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Trailblazers.FM is an interview-style podcast where host Stephen A. Hart delves deep into bold conversations with brilliant Black men and women - legendary creators, best-selling authors, self-driven entrepreneurs, and passionate leaders. Each episode documents fascinating and extraordinary Black stories, to help teach actionable strategies, valuable tactics and innovative tools, that you can put to use immediately on your journey to becoming transformative trailblazers. Access 200+ episodes of Black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant-Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. Subscribe to join us for the conversation each week.

Trailblazers.FM is an interview-style podcast where host Stephen A. Hart delves deep into bold conversations with brilliant Black men and women - legendary creators, best-selling authors, self-driven entrepreneurs, and passionate leaders. Each episode documents fascinating and extraordinary Black stories, to help teach actionable strategies, valuable tactics and innovative tools, that you can put to use immediately on your journey to becoming transformative trailblazers. Access 200+ episodes of Black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant-Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. Subscribe to join us for the conversation each week.

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Trailblazers.FM is an interview-style podcast where host Stephen A. Hart delves deep into bold conversations with brilliant Black men and women - legendary creators, best-selling authors, self-driven entrepreneurs, and passionate leaders. Each episode documents fascinating and extraordinary Black stories, to help teach actionable strategies, valuable tactics and innovative tools, that you can put to use immediately on your journey to becoming transformative trailblazers. Access 200+ episodes of Black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant-Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. Subscribe to join us for the conversation each week.

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Episodes

Dare To Bloom with Zim Flores | 220

12/7/2020
All anyone has to do is say the year and it can elicit an emotion. In a few words, this year has been everything from unpredictable, to traumatic, scary, exhausting and bizarre. But, there have been moments of joy as well, despite the pain. For those who are hurting, who need the hope that an opportunity to start over provides, debut author Zim Flores has some thoughts. Flores’ new book, Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful Endings and New Beginnings (Dec. 8, 2020, Thomas Nelson Gift...

Duration:00:44:19

Living Corporate with Zach Nunn | 219

11/30/2020
OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: ZACH NUNN Based out of Houston, TX, Zach Nunn is a “Big 4” Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant and thought leader, with over 9 years of experience leading cultural and organizational transformation in a variety of industries. As the CEO and founder of Living Corporate, LLC, Zach amplifies and centers marginalized voices at work by interviewing Black and brown executives, activists, educators, elected officials and influencers which provides practical...

Duration:00:49:53

How to Get Media Coverage for Your Business with Pam Perry | 218

11/23/2020
You've heard the advice to reach out to individual journalists …. but should we work to build rapport with journalists BEFORE we need them? I ask this and several other questions that I wanted more insights on in this conversation with the PR GURU, Pam Perry. OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: PAM PERRY Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing...

Duration:00:45:07

A Fashion Platform Connecting The Industry with Christopher Bevans | 217

11/16/2020
It's time to open the doors for Black creatives in the fashion industry and provide them direct access to some of fashion's top leaders and vets. OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: CHRISTOPHER BEVANS Christopher Bevans is a native of New York, who began his career apprenticing at a local tailoring house where he eventually became the owner at 19 years old. Christopher’s roots as an expert tailor developed into a passion that carried him to the Fashion Institute of Technology. During his time at FIT,...

Duration:00:48:31

The Media and Its Impact on Black Lives with Tunisha Brown | 216

11/9/2020
There are more amazing Black men and women, who aren't poor, aren't criminals, aren't threats to our society, than those who are. Yet, the media's representation of Black people paint a different picture. If we are to alter the media's distorted portrayal, we must among other things, increase the number of Black tv owners, producers, journalists and experts who are the creators of content. I’m excited today to share in a conversation this week with Tunisha Brown, Founder and Editor-In-Chief...

Duration:00:51:39

#TalkAboutBias Staying Power! with Tracy L. Williams | 215

11/2/2020
Leading in purpose and with authenticity provides the strength, endurance, and desire to succeed in all areas of life. OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: TRACY L. WILLIAMS, MS Today I share in a conversation with Tracy L. Williams, a nationally recognized leader committed to equity, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion with expertise creating and executing strategies that uplift women and underserved populations through entrepreneurship, philanthropy, nonprofit, and corporate...

Duration:00:36:49

#TalkAboutBias The Impact of Bias on the Formerly Incarcerated with Bishop Darren Ferguson | 214

10/26/2020
How is society being biased, specifically against the segment of citizens who count themselves among the formerly incarcerated? Today I share in a deep conversation with Bishop Darren Ferguson, a preacher, teacher, singer, motivational speaker and social activist. In this conversation, Bishop Ferguson shares his own experiences going from prison to the pulpit and beyond. Special thanks to Shawn Dove and to Proctor & Gamble for fueling and sponsoring this #TalkAboutBias series. OUR...

Duration:01:05:28

#TalkAboutBias - Breaking Out of the Man Box | 213

10/19/2020
Healthy manhood is the solution to ending all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination and can improve the mental and physical health for men and boys. OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: TED BUNCH Ted Bunch is an educator, author, activist, and lecturer working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. Bunch is Chief Development Officer of A Call to Men and is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy,...

