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65 minutes | Sep 22, 2018
Episode 63 : Brittany Wagner - "Last Chance U" star turned entrepreneur
Visit kitodelgado.com for show notes Brittany Wagner is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor, life coach and motivational speaker. She garnered world-wide fame in 2016 as the television star of the hit Netflix documentary series, “Last Chance U”. Known for giving “troublemakers” their last chance at making it to the next level, Ms. Wagner was the vivacious, mentor and mother-figure to these young men – often times the driving factor behind their future successes. Her common question, “Do you have a pencil?” has become a phenomena across the world since the show’s debut. For the past year, Ms. Wagner has traveled all over the United States as a motivational speaker. In the fall of 2017, she launched her own company, 10 Thousand Pencils. Through 10KP, Brittany is able to work individually with high school and college athletes, administrators, counselors and teachers on academic success strategies and life skills. CONNECT WITH GET ON THE BOX Twitter: @getontheboxpod Instagram: @getontheboxpod
52 minutes | Sep 16, 2018
Episode 62: How yoga saved the life of former NFL all-pro linebacker, Keith Mitchell
Keith Mitchell, Master Certified Yoga Instructor, and former NFL all-pro Linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars, turned to Yoga after a paralyzing tackle caused a spinal injury that ended his football career and forced him into the agony of early retirement at only 31 years old. In his darkest hour, Keith discovered conscious breathing, yoga, and meditation. As a result, he not only found healing but a whole new outlook on life. Today, Keith has again risen to the top of his game. In addition to being a Master Certified Yoga Instructor with more than 12 years of experience, Keith is an International Teacher/Speaker. presenting at such prestigious venues, groups and non-profits as: The Omega Institute, Deepak Chopra’s Homebase (NYC) , Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Four Season Hotel, Wanderlust, Sedona Yoga Conference, LA Coliseum, Just Breathe and Congressional Yoga Association( in Washington DC with Congressman Tim Ryan), Austin Capitol with Unify, LAPD and many more. Through encouraging consistent, self-empowerment practices, Keith is committed to his mission of inspiring major transformation in the lives of millions. Visit kitodelgado.com for full show notes!
60 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
Episode 61: Treehouse founder Ryan Carson - How coding allows you to create anything
Visit kitodelgado.com for complete show notes. Ryan Carson is the founder and CEO of Treehouse. Treehouse's mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. During this weeks episode, Ryan and I discuss: Why he launched Treehouse and their mission to provide equal access to technology. Big mistakes entrepreneurs should avoid when launching a startup. How hearing "we're going to crush you" from a venture capitalist lit a fire under Ryan. The benefits of knowing and writing down your "why." Why Ryan is so passionate about coding How being a good listener has helped him become a better leader. What prompted Ryan to start spartan racing and how it has helped him with mental toughness. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Please help us grow the podcast and inspire others into action. Follow and share Get on the Box with your friends on: Instagram: @getontheboxpod Twitter: @getontheboxpod If you're on Apple Podcasts, help us reach more storytellers by leaving us a 5 star review! Ratings, reviews and subscribes are extremely helpful to expanding our reach within the Apple community.
48 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Episode 60: Alissa Carpenter -How to manage a multi-generational workforce
Workforce Expert shares how organizations can keep millennials engaged at the workplace Alissa Carpenter founded Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK after 13 years in higher education. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and has been featured on ABC7, CBS6, WBFF, PHL17, NPR, and quoted in multiple media outlets including CNN Money and Moneyish. She was also a Forbes contributor where she focused on how millennials can launch to the next phase of their career. Alissa offers professional development and speaking engagements to companies, and individuals across the country looking to fully enhance communication and identify strengths in their multi-generational workforce. Visit kitodelgado.com for complete show notes THANKS FOR LISTENING! Please help us grow the podcast and inspire others into action. Follow and share Get on the Box with your friends on: Instagram: @getontheboxpod Twitter: @getontheboxpod If you're on Apple Podcasts, help us reach more storytellers by leaving us a 5 star review! Ratings, reviews and subscribes are extremely helpful to expanding our reach within the Apple community.
