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35 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Episode 50: Dr. Mark Goulston - Surgical Empathy *Suicide prevention techniques and making sure to ask the right questions
In this episode, Dr. Mark Goulston talks about how to spot potentially suicidal people and how to ask the right questions to help prevent suicide. About Mark: Dr. Mark Goulston is an international speaker, executive coach, consultant, advisor and confidant to founders, entrepreneurs and leaders. He has been a UCLA professor of psychiatry for twenty plus years and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer and the inventor and developer of Surgical Empathy, a process he used for twenty-five years to prevent all his suicidal patients from dying by suicide and that he now uses to unlock and unblock his clients from counterproductive habits and behaviors from their inside out and frees them to replace them with productive alternatives so they can fulfill their potential. He is a best-selling author or co-author of nine books with his book, “Just Listen,” translated into twenty-seven languages becoming the top book on listening in the world. His HBR Ideacast episode, “Become a Better Listener,” has been their #1 Ranked episode for three years. He was the co-creator and moderator of the multi-honored documentary, Stay Alive: An Intimate Conversation about Suicide Prevention. He hosts the “My Wakeup Call” podcast and the LinkedIn Live program, “No Strings Attached.” He is a Founding Member of the Newsweek Executive Forum and frequently sought-after subject area expert on human psychology and behavior on all media platforms. His latest book is, Why Cope When You Can Heal? How Healthcare Heroes of Covid-19 can Recover from PTSD. https://markgoulston.com/
29 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 49: Ingrid Palmer - A win for one is a win for everybody - *How we improve as people when we include those with disabilities
Ingrid Palmer has had her challenges growing up. From a rare disease that caused her voice to sound as deep as a man's and hair to grow on her face, to visual impairment - nobody gave her a break at first. But her attitude and determination prevailed, and now she is making a huge difference in the world of inclusion for those with impairments. Be prepared to be inspired by this wonderful story of perseverance and having a positive attitude, no matter what. About Ingrid: As a visually impaired Black woman with a gender non-conforming characteristic, and 8 years of foster care after sexual abuse my life trajectory seemed to be on a statistical track to nowhere. Determined to exceed expectations, Ingrid Palmer dug deep inside herself, refusing to allow the external forces of systemic and social discrimination and stigma to determine how her life outcome would unfold. Despite the odds, she graduated from high school, college and university. The same situations that had once threatened to bury her became the platform on which she built a successful, empowering, and fulfilled career in advocacy. Today, she is a powerful champion of marginalized voices by using her impactful narratives to break down barriers and connect people on a deeper level. she turned her challenges into triumphs, thereby paving new pathways to equity, diversity and inclusion. Ingrid Palmer is a diversity and inclusion consultant, program coordinator, and the founder and CEO of ‘Focus On Ability’. As a partially sighted woman of color, former foster child, and having a gender non-conforming characteristic, Ingrid works with organizations to break down stereotypes and build stronger and supportive connections. Ingrid believes in the potential and value of every individual in society. As an advocate, she is committed to amplifying marginalized voices and has championed equity, diversity and inclusion in the child welfare, disability, education, housing, and poverty sectors. Ingrid is a diversity and inclusion consultant, program coordinator, and the founder and CEO of ‘Focus On Ability. As a partially sighted woman of color, former foster child, and having a gender non-conforming characteristic, Ingrid works with organizations to break down stereotypes and build stronger and supportive connections. Ingrid believes in the potential and value of every individual in society. As an advocate, she is committed to amplifying marginalized voices and has championed equity, diversity, and inclusion in the child welfare, disability, education, housing, and poverty sectors. Political Action Committee, a Community Mentor, member of Black Voices United, and Disability Next Media Lab(D-Next). The beginning of your life May have been awful, but the rest of your life doesn’t have to be. Everyone has value and a place in the world, and a win for someone else is a win for you too. Organizations looking to build stronger connections and relationships amongst their workforce, and between the clients they serve. Nonprofits and agencies working with marginalized groups and educators. “When you dig deep into your challenges, you mine the very ingredients necessary to overcome them.” “When you dig deep into your vulnerabilities, you mine the seeds necessary to grow your strength.” Now she is part of: The Right to Housing Toronto initiative. Moderating bold conversations on issues of Equity Connecting federally regulated businesses with the disability community. Creating disability media content. Ms. Palmer is an award-winning inspirational speaker, author, certified in group facilitation, diversity and inclusion, and mental health first aid. Ingrid holds the distinction of being the only individual to be honored with the “Friends of Macaulay” award, and the first former foster child to sit on the board of the girl's group home where she resided. IG: @focusonabilitylife IN: Ingrid Palmer FB: Ingrid Palmer
