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Ebony Tree Council - Off The Top

Ebony Tree Council - Off The Top

By Anna Griffin

This podcast channel is designed to help young people imagine great futures for themselves—starting with finding the passions that will shape their professional paths. This channel will include interviews with career professionals, as well as, conversations about the solutions required to advance the needs of Black children in America.
This podcast is produced by the Co-Founders of Ebony Tree Council, Inc.
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Special Edition Interview - Dr. Malcolm Bevel
Special Edition Interview - Dr. Malcolm Bevel
In this episode we have the honor of speaking with Dr. Malcolm Bevel, Chief Research Scientist and the Augusta University Center for Cancer Research. A dedicated professional with a real heart for his community, Malcolm is committed to serving others through his leadership role as a Researcher and Community Advocate. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation =  x.x percent Average Salary                              = $xx,xxx.00 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    = xx percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Dr. Bevel via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREER EXPLORER section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
57:34
October 06, 2022
Career Perspective - Janina Johnson
Career Perspective - Janina Johnson
In this episode we have the honor of speaking with Ms. Janina Johnson, PMO Consultant for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services. A retired Army Veteran, Janina has dedicated her career to serving others through her leadership role as a Project Manager. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation =  7.2 percent Average Salary                              = $91,578.00 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    =  33 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Ms. Johnson via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREER EXPLORER section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
01:01:01
September 22, 2022
Career Perspectives - Jasmine Moore
Career Perspectives - Jasmine Moore
In this episode of Ebony Tree Council’s “Off The Top” podcast, we speak with Mrs. Jasmine Moore-Myrick. She is a Lead Manager at one of our local Starbucks who has a compelling story about trials and triumphs. A mother of five children, Jasmine gives us perspective on how teen rebellion and unexpected life events can alter the transition to adulthood. Undeterred, and with an abundance of hope, Jasmine is the example of perseverance that every young person needs to hear!!  BY THE NUMBERS: Store Manager African Americans representation   =  8.0 percent  Average Salary                              = $46,000.00 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                      = 2.0 percent  Please feel free to send a message directly to Mrs. Jasmine Moore-Myrick via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREER EXPLORER section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
44:31
July 28, 2022
Special Edition Interview - Dr. Michael Perry
Special Edition Interview - Dr. Michael Perry
In this episode we have the esteemed pleasure of speaking with Dr. Michael Perry, the Co-Founder and CEO of Katalyst. A retired Army Veteran, Dr. Perry "Mike" has dedicated his leadership and influence to revitalizing the growth of individuals, organizations, and communities. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation = 4.7 percent Average Salary                              = $84,572 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    = 14 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Dr. Perry via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREER EXPLORER section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
01:02:54
May 26, 2022
Career Perspective - Reginald Cofer
Career Perspective - Reginald Cofer
In this episode of "Off The Top", we savor a few insights from Mr. Reginald Cofer, who is a Recruiter from Construction Ready (ConstructionReady.org). Mr. Cofer is a dedicated career professional who prioritizes community and Servant Leadership. Since this interview, we are happy to announce that Mr. Cofer was selected to be the Regional Outreach Coordinator for Senator Ossoff in East and Middle Georgia. Congratulations!!!  BY THE NUMBERS:  African Americans representation = 4.4 percent  Average Salary                              = $79,000 (USD)  10-year Growth Rate                    = 8.0 percent  Please feel free to send a message directly to Reginald via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREER EXPLORER section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
48:26
April 21, 2022
Career Perspective - Deidra Howell
Career Perspective - Deidra Howell
In this episode of "Off The Top", we savor a few insights from Ms. Deidra Howell who is a Documentation Specialist. Ms. Howell is a dedicated career professional who prioritizes excellence in all categories of life. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation = 4.4 percent Average Salary                              = $79,000 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    = 8.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Deidra via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
55:25
April 14, 2022
Career Perspective Interview - Marquitta Rucker
Career Perspective Interview - Marquitta Rucker
In this episode of "Off The Top", we sit down with nonprofit Founder Marquitta Rucker from the SWAT Foundation. BY THE NUMBERS: Black representation = 10 % Average Salary                = $ 65, 244 10-year Growth Rate        = 3.0 % Please feel free to send a message directly to Marquitta via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
01:03:08
March 24, 2022
Special Edition Interview - Lashawndra Robinson
Special Edition Interview - Lashawndra Robinson
