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Listen to CEOs, HR managers, and Future of Work thought leaders share their career and business stories, mentoring advice, and 2030 predictions for their industry and job opportunities.


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Listen to CEOs, HR managers, and Future of Work thought leaders share their career and business stories, mentoring advice, and 2030 predictions for their industry and job opportunities.






S6 Ep. 241 - Alberto Arenaza - Reimagining the Future of Work

Alberto Arenaza’s episode was insightful, poignant, and real. Why? Let’s start with his mentoring advice: “Get okay with failing fast and failing often, get comfortable with it.” His reply to the question, What is the hardest lesson that changed your life had to do with basketball, learning that he could no longer play basketball and collapsed during a game and discovered he had a heart condition. Yet, it was the greatest thing that happened in his life. This episode is filled with so many...


S6 Ep. 240 - Wendy Austin - A World With Robots

Wendy Austin went from being a theater major to a woman of #STEM. Why is this significant? Because she had no background in math, engineering, or knowledge of robots initially. The funny thing is about working with kids from 4 to 18 years old and building robots is they teach the best lessons in life about: Wendy is also funny as all get out (Southern expression). Be sure to listen to this week’s episode of The Intern Whisperer on your fav streaming channel or watch on the Employers 4...


S6 Ep. 239 John Crossman - Future of DEI

John Crossman is one of those people you meet that is a person that makes change that ripples in your community. He is passionate about #DiversityAndInclusion and #DiverseWorkplace. He brings awareness to others about #HBCU and raising the bar. This episode is a must listen if you want to learn more about supporting Historic Black Colleges and Universities. We also hope you will tune into the 2022 Intern Whisperer Podcast, S5 Ep. 194 which was voted 2nd Fan Favorite on our Employers 4 Change...


S6 Ep. 238 Sam Sunmonu - Future of Marketing

Sam Sunmonu is an expert at crafting a cold email that cuts through the noise and delivers impact. That is how I met him, he is the only person in lead gen that was able to pique my interest enough to reach out. Typically, every lead gen marketer that sends me emails sounds all the same. Sam’s email was amazing. His career story and growth as an entrepreneur starts from humble beginnings that includes graduating Duke University and then growing his own business The Intern...


S6 Ep. 237 Lyss Morton - Startup Mompreneurs

I met Lyss Morton through a Facebook group looking for #femalefounders and was invited onto her podcast! What a smart savvy business mind and host! I knew I wanted to have her on my show. She did not disappoint, we talked about how she launched her career and business, along with #FutureofWork and #Entrepreneur #Challenges she overcame. This will definitely leave you #Inspired. The Intern Whisperer Podcast is brought to you by Employers 4 Change - Increasing diversity through #DEI...


S6 Ep. 236 Gonzalo Tudela - Future of Educational Testing

I met Gonzalo Tundela when we both were accepted to the Transcend Network Fellowship program. He is extremely well-versed in financial literacy and a wisdom vault with how to set up and navigate investor processes and relationships. Why should you listen to his interview? Because he is a #futurist, has expertise in #finance, #leadership, and #strategy. His TEDx talk was about wearable tech. So many reasons, this episode will not disappoint. The Intern Whisperer Podcast is brought to you by...


S6 Ep. 235 Clark Quinn, PhD and the Future of Learning

Clark Quinn, is a PhD that has a whole of lot of wisdom, knowledge, and experience is the founder Quinnovation (cool name, right?). He is a consultant, author, and keynote speaker. Clark (he gave me permission to call him by his first) shared his passion for learning on this episode along with predictions about the Future of Learning. We talked about his books - Learning Science for Instructional Designers and latest book, Make It Meaningful. Visit his Resource page on his website to access...


S6 Ep. 234 Fred Rockwell - Founder of Ascent Conference

Fred Rockwell is the founder and CEO of Ascent Conference and has over 15 years of business experience including live events, media, investment management, and financial services roles. Truly an interesting interview when Isabella asked what he learned from a hard life lesson, he shared "Don't be in a hurry." Listen in this week's episode to learn more about Fred while set in the background noise of New York City. Aside from learning more about our guest, you will also gain insight as to...


S6 Ep. 233 Johnny Crowder - Cope Notes

Johnny Crowder is one of the most interesting men you will meet. I met him in 2015 when I was contracted by NAMIGO. He was memorable at that time and even more so now in 2023. Why? It is his focus on mental wellness and positivity. He is a the founder of Cope Notes, an app that sends positive mental health messages to help people find balance. He is the singer and guitarist in the Christian Metal band - Prison. A 2x TedX talk speaker that reflects on the flawed thought processes that...