25 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Episode 48: Amy Stanton - Women Power - The Feminine Revolution *How femininity is a wonderful superpower
Every year is women's year! Women are taking their rightful place in business and everywhere else, and it hasn't been an easy road. In this episode, Amy Stanton talks about the superpower of femininity and how it so wonderfully applies to business and life. About Amy: Amy K Stanton Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC With a background in traditional marketing and deep experience in marketing to and building brands for women, Amy Stanton has a unique perspective on the women's landscape, the role of femininity in personal and professional lives, and the impact that unleashing our true feminine power can have on our happiness. Amy founded Stanton & Company (S&Co) with a passion for promoting and building positive female role models and messaging for women. Since 2006, when the company opened its doors, S&Co has built a roster of philosophy-driven brands, including exceptional athletes, lifestyle experts, and brands in the healthy, active living space. Before founding Stanton & Company, Amy served as the first-ever chief marketing officer (CMO) for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and was the head of marketing and communications for NYC2012, New York's Olympic bid, where she developed and executed both the local and international campaigns for this first-ever endeavor. Amy started her career in account management at advertising agencies including BBDO, JWT, and BBH. Between her leadership roles on Fortune 500 accounts in advertising, her role as the CMO at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and, most recently, as founder and CEO of an eleven-year-strong marketing and PR agency focused on building female-focused brands, Amy has deep experience in the women's space and a wide range of relationships with powerful women who have inspired her thinking about femininity and how women can be their best. Amy recently co-authored The Feminine Revolution with Catherine Connors, challenging the idea that femininity is weak, and encouraging women to redefine and embrace their feminine qualities as sources of power. Amy has received accolades and awards from the Sports Business Journal, Women in Sports and Events (WISE) LA, and BlogHer, and Stanton & Company has been recognized as an industry leader. She speaks about femininity, marketing and representation, women in sports, and women's leadership. http://stanton-company.com/ IG: @amykstanton
27 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Episode 47: Renée Deneen - "Doing Addicts" - Are you doing too much at the expense of yourself and others?
There is such a thing as doing too much, especially if it threatens your health and relationships. In the episode, Renée Deneen opens up about her addiction to "doing" and how she was able to overcome it before it resulted in severe loss. About Renée: Renée is a recovering workaholic and doing addict who left her executive-level leadership role in biotech to give herself a genuine shot at doing work that mattered most to her heart without sacrificing the rest of her life. What drives her today is the opportunity to reduce human and organizational suffering and equip people from all walks of life, to live with more purpose, joy, and grace. As an international thought leader playing at the intersection of business, psychology and well-being, Renée travels around the world coaching and advising leaders and teams how to best navigate risks, challenges and opportunities while fueling the soul of the organizations and cultures they shape. In 2020, Renée took her own story to TedX stage. Her talk titled ‘Authentic Inaction™: Undoing the Doing in a Do Crazy World’ is an account of her own trials and tribulations as a doing addict. Her talk has already reached over 500K views and supports her mission to revolutionize the way we work, play & relate to one another and our purpose. Renée has been featured on several podcasts, presented on many global stages, and published dozens of articles on the topics of leadership, well-being and personal growth, several of which have been featured in publications such as Fortune, Financial Times & Elephant Journal. She most recently co-authored a book called The Art & Truth of Transformation for Women that was released in Fall 2020. www.reneedennen.com
34 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Episode 46: Blake Fleischacker - Gratitude, appreciation, accountability, and giving thanks: Are you falling short in your relationships?
