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Purposeful Story Podcast

Purposeful Story Podcast

By Kobi Amponsah
A weekly show for anyone looking for entrepreneurship and business wisdom. With a strong sense of purpose in your life all of your actions are powerful beyond measure. We interview entrepreneurs and purpose driven individuals internationally. Kobi Amponsah hosts the show and asked thought provoking questions that really bring out the purposeful story of the guests. For more info check out www.purposefulstory.com
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#71 - The Podcast Doc Story: Donald Fittsgill shares how he pursued his purpose to amplify voices
Donald Fitsgill Jr. has an amazing journey! He quit his 9-5 to teach people about financial literacy and he also is helping podcasters around the world amplify their voices through audio.. Donald is a wealth of knowledge and there is a lot of gems to share in this episode.  Instagram: @podcastdoc Website: www.thedonaldpov.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
34:05
February 9, 2021
#70 - The Tech Story (REWIND): The tech guru Andrew Bromfield showcases the blueprint of how to enter into a tech career.
Bringing it back to a classic episode with Andrew bromfield the tech guru!  The best part about what Andrew always says is that you don't need as much technology experience as you may think. Even being in tech myself and early in my career I would even go as far to say you can use other experiences to make you even more valuable than you know. This is a solid opportunity to learn more about technology and it's even more relevant considering the worldwide pandemic that is impacting everyone on the planet. Instagram: @weareformative Facebook: @weareformative  Twitter: @weareformative Website: www.formativeinnovations.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
58:32
February 2, 2021
#69 - The BBQ Sauce Story: Mike D breaks records with his award winning BBQ sauce.
Michael “Mike D” De Los Santos, discovered his love for BBQ at a young age on a family trip to North Carolina at a small restaurant. He eventually worked on a food truck where BBQ was served and he became the preferred cook of customers because of his talent and creativity. His appreciation and curiosity outlasted his career in the kitchen and fueled his journey in search of the perfect BBQ products. Fast forward to today he now makes some of the best tasting BBQ Sauces you'll ever find! Mike is a grinder and I love his willingness to get the job done no matter what the odds may be.  Instagram: @mikedsbbq Website: www.mikedsbbq.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
33:29
January 26, 2021
#68 - The Positive Mindset Story: Chazz Scott talks about how to leverage your mind to achieve massive success.
We're back with another solid episode! Chazz Scott Mental Resilience Speaker, Mind Coach, and Published Writer shares his story about how he educates the masses on the power of your mind nad how to use it to propel you to new heights. Chazz is extremely brilliant in his understanding of the mind. This is a very deep episode and I myself learned a lot from him. You can stay connected with Chazz  on these platforms... Instagram: @mr_cavia Website: https://www.chazzscott.com/ Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
01:03:27
January 19, 2021
#67 - The EPIC Story (REWIND): Jonathan Lewis shares how he uses video production to create epic experiences.
Still working away to bring you guys more fire episodes!!!...In the meantime I'm going to throw it back with Mr. JPRO!..."Let's get it times 4!!!" This is  Jonathan's mantra every single day. He is relentless in his craft providing his customers with the high energy support and video production quality. When you look at the energy Jonathan brings to his video production it's nothing but EPIC!! On this episode Johnathan provides huge gems on how to stay motivated as an entrepreneur and remain purpose driven. Stay connected with Jonathan Lewis at https://www.jonathanproductions.ca/ and on Instagram at @jonathanproductions. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
39:23
January 12, 2021
#66 - The Course Story (REWIND): Gwen Elliot helps entrepreneurs create amazing courses.
Bringing it back to an oldie but a goodie with Gwen Elliot! Gwen is a long time E-Learning Expert who helps entrepreneurs develop quality courses to package their knowledge. She is the Senior Course Producer at Shopify and a former producer for the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada. Gwen has been featured in different media outlets such as Forbes, Globe and Mail, The Star and many others. At this point she has reached over 600,000 people with co-created courses. You can stay connected with Gwen on at www.gwenelliot.ca and www.instagram.com/gwenelliot. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
45:52
January 5, 2021
#65 - The High Performance Story (REWIND): Dr. Tone coaches high performing professionals build wealth.
Hey Purposeful Story family!!! I've been hard at work! Developing a Stock Investing for Wealth program that so many of you have expressed interest for. I will be back soon with brand new Purposeful Stories, but in the meantime I'm going to throw it back to one of the classics with Dr. Tone!!! Tony Awojoodu also known as Dr. Tone is the founder of Tone Pass a company that helps high potential, impact-oriented, and unfulfilled professionals unlock their full potential so that they can change the world, build generational wealth, and live their best lives. Tony is an excellent communicator and solid in his principles of building wealth. We dive into the WHY of Dr. Tone and the details of his business. You can stay connected with Tony on these platforms... Instagram: www.instagram.com/dr_tone LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tony-awojoodu Website: www.tonespass.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
58:11
December 29, 2020
#64 - The Sneaker Story: Shelby Weaver built a custom sneaker studio and women owned streetwear store to uplift voices of creativity.
