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The OG Inspiration Podcast
65 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Dr. Ronnie Parson-BIshop/Author/Engineer
Dr. Ronnie Parson has served in the pastoral ministry for over thirty-five years and is presently the senior pastor of The Living Church Ministries located in Charlotte and Statesville North Carolina (NC) and Regional Apostle in the Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc. Region 12 includes churches in (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts-Lawsonian, Oregon, Washington, Caribbean Islands (Jamaica, Caracas, Trinidad, and Grenada). Dr. Parson holds an earned Doctorate in Marriage and Family Counseling, and a Masters of Theology Arts in Christian Counseling, both from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Also, he holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies (Lee University) and a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (Richmond Technical College). From 1980 to 1985 he worked as a member of the senior technical staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill. NJ. After being divinely called into ministry Pastor Ronnie L Parson has served in pastoral ministry from 1987 to the present time. Dr. Parson has recently served as professor of Pastoral Counseling and Pastoral Theology at William L Bonner College (WLBC), Columbia, SC. He has also taught courses in Homiletics, Church and Pentecostal History, and Biblical Studies. Presently he teaches Pastoral Theology and Christian Counseling for the online segment of WLBC College. Dr. Parson serves as head of the Counseling Department for the Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith Inc, overseeing a staff of licensed professional counselors. Dr. Parson is a published author of several pamphlets and 4 books: "I Took a Beating for this blessing", "A Cellular Communication Approach to Brief Marriage Counseling", and "The Divine LGBT Agenda", being a believable believer in a post-truth world and "A Pastoral Guide to doing Referrals". He co-authored a book with His wife entitled. To Serve with Nerve and verve". He has also co-authored engineering publications: 1983 at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. Pastor Ronnie Parson and His wife and best friend, Lady Rubina Parson, travel extensively teaching, training, and conducting seminars that range from leadership essentials, marriage, and family development to a variety of contemporary topics and theological themes impacting the twenty-first-century church. His ultimate goal is to please his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and hear him say, Well done good and faithful servant.
49 minutes | Jan 1, 2022
Shellee Howard- Author of ”How to Send Your Student To College Without Losing Your Mind or Your Money”
Shellee Howard is the owner and president of College Ready. She is a college graduate and is a Certified Educational Planner. Shellee has a son who graduated from Harvard in the spring of 2016 debt-free! Her son is currently a third-year medical student at UC San Diego. Her daughter completed her freshman year at the University of Alabama and will complete her Nursing degree this year. Shellee has traveled around the world helping students plan for their “perfect match” college. She knows what it takes to compete in Ivy schools as well as find the best fit for all students. Shellee believes that no two students are the same and each student must have their own strategy and plan to be successful. Each student has a gift/talent and a passion that will set him or her apart from their competition. Getting to know your student one on one is the key to success. This can be done in person or via Zoom. College Ready has clients all over the world and each one is important. Her focus is to find the best academic, financial and social fit college for each student to thrive at and graduate debt-free! Shellee Howard is also a sought-after speaker and consultant to 100's college-bound students around the world and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading college planners and strategy consultants. Her groundbreaking strategies help students get into their best-match colleges. Best of all, many graduate debt-free with a job they love waiting for them. Whether addressing an intimate group or a standing-room-only arena, count on Shellee to take the fear out of planning and paying for college. Get your "FREE" book offered by Shellee Howard at book.collegereadyplan.com
65 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Catherine Alton--CEO and Co-Founder of ART Financial Solutions, LLC ; Queen of Alston Kingdom
Catherine Latoya Grant-Alston is an Amazon #1 best seller author, entrepreneur, and international award-winning executive for a Fortune 300 company. