Three unique Tucson business start-ups share their trials and tribulations telling it like it is to get where they are today. It’s an hour of interesting knowledge and fun with this episode of Tucson means Business.
About Kathleen Pickrel
Kathleen has launched a new online course called Dating After Decades, which helps women who haven’t dated in many years (due to divorce, losing a spouse, or just haven’t been out there in a while) to navigate the often scary and confusing world that dating has become
Kathleen grew up in Southern California. Her father was in the military & her mother is from Northern Ireland. She was a homemaker for her 2 children -Kaitlyn and Ian, & while taking care of the home, she pursued her education, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology & master’s degree in social work.
She moved to Tucson in 1993 when her husband was transferred with Raytheon. After college, she worked as a medical social worker for 14 years, working with cancer patients and their families.
At the age of 48, Kathleen’s husband of 25 years passed away, which started a new journey for her. Wanting a new direction, she trained to become a certified life coach and founded Choose Congruency. Kathleen works with people and groups that are ready to make a positive change, especially if the desired change comes after a major life shake-up.
In her coaching, she helps you to gain clarity of what you want, identifying roadblocks to getting there, helps you stay motivated, as well as keeps you accountable to working toward your goal. This is true for both 1:1 and group coaching.
Currently, Kathleen has launched a new online course called Dating After Decades, which helps women who haven’t dated in many years (due to divorce, losing a spouse, or just haven’t been out there in a while) to navigate the often scary and confusing world that dating has become. It is information and support that Kathleen would have found helpful when she decided to try dating again after more than 25 years.
She also hosts a monthly podcast called Choose Congruency that discusses all things mindset – looking at how our thoughts, words, and actions create our reality.
About Paul Hardersen; “Sea Dog Travels”
Our long-term goal is to own/operate a fleet of tall ships and to combine amazing travel experiences with impactful marine scientific research.
Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. Honorably served in the US Navy. Bachelor degrees from Iowa State University (Geology, Political Science). Master’s and PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Geology).
CEO and Founder of Seadog Travels, a nautical travel company. Former CEO of Trouvaille LLC, a small group travel company.
Graduate from Startup Tucson and Newchip business accelerator programs. Certified Travel Associate (CTA) from The Travel Institute.
Seadog Travels is a nautically-inspired, environmentally-focused travel company that is creating a worldwide community of travelers with a passion and dedication to exploring and protecting the oceans of the world.
Our long-term goal is to own/operate a fleet of tall ships and to combine amazing travel experiences with impactful marine scientific research. The company conducts tall ship sailings, creates and conducts small group tours of tropical island and coastal communities, serves the luxury cruise market, offers boat brokerage services to buy/sell used boats, and is a fully accredited travel agency.
ABOUT MERCEDES FLORES; CEO CORE LLC
WE REALLY DO TAKE PRIDE IN PROVIDING TOP-LEVEL SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS AND BECOMING AN INTEGRAL PART OF THEIR TEAM.
BORN AND RAISED IN PORTLAND, OREGON, ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND FOR 2 YEARS, THEN TRANSFERRED TO UOFA.
I WORKED FOR BOISE CASCADE CORPORATION AS AN OFFICE SUPPLY SALES REP ALSO SELLING FURNITURE. I GOT VERY GOOD AT SELLING FURNITURE, BOISE MOVED ME INTO A FURNITURE SPECIALIST ROLE OVER-SEEING TUCSON, LAS CRUCES, AND EL PASO).
I MOVED ON FROM BOISE CASCADE AND OPENED THE VANGUARD CONCEPT OFFICES BRANCH IN TUCSON. I SPENT 6 YEARS WITH VCO BEFORE MOVING ON TO TRANSACT COMMERCIAL INTERIORS). (I SPENT 2 YEARS AT TRANSACT OVER-SEEING THEIR TUCSON FURNITURE SALES.
I OPENED CORE IN 2015. OVER THE PAST 7 YEARS WE HAVE EVOLVED FROM A COMMERCIAL FURNITURE DEALERSHIP TO A FULL-SERVICE FF&E PROCUREMENT COMPANY.
WE WORK AS A PARTNER WITH OUR CLIENTS TO PURCHASE ALL OF THE FURNITURE, FIXTURES, AND EQUIPMENT TO BRING THEIR VISION TO LIFE
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/core-furnitureandofficeinteriors/
Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/core_furniture
Facebook Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/COREFURNITURE/
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