Be Bold Speaker Series

After a successful pilot program, we are continuing our Be Bold Speaker Series.  This series is designed to educate and connect attendees to the inspiring members of our community. Come connect, come learn..and leave inspired and educated!

Tuesday, September 17th, 7-8:30 p.m. Boldly Parenting Today.  The following members of our community will be sharing their views on the book; How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims.

  • Christina Granahan, PCC, LICSW
  • Drew Carter, Holy Cross
  • Jen Gabel, ABRHS
  • Beth Rodgers-Kay, Brendeis
  • Andrew Shen, RJ Grey JHS
  • Dan Schuler, LSRHS

Tuesday, March 12th, 7-8:30 p.m.  Being Bold Outside the Box  Perhaps you’ve heard the quote “Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.”  The following individuals will be sharing their own stories as well as engaging in conversation about what “outside the box” means for them:

  • Kristen Flynn:Technical Product Associate, Atrium Innovations Inc.
  • Helen LeMoine: Executive Director, Leadership MetroWest
  • Karen Morales:Founder, Marketing Magnet
  • Giulietta “Julie” Nardone: Writer, Painter, Untrainer
  • Brandale Randolph: Founder and Owner, 1854 Cycling Company
  • Brendyn Schneider: Professional Storyspinner & Job Search Workshop Instructor

We are grateful to the following people who donated their time to speak at our 2017-2018 Be Bold Speaking Series:

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017  RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE

  • Sharon Kan, CEO & co-founder of Pepperlane
  • Samantha Karustis, Asst. Principal, Cyrus E. Dallin Elementary
  • Katelyn Klapper, CEO of College Options
  • Marybeth Madigan, founder of MB, Ink
  • Bonnie Morrissey, founder of Bonnie’s Bootcamp
  • Kim Urquhart, owner Laurel Grove

JANUARY 9, 2018  INSPIRING INNOVATORS

  • Stephen Brackett, Downeast Holdings, LLC
  • Jeff Bell, Sterilis, LLC
  • Kevin ten Brink, KT2 Design Group
  • Rob Kornblum, Coach & Author
  • Mike Trioano, G20 Ventures

MAY 11, 2018  BE MINDFUL: MINDFUL LIVING FOR BUSY PEOPLE

  • Marilyn Taylor, Life Coach
  • Cynthia Gramer, Spiritual Advisor

MAY 22, 2018  BE MINDFUL: MINDFUL LIVING FOR BUSY PEOPLE

  • Lisa Campbell, Sohum Yoga and Meditation
  • Yana Bloomstein, Wellness Walks
  • Eric Bloomstein, Special Education Expert
  • Samela St. Pierre, Artist/ Yoga Teacher
  • Pat St. Pierre, Artist

OCTOBER 23, 2018  BE BOLD: TELLING YOUR STORY

  • Ruth-Anne Adams, Chef & Restauranteur
  • Jill Dixon, President of Tally
  • Jen Maseda, Founder, Metrowest Conference for Women
  • Liz Sower, Creator, Ghost in the Burbs podcast
  • Kerri Tabasky, Writer & Public Speaker, COO, Boston Podcast
  • Amanda Walters, Realtor @ Coldwell Banker

Over the last several years, the Goodnow Library Foundation has invested considerable time and resources into strengthening our community library.  GLF sought to find a creative and cost-effective way to better utilize its space and promote greater patron engagement and collaborative, hands-on learning.  After a series of interviews with other libraries and private schools, a patron space survey, numerous focus groups, meetings with an architectural and design firm, we reimagined the Goodnow Library.  Goodnow was transformed into a state-of-the art facility with a makerspace, collaborative study rooms, a new Teen Area, Technology Center, Staff Offices and a Historical Gathering Space. We added seating, display and storage space, carpeting, lighting and power to facilitate learning and creativity.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors, this year our vision became a reality.