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entrepreneurship, balance, relationships

The Unsung Heroes of Entrepreneurship

Lisa Abdilova: Hey Alex, [Hi Lisa!] thanks for taking the time to share what Well Connected Now's journey has been like for you. You've been such a big part of this for me, so much so that, if Well Connected Now was a book, I would dedicate it to you. From the day we met standing in line for Microsoft's Company Meeting, I loved that Alex supported mental health advocacy and enjoyed discussing psychology. Alex's grandma is a retired psychotherapist and his brother is a psychologist in training. Also a software engineer and the love of my life, Alex offers

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entrepreneurship, coaches, balance, stress management

5 Ways Business Owners Shake Off Stress

For all you dreamers, doers, and business owners, check out WCN Coach Mary Vallarta's tips on how you can shake off some unnecessary stress. Learn 5 surprising things business owners do that induce stress. Whether you're an entrepreneur, growing your therapy/coaching practice, or strategizing your future company, remember that you can align your time with your goals and promises. After years as a buyer for Macy's, BCBG, and Metropark, WCN Coach Mary Vallarta co-founded FAB Counsel to provide new entrepreneurs insights, tools and resources that empower them to create fulfilling, sustainable and mindful fashion businesses. Plus, meet one of

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startups, entrepreneurship

Remember Me? I Left Microsoft To Start A Company

Special thanks to University of Washington’s Foster School of Business Technology Management MBA program, more specifically: Colleen O’Brien, Samuel Affolter, Debmalya Chandra, Parker Keegan, and Rahul Tulsyan for your powerful summary of our Jan 2016 entrepreneurship interview. "We recently interviewed Lisa Abdilova, Colleen’s friend and former colleague, and the founder of Well Connected now (WCN). WCN ( is a service that personally matches professionals to mentors, coaches, and therapists. Lisa has been working on the venture for about year and a half now, and spoke candidly to us about everything from the hunt for her co-founder,

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