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Vitamae

Vitamae

By Maybelyn H. Plecic

Design Thinking Life Playbook with Maybelyn H. Plecic is a compilation of overcoming life challenges through experimentation.

My podcast Vitamae name translates to "Vita" which means "Life" in the Latin language and "Mae" a nickname my husband Jesenko gave me. I share my life and friends' stories with you to model valuing everyone's stories.

Do you feel like you don't belong, you're alone, nobody understands you, and your life is not what you expected? I hope that after listening to my podcast episodes, you can get to know yourself more and are empowered to live the life you want.


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20. Iterative Career Choices
20. Iterative Career Choices
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is "Iterative Career Choices".  It is so important to understand that you deserve happiness when building out your career.  Be brave, and implement iterative career choices that will allow you to gain financial independence and a sense of belonging.  Takeaways:  Learn to articulate your needs and learn from the feedback that others give you. It is important to learn to brand, negotiation skills, resilience, and iterative experimentation.  Make the important decisions at the right time and opportunity.  Keep trying and learning new things.  Don't give up!  Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites:  Website: https://vitamae.org/      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/.  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.podcast      Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast      Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
23:12
June 27, 2022
19. So You Want To Be a Consultant
19. So You Want To Be a Consultant
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is "So You Want To Be a Consultant". I was in the consulting field for over 14 years. I have many fond memories of being a technical expert, trusted advisor, mentor, sponsor, and more.  With this podcast, I hope that you are inspired to learn more about becoming a consultant. There are so many amazing skills that you learn by becoming one, and many great relationships that you get to build and experience throughout the years. Takeaways: The skills that you need to master: Communication, Stakeholder Management, Empathizing with the Customer, Planning, Paying Attention to Detail, Time Management, and Understanding in-scope and out-of-scope project requirements. Project phases: Internal Kick-Off, External Kick-Off, Discovery, Design, Implementation, Testing, Go-Live, First Day Support, and Closing the project. Building great relationships, becoming a trusted advisor and understanding the impact you make when successfully completing any project that you are a part of. Learning to build communication skills, branding, proficiency, and building trust with the business partners are vital skills. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod...     Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast     Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
30:08
June 21, 2022
18. Being a Cable Technician
18. Being a Cable Technician
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is "Being a Cable Technician". This is how I began my career in the technical field.  It is one of my favorite jobs and recommend that others gain experiencing working as a cable technician, especially if they are working towards a network engineer background. Takeaways: It is a dirty job. You are exposed to the outside elements of weather changes, a variety of homes made of different shapes and sizes, dealing with animals, and more. It takes perseverance to learn the very challenging process of troubleshooting the unknown.  Too many expect that we can see through the walls when in essence we make an educated guess of where the cable routes, the splitters, junctions that we go through, how to navigate in attics, basements, or behind different obstacles to service the cable broadband and telephony service calls and installations. You will meet many people of different backgrounds. It is a great learning experience by understanding how to manage your own jobs independently.   I learned to appreciate and gain insights on how to run cables in the homes and how cable broadband and telephony services are installed. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast   Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
39:42
July 03, 2021
17. Losing a Loved One
17. Losing a Loved One
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is "Losing a Loved One". It is my story of my father's passing on April 6, 2021. Takeaways: Understanding estate planning such as wills and trusts. Knowing to ask for help and that it takes time to grieve. Collect important files and information like life insurance, pensions, and financial details for the widow or remaining beneficiaries. It will take time to address any properties, services that need to be canceled and arrange the funeral home after your loved one passes. Do not allow others to make decisions for you on behalf of your family's wishes.  Be patient and be kind to yourself. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast   Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
38:12
July 03, 2021
16. Jewelry Magic and Arts
16. Jewelry Magic and Arts
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is "Jewelry Magic and Arts". Our guest speaker is Elizabeth Cope! Takeaways:   Try different types of mediums for art.  It takes perseverance to continue improving and being inspired in creating different types of artwork.  Research and take the time to understand the skills necessary and investment needed in showcasing and selling artwork.   Don't give up on finding your inspiration and purpose for your art.  Leave your ego behind and learn from the critiques given.  They are intended to help improve your skills.   Follow Elizabeth and request to order custom jewelry on the following links:   Website:  https://whimsytree.art Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whimsytree.arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whimsytree.art/ Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
54:47
May 15, 2021
14. Finding Purpose
14. Finding Purpose
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is "Finding Purpose". Our guest speaker is Trena Bolden Fields! Trena Bolden Fields, M.A. M.F.A., CPC/Values and Vision Coach/Your Legacy Cultivator Content Creator/International Speaker/Writer/Actor/Photographer Trena is offering our Vitamae audience a 45-Minute Vision Strategy Call and listeners can book using these links: www.trenaboldenfieldscoaching.com Social media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trenaboldenfields/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trenaboldenfields/?fbclid=IwAR1v6Wqr6n-RKbhyEDDkTq-a_XVEuizDqtZjaBlFazj5WJRcswi1wQRk2ZU LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trenabfields/?fbclid=IwAR0rImGemwkUMphzDyXG3xeYu9TvBvuPxrQ7oYphdbz7Hh5_X9P3tWEYRMg Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites:S Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
29:18
May 08, 2021
15. Being Gay In The Entertainment Industry
15. Being Gay In The Entertainment Industry
