development of spatial skills, hands-on problem solving skills, and confidence with coding and computer science,” explains SmartGurlz founder Sharmi Albrechtsen. “These are exactly the skills that SmartGurlz aims to develop.”

The SmartGurlz line of unique, interactive, self-balancing robots and dolls are controlled with the SugarCoded™ App than can be downloaded onto an IOS or android phone or tablet that once downloaded requires no Wi-Fi, just Bluetooth.

A full, step-by-step tutorial teaches basic coding strategies so young girls can maneuver the toys around obstacle courses of their own design. With several levels of learning and chal-lenges, the toy keeps kids occupied several hours a week for 4-6 months.

The company is also offering a free weekly webinar for parents and kids affected by COVID- 19 that includes getting started, tips and tricks, and weekly home assignments.

Girls playing with SmartGurlz products learn three key concepts:

  1. Spatial Reasoning. Girls learn how to direct/orient their robots in new environments and in-terpret maps.
  2. Computer Programming. Girls learn to program their robots using our kid-friendly coding App called SugarCodedTM.
  3. Storytelling & Problem Solving. Girls learn to tell stories and solve missions via coding.

The SmartGurlz product line also includes an e-book series available through the App that focuses on the everyday adventures of four talented young women studying at the fictional New York Institute of Technology — N.I.T.

We’re all adjusting to a new normal. You can use this extra time at home to inspire the female tech leaders of tomorrow with toys that integrate the power of play with the power of technology.

SmartGurlz CEO Sharmi Albrechtsen is a robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom with a passion for closing the diversity gap in technology.

In 2015, Sharmi started SmartGurlz after becoming frustrated with the lack of STEM toys available for her daughter. The SmartGurlz flagship product, Siggy, was the first robotics product designed specifically for girls. More than 30,000 girls have been educated with SmartGurlz. SmartGurlz partners include BlackGirlsCode, Girl Scouts of America and Morrison Mentors.

SmartGurlz recently expanded its product line to include Smart Buddies (a joint-venture with Pitsco Education), which features a diverse set of characters suitable for both girls and boys, targeted towards schools.

Sharmi was recently given AdWeek’s Disruptor Award in Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech. She has also been named Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 by the Asian Chamber of Commerce as well as named a Morgan Stanley Multi-Cultural Innovation Lab fellow. Sharmi has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Fox Business News, Fox and Friends and CNN. She is also a featured TEDx speaker.

For more information, please visit www.smartgurlz.com or connect with her on social media at https://www.instagram.com/smartgurlzworld/; https://www.facebook.com/smartgurlzworld/; or https://twitter.com/SmartGurlzWorld.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

To Compete And Win In The Digital Era, Think Like Amazon

Trish Stevens
Mike Dempsey
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
news@ascotmedianews.com
ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone

(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To Compete And Win In The Digital Era, Think Like Amazon

“What would Jeff Bezos do?” Since leaving Amazon to advise start-ups and corporations, John Rossman has been asked this question countless times by executives who want to know “the secret” behind Amazon’s historic success.

Rossman expertly responds in his step-by-step guide, Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader. Drawing from his experience as an Amazon executive, Rossman shows today’s business leaders how to think like Amazon, strategize like Bezos and beat the competition like nobody’s business.

“Every business leader wants to know how to be more customer-centric, how to operate better and how to innovate on a systematic basis,” Rossman said. “As a former Amazon executive and now as an advisor to many innovative companies, big and small, I get to see these concepts and practices put into place.”

Between the covers of Think Like Amazon, Rossman shows readers how to:

•Move forward to get back to Day 1―and change the status quo
•Become a platform company―with the right platform strategy
•Create customer obsession―and grant customers superpowers
•Experiment, fail, rinse and repeat
•Decentralize their way to digital greatness
•Master the magic of small autonomous teams
•Avoid the trap of past positions
•Make better and faster decisions
•And much more!

In addition to these targeted strategies, readers will get a rare glimpse inside how Jeff Bezos and Amazon take a remarkably consistent approach to innovate, explore new markets and spark new growth. Readers will understand the unique mindset and inner workings that drive Amazon’s operational excellence, from its ground-up approach to new digital markets to its out-of-the-box attitudes on innovation. Rossman also offers invaluable insights into the latest technologies, e-commerce marketing, online culture and IoT disruptions that only an Amazon insider would know.