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of ART Financial Solutions, LLC as well as the Queen of Alston Kingdom. Catherine Latoya holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to her educational experience with finance, she has worked in the financial industry for 20+ plus years. Currently, Catherine is an executive holding the position of Director, Global Cash Operations. She is responsible for the strategic liquidity planning of the company’s $15 billion revenue, cash mobilization and consolidation, and treasury technology transformation. Catherine has implemented numerous processes for efficiency and cash optimization, a world-class treasury management system, and centralization of global payment and reporting processing. Catherine's services are the result of projects earning distinguished awards: Treasury Management International (TMI) Innovation and Excellence Corporate Recognition Award for Treasury Team of the Year; Alexander Hamilton Award for Technology Excellence; FIS Impact Award for Corporate. Catherine is the Co-Founder and CEO of ART Financial Solutions, LLC. ART Financial Solutions specializes in strategic vision planning regarding liquidity and treasury technology. They provide consulting services and analysis for small businesses and corporations. ART Financial Solutions services the community and educational organizations by providing financial literacy and training. Alston Kingdom, a D/B/A of ART Financial Solutions, is a lifestyle brand that teaches individuals the necessary tools to increase their net wealth. Alston Kingdom provides financial coaching to promote a wealth mindset and ensure that each King, Queen, and Kingdom can continue to thrive financially. The goal is to build generational wealth! Catherine’s thirst for finance is a result of growing up and seeing the adverse effects of poverty in her community. She has dedicated herself to public service, especially financial literacy for youth, to help and aid community members. Catherine is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she continues to serve the community. She has served as a budget coach for Co-Opportunity and was involved with The Village for Families and Children’s Financial Literacy program. Catherine has served as a member of the Academy of Finance advisory board for the East Hartford Board of Education, board member of Agape Fellowship Ministries, and program director for COA Enrichment Program. Catherine’s purpose is to continuously provide education to individuals and promote growth for the betterment of our communities.
45 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Christian Evans---Industry Leader in Coaching and Mentoring
Christian Evans is an expert in building successful online businesses that can explode your income and your mindset! Christian has been featured as a guest on numerous nationally known podcasts like Hustle to Freedom, Side Hustle to Small Business & many more! Christian hosts his own podcast Journey with Christian D. Evans in which he interviews and dives into the brilliant minds of experts in their industry! His mission is to discover and expose secret weapons for which to harness and achieve success and significance within the online space. He has had the opportunity to network & interview people such as Tik Tok Influencer phenomenon Heather Hargrove Boruch Akbosh, Business Growth Strategist for numerous Fortune 500 Companies Jaris Tucker, Serial Entrepreneur and Owner of "One on One Consulting" Brandon, CEO & Owner of Seamless AI, Self-Made Millionaire Christian came from a very humble background. For most of his early life, he was raised in a divorced home. He overcame sex addiction, lied, and cheated in the past to today is known as having a resourceful impact on people's lives because of the systems and ideas that he has implemented through several successful businesses. Divorce had a huge impact on his life but he believes that it was a part of the reason why and who he has become today. Christian firmly believes that he is on a mission to raise the next generation of LEADERS, both men, and women, who are making both integrity and Character-Based Decisions. He is on a mission to train the Next Generation of Leaders If you always wanted to build a business but didn't know where to start, Christian is the expert, mentor, and go-to guy for helping develop concrete results. Prior to becoming successful, Christain spent almost 8 years "finding his way". During those years, he consumed almost 4,000 hours of Marketing, Business, Sales & Philosophy videos, audio & books. He worked in many different avenues from Financial Services, Direct Sales, Inside Sales, a Business owner of a Beverage Company, and finally now into his latest adventure for which he calls "his passion! Christian's quotes the following "DON'T get caught in the INFO Product Circle.... circle of buying all the new info products but still never getting any results for your online business or side hustle! " "You have two choices in life ..... stay on the path you are on = poor & forever hurting in financial struggle or build a side hustle = freedom, financial stability, security" "My goal is NOT to change people because we can't, my GOAL is to INSPIRE others to change by living my life to the fullest" Christian can be reached on his website at https://www.todaysidegig.com/side-hustle1602595337044 💣"
68 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
Thomas Russo--Author of ”There are No Politics In Heaven”
