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Power to Become: The Podcast

Power to Become: The Podcast

By BYU-Idaho Alumni

Your host Noah Forero and the P2B team create a dedicated space for Students, Alumni and other Professionals to share their stories of finding success in their lives. Follow the Power to Become: The Podcast to hear candid conversations with them and learn how to start your career, pursue your passions and get excited about your future.
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CARYN ESPLIN tells her story from doing graphic design out of her house to TRAVELING THE WORLD for PHOTOGRAPHY!
CARYN ESPLIN tells her story from doing graphic design out of her house to TRAVELING THE WORLD for PHOTOGRAPHY!
Is being a Jack of All Trades so bad? Caryn Esplin proves that having a versatile skillset can pay big dividends in a career in visual media communications! The field ranges from writing copy to graphic design and she has done it all. In this podcast, Caryn Esplin shares with Noah and Emma how others can make a fun, adventurous and successful career in visual media! 
51:22
October 15, 2022
LAYNE MOSELEY on how he ended up making apps with no experience and how to PREPARE for a job in Software Engineering and App Development!
LAYNE MOSELEY on how he ended up making apps with no experience and how to PREPARE for a job in Software Engineering and App Development!
Programming is so broad and always advancing. So how do you keep up with a field that is seemingly changing everyday? Layne Moseley is your guy! In this episode he shares why he walked away from studying Computer Science at college and found his way back into the field when he discovered app development with the release of the first iPhone. From there, he went on to work for a tech start-up company, Crumbl Cookies and Snapchat! Learn how to prepare for interviewing for jobs in programming and what resources he uses to stay current on fields in tech like Artificial Intelligence, App Development and Software! P2Become Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p2become/ P2Become TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@p2become
55:25
September 12, 2022
SHAE WARNICK shares how she found HER PASSION as an art major and the business of a PROFESSIONAL ARTIST!
SHAE WARNICK shares how she found HER PASSION as an art major and the business of a PROFESSIONAL ARTIST!
Wondering how it works as a professional artist? In this episode, Shae Warnick explains her journey to Noah on how she worked as an artist after graduating, what it took to find her niche and how to find your audience! She is an advocate for collecting everything that inspires YOU and to learn how it inspires you. Art majors this ones for you. P2Become Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p2become/
40:10
June 28, 2022
JENNY OAKS BAKER SPECIAL EPISODE
JENNY OAKS BAKER SPECIAL EPISODE
This weeks episode we're doing something different. We caught Jenny while she was visiting BYU-Idaho for a brief chat about pursuing a career as a professional musician. It was an impromptu interview so forgive the iPhone audio quality! Enjoy the pod! https://www.instagram.com/p2become/
08:08
June 13, 2022
Genet Orme designs dresses for the Tabernacle Choir and shares FASHION TRENDS across the world!
Genet Orme designs dresses for the Tabernacle Choir and shares FASHION TRENDS across the world!
Our third episode and it's all about the fashion industry! Genet Orme shares what she has learned about the newest fashion tech and trends from California to London! She reveals how to make it in the fashion world and how she stays current with style! FOLLOW P2B instagram
38:59
June 01, 2022
MARTIN MA reveals how economists RULE THE WORLD and why AMAZON loves economics majors!
MARTIN MA reveals how economists RULE THE WORLD and why AMAZON loves economics majors!
Why is economics one of the most profitable careers to get into? In this episode, Martin Ma enlightens Noah on what paths economics can take you. They dive into how Ma got a PhD, why Amazon loves economic majors and econometrics. 
48:50
May 17, 2022
Luke Alley talks Digital Marketing and using LinkedIn to get MR. BEAST to BYU-Idaho!
Luke Alley talks Digital Marketing and using LinkedIn to get MR. BEAST to BYU-Idaho!
Luke Alley is a marketing wizard. In this episode, he teaches Noah and Copeland how to become an actually good marketer. He enlightens them on what helps students get marketing jobs and explains why his marketing classes don't have exams.
