Possibilities, Options & Dreams Podcast: Ep-1 “The Terry Powell Story: Birth of The Entrepreneur’s Source”

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POD - Possibilities, Options & Dreams fosters meaningful connections, empowering aspiring entrepreneurs to identify, pursue and achieve their dream of self-sufficiency. The largest Career Ownership Coaching™ organization for nearly 40 years, The Entrepreneur's Source® (TES) has helped nearly one million professionals explore their career possibilities with our powerful approach to education, awareness and discovery and our unique Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity™ assessments.

In this episode of the “Possibilities, Options & Dreams” Podcast, Mary, Melissa, Tamara, and Marissa discuss the revolutionary concepts put into a program of action within The Entrepreneur's Source® (TES) which has helped nearly one million professionals explore their career possibilities. Based on the best-selling book for successful and emerging entrepreneurs “Take Ownership of your Career 2.0, A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome”  POD – Possibilities, Options & Dreams fosters meaningful connections, empowering aspiring entrepreneurs to identify, pursue and achieve their dream of self-sufficiency.

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"Mindset impacts everything. Regardless of if it's a career or a job, personal fitness, wellness, whatever. My mindset impacts how I approach it and my perspective, and really impacts what's possible for me with everything. So, for example, oh, my gosh, I have so much to do, there's all these tasks to do that work. Instead of making that a negative, what's my mindset around that? What am I impacting by doing these different things, and that in and of itself kind of opens up me and myself to what's possible!"

"I am so excited to be talking about this because it truly is just a few of my favorite themes and topics from our books. So this is a book that we've authored, and it's What Got You Here Won't Get You There, your career 2.0 A Survival Guide for the better career and investor syndrome and it's so great that we're kicking off with chapter one because those are two themes that we're going to be talking about. One of the first things we talk about in chapter one is the career revolution. And what is the current revolution ?"

"Every time there's a shift in the economy, so many employees experience either layoffs or furloughs, look at what happened again, just here in the last 12 months, companies needed to downsize, they needed to temporarily shut down, they weren't sure whether they're going to open up their doors again. So you know, if you think about just the things that we've witnessed here over the last 24 months, maybe 12 months, I mean, you tell me does it feel like there's job security out there?"

More About This Podcast:

You are painfully aware that the job market has changed dramatically in the last 25 years with more and more layoffs every time there is a downward shift in the economy, with jobs being lost to cheaper labor in other countries and entire industries moving overseas. We have been living in the Career Revolution era where job security no longer exists and pension plans are a thing of the past. Our families, our income, our emotional wellbeing, and the way we must plan for the future have all been drastically affected. Maybe there have been cutbacks in your company. Maybe you have been lucky enough to have survived them but wonder when your turn is coming. Or maybe you didn’t survive the latest layoff and are currently unemployed or underemployed, or perhaps you have even joined the unemployable ranks. Increased levels of fears and uncertainty in today’s workplace don’t leave much room for inspiration or empowerment. In fact, when was the last time you felt inspired or empowered? Think back to when you were a child and the possibilities were endless. You felt you could do anything. You felt empowered, right?
You could dare to dream because failure was not even an option.

You had the ability to focus on the end goal and not on the obstacles in your way. It’s time to regain that ability and redefine your goals. Where is your professional future headed? Are you on track? Will your current path take you where you want to go? This book is the starting point of your journey towards self-sufficiency and financial freedom. Together we will build the framework to define your goals, needs, and expectations, and assist you in determining the proper vehicle to help you attain them.


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image of Marissa FroisAbout Marissa Frois

For over 11 years, Marissa has worked with The Entrepreneur’s Source and our Coaches in various different roles. She brings many years of experience in branding, marketing, strategy and process management. Currently, Marissa serves as a Strategic Integrator, making sure that our Coaches have the tools they need to build a thriving practice by constantly enhancing our resources, prioritizing our biggest opportunities, and ensuring the team at TES remains steadfastly focused on helping them achieve success.

image of Tamara LoringAbout Tamara Loring

Tamara been with The Entrepreneur’s Source (TES) since March 2002, based at the Performance Enhancement Center (PEC) in Southbury, CT. Over the years her responsibilities have evolved, and her roles have changed, but most of her work and input tends to revolve around training and operations. Her TES journey has not only been a professional one, but a personal one. She is passionate about the organization and working with Franchise Business Owners to further the TES mission which is to empower seekers to identify and pursue their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals and learning about various vehicles to accomplish that in a safe space. And we do this, while providing a sound foundation of leadership, relationship and possibilities. “What we get to do, changes lives and I take that very personally, so I was honored when I was asked to oversee our TES Brand Ideology.” In this role, Tamara continues her quest to ensure TES continues to be a highly ethical and high integrity organization by upholding our Brand Promise and executing on our Mission and living by our Values.


image of Melissa PangAbout Melissa Pang

Always customer service-focused, Melissa is a proud member of the TES SourceLink team and works with TES franchisor members on a daily basis, providing a collaborative environment that fosters win-win relationships. She feels most in her element when collaborating with franchisor members – working together, Melissa helps them find solutions and build strong, long-lasting relationships with TES coaches and clients in order to achieve the franchise growth results they desire.

image of Mary PangAbout Mary Pang

At The Entrepreneur’s Source, I gained a deep understanding of the entire franchise candidate’s journey from initial exploration all the way through to investing in a franchise.
I witnessed the importance of each of the roles played by the franchise coach/consultant, franchise developer, and funding partner, and what a powerful impact collaboration has on achieving common goals.
I worked with hundreds of franchise brands to understand their business model and educate them on the importance of creating a strong discovery experience for each candidate.
I fell in love with the franchising industry at large, and the impact we collectively make in helping people realize their dreams of business ownership and self-sufficiency.
Mary has now moved on to FranFund as a Funding Consultant at FranFund, she helps people get the funding they need to start or grow their business.
We understand the uncertainty that can come with a new venture, so we make it a priority to educate and communicate during every step of the process so clients can move forward with confidence.

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