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Walk With Me Podcast
Empower Others- Dr. Pam Perry

Walk With Me Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 14:24


Dr. Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors speakers and authors on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE and co-founder of Digital Business Acceleration. After working with Dr. Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.   She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications (including several covers), and on more than 100 radio and TV programs. She also has a 20+ year career expertise in marketing, public relations and journalism in Detroit; including work with The Detroit Free Press, WNIC, The Edge with Jeffrey Miller, Radio One, Michigan Chronicle, WNIC and TheHUB Detroit magazine.   Dr. Pam has worked with many nonprofit organizations, like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, developing their social media presence, online brand and digital marketing programs. She is also author of Synergy Energy: How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business and  Brand Your Ministry.   Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry PR works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar.   http://pamperrypr.com  

Rich by Intention
Ep. 24: Financially Empowering Women & How To Save Your First $100K with Bola Sokunbi

Rich by Intention

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 42:09


Bola Sokunbi is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), finance expert, bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Clever Girl Finance, a financial education platform, and community for women empowering them to achieve financial wellness and live life on their own terms. She's also the recipient of the 2021 Financial Education Instructor of the Year (FEIY) Award from the National Council of Financial Educators. Today, Clever Girl Finance is one of the largest personal finance platforms for women in the U.S. In addition, Bola and Clever Girl Finance have been featured by several media outlets including Time.com, Money Magazine, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company, Essence, Black Enterprise, Cheddar TV, ABC News, Good Morning America, BBC, Fox Business, and The Chicago Tribune as well as on several other finance websites and podcasts. In this episode of Rich by Intention you'll learn: How her mother influenced her to create side hustles Using your side hustle to expedite financial goals Empowering women to take charge of their finances Connect with Bola : Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clevergirlfinance Website: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/ Connect with us: Instagram: @richbyintention Twitter: @richbyintention Bankrate Article: https://www.bankrate.com/personal-finance/financial-influencers/amp/ Get our free e-guide, Managing Money with Intention, click here

The Clever Girls Know Podcast
221: Paying Off $123k And Creating Joint Financial Goals As A Couple

The Clever Girls Know Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 50:25


In this episode, learn how Anjie and her husband paid off their $123k debt! Anjie is a millennial wife, mother and is the co-founder of Rich by Intention, alongside her husband. After paying off $123K of student loan debt in a year, Anjie and her husband are now on a path to financial freedom. Their story has been featured on Good Morning America, Business Insider, and Black Enterprise. Rich by Intention's mission is to empower couples to manage money and everyday life with intention. Additionally, they are hosts of the award-nominated Rich by Intention Podcast, where they share the stories of powerful and ambitious people and couples to inspire listeners to take action to build the life they desire. Anjie is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a certified financial education instructor (CFEI), and holds a master's degree in Public Administration. WHAT WAS DISCUSSED: 1. Key tips to approach finances with your partner especially in the early stages of a relationship 2. Exactly how they paid off $123,000 of student loans in just one year 3. How she and her husband manage money disagreements 4. How they stay motivated 5. Their next financial goals as a couple AND MUCH MORE HOW TO KEEP UP WITH ANJIE AND HER HUSBAND RJ” On Instagram @richbyintention Via their website richbyintention.com Through their podcast: Rich By Intention Podcast ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance

Random Thoughts of Reign
S2 Episode 13 - Asa Leveaux

Random Thoughts of Reign

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 41:32


Asa Leveaux delights in the fact that he has learned to operate within his personal motto of "possessing a joyous existence conceived by enlightened thought and achieved through love, passion and wealth". As a result of working with Asa, aspiring queer identified entrepreneurs learn how to create their first $10,000 in business authentically so they can know what it feels like to be proud AND paid. He revels I'm not willing to leave anyone behind in the fulfillment of their dreams, a concept introduced by his 20 years in the US military where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Asa serves the world through his endeavors of love, passion and wealth through being the Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer of Leveaux Group, Inc, Founder of Queer Money Gang™ and  best selling author of "I Am Man Enough: 365 Affirmations for Men", "I Am Woman Enough" and “Fuck Balance”. His latest book, “Black and Queer” is his first memoir. Leveaux has been featured in such publications as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Black Enterprise and The Gayly. Asa often tells his audiences and clients that, "Business is a necessity. Bliss is a luxury. You deserve both!”

Disruptors for GOOD
Creating a Non-Predatory FinTech Startup for Underserved Communities in America - Rodney Williams // Co-Founder of SoLo Funds

Disruptors for GOOD

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 36:37


In episode 121 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Rodney Williams, Co-founder of SoLo Funds, on building a non-predatory FinTech startup for underserved communities in America.Check out the Partners here.Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.Rodney has been recognized with numerous awards, including Ad Age's 40 Under 40 in 2012; the Ernst & Young EDGE Award in 2013; Cannes Gold Lion award in 2015; Tech Entrepreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise, 2016; NAACP Inspiring Innovation list 2017; 25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 by Entrepreneur Magazine 2016; Entrepreneur of the Year in Connected World Communications in the Ohio Valley Region by EY in 2017; Ebony's Power 100 in 2018 and CNBC Disruptor 50 List in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.Rodney attended West Virginia University, where he earned his BBA in finance, his BA in economics, and his MS in integrated marketing communications.Rodney also holds an MBA in finance & supply chain management from Howard University. He is a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.SoLo Funds is a mobile lending exchange that connects lenders and borrowers for the purpose of providing more affordable access to loans under $1,000. SoLo was created to disintermediate the predatory payday lending system. Today, SoLo is one of the fastest growing fintech companies in the country.SoLo's story starts the way every SoLo request begins: with someone needing a hand. Co-founders Travis Holoway & Rodney Williams were noticing that family members, friends, and roommates were asking for financial help here and there, and they understood why. There weren't any fair, reputable options for small, short-term loans.They decided to create one by harnessing the power of community. SoLo was formed in 2018 to create a viable, non-predatory option for moments when life happens. SoLo tap's into the power of community and generosity to form an online safety net that is mutually beneficial to all of its members.Travis and Rodney know that SoLo is needed because they needed it. Our loved ones needed it. And they know that SoLo makes a difference because nearly 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.Today, SoLo is driven to new heights, but grounded in the same hope and mission: to build a community that enables financial autonomy for all.Check out the Partners here.Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.Listen to more Causeartist podcast shows hereFollow Grant on Twitter and LinkedInFollow Causeartist on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast
128: Leadership and The Pivot, How to take the Right Next Step with Adrian Bracy

DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 29:14


“It's knowing myself, first of all. What can I do? What are my limitations? A lot of us, we don't even think about that. We just assume that we can do it all, and unfortunately, that's just not right.” -Adrian E. Bracy, MBA, CPA   In today's episode, Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer talks to author, business and personal coach, consultant and motivational speaker, Adrian Bracy about leadership and the pivots she made in her career. Adrian has pivoted successfully many times in her impressive career. In this episode you will hear how she made small pivots and larger ones. One of the largest was her pivot after spending 18 years in senior financial management for the National Football League, to move into the nonprofit sector. She also shares her signature framework with us, EMBRACE. Which means, Empowerment, Movement, Believe, Resilience, Accountability, Courage and Evaluate. Tune in to hear Adrian's inspiring story and to learn from her expertise on pivoting and leadership.    Check out Adrian Bracy's new book, Halftime: Learn to Pivot as a Leader and Identify Your Next Step Adrian E. Bracy, MBA, CPA, is an author, business and personal coach, consultant, and motivational speaker. She is also the retired Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Metro St. Louis where she served for nearly 12 years.    After spending 18 years in senior financial management with the National Football League, Bracy transitioned to the non-profit sector to follow her passion—that is, “to inspire and make a difference in the lives of women and girls.”   Bracy has received numerous awards throughout her career including: Black Enterprise 50 Most Powerful Blacks in Sports; Black Enterprise 50 Most Powerful Women in Business; St. Louis Business Journal's Most Influential Business Women.   Bracy graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore with a degree in Accounting and from Nova Southeastern University with a Master's in Business Administration. Bracy is a certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Speaker, and is certified through the CaPP Institute (Coaching and Positive Psychology).   Bracy and her husband, Vernon, have one son, Donovan, and are members of Shalom Church (City of Peace). Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog  How many coaches do you think your favorite actors and athletes have worked with over the years in order to achieve such extraordinary success?   What if you had a team of trusted thinking partners, experienced coaches who have helped hundreds of physicians overcome obstacles and who know what works?    What if you were part of a community of like-minded physicians from across the nation, across specialties and career stages? Your collective brain trust, sharing ideas and experiences, so you would no longer feel like an island, surrounded by people yet alone?   What if you had small group coaching sessions, could interact with your coaches and community as often as you wish, and had virtual courses at your fingertips 24-7 that could help you with things like time and stress management, resilience, and mapping out your future to achieve what matters most to you?   What if you could have all of this for less than the cost of a single 1:1 coaching session per month?   DocWorking THRIVE is the Physician Coaching and Community Subscription Package that Guides You as a Doctor to Embrace Life in the way that is most meaningful to you, integrate that with your work so you can truly thrive, and be a valued member of our growing private community of doctors from across the nation. Join the DocWorking mailing list by clicking here.   At DocWorking, our specialty is Coaching Physicians to achieve the best in life and medicine.    Doctors devote their lives to caring for others. But does that mean they must sacrifice their own health and wellbeing? Absolutely not!   At DocWorking, we have developed a unique way to embrace it all.   The caring for others that you do so selflessly AND the caring for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY that you crave in order to bring it all into the perfect balance specific to YOU.   What if we told you that you CAN have it all? The career you dreamed of when you decided to become a doctor AND the life outside of medicine that you desire?   DocWorking empowers physicians to get back on the path to achieving their dreams.   Ace the Boards and Max Your CME Preparing for your board exam or looking for a quick and convenient way to earn CME? Study for your board exam and fulfill your CME requirements with BoardVitals. BoardVitals is the leading online board review platform, with question banks and CME activities available in more than 50 medical and healthcare specialties.   Save Money Now: Refinance Your Student Loan Debt   Take Back Your Time: Get a Virtual Assistant Working in the medical field is fulfilling but it can also be exhausting. Physicians often sacrifice their personal time to carry out their duties. They want to go on vacations, start passion projects, or start side businesses but finding the time seems impossible. Recently, more and more physicians are giving outsourcing a try. Outsourcing allows you to delegate tasks to virtual assistants so you can free up your time and finally do whatever it is you've been wanting to do.   Become a Medical Legal Consultant We at DocWorking are excited to collaborate with Dr. Armin Feldman to bring you this opportunity to develop a side income or even a full time income while using your clinical skills!   Achieve Financial Independence with a Financial Planner/Advisor Change your trajectory: build financial independence and strength by working with our trusted resources. Working with a trusted financial planner and/or financial advisor can help you to create a specific plan that works for you. The right advisor can help you stay on track to reach your financial independence goal and your next vision.   Protect Yourself and Your Family with the Right Insurance Doctors and their families need many types of insurance–and inadequate coverage can cost you dearly. Connecting with trusted insurance professionals in your area is recommended to be sure you're appropriately covered.   Are you a physician who would like to tell your story? Please email Amanda, our producer, at Amanda@docworking.com to be considered. And if you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful! We're everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.    Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast! Occasionally, we discuss financial and legal topics. We are not financial or legal professionals. Please consult a licensed professional for financial or legal advice regarding your specific situation.   Podcast produced by: Amanda Taran

The Nathan Barry Show
057: Sherrell Dorsey - Getting Your Newsletter Open Rate Near 50%

