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97: Why Backpacking Around the World is an Awesome Life Lesson w/ Mick Ebeling, Not Impossible Labs [Espresso Shots]

Mick Ebeling is an award-winning film, television, and commercial producer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of The Ebeling Group, an international production company and creative think tank representing some of the world’s leading design/director collectives. He is also the founder of Not Impossible Labs, an online crowd-sourcing platform instigating the creation of low-cost, open-source, DIY devices to help people in need. Not Impossible Labs...


96: How to Get a Job at a Media Platform like Devex w/ Margaret Richardson, Devex [Espresso Shots]

Margaret Richardson is Chief of Staff to the President & Editor-in-Chief of Devex, a social enterprise and media platform for the global development community. As Chief of Staff her primary responsibilities include: providing critical, high-level support and guidance to Raj Kumar, the President & Editor-in-Chief, and assisting in Devex’s external affairs and communications, engaging and managing key influencers and business development opportunities, and developing and executing special...


95: How to Break Into Independent Publishing w/ Naren Aryal, Mascot Books, CEO & Publisher [Espresso Shots]

Naren Aryal co-founded Mascot Books, where he is CEO & Publisher, in 2003 with a single self-published book about about a collegiate mascot and zero experience in the publishing industry. When that book took off he was more than happy to quit his job as a corporate attorney and dive headfirst into the dynamic world of books. Since then Mascot Books, a full-service hybrid book publishing company, has published more than 3,000 fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and cookbooks and has established...


94: How to Break Into Flywheel Sports w/ Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO, Flywheel Sports [Espresso Shots]

Sarah Robb O’Hagan is the CEO of Flywheel Sports*, the fastest growing indoor cycling company. She learned the hard way why professionals who thrive must ‘step up’, ‘stand out’ and ‘kick ass’. And, oh yeah, why it’s essential to repeat all of the above if you want to succeed! Sarah is on the cutting edge as a leader in the fitness industry which is currently experiencing a major transformation through digital content and services. Prior to becoming Flywheel’s CEO, O’Hagan served as the...


93: How to Break Into Public Policy & The Policy World w/ Dr. Arthur Brooks, AEI, President [Espresso Shots]

Arthur Brooks is President of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a non-partisan public policy think tank in Washington, D.C. where Dr. Brooks works with top scholars, policymakers, and elected officials to fight for for all Americans’ access to free enterprise and earned success. Dr. Brooks’ path to the nation’s capital was anything but typical. At 19, he left college to play the French horn, professionally. He toured internationally and recorded several albums, eventually landing in...


92: How to Break Into Tech Reporting as a Journalist w/ Ali Breland, The Hill newspaper [Espresso Shots]

Ali Breland is the technology reporter covering disinformation on the internet at Mother Jones. In this role Ali reports on Russian trolls, conspiracy theories on social media, surveillance tech, A.I. bias and general malfeasance and accountability reporting in tech. Prior to moving to MJ, and at the time of our T4C interview, Ali was a technology reporter at The Hill newspaper where he wrote and reported 3-5 news stories a day, in addition to grinding out 1-3 more analytical, deeply...


91: How to Break Into Strategic Advising w/ Sanam Rastegar, McLarty Associates [Espresso Shots]

Sanam Rastegar is a Senior Associate at McLarty Associates in the field of strategic advising. She received her B.A. in Global Affairs from Yale University in 2016. Before graduating, she had the opportunity to intern at Independent Talent Group Limited in London, Maclaren and Hermès. In these positions, she tried her hand at marketing, merchandising, and assisting employees in important tasks. Sanam learned the basics of how to succeed at a well known organization before she even received...


90: How to BEE-YA Boss at 26 YO w/ Ladan Davia, CEO & Founder of Beeya [Espresso Shots]

Ladan Davia is the CEO and Founder of BEEYA, a meta-search engine and employee matching platform that has partnerships with Zip Recruiter, Indeed and Nexxt. She graduated from Chapman University in 2014-- yes, 2014-- with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. Ladan’s dream, or so she thought, was to become a hard news reporter. Fortunately, she realized before she graduated the lifestyle wasn’t for her. After landing a job at Entertainment Tonight she decided to scrap...


89: From College Basketball Star to CEO of MindBodyGreen w/ Jason Wachob

Jason Wachob is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness with 10 million monthly unique visitors. He is also the author of Wellth: How to Build a Life Not a Résumé. Before founding MBG in 2009, Jason launched 3 other startups that ended up failing. He also worked as an equity trader on Wall Street. He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Goop, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in history from Columbia University,...


88: Why Your Career Will Be a Japanese Bento Box, Not a 3-Course French Meal w/ April Rinne

April Rinne is a global citizen in every sense of the word — she is an adventurer, a lifelong learner, and an inspiration to those around her through her global ethos and mindset. She has helped startups, policymakers, and even international organizations identify social and economic trends and become more responsible as a result. Although April’s experienced a great deal of obstacles and challenges in her life, her work and life have brought her deep satisfaction and joy because they’ve...