Thomas Russo currently serves as Town Manager in Newton, NJ, with 14 years of dedicated service to the County Seat of Sussex County, NJ. Thomas Russo has 24 years of experience in municipal and county government as well as the nonprofit sector. His experience includes but is not limited to budgeting, purchasing, human resources, public relations, project oversight, contract negotiations, government relations, economic revitalization & redevelopment, and community relations. Thomas Russo is a competent and confident servant leader; a proven visionary and strategic thinker with highly effective communications and organizational skills. Thomas Russo previously served as an elected official in two NJ municipalities. He was a Committeeman in Bernards Township from 2014–2017. He served as a Councilman, Council Vice President, and Council President in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township from 1998–2005, earning the distinction as the youngest-ever elected Governing Body member in the history of the Township. Thomas Russo also dedicated time to countless political campaigns from 1992–2014 attending several inaugurations and conventions. He was selected as part of the inaugural class of young elected leaders at the 1stNational Young Elected Leaders Conference, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. He was also chosen by the NJ Herald in 2009 as one of 40 influential people in Sussex County under the age of 40. Other relevant professional experience includes his service as a Fundraising Associate at Far Brook School in Short Hills, NJ; Director of Public Affairs and Information at the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in Morristown, NJ; Manager of Development at Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, NJ; Senior Editor, Communications at Organon Pharma USA; and Assistant Township Manager in Randolph, NJ. Thomas Russo is a member of the New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA) and as Chairman of the Statewide Insurance Fund, a committed group of over 80 NJ municipalities that pool resources to manage insurance claims and coverage. He is a Community Advisory Board member of both Newton Medical Center - Atlantic Health Group and Bristol Glen Independent and Assisted Living Methodist Community. He is also an Executive Committee member of the North Jersey Municipal Employee Benefits Fund (NJMEBF), a consortium of forward-thinking communities which pool resources to effectively manage employee health insurance costs. Thomas Russo has a Certified Public Manager (CPM) degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University/State of NJ, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in both Communication and Political Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is an adjunct professor in the undergraduate LEAD program at Pillar College, Newark, NJ; an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at his alma mater, Seton Hall University, in South Orange, NJ, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on nonprofit management and leadership; and an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ, where he teaches graduate courses in the School of Public and Global Affairs. In 2022, Mr. Russo will be an adjunct professor at both Florida State University (online MPA program) and Florida International University (online MPA program). Thomas recently published his first book, a memoir of his life experiences and how he gave up New Jersey politics and found servant leadership as his calling. The purpose of his book, There Are No Politics In Heaven, is to help individuals work through their brokenness and improve their lives with spirituality as their cornerstone. Mr. Russo is also a student in the Public Leadership Credential (PLC) Program at Harvard University’s renowned Kennedy School of Government. He currently attends Grace Fellowship Chapel with his family in Bedminster, NJ, and serves as a volunteer with Pause Ministries in Basking Ridge, NJ. He resides in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, NJ with his wife Patricia, Director of The Children’s Corner Preschool, the largest ministry of Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church. They have two college-age daughters, Ashley (The Pennsylvania State University) and Krista (Florida State University).
44 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Tina Collura--Award Winning Business Growth Strategist and Coach
Tina Collura is an award-winning business growth strategist and coach. She is the founder and Ceo of the "SEE YOURSELF GROW COACHING COMPANY". Her zone of genius is helping business owners triple their revenue at the speed of light by getting crystal clear on their messaging, their processes and making their potential clients ask them for the sale. Tina Collura is a wife, mom, and boss at everything she does. You give her 15 minutes and she will teach you how to stop wasting time and money and how to stop leaving money on the table. She helps highly motivated, driven people elevate their lives and their businesses so that they can focus on their own purpose, productivity (she will save you time), and profitability (make you money). She helps people get out of their own way and start seeing results in less than 60 days with her 7 steps customized coaching program! Tina Collura has been coaching and speaking for 15 years and has worked in corporate for 21 years. During the pandemic, she made an additional 6 figures with her side hustle while working a 9-5, homeschooling a 6-year-old, and watching her 3-year-old turn her house into a jungle gym!! After going virtual and creating a bull-proof working model, she booked her first 3 clients in 30 days and by 90 days she was coaching 13 clients. She has helped 8 of her clients launch their own online businesses during the pandemic as well! And they tripled their income after working with her in 3 months! In December 2020 Tina was recognized as one of the "TOP 500" Companies, Entrepreneurs, Influential leaders, and Small business owners worldwide recognized for her entrepreneurial success, achievements, or dedication to helping others by "BRAINZ MAGAZINE". She shares this award with people like Simon Sinek, Mel Robbins, and Elon Musk.
