SalmonJacket.HeadShotPour yourself a glass of wine, mix a mojito or splash some scotch over ice and join the fun with Annmarie Kelly and her latest expert guest as they talk about things that matter to midlife women. Annmarie interviews a wide variety of experts, some who tell stories of victory, others who inform or motivate and still others who will make you laugh. They talk about the trials and triumphs of mid-life reinventions, empty nests, aging parents, relationships, money and...sex!

Most Happy Hour listeners tell Annmarie that what they like most about the guests is that the on-air conversations sound just like the ones they have with girlfriends over lunch, tea or happy hour. Tune in every Friday at 3pm. Annmarie is at WCHE Learn more!

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Friday Happy Hour Guests:

 July 7: Megan Driscoll

What’s your brand? Whether you know if or not, and whether it’s business or personal , you have a brand! It’s the way people see you and how they identify you. Are you in control of your brand? Megan Driscoll is joining Annmarie Kelly to talk about you, your brand, and how to use it to build your business or personal network.

EvolveMKD founder and CEO Megan Driscoll is a sought-after strategic media and communications professional with nearly 15 years of experience in healthcare, aesthetics and dermatology, and prestige beauty. In just 2.5 years, Evolve has grown to 18 employees with a near-perfect retention rate, over $3 million in revenue, and is currently serving 20 brands. Megan has also earned numerous industry accolades in the last year, including Agency Professional of the Year, PR Pro Under 40 by Bulldog Reporter, and Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Her agency was also named Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, and Women-Run Workplace of the Year by the Stevie's Business Awards, and was one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PR News.

website: www.evolvemkd.com, Facebook: @EvolveMKD

 June 30: Carol Star

 Gettysburg is famous for two things: what happened there on July 1-3, 1863 and President Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address four months later. The battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. Around 50,000 Confederate and Union soldiers lost their lives at Gettysburg and it’s said that many of their souls are still around. Paranormal expert Carol Star is coming back to the Friday Happy Hour to talk about the battle…and the ghosts.

Carol is the co-founder of the Chester County Institute for Paranormal Research (CCIPR). You might have seen Carol on the Travel Channel show, Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans. If you have an interest in Carol's work, check her out.

 June 23: Lori Cheek

   Architect turned entrepreneur Lori Cheek quit building buildings and started building relationships with a catchy idea for dating introductions. She thought the idea was so good, she took it to the Shark Tank, believe they would love it. They didn’t. That didn’t stop this creative dynamo from going back to the drawing board and creating a mobile dating app that makes missed connection obsolete. And it’s made Lori Cheek “one of the Top 10 CEOs to watch.” Hear her fascinating story as she chats with Annmarie Kelly on this week’s Friday Happy Hour. Learn more about Lori: Lori Cheek and you can download Lori’s mobile dating app on the iTunes store here: Cheekd app

June 16: Matthew (Levee) Chavez - Listen to the podcast!

 How did you feel after the last election? Matthew (Levee) Chavez tapped into a lot of feelings. He asked people to express themselves and did they ever! Subway Therapy was the result. Levee is joining Annmarie Kelly to talk about how this unexpected movement got started and what it’s done for people all over the world.See more at on his website at SubwayTherapy.com and find Levee on Facebook @SubwayTherapy.

 June 9: Ali Wenzke

 Are you getting ready to downsize, move to another state or are you thinking about a new home in an over 55 or similar community? Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of decluttering, packing and starting over? Ali Wentze can help. She’s joining Annmarie Kelly at the Friday Happy Hour to talk about how you can start now to make that move easier and happier.

Ali Wenzke moved 10 times in 11 years. Now she’s helping the millions of people who move each year by providing practical tips on how to make moving a happy experience on her website, The Art of Happy Moving. After calling seven U.S. states home, Ali settled down in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three children. She doesn’t plan on moving any time soon.

Her website, The Art of Happy Moving, has a free resources page that is a one-stop shop for moving. You'll find free moving checklists as well as links to rental trucks, moving calculators, movers that will donate your food for you, city walk scores, and more. Stay tuned for my upcoming book, The Art of Happy Moving.

 June 2: Kay Presto

  Have you recently gotten the “it’s not you, we’re going in a different direction” line from your employer? Are you in a reinvention? That’s what happened to NYC sportscaster Bill Patrick. When “soulless vampires” terminated his employment, he decided to follow his bliss. His reinvention took him back to his roots, his real name (Gerry Monteux) and a fabulous new career. If you want to see Gerry’s work, you’ll find it here: http://www.monteuxgallery.com/

Do you think, now that you’re in mid-life (or beyond) that it’s too late to start something new? If you do, you’ll; want to hear what octogenarian Kay Presto is up to these days. The California mother of four has covered motorsports of all types for over four decades. She’s received more than 100 national awards for her motorsports coverage on international television and radio, also in her journalism and photography for international magazines and coffee-table books. Her most recent book, Chasing the Checkered Flag, is a young adult novel that resulted from a “yes” from the fearless Kay.