65 minutes | Aug 25, 2018
Episode 59: Kenneth Graham is on a mission to serve others
Visit kitodelgado.com Kenneth Graham, M.A. is a Best-Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, Educator, Community Advocate, and established Entrepreneur who is committed to the service of others. Kenny Graham, as he is better known, continues to be exceptional within his line of work, inspiring and impacting others through his creative style and empowering messages. His words continue to impact thousands of people in various countries throughout the planet! Through social media and his unique teaching style, “Kenny Graham” is making a mark that no one will be able to erase! THANKS FOR LISTENING! Please help us grow the podcast and inspire others into action. Follow and share Get on the Box with your friends on: Instagram: @getontheboxpod Twitter: @getontheboxpod If you're on Apple Podcasts, help us reach more storytellers by leaving us a 5 star review! Ratings, reviews and subscribes are extremely helpful to expanding our reach within the Apple community.
50 minutes | Aug 18, 2018
Episode 58: Get to know the 19th President of Union College, Dr. David R. Harris
Visit kitodelgado.com for complete show notes David R. Harris, Ph.D., a sociologist with a distinguished record as an innovative teacher, scholar and administrator, became the 19th president of Union College on July 1, 2018. Union College's first African-American President shares his thoughts on leadership, equal access to education, work life balance, and his love for cycling. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Please help us grow the podcast and inspire others into action. Follow and share Get on the Box with your friends on: Instagram: @getontheboxpod Twitter: @getontheboxpod If you're on Apple Podcasts, help us reach more storytellers by leaving us a 5 star review! Ratings, reviews and subscribes are extremely helpful to expanding our reach within the Apple community.
49 minutes | Aug 12, 2018
Episode 57: How leaders can turn moments into movements with Terri Broussard Williams
Visit kitodelgado.com for show notes Terri believes leaders turn moments into movements, and if community service were a gene, she inherited it from generations before her who had an unrelenting need to give to others. Throughout her accomplished career, Terri has turned public and community service into a professional art form that has positively impacted millions of lives. Terri has found a home with the American Heart Association, realizing her dream of creating significant, community-shifting outcomes. She counts some of the most significant pieces of legislation passed as her biggest accomplishments, including The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act, one of the biggest defining moments in her career at the age of 28. Today, in addition to her responsibilities at AHA, Terri is focused on paying it forward – encouraging and building up others who want to do something big through her blog, www.movementmakertribe.com. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Please help us grow the podcast and inspire others into action. Follow and share Get on the Box with your friends on: Instagram: @getontheboxpod Twitter: @getontheboxpod If you're on Apple Podcasts, help us reach more storytellers by leaving us a 5 star review! Ratings, reviews and subscribes are extremely helpful to expanding our reach within the Apple community.
