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Dreams ARE Real

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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders … read more


Ep 22: Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Beth Bashert is a passionate force for Creatives and her Community

Beth Bashert is the Mayor of Ypsilanti, MI. She’s incredibly passionate about music and the arts and has been an active community organizer. We met this year as fellow speakers for a Grove Studios event where I was inspired by her passion for Creatives and community building. In this episode, we discuss her role as a key player in community activism, the importance of dealing with mental health issues, why society must ensure creatives are paid, the power of truth, and the value of silence and patience.

About the Guest:

After over having lived here for 25 years, raised our family, and have been active in our community and in politics as a campaign manager and community organizer, I am proud to serve our city as an elected member of City Council.

Ypsilanti has many challenges we have to meet and resolve in the next period of time. Water Street, a looming fiscal problem, changes in the economy and the need to lure businesses and residents to choose our community. I want to be a part of the solutions.

In my work as a community organizer, I have been a leader who has brought people together time and time again. I have worked with hundreds of volunteers, communicated difficult and complex issues to a broad range of people, and had both victories and losses.

In all that work, I was always trying to solve a problem, make our community safer or more comfortable for all people, or move a process forward. Whether you agree with every campaign or issue I have worked on, it is clear I am working towards solutions and cures.

I regularly hold office hours where citizens can meet with me about any topic, question, concern, or just meet to get to know each other. Meeting one on one is also something I am happy to do. Advocacy, leadership, and the balance between both of those roles will be my goal. Agree or disagree, I will listen to everyone.

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About the Host:

Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.

Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.

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