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December 10, 2017

Escaping the Safe Space
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Parents who put too much emphasis on trigger warnings and safe spaces may be limiting their kid’s potential. An expert says parents should raise kids to have resilience and mental strength. Then, independent businesses are thriving, thanks to the red-hot gig economy. If you have considered going solo or want extra income, you’ll want to hear our interview with an expert.
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Raising Mentally Strong Children
With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that today’s kids don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, PhD, licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor and psychotherapist, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success explained why she believes parents must strive to raise mentally strong and resilient children, and offered suggestions on how to do it.
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Thriving in the Gig Economy
The world of work has changed dramatically in the past few years, as evidenced by tech companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Marion McGovern, founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, one of the first gig-economy talent intermediaries, author of Thriving in the Gig Economy noted that while most media attention is on the low end of the skill and income spectrum, little attention is being paid to the best-in-class professionals who have chosen an independent path. She discussed the biggest misconceptions regarding the gig economy and explained the reasons behind its rapid growth.
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The Bridge To Brilliance
Nadia Lopez is, founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, NY,and author of The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Woman and One Community Are Inspiring the World. As part of a pilot program in New York City, Ms. Lopez started a middle-grade public school in one of America’s poorest communities. She talked about the risks and challenges faced by students in a high crime, low income neighborhood, and how she devised programs to address them.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Amy Morin
As a psychotherapist turned author, Amy’s mission is to make the world a stronger place. Her education and expertise as a psychotherapist, combined with her personal experiences overcoming tragedy, give her a unique perspective on mental strength.

In 2013, Amy introduced the world to the concept of mental strength when her article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, became an anthem read by more than 50 million people.

She’s been dubbed the “self-help guru of the moment,” by The Guardian and Forbes refers to her as a “thought leadership star.” Her advice has been featured by numerous media outlets including Time, Fast Company, Success, Business Insider, Oprah.com, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and Today. She also appears in a Red Bull TV show called Visions of Greatness.

She lectures across the globe to provide trainings, workshops, and keynote speeches that teach people how to build their mental muscle. Students from 42 countries access her online mental strength course. Amy’s also a lecturer at Northeastern University. She is a columnist for Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She also serves as a parenting expert for Verywell.


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Marion McGovern
Marion McGovern was the founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, one of the first gig- economy talent intermediaries before the term was even coined. She also founded Collabrus, a company focused on independent contractor compliance. McGovern is the author of A New Brand of Expertise: How Independent Consultants, Free Agents, and Interim Managers Are Transforming the World of Work. She sits on several private company and nonprofit boards and actively mentors entrepreneurs in the human capital space.

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