The Nathan Barry Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 62:02


Sherrell Dorsey is the founder and CEO of The Plug, a publication and community for news, insights and analysis on trends in Black innovation. The Plug features stories that show the substantive ways Black people engage with the innovation economy, including analyses of modern technologies.On today's show, Sherrell shares about building an audience and growing The Plug. We talk about sponsorships, The Plug's revenue model, and her background in journalism and how she brings that into her current work. We also talk about choosing a niche, staying consistent, and much more.Sherrell has worked in marketing and consulting for companies such as Uber, Tresata, MarketSource, and Build The Good. Sherrell has also worked as a correspondent for Fast Company, Essence, Next City, and Black Enterprise. She earned her master's degree in data journalism from Columbia University.In this episode, you'll learn: How to grow your subscribers when first starting out Different strategies for monetizing your newsletter The right way to include advertising in your newsletter Tradeoffs between having a team and working as a solopreneur Links & Resources Clay Hebert Monica Melton Farnam Street Shane Parrish Ryan Holiday Daily Stoic James clear Uber Google Fiber Microsoft Fast Company The Root Black Enterprise GoDaddy theSkimm Signal Bloomberg Terminal Business Insider The Moguldom Nation Sherrell Dorsey's Links Follow Sherrell on Twitter The Plug The Plug newsletter HBCU newsletter TPinsights.com Episode Transcript00:00:00 Sherrell:I think that we've gotten into this very fast pace, and this idea of constant information and voices in your head. I don't know that more information is making us a better society. I think that this idea of community and grappling with ideas, calling things out or bringing things to attention, but having something meaningful to say really outweighs just being visible all of the time. 00:00:31 Nathan:My guest today is Sherrell Dorsey. Sherrell is the founder of The Plug, which is a newsletter, and really a publication at this point, about the black tech ecosystems and all the interesting things that black and brown founders are doing in technology and business. She started in 2016, and she's built it up to have a full-time team of five people now.I'm so impressed with what she's built. We get into talking about sponsorships, the revenue model, how she built the audience, her background in journalism, and how she brings that into what she's doing now. I actually grew up in tech and some of the ecosystems that she was a part of that inspired her.We talk about choosing a niche and staying focussed there. We talk about consistency. There's really a lot of things in this episode. I love what she's doing and how she's built this niche business into something that now employs full-time journalists. At a time when a lot of other publications are dwindling, she's growing.So, let's dive into the episode.Sherrell, welcome to the show.00:01:35 Sherrell:Thank you so much for having me.00:01:37 Nathan:I actually want to start talking about experimentation. We're going to jump around a little bit. You like to run a lot of experiments, and you've taken an approach on experimentation where you're doing it at a stage in the business where you have a lot going on. A lot is working. This is a point where I see a lot of content creators freak out and stop experimenting because they're like, “This is what my audience likes. I have to show up in exactly this way.”So, they don't experiment. Even at this level of success, you're like, “No, experimentation is a core part of what we're doing.”Could you talk about that, and some of the experiments that you run, and then your mindset around it?00:02:12 Sherrell:We're constantly challenging ourselves as a team, and trying not to get bored. Part of our experimentation may have more to do with the attention deficit issues that we have as a team, as a collective. Maybe not as much as our audience, but we also assume that they also have attention issues.Let's be honest, there's so much competing for our audience's attention, right? I mean, outside of the inbox, theres social media, there's the day-to-day of all the crazy, all the push notifications. So, for us, experimentation really is at the core of challenging ourselves to face something new and interesting, and really tapping into what.The sort of timeliness of news, and really finding a way to put it into our voice and share some of our opinions as well. Even with running The Plug's weekly briefing experimentation is really even just how I got started. The Plug for me was an experiment. I was getting up at 5:00 AM, pulling together a newsletter, wanting to cover diverse voices in tech.Doing it just as this labor of love, and also nerdiness and curiosity, and it started to grow. Then I said, well, maybe I can do this every single day. Then I did it every day. Then at some point we realized, hmm, are people having inbox fatigue? What if we slow things down and really make people cherish every single sentence that we're writing in our newsletters, and giving them a long and deep side of slow conversations on Monday mornings as they're starting their day.We've seen those questions that we're asking kind of manifest in this idea of experimenting with just our curiosity. We've seen that well, I mean, honestly, Nathan, we're getting 45% to 48% open rates on every single newsletter, and it has been pretty consistent.When we were in the daily phase, we were starting to see those open rates go down. People just didn't even have enough time to read. So, again, we start with the question, “Well, what if, or how do we personally sort of engage with our news and with our information, and how do we create a moment of almost intimacy with our audience and our subscribers?” Where instead of just having the breadth, we can actually have the depth.00:04:40 Nathan:Yeah. I want to talk about the consistency and the schedule later in the episode, but let's go there right now because I think a lot of people, when they're writing their newsletter, they struggle with how often to send. And, you know, if you look at someone like Seth Godin who publishes every day and has done it for, I don't know, decades at this point, it's like, oh, I should be like Seth Goden and publish every single day or send out, you know, a newsletter five days a week.But one that's incredibly hard to maintain. And then two, I think you'll see exactly what you're talking about. The engagement and interest drops off, too much of a good thing is still too much. What do you think about that?00:05:18 Sherrell:I think that we've gotten into this very fast paced. I mean, I, you know, Twitter became a thing when I was like exiting undergrad and this idea of just constant information and voices in your head. Was kind of standard and status quo. And I feel as though now we really wanted to hyper focus on how do we get people to sit with ideas and thoughts before we kind of bombard them with just more information.And I don't know that more information is making us a better society. I think that this idea of community and grappling with ideas, you know, calling things out or bringing things to attention, but having something meaningful to say really outweighs, just being visible all of the time. I think especially with the newsletter, with the newsletter, you're telling stories, you are bringing ideas to the forefront, you're surfacing news and information for people to kind of ruminate on.And then we can kind of hit people later on in the week, which we do with here's opportunities to engage further. Or did you check out this data set that we've pulled together that will allow you to look at. How HBCs are graduating, like the top black engineers in the country. And so for us, it's about what is the value that we're providing to our audience?Why, why would they want to continue to open the email instead of just, let's be there for the sake of being there, you know? And it's like, it's like small talk at networking events where like people are pushing their business card on you. And you're like, I don't ever want to 00:06:50 Nathan:Okay 00:06:50 Sherrell:You ever again in life.And we definitely did not want to be that like pushy networker. We just wanted people to be able to sit with us, have a cup of coffee, have a tea, and just, you know, Really, really, connect with us and our work. And so, thus far, you know, like I said, we really saw our open rates increased drastically going from the daily into that weekly and it being meaningful.And our managing editor, Monica Melton, who was our first employee at The Plug has really, really ramped up subject lines and experimenting, in AB testing that has been so beneficial in terms of how the newsletter is being received.00:07:36 Nathan:Well, that's something that you just can't do when you're on a daily deadline. I'm trying to rush out on that scale, or you have to have a much larger staff to be able to bring that level of thoughtfulness and testing to each piece of content.00:07:50 Sherrell:So true. So very true. I mean, you know, we've always sort of operated and I think most startups, you kind of have to do more with less. And I think from the standpoint of delivering higher value really wanted our team to be able to think through, well, what should that Monday newsletter say? What are the opportunities that we can really present to our audience that are thoughtful?Even during our editor, our weekly editorial call, like we, we, we really deep dive into what are some of the top issues? What do we think about it? We really get to massage it out and be thoughtful. And I don't know, even if we had a larger team, maybe we would do more, maybe, maybe less. General newsletter, maybe more profiles would be really nice.And we've recently launched a new newsletter as well. it's kind of the niche of the niche. our incredible HBCU innovation reporter recently launched an executive newsletter for those who are recruiters, HR professionals who are really trying to understand how do historically black colleges and universities play a role in the future of work and just breaking down stats, breaking down the kinds of patents that are being developed, breaking down the kind of research coming out of these institutions ways in which to engage with faculty, new entrepreneurship centers, all of these like really incredible stats that you don't really hear on a daily basis.So that now that is a subset where now we have increased the cadence of our newsletters, but we've created that for a very specific niche within the niche of audience that we serve.00:09:26 Nathan:You said something about it's almost the environment that your newsletter is received into of your app. Like telling someone slow down, this is be thoughtful. This is a thoughtful part of your morning. Like have your cup of coffee, have your tea. And I'm realizing that as a newsletter creator myself, I often don't think about like, I'm not asking.The reader to get in a state of mind to engage with my content or get in a physical space. And so this is it's interesting, I haven't thought about before and it would change the approach to the content and it would for sure change the approach to the writing because instead of going okay, punchy headlines quick, this is for the busy professional, reading it on the subway, you know, like that's one style and it sounds like you're hitting in a completely different style, I guess.Tell me more about that. And then the other aspect of it is what are the ways that you reinforce that message to your readers? Cause it's one thing, if you think in your editorial room and conversations, but that you have to actually translate that to the reader so that they feel it as well.00:10:31 Sherrell:Yeah, we just didn't want to be forced to speed up. honestlyit was who I always liked this idea of, of slower journalism. I grew up such a reader like my mom and I get up on Saturday mornings and go to Barnes and noble when like bonds. And like when we actually went into bookstores, right.She would like leave me in the kids' section. And I would just like, get a mountain of books and just sit and read. And I always think about that opportunity of like just saying. And reading and in sitting and like digesting ideas and information. And when I think about some of my favorite newsletters, I think about, the, the Farnam street blog and, and Shane Parrish, Paul Jarvis used to write an incredible newsletter.There's just so many incredible writers and thinkers that create these kinds of long form pieces. I think, right in holiday and the daily, it does a really interesting sort of long form, you know, he does, he definitely does like the, the Daily of course, cause it's the daily. but these kinds of newsletters that really made you think about the world around us and sort of the new ideas that are emerging and.I felt as though, as we were starting to deep dive into this Nisha space, of course we cover black and brown innovators, future of work, future of business, inclusive business ideas that are highly data-driven. You have to really sit and think about what this data means when it means within your work. And it's not just like a flash in the pan, series or subsets of ideas.It really is how do I take this and apply it to my work and everyday capacity. So we didn't want to just give like bullet points of actions. It was more of, you have to apply this in your world in your way. And so I wanted to kind of recreate that to an extent. and as I mentioned before, you know, experimenting with.Subject lines and titles and flow. And I mean, even just organization of information, you know, there's always sort of the backend analytics that you can take a look at. What are people actually clicking on? What kind of things do they care about? serving our audience, a great deal to understand what they want to hear more about.I know that there are a lot of investors who subscribed to us who are always looking at our startups to watch section, and just the fact that people are able to kind of read this very long email and find a section that resonates with them and decide to take an action from that. That for us really demonstrates kind of a metric that we did not even anticipate going into this.And that really has to do with listening to our audience, quite frankly.00:13:11 Nathan:Yeah, that's good. I have more people will take that approach. cause I think. Now you say that and noticing that trend in a lot of these newsletters, like Shane Parrish, or like James clear, some of these others that have been going for a long time and built these substantial audiences is there's a level of intentionality that really makes it unique in that way.Let's go back. And, now that we've gotten into some of the tactics and the high-level things, let's talk about, you know, actually starting The Plug. So you started in 2016, is that00:13:39 Sherrell:I did. I started at 2016 as a labor of love. I had been writing freelance. I was working in tech, so I am an alum of Uber, as well as Google fiber, Microsoft and high school. I like worked, as an intern and like tech was always just such a big part of my life. And I grew up in Seattle. So it's like, go figure of course, like the girl that like grew up in Seattle is like a tech person.So, so it was always a huge part of my life. And what was really cool about my experience in Seattle is that I was trained in coding and network administration and all these really cool programming language and languages from a woman who was a retired software engineer from Microsoft, who like converted a storefront.And she was like, I want to teach inner city kids like about technology because. I'm female, I'm brown, I'm gay. Like there's not many folks like me in this space. And like, I want to create back in this space. And so my experience was just so unique. And when I got into the workforce and the conversations that were happening in media did not include voices from folks like myself or from Trish who started the center that I went to.And the folks who kind of raised me while I was at Microsoft, who were from all kinds of backgrounds and all kinds of experiences and like would burn me like, remember back in the day when you were burning, This amazing mentor who like she was like, burn me, like all of the Mo like the brand new heavies, most Def like all of these, like really amazing like albums.And, you know, at the same time, like teach me about like walking through this space of tech in a very male dominated field. And so when it come to the workforce and the media was kind of always a grandizing like all of these men and their ideas about the future, I was like, well, I've met some really like dope, you know, women engineers, or really dope, like black software developers and test engineers.And, I shared, you know, office spaces with, you know, incredible like female engineers from India. And I just did not see that like thought leadership component coming from these different facets of society. And I was like, well, you know, I want to start covering communities outside of these kinds of normal technical.Right. And I also was just walking through the world in living in places like New York city, living in Charlotte, North Carolina, even Bridgeport, Connecticut random. And just really finding these genius ideas and people in business leaders who were kind of unsung to a degree, but were working on really hard challenges and finding some success.So I had been kind of freelancing and, and writing for fast company, the route black enterprise and sharing these things. And I started to kind of become known as like, oh, like she's like the black girl Tector list. Who's like trying to cover everyone. and so at some point, you know, I got to a point where like, I really want my own column.I really want my own column. And you know, I think editors thought like, okay, your writing is okay, but it's not like, great.And like, this space is kind of cool, but like, that's just not what we do. And so, you know, I was like, okay, I'm going to spend my $10. I go daddy and buy my domain name. And I'm, you know, people were already calling me like The Plug, like, you know, where everything is, whoever went is, you know, what's happening, what's going around.And so I just started like this newsletter, I just went for broke and it was like, I'm going to create this daily newsletter. I'm going to get up at 5:00 AM every day and let's see what happens. It wasn't a business yet. Nathan. It was just an idea. Like, let's see if I can kind of create an environment where we are covering, you know, innovation from the perspective of communities of color, startup leaders, VCs, and grappling with like really interesting ideas and trends.And then also sourcing storylines from around the web. So that went on for about a year and a half. but about six months in is when I got like, we got our first corporate deal and I was like, oh, you want to give me money for this? Hm. I wonder what I can do with this. and, and that really enabled me to really get started and bring on some freelancers to help support the production of the every day.And at some point we decided, you know, following grad school, like let's, let's go for the school throttle and see if we can really build a substantive business here.00:18:15 Nathan:So, what did it look like that first year to grow subscribers? Right? Because going from maybe let's just talk the first three months going from buying a domain on GoDaddy to the first hundred, the first 500 subscribers. Like what was that process?00:18:31 Sherrell:Yeah. Well, first I like spammed, my friends and family was like, you better subscribe. so that was,00:18:36 Nathan:Which I highly endorsed as a strategy, like legitimately, because going from zero to a hundred is so hard. If you're like, no, I will only do it. people who come in through major publication or like, I dunno, what 00:18:48 Sherrell:Yeah00:18:50 Nathan:Your friends.00:18:50 Sherrell:You've got to like breakThe rules and you just have to like go literally go for broke, you know? And so that first hundred, you know, it was really looking at the audience. I had sort of built through my reputation of covering this beat. Over the last few years, like a few years prior. And so, you know, those were people who were immediately bought in, friends and family.I asked people to push up a newsletter very frequently. I was like, shamelessly plugging The Plug and like, Hey, you know, if you like this, like share it with your friends, share it with your colleagues. it definitely was not easy. It was a, it was a kind of one by one getting people bought in. And of course I had the power of social media, you know, on my side.Whereas had I started this like years prior, like in, in, in college before Twitter became a thing or Instagram or Facebook, perhaps I wouldn't have had as much visibility. some things that also helped to supercharge quite honestly, was like sharing across LinkedIn, just from a professional capacity standpoint.I was still freelance writing as well. So it allowed me to share, you know, Sherrell is like the creator of The Plug and you can sign up here at the bottom.00:20:02 Nathan:It changes your byline.00:20:04 Sherrell:I was able to, yeah. I was able to really leverage my, my byline. but it was a lot of pushing. It was a lot of, it was a lot of like asking people to share and to subscribe all the time.00:20:15 Nathan:Yeah. I was talking to someone, a friend who has a book coming out right now. And I asked him like, how's it going? He was like, oh, it's a lot of work. I'm doing a lot of begging right now. You know? And I was like, yep. That's Write of like, Hey, will you share this? Will you, do you know anyone who could subscribe?Will you subscribe? and a lot of the people who end up like getting traction and making something are the people that are willing to do that. And then the people who are like, you know, I tried this new venture, I put it out in the world and it just didn't resonate. And so I shut it down and moved on after three months or whatever.It's like, you dig into their stories and they're the ones who weren't willing to, you know, as long text all their friends. And so it just takes that level.00:20:55 Sherrell:Absolutely. I mean, three months is hardly enough time. I mean, you almost need like a solid two to three years to really, really like solidify yourself. The right conversation, get in the right rooms, build it, that level of credibility. I know some people who are able to do it very quickly. I think you're, you know, you're leveraging relationships, you're leveraging interviews and it's nonstop.You're nonstop promoting yourself. And you know, I'll be honest, Nathan, there's a bit of discomfort, in promoting yourself constantly. I think also like as a woman, I had to get very, very comfortable. I think that's something I had to learn in tech of, you know, watching like my male counterparts, like constantly talk about how great they were.And like, I was always so uncomfortable the exact same demeanor. but I had to find my own way to talk about the work that I was doing and what I found interesting. And the more that I did that, I found that again, you know, folks were just subscribing because I asked they actually cared about what I was doing.And even to this day, We are full fledged, you know, running media company. And we have people who were literally those early subscribers who have been with us since the jump. So when we have typos or when we've had titles in the past, or we've had a glitch or an email accidentally without, I mean, these folks didn't berate us or like drag us online, they were just like, Hey, just want you to know this link doesn't work.And I hope you're well, like I've been following you for years. Like I get those emails like every single week. And it is so incredible to really know that like, people have been rocking with you from your early days when you were less sophisticated, less refined, you know, and, but still they, they understand the intent.And they've seen that throughout the process of you growing your, your business, that you have been intentional. And I think that that's the value that they find.00:23:00 Nathan:Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. what about, well, was there a point in there either three months in or two years in or something where you were wondering, is this working like, should I keep going on it or was it just steady progress without any self doubt?00:23:17 Sherrell:Wish that I was the most confident person ever. I mean, fine. Find me someone who was just like, yes. I mean, you know, maybe Elon Musk, talking that he knows that everything he does is going to turn to gold. I definitely am not one of those, those individuals. I definitely, would have moments of discouragement, you know, you know, we talked about open rates, right.And I think, you know, sort of like as you're ramping. Your open rates look really good because your list is, is smaller. And then as your list grows, your open rates change and fluctuate. And, and if you're not familiar with, with that, it's really rough. You know, especially when you're still just learning the tools, you're still learning the techniques of AB testing or you're learning the tools of how to really create a captivating subject line or a captivating headline overall.And so, you know, when, as we continue to grow or you see the unsubscribes, right, like unsubscribes are still deflating. Even now years later, Maven is like, oh my gosh, like, why would you leave me? You know, it's like a breakup, you know, you're like, why would you ever leave me? And honestly, most people just get overwhelmed.And we, what we saw was transitioning to that. Weekly versus the daily. We've seen significant drops in unsubscribes. You know, folks, folks have time to actually read us. They don't feel overwhelmed with seeing our name in their inbox every single day. but there are, there are challenges for sure. You know, I think that, you know, I think that when you start to kind of compare yourself against sort of others emails or their newsletters or seeing their growth and the tactics that they're using, and also knowing sometimes you don't have the resources, you know, we didn't put money into Facebook ads or any other kind of platform.Everything for us had to be organic and it had to be intentional. And without having a huge marketing budget to try to get across certain milestones. And sometimes that can be discouraging if you're like, oh wait, like they're lists maybe twice the size of mine and they've not been doing this as long.And they've been able to put in the resources to kind of move the needle, or, you know, even in wanting to kind of stay intentional and practice this idea of slow journalism and slow information. When you see others who are like quick flash in the pan and, and they've grown exponentially, but it's also like, okay, we have some of the most engaged readers ever.You know, again, people who will show up will continue to show up to our events when we do something in person, or kind of contribute and show up to our virtual launches and things like that. And so I had to always kind of refocus on who my audience is and who has really stayed and stuck with us and the value that we deliver because the outside comparison will definitely.Kill any kind of confidence that you may have and, I think overall we had to get out of the game of becoming like the wonder kid company that sells to some major entity 12 months in, I think there was just this huge rush, especially with media newsletters of like, oh, you build this up, you work, work really hard.And then, you know, the New York times comes and purchases you, right? And like it's kind of far and few between. And if we're playing that race, you know, if we're playing that kind of game, it's, you know, it's, it's, it's not necessarily the right north star and being rushed into this idea of what success looks like.We have to really redefine for ourselves and what, like our core values have been. And we have to revisit that time and time again, and really just focus on delivering the best value that we can deliver.00:27:04 Nathan:Yeah, it sounds like you have a long time horizon, which I think is really, really important because so many people are. They're focused on like, okay, this has to work in the next month, the next three months, the next two years. And you just, you burn yourself out. Like I I've been working, in six weeks.It will be the new year. And I will have been working on convert kit for nine years and like, realizing that I was like, oh, this takes a long time. And you get those best compound results over. It's just a lot of time.00:27:33 Sherrell:It takes a while. Good things. Take time. And it's really hard. you know, I'm a millennial and everything where we want it to have everything like yesterdayandwant it tolikeRight. I mean, yes, of course, absolutely. Like, that's why I don't cook. Right. Like Uber eats me please. So, it humbles you to really understand.I always, I always say, you know, like we're understanding our own minds right now. we had to kind of go through our mature, our maturation phase of who are we? What is our content and our work stand for who is our audience? You know, having to kind of make those shifts and adjustments as we grew, the newsletter that we started is not the newsletter that we have today.We. We are going to have this highly kind of consumer driven newsletter. And as we started to look back at emails and names and titles, we kind of quickly realized, yes, our folks are kind of on the, on the periphery of like being consumer based. But these are people who hold really interesting titles at top tech companies, or they are, you know, coming from vaping companies.And so it really allowed us to see and understand, well, our content is helping to inform and give intelligence to these people who are going into work everyday, making decisions. It's not just information for information sake. We have to fundamentally cater to a very different audience than, than how we started.And I'm honestly very proud of that evolution. And I'm also proud of the time that it's taken, even for me to evolve as a. I mean, I went from me and my laptop and wifi to now having four full-time employees and 10 contractors that help us to build this thing, like every single day. And so that's fundamentally over this time, horizon has been a transition and an evolution across the board, and I'm sure who you were and where you started nine years ago is fundamentally different than what you have built as a company today.But you need each of those steps, right? It's that kind of crawl to walk, to run, to fly sort of phase. And I think we're just working on practicing more intentionality. And now I have more brains. I have more, more hands, more ideas in this that makes it better every single day. And I, and I just try my best to like, honor that.00:30:03 Nathan:I love that. Yeah. It's exactly what I think of it as what's a journey that I can go on that will make me a different person. By the time I get there, like what's the, not the easy path, but what's the thing that I can undertake where it's like, I, the only way to accomplish that is by becoming like leveling up and becoming a different person.And, and it sounds like you're on a similar journey.00:30:27 Sherrell:Absolutely. I mean, I don't know how you do this and you, and you don't change or transition. And I mean sure. Would it have been nice to get that early win, whatever that looks like, and then kind of had the clout to say, oh yeah, I sold my first company and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And it's like, yeah, sure, man.But that would have come with its own, you know, challenges. I mean, I, you know, went to grad school during the process and, you know, had to hire a managing editor to help the flow. So it was like getting up super, super early to go to class and like run the newsletter and deal with clients like in between class transitions and homework.And, you know, deliverables was not an easy feat, but I needed that time to help me become the leader that I am today and the journalist than I am today. And also to build the kind of network and relationships that would help us continue to grow into thrive. And I think more so now, and I, and I'm not sure if this is true for you as well, Nathan, you know, it's less about just general execution and more about.What room. So I need to be in where I can learn and kind of see my business differently and see the opportunities in a way that are effective. I mean, we've always run a remote company and I've always wanted to run a remote company. And now that we're remote and I have. Folks across time zones, you know, it is how do we continue to produce at an excellent level, but then also like be, you know, be sensitive to different time zones.And when we move an all hands meeting, how that kind of affects the workflow for the week, or, you know, some of my team members are juggling full families. And, told you earlier, you know, that we are our two-year-old director of mayhem with like, he has like three teeth. He's like, you know, one of our favorite employees, sometimes like, you know, he calls it like 7:00 AM and just wants to chat and you have to be available for those conversations.And so, you know, again, you know, I think, I think this whole entire process is a growth journey and sometimes your north star does change. You know, I think that when I first started out, it was like, yeah, like we want to be just as great as this. You know, we want to be just as great as kind of these superstars that, you know, had access to a great deal of funding.Well, here was the thing they think when I was in grad school, I went to school for computational journalism. I went to journalism school at a time that there was a 40% reduction in staff of actual journalists. Like the industry itself was like, we're dying, come on a Janice. Right. And watching these major publications that were like dominant leaders, completely lose their valuations and have to sell for pennies on the dollar compared to what they raised in venture capital.And so the other component to Nathan was that I realized I can't compete on resources cause I hadn't raised any money. Then we were doing strictly revenue. Advertising and sponsorship checks, and then eventually reintroduced subscriptions and subscriptions giving access to more premium content and developing an entire sort of newsletter experience and product experience that would cater to the subset of folks who wanted more and shared with us that they wanted more.And so I think the slowing down also enabled us to listen a lot more to our audience about who they were, what they were looking for, what they wanted. And it put us into a great place, even though it kind of felt like, okay, folks where they knew about us, but, you know, once the pandemic kind of shot off and our work was just out there and everyone's online, they're like, oh wait, like The Plug like has been doing this work for a very long time.Like their stuff is really dope, like that really catapulted us. And so I'm lab that we had built up such a body of work and reputation. So that once we started to kind of get this influx of subscribers and this influx of folks paying for the premium membership, we were ready. We already had things that they could tap into that were of excellence.And so, it is, it's definitely a journey all the way.00:34:46 Nathan:So on that journey, well, so you have tens of thousands of subscribers now for The Plug. What were some of the inflection points in growing that audience? Was it perfectly linear or were there some things, you know, certain stories that took off where you added hundreds of thousands of subscribers in one go.00:35:03 Sherrell:Yeah. I mean, doing our work in public has been such a great benefit to us. I think before we were kind of in this closed community space, we just want to talk to our audience in there. well, we had to create greater opportunities and we learned this through a survey to our, to our subscribers. And they said, listen, like we love this work.And folks would email me or email our managing editor and have conversation, but they're like, we want more conversation like amongst each other. we want to know who else is subscribed here. And so we had to do a lot more of our work in public, really engaging people across social media, because that really is just where people are, you know, whether it's frequently or infrequent.That was kind of where audience, also wanted to engage either with myself or with our team members. And so pushing out our articles, creating, very engaging data visualizations to really show the prowess of our work and our reporting. a lot of our work has gone viral. A lot of our data, our data sets and visualizations have gone viral.It gives, it's given us an opportunity to, again, like teach and allow people to grapple with information and sort of how that information plays a role in sort of some of the challenges people of color in tech have faced and also the opportunities and trends, that are on the horizon as there's more distribution of access to capital and access to.And so doing that work in public and having clear stances and, continuing to host conversations, bold conversations, courageous conversations in public have really drawn more attention back to our original work back to our original newsletter. And so, and so again, experimentation, right?I mean, I would love to say we have this grand strategy. Most of it was listen, we're doing really dope things. We need everyone to see what we're doing. And so we've just, we've just refined it. you know, a lot more, we've ensured that our team has access to the tools to build out charts and graphs and things like that.00:37:09 Nathan:Yeah, that's good. So a lot of content creators, you know, come into it from some other path, like I'm a designer turned blogger, right. but you really came to it from, I mean, you're a journalist, you went to school for journalism and you have this tech and data background. And so I'm curious as you work, you know, these really data-driven stories and you bring like true journalism.Each of the stories, what's something, well, I want to go two different directions, which always makes for a terrible question. one is, I, I'm curious for more of your process, like, you know, are you finding the data and then uncovering the story within it? or does it, you know, you hear a great story and that leads you into the data or does it, is it both directions?00:37:53 Sherrell:It's definitely both directions. I mean, sometimes just being out and about whatever that looks like these days, you come across really interesting stories. we're always engaging on social media and listening in to conversations and sometimes like that sparks, like. But mostly we are driven by a question and just the curiosity of, Hey, I wonder what's going on with this, or I saw this opportunity, but what does this actually mean?And then it kind of finding the dataset and end, or having to build out our own datasets and then being able to tell a story from that. And the cool thing is that, you know, numbers can tell one side of a story, or, or they can tell multiple stories. And so the great thing is that it's a constant feedback loop that's going on in the way in which we identify, find or even presented.A lot of our readers are really, really great at even just sharing like, Hey, you know, I live in Oakland and like, this is what's happening here with this particular company or organization, or, you know, I stumbled across this thread and just wanted to get your thoughts. And then we're like, oh, Hey, you know, maybe we should, maybe we should kind of think through this and, and what data exists, where can we kind of go and find more insights?And then also, you know, on the weekends, I like long walks on the beach and reading a lot of research papers.And so,so like sometimesit helps to spark ideas and I'm sure that, you know, as someone like yourself, who's also a creator and, you know, someone who loves to read really great work, having a multifaceted array of content around you all the time, whether you're listening to it, reading it, watching it, it also helps to spark new ideas on how to, as we say, as journalists, like how to enter a story from like the back door, right.Not everything on its surface is what it is, but when you have an eclectic mix of content and, like I subscribe, you know, to, to things that are kind of way outside of my purview from tacking day, And that helps me to kind of think about other spaces and industries. I had a great conversation with a founder a few weeks ago, who was talking about these like warehouses.She has a data software company that like maps, supply chain and food and food ingredients as well. And she was just talking about how, like, there's so many entrepreneurs, like in the state of Georgia who owned these like warehouses and manufacturing facilities and how like, you know, no one's talking about these hundred million dollar plus companies that employ a hundred plus people.And they're doing really well because everyone kind of wants to be on social media, like selling their product. And they're the ones that like, ensure that products actually get made. And I just thought like, that is so fascinating. Like I wonder, you know, regionally, like where are the manufacturing plants in a, in a country that has shipped so much of its, you know, manufacturing overseas.And so just the curiosity of it. All right. It's just the curiosity of, interesting conversations that we try to bring to the forefront.00:40:58 Nathan:That makes sense. Is there a story that you've worked on that. Or that you've worked on a published, broken in some way that has changed the conversation. Like one of these that's gone viral. and I'm sure there's plenty, but a favorite that you'd want to share.00:41:11 Sherrell:Yeah, I actually, this was a surprise, piece that went viral. this was, following the murder of George Floyd, last year. And I happen to be, on Twitter as I started to see a lot of tech CEOs, speak out and really address this issue on police brutality, and justice. And, you know, I had mentioned, you know, I'd been working in tech for a few years and you know, it's not like this was an anomaly, right?We we've seen this happen in play out, unfortunately, in so many different ways, but I had never really seen corporate leadership or, even just tech leadership really speak out. And so I started documenting the public statements that were coming across my timeline and really scraping Twitter to kind of see which brands which companies were making these states.And also kind of comparing that across the board of what their diversity equity inclusion results were saying about their commitments to, black and brown workers who was actually in leadership roles, who was actually on the board and really getting a sense of our companies kind of here for the moment.Or are they actually kind of living what it is they say their, their actual core values are.And again, this was kind of a, project that I just want it to be able to have ready and to have something to say for the following week and decided with my team, well, we're going to need some additional help so that we don't miss out on any conversations that.May have happened. And so I allowed the database to kind of be open for people to contribute to. And I started creating a visualization, really creating a timestamp of when companies were speaking out against, sort of against just the general timeline as like the country sort of erupted in protests on a national level.It went viral immediately. and again, without intent, I was really trying to do some research and also just kind of share, like, here are some of the companies that have made statements and here's the timelines. it went viral and it was overwhelming. I started getting messages across the board from CEOs, from recruiters.I even had. Folks who I'd worked with in previous years, reach out to me like they were like in Amsterdam, they're like, you know, your, database your visualization, like we're, it's at our all hands. And like we're talking through, 00:43:44 Nathan:Sorry 00:43:44 Sherrell:Our statement will be. I started getting signal messages and for those who are unfamiliar signal is like the private messaging app and encrypted and all of that.And I mean, people are sending me company emails and I mean, it was a great time be a journalist in that moment. And to really like, experience the wave of like what journalism should be in terms of, public service. It was also a very hard time, as you can imagine. as, as it was the middle of a pandemic, I'm at home by myself, with my plants in my wifi feeling somewhat powerless and just feeling like this is how I can contribute to the conversation into the movement and what really spurred out of that.And this idea of transparency as well as accountability. And, a year later we were able to work in partnership. The Plug was able to work in partnership with fast company to do an evaluation out of all of the commitments that had been made and all of the sort of, public statements and kind of PR moments where have companies now come when it relates to inclusion and diversity justice.And so it appears now. And so there's much more, practice around evaluating those commitments, and asking companies to be much more transparent. And I think some policy as well, that is, that is kind of getting started in DC around how reporting on equity and inclusion should be commonplace for all employers And so, so that I feel very proud of, from our work, in terms of helping to spark that movement. And there were other folks who started building very similar databases in their specific industries. So from beauty to music to gaming, just across the board. and again, that was unexpected. I felt like there are stories that I like thought were going to go viral.Cause they, I thought they were really dope to me and people enjoy them, but this one definitely took off. And, I'm very proud of, of the work that we did. And I'm proud of the, the interns that we also had to, who, who stayed up with me for 36 hours to kind of get as thorough who could,00:46:00 Nathan:Yeah.00:46:00 Sherrell:As well.00:46:02 Nathan:Yeah. When you're leading with data, that way the data has to be correct. It has to be accurate. that often is hard to do on a tight time on like that.Let's talk about the business model for The Plugin. so you mentioned, you know, paid memberships as well as sponsorships. if you're sharing it, what's kind of the split maybe percentage wise between, you know, revenue from sponsorships or memberships and then any other 00:46:24 Sherrell:Yeah, I guess so. So memberships or subscriptions really make up about 25% of our total revenue. That's something that we're looking to actually increase. Our biggest goal was not to be wholly dependent on advertising response.00:46:37 Nathan:Yeah.00:46:38 Sherrell:But advertising sponsorships still does very well for us. And the great thing is that because we have a very specific audience, we are really able to capture advertisers and sponsors that are, you know, providing products, tools, and solutions to that audience in a meaningful way.And so those relationships have been really, really strong for us. and then we also have, licensing. So, we do original reporting, you know, as, as, as mentioned. And, we syndicate on the Bloomberg terminal, and that parts came about in April. and so all of the Bloomberg terminal subscribers folks across financial industry also receive our work and, you know, Bloomberg pays us annually, you know, for that particular access.We've also had prior relationships with folks. Business insider and mobile dumb. that's a very small percentage of our total revenue, maybe about 10%, you know, advertising and sponsorships really make up the core. and then also, I mean, this isn't necessarily like earned revenue, but, grants have been really, really critical to part of our growth is.I think, especially we haven't taken on a lot of venture capital. you know, we've, we've raised a pre-seed round last year, which allowed us to bring on some employees. And so we've wanted to be very intentional with the way in which we took on capital, in order to grow. And, fortunately we've been able to participate in really great, journalism based accelerators, which have provided really cool grants and have allowed us to do things like spend on advertising, do website redesigned and audits and bring in, you know, a chief marketing officer.And so, so I'm, I'm still very proud of that because even though grants aren't necessarily considered revenue, like there's still work involved to apply to.00:48:36 Nathan:Yes.00:48:37 Sherrell:So the ROI is really strong. and it also means that I give up less of the equity in my business, and we're able to use those dollars, effectively.So that's the breakdown.00:48:47 Nathan:Yeah. like working with sponsors, what's something. You know that, you know, and understand now that like you wish you knew two or three years ago where you're like, 00:48:56 Sherrell:My God. 00:48:57 Nathan:Pull aside server out to use it it's three years ago and be like, let me give you a little advice. What would you say?00:49:02 Sherrell:It's just so many things. My gosh, I just wish we had like a full day, day, maybe like a nice hearty drink. you know, honestly, just did not know what I was doing in the beginning. kind of took whatever. I think because we never tried to compete on numbers, we tried to compete on value, demonstrating that.And, and being able to articulate that to sponsors, is always kind of an ongoing challenge. you know, and, and knowing the leads the lead times as well. We're very fortunate in that. So much of our revenue from advertising is typically inbound. So we haven't had to do a lot of like chasing. and, and as you know, like just pitching, it just takes a while.And if you don't have the team, the staff to kind of manage that process, it can get a little crazy. but one thing I will say is really identifying, the assets early on and sort of being clear about the metrics that you can deliver. I think a lot of times, you know, we're kind of only measuring, like click through rates or things like that.We did a lot of like virtual events before that became commonplace in the world. we really should have, created full packages that helped us to both expand our brand, and also really highlight, the core product of our partner.But I think we could have been a bit more judicious in terms of who we partnered with and why, and sort of how that was going to be a best fit. And then also, the retention as well, selling not just for that time, but really looking across the spectrum of opportunities to continue that relationship and continue that inflow of cash, every quarter or, you know, every year.Again, we, I think we got some really good lucky breaks, but I think overall we've had to be a bit smarter about overall inventory, and ensuring that, that, you know, we're, we're keeping more than we're having to go out and pay.00:51:05 Nathan:Yeah. So when you're talking about packages, is that like saying, Hey, you're sponsored the newsletter for three months and these events that we're doing, and like, you'll be a title sponsor across all of this, rather than saying, you know, we chart our CPM on the newsletters, this, and so a single slot00:51:21 Sherrell:Yeah, absolutely. I think that, we've had to measure against like, what is the actual work involved in integrating a particular advertiser into our emails? you know, a, a CPM kind of works well when you have a significant subscriber list. Right? And so I think that that kind of delivers tremendous value, but for us, because our newsletter, you know, isn't the tens of thousands versus hundreds of thousands.You know, we've had to really charge based on value and engage with. And sort of caliber of our audience, and really also tie that into how do we reinforce messages so that your ad or your promotion or your call to action is not lost in the sauce? right. So whether it be through like dedicated emails, a, an IgG live or a LinkedIn live conversation, the biggest thing for us is really being able to deliver value to our audience at the end of the day.And not just like, oh, like here's like a random sort of like product, we should buy it more. So, you know, how do you, like we, we've had some financial institutions that have, advertised with us and their goal has been to recruit. More companies into their accelerator programs or things like that.So there's really a strong use case that you can easily sell to advertisers at this level where they're really looking for much more than just like the banner ad. they're also looking for engagement. so how do we create engagement opportunities that fit our brand and also give, an opportunity for that engagement piece amongst our readers, who also want to kind of get to know each other.And so creating those kinds of moments, we're able to sell those as packages versus kind of that one-off like here's a banner ad go a God, give us a report later. so, so, so a little bit more00:53:21 Nathan:Yes.00:53:21 Sherrell:But you, you kind of build for longevity.00:53:24 Nathan:Yeah, that makes sense. Okay. I want to talk about the, the team side of things. Cause a lot of people start, you know, it's relatively easy to start a newsletter these days and it's just them for a period of time. And then it gets to the point where you realize, okay, I've built something bigger than myself.And sometimes people scale up really fast and then they find that that's really challenging and really unsustainable, you know, if you have a down couple months with, sponsorships or whatever your revenue stream is. so it's just hard. So when did you really think about bringing on your first team member and how did you go about like methodically scaling up the team, to what happen.00:54:02 Sherrell:I could say like the first nervous breakdown.00:54:08 Nathan:I should, I should lead with that question going forward. When was your first nervous breakdown? As a creative,00:54:14 Sherrell:Right?00:54:15 Nathan:Will have a story.00:54:16 Sherrell:Absolutely.No. It really, I really looked at, where I was feeling too exhausted to do the kind of work that I wanted to do, because I was kind of in the weeds of the newsletter also feeling like, okay, what's going to make people stay subscribed. What's going to make them feel like The Plug continues to be interesting on the nose and giving me something that no one else is going to give me.And that's hard to do consistently when you're by yourself, because you have great days. You have not so great days. You have, sometimes you get sick. Sometimes you need to fly to back home for a friend's wedding. And it's like, your level of concentration has to really, really scale through other people who are talented, if not more talented, to really bring you to the next level of your work.And so. Once we sort of were able to take on a little bit of capital from an angel investor. I brought on our managing editor, to really take over that process of the newsletter and to really help ideate with me where the newsletter was, where it should go. we really benefited from being in different sorts of, journalism accelerators, as I mentioned earlier, because we also got to learn from other news teams and newsrooms about the anatomy of a strong newsletter and sort of thinking through the entire process from start to finish of how we build out our newsletter.And then of course getting feedback and doing more surveys and collecting the data from our audience on what they were looking for. So again, constant experimentation, but also being open to, to realizing like, okay, this is good, but how do we go from good. And just even now, as we've had one of our reporters launch the HBCU newsletter, you know, we kind of talk through the shifts of that as well.And sort of know this is a completely different newsletter compared to our weekly briefing. and so it takes on a different tone. It takes on a different feel. It has a different kind of, objectivity that we kind of want to ensure, continues to serve in, in feed our audiences. So, everyone on our team is in some way connected to building the newsletter.We have a section in our slack, called editorial and everyone just tosses, really interesting articles they bred or tweets, or just Abe. I found really interesting into that and it helps us to really like brainstorm like what the newsletter should be. And the cool thing is that it really has. Gives you an insight into the minds of your team members to see like, well, what are they reading, right?What are they subscribed to? it that they find interesting? So we're all contributors, you know, at the end of the day, and it's helped so much because it's not just all on you as a leader, right? Like we have to continue to grow the business. We have to hire more people, make sure that money comes in so that everyone can like, you know, get paid and by crispy cream or whatever it is, they buy with their money and, and continue to, to find ways, to grow even just the subscriber list, which has its own kind of marketing needs.But yeah, it really came from that breakdown of like, I'm getting sick of this and I want this to be great, but I've reached my capacity on the day-to-day basis and I need other people to help chime in to make this great.00:57:43 Nathan:Yeah. I like that. Working with the team. It's just remarkable and wonderful. I know a lot of people who like their whole dream is to be a solo entrepreneur and they set up, you know, they're publishing and everything they do so they can run it just themselves. And it's a highly profitable business and I have a ton of respect for them, and that's just not at all what I want.Cause I want a team exactly what you're talking about to produce a newsletter and to put all of this content together. And you can just do so much more with the team. So anyway, I'm preaching to the choir here.00:58:13 Sherrell:Well, I get it. Like, I was such a huge fan of like Paul Jarvis has company of one. And I think initially that's kind of the direction I was going in. but I realized like I didn't want to just do this. I wanted to produce really strong visualization. I wanted to produce really strong, original content and also do, you know, live conversations and host events and, and, and just really like create.Opportunities for touch points and the ways in which people learn and engage, which isn't always like through reading. Right? Some, some of it is audio. Some of it is, is visual. So, totally hear you. I mean, I think that we all would like some kind of like automated system that works like kind of perfectly.But I find that I also learned so much from having a team and people who think vastly different than I do. And, and, and people who are bringing new ideas every week, it keeps, it keeps the work exciting.00:59:10 Nathan:Yeah. And I think that, what I love about Paul's work is that he's pulled together all these examples to say, Hey, if you want it, this is something that's available to you. You can, you know, and then people could look at it. So yes, that's what I want. Or they can, you know, like so many people, you know, in your early career where that mentor for you or something else.We can have those examples, as well.I want to wrap up with that, related to goals for the next year. My friend Clay Hebert likes to ask this question of, “If we were to meet a year from now with a bottle of champagne, what would we be celebrating?” What's the thing that you're working towards that you hope to accomplish in the next year, that we'd sit down and celebrate?00:59:54 Sherrell:That's such a great question. I really love champagne, so I want to get this right, so that this happens.I think for us, it is launching at least two additional newsletter verticals. One hyper-focused on climate and green tech, led by innovators of color.Secondly, sort of a more essay exposé from thought leaders in this space, that becomes a regular cadence for us.That's kind of one of my major goals. I think also, secondarily, that we really have a full fledged functioning team, growing by maybe four additional team members, which would include researchers as well as additional journalists. Again, we're fully remote, but we are producing great work at a very, very high level.We're also seeing that reflected in the kind of partnerships and advertising that we have. That, for me, as a leader I have effectively curated an incredible team, and we're doing the work that we said we wanted to do, and it's having impact and it's setting a standard, and we're in all the rooms that we want to be in.Those were lots of things, Nathan.So, a year from now I expect champagne.01:01:15 Nathan:Sounds good. We'll make it happen.Well, where should people go to subscribe to The Plug and follow everything that you're doing?01:01:21 Sherrell:Absolutely. Head over to TPinsights.com. We're also TPinsights across the web, and you can always come hang out with me as well on Twitter, because that is where my life starts and ends every day.01:01:37 Nathan:Sounds good.Well, thanks for coming on, and we'll have to make a plan for that bottle of champagne.01:01:42 Sherrell:Absolutely. Thanks so much for having me, Nathan.