In this episode of "Ebony Tree Council - Off The Top", we introduce our audience to a wonderfully talented Chef / Farmer / Psychologist Ms. Lashawndra Robinson. In addition to learning more about such an amazing person, we will discuss the following topics. Food as medicine Generational wealth Nutrition in the school BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation = 1.1 percent Average Salary                              = $25,899 (Black Female Only)  10-year Growth Rate                    = -1.0 percent During this episode, we gained tremendous insight about the history of black farmers and the impact that it plays on our communities today. For example, we have loss over 960,000 black farmers in the past 100 years. These producers were adjacent to urban areas where food insecurities are at an all time high.  Learn More [click here] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/29/why-have-americas-black-farmers-disappeared Please feel free to send a message directly to Lashawndra via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
50:12
March 17, 2022
Career Perspective Interview - Kanesha Williams
Career Perspective Interview - Kanesha Williams
In this episode of "Off The Top", we connect with culinary chef and caterer Kanesha Williams. She is the owner of "Dominique's Comfort Cuisine" where she crafts a unique blend of elegant down home dishes in the Metro Atlanta Area. Kanesha also dedicates her time to being a positive role for young women of color who aspire to be entrepreneurs. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation  = 10.4 percent Average Salary                               = $47,396 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                     = 11.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Kanesha via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
58:50
March 10, 2022
Special Edition - Charlotte Garnes
Special Edition - Charlotte Garnes
In this special edition of "Off The Top", we connect with pioneer entrepreneur and activist Charlotte Garnes. She is the Program Manager of the Bail Project in the state of Georgia where they disrupt the flow of System-Impacted people headed towards long-term and/or generation incarceration. Charlotte is also the Founder of ReNforce.org where she advocates for returning citizens to obtain meaningful employment; and educates and coaches businesses on hiring system-impacted people. Ms. Garnes is a trailblazing entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist who see the value of restoring human beings in our community to dignity and grace. Please feel free to send a message directly to Charlotte via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
01:27:52
February 24, 2022
Career Perspective Interview - Nicholas Harrison
Career Perspective Interview - Nicholas Harrison
In this episode or "Off The Top", we are delighted to connect with Nicholas Xavier Harrison 1. In addition to being corporate Stock Broker with Morgan Stanley, Mr. Harrison is a powerful speaker, community leader and influencer. Nicholas gives an empowering perspective on purpose and fulfillment as someone who gauges the positive impact on those he serves rather than external motivations. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation = 5.6 percent Average Salary                              = $55,470 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    = 4.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Nicholas via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
01:03:51
February 17, 2022
Career Perspective - Dr. Lillian Williams
Career Perspective - Dr. Lillian Williams
In this episode or "Off The Top", we are delighted to connect with Dr. Lillian Williams. In addition to being faculty at Augusta Technical College, Dr. Williams is a successful coach and consultant. We were delighted for her share with our young audience these few yet essential words, "Don't be afraid to try" BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation = 7.2 percent Average Salary                              = $43,680 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    = 11.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Dr. Williams via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
45:30
February 10, 2022
Off The Top - Year in Review 2021
Off The Top - Year in Review 2021
In this episode of "Off The Top", we are celebrating the first anniversary of our official launch!! Today, we will highlight the programs that we've created along with share a few of the poignant moments from Season 1 of the podcast. Programs include: Career Resource Hub Empowerment Academy Health and Wellness We also share a sneak peek into the upcoming episodes of Season 2 which focus on themes important to us, such as February (Good Trouble) and March (Celebrating Women).  How you can help: Partners and Sponsors [click here] Volunteers [click here]  Buy Merchandise [click here] Donate [click here]
29:02
February 03, 2022
Career Perspective featuring Mitchell Tillotson
Career Perspective featuring Mitchell Tillotson
In this episode of "Off The Top", we take a few moments with Mr. Mitchell Tillotson who is an IT Professional, Music Producer, Financial Advisor. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans representation = 4.4 percent Average Salary                              = $79,000 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    = 8.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Mitchell via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
50:59
January 27, 2022
Career Perspective - Rosie Omino-Hayes
Career Perspective - Rosie Omino-Hayes
In this episode of "Off The Top", we take a moment to speak with a wonderful entrepreneur (Ms. Rosie Omino-Hayes) who is an Online Business Strategist. Her mission is to help other entrepreneurs build, launch, and scale their service business brand.  BY THE NUMBERS:  African Americans representation = 4.4 percent Average Salary                              = $79,000 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate                    = 8.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Rosie via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