Rossman has signed with 13 foreign publishers to release non-English versions of Think Like Amazon.

“The storytelling and credibility that Rossman brings translate not only to so many lan-guages, but also to the desire for business leaders across the globe to understand what they can take from Amazon’s management playbook into their own organizations,” added Jim Levine, Levine|Greenberg|Rostan Literary Agency.

Author and former Amazon executive John Rossman is a sought-after keynote speaker and business strategist. Rossman is most known for launching and scaling the Amazon Market-place, which Jeff Bezos called “one of his magical businesses,” accounting for over 50 per-cent of all Amazon units sold and shipped. Rossman also served as Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com under CEO Jeff Bezos. Since leaving Amazon, Rossman has ad-vised clients across most industry verticals on innovation, digital strategy and culture as Managing Partner of Rossman Partners.

For more information visit www.the-amazon-way.com.

Think Like Amazon: 50 ½ Ideas to Become a Digital Leader
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Released: May 2019
ISBN-10: 1260455491
ISBN-13: 978-1260455496
Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Amazon-Become-Digital/dp/1260455491

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Meant For More: Awaken Your Full Potential And Create A Life Truly Worth Living

Trish Stevens
Jaime Simpson
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
news@ascotmedianews.com
ascotmedia.com

(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meant For More: Awaken Your Full Potential And Create A Life Truly Worth Living

The market is saturated with self-help books, and personal and professional development programs. But look around. Only about 2 to 5 percent of our population is achieving extraordinary success. Why?

One explanation, suggests author Mia Hewett, is because we’re actually trying to solve the wrong problems. Meant for More: Stop Secretly Struggling and Become a Force to Be Reckoned With not only shares Mia’s own journey of discovery and awakening, it also reveals fundamental truths that will help you experiences a genuine breakthrough and awaken to what’s really been stopping you from realizing your full potential.

Meant for More offers a blueprint to help you confidently create your own reality by accessing your innate power, shifting your self-image, and clearing the misconceptions or misunderstandings that have been getting in your way. You will learn how to reach your highest potential by:

• Understanding the exact science of how to take your dreams and turn them into reality.
• Knowing how to stop being a prisoner of your mental chatter and to finally use your mind for what it really is: A powerful tool.
• Eliminating tons of stress by learning how to make accurate decisions easily and consistently.
• Gaining a blueprint for powerful and meaningful relationships — both business and personal.
• Knowing how to move beyond fears, anxieties and limitations.
• Knowing how to feel fulfilled, happy and in harmony with your aspirations.
• Learning what it takes to have what you think, what you say, how you feel and what you do, all in alignment.

Written for those who’ve always felt as if they were meant for something greater, but just didn’t know how to get there, Meant for More aims to help readers unlock their full potential so they can thrive spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically, and achieve the results they’ve always dreamed of.
For a limited time, readers can download Meant for More absolutely free from Mia’s website: www.MiaHewett.com.

Author Mia Hewett is a human potential expert. She has co-owned and operated a seven-figure business, is an international speaker, and a world-class business coach. Mia is the founder of Aligned Intelligence™ or A.I.M., a methodology that removes all blind spots, fear, anxiety and self-doubt to have you feel empowered, make accurate decisions and work smarter — not harder — to maximize your results and live your potential.
Mia’s method is for those wanting to achieve self-mastery. Like many of you, Mia’s most significant source of pain was knowing she was meant for more, yet not understanding why she kept secretly struggling to achieve it. Mia’s excited to let you in on what successful people know that they often cannot explain by helping you bridge the spiritual or conceptual awareness to a practical understanding in a way that makes it easy for you to implement. Now she lives an incredible life, living her life’s purpose and doing what she’s most passionate about, and you can too! Mia has run all five major world marathons and currently lives in Boston and Florida with her partner, Michael, and their French bulldog, Buddha.

Meant for More: Stop Secretly Struggling and Become a Force to Be Reckoned With
Publisher: Difference Press
Released: May 14, 2019
ISBN-10: 1683092422
ISBN-13: 978-1683092421
Available from Amazon.com and www.miahewett.com

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Accomplished Entrepreneur Shares Secrets To Business Success

Trish Stevens
Rena Gills
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
news@ascotmedianews.com
ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone

(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Accomplished Entrepreneur Shares Secrets To Business Success

Earl B. Heard is living proof that faith can triumph over adversity. The successful entrepreneur and faith-based movie producer began at rock bottom before building a life that brought him genuine fulfillment.

