Robert Ivy is the executive vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a professional association. There are many perks to joining a professional association and there are over 92,000 trade and professional associations throughout the United States. The difference between a trade and professional association is that a trade association represents entire companies and groups while a professional association represents individuals. Robert Ivy agrees with many of the advantages that comes with joining a professional association. He says that although there aren’t many architects, they have still been able to affect tax legislation through their organization’s dedication and commitment.
Professional associations can also be used as a sort of accreditation; before joining, it must be verified that you have a certain degree, license or other certification. It can also show current and future employers that you have leadership skills and accountability. It also means that you have taken the extra effort to stay up-to-date on innovations and other developments in your field. Robert Ivy and the AIA follow a certain code of conduct and expect their members to do the same. Members are held accountable for all their actions and future employers can see that you have a strong sense of commitment to your field.
Besides being an advocate for architects, Robert Ivy has recently been awarded with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). This award is given to a Mississippi-connected individual who have, throughout their lifetime, been able to either support art, create art, or perform in exceptionally wonderful ways. Being a native of Mississippi, this is received as one of his greatest achievements, especially because an architect has never been given the reward.
Robert Ivy has been the CEO if AIA since 2011 and since then, he has been able to increase their membership to the highest it has ever been. He is also an author, a practicing architect, and editor.
Deirdre Baggot is a Denver, Colorado based Healthcare Business Strategist and Payment Innovation Expert who designed and implemented the bundled payments service as a way to help companies in the medical industry reduce costs and improve quality while providing a better experience for patients. She is a trusted advisor who has previously worked as a Staff Nurse, Manager and Resource Coordinator at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she began her career in healthcare in 1997, and an Administrative Manager and Business Analyst at the University of Michigan Health System. Follow Deirdre Baggot on Instagram
After attending the University of Colorado to study Philosophy and earn a PhD, and the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University in Chicago, where she earned an MBA degree, Deirdre Baggot went on to receive a degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She spent 6 years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital before moving on to become the Senior Vice President at GE Healthcare Partners, which is a business she helped reach $6.6 million in revenue in 2015 by launching her bundled payments consulting practice.
Other positions the payment consultant has held include Senior Administrator of the Cardiac and Vascular Institute, a division of SCL, and Partner at ECG Management Consultants. She received her other medical certifications at the Wharton School in Healthcare Executive Leadership, and at the University of Michigan in Lean Healthcare. In her successful career as a Healthcare Business Strategist and Payment Innovation Specialist, she has worked with over 200 hospitals, advising executives on how to increase the quality of their system while lowering operation costs and improving patient relations through the use of new payment solutions. Because of her experience as a financial analyst and innovator, she has been featured as a guest on such NPR shows as All Things Considered, Planet Money and Morning Edition.
Becoming an entrepreneur is not a very hard task. What is challenging is being in a position to maintain a business. All that one needs to become an entrepreneur is spot an opportunity that exists in the market, and come up with a plan to fulfill the need. All that one needs is to utilize the gap in the market in such a way that it will open doors for better opportunities. One successful businesses person seems to understand this very well. He is known as Guilherme Paulus All he does is to look for opportunities in the market and then come up with innovative solutions to address the issues. People want solutions. As long as you can deliver solutions, you will have a successful business. He combines his passion as an entrepreneur with the need to build something that is economically viable. The success he has achieved so far has been a result of hard work and commitment to serving Brazilians with top services.
Although today Guilherme Paulus is a very successful business person in the hospitality sector, he never started career in this industry. He was working as an intern at IBM when the idea of creating a tour agency was introduced to him. One lesson that we can learn is that your current job descriptions should not define what you can do. You can leave your job today and become an important person in the world by following your dreams.
Guilherme Paulus had opportunities to interact with the people in the tour industry. His interactions with these people would lead him on a different path. He changed from the technology industry to the tourism industry, a decision he can never regret. Today, Guilherme Paulus has created the biggest tour company in Latin America known as CVC. He started this company at the age of 24 years. He partnered with a friend to create it. Ever since establishing the firm. He has strived to make it one of the best in the world. He is now worth over one billion dollars from his association with CVC. He has also founded the GJP Hotels and Resorts.
