Joe Hefferon is a writer, speaker and blogger living in West Haven, New Jersey. He is the author of the noir crime novel, "The Sixth Session" and a personal development book inspired by the principles of architecture called "The 7th Level," due out in June, 2012.
Hefferon was in law enforcement for 25 years before he retired as captain, and is a single dad and father of two (a daughter and son.) Despite his busy life, Joe was gracious enough to contribute three wonderful pieces - interviews of extraordinary women - to the Women In Business site.
Joe comes by his desire to support the interests of women honestly:
"I wanted to write about Spectacular Women because I admire them. My father died at 41 and my mother raised four young kids by herself, with a little support from my wonderful Aunts: Helen, Kate and Betty Ann. My mother was herself orphaned by 14 and quit high school to work. I admire the resilience of women who ignore adversity and just get done what needs doing. My way of honoring them is to find extraordinary women that other young people can admire, who they can aspire to emulate, women who are entrepreneurs, visionaries, and work in male-dominated professions, or like Karen, achieve the improbable by fostering solidarity with misogynist rulers in remote lands."
In his upcoming book he breaks down the architectural process into seven fundamental steps from creativity to planning and best practices:
"I teach you how to follow the steps to reorganize your life or design that big project you've been putting off - to write a book, become a chef or open a small business. The premise is that you conceive of you and your mission in terms of a place - to be designed, built and maintained. I have peppered the book with dozens of quotes from interviews and the writings of architects. I 'cross-apply' their wisdom from the built world to personal growth. It's a unique take on the subject matter and I've already gotten the attention of a few well-known architects who are curious to read how I portray their profession. It's not a book about architecture but about how architects work."
Read Joe's Articles Published On WIB:
- Profile of Hilary Farr, Designer, Business Owner, Star of HGTV's "Love It Or List It"
- Profile of Karen Tse, Founder International Bridges to Justice
- Profile of Dr. Deborah Berebichez, The Science Babe
- Profile of Ana Maria Manzo
- Profile Of Nina Ferrer
- Profile Of A. Yamina Collins
- Profile Of MaryAnna Nardone
- Profile of Ellen Karis, Comedian
- Profile of Deborah Ortiz, Dangerous Curves Productions
- Profile Of Anthoula Katsimatides, Actor
- Project Eve: About Founders Meridith Dennes, CEO and Kimberly Oksenberg, COO
- Profile Of Maggie Pazian, Visual Emotion