37 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
Garry L. Cox-Poet, retired educator and author of several works
Garry Cox, retired educator and poet released a new poetry book, “Coffee with the Bard: 2020 Blues.” This book provides deep reflections from the challenges of the past year and gives readers hope for the future. Cox wrote “Coffee with the Bard: 2020 Blues” during the coronavirus pandemic. Rooted in love, this book begins with the poem, I Had a Life, dedicated to the memory of his late wife Bernice. “For years, I wrote a poem every morning for Bernice on a dry erase board at home, before I left for work. She enjoyed the poems and they let her know how much I loved her. I hope this book inspires others to read and write poetry for people they love as well.” Finding poetry as an outlet during challenging times is common. In a New York Times article, title Broadway is Closed. Write Poems Instead. Sarah Ruhl explains, “During the 1590s plague, when the theaters were shut, William Shakespeare apparently chose to write poems instead.” Additionally, an article in The Atlantic, by Daniel Pollack – Pelzner titled, Shakespear Wrote His Best Work During a Plague explains,“he (Shakespear) published his popular narrative poem, Venus and Adonis” during a catastrophic time. Similarly, “Coffee with the Bard:2020 Blues” is Cox’s most creative work to date. It is his third poetry book in the past five years. His other books include “The Waters of Appanoose County” and “Beyond the Waters.” Although this book is written with the same passion, it is different from his first two books, because it combines poetry with visual art. Each new section of the book begins with a visually creative piece that lets readers into the mind of the author. “Coffee with the Bard: 2020 Blues” is available on Amazon in ebook and paperback formats. Cox also has a forthcoming audiobook that will be available soon. To learn more about Garry Cox work visit www.garrycox.com and connect with him on Facebook @Garry L Cox and Instagram @garryl.cox.
53 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Deborah Ausburn--Author of "Raising Other People’s Children: What Foster Parenting Taught Me About Bringing Together a Blended Family"
Deborah Ausburn is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, where she focuses on advising and defending youth-serving organizations. Ms. Ausburn has spent more than 30 years as a social worker, foster parent, criminal prosecutor, and civil trial attorney. Her experience includes successful cases before the United States Supreme Court in constitutional claims, extensive work in free speech and religious freedom issues, and dozens of successful jury trials. That experience has given her a national presence with organizations that serve young people. Ms. Ausburn's background has given her unique insights into defending child care centers, camps, schools, and mentoring organizations. She has volunteered with and defended youth-serving organizations throughout the United States in matters as diverse as personal injury cases, intrusive government regulations, libel and slander issues, and claims of sexual abuse. She has conducted numerous investigations of claims of historic child abuse and sexual assault or harassment claims. She also advises youth-serving organizations about child protection policies, staff screening, conduct standards, cyberbullying, and best practices for protecting the children in their care. Prior to joining Taylor English, Ms. Ausburn worked with well-respected civil litigation firms defending personal injury claims against youth-serving organizations and medical facilities as well as defending child care centers and private schools in disputes with state and federal governments. She served as a federal prosecutor in Western North Carolina, prosecuting cases of sexual assault, child abuse, and drug trafficking. She has worked with non-profit legal foundations defending free speech, religious liberties, and property rights in various federal courts. What is very unique about Debbie is that she makes her living as a lawyer, but takes care of other people’s children. For more than 40 years, she has been working with traumatized children, starting as a preteen helping her parents with their summer camp and church ministries. In the years since, she has served as a juvenile court probation officer/social worker, group home parent, criminal prosecutor, non-profit volunteer and Board member, and attorney defending youth-serving organizations. Her most important roles have been foster parent and stepparent. She never had biological children but has managed to collect 7 children and 10 grandchildren. Along the way, her foster children, stepchildren, and grandchildren have taught her the life lessons that are the core of her speaking and writing — the lessons that she wished she could have learned from a parenting manual rather than trial and error.
