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Connect with Maxine Cunningham,

I Want To Spark Your Intellect & Introduce You To A World Of Interesting People

from Vancouver, Canada

Connect with Maxine Cunningham,

I Want To Spark Your Intellect & Introduce You To A World Of Interesting People

from Vancouver, Canada

Introduction

Headline:

I Want To Spark Your Intellect & Introduce You To A World Of Interesting People

I am a(n):

CEO of Pick My Brain | Startup Founder | Entrepreneur Reimagining the Future of Work | Trained Economist | Creative Independent Revenue Strategist | Knowledge Monetizer | Personal Brand Strategist | Content Creator | Fast Idea Generator | Creative Investor | Super Brain (100+ Braindates) | Airbnb Experience Host (50+ experiences hosted) | Public Educator | Environmentalist | Cofounder of Perspectives | Competitive W2's Beach Volleyball Player

I am the go-to for:

sparking BIG ideas in people and then helping them creatively launch them.

What I do:

Find, recruit, empower, and encourage the world's MOST interesting people to share more of what they know and love with others in ALL sorts of ways.

> conversations
> sessions
> brain dating
> speaking
> masterclasses
> content
> programs
> workshops
> coaching
> and more.

Services

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What is Pick My Brain?

Free


  • Over the phone
  • 20 minutes
  • 9 call(s) remaining this month

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Pick My Brain

$49


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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Let's Grab a Coffee

$75


  • Online
  • 45 minutes
  • 10 booking(s) remaining this month

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You & Me Session

$149


  • Online
  • 1 hour
  • 8 booking(s) remaining this month

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Sign Up for My Next Creative Workshop

$197


  • Event
  • 4:00PM, July 21, 2020
  • 3 hours
  • 4 spots remaining

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Sign Up for My Next Group Program

$999


  • Event
  • 10:30AM, August 1, 2020
  • Sold Out

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Private Coaching Package

$2,999


  • Online
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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Private Client: Monthly Coaching Retainer

$999 / month


  • Monthly
  • Currently available

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Mastermind (Coming Soon)

$249 / month


  • Monthly
  • 100 booking(s) remaining this month

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Interview Series: Intelligent Conversations with Intelligent People about Intelligent Things (Invite Only)

Free


  • Online
  • 1 hour
  • Currently available

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Brain Dating (Invite ONLY)

Free


  • Event
  • 5:00PM, July 15, 2020
  • 90 minutes
  • 44 spots remaining

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Virtual Speaker

$3,000


  • One time payment
  • 10 booking(s) remaining this month

Offer

My Offer:

To help you:

> explore your own narrative and to reevaluate it
> find and discover NEW and creative ways to offer your inherent gifts to more people in this world
> feel more intentional, mindful, conscious about where you spend your time.
> make more creative, bold, intelligent and powerful moves

My ideal target audience:

I want to work with you if you

... have a big idea that keeps calling to you
...want to make a life out of your art
...want to get paid for something that feels fun and natural to do
...feel ready for a new direction, but you don't have a plan
...can't help but feel like you are bound for something more
...want to feel energized, connected, and inspired by life
...have 30+ ideas that you want to start and need help picking
...love working, thinking, learning, doing
... want to find love
...want to collide with more of the world’s most fascinating people
...are craving more stimulating conversations with new people from all around the world
.. are kept awake at night with ideas on how to make the world a better place

Reach out if you want to:

  • brain date.
  • collaborate on a new world order together...seriously.
  • change your business and/or personal life for the better.
  • better understand your uniqueness and value add.
  • schedule deeper and more intelligent conversations.
  • be exposed to more ideas.
  • do more unique things with more unique people.
  • diversify your revenue streams.
  • learn how to independently sell your time, energy, and effort.
  • get really clear on your offers and how to stack them effectively.
  • get more strategic when it comes to your content game.
  • put yourself out there in new ways.

Feel free to also book a session if you want to ask me about:

What I am currently working on

Industry trends, insights, observations & opinions

My current role & responsibilities

My day-to-day

My salary, rates, income & benefits

My education, training & qualifications

My biggest challenges, successes, failures & lessons learned

What success means to me

How I got to where I am today

What I enjoy most/least about my career

What it is like working for my company & why I chose to work there

What it is like to live and work in my city

Recommendations for anyone entering my career or industry

Recommended books, articles, blogs, conferences, tools, apps, etc.

Whose content do I consume regularly

Daily practices, habits, and strategies

Issues I care most about right now and why

My values, beliefs, philosophies and/or political views

My love story

About

Why me:

> I will take the time to introduce you to a world of interesting people.
> I aim to increase your ROL (return on life) AND your ROI (return on investment)
> I’ve learned how to generate anywhere between $250 to $18,000 a month selling my own knowledge-based services.
> I’ve helped over 200+ people think of new ways to package, price, sell, and share their knowledge with others
> I want to motivate and inspire YOU to do the same.

Note: “Without real exchange, you can't create knowledge.”––Ikujiro Nonaka.

A little bit about myself:

Investment banker, turned economist, turned environmentalist, turned startup founder who is now on a mission to help make the world's Brains more creatively available, accessible and useful to society.