Standing Post
Ep. #040 - Please welcome the CFO, Ms. Gwendolyn Sykes!

Standing Post

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 25:29


Episode #040 - Please welcome Chief Financial Officer Gwendolyn Sykes. Ms. Sykes began working with the Secret Service in May 2012, bringing with her a wealth of financial management skills and talent for organizational transformation and enhancement. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Sykes is the first African American female to serve as the Chief Financial Officer at NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate, she was responsible for the financial management and health of this $16 billion agency. Ms. Sykes led more than 500 finance professionals, located across ten geographically dispersed locations throughout the United States, in the development and execution of financial policies, processes, and procedures. She has also served as Yale University's Chief Financial Officer, the first in that university's 306-year history, and Chief Financial Officer for Morehouse College. Previous government experience includes working within the Department of Defense and in the office of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. Gwendolyn Sykes holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Catholic University and a Master of Public Administration from American University, where she also serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Public Affairs. She has been recognized for her achievements by Black Enterprise, Newsweek, the Today Show, and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Hosted, Produce, and Edited by: Cody Starken Associate Producer and assistant editor: Starr Vazquez This episode is sponsored by the United States Secret Service.  www.secretservice.gov Special thanks to CFO Sykes for her time and support and to CFO for their support. Music is “Nova Police” by Hermelin, found here:  www.hermelin.bandcamp.com/track/nova- police. The music used in the podcast was altered from the original soundtrack by cutting specific sections of the music to create the intro and outro of the podcast.  This work Attribution-Noncommercial-sharealike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US), which license definition is located here: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 Want to join the Secret Service?  Click here to start your journey https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=USSS Please visit us at: Twitter@secretservice, Instagram@secretservice, Facebook @UnitedStatesSecretServiceOfficial, YouTube@US Secret Service, and LinkedIn @U.S. Secret Service Subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or SoundCloud.com and find it at www.secretservice.gov/press/social-media/

Profit Boss® Radio
194: Maximizing Scholarship Dollars for Your Student with the “Scholarship Doctor” Rhea Watson

Profit Boss® Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 35:49


Welcome to episode 194 of Profit Boss® Radio! In this episode, we're talking about how students can get free money. That's right, free money! Whether you have a 6 month old child or even if you're in your 80s, if you're making plans for a college education, you deserve to do it debt-free. Here to discuss this topic is Rhea Watson. Rhea's the President and Founder of Scholarship Solutions, a premier scholarship and college consulting firm. Rhea has personally earned over $300,000 in scholarships and has helped her students win over $200 million to attend their dream schools. Her work has been featured on the Today Show, in Forbes, and in Black Enterprise, to name just a few publications. Let's face it, everyone wants to give their child the best chance to be successful, and it all starts with a great education. It doesn't matter where you're from, or how much money your family has, there are ways to make those dreams a reality. If you're worrying about paying for school–your kids' or even your own–you'll definitely want to listen to what Rhea has to say. It's never too early to start making a plan to get a great degree without being forced to swim out of a giant pool of student debt. Here's what you'll find out in this week's episode of Profit Boss® Radio: Why students of almost any education level, ethnic background, or economic situation can qualify for scholarships–and how Rhea pushes kids to become A students. How students of any age (including babies!) can find all sorts of scholarships. How Rhea helped an 88-year-old volunteer Santa Claus get scholarship money to finish his college degree. Rhea's advice for families trying for full-ride scholarships to expensive four-year schools. How a powerful scholarship strategy can help students start building wealth before they even graduate school. What current high school seniors who have barely started to hunt for scholarships should do right now to offset the costs of school. Show Notes To get access to the full show notes, including all the resources mentioned, visit https://hilaryhendershott.com/rhea-watson-maximizing-scholarship-dollars Follow Hilary on: Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Facebook YouTube Subscribe to Profit Boss® Radio Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts

Global Tech Leaders' Podcast
Joe Cecala, Founder and CEO of Dream Exchange: Part 1

Global Tech Leaders' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 43:37


In today's show we speak to Joe Cecala, to say Joe has done it all is an understatement. He is the co-author of securities research published in Oxford University's Handbook on IPO's. Main contributor to the Main Street Growth Act, to create venture stock exchanges. Joe Cecala is the Founder and CEO of Dream Exchange, creating a new national stock exchange as well as the first ever venture stock exchange in the U.S. As a former military officer, civil rights lawyer, securities lawyer and CPA, Mr. Cecala is a visionary, passionate about effecting positive, lasting change on society. Dream Exchange newest venture has over 3800 social media followers and 25000 email subscribers and features media publications such as Complex, Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise, The Root and more. He's been on over 100 of these appearances. We kick off by asking Joe to share his journey thus far and what has led him to where he is today? Forrest Gump Archipelago Methodology technology Trade volume Community projects Meaningful job creation Formulating solutions Asian markets Next we ask Joe, what kinds of growth has he seen in the markets, and what does he mean by profitability and market share? Concentrated risk environment The value of the idea is skewed whether or not the investment will work out or not Your not an entrepreneur if you have a day job doing something else and if you have never put payroll on your credit card From pilot to commercialisation No transfer of risk I like 12% The Sales Acceleration Formula Do they make milestones Early Facebook employees --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gloabl-tech-leaders/message

The Get Paid Podcast: The Stark Reality of Entrepreneurship and Being Your Own Boss
Courtney Sanders: From Bargain Pricing to a $50K Offer

The Get Paid Podcast: The Stark Reality of Entrepreneurship and Being Your Own Boss

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 85:58


Courtney Sanders is an online entrepreneur, speaker, and influencer to millennial women who puts a fresh spin on women's empowerment. Known for her ability to break complex concepts down in a fresh and relatable way, Courtney provides online & in-person training on a variety of topics including entrepreneurship and personal development. Courtney has been featured on Forbes.com, Instyle Magazine and in Black Enterprise. She has also served as a featured speaker at The White House for the Obama Administration's Council on Women and Girls, and at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.    We're officially accepting applications for the Get Paid Mastermind! Priority will be given to those submitted by December 16th. Take 8 minutes to complete your application here:  https://clairepells.com/getpaid   I was getting upset that people were not valuing my coaching material but it was my fault because that's how I sold it to them." - Courtney Sanders   This Week on the Get Paid Podcast: How Courtney's feelings about high-ticket gurus and high-expectation clients changed over time—and what she learned. This pisses Courtney off to no end when she creates courses and content. Courtney charges HOW MUCH for her year-long group coaching program!? How Courtney gets clients who guarantee their own results. What all goes into Courtney's offers—from support to tech set up to implementation. Courtney gets deep into the psychology of messaging and pricing.  What puts the gas on the fire in Courtney's opinion. Introvert, extrovert—does it really matter?  Taxes. What Courtney does to avoid owing big. Courtney thinks entrepreneurs who are just getting started should do this when they're first starting out. What Courtney talks about and how she talks about it on her platforms and forums. Connect with Courtney Sanders: Courtney L Sanders Revenue On Repeat Application The Courtney Sanders Show The Motivational Mogul Maker ™ on Instagram Courtney Sanders on Facebook Email Courtney Sanders' Team  

