Giving back- Maxine Clark

Maxine Clark is the Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear themed retail-entertainment experience.  In 1996, Maxine left her long and successful career in retail with the May Dept Stores and her role as then President of Payless ShoeSource, to start her own business focused on engaging children though the idea of “what”  was not yet specific. After an unsuccessful trip to a local toy store with her 10-year-old best friend Katie to buy a Beanie Baby, the idea for Build-A-Bear was born.  “We could make these,” declared Katie and 9 months later the first store opened in St. Louis, MO and a generation of makers began. Today there are over 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, nearly 200 million stuffed animals have been sold world-wide.   Maxine stepped down from her CEB (Chief Executive Bear) position in 2013 to start her next act– to help unleash the potential of women and minority entrepreneurs and to use her entrepreneurial skills create platforms and places that give access to more St. Louis families. Her latest venture is the Delmar DivINe™—the transformation of a neighborhood eyesore, the historic St. Luke’s Hospital, into a multi-use real estate development to open in late 2021.    In 2017 Maxine was named to the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame and in 2015 was named Women of the Year by the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation.   Maxine is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Louis University and an Honorary Doctor in Human Letters from the University of Missouri St. Louis and an Honorary Associates degree from St. Louis Community College. In 2006, she published her first book “The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart.”       Maxine Clark is the Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear themed retail-entertainment experience.  In 1996, Maxine left her long and successful career in retail with the May Dept Stores and her role as then President of Payless ShoeSource, to start her own business focused on engaging children though the idea of “what”  was not yet specific. After an unsuccessful trip to a local toy store with her 10-year-old best friend Katie to buy a Beanie Baby, the idea for Build-A-Bear was born.  “We could make these,” declared Katie and 9 months later the first store opened in St. Louis, MO and a generation of makers began. Today there are over 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, nearly 200 million stuffed animals have been sold world-wide.   Maxine stepped down from her CEB (Chief Executive Bear) position in 2013 to start her next act– to help unleash the potential of women and minority entrepreneurs and to use her entrepreneurial skills create platforms and places that give access to more St. Louis families. Her latest venture is the Delmar DivINe™—the transformation of a neighborhood eyesore, the historic St. Luke’s Hospital, into a multi-use real estate development to open in late 2021.    In 2017 Maxine was named to the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame and in 2015 was named Women of the Year by the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation.   Maxine is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Louis University and an Honorary Doctor in Human Letters from the University of Missouri St. Louis and an Honorary Associates degree from St. Louis Community College. In 2006, she published her first book “The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart.”      

Markets are still going strong!!! Anxiety is up everywhere.

The real estate markets are still going strong in the US. A lot of foreign investors, including companies are buying

US properties. Anxiety is high with so many unknowns in everyone’s lives. So important to stay

as calm as possible, cherish our structures and take one day at a time, which isn’t always easy. Due to such

a seller’s market with low inventories and interest rates still low. (rates have inched up some, but are

still historically low) many buyers are losing out.  Buyers do not fear, there are so many ways to find

the right home and still negotiate;  ways to find properties before they go on the market.  Post on FB

Marketplace, post on local neighborhood FB sites and others.  Run an ad, let everyone know you are

looking. ( Always put safety first when contacted) Agents and brokers know about properties prior to

being listed as well.

Listen in- Kevin Lum discusses our ever changing market…

Kevin Lum is a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor — he focuses on Impact Investing, Socially Responsible Investing, Values Based Planning currently leading Foundry Financial with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Foundry Financials wants to help you do well and do good through value based financial planning and impact investing. And now this is such an important time, after getting over the shock of the Corona virus to stay strong, calm and lead while staying safe. Kevins passion is helping people identify their dreams and then develop a financial plan and investment strategy that aligns with their values. Whether it’s planning an early retirement, having a first child or starting a new business — Kevin helps you chart out your course from where you are now to where you could be. We are not giving legal or financial advise. Important that you check with your attorney and experts before making a plan. Kevin Lum is a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor — he focuses on Impact Investing, Socially Responsible Investing, Values Based Planning currently leading Foundry Financial with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Foundry Financials wants to help you do well and do good through value based financial planning and impact investing. And now this is such an important time, after getting over the shock of the Corona virus to stay strong, calm and lead while staying safe. Kevins passion is helping people identify their dreams and then develop a financial plan and investment strategy that aligns with their values. Whether it’s planning an early retirement, having a first child or starting a new business — Kevin helps you chart out your course from where you are now to where you could be. We are not giving legal or financial advise. Important that you check with your attorney and experts before making a plan.

Buying a property- want to receive credit for your efforts?

Buyer rebate program….it works so well in any market..Do you have time to get involved when buying a property? Most people find the property they end up purchasing on the Internet.  Listen in to find out how you can benefit. Buyer rebate program….it works so well in any market..Do you have time to get involved when buying a property? Most people find the property they end up purchasing on the Internet.  Listen in to find out how you can benefit.

