Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Katie Lee’s Recipe for Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce and Pico de Gallo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! In honor of this day, here is a recipe for delicious fish tacos with creamy chipotle sauce and pico de gallo from Celebrity Chef, Katie Lee!

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Tortillas:
Canola or vegetable oil, for brushing on the griddle
16 white corn tortillas
Fish:
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Juice of 1 lime
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds flaky white fish such as mahi-mahi or cod, cut into 4-ounce fillets
Chipotle Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon honey
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch kosher salt
Shredded purple cabbage, for serving
Fresh cilantro, for serving
Pico de Gallo, recipe follows, for serving
Pico de Gallo:
2 ripe large tomatoes, finely diced
1 white onion, finely diced
1/2 jalapeno, minced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only, minced
Juice of 1/2 lime
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

KC0513H_Fish-Tacos-with-Creamy-Chipotle-Sauce-and-Pico-de-Gallo_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscapeFor the tortillas: Brush a hot griddle with oil and heat the tortillas on each side to brown them up a bit. Wrap them in foil to keep hot until it’s time to eat.

For the fish: In a bowl, combine the chile powder, garlic salt, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toss the mixture with the fish in a shallow container and marinate for 15 minutes.

For the chipotle sauce: In the meantime, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, honey, chipotles, lime juice and salt in a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Transfer the sauce to a container (I like to store it in a squeeze bottle) and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Put the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the fish and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and flake with a fork.

To build each taco, spoon some fish onto 2 stacked tortillas (see Cook’s Note). Top with some chipotle sauce, cabbage, cilantro and Pico de Gallo.

Pico de Gallo: In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

4ae21c4041fed15027f7c8d4c2f849daKatie Lee is a renown culinary artist and television personality who specializes in creating tasty, yet, healthy dishes that people from all walks of life can enjoy. Since her rise to prominence, Katie has authored multiple cookbooks and appeared on many different television shows showcasing her culinary expertise. Currently, Katie can be seen on Food Network’s shows Best. Ever. and Beat Bobby Flay.

For more information on booking Katie Lee for one of your events, check out her page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Keynote Dr. Damon Tweedy Gives a Top Grade Performance at The University of Vermont!

At Eagles88591122 Talent Speakers Bureau, we have the pleasure of working with many wonderful clients such as the University of Vermont. Recently, they had the pleasure of having Dr. Damon Tweedy as their keynote speaker. When asked about their experience, they said:

We would suggest booking him. He was well received on campus, especially with staff and faculty from the College of Medicine. He was very humble and easy to work with as well. He signed his books even though that was not part of his contract.” The University of Vermont

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Six Reasons You Need To Stop Checking Work Email at Night by Jones Loflin

Disconnecting from after work emails may feel like a task, but Life Balance speaker and author Jones Loflin makes the perfect case for it. In this new article, Loflin provides solutions on how to avoid checking work emails after hours as well as setting appropriate boundaries with your fellow colleagues!

6exm3hSmAn article in the USA Today a few weeks ago caught my eye. Entitled French weigh ‘right’ to disconnect from work emails at home, the article highlighted proposed legislation that, if passed, “…would require companies to encourage employees to turn off phones and other devices after they leave work.”

Yves Lasfargue, a sociologist who specializes in teleworking, expresses the sentiments of the “pro legislation group” with his comment: “Twenty years ago, before emails had been invented and we could not reach colleagues, we would have to go and knock on their doors. Traditional courtesy teaches you to abstain from disturbing people. With these new tools, this form of courtesy has totally disappeared. This is why we need to legislate.”

Companies like Areva and Volkswagen have taken steps to encourage more courteous use of email and messaging. Phillipe Thurat, Areva’s diversity and work life balance manager, sees a bigger reason than just someone’s “right” to not send or respond to work email at night. He is quoted as saying: “The idea was not so much to establish a right to switch off but rather to address the topic of a healthy use of emails and set clear boundaries.”

Personally, I don’t see legislation as the answer, but those of you who live and struggle in that type of work environment may have a different opinion. If you’re part of a global organization, it’s an even bigger challenge.

Adding another layer of complexity is that most Americans sleep with at least one mobile device next to their bed. And my informal research has found that most people don’t turn off email or message notifications while trying to sleep.

