How Are You Helping? is a purpose-driven business and mindset-focused show which spotlights leaders that are making an impact. As a movement, we develop initiatives to inclusively make the world better for people, animals and the environment. In this show, Host Sean Riley interviews compassionate leaders and digs deep into the “why” behind why each guest loves helping, what drew them to these causes and actionable tools that listeners can use to inspire YOU to take action, contribute more and lead with generosity and compassion. Please subscribe if you enjoy listening to this podcast!
Dozie Oheri is the Founder and CEO of Choose To DO, Inc., a Houston, Texas based 501 (c)3 non profit organization that that helps youth with underutilized potential, empowers them and gives them the skills they need to succeed. Through programs like "Breaking the Cycle," Choose To DO, Inc. teaches inner city youth important skills like self-love and empowerment, leadership development and respect for their community in order to improve their outcomes. It is a mental health and wellness organization for youth aged 9-19. Millions of teens across the country experience low self esteem and nearly 20% experience depression before they reach adulthood.
Dozie Oheri has a passion for service and years of experience in child development. Over the past few years, she has frequently volunteered her time to organizations for causes like Breast Cancer Awareness events, Relay for Life (a rally for the American Cancer Society), the Women’s Shelter, the Make A Wish program and Dress for Success Worldwide. Dozie created this non profit just over 5 years ago to help youth successfully navigate life.
In this episode, Dozie explains her why behind helping others, her journey from being bullied and having depression at a young age to her years of therapy, personal development and education and what currently motivates her and drives her service for helping youth in such a big way.
This February, the State of Texas was pushed into crisis when a severe winter storm and electrical power outage resulted in mass shortages of food, water and heat.
You can help Choose To DO, Inc. Support youth in Houston, TX by clicking here
"I love helping others because it's who I am." -Dozie Oheri
Check out Choose To DO's website here
Today is January 18th, 2021, the 35th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday. In 1994, congress established the MLK federal holiday to be a national day of service to continue Dr. King’s dream of communities rooted in freedom, justice, equality, and peace.
As we honor and remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, pastor and social justice campaigner and his wife, Coretta Scott King, the author, activist and civil rights leader, host Sean Riley explores his words as useful leadership lessons that every non-profit, impact-driven leader, corporate professional or anyone in a leadership position can use to move towards peace and justice for all.
Originally by the philosopher and theologian Josiah Royce, Dr. King popularized the term "Beloved Community." The Beloved Community is a global vision in which people can share in the wealth of the earth. "In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it." - TheKingCenter.org.
This episode contains clips from Dr. King's last Christmas sermon "A Christmas Sermon On Peace," originally delivered on December 24, 1967 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia which prophetically presents his long-term vision of nonviolence as a path toward world peace.
In this episode, Host Sean Riley outlines the "Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change" from The King Center, part of Dr. King's work to emphasize love in action and to help get us closer to that Beloved Community that Dr. King revered.
Mark Monchek is the Founder of The Opportunity Lab, a strategy consulting firm which empowers leaders focused on conscious and sustainable growth.
Mark is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption, and he has worked with leaders from Google, Apple, Columbia University, Warby Parker, the United Nations, General Electric, NBC, The NYTimes, and others.
Mark has also been featured in Real Leaders Magazine, The LifeTime Network, Conscious Talk Radio, NewsDay, The San Francisco Chronicle and various other media publications and interviews.
How do we create great companies that make a difference? How do companies take an expanded view of their stakeholders and define mission statements that succeed in today’s shifting economy? What does it take for an organization to succeed and be sustainable over time? And how does one find opportunity amidst major life disruptions, like the pandemic, which has taken a major toll on the economy and small businesses?
In this episode, Mark Monchek shares how he went through a spiritual awakening at the time of the Great Recession, and experienced theft from his company which led to a depression resulting in him getting treatment and feeling a deep sense of gratitude and opportunity. As he recounts in his Amazon bestselling book, doing this reflection led him to notice what companies that succeeded during this time were doing differently. His strategic consulting firm offers a variety of tools to help businesses cope with disruption, adapt to changes, and succeed in any economy.
Mark has spent a large part of his life supporting others, specifically companies that rebuilt after 9/11, university students and social enterprises.
Mark Monchek and Host Sean Riley discuss ShareLab, The Opportunity Community, his book Culture of Opportunity, SuccessDNA, and dive into the deeper layers behind his compassion, and generosity by discussing his personal side, adversity, upbringing and rapid fire questions.