Duration:00:43:57

Building an Unshakeable Foundation with Allan Houston | 212

10/12/2020
Whatever your focus - whether you’re a leader, a career professional or a business owner, you’ve got to have a base line code or model that you follow and live by. In today’s episode ALLAN HOUSTON and I discuss an unshakeable value system he’s developed for winning in life called FISLL. This acronym stands for Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership and Legacy. OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: ALLAN HOUSTON Allan Houston lives his life with the determination to apply his success as a professional...

Duration:00:33:23

Stop Pretending You’re Okay - Desiree S Coleman | 211

10/5/2020
Desiree joins Stephen to discuss how to take care of yourself… know your limits… give yourself permission to not be ok… and seek the resources you need to be the best you. OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: DESIREE S COLEMAN Desiree S. Coleman works to create equitable and empowering conditions for women & organizations. She is a consultant who has helped numerous groups redefine their diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) practices. Likewise, she has mentored and coached countless women to rediscover the...

Duration:00:37:49

A Black Physicist Founder Aims To Cure Cancer with Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green | 210

9/28/2020
Inspired by the loss of her aunt, this Black physicist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is on a quest to cure cancer in a revolutionary new way. Dr. Green is one of the first African American women in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in physics, holds the distinction of being only the second African American woman and is the fourth African American to receive a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Feel free to access our show notes for today’s episode over...

Duration:00:40:19

Choose to Thrive in the Face of Adversity | 209

9/21/2020
You are a product of your choices, NOT a victim of your circumstances. Your biggest challenges can be transformed into the foundation for extraordinary personal growth. Today’s conversation is JT McCormick. JT is the President and CEO of Scribe Media and a bestselling author of the book I Got There: How a Mixed-Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Arrive at the American Dream JT’s story is truly enthralling. It grips you the moment you hear about him... born the mixed-race son...

Duration:00:40:11

Money Mindset Shifts with Ash Cash Exantus| 208

9/14/2020
Why is our mindset towards money so important? When should we start a business? When do you begin paying yourself as a business owner? This episode was recorded in November of 2019 with our featured guest, Ash Cash Exantus. It was intended to be a part of our January 2020 wealth series which didn’t happen when we paused the podcast back in January. But we couldn't wait to share this episode with Ash, because it’s still (if not even more) important that we take care of our mindset towards...

Duration:00:35:38

Black Entrepreneurs Matter with Stephen A. Hart | 207

9/14/2020
We've decided to optimize the messaging for Trailblazers.FM to become a podcast focused on exploring successful Black entrepreneurs. We will still feature the legendary creators, best-selling authors, and passionate leaders you have always enjoyed, but we are now able to truly double down and deliver even more targeted content for our self-driven entrepreneur community, so that whether you’re running a brick and mortar or you’re operating a side-hustle, you’ll have top tier Black...

Duration:00:14:37

Building Your Mental Strength with Karen M. Allen | 206

9/14/2020
Dealing with an internal struggle? Are you mentally exhausted? Needing some motivational #missionfuel to help you build your #mentalstrength so you can manage your emotions and thoughts in 2020 with all that's going on? It’s been 252 days since I last published an episode and so much has happened since then. I knew that I needed to talk about some of what’s been happening with me in this ’time to be silent’ because 1) it’s helped me grow and get through a really tough valley season and 2)...

Duration:00:47:50

A Time to Be Still

1/6/2020
In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes‬ chapter ‭3 says “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. The Word says there is “a time to be silent and a time to speak” ‭‭ Blazer Nation ... for the past 4 years I’ve spoken and shared over 200 episodes with you. I’ve always been honest with you guys and right now I’m telling you the truth when I say that I am not in a great state of mind and I’m entering a time where I believe I need to be silent...

Duration:00:12:06

10 Actions To Blaze Your Trail in 2020 | 204

12/30/2019
Do it before you’re ready! The action to take is to take action!

Duration:00:19:50

Mignon Francois: Turning $5 into $10m+ [Pon Di Replay] | 203

12/23/2019
Merry Christmas Blazer Nation Last week I shared an inspirational episode titled Acres of Diamonds, where I told you that you had all you needed and that somewhere within the work you are doing today, lurked an opportunity which could bring you everything you could possibly want for yourself, your family and your career. As I thought more about that, I wanted to follow up with one of the best episodes we had this year that was an example of someone tapping into their acres of diamonds....

Duration:01:04:59

You're Standing On Your Own Acres of Diamonds | 202

12/16/2019
Today, I’m going to share a story with you that was originally told by the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Russell Herman Conwell. He told this story more than 6,000 times all around the world. This famous inspirational lecture, Acres of Diamonds, has inspired me in so many ways and I'd like to share it with you today.

Duration:00:12:33

Lucinda Cross: Create Your Vision Board and Action Plan [Pon Di Replay]

12/9/2019
Your vision wants to come to fruition for you just as much as you want to see it for yourself. But a lot of people forget to do the work. You can't just slap a picture up on the board. That's nice, but what are you going to do to get there? What are the steps that you're going to take? And a lot of it has to do with mindset over money. This week's feature is a PON DI REPLAY throwback to December 2016 with past trailblazer Lucinda Cross. My ask today is that you’d help share this episode....

Duration:00:34:16