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Post Graduation Survival - Ready or Not Here We Go Ep. 32

4/15/2018
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Schools across the country will be graduating tons of kids this spring and some will be going after their dreams by entering college, getting a job, or starting a business and a few may be doing a combination of this all and more. And and few are not sure what to do.... This podcast offers advice on how to be a success in college, how to manage your life, how to deal with a bad roommates or jobs and how to fix problems... I share tips from me and other young adults who have "been there,...

Duration:00:17:34

Mary Wilson: Why Living Life With Passion is Key to Living a Supreme Life Ep. 31

4/2/2018
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Supremes' co-founder Mary Wilson discusses on this podcast her courageous life from childhood through the height of the Supremes, to the turn of the century. Her story from the Brewster projects of Detroit to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is amazing. Hear details on. . . · The tragic car accident changed her life · Becoming a grandmother and still performing · Why she makes time to give back Hear her explain why...

Duration:00:52:35

Juliette Okotie-Eboh, PhD: Shares Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Life Ep.30

3/25/2018
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Juliette Okotie-Eboh, PhD has 30 years working in healthcare, city government, banking, international business and most recently over a decade as Senior Vice President for one of the largest gaming corporations in the United States. These varied professional experiences afforded her the opportunity to maneuver and achieve high levels of professional success. In this podcast you will hear: · How she shook things up and moved her career to Africa · How she transitioned from the public...

Duration:00:38:30

Nicole Roberts Jones: How to Find Your Fierce Effect at Work Ep. 29

3/18/2018
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Leaders may love where they work, but are yearning for more and don’t know how to excel in their career in a passionate way. In this episode, Nicole Roberts Jones will discuss the key ingredients it takes to not only understand how to align purpose with roles at work, but how to become a high-performance leader by creating more value at work. Best Selling Author, Speaker and CEO of FIERCE Factor Lab, Nicole Roberts Jones is known for her ability to draw the best out of entrepreneurs,...

Duration:00:35:07

Rahama Wright: A Queen "Boss," NextGen Leader & Social Entrepreneur Ep. 28

3/12/2018
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Women are the fastest growing business owners in the US, especially black women. Although the US ranks #1 in terms of women entrepreneurs (based on a Dell study), there are still many gaps to ensuring that women-led enterprises are successful. Over the last decade Rahama Wright has traveled the entrepreneurial journey, which spans bootstrapping to securing her first venture capital investment and landing deals with Whole Foods Markets & MGM Resorts International. Her company Shea Yeleen...

Duration:00:41:15

Elizabeth Mays: Bold Millennial Executive That Means Business Ep. 27

3/4/2018
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For Elizabeth Mays, founder and president of MCS Multimedia, achieving the hallmark of excellence for customers is perhaps her company’s greatest core founding principle and mission. Mays, a millennial, takes great pride in providing the best of services in graphic arts and other media platforms that include digital and offset printing, graphic design, publishing and website design, as well as advertising, public relations, marketing, branding and consulting. While MCS is coming up on...

Duration:00:34:24

Dr. Ken Harris: African American Entrepreneurship, Economics and Education Ep. 26

2/28/2018
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Dr. Kenneth L. Harris is the President/CEO of the National Business League, Inc., (formerly the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce) founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington in 1900, encompassing more than 15,000 members and 365 local leagues, with access to 2.5 million Black-owned businesses across the country. In this podcast, we discuss: 1) History of Black Entrepreneurship 2) Detroit's prominence in the landscape of Black businesses 3) Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture in the Black...

Duration:00:34:02

Penny Bailer: Full time volunteer and Education advocate Pt. 2 Ep. 25

2/20/2018
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Penny Bailer retired in 2015 after 32 years of nonprofit leadership: 14yrs, Executive Director, City Year Detroit and 17yrs, CEO, Michigan Metro Girl Scout Council, receiving CRAIN’s 2 annual “Best Managed Nonprofit” award. In 1976, Penny helped Co-Found the DPS Golightly Education Center where her children attended grades 1-8. She served as Founding President of the Golightly Parent Organization. Golightly was later named a National Blue Ribbon School. In 1990-94, Penny was...

Duration:00:25:07

Penny Bailer: Her #1 Goal is to Level the Playing Field Ep. 24

2/11/2018
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Penny served as Executive Director of City Year Detroit (CYD) from 2001-2015, responsible for Michigan’s largest AmeriCorps program, retiring in 2015. During that period, over 1,000 young adult “corps members” served full time with CYD for up to two years each, providing data-driven all day academic classroom tutoring, mentoring and role modeling to thousands of Detroit’s school children, keeping them “in school and on track to graduation.” City Year also partners (in 28 cities nationally...

Duration:00:23:48

Rochelle Riley: New Book Examines the Impact of Slavery Ep. 23

2/4/2018
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Hear Rochelle Riley - real and raw. She is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press, where she has been a leading voice for children, education, competent government and race since 2000. She makes frequent television and radio appearances, including on National Public Radio and local television and has won numerous national, state and local honors, including the 2013 National Headliner Award, one of the most prestigious in the country, for local column writing. Her columns on the text...