What it’s like to work with me:

My work is my playground. I interact with people every day, multiple times a day in all sorts of ways. At the heart of everything I do is this dream that we ALL want to become our own best selves. And that we ALL want to have our brains expanded and challenged. ANd that we are ALL interested in deepening our human experience. And are ready to meet ourselves again, and again and again.

Fun fact about me:

• economist turned environmentalist turned startup founder
• bought and rented out houses to put myself through University (ask me how I bought my first house)
• selected to manage a $2M dollar fund during University
• did my Masters in Economics at Queens University
• started an economic consulting company called DEW (Doing Economics that Works)
• fought for planetary boundaries for 4 years
• quit my job so I could take a chance at having more impact
• took a "year on" and made my own University schedule. It consisted of driving across Canada, reading books in Maui, interviewing smart people, and studying p2p marketplaces
• host regular documentary nights, creative impromptu lectures and formal intellectual conversations at my place in Vancouver
• flowers give me life and energy and I will always have them as a line item on my personal budget
• there are few things I value more than a really good intellectually stimulating conversation with someone who is passionate

Professional experiences:

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Portfolio

Where else you can find and follow me online:

My portfolio:

Below are a just a few of the Brains I have recently worked with 1:1 to help package and sell their time, knowledge and experience in new, creative and independent ways.

Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/sylvia-cunningham

I am a:
Semi-Retired Host for Mature Business Women

I want to:
Host mature businesswomen in need of nurturing experience. Think 1) walks in nature 2) home cooked vegetarian meals 3) comforting conversations 4) a revamp of their wardrobe and make up 5) a hair consult, haircut and colour 5) Motivation and encouragement.

I am offering:
Sylvia's Solo Retreat ($500)
Sylvia's Group Retreat ($1,000)

Financial Goal:
I want to make $1000 per month by July 30, 2019.

Backstory:
Successful small business women and hairstylist sells her business and moves to Cumberland, B.C to live a creative, semi-retired, Vancouver Island life. Sylvia's new life 2.0 dream? To host mature business women who are in need of a creative, relaxing, fully hosted and expansive concierge type experience.

Why I am using Pick My Brain:
I want to offer this services to my private network only. And I want them to be able to book my services very easily and know that I am inviting them in with both arms. It's important that, that is clearly articulated to me. Pick My Brain makes that part easy. And then there is the ease. I am not comfortable with the word coding. I am comfortable with the word monetization though.

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Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/sarah-pavan

I am a:
Professional Indoor Volleyball Player and Beach Volleyball Olympian

I want to:
To mentor/support people of all skill levels in reaching their potential.

I am available to be booked for:
Pick My Brain Call ($30)
Coffee & Convos ($75)
Recruiting Services ($750)
Custom Volleyball Coaching Session ($200)
Speaking Engagement (Lunch & Learn, Conference, Fireside Chat, Retreat, etc ($1500)
Video Analysis ($75)

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Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/anna-karin-lingham

I am a:
Personal Branding Coach

I want to:
Help people build and improve upon their personal brand in new, creative and fun ways

I am available to be booked for:
Branding Sessions ($150 per session)
Branding Packages (Starting at $1,500)
Branding Workshops for Groups and / or Companies (Starting at $1,000)
International Speaking ($4,500)

Backstory:
A few months ago I got an email through Pick My Brain's "Contact Us Page" that read: "I was googling what "Pick My Brain" meant today because one of my clients used the term in one of our sessions and I had never heard it before and so I looked it up. And that is when I stumbled onto your website and it all became clear. And now that I understand it, I wanted to reach out to you because I am very interested in offering Pick My Brain sessions to my clients. In fact, I think I have been offering them all my life, just without realizing it and without charging for it. Well, I am ready to start charging for it and I was wondering if you could help me do that." After a few Pick My Brain calls with Anna we not only got her up and running to offer paid Pick My Brain calls but we also got really creative with all the other kinds of knowledge based services she could offer her network and clientele. I mean common, look at how cool her profile pic is. Those are the kinds of sessions she runs for people and what she tends to brings out of people.

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Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/claudia-howard

I am a:
On-demand Shopify Consultant

I want to:
Help you build, tweak, launch, scale and improve upon your Shopify store.

I am available to be booked for:
Direct Shopify Support ($65/hour)

Backstory:
Claudia is a verified Shopify Expert which means that Claudia has worked on and improved upon 100's of Shopify stores. Claudia and I saw an opportunity for her to leverage her knowledge for all those people who were either starting a Shopify store or needed assistance improving upon their Shopify store. And Claudia anticipated the option to talk it out 1-on-1 over the phone as a service would be a hit as she always received requests wondering what it would take to build a Shopify store, how much it would cost, how much time they should commit, whether or not Shopify was the right platform for them, how to make their Shopify store more user friendly, etc. So we packaged all those insider insights into Claudia's Pick My Brain services and now Claudia now has another consistent revenue stream in her pocket for a service she adores offering.

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Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/sadia-badiei

I am a:
Youtube Influencer

I want to:
Connect with anyone who is interested in: increasing their knowledge regarding nutritional health, learning more about plant-based diets, working for themselves as some point, becoming a content creator, building and or improving upon their own online community.

