Season 4, episode 22 features Vijay Jayachandran, CEO of ACW Analytics. We have a fantastic discussion about Vijay's career journey which took him from his home country of India to the United States. Vijay and discuss his passion for education and his continuous learning mindset. We dive into his 20+ year corporate career and then discuss how he made the pivot to being an entrepreneur. His current venture, ACW Analytics focuses on extreme weather and how to use AI to help utilities keep their infrastructure running smoothly.
Vijay is also an author and entrepreneur in residence at the University of Connecticut Stamford branch. Enjoy the episode!
To connect with Vijay, check him out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijayjayachandran/
To learn more about ACW Analytics, visit their website: https://www.acw-analytics.com/
Episode 21 of season 4 is a career inspiration episode focused on the topic of Asking for Help. Asking for Help is a challenge for many people for a variety of reasons. In this episode, Nick and Leah discuss the benefits of asking for help and why asking for help is a sign of strength, not a weakness. We hope this quick episode helps you with your career journey.
Episode 20 of season 4 is a career inspiration episode focused on the topic of Networking through Volunteering. Networking can be a challenging activity for many individuals. In this episode we discuss how you can network while volunteering for a non-profit, school or religious organization. Volunteering makes the act of networking easier for many individuals and by volunteering at an organization that may be new to you, that will help you meet new people.
Season 4, episode 19 of the Full Potential Podcast features Elizabeth West. Elizabeth is an inspirational woman who has had a fantastic career journey that has led her to the world of information security. She shares her journey in this episode along with some other great advice for anyone starting out their career.
I also love how Elizabeth volunteers outside of work to support organizations and causes she is passionate about. We close the show hearing how therapy has helped her reach her Full Potential.
To connect with Elizabeth, visit her LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethwest3/
Season 4, episode 18 of The Full Potential Podcast features Matt McCooe, CEO of Connecticut Innovations. Matt has had an amazing career journey that involves non-profits, for-profits and higher education. We learn about the importance of education during his childhood, his time working in Mexico and the importance of networking. Matt shares some fantastic advice about finding jobs you love and we close by discussing his passion for helping the world through his role leading the venture capital firm, Connecticut Innovations.
To connect with Matt, visit his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-mccooe-36604a6/
To learn more about Connecticut Innovations, visit their website: https://ctinnovations.com/
Season 4, episode 17 of the Full Potential Podcast is our 3rd career inspiration episode where we discuss a topic to help you reach your Full Potential in your career. Leah Calabria and I discuss college career centers and why these organizations are critical to your success during school and after. Most college career centers offer free resume review, mock interviews and job search assistance for both current students and alumni. To learn more about your college career center, visit your school website.
Season 4, Episode 16 features an amazing women entrepreneur named Lindsay Tjepkema. Lindsay is the CEO and co-founder of Casted. Casted is the only podcast marketing platform built to give marketers a true return on effort through access, amplification, and attribution of their brand podcasts and related content.
Lindsay shares her career journey with us including how she ended up in the marketing, communications field and her big decision to leave her job to start Casted. We also discuss how podcasts changed her career.
To connect with Lindsay, visit her LinkedIn.
To learn more about Casted, visit their website.
Episode 15 features Foster Charles, CEO and founder of Charles IT. Foster founded Charles IT in December of 2006 – while in his senior year of high school. He has grown his team to 44 employees and built Charles IT into a 10-million- dollar company with over 110 contract clients.
We discuss Foster's career journey which begins with his business starting in high school! Foster shares many fascinating stories from his time as an entrepreneur in this interview.
To connect with Foster, visit his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/foster-charles/
To connect with Charles IT, visit their website: https://www.charlesit.com/
Episode 14 of The Full Potential Podcast features Eric Oppong. Eric is an early career professional currently in grad school and looking forward to an internship this summer. We discuss his career journey which includes moving to the United States from Ghana.
Eric shares details about how he chose his major of business and how joining an extracurricular club in high school helped him make that decision. We also discuss the challenges of graduating from college during the COVID-19 pandemic and how that impacted Eric's decision to attend graduate school.
To connect with Eric, visit his LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericoppong/
Season 4, episode 13 of the Full Potential Podcast features our founder, Nick Wagner Sr. being interviewed by our guest host, Leah Calabria. Nick discusses his first book in The Full Potential Book series, Ten Secrets to Success After Graduation. Leah and Nick discuss the process of creating the book and then dive into each chapter to discuss why it made it to the final copy.
To learn more and order Ten Secrets to Success After Graduation, visit Nick's website: www.nickwagnersr.com/book
Pre-orders are being accepted now with shipping to begin around late April!
Season 4, episode 12 features Rick Voight, CEO of Vivid-Pix. Rick has had a fascinating career journey working for some of the biggest corporations in the world to now leading his own business. Rick shares his journey at Kodak and HP before making the shift to the world of being an entrepreneur. He shares some fantastic career advice and we also have the opportunity to learn quite a bit about the photography business.
We discuss Rick's business, Vivid-Pix which is a technology company focused on improving photos using artificial intelligence. He shares some of the hard work that went into starting this organization.
