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Aspire And Inquire

Aspire And Inquire

By Ben + Jin
This podcast explores different career paths by leveraging experience itself. By speaking with successful individuals in diverse disciplines, we provide interesting, specific insights into a plethora of professional paths, so you don't have to spend years figuring out which avenue is best for you. We also explore other prevalent, fascinating topics in today's fast-paced world.
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#36 - WoWs With Tim Murray

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#38 - Hypnotherapy and Curing Stage 4 Brain Cancer With Craig Caliciotti
Craig’s story is absolutely incredible. On top of his amazing story, his business is just as impressive. He uses hypnotherapy to help clients solve a wide range of personal issues including obesity, anxiety, depression and more. There’s so much to unpack in this episode, enjoy it! If you want to reach out to Craig and find out about his services you can visit his website at hypnohealerusa.com or email him at hypnosisrelief@gmail.com.
56:48
January 14, 2021
#37 - Online Business Marketing With Mike Corso
If you’re interested in venturing into the online marketing realm or at a higher level, marketing in general, this episode is most definitely for you. Mike and I speak about the his digital marketing agency (Roovio), as well as what it takes to make yourself standout among equally qualified candidates. He also gives an interesting hack on connecting with people on LinkedIn! In addition to all this Mike did two guest lectures on lead generation and SEO marketing which you can find on our website or our YouTube channel! If you want to reach out to Mike you can find him at his business’ website at https://roov.io/.
30:20
January 7, 2021
#36 - WoWs With Tim Murray
Our first repeat guest, Tim Murray, is an author! We feature him on the show to have him speak about his new book, CEOs WoWs, or Words of Wisdom! If you haven’t checked out the previous episode to learn all about Tim’s incredible background, you can do so at episode #12. Or, you can learn a bunch about his story in his book, which you can find at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Ceo-Words-Wisdom-Tim-Murray/dp/1663207321/ref=nodl_
36:47
December 17, 2020
#35 - Career Relaunch and the Upside of Chaos With Joseph Liu
Joseph is a podcast host, certified career coach and so much more. He has a unique perspective that he’s used to cultivate a career consultancy, using his 10 years experience in the corporate world in branding to do so. The similarities between the two are much closer than we think and this gives Joseph’s clients a truly differentiated viewpoint on their career. His Career Relaunch Podcast is incredible too. You can find this on his website in addition to his many other resources on personal branding at the following link: https://josephliu.co. In addition, Joseph has a YouTube channel where he regularly posts amazing content. You can find this at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/JosephPLiu Lastly, his Ted Talk can be found at the following link: https://youtu.be/OGpVOSPqboc
36:10
December 10, 2020
#34 - Real Estate Property Management With Vincent Schino
If you’re looking to be a real estate agent, own your own properties, or invest in real estate, this episode is most definitely for you. Vincent has worked in multiple areas within real estate and has great insight into these areas. We speak on the advantages for first time home owners, why relationships are so important as a property owner, and why real estate is paid attention to constantly on a macro level. If you want to reach out to Vincent, you can follow him on Instagram @vincentschino or you can email him at Vince.schino@gmail.com.
53:56
December 3, 2020
#33 - DreamWorks Character Animation and Graphic Design With Andrew Tamandl
In this episode, we dive into the realm of character animation. Andrew has an incredible amount of experience working on sets with some of the most talented teams and directors. We speak on the technology impacting animation for the better, Andrew’s many awesome projects and so much more. If you want to reach out, you can find Andrew on LinkedIn!
39:38
November 26, 2020
#32 - Social Work and Empathy Balance With Hillary Bilek
For anyone interested in the massive realm of social work, this episode is most definitely for you. We discuss what a MSW education looks like and all the varied areas you can go into with the broad education. We also discuss what social work truly is, it’s not exactly what you may think. Lastly we discuss empathy and how too much of it can be dangerous in this line of work. This episode is packed with information. If you want to reach out to Hillary you can do so at griefreliefcenter@gmail.com and you can find her on social media @Griefreliefcenter!
