Inventor of Ingenious Ideas
And now a few tidbits about your show host, Karen George. Karen grew up in Texas and has lived in Houston for 20 years (by way of Corpus Christi, St. Louis, Kerrville, & San Antonio). Helping professions have always enticed Karen as shown by her career choices: English teacher, weight loss counselor, three positions in mental health direct care, and community outreach & program coordinator for a mental health advocacy & education organization.
Karen became her own boss at age 50+ when she started an event planning company. As she learned about social media to promote the business, she discovered a new interest that combines creativity and research, two of her favorite things! So in 2016, she became a Social Media & Facebook Ads Strategist & Manager.
Having been through the experience herself, Karen knows what a challenge it is to overcome obstacles in the working world at age 50+. Through this show, she hopes to assist you in the search for your own “silver linings”!
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Are you 50+? Working a “9 to 5” but thinking about trying something more challenging and fulfilling? Starting your own business perhaps? Maybe you’re retired already and are looking for a new purpose in life. Would you like to follow a passion and make money doing it?
If you’re on this path or just love hearing inspiring stories about folks 50+, join us for Silver Linings! Karen George will interview business owners who’ve already taken the plunge and started new businesses after the age of 50. Listen to their stories, find out what led them to start their businesses, hear their advice and lessons learned. It will be time well spent!
Silver Linings – Recent Podcast Episodes
Ep. 8 – My Passion for Reiki and Aromatherapy: Creating Synergy for Better Health with Deborah Douglas
Deborah Douglas was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Growing up with three older brothers she could "run, catch, throw, and climb" with the best of them. At age 12, Deborah started dance lessons at a neighborhood studio with "Ms. Billie". She took ballet, jazz, tap,...read more
Nancy Leeds Gribble grew up in Florida where she loved the sunshine, water, and the outdoors. Nancy moved to The Woodlands, TX (close to Houston) 3 ½ years ago, “sight unseen!” to be closer to her sister. Her sisters in Boston wanted her to move there, but cold...read more
Karen's guest this week on Silver Linings is Cindy Hide, Family Law Attorney, Founder: Love, Money and the Law. More about Cindy and her Silver Lining path: Attorney Cindy Hide says going to law school was something "I always wanted to do. It was either become a...read more
Karen's guest this week is Rev. Nell Green. Many years ago, Nell and her husband experienced a call to ministry as partners. They looked for opportunities to work together but couldn't find much in the U.S. So they researched overseas organizations that would be a...read more
Wendy Lee said, "I kind of equate my life to a Jerry Springer episode. In a nutshell, there was a lot of trauma and dysfunction in my family". Wendy seemed to go from one tragic situation to another and didn't have a chance to process or heal. She compensated for not...read more
Traci Silverman had a long, very successful career in medical sales. There came a time when she started getting burned out by her corporate job. By chance, Traci attended a Pilates training not having any idea how it would change her life. She loved Pilates and...read more
Listen to find out how Kate has restarted her career and lifelong dream! Tune in for "Maybe Steven Spielberg Will Call Me Today!" In high school, Kate McIntyre was a band “geek.” Her high school in Ojai, CA, was one of the first in the U.S. to put on the musical,...read more
Join Karen for the premiere of Silver Linings as she welcomes her first guest, Lynn Swanson, Founder of The Worship Keyboardist, and and how the path of her life led Lynn to start her company, The Worship Keyboardist. Music has been part of Lynn Swanson’s life from...read more