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Hi there – I’m Toni Reece and welcome to my new show – It’s Personal. I have spent the last twenty plus years working with people who either didn’t feel they had a voice or couldn’t find a platform to use their voice to help themselves and others around them. Once a person uses their voice to tell their story, well, magic happens. Learning, inspiration, innovation, sharing and creativity occur when stories are told.
 
Redesign Reading is a community development corporation located in the City of Reading Pennsylvania. Through an asset-based approach to community economic development, we focus on the identification of underutilized resources and matching them with social entrepreneurial energy. We are reinventing economic development by employing strategic innovations in the great neighborhoods of Reading.
 
Successful business leaders have discovered that in order to make their businesses work they need to “humanize” every aspect of their business. Humanizing profit takes the emphasis solely off of the currency exchange and creates a much more powerful human transaction that permeates through every part of the business.
 
Our primary focus at FREE is advocacy. We educate and raise awareness in our community about what human trafficking is, what the signs and indicators are, how to identify at-risk individuals and provide ways we can all take action against human trafficking. A specific focus we also have is prevention work with youth to keep them from ever being trafficked or exploited. FREE’s primary focus is advocating for those affected by sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
 
We are honored to bring to you a collection of interviews with our veterans. We asked each veteran the same questions, however, the power is in the diversity of their answers. These men and women give us a glimpse into their journey and allow us to experience their sense of honor and the meaning of freedom. We believe veteran's stories should be celebrated and shared as they offer valuable life lessons for all of us.
 
America is a country made up of Immigrants. Immigrants who came to the land of The Native American Indians, the land that has become the United States Of America. Immigrants made America what it is today and immigrants continue to add to the strength and diverse fabric of our country. It begs the question… Who are these immigrants? We decided to reach out and meet them. Welcome to our series “My Life Lessons Project Featuring Stories From Immigrants”. We humbly thank each one for courageousl ...
 
Experience a light-hearted slice of the strange life. Peer into the minds of the Hungry Cliff team and their special guests from all walks of life as they share their most peculiar interests, innermost thoughts, greatest fears, and oddest experiences. Delve deep into disparate destinations. Enjoy ebullient exchanges elucidated by entertainment enthusiasts. Process pop culture from the perspective of post-production professionals. And we love movies and music! Featuring Tony Silanskas, Matthe ...
 
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This episode is all about answering your questions. Craig Poole answers questions such as "How do you humanize profits during a pandemic when there are no profits?; "How will our actions turn into a profit?"; What do my employees need to learn or do in order to make a future profit?". Keep your questions coming and make sure you subscribe to our po…
 
Today is the time that people are more important than profits. This is what Humanizing Profit is all about. Listen, as Craig Poole talks to Toni Reece about how the strategy of humanizing profits has helped him to keep a sustainable business during a pandemic. Craig also shares the first step that businesses must take now to implement a culture of …
 
"We need to spend more time with our people and learn who they are!" - Craig Poole, President of Reading Hospitality. Craig talks to Toni Reece about a new way to drive community, effective communication and a sense of belonging in the workplace. It's all about creating a Table 45! Listen as Craig describes this approach to Humanizing Profit!…
 
Jamie Mondesir, CRS Associate Director, Long Term Program for Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge talks about her journey through addiction to recovery. Five years after her mother died from an overdose in her arms, Jamie became an addict herself. Today Jamie knows where she has been and works hard every day to stay where she is today for herself a…
 
Eyes Wide Open - Part Two - Do you think Human Trafficking is only happening overseas? Think again. This Human Trafficking Encounter opened the eyes of our guests to human trafficking right here in America, even here in Berks County. We would like to thank The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care for providing the "Human Trafficking Encounter…
 
Eyes Wide Open - Part One - Do you think Human Trafficking is only happening overseas? Think again. This Human Trafficking Encounter opened the eyes of our guests to human trafficking right here in America, even here in Berks County. We would like to thank The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care for providing the "Human Trafficking Encounter…
 
