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December 30, 2020 55 min

Welcome to our FIRST ANNUAL Gen X Woman of the Year!  Our way  to acknowledge and bubble up an incredible Gen X woman every year. 

This year, the honor goes to  to Kerri Tannenbaum, The Resting Mind’s innaurgal  Gen X Woman of the Year! 

In this episode, Kerri talks about:

  • Navigating women's’ responses to her confidence throughout her career “I’ve thought what is it about my confidence and I believe that it’s that I’ve always been comfortable in my own skin. I’ve always had a sense of who I was and what I wanted”

  • The purposeful decision she made to intentionally develop a positive mindset. “I think positivity is a conscious effort, it’s a practice. Once you start doing it regularly it becomes second nature.”

  • Her personal and heroic battle with Her2 Positive breast cancer, the massive decisions that had to be made and how to navigate through the most important decisions you’ll ever make. “I didn’t want to have surgery, I didn’t want to have chemo, but I had to do it, so I can move on with my life.

  • Pivoting her career. “Everything moved me in the direction of who I’m supposed to be and where I’m supposed to be.”

  • Kerri Tannenbaum is a professional genealogist and researcher who works with people looking to learn more about their family history. Like a detective, she investigates clues, connects the dots, and aims to solve a family mystery. Her goal is to provide new discoveries and bring their ancestors’ stories to life. 

    Prior to turning professional over two years ago, Kerri worked in marketing and program management in the media industry for over 24 years.  When the opportunity presented itself for a career change, Kerri immersed herself in genealogy education, earning a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University and completing a one-year peer study program known as ProGen. 

    Today, Kerri works with individual clients to build family trees and unearth their stories to pass on to future generations. Her company's name is The Family Dot Connector. 

    Kerri attributes her success to:

  • Deliberately staying positive, even when faced with difficulties 
  • Using a gratitude journal 
  • Recognizing it is better to be kind than right 
  • Kerri has a generous offer for listeners of Make Your Life Magnificent:
    10 hours of genealogy services for the price of 8 hours ($100 savings!)
    Reference Offer Code:  GenX
    http://www.familydotconnector.com

    Connect with Kerri at: 

    Website:  http://www.familydotconnector.com
    Facebook: @familydotconnector
    Email:  kerri@familydotconnector.com

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