Call Her Capable: Leish Hustles with Chutzpah

What is the best-selling board game in the world? If you guessed Monopoly, you must be sitting pretty with a hotel on Boardwalk. Two-hundred million Monopoly sets have flown off store shelves since 1935. Monopoly is currently available in 26 languages — including Croatian and Icelandic. This holiday season, however, Oxnard native Carol Leish would … Read more

Continuing to Hustle with Chutzpah

Dreams do come true with a combination of persistence; chutzpah, luck and networking all rolled together as one. This wonderful journey of networking started when I joined VCPWN in February of 1997. Soon after joining, someone suggested that I contact Milt Wright & Associates, Inc. in Chatsworth. They do organizational design, training and development along … Read more

Who Knows How to Listen

(The Best of Everything Column) Watch out for my trained tape recorder, which happily will record each and every word that is said. It is quiet and it is a patient listener. Even when words ramble on and on, it continues to listen. I’ve been relying on my tape recorder for many situations. I consider … Read more

Hustling With Chutzpah

Do you want to be recognized by the media? Do you want to be a shining star? Realize the ways to get acknowledgment and publicity for who you are. First, it is important to recognize the community resources available to you. Realize that the media is waiting to cover interesting stories. What media? Look in … Read more

Using Humor to Change Attitudes

Oxnard resident trains able-bodied people to sensitive to those with disabilities OXNARD–Carol Leish has made a career out of turning negative stereotypes about people into a positive affirmation of life through humor. Since 1996, the Oxnard native has led classes called Call Me Capable, for teachers, social workers and other professionals who come into contact … Read more