Toni Reece speaks to Julie Werner Strickler, Realtor and Certified Family Recover Specialist, about the loss of her son. Julie's son, Nick, was a star athlete, enlisted in the Marine Corp moving quickly up the ranks, but experienced an injury and subsequent surgeries that put him in crisis with opioids. Julie talks about his journey through her eye…
 
What would it be like to give a performance review to your wife, husband or partner? Craig Poole, President of Reading Hospitality, gives a mock review to his wife (no not his real wife)! This is a powerful example of what we want to stop doing during an employee performance review and think about how we can humanize the future of performance revie…
 
In this episode of Humanize Profit, Craig Poole, President of Reading Hospitality, talks about the need for strong performance management in order to succeed with humanizing profit. When an employee moves more into resistance and become less resilient, it impacts leadership, quality, team performance and ultimately profit. Craig shares his experien…
 
"Success isn't all about us, it's about all of us!" - Craig Poole, President, Reading Hospitality. In this episode Craig shares specific strategies around humanizing profit that drive higher standards and great value. Craig talks about purpose and selflessness and that YOU have to realize that it's not just about your success, it's about all of our…
 
How did that feeling of hopelessness impact your life and decisions? What is the hardest part when moving from hopelessness to willingness and then ultimately hope? These are just a sample of the powerful questions that Kris answers in Part 2 of this very important interview. Kris McFadden is the CEO of Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge.…
 
In this episode of Humanize Profit. Craig Poole speaks about the danger of trying to put "fixes" in place to ease a burned out workforce or placate employees with pizza parties or ice cream shops. Humanizing Profits is not an after thought, it is a strategy that needs to be implemented upon hiring and developing a culture that not only is sustainab…
 
Craig Poole shares the story of how a simple idea of opening a CARE closet in the hotel has created a heart connection driving increased business. "Help people know matter where they live, we are not just helping you we are helping the world one transaction at a time" - Craig Poole Craig shares his powerful strategy behind Humanize Profit and how t…
 
Toni Reece speaks to Kris McFadden about his journey through addiction and hopelessness to an active place of hopefulness and purpose. In Part One of this two-part series, Kris speaks candidly about what he had to "see" in order to turn his life around. Kris McFadden is currently the of CEO Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge.…
 
Marlin Thomas was a Ringgold Band Young Artist Award finalist last year and soloed with The Ringgold Band last summer. JIm and Cindy talk to Marlin about his amazing musical experiences playing the tuba in the Berks and Philadelphia areas. Marlin is another wonderful example of the great talent coming from The Ringgold Band!…
 
Toni Reece sits down with Santo D. Marabella to talk about the lessons that he has learned while caring for his parents. Santo speaks about what has surprised him the most about this journey with his parents and in a particularly touching moment describes what has inspired him about this journey. Santo has also written about caregiving in his new b…
 
We have a lovey chat with Patricia Brett, the co-founder of Kimberton Whole Foods, and local food writer Courtney Diener-Stokes about their passion for food and community that is shared in the new Kimberton Whole Foods Cookbook. Kimberton Whole Foods customers have been asking for recipes and Patrica's family delivered!…
 
Barry Schlouch, President and Co-Founder of Schlouch Incorporated, joins this episode of Humanize Profits. Craig and Barry are in two entirely different industries yet share the same culture. This episode crosses all industries and sheds light on strategies that not only lift people within their organizations to be the best they can be but also dem…
 
Oh, the places you will go …. when you let the music take you there! For many young musicians, the musical dream is big. It was no different for Cara Wojciechowski. Cara started playing and singing at a very young age. For many of us loss gives us the opportunity for perspective. Cara lost a dear friend, also at a very young age. Cara’s parents enc…
 
Sue Lange’s ’The Traffic Opera’ is just a part of her story. It’s one of many successes in her journey. Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam? Sue Lange was stuck in one on her way home from Harrisburg. The experience became the seed for ‘The Traffic Opera.’ Wow did that seed blossom! The Comedy Short has been nominated for multiple awards at t…
 
