It’s the third Monday of the month, which means it’s time for the Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair Business/Careers Lifestyle series to continue! This week Vicki welcomes Karen Leland to discuss how to maximize using Pinterest to further your business goals, Eric Maisel shares his 9 keys for a successful journey into creativity, and leadership expert Michelle Ray!

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Why Pinterest? Better question is why not! Pinterest is the third largest social media outlet behind Facebook and Twitter, getting 10 million unique views a month and boasting over 25 million members. In her latest book, The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business, Karen Leland offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to quickly making Pinterest a valuable source of prospects, promotion, and profits! It’s a great tool for both veteran and beginning users to bolster their already successful business or help a budding business reach it’s full potential! Leland is the president of Sterling Marketing Group, working with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies around the globe on building stronger personal and business brands. She is also the best-selling author of nine business books, writes a branding and marketing column for, and is a regular speaker for various business groups and media outlets.

Eric Maisel’s prolific, multifaceted career is a testament to his profound understanding of what it takes to live out one’s creative ambitions. A therapist who is also a bestselling author, coach, columnist, and featured blogger for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, Maisel is an expert on all that blocks the creative. In Making Your Creative Mark: Nine Keys to Achieving Your Artistic Goals, Maisel turns his decades of coaching, teaching, listening — and creating — into the following nine keys that help creators implement real solutions to their individual challenges. Maisel is widely regarded as a creativity expert, coaching both individuals and training other coaches through workshops and keynotes across the globe. He has penned over 40 books on a wide variety of subjects, including 20 on creativity alone!

Michelle Ray is a Vancouver based author, motivational speaker, and leadership strategist. She founded her company, the Lead Yourself First Institute, to help people and organizations rise to the challenges of managing change and uncertainty with confidence. Today, she tells us about her book, Lead Yourself First! Breakthrough Strategies to Live the Life You Want.

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