An Interview With Penny Bauder

I think that parents can inspire their children by showing that they are making an effort. Children will adopt whatever their families do, and it becomes a natural part of their life. Teaching their kids to shut off lights when not using them, using sustainable items, such as cloth bags, instead of plastic, to hold things, using glass instead of plastic when possible. These are all things that parents can teach their kids, to make a better world for them.

As part of my series about what we must do to inspire the next generation about sustainability and the environment


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Be quick to give when you can. This can be moral support, ask someone how they’re doing, donate to charities, show up for friends, don’t speak negatively to or about people.

As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did for fun into a full-time career, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dan Goodman.

Dan Goodman has been a co-owner of Varsity House Gym since 2009. Goodman and his partner Joe Riggio specialize in training local athletes and people in the local community to improve fitness and performance. …


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Seek out the specific education you need as an artist. Find a master that does exactly what you wish to do, and study under them if possible. I’m so fortunate I already had mentors and outside-of-school help for my portfolio and technical mastery, but I think it is something everyone should consider before attending a larger, more conventional, university setting. Technical skills for the craft aren’t taught in those settings as much as you would expect them to. Do your research, and seek like-minded mentors.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Define the PURPOSE of what you do and choose your jobs according to what you feel passionate about.

As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Oliver Iltisberger.

Oliver was appointed Managing Director for ABB’s Smart Buildings business in July 2018 and Division President Smart Buildings in July 2020.

In this position, he has full accountability for the performance of the global Smart Buildings business in ABB, which includes a broad portfolio of market leading home and building automation solutions as well as the portfolio for energy distribution…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Find your authentic, true self. Learn to be comfortable with your fears and insecurities; acknowledge and accept them but do not let them take hold of your life. Rejoice in things that inspire you and make you come alive. The more comfortable and relaxed you can be with who you truly are, the more open and authentic your interactions with your students will become. This is how your students best “experience” you as a teacher, as a human being.

As a part of my interview series about “5 Things You Need To Know To Be A Highly Effective Educator”, I…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Don’t sit back, and watch others move forward with their lives, make a choice to take your power into your own hands to achieve the success you long for, time to unleash your potential. Success is not going to walk towards you, go out and make a difference to the world. Life does not have to end where you are.

As part of my series about people who stepped up to make a difference during the COVID19 Pandemic, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nolan Pillay.

Nolan Pillay is the brilliant and dynamic founder of the trademarked self-development programme: Be…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Ensuring that babies and children have the nutrition and resources to thrive is a personal passion of mine. As a dad, I know how important it is to nourish our babies’ bodies and minds and help to create a world where they can fulfill their greatest potential. Supporting our youngest generation is an investment in the future that can benefit our communities and the planet for generations to come.

As part of my series about companies who are helping to battle climate change, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tarun Malkani, President & CEO at Gerber Products Company (a Nestlé…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

We really focused on attending conferences and creating a large digital presence. With conferences, it went a long way to see our potential clients face-to-face and show them a demo or take a walk through our platform right there in person.

As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Natalie Shaul.

Natalie “Nat” Shaul graduated from Stony Brook University then began working in finance in Manhattan. She then decided to follow her heart and make the switch to a marketing & advertising company creating digital advertisements for…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Scout for projects yourself. When you’re starting your own company, particularly a consulting firm, you have to call people in your network and let them know you’re open for business. That takes an outward push. Write your own story and manifest the kind of work you want to do.

As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nicole Systrom.

Nicole Systrom, founder of Sutro Energy Group, partners with philanthropists, investors and entrepreneurs to accelerate high-impact climate and clean technology solutions. With an extensive background in environmental science and…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Prioritize yourself first — I don’t mean that you are ruthless and only think of yourself, but if you are not prioritizing what is important to you, you will become a slave to the business and others.

As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did for fun into a full-time career, I had the pleasure of interviewing Natalie Pickett.

Natalie has founded multiple businesses, with both 6 & 7 figure success stories. Her insights from her triumphs and so called ‘failures’ led to discovering, that success, is less about hard work, and more about finding…

Penny Bauder

Environmental scientist-turned-entrepreneur, Founder of Green Kid Crafts

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