 May 26: Christi Cavallo

  Psychic Christi Cavallo will be doing mini-readings for almost the whole hour. You can call in any time. If the line is busy, call back. Here's the call-in number: 610-701-9243Christi Cavallo's work for the past thirty years has been helping others find peace in their lives by answering their deepest questions, lending a guiding hand through their challenges and connecting to those who have passed. Her mission and purpose is to awaken each one of her client's spiritual power and guide them through recognizing their own unique abilities and gifts. Check out her website: Christi Cavallo

May 19:  Andrea Amador

May 12: Jen Croneberger

   Jen Croneberger has interesting insights on the things that are part of our daily lives.. This week she’s joining Annmarie at the Friday Happy Hour to talk about them…and the five word that are hers. Jen has an interesting background. She consulted by MTV’s show “MADE” as a mental skills/fear coach for one of its subjects in the Fall of 2007. She has also been interviewed on four different occasions by Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate, Channel 6 Action News and was selected by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry as the 2009 Female Business Leader of the Year.

May 5: Gloria Dunn

   After years of corporate life working with organizational behavior and development and10 years as an award-winning public relations professional Gloria Dunn-Violin is relishing her third career speaking, writing, and giving workshops and webinars on how to have a life after retirement. She visited the Friday Happy Hour to talk with Annmarie Kelly about her second book, Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. She spent. Through all of her careers, her goal has always been to help people have their best life possible. She also writes a monthly column for the North Bay Business Journal and has appeared on TV, radio and in the press nationwide. Learn more about Gloria at revivementbook.com and www.havingalifenow.com.

April 28: Waukeshia Jackson

 Do you write a blog or post articles online? Are you protecting your intellectual property? Attorney Waukeshia Jackson has a great Victorious Woman-style story of overcoming adversity. She is joining Annmarie Kelly at the Friday Happy Hour to talk about it and also to tell you what you how to protect your work – and also how to stay out of trouble with the copyrights of other people’s work online and on social media.

Waukeshia Jackson is a Best Selling author, partner and patent attorney with Jackson & Lowe Law Group. Her most recent book is #StartOutSmart: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Now, Not Later" is currently available on Amazon.  Waukeshia has been featured in Technology Diversity Magazine and National Society of Black Engineer Magazine.

You can learn more about Waukeshia at www.jllawgroup.com  andhttps://m.facebook.com/jllawgroup/

April 21: Roberta Matz

Want that savvy chic look this spring? Want to find ways to update your current wardrobe without spending a fortune? This week’s guest, Roberta Matz, can help. Roberta is bringing a little midlife chic to happy hour. Roberta can tell you how to incorporate today’s hottest colors and trends into your wardrobe – so you can embrace your own chic style without looking like a millennial wannabe.

Roberta Matz has been a fashionista her whole life. For years she’s been dressing herself, her friends, her children and grandchildren. Recently retired from careers in education and non-profit, these days Roberta volunteers at Career Wardrobe, in Philly, an organization that provides work appropriate clothing to women returning to the workforce. Known for her flair with jewelry and accessories, Roberta is a champion for women looking their best at any age.

April 14: Jill Lublin

In a country divided where almost every conversation is tinged with tension, author Jill Lublin has a solution. Tune into today’s show when Annmarie Kelly will be talking with Jill about kindness – how to heal with it, and how to use it to boost your personal and professional success.

March 31: Mary Fran Bontempo

If you’re not ready for granny panties, and you're using "dirty words" that undercut your power, you want to  tune in this Friday. Humorist Mary Fran Bontempo has an inspiring message from her Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, about how to clean up your self-talk and move toward vibrant, productive, and  joyful lives.

March 24: Kay Presto & Gerry Monteux

Have you recently gotten the “it’s not you, we’re going in a different direction” line from your employer? Are you in a reinvention? That’s what happened to NYC sportscaster Bill Patrick. When “soulless vampires” terminated his employment, he decided to follow his bliss. His reinvention took him back to his roots, his real name (Gerry Monteux) and a fabulous new career.

Do you think, now that you’re in mid-life (or beyond) that it’s too late to start something new? If you do, you’ll; want to hear what octogenarian Kay Presto is up to these days. The California mother of four has covered motorsports of all types for over four decades. She’s received more than 100 national awards for her motorsports coverage on international television and radio, also in her journalism and photography for international magazines and coffee-table books. Her most recent book, Chasing the Checkered Flag, is a young adult novel that resulted from a “yes” from the fearless Kay.

March 17: Mary F. Collier - Listen to the podcast!

 

Are you a woman over forty standing at the midlife crossroads? That’s where Mary Collier was. She lived just long enough to experience both great success, personal tragedy and financial devastation. It took a while to put her life back together. Mary is talking about it at the Friday Happy Hour. And she has tips for you for finding clarity, purpose and true wealth.

Mary F. Collier is a best-selling author and the founder of CorePowered® Entrepreneurs, Mary helps women at midlife transition to discover their true self and create a life and business that lights their fire and feeds their soul.   She is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs around the world to make an impact and leave a legacy that matters, doing what they love.

