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kochubei_valeria
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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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We're working on something exciting for the community behind-the-scenes and want to hear from you! What motivational speaker do you most admire? Who do you read or listen to for advice and professional development? Share your recommendations in the comments below. Then stay tuned for an announcement in the coming weeks!

~ Valeria
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Georgiana S Member Since: Oct 1, 2020
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Hi Valeria,

 

What a nice iniative!

 

One of the people I love listening to about how to succed in creative fields, from graphic design, branding, typography and other is Chris Do from The Futur.

 

Looking forward to see some other interesting people in the comments.

 

What is yours?

 

Thanks

 

 

jennifervh
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Jennifer V Member Since: Jan 31, 2018
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Alison Green - https://www.askamanager.org/. Best (and most prolific) advice I've ever come across on handling professional relationships (and other work-related issues).

geri_kol
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Gergana K Member Since: Dec 11, 2019
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Liz Ryan, CEO of the Human Workplace

, CEO of the Human Workplace

https://humanworkplace.com/

 

I have been reading Liz's columns, conversations with, and recommendations to working professionals for years and think she can make a great contribution to Upwork - although she may also tell you internally that the platform's "recruitment specialist" processes are deeply broken. 

a_lipsey
Community Guru
Amanda L Member Since: Jan 23, 2018
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I think it would be cool to hear from the author of Atomic Habits, James Clear. 

 

Or Atul Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto [he used checklists to significantly improve surgical outcomes worldwide]

 

Or Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a **bleep**, which I think would be beneficial for many freelancers to learn. : ) 

kelly_e
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Kelly E Member Since: Mar 15, 2017
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Most admire in some abstract sense: Seth Godin. Probably trite to say it, but I never fail to have an aha! moment when listening to him give a new presentation. Not sure he'd do it, and not sure he's in-budget, but he is a delight.

 

Would most like to hear, if you were concocting a little treat (or maybe a virtual re-treat?) for us: tie between Sean D'Souza (Psychotactics), Becky McCray & Deb Brown (Save Your Town etc.), and Jon Acuff. Have been a loyal reader/ listener of all of them for many years and they're all still delivering fresh goods.

65dab6ce
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Remi O Member Since: Jun 6, 2016
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Chris Do. Chris Do. Chris Do!

From The Futur.

kinector
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Mikko R Member Since: Dec 26, 2015
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Nice initiative!

 

My preferences are pretty simple: I cannot help listening to anyone else than my brilliant Head of Marketing. 🤪

 

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martina_plaschka
Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Mikko R wrote:

Nice initiative!

 

My preferences are pretty simple: I cannot help listening to anyone else than my brilliant Head of Marketing. 🤪

 

 


What is it with you and coconuts? Please elaborate. And no, just living in an exotic location isn't enough.

 

kinector
Community Guru
Mikko R Member Since: Dec 26, 2015
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Martina P wrote:

What is it with you and coconuts? Please elaborate. And no, just living in an exotic location isn't enough.

 


Martina, what are you asking? 😳

 

I don't have a thing about coconuts. It's not because of me. 🙄

 

Coconuts are the thing! 😜

 

See for yourself on YouTube: "coconut is not a nut" (Can't post the link here, I guess.) It's my kid's suggestion for my theme song... as I already have a sidekick. 🤪

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