61 minutes | Aug 5, 2018
Episode 56: Turning tragedy into service with I Got U founder, Walter Boldish
Walter Boldish believes that in all of us lies the potential to become better people, better families, better communities, and a better world. It is from this belief that I GOT U was born. It’s a clear way to define and spread the attitude of lending a hand, lifting someone up, trusting a friend, or believing in a stranger that cares. People who wear the I GOT U brand represent doing the right thing in the most courageous situations in life as well as doing the right thing in the most routine walks of everyday life. kitodelgado.com/igotu I Got U partners with Alex and Ani in support of Kenzie's Kindness Shop I Got U Connect with I Got U on Facebook and Instagram Connect with @getontheboxpod on Instagram and Twitter
62 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
Episode 55: Go all in on yourself with personal trainer and entrepreneur, Adam Badger
Full Show notes available at kitodelgado.com Adam Badger owns and operates Badger Strength, a personal training and corporate wellness community in Upstate NY. Having been an entrepreneur for only 3 months, Adam shares his perspective of going “all in” on yourself, why life experience trumps book knowledge, and how lessons learned in the gym can be applied to all facets of your life. HIGHLIGHTS AND TAKEAWAYS: Adam was laid off from his job- He shares how he went from being unemployed to a full-time entrepreneur within two weeks. "I never collected an unemployment check." Don't choose a job just for the money. Instead, choose passion over money and the money will follow. Stop saying "yeah, but" to your goals and aspirations. Adam shares why employers should invest in a wellness program for their employees. Adam's advice to fence sitters, "don't sit around waiting for the perfect time to do it because it's never going to come." Life experience is our biggest teacher 4 tips for being productive everyday- wake up early, write down your daily goals, eat well, and set aside time for yourself. Your body and your mind is your biggest asset- "You're going all in on yourself, so why not take care of yourself?" Adam shares the biggest misconception of entrepreneurship- "it's not this utopia of freedom." Subscribe to Get on the Box and share this episode. Lets learn, grow, and be inspired together. Follow @getontheboxpod: Instagram Twitter
43 minutes | Jul 21, 2018
Episode 54: Daron K. Roberts- How to transition into a career you love
Visit Kitodelgado.com for complete show notes Let his pivot from Harvard Law to NFL coach inspire your transition Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach and author of Amazon best seller, “Call an Audible.” After graduating from Harvard Law School, Roberts made a head-scratching transition to NFL coach. He held coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers and Cleveland Browns. Currently, Roberts serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. The Center is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Through the Center, Roberts teaches a course – A Game plan for Winning at Life– to incoming freshmen student-athletes. In January of 2018, the Center received the commitment and financial support of NBA All-Star, Kevin Durant.
74 minutes | Jul 14, 2018
EP 53: Armando Hart- Turning failure into forward movement
Visit kitodelgado.com/armandohart for complete show notes. Armando grew up in Long Beach California as first generation Mexican American in a low-income and high-crime environment. After suffering a traumatic leg injury in 1996 that kept him sidelined at the Olympic games, The Hart Method training philosophy was created. Armando’s road to recovery made him aware of the connection between physical movement, environment, life, and the possibility to maximize performance on all those levels. Now as a world class trainer, speaker, and mentor, Armando’s work is to remove layers of social conditioning through movement for athletes of all levels and all individuals . DURING THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS How being a 100 meter dash sprinter has helped Armando navigate life How being a little crazy is necessary when perusing your goals Why Armando looks forward to failure Lessons Armando learned from training with Olympic great, Carl Lewis The 8 maxims of the Hart Method and how you can apply them to your daily life What motivated Armando to write his first book, "The Hart Method." Why sharing your authentic story so important Armando shares his experience and lessons learned from training 3 time gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor Why Armando wakes up at 4:15 am everyday- "it sets the tone of the day." and much more Please subscribe and give GOTB a review.
64 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Episode 52: How to prosper through adversity with Castell J.R. Barnes
Visit kitodelgado.com for full show notes As a Proud Dad, 2x Best-Selling Author, National Inspirational Speaker and Serial Entrepreneur, Castell J.R. Barnes takes pride in upholding his slogan “Prosper, The Elite Way,” through sonic relief and literary promise. With client work in 5 countries and all throughout the United States, Barnes looks to continue his entrepreneurial mission of innovation + financial empowerment + philanthropy! DURING THIS EPISODE YOU'LL DISCOVER How losing his father at a young age and becoming a foster child has helped Castell prosper as an entrepreneur. "Entrepreneurship is not incorporating a business; its innovation." Before starting a business, focus on your integrity and credibility. Answer the question, "would a customer buy from me?" Do you want to write a book in 2018? Castell recommends writing a letter to yourself- "Write the book to yourself." "There's nothing sexy about entrepreneurship except for the reward." Why Castell thinks entrepreneurs should date (be with) other entrepreneurs. The biggest similarities between fatherhood and entrepreneurship is consistency and doing things you don't always want to do. Castell's final nudge- "You're a walking miracle, so be one."