50 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Kimberly Starks---Public Relations Practitioner
Kimberly M. Starks, APR is an accredited public relations practitioner with a specialization in reputation management. She is the principal consultant of Blue Scorpion Reputation Management, a PR firm specializing in the areas of video gaming, agribusiness, pet health and wellness, and government contracting. She also is the co-founder and CEO of Immense DC, an esports consultancy. Prior to launching her firms, she served as the spokeswoman for the Georgia Lottery Corp. and was a print reporter at a number of newspapers throughout the Southeast. She is a board member of the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA) and Positive Growth Inc., a residential care program for young men, located in metro Atlanta.
62 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Dr. Odell Glenn's interview with Abdulrahman Atif out of Dubai
Dr. Odell Glenn Jr. holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, two master of science degrees from New Jersey Institute of Technology (electrical and manufacturing systems engineering), and doctoral degrees from The University of South Carolina in chemical engineering. His dissertation title is entitled "Fundamental aspects of novel technology and Computational Fluid Dynamic model that includes air, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and essential oils to deactivate allergenic proteins typically found on carpets and mattresses in indoor home environments. Dr. Glenn is a full-time instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and has taught chemistry and organic chemistry part-time in the science department at the historically black university Allen University. Dr. Glenn is also a full-time caregiver and has been over 13 years. He has written a book, entitled "CAREGIVING: THE INSPIRATIONAL MANUAL" to and for caregivers. His book can be purchased on his website www.ogcaregiving.com. The wisdom and experience that he has gained are intended to be shared to help, shape, inform or guide someone else along life's tedious journey. His overall mission in life is to minister to the intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of all people. One of his favorite scriptures is 3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." Dr. Glenn is also the founder and CEO of his non-profit organization entitled "The 3 Tier Foundation." It serves 3 unique facets of individuals in society. First and foremost, the foundation provides S.A.T. preparation classes for high school students, secondly, the foundation provides guidance for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and last but not least, the foundation provides respite care for caregivers. Information can be found on his website at www.3tierfoundation.com. Dr. Glenn is also an ordained minister and has his own radio show entitled "OG INSPIRATIONAL RADIO". that educates, inspires, encourages, uplifts, and motivates. His radio show can be heard nationwide through IHEART RADIO and other platforms each work. Dr. Glenn can be described as a man of faith with many hats. His purpose is to utilize all of his experiences and education to empower and motivate all faiths, nationalities, backgrounds, and persuasion.
62 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Dr. Calvin Tibbs-- Pastor of Kingdom Dominion Church (KDC)
Dr. Calvin Tibbs is the pastor of Kingdom Dominion Church (KDC) in Villa Rica, GA is the CEO of Daylight Ministries, and is an advisor to multiple boards. He is the author of four books and is working on his 5th work designed to help Christian leaders and believers fulfill Jesus' 4 Big Commands. Tibbs is a husband of 37 years to college sweetheart Kimberly, is a father of three grown children and grandfather of 2 girls. Pastor Tibbs holds an earned doctorate in Ministry from South University with a concentration on integrating Millenials at Church (IMAC), a succession plan designed to keep the ministry thriving for years. Pastor Tibbs is a native of Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Tibbs received a B.A. in Broadcast Management from Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia, and was honorably discharged from the United States Army with the rank of Captain. Dr. Tibbs is an ordained minister through the International Congress of Churches and Ministries (ICCM) and Certified as a Purpose Development Coach through the Purpose Development Institute (PDI). The ministry reaches the global communities through audio, video, and print media, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and restoring confidence to the battered. The vision and purpose of this ministry is to strengthen the saved and love on the lost, to empower Christian leaders and believers in no less than 85 West Georgia cities and 2,000 churches worldwide.
