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Monday, March 9, 2015

Interview with Sander Flaum, CEO of Flaum Navigators and Lime Connect Board Member

Overwhelm your interviewer with your smarts, passion and knowledge

Categories: Lessons from the Road

In this Lessons From The Road interview, we had a brief chat with Sander Flaum, CEO of Flaum Navigators, Lime Connect Board Member and a veteran consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He is an acknowledged business leader, marketing and sales effectiveness coach, motivational presenter and best-selling author.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spotlight on our Network: I did it - and so will you!

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

Lime Network member, Kevin Cao, shares an article he wrote for York University for their upcoming Career Success Event for Students with Disabilities. He hopes his experiences bring awareness to disability in the workplace...

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Changing the environment, not yourself

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

Many folks with disabilities, especially learning disabilities, work hard at finding new tools and accommodations to help them be more productive and satisfied in their careers. Assisted technologies, flexible work schedules, and work station adjustments can be great strategies. However, a strategy that I think is underappreciated is to simply...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spotlight on our Network: Why I Spoke at My Commencement

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

Parker Mantell has a stutter. But, that didn’t stop him from delivering the commencement speech at Indiana University this year. Here’s why he spoke…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spotlight on our Network: Studying Abroad with a Physical Disability

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

People questioned whether Lime Network member, Amanda Parker, who uses a motorized scooter, would be able to handle the challenges of studying abroad in London. Boy did she prove them wrong! She shares her experience of a lifetime (including the time she had to carry her 160lb scooter down a flight of stairs by herself) ...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Changing the Disability Landscape, One Action at a Time

Lessons from a 4-year old with hearing loss

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

blue ear

Lessons from a 4-year old with hearing loss

Anthony, a 4-year old boy, refused to wear his hearing aid after noticing that the super heroes in his comic books weren't wearing them.  His mother reached out to Marvel comics with his story. Marvel immediately started designing a super hero who wears a hearing aid. His name is "The Blue Ear". Needless to say, Anthony and his pre-school buddies with hearing loss were inspired. View the full story.

This story can inspire folks with disabilities to

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Inspiration for the New Year; Perspectives on Disability & Success

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

new yearsOne of the great programs that Lime Connect offers is a Fellowship Program in the U.S. for rising juniors who happen to have disabilities. (By the way, the 2014 Fellowship Program application is launching this week.)  We kick the program off with a 4-day Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City. Following the Symposium we ask our new Fellows to reflect, through writing, on their experience at Symposium and to share newly discovered perspectives on disabilty and success. I want to open this blog column in the New Year by sharing some of the inspiring thoughts and perspectives from the 2013 Fellowship class. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Interview with Mike MacKay, Chief of Staff to Bloomberg's COO and Lime Connect Board Member

All tasks are opportunities to prove your value.

Categories: Lessons from the Road

Mike MackayAll tasks are opportunities to prove your value.

In this month’s Lessons From The Road, we had the pleasure of catching up with Mike MacKay who is the Chief of Staff for Lime Connect partner Bloomberg's Chief Operating Officer. He is also a Lime Connect Board Member.  In his 14 years at Bloomberg, Mike has held positions in the company’s Global Data group in New Jersey, Hong Kong and New York. Mike is involved in various non-profit activities through the company's “Best of Bloomberg” program and served as a mentor for Year Up. He also serves as a Career Adviser, mentoring Bloomberg employees.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thinking About Disability Like A Child Does

From Fear to Curiosity to Appreciation

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

We just finished our annual Lime Connwheelchairect Fellowship Program Leadership & Professional Development Symposium. This is a 3 plus-day retreat in New York City that kicks off our Fellowship Program for accomplished rising juniors with disabilities. The Symposium is filled with professional development workshops, skill-building, self-exploration, and powerful dialogue about navigating disability confidently at school and work. As always, it was deep, invigorating, and inspiring. And our Fellowship class rocks, as always!

One interesting discussion was led by

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Register for "Demystifying Communication Disabilities"; July 17th

Demystifying Communication Disabilities; Advocating for Success

Categories: Lime Connect Events

Heather GrossmanDemystifying Communication Disabilities; Advocating for Success

A dictionary definition of "to advocate" is "one that defends or maintains a cause or proposal". Now, what if that cause is one's self? And what if the cause is ensuring that you are able to unleash your potential, step into your leadership, be the success you want to be? We might call that "advocating for success". For many of our Lime Network members, advocating for success also means powerfully communicating what they need to communicate about their disability so they create environments and relationships that support their succcess.

if you want to explore this topic further,

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