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The Looking Forward Our Way podcast addresses today’s critical issues that impact the lives, and livelihood, of those traveling their own way.

Looking Forward Our Way is co-hosted by veteran and award-wining podcasters, Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson.

Each episode provides information, resources and ideas to our listeners, all available at the click of a link!

Here’s what you can expect to hear us talk about…

Employment
Financial and legal issues
Technology
Healthy living
Housing
Discove… Continue Reading >>
The Looking Forward Our Way podcast addresses today’s critical issues that impact the lives, and livelihood, of those traveling their own way.

Looking Forward Our Way is co-hosted by veteran and award-wining podcasters, Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson.

Each episode provides information, resources and ideas to our listeners, all available at the click of a link!

Here’s what you can expect to hear us talk about…

Employment
Financial and legal issues
Technology
Healthy living
Housing
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New episodes every first and third Mondays of the month.

Find out more on our website at www.lookingforwardourway.com
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Age Proofing Your Next Job Search Sharon Hamersly joins for another of many podcasts, helping us guide you on how to be a great job candidate! Sharon is the “Resume Coach” and “The LinkedIn Coach” and owner of “Keys To Performance”.What we cover in this episode includes...Information for you, the job seeker, on how to “age-proof” a job search, and understand what these issues are and why it is important.Help you review the materials used for a job search to ensure you do not “age” yourself in your resume, cover letter, and more. Provide you information about age-proofing your social media and other issues in job searchingPlus, we talk about lots of resources that are available locally and in your city.We would love to hear from you.Give us your feedback, or suggest a topic, by leaving us a voice message.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course, everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
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Age Proofing Your Next Job Search Sharon Hamersly joins for another of many podcasts, helping us guide you on how to be a great job candidate! Sharon is the “Resume Coach” and “The LinkedIn Coach” and owner of “Keys To Performance”.What we cover in this episode includes...Information for you, the job seeker, on how to “age-proof” a job search, and understand what these issues are and why it is important.Help you review the materials used for a job search to ensure you do not “age” yourself in your resume, cover letter, and more. Provide you information about age-proofing your social media and other issues in job searchingPlus, we talk about lots of resources that are available locally and in your city.We would love to hear from you.Give us your feedback, or suggest a topic, by leaving us a voice message.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course, everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
How Your Local Chamber of Commerce Supports Your Community Two TVCP events you will not want to miss!Watch the TVCP event page for details and registration https://business.chamberpartnership.org/eventsBe Your Best Self Expo will be held on August 30th (Grand Event Center)Tri-Village Taste is scheduled for September 19th (Grant Event Center)Back with us on this episode is David Polakowski, President/CEO, TriVillage Chamber Partnership.The Tri-Village Chamber Partnership is a great opportunity to network with business leaders throughout Central Ohio, all are welcome! Watch the TVCP events page for details https://business.chamberpartnership.org/eventsIf you are outside of the Tri-Village and/or Central Ohio area, here are some ideas on where to network:Check your nearest Chamber of Commerce (see links below to find local chambers) for their networking opportunities –you may not have to be a member to attend, although there could be a fee.Think about volunteering with a local organization of professionals. Here in Central Ohio, we have 2 groups to check:Columbus Gives Back https://columbusgivesback.org/ or BESA https://www.besa.org/Check local nonprofits that provide networking events. In Central Ohio you may want to checkNetworking Professionals of Columbus https://www.networkingprofessionalsofcolumbus.com/Columbus Young Professionals Group https://www.cypclub.com/EVOLE Women’s Networking https://www.evolvewomensnetwork.comCheck online event groups like MeetUp www.meetup.comGoogle is a great resource to find your local organizations!We would love to hear from you.Give us your feedback, or suggest a topic, by leaving us a voice message.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course, everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
Preview - How Your Local Chamber of Commerce Supports Your Community Two TVCP events you will not want to miss!Watch the TVCP event page for details and registration https://business.chamberpartnership.org/eventsBe Your Best Self Expo will be held on August 30th (Grand Event Center)Tri-Village Taste is scheduled for September 19th (Grant Event Center)Our guest is David Polakowski, President/CEO, Tri-Village Chamber Partnership. The full episode will be in your podcast player Monday, July 18, 2022.We would love to hear from you.Give us your feedback, or suggest a topic, by leaving us a voice message.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course, everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
