49 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Unique Leaders: Lisa Patrick
Lisa was born to two wonderful parents. Lisa’s father was a police and her mother was a nurse. Her fatherwas a farmer and she grew up on the farm, working really hard to help out around.After college she worked atthe police department in the sex crimes division. She didn’t like it and went to work for a private investigation firm. She thought she could do it better and started her own business. This was the start of her entrepreneur journey. She was pretty much the only woman in this field.As a startup advisor, and businesswoman, known as the pitbull and queen of persistence she is sought after for her unique abilities in operations and expertise in marketing. Lisa is an award-winning podcast host, co-founder of Belongify, managing partner at Assessments24x7.ca, investor, speaker and recently the co-author with Motivational Speaker and Legend Jim Cathcart of the book Intelligent Curiosity.Today, Lisa Patrick is driven to help others move forward in their greatness. Always on the lookout to help founders startup or scale brands through operations, strategic relationships and marketing. As a startup advisor, and businesswoman, known as the pitbull and queen of persistence she is sought after for her unique abilities in operations and expertise in marketing. Lisa is an award-winning podcast host, co-founder of Belongify, managing partner at Assessments24x7.ca, investor, speaker and recently the co-author with Motivational Speaker and Legend Jim Cathcart of the book Intelligent Curiosity.
53 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Unique Leaders: Michelle McClain
In 2016 Michelle went through a horrible tragedythat no one should endure. She was months into launching her business. After experiencing that kind of loss, she began a downward spiral that she didn't know how to pull out of. She ultimately had to make the choice of victim or victor and after a year ofdrowning in her own misery, she took a leap of faith, bet on herself and decided that she would WIN, no matter what challenges she faced.Michelle is a successful brand strategist, CEO and influencer, better known as “The Queen of Clubhouse.”Peopleare her passion. Her goal is to impact lives and use her journey to help others navigate theirs. Your story is your greatest asset and it deserves to be told.Whatever your story, whatever your past, wherever you’re at right here and now, YOU have the power tochange the ending. You simply have to DECIDE.#WeRiseTogether
42 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Unique Leaders: Rebecca Contreras
Rebecca was born in El Paso Texas. She grew up in a border town. There were a lot of challenges in the area. She was one of 4 children. Her siblings all had different fathers. Her mother struggled with addiction, with drugs and alcohol. She had her identity with men and drugs. One day her mother left her and her siblings. Her younger sister was 6 months at the time. They were all living in their apartment for 3 days alone before their grandmother came to get them.Her mother did come to knowJesus and became clean when Rebecca was 9. She took the kids back and moved to Austin, TX. Even though her mother was clean she still had mental trauma she was still working through. As Rebecca got older she began to get into drugs, alcohol and gangs. She became a product of her environment. She became pregnant at 17. By the age of 19 she started to change her life and worked to change the path she was following.She started to go to a small local church where she met her husband. Through this time she met a lot of encouraging people and she believes this helped her to get her life together. They got married and she started her state job which led to her to be working for the Governor, George W. Bush, who soon became the president. When. He was nominated her and her family moved to DC and worked with the president. After the presidential terms they moved back to Texas where they stared their non-profit.
47 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Unique Leaders: Brian Hess
Brian was born in Union Town Pennsylvania. It is one of if not the poorest county in the state. He was around many different communities and backgrounds. His father was a blue-collar worker and he thanks his father for his work ethic he has today. He had apaper route at 11 years old. He learned early on about work ethic and what it takes to be a businessman and entrepreneur.He was a pretty good student in school but was not interested in school while there. He dropped out of college and went into retail.He ended up moving into business sales in a corporate setting. He moved to Miami Florida. He met an owner of a construction company and he asked Brian to come work for him. Brian was unsure but decided to work for him. He learned a lot during his time there about construction. He decided one day that he wanted to do this type of work on his own. In 2018 he created his own business.He had many great mentors while he was learning about construction. He was always looking for the next great Mentorship within his field. He was looking to find mentors that challenged him and pushed him to grow. He advisors people looking to start their own business and finding mentors would be to look into those mentors. Make sure they are the type of person you want to learn from.In March 2018 he started the Pavement Group. His companies work with large brand companies on their pavement work. They consult with these companies to help them with pavement asset management and the financials with the replacement and maintenance of the pavements/parking lots. They have a very unique approach to this and have technology to help these businesses that no on else has.