58 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Scott Steward-Entrepreneur, teacher, Co-Host of Podcast
A Master Certified Teacher of Entrepreneurship, Scott L. Steward, Big Stew, Professor Steward, depending on how you know him, is an 18-time award-winning teacher of entrepreneurship, expertise is frequently sought after by various publications. A former Chicago Public School teacher, he provides tips on entrepreneurial ventures and suggestions for emerging entrepreneurs. In addition, Scott authored a business plan that is featured in the book, Make $1,000 in 35 days, is a contributor to the textbook, Entrepreneurship: Owning Your FUTURE 11thEdition, (Pearson, Prentice Hall), and author of 31 Ways to Improve Your Life: a Book of Stewisms’s. Known as the “force” behind a student’s limitless future, Scott empowers students to become CEOs of their own businesses and lives and to create wealth on their own terms. A business owner, educator, entrepreneurial expert, and father of five, Scott knows firsthand the enjoyable, and not so enjoyable, aspects of entrepreneurship. Scott learned the importance of financial independence at an early age. Encouraged by his mother, he started his first business, Scott’s Enterprises, at age 12. Scott’s Enterprises provided car washing and lawn care services in his neighborhood. In high school, Scott and his cousin began successfully promoting parties and album release dates for national artists. It was these early experiences that created a foundation for his free enterprise journey. The former Interim Director of the Small Business Development Center at Chicago State University, CEO of Break Bread Marketing & Media, a boutique multimedia production company and marketing consulting firm, Master Certified Teacher of Entrepreneurship by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and Professor of Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Chicago State University, Scott is dedicated to helping students realize and achieve their dreams. Through his more than 15 years of corporate marketing and business experience, Scott ignites the dreams of students by pouring belief into their minds and optimism in their souls. His passion and determination enable him to create an unprecedented connection with his students, who have turned into young entrepreneurs under his tutelage.
56 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Angela Lewis--former Division I basketball player, author, coach, entrepreneur
Angela Lewis is a former professional basketball player, championship winning coach and author who is passionate about empowering the lives of young women. Due to her global experiences, she understands the challenges young women face today and the opportunities the future holds. At ten years old Angela was already five foot eight inches tall and a victim of sexual assault by a neighbor. A shy and insecure child, she overcame the ridicule of others by having basketball as an outlet. Basketball literally opened a world of opportunities and Angela is committed to using her voice to help young women prepare to lead the next generation. In 2015 Angela Lewis Basketball was born, with the mission to develop girls as leaders on and off the court. Through various programs such as camps, clinics and virtual academies, girls around the world, are guided by three principals: lead, give and bounce back. She has published four books, The Game Changing Assist: Six Simple Ways to Choose Success, The Game Changing Assist: Workbook, Post Moves: The Female Athlete’s Guide to Dominate Life After College and The Fundamental Game Plan: Every Basketball Player’s 12 Week Success Tracker. Prior to starting Angela Lewis Basketball, she coached over a decade at every level, giving her a clear understanding of the needs of young women. Now she regularly gives inspirational speeches to girls throughout the world, igniting the confidence within them, to conquer any challenge. Angela has been recognized nationally for her efforts being the recipient of the prestigious Robin Roberts Sports Communication Award, Urban League St. Louis Young Leader in Youth and Education, UnSung Heroine Award, Black Girls Rock St. Louis and US Bank Woman of Distinction. Angela received a full athletic scholarship to play NCAA Division I basketball at Saint Louis University. She was an All-Conference player who scored over 1000 points and grabbed over 500 rebounds. When Angela is not hard at work inspiring girls, she is visiting beautiful parks, sitting next to rivers and searching for the best outdoor basketball courts in the world. One can contact Angela Lewis at angelarlewis.com.
55 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Abdulrahman Atif---Dubai Civil Engineer
Abdulrahman Atif has worked in the construction, oil, and gas infrastructure for 9 years. He is also the host and co-founder of "Civil Engineering vibes" podcast He believes life is a journey where you have to learn and discover and evolve each day where goals and purpose could change as we evolve. Learning each day is self-investment and he offers this as best advice. Failure is nothing more than an opportunity. He has been in startups wherein 90% of them failed, but he took it as an opportunity to learn. Teamed up with Dr. Ganem Kashwani, they talk about topics about civil engineering, Mental health, Startups, New technologies, career improvement, smart solutions, and entrepreneurship as well as others. The podcast title is called “ Civil Engineering Vibes” and can be found at https://withkoji.com/@bahr_albahar.
