Category Archives: Creative Escapes

Powered By Bagels: Mary Beall Adler Bikes Cross Country for Global Women’s Charity

Mary Beall Adler

This Mother’s Day, entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler, owner of Georgetown Bagelry for more than 25 years, will hit the road on a cross-country bike tour to raise money for globalbike, inc., a nonprofit connecting Tanzanian women to vital resources through bicycles. An avid cyclist and mother of six in a blended family, Adler will undertake this ride to help women around the world achieve health, happiness and success.

“I know firsthand how difficult it is to achieve any measure of success when the deck is stacked against you,” Adler says. “This cross-country ride is a daunting task, but I can’t wait to get started because I know I’m riding for something great: helping women rise out of poverty and make a better life for themselves by the simple act of providing them with bicycles.”

Adler faced her own share of personal and financial difficulties to get where she is today, as recounted in her book, Who Scooped My Bagel: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss and Success (Advantage Media Group, 2013). Against all odds and without any formal business training, she took the failing Georgetown Bagelry and made it a resounding success. It is now widely regarded as the best bagel bakery south of New York City, and Adler has leveraged her expertise to become an in-demand women’s leadership authority and creativity coach to other professionals.

Adler and her team of 20 cyclists plan to set out this Mother’s Day, May 8, on a Cervélo road bike ride covering 3,415 miles across 14 states.

Tour Map

“globalbike combines everything great about group cycling and helps raise women out of poverty by connecting them to resources we take for granted in the U.S. – vital things like healthcare, education and even business opportunities,” says Adler, who has trained for several months to tackle the globalbike challenge. Adler hopes to inspire other women to face their fears head on and unapologetically chase their dreams, whether on a bike or not. If you’d like to donate to Mary’s globalbike challenge, please visit her Crowdrise campaign page.

Mary Beall Adler Speaks At Harvard Business Expert Forum

On December 5, CEO Mary Beall Adler spoke on the main stage at the Business Expert Forum at Harvard Faculty Club. As an independent business owner, Mary Beall Adler has experience in strategic business planning and organization. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Bagelry for more than 25 years, Ms. Adler has dedicated herself to baking the best artisan bagels. As a certified creativity coach, Ms. Adler has expanded her business purview to include entrepreneurs, artists and athletes, for whom she helps design and integrate effective business strategies. In the midst of managing two successful businesses, Mary is also committed to helping communities through various partnerships and philanthropic efforts.

Learn the Secrets of Successful Authors With Mary Beall Adler

On Thursday, May 22 at 4 pm ET Adam Witty, Founder & CEO of Advantage Media Group, interviews Mary Beall Adler, Owner of Georgetown Bagelry and an Advantage author. During this free tele-seminar, participants will learn:

  • How becoming an author can increase your impact personally and professionally
  • Ways to leverage your book to drive awareness, publicity and new business opportunities
  • Strategies to incorporate your book into the foundation of your business for ultimate success

Participate for free. Register today.

A Mother, Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker on the Balancing Act of Work & Life

MaryBeallAdlerAuthor and entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler knows a thing or two about achieving work-life balance. As the owner of Georgetown Bagelry, author of Who Scooped My Bagel?: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss, and Success, motivational speaker, and mother of six in a blended family she often struggles to find that elusive middle ground.

Recently quoted on the subject in two Tech Cocktail articles Mary Beall Adler shares her view on the term and what it means to her:

 

The Winner’s Summit 2014

On Saturday, March 29 Wealthy Sistas Media Group and The Professional Black Woman present The Winner's Summit. The Summit presents a panel of incredible women who are blazing a trail and more importantly who believe in paying it forward.

Mary Beall Adler, CEO and Owner of the Georgetown Bagelry, as well as best-selling author of Who Scooped My Bagel: One Woman's Story of Love, Loss and Success, has been invited to participate in the Winner’s Summit Millionaire Luncheon. The Millionaire Luncheon features highly successful women who have built million dollar businesses and gives participants an upfront and personal time to learn and to ask questions.

Winners Summit 2014
 

Donna Seebo Show Interviews Mary Beall Adler

Donna Seebo ShowOn Friday, February 14 Mary Beall Adler was interviewed on the Donna Seebo Show to talk about her new book, Who Scooped My Bagel?, which chronicles Mary's incredible path to bagel baker and successful business owner.

Listen to the show here.

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Heart Health Month with Storyteller Entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler on her National Media Tour

Book CoverIn support of heart health month, author and entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler, will be sharing her story of love and following your heart’s desire. When it comes to matters of the heart, Mary Beall Adler knows how to follow hers in relentless pursuit of her dreams.

Chronicled in her memoir Who Scooped My Bagel?: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss and Success is the story of how Adler went from being a third year law student to the successful CEO of Georgetown Bagelry, all while working through a struggling marriage and being a dedicated mother. Now known as “the Bagel Lady” Adler shares her secrets to success, family, and leadership and is kicking off a media sprint this February. Adler will be speaking to the hearts of listeners and members at the Ada and Zena Polin Book Club in Georgetown, Washington DC. Next, she visits the Donna Seebo Radio Show out of Tacoma, WA before supporting the Womens Presidents’ Organization at their retreat later in the month.

Support happy and healthy hearts this month with Mary Beall Adler and discover the story of this inspirational female entrepreneur and woman’s leadership advocate.

Who Scooped My Bagel?: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss and Success is available through Amazon.com and at www.marybealladler.com.

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Allison Looney
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The Gift of Living a Contented Life

createWhat do the homeless people at Camillus House in Miami have in common with the artists sharing their work during Art Basel week? What exists when a situation occurs where creative people of contradictory qualities are in the same place? What can be mutual, meaningful, and shared?

It bothered me that I saw onslaughts of homeless people all over Miami while this amazing art event was taking place. I was curious how the homeless folks viewed the public sculptures, art, and music that was abundantly available and literally surrounded them.

 

Tapping Into Our Creativity

courage+2There are key elements we can use to manage our creativity. It is important to schedule just for artistic endeavors. Our creative area of interest needs artistic space so we must set it up. Creative escapes WITH our work are important. We want to learn to be conspicuous! We want to learn to be conspicuous because we don’t want to be self-conscious about our identity. We want to be strong about who we are, and the idea is to fight the cultural restrictions we experience: cultural self-censorship, and artistic self-censorship. Be careful of self censoring, both individual, psychological, and cultural self censorship.