By Kristin Hiemstra A shameless believer of human potential, Kristin is as dynamic and energetic about career issues as a nice person can be. She combines real world knowledge from her many years of hiring experience in Washington, DC with a decade of college admissions experience.
  • We Are “They, Them and Someone”

    April 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    “You know what they say…..” “I can’t believe they are doing that!” Mia Burroughs, my guest on this week’s Art of Potential show, is currently an elected School Board member who is now running for Orange County Commissioner. As a young woman Mia made the following comment to her parents about a situation, “Well someone […]

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    Launching Your Business

    April 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

    On this weekend’s Art of Potential show, you will hear some great advice about how to start your own company from Alec Guettel, Social-Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UNC. Guettel was recruited by UNC’s The CUBE (Creating University Born Entrepreneurs) program because he has launched five start-ups including Axiom Law and Sungevity, a leading rooftop solar company. The […]

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    5 Secret Strategies For Planning An Awesome Road Trip

    March 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Whether your inspiration is Norman Rockwell or Chevy Chase, a family road trip can be the highlight of the summer. You are guaranteed to create life-long memories. The question is will they be memories of joy, or of your bundles-of-joy pulling each other’s hair out? These few tips can make all the difference. They are […]

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    Where The Heck Am I Going?

    March 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

    I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I have one of those moments when I look at my life and literally say to myself, “where the heck am I going?” (Okay, I really say “where the hell am I going!?!” but I know not everyone appreciates a good curse word the […]

  • Rites of Passage: Little Miss Muffet vs. the Spider

    February 18, 2014 at 10:04 am

    In anthropology, a rite of passage is a time in our life’s journey when we gain a new standing in the community or move from one status to another. Each time we experience personal growth, it typically involves overcoming some type of real, imaginary or existential fear. Case in point – Little Miss Muffet. Personally, […]

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    Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

    January 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

    The next two weeks’ Art of Potential radio shows are on raising emotionally healthy children. My guests include Nadia Vasu, LCSW, and Melanie Butler-Williams, a current principal and former school counselor. The reason this topic is so near and dear to me is because, as a school counselor, I see the results of children who […]

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    Three Steps To Unleash Your Awesomeness!

    December 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

    If you are like every other human on the planet, you have not yet figured out how to get younger. Until that changes, we are all subject to time. Time, well… it’s a beast. It keeps going no matter how much we protest, and it is a TERRIBLE task master. You can lose track of […]

  • A Parent’s Guide To College Applications

    October 24, 2013 at 6:00 am

    “Parents need to be aware of how drastically the process has changed since we were applying to colleges.” says Christy Schmidt, mother of three college-aged students. For over a decade I have worked with families navigating the admissions gauntlet and agree completely. It has changed and here are a few tips that can help this […]

  • Beating Procrastination

    October 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I’m one of those people who is really good at getting inconsequential crap done especially when the important stuff is looming out there. Need to write an article on college admissions? Well, I absolutely must go buy a mustard yellow jacket like the one I saw on Pinterest. It will take hours to find one…and […]

  • Parenting Tweens

    September 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Well yesterday was payday, so today I spent my day in the mall while my daughter went back-to-school shopping. She has been waiting for this moment since August 1st rolled around and all the catalogs began showing the newest fashions. She understands that August is not a good financial month for educators on 11 month […]

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