Order Mark Monchek's Culture of Opportunity: How To Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption
Find out more about ShareLab at Opplab.com
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"We often say at our facility, 'the opposite of addiction is connection.' Because with connection, that's how we help each other. We were put on this planet as tribal communities to help each other. We were not put here to be in isolation." -Rachel Graham
Rachel Graham is the CEO and Co-Founder of Healing Springs Ranch, a world class residential treatment facility located on an 80 acre serene lakefront property in Dallas, Texas, offering a personalized approach to healing addiction, trauma and underlying mental health conditions. HSR's mission is to provide more integrated treatment by offering innovative and cutting-edge therapeutic modalities.
Rachel is known for her TEDx Talk "Why Addiction is Everyone's Disease" and Evolve and Transform, her leadership coaching platform and she is the co-founder of Life Works Wellness. She is an active and contributing member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and she is a board member of the Travis Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation and Executive Board for the Corey Kluber Family Foundation, among other philanthropic organizations.
In this episode, Rachel Graham discusses her personal journey, overcoming hardships and how supporting a loved one allowed her to create Healing Springs Ranch. She shares the tools and strategies she uses to help develop leaders as well as the practical tips to help those who are suffering from addiction, mental health conditions and trauma.
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In this episode, Virginie Drouot (pronounced Droo-oh), social entrepreneur and Founder of EcoMind Set Inc explains the situation facing Hollywood as production begins reopening under a new set of safety provisions due to COVID-19.
Her start up, EcoMind Set, which she founded in 2018, establishes both a COVID-19-compliant production environment and green, innovative and affordable supplies and services such as recyclable trash bags and paper towels and compostable cups, lids, utensils, straws and bowls to minimize waste in the film and commercial business for a wide range of high profile clients.
With a background of 20 years in production, having worked on production for major films and with a producing history of her own, she provides her own life lessons, advice and findings on how to improve and sustain energy, tools and tips for budding social entrepreneurs and the importance of protecting the natural wonders of the planet.
This episode includes:
- New COVID-19 guidelines for production companies (1:24-)
-Reducing waste and creating EcoMind Set, Inc, an environmentally conscious company (5:43-)
-Upcyclea and a circular economy (10:11-)
-Stellar Co. and the importance of a team to scale (14:10-)
-Working on feature films and commercials (16:28-)
-The Torrey Project Bootcamp and social entrepreneurship (19:47-)
EcoMind Set website: https://www.ecomind-set.com/
Business IG Page: @ecomindsetinc
Personal IG: @drouotvirginie
The Torrey Project: https://www.torreyproject.org/
A Stellar Co. (Conscious Capitalism): https://www.astellar.co/
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“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” - Malcolm X.
The tragic death of George Floyd led to Black Lives Matter protests across the world. Police departments have been re-examining the nature of policing. Corporations have responded with public Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statements. People have been out marching, having conversations, donating to racial justice organizations and registering to vote like never before. Where do we go from here? Is this a real inflection point in the fight to end racial injustice?
In today's episode of How Are You Helping?, the former director of the Diversity & Inclusion office at Portland State University's School of Business, Eunice Makinde, and a social justice activist and founder of the blog "Of Hope & Hunger", Janna Allen from Austin, TX, join Host, Sean Riley, for a special episode on how to be anti-racist, being an effective ally, how to find joy in times of grief, pain, and unrest, how we overturn systemic oppression in day to day life and much, much more.
You can follow them on IG: @Eun_Mak and @Janna_Allen.
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Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
In honor of today, host Sean Riley discusses the environment, climate change and their interrelatedness with the coronavirus in the time of COVID-19. This is not the time to become complacent. We must demand more from our governments and from ourselves in order to stop the existential threat facing our planet.
Consider funding a carbon offsetting project at www.carbonfootprint.com.
This episode includes:
-A Call to Action to Government Leaders to Stop Toxic Pollution and the Illegal Commercial Wildlife Trade (6:26-)
-7 Actionable Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint today. (8:40-)
-An interview with Ulrich Floresca, Co-Founder and CEO of Zer0Debris, an ocean clean-up non-profit based in Santa Monica, California. (14:32-)
Music by Robby Palmer and In Dawn.
