Archive for the ‘Background’ Category

My parents with my daughters Maribelle Cynthia and Dorothy Lee

Alesya Opelt Is Not My Name

08/19/12

My name isn’t Alesya Opelt anymore.  My married name is Alesya Macatol, but I continue to use Alesya Opelt professionally.  People always assume it’s for because I’m a feminist.  I […]

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I had the balls.

I Had the Balls to Remove the Ceiling

10/18/10

During one of my job hunts while I was in California, I decided I wanted to take my love of sports, combine my education in marketing and look for a […]

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Love Branding = Need Designer

08/05/10

Branding is important to me.  My background is in marketing and I’ve spent entire days making sure “it’s the right color green”.  I’m obsessed with fonts.  And, of course, I […]

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I'm a Mac and I'm a PC

My Apple Story

05/10/10

To get ready for my next meeting with TDIC, I made a presentation of bag ideas on my Mac.  All my work for Alesya Bags would be done on an […]

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jackie

Why You Need a Coach

04/27/10

I have a coach.  No, not a therapist or a shrink.  A coach.  Think Phil Jackson to Michael Jordan without the fade away jump shot. Let me introduce you to Jackie […]

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Rosie the Robot

Robots Need Clothes Too

04/23/10

“I think they make robot clothes or something…” This was the description I received from Josh before I went to meet with Mark D’Andreta, President of TD Industrial Covers, Inc. […]

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Meg Whitman

Female Entrepreneurs are Just More Interesting

04/14/10

All entrepreneurs are interesting and have a cool stories about growing their businesses.  But females entrepreneurs are just more interesting. Male entrepreneurs … Create a successful company and buy a […]

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Problem Solving Through Non-Linear Thinking

04/06/10

In my last job I spent a day shadowing Nathan Hughes, VP of Development at ePrize.  He leads a team of talented software engineers.  To say we think differently is […]

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Josh Linkner

Josh

04/02/10

As far as entrepreneurs go, Josh Linkner is the real deal. He started his first business in college, built and sold a company during the dot com era and created […]

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ePrize HQ

ePrize

03/24/10

After two and half years, two jobs and living 3,000 miles away from my family on 9/11, I moved back to Michigan.  Driving across the country in my Mustang I […]

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