Duration:00:29:00

Sam Wells: Mentor of the Year by MCSC Ep. 22

1/17/2018
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This is an enlightening and inspiring interview with Sam Wells, of Flint, who was honored last year by the Michigan Community Service Commission. He was one of those chosen individuals from across the state of Michigan that received the prestigious GOVERNOR'S SERVICE AWARD. Specifically, Sam was recognized as the "Mentor of the Year." This award honors an individual who provides youth (25 and under) with the confidence and assets to be successful. Hear on this podcast how he does it and...

Duration:00:34:15

Rev. Charles Williams II: The Dream Keeper Leading the Fight Ep. 21

1/7/2018
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Charles Edward Williams, II was born in Detroit, Michigan and reared in Birmingham, Alabama; he was built with the Ford toughness of a Midwestern American family, while planted in red dirt values of southern congeniality. With compassion and vigilance Rev. Williams uses those life experiences to guide his hands in leading the fight for workers rights, civil rights, equality, and access for the under-served population of the world. At an early age Rev. Williams was eager to reach into...

Duration:00:36:10

Edgar L. Vann: True Confessions of an Overachiever Ep. 20

12/28/2017
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Bishop Edgar Vann was stepping down from the pulpit of Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit after preaching to his congregation on New Year’s Eve one year ago when he was confronted with death. “It was as if a dark curtain was falling and I could feel myself losing consciousness and falling out,” the 60-year-old said. "I turned to my wife and grabbed her and that’s the last thing I remember.” Had it not been for someone in his congregation who administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation...

Duration:00:35:07

Dr. Bill Pickard: Millionaire Mover & Shaker but mostly a Mentor Ep. 19

12/5/2017
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William F. Pickard, PhD, is CEO and chairman for multiple enterprises, including VITEC L.L.C., Global Automotive Alliance L.L.C., Grupo Antolin-Wayne, ARD Logistics, L.L.C., and Commonwealth Regal Industries. He is also the owner of several McDonald’s franchises and a co-owner of five black-owned newspapers. Dr. Pickard is also CEO of Bearwood Management and author of Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship. LEARNING TO DREAM BIG Pickard caught his first glimpse...

Duration:00:50:49

Leveraging Your Leadership with Social Media Ep. 18

11/28/2017
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In this special edition podcast host Dr. Geneva and Pam Perry cover how to be social with your audience, what to share with them and how to appropriately communicate with diverse-aged audiences - online and off. Everyone would agree better leadership through social media is truly needed today. According to CNN, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump should "stop tweeting and start leading." "All President Trump does is to take horrible advantage and try to...

Duration:00:20:55

Jessica Byrd: A Chic Mom Empowering Other Moms Ep. 17

11/18/2017
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Promoting Confident, Heroic, Inspiring, Courageous moms. (CHICmomorg.com) Jessica Byrd, mother of two found her passion as a career mom by starting an organization to interact with young mothers to provide them with the tools, necessities, and environment to better raise their children. Jessica firmly believes in not only engaging our children with a positive social environment, but also providing a network of positive enforcement for young parents - which in result will promote a...

Duration:00:34:19

Carol Goss: From Skillman Foundation to Warrior Women Ep. 16

11/12/2017
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Carol Goss retired after nearly a decade as the Skillman Foundation’s president & CEO. During her tenure, the Foundation underwent major strategic shifts, including becoming an embedded funder working on-the-ground in six neighborhoods. Goss, a social worker by training, championed that effort and became a voice for children in the city when few others were beating that drum. Because of Carol Goss, the landscape of work for Detroit children has been reengineered. Because of her...

Duration:00:36:22

Jason Appling: Cool Smart, Inc. and Tux & Chucks Ep. 15

11/1/2017
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Jason K. Appling is the Co-Founder of Cool Smart, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that has a mission to educate the youth and young professionals on the importance of philanthropy and increasing awareness of charitable initiatives in metropolitan areas through Cool, Smart, and Fun programming. Cool Smart, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Jason Appling and his business partner Byron Suggs. Elite professionals and socialites unite with the goal of giving back As approaching the age...

Duration:00:34:28

Loretta Forbes: The Girl Empowerment Advocate Ep. 14

10/21/2017
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Loretta A. Forbes is a nationally recognized girls empowerment speaker, Author of two best selling books “Hello, My Name is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.” and “If God is a King, That Makes Me a Princess” and a licensed therapist. Loretta has been featured on PBS, FOX 2 news, Rolling Out Magazine, Michigan Chronicle Newsprint, and has also been interviewed on a wide variety of radio shows including The Deborah Smith Pollard show on Mix 92.3, Dr. A.R. Bernard Show, author of “Four Things Women Want...

Duration:00:32:23

Meryl Davis: The Inspiring Olympic Figure Skater Ep. 13

10/13/2017
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When Meryl first fell in love with figure skating on a frozen lake by her childhood home outside of Detroit, Michigan, she had no idea the journey she was about to embark on. Teaming up with partner, Charlie White at the young age of nine, Meryl and Charlie began their quest together. Neither knowing much about the discipline of ice-dance, the team was driven by a passion for skating and the desire to learn, grow and see improvement from one day to the next. 20 years later, Meryl and...

Duration:00:37:11

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