Felecia Searvance on Win’s women of wisdom

Felecia Searvance on Win’s women of wisdom

Felecia Searvance. Felecia


On Win’s Women of Wisdom today, Best-Selling Author, Win Kelly Charles welcomes Felecia Searvance. Felecia is an experienced writer and editor with more than ten years of combined experience in writing and editing content for private clients, educational institutions, and business organizations. She is passionate about learning, and deeply interested in growing as a professional writer and editor. Felecia is always looking for opportunities to increase her knowledge concerning various writing and editing opportunities, and she continuously engages in learning opportunities that increase the business’s potential. Her writing and editing accomplishments include, but are not limited to: a Master’s of Arts dissertation, editing of published works from new and best-selling authors, contract offers from freelance writing platforms (Uvocorp, Upwork, etc.), business blog, guest blogs, curriculum units for education company, published book, and much more. To lean more about Felecia visit http://www.liyahamorepublishing.com/. To learn more about your host visit https://wincharles.wix.com/win-charles. To learn more about the show visit http://winswomenofwisdom.weebly.com. To be on the show please fill out the intake at http://bit.ly/1MLJSLG. Be sure to FOLLOW this program https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wins-women-of-wisdom/id1060801905


Seven strands of co-creation: reflecting on how we learn together in social learning spaces

Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

We achieve more together than we ever can alone. Social learning spaces do not just bring us together to share what we have learnt, they bring us together in spaces where we co-create meaning, where we write a story together. I’ve come up with a map of seven elements, seven ways that we use our social learning spaces to create meaning. It’s not definitive, just a draft, but that what these spaces are all about, building knowledge through iteration and reflection in a community space.

The seven strands of co-creation in social learning spaces The seven strands of co-creation in social learning spaces

The seven strands of co-creation are ‘refinement‘, ‘shared value‘, ‘editing‘, ‘reflection‘, ‘challenge‘, ‘tempo‘ and ‘vision‘.

In every village in medieval England was a tithe barn. The tithe was the percentage of the crop that went to the church and the tithe barn…

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Dorie Clark on Win’s women of wisdom 

Dorie Clark Q&A for Win’s Women of Wisdom 11/21/15 

1: What is your deepest regret?


I regret not clueing in sooner to the fact that my beloved cat, Gideon, had developed cancer. Cats hide their illnesses well, and in general he was a very healthy guy. His eating habits had changed, but I chalked it up to being inexplicably finicky and didn’t probe deeper as soon as I should have. His death two years ago hit me very hard, as others who have had close relationships with pets will understand. I had him for 16 years, and he was an immeasurable force for good in my life.


2: Please explain more what you do.


I help professionals and companies ensure their true talents are being recognized in the marketplace. I do that through writing books like Stand Out and

Reinventing You, teaching for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, giving keynote talks, and consulting and coaching.


3: How people can get in contact with you?


The best way for folks to reach me is through my website, dorieclark.com. They can also download a free 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook I developed, which guides people step-by-step through developing their own breakthrough ideas and building a following around them.


4: What is your biggest life lesson?


The reason I wrote Stand Out is that I believe everyone has an important message to share and an important contribution to make. I don’t want to live in a world where the loudest voice wins; I want to live in a world where the best ideas win. But we can only do that if we’re willing to move past self-doubt and share our vision with the world.

Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leaderhip Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Morgan Stanley, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out Workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.




1. What is your greatest regret?


I try very hard not to dwell on past mistakes, preferring to focus on the present and my resolve to do better. However, one thing I have always regretted is not taking time out after leaving full time education – where I was completely sheltered from the realities of life – to gain more experience and simply enjoy being young before rushing headlong into the very different demands of a career, relationships and the inevitable responsibilities that come with both.


Although I definitely do not regret the path I chose in life, had I taken that break and maybe travelled more, I would have hopefully been more mature – and better prepared – to deal with the unexpected challenges that were ultimately thrown at me, instead of having to stumble my way through it on a daily basis, without the luxury of time – or worldly experience – to do a better job.


Despite this, I managed to have a successful career and a very happy marriage… but I still regret not taking that gap year!


2. Please explain more what you do


I had a long career as a graphic designer, mainly working for a magazine publisher in London. I was primarily responsible for designing and producing the company’s weekly news magazine for the fresh produce industry, but I was also responsible for other publishing projects, including involvement with the PR and marketing department. In this capacity I designed exhibition stands and took care of clients’ marketing needs, such as brochures and other printed matter. From time to time I even wrote the odd press release.


These activities meant that I worked extremely closely with journalists – proof reading their copy and occasionally writing captions and headlines. I was already an avid reader and had enjoyed writing essays at school, so being exposed to this environment helped to hone my skills as a writer.

Sheila Rawlings – Biography 

Having always been a prolific reader, I soon began to expand my literary passion by writing short stories as part of my English Literature projects at school, a process that was actively encouraged by my teachers.

​During my secondary education – at Bexley Technical High School for Girls in Bexleyheath, Kent – I also discovered I had a gift for art and design and, after obtaining 6 O Levels and 2 A Levels, went on to complete a four-year course in Graphic Design at Medway College of Art in Chatham, Kent (now the University of Creative Arts). However, my interest in literature and writing remained.

​After graduating from college, I worked as a graphic designer for two separate mail order companies, designing and producing their catalogues, before finally joining a magazine publisher. As well as designing and producing their weekly trade magazine, I was also involved in the production of a variety of their other publications, working closely with editors and journalists.

​When the company decided to form a PR department, I was enlisted to run it. As well as the design and exhibition side, this involved producing press releases and marketing literature, giving me an opportunity to hone my writing skills.

​While exposed to this environment, I began to write my first novel. However, due to the long hours and pressures of publishing, I was forced to abandon what I had begun. It was only after recently retiring, and missing the focus and discipline of the schedules I was used to, that I finally managed to complete the novel – a thriller – which went on to be nominated as a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award 2014. I have since completed my second novel – book one of a trilogy – which is also a thriller.