March 10: Cathy Sikorski

Happy Hour friend, Cathy Sikorski is back this week to talk caregiving, Seniors and Women’s History Month. We’ll also be talking about Cathy’s new book, Who Moved My Teeth, which is launching on Sunday in Narberth.

March 3: Charlotte Stewart - Listen to the podcast!

Did you love watching Little House on the Prairie? Who was your favorite? If it was Miss Beadle, you’re in luck. Charlotte Stewart is coming to the Friday Happy Hour! Charlotte was loved to pieces as Miss Beadle, but her real life was far from being the chaste school marm she played. We’re dishing some fun “dirt” with Charlotte Stewart this week’s Happy Hour…don’t miss it!

February 24: Michelle Gielan - Listen to the podcast!

We’re “Broadcasting Happiness” at this Friday’s Happy Hour with the woman who wrote the book on the subject, Michelle Gielan. This is the perfect pick-me-up for those mid-winter blahs!

Michelle is a national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher. She’s also the author of the bestseller Broadcasting Happiness, the Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Listen to Michelle's interview on Victory Chicks Radio Podcast! 

February 17: Lisa Concepcion - Listen to the podcast!

Lisa Concepcion married her college sweetheart. They were living the life in New Jersey where Lisa worked as a marketing maven. When things started to go wrong in her marriage, her spouse moved to California and she moved to Miami. While dealing with being newly single and getting over the NY-FL culture shock, Lisa got busy rediscovering herself. In her reinvention, Lisa combined what she learned with her marketing magic. She now shows single how to successfully package and present themselves to find, give and keep love.

Listen to Lisa Concepcion's interview on Victory Chicks Radio Podcast!

February 10: Five Year Marriage - Listen to the podcast!

We’re doing something a little different at Happy Hour today. The interview tables are being turned around!

Annmarie is tickled that veteran broadcaster and author Lorraine Rannali is doing the interviewing today - interviewing her and her spouse, Joseph Eagle, about Annmarie's forthcoming book, The Five Year Marriage (coming out in June). It's the first time Annmarie and Joseph are talking about this very different but trendy topic in public.

February 3: Dr. Craig Malkin - Listen to the podcast!

This is  the "love month" and Annmarie invited Dr. Craig Malkin to join her to talk about love. Actually, they're talking more about something that gets in the way of love: Narcissism. Dr. Malkin is a clinical psychologist, lecturer for Harvard Medical School, and author of the internationally acclaimed, Rethinking Narcissism: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists  He’s appeared in, and been featured by, countless media outlets including Time Magazine, NPR, and The Oprah Winfrey Network." Learn more about Dr. Malkin 

Listen to Craig Malkin's interview on Victory Chicks Radio Podcast!

January 27: Lori Bizzoco - Listen to the podcast!

It’s almost February and we’re talking about love with relationship expert Lori Bizzoco. Lori is a relationship expert and the executive editor of Cupids Pulse, a one-of-a-kind site that analyzes celebrity relationships and repackages the information to provide relatable love advice to its readers. Lori is also the founder of New York based integrated communications firm, NV Media, Inc. And she’s a lot of fun…tune in this Friday for some fun chick chat!

Find out more about Lori at Cupids Pulse and NV Media 

Listen to Lori Bizzoco's interview on Victory Chicks Radio Podcast!

January 20: Better Than Bacon

 lauren_b_web lauren_h_web What’s better than a midlife reinvention? Better Than Bacon! Three members of this fun improv group are joining Annmarie Kelly at the next Friday Happy Hour. They’re talking about their comedy experiences as improvisational performers. And doing a little comedy in the process (they just can’t help themselves!)

Learn more about Better Than Bacon at www.betterthanbaconimprov.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterthanbacon

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January 13: Lisa Lewtan - Listen to the Podcast!

Was losing weight one of your goals for 2017? Lisa Lewtan might have some ideas for you…not about diet, but about how being busy, stressed and food obsessed can be sabotaging your best efforts. You won’t want to miss this show! Learn more about Lisa at www.healthyhappyandhip.com

Lisa Lewtan is a Health & Lifestyle Coach, the founder of Healthy, Happy, and Hip, an award-winning author, and the host of Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed Radio (named after her book). Using the skills she developed as a successful technology entrepreneur, Lisa self-hacked her own mind and body to restore her health and then go on to feel better than ever. With private coaching, online courses, workshops, and retreats, Lisa helps highly successful hungry go-getters to slow down, chill-out, develop a better relationship with food, look good, and feel great.

January 6: Mary Farr - Listen to the Podcast!

maryfarr If 2016 didn’t turn out the way you wanted, Mary Farr can help you make 2017 better. Mary is an author, longtime pediatric hospital chaplain, and health care leader. She speaks and writes from years of experience fostering healing, hope, happiness and humor. You can visit her website or Facebook page. Mary's recently released book, “The Promise in Plan B” features heartfelt stories of ordinary people finding resilience and joy in the next chapter of their life journeys.

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