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Media Outlet:  Bizwomen
Headline: Connecting: Pour on the ‘Comeback Sauce
Link: Read the Article

Media Outlet:  The Kansas City Star
Headline:  “Bichelmeyer Meats’ success lies in its ‘come back sauce’”
Description: BBQ “Hall of Flamer” and nationally recognized expert Ardie Davis writes about our family business, Bichelmeyer Meats, by creatively referring to Dad’s Comeback Sauce as its “Success X-Factor.”
Link: Read the Article

Media Outlet:  The Kansas City Kansan
Headline:  “KCKCC Staff Uses Spring Break for Personal Development”
Description: More than 100 Kansas City Kansas Community College staff members were treated to life skills and lifetime lessons in an inspirational hour-long Staff Senate program presented by Mary.
Link: Read the Article

Media Outlet:  Fielding Graduate University Student Newsletter
Headline:  “The Dance of Plans and Chance”
Description: Mary was asked to write an article for the Fielding Graduate University Newsletter. As a graduate of Fielding’s Evidence Based Coaching Certification Program she shares her views on the value of a coaching approach in a corporate setting.
Link: PDF of the Article

Media Outlet:  Recruitment International Magazine
Headline:  “From Recruiter To Best Selling Business Author – Why You Need Some Comeback Sauce In Your Life!”
Description:  Mary’s presentation to the World Employment Conference in London drew high praise from the global staffing community, and was featured as the cover article in this prestigious industry magazine.
Link: PDF of the Article

Media Outlet:  Her Life Magazine
Headline:  “Her Life Spotlight:  Mary B. Lucas”
Description:  This slick, four color magazine does a great job of keeping women connected.  In this two page feature, writer Ann Butenas and photographer Kami Brady do an amazing job of connecting my father’s wisdom with their readers.
Link: PDF of the Article

Media Outlet: The Leaven
Headline: “A Butcher’s Wisdom: Local Butcher Gives Sage Advice”
Link: PDF of the Article

Media Outlet: The Kansas City Star
Medium: Daily Newspaper
Description: The Business Editor of this major market newspaper asked us to submit a guest column to inspire Kansas City readers. It even included my byline! Click below to read the digital version.
Link: PDF of the KC Star Article

Media Outlet: Lawrence Journal World
Headline: “Butcher’s Daughter Creates Memoir of Dad’s Wisdom”
Market: Lawrence KS
Description: This college town just 40 minutes outside KC interviewed me for their daily newspaper. Once this was published, the story took off like a Kansas prairie fire and was picked up in about a dozen other small towns across the state!
Link: Digital Link to the Article

Media Outlet:  Orbitz
Headline: Taco ‘bout exciting!
Bichelmeyer Meats was voted best taco in Kansas according to Orbitz!
Link: Read the Article

Book Reviews

Media Outlet: Campus Career Counselor
Issue Description: The only national publication geared specifically to college and university career services professionals.
Overview: Publisher Peter Vogt reviews LMLL and offers his supportive recommendation to readers.
Link: PDF of the Book Review

Media Outlet: Blogger News
Description: Blogging is hot-hot-hot as the web’s newest form of news distribution. One of the hottest in the blog world is Blogger News with more than half a million hits per day. See what reporter Zach Freeman has to say about LMLL…….
Link: PDF of the Book Review

Media Outlet: MCDA Communique (Quarterly Newsletter)
Organization: Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA)
Description: Proving once again that it’s never too late to learn something new, editor Peter Vogt shares his powerful book review among the hundreds of career development professionals who are members of this statewide association.
Link: PDF of the Book Review

Media Outlet: The Harbinger-The Shawnee Mission East High School and Community Newspaper
Issue Description: This nationally recognized high school newspaper is geared specifically to students and the community supporting Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas.
Overview: Student blogger Vanessa Daves reviews Lunchmeat & Life Lessons and offers support to readers.
Link: Link to PDF of the Blog Post and Book Review

Podcasts, Television & Radio Interviews

Media Outlet: Z1CareerZone
Issue Description: The Z1CareerZone, hosted by Jim Zasowski and Elizabeth Sanders, is dedicated to “Changing Lives, One Career at a Time.”  I was honored they asked me to be part of their inauguaral series of webinars.   I love getting the opportunity to talk about Lunchmeat & Life Lessons as well as what I’ve learned in my 30+ years in the people business.  Whether you’re new to the butcher block or just want a refresher of How to Find the Like, the Comeback Sauce, or Inspire Yourself, I hope you’ll take a listen.
Link:  Mary B. Lucas Lunchmeat & Life Lessons

Media Outlet: The Bo & Luke Show
Issue Description: The Bo & Luke Show is a national podcast that aims to help its listeners “do better each and every day.” I was so excited to join Bo Brabo and Luke Carignan to talk about the process of lifelong learning. In addition to talking about Lunchmeat & Life Lessons, I also talked about what I’ve learned in my 30+ years in the people business. As I start my new journey of executive coaching and consulting, I’m putting some of that wisdom to work—namely focusing on doing meaningful work and making meaningful connections. I hope you’ll take a listen and that this podcast resonates with you.
Link: Mary B. Lucas:  How to Make Comeback Sauce

Program: Pretty Simple Sarah Podcast
Description: I was so excited and honored to join Sarah Montgomery Belleauon on her Pretty Simple Sarah podcast!  A lot of what I talk about is making meaningful connections and I’m so grateful to have connected with Sarah!  Check out my podcast on iTunes and then take a listen to Sarah’s other great interviews.

Media Outlet: CBS News (National TV Network)
Program: The Early Show
Segment: “The Great American Vacation”
Description: Kansas City is known across the country as an outstanding BBQ town. And though everyone likes their own version of sweet, spicy or smoky BBQ sauces, one key ingredient is never in dispute: BBQ requires meat…….Bichelmeyer Meats! See what CBS News has to say about our family’s meat market in this digital version of their nationally televised news show!
Link: Kansas City Has Barbeque In Its Blood

Media Outlet:  FOX 4 News TV/Kansas City
Headline:  “Hearts We Leave Behind”
Description: News anchor Nick Vasos chats with Mary about her memoir…..and her upcoming appearance benefiting the American Heart Association.
Link: Watch the Interview

Media Outlet: 98.1 KUDL Morning Show
Description: Hosts Dan & Darcie Interview Mary B. Lucas, Author of “Lunchmeat & Life Lessons”
Link: Listen to the Interview

Media Outlet: KILJ-FM Radio
Market: Quad Cities, Iowa
Description: This morning show in the Quad Cities area was really enjoyable. This city welcomed me warmly during my summer book tour and came out in droves to the local Border’s bookstore. Listen in!
Link: Listen to the Interview