Christine Floersch has worked and traveled all over the US and world. With over 25 years in hospitality and business execution/logistics, she offers insight, ideas, shares experiences and addresses ALL of life's crazy curveballs with intriguing new guests with incredible stories and backgrounds every episode. With a great sense of humor and sometimes hilarious life experiences herself, she is a true open book storyteller and conversationalist who addresses real life head on in both personal AND professional environments in this ever changing world.
Sensitive listeners beware. Mr. Q - Quinnten Brown comes back (by popular demand) in a extremely special and sensitive and possibly triggering episode of raw truths about life experienced by a woman and a man with very different percentages of melanin in their skin, very different upbringings and societal constructs. The landscape of race, racism and injustice has continued to infiltrate the quality of life for many, especially our black brothers and sisters. At the year 2020, as a white woman of global awareness and upbringing, I still can not believe that we are dealing with this, but we are - And I can't hold a CANDLE to the the flame of what my bothers and sisters of higher percentages of melanin in their skin are experiencing mentally, physically, spiritually.
IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THE CHANGE - START THE UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATION.
Start by listening to this.
I will ask, as the host, some VERY unpopular and cringe-worthy questions and bring some things up for Q ONLY because after MUCH deliberation, meditation and thought on BOTH of our sides, WE decided that the uncomfortable questions need to be asked and the hard talk dialogue needs to happen.
SO, If you are ready to hear the truth from 2 VERY different, but authentic and respecting people, press play.
You might be surprised on how alike we all are in the end.......You might be surprised on how much influence "outside" banter affects the narratives in our brain....
You might be shocked at some of the questions I peg Q with on the spot..........
...And you might be inspired by how eloquently he answers them.
This is a special podcast recorded out of love on both of our sides to START THE UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATION between white and black people. And who better to start this conversation publicly, then a black man and his longtime white female friend.
I hope you get through all of this - It's quite long and you may have to take breaks - But IF YOU WANT TO START UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS GOING ON....this is a good start. We are planning to follow up on this series as we feel inspired to, to continue this dialogue.
Love to all - Christine (Flo) and Q.
Join Mr. Adam Borgen and I as we venture on a thoughtful, inspiring, informative (and sometimes hilarious) conversational journey through our experiences in life, in the service industry, in mental health and learn more about the pivotal lighthouse that the Serving Those Serving nonprofit organization offers in these unprecedented times. As well as shining a light on **CRISIS and a sneak peek at a program Serving Those Serving is on the cusp of rolling out. Adam even sings his favorite Disney song for all of us and shares anecdotes of being a father in quarantine with his delightful daughter. We talk over ourselves and laugh at our own jokes and give each other a little ribbing here and there for being two completely different types of people with enormous respect for each other and our personal perspectives, but most importantly, our common bond in our organization being a leader in the hospitality and service industry for mental health and wellness. My next guest is: Mr. Adam Borgen.
Who in Minneapolis does NOT know Q......
Join me and the wildly popular Q on this quarantine remote podcast session as 2 really old friends spend some time discussing some great stories, how we met, joys and tragedies we’ve shared as friends, and some monumental experiences Q went through that shaped him as a man, his mentality, outlook and perseverance.
Known for his INSANE and INFECTIOUS ability to ALWAYS be positive, STAY positive and LIVE positive - How to find that mindset in struggling times and not only KEEP it - but also make it your own personal church. In the darkest of times and in losing loved ones OR...pandemics.....
This is a great conversation between friends you don't want to miss.
Fitness, Life and Mindset Coach, Mara Ruttger talks about her journey from personal training and body building to motherhood and now starting Confident and Courageous- making shift to mindset and healthy energy that will serve you in all the endeavors and goals you seek out. Check out her great podcast too @therealsassyfitgirlspodcast
David Norrie. Internationally recognized business mentor, entrepreneur and health and fitness advocate. Devoted husband, father, profoundly successful realist and participant of REAL life. Creator of Socially Speaking and now TurnedOn.com...amongst MANY other personal development platforms. Join us on this journey as we discuss early beginnings to finding your purpose and what he and his family have dedicated themselves to on their mission to bring hope, awareness, personal power and instill confidence in every one of us...as we navigate this thing called life. AND doing it with faith, love, charity, compassion, kindness and tenacity at your center. Ladies and Gentlemen,My Next Guest- Mr. David Norrie.