FANTI
Respect Your Elders

FANTI

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 58:47


Episode Summary: Black parents don't play when it comes to respecting elders--whether they deserve it or not--and this can be problematic. That's why Tre'vell and Jarrett get personal about the good, the bad, and the trauma of respecting elders. They get into the differences between white and Black parenting, how slavery factors into ideas of respect, and how “respecting your elders” still shows up in their professional and personal relationships as grown ass adults. Episode Notes: Jarrett mentions Greenleaf, which is an Oprah Winfrey Network show that also streams on Netflix. The clip comparing White vs. Black Kids is from a YouTube video.   A Tough QuestionJarrett asked Tre'vell, “Do you wanna be accountability partners?” when they set out on their umpteenth fitness journey, which sparked this conversation that seeks to define good accountability partnerships. Black History is Happening Every Day!Lee Elder, the first African-American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, died over Thanksgiving weekend in Escondido, California at the age of 87, the New York Times reported.  DIS/Honorable Mentions DM: Tony Humphrey, a 16-year-old baseball player, was the target of a racist coach at Iona Preparatory School in New York, Black Enterprise reported. HM: Brandon Kyle Goodman (they/he) is a queer, nonbinary Black Actor and Writer whose pilot got picked up to lead the spinoff of “Big Mouth.” The spinoff is titled “Human Resources,” New York Times reported. HM: The New York Times did a great Tuesday Daily on the Omnicron variant. Listen here. HM: Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony make up the band Louis York. Check out their album, American Griots.HM: Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo created HBO Max's “Sort Of,” which stars Baig as Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millennial trying to balance his multiple jobs and his Pakistani immigrant parents with finding himself. HM: LA's Black on the Block is a monthly pop-up for Black-owned businesses. Follow them on IG: @blackxtheblock.  Our Sponsors This WeekRayconGet 15% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY at Rayconglobal.com/FANTI.  Uncommon GoodsTo get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/FANTI Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org IG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer.  Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine Wheat Music: Cor.ece Graphics: Ashley Nguyen

TheHealthHub
Hormones, Longevity And The Path To A Happier Life With Esosa Edosomwan

TheHealthHub

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 50:11


In this episode we speak with Esosa Edosomwan, MS, CNS, LDN about hormone balancing, longevity and tools to achieve both. Esosa, also known as “Raw Girl” of therawgirl.com is a dynamic Certified Nutrition Specialist, Behavioral Coach, host of the Staying Ageless Podcast, founder of Staying Ageless University, and published author. Clients who have worked with Esosa in group and private coaching have: lost hundreds of pounds, healed cystic and hormonal acne, achieved hormonal balance pre and post menopause, had cancer downgraded, reversed nutritional deficiencies, prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, reversed hair loss and more. Esosa specializes in plant-based nutrition and transitioning, women's hormonal balance, weight loss, healing acne and skin conditions, nutrition and lifestyle interventions to enhance beauty and increase longevity, candida and parasite cleansing, and detoxification. Outside of her passion for health, Esosa is an award winning, globe-trotting producer and actress who has been featured in Glamour, Vogue, The New York Times, Elle, Ebony, Black Enterprise and more. Learning Points: 1. How Esosa evolved into the health space from a successful acting and producing career. 2. What longevity means to Esosa and how she has developed that into a successful program 3. How hormonal balancing can improve many health issues including PCOS, fibroids and acne. Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/therawgirl/ https://www.therawgirl.com/

Culture Building like a PRO
109: The Value of Creating an Inspiring Workspace with Dorethia Kelly

Culture Building like a PRO

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 35:05


Now's the perfect time to thoughtfully connect with your team, peers & leaders… especially with Christmas quickly approaching. In this episode, Dorethia Kelly breaks down the value of creating a visually inspiring workspace, how it cultivates team networking, and how personal branding boxes for professionals will help you get started!Dorethia Kelly, MBA is the Founder and CEO of Work • Space • Spark, a monthly subscription and online community for working professionals. Dorethia leads professionals through career training, personal branding, and financial growth in a way that's actionable and builds confidence. An entrepreneur at heart, she has been financially empowering thousands of people for over a decade as the Founder and CEO of #MoneyChat as well. The idea for Work • Space • Spark was an ah-ha moment Dorethia had when she realized the disconnect many in the working world had in understanding how their personal brand was directly related to their career growth and in turn, their financial growth.Dorethia is an author, speaker, and community builder featured in various national media, including Black Enterprise, CNBC, U.S. News, USA Today, Huffington Post, Go Banking Rates, and Experian.Get 50% off your first Work • Space • Spark box for 6 and 12 month subscribers code 50WSSWith this offer you don't pay it all upfront, you get a discounted rate and still pay monthly as a reward for the longer membership!Get your box here: www.workspacespark.comContact Dorethia:https://www.instagram.com/workspacespark/https://www.twitter.com/workspacespark/https://www.twitter.com/workspacespark/https://www.linkedin.com/company/work-•-space-•-spark/aboutQuestions about this episode? Topic suggestions for future episodes? Record them using the green Record Podcast Question button at www.baproinc.com/ep109 or send them to culture@businessadvocatespro.com Let's chat about this episode on Twitter: @BAPROINC or IG: @CultureBuildingPROThe Culture Building like a PRO Podcast: Simple ways to transform your company culture... Today!| Company Culture | Culture Building | Organizational Culture | Employee Engagement | Effective Leadership | Servant Leadership |baproinc.com

Intuitively Rich with Ani Rich
S2 E50 Design the Life of Your Dreams & Do Same For Your Children w/ Nathaniel Turner| Ani Rich

Intuitively Rich with Ani Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 36:41


In this episode of Intuitively Rich Ani talked to Nate about parenting, education, raising children in a unique way, creating and designing the life we want, and more. Author and TED speaker Nathaniel A. Turner, JD, MALS, is a self-described “Humanity Propulsion Engineer.” Nate is the author of several books, including the children's book series, “The Amazing World of STEM,” and his history-making book, “Raising Supaman.” Turner's appeared in many media outlets, including The Washington Post, Black Enterprise, iHeartRadio, The Good Men Project, Sirius XM, and U.S. News & World Report. Corporations, municipalities, and NGOs like Anthem, Inc., the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the City of Indianapolis, and the National Society of Black Engineers invite Nate to share his practical message for living the life we've always imagined while also serving the greater good. A modern-day Renaissance Man, as evidenced by the diversity of his education, including a bachelor in accounting, masters in history and theology, and doctor of jurisprudence combined with a wide range of personal experiences and professions, are only part of what makes his wide-ranging presentations “can't miss” events. What truly sets Nate apart from others is his unique oft times comical ability not only to see the world differently but to challenge his audiences in an edutaining way to live outside the box so that the world might be able to experience us at our very best. As a zealous advocate that every person has an opportunity to maximize their human potential, Nate regularly shares through books, courses, workshops, and conferences a backward design life process initially created to help his unborn child become a great global citizen and meet the rigorous educational requirements of the top colleges and universities without means of wealth, privilege, legacy status, fraud, bribery, cheating or Adobe Photoshop. Turner's son not only met Harvard's admission benchmarks (i.e., test scores in the top 1%, 33 college credits by his junior year, proficiency in four languages, left home after his junior year to play soccer in Brazil; and started a foundation to address teen homelessness); he eviscerated the profiled criterion by his sixteenth birthday. At present, Turner's son is a third-year Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. candidate at one of the world's premier graduate engineering schools. Today, those tools, techniques, and strategies initially created to help his Gen Zer thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are educational and life development staples for students and parents of all ages and organizations worldwide. FOLLOW Nate: Website:https://www.nathanielaturner.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supamans_dad/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RaisingSupaman LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-lindner-2857591a4/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Raisingsupaman Twitter: https://twitter.com/Supamans_Dad Ani Rich is a Life Coach, an Embodiment Yoga Teacher, a Mother, a Podcast Host, and a Life Coach. FOLLOW Ani: Hear Ani's Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yWsX... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ (personal) https://www.instagram.com/ani_rich_co... Website: https://anirich.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ani-rich-... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXAi... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anirichcoaching Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VS7DG76 Much love Ani Rich --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ani-rich/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ani-rich/support

Up Your Creative Genius
Deena Pierott: How to embrace change with dignity and integrity with diversity and inclusion pioneer