Thirty-five years ago, he founded BIC Alliance, one of the nation’s largest multi-industrial, multi-departmental strategic marketing firms and publisher of Business and Industry Connection (BIC) Magazine. Heard’s rise up the business ladder came with faith, good old fashioned hard work and kindness toward others. He shares his remarkable insights, gleaned throughout decades of professional and personal ups and downs, in the re-release of his inspirational book, It’s What We Do Together That Counts – The BIC Alliance Story.

The updated edition of his book includes 11 Earl’s Pearls of Wisdom; 100 tips for achieving peace, happiness and success; plus Success Secrets from the Experts.

Readers will learn by Heard’s example how to overcome challenges and realize their own goals; how to inspire others by example; how to lead with empathy and understanding; and how to put God first.

Heard’s story is a testament to one man’s enduring faith in God, himself and mankind. Drawing upon 63 years of life experiences, Heard proves through his words and actions that any form of adversity can be overcome through faith, perseverance and kindness.

Author Earl B. Heard is the CEO and Founder of BIC Alliance, which publishes BIC Magazine, North America’s largest multi-industry, multi-departmental energy and construction publication. He has 40-plus years’ combined experience in industry and marketing, having served as an industrial training manager and buyer for Ethyl Corp. in Baton Rouge, La., before founding BIC Alliance in 1984. Having spent the past 30 years helping grow industrial service companies through marketing and training consultation, mergers and acquisitions and executive recruiting, Heard has a wide range of contacts in petrochemical, refining, construction, environmental and other sectors. He founded BIC Media Solutions in 2005.

In his role as an ambassador, Heard is active in helping BIC Alliance marketing partners and readers of BIC Magazine and hopefully others find greater faith, hope, peace, happiness and success through BIC Media Solutions, where we fund and co-produce meaningful media and events. These activities include funding, co-producing and promoting inspirational, entertaining, and faith/family-friendly books, movies, TV shows, a speakers bureau and events that help enhance lives and create better relationships at home, work and in our community.

For a video about the book, please visit https://vimeo.com/361396324/886d376c1e.

It’s What We Do Together That Counts – The BIC Alliance Story
Publisher: BIC Media Solutions
Release Date: October 1, 2019
ISBN: 0-9768310-0-7
Available from https://bicmediasolutions.com/shop/, Amazon.com and Audible.com

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Unbullied: Book Offers A Better Way To Fight Back

Trish Stevens
Anna Lee Simpson
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
news@ascotmedianews.com
ascotmedia.com
281.333.3507 Phone


(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unbullied: Book Offers A Better Way To Fight Back

Anti-bullying campaigns in schools and communities get a lot of press, so have all the bullies in the world simply stopped being bullies just because there’s a heightened awareness of the issue? Of course not. More needs to be done, and some of the answers may lie between the covers of Unbullied – 14 Techniques to Silence the Critics: Externally and Internally from anti-bullying advocate Kalyani Pardeshi.

After attending an anti-bullying workshop at her child’s school, Pardeshi was struck by the realization that most of the tactics being taught today are just as ineffective as they were years ago. She drew upon her own experiences to pen strategies that worked for her.

In her book, readers will discover simple, yet effective, techniques for overcoming the debilitating effects of bullying, while ending the fear of suffering in silence, the fear of feeling powerless and the fear that no one will believe you. The author shares easy to use, compelling tactics developed from years of being bullied herself.

In this book, readers will learn a series of powerful techniques:
• The “somersault,” to turn name calling on its head
• The “sure pumpkin,” to have the perfect retort instantly
• The “flip the switch,” to overcome negative self-talk and thoughts
• The “3 I’s and a T,” to let go of the anger and hurt
• The “loudspeaker,” to be heard and taken seriously by those who can help

Additionally, exercises accompany each chapter to help readers hone their strategies along the way. Plus, Pardeshi includes a letter template to show readers how to communicate effectively with those who have the authority to help them.

While being a handy guide for teens, parents and educators alike, the techniques provided in this book can be applied to all forms of bullying: verbal, social, physical and cyberbullying.