Time is guaranteed to no one. The relationships we have with family and friends must be nurtured in order for them to grow, just like plants. In this episode, Blake Fleischacker (AKA Blake Fly) talks about the importance of doing so and shares tips on how to do so. About Blake: Blake Fly believes that appreciation and accountability are rocket fuel to create epic business relationships and has built his career around this single idea. He is a husband, new dad, entrepreneur, and 8-time TEDx Speaker. Blake's unexpected approach to appreciation has gotten him hired to deliver keynotes on over 1000 stages and invited to work with companies like Lululemon, LinkedIn, and Microsoft. Blake is the Co-Founder of a daily virtual coworking team for entrepreneurs around the world, keeping everyone accountable to their “important, but no urgent” growth projects in business. Blake is also the producer of a 55-year event series for entrepreneurs, called “Thank U Live.” Every year, Blake invites Entrepreneurs to look back on their year, surface the big lessons from their key moments, and deliver LIVE appreciation messages to the key people in their life and their business. Thousands of gratitude messages are sent and received around the world within minutes. Blake is a huge fan of the Ninja Turtles, he does not get along with gluten and he has a huge crush on his beautiful bride, Emily. -- Blake "Fly" Fleischacker Author, Speaker, Music-Maker 1-877-987-4359 www.blakefly.com
20 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 45: Merlyna Valentine - Daisy the extra special flower *Remaining positive despite adversity
Imagine getting a kidney stone that ends up misdiagnosed, only to turn into an infection that results in losing the use of your limbs and becoming a quadruple amputee? How would you respond? My inspirational guest on this episode decided she wouldn't let what happened to her define her. She's become an inspiration to thousands. This episode will inspire you and it will challenge you to think of some of the adversities you may be facing. About Merlyna: Merlyna Mathieu Valentine is an inspirational speaker, author, and consultant committed to helping others embrace change, persevere tough times, and live life without limits. She is an award-winning educational leader, dynamic speaker, and Speaker Slam’s 2020 Inspirational Speaker of the Year. She was featured in Ebony magazine and a segment on the Today Show. After surviving sepsis and becoming a quadruple amputee, Merlyna understands that adversity forces us to choose how to respond. When change chose her, Merlyna was determined to prove what’s possible and found her secret to resilience. Today, she empowers others with her powerful messages to transform adversity into opportunities. In the face of tragedy and daunting obstacles, Ms. Valentine unleashed a remarkable inner strength that enabled her to lead by example. As a quadruple amputee navigating life’s tumultuous terrain, Merlyna demonstrates that no matter what challenges surface in your path, you have the power within yourself to overcome it and cross the bridge from impossible to possible. Through her speaking, writing, and consulting, Merlyna relates to others who face challenges and shifts their mindsets. Her inspirational messages empower audiences to manifest their inner strength and prove what’s possible. Merlyna’s keynotes have been described as transformational, riveting, and insightful. She exemplifies the possibilities of what can happen when actions are embraced with heart and passion. https://www.sherovalentine.net/ https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=merlyna+valentine
44 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 44: James Rice -The 100 pond war - An emotional journey to body transformation
Imagine being 300 lbs. and not seeing yourself as overweight. You simply see yourself as a jovial person, everyone's real-life Santa Claus, and the brunt of a few insensitive jokes. James Rice was that person, until he walked into a shop to purchase a Hawaiian style shirt while on holiday and NONE would fit him. Reality check. Join us as James speaks openly on how he lost over 100 pounds in one year with the help of his coach. It can be done. Find YOUR inspiration to lose unwanted fat here. Check out James's book on Amazon and begin your journey. https://amzn.to/3mDfABs
19 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 43: Samantha Kris - A conversation with Author, Podcaster and Goal Setting Specialist Samantha Kris on topics that result in positive change