I am available to be booked for a:
Pick My Brain Call ($140)

Backstory:
In 2016 Sadia quit her job as a dietician at the VGH hospital and started to upload nutritional content to YouTube instead so she could share her knowledge with more people. In 1 years Sadia ended up attracting over 600,000+ subscribers on Youtube and officially became a self-employed YouTube and Instagram influencer. During that time I noticed that Sadia started to drown in emails - no kidding with 600,000 new fans - so the next time we hung out I asked her what if we could direct all those emails towards a page where only those who were willing to pay for her time could connect. She was immediately down and built a Pick My Brain profile the next day. Sadia has been successfully offering Pick My Brain calls to her audience ever since for $140 / hour. More recently, Sadia and I started to think of other ways she could package and sell her time, knowledge and experience. We landed on the potential of offering more consistent Youtube coaching for those who want to build or improve upon their channel and more transparent sponsorship for whoever would like Sadia to test their product and share it with her audience. Pick My Brain has become quite a good revenue stream for Sadia.

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Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/mikaela-kinding

I am a:
Wardrobe & Home Decor Stylist

I want to:
Help you style your wardrobe and home with intention and meaning.

I am available to be booked for:
Initial Consult (Free)
Personal Stylist Starter Package ($250)
Personal Stylist Premium Package ($500)
Personal Stylist Concierge Package ($1,500)

Backstory:
*Coming

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Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/paul-brassard

I am a:
Expert Fundraising and Business Strategist, Reputable Pitch Coach

I want to:
Spend more of my time helping Vancouver entrepreneurs and startup founders come across as investment worthy companies.

I am available to be booked for:
Pick My Brain Call (Free)
Coffee and Conversation (Cup of Coffee)
Pitch & Presentation Sessions ($200 per session)

Backstory:
Coming*

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Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/laurie-millotte

I am a:
Designer of well-crafted brands & ideas

I want to:
Help you improve upon your brand.

I am available to be booked for:
Pick My Brain Session (Free)
Branding (Starting at $10,000)

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Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/mark-busse

I am a:
Design Director, Creative Strategist, Engagement Specialist, Convenor, and Foodist.

I want to:
Like so many who have been generous with me in my life/career, I want to “send the elevator back down" by providing limited one-on-one access to like-mined creative people in my network (and beyond). Use this platform because I sometimes get inundated with requests for coffee chats and meetings and yearn for some boundaries and a tool to help me serve others while maintaining my sanity.

I am available to be booked for:
Intro Call (Free)
Coffee & Avacado Toast (Free)
Custom Creative Session ($50)
#BTS Tour HCMA & Lunch ($75)
Creatives Curated Dinner ($100)
Phase Zero Brand Audit ($15,000)

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Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/lisa-malcom

I am a:
Strategic Storyteller

I want to:
I help good people and companies grow their businesses in a very mindful way. You don't need to be disruptive to be heard, you just have to be clear on the messaging and deliver it to the people that matter. I can help you do that.

My style: Micro multimedia messaging specifically delivered to niche audiences.

I am available to be booked for:
Discovery Call (Free)
1 hour of Strategic Storytelling Support ($149)
10 hours of Strategic Story Telling Support ($1,499)
25 hours of Strategic Story Telling Support ($3,125)
50 hours of Strategic Story Telling Support ($4,999)
Apply to be on My Podcast (Free)
Official Podcast Interview (Invited Guests Only) (Free)
Special Podcast Content Bundle (Optional) ($249)
Tell me about Key West ($50)

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https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/katrina-lazzarotto

I am a:
Founder of The Mom Collective

Dream:
The Mom Collective.

1st Curated Offer:
1 Year Mom Club Program

Launch Date:
January 2020.

Validation:
10 Moms Sign up for 1 Year Long Program pay month to month.

Future Dream:
Multiple programs, Mom Marketplace, Collaborative Partnerships, Reverse the MLM pyramid.

Goals:
Financially, energetically, creatively, spiritually, collaboratively fulfilling.

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As a side gig I run an event based series with my business bestie called #perspectives. It is a series that helps make sense of the world by repackage, reframing and reintroducing relevant and noteworthy topics; where all topics are chosen and shared from a women’s perspective.

The last event we hosted was called ‘Blockchain from a Women’s Perspective” and boy was it a hit. The Vancouver Star even ended up writing an article about us called, “Women claim their stake in blockchain tech.”
https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/04/13/women-claim-their-stake-in-blockchain-tech.html

The next event we have coming up builds off the success of the last event and is called “How to invest in blockchain-related technologies.”

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In my spare time I train and play competitive women 2's beach volleyball and absolutely love it.

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Reviews

My Overall Rating:

(108 Reviews)

Written Reviews I've received:

Lauren Dary, Ethical Fashion Designer
July 9, 2020 | Conversation with Maxine
Review:

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - "if you need ideas, Maxine is who you call".

As always, Maxine came to our call with thoughtful, intriguing and tangible ideas based on what I wanted to explore. She is a tru...

