A Chartered Professional Accountant by training, Robin Taub began her career at KPMG, transitioned into real estate, and then landed in the complex world of derivatives marketing at Citibank Canada. Today, Robin is a keynote speaker and the award-winning author of The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent, and Money-Smart for Life, a book that gives parents the information, strategies, and inspiration they need to teach their kids about money.
Robin lives in Toronto, where she and her husband have raised two (mostly) money-smart young adults.
EPISODE 251: Founder & CEO, Inspiring Comfort LLC & Author of Showing Up
Episode 251 features Jen Marr, a Speaker, Author, and Founder and CEO of Inspiring Comfort. She has utilized her 30 years of experience in business, leadership development, and the healthcare industry to research, develop, and offer solutions to our current mental health crisis.
Jen Marr is a Speaker, Author, and Founder and CEO of Inspiring Comfort. She has utilized her 30 years of experience in business, leadership development, and the healthcare industry to research, develop, and offer solutions to our current mental health crisis.
Ten years ago, Jen had a front-row seat to the Sandy Hook tragedy and to the Boston Marathon bombing. She immediately began working in crisis response and recovery efforts. She saw first-hand the need for ongoing support for those who are struggling. In doing this, she realized there is a massive gap between people who are struggling and people who want to help, but don’t know how. This is when Inspiring Comfort was born.
Since then, Jen has been immersed in trauma research and developing programs that address this gap. Her work in the field of human connection has made an indelible impact on the lives of countless people. She is passionate about furthering the science of human connection and has worked with researchers and thought leaders across the country to cultivate cultures of care through the critical life skill of comfort.
This movement is taking root in notable organizations including the White House Leadership Development Program, the National Suicide Lifeline, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, The New York Office of Mental Health, and the American Association of Suicidology.
Episode 64 introduced the audience to Krystian Leonard, Founder of Shining S.C.A.R.S Not-For-Profit Organization, Author, Miss West Virginia Pageant participant, and the list goes on.
I had a wonderful conversation with Krystian when I met her in person at the Next Gen Summit in early June 2019 and wanted to dive deeper into her journey and share that with the audience. We covered a lot in a short time.
Miss West Virginia Competition
The Zombie Club Movie
Getting her first scars when she was 4
Dealing with bullying at school
Meeting Miss West Virginia Tiffany Lawrence
Being Positive to herself each day
Writing her book, Shining Scars
Getting involved with Next Gen
I know you all will enjoy this wide-ranging conversation and please see some more information below about Krystian.
Krystian is a 22-year-old from Morgantown, West Virginia, currently attending West Virginia University in her senior year studying broadcast journalism. Krystian founded her non-profit organization, Shining S.C.A.R.S., at the age of 14. S.C.A.R.S. stands for finding strength, building character for self-acceptance to rise above the stigma. Overcoming stigmas related to all scars is at the heart of this unique organization. The passion behind Shining S.C.A.R.S. stems from Krystian’s own personal battle and experiences resulting from visible scars beginning at the age of 4. Her surgeries left behind several large scars and she endured first-hand the trials and self-esteem issues associated with taunts and bullying because of those scars. Her nonprofit works to gather funding to provide her children’s book Shining Scars, to children’s hospitals and recovery centers treating patients relating to burns, cleft palate, spina bifida and cancer recovery and others. By creating a positive and character building organization it is Krystian’s goal to build an informative community aiding in the healing process. You can learn how to get involved by visiting www.shiningscars.com