In this episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with Samantha Kris, author, podcaster, coach, and head of Goal Casts' 'People and Culture.' We talk about goal setting, authentic inaction, helping people step into their full potential, and more. Let's call this podcast "a coffee break chat with the wonderful Samantha Kris." About Sam: Samantha Kris is a best-selling author, an award-winning speaker and the head of marketing at Goalcast, the world’s leading empowering media company. She has been recognized for her leadership, community involvement and ability to mobilize change. Her proprietary way of goal setting, the REAL goal methodology™, was first introduced in her book, Bossing Up, was further explained in her TEDx talk, Setting Goals That Matter, and is now being implemented by individuals and organizations around the globe. Impassioned by elevating others, Samantha empowers people to step into their potential and create opportunities for success in their lives and businesses. If you’re ready to make positive changes in your life be sure to subscribe to her podcast, The Catalyst with Samantha Kris and join the Bossing Up Members Area for plenty of free resources and community support. For additional guidance and accountability, inquire about Samantha’s private mastermind group for high achievers and one-on-one coaching. http://www.samanthakris.com/
30 minutes | May 26, 2021
Episode 42 - Robaire Nadeau: The importance of holding yourself and others accountable
Is accountability important? What does it mean to hold yourself and others accountable? Join us as Robaire Nadeau, my brother and I talk about what it means to be accountable. About Robaire: Robert (”Robaire”) Nadeau, J.D., did his undergrad in philosophy, and his postgraduate degree in law at the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Ontario Bar in April 1985 and to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2007. (He hastens to add that, lest there be any misunderstanding, his affiliation with the “bar” began several years before that); He is currently a Partner at the legal firm of Kerr & Nadeau, with offices in Ottawa and Halifax. His practice includes: o Reviewing, drafting & negotiating commercial contracts of all kinds (including employment agreements, commercial leases, technology transfers, licenses, franchises, etc.); o Employment (wrongful dismissal, human rights complaints, etc.); o Commercial Lease reviews, negotiations & disputes; o Negotiating & litigating business and contractual disputes. Among his claims to fame, Robaire was the lead negotiator representing the interests of the Information Technology Sector during the NAFTA negotiations (the trade deal President Trump didn’t like… and rightly so because we did kick their butts during the negotiations). Another claim to fame is that Robaire set a precedent at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in 2012 when his young female client was awarded the largest damages award granted by the Tribunal to that point in a Complaint of “sexual harassment” that did not involve physical contact. When Robaire is not practicing law, he is either refining his skills as a mentalist; reading something or other in the history of philosophy or science; or Zooming and performing “magic tricks” with his daughter and two grandkids in Vancouver (Henrik 9 yrs., Vivienne 6 yrs.). Something few people know about Robaire is that he performed his “State of Mind” mentalism act at “The Olive” in Las Vegas in 2012.
30 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 41 - Darryl Martins: Overcoming challenges and setbacks to create your best life
From a young age, Darryl Martins was given a ton of responsibility to help run the family business. He developed a keen understanding of how business works that has helped him grow into the successful man he is today - but it was not without its challenges and setbacks. This is a story of courage and perseverance - something we all need these days.
21 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 40 - Kellina Powell: What a young, deaf entrepreneur would like us to know to help make the deaf community more inclusive
At the age of 4 due to negligence on the part of a daycare center, Kellina lost her hearing. In this episode, this young entrepreneur and emerging author speaks on what we can do to help make the deaf community more inclusive. Her energy is captivating and I enjoyed our chat, as I'm certain you will. About Kellina: Kellina is a young entrepreneur who loves to help people with their personal growth and educate others about the deaf community. Little do people know Kellina is actually a hard of hearing. She became deaf at the age of 4. She just graduated with a psychology degree and now into starting her own online coaching business and is working on finishing her book! You can find Kellina on Twitter, IG and her website listed below: Twitter: cutiekellina IG: Deafqueenboss Website: www.deafqueenboss.club What Kellina would like us to remember - from Kellina herself: Please be respectful and mindful when you don’t know if the person has a disability. The best way to prevent any barriers is by saying am unaware of your disability how I can help? Not every disability is seen. Myself for example people would say wow no way your deaf. That is not a correct way to approach someone.