51:17
January 13, 2022
Recent College Graduate Interview - Khyree Gray
Recent College Graduate Interview - Khyree Gray
In this episode of "Off The Top, we have the pleasure of gaining insight form Mr. Khyree Gray who is a Studio Technician at a major television network (WJLA). Mr. Gray drops insight about networking, discipline and focus during this episode. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans represent 9.7 percent of the people working in this industry Average Salary = $36,000 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate = 8.0 percent Projected Availability (*) = 18.000 positions (* As of 2021)  Please feel free to send a message directly to Khyree via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
36:54
December 30, 2021
Special Edition Interview - Jukwan Brooks
Special Edition Interview - Jukwan Brooks
In this episode of "Off The Top", we are introducing our special edition series. During our special editions, our goal is to highlight Black adults who have overcome significant adversity to achieve their dreams. Today, we interview Mr. Jukwan Brooks who is an Information Technology Support Specialist. Mr. Brooks speaks to us about the challenges of his childhood, his philosophy on life, and his dreams for the future. BY THE NUMBERS:  African Americans represent 12.2 percent of the people working in this industry Average Salary = $74,800 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate = 1.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Senora via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREER EXPLORER section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
45:54
December 16, 2021
Recent College Graduates - Corey Beasley
Recent College Graduates - Corey Beasley
In this episode of "Off The Top", we shift our focus to recent college graduates and talk with Mr. Corey Beasley who is completing the Mechanical Engineering graduate program at Georgia Technical Institute. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans represent 2.8 percent of the people working in this industry Average Salary = $72,000 (USD) 10-year Growth Rate = 4.0 percent Please feel free to send a message directly to Corey via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
40:56
December 02, 2021
Career Perspective featuring Courtney Walker
Career Perspective featuring Courtney Walker
In this episode of "Off The Top", we talk with Courtney Walker who serves as a Bail Disruptor while working for the Bail Project in Augusta, GA.  BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans represent 11.9 percent of the people working in this industry Please feel free to send a message directly to Courtney via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
33:53
November 18, 2021
Career Perspective featuring Senora Grooms
Career Perspective featuring Senora Grooms
In this episode of Off The Top, we enjoy a wonderful conversation with Mrs. Senora Grooms who is a Physician's Relations Liaison for MedStar Health in Washington D.C. A Physician's Relations Liaison (aka. community liaison) serves as the human link between the organization and the people you serve. You are a personal contact for an organization’s clients or customers; therefore, you must ensure their orientation with new programs. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans represent 11.8 percent of the people working in this industry Please feel free to send a message directly to Senora via our contact form To find out more about this and other career perspectives, checkout the CAREER EXPLORER section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
32:49
November 04, 2021
Career Perspective featuring Tillman Wilson Jr.
Career Perspective featuring Tillman Wilson Jr.
In this episode of "Off The Top" we have a very insightful conversation with our guest (Tillman Wilson Jr.) about working in the legal profession. Mr. Wilson is a Paralegal Specialist who dedicates his time and energy to serve those who need assistance in the Department of Defense.  Tillman is an ordained minister who also serves as a volunteer youth mentor with Omega Phi Psi fraternity. BY THE NUMBERS: African Americans represent 8.9 percent of the people working in this industry Please feel free to send a message directly to Angelia via our contact form To find out more about this career perspective, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
51:54
October 21, 2021
Career Perspective featuring Angelia Gil
Career Perspective featuring Angelia Gil
In this episode of "Off The Top" we have a very insightful conversation with our guest (Angelia Gil) about working in the nonprofit sector. Mrs. Gil is an Organizational Change Professional consultant who dedicates her time and energy to Darkness-To-Light. This organization's mission is helping to prevent child sex abuse in our communities. Lia is also an entrepreneur in the organizational and cultural change as the founder of Bravesum LLC whose mission is to equip the SUM of all parts with the BRAVE solutions and strategies that lead to team success. Please feel free to send a message directly to Angelia via our contact form To find out more about this career perspective, checkout the CAREERS section of our website at Ebony Tree Council.
38:34
October 07, 2021
What Matters Most - part 2
What Matters Most - part 2
Welcome to the Ebony Tree Council podcast. During our experience together, we will share insights and opportunities that we believe matter to the black community.  In part one of this introductory episode, we talk within our own tribe concerning what's important to the young people in the black community.
33:56
October 03, 2021
What Matters Most - part 1
What Matters Most - part 1
Welcome to the Ebony Tree Council podcast. During our experience together, we will share insights and opportunities that we believe matter to the black community.  In part one of this introductory episode, we talk within our own tribe concerning what's important to the young people in the black community.
40:42
October 01, 2021