Connect with Rick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-voight-645155/
Learn more about Vivid-Pix: https://www.vivid-pix.com/
In season 4, episode 11, we have the opportunity to sit down with with Matt Connell to hear about his career journey. He has a diverse background including his role as a professor and his current business venture, Yellowbrick. We also discuss the innovative program he manages at Goodwin University, the Entrepreneurial Network (ENet) program, a business certificate program for formerly incarcerated, re-entry populations.
Matt is a life long learner with 4 degrees and enjoys helping others. If you would like to connect with him, please check out the links below.
Matt Connell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-connell33/
Matt's business, Yellowbrick: https://www.yellowbrick.me/
Goodwin University's ENet Program: https://www.goodwin.edu/enet/
Season 4, episode 10 of the Full Potential Podcast is our 2nd career inspiration episode where we discuss a topic to help you reach your Full Potential in your career. Leah Calabria and I discuss the CliftonStrengths assessment which helps you understand what your top strengths are by taking an online assessment. Understanding and leveraging your strengths helps you be more successful both personally and professionally.
To learn more about the CliftonStrengths assessment, visit www.CliftonStrengths.com or reach out to the founder of the Full Potential Movement, Nick Wagner Sr. on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/nickwagnersr
Season 4, episode 9 of The Full Potential Podcast features Michael Goldberg. Michael is an HR entrepreneur currently leading his business Hiring Transformed. After a career that included both for profit and non-profit roles in the HR space, Michael made a decision in 2016 to venture out on his own. His knowledge of recruiting enables him to help companies looking to improve their recruiting function.
We learn about Michael's career journey including those pivot early life moments that made him into the person he is today. If you would like to connect with Michael or learn more about his business, follow either of the links below.
Connect with Michael on LinkedIn
Michael's company, Hiring Transformed
Season 4, episode 8 of The Full Potential Podcast features Ojala Naeem to discuss her career journey. Ojala is a problem solver who has used her skills across multiple roles in her short career. We discuss her decision to leave NYC and take a risk to work at a non-profit in her home state of Connecticut. From there we discuss her work at the non-profit and her decision to eventually leave that role for a corporate position.
Ojala's passion for innovation and people is heard throughout our discussion. To connect with Ojala, visit her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ojalanaeem/
In addition to the career journey interviews the are part of The Full Potential Podcast, we are now adding short career inspiration episodes focused on a variety of topics. These are discussions between our founder Nick Wagner Sr. and Leah Calabria, a guest host of the podcast!
Our first episode in this series is on the topic of networking and we hope it provides you some inspiration to reach out to that person you were thinking of contacting!
Season 4, Episode 6 of The Full Potential Podcast features Alison Wall. Alison is a management professor at Southern Connecticut State University focused on human resource management and organizational behavior. We discuss her career journey from originally wanted to be a chef to following the path of her parents to become an educator. Alison provides us a look into the world of obtaining a doctorate as well as an idea of what it is like to be a college professor.
To connect with Alison, please contact her on LinkedIn or through the Southern Connecticut State University business department page.
SCSU Department Page: https://www.southernct.edu/directory/walla4
Season 4, episode 5 of The Full Potential Podcast features Megan Clark Torrey, CEO at World Affairs Council of Connecticut. We discuss Megan's career journey that began with her working with the state government of Connecticut after obtaining a degree in International Relations and Affairs.
Her current role as CEO of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut has her leading a non-profit that is almost 100 years told that focuses on building community by bringing the world’s top experts and leaders to engage directly with diverse audiences in Connecticut.
To learn more about Megan, visit her LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-clark-torrey-306bb36/
To learn more about the World Affairs Council, visit their website: https://ctwac.org/
Season 4, episode 4 of The Full Potential Podcast features Matt Lebeck. Matt has such an interesting career journey that includes various roles in the manufacturing space, a role in the U.S. Navy, his own business and a role overseeing a leadership development program while working in human resources.
We discuss Matt's work experience as well as his passion for learning during our interview including the topic of why he choose to to get an undergrad degree, masters degree and PhD.
You can connect with Matt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattlebeck/
Season 4, Episode 3 of the Full Potential Podcast features Karen Hinds. Karen is an entrepreneur, HR innovator and an inspirational woman!
Karen shares her career journey that included moving to the United States at 15 for school, finishing college not knowing what she wanted to do and eventually starting her own business.
Karen's company, Workplace Success Group is an HR consulting firm focused on leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion.
You can learn more about Karen on her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenshinds/
You can learn more about Karen's company, Workplace Success Group on her company website: https://workplacesuccess.com/
Season 4, episode 2 of The Full Potential Podcast features Marlon Addison. We discuss Marlon's career journey that started as pre-law in college to becoming a sales leader in the healthcare industry.
Marlon discusses his passion for mentoring, networking and philanthropy and explains how all 3 have helped him both personally and professionally. He shares some fantastic advice for individuals early in their careers.