46 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Unique Leaders: Dr. Iman Taheri
Dr. Iman was born and raised in Iran. He was born into aordinary middle eastern family. He started the medical studies when he was 17 years old in Iran. He graduated as a general surgeon and then he worked in a trauma zone. He took care of trauma patients and did many surgeries. He worked in the drug war zonesduring this time. It was an in going war. He was there for 2 years and felt discouraged and disappointed. He was there to help but he didn’t feel fulfilled. There was so many times he would do so much good and was not appreciated or wanted by families in the area.Later he moved to Dubai to practice plastic surgery. As a poet and an artist he has always been fascinated by the power of healing and how the human body heals itself. It wasn’t complicated to move to Dubai but it was difficult start in this different practice. He decided he wanted to go from giving his time and help in that way to work in a field to where he could heal/help others heal. But he quickly learned that it was too difficult to focus on the healing aspect so he decided to focus on the business side.In 2020 he went to visit his family in Toronto, Canada and with the worldly pandemic he had to stay there. From being there for that time he decided he wanted to stay. He got his papers done and he he now lives there with his family.He was not able to do his practice in Canada so he started to focus on his social media present. He put his thoughts out there, his poetry out there, and over the last few months he noticed his words have made an impact. He realized he was able to help people heal and help people with their health in a different way, a more holistic way.
52 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Unique Leaders: Barbara Majeski
Barbara is a nationally recognized lifestyle expert and mom of three from New Jersey. She appearsfrequently on top network stations around the country. As a mom Barbara is dedicated to living life withpurpose and approaching all aspects of living with creativity and confidence!In 2015 while entering a divorce Barbara was handed a diagnosis of StageIII cancer. While in the midst of treatment she vowed that if she beat cancer and got another shot at life she would live, bigger, better,and bolder with greater purpose, meaning and intent. After treatment and recovery, she sold her wedding ring, hireda media trainer, and began pursuing her dream career in television. Now a single mother of three and cancer survivor, you can catch Barbara as an On Air Contributor on TODAY, Inside Edition and Good Day New York, as the, “Curator of the GoodLife”. Barbara, takes her sharp wit and keen sense of style to audiences across the world as she sourceseverything from lifestyle, to travel, and entertainment to decor. She finds, tests and shares the best of thebest in all that it means to live a purpose infused life.
40 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Unique Leaders: Tamra Andress
Tamra was born in Virginia Beach, VA. She was a very active child. She had a very health and wellnessand physical background. She was also in student government. She enjoyed to not only be in the limelight, she liked that she was able to use her gifts to be a leader. There’s always a darker side to life. At such a young age suppressed quite often in the dark and didn’t realize she was doing that. She was always told her smile was contagious and she was so positive. She thought she needed to be this way to be accepted. It wasn’t until she was in her early 20s that her parents found out something was happening on the inside. She struggled with being truthful with herself since she wasn’t being truthful in public.There were many things that happened during her young years that included sexual addiction and she felt like she was always in the dark. She wasn’t sure how she could be a certain person in the dark and the light. She felt an internal battle. She wondered how her husband at the time and her 2-year-old child could love her. This is when she started having suicidal thoughts. One day she got to the point that she had hit rock bottom and needed to get help. She felt void as a mother and wife and this not what she wanted.Today, Tamra is a rising thought leader in spiritual entrepreneurship. She is an ordained minister and Purpose Activator on a mission to free and propel entrepreneurs globally to make their uniquely purposed Kingdom impact joyfully. Her Fit in Faith Podcast is globally ranked in the top 2.5% and regularly topping the Spiritual, Religious and Business charts. Her heart is to illuminate joy and activate people from the inside out using testimonials and tools to sharpen mission driven leaders in the marketplace with full personal branding representation and business build. She has over a decade and a half of first-hand experience with start-ups and non-profit development and serves as an advisor for emerging companies. She speaks to thousands weekly through Clubhouse, summits, global stages, and live vod-casts show audiences. She is a published author of multiple anthologies and has her own book launching in fall 2021. Tamra has utilized her entrepreneurial and relational expertise to align 1000’s within their business for prosperity and profit and will further that mission annually as the co-host of the Grow Your Business For God’s Sake Conference. Her most treasured role in developing the kingdom is as a wife and mama of 2 traveling the world to spread the good news. And the most exciting thing about all of this is...she’s just getting started!
