For Wyoming, PA entrepreneur Evelyn Kalinosky, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’
Evelyn is the powerhouse behind Inner Affluence, http:www//inneraffluence.com, a company she started after 20 successful years working in the corporate and non-profit world as a leader in fundraising, sales, marketing, management and operations. Evelyn experienced a turning point as she approached midlife. As her life began to shift in the inquiry, she discovered two things: the older she got the more powerful she felt, and she wasn’t alone. Today she mentors high-achieving career women through their own unique turning points, and helps them cultivate extraordinary lives of passion and purpose in midlife and beyond.
Story of Triumph
While working for a national non-profit organization that required long hours and a lot of travel, Evelyn began feeling “not quite right” in 2005. By 2007, she was diagnosed with a progressive, debilitating illness for which there was no cure. By January 2009, she was forced to give up her position, and not one to sit idly by, she opened Inner Affluence in the spring of 2009 despite dealing with chronic, debilitating pain, numerous hospitalizations and multiple surgeries.
Evelyn looked at her situation as a challenge, and her resilience and grace under difficult circumstances made her a source of inspiration to both her colleagues and clients. Despite being gravely ill, she became an expert in her field, won top honors for her Sacred Success blog and developed an array of programs and services to better serve her clientele.
In December 2011, Evelyn underwent a rare surgery and transplant. After taking a full year to recover, Evelyn is back and looking to make 2013 her breakout year. The surgery has left her with numerous health issues, but she’s approaching them the way she approaches everything else in her life: with grace, resilience and a quirky sense of humor.
Evelyn applied to compete on Prosperity’s Kitchen so she could take her coaching business to the next level.
“I’m taking a giant leap now from coaching business to a website community with experts, a live TV component, private forum, membership etc and I don’t feel comfortable doing this on my own. Being part of this program will provide me with so many tools and resources, networking opportunities, marketing strategies etc to manifest my vision.”
Evelyn made it through three rounds of eliminations before being selected as one of 15 contestants for the show. Her audition video is available on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/
While competing for a $10K prize package as they learn to market themselves online, the contestants will be mentored by 12 guest experts including Gina Bell, Tara Gentile, Diane Conklin, Deborah Gallant, Danny Iny, Erika Napoletano, Mike Michalowicz, Pamela Slim, Ann Smarty, Lori Taylor, Johnny Truant and Steven Washer.
The premiere season of “Prosperity’
Tea Silvestre, the executive producer and host of the show, said the contestants will be in “class” and tackling missions for 13 weeks beginning January 21, 2013.
Each week contestants are given real marketing tasks and within 48 hours to a week the task is completed and a review of the task with prominent business executives is done in the “kitchen.”
Contestants will work together in teams of three and accumulate points for best job on a particular mission – both as a team and as an individual. Judging criteria are based on task profitability, leadership skills, communication, innovation and exploration of new opportunities.
ABOUT PROSPERITY’S KITCHEN
Prosperity’s Kitchen is a 13-week reality web edutainment series that aims to teach solopreneurs and micro business owners how to market themselves effectively online. Structured like a reality TV competition, 15 contestants will tackle weekly marketing missions in order to showcase what they’ve learned. The contestants are divided into teams of three and will be advised and mentored by Tea Silvestre, aka The Word Chef, as well as 12 other high profile marketing experts. The contestant who outperforms their cohorts will take home the $10,000 prize package (a mix of cash and prizes). Learn more at prosperityskitchen.com