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The Trailblazers.FM Podcast: Black Professionals | Entrepreneurs | Corporate Leaders

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Trailblazers is a new weekly education and business podcast, hosted by Stephen A. Hart, where we explore the stories of successful black professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Join us, as we highlight the knowledge, resources and tools of these accomplished trailblazers, to help provide the know-how, confidence and motivation you need to blaze your trail.

Trailblazers is a new weekly education and business podcast, hosted by Stephen A. Hart, where we explore the stories of successful black professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Join us, as we highlight the knowledge, resources and tools of these accomplished trailblazers, to help provide the know-how, confidence and motivation you need to blaze your trail.
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Trailblazers is a new weekly education and business podcast, hosted by Stephen A. Hart, where we explore the stories of successful black professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Join us, as we highlight the knowledge, resources and tools of these accomplished trailblazers, to help provide the know-how, confidence and motivation you need to blaze your trail.






091: If you can't talk about something, it is out of control - Conversations about our mental health with Dr. Michael Lindsey


Duration: 00:42:01

090: Discover the 3 Critical Steps to Achieving Your Goal of Full-Time Entrepreneurship with Nicole Walters

Nicole Walters explains what inspired her to quit her six figure job in front of 10,000 people on Periscope, then go on to earn a million dollars in revenue within 18 months. She explains her motivation and drive behind the work she's doing today. Best part is she shares some nuggets of wisdom on the 3 steps we must engage to move towards that desire of full-time entrepreneurship. Questions I asked Nicole: What unexpected blessing in your life are you most grateful for? Why were you inspired...

Duration: 00:42:25

089: Just Change - How to Collaborate for Lasting Impact with Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Our featured guest today is Tynesia Boyea-Robinson. Ty is the President and CEO of Reliance Methods. In this episode, I learned how determined she was. We experienced the mother of all technical difficulties trying to get this call recorded and spent maybe an hour just determined not to let our frustrations with tech get the better of our conversation. We finally got the call to record and I think you'll enjoy getting to learn a little about Ty. BIO: Tynesia Boyea-Robinson exemplifies...

Duration: 00:27:02

088: Own Your Glow - Discover Self Care Strategies for Today's Modern Women on the Rise!

Latham Thomas is founder of Mama Glow, a maternity lifestyle company. Latham is also one of Oprah's Super Soul 100 and an author, who just published her highly anticipated second book, "Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living And Crowning The Queen Within” which debuts September 26, 2017. In today's episode, Latham shares her mama glow journey, talks about her inspiration for starting and managing a business while being a single parent and we discuss her new book and what women...

Duration: 00:57:12

087: Steve Vassor - CLIMB ladders, rocks, and trees in the personal, professional, problems and possibilities we all face

We've got a really dope conversation for you today. Our guest is Steve Vassor, Director for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement's Rumble Young Man Rumble. Steve is a proud Dad, husband, mentor/coach, man of faith and action. He's a sought-after speaker and facilitator. So guys, today's episode is pure fire. Steve opens up about his back story, we talk about what's driving him in the work he's doing with CBMA and he gets into defining this amazing acronym for the word CLIMB and he...

Duration: 00:51:09

086: Stephen A. Hart Shares 3 Steps To Crushing Your First Public Speaking Opportunity

We have heard guest after guest, talk about the importance of getting outside your comfort zone and taking immediate action. This August, I forced myself to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, so that I could put a check mark next to some big goals I had for 2017, including delivering my first public talk at Podcast Movement 2017. In today's conversation, I share three practical steps that helped me [and can help you too if you apply them] to organize my thoughts, deliver a confident...

Duration: 00:25:37

085: Fighting For A Better Tomorrow | Assembly Member and DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake


Duration: 00:29:33

Dr. Clarence Lee Jr - Create a Mindset That Persists and Beats Those Things That Make Us Quit

Discover some of the top excuses that make people quit, and hear what we must begin to do to create a mindset to persist. Today's featured guest is Dr. Clarence M. Lee Jr. Dr. Lee is a nationally celebrated author, international speaker, and CEO of CMLEEJR Companies. LLC, a personal development brand that conducts seminars on high performance and mental conditioning for teams, organizations and students.

Duration: 00:34:54

083: Common Mistakes That Derail Good People from Reaching Their Full Trailblazer Potential with Terra Winston

Today's featured guest is Terra Winston, Ringleader of inTerractions and Principal of inTerract Consulting. Terra has dedicated her life to helping her clients unleash the potential of each employee. She is a leadership consultant and executive coach with 20 years of internal and external business consulting experience. Terra has a flexible style that has driven results in boardrooms and on plant floors, for Fortune 100 companies and small start-ups, alike. In today's conversation, we...