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Arshad Merali, Serial entrepreneur, 3x exit, startup mentor, angel investor.
July 9, 2020 | What is Pick My Brain?
Review:

I reached out to Maxine to learn about what brought her to start up her business and to get her perspective on my new mission. We had a great conversation. Just hit it off from the get go. Definetly recommend anybody looki...

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Zachary Witman
July 8, 2020 | Private Online Session with Maxine
Review:

Maxine was knowledgeable, passionate and most importantly, helpful!


Victoria Chemko, Creator & Connector of Umami Journeys #achieveitforward Experiences
July 3, 2020 | Pick My Brain
Review:

It's always a pleasure chatting with Max, ideating the possibilities.


Bosco Anthony
July 1, 2020 | Intelligent Online Conversations With Max
Review:

Maxine lives and breathes the give economy with a lens on heart set, mindset and soul set. I have had amazing and intellectually stimulating conversations on all engagements with Maxine and look forward to catalyzing futur...

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Jason Williams, Can-Opener for Corporate Culture & Innovation
July 1, 2020 | Meet Maxine
Review:

It is always a pleasure to speak with Maxine. She is always super helpful when talking through new business opportunities and is working on several Pick My Brain developments that will be relevant for a few different progr...

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Jessica Bosman, I am the co-founder of DOUBL, a customizable bra start up
June 30, 2020 | Can I Take You Out For Coffee?
Review:

SO wonderful! Maxine exceeded our expectations as our first Pick my Brain chat. She gave us strong direction, provided us with many useful connections, and showed true interest in our business. Would highly recommend.


Joanne Klein, SharePoint & Microsoft 365 Consultant
June 18, 2020 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Great tips as always. You bring a fresh perspective.


ashok panikkar, Passionate Conflict Resolution Professional
June 8, 2020 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine, you lived up to and exceeded your billing! I feel energized. I am so looking forward to seeing you on the 18th via Zoom.


Lance Essihos , Top 100 Podcast Host
May 27, 2020 | Think Like a Brain: Creative Online Workshop
Review:

Another amazing session with Maxine. I always get so much clarity after working with her!


Maximilian Fleitmann
May 22, 2020 | Call Me
Review:

Maxine is one of most inspiring and passionate persons i met in the last weeks. I can only recommend to talk to her and feel the spirit.


Matt Comand, High Performance Coach
May 21, 2020 | Ask Me Anything
Review:

Simply put, every time I speak with Max, I leave feeling inspired to take action and put things in place. Her passion, vision, and ability to communicate clearly is remarkable and I look forward to working with her moving ...

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Almira Bardai, Fractional Chief Marketing Communications Officer for your Company
May 20, 2020 | Can I Pick Your Brain?
Review:

Amazing session. Really inspiring, and a game changing conversation.


William Reed, Drawing on the Wisdom and Disciplines of Samurai Culture: Private Instructor for Hire
May 18, 2020 | What is Pick My Brain?
Review:

Maxine has such a great way of helping you shift your perspective and see your own value, and then providing the platform to help you share it with the world. A perfect combination of thought and action! So much appreciate...

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Dr Marion Piper, All Things Copy. All Things Creativity. All things Life.
May 14, 2020 | Think Like a Brain: Creative Online Workshop
Review:

The workshop with Maxine was incredible! I reached out to her because I'm obsessed with what PMB is creating and who better to walk me through building a better profile than the founder! I did feel like we needed more time...

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Laura Sukorokoff, Forever Soft Skill Training for Managers
May 14, 2020 | Think Like a Brain: Creative Online Workshop
Review:

Loved this session. I left inspired and ready to tackle my profile. The one thing I would have liked is a little ore time management during the introductions. It went on so long that we had to skip through some of the stuf...

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William Reed, Drawing on the Wisdom and Disciplines of Samurai Culture: Private Instructor for Hire
May 9, 2020 | Let's Think Out-Loud Together
Review:

So much enthusiasm and inspiration from Maxine. Didn't want the call to end! I got inspired to complete my profile in one session, and can't wait to interact with other members.


Jessica McDonald, All Things Love, Self Care & Intentional Living
May 7, 2020 | Think Like a Brain: Creative Online Workshop (NEW)
Review:

Maxine pulls out the creative and empowered side of every human in such remarkable ways. In this workshop she did a phenomenal job of creating a safe, comfortable and exciting environment that allowed each of us to dive in...

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Lance Essihos , Top 100 Podcast Host
May 7, 2020 | I'm Interested in Investing in Pick My Brain
Review:

Amazing as always!! We dropped the heat!! 🔥🔥🔥


Lance Essihos , Top 100 Podcast Host
May 5, 2020 | Let's Think Out-Loud Together
Review:

Amazing conversation and I came out with such clarity. Thank you Maxine!!


Hilary Henegar
May 1, 2020 | Let's Think Out Loud Together
Review:

I'm so grateful Maxine's energy and ability to listen and problem solve. I loved how she clearly laid out possible solutions in ways that were bite sized and felt completely achievable. Thank you!