42 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 39 - Rita Pira: How a world class, insecure, self-sabotaging people pleaser found her true self and beat the past
Rita Pira was brought up believing she had to please everyone, get married young, and just play nice - until she decided to toss that self-sabotaging mindset to the gutter and start living. The queen of self-sabotage turned her life around and since doing so, her life has turned right around. What Rita discovered was that life happens "for you" if you choose to see it as such and that saying yes to life is far more satisfying and rich because of a growth mindset. Be prepared to be inspired by all the gems Rita shares! About Rita: Rita Pira is the host of the highly-rated binge-worthy podcast called Trading Raw Stories. She’s a Holistic Health & Life Healer and the founder and CEO of RITAFINE, Inc, a company on a mission to empower women to liberate themselves from their subconscious limitations so they can finally give themselves the permission to receive the life that’s waiting for them. Rita is a manifesting queen always taking risks, stepping outside of her comfort zone - saying yes to opportunities with the expectation that magic will happen (and it does). She lives life anchored in the belief that everything happens for you not to you, good or bad. She was chosen out of thousands of people to MC on Vans Warped Tour and ended up taking up the entire screen in the movie The Hangover. In her early 20's she was almost raped and murdered and went on to become an award-winning elementary school teacher in Arizona and college professor in NYC. Rita has also been raw/vegan and juicing since before it was cool in 2010 and is known as the 5 foot 2 Woo Woo Female Tony Robbins because she tells it like you need to hear it and makes you do it. Connect with Rita on all social media platforms as @rawveganrita For more: www.ritapira.com FB: Rita Pira
28 minutes | May 1, 2021
Special Episode: Mark Stolow - Huddol Journeys, it's like having personal development coaches in your pocket
In this episode, I speak with Mark Stolow, the mind behind Huddol Journeys who shares his personal story and how Huddol Journeys came to life. What are Huddol Journeys? Huddol Journeys is your dedicated life mentor, coach, and spiritual guide right in the palm of your hand. It's like having a coach in your pocket, and with it, you can discover how to tap into what is great in you and be empowered with the tools to make it stick. A yearly subscription costs less than a 30-minute session with a life coach and you can take as many journeys as you wish, anytime that suits you and as many times as you wish! Not bad. Not only do I endorse this app, I'm also one of the mentors who will take you on a journey on how to beat self-sabotage, and I'm just one of many mentors you'll meet. Discover the benefits of this transformational app by following the link in these show notes for a free 7-day trial. Here it is: https://journeys.huddol.com/mentor/j.-paul-nadeau?ref=paulnadeau For more information, check out the Huddol Journeys website: https://journeys.huddol.com/
32 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 38: Aubrey Noronha - Hello Hope: How will our children bounce back from the pandemic? An optimistic viewpoint we can all use.
Aubrey Noronha is optimistic that our children will bounce back just fine after the pandemic. He's been working with children for a long time and this interview is one that does shine a light of hope in what's been a dark period of time for so many. About Aubrey: Aubrey Noronha (NA-ROW-NA) is a recognized character education and safe schools speaker who believes in the possibility of a safer and more emotionally connected school culture. Through his Hello Hope Canada programs, Aubrey seeks to instill his hope for the future into the minds and hearts of youth and caring adults. As a child & youth counselor and restorative justice practitioner, Aubrey has worked with youth, families, and professionals in prisons, schools and treatment facilities for over 16 years. As a former crisis negotiator, and critical incident stress management facilitator Aubrey’s expertise, passion, and candor flow through his workshops and will leave students and adults feeling encouraged and equipped to make their school and community safer one day and one decision at a time. Aubrey is also a recording artist. He has sung duets with John Legend, Foo Fighters, and Adele ... while listening to them on his headphones during his evening jogs. email@example.com www.hellohope.ca
39 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 37 - Kadijatu Grace Ahene: The importance of not judging others until you've walked in their shoes
Many of us still judge others by their looks, the color of their skin, their religion, their origin - or whatever. Why do we do this? What if we could walk a mile in another person's shoes or be able to tap into them to see the life they lived? Would we then be more compassionate? Kadijatu has her story of having to flee her country for her own safety only to have been attacked both on her way to America and shortly after her arrival. If you could see life through her eyes... How to connect with Kadijatu: Website: Www.dijastouchdesigns.com Phone: 4433039893 Email: Kadijatuk28@gmail.com Instagram: Kadijatugrace Facebook: Kadijatu Grace Ahene
28 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 36 - Coach Christopher Astacio: How a coach from the South Bronx turned a team of angry young girls into a team of Lady Tigers with heart.