39:01
May 03, 2022
A Filmmaker
A Filmmaker
Meet Cameron Robins! Since Cameron was a young boy, his dream had always been to become a filmmaker. His dream was finally realized when after much encouragement from his wife, he changed his major from Bio-Medical to Filmmaking in college and has never looked back on it since. Since then, he has become a Filmmaker in Park City, the Utah Jazz, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He now is a faculty member here at BYU-Idaho teaching students how to pursue their dreams. Listen as Cameron talks about making his dream job into a reality.
32:40
July 12, 2021
A Changed Man
A Changed Man
Meet Danny Ricks!  Join us this week as we talk to Danny Ricks, a current faculty member about his experience of becoming a religion teacher on the BYU-Idaho campus.  Listen as he shares his experience of his conversion to the gospel and how he went from not wanting to come to a Church-affiliated school to coordinating seminaries and institutes for the Church of Jesus Christ on the Indian Reservation in Arizona and now being a Religion professor.
33:54
June 28, 2021
It's All About Relationships
It's All About Relationships
Join us this week as we talk to Dr. Tim Rarick about family, dating, marriage, and relationship dynamics.
45:36
June 14, 2021
I gave up my PhD to teach at BYU-Idaho: Jason Hunt
I gave up my PhD to teach at BYU-Idaho: Jason Hunt
S3E1: Meet Jason Hunt.  You won't want to miss this episode of Power to Become: The Podcast. Listen to a man who willingly redid his PhD to teach at BYU-Idaho and who gave away a successful business just to help a friend.  Check out this episode of Power to Become: The Podcast.
24:29
June 02, 2021
A New Host
A New Host
S3: Welcome back to another season with Power to Become: The Podcast. Listen as we introduce our new host, Annie Hatch!
10:10
May 17, 2021
Girl Boss
Girl Boss
S2E7: This episode is sure to grab your attention! Small business stories are some of our favorite to tell. Listen to Cheryl Crawford tell the story about how her and her family started Righteous Slice from the ground up!
34:13
January 25, 2021
Dad-Ministrator
Dad-Ministrator
S2E6: In this episode we present Tim Ng and his journey which includes a lot of life lessons. You are sure to find this episode very intriguing. 
52:57
January 11, 2021
Portugal The Missionary
Portugal The Missionary
S2E5: Ernie Lopez shares with us his experience of serving an LDS Mission. Just like many are experiencing delays and cancellations on their life plans right now, Ernie also dealt with that, but learned a lot and overcame his struggles. Such a powerful episode! Follow us on Instagram @p2become for more content!
24:12
November 09, 2020
The Educator
The Educator
S2E4: In this episode we sit down and welcome Ann Ahrendsen. We discuss the love for teaching and affect that this unexpected pandemic has had on education .
25:21
October 26, 2020
The Sales Evangelist
The Sales Evangelist
S2E3: If you heard Donald at Power 2 Become on campus, you'll want to tune in to this episode! If you want to stand out, take initiative and connect with those around you. Follow us on Instagram @p2become for more content!
31:21
October 12, 2020
Imagineering
Imagineering
S2E2: Luis Weger has worked at Boeing, Disney, and his efforts to continue education are inspiring, but the lessons he has learned in the hard moments with his family are just as powerful. Listen on any platform and follow us on Instagram @p2become for more content!
26:25
September 28, 2020
In The Woman's Tent in the Saudi Desert
In The Woman's Tent in the Saudi Desert
S2E1: Beth Vanderwalker has been all over the world, and is even traveling back to Rexburg on occasion! Her experiences in nursing and healthcare are a must-listen. Follow us on Instagram @p2become to stay updated on content!
25:27
September 14, 2020
Brother Redge
Brother Redge
S1E7: Is it a bad thing to lose millions? Redge Allen is a perfect example of unconditional love. He had very high points, and low points in his career but is grateful for every one of them. Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up on new episodes!
22:06
July 20, 2020
When I was at Michael Jordan's House
When I was at Michael Jordan's House
S1E6: He has been to the biggest houses around the world, was a news anchor in Las Vegas and then In Salt Lake City, today I had Scott Haws on the show with us! He has some great experiences working in the broadcast world.  Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up with new episodes!