Wendy Horng Brawer, Future of Learning Specialist & Self-Discovery Coach
April 27, 2020 | Let's Connect
Review:

As always, Max has great energy and enthusiasm for her vision for PMB and I love how we build upon each other's contributions and ideas. I am always


Ivana Strajin, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and ex-Corp Dev & Strategy
April 20, 2020 | Conversation with Maxine (Invite Only)
Review:

It was great to learn more about the business! Thank you for your feedback on my venture. Looking forward to staying in touch.


Mat Boyer, From Observation to Action
April 12, 2020 | 1 x Private Session
Review:

Any time you can get with Maxine is worth its weight in gold (don't worry she accepts credit card too). The vision that she has (not only in what she is going to accomplish) when speaking to me, ignited my soul. She has a ...

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Hannah Mongiat, Digital marketer focused on results driven ROI.
April 10, 2020 | Pick My Brain
Review:

It was so lovely to chat with Maxine! Her vision for this company was not only inspiring and refreshing, it gave me a renewed sense of optimism regarding my own future. Really looking forward to joining the platform and se...

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Bianca Baker, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
April 8, 2020 | Let's Go for Coffee
Review:

This coffee with Maxine started as a networking opportunity. Being new to Vancouver, I was looking forward to getting to know someone in business and pick their brain around how things work here in Vancouver. Boy was I mis...

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Leigh Wallett, Certified Life Coach
February 21, 2020 | Pick My Brain
Review:

Great 30mins spent chatting to Maxine. Talking through my experience and where I’m at with my offers, Maxine gave me fab feedback on how I could structure new offers and insights from her experiences and other clients she ...

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Orla Collins, Direct Advice with a Splash of Humour and Empathy
February 20, 2020 | FREE 30 Minute Creative Money Assessment
Review:

Maxine provided me with a huge amount of clarity during our initial call. First she quickly, cheerfully and, oh so effectively, drew from me the things that I do well. She reflected back a bird's eye view of my coaching pr...

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Tracey Jannusch, Turn your family stories into a professional-quality book, magazine, Ebook or more.
February 19, 2020 | Pick My Brain
Review:

Always a pleasure to chat with Max, she helped me gain clarity and helped articulate a couple of important concepts I was grappling with. Stellar!


Stephanie Redivo, diversity and inclusion leader obsessed with baking the perfect cookie
February 11, 2020 | Pick My Brain
Review:

Maxine was extremely helpful and I walked away with some interesting ideas. Thank you.


Justin Ahn
February 11, 2020 | Pick My Brain
Review:

Maxine is well-engaged and collaborative. Looking forward to working with her further!


Mike Nasseri, Helping you and your company integrate futurist thinking into your strategic planning.
February 6, 2020 | Coffee & Creative Conversation ☕️
Review:

Meeting with Maxine helped open up my eyes to multiple ways I can use Pick My Brain. I left with clarity on some next steps of what to do and which other brains I need to reach out to reduce my learning curve and potential...

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Justin Ahn
February 3, 2020 | Let's Chat 1:1
Review:

Brainstormed about future of work, more inclusive stakeholder compensation systems.

It's always a pleasure to speak with people like Maxine who're interested in applying new incentive models to companies.


Matt Boismier, Visual Development Artist / Art Director for Animated Film and Television
February 2, 2020 | Let's Grab a Coffee
Review:

Maxine is a whirlwind of creative entrepreneurial excitement that will leave you feeling like you can achieve any dream you have.


Brittany Kozak, Founder of Kindergarten for Life
February 1, 2020 | Become a Brain (1:1 Offer)
Review:

Max has an uncanny ability to hear beyond your words. She is really listening. She takes your thoughts and churns them through her brilliant mind, and then ultimately uses your combined skills to discover new power, new pu...

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Chandler Herbut, Lifestyle Business Consultant, Mentor & Investor
January 29, 2020 | Become a Brain: 6 Week Online Group Program
Review:

I really enjoyed my "Becoming A Brain" experience with Maxine. The program was very well organized, and executed - while still being fun! It was also great to connect with super interesting / like minded entrepreneurs. It ...

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Victoria Chemko, Creator & Connector of Umami Journeys #achieveitforward Experiences
January 15, 2020 | Let's Go for Coffee
Review:

It's always a breath of fresh air having a conversation with Maxine - we both love to dream and ideate, and it's so fun to see where our chats lead and what brainstorming comes of it. Having a person who you can bounce ide...

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Alison Setton, Entrepreneur in Financial Services
January 14, 2020 | Let's Chat 1:1
Review:

So lovely - very positive, can-do and supportive. Also great at synthesizing information.


Cheyne Mackie, Let's talk about the future of technology
December 17, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine was a delight to have a chat with. She's a big thinker and within 10 minutes had multiple suggestions to help me with reaching a new audience.


Dallas Price
December 3, 2019 | Let’s Start Here
Review:

It was fantastic chatting with Maxine!


Stephanie Sang, Canadian Government Business Grant and Tax Credit Guru
November 25, 2019 | Pick My Brain
Review:

Amazing advice! You can't see your own business clearly, Maxine brings you that clarity and is genius at deciphering growth potential opportunities for your company.