New Year 2021- Resolutions – Georgia Foster- 7 Days to Drinking Less…

Georgia Foster is a world renowned Clinical Hypnotherapist since 1995.  She qualified with distinction at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and went on to lecture for two years. Then built up a busy practice and started running her own programs. Georgia spent some time in California training to be a Voice Dialogue therapist. This psychology training is an integral part of her success, combined with her own hypnosis techniques. Georgia is from Melbourne, Australia.  lived in London for 23 years, before moving back to Melbourne in 2017. Georgia said she used to be overweight and a very heavy, regular drinker who used food and alcohol as a way to escape her insecurities. Alcohol was a confidence crutch and she used it regularly to feel more comfortable around other people. Georgia says, “I must tell you that I still do drink alcohol, have the odd hangover and eat chocolate. ” We will talk about how Georgia came to create 7 days to drinking less and a treat at the end for all of you New Year’s resolutioners… Georgia has been helping people drink less alcohol for over 20 years and understands  how important it is to feel confident about drinking less without the stress and strains of willpower. The goal of Georgia’s 7 Days To Drink Less program is for you to learn how to ‘manage alcohol, rather than it manage you!’ We here at REALTY UNIVERSAL, especially Nathalie who founded this believes that in real estate we owe it to share everything that helps us live better, take better care of ourselves, love ourselves and others. Nathalie says, “Our bodies and minds are the most important real estate we own,”     Georgia Foster is a world renowned Clinical Hypnotherapist since 1995.  She qualified with distinction at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and went on to lecture for two years. Then built up a busy practice and started running her own programs. Georgia spent some time in California training to be a Voice Dialogue therapist. This psychology training is an integral part of her success, combined with her own hypnosis techniques. Georgia is from Melbourne, Australia.  lived in London for 23 years, before moving back to Melbourne in 2017. Georgia said she used to be overweight and a very heavy, regular drinker who used food and alcohol as a way to escape her insecurities. Alcohol was a confidence crutch and she used it regularly to feel more comfortable around other people. Georgia says, “I must tell you that I still do drink alcohol, have the odd hangover and eat chocolate. ” We will talk about how Georgia came to create 7 days to drinking less and a treat at the end for all of you New Year’s resolutioners… Georgia has been helping people drink less alcohol for over 20 years and understands  how important it is to feel confident about drinking less without the stress and strains of willpower. The goal of Georgia’s 7 Days To Drink Less program is for you to learn how to ‘manage alcohol, rather than it manage you!’ We here at REALTY UNIVERSAL, especially Nathalie who founded this believes that in real estate we owe it to share everything that helps us live better, take better care of ourselves, love ourselves and others. Nathalie says, “Our bodies and minds are the most important real estate we own,”    

Holiday show with Nathalie Mullinix and Mary Blake sharing inspiration for 2021

Holiday show with Nathalie and Mary Blake sharing stories, and inspiration for a 2021. Mary Blake, lives in Manhattan, author of several books, including Journals of a Healer has been one of Nathalie’s close friends for over 8 years. She is 91 and proud to say that. They are both on different spectrums politically, yet truly understand what it means to agree to disagree. Life is so precious and to be lived, which has been such a challenge with Covid, shutdowns, this past year, financial hardships, isolation… Faith, and perseverance, living one day at a time, while definitely setting your goals, moving forward with lifes plans/missions is crucial now more than over…listen in, call in… Holiday show with Nathalie and Mary Blake sharing stories, and inspiration for a 2021. Mary Blake, lives in Manhattan, author of several books, including Journals of a Healer has been one of Nathalie’s close friends for over 8 years. She is 91 and proud to say that. They are both on different spectrums politically, yet truly understand what it means to agree to disagree. Life is so precious and to be lived, which has been such a challenge with Covid, shutdowns, this past year, financial hardships, isolation… Faith, and perseverance, living one day at a time, while definitely setting your goals, moving forward with lifes plans/missions is crucial now more than over…listen in, call in…

Never ever give up- Coach Jim Johnson explains- replay – excellent inspiration..

Based on what transpired in a few short moments in early 2006, Coach Jim Johnson is now an authority on the subject of realizing your dreams. In his many public speaking appearances, the Rochester, New York resident relates his role in a high school basketball game that made national headlines. He emphasizes the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship; concepts which gave Coach Johnson winning high school basketball teams for over 30 years.. Coach has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, ESPN and dozens of other National TV and radio shows.  In 2011, he released his first book  A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons from a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy. Coach was named the Class A Section Five Coach of the Year.  He officially retired from coaching so that he can speak full time; he also works closely a with Rochester-area non-profit:  AutismUp. On Feb. 15, 2006, Coach Johnson made the kindhearted gesture of inserting his autistic manager, Jason McElwain, now known to the world as J-Mac into Greece Athena High School’s final home game, which the Trojans won 79-43. J-Mac scored 20 points in just over four minutes, including six three-point baskets, to become an instant national celebrity. Coach Johnson, also, was featured in major news outlets around the country. Based on what transpired in a few short moments in early 2006, Coach Jim Johnson is now an authority on the subject of realizing your dreams. In his many public speaking appearances, the Rochester, New York resident relates his role in a high school basketball game that made national headlines. He emphasizes the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship; concepts which gave Coach Johnson winning high school basketball teams for over 30 years.. Coach has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, ESPN and dozens of other National TV and radio shows.  In 2011, he released his first book  A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons from a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy. Coach was named the Class A Section Five Coach of the Year.  He officially retired from coaching so that he can speak full time; he also works closely a with Rochester-area non-profit:  AutismUp. On Feb. 15, 2006, Coach Johnson made the kindhearted gesture of inserting his autistic manager, Jason McElwain, now known to the world as J-Mac into Greece Athena High School’s final home game, which the Trojans won 79-43. J-Mac scored 20 points in just over four minutes, including six three-point baskets, to become an instant national celebrity. Coach Johnson, also, was featured in major news outlets around the country.

