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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. 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

Ep. 97: Elaine Williams - Chasing Dreams After Surviving the Tough Times

As a nationally touring college circuit speaker, award-winning standup comedian, and certified life coach, Elaine Williams provides public speaking coaching advice to both beginning and experienced speakers, helping them deliver engaging videos and presentations with ease. Her focus on real skills enables speakers to overcome their nerves to deliver content that connects and entertains audiences so they stop and click or stand and clap. TWEET: “#Comedy made my life make sense for the...

Duration: 00:39:38

Ep. 96: Dani Jones - Illustrating her Dreams to Life

Dani Jones is an artist, writer, children’s book illustrator, and comics creator. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books, Monsters VS. Kittens, and the sequel, Dinosaurs VS. Puppies. She also created the webcomic My Sister the Freak. For more than ten years, she’s worked as a freelance artist, drawing for books, magazines, apps, and games. She loves what she does and she’s here to tell us all about it! Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams! Dani has heard the question...

Duration: 00:36:16

Ep. 95: Azuka - Believing in the Power of Attractive Forces

Meet my new friend Azuka, who grew up in Nigeria, West Africa, and later moved to the US. He writes self-development books and travels worldwide to motivate people to follow their passion and live their dreams to the fullest capacity. He takes selfie photos to promote unity, ignite friendships, foster togetherness, and put smiles on people’s faces. He believes this endeavor makes people feel good about life and promotes a sense of love among all races and ages. Azuka is a Beverly Hills...

Duration: 00:43:22

Ep. 94: Aimee J. - Reflecting on Milestones & Sharing Motivation

As we approach Episode 100, I’ve decided to make THIS one a reflective one, instead of waiting for 100. It’s amazing just how far we’ve come and how far we will go! I’m constantly amazed! Since September 2015, we’ve had 28,887 downloads! We have listeners from many other countries; it’s mind-boggling and thrilling at the same time. Join me as we take a look back—and a look ahead! TWEET: “When one listener is helped, that’s all that matters to me.” Looking ahead: How can I help you...

Duration: 00:25:15

Ep. 93: Gina Mathew - Sometimes You Need a Break from Your Dreams to Regroup

My guest today is Gina Mathew, a Baltimore-based writer, producer, and the founder of Couture Rani, a digital magazine that covers fashion, style, beauty, and entertainment for the global South Asian diaspora. Although she has spent most of her career in television production, her passion is launching and developing new ventures and digital media platforms, specifically in media, fashion, and lifestyle spaces. Gina has her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the...

Duration: 00:55:05

Ep. 92: Rebecca Kay Thompson - When the Universe Speaks to You, Listen

My guest is Rebecca Kay Thompson of RKT Wellness Solutions. She’s a lifestyle and wellness coach who brings a holistic approach to solving a broad spectrum of challenges, from health and wellness to relationship coaching, personal finance, and home/office organization. Her honest and practical coaching style helps her clients become proactive in maintaining a fulfilling life of whole wellness. Rebecca emphasizes the simple question, “What does wellness mean to YOU?” This allows her clients...

Duration: 00:40:35

Ep. 91: Anthony Rice - Being Happy as You Explore Your Creative Energy

My guest today is Anthony Rice, with whom I’ve been friends for a long time. He’s been creating art his whole life, with the female form being his muse. His passions have included many forms of art, but his recent craze centers around photography. Anthony has taken body painting to a new level with his “Transflections,” a digital mix of reflections and transformations that create other-wordly images, with each image being a unique mix of form, shapes, and color that can never be recreated....

Duration: 00:33:50

Ep. 90: MJx Music & Justwavyj - Chasing Every Single Dream Until the Day We Get it Done

I’m talking today to MJ and Josh of MJx Music and Justwavyj. They are friends who met in their freshman year of high school and then went on to the same college, both studying computer information systems. MJ and Josh went on to work at one of the top consulting companies in the world, but success felt “average.” They decided to live a life chasing their dreams every day, as they fuel their passions for music and video. Join us for their inspirational story! TWEET: “Chasing #Dreams that...

Duration: 00:39:37

Ep. 89: Mike Domitrz - The DATE SAFE Project

My guest today is Mike Domitrz, host of The Everyday Mindfulness Show and the author of Can I Kiss You? Mike is a leading voice in helping kids, parents, educational institutions, and the US military discuss dating, sexual decision-making consent, and sexual assault. He speaks to tens of thousands yearly around the world, providing positive how-to skill sets and helpful insights to romantic relationships, sexual intimacy, and being safer. His podcast features special guests and a unique...

Duration: 00:38:38

Ep. 88: Alison Cardy - What to Do When You’re Feeling Stuck in your Career

Alison Cardy is an expert coach who runs an international career coaching team specializing in guiding people through career changes. She personally coaches a handful of select clients on creating greater alignment and success in their life, love, and work. She has the unique ability to zero in on the perspective shifts and small tweaks that create the biggest positive results. She’s written the 5-star rated bestseller Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. Her work has...

Duration: 00:41:36

Ep. 87: Raj Stewart - Rule in, Rule out

Raj Stewart is an academic researcher turned healthcare consultant. He’s passionate about bringing an evidence-based, patient-centered perspective to practical healthcare issues. He works on a wide variety of projects and helps with coaching and training for companies that interact with government agencies and private medical insurers. Reading scientific literature and policy takes much of his time, but he manages to find time for travel, DJ gigs, record collecting, soccer, and family....

Duration: 00:38:53

Ep. 86: Joe Wilner - You Have a Calling

Joe Wilner is a life coach, licensed clinical psychotherapist, and drummer from the band Yes You Are. He’s created the You Have a Calling initiative, which includes a blog and an online community helping people discover and pursue their life’s work and mission. Through deep and personalized coaching, he helps ambitious, creative, and spiritually-minded individuals make a greater impact, grow as leaders, and design a soulful life of inspiration. He’s here to share his dream chase...

Duration: 00:38:22

Ep. 85: Carlise Bethel -Sharing Her Teacheryness on Transitioning and Getting Through Difficult Moments

Dr. Carlise Bethel is the first African-American to graduate from University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology. She has worked and received many accolades in the field of cancer research. After taking a non-conventional path after her Ph. D., she is five years into her career in teaching biology and health professions classes at a high school in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Carlise is married and the mother of two kids, and a personal friend and...

Duration: 00:47:25

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