Joe Girard
November 20, 2019 | Pick My Brain
Review:

Maxine is full of life, ideas, and inspiration! We had an awesome exploratory talk and expanded the initial conversation to be a "what else is possible?" brainstorm.

The only warning I would have in chatting with her i...

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Boris Mann, high energy idea collaborator
November 18, 2019 | Pick My Brain
Review:

It was amazing to sit down and play brain tennis with Maxine. High energy, positive, and we generated a million ideas together. I can't wait to pay her to help me get set up with some micro consulting of my own.


Sarina Piercy , Plant Lover, Food Grower, Social Justice Advocate, Mama
November 8, 2019 | Dream out-loud with me for 30 straight minutes.
Review:

This dream out loud session was exactly what I needed! I knew I was stuck having unhealthy and unproductive conversations with myself about where I want to be and how I want to live my life, so I sought out a professional ...

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Daniel Jacob, business strategist who connects people and sustainable ideas
November 6, 2019 | Let's Go For Coffee
Review:

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (for those who know what it means ;)

Awesome interaction, pin pointing what needs to be done and why, and with great energy. Really helpful!


William Ferry, Engineering Manager with a Ph.D. and P.Eng Working in the Aerospace Industry
October 30, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Very fun first interview. Maxine is positive, enthusiastic and bubbling with great ideas. Looking forward to my first course!


Ann Wilkings, Independent sustainability consultant working on environmental and social sustainability
October 20, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I love Max. I have been in survival mode for over a year now with dreams oozing from every thought but being stifled by the need to merely survive. Max inspired me to start acting on my dream thoughts and I am excited to g...

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Bryan Sawers
October 4, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Well prepared, well spoken with a clear vision for the future.


Scott Marshall Brandon
October 1, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine is a thoughtful listener and thinker. I would use the word flow to characterize our conversation. It just flowed. It found resting places and it found action places. More than all, I am eager for more discussion, im...

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Ranmalee Mendis
September 30, 2019 | Coffee & Active Brainstorm ☕️
Review:

Maxine's energy and passion is infectious, a great session brainstorming and learning more about monetizing knowledge.


Steve Parr
September 26, 2019 | Coffee & Active Brainstorming ☕️
Review:

Maxine is brilliant and such fun to hang out with! She asked great questions and helped me to clarify my offering and the possibilities before me. I left feeling inspired and motivated. Highly recommend you book a session ...

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Tracey Jannusch, Turn your family stories into a professional-quality book, magazine, Ebook or more.
September 24, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Great speaking with you, love the automated follow up, fast, efficient and on point!


Leah Shea
September 2, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Had an initial chat with Maxine to kick things off. I explained what type of design I do and how I work with clients, and how I might be able to help Maxine with her projects. Great talk just connecting.


Daniel Jacob
August 29, 2019 | Independent 1-on-1 Consulting Session 🖥
Review:

Awesome discussion! Sparks fly (in a positive way) when talking to Maxine, she gave me really good energy, inspiration, and great business advice. Highly recommended!


Dane Collison
August 28, 2019 | Coffee & Active Brainstorming ☕️
Review:

I booked Maxine to better understand her company, ‘Pick My Brain’ and see if there were any wires that would cross between that and my line of work. Further than getting an exciting explanation of her current situation and...

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Jason Williams, Can-Opener for Corporate Culture & Innovation
August 22, 2019 | 1:1 Working Session 🖥
Review:

Maxine has been an absolute pleasure to work with as I've built my Pick My Brain profile. I just wrapped up the last of four 1-hour sessions and can't thank her enough! She is super friendly and a joy to speak with, but mo...

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Kevin Wishlow
August 15, 2019 | Coffee & Active Brainstorming ☕️
Review:

Meeting her for the first time, she definitely have a well
Prepared presentation of her brain. ;)


Alejandra Porta, Brand and website designer
July 5, 2019 | Coffee & Conversation ☕️
Review:

It was a great session, Maxine had great ideas and asked me the right questions. It all felt really natural and exciting! I can't wait to see what happens next.


Christian Genco, Internet Micropreneur, Mentor & Brainstorm-er
June 24, 2019 | ☁️ Dream out-loud with me
Review:

Oh man, that was so much fun. I feel like I should be dreaming out loud at least once a quarter.


Jessica McDonald, All Things Love, Self Care & Intentional Living
June 20, 2019 | Dream out-loud with me
Review:

The 'dream out-loud with me' session I just had with Maxine was incredible! Maxine's support, guidance, and energy towards my dreams made me super excited about collaborating with her to make them a reality! I can't recomm...

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Jason Williams, Can-Opener for Corporate Culture & Innovation
June 18, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine was a pleasure to speak with today. I booked time with her to learn more about the Pick My Brain platform. She took the time to explain its history and how everything works. Maxine is very passionate about this and ...

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Marie Poulin
June 17, 2019 | Dream out-loud with me
Review:

Maxine is brilliant. When I saw this offer I snatched it up right away, because: 1. this is 100% Maxine's gift and 2. I know I get stuck in the day to day, and knew that Maxine was the ideal person to hold space to let me ...