87: How to Break Into Consulting At Accenture w/ Liza Goodspeed, Accenture Strategy

Liza Goodspeed is an Analyst at Accenture Strategy with a strong interest in the healthcare industry. During her time at Accenture (she started in August 2017) Liza has assessed the current state of a call center and assisted with designing a transformation strategy through agent observations, stakeholder interviews and analysis of call patterns, call types and FTE data. The findings were then translated into several business cases with corresponding implementation charters and an integrated...


86: Failing Your Way to Professional Success w/ Serial Entrepreneur Mark Metry, VU Dream, Founder

Mark Metry, 21 years old, is nothing short of a prodigy. The child of Egyptian immigrants who moved to the US when he was a baby, Mark first became an entrepreneur at age 12 when he started a hit Youtube channel focused on Call of Duty. Today Mark is the founder of VU Dream, a marketing agency focused around virtual reality and mixed reality worlds. He took to the internet at a young age and taught himself both the technical skills and management techniques to grow successful businesses. At...


85: From Business & Marketing Major to Nonprofit Corporate Partnerships w/ Scott Williams, GlobalGiving

Scott Williams didn’t expect to end up in the nonprofit world when he was in college studying International Business & Marketing, but that’s exactly where he is and he couldn’t be happier about it. As a Senior Corporate Partnerships and Product Manager at Global Giving, Scott works with for-profit companies around the world to develop philanthropic programs and use Global Giving’s platform as a way to do good, such as through grants or employee engagements. His position has made him well...


84: What a Graphic Designer At a Non-Profit Does w/ Acacia Betancourt, GlobalGiving

Acacia Betancourt is the Senior Creative and UX Designer at GlobalGiving. She is responsible for the visual integrity and growth of the GlobalGiving brand, and uses her love of design to create awesome products in various mediums that resonate with the GlobalGiving audience. Prior to working at GlobalGiving, Acacia got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. Upon graduation, and after an exhaustive job search, she found a job on the west coast working with brands like...


83: How to Vet & Manage Grants Around the World At a Non-Profit w/ Courtney Eskew, GlobalGiving

Courtney Eskew is the Senior Manager for Vetting and Grants at GlobalGiving where she spends her days helping nonprofits access the tools, training, and support they need to make the world a better place. As the largest crowdfunding community in the world, Global Giving is a mission-driven organization that connects nonprofits with donors in nearly every field of philanthropy and all across the globe. In her position, Courtney leads a team working to ensure that every nonprofit that posts a...


82: What a Data Scientist Is & Does In The Social Sector w/ Nick Hamlin, GlobalGiving

Data Scientist Nick Hamlin uses statistics and programming, along with his own curious brain, to ask and answer intriguing questions in the non-profit or social sector at GlobalGiving. Under the slogan: “Donate to charity and see your impact with regular updates,” GlobalGiving has become the largest crowdfunding community in the world. Nick works on a diverse array of projects, including measuring the on-the-ground impact of the organizations his nonprofit supports through crowdfunded...


81: What a Chief Business Partnerships Officer Does at GlobalGiving w/ Donna Callejon

Donna Callejon is the Chief Business Partnerships Officer at GlobalGiving, a nonprofit organization and the largest global crowdfunding community. GlobalGiving connects other nonprofits, donors and companies across the globe to put money and other resources where they’re needed most. Donna’s role at GlobalGiving consists of developing corporate and other strategic partnerships, as well as working directly with partners like the Ford Motor Company Fund to help them and their employees better...


80: From Intern to NGO Policy Advisor w/ Emily Schaefer, Mercy Corps

Emily Schaefer is a Policy Advisor at the global humanitarian and development organization, Mercy Corps. But that was far from her first job at Mercy Corps. In 2013, Emily got her foot in the door as an intern on the Policy and Advocacy team. Following her internship she got another break when a job opened up for the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Global Engagement & Policy (spoiler alert: Andrea was in that role) and Office Administrator. Emily held those 2 positions for 2...


79: Becoming a Social Media Strategist w/ Dr. Alan Rosenblatt, turner4D, Principal

Dr. Alan Rosenblatt is a political and digital strategist, researcher and professor and probably the most social media-savvy non-millennial you’ve ever met. He is currently a Principal at turner4D and the Director of Digital Research at Lake Research Partners, where he uses his social media expertise to assist Democratic and progressive campaigns. Alan’s goal is to show people not just how to work social media, but how to use it strategically to build an engaged audience and influence...


78: Diplomats, Development & Democracy w/ Ambassador Rick Barton

Ambassador Rick Barton currently teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as the co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiatives and Ullman Fellowships. He has served as an American ambassador to the United Nations and the Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the United Nations, and he was the first Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations under former president Barack Obama. He has led conflict...