48:20
November 19, 2020
#31 - College Entrepreneurship and Tackling Transportation With Keith Corso
Keith is a student at Northeastern University. Not only is a student, he’s also the CEO and founder of BusRight. His company has received significant funding from multiple investors and he is solving one of the most difficult problems in the world today, that being transportation. BusRight’s proprietary technology is impressive and we speak on what it’s like to be a young CEO. We speak on his amazing pivot during the pandemic and how it will shape his company’s future and so much more!
33:30
November 12, 2020
#30 - Construction to Non-Profit Foundation With Daniel Regan
At 85 years old, Daniel Regan has done a multitude of good deeds. After a successful career in construction and development, his foundation, he created the Daniel and Trudy Regan Foundation over 30 years ago. His team has turned mannequins from failing businesses into pieces of artwork to catapult artist’s careers. He has also donated money towards orphanages in Tibet and so much more! The foundation is a non-profit in every sense of the word and his Art Gala is 3-day ‘Artists & Mannequins Coming Out Gala’ will take place in New City, New York in late Spring/early Summer depending on COVID. If you want to be a part of this amazing event whether as an artist to make a masterpiece out of the mannequins or wanting to volunteer time elsewhere, you can contact the foundation at 845-323-3107, or via email at datru@optonline.net. You can read a bit more about the event at the following link: https://roov.io/artists-mannequins/
37:12
November 5, 2020
#29 - Religion and Spirituality With Rabbi Jamie Gibson
Rabbi Gibson has been a Rabbi for over 30 years. We uncover so much in this episode. We speak on the career as Rabbi, the impact of both the Pittsburgh shooting and COVID on community and religion, as well as free will. There’s so much more we speak about, but it’s too long to cover in a paragraph! If you want to reach out to Rabbi Gibson, you can reach him at his personal email which is rabjames0715@gmail.com.
54:16
October 29, 2020
#28 - Purchasing and Corporate Retail With Heather Moore
Heather has worked at Macy's for the last 8 years! She's been able to take part in many different roles including working as a Brand Analyst, had multiple merchandise planning roles, worked with women's swimwear and now functions as a buyer in Women’s Shoes! She spoke candidly about the future of brick and mortar retail and what it means to function in modern e-commerce. You can connect with Heather on LinkedIn or email her at moooreh@gmail.com!
41:17
October 22, 2020
#27 - Career Coaching and Professional Development With Peter Hill
Peter Hill is a very accomplished Career Coach. We got the opportunity to speak with him about his experience as a career coach as well as his own professional path! It was fascinating to hear about how to advance in a career from a coach himself. As most of us do, we want to advance in our careers and learn quick ways to do that. If you want to hear many of those nuggets and more, this episode is most definitely for you.  Peter is offering our listeners 50% off his Kompass Career Kickstarter Program which you can find at the following link. https://kompass.mykajabi.com. Email Peter@phiconsulting-llc.com for your personalized access. Peter also has a Career Strategy Series that is running at an attractive discount ($197 off the normal price of $897!) so go check that out as well at the following link where you can click on “Book Your Free Discovery Call” to speak with Peter and his team! https://www.yourcareerstrategy.com/home
50:56
October 15, 2020
#26 - Doctoral Versatility and True Meaning of Health With Dr. Pat Boulogne
This episode covers a ton including Dr. Pat Boulogne’s new book, “Why are you so Sick, Fat, and Tired?” Dr. Boulogne is a certified functioning medical practitioner, chiropractor, acupuncturist, speaker and 2-time author! We talk about why people adapt to an ok lifestyle instead of truly unearthing the possibilities of a healthy life! Dr. Boulogne can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram @Askdrpat, and her website which is healthteamnetwork.com!
38:36
September 10, 2020
#25 - Google Software Engineering With Zach Bamberger
This episode is great for many to hear, but anyone who is or aspires to be a technical individual will very much enjoy this episode. We cover some interesting topics like the interview process at Google, a formal CS education experiential advantages and how to become a better programmer! If you want to reach out to Zach you can do so on LinkedIn or on Instagram @zachbam96.