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Mary Julkowski, N/A
May 21, 2019 | Pick My Brain Coaching Session
Review:

I originally met Maxine by chance at a local event. I was intrigued by her platform and inspired by her positive attitude and enthusiasm. We stayed in touch and continued to learn more about Pick My Brain. Our paths crosse...

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Deborah Stellingwerff, Life and Business Coach
May 8, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Just having Maxine's support while setting up my Brain profile was worth the price of admission! She is a great strategist and has a remarkable gift for packaging a message and an offering. I have learned so much from her ...

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Shelly Hughes
April 30, 2019 | Coffee & Conversation
Review:

We had an excellent meeting with Maxine. She definitely knows her business and gave us many ideas for expansion in ours.


Vix Reitano, Social Media Expert + Digital Business Strategist from NYC
April 21, 2019 | Coffee & Conversation (Pay what you can)
Review:

Brilliant concept and amazing conversation. Can't wait to get started.


Meghan Campbell, Founder of Meghan Talks
April 15, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

My conversation with Maxine was wonderful, and I look forward to working with her more moving forward. She's bright and bubbly and incredibly sharp- she knows her stuff and thinks creatively, and somehow strikes the balanc...

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John McGarr, Executive Sounding Board
April 14, 2019 | Private 1-on-1 Session
Review:

Maxine is a delight to interact with. We spoke for an hour for my PMB onboarding. Maxine is a good listener, finds the interesting bits and probes to extract the elements to build upon. She has a very clear vision of wh...

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Matthew Smith, Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, Builder of cool stuff
April 11, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Great conversation full of knowledge sharing.


Chloe Hua, Illustration & Body Art Artist
April 8, 2019 | Become a Brain: Side Hustle Profile
Review:

Maxine is absolutely amazing! I booked her because I was really looking to offer my gifts to the world in my own way and be in a community of female entrepreneurs. Maxine really makes me feel that I am more than capable an...

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Jessica Elliott
April 6, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Thank you maxine! Loved speaking to you and sharing information and knowledge back and forth. Looking forward to seeing how Pick My Brain evolves!


Mary Julkowski, N/A
April 6, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Met Maxine at an event last year, kept an eye on her IG and was happy to see her speak at Hervana. She's helped me see the knowledge I have and the value that brings to the market. Looking forward to what we can create!


Justine Hwang
April 5, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I had spoken with and observed Maxine's helpful way in delivering a presentation at an event. I was struck by her ability to articulate and tease out what people's passions and abilities are and how to practically offer th...

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Emmy Coffey, Growth Mentor for Small Business Owners
April 5, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Speaking to Maxine is a breath of fresh air in a digital world that has increasingly forgotten how to be human. Her drive and aspiration are inspirational. It is rare to find someone who can move so quickly through problem...

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Artemisa Bega
March 19, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine is an enthusiast and smart lady. It was fantastic talking to her: her ideas and suggestions are on point and I'll start implementing them immediately
She knows how to communicate your strengths, your story and you...

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Lauren Dary, Ethical Fashion Designer
March 12, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I loved my conversation with Maxine. She is amazing at seeing and acknowledging the strengths in others. She has a thoughtful and intelligent perspective that was a delight to witness.


Daniel Maguire
March 7, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Smart and friendly!


Ben B
February 19, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Great to chat with Maxine and get some actionable ideas for valuing our SaaS product. I picked Max's brain because she has experience with consulting and software overlaps.


Riley Lawson, Mindset & Confidence Coach
January 20, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine blows my mind more and more with each time we chat. She's really invested in reading between the lines and deciphering what I need and want in my business especially when I'm not totally sure how to communicate it! ...

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Jason Scriven, Performance Coach for Accidental Managers
January 10, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Booking this first Pick My Brain call with Maxine was a great introduction to the ease and speed of connecting with a Brain. Almost instantaneous text confirmations, notifications, and reminders that kept my call front of...

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Vicko Ma, Contemporary Medical Acupuncturist & Chiropractor
January 9, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I booked to learn more about PMB and what I can do to help offer my knowledge and monetize. She was great at helping me dig deep into what I'm passionate about. She was able to listen and formulate an offering when I was j...

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Corey Dalton, Executive Performance & Behavioural Assessment Specialist
December 19, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Inspiring, Energizing and Effective. As always!


Keltie Maguire, Clarity Coach
December 19, 2018 | Coffee & Convo
Review:

Another wonderful conversation, Maxine! I'm excited to further explore my Brain profile offerings and how we can work together!


Jody Shakespeare
December 17, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

When I stumbled across "Pick My Brain," I naturally went to scope out Maxine. And WOWZA am I so glad I did that. Maxine listened closely and asked pointed questions about what it is I do and the value I provide. She was so...

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Meredith Garritsen, Curator of Connections and Opportunities
December 14, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I booked with Maxine to discuss creating packaged solutions in my business to streamline frequent requests and add additional revenue streams. Maxine helped to take my vision and create a plan for execution.


Pieter Basedow, Independent Beekeeping Consultant
December 12, 2018 | Starter Pick My Brain Profile
Review:

as always I feel more and more inspired to do what I am doing after each conversation with Maxine!


