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With almost 50 episodes spanning 2 seasons, Coffee With Claire (CWC) has a strong presence with its fans and followers.

S03, Ep06: The Art, Science and Economics of Craft Beer featuring Michael Peticolas

On today’s episode of Coffee With Claire we are learning about craft beer!

According to several reliable internet sources including Brewfanatics and the craft brewery.org, here’s a compilation of the top ten reasons why you should drink craft beer.

  1. Craft Beer tastes better.
  2. More alcohol.
  3. Less trips to the bathroom!
  4. Health benefits!
  5. More Choices.
  6. Less Expensive.
  7. Less Calories.
  8. Better ingredients.
  9. Supporting the local economy.
  10. Environmentally sustainable.

We are thrilled to welcome back to Coffee with Claire Michael Peticolas.  Michael is a fifth-generation Texas trial attorney and owner/operator of Dallas’ Peticolas Brewing Company. After practicing law for a decade, Michael turned to his passion for craft beer.  Since 2011, Peticolas Brewing Company has won numerous local and national awards, and is an established craft beer industry leader in Texas.

Stay tuned to hear more about the current craft beer buzz!

S03 Ep05, The Customer Service Experience with Chris-James Cognetta

Have you ever had a bad customer experience? Odds are you have. Fact is, a lot of us tend to run into some rough customer service from time to time. And usually it’s understandable, but it’s never acceptable. And when it comes to poor customer service, the problems don’t start with your customers – they start with your employees. Just ask Chris-James Cognetta. He’s a consumer experience expert, and today on a brand new episode of Coffee with Claire, he’s sitting down with Claire to talk about how customer service can be tailored at a management level, what that can mean for your employees, and how you can shift your thinking to have a customer-focused business at every level!

S03, Ep 03: Protecting the Thing that Protects You Most, featuring Sue Moore

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet?  Our skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensation of touch, heat and cold.

We take our skin for granted.  We expose it to the sun at the beach, we go skiing on the slopes and expose it to the cold and wind, and then we turn around and complain when we start seeing wrinkles, sun spots, or saggy skin.

Even if you’ve never taken care of your skin, it’s not too late to start.  Your skin begins to age when you are only in your mid 20’s, although you may not see it.  Your favorite products may not work anymore.  Your genes, daily habits, and the sun cause these changes.

Both men and women are interested in looking young and vibrant. Our skin is our most visual piece of real estate, and when it looks good, we feel good. When it looks bad, we feel bad.

Dermatologists are trained physicians that understand skin better than anyone.  They all recommend daily regimens to keep your skin healthy.  But what products are safe?  Should I go organic?  How much should I budget to spend every month?

Stay tuned as we welcome back Sue Moore, who brings to us a great education to help us understand in practical terms some of the most common questions and misconceptions around caring for your skin.

S03, Ep02: What Drives an Entrepreneur? Featuring Adpop and Techmillenial

What is it that drives entrepreneurs?  Why would anyone subject themselves to the crazy, unpredictable entrepreneurial lifestyle?

Entrepreneurs are an interesting breed.  They are tenacious, passionate people who really do march to the beat of a different drum.  They are visionaries, their strongest advocate, and although they have immense self confidence in themselves and their vision, they are humble enough to know when to pivot and say ”this isn’t working.”  Lastly, entrepreneurs believe that rules are made to be broken.  The status quo is boring. They are always thinking of ten different ways to solve a problem, and by putting all of these traits to work, develop products and services that their competition says, “Why didn’t we think of that?”  It’s the amazing combination of using both sides of their brains to achieve what others may never have thought possible.

Here at Coffee with Claire, we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.  And today, our guests demonstrate how collaboration and the bringing together two totally opposite ends of the business spectrum is the perfect combination to help newly formed companies or re-designed businesses create a strong professional footprint, while staying true to their individual entrepreneurial spirits.

Stay tuned and learn how bringing two very different worlds together has found the crossroads of the soft skills of creativity and the “hard” skills of programming have created the perfect combination for success!

This episode features Sungwoo Chun of Adpop and Jonathan Kim of TechMillenial discussing their businesses and their place in a variety of communities.

S 03, Ep 01: A New Beginning

Hi and welcome to Coffee with Claire!

Today’s theme is going to be about resilience.

The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

At the beginning of anything new, there’s always excitement and an adrenaline rush as you build that something that has never been built before.

You figure it out, you put processes together, and pretty soon, you have a well-oiled machine that you understand and know you can depend on.

Then, one day, you hit a snag–something completely unexpected, and out of your control.  Everything you worked for is suddenly gone.  You’re left standing at a crossroads.    Which road do you choose?

Path #1 is easy.  You quit.  You throw in the towel.  You decide that the thing that happened was a sign that you weren’t supposed to do it anymore anyways.

Path #2 is you pick yourself up, gather the pieces you can find, and re-invent and re-create those that you can’t.  It takes time and it takes money that you didn’t think you had, but you find ways to make it work.

Not everyone will pick Path #2.  It may not be feasible.  But those who are successful know there’s going to be up’s and downs.  You’re never 100% right, or profitable, or marketable or whatever other adjective you want to inject.  However, it’s the people who have resilience in their blood that are willing to try again.  Maybe do it a little differently this next time around, but it’s definitely worth it in their minds.

The resilience I am speaking about specifically is Coffee with Claire, and how I came to the conclusion that just because we hit a major bump in the road didn’t mean we veered off the road, took the wheels off the bus, and walked home.  Would it have been easy?  Sure.  But I wasn’t done, and I wasn’t going to give up.

Stay tuned, and follow the path of our show to Coffee with Claire version “2.0”

On the first episode of Season 3 of the show, Claire Billingsley sits down with Paul Maynard, Claire’s Communications Director, to talk about this new beginning. But where’s the new show happening? What can you expect in the new season? And where in the world has Claire Billingsley been? Tune in to find out!

 

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