Does Debt Follow The Death Of A Parent with Schraeder Law, LLC Debt doesn’t simply disappear when someone dies. If you’re concerned that your parents’ debt might outlive them, consider talking to an estate planning attorney like Larae Schraeder from Schraeder Law, LLC, our guest on this episode. She's a listener favorite, so we had to bring her back!After we saw an article on a website called “Nerdwallet” about the responsibilities adult children may face if their parent dies with financial debt. We immediately thought of our guest, Larae Schraeder, as the expert we needed to address the subject. Get ready for another fact filled episode, including...Life transitions – how to be prepared ahead of timeHaving the “conversation” with parents on death issues before they are unable to do soHow to explain the complexity of wills, etc. Difference between wills/trusts/estatesDocuments: healthcare power of attorney, power of attorney, estate documentation, financial accountsHow to stay on top of parents’ needsMake sure they are not creating unnecessary debtMake sure they are paying bills, keeping track of paperwork, paying taxes, etc.How to ensure that the decision-makers (e.g., executor) will have the best interest in the parent/older adult in mind as they discuss issues with them. And how to ensure other family members are in agreement/understanding and kept in the loopMediation options when family members disagree or the older individual is at riskWhen are children responsible for the parental debt?Are there different types of debt – some must be paid, others not?Does the estate change because of the debt (e.g., reducing the estate)What is paid first? (e.g., federal taxes, Medicaid, etc.)How are homes/dwellings dealt with? Cars, property, etc.?Does the size of the estate change the outcome?Resources available both locally and to a wider audienceWe would love to hear from you.Give us your feedback, or suggest a topic, by leaving us a voice message.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course, everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson 
Preview - Does Debt Follow The Death Of A Parent Debt doesn’t simply disappear when someone dies. Coming up on our next episode, we bring back listener favorite Larae Schraeder from Schraeder Law, LLC to talk about this, and much more about estate planning.This full episode will be in your podcast player on July 4, 2022. Here's preview of what we will be covering.We would love to hear from you.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
Age Doesn't Limit Tech Savvy Experiences There is so much to unpack in this episode as we focus on technology. Our first questions will hone in on how we ensure that our family/friends/colleagues who are not as adept at technology can use it and maintain a safe computing environment. Age isn’t always the issue; often it may be access to technology or the resources to use it wisely. And we plan to add another issue to this discussion, given the global issues we are facing. That is cyberattacks – it’s not “if” they will occur, but “when”….and are we prepared?Back with us is Nice Guy Technology. Mason, Andy and Alex.You are going to hear about...Information on the importance of being prepared for technology disasters and the consequences of not having systems in placeHow do we ensure that older tech users are also prepared? How can they learn tech-safe computing? Are there “tricks” that work in teaching that are not tech-savvy? What challenges do they normally have? What can older tech-savvy colleagues provide younger techno-wizards?The issues of cyberattacks in today’s global upheavalInformation/resources regarding these technology issuesWe would love to hear from you.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
Preview - Age Doesn't Limit Tech-Savvy Experiences How can we ensure that our family/friends/colleagues who are not as adept at technology can use it and maintain a safe computing environment? Age isn’t always the issue; often it may be access to technology or the resources to use it wisely. And given the global issues we are facing, we talk about cyberattacks – it’s not “if” they will occur, but “when”….and are we prepared?Back with us is Nice Guy Technology. Mason, Andy and Alex join us in our next episode, coming to your podcast player Monday, June 20, 2022.We would love to hear from you.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
A Legal Career Journey Through Twists And Turns Judge Mary Kay Ryan Fenlon, newly elected to the Franklin County Municipal Court, is here to discuss her career journey, as well as the value and impact we can all make by our willingness to devote our time and talent to our community. Judge Fenlon was born and raised in Columbus OH, and has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. Her legal career has spanned many different opportunities including private practice, government, and corporate law. Judge Fenlon has also been a mentor to young lawyers and has given back to her community through volunteer work for the Columbus Legal Aid Society’s TAP program and the Franklin County Court’s Juvenile Justice Restoration program. Judge Fenlon also founded a nonprofit called, “Rock and Roll Over Brain Cancer,” which raises funding for The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital to support their research on this dreaded disease. Judge Fenlon graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s in Criminology and her J.D. is from Capital University Law School. During the episode, we:Explore Encore Careers: You'll hear about information and experiences on a career journey for those moving into new directions or new industries. Review of and emphasize the importance of encore careers. Are there programs and services available to Central Ohio citizens regarding encore careers? Offer a path for those 50+ in Central Ohio. Emphasizing the value of staying in a career even later in life. And how valuable it is to the value you personally, your family, and your community.Resources we talk about in this episodeWe would love to hear from you.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.Copyright 2022 Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson
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