Cheryl Bassitt, CEO and Founder of Kitchen Table Conversations Inspired by her own family's journey, Cheryl creates a movement to Bring Families Together. This initiative is currently recognized as one of the Top 5 Best Brilliant Ideas for Humanity. Often referred to as the "Common Sense Coach" she takes a practical approach to life, family values and healthy habits. As past Executive Director for a major health care association, she has worked with individuals, organizations and families in the areas of personal responsibility, effective communication, goal setting and healthy lifestyle habits. Cheryl is also the author of several interactive workbooks that teach individuals and their families the core values needed to live a healthier life. Her most recent work includes the 101 Creative Ways to Save Money Workbook, How to hold a Family Meeting for Real, accompanied by an interactive Family Meeting Placemat that gives a simple, yet powerful tool to assist families in meaningful and positive communication.
Bringing Families Together - Recognized as one of the Top 5 Best Brilliant Ideas For Humanity
The competition's course is made up of visionary social entrepreneurs, trainers, speakers, and leaders from all over the world. All contributors to this course are living examples of being social entrepreneurs with a goal of creating ways to positively impact humanity.
My journey thus far in the competition:
The journey started last August when hundreds of video submissions were sent in from all over the world. Through an online voting process, they quickly lessened the number to 50. We then sent in our business plans and the field was narrowed to 25. As part of the top 25, I wrote a mini book to be included in the Top 25 Best Ideas for Humanity book, expected to be released in May/June of this year. Our mini-book submissions were read by the panel and then they narrowed to the top 5. I feel honored to be in this special group of select ideas in the competition, which is sponsored by Humanity Unites Brilliance and The Messenger Network. They have a panel of experts in all areas of social media, social entrepreneurs, marketers, speakers and authors - such as Jack Canfield, Robert Evans, Spryte Loriano, Marcia Weider and many others. I just finished the recorded phone interview, along with the other 4 finalists. The top Best Ideal for Humanity will be selected and revealed in the next few weeks.
A Few of the Topics that I speak about:
Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned at the Kitchen Table — This really is heartbeat of reconnecting our families. By sharing a personal story and a powerful message, families ultimately realize that in difficult times (especially in difficult times), therein lays their greatest gift, if they choose to allow it. Families learn what it means to take ownership of their health and finances and to set goals that are meaningful. They learn to support each other and communicate on a deeper level. Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned at the Conference Table — This program is for employees and the companies where they work. Employees and employers begin to recognize that creating honest communication, taking ownership and responsibility and respecting our differences is the strength of team. Employees are given strategies for how they can take the message home, ask for support and strengthen their family.
A Few of the Topics that I write about:
- The importance of family communication
- Family discussions around finances
- The Traditions of the American Family and Their Impact on Health and Finances
- The Strength of a Company Starts at Home
- Wellness in the Workplace — the ROI
- Common Sense Healthy Habits
Plus: I have numerous Top 10 lists:
- The Top 10 Conversations You Can Have With Your Family Tonight
- The Top 10 Foods Families Can Make Together
- The Top 10 Tips You Should Share With Your Kids About Money
- The Top 10 Reasons Why Companies Should Wake Up To Wellness That Works
- The Top Ten Common Sense Tips Everyone Should Know