The Human Services Consulting and Training Blog has been Nominated for the Liebster Award!

The Human Services Consulting and Training Blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award by Anastasia Priyanikova of  The Brain Alchemist

Anastasia is the founder of E-Studio, LLC, a coaching, training and consulting company that translates neuroscience insights into tools and solutions in the areas of communication, conflict management, public speaking, presenting, and transmedia storytelling.

She is a co-founder of Bookphoria, a multimedia and transmedia project that enables authors, experts and speakers to convert their books and expert content into online courses and multimedia products to grow their information business and communities of practice. I have had the pleasure of seeing Anastasia present and I look forward to working with her more in the future. 
The Liebster Award personifies “paying it forward,” collaboration and the further development of the connection economy and I am honored to take part in it.
Here are the rules for the Liebster Award. To accept the award:
  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
  • Answer the 10 questions from the nominator.
  • Nominate 10 blogs and create 10 questions for your nominees.
  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I wanted to get exposure for ideas that I have had running around in my head for years on topics ranging from mediation best practices to marketing and entrepreneurship. I also like to talk and write so it seemed like a natural progression.
  1. What do you hope to achieve with your blog?
I hope that readers and followers will read my words and ideas and pass them on to others. I hope that the HSCT Communication Blog will be a seed in the vast soil of the Internet and begin to be watered and grow for the benefit of all.
  1. What are three attributes that best describe your blog?
Wordy. Wordy. Wordy. I have a constitutional inability to write in small snippets. I’m working on the language part to, expressing big ideas, simply.
  1. How do you nurture your creative side?
I read. A LOT. I used to draw and make fine art prints, but it’s tough to get studio time these days. I also hang out with my wife, who is a professional photographer and my kids.
  1. What are you reading right now?
Where to start?
  • Predictive Analytics by Eric Siegel
  • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzler
  • Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • David and Goliath by Malcolm McDowell 

…and I’ve got an unreleased book manuscript, super secret, about what goes into success.

  1. What are your preferred ways of getting the information you need?
I am on social media 24/7. I listen to podcasts. I also read the Drudge Report. Say what you will about Matt Drudge, but he gets the scoop. I follow Mitch Joel’s marketing blog, as well as Todd Henry and a couple of others. Steve Blank is high up on the list.
  1. What do you like to do to unwind?
If you ask my wife, I never unwind. At all. However, I do like to watch movies and trailers for movies on the Internet. I also like to talk about movies and create vast, improbable screenplays in my mind…and on paper.
  1. What is your most ambitious goal or aspiration for 2014?
My most ambitious goal is to get recorded, edited and archived all of my podcast content for an upcoming project, Earbud_U, set to drop in early 2015. I am also pursuing getting business sponsorships.
  1. What makes you happy?
Traveling with my wife and kids, having a good meal, having a drink with good friends, going to Church and participating in building those relationships…
  1. Anything else you would like to share?
I collect rubber duckies, the official mascot of Human Services Consulting and Training(HSCT) and a friend of mine just gave me a blue one for the Superbowl!

The blogs I nominate for the Liebster Award:

  1. Conflict Specialists Show w/Dave Hilton
  2. Joey
  3. Bree Elyse Imaging: Life in Stills
  4. Alpert Mediation: Mediator Musings
  5. Get Artisan
  6. Passion in the Workplace
  7. The Father’s Heart
  8. Hamilton Law and Mediation
  9. The Olive Branch Blog
  10. The Binghamton Blog

My ten questions for the nominees:
  1. What do you DO exactly?
  2. What do you remember the most fondly about the 90’s?
  3. Where did your inspiration come from to start blogging?
  4. Talk about a conflict in your life and how have you resolved it, or not.
  5. What do you do for fun, to shake the cobwebs off?
  6. What do you do to organize your digital life?
  7. What is your process for writing your blog posts?
  8. What are some of your hobbies?
  9. Hypothetical battle: If a fair fight were to happen between yourself and a duck in the park, what would happen and who would win?
  10. What would you like to promote today, if anything?
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
Cell: 218-930-0364




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