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Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.

Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.
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Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings you the people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.






Ep. 117: Kayo Williams - Composing Your Own Dreams to Life

Kayo Williams is a native Chicagoan, film composer, songwriter, music producer, and mastering engineer at Kayquarii Productions. He’s served and advocated for several creative arts industry organizations, like Chicago Ideas Week, Grammy Producers and Engineers Wing, and the Gene Siskel Film Center BHFF Film Festival Community Counsel. His passion for music can only be described as a never-ending journey of discovery. Introduced to music at the age of 5 when his mother bought him his first...

Duration: 00:34:40

Ep. 116: Megan Peterson - Giving a Second Chance to Those in Need

With over 15 years’ experience in the addiction field as both a counselor and pharmaceutical representative, Megan Peterson knew there could be a better way for patients to get help. She took action and started 2 Chance Counseling Service, providing a cost effective, discreet solution for patients seeking drug and alcohol addiction therapy. As long as they are willing to put in the work, she believes patients deserve that 2, 3, 10 . . . chance. Megan truly believes the “telemedicine”...

Duration: 00:35:57

Ep. 115: Kerry-Ann Reid Brown - Using Your Own Flair to Help Others Chase Their Dreams

Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is a Jamaican-born, NYC-based, Caribbean influencer and the founder of Carry On Friends. Carry On Friends is a platform that provides content and programming to support the development and success of Caribbean-Americans in corporate work and entrepreneurship. She hosts the Carry On Friends Podcast, one of the first podcasts to solely feature Caribbean-American entrepreneurs and business professionals. The podcast had been featured as an editor’s choice in iTunes under...

Duration: 00:45:25

Ep. 114: Karen Yankovich - Networking and Outreach While Chasing Your Dreams

Karen Yankovich is president of Uplevel Media, a social media marketing agency delivering profitable cutting-edge digital strategies. Karen is an internationally recognized LinkedIn evangelist and Social Media Consultant who is an expert at helping businesses used LinkedIn and a range of other social spaces profitably. Her newest venture, Get Seen Be Heard, provides social media and do-it-yourself public relations training to thousands of members. She is also getting ready to launch a new...

Duration: 00:34:14

Ep. 113: Tameka Montgomery - Raising Entrepreneurs and Dreamers

Tameka Montgomery is the founder of the podcast, Raising Entrepreneurs: A Parent’s Guide to Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset. In 2013, President Obama appointed Tameka to lead the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development, where she was responsible for a budget of more than $160 million to deliver training and technical assistance programming to the nation’s 28 million small businesses. In 2015, Washington Post online named Tameka one of the 19 most...

Duration: 00:40:42

Ep. 112: Staci Greenberg - Designing Your Own Dream on Your Own Terms

Staci Greenberg is host of The Inside Outlook podcast. As an interior designer, Staci has spent many years speaking with the various trades and people associated with building renovations and new construction. She has talked to everyone from architects and contractors to fabric manufacturers and furniture makers. The Inside Outlook is the show where she talks about all things interior and design with those very same people. Wine, a blindfold, and interior design: What do YOU do when your...

Duration: 00:38:49

Ep. 111: Jenn Swanson - Adapting Your Dream Throughout Your Life

“Communication Diva” is the tongue-in-cheek, sassy title of podcaster and author (and church minister) Jenn Swanson. Jenn doesn’t actually believe anyone can be a diva of communication but does passionately insist that we could all do with a little practice! Through her podcast, public speaking, workshops, individual coaching, ministry, and recently published book, Jenn lives out her personal mission statement: to connect, encourage, and empower others and to help people “know they can.”...

Duration: 00:36:30

Ep. 110: Dan Moyle - Chasing His Dreams by Helping Others

Dan Moyle promotes helpful, engaging marketing over interruptive advertising. Coming to marketing from the TV news business, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge from writing to video production to multimedia content creation. He says, “I’d rather help someone reach 50 ideal customers than 5,000 passive viewers.” A believer in servant leadership, Dan can be found behind the scenes at work with organizations like Talons Out Honor Flight and Interview Valet, lifting others up with service and a...

Duration: 00:38:52

Ep. 109: Meghan Enriquez - True Conversations

Meghan Enriquez is the founder and CEO of TRUE Conversations. Soon after the birth of her second child, Meghan had what she calls a “face plant moment,” which ignited her to create TRUE Conversations. She is highly sought after to speak with, train, and interview a variety of audiences around the most stigmatized issues of today: communication, leadership, and redefining true success. Meghan served as an Intervention Director at Johns Hopkins University for a clinical trial while juggling...

Duration: 00:39:31

Ep. 108: River Castelonia - How a Second Chance Led to Chasing His Dreams

River Castelonia currently studies mechanical engineering at Manhattan College, specializing in solid modeling and mechanical design. After working on Nobel Prize-winning research at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he began his undergraduate work in engineering. During his first academic year at Manhattan College, he began working for Tesla Motors Inc. in their sales division to develop skills in both marketing and business. Combining his technical and business background, he helped...

