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Joellen Meckley, Executive Director of the American College of Financial Services Center for Special Needs: Consumer Education and Empowerment

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Education is the greatest tool we can provide when nurturing relationships. This week Joellen Meckley shares how the American College of Financial Services Center for Special Needs is educating consumers and financial service providers on the options available for individuals with disabilities. Listen in as Laura and Joellen discuss what the organization considers when creating consumer content, identifying underserved populations, and the importance of mentorship.  


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • How to identify and communicate with underserved populations
  • Why well-informed consumers make better decisions
  • How to deal with imposter syndrome when speaking to tough audiences
  • Understanding empathy vs. sympathy
  • The importance of growing and changing with societal expectations


During the 24-Hour Challenge, Joellen inspires you to write down your personal mission as a starting point to live your passion.


Joellen Meckley:


Joellen Meckley is the Executive Director of The American College Center for Special Needs. Joellen has dedicated her entire career to serving the disabled and elderly community. She started her career as a licensed nursing home administrator, running nursing homes and assisted living facilities in multiple states.


That experience included working as an executive within companies ranging from a start-up long term care management firm to Village Care of New York, a large, urban, non-profit provider of wide-ranging services for the elderly and disabled.


You can learn more about Joellen’s organization here: www.theamericancollege.edu


To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola

LinkedIn Business Page: 


Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions

@Laura Sicola 


Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions


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