Before you just give up and accept this new extension to the work day, here are 6 reasons why you need to address checking work email at night or during times when you are seeking to embrace one of the others areas of your life:

You diminish your ability to be creative and solve problems.
How many times have you been at home working on a mundane task or just spending time with your family and BAM!, you had a great idea related to work. One of the reasons is that your mind was not so tightly tethered to work issues and the creative side of your brain was allowed to work in the background. Checking your work email or messages at night or after hours limits your ability to think further than the next problem, challenge, or task.

You need those moments of sacred idleness.
Maura Thomas, in her insightful article, Your Late Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team, writes, “Creativity, motivation, and inspiration are your competitive advantage, but they are also depletable resources that need to be recharged.” Engaging in emails at night or in times when we should be disengaged from work only serves to reduce our resources to be nurtured by the present moment. Read more about the value of disconnecting in my article, Doing Nothing Is Really Something.

You create more “open loops” for your brain.
I’m a huge believer in the research that our mind dislikes unfinished tasks. Just checking your work email at night creates the likelihood that you will see more work that needs to be done, and your mind starts racing on how to get the work done. I like sleeping on an idea… but not on seven more tasks that I read in an email just before going to bed.

I like sleeping on an idea… but not on seven more tasks that I read about in an email just before going to bed.

You set a bad expectation for others.
In an article in the Boston Globe, Liz Cohen, executive director of Families First Campaign, is quoted as saying, “I’m broadcasting that I don’t have good boundaries. I’m setting unfair expectations for a nonprofit where the salaries aren’t high. I’m modeling bad behavior.” If you’re the leader of a team and talk about the need to have healthy personal lives outside of work, be careful about frequently sending an 11:30 PM email. Write the thought or idea where you can find it tomorrow morning and send it to them at a more appropriate time.

You reduce your discipline to be more productive during work hours.
When discussing this email issue with others, I get responses like, “I have so many meetings during the day. It’s only at night that I can really find time to focus on email.” Interestingly enough, when I ask them how long they need to meaningfully check email, the response is usually something like, “About 15 or 20 minutes a couple times a day.” I smile because I am almost positive I can help them find that amount of time. For some ideas on where to find this time in your day, read Finding 30 Minutes Of ‘It’ Time.

You miss the power of the present moment.
I’ve ruined too many evenings with my family because I checked my work email and saw something I thought I needed to address “right now.” Even if I didn’t physically act on it, I wasn’t being the attentive listener to my daughters or wife.

Being fully present with family or friends offers such a significant opportunity to recharge your mental and emotional energy after a chaotic day at work. Why would you want to risk losing it because of your need to “be in the know?”

Solutions Anyone?

If you’re currently struggling with how to handle work email at night or on weekends, here are some steps you can take to move in a more positive direction:

  • Be honest about your reasons. Are you afraid of not looking like a team player or as ambitious as you should be if you aren’t reading and sending emails at night?
  • Is it culture or policy? Is it an official expectation that you read work emails outside of work, or an implied one?
  • Start the conversation. I assure you that you’re not alone in your frustration. And when you do initiate the discussion, talk in terms of priorities. Share with your team how important downtime is to you to renew your energy. I’m willing to wager you’ll see lots of heads nodding in agreement.
  • Set boundaries. Whether it’s for yourself or your team, establish times when sending or responding to email is discouraged. To determine if an email is so important that it needs to be sent late at night, ask, “Is this something that you’d call to talk with me about at midnight?” If the answer is, “No,” maybe it should wait until tomorrow. Be respectful of other’s schedules.
  • Be clear about an expectation of response. If you must send an email late at night, let your team know that you don’t expect a response by typing “NRN” (No response needed) at the end of the subject line.

Mathilde Bouvier, a manager with two young children, was one of the people interviewed for the article. Her comment, I think, sums up the issue pretty well: If I really wanted to, I could disconnect after 8 p.m. There is no real obligation to connect — it is self-created. It’s just that we don’t want to be outside of the loop.” Whether it’s self-created or an obligation in your world, it is your right to make a choice on how you handle (or don’t handle) this workplace issue.

What steps do you, your team, or your company need to take to address the issue of work emails at night or outside of expected work hours?

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Elizabeth Smart’s Message to Survivors for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

We honor the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, by sharing some encouraging words from abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart. She was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Today she focuses on helping others turn abduction into empowerment. And though her story has heartbreaking details about graphic abuse, the goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.

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Points of Light Recognizes Social Entrepreneur and Keynote Speaker Mallory Brown!

Major congratulations mallory-brown-ethiopiaare in order to Mallory Brown for receiving recognition from the renown charitable foundation, Points of Light. If you don’t already know, Points of Light is an organization, founded by President George H.W. Bush, that recognizes and honors those who go above and beyond to make the world a better place through charity work and volunteer services. 