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is "Being Gay In the Entertainment Industry". Our guest speaker is Brian Diaz! We discussed the impact of COVID-19 on entertainers. How to better support all artists, regardless of background, gender identity, and more. Future goals and aspirations. You can find out more about Brian Diaz on LinkedIn below: https://www.instagram.com/brianmichael_official/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-diaz-943722139/ Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
29:58
May 08, 2021
13. Automation for Everyone
13. Automation for Everyone
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is Automation for Everyone. Key Takeaways: Understand and share the outcomes you are trying to solve. Automate the Mundane. Learn more about automation tools within the programs or software you already use. You don't need to be the programmer to automate, you can be a user, tester or contributor of ideas to make automation tools. Automate to be efficient and find life balance everywhere. We. need more users who can help create outcomes and help solve problems. If you are learning to code, understand best practices, methodologies, and the importance of security. Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
20:12
March 08, 2021
12. Lessons Learned from the Year 2020
12. Lessons Learned from the Year 2020
Welcome to Vitamae. The topic for today is all about my lessons learned in the year 2020. Key Takeaways: Be present - life is short Always have contingencies Follow health-recommended guidelines for your local region for COVID19. Crosscheck and validate the information and try not to share misinformation as best you can. Self-care is critical Create short and long term goals by planning When creating goals, make sure they are attainable and you are accountable for them. Self-reward Get to know yourself. Have you had fun recently? Do not overjudge yourself. Take a moment to be grateful as often as you can. Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
11:05
February 22, 2021
11. Cricket Sport
11. Cricket Sport
We discussed important details regarding Cricket sport. Manishree Gupta is known for the following: "A doctor by qualification, a financial analyst by choice, sports enthusiast by passion and an egalitarian by heart.  You can find out more about Manishree Gupta on LinkedIn below:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/manishreegupta/  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
28:51
March 29, 2020
10. Self Publishing Your Book
10. Self Publishing Your Book
We discussed different techniques and important information that authors need when self-publishing their book. Biography: Chyina Powell is a lover of words and music. She achieved her Maser's in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Her interests lie mainly in creative nonfiction and speculative fiction. She is the co-founder of the Women of Color Writing Circle, an international organization that supports and encourages women of color in their writing. She is also an active member of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. In her free time, she can be found reading, writing, listening to show tunes, or posting on her bookish blog.  You can find out more about Chyina Powell on the below online sources:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chyinapowell  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chyina_powell  Blog: https://www.chyinapowell.wordpress.com/  Editorial: http://www.powelleditorial.org/  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
40:08
March 12, 2020
9. Leadership and Useful Management Toolkits
9. Leadership and Useful Management Toolkits
This episode discusses some ways to help lead your team.  It is a great honor to be able to mentor so many different people around the world. Life is too short. Keep moving forward! Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
13:02
February 29, 2020
8. Preparing for Interviews
8. Preparing for Interviews
I have the great honor of having Dina Green as a guest speaker. We discussed different ways to prepare for interviews.  You can find out more about Dina Green on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dina-green-53587237/  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
32:02
February 22, 2020
7. Being a Single Mom and Widow
7. Being a Single Mom and Widow
I have the great honor to have Alida Titchenal.   We discuss the importance of having support from family, friends, and community. Please reach out to people who may need help and pay it forward. Let's share the love and be open to conversations like this.  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
20:53
February 01, 2020
6. Being a Karate Mom or Dad
6. Being a Karate Mom or Dad
What does it mean to be a Karate Mom or Dad? Janelle Sharritt our karate family friend shares her love for karate and more. We discuss why we recommend karate or martial art for families and friends. Important considerations when taking this sport.  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
14:43
January 29, 2020
5. Menopause For Women
5. Menopause For Women
What does menopause mean for Women? We discuss the various phases of menopause for women.     Common misconceptions regarding menopause.  Different ways to help cope when experiencing menopause.   Please feel free to reach out to Elis Salamone and me with any questions regarding this podcast. Elis Salamone can be reached via her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elissalamone/   NOTE: The topic for this episode is rated for mature audiences. Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
25:38
January 28, 2020
4. Bad Bosses and Toxic Work Environments
4. Bad Bosses and Toxic Work Environments
This podcast discusses how to identify toxic work environments.   By providing awareness, we can help ensure that individuals and organizations receive the support they need.   Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
11:34
January 27, 2020
3. Mentors and Sponsors
3. Mentors and Sponsors
The difference between mentors and sponsors.  The expectations between a mentor and mentee work relationship.   Various ways to find support from different organizations and causes while adding meaning to your life.  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
10:02
January 24, 2020
2. Making Time and Life Choices
2. Making Time and Life Choices
I talk about different books and techniques that are useful in managing your time.   Many of the recommendations require us to be present and to stay aware of our body's physical and mental needs.  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
14:51
January 22, 2020
1. Introduction and Work-Life Changes
1. Introduction and Work-Life Changes
This episode discusses ways to make new career choices, how to prepare for interviews and the importance of knowing your motivation and lifestyle needs.  Feel free to e-mail me at askme@vitamae.org. Follow Vitamae and or join the discussion on the following sites: Website: https://vitamae.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitamaepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vitamae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamae.pod... Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamaepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmqfH5eTkvi5bTAqf99hyA Become a supporter, please make a small monthly contribution here: https://anchor.fm/maybelyn-h-plecic/support
11:03
January 20, 2020