Who’s Blooming?

debgillapbassler“How can I leave my job?” became “How can I stay?” when Deb Gillap-Bassler realized she needed a career change. Here’s Deb’s story of how she followed her passion …

Wow! I often think my life has been incredible.  I have tried and enjoyed many occupations from fitness instructor to personal chef, marketing executive to interior designer, with an office overlooking the Statue of Liberty to a bullpen shared by 100+. The good, the bad, the ugly. It’s been really hard work because the pursuit to create the life I’ve always wanted has finally paid off.

I fell into marketing, suggested by a headhunter. With no other clear path and a good salary, why not try it?  But it took so much work for me to be okay at it.  Recognized for my loyalty and commitment, I still never really measured up with my peers.  I was forever the square peg in the round hole.

A decade into my marketing career, I was still struggling with my role there and a lack of inner comfort in performing the job well. My job paid for the American dream - a house, a nice car, savings, etc., how could I leave? But the question clearly became, “How can I stay?” Read more

Look Who’s Blooming!

February 1, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

Meet 3 inspiring women who are “blooming” while following their passions, overcoming challenges and making a difference.

Guests: Jennifer Covello creator of My Life baby journal, Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager cancer survivor & author of Swimming on My Wedding Day and Martha Hoffman founder of Call to Care Uganda
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Aired: Feb 25, 2010

Jennifer Covello

Jennifer Covello

Jennifer always loved to journal and wanted more than just a baby book to chronicle her children’s lives. Hear how this single mom of two small kids, one with special needs, worked full time and managed to create and publish a keepsake baby journal entitled My Life…A Chronicle of the Journey which recently won the Living Now Bronze Award. Jennifer’s Story

Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager

Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager

When diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time, a wise friend said, “You didn’t create this, but
you can create your healing.” Listen to Laura’s story of hope in searching for role-models for living well with cancer and how she has become one herself as author of  Swimming on My Wedding Day: My Cancer Journey through the Seasons. Laura’s Story

Martha Hoffman

Martha Hoffman

For many years, Martha had the same dream at night. A woman helping children. She soon realized that she was “the woman” and the children she needed to help were in Uganda. Find out how Martha embraced this country and it’s people as founder of Call to Care Uganda. Martha’s Story