94 minutes | Jun 30, 2018
EP 51: Building wealth and legacy with HBCU Wall Street co-founders, Jamerus Payton and Torrence Reed
Visit kitodelgado.com/hbcuwallstreet for complete show notes. Jamerus Payton and Torrence Reed are graduates of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC and the co-founders of HBCU Wall Street. They share a combined mission of being a solution for increasing economic opportunities and wealth in the black community, starting with our nation's HBCU community. Through live events, webinars, an online community and a growing social media following, HBCU Wall Street provides audiences with tangible know-how and tools of empowerment to immediately put themselves in a better psychological and financial position.
62 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
EP 50: Compete every day with Chief Encouragement Officer, Jake Thompson
Visit kitodelgado.com for complete show notes Compete every day. That’s Jake Thompson’s guiding philosophy, the mantra he repeats to himself when he needs to keep going. It’s also the name of his global lifestyle brand (of which he is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer) and the nugget of wisdom he shares with audiences around the world. Pulling from his unique professional career, Jake tells enlivened stories through his podcast, “Better Than Yesterday,” and distills the art of competition into actionable tips people can use within their own lives: take control, don’t let fear guide you, be courageous, and press onward. His focus is to motivate you and your team to make it happen, whatever it is. Because life, work, and passion? That’s always worth competing for. KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE 1. By telling your story, you provide hope and lend encouragement to someone who is struggling with a situation you've already overcome. 2. Jake uses the analogy of a sprinter running the 100 meter dash to emphasize the importance of not comparing yourself to others. Sprinters don't look to their right, left, or behind during a race; doing so will only slow them down. Instead, they look forward and focus on the finish line which allows them to reach optimal speed. We should focus on our own race and compete against our previous best. 3. Jake's advice for entrepreneurs and start ups- "Start small!" 4. Avoid "Yes Men" and surround yourself with people that hold your feet to the fire. 5. Jake starts every day with daily affirmations. He constantly reminds himself that he has what it takes to accomplish his goals. "If you're starting your day pouring into yourself, it only gives you more power to be able take on whatever sits before you in the day ahead." 6. It's important for entrepreneurs to maintain balance. "You gotta be able to take care of yourself to take care of others."
74 minutes | Jun 17, 2018
EP 49: How to win more business with Sandler sales trainer, Lauren Valentine
Visit kitodelgado.com/laurenvalentine for complete show notes and links to helpful resources Lauren Valentine is a highly motivated professional with a passion for sales and business development. Using the Sandler tools she works with companies to grow their businesses through effective sales and management practices. Lauren works with Sandler Training – the global leader in management, sales and customer service training and consulting. TOP TAKEAWAYS 1. A "sponsor" is someone who advocates on your behalf even when you're not in the room. They look out for you by opening doors you didn't even know existed. 2. Selling is understanding and then solve a problem someone might have. In order to do this effectively, a sales person must be a good listener. We have two ears and one mouth; use them in that proportion. 3. Utilizing storytelling throughout the sales process helps the buyer to "self discover" how your solution can solve their problem. 4. Good sales people follow a processes; they don't wing it. 5. Track "leading behaviors"and focus on what you can control. "Measure the task and not the results." 6. You can't say yes to everything and everyone. Doing so can lead to you doing a lot of different things poorly.
79 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
EP 48: Make the Connection with LinkedIn Locksmith Robert "YB" Youngblood
Visit kitodelgado.com to connect with today's main character and the resources mentioned during the episode. Robert T. “YB” Youngblood is the Founder and Chief Connecting Officer of YBConnects, LLC, a Richmond, VA based Strategic Relationship & Referral Marketing Firm that helps entrepreneurs and sales professionals to enhance their confidence, credibility, and visibility which leads to increased brand awareness, referrals and revenue. For over 15 years 'YB' has focused his energy on building long-term relationships. He has a unique way of helping people to decrease frustration when it comes to attracting opportunities. His positive attitude enhances his ability to help his clients to overcome challenges in the area of Communication, Leadership & Networking. YB holds a bachelor degree in business administration from Virginia Union University. He was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and now resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and two daughters. In his time off, he loves to travel to warm places with palm trees.
