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I’m a Balanced Babe and…I’m an Entrepreneur and Business Owner of Cupcakes and Cocktails: Brittney McCoy

You guys, I am extra excited to be sharing this Balanced Babe of the week’s advice on entrepreneurship for two reasons, one: she has created her small business under the age of 30, and two: cupcakes and liquor all in one bite sounds like a party STAPLE!  We were able to pick the brain of …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and…I’m a Wine Scholar, Keynote Speaker, Writer & Consultant: Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis

This week’s Balanced Babe,Catherine Fallis, is a dedicated and knowledgeable wine expert who holds the most coveted award in the wine industry and the ultimate credential for a wine professional:  Master Sommelier (and may we add the 5th woman in the world to obtain this title)!  She also made history by becoming the first Wine …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and…I’m an Interview Strategist and Career Coach: Erica Baity

Erica Baity is seriously one knowledgeable lady when it comes to strategizing for the all-important interview. This Balanced Babe shares her advice and tips on interview success, the importance of networking, and common interview blunders.  Erica’s mission is to be that “guiding compass each step of the way” when it comes to strategizing for interviews. …

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Founder of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating & Honored Senior Balanced Babe: Seattle Sutton

We were so sorry that a previous commitment kept us from joining the anniversary/birthday party for Seattle Sutton being held at Quartino’s in Chicago.  Not only is this a special year for the meal powerhouse, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE),  but it’s also the founder’s 83rd birthday year!  Since we weren’t able to sit down …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m a Model, Actress, Musician and Trainer: Betina Gozo

  This week’s Balanced Babe is a whirl of talent. Being an actress, model, musician, and fitness trainer, Betina Gozo is definitely a woman on the go. Currently, Betina is a full time fitness professional specializing in personal training and group fitness classes.  Betina can be seen on various news outlets such as WCIU, WGN, …

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I’m a Balanced Babe…and I’m an International Pro-Cyclist: Annie Ewart

As a full-time pro-cyclist for Optum Pro-Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, Annie Ewart competes locally, nationally and internationally, under the great coach  David Wenger.  Even with a competitive cycling schedule, Annie still finds time to continually move forward with University studies in Economics and Political Science.  Canada is her homeland but she currently spends the …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and…I’m a Professional Vocalist, Educator and Lecturer: Melissa Foster

If she’s not lecturing at Northwestern as Head of Musical Theater (Vocal Studies), then she’s in downtown Chicago coaching the cast of one of the latest musicals (this time it’s Book of Mormon), or she’s traveling to New York to teach vocal students… all while juggling time with her husband and daughter.  This balanced babe seems …

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I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m an Award Winning Chef and Owner of Curate: Katie Button

This week’s Balanced Babe, Katie Button, is a successful chef, passionate about cooking, and is one of  Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” for 2015.  Within two years after opening her first restaurant, Curate, curatetapasbar.com she was a semi-finalist for James Beard’s “Rising Star Chef” Award in addition to winning the Robb Report Culinary Master Competition …

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Getting Down to Holistic Health Basics: Dr. Amy Shah

    This weeks Balanced Babe, Dr. Amy Shah, runs the allergy/immunology division of a large medical group and serves on two medical boards.  In addition to her busy schedule, Amy finds time to share her wealth of knowledge and passion with others through her website amyshahmd.com, aptly named “life is short, live it well”.   She has also …

I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m a Digital Marketing Strategist

  Lara Tokarz is a wife, working mom, and yogi who resides in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. When she isn’t leading digital strategy for Juice Interactive, a boutique digital marketing and design agency in the West Loop, she’s likely spending time with her architect husband, Chris, in the city with friends or wrangling her …