Up Your Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 42:46


Deena Pierott is also a Social Impact Entrepreneur and the Founder of the award winning and nationally recognized STEM+Arts program for youth of color called iUrban Teen which has chapters in four states, and most recently launched Black Women in STEM 2.0. Ms. Pierott is also a diversity strategist and international public speaker. She has served on several boards and commissions including a Gubernatorial appointment to the Commission on African American Affairs in the State of Washington. She has been featured on the following publications: Government Technology, Essence Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, Deliver magazine, Portland Business Journal, Geekwire, Colors of Influence, Neurology Now, the Chicago Tribune and on NPR. “We are standing on the shoulders of our ancestors who are slaves. It's a responsibility in this life to walk through it with dignity, grace and integrity.” “Stand up for others and be fearless with it.” “Raise your hand, ask questions, be engaged, even if you know the answer to it. Don't be a wallflower.”  Deena Pierott https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpierott  iUrbanTeen https://iurbanteen.org/ Do Better: Spiritual Activism https://www.amazon.com/Do-Better-Spiritual-Activism-Supremacy/dp/1982151277  Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/upyourcreativegenius/ Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-dobrowolski-532368/ Up Your Creative Genius https://www.upyourcreativegenius.com/  Timestamp [3:56] Meeting Deena Pierott and fling into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [7:23] Working with innovative ways to change policy [8:44] How being a gay person in Texas is similar to Deena's experience [10:21] You have to be yourself in corporate America [10:55] How Deena started iUrbanTeen [14:26] Growing iUrbanYouth, iUrbanUniversity and working with Microsoft [15:57] Why Black Women in STEM was created [17:19] Making change in the world where anything can be done [19:20] It's never too late. What's your next thing? [21:22] Who is an inspiration to Deena? [22:56] How to tap into your creative genius? What's your routine? [24:35] You got to have skin in the game [27:52] Trick is to get into motivation and keep in momentum [28:20] Workaholic, selfcare, and dealing with trauma [31:30] Hurdles of being a black women founder [34:30] Sometimes its easier to stand up for others [36:27] What is the book you are reading right now [39:40] Biggest tip for someone making a change   Patti Dobrowolski 0:03 Hello superstars. Welcome to the Up Your Creative Genius Podcast where you will gain insight and tips to stomp on the accelerator and blast off to transform your business and your life. I'm your host, Patti Dobrowolski. And if this is your first time tuning in, then strap in because this is serious rocket fuel. Each week I interview fellow creative geniuses to help you learn how easy it is to up your creative genius in any part of your life. Hey, everybody, it's Patti Dobrowolski. What's Up Your Creative Genius? Oh, my God. Today, I have just one of my favorite people in the universe. Deena Pierott. Now listen. So if you don't know who Deena Pierott is, I'm going to give you the lowdown on her and then she's going to tell us about herself. But first, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been subscribing and listening to the podcast and writing reviews. You like drove us up in the charts! It's fantastic. I love it. And I'm so grateful I am because this podcast is all about making change: how you can make change happen. And I've invited all these changemakers who have decided to change the world for other people or for themselves or their business. And so Deena Pierott is a serious changemaker. I got to read you her bio. Okay, so she is a sought after diversity strategist, Talent Acquisition Professional and international keynote speaker, no doubt, she's created cutting edge DEI programs that yield results in impact. And you know, we need that. Okay. But here's what I want to say she served on a number of boards. She's really super amazing. And she started iUrbanTeen, which really helped to advance and allow for kids who didn't have access to computers to get them. And so I know you're going to talk a little bit about that. But before we go on, I want to say this, that she was honored to be acknowledged by President Barack Obama as a White House Champion of Change for technology inclusion, and by Ebony magazine on their Power 100 list. She is like been, in Essence Magazine, the top 50 black female founders. She's just amazing. I'm telling you, if I showed you this List of awards, you will be here forever. But my God, welcome to the show. Deena Pierott. You're amazing! Deena Pierott 2:41 Oh, wow. Thank you. I you know, when I hear that stuff, I'm going is that me? And now that you know, because a lot of times you're so busy working and creating and working and creating that you have to sometimes stop and look back at you know, I did this. Patti Dobrowolski 2:58 I know it. Deena Pierott 2:59 I did this. Oh, I'm ready to cuss I got it. Because Patti Dobrowolski 3:02 That's okay. i You should have seen somebody else I had was just F bomb every other word. Right? You're all right. Yeah. Here's the amazing. You are just incredible. And I met you because somebody decided that we should meet. We hooked up. We had lunch together with your granddaughter. Yeah. And we were both like, what are we doing in Portland? Wow, this place is so weird. And neither one of us live there anymore. So they're, you know, right. Deena Pierott 3:34 I know. There you have it. But I just think it was just an instant connection. I wonder how they might just like, Look, Patti Dobrowolski 3:41 I know, friends. I know. It is so good. And so I just been following. Honestly, I stalk you all the time to see what you're up to. And then I like, post "Deena Pierott, she's so amazing." So follow her and do stuff with her. Now tell us if you would in your own words, like tell us about you and how you got started doing what you're doing and you know, anything you want to share about it? Well, you know, Deena Pierott 4:03 it's I'm going to try to make it a shorter story because usually I tell this long story with Patti Dobrowolski 4:09 international keynote speaker that goes on. And Deena Pierott 4:13 I sometimes I think I'm a Baptist preacher. Patti Dobrowolski 4:17 Exactly. We love that. You know, Deena Pierott 4:19 I always like to say, what's the why, you know, What's your why and things that you do. And sometimes you end up in a space that you didn't think he would be in, you know, 1015 20 years ago. So I kind of fell into the Diversity Equity work back in the 90s when I moved up to Portland from Compton, California. Patti Dobrowolski 4:39 Alright, so there you go right now. Oh, now I'm from LA Oh, I know all about content. I know in the Portland is white, white. Deena Pierott 4:48 Girl. Let me tell you, it's the whitest white folks I've ever seen in my life. And I even started fading. I was not this color. But I guessed it But then I instantly saw this disconnect, I saw this inequity on how people of color, especially the black community was treated. Yeah, no, I was called the n-word. I don't know how many times and I'm going I've never been called that in California. Right. Not that it doesn't happen, but it didn't happen to me. Right. I also saw when working in the workplace, the inequities there as well. I also saw how my own people and other people of color kind of were a little complacent to things where they didn't know how or didn't feel like they needed to advocate for themselves. Patti Dobrowolski 5:36 Yeah. Would they just let it slide? Slide and just go, like, well, that's the way it is here. Deena Pierott 5:43 And see, that was not me. Oh, no, not me at all. And so I instantly started creating different forums and different initiatives at the City of Portland. And it was interesting, because I worked for a director at a bureau who was from the East Coast. And he wholeheartedly gave me the platform to do what I did right now. I felt that he truly trusted my decisions. Yes, he believed in diversity and equity. And it gave me the floor, let me run with it. And I ran like hell. So I was able to create, like, I created the city's infinity groups that they have employee resource groups, in partnership with the mayor's office, the commissioners and all that and made it really meaty. I created so many different initiatives. Oh, my gosh, I made sure that all of our interview panels were reversed. I ensured that all of our panels for contract reviews were diverse. And that was in the 90s Patti Dobrowolski 6:40 for for my cat popular. Wow, that's crazy. But I also Deena Pierott 6:43 advocated for myself, and that scared a lot of people, you know, because here's this woman of color, a black woman that is holding her own. And yeah, letting you get away with this. And so, but what made me sad, Patti was a lot of the employees from different bureaus would come to me, and they would go Deena, can you ask my boss, if I could do this? If I can go here? Patti Dobrowolski 7:05 Oh my God. I know that. Deena Pierott 7:09 You know, and it Patti Dobrowolski 7:10 makes me sad. Because that means that they don't feel empowered enough to go. They don't have the confidence to go maybe because somebody slapped him down. You know what exactly happened here? Yeah, fear of losing a job. Deena Pierott 7:23 Exactly. And so I will tell them, No, you can tell them. And this is what you say and how you say it. Yeah, I still wouldn't do it, I would still go to their directors and ask these questions. And so, but someone told me and I remember that this was in like the late 90s. One of my own folks from the black communities that Deena, you're too opinionated. You rock the boat too much. You have to make them comfortable, meaning I needed to make white people comfortable. And I'm like, I don't need to make anybody comfortable. Exactly. And I say hold on a second, what plantation? Did I just arrived on? Exactly right. And so but that kind of pushback from not only the white community, but my own community made me try harder. Right. And so that's, I was creating initiatives that were way ahead of their time, and people are just now catching on. Right. So that was my last. And that was my journey into the diversity, equity belonging inclusion arena. And so I still get asked from different companies to either Keynote or to lead their teams on edgy innovative ways to change policy. How do you look at this through an equity lens? Yeah. And how do you do it? Not me, not how I how do you do it? Right? Yeah, within those companies. So that was the DEI journey. Yeah. Now, let's go to iUrbanTeen. Patti Dobrowolski 8:44 Yeah, cuz I want to talk about them. I know. I love them. Well, the other thing is that, I mean, honestly, I'm a gay woman. So you can imagine my story isn't exactly the same. But it is about you. You have to come out every second. And then you know, I live in Texas now. So come on, people go meet my neighbors. And my neighbors were kind of like really skeptical about us. And then, you know, a young transgender kid came and left a card at our door and said, thank goodness, you have that sign in your front lawn? Because now I know that there's possibility for me. Deena Pierott 9:19 Oh, see, right. You never know. You never know who you're the role model for? Or what pathways you're helping to create someone how you're helping their voice be heard. You never know. But for you or just to think if you didn't speak up, if you didn't feel comfortable in your own skin. Think about the health issues, the mental health issues. Yes, I would be steaming inside. That's why I tell people say something. You feel that you just had a micro or macro aggression thrown your way. Say something. It may not be that instant. It may not be that same day. It may not be that week. That's some point. I need to come to Patti Say, Patti, you know what you mentioned to me what you said to me last week, blah, blah, blah. It really felt like a microaggression. That's how it felt for me. How can we bridge this? You know, how can we do this differently? You need to be comfortable enough to have that kind of conversation. don't own that shit. Okay? Patti Dobrowolski 10:18 Yeah, don't take it in. Don't, don't Deena Pierott 10:21 get in, Patti Dobrowolski 10:21 don't try to change yourself. This is me. Like I remember, I wanted to write a book called How to Be yourself in corporate America, because you have to be yourself have to be your own. You cannot. I mean, now, thankfully, some things are breaking open. But in big companies, it's still Deena Pierott 10:38 the same. I still say that's not the company for you if it's feel that way. And that's why I tell all of my folks and even our students in Ireland team. Yeah, one of the things we teach them is how do you best advocate for yourself? Patti Dobrowolski 10:50 I love that. So how did you start that? How did you start Ironman teen, Deena Pierott 10:55 you know, the story goes, I was commissioner here on Governor Greg gwass. Commission on African American Affairs back in 2006, to 2011. And at the time, all of our ethnic Commission's were talking about the opportunity gap issue, especially for male youth of color, you know, falling through the cracks, being marginalized, disenfranchised, not having a clear pathway. And I'm an entrepreneur, I'm not one to sit back and meetings and boards, and just talk something to death over and over overnight, Patti Dobrowolski 11:26 we got to get things going. We got to add some happen. You got to make some happen now. Deena Pierott 11:31 So I instantly started looking at my community is being how if our families knew about the Running Start program, which is an amazing program, which has been graduate high school with not only a diploma but with an associate's degree. The issue was a lot of our brown and black families weren't aware of it because the school counselors were telling them yeah, of course not. That's not and so we were making sure that happened. Then I was asked to participate on a chief information officer Council in Portland. And I told my friend Mark, who arranged these for these councils all across the country, but I'm not a CIO. He goes, I know that, but you're innovative and we need you. So I went okay. Works for me. And so I went to the very first meeting, Patti, and I was a little late getting to the party. And so I opened the door, and it's a roomful of white men. Yeah, so imagine me walking in there with an afro wig on. Alright, I had a big curly Afro wig. Yeah, leopard print jacket, lay Yes. And big hoop earrings. Patti Dobrowolski 12:34 I love it. Deena Pierott 12:35 I went, oh, i Whoa. Okay. So. So during that meeting, I was sitting there and I said to myself, Okay, so over here we have these youth who are being disenfranchised, marginalized. Yeah, clearly don't have a pathway for success. But in this room, is where the opportunities are. That's right. So how do I reach this divide? And during that lunch meeting, I thought up iUrbanTeen, and within six months, we launched with the help of some of those men in the room, who were still engaged with me after all of these years. Oh, that's fantastic. We launched iUrbanTeen in October 2011, exactly 10 years ago, the 13th year, and wow, that was incredible. And I knew from the first event that we had to keep going because I saw this magic happening, you know, during those sessions, because everything we do is fast paced, hands on. Kind of eclectic, cool, kind of funky. You know, all of that. But it grabs them. It grabs your attention. Patti Dobrowolski 13:38 Yeah, they'll switch a notch when they need you since we launched Deena Pierott 13:43 in that 2008. Yeah. 2011 We have since launched in Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston. We've also we're hoping to launch in New York and also in Miami, Florida, as well as several other cities in 2022 and 2023. Patti Dobrowolski 14:02 Does that mean you get to go to those cities and launch they see now that's right and went to Texas Come on. You should call me because now Deena Pierott 14:12 are you in Dallas or Houston or I'm in Fortworth? I'm close enough I could go to Dallas Yeah, Dallas Yeah, well you know we're gonna be working with the city of Dallas on expanding all right ramps there so we go I will definitely let you know. Patti Dobrowolski 14:26 Yes, for sure. I love it. Alright, so you set up i Urban Youth, right. And you really helped them to create some programs that gave them access they didn't have before tools and resources and do you do internships too? How did you set the all that up? Deena Pierott 14:44 We do you know, we started just kind of grassroots having these paid internship programs in Portland for high school students. Yeah, with partnership with Cigna and then there was a company I Otis that was there as well. And now because we've had so many youth over the years that have been with our program, now they're in college. So we had to launch I Urban University. Oh, yeah. That is for over 18 crowd. Yeah. And so now do they get mentorship and things like this? Yeah, we have mentors that work with them. Yeah, we have diverse instructors that work with them. And in all the thing that for this Ironman University, that's where we have our scholarships. We have our paid college internships there. And now we are launching a support engineer training program with Microsoft that launches early next. I love it. Oh, that's so we have women we have black women in this first cohort aged 19 to 46. Yeah, that will be trained by Microsoft and also go through the certification process where they can get jobs starting at 80 to 90,000 a year. Oh, after 120 hours worth of trade. i Patti Dobrowolski 15:57 Oh my god, that's so fantastic. Now is this black woman in STEM? Deena Pierott 16:02 That's separate. That's separate. That's I mean, Patti Dobrowolski 16:05 oh my god, that is so incredible. Alright, so now talk about your latest thing, black woman in STEM, Deena Pierott 16:12 STEM 2.0. And we call it 2.0. Because, you know, we change the M and stem to manufacturing. because math is interwoven in all the other elements as well, and sciences and technology and engineering. Math is already interwoven in that. So we wanted to add manufacturing, because yes, that's a segment that sometimes overlooked in the whole stem arena. Definitely. So a couple years ago, some of my colleagues and I wanted to create a platform or an association for women that are in those spaces that we can brainstorm, have training sessions for, conferences for and basic networking, and also sisterhood. Sister fellowship. That's right. And so that's what we did. And so this year, you know, we were supposed to have our conference last year, but because in Texas, but because of COVID Yeah. Hectic, nutso course. So this year, we are having the conference, and it's a hybrid, where we will have in person events and virtual sessions. I learned this this Friday and Saturday here in Bellevue, you know, which is a community. Patti Dobrowolski 17:19 Oh, that's fantastic. Okay, I love that. All right. So look at how many I just so for those of you that are listening, so here is somebody that saw a need way back in the 90s. And then just built that, you know, went to bat for everything that she believes in, and then started to build the infrastructure to help other people. And this is what we're talking about is when you want to make change in the world, like yours is about big change in the world so that it will impact you know, your grandkids, it will impact your neighbors, your community. So these are the things that you did, but you are such an innovator because you sat in that room of all those. This is me, I'm imagining that because that's me too. I walk I know rooms with all white men, and I'm thinking Oh, yeah. Okay, now we're gonna have fun. Now I'm going to be myself and you guys are gonna love me at the end or else right? Yeah. And part of it is that you have to use your woo strength, but you also have to in that moment, you have to really build a bridge between your state of consciousness and theirs. And that's what you are. You excel in that when you do that, how do you do that? What is it that you do that you tap into in yourself to hear what needs to be done? Deena Pierott 18:40 Well, you know, I just kind of sit back. I think I blame my mom for making me think and understand that I could do anything. Right. And I believed it. I fell for it. Yeah. And so I still believe I still know nothing. I believe I know that I can do anything well, and you have Patti Dobrowolski 18:59 such that there's no reason why you shouldn't believe but what if you're a young person coming up? Or even if you've been working in a corporation for a long time or working for somebody else in the city for a long time, and you feel like, oh, yeah, yeah, but it's too late. And I'm almost going to retire. Why would I want to rock the boat? What would you say to them? Deena Pierott 19:20 Oh, it's never too late. It's never too late. Like I just turned 63 You know, on October 6, and I'm are ready. I know. I'm already thinking about what's the next best thing? What's the next thing I could do? Right? I don't know how some of us fell into that trap of okay, well, now you're over 50 So it's time to slow down. Everything is downhill from there. I don't know who sent us that Patti Dobrowolski 19:45 Milan. Oh, no, that was really big. Yeah. Now, you know, I'm older than you. So that's fantastic. I'm like, Yeah, I'm a year older than you. And so we look good girl. We look. I'm just saying and part of it is that We want to make sure that we're evolving. This is what you're saying is, what's my next thing? So that I want to know, like, when you have a vision for yourself, what's interesting to you right now? What are you fascinated with? That you can tell us about? Deena Pierott 20:16 Well, you know, I think that for me, because I'm so people centered, I really want to do something if it is my own, like digital online magazine for women over 50, you know, women of color over 50, particularly, because that's an audience that's overlooked a lot of times, I'm kind of a, like a lifestyle brand type of thing that I want to do I want to get into podcasting, you know, like you. So that's what I feel that the next layer is for me. Yep, thing that's really cool and fun. I Urban Teen will always be at my heart. But you know, I'm building up the infrastructure now where I have now managing director for Portland and southwest Washington. Patti Dobrowolski 20:57 Well, I see you have your infrastructure in there and the people that can do it. And Deena Pierott 21:03 pretty soon it's when do I have all the gears in place where I can just kind of sit back? And just so funny, Patti Dobrowolski 21:10 because when I saw you in Portland, you talked about that, then. So what's true is you have multiple gears now, before you were just working one gear for a while Deena Pierott 21:21 working here, right? Patti Dobrowolski 21:22 Now you got four gears all going at the same time. So that's Yeah, I think will be really, really amazing to see. And you know, who is inspirational to you right now in the world who you look out and you see, and you think, Wow, that is cool. I like that. whatever they're doing, is there anybody that is a role model for you, either now or in the past that really has helped you, and helps you as you get going on ideas? Do you have like your little cadre of sisterhood that you talk to about things, do you? Deena Pierott 21:54 Well, you know, and that's interesting, because I think back on the person, that really was my inspiration, and I know, it may sound a little corny and all but it was my mother, you know, and she passed away suddenly, in 2010. I am such a rogue, that there really isn't anyone out there that I see that I want to learn from or any thing, it's sad to say, but it's sometimes when you are so much into your own. Patti Dobrowolski 22:27 Yep. It's I know, Deena Pierott 22:30 I have a lot, a lot, a lot of mentees or people women that want to consult with me on how do I do this? How do I do what you do? So but there's not a whole lot of others that I see that I can connect with, or brainstorm on. Because usually what I'm thinking about and what I'm envisioning, is so far out there that no one's been there yet. Patti Dobrowolski 22:56 Yeah, I love that. That's fantastic. And so you really what you're doing is you're tapping into your own creative genius, that flow. So you just unlock that. And so tell me, what's your daily routine that you go through? That helps you unlock your creative genius? What Deena Pierott 23:11 do you do? Well, you know, what I do is I just sit back in early morning hours when it's dead silent, and there's no noise, there's no nothing. I haven't even made coffee yet. I just sit in silence. And I just envision what I already have in place, how I can tweak it, how can I make it better? How can I do this? At the same time? How could I add in this creative edge into this? That's not been done before? You know, so I just kind of invid before I write down anything? Yeah, I first have a vision for it. Yeah. Then once the vision clicks, I'll start creating an outline for how I want to do this, then the next step is how am I going to implement this? You know, what's the impact on the students on the companies that I work for in the DEI space? Yeah. And sometimes when I'm even working with the companies like right now, I was working with a global tech company. And we did something totally different that they hadn't done before yet, right? Sometimes I'll work with them. Like, this is what I'm thinking, what how can we do this? So I'll get there. Like I tell companies, you've got to have some skin in the game, I can sit there and talk to you. I'm blue in the face around diversity and equity. But you've got to roll up your sleeves, and you got to help me make this happen. Patti Dobrowolski 24:31 That's right. Because it's not gonna happen without them. Yeah. Because otherwise you're just a consultant coming in. And same thing, if I'm drawing a picture of the vision and nobody's attached to it, then sure, nobody cares. Deena Pierott 24:44 And so if I give them the tools on how do they do this internally, where they don't even need me anymore, a lot of times you'll get diversity, people thinking or saying that they're diversity experts and consultants that intentionally want to keep that company so they can keep getting a Patti Dobrowolski 25:01 paycheck. Oh, no, that's so what is that doing? Deena Pierott 25:05 What is that mindset doing for this next level of students coming through? I haven't seen that might land at your workplace. Right? Yeah, exactly. What is that doing for my sons who are in the workforce now? Yes. What is that going to be doing for my granddaughters who had some yesterday and your workspace? I'd rather I'm this way. And that's why I don't think I'll ever be monetarily rich. I'd rather give them all the tools they can do right now. Yeah. And happen, attach it to action, create it, attach it to metrics, yep, with everything, letting them know where they need to pivot, so that they can be equitable and inclusive workspaces. Don't keep paying me for years and years to keep you sick. Yeah, Patti Dobrowolski 25:46 that's right. Well, and one of the things that I'm listening to is that so you let the ideas germinate about where you are, and you envision how you could make a better so this my friend, Dawn calls this spinning the universe, you're really spinning the universe. Now using your imagination, then you get a plan, you get it down on paper, so that you've got something so that you know, okay, this is what we're going to do. And even if it's with somebody else, you get some partnership in there, so that you can make it happen. So you're not the driver of the activity, because the thing that you can be the driver at the beginning, but you don't want to be the driver for That's right. I Deena Pierott 26:25 always say this is the hardest thing to do when you are someone like me and like you and that very creative space, is find people that share your rhythm. Yeah, right. Oh, that's right. Find people that share your rhythm. I spent so many years trying to consult with people who had no idea what I really wanted to do. Right, but I just knew that what they were saying didn't settle. Well. I'm like, yeah, yeah. And that's crazy. Oh, man. Thank you, man. Oh, thank you. So it took me a long time. And it's still really hard to try to find those people who share your rhythm, right? You're one of those people that share my rhythm. Yeah, we got to get things going girl stuff off the bat, right back and forth. In an hour sit in ideas, right? Patti Dobrowolski 27:11 That's right. But then we got to go do them. We got to get people to help us do them. Like somebody in the background putting together your peloton machine right now, is that right? So if you're listening and you hear like the sound this clanking so Dina warned me that they were going to put up her peloton now and so whoever's back there doing that, you know, keep going and just know that this is what happens in a creative space. You have got to get everything happening at the same time, because there's not enough time in the day. Deena Pierott 27:41 Yeah, the only thing Patti is I'm looking at them putting this peloton treadmill together now I'm going to have to use it. I'm like, Oh, yes, Patti Dobrowolski 27:52 you're gonna have to use well, and and you know, I would say bite off just a small piece of that, like, I just start on things like that. Well, what's true for me is that I know if I don't dive full in and set a goal, that seems like whoa, I wonder if I could do that, then I will really get motivated to do it. I may not do it the next week, but I will that initial week getting myself going. So it's the trick to keep yourself motivated. And that's how it is with change, too. Right? You see something that needs to be changed, you get super excited at the beginning. But how do you maintain your own motivation? How do you maintain it? I want to know how you maintain, Deena Pierott 28:31 you know, for me that and I gotta be honest, until they transparent, this whole self care thing sucks for me, because I don't know how to do it. I have such a workaholic. But I also learned about myself as I have to do this self care, I have to learn this piece as much energy that I'm putting into these ideas and these businesses. Yes, I have to put that in me. You know, I have been through a lot of trauma over the last 20 years. One of the coping mechanisms for trauma is to stay busy. Yes. So I stayed super busy, you know, and it wasn't until my husband that my son's father passed away of cancer in 2019 that I actually hit a wall. I hit a wall and I basically almost had a nervous breakdown. And I realized at that point, I said to myself, I'm a smart enough woman to know that I gotta walk through this trauma. Right? Yeah, trauma that I have been suppressing for over 20 years. And that was a constant it was a continued I just got busier just wrapped more up. Yeah. Then I thought about what I created under trauma. Right. The White House under trauma. I'm honored in the Lincoln Center in New York with Oprah Magic Johnson all of them because if I ever team under trauma, right, I've been all these things under trauma. And I think that's why if they all didn't really resonate with me, well, Patti Dobrowolski 29:53 they don't really sink in. You're like yeah, I did that. I know that because I was on Broadway things like this. You Her major accomplishments you just sort of brushed him off. Yeah. Don't let them soak in. Yeah, yeah. That's great. Thank you so much. And then on to the next thing, because if you slow down too much, yeah. And you have to actually feel what's going on inside of yourself. Exactly. And really takes the passing of somebody who is important to you, to wake you up. I think sometimes, for me, it did. It was when my mom died. That was when I woke up. I couldn't get out of bed. Honestly, I couldn't get out of bed. I was just like, I don't know, you know, what's the point? And then I had to deal with all the things that had happened in my life. Right? Yeah. Deena Pierott 30:37 Well, that's what I've been going through over the past couple of years, since his death is just sitting still and going through the things like, you know, the things that have happened over the years me being discriminated against in the workplace, and, and and all the pushback that I've had to deal with, and it has been a heavy lift. Yeah, me with all of my businesses here in the Pacific Northwest. Patti Dobrowolski 30:59 Oh, you know, got it got to be because if you're in LA, you'd have our alliances. Deena Pierott 31:06 Oh, yeah. Even if I was in New York, Boston, Chicago, Patti Dobrowolski 31:09 any of the big cities, Dallas to the Dallas, Deena Pierott 31:13 I just look at how well we're so embraced in Dallas and Houston. And you know, I just came back from Boston, that was in Boston in Portland, Maine. And it was a totally different vibe there. Yeah. You know, I loved it. So I feel that being a black female founder here in the Pacific Northwest, there's a lot of hurdles to go through. Yep. You know, a lot of hurdles. And it was a harder path to get here. However, I'm the total, optimistic, idealistic person, I feel that all of that struggle, all the traumas, things that I've gone through all of the hardships, helps make me the mosaic of who I am. Patti Dobrowolski 31:57 Oh, it is, and you are so beautiful. You're such a beautiful mosaic that that is what true. And what I love about what you said, is that, you know, the composite of view. And all of us really is all of the things that we've had to go through all the, you know, all the N word, in your case, all the bottles thrown at me out of somebody's car window in LA, you know, all that stuff. Those are the aggressions that happen. And what's true is you understand your essence in the universe for good. You know, you're a vehicle for good. And so you take all that and just say, This is who I am. This makes me empathetic, right? This is where my empathy comes from. And this is where my need for connection. And also, this is where my I don't know about you, but my fuel to make change in the world comes from and you're spot on. You are just so incredible. And I'm so grateful that our paths crossed, because, gosh, I mean, you've just been doing so many things. Since I saw you in Portland. You were like a little lifeline to me in that weird deli that we were eating with your cute little granddaughter. So much older now. Leila Berg. Yeah, she's Deena Pierott 33:19 nine years old. She will be 10 Pretty soon. And you know, crazy. I look at her and I see true leadership in Yeah, yeah. I was honored at Clark College a couple years ago as Iris award winner. Yeah, cool. When in the audience, my son, his wife, and the girls were the audience. And wow, when I was doing the acceptance piece, when I was accepting it, I looked over at my granddaughters, and I asked the audience, you know, can I have a moment I have a message I want to give my granddaughter Oh, my God. And they said yes. And so I asked my son, but Leila up on stage. And I said, because the other ones are way too little. And so I said, Leila, I said, I hope that one day you'll understand why your grandmother is being honored here tonight. And I also hope that you understand the pathway that I'm trying to create for you. I said, Leila, we are standing on the shoulders of our ancestors who were slaves. So it's a sponsibility in this life, to walk through it with dignity, grace, and integrity. Oh, you promise me you'll do that? And she shook her head. Yes. Oh, I blew her kiss. She blew me a kiss. The audience was crying. Oh, Patti Dobrowolski 34:30 I bet. Oh, my God. Deena Pierott 34:31 And I said, ladies and gentlemen, in 20 years, she'll be the one receiving this award. So let's give her a round of applause. Oh, I love that. Oh, it's speaking it into existence. Well, I just reader, I see such a leader in her and I see the empathy, the empathy in her there's a young boy in her classroom at school elementary school, who's autistic. And he says if the other kids fully handled Leila is the only one who's nice for him and stands up for him. Patti? I almost cried because I said, she's got it. Patti Dobrowolski 35:02 That's it. Got it. She got it. She got the gene and the kids got Deena Pierott 35:06 the gene she has a friend and the leadership, stand up for others. And be fearless with it, right? Patti Dobrowolski 35:14 Ah, love it, stand by others and be fearless. With it, that should be all of our call to action, you know, really stand up for others and be fearless with it. And so even if you can't stand up for yourself, be sure to stand up for other people, because it makes a huge, huge difference. It really Deena Pierott 35:32 is easier because sometimes they're more skeptical to stand up for themselves and advocate for themselves in the workplace. Yeah, but it's easier to advocate for someone else, you know, yeah, to see that lifeline for someone else as well, if you do it the right way. Patti Dobrowolski 35:47 Yeah. And I think we need it. I mean, I think that if you know, so many people have been a mentor or an a door opener for me, in my life. And I think for you, too, you know, we get little doors open, and then we open the door way wide. For other people. We're like, let's get okay. Now everyone knows. Deena Pierott 36:07 Let's go I want to do right. And the thing is, is that people need to like for me, I advocate for everybody. It doesn't care what color you are. What gender what anything. Yeah, I believe in fairness, I don't like to see an equity placed anywhere for anyone, you know. And so that's why I was fighting the good fight for Patti Dobrowolski 36:27 fair, do you Yeah, you're so amazing. You just hear I'm telling you, you're so amazing. Now what I want you to tell people what you're reading right now. So they know what they should be reading to? Deena Pierott 36:40 Well, right now I'm reading a book called do better. And it's all around advocating for others advocating for yourself, creating equity, where you are, I was just at the Harvard bookstore in Boston. And I saw it and I bought it. And so I just started reading it. Very good read. The other book that I just listened to on audio was cast about the cast. Oh, yes. Yeah, it's long. Listen, and you really sometimes you got to play it back. And I'll, but it's a very, very good, there is another book that I'm also kind of in between around equity in schools. So I'm always reading that kind of, Patti Dobrowolski 37:18 well, you got to you have to, and everybody should be reading that, you know, Yeah, gotta just change your mindset all the time. Keep up. That's the thing. The other piece about change is, you have to keep up, keep up with what's important for you, and try to push yourself into areas where you don't feel comfortable, so that you can walk into that room filled with white men, and you can get what you need from the audience there. Right. Oh, God. Deena Pierott 37:47 And you know, it's so funny. When I walked into that room that day, I kind of did the whole church thing on here I am so that they can pause the meeting. Yeah, I could walk straight through to the front room. And I tell some of the guys there. Can you move over? So I put a chair here, because there was chairs in the back of the room. But Patti Dobrowolski 38:05 oh, yeah, well, back. Okay. That's right, exactly. Deena Pierott 38:09 What up to the front. I had a move, but a chair there. And but what are the things that I tell women and people of color, when you're in those kinds of situations where you are one of none of other people is to be engaged? Don't be that wallflower. So as soon as it came time for questions, yes, I was the first one that raised my hand. And I asked a question that I already knew the answer to. But I did that. And I do that a lot of times in places that they can see I'm here, I'm engaged. I'm a part of this group. Patti Dobrowolski 38:38 That's right. That's right. I love it. So raise your hand, ask a question. Even if you know the answer to even if everybody knows you're in the room and make a play, make it happen. And I would say that's true, even if you're on Zoom. Because in zoom rooms, it's really important to show up. So you turn your camera on, you got to look your best. And you got your hand up and you got to put comments in the chat. That yeah, that's fantastic. I've been Deena Pierott 39:06 on something zoom things where it's a lot of people and these people are just sitting there like quiet. Are they Patti Dobrowolski 39:10 advocator Tommy, would you entertain me, please? Yeah, I need some entertainment. Yeah. Deena Pierott 39:15 And there's a way to have that engagement even on Zoom or whatever platform Yeah, data. So you know, in fact, we're having our stem a wean for the kids. We've had a couple of virtual stem conferences for the kids. That's fantastic. Fast paced, they're fun. They're this and yeah, they're they're engaging, you know, and also, I think we've pretty much mastered the engaging online presence, you know, stuff so Patti Dobrowolski 39:37 well, you were engaging before when I came in drew with your kids. I mean, that was really, that was fantastic. I love doing that. So thanks for asking me to do that. Oh, they loved it, too. It was super fun now. Okay. So give us one last tip before we let you go. What's your one tip about change that you would tell to people say to people, you know people who are wanting to make a change What do you recommend that they Deena Pierott 40:01 do? I would recommend that they learn how to embrace it. Change is inevitable. Yeah. So my biggest tip is to be comfortable with change. Be comfortable with the pivot, always be that Constant Learner. I mean, I truly embrace change, even if it's things that I have no control of. I try to understand it and all but even for myself, looking at what the peloton that's going to be changed for me because I admit, I've got to embrace look, I've got to embrace it. I'm going to look like Beyonce in about six months. Okay, that's right. But embrace you can you will like either, like kind of grandma. So. But yeah, so I can't imagine not looking forward to the future and change that happens. I think that when you are afraid of change, when you try to stop change, I think that's when you stop growing. Patti Dobrowolski 40:55 Yeah. And when you start, then you're going backwards, you know, they're Deena Pierott 40:58 going backwards, Patti Dobrowolski 41:00 you either go forwards, or you go backwards, or you go backwards, so you got to keep going. Deena Pierott 41:05 My tip is to embrace it to embrace change. Patti Dobrowolski 41:09 I love it. I love you. You're so fantastic. I love thank you so much for spending this time with us listeners, we're gonna put into the show notes how you can get a hold of Deena Pierott because you're gonna want to follow her on Instagram and Facebook, wherever all LinkedIn all the places that she is. So look in the show notes. And I just take this to heart what she said embrace change, we live in a time of flux. If we're not going to get to a new normal flux is our new normal. So get good at change. And I can't wait to see what you do. So if you liked what you heard, you know, be sure to write a review about it or send me a DM on Instagram because we'd love to have you back and loved that you tuned in today to listen to all about Deena Pierott. I love you Deena. Thanks for being here. All right for having me on. My pleasure. Thanks so much for listening today. Be sure to DM me on Instagram your feedback or takeaways from today's episode on Up Your Creative Genius. Then join me next week for more rocket fuel. Remember, you are the superstar of your universe and the world needs what you have to bring. So get busy. Get out and up your creative genius. And no matter where you are in the universe, here's some big love from yours truly Patti Dobrowolski and the Up Your Creative Genius Podcast. That's a wrap

