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…


An Interview with Penny Bauder

Your body is going to fall apart in your 40s. Make time for proper exercise and budget for a visit to a physical therapist every other year or so. I put on some weight right after I stopped raking malt and working on the packaging line several years ago. It has been fight to drop those pounds ever since!

As part of my series about companies who are helping to battle climate change, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brent Manning.

Riverbend Malt House is on a quest to connect Southeastern family owned farms and fermenters. Co-Founders Brent Manning and…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Recognize that not everyone is going to be as passionate as you about your mission. I found out quickly that not everyone wants to speak about representation or inclusion ALL of the time (if at all to begin with). But it’s important to keep people informed about what you are trying to do. Make it easy for learning to happen by providing resources.

As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alexla Perez Sanchez.

Being a part of a community comes with many benefits, but it also…


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Early in my career a manager said to me, “your hard work is worth half if it’s not seen.” I remember I was encouraged to set a goal that someone on the executive team knew who I was and what I did, and that nudge helped me build visibility and boost my confidence with people more senior to me. I think it’s important to help your team’s work shine through and encourage individuals to have ownership over their work at all levels.

As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the…

Penny Bauder

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

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