Many times in life we get caught up in “the thing” of a conversation rather than the “why” of the moment. An object may set up a conversation or interaction, but the ensuing discussion and connection is far more important. In improv, we rely on objects to set a scene, but then once they are identified and clarified, the focus shifts to the relationships between the people around the object.Our guest today, Sandra Lewis, has used “the thing” of food and cooking to get to the “why” of life at the mealtime table for most of her career. Trained as a chef, Sandra uses her skills to move people to interact and use their interpersonal skills. Her company, Life at the Table, utilizes the setting of mealtime and interacting over food to improve and enhance communications for professionals and companies worldwide.
CEO Billingsley Consulting and Host of Coffee with Claire
Claire Billingsley’s journey to WBNTV has taken its direction through many paths, with several twists and turns. Clare has been a second grade teacher, an aerobics instructor, a disc jockey, a franchise director of training and vice president of franchise sales and operations, a radio talk show host, an ontological personal and professional life coach, an improvisational comedy performer, professional speaker, laughter yoga leader, and best-selling author. She uses her curiosity for learning and her insatiable quest for helping people to connect ideas and individuals together to enhance their dreams and aspirations.
Claire has been a helper from a young age, realizing that she wanted to teach school when she was about 7 years old. Through the years she volunteered her time in many service organizations, most recently being a mentor for nine years and previous Board Chair for the Professional Leadership Program at the University of North Texas Business College. Through every position she held in the corporate world, it has always been “people before paperwork.” Through every position she held in the corporate world, it has always been “people before paperwork.”
Claire’s passion for connecting people has led her to “Coffee with Claire”, where she combines all of the things that she loves: education, business, giving back to the community, and most importantly, HAVING FUN! Her mantra is ‘Follow the Fun’, and once you see her style of communication and interaction with her guests, you will understand how she incorporates her mantra into everything she does.
Tune in every Friday morning at 9 am CST to WBTVN, and see what everyone is talking about….there’s never a dull moment on “Coffee with Claire”!