52 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Unique Leaders: Sebastian Rusk
Sebastian was a very active kid growing up. He just wanted to be heard, which was hard during the 80s. There wasn’t much in way of kids having a voice. He was and is very close with his mother. They go divorced when he was 9. It was very hard for him. His father remarried and his step mother struggled to be a mother for him and his sister. They later ended up moving to Miami with their mother.After her graduated high school his mother gave him 2 options. She would pay for an apartment and his real estate license or go work with his sister with the military. He chose to have his own place. He had a few years living a college/party life. He ended up moving back to Miami and went into sales. At 19 he found out that he was going to be a dad. His response was excitement. He yearned for responsibility but the woman was not interested in taking on this responsibility. He ended up getting into the domain name game -selling domains to companies that need a website. He needed to pay for the coming baby. They ended up moving to Chicago to take this job. He ended up making good money but he was not wanting to be in the cold anymore.One morning he ended up seeing an infomercial on a “business in a box” idea and he decided he wanted do it. He went back and forth with this guy to go work for him in California. This didn’t work out at that time. Later Sebastian contacted him again and he ended up getting the gig. He did very well and they moved to Southern California in 2001. He made the top salesman of the year and within the year he quit. He became an entrepreneur in 2003. At the time he didn’t have character development-humility. He had a cocky attitude, he was young and dumb. During the 2008 market crash, he started to loose everything. He endedup moving back to Florida with his daughter. His wife was not interested in being a mom and after a short marriage they got a divorce and he became a single dad at a very young age.In 2011 he had an awakening moment, character revelations. He has been continuing to chip away at himself to allow the person who he is supposed to be to manifest. He believes that we all have a calling, the question is will we take on that calling. More people need to have more awareness about this calling and how to chip away the things that aren’t a part of them and find this person they are designed to be.Today he is well known online presence, an author, a speaker. He loves to create and he enjoys helping people find themselves through his podcast company and his content. He loves helping others in what they want to do.
53 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Unique Leaders: Christopher Hussey
Christopher was born in Florida. He is a fan of the beach and the water. Before they moved to the beach he grew up in a modest life. He lived in a small home with his large family. He left to go off into the militaryas a Marine, at the age of 17. He went to Japan for 4 years and loved it. Surprising he was a lead singer for a country band singing at a Harley Convention in Japan. He ended up getting a large bump and flew back to the US and found he cancer at the age of 21. He learned a rough life lesson during this time. You can go from the top to the bottom in life very quickly.He was stationed in Georgia and he was told to get well. The Marines paid for him to get well. The problem was he was not the type of personto sit on his hands. He loved to dance and loved music so he went to the local dance hall and offered to be the DJ. They let him show his skill that night and he was hired. He could have taken advantage of the check he was getting form the military but hetook the opportunity to make more income. He felt like the universe knew that he would leave the Marines and he needed a transition point.Through this he learned that some days you won’t be able to function, but you just have to get the people who support to rally around you and move through it. After he healed from cancer, he moved back home with his parents. With the military when you retire on medical leave, you get to apply to go to college. He applied for Belmont University in Nashville, TN. So he moved and found a house near the college. He met his best friend there. His friend played the guitar and he sang. It was a great time. He ended up getting a scholarship with Arista Records, one of the biggest record companies. He learned so much during thistime. There was many times when what he wanted was a “no” and since he was open and decided that he would go around the obstacles he was able to have many amazing opportunities.He soon found himself in a tight place where he needed money to pay for his house. He ended up finding an ad for a country dance teacher. He applied for this job and he was hired. During the time he learned so much about sales from the consultant that was there at the studio, who was there to help dance studios make millions everyyear. There were so many get lessons he learned from and he uses those to this day in his marketing and sales coaching business.