26:23
July 06, 2020
The Queen of CIT
The Queen of CIT
S1E5: Alisha Stratton works as an I/T Director as USAA, and loves it! As of recent, she is a new mom and today she is talking about preparing to be a mother while working in a career she loves. Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up with new episodes!
14:18
June 22, 2020
Uncertainty Is The New Black
Uncertainty Is The New Black
S1E4: Joshua Iverson was there in the beginnings of Facebook, but chose a different route! He runs quite the company and has all the advice you need if you are 1. looking to work from home, and 2. if you are unsure about life, situations, or yourself. Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up with new episodes!
24:01
June 08, 2020
How I Got Fired by Mark Zuckerburg
How I Got Fired by Mark Zuckerburg
S1E3: Extraordinary is an understatement. Amy Antonelli has worked in places like Facebook and Apple, all the way to leper colonies in India. Her career is so empowering, and you'll learn about how she worked back up from losing her job at Facebook to running an international humanitarian non-profit. Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up with new episodes!
28:02
May 25, 2020
Tommy the Phlebotomist
Tommy the Phlebotomist
S1E2: Do you know what a phlebotomist is? I didn't! Tommy Ahlquist is a retired ER doctor that started out from scratch. He works in the real estate industry and is an advocate for healthcare across Idaho. His advice is great and stories hilarious!  Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up with new episodes!
25:46
May 11, 2020
The Immigrant
The Immigrant
S1E1: Imagine moving from your home country as a teenager. With opportunities and challenges, Mercy Owusu brings her experience living in the U.S. for the last 10 years and how she was able to earn her bachelor's degree, as well as start her career in journalism. Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up with new episodes!
17:58
April 27, 2020
WELCOME TO POWER 2 BECOME: The Podcast
WELCOME TO POWER 2 BECOME: The Podcast
POWER 2 BECOME We want to give you the opportunity to learn about starting and maintaining your career right from the source. Nurses, Marketers, Journalists, Humanitarians, Artists, you name it, we get to sit down with our very own BYU-Idaho Alumni and get the true stories about their lives in their careers. Remember to follow us on Instagram @p2become to keep up with new episodes!
01:00
April 20, 2020
Therapy Is A GOOD Thing
Therapy Is A GOOD Thing
Steve Davis has worked in academia for most of his life and loves helping students. He graduated from Rick's College and loves the outdoor life that Rexburg has to offer. He is a Downwinder and talks about his experience overcoming anxiety.
34:55
December 05, 2019
The Hard Questions
The Hard Questions
Latifa Ibrahim takes us through her college experience and gives some great advice about staying true to who you are, branching out, and change. Her life has shaped her to become the person she is and she encourages students at BYU-Idaho to never forget who they are no matter where they are.
23:32
November 28, 2019
Ice Cold Call
Ice Cold Call
Alastair grew up in the United Kingdom. He has worked at Qualtrics, Google, and currently works at Bain & Company in the United Kingdom. He shares with us some of his greatest pieces of advice on how to get where you want to go and achieve your goals. 
17:30
November 25, 2019
Working Remotely Without The T.V. Remote
Working Remotely Without The T.V. Remote
Diosa Colindres is one of our Alumni who completed her degree in 3 years! She talks about her time here at BYUI and focuses on how to enjoy school. There are many things she suggests are great ways to make the most of your education, including having fun!
23:40
November 14, 2019
Are you happy now?
Are you happy now?
Dalton Winspear takes us through his life starting at BYU-Idaho, his internship in England, and what it's like to work in project management. He shares some great insights about how to view your time here in school. 
24:45
November 11, 2019
Different Outfit, Same Girl
Different Outfit, Same Girl
Don't settle. Amy LaBaugh motivates us to go for those chances and opportunities that seem way out of the picture. She shares how creating connections and having mentors is the way to succeed. 
17:22
November 07, 2019
KARMA
KARMA
Stephanie Palmer has worked at KSL for over 30 years, but didn't know that was where her career would start. Learn how she began her career as a college graduate and how her life took turns she didn't plan. 
18:22
October 31, 2019