One of my DEAREST childhood friends and confidants joins me on this amazing podcast discussing addiction, loss, fear, death, anger and the pathway that took her from her beautiful, athletic, "normal" upbringing to her deepest, darkest moments....happening RIGHT in the middle of her “picture perfect” life happenings. Now in recovery after treatment and committed to being a light, a leader, a example and an INCREDIBLE force in humanity, Kelly Kopel Quade shares her journey through this talk about her testimonies and soul bearing honest life lessons, ANYONE who listens to this episode will not only be uplifted and inspired, but also felt heard, understood and validated and DEFINITELY not alone.
This is a MUST LISTEN to ANYONE who has EVER struggled, self-questioned or battled.
Kelly's story specifically surrounds alcoholism....BUT at 4 1/2 years sober now, One Day At A Time, - She has gotten to a place where she STILL goes into everyday DEEPLY rooted in the "ONE day at a time" grace that she has not only learned to embrace and cherish, but also through her openness and honestly has become a reluctant mentor, sponsor and cheerleader for ANYONE who is battling addiction, isolation and fear. Mrs. Kelly Kopel Quade everyone.
One of the most highly respected, internationally acclaimed chefs, hospitality innovators and award winning restauranteurs tells his story in his own words his journey from extraordinarily humble beginnings to building his vision and ultimately the transformation that happened within him that changed the trajectory of not only his thought process, but the value he brings to the table both literally, philosophically and philanthropically.
This captivating story of transformation and positive possibility is one to not miss.
Laura Robertson is a refugee from Laos who turned her extraordinarily humble beginnings into not only success in business and finding her passions for her...but is now a developed coach and teacher in helping her clients find their niche and launch their own dreams themselves! A podcast that shouldn’t be missed for anyone with a idea or dream they just don’t know how to manifest. True stories from a refugee turned successful entrepreneur.
There literally isn’t enough space to name ALL the experiences Mr. Josh Skovlund has had in his short 28 years. From the military to the medical field...taping into his profound creative abilities and eye for photography. This intriguing podcast shares everything from his military beginnings and inspirations to dealing with mental health and losing his father to ALS. How his wife saved him and how he is opening up his truths through writing and photography to find balance for himself and his family and to de-stigmatize the narrative that strong, accomplished men are not capable of articulating emotion and feeling. A must listen.
Meet one of my favorites, SARAH WEBSTER NORTON! Founder, brain child and Executive Director of SERVING THOSE SERVING!! A nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and EAPs to our beloved service industry workers. How did this start? What are we doing now....hint...I’m on the Board of Directors.... Find out what it TRULY takes to be called to service and create a platform filled with solutions....not just “hopes”....to elevate your employees, co-workers and comrades in the service industry. Your journey always only starts with you....but this one?? (Starts with one pissed off chick who used her voice to save lives.) Literally. Welcome to Executive Accomplice - Life Edition Podcast....My honored guest needs no introduction.....Its Ms. Sarah Webster Norton, FOUNDER of ServingthoseServing.org
From Academic to Server to General Manager to Cook. Pete Nguyen shares his stories and perspectives on success, finding your passion, dealing with COVID both personally and professionally and ALL the political and cultural aspects affecting our culture right now. We leave NO subject stone unturned in this engaging, fluid and wide spreading conversation between two old friends who have sometimes VERY different viewpoints. **WARNING** Vulgar language in some bits, so please take consideration to listening around small children and anyone easily offended by civil conversations discussing a myriad of perspectives.
Jack Trash, AKA John Tasch, AKA JT, CEO of SIMSHOWS, holds nothing back and brings ALL the stories about his early beginnings. How he got his 3 names, his experiences and lessons in getting started and what he is doing now as not only a staple in the Minneapolis music culture but also as a dedicated teacher and community leader..especially during these unprecedented times. A conversation you definitely don’t want to miss. Executive Accomplice -Life Edition Podcast Featuring JT- Jack Trash😎