Duration: 00:37:12

Ep. 107: Joe Pardo - Checking Back In a Year and a Half Later

Today we’re checking back in with Joe Pardo, my guest way back on Episode 25. He’s a NJ-based dreamer and has always believed that society starts with You, and that to change society, you must first change how you think. In early 2014, Joe decided to leave his family’s $100 million business and pursue his dreams. Joe Pardo founded the motivational Dreamers podcast ( to build his platform around helping others pursue their dreams. TWEET: “I’m doing things as a web...

Duration: 00:42:24

Ep. 106: Kara Gott Warner - Checking in After Two Years

Today’s guest is Kara Gott Warner, who also appeared way back in Episode 16. She’s been the Creative Knitting Executive Editor and the host of the Power Purls podcast. She began her career designing knitting patterns in 2002. Her designs have been published in several magazines, including Creative Knitting, Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Easy Knitting, and Interweave Knits. Kara has a background as a technical illustrator, working with craft book publishers such as Random House, Lark Books,...

Duration: 00:40:54

Ep. 105: Lucinda Cross - Rebuild, Restore, and Reinvent Yourself

Lucinda Cross is a best-selling author, internationally-renowned speaker, master coach, platform strategist, TEDx speaker, and founder of the Activate Movement. She’s been featured on the Today Show, in the NY Times, Essence magazine, and many more media outlets. I heard about Lucinda when she was a guest on Episode 47 of the Trailblazers podcast with my friend Stephen Hart. I wanted her on the show after that episode, but when I looked her up and learned her story, I KNEW I had to do...

Duration: 00:37:10

Ep. 104: Travis Wolfe - Overcoming Obstacles to Win at Life

Travis Wolfe was born into poverty to two drug-addicted parents. At the age of 8, his family placed him in the foster care system where he was physically and sexually abused. A runaway at age 15 and homeless by the age of 16, his life was on a downward spiral and he was destined for failure. But today he’s an author, transformational speaker, entrepreneur, sergeant in the police department, and the owner of WolfeMpowerment Group. His story is a testament that when you become determined...

Duration: 00:45:55

Ep. 103: Leneen Faith - Bringing the Adventures of Peace and the Heartwatch to Life

Leneen Faith is a wife, mom of three, elementary school teacher, author, and CEO. Despite her full plate, she continues chasing her dream of inspiring children to be kids of character! The dream nearest and dearest to her heart is her children’s brand, The Adventures of Peacebe and the Heartwatch. Peacebe is currently an 8-book character education series that’s already in 20 schools. However, Leneen’s dream is for her brand to become a cartoon on a major cartoon network. Leneen is a firm...

Duration: 00:37:04

Ep. 102: Erica Blocker - Chasing Dreams While Being a Mom

Erica Blocker, MA, CPC, is a bestselling author, educator, Success Strategist, CEO of Moms With Dreams University, inspirational speaker, and host of the Moms With Dreams podcast. Erica teaches women how to pursue their passion, discover their purpose, and do what they love in the midst of a busy life, motherhood, and a career without feeling guilty or selfish. She believes that you can create anything you want in your life when you know what you want and are willing to go after it. Her...

Duration: 00:39:39

Ep. 101: Lauren Puryear - Fighting Hunger Through Extreme Couponing

Lauren Puryear is a 29-year old mental health clinician and proud mother of Isaiah. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Union University, two Master’s degrees, AND a PhD in Psychology. Lauren prides herself in giving back to her community. She is an activist, philanthropist, and an advocate for social issues across the world. Being raised in Paterson, NJ has taught Lauren the importance of giving back to her community. She started a charity organization, For the Love of Others,...

Duration: 00:32:56

Ep. 100: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski - Hold Fast to Dreams

It’s Episode 100 and my guest is Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. Since 1992, he has been the president of MY university, UMBC (the University of Maryland, Baltimore County). He is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME in 2012. With philanthropist Robert Meyerhoff, he co-founded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program in 1988, which is open to all high-achieving students...

Duration: 00:39:04

Ep. 99: Jeff Brown - Take Action Today Even if They Are Just Baby Steps

Jeff Brown is the host and creator of the Read to Lead podcast, a top-ranked business and career podcast in iTunes. He spent 26 years in radio, and for 6 of those years he co-hosted an award-winning and nationally syndicated morning show. Using his background and talents, Jeff’s mission is to help you bridge the gap between intentionality and implementation. He does this through public speaking, mentoring, teaching, and most often through the Read to Lead podcast. Jeff is a firm believer...

Duration: 00:46:39

Ep. 98: Tavon Mason - Life Before, During, and After His Football Dreams

Tavon Mason is a former NFL wide receiver for the NY Jets. A graduate from Woodlawn High School in 1998 with Aimee J., he accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend The University of Virginia. In 2011, after retiring from two seasons in the NFL and one season with the Baltimore Mariners in the indoor football league, Tavon started coaching high school football at Woodlawn and started his Tavon Mason Loves the Kids Foundation. Today he is a defensive backs coach at Stevenson...

Duration: 00:49:58

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