52 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
EP 47: Know your worth with My Fab Finance founder Tonya Rapley
Visit kitodelgado.com/tonyarapley for complete show notes! Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and founder of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance. She has graced the cover of Black Enterprise magazine and was deemed the "New Face of Wealth Building". She was also selected as a Modern History Maker by TV One and has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Women in Personal Finance on Twitter”. Her mission is to help millennial women break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck and own their power. An engaging, relatable, and fun public speaker, Tonya has spoken at The New York Stock Exchange, Essence Fest, Bloomberg, The Taco Bell Foundation, PepsiCo, Fidelity and a host of colleges and universities across the country. 3 KEY HIGHLIGHTS 1. Know your worth! Walk into any room with the understanding that you're supposed to be there, and you deserve to be there. 2. So many aspiring entrepreneurs chase exposure without having systems in place to capitalize on the attention. Develop your systems first and then pursue eyes. 3. Tonya's advice for improving your finances- "Sit down and be honest with yourself on where you are and where you want to go." You need to be crystal clear on what you want to do and block out the opinions of others; including your parents. Check out Tonya's new book, "The Money Manual: A Practical Money Guide to Help You Succeed On Your Financial Journey."
72 minutes | May 28, 2018
EP 46: How to become a great writer according to Thomas Golianopoulos
Visit kitodelgado.com for complete show notes. Thomas Golianopoulos is a writer and editor living in New York City. He has contributed to the New York Times, Grantland, BuzzFeed, Pitchfork, and the Ringer. 3 KEY HIGHLIGHTS 1. Thomas is the son of two immigrant parents who wanted him to pursue the secure career of a teacher. He shares why he chose a different path and how they reacted to it. 2. Thomas believes structure is the most important element of writing a story. "I'm big into outlines." 3. Thomas reveals what makes someone a great writer- they combine instincts, structure, and sentences
55 minutes | May 18, 2018
EP 45: Chase happiness with ceo and social activist, Michael Skolnik
Visit kitodelgado.com for complete show notes for every episode. Michael Skolnik was recently profiled in the NY Times and identified as "the man you go to if you want to leverage the power of celebrity and the reach of digital media to soften the ground for social change." But, besides all of that, he is most proud to be the father of Mateo Ali, a rambunctious four year old. In his day job, he is the CEO of The Soze Agency, a social impact agency that partners with companies, non-profits, foundations and movements to create campaigns that uplift compassion, authenticity and equity. The Soze Agency is a worker’s owned cooperative. 3 KEY HIGHLIGHTS 1. Michael Shares why he decided to make Soze Agency a workers owned cooperation and reveals the steps they've taken to become a "triple bottom line" organization. 2. As a straight, white man, Michael understands that he was born with white privilege. Some choose to exploit their white privilege, while Michael decided at a young age to use his privilege for the greater good. 3. Michael almost lost his young son to a febrile seizure and highly recommends parents learn more about this condition.
50 minutes | May 12, 2018
EP 44: Fennell Family Adventures- Live life to the fullest
Jiyah, Jace, Merl, and Jennaye Fennell are a traveling family that INSPIRES the WORLD...through writing, publishing, podcasting, speaking, Face Painting, and rapping while creating HAPPINESS! 9 yr old, Jace wanted to share Hawaii with others, so “Journey through Hawaii with Jace,” was the first book! 8 yr old, Merl was inspired by his big brother, so “Journey through Texas with Merl,” was the second book! 14 yr old, big sister, Jiyah combined her face painting and character trait skills, so “Princess Jiyah’s Face Painting Fairytale,” followed! Mom has been inspired by all 3 children, so “Hope and Happiness” was created! Visit Kitodelgado.com for show notes
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