Tag Archives: empowering communities

The Journey from novice to competent to excellent: 10000 hours to expert.

10,000 hours to expert. It’s what they say. But is it true? Moving from being a newbie to leader, fledgling entrepreneur to business maven, or  student to  professoriate, is a long journey. In some ways one shouldn’t endeavor to grow out of being a student of your field. There is always something to learn – always new pedagogical techniques to consider, new ways of doing things, and new research being published, and new ways to apply that knowledge and those skills. A bit like life Continue reading →

Mission: Military Spouse Entrepreneur

I began my journey to being a Military Spouse Entrepreneur literally on the opposite of the world. As an Australian trained attorney I found myself living with my active duty military spouse in a US State where there was no path for me to be admitted to the Bar. After serving a District Attorney’s Office writing motions and case notes, and leading a large regional non profit as its Executive Director, we moved to another military base in the same state. Which, if you are Continue reading →

Career Strategy and Success Summit

Join me for the Career Strategy and Success Summit (hosted by Military Transition Network) is coming up in Austin later this month – 22-24 July in Austin, Texas! The theme for this year’s Career Strategy and Success Summit (CS3) is “Driving You to Success”. The purpose of the CS3 conference is to prepare our attendees for their future success, whether it be towards private sector employment, entrepreneurship ventures, or academic advancement. We will be carrying this future-mindedness theme throughout our fun-filled and exciting 2 ½-day conference. Continue reading →

Behind the scenes of a TEDx talk

TED stands for Technology, Education, and Design. TEDx are independently run, community & grassroots organized, but are still licensed by the TED organization. TED talk is a descriptive for the types of talks that are given at these events. Speaking at TEDx has been on my bucket list for some time, but I was incredibly excited to be able to cross it off the list in early May. The rules for TEDx talks are the same as for TED talks. The talk can be no Continue reading →

This is a “must attend” conference in the Military Community Marketing Space

It’s time to buy your tickets for the Military Influencer Conference:  calling all Veteran and Military Spouse Advocates, Business owners, and Online Entrepreneurs, and those companies seeking to market to the military community! There is a conference I think is a “must attend” for 2018. If you want to understand how to market to the military community, if you want to succeed as a military connected entrepreneur, or if you want to build a platform, business, or organization serving clients outside of the military community: Continue reading →

How to be a Networking Rockstar!

You want to know how to be a networking rockstar?! I have news for you. It is really quite simple: Be a real person interested in another real person. That’s it. Seriously. Everything else I have to share with you are tactics and techniques. Be a real person. I’m not going to wax lyrical about how you have to be an extrovert. Rather, I am going to encourage you to find ways to be yourself. By showing genuine interest in other people – and allowing Continue reading →

Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps

Building an empowered community is a deeply held passion and is considered inherently valuable to us here at Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates. So let’s get started: Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps. Let’s start with the obvious question: what is an empowered community? An Empowered Community   An empowered community is a community where every individual feels able and encouraged to contribute to the betterment, growth and strengthening of a community in which they feel ownership and, most importantly, belonging. 1. Coalition Building Continue reading →

10 Smartphone Apps for Academics

This post on Android Smartphone apps for Academics is an addendum to my post on Productivity Tools for Academics, Grad Students, and Scholars. Here’s my quickfire list for android smartphone applications for Academics, Grad Students, and Scholars: Quick Cite An application for use on Iphone and Android. 59p for Iphone, 64p for Android. Must use IEEE format to ensure place of publication is included. Essentially for those of us who use Endnote or Zotero. ice idea to have MLA, Harvard etc, but the MLA reference Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe embarks on American Identity Tour

PRESS RELEASE Anna Blanch Rabe to embark on American Identity Tour Alamogordo, New Mexico — Have you ever wanted to explore the vastness of the lower 48 by train? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to cross the US on Amtrak? Anna Blanch Rabe has. What started out as a plan B in case her husband was deployed again has ended up becoming a way of seeking to understand what it means to be American. “Military Spouses often look for ways to Continue reading →

Non Profit Accounting and Fiscal Management

Organizations in the non-profit sector are not truly viable entities unless and until they have financial policies and procedures in place – this includes non profit accounting and fiscal management practices that will stand up to audits and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). One way to ensure that your organization is transparent and accountable financially is to make sure you have a team that you trust for guidance and who can answer questions as they arise, in a way that makes sense to your Continue reading →