Duration: 00:46:49

082: Discover The 7 Keys To A Mindset For Success with Natasha Nurse

Today's featured guest is Natasha Nurse, an Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College, the owner and founder of Dressing Room 8 and also the Lifestyle Editor for Plus Model Magazine. She's a lawyer, business owner, and public speaker, and today she introduced us to her coaching philosophy and discussed what success means and how to develop a mindset for it.

Duration: 00:40:51

081: How to Attract, Nurture and Empower Talent with Hair Extension Pioneer Ericka Dotson

What are some of the foundation pieces new entrepreneurs need to put in place to have a successful startup? Ericka Dotson, Indique Hair co-founder and creative director, was inspired by clients to fill the void in the hair extension industry with a premium, knowledgeable and customer orientated business. In this conversation, Ericka and I discuss how she got into the hair extension business. She shares how she went counter to the advice of her instructors and went straight into startup...

Duration: 00:48:28

080: Celebrating Black Men for Their Excellence and Leadership with Alfred Edmond Jr

Today, I'm so happy to be talking with Alfred Edmond Jr., SVP & Executive Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise. It was a year plus in the making and it finally happened (Woot Woot). . Alfred spoke about his 30+ years at Black Enterprise, he shares some lessons in leadership, the legacy of Black Enterprise and the genesis story behind how the BE Modern Man initiative got going. . We talked about the inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit (#BMXCEL), coming this Labor Day weekend to West Palm Beach,...

Duration: 00:58:12

079: How To Win The Pitch on ABC's Shark Tank with Sarah Ribner

What goes into building a successful pitch? This week, I spoke with Sarah Ribner, co-founder of PiperWai, a company that developed as an artisan brand, creating natural deodorant that actually works! In today's conversation, Sarah and I discussed the problem that lead to her and her life long friend and partner, creating the product. We talked through what went into them building their pitch and the research required to not only get featured but negotiate a winning outcome with one of the...

Duration: 00:27:51

Pitching to Win How to Pitch your content, product, or self with Pitching Guru & Author Squeaky Moore

QOTD: What are 5 lessons you learned from pitching over 100 times? Squeaky Moore is an independent content creator, producer, director, writer, and actress. As a mompreneur, she freelances as a development and pitching consultant and strategist. As a writer, director and producer, Squeaky’s mission is to enlighten, uplift, and inspire. She recently authored a book for content creators after journeying to pitch her film and television projects 100 times. The book, #100Pitches: Mistakes,...

Duration: 00:43:56

077: The Lessons Fatherhood, Marriage, Relationships, and Entrepreneurship Taught Paul Carrick Brunson

#QOTD How do you approach creating and negotiating a win-win situation in large media deals? Mentor, Entrepreneur, and Television Host, Paul Carrick Brunson (@PaulCBrunson) is recognized as one of the most influential small business leaders in the world. The former Investment Banker founded PCBA in 2009, an award-winning matchmaking agency that was acquired in 2016. Appearing as the co-host on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lovetown, Oprah Winfrey notes, “Paul is much more than a matchmaker!”...

Duration: 00:56:47

TB 076: How Jennefer Witter Uses Public Relations as a Business Growth Tool

Jennefer Witter is the CEO/Founder of The Boreland Group Inc. (, a New York City-based public relations firm that specializes in corporate and executive visibility. recognized the agency as one of five black-owned businesses nationwide “making a buzz.”

Duration: 00:54:31

TB 075: Cultivating a Curiosity About How Technology Works with Willie Jackson

Willie Jackson is an inclusion strategist who empowers thoughtful organizations and the leaders who run them. He is the founder and publisher of Abernathy, President and CEO of Equity Impact Group, and a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and multicultural millennial leadership. Willie currently serves as Technical Lead of Seth Godin’s altMBA program, a 4-week online workshop for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead....

Duration: 00:44:53

TB 074: Discover Aaron T. Walker Who Founded a Social Impact Fellowship for People of Color

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Duration: 00:44:08

The Power of Tenacity, Fearlessness and Hard Work, To Help You Realize Your Dreams & Vision

Listen to Dorinda Walker (Vice President of Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives within Multicultural Marketing for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses) open up about her difficult childhood and what fueled her passion to help and lead others. She shares wisdom on the skills and attributes that make women great leaders and gave advice to help women build their self confidence and self worth. This is an absolute must listen episode for all. Some of the questions I asked Dorinda: 06:45 You've...

Duration: 00:26:45

TB 072: From Founder to Author to Podcaster to Event Creator, Dr. Roshawnna Novellus Turns Women Into Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Find out more at Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, known as the Wealthy Yogi, is the co-founder of Bootstrap Capital and Host of Startup Funding. She is passionate about helping business owners get ready to attract funding. Dr. Novellus has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, WSJ, and Rolling Out. She has also completed the Pipeline Angels Fellowship, a Kauffman program in angel investing. Roshawnna serves on the Commission on Women for the City of Atlanta, and was honored...

Duration: 00:29:19

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