If you would like to connect with Marlon, you can find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marlon-addison-1535354/
Season 4 of The Full Potential Podcast kicks off with Liz Capants, Founder and CEO of EBC Associates. EBC Associates is an executive search and recruitment firm. We discuss Liz's career journey including the difficult decision to leave the workforce for 10 years to be with her family and the decision to leave a job to start her own business. Liz shares great advice for those of you starting your career or looking to make a career pivot. We also discuss the importance of networking if you have a job or are looking for a job. To connect with Liz, follow either link below. Thanks for listening!
Liz Capants on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizcapants/
EBC Associates: https://www.ebcassociates.net/
Episode 049 of The Full Potential Podcast features entrepreneur, Chris Allen. Chris has founded multiple companies during his career and recently sold one of those, iDevices just a few years ago.
He is currently the CEO of iCleanse that is focused on cleaning devices with UV light. We discuss his leadership style and passion for people in this fantastic interview. Chris shares many tips about what has made him successful through his journey.
To connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisallensr/
To check out Chris's company, iCleanse: https://icleanse.com/
Episode 48 of the Full Potential Podcast features Sri Srinivasan. Sri is an accomplished technologists with a passion for learning and mentoring. He shares his career journey with us which took him from India to the United States and began as a journalist. Sri discussed why learning has been so critical to his career as well as having mentors and being a mentor. His career advice on what has helped him reach his Full Potential to close the show is something everyone should listen to regardless of where you are in your career. Enjoy the episode!
To connect with Sri, you can find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/padik/
Episode 47 of The Full Potential Podcast features SuperDave Bruno. Dave is a successful corporate citizen turned entrepreneur who has lived and traveled around the world. We discuss Dave's career journey, his success, his failures and his passion for extreme sports.
To learn more about Dave, visit his LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-bruno/
To learn more about Dave's company, Red Planet Ventures, visit their website: https://redplanetventures.co/
Episode 46 features Erin Hatzikostas, CEO of b Authentic Inc. We dive into her career journey and how she helps people rise in their career. Erin has a fascinating career journey that started as an actuary in corporate America which led to her being the CEO of a company and today, an entrepreneur.
Erin and her company b Authentic are dedicated to change the working world to a radically more authentic, diverse, balanced and a bit unexpected place. Our discussion dives into how she has done this throughout her diverse career while also putting her family first.
To learn more about Erin, visit her LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-hatzikostas/
To learn more about Erin's company, b Authentic, visit their website: https://www.bauthenticinc.com/
Episode 45 of The Full Potential Podcast features Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch. We discuss her diverse career which includes working for herself, being an artist and supporting people across many corporate roles. Ingrid describes herself as having a portfolio of experiences since she typically has multiple jobs at the same time. Ingrid's passion for helping people began when she made her own career pivot and went back to school to obtain a degree focused on career counseling and career development.
You can learn more about Ingrid by connecting with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridgoldbloomblochcareercounselorcareercoach/
To learn about her career coaching services, visit her company website: https://www.mosaiccareers.com/
And lastly to learn more about Ingrid's amazing art, visit her website: https://www.igbstudio.com/
Episode 44 of The Full Potential Podcast features Joy Burkhard. Joy is the founder of 2020 Mom, a non-profit closing gaps in maternal and mental health care. We discuss her career journey including her recent decision to leave the corporate world to run her non-profit full time.
Joy shares some fantastic career advice on the topics of internships, changing jobs and having support of your family for large career changes.
To connect with Joy, follow her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-burkhard-8a69223/
You can also learn more about her non-profit, 2020 Mom at their website: https://www.2020mom.org/
Episode 43 of The Full Potential Podcast features Luis Valdez-Jimenez. Luis shares his career journey and some fantastic advice for early career professionals transitioning from college to their first job.
Luis shares why he moved across the country for school and then again for his first job. We also discuss how networking, philanthropy and mentorship played a pivotal role in his personal and professional development.
If you would like to connect with Luis, check him out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luisvaldezjimenez/
Episode 42 of The Full Potential Podcast features Brent Robertson. Brent is an inspirational entrepreneur shares his career journey including a discussion on owning 2 businesses and launching one of those during this global pandemic. Brent shares some fantastic advice about his company Fathom made a pivot with their business model which made him happier and more successful. We also discuss his latest business venture, Purpose Practiced which is designed to help individuals and families lead a life with more intention.
To learn more about Brent of his businesses, follow the links below:
Brent on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentrobertson/
Purpose Practiced: https://purposepracticed.com/
Episode 041 of the Full Potential Podcast features Jen Oknin who describes herself as a corporate dropout turned entrepreneur. Jen is a lifestyle and health coach with a passion for helping people through her own business, Shift Into Health. We learn about her career journey during this episode including some big decisions she made in her career including moving across the country and her more recent one of leaving the corporate world for the world of entrepreneurship.
