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Giving Back: 10 Ways Small Businesses Can Give Philanthropically, Go Riverwalk Magazine, July 2014

Giving Back 10 Ways Small Businesses Can Give Philanthropically By: Kelly Alvarez Vitale   While we may be in awe of companies like Google, Apple and Disney, the vast majority of the U.S. is made up of small businesses, those with less than 500 employees.  With over 50% of the working population working for a small businesses, their cumulative impact is enormous so why not put it towards...
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Lean In or Lean Out – Find What’s Best for You, Leadership Broward Blog, June 2014

Lean In or Lean Out Find What’s Best for You Sheryl Sandberg sparked an interesting conversation when she released her book, Lean In.  For some, the book was inspirational.  For others, it hit a nerve.   Women across the country started Lean In Circles to support one another while others wrote articles about why they hated her.  As I witnessed this admiration and condemnation, I happened...
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Volunteering Could be the Secret to Happiness: How You Can Get Involved, Go Riverwalk Magazine, June 2014

What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy life?  Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and found evidence that volunteering, in fact, boosts happiness.  Volunteers had lower levels of depression, increased life satisfaction and enhanced well-being.  More importantly, volunteers had a 20 percent lower risk of death than non-volunteers. It’s not...
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