39 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Unique Leaders: Renee Knorr
Renee was born in New Orleans, LA. She is very proud of her wonderful parents. She was an “unholy ducking” as a child and went through a transformation and figuring out her why growing up. She ended up working with a friend of hers who wanted to lose weight and she ended up losing 75 lbs. She wasn’t looking to losing weight. This transformation changed her life and opened up many doors. She did beauty pageants and went into the modeling scene to traveled with the fashion companies for a few years.Her mother always told her to hold your shoulders high and be you, even though many kids were calling her mean things and treating her bad. After she got into the beauty pageants and modeling world, she began to get so much confidence. She found that she didn’t have many opportunities in New Orleans, so she moved to Atlanta, GA. Here she was able to find so many great opportunities and she was really able to spread her wings. During her time in Atlanta, she also worked in corporate world.Renee is a big believer in pushing yourself and to keep going. She believes that we need to believe in ourselves and pour positivity into others. We need to make intentional relationships and to live our lives to fullest. Seize those moments in time and appreciate them whenever they come. Don’t let hardships or others telling you “you can’t,” to stop you from doing what you really want to do or to follow your dreams.In 2017-2018, she was able to embark on a new endeavor. She took her experiences in health and wellness and also financial, she created the Global Women Wealth Warriors platform. This helps men and women with their health as well as the financial literacy. She believes everyone has a story, a gift and a purpose. She has seen people struggle because they are trying to do too many things. She has found one of her gifts is to bring the best out of others. She loves empowering others and helping them to see what their gifts and talents are. She believes it’s important to help others know they are important. Helping them to show up every day and continue to make a difference in others’ lives.
46 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Unique Leaders: Alexander Gonzales
Alexander was born in Orlando, FL. He has 2 incredible parents. He has 2 young siblings and they grew up in a great home. He had some childhood drama that has shaped him into the person he is today. He was top of his class and a top athlete in HS. He graduated with honors and had a full ride to Florida State University. He received a degree is psychology. He was not a therapist because he is an empath, but he became a teacher to be able to teach in the subject of psychology.He learned after HS and going into his first year of college, he learned he loved public speaking. He did very well during his classes in college. After college he went into hospitality during his undergrad and first few years of graduate school. He worked for many hours during this time. He finally got an opportunity to be an academic advisor and later he worked with kids with disabilities. He loved to be able to work with the kids. He would show up every day to try to become an adjunct to teach social sciences.He met his wife 18 years ago and they have been happily married for 15. They both have 2 children, a daughter and a son. He is so blessed to have his small family. A few years ago, during a time with his daughter, he went to an amusement park and was unable to ride a roller coaster with her. This was the catalyst to him working on his health and becoming more fit. From there he began to work with a networking company and promote a product to help others get to the place they want for a healthier lifestyle. The company is called Prüvit. They help others to get to the place they want to be. He has been so excited to be a part of this company and other people’s lives.
52 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Unique Leaders: Scott Simmons
Scott is from southern West Virginia. He has a bother and they grew up in the lower middle class. Theirparents worked very hard to give them opportunities. Both their parents were a part of large families andthey both worked hard. They also pushed both Scott and his brother during their childhood to work hardto be in successful jobs. They were also raised by their aunt who was a big part of their life. She wasnever married and never had her own children, but she was always there for them growing up. During his senior year he was doing his high school classes, college classes, playing baseball and working at a local fitness place. He was working close to 60 hours a week. His parents, especially his dad, lived in the scarcity mindset. He would push Scott and his brother to save and make sure they work hard to have enough. Scott did not want to continue to live his life that way. He learned a lot from his dad in terms offinances and his work ethic.Scott has always had a happy heart. He believes this comes from his mother. He chooses to be kind toothers and not make enemies. If someone wishes him ill will, he acknowledges that and moves on. He hasbad days like everyone, but he works hard to be positive for his business team. He’s a leader and hebelieves positivity in the workplace is important. He is married to a beautiful wife of 20 years and he has one daughter and a son. He feels very blessed to have the family that he has. He does wish they did have more children but he does mentorkids in the local area that are going through tough times with family life or other places.