34:39
September 3, 2020
#24 - The Future of Finance and Software Disruption With Logan O’Malley
This episode dives into the future of finance. We talk about the importance of math, science and coding for tomorrow’s success. Not only do we cover all this, but we made this episode a “playbook” model. We wanted to not only tell listeners what’s going on, but also give actionable advice around the content so anyone can succeed! If you want to follow Logan you can do so at @logarithm on Instagram and if you very badly want to speak with him, reach out to Ben and he will give you Logan’s phone number.
50:33
August 27, 2020
#23 - Gratitude and Pasta With Chris Schembra
Chris’ story and his relentless work to find happiness and meaning for himself and others is truly inspiring. Living multiple lives in a short period of time, Chris has solved one of the biggest problems in the world, loneliness. This episode is full of unbelievable stories, and Chris will undoubtedly have you very emotional…it’s what he’s best at! 747 Club’s virtual dinners (and in-person in normal circumstances) are an unforgettable experience and if you would like to experience it for yourself, you can reach out to info@747club.org to learn more!
50:20
August 20, 2020
#22 - Big 4 and the Art of Accounting With Joe Seibert
If you’re an aspiring accountant or a young professional in the accounting realm, this episode is a must-listen! Joe has over 30 years experience at a big 4 accounting firm and he talks about it all with us on today’s episode. We dive deep into the industry from discussing the 3 main businesses at a big 4 firm, the future of the industry, and priceless advice from multiple standpoints that you truly don’t want to miss. If you’d like to reach out to Joe, you can do so on LinkedIn. Joe is glad to connect with anyone!
54:52
August 13, 2020
#21 - University President and Higher Education With Jonathan Green
A background in music gave Susquehanna University’s current President, Jonathan Green, a leg up in higher education for many reasons. Speaking with him about his rise to the presidency at Susquehanna and his career leading up to it was a pleasure. We speak about skillsets and the variation in approach to personal development, the liberal arts education and so much more! If you’d like to reach out to President Green, you can contact him at greenjd@susqu.edu, which you can find on the Susquehanna website along with a bio and some information about his blog! https://www.susqu.edu/about-su/our-leadership/office-of-the-president/presidents-biography!
40:15
August 6, 2020
#20 - Architecture and Interior Design With Parisa Bazargani
From growing up in London, to school in Florence to currently living on Melbourne, Parisa Bazargani has had the opportunity to live and work in extremely difference circumstances. Architecture and interior design is a varied career as no two projects are the same. Owning her own business, Parisa can also choose the projects she works on which makes her work feel even more meaningful. From working on stores to large hotels, she has most definitely gotten that variety. If you’d like to follow Parisa, you can follow her Instagram page @Parsaika or visit her website at https://parisaika.com/
33:57
July 30, 2020
#19 - Early Retirement and Financial Independence With Rachel Richards
Rachel Richards was able to retire at the young age of 28 years old. Not only is she no longer working unless she wants to, but she is living off of $15,000 a month in passive income. Rachel now owns over 40 real estate properties across the spectrum from duplex real estate to multi-family complexes. She is also the author of two Amazon Best Seller’s ‘Money Honey’ and ‘Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement.’ Rachel makes the idea of retirement at an earlier age a lot more attainable with her straightforward and actionable advice. In addition to her incredible books, she is offering our listeners her free passive income starter kit, which can be found at www.moneyhoneyrachel.com/bonus!
40:12
July 23, 2020
#18 - FBI and Larger Law Enforcement With Kathleen Canning-Mello
With over 30 years experience working at the FBI, Kathleen Canning-Mello has a ton of experience in law enforcement. It was extremely hard to distill her entire career into a single hour! From talking about necessary police reform to dealing with some of the most horrific parts of humanity on a daily basis, Agent Canning-Mello had an unbelievable career. All the stories shared are fascinating and we are excited that listeners can tune in. If you’d like to learn more about Ms. Canning-Mello or are interested in a career in law enforcement yourself, go and connect with Ms. Canning-Mello on LinkedIn or email her at canningk@uncw.edu!
