Talented Amateurs Podcast
By Joe E Randolph
Talented Amateurs Podcast will highlight thought leaders and amplify diverse voices in Tech, , Business, Politics, and Culture. The Podcast will explore the unique traits of extraordinary professionals that possess a novice approach in their work ethic.
Home Reimagined with Okeatta Brown; Founder and CEO; O and Company Interiors
In this episode we discuss how to turn your house into a home, as I sit down with Okeatta Brown; Founder and CEO of O and Company Interiors discussing the benefits of a Home Interior Designer. As we see people investing in their homes to increase the value or creating new spaces she provides us tips and tricks we can explore and why we should hire a Interior Designer verses going at it alone. In this episode we will discuss the following: - As trends continue to increase in people buying or upgrading their homes, why hire a Interior Designer - - - - What questions should we ask when working with an Interior Designer - - - - Why you should design what you like opposed to following trends This is an episode you don't want to miss if you're looking to Reimagine Your Home!
June 5, 2021
Navigating the Real Estate Market with Miranda Solomon; Keller Williams Realty and Founder Charlotte Native Real Estate Advisors
In this episode we discuss today's Real Estate Market with Miranda Solomon, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty and Founder Charlotte Native Real Estate Advisors. As one of the top 10% producing Real Estate Agents in NC, she will be discussing and sharing her knowledge on the following: What questions should home buyers be concerned with in navigating the market and how Sellers can get the best price How do you manage the negotiation process in this current environment How buyers should navigate the market to determine best investment area, new development vs resell market Whether you're a new buyer, exisiting or former home owner this episode will help you be more strategic in today's housing market.
June 5, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Awareness Discussion w/ Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell MD; SaInt Marys Medical Director and Regional Clinical Director Carbon Health
This episode is a recorded Zoom discussion with Dr Bayo Curry-Winchell for the Reno Alphas Chapter Pi Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. As President of the Alumni chapter I moderated the discussion. In this session we want to continue to drive awareness about getting vaccinated and help people be informed so they can make the best decision for them personally and base on their medical condition. This session will focus on the following. - Drive vaccine awareness options for the community - Education how to sign up and locations - Tips on Supporting family members limited by technology
April 29, 2021
Next Level Athletic Training w/ Melissa McKee; General Manager; D1 Sports
I talk with Melissa McKee; General Manager for D1 Training Facility. D1 is a state-of-the-art training facility, where they offer one-on-one training, group activities that encourage goal setting, and an environment that promotes achievement. They work with Athletes across the spectrum from Amateur, Professional Athletes the weekend warrior
March 29, 2021
Transition On Purpose w/Dennis Volpe; Executive Performance and Transition Coach
I talk with Dennis Volpe who is an Executive Performance Coach and Leadership Consultant with Leadership Research Institute where he is based in Auburn, New Hampshire (Greater Boston). In this episode we will discuss how to transform your performance and enhance your executive leadership potential.
March 29, 2021
Styling The Uniqueness Of You with Felicia Bittle; Founder Fabstyles
In this episode we talk with Felicia Bittle (@stylingbyfab) Styling Consultant and Founder of Fabstyles. We discuss her passion for Fashion and Styling and how she is focused on branding and image consulting for her clients. She will also share how we should focus on those innate talents that will help drive our passion around the things that brings us happiness while getting paid to do it. As a frequent guest on the Today Charlotte, Felicia’s work has been featured on runways, in print, video and television. As she continues to change the game in Fashion and Styling, she will also talk about how she is expanding her business as well as share her tips for continued success and growth that we can apply to our personal and professional lives. Episode on @talented_amateurs and edited by @switchandboard
February 27, 2021
Shaping Stories across the United Kingdom w/ Shaffra Gray- Read; Account Director in Corporate Affairs at Weber Shandwick
In this episode we talk with Shaffra Gray-Read, who is an Account Director in Corporate Affairs at Weber Shandwick where she is based in London, England She is a seasoned and forward- thinking Communications strategist and today we will dive into her career and the impact she is driving across the United Kingdom. She has extensive experience in devising and executing high-profile, global PR strategies and communication campaigns, in a wide variety of industries, which has allowed her to successfully create compelling stories that resonate, stick and connect with many audiences. In this episode we will discuss her career as a PR and Communications Strategist with Weber Shandwick and how she driving strategy focused on creating compelling stories for her clients. We will also learn more about her time at the UK home office where she worked on Brexit driving communications to help educated the citizens on r a polarizing and political topic that will have a long lasting impact across the Country We will wrap the episode discussing her Graduate school project with Slider Cuts as she shares more about Public Spheres and how it resonates within the Black British culture.