Neha Ranglani, Non-Diet Dietician
December 1, 2018 | Starter Pick My Brain Profile
Review:

It's amazing to speak with Maxine.. she is super helpful, knowledgable and so innovative with her ideas to he you reach out to people!!


Natasha Miroshnichenko, Career Strategist, Psychologist & Consultant
November 22, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine was inspirational and so motivating. Love her energy. S ‘get it dine’ Attitude. A pleasure to work with.


Pieter Basedow, Independent Beekeeping Consultant
November 22, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

great call with Maxine to further plan to build a profile and next steps. Maxine is an inspiration to make things happen


Marsha D'Angelo, Curriculum Thinker, Developer & Design Consultant
November 21, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine was knowledgable, articulate, supportive and helpful. She was willing to listen and had great ideas about where I can apply my skills and experience. I look forward to learning more from her.


Sean Seraphim Clarke, Pick My Brain Recruiter & On-Boarder- Seeking Medicinal Cannabis Brains
November 7, 2018 | Brainstorm & Strategy Session
Review:

Every minute in the company of Maxine was a perfect recipe for self-awareness, motivation and structured thinking. The ripple effect of our meeting carries through and I can't wait to book my next allocated slot. A true ...

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Kaila Holtz, Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist
November 5, 2018 | Full Pick My Brain Profile
Review:

I booked Maxine to help build me a PickMyBrain Profile. I have a tech start-up idea and wanted an online launch pad to get me started outside of the typical social media channels. The PickMyBrain platform is the perfect pl...

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Laura Fortey, Blockchain Startup Founder
November 3, 2018 | Coffee & Convo
Review:

Greta first convo!
Stoked to sign up and become a brain!


Jonathan Dixon, Here to maximize your potential
November 3, 2018 | Coach Me
Review:

As always, great collaborating with you Maxine. Looking forward to following up with you in a few weeks.


Corey Dalton, Executive Performance & Behavioural Assessment Specialist
November 2, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine is a star. She was prepared and had some valuable insights for me and my business.


Heather Pennell, Conscious Relationship Guide & Facilitator
September 4, 2018 | Brainstorm & Strategy Session
Review:

Maxine is one of those women who can light up a room with her excitement about a project. Her support, energy and insight left me feeling motivated, clear and ready to move forward. She's innovative, informed and action-or...

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Sophie Bujold, Strategic Online Community Builder
August 20, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

After my first conversation with Maxine, I had to come back for more! This time, we had a deeper strategy session to chat about my knowledge of online brand communities. As usual, Maxine was full of juicy insights, great q...

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Kaila Holtz, Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist
August 10, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Chatting with Maxine was really helpful and came at just the right time. We discussed my interests and skills and ways to potentially monetize them. Maxine took our conversation to a productive level by creating realistic ...

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Puru A, Software Quality Assurance Consultant for all things Tech & Startup.
July 29, 2018 | Coffee & Convo
Review:

Wonderful conversation and an Amazing Human Being.
I met Maxine for coffee to brainstorm my business idea and get some understanding of the market and I am glad that I did.

Maxine helped me break down the idea into act...

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Sophie Bujold, Strategic Online Community Builder
July 10, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine is extremely skilled at spotting the knowledge sharing opportunities you have a hard time seeing on your own and then packaging them up into marketable offers. If you have a chance to spend time picking her brain, t...

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Abdul But
May 9, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine is a Maxine. It was great talking to her as I was holding some steps to be taken after I reach to certain point, during our talk I was convinced to change the strategy and I am working on it now. I thank you and exp...

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John Kogan
May 1, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine is a brilliant idea generator and operator - a rare combination. Articulate and insightful, you would do well to seek her counsel.


David Foy
April 30, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

My time with Maxine flew by! She had some awesome insight for my start up. She provided great advice that was deeply helpful from someone that had just learned about my business. It is a great skill to be able to immerse ...

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Preeti Dhaliwal, Creativity Coach
January 27, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I met Maxine at a friend’s home a year before pickmybrain was launched. Although I didn’t speak to her again for a year, I remembered her very well and spoke of her often. I described her as "this amazing woman who meets p...

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Carole Monnier Clark, Executive Director and Co-Founder of an NGO
November 14, 2017 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

What an energizing conversation! Maxine bubbles over with enthusiasm and insights. We covered every topic that was requested and more, specifically around leveraging online media to create meaningful change.

Hung up wit...

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Sadia Badiei, YouTube Content Creator
November 6, 2017 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I'm forever thankful for having gotten to know Maxine. Humble, down to earth, driven and compassionate are just a few of her many wonderful attributes. I've felt completely supported in the process of creating my own profi...

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Kim Hall, Trusted Health Care Professional & Successful Entrepreneur
November 3, 2017 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Maxine is kind, compassionate and super creative. Her guidance and questions will help you identify your own personal skill sets and crystallize your compelling message to share with the world!


Anna-Karin Lingham, Creative Brand Strategist & Coach
November 3, 2017 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I had a very inspiring and valuable call with Maxine. She shows great interest, is a curious listener, asks very relevant questions, picks out the essence in your message and turns it into something even more valuable. She...

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