Shelby Weaver is the owner and founder of Mack House Inc a custom sneaker studio and MakeWay a streetwear and sneaker store made by women for women. On top of that Shelby is also the director of Basketball Advancement for the Toronto Raptors!!! Shelby is an extreme powerhouse!! She has taken her love for basketball and expanded that into new heights and careers. This episode has tons of gems! You can stay connected with Shelby and her companies on these platforms... Instagram: @shelbyweaver @makeway.co @mackhouseinc Website: www.shopmakeway.co, www.makehouseinc.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
47:17
December 22, 2020
#63 - The Theta Trading Story (REWIND): Omar Khan Co-Owner of Theta Trading shares the power of knowledge and how it can help you live life on your terms.
Hey Purposeful Story family!!! I've been hard at work! Developing a Stock Investing for Wealth program that so many of you have expressed interest for. I will be back soon with brand new Purposeful Stories, but in the meantime I'm going to throw it back to one of the classics with Omar Khan. Omar Khan is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Theta Trading. Omar's journey is tremendous in the sense where he went from a position of not understanding money at all...to building a double digit real estate portfolio and online platform teaching over 700 students how to build wealth in the stock market. I've personally taken the Theta Trading course and I can say it was absolutely amazing!! Omar is a wealth of knowledge and he even talks about working with billionaire Michael Lee Chin. Omar also attended the meetings of Berkshire Hathaway and tells a few gems of advice from Warren Buffett. To follow Omar on his purposeful journey you can check out www.thetatradingco.com or follow them on Instagram @thetatrading. Don't forget to stay connected with the Purposeful Story Podcast on www.purposefulstory.com or on Instagram @purposefulstory. Thanks for tuning in and remember live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear!
56:05
December 15, 2020
#62 - The DriveHER Story (REWIND): Aisha Addo Ghanaian born tells her story of how she created her own Toronto based drive-sharing app.
This is an oldy but a goodie. I would like to throw it back to one of most notable episodes with Aisha Addo. She is an absolute machine!!! Aisha was born in Ghana and made her way over to Canada at a very young age. Aisha always had the confidence and ability to strive to do great things, but she never imagined she would be owning her own Drive sharing app and run her own non-for-profit organization called Power to Girls. This episode is a true example of what it takes to follow your purpose and lead with it. You can follow Aisha on her purposeful journey on Instagram at @aishaafua @driveherapp and www.aishaaddo.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @purposefulstory and www.purposefulstory.com.
51:30
December 8, 2020
#61 - The Nutrition Story: Amanda Li shares how nutrition can bring out great accomplishments in your life.
Amanda Li is the Owner and Founder of Wellness Simplified. She is a Nutrition counsellor with a Masters in Nutrition and  an instructor at George Brown College in their Hospitality and culinary arts program. Amanda really focuses on putting out quality well thought out information when speaking on nutrition. When it comes to nutrition there is just so much out there you don’t know what to believe, but Amanda is excellent at narrowing that down to what's important and most useful. Stay connected with Amanda on these platforms: Instagram: @wsimplified Twitter: @amandalird Youtube: Amanda Li Facebook: wsimplified Website: www.nutritionwellnesssimplified.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
47:58
December 1, 2020
#60 - The Luxury Car Story: Daniel Anim Auto Broker connects people with their dream cars.
Daniel Anim is an Auto Broker with 10+ years experience in the Auto industry. From when he was a kid he had an innate passion for working with cars. He now sells cars for a living and he is the best I have ever seen at it. Now Daniel isn't your average car salesman, because he is purposeful and genuine in his craft. It was great to vibe with Daniel on this episode. You can stay connected with Daniel on Instagram at @soldbyanim. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on  www.purposefulstory.com  and  www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
40:49
November 24, 2020
#59 - The Light Phone Story: Joe Hollier shares how he built a phone that humans use and not the other way around.
Joe Hollier Co-Founder of the Light Phone built a phone that can only make phone calls, play music, play podcasts, has a calculator and can make phone calls. Sounds crazy right? Well personally I don't think so. If we look at our cellphones today their original intend use is now non existent and the sole focus is to grab as much attention from the user as possible. To the point where we now have people spending 8+ hours on their phone a day on average!!! I think what Joe and the rest of his team is doing is extremely groundbreaking. Lots of gems in this episode. You can stay connected with Joe and his company the Light Phone on these platforms. By the way I got a Light Phone myself and it was definitely worth the purchase I highly recommend! Instagram: @thelightphone Twitter: @thelightphone Vimeo: thelightphone Website: www.thelightphone.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
43:38
November 17, 2020
#58 - The Art Story: Kofi Frempong communicates through his paint brush.
Kofi Frempong is a long time artist based in Toronto and he's probably the best painter I have personally seen with my own two eyes. On this episode Kofi talks about his journey growing up in the Jane & Finch area and how he navigated into a successful art career. Kofi is a mastermind when it comes to building a community of love and expression through his art. You can check out Kofi's art on Instagram at @kofi_art. Kofi is an extremely genuine dude and it was a great convo. There are plenty of gems in this one. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
47:50
November 10, 2020
#57 - The Checks Over Strikes Story: Dean and Craig launch a financial literacy book for youth.