1:11:01
July 16, 2020
#17 - Venture Capital and MBA Analysis With Andy Will
Exploring the world of venture capital is quite interesting because there truly is no straightforward path. Many industries and career paths have the career trajectory right from the get-go, that’s not the case in VC. From banking, to trading, to VC, Andy has incredible experience. Wielding a MBA from University of Chicago Booth, Andy has set himself up extremely well. If you’d like to reach out and connect with Andy, you can do so at his email which is andy@zealvc.co!
37:51
June 11, 2020
#16 - Concierge Medicine and Untraditional Methodology With Dr. Ken Redcross
Not only is his name perfect for his profession, but his knowledge and success is incredible too! Dr. Redcross functions in the interesting cross-section of being a practitioner and a businessman. We didn’t get to speak much about his business acumen, but it is truly incredible and what he’s achieved thus far is very respectable to say the least. He also has a book called “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor.” His website is drkenredcross.com. Follow him on his social media at kenredcrossmd on Facebook and @drkenredcross on Instagram and Twitter!
36:06
June 4, 2020
#15 - Journalism and the Art of Skepticism With John Berman
John has immense experience as a successful journalist! Not only has he covered some of the most important stories and met some of the most important people, but he know what it takes to breakdown the mindset of a successful journalist. The stories that John tells are entertaining alone to tune in, but there’s so much more! You can follow John on Twitter @JohnBerman or Instagram @johnberman.
51:47
May 28, 2020
#14 - Country Music Singing and Songwriting With Jessica Lynn
Jessica was such an entertaining guest to have on. Not only can you find her at her website Jessicalynnmusic.org, but you can follow her along with her many fans on social media @jessicalynnmusic (verified pages). Enjoy!
39:38
May 21, 2020
#13 - Writing And Narrative Evolution With Katherine Paterson
Have you ever wanted to learn about writing from an extremely successful author herself? Well this is your opportunity! Katherine tells us so much about her personal story, how writing found her, how writers block isn’t real, and so much more! If you want to follow Mrs. Paterson, you can do so on her Facebook page and at her website which is Katherinepaterson.com!
46:44
May 14, 2020
#12 - Corporate Execution and Mentoring Vs. Coach With Tim Murray
If you want to hear from a C-Suite executive who’s been at the helm in a foreign country, this episode is most definitely for you! Having immense experience in corporate execution and pivoting during a time when safety was at the forefront, Tim knows what it takes to be a leader. Talking about the difference between mentoring and coaching was something that’s really important to him and you’ll see why! You can reach out to Tim at his email which is tim@cardvirtues.com!
43:15
May 7, 2020
#11 - Sports and Exercise Science With Keegan Falconar
Sports and exercise science has a whole lot to it. Whether it’s talking about the certifications involved, how sports scientists interact with athletes and coaches, or how important to scientific process is, this episode has it all! Really in-depth episode that explores a whole lot. If you want to get in touch with Keegan, you can connect with him on Linkedin or email him at Kafalconar@gmail.com!
52:35
April 30, 2020
#10 - Opera Singing and Performing Arts With Lisette Oropesa
This episode is extremely wide-ranging. Not only did Lisette and I speak about performing arts and everything that goes into it, but we speak on social media, biases, and so much more! This episode was really fun to record and we hope you all enjoy. You can follow Lisette on social media @lisetteoropesa on Instagram, Lisette Oropesa on Facebook, or on her website at lisetteoropesa.com!
1:04:01
April 23, 2020
#9 - Financial Advising and Authenticity With Craig Meadows
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the world of financial advising, this episode is for you! Craig has over 30 years of experience and is successful for a couple core reasons. He knows relationship creation has to be authentic for the FA-client relationship to thrive, and he makes himself vulnerable to do so! If you want to reach out, Craig’s an open book! You can call him or text him at 203-260-0576 or you can email him at Craig.meadows@nm.com. Enjoy!
