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124: Overcoming Roadblocks to Innovation - Leena Patel - CEO, Global Impact Systems - TEDx Speaker

Leena Patel is the CEO of Global Impact Systems, founder of, and a leading expert on helping executive teams worldwide lead change, drive innovation, and develop a culture of collaboration and inclusion. Leena draws from her experience being mentored by her grandfather – a direct disciple of Gandhi, as well as two decades experience as a woman-owned, minority-owned business owner. Recognized with a Woman of Distinction Award for pioneering Gamulation as a revolutionary...


123: Innovating Education - Dr. Stephanie L. Knight - Dean of the Simmons School of Education at SMU

Dr. Stephanie L. Knight is dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She is a nationally recognized education leader, researcher, and professor dedicated to bringing the results of evidence-based research to elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate education. Knight began her education career as a classroom teacher of Spanish and French in Texas, Saudi Arabia and Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction at the University of Houston...


122: Demystifying Accounting for Small Business - Howard Goodman - CPA

Howard has been a Certified Public Accountant for almost 30 years and holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After starting his career with Big 4 accounting firm Deloitte, he went on to become a Business Manager in the Investment Banking division of Citigroup where he spent 15 years. In 2008, Howard decided to begin working on his own and since that time has built a successful tax practice based solely on referrals and has provided management and...


121: Pat Bodin - Author of Get In The Boat: A Journey To Relevance

Pat Bodin is an international best selling author, technologist, and entrepreneur. Pat is the author of #1 International best selling book: Get In The Boat: A Journey To Relevance, which addresses the #1 issue preventing companies from realizing the value of digital transformation. Pat Bodin started his career over 30 years ago as a Certified Public Accountant. After a few years as a CPA, he moved into the growing area of open computing. His technology career had him working with Lockheed...


120: The Threat of Creative Annhilation - Adu

Justin Adu, or Adu as he is affectionately known by to his peers, is currently the Global Social Media Marketing & Community Management Manager at THX Ltd. (Founded by George Lucas). Prior to leading the digital and social media executions for movies like Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World, Creed 2, Uncle Drew and several other well-known summer blockbusters, Adu’s diverse career has impacted notable brands, organizations, and public figures. Adu earned his BS in graphic design with a...


119: Emotional Health, Purpose, and Self-Leadership - Trillion Small

Trillion Small is a Lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Behavioral & Brain Sciences Department. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Associate and a certified John Maxwell coach and speaker. Additionally, she is a Doctoral Candidate (PhD) in Clinical Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. Trillion is the author of 4 books titled Internal Navigator: Basic Steps to Get You from Point A to Point B in Your Life, The Caged in Heart: How Your Childhood...


118: Flotation Therapy 101 - Joshua Reyes - Owner, Revival Float Spa

Joshua Reyes has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 7 years, a Massage Therapy Instructor for 4 years, and has now opened up his own spa as of July 12th 2018. His spa includes massage and body work, Floatation Therapy, and Infrared therapy. His massage practice focused on correcting posture and balancing the body and is carrying that value over into the spa. Revival Float Spa is the first of its kind in West Texas and has selected the best team to continue the mission...


117: Team-building with Acroyoga - The Acrosiblins - Mark & Lillian Lin

Lillian and her brother, Mark Lin, AKA "The Acrosiblins" specialize in partner-based movement and have taught at yoga retreats around the world. Their combined talents as an acroyoga duo and as a UX architect and software developer propel them to teach team-building for creative teams focusing on building trust and quality communication. Mark Lin is a Web Developer and Cyber Security Engineer who has worked in both the government and commercial spaces. Originally a martial artist...


116: Financial Freedom VS Time Freedom - Chris Hanson - Investing From The Beach Podcast

Chris Hanson was with IBM for nearly 20 years working in sales. At 28, he began spending nights and weekends learning the stock market; the goal was time freedom. He got there in 2002 at age 40 and walked away from the j-o-b. People began approaching him saying, “I want to walk away like you did, show me how”, so he started , a stock market workshop that teaches the methods he uses. He also hosts the podcast “Investing From The Beach”. On this episode, Chris...


115: Developing Mastery Through Practice, Faith, and Passion - Brad Leali - Professor of Jazz Saxophone at UNT

With a unique style and sound, which echoes the influences of his past, Brad Leali is one of the most notable saxophonists of current times. A native of Denver, Colorado, Brad was raised in the Baptist Church. In addition to gospel music, he spent countless hours listening to the music his parents played (Coltrane, Cannonball, Bird, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Nancy Wilson). It’s no wonder that at a very young age, he was able to combine gospel, jazz, and R&B into his playing. As a...