45 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Unique Leaders: Jessica Stroud
Jessica was born in Missouri, in a town that no one knows. She had some struggles during her childhood. Her parents lived joyless lives. She believes that if you don’t have joy in your heart, you can’t give it to others. Growing up they lived more in poverty compared to others in their area. Even though she had these challenges, she was called to be a leader later in life. She was put on the spot one day, and was told she is going to write a book. She was very reluctant at first to do this and share her story. She worked to write in the voice that she wanted to share with others.Jessica has multiple identities. The first one is a wide. Her and her husband have been married for 17 years. She is a mother of two young boys. She owns a few businesses with her husband and she is best selling author. She tells people that it is important to have different identities so that when one goes away, our whole world doesn’t come crashing down. She believes it’s not a good thing to put everything on one “identity.”She has made the choice to be an example, the good, the bad, and the ugly. She realized that the story people hear doesn’t have to “perfect” and she is happy to share her story with others and be the motivation. She’s not afraid for people to see her failures. It would be a good example for them. Don’t be afraid to fail in front of others.
47 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
Unique Leaders: Tara Murney
Tara was born in Toronto, Canada. She grew up in a middle class family. Both her family worked and both her and her brother grew up well off. Before her teen years her family moved. Her life was wonderful until she was in her teens. Tara had a hard life from 14 to 18 years old. When she was 14, her and her friend were abducted by 2 men, sex traffickers. In order to subdue the girls they drugged them with cocaine. She unfortunately never saw her friend again. She would try run away as many times as possible. Also, during this time her mother was in a horrible car accident that caused mental and physical trauma.At 16 she ended up almost being murdered by one of the men that were trafficking her. She ended up escaping and running home. She hadn’t ever told anyone about what happened. This was a pivotal point in her life that led her on a new journey.Through her teen and young adult years, she tried to commit suicide about 18 times.In her early 20s she met a young man that she felt was “the one”, but this ended up to be a terrible relationship for her. She ended up having 3 children with him and was married for 11 years. Towards the end she finally had to leave. She moved back in with her parents at the age of 33 which was a humiliating thing for her. After his she went to many doctors to help her cope. After much time and hard work, she is now able to forgive and appreciate all the bad things that happened to her in her life. Now she is working to help other people to find this foundation of self-love that she was able to find.
43 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Unique Leaders: Daniel Gomez
At the young age of 6, he immigrated from Portugal to the US. He faced many difficult situations growing up. Besides the obvious language barrier, Tony was brought up in a very strict & abusive household; he had very little freedom growing up.With all of these challenges compiled, Tony became very shy, often coming across as an introvert. Feeling overwhelmed, He struggled with the desire to fit in. At one point in his teens, he faced depression and thoughts of suicide.All this changed on his18th Birthday when he faced death & experienced a life-altering out of body experience after having a massive car accident. He soon realized and appreciated his gift, with his new God-given gift of a "new life." Tony decided shortly thereafter that he wasgoing to experience everything that life had to offer as he nearly died without having lived, if he were going to die tomorrow, he would live today. Being afraid of heights, translated into Skydiving. Being afraid of deep water/non-swimmer, translated into scuba diving, etc. Life is to be experienced, savored, lived, not just survived.Tony has always been entrepreneurial and started in the real estate industry straight out of high school. Over the last 30 years, he has successfully started, owned and runseveral businesses such as a friend Real Estate Brokerage, Construction/Development Company, Real Estate Investments Co, Sports Bar/ Restaurant, Horse Farm/Equestrian Center, Strategy/Coaching Company and others.Tony has had many successes and "failures" as well. Tony believes that "failure" is an Essential part of Success, when you "fail" you learn and you only ever truly fail if you quit, You either win or you learn. In all areas of your life, it's not about how many times you fall, but how many times you get up that determines your success. Every Time we fall, we have an opportunity to #GetUpNGrowTony has now been involved in personal development for over 2 years. He started out like many others seeking to help himself go and grow through the challenges he faced and continues to face. Tony now uses what he's learned to help others grow through what they grow through. His journey has been long, at times arduous, and fruitful as he has learned from many mentors such as Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Jim Rohn,Wayne Dyer, Brendon Burchard, Zig Ziglar, Gary V and many others.Tony believes that it is his social responsibility to share the knowledge that he has garnered over the years. Because what good is knowledge if you don't put it to use and share that knowledge and your talents with the world.Tony currently lives in NJ on his "gentleman's farm" with his wife and 2 boys and continues to run & Grow his Real Estate Organization with EXP Realty, manage his Real Estate portfolio and his Strategy/Coaching Practice & Masterminds. He is also a Tony Robbins Trainer with Robbins Research International; he is also a Certified High-Performance Coach & NLP Practitioner.One of the greatest gifts we've ever been given is potential and one of the greatest gifts we can give is to tap into it and use it, for yourself and for the good of others.