Do It With Dan
Your Dreams Should Be Real | Jerome Myers

Do It With Dan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 51:21


Why haven't you made your dreams a reality yet? You might have a million reasons lined up, but they're just excuses, robbing you of your life! If you're broke, making fun of a millionaire: this one's for you. Welcome once again Dreamers, to the Do it with Dan Podcast! The place to truly dream with your eyes open. It's time to expand our experience with some more great discussion on the power of the mind in all things. Whether you want to manifest more wealth, emotional abundance or love in your life; this is the podcast for you. This week, Dan sits down with the incredible Jerome Myers for an insightful look at why we excuse our dreams away and choose to snipe from the sidelines, rather than wage a battle of our own. Jerome Myers is the preeminent authority of dream realization. A believer that dreams can, and should be real, Jerome left corporate America when he realized that his role offered financial gain, but little significance. He is the founder and head coach of Myers Methods and has been featured in Black Enterprise, Business Insider and numerous podcasts. He has developed a system for exiting corporate America and creating a life of impact. Today, he and his company help other apex performers find their calling and live every day on purpose by harnessing the power of his model for a Centered Life, what he calls “the Red Pill”. Jerome and his firms can guide any individual from a monotonous uninspiring existence to a life of fulfilment and impact. Please share your stories with me over at dreamwithdan.com. Connect with Jerome here: Website: https://www.jeromemyers.co Jerome's Podcast: https://www.jeromemyers.co/podcasts/ To subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMdAvGk6xa5fptmdULliJrg Want to manifest money now? Play the 'Money Game' to harness the power of micro-shifting to attract abundance immediately. Get your Ebook for $1. Buy NOW. Do you want inevitable & sustainable financial abundance, based on your own unique 'Money DNA'? Watch our brand new webinar Interested in working with Dan 1-2-1? In collaboration with other highly successful experts, he will help you reach financial freedom in 6 months or less: Apply Here *PLEASE RATE US AND SHARE* Join me on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credit: "The Dreamer", Common Timestamps of interest: 01:43 - Welcome Jerome 06:53 - The pain of having to let people go 10:50 - The pursuit of happiness 13:05 - Everybody is seeking freedom 16:52 - Common excuses for why people don't follow their dream 20:20 - The falsehood the we have to consume all that we create 30:26 - Why worry about what isn't? 32:00 - The black experience in the UK vs USA 39:48 - It's more comfortable to sit in the bleachers 45:40 - The richest man in Babylon

Black Wall Street Today with Blair Durham
The Audacity of Confidence * Angel Rich's Keynote speech at Black BRAND's 2021 Black Diamond Affair

Black Wall Street Today with Blair Durham

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 45:41


In this episode of Black Wall Street Today, Hampton University grad Angel Rich! The Next Steve Jobs (according to Forbes Magazine), Angel Rich is the founder and CEO of The Wealth Factory, a ‘fintech' company that designs educational technology games, to enhance financial literacy and workforce development. IN this speech, recorded during Black BRAND's 2021 Black Diamond Gala, Angel Rich discusses The Audacity of Confidence. https://www.GetWealthyLife.com https://www.instagram.com/angelrich27 @creditrichapp @wealthylifers @blacktechmatters_ @historyoftheblackdollar Schedule your guest appearance on the show: https://bwstlive.as.me/schedule.php – Also, please make sure to upload a headshot(s) here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/rvpUctHVunuJ7665kWBB As a former Global Market Research Analyst for Prudential, Rich led the first African American Financial Experience Study; which still serves as the benchmark study across the national financial services industry for marketing to African Americans. Her research saved the Company $6 Billion and rose its ranking from #16 to #4 in service in one year. Through her company, Rich created the world's first financial literacy gamification app CreditStacker; which is available in 10 languages, in 40 different countries, and has achieved over 25,000 downloads in a year. CreditStacker was deemed “best in the country” by the White House (under the Obama administration), JP Morgan Chase, and the Department of Education; and the recipient of a 2016 People's Choice Award. The Wealth Factory's second gamification app CreditStacker Saga released on August 2nd, 2017; garnering over 250,000 downloads via Apple iOS and the Google Play store in under 25 days. In April 2017, Rich authored her first book, The Black Dollar. The book reveals the significant economic moments in history that have helped shape America— slavery, sharecropping, convict leasing, the Little Rock Nine, Black Wall Street, Civil Rights, The Great Recession, Black Lives Matter, and several other milestones. The Black Dollar highlights important figures—some renowned, and some lesser-known; that have made these Black, historical moments possible through their personal, diligent efforts. Rich's work has been featured through over 40 different media outlets including Forbes, Nasdaq, The Hill, The Grio, ESPN's The Undefeated, Essence Magazine, and Black Enterprise. At 30 she is recognized as one of Google's ‘Top Black Female Founders.' Rich is a proud 4th generation Washingtonian and alumna of Hampton University. Raised in a life insurance sales family—Rich still resides in Washington, DC; and is the current owner of a historic home passed down through three generations. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/black-wall-street-today/message

Skincare Anarchy
Karen Chambers, Executive VP of Impala Inc./IMAN Cosmetics and CEW Board Member

Skincare Anarchy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 68:45


Karen A. Chambers is a senior executive, business strategist, writer, editor and diversity and inclusion advocate. She is a contributing coauthor of the book Beauty Stories from Around the World published by the Makeup Museum and has been a career, travel, and lifestyle contributor to Black Enterprise and Black Elegance magazines. She is currently Executive Vice President of IMAN Cosmetics, a global pioneer in beauty for Women of Color and is on the Board of Governors of CEW (Cosmetics Executive Women), where she serves on the Taskforce for Advancing Women of Color. Ms. Chambers has held several executive positions in the health, beauty, and consumer goods, advising industry leaders such as Iman, Patti LaBelle and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her industry credits include beauty awards from Allure, People, Essence and O Magazines for her contributions to multicultural product innovation. She lectures nationally at universities and conferences and serves as an international brand advisor to corporate and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Chambers earned her BA in Communication from Rutgers University's Douglass College, she holds a Certification in Fostering Inclusion & Diversity from Yale School of Management, and she is a graduate of Landmark Education. With a commitment to holistic wellbeing, she is also an ordained interfaith minister certified in Reiki, Huna Healing, and Integrative Energetic Therapy. Her greatest passion is advancing the impact of women's leadership and multicultural education and equity. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/support

Business Innovators Radio
Episode 119-How to Start Investing in Stocks: An Entrepreneur Teaches Investing Basics with Teri Ijeoma & Hanna Herman

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 28:16


Teri Ijeoma learned how to start investing as a side hustle. In time–with some trial and error–she was able to quit her job and travel the world thanks to investing.Like any great entrepreneur, she saw a need while having conversations about investing…Recognizing that need and acting on it turned into a hugely successful company.Today on the Dream Life is Real Life Podcast, Teri shares her story about how investing and teaching the basics of investing changed her life.Learn how a couple of photos she added on Instagram while traveling and teaching abroad helped jumpstart her investing training when she got back home.Want some Investing 101 for inspiration? Find out how investing is a lot like having a lemonade or concession stand. Teri also gives some great tips and lessons she discovered while learning how to start investing.Like what to do after you realized you just lost $26K…Yes, you could learn a lot about yourself when trading stocks. So if you have a stock portfolio, are curious how to invest money to make money, or simply want to hear the story of how one entrepreneur took a great idea and ran with it, this episode of DLRL has got something for you. Let's get started!About Teri IjeomaTeri received her Bachelor's degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Master's in Media and Communications from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was named 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by National Black MBA Association, and is Teachable's 2020 Highest Earning Course Creator.Teri has also been recognized by Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Black Enterprise, ABC, NBC, Toyota, and more. You can find her on Instagram at @teriijeoma or visit her website at www.itradeandtravel.com.Interested in investing? Check out Teri's Investing Courses. Be sure to subscribe to this show for weekly episodes with other “go-getters” and inspiring leaders, coaches, and entrepreneurs.You can find out more about Hanna at dreamlifeisreallife.com/show and connect with her on Instagram @hannahermanson_ ABOUT HANNA HERMANSONHanna Hermanson, Certified Coach, International Speaker, Author, & Founder of Dream Life is Real Life Copywriting Agency, who has helped 100s of coaches build, scale, and enjoy their online businesses– essentially make their dream life their real life!You can find out more about Hanna at dreamlifeisreallife.com/show and connect with her on Instagram @hannahermanson_Join our network of entrepreneurs, business owners, and online coaches right here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/millennialslivingthedream/// J O I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahermanson_/ – Web https://www.dreamlifeisreallife.com – Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahermanson/ – Twitter: https://twitter.com/HannaHermanson/ – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamlifeisreallife/– Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.mx/HannaHermansonCoaching/Dream Life is Real Lifehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/dream-life-is-real-life/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/episode-119-how-to-start-investing-in-stocks-an-entrepreneur-teaches-investing-basics-with-teri-ijeoma-hanna-herman

Dream Life is Real Life
Episode 119-How to Start Investing in Stocks: An Entrepreneur Teaches Investing Basics with Teri Ijeoma & Hanna Herman

Dream Life is Real Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 28:16


Teri Ijeoma learned how to start investing as a side hustle. In time–with some trial and error–she was able to quit her job and travel the world thanks to investing.Like any great entrepreneur, she saw a need while having conversations about investing…Recognizing that need and acting on it turned into a hugely successful company.Today on the Dream Life is Real Life Podcast, Teri shares her story about how investing and teaching the basics of investing changed her life.Learn how a couple of photos she added on Instagram while traveling and teaching abroad helped jumpstart her investing training when she got back home.Want some Investing 101 for inspiration? Find out how investing is a lot like having a lemonade or concession stand. Teri also gives some great tips and lessons she discovered while learning how to start investing.Like what to do after you realized you just lost $26K…Yes, you could learn a lot about yourself when trading stocks. So if you have a stock portfolio, are curious how to invest money to make money, or simply want to hear the story of how one entrepreneur took a great idea and ran with it, this episode of DLRL has got something for you. Let's get started!About Teri IjeomaTeri received her Bachelor's degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Master's in Media and Communications from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was named 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by National Black MBA Association, and is Teachable's 2020 Highest Earning Course Creator.Teri has also been recognized by Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Black Enterprise, ABC, NBC, Toyota, and more. You can find her on Instagram at @teriijeoma or visit her website at www.itradeandtravel.com.Interested in investing? Check out Teri's Investing Courses. Be sure to subscribe to this show for weekly episodes with other “go-getters” and inspiring leaders, coaches, and entrepreneurs.You can find out more about Hanna at dreamlifeisreallife.com/show and connect with her on Instagram @hannahermanson_ ABOUT HANNA HERMANSONHanna Hermanson, Certified Coach, International Speaker, Author, & Founder of Dream Life is Real Life Copywriting Agency, who has helped 100s of coaches build, scale, and enjoy their online businesses– essentially make their dream life their real life!You can find out more about Hanna at dreamlifeisreallife.com/show and connect with her on Instagram @hannahermanson_Join our network of entrepreneurs, business owners, and online coaches right here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/millennialslivingthedream/// J O I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahermanson_/ – Web https://www.dreamlifeisreallife.com – Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahermanson/ – Twitter: https://twitter.com/HannaHermanson/ – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamlifeisreallife/– Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.mx/HannaHermansonCoaching/Dream Life is Real Lifehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/dream-life-is-real-life/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/episode-119-how-to-start-investing-in-stocks-an-entrepreneur-teaches-investing-basics-with-teri-ijeoma-hanna-herman

Out Front with Vince Noble Podcast
One on One with Jasmine Arrington: My Destiny My Future

Out Front with Vince Noble Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 39:57


In this episode, we had the distinct please of having Yasmine Arrington, Jasmine is the author of Daily Reflections for Social Entrepreneurs Journal and founder of the non-profit ScholarCHIPS, an organization that provides college scholarships, mentoring and a peer support network to children of incarcerated parents, inspiring them to complete their college education. Yasmine has been featured in TeenVogue, Essence, Black Enterprise, Forbes Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Baltimore Times, and on ABC7 News WJLA and NBC4 for her community work with ScholarCHIPS. Yasmine is a recipient of several awards including the Linowes Leadership Award from the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the Peace First Prize, the DC Social Innovation Prize, Angel Among Us Award by the Negro Council of Women, the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, the Samuel Halperin Public Service Award, Radio One WKYS Top 30 Under 30, and others.  In this episode, we discussed her early beginnings, the triumph over the death of her mother, and an incarcerated father at an early age, her life works with Scholachip and so much more.   https://www.scholarchipsfund.org www.nobleresolutions.com   

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast
How to Cultivate Healthy Relationships with Dr. Akua Boateng

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 55:00


This week I am talking all about healthy relationships with Dr. Akua K. Boateng. Dr. Akua answers the question, “What the hell does a healthy relationship look like?” We explore the mechanics of developing a healthy relationship with Self and also learn the steps to reconnecting with your intuitive guidance.    Dr. Akua K. Boateng is a sought after mental health and relationship expert. With over 14 years experience in clinical practice and education, she specializes in an integrative approach to treating anxiety, trauma, relationship issues and other emotional concerns.  She is the founder & CEO of Boateng Psychotherapy & Consultation, where she counsels individuals and couples as well as partners with organizations in the integration of emotionally aware practices and initiatives. In the media, Dr. Akua has contributed to media outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post, Huff Post, Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Philadelphia Inquirer,  Slate Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and others. Her genuine, empathic voice adds to the growing culture of mental health awareness. Show Highlights Reconnecting with your intuition and sense of self; also why you may have lost it in the first place. (8:15) You need time, safety, and a safe place to begin to lean towards repair and integration. (16:47) Why you can't heal within an abusive relationship. (17:53) What does a healthy relationship even look like? Interdependence. Consistency. It does not look like pain and harm. (22:56) The shift in cultural dialogue about mental health within the last five to ten years. (33:35) Is the trope, “you can't love another until you truly love yourself,” true? (36:21) Everyone has a blind spot. A healthy partner helps you see your blind spot and approach it with the utmost kindness and compassion. (38:26) A therapist's job during couples therapy. (42:15) Sometimes the healthiest place you can be is not together. (45:21) Couples should not pursue therapy when active abuse is occurring. (48:17) Top conflicts that Dr. Akua sees in her couples work. (48:35) Learn More About Dr. Boateng: Dr. Akua K. Boateng, a native of California, is a licensed psychotherapist with an emphasis in individual and couples therapy. With over 13 years of experience in clinical practice and education, she specializes in an integrative approach to treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, intergenerational trauma and several other emotional concerns.  In 2015, after sharpening her expert approaches for clients with other facilities, Dr. Boateng opened a Philadelphia-based private practice and consultation firm, Boateng Psychotherapy & Consultation. She now works with clients to take ownership of their emotional health, become aware of unhealthy patterns and work toward a more authentic existence. Dr. Boateng is a sought after mental health expert and consultant, partnering with organizations to support the integration of emotionally aware practices and initiatives into their operations. Resources & Links: Should I Stay or Should I Go - Money Survey by Kate Anthony and Amanda Steinberg Www.Akuakboateng.comDr. Akua on Instagram Dr. Akua on Twitter Dr. Akua on Facebook TODAY'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY: SOBERLINK Proof. Protection. Peace of Mind. The Soberlink remote alcohol monitoring system consists of a portable breathalyzer with wireless technology for real-time results. With proven use as the leading choice in child custody cases since 2011, we are the only system that combines: Court-admissibility in all 50 states Facial recognition Tamper detection Easy-to-read Advanced Reporting™ Trust the Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to support the best interests of the child in your Family Law cases. JOIN THE SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO FACEBOOK GROUP

OC Talk Radio
How to Write Your Book While Working Fulltime with Kanika Tolver

OC Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 22:45


On this episode of the Pub Date podcast, Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk with Kanika Tolver, CEO and founder of Career Rehab LLC and author of Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work. Kanika shares: How she side hustled a book while working full time Her decision to date jobs in order to pursue her dreams Tips for carving out time to write, edit, and market your book When you know it's time to divorce the job for the dream ________________________________________________________   Kanika Tolver is the CEO and founder of Career Rehab, LLC in Washington, D.C., where she helps clients transform their careers with coaching programs, events, webinars and digital resources to help people reach their career goals. An in-demand coach, consultant, speaker and thought leader, she has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS Radio, Yahoo!, Black Enterprise, Glassdoor.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post and a variety of radio interviews and podcasts. Kanika is the author of the acclaimed title, Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work.   Connect with Kanika on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  Get a copy of her book here https://amzn.to/3k3brXM

Experiencing Financial Contentment with Dominique Henderson, CFP® | Get Better Results in Your Life
CFFP #40 -Tools for Hiring the Best Talent In the Next 15 Years in Financial Planning Rianka R. Dorsainvil, CFP®

Experiencing Financial Contentment with Dominique Henderson, CFP® | Get Better Results in Your Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 38:29


Welcome to another episode of the Conversations for Financial Professionals podcast where we are shaping the next generation of financial advice.   Today we have Rianka Dorsainvil.     You are Co-Founder and Co-CEO of 2050 Wealth Partners which focuses on empowering entrepreneurs and first-generation wealth builders to own their money story and pursue their biggest dreams.    Through your work as a millennial CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, you bring a unique perspective not only on the current state of the financial service industry but on how to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.    You serve as a member of CNBC's Digital Financial Advisor Council and CFP Board's Diversity Advisory Group, is a Forbes Personal Finance Contributor, and has been recognized for her accomplishments and leadership within the industry by leading publications and organizations such as Investment News' inaugural 2017 Women to Watch Rising Star and Wealth Management's Ten to Watch in 2018. She has been published in PBS NewsHour, Forbes, USA Today, Black Enterprise, CNBC, Women's Health, and more.   As a financial planner and an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, you believe that first-generation wealth-builders are a community that has been underserved by the financial planning profession for too long - and she's here to help change the tides. In this conversation, you'll hear:   - how to identify and understand the problem of hiring the best talent for the financial planning profession; - why the financial services as an industry is at a critical crossroads; - the ingredients necessary to have financial advice “change family trees”; - why and how wealth management firms can leverage their growth to help develop the next generation of financial professionals; - Rianka's thoughts on where the cultivation of the talent pipeline should begin; and  -a whole lot more!   Resources: Are you a current or aspiring financial professional?  Click here to join the Jumpstart community! Listen to previous podcast episodes, clicking here. To receive a newsletter digest of Jumpstart community happenings, click here.   Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for our "Conversations for Financial Professionals!" by clicking here. Want to collaborate? Click here. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.   And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.   Please leave a review right now, click here.   Thanks again for listening, reading, and watching!

Black Men Anonymous
More Than My Credentials Series with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Black Men Anonymous

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 34:45


Everybody, Relax…..A lifestyle podcast dedicated to helping folks deal with Life, Stress and Mental Health. Facilitated by Trey who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who attempts to spark healing via creativity. Trey blends his clinical expertise with real world experience for a unique, down to earth conversation. So relax, take a deep breath, we're going to get through this thing called life together. New episode of More Than My Credentials Series with one of the top names in the mental health and podcasting profession Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D, licensed psychologist and founder of Therapy For Black Girls!! We chop it up about podcasting, her company and brand and more!! Check it out!! Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist, Speaker, and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she specializes in creating spaces for Black women to have fuller and healthier relationships with themselves and others. She is currently writing her first book, Sisterhood Heals, a tribute to and celebration of the transformative relationships between Black women. It is set to release in the summer of 2023. She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Huffington Post, INSIDER, Black Enterprise, Women's Health, Teen Vogue, Essence, and many more. Dr. Joy lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two sons. Website: https://therapyforblackgirls.com Instagram: @hellodrjoy Twitter: @hellodrjoy Make sure to check out FeedSpot Top 50 Health Podcast list that includes Everybody, Relax!!! https://blog.feedspot.com/health_podcasts/ Need a licensed speaker or facilitator? https://www.uphold318.com/taylorspeaks Become a member of the Relax Crew on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/RelaxVA Black Therapists in Virginia https://www.uphold318.com/blackvatherapists Make sure to subscribe, like, share and comment with your thoughts!! When listening and sharing use #EverybodyRelax #RefreshVA, to let us know you are listening!

