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Carmela Raimondi

Overcoming Mediocrity

EMPOWERED WOMEN

Carmela Raimondi

Carmela is a very motivated individual who runs several businesses. She is the President of Rai Concrete construction company, with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. She has earned her DBE, WBENC, Cook County WBE, and DuPage County WBE Minority certifications. These endorsements have empowered her to take her business to the next level, furthering her goals. Carmela is driven to succeed and never sits still. She is also passionate about health and wellness, since losing her late husband to cancer.

Carmela is a Crystal Executive Entrepreneur with a health and wellness company. She wants to be able to help people stay healthy, get fit, provide age rejuvenation, and become financially well. She is dedicated to inspiring people to become the healthiest version of themselves while creating an additional income. Carmela is always looking into empowering those around her. Even in the darkest times, Carmela has never given up. She just kept on going to reach her goals, always staying confident in herself.

Carmela has a close bond with her family. No matter how hectic life gets, there is always time for her loved ones. She enjoys spending time with her current husband, two adult children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and seven amazing grandchildren. She is also very close with her parents, siblings, and family. She is a very spiritual individual and thanks God daily for giving her the strength and courage to be the person she is today. Carmela resides in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband. She also enjoys cooking, good food, good wine, dancing, music, and attending her husband’s musical events.

 

Carmela Raimondi
Rai Concrete, Inc.
Nicolangela Building, LLC.
[email protected]
www.CarmelaRaimondi.com
https://linktr.ee/CarmelaRaimondi

 

My Story

A Diamond in the Rough

After the loss of her husband at a young age, Carmela underwent a transformation. She found the inner strength to carry on and spent 30 years running a successful construction company. She is now focused on her health and wellness business and empowering others to be the best versions of themselves, while providing them with the means to create a new source of revenue.

 

Sharon LaPointe

Overcoming Mediocrity

EMPOWERED WOMEN

Sharon LaPointe

When Sharon LaPointe was a child, she created a story about who she was to others and believed this to be her truth. With a relentless spirit to prove others wrong, she quickly learned that to have the life she wanted, she would have to create it. 

To put that into perspective, she developed a strong work ethic, when she began working at the age of 14. She put herself through college earning a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. Her adolescent experiences and interaction with law enforcement and the court system drove her passion to become an advocate for those who had no voice of their own. 

She began to achieve her goals through entrepreneurial outlets. After graduating from college, she worked as a paralegal for several years. She then became a Certified Supreme Court Volunteer Mediator, a crucial step that led her to become a professional guardian serving the elderly community and ultimately a VA Federal Fiduciary, serving 100% disabled veterans. This path forged the opportunity for her to own her own paralegal business serving pro-se litigants. 

Sharon expanded her talents into becoming a pool hall/bar owner and a realtor, while owning her paralegal business. Within one year of receiving her real estate license, she became a broker. She now owns and operates a small boutique real estate office and a home stage and redesigns business, in which she thrives in. 

Sharon’s commitment to public service has morphed into the creation of a non-profit project called “From Drab to Fab.” Her team project provides an opportunity to have a free consultation with two rooms staged for qualified families or individuals looking to transform their living space. 

Sharon enjoys coaching others on how to practice the art of self-generating a creative life, by building confidence, courage, and full self-expression through creativity.

 

Sharon LaPointe
First Impressions Home Stage & Redesign
[email protected]
www.1stimpressiondesign.com
407-906-5967

 

My Story

An Open Dialogue

Whatever trauma, past experiences, or circumstances you’ve had in your life do not have to define you and who you are in the world. You can have it all! You get to choose! You get to be empowered!

 

Joyce Wietrecki

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IX

UNSTOPPABLE WOMEN

Joyce Wietrecki

Joyce managed her own home business for 15 years, where she learned success principles from authors like Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Dale Carnegie, Rich DeVos, Napoleon Hill, Og Mandino, John Maxwell and Zig Ziglar. These great authors helped to provide her the foundation of sound business principles. Reading their words of wisdom guided her path to creating an action plan to achieve her dreams.

When faced with finding a job to support her family after a life-changing event, she took a deep breath and jumped into Corporate America. She applied the leadership principles that she had learned to become a manager in the corporate arena.

After 25 years in a corporate position, she took the plunge and started her own consulting business. As CEO of her own venture, Corporate Training Group, Inc., Joyce works with Fortune 500 companies in the consumer goods, retail, and financial services industries. She helps organizations identify solutions to retain high performing employees, create programs to increase productivity and develop leaders to generate sustainable results. She has a proven track record of transforming managers into extraordinary leaders. As a seasoned executive in Corporate America, Joyce specializes in leadership development, performance management and emotional intelligence. Her talent management expertise has been in high demand from blue-chip companies, like AbbVie, American Bar Association, Kraft Heinz Company, Newell Rubbermaid, Reynolds Consumer Products, and Walgreens.

Joyce is a graduate of DePaul University, Chicago, IL, from which she holds a B.A. degree in Adult Learning and a M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership. She has served as a Professional Advisor at DePaul University, President of the Chicago Chapter for the Association for Talent Development and on the National Board of Leadership Development for ATD. She is an NSA Speakers Academy graduate and speaks to groups about transformational leadership. She is also a Certified Professional Coach.

 

Joyce A. Wietrecki, MA, CPC. 
Corporate Training Group, Inc.
[email protected]
www.ctg.us.com
www.linkedin.com/in/joycewietrecki
847-833-5608

 

My Story

When Life Changes in a Moment, Hang On!

This is a story of how Joyce turned her life challenges into successes. Growing up in an abusive, neglected household, she had to learn how to fend for herself. This inspirational journey shares highlights of how the most important people in her life, her grandparents, taught her important life lessons of determination, goal setting and resilience. These were her guiding principles. Joyce’s grandfather had many great sayings and one that always drove her work ethic was, “If you’re going to take the time to do something, do it right the first time so you won’t have to do it over.”

 

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