44 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Unique Leaders: Daniel Gomez
Daniel grew up in San Antonio Texas. He grew up with very little. As a child, he would lie to fit in. He decided at that time that he didn’t want to lie about anything to fit in. This lit a fire in his soul. He lost his mother at the age of ten. He wasn’t sure what he wanted to do but he knew he was made for great things. His brother always gave him affirmation and told him he was smart. He was the fat kid that didn’t fit in. He always felt like an outsider. He made the decision that he didn’t want this to continue. He would carry the scars of the many years of people looking down on him into his adulthood. As an adult he looked back and reflected on his anger and resentment. He decided he didn’t want to have this continue through his life. After high school, he applied for a job at HEB and he would work in the grocery. His old boss, a luxury landscaping company, called him to come back. God allowed Daniel to expand so he was able to do what he is doing today. He took the job with the luxury landscaping company and he worked with millionaires and learned so much. He built so many great relationships and connections. All these experiences helped him to learn sales that he uses today. Today, Daniel Gomez is an Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer and Podcast of the Year Recipient. Daniel speaks and coaches at events all over the world! His passion is to elevate businesses and entrepreneurs to achieve their true potential through their training and coac hing programs. Daniel has empowered his clients to build epic success in their personaland professional lives. He is the International Best-Selling Author of "You Were Born to Fly", a book written to inspire and give people the high-performance habits and confidence needed to be the leaders of their own destiny. Daniel’s high-energy and ability to unlock the untapped potential in people have made him a highly sought-out speaker and trainer for top organizations including the U.S. Air Force. He was honored with the “Best of 2019 & 2020” awards for his training and confidence coaching. He and his wife, Mari Gomez, believe in giving back and support women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer through their 501(c)(3) nonprofit “The Mari Strong Foundation.” Daniel is a true professional and easy to work with! Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcastsor Stitcher. You can also subscribe inyour favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
35 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Unique Leaders: Marcus Ellis
Marcus Ellis was born in Pensacola, Florida at the beginning of the funky 1970s. He never lost the groove and flow of that period and has remained funky to this day. From the moment he came into this world, Marcus has had a Love for music that cannot be compared. At the age of 15, he began to follow his favorite band, Grateful Dead around the U.S. for many years. He fell in Love with the community aspect of the traveling circus known as Dead Heads. The kindness, compassion, and generosity of Dead Heads on the road resonated fully with Marcus due to him being the loving and giving soul that he is. In his 20s, Marcus built Gibson USA electric guitars by day and interned at a Warner Brothers owned a recording studio, The Loft...which means he makes an incredible cup of coffee and is a seasoned veteran of cleaning restrooms. These days Marcus is the lead vocalist of a regionally recognized Rock & Roll Tribute Band, White Tie Rock Ensemble. He is blessed to have the experience of sharing the stage with his stunning wife, Laura who plays violin in the band. He sings on stage, but he is also now speaking on stage as a motivational speaker. Marcus is a Loving father of five children ages 22, 18, 16, 7, and 2 years of age.Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcastsor Stitcher. You can also subscribe inyour favorite podcast app.Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
30 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Unique Leaders: Zondra Evans
Zondra grew up in East Texas near Texarkana. Her grandfather and a part of her family lived in Arizona and graduated high school from Arizona. Later she went and worked at Intel in California. She spent about 30 in California. She was able to made decisions and run certain parts of the company that helped to teach her many things.She always had an entrepreneurial spirit and always had a side hustle. This was a part of her heritage. Later on she ended up getting a certification to be a coach. She has a business degree so it’s crazy that she is was getting a certification that had to do with communication. She learned as time went on that business has ups and downs. When she left Intel to start her entrepreneurial journey and she questioned whether this was for her. Then came a position with health care company and she joined them, leading their sales team. After a few years she got the golden handshake -got laid off. She was