January 28, 2021
Building Unbreakable Spirits w/ Charles Hunt; Resilient Expert and Founder Audacity Firm
In this episode we have Charles Hunt Founder of the Audacity Firm. Charles who is a Resilience Expert, Adjunct Professor, and motivational speaker and through the Audacity Firm he provides services in Coaching, Training as well as life impacting speaking engagements both in-person and virtual. Charles, is a well sought out accomplished speaker and his TEDX - What Trauma has Taught Me About Resilence has been one of the highly rated TED Talks.
January 27, 2021
SHI'F'T Happens with Tiffany Young; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Consultant and Founder Tiffany Young Consulting
Tiffany Young who is Director of Equity and Diversity at Washoe County School District in Reno NV, She is also Founder of Tiffany Young Consulting focused on leading programs and policies addressed through an equitable and culturally responsive lens, Tiffany is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada Reno and is an advocate for families, community, young women, leadership, and education. She is a public speaker, trainer, workshop facilitator and community collaborator. We will discuss in the episode how Tiffany is helping clients shift their culture and helping them drive inclusion across their organization. In this episode she will discuss the following: Importance of Shifting the Organization to mirror the workforce and our communities How we must continue to understand the role of Allyship and why you can call yourself one unless you're doing the work The importance of leaders in modeling the behavior they wish to see in order to drive change across their organization
January 20, 2021
Finding Your Career Angel w/ May Macaria-Smith; Founder; May I Hire You
May Macaria-Smith Founder of May I Hire You an Career transition Executive Coach company where they support and guide professionals through their career transition through Executing Job Search, Career Coaching and Planning. May as an Executive Talent Acquisition Consultant and Career Coach and has over 20+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition and recruiting. In this Episodes we will discuss the following: Educate us on the key trends we should pay attention to in 2021 as we plan our career goals, The benefits of working with an Executive Search Consultant Thing you should do to brand you as the top candidate for any job
December 16, 2020
Impacting the Netherlands w/ Chantelle Rodgers who is Director at Music Matters in Rotterdam and Founder of IXL Sickle Cell Awareness
In this episode we talk with Chantelle Rodgers who is Director at Music Matters in Rotterdam and Founder of IXL Sickle Cell Awareness based in the Netherlands. We will learn more about what she does with Music Matters, which gives young people in Rotterdam a boost in finding their own way in the world of music education and talent development. We will also hear how she is impacting Sickle Cell awareness through her work with the organization IXL Sickle Cell Awareness based in the Netherlands. We will also dive into the work and impact she is driving in the community across Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
December 9, 2020
Science With A Twist w/ Branden Williams; Founder; Seeds to STEM
In this Episode we talk with Branden Williams Founder and CEO of Seeds To STEM Seeds to STEM (STS) is a non-profit organization that works successfully to evaluate, educate and develop students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We will learn more today about how Branden is addressing the huge disparity in STEM education between economically disadvantaged youth in the Dallas/Fort Worth community and learn more about his passion this field and how he is using culturally relevant science projects to change perspectives related to STEM.