Education isn’t just about a body of knowledge, its helping kids learn how to be kind, caring and good citizens. A tall order that can be accomplished by helping them develop a connection with the natural world. Cindy Ross is an Author, Journalist, Blogger, and World Traveller. She talks about her latest book ‘The World is Our Classroom.’ This book…
 
Ron Howaffle Iron, Lowell Cantz Opener, and Babaloo Mandeline. After a fantastic Summer of Friends series, we're back to the regularly scheduled programming. On this episode of the Hungry Cliff podcast, the team talks about future plans and looks back on some ancient history. What time, exactly, is pickin' time? How much zest is too much? Is a hot …
 
Lies, Assault, Addiction - Her path to owning her truth and helping others. - Meet Mary McHale In this powerful episode of It's Personal - Toni Reece speaks to Mary McHale about her very difficult journey to stepping into her own truth. Mary speaks about her coming out leading to sexual assault by a Priest to her addiction and recovery. Today Mary …
 
Lies, Assault, Addiction - Her path to owning her truth and helping others. - Meet Mary McHale In this powerful episode of It's Personal - Toni Reece speaks to Mary McHale about her very difficult journey to stepping into her own truth. Mary speaks about her coming out leading to sexual assault by a Priest to her addiction and recovery. Today Mary …
 
A walk on the Highline in Chelsea District of New York prompted a discussion of its history and how the convergence of trains, people, cattle and goods in this area of New York shaped the neighborhood. The elevated line has been preserved and is now a beautiful linear park. This story with Jane Runyeon and Valerie Boom explores how the effort to re…
 
We See the Stoplight, Will Power Steering, and I Love the Highway. On this episode of the Hungry Cliff podcast, the Summer of Friends series concludes with returning special guests Stephanie and Nadia Silanskas! We chat about other podcasts of interest, embarrassing rentals at Blockbuster (in what decade?), and theme park attraction quality. What d…
 
In this podcast we interview Detective Steve Brock from Spring Township Law Enforcement and hear about what he sees in our community in regards to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. We also hear why Detective Brock has chosen to be a part of the Berks Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and why he thinks it's important we have thi…
 
Nien Numb, Papigloo, and Droopy McCooler. On this episode of the Hungry Cliff podcast, the Summer of Friends series continues with special guests Reece and Erin Mashaw! We'll talk about plasma, eating crabs, and expensive rashes. Who is allergic to the most things? Are seedless grapes better than normal ones? What is the ideal version of the origin…
 
Cinnamon Roll Peach Pie Breakfast Casserole, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Stuffed Chocolate Monkey Bread, and Overnight Strawberry Shortcake French Toast. He's baaack! On this episode of the Hungry Cliff podcast, Mike Marino returns to keep the Summer of Friends rolling! We'll catch up on the last three and a half years while chatting about Pandora, …
 
Jesus Christ Awesome Gasball, Something Expired, and Tiny Store of Terrors. This week on the Hungry Cliff podcast, the Summer of Friends continues with special guest Meka King. We'll chat about her career in music and the path she took to get there. How do you land a callback at an audition? How did Meka get past Oprah's security detail? Learn the …
 
Do you think mishaps (illness) happen after eating picnic foods or when cooking for loved ones? Andy Hirneisen is a Food Safety Educator with the Penn State Extension Office. Got something weird thawing in your sink? Who you gonna call? Andy! Or just listen in to this food safety episode to learn some simple tips to keep your loved ones well-fed an…
 
Jim and Cindy interview Cindy's daugther Katelyn Aungst. Katelyn speaks about her memories of growing up with the Ringgold Band. Katelyn loves music from the 1800's and is an accomplished singer, she states that anytime she gets any big "Bach" work she is super jazzed. Her story and accomplishments are amazing. This is a very special interview.…
 
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