actually happy about it. She was working on an exit strategy to leave the company and go out to stat her motivational speaking and coaching company. She also wrote her first book.During this time she was called to buy he own Rooku channel and this is when Zondra TV began. She wasn’t sure what the end was going to be, but she feels like God has been shaping her and her channel over the years. She didn’t start out with it being a faith based channel but one day she felt a small voice that pushed her to give God the glory through everything. From the meetings to the shows, give the God the glory. In 2020, she really jumped on the streaming platform bandwagon. Now her program is a big success. Zondra’s program works with people and walks them through how to become a producer. She teaches them how tomonetize their content and then apply the things they learn in the program on their own. She has quite a few people graduate from the program I Season 1 & 2 and is about to do a Season 3 with more people who want to learn what she has to teach.She is a big proponent of continuing to learn and to apply what you learn to something you are doing. This is a very important aspect that she teaches in her program.Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcastsor Stitcher. You can also subscribe inyour favorite podcast app.Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
38 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Unique Leaders: Michael David
Michael grew up in a small town in Lancaster, Ohio. He grew up in a home with an alcoholic father and a religious mother. There were many memories that he blocked out of his mind. At the age of eleven he was born again and decided to follow Christ. He believes this helped him to deal and understand things that happened during his childhood.He ended up getting a scholarship for track and graduated with the most athletic award. He went to college at Ohio State with a major in Sports Science and later moved to Florida. He worked more in the fitness industry. He worked with Ballie Fitness for a while and then decided to move out on his own. He then met his wife and got married. His wife is a major part of his company even today.A few years ago him and his wife were separated for a few years and then God fixed their marriage and now they are closer and better than they were. They work better together and his wife is there for him and helps him to grow. She doesn’t tell him what he wants to hear but what he needs to hear, which has been a major part of his growth. After he was born again at eleven, he has been a strong advocate for Christ. He has been a strong follower. The one person that really helped him and supported him through his childhood and early adulthood was his grandmother. Her influence still fuels him today. He has been tested these last few years. He believes that we will have deeps and valleys throughout our lives. During these times in the valleys, we can learn so much, but we are not meant to stay there. We need to reach out and take God’s hand and let him lead you where to go next. With this idea, he will continue to follow the plan that God has for him.
36 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Unique Leaders: Christy Jensen
Christy grew up in Washington state. She was always a very bubbly child and very outgoing. She was always a team player and wanted people to win. She wanted other kids to feel special and important. She was the youngest of six, three bothers and two sisters. She currently lives in Washington and lived in different places during her young adult years but she moved back to Washington. After high school she went to Eastern Washington University with bachelor’s in business and marketing. After college she did an internship at an apartment complex and rented people apartments and condos. She was able to use her business management skills from school. She began getting into social media in 2007 with Facebook. She enjoyed being able to connect with other people and knew she would do something with this but she wasn’t sure what yet. She go into selling things on eBay from items she found at garage sales. She got married in 1995 and had two children. She was a stay at home mom for while. They had a good life until one day her husband was in an accident. Through his recovery he began to become addicted to prescription drugs. After a marriage of 18 years she got a divorce. Within a short while she lost everything, her home, her car and even her own mother, who passed away during this hard time. Christy dug deep and looked into her spirit and tried to understand what she was going to do next. This fueled her to do something for other women to help them during hard times or navigate other needs they may need. Christy really has a true unique leader, giving spirit. Now she works with many women and people in general and helps them to navigate social media and other marketing needs with her knowledge and skills. She knew that she was meant for something more and she found her purpose and passion with helping others.