December 2, 2020
Loving The Game w/ Katie Pate; Associate Athletic Director; Longwood University
Kate Pate, who is the Associate Athletics Director for External Operations and Senior Woman Administrator at Longwood University in Farmville VA She has nearly two decades of experience in college athletics, including time as a head coach and assistant coach, director of marketing and promotions, and as a professor of athletics business and marketing. Her coaching experience spans both the Division I and Division II levels
November 20, 2020
Redefining Wealth and Investing
In this episode I talk with Kamila Elliott McDonnough who is a Certified Financial Planner professional with nearly two decades of financial industry experience. She also holds a B.A and MBA from The Pennsylvania State University. Kamila is President of GRID 202 Partners a registered investment advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., and North Carolina. They work with professionals, small business owners and institutions on their investment goals and objectives Kamila is on the Board of Directors for the CFP Board and will serve as President Elect for 2021. The CFP Board of Directors is the policy-making and oversight body of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. for over 87,000 professionals in the U.S. Today we will have a discussion on building Wealth, Financial Planning and learn more about some of the work she is doing to support women investors and her mission in building generational wealth for communities of color
November 11, 2020
Educating Africa through Technology
In this Episode I talk with Edouard Claude Oussou who is based in Gabon Africa He is Founder and CEO for Scientia Africa based in Gabon Africa, where they assembles digital services dedicated to education. They use Technology and software to provide access to online digital services for educational communities which included colleges and high schools, as well as for students and their families Edouard has received several distinctions across Africa such as the Top 40 Education Innovators in Africa by the African Union Commission in 2019 and the distinction for Technological Innovation in Education at the Gabonese's Awards 2018 Edouard will share how Scientia is Educating Africa through digital transformation and how he is expanding his service across the Continent in the the countries of the Ivory Coast and Comoros. We will also learn about his experience in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program which Invest in a new generation of young African leaders who are shaping the continent’s future in Business, Tech and Civic engagement. The program also helps deepen partnerships and connections between the United States and Africa.
November 8, 2020
Creating Stories and Experiences Through Events
Cynthia Daniels @cyndanielsco who is Owner and Chief Event Strategist for Cynthia Daniels & Co. She has been recognized by Black Enterprise and Essence Magazine for her work in Memphis with Memphis Black Restaurant Week generating over $1M dollars for Black owned restaurants in Memphis. She will share how she is creating stories and experiences for clients through her events. Learn how she is finding her voice as a change agent and her focus on driving economic empowerment and celebrating Black excellence in the Memphis community
November 5, 2020
Fashion and Social Justice with INAME Apparel
Today I will be talking with Rashad Goins and Sheldon Spratt owners of INAME Apparel a fashion brand based in Charlotte NC. The brand has a unique message as it highlights the social injustice that is happening across our community. Rashad and Sheldon will also share how they are driving social justice in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. They will also highlight the journey of being business owners as they navigate the domestic and international markets as well as share some of the key projects they have in store for 2021. As you tune in, I hope you enjoy the episode and be sure to checkout @inamesapprel on Instagram and online at www.inameapparel.com.
October 28, 2020
Saying Yes To Opportunity with Rahshib Thomas; Executive Coach and Author
In this episode Rahshib will share about about his career as an HR Executive and discuss with us how he is growing his business RTC Consulting business focused on leadership and personal develop and helping people navigate their personal GPS. In this episode Rahshib will also discuss overcoming adversity and the importance of Saying Yes To Opportunity.
October 21, 2020
Living Your Truth w/ Ebony Stubbs; Founder; Rae Images
We will be talking to Ebony Stubbs, Entrepreneur, Branding Photographer and Owner of @Rae Images. We will talk with Ebony about how she got started in the business and she will share some her secrets to her success We will learn more about some of her upcoming projects and how she is creating partnerships to help her clients build authentic brands. Ebony will also share her three truths that will challenge us to continue to take up Space and bet on ourselves. So lets get started and I hope you enjoy the episode
September 30, 2020
Talented Amateurs Podcast Introduction
Welcome to the Talented Amateurs Podcast where will highlight thought leaders and amplify diverse voices in Tech, Business, Politics, and Culture. The Podcast will explore the unique traits of extraordinary professionals that possess a novice approach in their work ethic.
September 13, 2020