As a philanthropist, Mallory Brown travels around the world to extend help others in need through her organization, World Clothes Line – a “buy 1, give 1” apparel company on a mission to clothe the world. As a speaker, she draws from her life experiences as she inspires audiences to go out and make a difference in the world. 

To check out her article, visit: http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/dpol/awards/5725

For more information on booking Mallory Brown for one of your events, check out her page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Top Ten Motivational Keynote Speakers for Commencement

Make commencement a day to remember with these top ten motivational keynote speakers that are sure to inspire your Class of 2016 graduates!

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1. Tony Alessandra

A college professor and performer, Tony Alessandra delivers highly informative and essential messages that have the ability to reach people in all stages in their lives.

 

2. Gerald Coffee

For over 20 years, Captain Gerald Coffee has been one of the nation’s top keynote speakers. Drawing from his extensive background as a veteran and former POW, he speaks on topics such as overcoming adversity, change, and more.

 

3. Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier is a former NFL running back and Vietnam veteran whose keynote presentations show audience members how to effectively tackle every obstacle in life.

 

4. Alan Parisse

Alan Parisse has went from a garbage collector to a Wall Street Executive, proving to the world that hard work truly pays off. As one of the most sought after speakers, Alan combines insight and wit to deliver powerful and useful messages to audiences around the world.

 

5. Charlie Plumb

A former Vietnam War P.O.W., Charlie Plumb combines his unique experience with the challenges of today to inspire and motivate audiences everywhere, incorporating just the right amount of wit and insight. 

 

6. Sharon Wood

Sharon Wood has made history as the first North American woman to summit Mt. Everest. Her story of triumph and success enables her to effectively share insightful keynote presentations on how to combat adversity, challenges, and change.

 

7. Ross Shafer

Ross Shafer is an award winning comedian writer and keynote speaker on the topics of change, motivation and accountably. His presentations provide audiences with the necessary tools to cultivate relevancy in today’s society.

 

8. Scott McKain

Internationally recognized expert Scott McKain provides interactive and encouraging keynote presentations for audiences seeking to take their careers to the next level. As a successful business consultant, McKain has a proven track record of helping you and your organization stand out and move up.

 

9. Dr. Will Miller

Dr. Will Miller is not only a stand up comedian but also a professional keynote speaker who shows audiences effective ways to cope with stress and live a high quality life. 

 

 

10. Vince Poscente

A master keynote speaker, Vince Poscente combines wit and wisdom as he demonstrates to audiences not only how to effectively communicate, but to capitalize on your vision to build success and satisfaction across the board. 

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Celebrate National Volunteer Month with Dale Partridge, Changing The World $7 At A Time

In continuance of National Volunteer Month, Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau is proud to work with many wonderful speakers who dedicate their time to helping others in need. Speakers such as ….. Dale Partridge!

Dale-PartridgeDale Partridge is slowly, but surely, changing the world. Not only is he one of the most sought after and groundbreaking keynote speakers, Partridge is also an entrepreneur and the founder of Sevenly.org, a Los Angeles based socially conscious e-commerce company. Unique in its form, each week, Sevenly partners with one deserving nonprofit and donates $7 from every product sold to that organization. Not only does this help non-profit organizations reach a wider audience, it enables them to help more people along the way as well. 

As an entrepreneur, Partridge makes it his mission to empower the world through generosity, placing special emphasis on people and the importance of letting them know their purpose in life. In his book, People Over Profit, Partridge informs readers on the dynamics of consumerism, capitalism, and corporate behavior. 

Through seven simple core beliefs, Partridge’s books and keynote presentations provide guides on how to break the cycle of greed and corruption and embrace generosity. As a keynote speaker his philosophy of “speak to people how they need to hear it, not how you want to say it,” has garnered him with critical acclaim with clients across all spectrums. 

For more information on booking Dale Partridge for one of your events, check out his page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Announcement: Amelia Rose Earhart, Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around The World, Managed by Eagles Talent for Speaker Bureau Engagements

Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau, with 30 plus years in the speaking industry, is proud to partner and manage Amelia Rose Earhart for speaker bureau engagements.