If you would like to learn more about Jen's business, visit: https://www.jenniferoknin.com/
To connect with Jen on LinkedIn, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenoknin/
Episode 40 of The Full Potential Podcast features Ryan Keating. Ryan is an entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist. He shares his career journey which spans multiple states, multiple jobs and multiple startups. We discuss why Ryan returned home to Connecticut to work with his father in their family business, Keating Agency, an insurance brokerage in West Hartford. Ryan also shares the many ways he gives back to the community through his philanthropic efforts which include Future Leaders of West Hartford (FLOW), The Experience We-Ha Podcast and Finest Hours Hartford. Follow any of the links below to learn more!
Ryan Keating on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanmkeating/
Keating Agency: https://www.keatingagency.com/
Future Leaders of West Hartford (FLOW): https://www.whchamber.com/flow
Experience We-Ha Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/209329
Finest Hours Hartford: https://www.finesthourshartford.com/
Episode 39 of The Full Potential Podcast features Eric Francis. Eric is an innovater, entrepreneur and podcaster. We discuss his career journey including his multiple business ventures including being an aquaponic farmer, running a successful podcast and now supporting entrepreneurs through Techstars. Eric shares advice that helped him make his career pivots and also shares some of the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur.
If you would like to connect with Eric or learn more about his work, follow any of the links below.
Eric Francis on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericrfrancis/
Trifecta Ecosystems: http://trifectaecosystems.com/
CTStartup Podcast: http://ctstartup.com/
Episode 37 of the Full Potential Podcast features Hansford Johnson. We discuss Hansford's career career journey and how he has inspired individuals across his roles in both higher education and the corporate world. We also dive into Hansford's path from being a college football player to his current role in human resources focused on diversity & inclusion in the talent acquisition space. Hansford has inspired individuals from high school, college and now the professional world in his multiple roles in human resources.
If you would like to connect with Hansford, please follow the link below to his LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hansford-s-johnson/
Episode 36 of the Full Potential Podcast features Joshua Finley. Josh is a pastor, speaker and leadership coach. Our discussion takes us back to the beginning of Josh's career journey and his decision to become a pastor. Josh has been inspiring people for almost two decades now through his work with the church and his work as a coach and consultant.
To learn more about Josh and connect with him, please check out his website: https://www.joshuafinley.org/
Episode 35 of the Full Potential Podcast features Dr. Steve Mastrianni. We discuss his career journey through the world of technology including his own business and his work at Fortune 50 companies. Steve is an innovator who loves learning and leveraging technology to make the world a better place. Enjoy the episode and all that Steve had to share during this great discussion.
To connect with Steve, check him out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-steve-mastrianni-0353829/
In episode 34 of The Full Potential Podcast, I had the opportunity to interview Steven Graf. We discussed Steven's career journey that has focused on helping people through product innovation. His passion for people and health began at the University of Connecticut on a mission trip where he volunteered with a non-profit in Africa. Steven and I also discussed his recent world travels and the future of work being able to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Enjoy the episode and be prepared to be inspired!
To connect with Steven, please visit his LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-graf/
Episode 33 of the Full Potential Podcast features Allison Holzer and Jen Grace Baron of InspireCorps. These two successful women share their career journeys with us including the life of an entrepreneur. We dive into a variety of topics including the difficulties of starting a business while having a family and why finding your inspiration is key to personal and professional success.
To learn more about each of them and their business, follow the links below:
Jen Grace Baron on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jengracebaron/
Allison Holzer on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaholzer/
Episode 032 of the Full Potential Live Show/Podcast features james wieselman schulman. We discuss his career journey including the topics of design, innovation and more as we discover what James learned at the variety of different career experiences he has had throughout his journey.
To learn more about James, connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameswieselmanschulman/
To learn more about his new initiative rethinkreframe, visit his website: https://www.rethinkreframe.com/
In episode 031, we sit down with Audrey McGuckin to hear about her career journey including her current business venture, Audrey McGuckin Leadership Solutions. Audrey is an HR professional who has worked across the global in many different parts of HR. A few years ago she left her successful corporate role to start her own business.
To learn more about Audrey, follow any of the links below.
Audrey McGuckin Leadership Solutions: https://audreymcguckin.com/
Audrey McGuckin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/audrey-mcguckin-023a804/
Audrey McGuckin Leadership Podcast: https://audreymcguckin.com/tag/leadership-podcast/
Episode 030 of The Full Potential Live Show/Podcast features Cliff Marrett, Director, Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern Connecticut State University. We discuss Cliff's career journey including his path to college as a first generation college student.
Cliff then shares some fantastic resources that career centers at colleges and universities around the country can provide students and alumni during this difficult job market with COVID-19.
If you want to connect with Cliff, please check him out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cliffordmarrett/
Episode 29 of The Full Potential Podcast features Carrianne Polo, founder of New Park Creative. She shares her career story including the decision to become an entrepreneur and start her own business. We also discuss the challenges of being a wife and mother while being a small business owner.