74 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Alicia Butler Pierre--Chemical Engineer turned CEO of Equilibria, Inc, author, adjunct professor, nationally ranked podcaster
Alicia Butler Pierre’s career in operations began over 20 years ago as a chemical engineer in several chemical plants and oil refineries in her native Louisiana. Her passion is in designing processes that help people, places and things flow more efficiently. Alicia is the Founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc., a 16-year-old operations management firm specializing in business infrastructure for fast-growing companies. Her company is currently the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository on business infrastructure for small businesses. It is at Equilibria where she invented the KasennuTM framework for business infrastructure and software by the same name. She has since successfully applied this framework in over 30 different industries and counting. Alicia has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Tulane University. Her ability to blend scientific, business and mathematical methodologies to solve complex operational problems enables her to bring a unique, tactical, and realistic perspective to her clients, who have also included larger organizations like The Coca-Cola Company, The Library of Congress, and Shell Oil Company. Alicia is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has produced over 500 articles, podcast episodes, case studies, videos, and white papers in the areas of business infrastructure, process improvement, and operational excellence. Combined, her content has over a million views across various online platforms. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure: Curing Back Office Blues podcast. Her show was only one of six initially hand-selected in the world by HubSpot to become a part of its new podcast network. Alicia is also the author of the 2x Amazon bestseller, Behind the Fascade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success. Her book debuted in Oct. 2018 on Amazon as the #1 New Release for business books in the Production and Operations category. Committed to doing the right things the right way, Alicia's mantra is "to leave it better than you found it"
65 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Jaer Armstead- Jones
Jaer Armstead-Jones has been a middle school English teacher in the St. Louis area since 2007 (known as Mr. Jarrod Jones). He earned a bachelor’s degree in media communications from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri, and a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Phoenix. Throughout his teaching of reading and writing, he has always had a burning desire to write books for middle grade and high school teens that they can relate to, find enjoyment in, and books that are alluring to keep them in a state of suspense. My Invisible Father is his first novel. He has also written for a local St. Louis newspaper as a reporter/writer covering stories from politics, to sports and education, to business. Jaer has worked with teens in a number of capacities since 1993: as a youth minister, in 2004 as a youth facilitator at a juvenile correctional facility, and in 2007 he started his teaching career at Brittany Woods Middle School in University City, Missouri, and in 2016 at Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves, Missouri. In 2015, he began working at the St. Louis County Public Library as a librarian. Jaer’s thoughts on being a librarian: “Working at this library is the absolute best part-time job ever, especially for a wanna-be writer like me.” Jaer was a high school basketball player at University City High School and earned a full scholarship to Harris Stowe State College in 1988. He went on to finish his basketball career at Webster University. He coached middle school and high school basketball for ten plus years. He even officiated grade school, high school, and men’s basketball leagues for several years. He also has been in a hip-hop group and managed one as well. He uses his knowledge of music and infuses it with his novels. Along with his novel My Invisible Father, he has produced an EP album titled Invisible to accompany the book. Jaer lives in a suburb just outside of St. Louis with his wife and daughter. He also has three grown children.