O_c706383eb2eebc0542c98a8c99e06b68ameliaroseearhartetsbAmelia Rose Earhart is nothing short of amazing. Against all odds, Earhart was able to rise up against every obstacle set against her and become on the youngest women to fly a single engine plane around the world. Inspired by her family along with her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart, she consistently pushed her own limits setting a positive example for those around her. 

amelia-earhart_8_photo-credit-john-s-miller-photographyEarhart’s ability to capture audiences with her riveting story of achievement, thrill, and determination resonates with organizations all over the world as they continue to book her for speaking engagements. Furthermore, her message of courage and empowerment speaks to attendees of all levels, serving as an inspiration that when we set our minds to something, we can truly achieve it.

Not only is Earhart a keynote speaker, but she also serves as the president of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a non-profit providing flight training scholarships to young women across America. Combining her philanthropic work with her stellar accomplishments, Earhart shares with her audience how to define their “True North.”

For more information on booking Amelia Rose Earhart for one of your events, check out her page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.
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Top 10 Speakers For Financial Literacy Month!

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? While topics such as finance and economics may be complex, these top ten speakers show organizations how to capitalize on the economy and project industry changes to help your company succeed!

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1. Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is not only a prominent historian and columnist, but a global economy expert on the most pressing financial issues of today. As a keynote speaker, he informs organizations of all sizes about the current global economy and how they can survive and thrive within it.

 

2. Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck is one of the most sought after and respected voices on Wall Street. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise shines through into her keynote presentations as she demonstrates the power of investing in the client to produce the best possible outcomes.

 

3. Vikram Mansharamani

Bestselling author Vikram Mansharamani is one of America’s most insightful and inspiring thought leaders, specializing in the field of economics. His unique expertise and insight into the economy helps him better predict the various boom and bust cycles and how what we can do to work within them.

 

4. Peter Ricchiuti

Peter Ricchiuti has had a dynamic career. In addition to being a financial and investment expert, he is also a economic keynote speaker who has the unique ability to show audiences financial necessities such as buying stock, investing, and recognizing important economic patterns to further help their organization.

 

5. Monica Mehta

Monica Mehta is a business and finance expert who regularly appears on numerous television programs as well as at keynote events around the nation, specializing on the growth and development of small businesses, industry trends, and entrepreneurial skills.

 

6. Todd Buchholz

Todd Buchholz is a globally sought out economic expert who blends honestly, humor, and wit to his highly informative keynote presentations. As a former senior economic advisor to the White House, Buchholz has tremendous experience and insight into the economy and the challenges and opportunities facing today’s markets.

 

7. Terry Savage

Terry Savage is a leading financial expert who speaks on the impact of financial markets and shares the best and most up to date information on the current state of the economy and the impact and influence it has on your finances.

 

8. Geoff Colvin

Geoff Colvin is a multitalented keynote speaker and journalist who specializes in leadership, management, the economy and the info-tech revolution. Taking all of his expertise into account, Colvin has also made a name for himself as a dynamic keynote speaker who has shared the stage with some of the most brilliant thought leaders in our world today.

 

9. Ken Gronbach

Ken Gronbach is an expert in his field of demographic forecasting as he shows organizations how to be on top of the latest trends in multi generational workplaces. Through his keynote presentations, Gronbach demonstrates how to effectively cope with various generations that are currently in the workforce and use their different work styles as a way to propel your business.

 

10. Andrew Friedman

Known as “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political,” Andrew Friedman has made a name for himself as one of the most trusted leaders in the field of economics, finance and politics. As a keynote speaker, Friedman shares this knowledge as he teaches organizations easy to understand concepts of financial issues that effect everyone in the workplace.

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Cultivate Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix

Many entrepreneursMarc-Randolph-photo dream of having start up success, but the reality is, not every business is built to last. In fact, studies show that over 50 percent of companies fold within their first year. While it may seem discouraging to those who wish to start businesses, it is important to know that overcoming the odds and obstacles set in your way is important to creating a business that stands the test of time. An entrepreneur who knows this very well is Marc Randolph.

Randolph is the co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors. With a successful career in investing the visions of many start-up companies, Randolph has been a key advisor to many entrepreneurs as his history of success and determination has made Netflix one of the biggest companies in the world.

Today, in addition to serving as he co-founder sp_14.pngof analytics software company Looker Data Sciences, he currently travels the world as a keynote speaker, speaking on topics such as innovation and creativity, leadership, and business entrepreneurship. Organizations love booking Randolph due to his ability to connect with audiences and channel their inner entrepreneurial spirit in today’s competitive economy. His programs equip attendees with just the right amount of motivation to turn their dreams into high performing, highly successful reality.

For more information on booking Marc Randolph for one of your events, check out his page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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