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Host Sean Riley discusses the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of which 132,000 cases have been reported from 123 countries with now over 6500 deaths worldwide and no signs of slowing yet. Outside of China, it is still growing at an exponential rate. According to the World Health Organization, “Europe has now become the epicenter of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined.”
In the U.S. alone, according to CNN and verified by the CDC, there are over 3,400 infections in the US, and 65 people have died.
-What is the World Health Organization's 8 Pillar Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for businesses, governments and individuals (3:27-)
-What is telemedicine? How can it help provide infectious disease care during this crisis? (7:20-)
-How to help others during this public health crisis (9:39-)
Donate to: covid19responsefund.org
Public health info: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e2.htm
Infectious Disease Telemedicine: einfectionmd.com
Blood donation: https://www.redcrossblood.org/ or www.lifesouth.org
Give to FeedingAmerica: www.feedingamerica.org
In this episode, host Sean Riley sits down with Mat Mahboub, on behalf of Gary Mahboub, founder of Friends of the Fatherless, an international charitable organization which partners with and provides education to orphanage directors around the globe, encouraging them at an annual orphanage directors conference and supports their efforts to save these innocent and vulnerable children with no other foreseeable path to a stable home.
Mat has recently returned home from the Philippines where he spent time at two orphanages that his father’s organization partners with, and shares how he finally understood the difference that his father’s work abroad has been making on these children for many years.
The orphan crisis affects over 153,000,000 children worldwide and increases every day. Many challenges prevent children from being adopted whether it be disabilities, government restrictions, geographic restrictions, and diseases like HIV/AIDs and other physical and mental conditions.
This interview dives into what lessons can be learned from those in poverty, what Mat has learned about the orphan crisis, what practical steps he takes to enhance his daily life, and a little bit about his personal side.
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In this mini-episode of How Are You Helping, Host Sean Riley breaks down his “Five Key Lessons on Service” and what led up to the founding of a for-purpose podcast that highlights generosity, contribution, and inspiration.
In this episode, you’ll discover the greatest piece of advice he’s received, why everyone should take control of their own transformation, and how getting everything you want can feel empty and meaningless without service, philanthropy and giving back to others.
Music by Robby Palmer and Trevor Kowalski
In this episode, Rachael Roland shares her journey of founding her non-profit: BeLOVEd Beauty, a charitable organization which helps at-risk women (girls in the foster system and sex trafficking survivors) recover from past wounds and transition into sustainable jobs in the beauty industry.
Rachael describes her post-college years in which she flew from the U.S. to Thailand and Cambodia to do work abroad where she was gripped by the reality of sex trafficking. When she returned to the U.S., she knew she had to start BeLOVEd Beauty. Having worked in the cosmetology industry, she wanted to share her passion for beauty and make up with women who have been through the most severe circumstances.
We discuss her work, the ups and downs of her journey, her faith, her volunteer work and why it inspires her, and a little bit about her personal side (Rachael went to school for Film/Television). Could this be the answer to sex trafficking? There’s more work to do, but we can guarantee that we’re a lot stronger in this fight with Rachael on our side.
Learn more here: https://www.belovedbeauty.org
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Ashley Daily, a senior at USC, sits down with us to discuss a new non-profit called Armory of Harmony which takes gun metal and melts it into musical instruments to distribute to high school and middle school music programs in schools in need around the U.S.
Her hometown, Thousand Oaks, faced two major tragedies this past November, which we discuss in the interview. On November 8th, she tragically learned that her friend Noel Sparks was one of the 12 people who died in the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill. The following day, her family was told to evacuate her home due to the Woolsey Fire. To support victims of these tragedies, she began selling bracelets in a fundraiser called 805 Strong.
We discuss how she is doing now, best practices for managing time wisely, her faith in Jesus Christ, and how to persevere when a dream unexpectedly dies. She shares her favorite novels, mentors and role-models, details the accomplishments thus far of Armory of Harmony and a few suggestions for our listeners. Music by Robby Palmer.
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How Are You Helping? is a new podcast that spotlights and supports people that are making an impact while developing initiatives to inclusively make the world better for everyone.
Our first episode features brothers Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby, two ultra-marathon runners from Sacramento, California who ran from Parkland, Florida to Washington, D.C. two weeks after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS shooting happened to meet with the student organizers and protest gun violence. Their inspiring journey, The Run For Their Lives was over 1000 miles to honor the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. We had the opportunity to sit and discuss their lives and their run in this first podcast episode on How Are You Helping?
Music by Robby Palmer