GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011 - (Page 28)

extraordinary grands Answering the call Grandmother Claudia Timbo is a telemarketing tycoon BY RICHARD J. ANTHONY, SR. Claudia and Chelsea N one of the numerous awards Claudia Timbo has received for a string of entrepreneurial successes and her unique approach to building a $20M telemarketing business can trump her 5-year-old granddaughter Chelsea’s jubilant greeting, “Hi, Grandma Claudia!” No wonder then that her time with Chelsea, who lives a few miles away, is more important to Claudia than anything else on her busy weekly schedule. Her ability in business to connect with people and take a 28 GRAND JULY AUG 2011 personal interest in their development is amplified in her relationship with Chelsea. “My greatest wish for her is that she will always have joy in her life and that she faces every challenge with supreme confidence in herself. My job is to help make my wish for her come true. It’s not a job, it’s an honor.” Joy and self-confidence have been the bedrock of Claudia’s approach to her own personal and professional life. In fact, the business model on which she built her most successful venture to date, the Corporate Call Center, headquartered in Blue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011

GRAND - July/Aug 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
American Pride (and Peace of Mind)
The Golden Now
Cover Story: The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Grandparenting
2011 Awards for Best Grandparenting Books
Bite Your Tongue?
Grand Products
Extraordinary Grands: Claudia Timbo
Grand Families: Going Through the Fire
Birds Do It
Grandparent Rights: Brainwashing Hannah
Teaching Kindness by Example
Getting Creative with Childhood Obesity
Toys ’n Tech
“Whadya Say??”
Grand Finale
The Big Reveal
Op Ed: Same-Sex Marriage, Pro or No?
Kinship Care Resources
Find Fun Things to Do

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011