Herbalife Nutrition is a company that offers everything you could need to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, and now they’re working on a clothing line too. The company recently announced a design competition for students to develop a line of activewear for the company, which would take their product line to a whole new level. Students in the Special Advanced Study Program at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, FIDM, are a part of the competition.
More than 15 students were put into teams with the goal of designing an activewear collection that represents a healthy and active lifestyle. When completed, students will present and demonstrate their designs to the Herbalife FIDM faculty members. The students are hoping to reach active fitness people through their clothing line. The project is expected to be completed by last spring 2019. Students will be in contact with the company’s leaders from around the globe and will ultimately attend Herbalife’s annual meeting.
If you’re looking to get in shape, Herbalife Nutrition has the products to help you reach your goals. Since the company started in 1980 Herbalife has offered product and programs to improve the lives of people across the US and world. Herbalife’s high-quality products are science-backed and proven to provide results. The company offers not only life-changing products meant for weight management but energy, fitness, and personal care products too. Herbalife has a variety of products including, protein bars, shakes, vitamins, aloes, teas, and personal care products. One of their best selling products is the Herbalife Formula 1 protein shake, which is a soy-based meal replacement case. The shake accounts for 30 percent of the company’s sales. The company is based in Los Angeles, but able brings their product across the country and world with Herbalife distributors in more than 90 countries. In 2015, their products were recognized for their success. In Ukraine, the company won several awards in an annual contest that looks for the best products and goods for consumers. Herbalife was awarded “Choice of the Year – 2015”: “Dietary Supplements of the Year” and “The Weight Management Program”.
Shafik Sachedina is a dental surgeon in London. He is a holder of a degree in dental surgery from the University of London. He is also a volunteer who gives his services to the Ismaili community living in the United Kingdom. He also works with the Aga Khan Foundation in the United Kingdom and the Ada Kahn Development network as the representative in Asia.
Shafik Sachedina is the Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions in the Aga Khan Foundation. He is also responsible for coordinating the activities of the Ismaili community. His role in Asia has given him an excellent platform to serve the community even better. Sachedina was born in Tanzania, East Africa but migrated to London where he attended Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental. He has been in active practice as a dental surgeon and has developed entrepreneurial interests in the healthcare industry. View Shafik Sachedina’s profile on Linkedin
Shafik Sachedina services in the Jamati institutions and the Aga Khan Foundation on a voluntary basis. The Ismaili community has a culture of volunteering, and it is just one of the things that Sachedina keeps close to him. Apart from that role, Shafik Sachedina has also played a role in the leadership of the community. Apart from serving in different organizations that deal with matters of the community, he has been a two-term president of the Ismaili Council in the United Kingdom.
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Shafik Sachedina together with his friend Shiraz Boghani are the founders of the Sussex Healthcare, a facility that takes care of people in need of specialized care. The facility was created in 1985 as a facility for the elderly, but over time, they have included people with other conditions. The two entrepreneurs brought their expertise together to create a company that would change the status of caregiving in the country.
Most investment firms are looking forward to improving their recruitment processes especially because they need specialized talents for efficiency. However, achieving this goal is not without several challenges. In fact, during a survey with CEOs offering financial services across the world, very few were confident about their ability to secure the right skillsets for their companies. The good thing is that if an investment management firm can overcome these challenges, then it will rise above its competitors. One of the main recruiting challenges faced by these firms is the existence of disruptive technologies.
Disruptive technologies tend to frustrate talent recruitment efforts and potentially reduce the effectiveness of the whole process. This challenge represents some fronts, and the first front is that investment management firms must overcome their current status if they want to continue using vintage technologies and legacies. This is one of the industries that lags behind whenever there are new technologies, but the fact is that they cannot ignore the innovative and disruptive technology altogether. The second front is that financial services and investment management firms use processes that are not in line with human resource professionals in the industry. They tend to be stuck on the same recruitment strategies over the years, yet things are changing out there in the world especially in technology advancements.