If you would like to connect with Carrianne, check her out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrianne-polo-88294649/
or visit her company's website: https://newparkcreative.com/
Episode 028 of The Full Potential Live Show/Podcast features Mahima Sharma (MS). We learn about her career journey in human resources that has spanned multiple continents, industries and roles. Mahima discusses her decision to leave her successful career in India to pursue her master's degree in the United States and ultimately stay to find a job. Enjoy the episode and if you are looking to connect with Mahima, please contact her on LinkedIn using the link below:
Episode 027 of The Full Potential Live Show/Podcast features Matt Laufer. Matt is an accomplished artist who shares his unique career journey with us. Matt has had some very difficult life events happen that saw his career take many twists and turns. 3 years ago he had a discussion with a therapist that changed his life and his career as an artist officially began.
Be sure to check out Matt's website, A Work of Heart by Matt Laufer if you would like to purchase any of his artwork: https://aworkofheartbymattlaufer.com/
Episode 26 of The Full Potential Podcast features Teresa Dufour. We hear about her career journey in the television industry from her first job out of college to her current role hosting her own show, Connecticut Style. My favorite part of the episode was hearing about what she learned in her first job as a kid impacted her career in television.
To learn more about Teresa, visit her website: http://www.teresadufour.com/
To learn more about CT Style: https://www.wtnh.com/ct-style/
Episode 025 of the Full Potential Podcast features David Salinas. We hear about his career journey, his business ventures and the future of work in this fantastic one hour interview. David shares some great stories and experiences that helped shape his career and the person he is today.
To learn more about David, check out his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsalinas/
To learn more about Digital Surgeons: https://www.digitalsurgeons.com/
To learn more about District New Haven: https://www.districtnhv.com/
Episode 24 of the Full Potential Podcast features Jayne Mattson. We discuss her career, her business and her book. Jayne has a passion for helping early and mid career professionals with their careers.
To learn more about Jayne's work, please check out her website: https://jaynemattson.com/
To connect with Jayne on LinkedIn, please view her profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaynemattson/
In episode 023 of the Full Potential Live Show we sit down with Chelsea Haines to hear about her fascinating career journey and her health coaching business. We then shift the discussion to a discussion about the power of saying no. If you are interested in getting in touch with Chelsea, follow the links below:
Chelsea Haines LinkedIn
Chelsea Haines Website
Episode 022 of the Full Potential Podcast features Judy Ricker and Jill Duval from Ricker Duval Business Solutions. We discuss their careers, their journey into being small business owners and what it is like to work with your best friend. Judy took a very traditional corporate career path before becoming an entrepreneur while Jill has started multiple businesses over her career. Enjoy the episode and follow the links below to connect with them or learn more about Ricker Duval Business Solutions.
Judy Ricker on LinkedIn
Jill Duval on LinkedIn
Ricker Duval Business Solutions
In episode 021 of the Full Potential Live Show we sit down with Pete Sena, co-founder of Digital Surgeons in New Haven, CT. We discuss Pete's career journey and how is passion for technology has helped him be such a successful entrepreneur. It was a fantastic discussion hearing about the creation of a company and the successes and failures of being an entrepreneur.
To connect with Pete, check out his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petersena/
To connect with Digital Surgeons, check out their website: https://www.digitalsurgeons.com/
To learn more about District, visit their website: https://www.districtnhv.com/
In episode 020 of the Full Potential Podcast we sit down with Rich Bradbury, founder of Double Oarlock Ranch in Oregon. We hear about his career journey in the oil and gas industry before he decided to jump into being an entrepreneur and have his own ranch. This fantastic interview provides the average American a view into the world of ranching and where some of our food comes from that we purchase at our local stores. To learn more about Rich's ranch, visit https://www.doubleoarlock.com/ or https://desertmountaingrassfed.com/ to purchase your own meat!
Episode 019 of The Full Potential Live Show features Liz Martinez. We hear about her unique career journey which began with a degree in international relations and led to human resources. Then we pivot and discuss what you can do as a college student graduating this semester to help you find a job in this challenging environment due to COVID-19. Liz has many experiences that can help college students during this difficult time.
If you want to connect with Liz, visit her LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-martinez88/
In episode 017 of The Full Potential Podcast, we had a fantastic discussion with Lacey Jamison about her unique career journey. Lacey shared some great tips that helped her have a successful career including her use of internships and mentors as well as the power of networking. Enjoy the show and if you would like to connect with Lacy, follow the link below to her LinkedIn Profile.
In episode 017 of the Full Potential Podcast we heard from Laura Diana Haber about her career and her work with TEDxHartford. Laura has a fascinating career journey working at corporations, utilities and non-profits. She also does an amazing amount of work in local community in Hartford, Connecticut.
To connect with Laura, you follow her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauradinan/
To learn more about Re/Imagine at Nassau Re: https://imagine.nsre.com/
To learn more about TEDxHartford: https://tedxhartford.com/
Episode 016 of The Full Potential Live show was a timely discussion with Kelly Monahan, Ph.D. about her career and recent research published on meeting human needs during times of crisis. Kelly shared how she navigated her career from marketing to HR and how education has helped her be successful across multiple companies.
You can learn more about Kelly on her LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-monahan-ph-d-18879413/
You can learn more about Kelly's research by following the link below: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/company/leadership-during-coronavirus
On Episode 15 of the The Full Potential Podcast, we interviewed Taralyn Romero Ball to hear about her fascinating career journey as well as her take on the topic of innovation. It was great to understand how she was able to create a career for herself in health career by taking bold moves, being successful and leveraging the power of her network.