The A Walk In My Stilettos Podcast
Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene ”Investing In You”

The A Walk In My Stilettos Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 40:04


Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 20 years of experience in technology entrepreneurship, marketing and business development. She has founded five successful cash flow positive companies since 2001, including Flat Out of Heels: Stylish rollable flats that are a solution to stilettos sore feet and PopCom: Software to revolutionize automated retail and is considered to be a pioneer in the equity crowdfunding space. She has been featured in Forbes, The Breakfast Club, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Fast Company, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, and more. We discussed: -being the subject matter expert in what you do and believing in what you are saying -meeting her husband on Instagram -the setbacks of not doing due diligence on business partnerships -being a lightworker and helping others heal holistically -being happiest when unplugged -investing in self and betting on yourself Tune in to hear how she has invested in herself and you can too! Stay connected with Dawn online: Website: https://www.flatoutofheels.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flatoutofheels/ https://www.instagram.com/dawnwdickson/ https://www.instagram.com/popcomtech/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlatOutofHeels/   Stay connected with us online: Facebook- http://bit.ly/2CkjhqV Instagram- http://bit.ly/2OszRfs Twitter- http://bit.ly/2RU9tcz Youtube- http://bit.ly/MakiniSmithYoutube LinkedIn- http://bit.ly/2IZZZIm Website- http://bit.ly/2PvRRSu Books- http://bit.ly/MakiniSmith Subscribe to our newsletter if you love the value and free stuff! http://bit.ly/2AVKNJM Send feedback/questions to info@awalkinmystilettos.com Submit guest suggestions HERE info@awalkinmystilettos.com    

Pray Plan Slay Podcast
EP 109: Beyond The Book with Chanel Martin

Pray Plan Slay Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 45:11


This week we are discussing the importance of following God's instructions with the owner of Beyond The Book Media with Chanel E Martin. Chanel Martin is an award-winning technology founder and the founder of Beyond The Book Media. - Martin helps brands write manuscripts in 21 days and publish niche books. Using her book writing formula, Chanel has taught thousands how to complete manuscripts in record time! Chanel is also the Co-Visionary of Kingdom Business Network - the largest Christian Entrepreneur Club on the Clubhouse App. Kingdom Business Network, also known as KBN, hosts 14 recurring rooms and reaches over 60K+  members nationwide! Chanel and her brands have been featured in national publications and broadcasts including The Real, BET, Black Enterprise, Essence, Ebony, Forbes, Yahoo, Business Insider, and more.  Chanel's strategies help small business owners authentically tell their unique brand story that resonates with their target audience, positions them as an expert, and increases their exposure on and offline. A Mastered Degreed Chemical Engineer by trade, Chanel has cracked the code on how to successfully brand, fund, and launch small businesses. As wife and mom of four, Chanel lives by the mantra "walk in your purpose and let your light shine".  ANNOUNCEMENTS  Work with our host Shaunté Saphire: https://www.shauntesaphire.com  You can now send questions for the “Ask Shaunté” segment on the podcast. Once I get enough questions, I will start the segment. Please email your questions to info@prayplanslay.com or send me an DM on Instagram. SOCIAL MEDIA INFO  Shaunté Pray Plan Slay - @prayplanslaypodcast  Shaunté Saphire - @shauntesaphire Website: https://www.shauntesaphire.com   Chanel E Martin @chanelemartin www.chanelmartin.com  http://linkedin.com/in/chanelm www.beyondthebookmedia.com

Living Corporate
The State of Black Media w/ Black Enterprise (w/ Alfred Edmond Jr.)

Living Corporate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 72:49


Zach sits down with Alfred Edmond Jr., SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large at Black Enterprise, to talk about Black media, historical trends, and the future of Black journalism and storytelling. Check the show notes to sign up for Black Men Xcel! Want to know more about our LinkedIn Learning courses? Check them out! https://bit.ly/3k4havy You can connect with Alfred on LinkedIn & Twitter. https://bit.ly/3jYhj4x https://bit.ly/2Y6qKa6 Find out more about Black Enterprise on their website. https://bit.ly/3EGdA38 Sign up for (and find more about) Black Men Xcel. https://bit.ly/3bxwm06 Check out Living Corporate's merch! https://bit.ly/375rFbY Interested in supporting Living Corporate? Check out our Support page. https://bit.ly/3egO3Dk

Business with Purpose
How Make Your Dreams a Reality | EP 269: Teneshia Warner, EGAMI Group

Business with Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 43:17


My guest this week is Teneshia Jackson Warner. She founded EGAMI Group in 2007 and has accumulated more than a decade of experience in multicultural marketing, project management and inspirational life coaching. As CEO, Teneshia has led the agency from a dream concept to a thriving multi-million dollar business, delivering award-winning work for major brands, such as Procter & Gamble, Verizon Wireless, Dasani, Rosa Regale, General Motors, Target, KFC, Major League Baseball, Delta and more. In 2012, Teneshia released her first book, Profit With Purpose: A Marketers Guide to Deliver Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences, which earned rave reviews as the first-of-its-kind to be focused on multicultural, purpose-driven marketing. Teneshia is the recipient of a number of career awards, including the coveted Black Enterprise Rising Star Award, Black Enterprises Forty Under 40, AdColor MVP and The Network Journals Forty Under 40 Award. She's also been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Essence magazine and Black Enterprise, along with guest appearances on ABC News and The Steve Harvey Show for her entrepreneurial and purpose-inspired successes. 3:28 – Teneshia 101 She is headquartered in New York and is a creative at heart. Beyond being a CEO, Teneshia says she is definitely a dreamer and believes in the impossible. She loves setting her own path and even being called crazy sometimes. She is passionate about inspiring other dreamers. 4:59 – What sets EGAMI apart? Proctor and Gamble is a long-standing client, and they created a campaign to celebrate black beauty. Her team helps companies understand their brand purpose. 9:59 – Helping people fulfill their dreams Her dreamers' boot camp is a four-phase approach. Teneshia wanted to create a system that other people could follow to create their own success and follow their dreams. Phase 1 is identifying the dream and putting people through exercises to figure out where they get their best ideas. For some people, it's in nature. 17:30 – From Idea-land to reality Ask yourself what you need to do in the next 12 months to make your dream come true. What about the next 90 days? It needs to be measurable and attainable. 23:42 – Learning from obstacles Tapping into your dream warrior within is key if you're going to be on a dream journey for a long time. You need to fight the dream giants who will be in your way. Obstacles come. Are you willing to fight? 30:15 – Her next dream Teneshia wants to expand EGAMI group and its footprint and impact in the world. She wants to help dreamers globally and give them action-oriented plans. Personally, she would like to put health and wellbeing at the forefront of her life. 35:08 – Get to know you What's on her most played playlist? Some song by Prince Fictional character she wants to meet in real life? Sarah Jessica Parker from Sex and the City FEATURED QUOTES I realized I chose a career path based on earning potential with little to no regard for passion or purpose. I made myself a promise that I want to design a life where purpose and passion leads, and I want to see where it takes me. Beyond that title of CEO, I am definitely a dreamer. CONNECT: https://egamigroup.com/ ABOUT TENESHIA: Teneshia is the founder and CEO of one of the nation's most successful multicultural marketing and communications firms, EGAMI Group. Her book, The Big Stretch: 90 Days to Expand Your Dreams, Crush Your Goals, and Create Your Own Success, is a soul-searching, life-transforming, 12-week boot camp that reveals how to get from where you are to where you dream to be – in life and in business. THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER OF THE SHOW: MamaSuds helps label-reading moms create a safe and nontoxic home for their family by creating synthetic free household cleaners. And one of those cleaner is MamaSuds Fine Linen Soap- which is the best thing since [Pumpkin] - Sliced -Bread Wash your high-quality sheets, linens, delicates, and organic fabrics with a Fine Linen Soap to keep them looking newer and softer longer. Use 3-4 capfuls for high-efficiency machines on delicate cycle, 4-6 capfuls for regular machines on delicate cycle. Head over to MamaSuds.com and use code MOLLY for 15% off your order!

Let 'Em Speak
S03E05 LeRon Barton on stuttering, preparation, and courage

Let 'Em Speak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 47:40


LeRon L. Barton https://www.linkedin.com/in/leron-barton-cwna-2b700b1/ is a writer from Kansas City, Missouri currently living in San Francisco, California. A graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine Arts, LeRon is the author of two books, Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American Drug Culture and All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage. In addition to his books, LeRon is an essayist whose topics cover racism, mass incarceration, politics, gender, and dating. These works have appeared in Black Enterprise, Salon, Harvard Business Review, The Good Men Project, Your Tango, Media Diversity, Raconteur, Elephant Journal, East Bay Times, and MoAD. LeRon is an international speaker (http://leronbarton.com) who has given three TEDx speeches and has appeared at Al Jazeera, the University of San Francisco, Navis, Speakers Who Dare, Nas Dubai, Glide Memorial Church, The City of Cupertino, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, Square, and Defy Ventures. In his spare time, LeRon enjoys mentoring African-American youth, teaching Creative Writing at the San Francisco County Jail, and backpacking around the world. By listening to this conversation with LeRon, you'll learn about:   - Speaking with a stutter – it's not the entirety of who you are - Supporting and including speakers who have a stutter - Ableism and destigmatizing stuttering - Setting expectations - Sharing stories over data - Preparing for public speaking success and falling into the next move - The power of representation - Having fun as a public speaker LeRon's TEDx Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/leron_barton_how_i_overcame_my_fear_of_stuttering https://www.ted.com/talks/leron_l_barton_the_power_of_sharing_your_story https://www.ted.com/talks/leron_l_barton_the_vital_importance_of_documenting_the_moment  

The Business of Marketing
Why P&Gs Walker and Company CEO's Core Values Are A Driver of Business Success

The Business of Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 38:16


When it comes to resumes, you might be hard-pressed to find one as impressive as Tristan Walker's. Before founding the health and beauty brand, Walker & Company in 2013, Walker worked as an Energy trader at both Lehman Brothers and J.P. Morgan, completed an internship during the early days at Twitter, served as the Director of Business Development for Foursquare where he oversaw strategic partnerships and monetization and was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Throughout his career he has earned accolades including a USA Today Person of the Year, TIME 100 Next, Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People, Vanity Fair's "Next Establishment," Fortune Magazine's “40 Under 40,” and Black Enterprise's “40 Next.” On the latest episode of The Business of Marketing Podcast, host Toby Daniels sits down with Walker for a career-spanning interview where he shares some of his most memorable learning lessons and the individuals that were most instrumental to his career growth. They also discuss what led him to create Walker and Company, the six personal values he used as a foundation for building the brand, the 2018 P&G acquisition of the brand, and how the Bevel brand is aiming to raise awareness on the need for reform and end the practice of recidivism. Throughout Season 2 of the podcast, we will be spotlighting a number of different startups that have participated in SAP.iO's foundries programs. During this episode, you will hear from Fang Cheng, CEO at Linc, the only end-to-end CX Automation solution purpose-built for brands and retailers. Linc was not only just a part of the SAP Foundries program in 2019 but has gone on to partner with SAP. Learn the genesis of the idea and what they see as the biggest drivers of growth for the company. Interested in joining the SAP.iO Foundries program? Visit SAP.iO for more information.

PR GIRL RANT!
PR Girl Rants with Regan Farley

PR GIRL RANT!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 51:17


You know you are making moves when someone reaches out to you and asked you to be their mentor. That is how I met Regan Farley! When I met her, I could see the fire and I knew she was going to be doing big things in this industry. Regan Farley has created a blueprint to effectively disrupt the public relations industry by its traditional standards. Regan worked with companies such as Fox Broadcasting Company, NBCUniversal, Def Jam Records, CBS Television, and more. She's wrangled talent for red carpet events such as NAACP Image Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, and more. As a digital content strategist, Regan provides strategy content for herself and clients through her company Intel Media Group. Intel Media Group (IMG) was established to elevate both traditional and new media footprints of individuals, businesses, and brands across the country. IMG clients have appeared on nationally recognized media platforms shows BET, Black Enterprise, Hot 97, Breakfast Club, VH1, Fast Company, and much more. Join us as we rant about: Regan's journey exploring what she didn't want to do which led her to what she DID want to do How her college experience gave her the first taste of working in public relations Regan believing she is in the service business Why she says her medical diagnosis and car accident was a rebirth How she began getting clients when she was ready to create her own business Becoming a united front in the PR Industry with her business partner Traditional vs. new media Where can you find Regan? @raethepublicist @intelmediagroup msha.ke/raethepublicist

Stories in Small Business
151. Talking About Hard Things and Staying On Brand with Lakesha Cole

Stories in Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 46:10


Visibility goes well beyond publishing some podcast episodes or writing a few blogs. It's about having a compelling message and sharing that message across multiple channels. And in 2020 and 2021, it's also about navigating social justice and racial reckoning. Without it being something you simply check off your to-do list. Let's talk about what that looks like. Because there's no shortage of business owners telling us that we “should” speak up and speak out (and I agree!) but no one is sharing the best way to do that. I'm so grateful that Lakesha allowed me to ask her some of those hard questions. If you're ready to get more exposure for your business while staying true to your messaging and beliefs, tune in now!   Mentioned in This Episode Episode 148: Creating Brand Awareness Outside of the Blog The Pieces of Pie Instagram post   About Lakesha Cole Lakesha Cole is an author, advocacy influencer, serial entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed chaos coordinator. With over ten years of experience in marketing and public relations, Lakesha is highly regarded for her ability to build powerful personal brands, increase visibility through the media, and ensure those who want a seat at the table get one. Lakesha founded she PR at the intersection of her advocacy efforts, media expertise, and new life as a retired Marine spouse. As a longtime mentor to help women discover how to convert their interests and skills into a profitable business, she realized that she could focus her experience specifically on the empowerment and the rising influence of women. she PR amplifies the voices and communicates the stories of women-led thought-leaders looking for more freedom and creative expression with their messaging and public image. In addition, Lakesha's business portfolio includes advocating for the military community and shedding light on the many challenges that military families face, most notably military spouse employment. As an Advisory Board Member for the Military Family Advisory Network, Lakesha worked with her home state Senator Tim Kaine (VA) on drafting the Military Spouse Employment Act, which was later signed into law by the President. She consults and serves as a partnership liaison in introducing companies and organizations to military talent and connecting military spouses and veterans to meaningful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Lakesha holds a B.A in Journalism and a minor in Public Relations from North Carolina A&T State University and an A.A.S. in Fashion Marketing from Parsons, the New School for Design. Before starting her own business, Lakesha worked as the Public Information Officer for Stafford County Government, as a Program Analyst for Headquarters Marine Corps, and in Business Development for Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Lakesha has been featured by the Today Show, PBS, NBC News, Attn:, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, Black Enterprise, Military Families Magazine, Military Spouse, and Military.com. Lakesha and her family currently reside in Tampa, FL.

Go-To Gal with Jaclyn Mellone
How to Create Excitement For Your Offer Step By Step with Gayneté Jones

Go-To Gal with Jaclyn Mellone

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 51:25


Episode #196. How do you create excitement around your offer? It sounds nice enough, but what are the actual steps and strategies to get it done?! Gayneté Jones is here to share all — and she's even pulling out her Trello board to do it. With multiple successful businesses under her belt including the online business Cubicle Ditch Academy and product-based business Best, Periodt., Gayneté knows a thing or two hundred about creating excitement. Listen now to learn her best tips for utilizing close friends, tapping into testimonials and getting it all going in DMs! In This Episode You'll Learn:How to have success in multiple businesses in an industry of nichingWhy tapping into your close friends can lead to incredible feedbackGayneté's step-by-step process to build excitement for an offerHow to harness the power of friend recommendations in your businessWhy getting outside social media and email creates excitementFavorite Quotes“What is the big fear, that underlying thing that's stopping them from pressing purchase? Figure out what it is and you can attack that from the front end in order to make the rest of the launch easier.”“In order to get to that financial goal, you have to create excitement. In order to create excitement, you have to be excited. Are you creating something you're excited about? If not, figure out why and then create something that would get you excited.” “You have to think outside of email and social sometimes. That means reaching out to the media, using other people's networks, going to speaking events or talking on other people's podcasts. Excitement comes when people see you all over.”More about Gayneté: Gayneté (Edwards) Jones is a leading business consultant, keynote speaker, best-selling author, podcaster, contributor for Black Enterprise, founder of G.A.M.E. Changing Industries, and the creator of Cubicle Ditch Academy.  She has also recently founded Best, Periodt., a unique femcare brand changing the game.Having studied the behaviors, fears and desires of consumers (millennials in particular), she is the go-to Freedom Slayer to assist this often misinterpreted generation to shine brightly, helping them to not just learn how to turn passions into profits, but also how to build sustainable businesses that solve real problems for customers. Even with Best, Periodt. she has made it her mission to create real, meaningful change for period havers around the world.As a result of Gaynete's efforts, she has been featured in the likes of Forbes, Fox, Black Enterprise, Yahoo, NBC, MSN Money, Sheen Magazine, Huffington Post, Refinery29, Thrive Global, Medium and  Success to name a few.Find Gayneté:WebsiteInstagramBusiness InstagramFacebookBusiness Facebook

Sugar Pills
Episode 68: How to Break Into the Entertainment Industry with BET's SVP + Head of Development Rose Catherine Pinkney

Sugar Pills

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 59:00


In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing BET's SVP + Head of Development Rose Catherine Pinkney on how to break into the entertainment industry and the power of telling diverse stories. Rose Catherine Pinkney is the SVP and Head Development at BET, and she has over 30 years of experience as a TV executive having worked at TV Land, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, TV One, Cinema Gypsy, and more. She's also been named Network Journal's 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business, Cable World's Top 50 Women in Cable, and Black Enterprise's Top 50 Entertainment Executives. WATCH + FOLLOW BET: https://www.bet.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bet/ https://www.bet.com/shows/betplus/bet-plus.html Have questions about life, love, career, and friendships? Then submit your questions to info@candywashington.com for a chance to be featured on the podcast. *** WATCH: Life with Candy *** Let's connect and shop The Basic Girl's Guide to Self-Care. The Sugar Pills: A Practical Guide to Self-Care Podcast empowers you with the tools to uplevel your self-love game, reclaim your self-worth, and step into the life that's waiting for you. Hosted by Candy Washington, founder of 1214 Media Productions, the executive producer and screenwriter of Narcissist, a film on Amazon Prime that explores mental health in the age of social media, author of Triggered, a thriller about codependency, and the keynote speaker at WellnessCon. If you're feeling inspired, please share this podcast with a few friends, rate, review, and subscribe. Want a free gift? Send a screenshot of your review to ‘info@candywashington.com' and receive a self-care surprise. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/candy-washington/support JOIN US: iHeartRadio Instagram: @candywashington Twitter: @candywashington YouTube: @candywashington Pinterest: @candywashington RESOURCES: Free Guides The Self-Care Muse The Self-Love Course *This podcast is a supplement to your self-care practices and not a substitute for a relationship with a licensed professional. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/candy-washington/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/candy-washington/support

Powered AF
EP 10: How to Position Yourself for Opportunity, Government Contracts, New Orleans, and Why I Give Back With Sevetri Wilson

Powered AF

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 67:36


Sevetri Wilson is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of two companies, Solid Ground Innovations (SGI) and, most recently, Resilia, New Orleans based technology start up. Sevetri bootstrapped her first company, SGI, to seven figures with zero capital, and she raised over $3MM For her second company, Resilia, Which launched to the public in 2016. She is the first black woman in New Orleans to raise over $1MM in venture capital. In 2010, she was honored with the Nobel prize for public service, the Jefferson award and was featured in the Senate report to the White House on volunteerism in America during the Obama administration. Sevetri Has been featured in Forbes, Black Enterprise, Essence, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, CNN in other news outlets for her work in business and technology.     In 2019, she released her first book Solid Ground: How I Built a 7-figure Company with Zero Capital, which spent six weeks at No. 1 on Amazon Startup category. In 2021, a second book Resilient: How to Overcome Anything and Build $1 Million Dollar Business With or Without Capital was released.     Today, Sevetri Continues to cultivate a community of support, resources, tools, and conversation that helps our leaders all today and tomorrow hacker their next level in life and business.   Website: https://sevetriwilson.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sevetriwilson  Twitter: https://twitter.com/sevetriwilson    Purchase her latest book Resilent: How to Overcome Anything and Build a Million Dollar Business With or Without Capital: https://sevetriwilson.com/product/resilient-how-to-overcome-anything-and-build-a-million-dollar-business-with-or-without-capital/   * This episode is also brought to you by Power Your Launch Marketing Accelerator. Whether you run a product or service based business, Power Your Launch can help. Learn how to drive more visibility, generate more leads, and drive more sales to your business. Power Your Launch helps you develop the skills necessary to put your business in front of your ideal customers.     With over 10,000 students trained, Power Your Launch is designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners learn how to maximize returns on marketing. At each level, entrepreneurs will complete training & exercises, and be coached through their launch or sales process. Upon graduation, students are equipped with the knowledge, network, and skills to successfully build marketing campaigns that will generate consistent leads and sales.      Visit: Learn.PowerYourLaunch.com  to receive 50% OFF enrollment before the offer no longer applies      Visit: PowerYourLaunch.com/Pod for a FREE training on How to 10x  Your Sales Online Using Facebook Ads   Follow us on YouTube for more video interviews & behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzu8MZhiiCGMZxcQpGPd7iA   If you enjoy the podcast, it would mean a lot to us if you followed the show and left a review!