It is high these firms realize that old and obsolete solutions cannot solve new problems in the industry. They should instead embrace and take advantage of the disruptive technology rather than seeing it as a threat, and by doing this, it will become easier to solve new investment management recruiting challenges. Understanding the need to employ and overcome disruptive technologies is the only way that these firms will beat the challenge brought by its existence. They can also work with recruitment firms as partners if they do not know how to apply the new and disruptive technologies. However, there are only a few recruiting experts who fundamentally use these disruptive technologies in their operations and thus must carry out an extensive search to find one.
GoBuyside is one of the few recruiting firms that has mastered the ways to take advantage of disruptive technologies rather than remaining stuck in the traditional skillset search. They have been providing recruitment services when it comes to investment management specialists, and their strategies have been successful for all parties as demonstrated by their clients’ testimonials.
Paul Mampilly of Banyan Hill Publishing recently wrote an article about a young woman who became a bitcoin millionaire. He says that Erica Stanford had absolutely no experience in cryptocurrencies when she started out on her path to a million dollars. She started out by investing $2,600 in bitcoin. A few months later and her account had swollen to $39,000. He says that a story like hers isn’t all too rare. A lot of people made huge gains during the 2017 crypto market runup. However, Paul Mampilly assumed it was the experts in the industry hauling it returns of 1,400 percent. He figured people who kept a constant eye on trending markets were the ones who profited handsomely when the huge surge took place in December 2017.
Erica Stanford is 30 years old and she quit her job to trade cryptocurrencies on a full-time basis. Her coworkers, boss, and family thought she was crazy. Nobody could figure out why she was taking such a leap of faith in a little understood industry. She says that just made her more driven. One day she lost $6,500 because she didn’t have access to her wallet but that didn’t deter her from her path. Just months after she started trading full-time she has made a million dollars. Paul Mampilly says that you have to love a story like hers. Millennials, in particular, are drawn to cryptocurrencies and around 50 percent say they could see it becoming their primary currency down the road.
Even the cryptomarket falling by 70 percent from its 2017 highs hasn’t discouraged millennials and 20 percent have invested in it. Paul Mampilly writes about ways of investing that deliver huge returns. He was on Wall Street from 1991 until 2009 when he decided he had enough of that and chose to retire. He now lives in North Carolina and offers his investment advice through Profits Unlimited, his financial newsletter that comes out once a month. He wants to help everyday investors make money unlike when he was on Wall Street and providing his advice just to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.
As he grew up in Iowa farm, David McDonald developed an interest in agriculture. Since his young age, McDonald wanted to bring a significantly positive change in the food production industry. Although his family did not have substantial grounds regarding finance, McDonald’s family supported him at all cost by providing him with proper education. The individual graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. McDonald is a family man. The individual has a wife Malinda and six children. The older two kids study at ISU.
Today, David McDonald is the chief operating officer and president of OSI Group. With much experience in the production sector, McDonald works himself up through various leadership posts and has a proper understanding of the challenges his workers go through. During his studies, as a determined student, McDonald received the Wallace E Outstanding Senior Award for general excellence. The honor shows students with determination to support the school and have the willingness to remain as alumni. Today, the leader of the OSI Group promotes students by offering internship programs. Also, he supports the Alpha Gamma Rho in providing scholarship programs.
As a visionary leader, David McDonald leads in many programs to facilitate the development of OSI Group. OSI Industries is the meat processing company and distributor in the entire world. The company serves in more than 20 countries with over 60 facilities. In March 2018, the group increased the level of production of quality chicken by a double to 24,000 tons annually. The development was as a response to the fast-growing demand for quality chicken in Portugal and Spain. The improvement led to an overall increase in the total production capacity of quality chicken, pork, and beef products. Additionally, the growth brought about economic development by adding 20 more job opportunities. In the 20 posts is the product development manager who sustains the current product development process and introduces new products to the firm’s portfolio.