You can learn more about Taralyn by following her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taralyn-romero-ball-35ba6885/
Rahkim Sabree and I had a fantastic discussion about his career journey, his non-profit and entrepreneurship in episode 014 of The Full Potential Podcast. Rahkim is passionate about financial education in his day job as well as his work personal activities outside of work. To learn more about Rahkim, his books and his non-profit, visit his website www.RahkimSabree.com
The latest episode of the Full Potential Podcast features Holly O'Driscoll. Holly shares her journey from the corporate world to being an entrepreneur and also dives deep into the topic of design thinking and human centered leadership. It was a fantastic discussion starting with learning about Holly's childhood all the way until current day with her business Ampersand Innovation. If you are interested in connecting with Holly, follow the link below to her LinkedIn Page.
Holly on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-n-odriscoll/
We sat down with Ari Santiago, CEO at IT Direct and host of the Made in American podcast. Ari shared his career journey from high school until today including his difficult decision to not become an attorney and instead follow his passion of information technology. Ari shares many great stories of how is family, friends and support system helped me throughout his career. Enjoy the episode.
IT Direct - https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Ari Santiago on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
Made in America Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADoIn7k0Wlg
We spoke to Frank Mengert who shared his career journey from his time as a child to present day. Frank shared details of the multiple businesses he created, his decision to be a computer science major and his journey into using LinkedIn. You can learn more about Frank and his business by following the links below. Enjoy the interview!
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankmengert/
EBM - https://getebm.com/
We had the opportunity to interview Eric Consolazio to hear about his fascinating career including consulting, information technology and now the movie industry. Eric shared the many lessons he has learned over his interesting career journey that have helped him be successful across multiple industries for multiple decades. Listen for all the career tips Eric drops throughout the interview including his definition of snorkeling. If you are interested in learning more about his work or connecting with Eric, feel free to email him at EPConsolazio@gmail.com And remember, A Deadly Legend is coming to theaters in 2020!
This week we interviewed Enrique Rubio to hear his career journey including his startup Cotopaxi and his latest project, Hacking HR. We had fantastic discussion about Enrique's journey from IT to HR and his journey from Venezuela to the United States.
Enrique is a passionate entrepreneur doing great things for the global HR community. Learn more about his work by following the links below and enjoy the conversation!
This week's guest on The Full Potential Live Show is Caitlin Houston. Caitlin is a blogger, social media influencer and storyteller. We have a fantastic discussion about her career that started in marketing, quickly pivoted to her dream of becoming a teacher and then into full time blogger. Caitlin started her blog in 2008 before Instagram and Pinterest were a big deal. Her fantastic writing style along, authenticity and hard work has made her a huge success. You can find her blog by following the link below. Enjoy the interview!
This week's guest on The Full Potential Live Show was Michelle Drapkin, clinical psychologist and behavioral scientist. We learn about her career that includes academia, government, corporate, startup and her own practice. We then dive into a discussion on the topic of effective communication around behavior change. I shared my desire to be more empathetic, Michelle then discussed what that would look like for me and how I could possibly achieve this goal. You can learn more about Michelle by visiting her website: http://drmichelledrapkin.com/
In Season 3, Episode 6 of The Full Potential Podcast, we interview Shannon Malkin Daniels, CEO and Founder of encaptiv. She shares her passion for public speaking and how it led her to teaching and starting a business focused on public speaking software. Shannon then shares tips with our audience on how to improve both your content and delivery when delivering a presentation. Enjoy the show and if you want to learn more about Shannon and encaptiv, follow the link below.
This week we had the opportunity to sit down with John Vasellina to hear about his career journey. It was a fantastic discussion starting from his first job at the family business to his current job in HR. John provided great advice about mentorship, networking and taking risk. You can connect with John by following the links below. Enjoy the show!
John Vasellina's LinkedIn
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This week's show, we sit down with Karen Adamsbaum to hear her career story. She shares her journey including working as an information technology professional during Y2K, her pivot to the insurance world and her latest work leveraging social media and philanthropy to grow her business. You can connect with Karen by following the links below. Enjoy the show!
Karen Adamsabum's LinkedIn
Risk Intelligence Podcast
Season 3, episode 2 was recorded live on LinkedIn as the second episode of The Full Potential Live Show. Our guests, Ray and Jennifer Smithberger shared their journey from the corporate world to starting their own business. Their startup, seedership helps small business owners understand how their philanthropic work impacts their community. Enjoy the fantastic discussion and their great advice to help you reach your Full Potential.
Learn more about seedership by visiting www.seedership.com
Season 3, episode 1 was recorded live on LinkedIn as the first episode of The Full Potential Live Show. Our guest Joe Nespoli shared his career story from his time at Temple to a role in Information Technology and eventually sales. Joe shares stories and people that inspired him along his career journey that helped him become who is today. I was so happy that Joe made the time to join us on the show and try recording the podcast live for the first time. Enjoy the episode and his fantastic advice!