48 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Katie O'Malley--"Courage, Coaching"
Katie O'Malley, M.Ed., is a Leadership Coach and Educator with 15 years of professional experience serving the nonprofit, corporate and higher education sectors. Across these workplaces, Katie noticed her strengths and values consistently steered her toward the support and development of others. In 2013, Katie translated this observation into action and pursued a Master's Degree in Counseling and Board Certification in Executive and Career Coaching. Currently, Katie works full-time as the Senior Associate Director of Leadership Development at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In this role, Katie designs developmental workshops, provides team and leadership coaching, contributes to the creation and delivery of leadership education curriculum for students in the Full-Time MBA program. In her spare time, Katie serves as a Coach and Mentor for start-up businesses through the Policy Center for Entrepreneurship and founded Courage, Coaching Chicago, a private coaching practice specializing in career and leadership development for underrepresented populations in the C-Suite. Let's imagine the possibilities for your career journey, leadership practice, or small business at www.encourageocoaching.org / email@example.com
35 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Lucille Glenn Swain - 101 years old words of wisdom
Lucille Glenn Swain was born on May 27, 1920 in Saluda County, South Carolina. She is the second oldest of nine children (7 girls and 2 boys). When Lucille graduated high school in 1940, she moved to New York. She knew her younger siblings wanted to go to college, but she also knew her parents who were poor farmers, could not do it alone. Consequently, she convinced her parents to let her go to New York to work and she sent money home to help her family for many, many years; even until her parents death. Lucille has lived in New York for 80 years!! During her time in New York, Lucille held several jobs. Her first job was to work for a family as the live-in help. Shortly after that she began working in the Fashion District for the owner of a fur coat store. On more than one occasion, she was asked to model, but because of distrust of "the fast life" (as she called it), she never took that job. Other jobs Lucille had included working at an undergarment factor and eventually R.C. Green Day Care, where she retired in 1982. Lucille met and eventually married Ralph Swain and they had an incredible life until his death in 1994. Lucille loves traveling and over the years have had cruises to the Caribbean Islands, Jamaica, and Mexico. She has also visited Atlantic City, Hawaii, California, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia--just to name a few. Lucille is currently the mother of her church, Hebron Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York as well as one of its original founders. Lucille is the oldest of three surviving sisters: Gladys, Ruth, and Grace. Though she never had children of her own, her sister Grace's oldest daughter Dr. Wandy Taylor, became her godchild and they are as close as any parent and child could possibly be. Lucille loves her family and she loves the Lord. Her mantra is to "treat everyone the way you want to be treated." On May 27, 2020, Lucille Swain became the first in her family to reach this centenarian milestone.
69 minutes | May 20, 2021
Dr. James and Dr. Wandy Taylor -The Imperfect Storm: RACISM and a Pandemic Collide in America
Dr. Wandy W. Taylor holds a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University, an Ed.S. in educational administration from the University of West Georgia, and M.Ed. from South Carolina State University, and a B.A. from the University of South Carolina. She has worked in public education for 23 years, having served as a counselor, assistant principal, principal, and director. She is a consultant with the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement and CEO of Taylor & Taylor Education Consultants, LLC, a company she co-owns with her husband, Dr. James A. Taylor. Dr. James A. Taylor has worked in public education for more than 40 years, having served as a teacher, high school principal, executive director, and associate superintendent. He earned a doctoral degree from the University of South Carolina in 1978 and completed additional post-graduate work at Auburn University and The Univerity of North Carolina. He is also the author of "From Unequal to Unwanted: Reforms Needed to Improve K-12 Public and Higher Education." He is a consultant with Taylor & Taylor Education Consultants, LLC,., a company he co-owns with his wife, Dr. Wandy W. Taylor.
57 minutes | May 6, 2021
Timmothy B. McCann- Author of "Until", "The Book of Love" and "Divorcing Atlanta"
Timmothy B. McCann graduated with a B.S. in Economics from Florida A&M University but was born to tell stories. Lucky for him, the written and spoken word came easily. What started as charging other football players in his dorm to pen love letters for them, grew to his first national bestselling novel entitled Until. Through his words, he hopes to inspire others, change hearts and minds for the greater good, and give voice to the voiceless. The former owner of a financial planning firm is now a commercial real estate broker and E-publishing company owner in Atlanta and was a collegiate level football player and educator. He has combined his passions to live out his mission in real-time with the people of his community and beyond. When the writing bug could no longer be ignored, the self-proclaimed political junkie, video game aficionado, golfer, and community activist followed his true passion. Since he first put pen to paper, he has amassed a voracious readership of devoted readers and has earned bestseller status. Timmothy founded First Day Christian Center in 2018, lives in Atlanta Georgia, is the father of two and grandfather of two as well.
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