Some people have enough love in their hearts to share with the masses, even when they're sick. Here's a story of a real hero who made a difference in the lives of young, fatherless girls in the South Bronx. This story is sure to warm your heart and showcase the reality that one person can make a difference. About Chris: Chris Astacio is a coach with a huge heart. A coach in the South Bronx, Chris created an opportunity to help young, troubled girls come together as a family by starting a softball team and he became a surrogate father to many girls without a father in their lives. His story reached the Ellen Show, and the lives he touched is one worth telling, over and over again. Here are links to his book and videos: https://amzn.to/2MKcyxO https://www.today.com/parents/story-chris-astacio-lady-tigers-softball-team-t164111 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSDSvvdPlJc https://amzn.to/2Lvdy8q
37 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 35 - Bobby Umar: 5 x TEDx speaker Bobby Umar talks about dealing with online bullying and his personal journey to a healthier self
Bobby Umar is a 5 x TEDx speaker, motivational speaker, and a LinkedIn panelist. In this episode, he talks about cyberbullying as it relates to adults, drawing from his personal experience of having been bullied himself. He also shares his personal journey on weight control and body image. About Bobby: Bobby Umar is a 5x TEDx speaker and an influencer, with over half a million followers. He has been named the 2nd best business coach to follow on Twitter and the 4th best leadership influencer according to Kred. Bobby is an international author of two books, including a #1 best-seller, and is a Huffington Post contributor. He hosted a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over a billion impressions. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” and one of the Top 7 Networking gurus to follow. Bobby is also a fiercely proud and committed dad and is passionate about diversity, gender equality, entrepreneurship, and youth. He has worked with thousands of professionals to become thought leaders in 2 ways – help professionals ramp up their careers or businesses with focus, clarity, and mindset and help ‘lost leaders’ transition to find their authentic path of passion and purpose. He is also President of Raeallan, CEO of DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand
54 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 34 - Jill Hewlett: A brain fitness expert shares simple techniques to help create new brain neuro pathways to help us cope with anxiety and depression and take the action we need to take.
Ever wonder if you could train your brain to take certain actions or help you deal with anxiety and depression? Yes, you can! Jill Hewlett shares simple and fun techniques to help us develop new neuro pathways in the brain and help us live a happier, healthier life. About Jill: Jill Hewlett is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, wellness TV personality, and author. Her impactful keynotes have engaged professionals ranging from Educators and Clinicians to Sales Leaders and Entrepreneurs. She inspires and educates audiences ranging from 10's to 1,000's at Conferences, Special Events, and Corporate Training. Licensed in the field of Educational Kinesiology and a Brain Gym® consultant of almost two decades, Jill has the skillful capacity to draw out the natural leadership in individuals and organizations to support them in reducing stress and achieving greater levels of efficiency, resiliency, productivity, and success. Join Jill on social media to get regular Brain Fitness tips! Brain Fitness Community Facebook Page LinkedIn Instagram Twitter
36 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode 33 - Steven Mann: Supporting one another through COVID - a casting directors journey
In this episode, Steven Mann, a Toronto, Canada casting director speaks openly about the challenges and successes of living through these tough COVID19 times. He shares his personal struggles and victories and provides valuable direction to all actors who are also finding it hard to navigate their way through this new reality.
39 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 32 - Quan Huynh: How a convicted murderer serving 15 years to life for murder found purpose and peace inside the walls of jail
Can a murderer be redeemed? Can a murderer find peace and purpose within the walls of a penitentiary while serving 15 years to life for a gang-related homicide? Can that man also go on to help others? The answers are in this podcast and it may just change the way you look at those who have strayed from the path of righteousness. About Quan Huynh: Quan Huynh has been described as a mighty warrior, a magician, and a mountain of goodness. He is the bestselling author of Sparrow in the Razor Wire: Finding Freedom from Within While Serving a Life Sentence. His book was written for men that are doing long or life term sentences, and in it, he shares how he found his freedom years before he was even paroled. He works as the senior post-release program manager for Defy Ventures, a non-profit helping those with a criminal past transform their lives through the journey of entrepreneurship. After spending twenty-two years in and out of correctional institutions, Quan was paroled from a life sentence in 2015 and created his first company six months later. The following year, he received the Peace Fellowship Award for his work with the Alternatives to Violence Project. Quan has been featured in Entrepreneur, PBS Newshour, and numerous other publications and podcasts. Social media handles: FB, IG, Twitter, LinkedIn: @quanxhuynh You can order a copy of his book on Quan’s website or on Amazon.
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