Happy to share episode 6 of our 2nd season of the Full Potential Podcast. This episode features Renu Ann Joseph, CEO and Founder of Luminant Analytics. She shares her journey from college to the corporate world to being an entrepreneur. Renu is a global citizen with a wide variety of experiences and advice to share. Follow the link below to learn more about her data analytics startup Luminant. Enjoy the episode and thank you for listening!
Episode 5 of season 2 features an incredible non-profit leader, Rebekah Castagno. We learn about Rebekah's career story including how she made the switch from the corporate arena to the world of non-profits. Rebekah shares her passion for working with non-profits and we discuss her time at the Village for Families & Children and United Way.
Rebekah closes out the podcast with some fantastic advice for our guests to help you reach your Full Potential. Enjoy the podcast and learn more about ELS by following the link below.
United Way Emerging Leaders Society
Episode 4 of season 2 features an influential leader, John Jaramillo. John is the founder of Coach It Out LLC., where he provides one on one coaching for individuals at all levels ranging from high school students to executives. John has a passion for developing people into great leaders. During the podcast, we hear where his passion stems from and how he takes the lessons from life and turns it into advice to help people reach their Full Potential.
John and I will be sitting down for a follow up podcast to dive deeper into the topic of leadership. To learn more about his organization, follow the link below and enjoy the episode!
Michelle Puzzo joined us for episode 3 of the Full Potential Podcast. We had a fantastic conversation about her life of service including her career as a physical therapist, the founding of her non-profit and her passion for writing children's books.
Throughout her life Michelle has been dedicated to helping people and her interview highlights some of those unique experiences including her latest venture, her non-profit, UR Community Cares that pairs community volunteers with elderly and/or disabled people in need. To learn more about Michelle's initiatives, follow the links below and enjoy the conversation with a truly inspirational woman.
UR Community Cares
Puzzo Boy Books
Episode 2 of season 2 brings an exciting guest to the Full Potential Podcast. Gary Burnham Jr. was a professional baseball player and is now a sales leader in the medical device industry. We walk through Gary's baseball career and discuss what kept him motivated, the importance of teamwork and what life was like after baseball. We close the podcast discussing Gary's transition from baseball to sales and his tips for helping you reach your Full Potential. Hearing stories from a professional athlete provides great perspective and entertainment!
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We are excited to launch Season 2 of the Full Potential podcast with a fantastic guest! Stacy Brusa is a global HR leader currently working for Munich Re in Germany. We discuss her career journey that started in the mail room and eventually led her thousands of miles away from home on an international assignment. Stacy shares some excellent advice for our listeners and we hope you enjoy our first episode of season 2.
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Episode 22 of the Full Potential Podcast features Matt Burns, HR Exec, Advisor, Speaker and Philanthropist. Matt shares is unique career journey with us in our latest episode and some fantastic advice for those of you looking to make a pivot in your career. His inspirational story will make you reconsider your purpose with your career. Matt also shares his bold goal of donating $1M to charity over the next 5 years from his newest venture, the Global HR Collective.
Episode 21 of the Full Potential Podcast features Mary Crean. Mary is a promoter, tech start up innovator and corporate business development guru. She shares her stories about being an entrepreneur, mother and non profit innovator. We hear many amazing pieces of advice from her fantastic experiences during her career. Prepare to be inspired by an amazing woman with a wide variety of life experiences.
Episode 20 of the Full Potential Podcast features Christina Musto, Business Development & Vineyard Relations at Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC. They help vineyards and home winemakers make wine. Hearing about their unique business was an experience.
Christina shares her fascinating career story with us through some amazing stories . We hear about her selling grapes at age 8, attending school in California for her wine MBA and her family purchasing a vineyard. Check out their website and social media below. Enjoy the episode!
Episode 19 of the Full Potential Podcast features Amy Waninger, founder and CEO of Lead at Any Level LLC, speaker and writer.
Amy shares her career journey from college to owning her our business today. She explains the importance of networking and how it can change your life and career. Learn more about her career and her advice on her website, leadatanylevel.com
Episode 18 of the Full Potential Podcast features Jason Mayes, Senior Creative Technologist / Research Engineer at Google. Jason shares his fantastic career journey with us starting with how he ended up in the tech field. We learn more about his different experiences including launching his own startup and his time at Google.
Jason's passion for technology is evident from our conversation and it was enjoyable hearing about his different experiences in the tech world. He ends our interview with his advice to help you reach your Full Potential. Learn more about Jason by checking out his website, jasonmayes.com
Our 17th episode of the Full Potential Podcast features Mike Abramson, General Manager of the Hartford Yard Goats, the AA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Mike shares his career journey from not knowing what he wanted to do to running a minor league baseball team.
Mike discusses his passion for people, where he learned to lead and the amazing journey of the Hartford Yard Goats. He closes the podcast with fantastic advice to help people reach their Full Potential. Follow the link below to learn more about the Hartford Yard Goats, click the picture to listen to the podcast.
