I’m honored to be one of ten Forbes contributors offering insights on how to overcome the biggest downsides of a freelance career. If you have wondered what it takes to jump ship from your job and go freelance, read on. Click here to read article.


Appearance: Forbes: 10 Ways to Overcome The Biggest Downsides Of A Freelance Career
Format: Magazine

Mentorship is a hot topic today — and there’s good reason for it. Today I join nine other Forbes coaches as we respond to a common question: how do I find a mentor?  Click here to get the tips.




Appearance: Forbes: How to Get a Mentor
Format: Magazine

Last week I had the honor to be a guest at Rise Up Radio and talk with Jared Kelley and entrepreneur extraordinaire Ryan Sisson, founder of the Moniker Group, about all thing entrepreneurial, servant leadership, the inspiring work of The David’s Harp Foundation, Inc., and changing our community. Here’s the episode if you want to listen in….


Appearance: Rise Up Radio with Jared Kelley
Format: Radio

Join us today for Women Lead Radio as Michelle Bergquist, your host of Women Who Lead, interviews Maria Keckler, President of Superb Communication and the author of – “Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want in Business and in Life” and nominee for the Woman Breaking Barriers Award at the 2016 San Diego Women of Influence Awards.

NEW Bridge Builders SINGLE

Maria takes us on the path to learn about her Bridge Builder principles for intentional and authentic communication. A bridge is a connector, a path that is built with numerous supports that provide the strength to last. Learn how not to let them crumble and become a Bridge Builder communicator!

Effective communicators place themselves in their audiences’ mindset, what does your audience need – not what can I give them. Learn more about the Bridge Builders principles to becoming a better communicator. Maria firmly believes bridge builders are all superb communicators.

Maria Keckler believes that business, entrepreneurship, and courageous people tackling BHADs (Big Hairy Audacious Dreams) can change the world! Maria is a business and communications strategist, philanthropist, and bestselling author. She’s also the founder of Superb Communication, a San Diego based firm that offers strategic communication solutions for small businesses and large corporate clients.

For the last 20 years, Maria’s work has boiled down to facilitating breakthrough for hundreds of teams and professionals through strategic consulting, coaching, and training. The result of that work has lead to increased innovation, collaboration, revenues, and overall business results for hundreds of leaders within global companies, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses.

About Your Host

michelleB_0086xWEB-199x300As the CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, Michelle Bergquist is a passionate advocate for women in business. At Connected Women of Influence, we believe that more women need to lead in business and everything we do is center-focused on designing platforms, programs, connections and collaborative opportunities for b2b women to prosper, succeed and lead the way in business today!

Direct Interview Link: Women who Lead

Appearance: Women Who Lead: Michelle Berquist Interviews Maria Keckler
Outlet: Women Who Lead
Location: San Diego, CA
Format: Radio

In this episode, Charlie Poznec interviews Maria Keckler, an honorary Baby Boomer who works with passion and action-driven leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations that are ready to move to the next level of influence, productivity, and success. Maria is also the author of Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want in Business and in Life.

Boomer Business Owner


  • Focus on the audience you want to reach, and communicate effectively.
  • Getting clear on your goal(s) can foster effective communication.
  • “What got you here will not get you there.”
  • Build a business that will fit the lifestyle you envision.

Subscribe to The Boomer Business Owner with Charlie Poznek. 

Appearance: Interview with the Boomer Business Owner Podcast with Charlie Poznek
Outlet: Boomer Business Owner
Format: Podcast