114: How to Identify, Develop, and Market Your Personal Brand - Lindsey Harrison - Owner, the It Crowd Agency

Lindsey Harrison is the owner of the It Crowd Agency, a fractional marketing agency that provides businesses with creative, branding, content strategy, marketing execution, and impartial executive marketing development. In my opinion, what makes Lindsey great is that she has a proven track record of success across multiple industries. From a pet sitting business, snow cone stands, DVD rental machines, to online businesses, everything she touches becomes a success! Although she is...


113: Simulations and The Future of Freelancing - Cam Sadler - Founder of NewCraft - A Y-Combinator Startup

A native of Texas, Cameron started his career as a senior IT project manager for a small business in Irving, Texas. During this time, he helped the business close over $5M in government contracts. He later went on to teach business and technology at a local high school and eventually co-founded GF-17, Inc. a software development agency. In 2016, he filed a U.S. patent and opened a 20,000 square-foot workspace for computer programmers. Today, he is Founder and CEO of NewCraft Technologies, a...


112: Passive Income with Turnkey Real Estate Investments - Ali Boone

Ali Boone is a 9-to-5 dropout who left a high-paying career as an Aerospace Engineer to start her own business. She is the founder of Hipster Investments, a real estate investment company that truly flips real estate investing on its head. Not only does Hipster offer unique investment opportunities that open the door for anyone to invest in real estate, but Ali has structured Hipster in such a way that allows her full freedom to create the life of her dreams. (She reluctantly admits...


111: Growing Your Business Through Events - Erin Smith - Founder, Entrepreneur Summit

Erin Smith started her entrepreneur journey over 13 years ago when she started investing in real estate across the country. Since then she has started several other businesses in various industries and sold them. After being told time and time again by others they would like to start a business but just didn't know how she launched The Starters Club. She now focuses on helping business owners with fundamentals and growth strategies through services and her event The Entrepreneur Summit. She...


110: The Roadmap to Planning Your Career - Karen King - VP of Talent Management, projekt202

As the Vice President of Talent Management at projekt202, Karen King is responsible for ensuring they find talented people who are passionate about their craft to join their team, as well as partnering with leaders to develop their people and create a motivational workplace. Recognized in 2015 by the Dallas Business Journal and the Dallas Morning News as one of the Best Places To Work, projekt202 is sought out by many as the place to share their talents and further their careers. With over...


109: Leadership Lessons From The Military - Chief Warrant Officer - Emmanuel Kumfa

Emmanuel Kumfa is a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army. He specializes in training military and civilian personnel on how to respond to incidents dealing with weapons of mass destruction, natural disasters, and even terrorist attacks. On this episode, we discuss the lessons Emmanuel has learned from training leaders all around the world. Topics: Emmanuel’s Causes:


108: Using IMPROV to Build Trusted Relationships - Claire Billingsley - TV Host of Coffee with Claire

Billingsley Consulting Group is a training and communications firm designed to help businesses, associations, and educational institutions grow through personal and professional development. Claire Billingsley has experience coaching managers on social and communication skills, leadership skills, time management and organizational skills, personnel management, as well as personal and professional development. Claire held leadership and management positions with Sylvan Learning Systems,...


107: Achieving More Focused & Productive Relationships - Mike Muhney - Co-Inventor of ACT!

Not many people can claim to have literally created not only an entire software category but as a result also a global multi-billion dollar industry. Mike is only one of two guys that did, the other being his past business partner. Born and raised in Chicago, Mike started his career with IBM in the pre-PC Mainframe era and was classically trained as a Marketing Rep (a fancy way of saying “Sales”) in their 6-month deep-dive intensive Sales Training School of which he graduated 6 out of 66 in...


106: Turning Your Side Hustle Into Your Primary Hustle - Abe Nadimi

Abe Nadimi is a serial entrepreneur, business consultant and Founder of the Kinetic Experience, an innovative school that equips new and experienced entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and connections to succeed in their business. He is also the Co-Founder of Social Smoke, the largest manufacturer of Hookah Tobacco in the USA. Social Smoke was ranked on the INC 500 and featured on CNN Money. Topics: Connect with Abe: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Support Abe’s...


105: How I Became an Amazon Best Selling Author - Kim Clinkenbeard

On this episode, we discuss Kim’s experience publishing her first book and how she became an Amazon Best Selling Author. Topics: Kim is a West Texas girl through and through still residing in her home town of Odessa, TX. Since 1991, she has been a steady figure in her community as a Fitness and Nutrition expert with backgrounds in twirling, dance, aerobics, figure body building, cooking, running, and 70.3 Ironman triathlons. It’s been Kim’s passion to help others achieve their fitness and...