Our 16th episode of the Full Potential Podcast features Mr. Good Vibes, an entrepreneur and Gen Z Marketing Specialist. Antonio shares his career story and his journey from Antonio to Mr. Good Vibes.
His positivity and creativity has led him to become a successful entrepreneur, public speaker and mentor for youth. Antonio shares some fantastic advice during episode 16 about both life and owning a company. Check out his site by following the link below!
Our 15th episode of the Full Potential Podcast features Annisa Teich. Annisa is the founder of The Small Business Collective. They provide affordable, yet transformative marketing and business development solutions and tools to small business owners.
She shares her career journey from college to being an entrepreneur. We also learn about her inspiration to start her own business and some of her biggest accomplishments working for herself.
Annisa ends our conversation with some fantastic advice to help you reach your Full Potential. Click the picture below to listen!
Episode 14 of the Full Potential Podcast features Doug Whitehorn, Associate Producer for ESPN. We hear about his role supporting live NBA games, NFL games and other events for ESPN.
Doug shares his career story from college to internships to his role at ESPN today. We hear how his variety of work experiences helped him determine his career path and end up with a job that he truly loves.
Doug also shares his biggest accomplishment and failure of his career as well as his advice to help people reach their Full Potential.
Episode 13 of the Full Potential Podcast features Blessing Adogame, an inspirational young woman attending Drexel University. Blessing shares her global journey that landed her in the U.S., her path to choosing her major and highlights a few of the roles she has had in her young career.
We learn about her Students of LinkedIn Initiative and how her and a small group of dedicated volunteers are helping empower college students on LinkedIn. Blessing shares some fantastic advice for college students throughout the interview including her advice to reach your Full Potential.
Episode 12 of the Full Potential Podcast features an Insurance Industry icon, Tony Canas. Tony shares his love for the insurance industry, career story and unique path to starting Insurance Nerds. Check out his site www.insnerds.com to learn more about the insurance industry including books, podcast and resources for people in the industry.
Tony details his career path from call center agent to insurance industry influencer and public speaker. We wrap up the interview with some fantastic advice from Tony to help you achieve your Full Potential.
In Episode 11 of the Full Potential Podcast we interview Matt Williams who produces television shows for many of the major cable networks you watch everyday. Matt shares his career story from unpaid intern to television producer and provides some fantastic advice for anyone trying to make it in a competitive industry.
Episode 10 of the Full Potential Podcast features the founder of River Bend Bookshop, Meghan Hayden.
She shares her story of leaving corporate America to pursue her dream of opening a bookstore.
We hear about her motivation for making the change and she shares some fantastic advice to close the podcast.
You can learn more about her bookstore and order books online by visiting www.riverbendbookshop.com
Enjoy the episode!
In episode 3 of the Full Potential Podcast we have the opportunity to interview Brianna Sylver, a leader in business innovation, board member, design educator and thought leader. She takes us on a journey through her career, shares how she started her own consulting firm and provides some tips on reaching your full potential.
Episode 9 of the Full Potential Podcast features entrepreneur and philanthropist, Matt Siracusa. Learn about Matt's passion for helping people through his organization Sparrow Ministries, https://www.facebook.com/sparrowministrieshartford and his company WEWOOL, https://wewool.org/
Happy Thanksgiving! This week we sit down with Ali Lazowski, the founder of Bare Life, a crave-worthy food company headquartered in Connecticut.
Ali shares her career journey with us and explains how her health pushed her to embrace healthy food and start her company.
It is an inspirational story and will hopefully help people understand how to reach their Full Potential!
Check out her site: https://www.eatbarelife.com
Episode 7 of the Full Potential Podcast is now available. We sit down with Christine Schindler, Co-founder and CEO of Pathspot, a company trying to end foodborne illness. www.pathspottech.com We learn about her background, passion for technology and healthcare and why she started Girls Engineering Change. www.girlsengineeringchange.org
Episode 6 of the Full Potential Podcast is a fantastic interview with Stephen Shields, Senior Consultant at Gallup. We discuss his career & the Clifton Strengths Assessment. He also shares why "finding your joy" is critical to reaching your Full Potential. Find out more about the Clifton Strengths Assessment at https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/
The Full Potential Podcast is back after some time off for the summer. Episode 5 features Jill Mayer, CEO of Bead Industries and a 40 under 40 award winner.
We discuss her career journey, her current role as the CEO of a manufacturing company and what she does to reach her Full Potential.
I am excited to share with all of you, episode 4 of the Full Potential Podcast. We have the opportunity to interview Shannon Malkin Daniels, entrepreneur, public speaking & communication guru and author. We hear her career story and learn about her communication and marketing startup, Encaptiv. https://www.encaptiv.com
In episode 2 of the Full Potential Podcast we here from a truly amazing woman. Alyssa Kelleher is a mother, Veteran and motivator working every day to improve the lives of Veteran students and their families at the University of Connecticut.
In the first full episode of the Full Potential Podcast, I have the opportunity to interview James Guerin.
James is a proven sales leader, motivator, athlete and influencer.
We discuss his career, how he ended up his role today and advice for our listeners.
Enjoy and thank you for listening!