Under the leadership of David McDonald, OSI Group appears in the top 100 American food processing companies. The firm added its operating area by 22,600 square feet. In 2016, the company bought the Tyson Food Plant to improve its services to North America. Also, McDonald led in the acquisition of the Flagship Europe in the UK and made it the major food distributor in the region and renaming it as the Creative Food Europe. The firm also went ahead and bought the controlling stake in Baho Food that has extension in Germany and the Netherlands.
Of all dance types, ballet is the most popular among children and parents. It is usually identified as a classic form of dance with an extremely graceful progression. Ballet requires patience and discipline, but for young kids, these standards are toned down. Basic steps are taught before transitioning them to ballet classes for toddlers or other forms of dance. This process makes the activity appealing even for young students with very short attention span.
The challenge of ballet lies in its step variations. It nurtures communication between the teacher and the students, resulting in discipline and proper form. Although toddlers seem to be easily bored, the right variation and speed will keep their imagination working.
Teamwork is another foundation of ballet. After all, this dance is a whole showcase of talent where each child gets to play important roles. It pushes them to be familiar with their bodies and to move in synergy with the other dancers around them. And by acknowledging the presence of other children, a child develops respect toward other people.
Aside from his fellow students, a child enrolled in a ballet class sees the teacher as the leader of the pack. This high regard toward a master provides the sense of hierarchy and superiority. Such social distance is not intended to instill fear, but to let the child grasp the essence of being a follower.
Ballet is also founded on the concept of confidence and expression. It consists of wide movements that expose raw gestures and prematurely graceful stance. The idea of mobility like running or hopping welcomes the freedom to self-expression. And if the performance is well-received, the child will imbibe the sense of accomplishment. For toddlers, this is a good start on battling inferiority complex and self-doubt.
This dance allows a child to be aware of his body, how he moves, and how it translates to others. Ballet classes for toddlers are less complicated, but there is no doubt it shares the same foundations as that of the adult level. If transitioned well, the child will apply the basic knowledge to whatever dance he or his parents prefer.
When Charlamagne Tha God (Lenard Larry McKelvey) woke up on August 31 to co-host The Breakfast Club, the nationally syndicated radio show, his Twitter mentions informed him that Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM) had called him out on Kamikaze, his newly released album.
Charlamagne is also a popular social media influencer; he’s an executive producer of his production company called CThaGod World LLC. He’s also a co-host of the weekly podcast based in NYC called the Brilliant Idiots.
Charlamagne told Esquire.com that it is always good when you are immortalized on records. He’s just thrilled that he has gotten to the extent where famous rappers can mention his name on records, whether it is a diss or not. He continued saying that early in his career it is only Chingy who used to diss him, but now he is being dissed by the best-selling artist of the 2000s (Eminem). On both “Fall” and “The Ringer,” Eminem is anticipating Charlamagne Tha God to trash his new tracks.
Charlamagne thinks that Eminem does not care about offending the GLBT community. He stated that one thing about freedom of speech, people have the freedom of saying anything they want; however, people are also free to get offended. He’s sure that people will be offended by Eminem’s lines (use of homophobic accusations against Tyler). Eminem quoted something Tyler stated about himself. It personally did not offend Charlamagne because he was raised in the period where that word used to be thrown around in interviews and records.
Charlamagne stated that he isn’t a member of the GLBT community. However, he would like to hear how hip-hop fans who are members of the GLBT community react to that line because he cannot tell them to stay calm and not to be offended. He continued saying that Eminem has to understand that when he called Tyler that, he is not only throwing a shot at him, but he is also throwing a shot at each and every gay all over the world. Charlamagne thinks that despite this, Eminem does not care.
Charlamagne was born and also raised in the southeastern region of the U.S. called South Carolina. He rose and became one of the most unique, compelling media personalities today.