Talk story with Nathalie- predictions for 2021- common sense, no crystal ball..

Talk story with Nathalie… We are truly in trying times. No matter where you are in the world, times are tough. Anxiety levels, domestic violence is at an all time high… there are some making a lot of money with the stock  market, real estate (yes and no) and online businesses. Out of work and no where to turn? There are options… This too will pass… it certainly doesn’t feel like it when you are deep in the middle of it. Let’s talk about some things we know for sure… You are a miracle… and sometimes the most trying times  is exactly when you need to work harder, come up with solutions…keep moving, not drinking, drugging, anger. Talk story with Nathalie… We are truly in trying times. No matter where you are in the world, times are tough. Anxiety levels, domestic violence is at an all time high… there are some making a lot of money with the stock  market, real estate (yes and no) and online businesses. Out of work and no where to turn? There are options… This too will pass… it certainly doesn’t feel like it when you are deep in the middle of it. Let’s talk about some things we know for sure… You are a miracle… and sometimes the most trying times  is exactly when you need to work harder, come up with solutions…keep moving, not drinking, drugging, anger.

John Rosebush and James Fuller on a mission to save our planet…

  James Fuller inventor and founder of the Greensaharaproject.org,Educated with the specific goals of Science and discovery of cohesion molecular phenomena and resonance frequency studies. He  studied many of Nikola Tesla’s ideas and reproduced his work in the areas of ionic frequency exchange methods. He is also an inventor with 2 inventions in progress 1. Ion frequency Resonance Exchange 2. Magnetic Cohesion Collection Electrical force delivery device,  an invention dealing with magnetic energy transfer methods. This deals directly with convergent energy known to exist in the negative field. Also Vitalgro and more. John Rosebush, Founder & CEO of the Worldwide Development Corporation is a maverick inventor and reality bringer. His invention which we will be discussing today does not pollute, nor use resources once constructed. Cost effective over solar. It works with the “riverflow”, is more than cost effective, can literally produce so much power at a fraction of the cost that we are used to and has a 99% uptime. For more information go to www.wdcpower.com               James Fuller inventor and founder of the Greensaharaproject.org,Educated with the specific goals of Science and discovery of cohesion molecular phenomena and resonance frequency studies. He  studied many of Nikola Tesla’s ideas and reproduced his work in the areas of ionic frequency exchange methods. He is also an inventor with 2 inventions in progress 1. Ion frequency Resonance Exchange 2. Magnetic Cohesion Collection Electrical force delivery device,  an invention dealing with magnetic energy transfer methods. This deals directly with convergent energy known to exist in the negative field. Also Vitalgro and more. John Rosebush, Founder & CEO of the Worldwide Development Corporation is a maverick inventor and reality bringer. His invention which we will be discussing today does not pollute, nor use resources once constructed. Cost effective over solar. It works with the “riverflow”, is more than cost effective, can literally produce so much power at a fraction of the cost that we are used to and has a 99% uptime. For more information go to www.wdcpower.com            

Kevin Lum- financial planner and Investment Advisor is back with us to weigh in.

Kevin Lum is a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor — he focuses on Impact Investing, Socially Responsible Investing, Values Based Planning currently leading Foundry Financial with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Foundry Financials wants to help you do well and do good through value based financial planning and impact investing. And now this is such an important time, after getting over the shock of the Corona virus to stay strong, calm and lead while staying safe. Kevins passion is helping people identify their dreams and then develop a financial plan and investment strategy that aligns with their values. Whether it’s planning an early retirement, having a first child or starting a new business — Kevin helps you chart out your course from where you are now to where you could be. We are not giving legal or financial advise. Important that you check with your attorney and experts before making a plan. Kevin Lum is a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor — he focuses on Impact Investing, Socially Responsible Investing, Values Based Planning currently leading Foundry Financial with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Foundry Financials wants to help you do well and do good through value based financial planning and impact investing. And now this is such an important time, after getting over the shock of the Corona virus to stay strong, calm and lead while staying safe. Kevins passion is helping people identify their dreams and then develop a financial plan and investment strategy that aligns with their values. Whether it’s planning an early retirement, having a first child or starting a new business — Kevin helps you chart out your course from where you are now to where you could be. We are not giving legal or financial advise. Important that you check with your attorney and experts before making a plan.