S6 Ep. 232 Noreen Makosewe - Radical Leap Group

Noreen Makosewe who selected one statement with five words to describe her. Boldly audacious bringer of light, this describe her beautifully. We discussed what real diversity means in today's world and how to create great impact. She is also an author, public speaker and investor that supports women in tech. The Intern Whisperer Podcast is brought to you by Employers 4 Change - Increasing diversity through #Skills based #DiversityEquityInclusion #recruitment and #management for #interns and...


S6 Ep. 231 Mark Moore - Lighthouse Certified Bookkeepers

Mark Moore is the owner of Lighthouse Certified Bookkeepers. He is an experienced accountant on his way to becoming a CPA. His expertise includes profit and nonprofit entities in multiple industries. Tune in to hear what five words Mark shared that describes who he is. One of his five words that he said described him is "humorous and his favorite quote is Just keep going! We invite you to tune and hear what the Future holds for accounting as an industry also. We hope you enjoy this...


S6 Ep. 230 Intern Whisperer 2022 Fan Favorites

Isabella Johnston is the founder of Employers 4 Change and the host of The Intern Whisperer Podcast. She shared, this is our second year for our annual Fan Favorite Podcast vote. Our guests and listeners helped us hit 10,000+ downloads before Christmas. We are excited to announce the top three winners episodes for our Podbean audio downloads and top three Intern Whisperer YouTube video winners. IWS Audio Podcast winners are: First Place - Victoria Yampolsky Ep. 222, Second Place Albee...


S5 Ep. 229 IWS Video Team

This week's episode is very special as we say thank you to our video editing intern team from Cat 5 Studios Josue Gonzalez, Geo Vargas, Lester Echols, and Deena Burks. In this episode you will hear what they learned from their internships, what their PowerSkills are, and what they think the video industry will look like in 2030. We hope you look them up on LinkedIn and be sure to listen to our podcast or watch our show on the Employers 4 Change YouTube channel. The Intern Whisperer Podcast...


S5 Ep. 228 Mariam Nusrat

Mariam Nusrat is a bit of an Einstein in female form. As a Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank (currently on extended leave): 12+ years of supporting education projects globally. She reimagined how to make games accessible to the masses. She built, a platform that empowers users to create, share and monetize their own purposeful #Web3 video games, with no code and at lightning speed. Think #Tiktok for video games. Tune in to hear more of her thoughts about the Future of...


S5 Ep. 227 Ms. Sutherd

Have you wondered what it is like to be an #influencer? You won't want to miss this episode with KiKi Sutherd. Teacher turned #influencer who shares funny stories about what her #students say among others things. She is a gifted #teacher, wicked smart business woman, and a teacher in residence with Class, an #EdTech company and has a heart that She is smart, resourceful, and a wiz problem solver. She looks for the best in situations, people, and opportunities. Her five words that describe...


S5 Ep. 226 Lindse Murphy

This week's guest is the amazing Lindse Murphy. She works with Orlando Economic Partnership and bring more innovative companies to Central Florida. She is also passionate about mental health at work and in personal life. We invite you to tune in and hear her recommendations on what you can do now to help you through challenging times and be inspired by the work she does to help businesses grow in Orlando. The Intern Whisperer Podcast is brought to you by Employers 4 Change - Increasing...


S5 Ep. 225 Jack Henkel

I have known Jack Henkel for about 5 years when he was visited StarterStudio (an accelerator) and was working with UCF I-Corps and . He works with the Florida High Tech Corridor's Cenfluence Program as a Sr. Cluster Manager. Jack is the definition of a #servantleader, he is one of those individuals that is behind the scenes and I am so glad to share his interview with our listeners. Tune in to hear the five words that he shares that will give you insight to who he is and his thoughts about...


S5 Ep. 224 Albee Shanefelter

Albee Shanefelter is a man filled with #gratitude. His interview is especially #heartwarming because he was diagnosed with #Stage 4 #cancer and choosing to change that diagnosis. You will be inspired to change your lifestyle choices, foods you eat, and re-evaluate your priorities. Albee is a startup founder on a mission to share what the meaning of his startup, 3B means - Be Strong, Be Kind, Be Well to the world. Follow him on #LinkedIn and support and donate to 3B because we all need to be...


S5 Ep. 223 Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson is the owner of AJ Marks Entertainment, a company that brings conferences, events, and festivals the gig talent that is needed to support these events. This support the economy, learn about the latest trends and services available in our industry. His interview was awesome from when we started with his five words that describe who is as a man, business owner, dad, and friend. I am sure you will feel encouraged because of his positive outlook on life and business. The Intern...


S5 Ep. 222 Victoria Yampolsky

Victoria Yampolsky is this week's guest on The Intern Whisperer. She shares the hardest lesson she learned that changed life and why she immigrated from the Russia to the United States. Victoria is a financial savant and is launching a program to help women master their fears in financial fluency. We hope you enjoy this episode and Victoria's predictions about the #FutureOfWork in #2030 The Intern Whisperer Podcast is brought to you by Employers 4 Change - Increasing diversity through...