A strong advocate against bullying, Kalyani Pardeshi connects with teenagers through a mutual enemy: Bullying. She openly shares her own experiences of bullying and overcoming the emotional scars left by it. In her own words, she says it is safe to say that wherever she went, bullying followed her, leaving her no choice but to develop skills to silence her bullies and build self-confidence. A short story of her experiences was published on more than 500 websites, including local news sites under internationally recognized authority brands like ABC, NBC and Fox news. She has been interviewed by Chris Burns from Burn It Up Coaching and by Trisha Malika Ghosh on Soulful Saturdays.

To learn more about the author, please visit
https://kalyanipardeshi.wixsite.com/website or connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kalyanispeaks.

For the author’s compelling anti-bullying video, please visit https://www.facebook.com/kalyani.pardeshi/videos/10156784056031208/.

Unbullied – 14 Techniques to Silence the Critics: Externally and Internally
Release Date: August 26, 2019
ISBN-10: 1079160361
ISBN-13: 978-1079160369
Available from Amazon.com

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Warrior Spirit Can Drive Teams And Companies Toward Success

Trish Stevens
Joanne McCall
www.JoanneMcCall.com
503-642-4191

(This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Warrior Spirit Can Drive Teams And Companies Toward Success

Have you been labeled a bully, abrasive or worse at work? Workplace Warrior: People Skills for the No-Bullsh*t Executive helps tough bosses channel their “Warrior Spirit” and provides the tools you need to survive, thrive and lead your teams to greatness in an age of political correctness.

Being the boss has never been harder. Recent events in the corporate world, Hollywood and politics have focused negative attention on the kind of tough, demanding leaders who used to be valued for getting things done, labeling many as bullies and accusing them of fostering a “hostile workplace environment.” They are demeaned and called names, as society demands that they change their ways.

But what if the very thing that makes them so abrasive is also their superpower?

Master Corporate Executive Coach and speaker Jordan Goldrich believes it is, and explores this theory in his new book, Workplace Warrior: People Skills for the No-Bullsh*t Executive (Greenleaf Book Group; October 1, 2019). Written specifically for executives who have been labeled abrasive or accused of workplace bullying, the book shows leaders how to protect themselves while remaining completely authentic, channeling their high standards and relentless drive into success for their teams and their companies.

“These executives have what I call a warrior spirit, which I believe is critical for businesses and organizations in our volatile, complex, uncertain, ambiguous (VUCA) environment,” explains Goldrich. “I wrote this book to challenge them to become better warriors, which means learning to lead with humility and protecting others who cannot protect themselves.”

In the book, Goldrich offers executives the simple option of doing the least they can do, whether their goal is to protect themselves in a world of political correctness, or to do the right thing for their organizations and their people. Specifically, he explains:

• The four types of no-bullsh*t executives, and what drives their communication style
• Understanding the “mental models” that shape people’s reactions
• How to hold employees accountable without being accused of bullying
• Simple ways to improve communication skills
• Secrets to cultivating compassion (even for people you don’t think deserve it)
• And much more
As inspiration, Goldrich invites readers to compare themselves to who he calls “the greatest warriors on the planet,” the Navy SEALs, Green Berets and others who are committed to taking charge, leading the way and accomplishing the mission, no matter what.

“In my experience working with these executives, I have found that most of them do not want to hurt people. They simply have a work ethic that accepts nothing less than always giving their all, and they expect the same from everyone around them. This book will help them communicate this without making others feel disrespected or demeaned, which will improve both quality and morale.”

Workplace Warrior: People Skills for the No-Bullsh*t Executive meets executives who get labeled abrasive or bullies where they are, providing the tools they need to decrease the unintended negative impact of their warrior spirit without tempering their passion or lowering their standards, helping them take their leadership to a higher level. It’s also for Human Resource Executives, Executive Coaches, or anyone working for or with a Workplace Warrior boss.

Jordan Goldrich helps leaders end dysfunction so their teams can do great things. He is a speaker, Chief Operations Officer and Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) who partners with senior executives to drive results while developing their organizations, teams and the next generation of leaders. He specializes in helping valuable executives who are experienced as abrasive to increase their effectiveness while changing their impact. Jordan is a partner in CUSTOMatrix as well as Senior Executive Coach with the Center for Creative Leadership.

Please visit www.jordangoldrich.com for more information.

Workplace Warrior: People Skills for the No-Bullsh*t Executive
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Release Date: October 2019
ISBN: 978-1-62634-651-2; e-Book: 978-1-62634-652-9
Available from amazon.com

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather