The holiday season is a time for reflection. Now is the time to think about how we are going to approach the next year. Make some space to think about how you want to continue to move yourself forward. How are you going to approach 2018? We are encouraging you to install some kind of sabbatical in your plans. It doesn't have to be months or weeks. It simply needs to be some kind of installed time to assess where you are and to think about what's next. Install time and think and experience something new. 


“Make space.” (2:01) 

“We need to be refreshed.” (6:02)



  • (1:24) The importance of a sabbatical.
  • (3:00) Introduce the sabbatical concept into your life.
  • (4:22) Connect with inspiration.

Tip of the Week

Take some time this holiday season to plan out 2018. Install some opportunities for a personal sabbatical in which you experience something different.


Direct download: Episode_152_Making_Space_for_the_Sabbatical_.mp3
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Marlin Williams has found her calling in helping to diversify industries. Marlin's path to where she is now is amazing. She started as a mortician, implemented diversity programs for a couple Fortune 500 industries and now lends her talents to TechTown Detroit. She is also the founder of Sisters Code, which is dedicated to exposing women from the ages of 25-85 to the world of coding and technology. Her story is inspiring and we're glad she took the time to share it with us!




“Come talk to us.” (4:33)

“It’s all about empowerment.” (11:26) 

“Be prepared to reinvent yourself.” (15:54)



  • (3:20) The open door policy.
  • (10:05) Getting others engaged.
  • (12:32, 14:04) Understanding your core.
  • (14:33) Hone in on the why with a life sabbatical.

Tip of the Week

Feeling lost and confused? Taking a personal sabbatical may be what you need to assess what you need to do moving forward.





Direct download: Episode_151_Marlin_Williams_Part_1.mp3
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We had so many gems from our talk with Melissa Butler, that we had to make two episodes! The first episode can be heard here. In this episode, Melissa discusses how she started The Lip Bar and her advice to would be entrepreneurs out there.



“If you don’t like your situation, change it.” (6:21)

“Don’t rush it … Launch with something that is electric.” (11:58)

“Reinvention leaders have to tie whatever they're doing to the bigger story.” (18:49)


  • (3:54) From Detroit to Wall Street and back.
  • (9:21) Knowing when to quit.
  • (11:43, 16:30) The infliction of arbitrary deadlines.
  • (13:35) Shift in American dream.

Tip of the Week

Don't rush a project to market to meet self-imposed deadlines.


Direct download: Episode_150_-_Melissa_Butler_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

PureReinvention team member Jodi Schafer joins us in November to discuss your podcast line up and our thoughts going forward for STARTERS and the WE.INVENT program. We'll also give you a hint of our new professional development offering that we'll offer in the Spring of 2018. We have learned so much in 2017 and will continue to build offerings that serve your needs.




“Why you do what you do?” (4:22)

“The story comes to life in the connect phase.” (5:15)





  • (1:19) An upsize to the trade imbalance.
  • (3:35) Redefining an industry standard.
  • (6:08) Connect with curious minds.
  • (6:08) STARTERS discussion.
  • (7:36) Awesome women only -- WE.INVENT.
  • (10:21) Executives and high performers.


Tip of the Week

Always keep in mind why you're doing what you're doing when formulating the plan.



Direct download: Episode_149_-_the_story_comes_to_life_in_the_connect_phase.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT






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