Mickey Batsell is an experienced industry professional specializing in long-term care, retirement planning and surrounding issues. With over 40 years of experience, Mickey understands the challenges his clients face. As a protector of people’s independence and dignity, he currently represents industry-leading, financially sound companies and assists families, groups, and associations throughout the U.S. He is a retired USAFR Lt. Colonel and served in the USAF Special Operations on active duty.
Kelly S. Frindell, PhD, began her career helping students prepare for college entrance tests for over 20 years. She has assisted students in achieving testing success, providing them with tools to get into the schools of their dreams. She has more recently extended her practice to help younger students prepare for boarding and private school entrance exams. Her love and passion for helping students exceed their expectations is the driving force behind her company–InHouse Test Prep–and her success.
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse with more than 20 years as a school nurse. She serves on several national boards and is the Legislative Co-Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association. She serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, "I would suggest talking to as many nurses as you can, looking at the different areas of nursing based on what your interests are. There are so many areas to explore, today you need a guide and mentor.”
Guest Joanna Kleinman: “It took many, many years–my twenties, my thirties and even some of my forties–where I had all of these goals and dreams that I wanted to accomplish. And I accomplished most of them. And still, no matter how many accomplishments I had and how many successes I had in my life, there was still this underlying feeling that I just wasn’t good enough." Joanna is a licensed psychotherapist, life and corporate coach, author, motivational speaker, and the founder of Dethroning Your Inner Critic. She has developed a system to discover who you are, separate from the critical voice in your mind.
Guest Chris Cathcart: “I am proud of my career in the industry trade groups, serving with people who were saying, ‘We’ve got to find where the common ground is–with the lead environmental groups, the thought leaders. Let’s see if we can find the way forward.’ We were able to do that together by asking them across a table, ‘What’s on your mind? What is it you are trying to get done?’ Having that frame of mind to say ‘Yes, we can do it’ has carried through for years on so many issues that we worked on."