50:11
April 16, 2020
#8 - Professorship and Business School Dean - Matthew Rousu
If you’ve ever admired your professors and wanted to know how to get into their profession then this episode is for you! Matt talks about his journey to becoming a professor after being a research economist, and then making it to becoming the Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University (Jin’s and my alma mater) Enjoy this episode!
1:03:10
April 9, 2020
#7 - Opportunity Costs and Valuing Hard Work With Serial Entrepreneur Enrico Palmerino
Enrico is a serial entrepreneur with an immense amount of experience and success. From published articles to distinguishing awards, Enrico is impressive by many means. Enrico knows the true value of hard work and supports his view with numbers. This is an amazing episode for prospective entrepreneurs looking for specific ideas surrounding business models and entrepreneurial processes. Connect with him on LinkedIn and send a short message to ask your question and you’ll eventually get a response!
52:59
April 2, 2020
#6 - SEO Marketing and Serial Dabbling With Ryan Van Valin
Ryan breaks down the incredibly complex world of SEO marketing. Giving us a ton of insight about the present and future of SEO, he talks about his experience, and provides a massive amount of advice for younger individuals hoping to get into the industry. Connect with Ryan on Linkedin, Instagram @ryanv, and check out his personal website ryanvanvalin.com!
54:37
March 26, 2020
#5 - Portfolio Management and Broader Finance With Brian Wimmer
Wielding a MBA and CFA designation, Brian Wimmer has spent his entire career at Vanguard in a multitude of functional roles in multiple geographical locations. Brian’s mindset and viewpoint on how one should view their career is incredibly interesting. If you’re a financial professional or an aspiring one, Brian is definitely someone you should listen to and connect with. Connect with him on LinkedIn and reach out!
46:59
March 19, 2020
#4 - Information Technology and User Experience with Charlie Steininger
One of our youngest guests, Charlie Steininger is a young professional operating in the user experience/product design space. Coming from a family of small business owners, he has a unique perspective. Enjoy the episode and connect with him LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram!
39:03
March 12, 2020
#3 – Startup Recruiting and Relationship Creation With Brendan Rogers
Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes and from all different backgrounds. Brendan Rogers is similarly unique! Brendan is the co-founder of two extremely successful startups(Wag Labs and Gamechanger Labs), one of which was acquired. Brendan has incredible advice for prospective entrepreneurs, recruiters, as well as for young professionals in general. Reach out and connect with him on LinkedIn to talk about startups, he loves every second of it!
39:04
March 5, 2020
#2 “Dilly Dilly” Digital Marketing and Ad Management With Pierce O’Hearn
From agency ad management in New York to brand digital marketing in San Francisco, Pierce O’Hearn has done a ton in his young career. Getting the opportunity to participate in Bud Light’s “Dilly Dilly” campaign, Pierce has amazing stories, along with incredible advice for prospective digital marketers. Connect with him on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @OHearricane!
1:07:41
February 27, 2020
#1 – Media and Business News With Kinsey Grant
If you’ve ever considered a career in media, this episode is a must listen. Kinsey operates in the modernized media industry. She undertakes multiple roles at Morning Brew, the content creator reaching almost 2 million daily viewers with their email newsletter and podcast! Check out Business Casual; Kinsey interviews high profile CEOs of companies disrupting ancient industries as well other contemporary tech stakeholders to help distill what the future of business may look like. If you want to contact and/or follow Kinsey, as she mentioned, her twitter handle is @kinseygrant and her email is kinsey@morningbrew.com.
31:28
February 20, 2020
Introductory Episode
This episode serves as an introduction to Aspire And Inquire. Ben and Jin give listeners some insight into their individual backgrounds. They talk about how they met and connected. They discuss hopes and plans for this podcast and what value they are hoping to provide to listeners.
46:18
February 13, 2020
Aspire and Inquire Trailer
This podcast will provide immense value in a variety of ways. We can’t wait to bring you content with guests of many different disciplines and career paths! Give us a follow and get ready to learn about different paths without spending years in much less desirable paths to get there!
00:59
January 5, 2020