The Dr. Will Show Podcast
Dr. Laykesha Hallmon (@DrKeyHallmon) - Turning Black Gifts into Black Dollars

The Dr. Will Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 55:19


Recognized as one of the most brilliant minds in education and business, Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon has transformed the lives of thousands of Black entrepreneurs across the world. Her love of community, paired with her mantra, “Support Is A Verb,” inspires and educates African-Americans to create generational health and wealth. As an award-winning expert in education, business development, plant-based living, she leaves an indelible mark on any business who walks through her door. Dr. Key has developed an economic vehicle that empowers the Black community through cooperative economics. Her ‘key' to success is her village...Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, affectionately known as “Dr. Key,” moves businesses from sales to success, and inspires them to become doers, supporters, and leaders of change. The mission-forward visionary advocates and empowers artisans, creators, and burgeoning Black businesses who want to thrive. After founding the Village Market ATL in 2016, she has reached and served 1440 businesses and facilitated 5.3 million dollars of direct sales to Black-owned businesses. Now with several verticals under the Village Market moniker, Dr. Key has recently expanded her village to include her storefront The Village Retail at a curated collection of premier Black businesses. She has cultivated a team of her own, employing 100% Black people, over 90% of them women. From Atlanta all the way to the Bahamas, the Mississippi-bred thought leader helps businesses with big ideas turn them into even bigger profits. Her goal is to build a Black mecca, where Black businesses can build and grow anywhere, and with several market storefronts on the way, she's just getting started. Dr. Key's expertise in education spans 15 years, where she has served as a critical voice and advocate for creating empowering learning and work environments for students and employees and is deeply passionate about work efficacy and social-emotional learning.Dr. Key has been featured in Forbes, Essence, Black Enterprise, CNN/ HLN, the Today Show, NOW THIS, the Source, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Voice, Madame Noire, Side Hustle Pro, Therapy for Black Girls, Black on Air.A sought-after speaker, served as the keynote speaker for the Fall graduating class at Clark Atlanta University and the Boys and Girls Club of NW Mississippi and graced the stages of the Steve Harvey Foundation, Hope Global Forum, Beyond School Hours National Conference, Students At-Risk Conference, National Summer Institute Conference, GA Federal Programs Conference, the Power Rising Conference, EnricHER Conference, Atlanta University Center's Financial Literacy and Innovation Conference, and the HBCU Entrepreneurship Financial Literacy Expo. Walker's Legacy has honored Dr. Hallmon. In 2017, she was inducted into the 40 under 40 Society at her undergraduate alma mater, Tougaloo College. Dr. Hallmon is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Powered AF
EP 8: How to Make $1,000 In A Day with Stocks, Trading and Create the Life You Want with Teri Ijeoma

Powered AF

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 54:09


Teri Ijeoma began her professional career working in education and non-profits. When she started trading stocks eleven years ago. She initially saw it as an opportunity to simply supplement her income. However, she was so successful with this side hustle that in 2017, she decided to quit her job, travel the world, and begin trading full-time.   While traveling, Teri was constantly asked to show other how she was successfully trading in the stock market. She set up and taught her first class in Thailand, her second in Vietnam, and had a fully-fledged curriculum created by the time she returned to the States.    Teri now offers an online curriculum that shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. She also partners with organizations and companies to train and empower individuals to achieve financial freedom and build wealth through investing.    Teri received her Bachelor's degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Masters in Media and Communication from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was the Grand Champion of Teachable's 2019 Creator Challenge and has been featured in Black Enterprise, Yahoo Finance, ABC, NBC, and FOX.   Sign up for a special offer: https://investwithteri.com/?affcode=213134_ovow8ylh Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teriijeoma/ * This episode is also brought to you by Power Your Launch Marketing Accelerator. Whether you run a product or service based business, Power Your Launch can help. Learn how to drive more visibility, generate more leads, and drive more sales to your business. Power Your Launch helps you develop the skills necessary to put your business in front of your ideal customers. With over 10,000 students trained, Power Your Launch is designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners learn how to maximize returns on marketing. At each level, entrepreneurs will complete training & exercises, and be coached through their launch or sales process. Upon graduation, students are equipped with the knowledge, network, and skills to successfully build marketing campaigns that will generate consistent leads and sales.  Visit: Learn.PowerYourLaunch.com to receive 50% OFF enrollment before the offer no longer applies. **discount has already been applied once you reach this special URL page**   Visit: PowerYourLaunch.com/Pod for a FREE training on How to 10x Your Sales Online Using Facebook Ads Follow us on YouTube for more video interviews and behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzu8MZhiiCGMZxcQpGPd7iA

The StclairSpeaksShow Podcast
The StclairSpeaksShow featuring Patrina Dixon Best Selling Author, Certified Financial Coach Ep #51

The StclairSpeaksShow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:24


About The StclairSpeaksShow Podcast, We interview professionals in the business who are looking to share their business stories through podcast marketing. Our ideal guests are authors, speakers, real estate investors, non-profits, small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, and influencers diving into their business stories and what influenced them to get on their path of success. http://stclairspeaksshow.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/yahavystclair/ Shop StclairSpeaksShow Merch https://stclairspeaksshow.myshopify.com/ About The Guest  Patrina Dixon is a Certified Financial Coach, International Best Selling Author, and Founder and CEO of It'$ My Money™️. Her mission is to help transform lives by teaching people how to master the fundamentals of money management. Patrina has been featured in Black Enterprise, Yahoo Finance, and Real Simple. She has been on local Fox61 several times. She is also known as a financial influencer by Experian. She is the host and executive producer of her own local TV show  It'$ My Money™️.  Patrina's Contact information and resourceful links Subscribe to Patrina; channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm1Hhgy5iNqDs00XF_mmWZQ Reach your money goals with Patrina's Level Up Your Money  Checklist: https://www.itsmymoneyjournal.info/store/p11/Leveling_Up_Your_Money_Checklist.html CONNECT WITH ME:Blog:  www.itsmymoneyjournal.info/blog Instagram: www.instagram.com/itsmymoney_ Twitter:  www.twitter.com/itsmymoney_ Pinterest:  www.pinterest.com/itsmymoney_ Facebook:  www.facebook.com/itsmymoneyjournal --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stclairspeaksshow/support

Black to Business
63: How To Create A PR Strategy That Aligns With Your Brand w/ Sakita Holley

Black to Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 55:11


Name: Sakita Holley Current Title: CEO, House of Success PR  Location: NYC Educational Background: Howard University Alum   About Sakita: Sakita Holley is an award winning publicist and the Founder/CEO of House of Success PR. The ten year old firm has worked with a wide array of clients that include Luster's Pink, African Pride, Lottabody, KinkyCurlyYaki, Harlem Arts Festival, Heat Free Hair and more. In addition to her PR work, she also hosts a popular business podcast called The Sakita Method, which is designed to help millennial women win at work, in business and everywhere in between. Sakita has been featured by Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, Women's Biz Journals, xoNecole and more for her PR and business expertise. In 2017, Sakita was named as one of PRWeek's 40 Under 40 honorees and she is a proud graduate of Howard University. You can find and follow her on social media @MissSuccess. DURING THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSSED: How to start building your PR Strategy - starting with what you have  How do your PR and Marketing work together  How to make use of social media and influencers to promote your brand  How to prepare to work with a PR specialist/company For complete show notes and resources mentioned for this episode go to: blacktobusiness.com/63   Thank you so much for listening! Please support us by simply rating and reviewing our podcast!  

Elite Expert Insider
Using A Virtual Assistant With Tonya Thomas

Elite Expert Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 13:59


Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Tonya Thomas V.A. specialist, about how to stop the overwhelm in your business by using a virtual assistant.   Tonya has been in the virtual industry for over 17 years. She held a number of executive administrative roles prior to founding Team Delegate. She is a leader in the virtual industry and has been featured in Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine and Home Business Magazine. She is active in her local community having served in a leadership role in a local group which raises funds for local charities and scholarships. We want our clients to think of working with us to be synonymous with professionalism. Learn More Here

Dreamcatchers
How Masterminds Help Solve Your Problems

Dreamcatchers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 33:23


Jerome Myers, Founder of Dream Catchers, is the preeminent authority of dream realization. A believer that dreams can, and should be real. He is also the Founder and head coach of Myers Methods and has been featured in Black Enterprise, Business Insider, and numerous podcasts. After building a highly profitable division of a Fortune 500 company, Jerome decided to leave the rat race to get away from what seemed to be the endless slew of layoffs. He has developed a system for exiting corporate America and creating a life of impact. Today, he and his company help other apex performers find their calling and live every day on purpose by harnessing the power of his model for a Centered Life, what he calls “the Red Pill”.Check out full show notes by clicking "Episode Website" below.Connect with JeromeLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeromemyers/Website: https://www.dreamsshouldbereal.com/

Thyroid Answers Podcast
Episode 95: Habits, Hypothyroidism, and Health

Thyroid Answers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 59:50


In this episode, I have an in-depth discussion with the Raw Girl, Esosa Edosomwan MS, CNS, LDN. We discuss our habits and behaviors and their role in our health and quality of life. In this episode we discuss: The diet wars Habit vs behavior The minimum viable habit Motivation vs discipline How to change habits and behaviors More ...   Esosa E., MS, CNS, LDN is also known as “Raw Girl” of therawgirl.com is a dynamic Certified Nutrition Specialist, Behavioral Coach, host of the Staying Ageless Podcast, founder of Staying Ageless University, and published author with ten years of experience inspiring others to live their best healthiest lives. After completing her Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health, Esosa worked as a Clinical Nutritionist at a wellness center where she provided nutritional coaching, meal planning, and offered dietary interventions to thousands of clients of all ethnicities and ages, with a variety of dietary preferences and suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions. Since then, Esosa has created her signature online programs: Staying Ageless 30+ which has a comprehensive curriculum designed to help women 30+ achieve optimal health and stay youthful using diet and lifestyle changes, and Raw Girl's Hormone Balancing Academy which is a healing program designed to holistically address fibroids, endometriosis, cysts, PCOS, and other hormonal imbalances. Clients who have worked with Esosa in group and private coaching have: lost hundreds of pounds, healed cystic and hormonal acne, achieved hormonal balance pre and post-menopause, had cancer downgraded, reversed nutritional deficiencies, prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, reversed hair loss, and more. Esosa specializes in plant-based nutrition and transitioning, women's hormonal balance, weight loss, healing acne, and skin conditions, nutrition and lifestyle interventions to enhance beauty and increase longevity, candida and parasite cleansing, and detoxification. Outside of her passion for health, Esosa is an award-winning, globe-trotting producer and actress who has been featured in Glamour, Vogue, The New York Times,  Elle, Ebony, Black Enterprise, and more.   ESOSA E., MS, CNS, LDN (AKA RAW GIRL) CERTIFIED NUTRITION SPECIALIST & BEHAVIORAL COACH Nutritionist Website: www.therawgirl.com My Health Blog: www.rawgirltoxicworld.com Podcast: https://www.stayingagelessshow.com/ Email: rawgirltoxicworld@gmail.com   For ongoing health and beauty tips find me on social media:   Instagram: www.instagram.com/therawgirl  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheRawGirl Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheRawGirl

The Job Interview Podcast
Teneshia Jackson Warner - Finding Purpose, Deep Interview Insight, Being Stretched & Taking Control of Your Dreams

The Job Interview Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 28:35


Watch Our Interview on YOUTUBE - https://youtu.be/v5cJMzP9rUk     Teneshia Jackson Warner is the founder and CEO of one of the nation's most successful multicultural marketing and communications firms, EGAMI Group. Her book, The Big Stretch: 90 Days to Expand Your Dreams, Crush Your Goals, and Create Your Own Success, a soul-searching, life-transforming, 12-week boot camp that reveals how to get from where you are to where you dream to be – in life and in business. http://www.thebigstretchbook.com/   Teneshia founded The Dream Project Symposium, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and career Dreamers plan and achieve their goals. She is the recipient of a number of career awards, including the coveted Black Enterprise Rising Star Award, Black Enterprises Forty Under 40, AdColor MVP and, The Network Journals Forty Under 40 Award.    Teneshia has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Essence magazine, and Black Enterprise.   Teneshia joins us to discuss finding purpose, being stretched over the last several years, and taking back control over your dreams. https://www.instagram.com/teneshiajwarner/   Interview training and insight straight from an Executive Recruiter & HR Professional - candidateclub.com - https://www.candidateclub.com/ plus resume templates, resume building course, and more!   Follow The Job Interview Experience on: INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/thejobinterviewexperience FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/TheJobInterviewExperience YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChkVJnExRytTjUyjBWIMvyw

Target Market Insights: Multifamily Real Estate Marketing Tips
What You Must Know About Real Estate Education with Jerome Myers, EP. 328

Target Market Insights: Multifamily Real Estate Marketing Tips

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 37:52


Jerome Myers is the preeminent authority of dream realization. He is a believer that dreams can and should be real. He left corporate America when he realized it offers financial gain but little else of significance. He is the founder and head coach of Myers Method and he's been featured in Black Enterprise, Business Insider and numerous podcasts. Let's get into it to get a deep dive into some of the harsh truths of real estate and how to overcome them. Announcement: Download Our Sample Deal and Join Our Mailing List   [00:01 – 06:02] Opening Segment  Jerome talks about his background. Three things that you want to do before you quit your job to get in real estate To get more of that check list Link below [06:02 – 20:20] Education in Real Estate What Jerome went through with the banks The importance of education What should people be looking for to find the right educators The importance of getting to know the person that you want learn from Figuring out your why as a student The lack of diversity in real estate investing [20:20 – 32:17] Incomplete Solutions Jerome talks about incomplete solutions. How having the mindset is important but not sufficient to succeed. The importance of networks. Jerome's talks about the context of his podcast, his conference and his course and coaching services. Contact Jerome Link below.  [32:17 – 37:49] Bullseye Round Apparent Failure: Not being able to get his first deal done.   Digital Resource: Calendly   Most Recommended Book: Sizing People Up   Daily Habit:  Running   Curious About: Interest rates   I Wish I Knew When I Was Starting: Getting educated   Best Place to Grab a Bite in Greensboro - North Carolina Scramble   Contact Jerome: His podcast, details about his conference, his coaching and courses can be found at: jeromemyers.com   Tweetable Quotes: “The banks don't invest in dreams. They invest in proven business plans with experienced operators.” - Jerome Myers “When you are unconsciously incompetent, your are in that space of ‘I don't know what I don't know.'”  - Jerome Myers   Thank you for joining us for another great episode! If you're enjoying the show, please LEAVE A RATING OR REVIEW,  and be sure to hit that subscribe button so you do not miss an episode.

Building Abundant Success!!© with Sabrina-Marie
Episode 2209: Rahkim Sabree ~ TEDx The Grio, 2021 Gen Z Financial Expert On ReBoot

Building Abundant Success!!© with Sabrina-Marie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 40:57


TEDx, The Grio, Black Enterprise, 2x Author Rahkim Sabree Mission is..............Were Are in a Pandemic, America is Opening & People Are Either Going Back to Work, Unemployed, Underemployed or Trying Something NEW!It's Time for a ReBoot!This interview is just the Second of interview with Rahkim! "To inspire multi-generational growth; spiritually, mentally, and physically through the lens of my words and experiences." From Section 8 to Owning Multiple Homes, Rahkim has grown from being raised in humble dwellings to reaping the benefits of owning his investments.As a speaker Rahkim has graced stages, classrooms, work spaces, and board rooms serving on panels and delivering workshops, seminars, and keynotes. Most notable of which was the TEDx stage in Hartford, CT. Rahkim is always looking for opportunities to spread his message. On the heels of his new book entitled Financially Irresponsible, author Rahkim Sabree says that closing the financial literacy gap can be done with the establishment of a team.Rahkim is a millennial /Gen Z African American man who's accomplished financial goals like attaining the coveted 800 FICO credit score, to purchasing his first home under 30. He mentions, “These were not things discussed growing up in Mount Vernon, NY.”His hope is to inspire others like him to not only become financially literate, but to share what they know with others.Rahkim's book is packed full of advice, tips, guides, and powerful insights that many people are going to find useful and empowering. For more information about the book, please visit here.He can be reached on Instagram @UnlimitedInvestmentInquiries and is looking to connect with celebrities and influencers who share in his passion to spread Financial Literacy awareness.For more information visit his official web site at rahkimsabree.com© 2021 All Rights Reserved© 2021 BuildingAbundantSuccess!!Join Me on ~ iHeart Radio @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASJoin Me @ Spot Me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23ba 

Spa Marketing Made Easy Podcast
SMME #245 Running Your Business Like a Fortune 500 CEO with Kendra Lewis

Spa Marketing Made Easy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 42:55


Just because you're a small business doesn't mean you can't operate like the big name brands in the way you streamline and structure your business. In fact, taking notes from Fortune 500 CEOs is a great way to see where the cracks lie in your business foundation and how you can seal them to be able to grow your business to be a strong entity that doesn't rely on your sheer willpower to be the support beams that keep it standing.    Back with me on the podcast is Kendra Lewis aka The Boss Architect; Kendra as 10+ years of experience helping entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies launch, grow, and scale their businesses, and she has coached over 100 small businesses through successful launches and helped them to acquire millions in funding collectively.    Kendra and her groundbreaking methods are a force and have been featured in outlets like ABC, Fox, NBC, Yahoo Finance, Black Enterprise, and The New York Weekly.    In this episode, we discuss:    The differences between small businesses and Fortune 5000 companies and where we can draw inspiration from in their practices  What are the things we should be focusing on in our business as the high-level CEO How foundational elements like core values, brand experience and target customer drive nearly all of your operations Why thinking like  a Fortune 500 CEO matters for your business trajectory and how to shift your mindset into that role    To read the full show notes for this episode, visit: http://www.addoaesthetics.com/blog/245   Keep the conversation going inside the Spa Marketing Made Easy Community by clicking here.  

Diner Talks With James
Women, Use Your Voice! with the Enigmatic Emcee and Potent Professional Speaker, Quinn Conyers

Diner Talks With James

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 59:24


Quinn Conyers slid in the Diner booth with me this episode!  She is an incredible Master of Ceremonies (emcee) and powerful public speaker who specializes in helping Black women find and use their voices. Quinn and I first bonded over our love of crabby fries. Then we learn how Quinn fell in love with being an emcee. I loved her mantra of, “I don't want to be booked and busy, I want to be peaceful and paid!” It was powerful learning when Quinn learned to step into her voice and speak up as a black woman. Especially while being raised by her mother who is from a generation that was taught to be quiet to survive. Quinn told us why and how she started to help fellow black women recognize their value, use their voices, and become speakers. She shared with us a few ways women can use their voices more at work, at home, and in the wild. We ended with her answer to an important question: what can leadership do at companies to ensure women and people of color can use their voice at work? Real strong episode here, y'all!     About the Guest:  Quinn Conyers broadcast the brilliance of women in business! She shows them how to Turn Conversations into Cash so they can profit from public speaking. Quinn believes your voice is your secret weapon in business and is a master at training entrepreneurs how to leverage public speaking as a marketing strategy, lead generation tool, and revenue stream in your business. If you are ready to maximize and monetize all speaking opportunities on behalf of your business, book, or brand you are in the right place. After this powerful presentation, Quinn will show you how to verbalize your value and articulate your awesomeness so you can leverage your mouth as your #1 marketing strategy in business and be super successful! She has over 16 years of virtual and in-person speaking, event hosting, and training experience. Quinn is eager and excited to unleash the voices of women in business all across the globe so they are clear, concise, and compelling every time they open their mouths. Quinn has taught Speech Communications for 5 years at Coppin State University, earned a Bachelor's Degree from West Chester University and a Masters from Howard University in Washington DC. Quinn is the author of 2 books, made it to the 2nd round of Shark Tank auditions four times, been featured on the Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitch TV show as well Essence, Black Enterprise, Vision and Purpose and Empowering Women to Speak Out Magazines. Get your pen and paper ready and join me in welcoming our guest speaker Quinn Conyers.   Connect with Quinn and learn more: Website: www.quinnconyers.com Clubhouse: @quinnconyers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quinn.conyers (https://www.facebook.com/quinn.conyers ) Instagram: https://instagram.com/quinn.conyers?igshid=db4vywpumxaz (https://instagram.com/quinn.conyers?igshid=db4vywpumxaz ) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinnconyers (https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinnconyers ) Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/quinnconyers?lang=en (https://mobile.twitter.com/quinnconyers?lang=en)

Powered AF
EP 2: Building Marketing Teams with Emmelie de la Cruz

Powered AF

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 79:48


Emmelie De La Cruz is an entrepreneur, author and speaker with one goal: change the way that people think about earning a living. After a decade in Corporate America working for top tech and consumer brands, she developed her One Day CMO consultancy to rescue overworked entrepreneurs that are held hostage by their marketing.   Inside her workshops and VIP days, she teaches CEOs and marketers how to get their life back by developing marketing strategies and campaigns for their fast-growing product brands.   Her unapologetic approach to life and business have earned her a highly engaged following on social media, features across top publications like Forbes, and the opportunity to work with brands like Staples, Dropbox, Capital One, Black Enterprise, and Coca-Cola. You can connect with her across social media: @Emmeliedelacruz or on her site onedaycmo.com   Please enjoy!   *   This episode is also brought to you by Power Your Launch Marketing Accelerator. Whether you run a product or service based business, Power Your Launch can help. Learn how to drive more visibility, generate more leads, and drive more sales to your business. Power Your Launch helps you develop the skills necessary to put your business in front of your ideal customers.   With over 10,000 students trained, Power Your Launch is designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners learn how to maximize returns on marketing. At each level, entrepreneurs will complete training & exercises, and be coached through their launch or sales process. Upon graduation, students are equipped with the knowledge, network, and skills to successfully build marketing campaigns that will generate consistent leads and sales.    Visit: Learn.PowerYourLaunch.com to receive 50% OFF enrollment before the offer no longer applies. **discount has already been applied once you reach this special URL page**   Visit: PowerYourLaunch.com/Pod for a FREE training on How to 10x Your Sales Online Using Facebook Ads   Follow us on YouTube for more video interviews and behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzu8MZhiiCGMZxcQpGPd7iA   If you enjoy the podcast, it would mean a lot to us if you followed the show and left a review!