Craig A. Brown & Dean M. Chambers owners of Checks Over Strikes launched a book titled, wait for it...."Don't be a waste yute". Now as funny as the title of this book may sound it actually makes a lot of sense, because they were targeting a specific demographic. The youth! On this episode Craig and Dean discuss the reason why they wanted to make the focus of the book on financial literacy for youth. I really enjoyed this interview, because I am all for economic empowerment and wealth building and thats the main premise of their mission. You can stay connected with Craig and Dean on the following platforms... Instagram: @checksoverstrikes Website: www.checksoverstrikes.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
58:37
November 3, 2020
#56 - The High Performance Story: Dr. Tone coaches high performing professionals build wealth.
Tony Awojoodu also known as Dr. Tone is the founder of Tone Pass a company that helps high potential, impact-oriented, and unfulfilled professionals unlock their full potential so that they can change the world, build generational wealth, and live their best lives. Tony is an excellent communicator and solid in his principles of building wealth. We dive into the WHY of Dr. Tone and the details of his business. You can stay connected with Tony on these platforms... Instagram: www.instagram.com/dr_tone LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tony-awojoodu Website: www.tonespass.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory. 
58:11
October 27, 2020
#55 - The Course Story: Gwen Elliot helps entrepreneurs create amazing courses.
Gwen Elliott is a long time E-Learning Expert who helps entrepreneurs develop quality courses to package their knowledge. She is the Senior Course Producer at Shopify and a former producer for the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada. Gwen has been featured in different media outlets such as Forbes, Globe and Mail, The Star and many others. At this point she has reached over 600,000 people with co-created courses. You can stay connected with Gwen on at www.gwenelliot.ca and www.instagram.com/gwenelliot. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
45:52
October 20, 2020
#54 - The Game Theory Story (REWIND): Rana Chauhan on game theory and investing.
I got quite a few surprises in store for the Purposeful Story family! In the meantime we're going to do a little throwback with Rana Chauhan. Rana Chauhan is a Chief Investment Strategist at Investment Planning Counsel and contributor of Theta Trading. Rana is an absolute wealth of knowledge! This man has been educated in Medicine, Physics and Finance. I was absolutely blown away by Rana's wisdom. He also talks a lot about the concept of Game Theory and how it can be used to make sound predictions in life and investing. You can stay connected with Rana at linkedin.com/in/ranachauhan/ and instagram.com/thetatrading/. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
54:31
October 13, 2020
#53 - The Coaching Story: Victory Omotayo empowering new coaches
Victory Omotayo tells her story of how she helps new coaches and service based businesses master their messaging, market their expertise and launch a high-end coaching program. Victory is extremely well travelled and is amazing at adapting to her environment. She has worked with many well established organizations like Shopify, Cornell University, Accenture, Via Rail, and many more. Victory really elevates her clients to new found levels and she drops a lot of gems in this episode. You can stay connected with Victory on www.victoryomotayo.com and @victoryomotayo. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
34:36
October 6, 2020
#52 - The Melanin Tech Story: Chanita Simms Founder of Melanin Tech talks about how she is changing the status quo of the industry.
Chanita Simms Founder and CEO of Melanin Tech is on a mission to cultivate a community of black techies while erasing the status quo of the industry. Chanita and her team actually helped me launch my early career in tech and I'm very appreciative for everything they do. Chanita recently left her full time job to take on Melanin Tech full-time and she is not looking back. The pandemic has shown us the wonders of technology and companies like Melanin Tech are crucial to make sure that the black community benefits from those wonders. You can stay connected with Chanita and Melanin Tech at www.melanin.tech Instagram: @melanintech, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/melanin-tech/. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
44:39
September 29, 2020
#51 - The Purposeful Story: Host Kobi Amponsah shares 3 strategies on how to find your purpose.
Can you believe we're 51 episodes into the podcast! We wanted to start off with something special. Once in a while Kobi gets on the mic for a solo session and drops some wisdom. He's said it time and time again that purpose is the foundation to drive anything of great magnitude. On this episode Kobi discusses three actionable steps that you can implement right away that strengthen your purpose....#1Strategy: Pay attention to what people say your good at. #2Strategy: If money were no object what would you find yourself doing. #3Strategy: Envision the person you want to be. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
13:20
September 22, 2020
#50 - The ICON Talent Story: Derrick Raphael mastefully connects established tech organizations with diverse applicants.
Derrick Raphael is a master connector. He is the co-founder and CEO of ICON Talent Partners. ICON Talent Partners was as a non-profit talent development organization dedicated to educating, training, mentoring and exposing top diverse talent to high impact sectors, where they are often underrepresented. Derrick himself is a trusted legal advisor and entrepreneur with a passion for developing relationships and people.  His life’s mission is to help people reach their full potential by helping maximize their educational, employment and entrepreneurial pursuits. He holds a BA from Princeton University, a JD from Duke University, and a Global Professional LLM from the University of Toronto. You can stay connected with Derrick at www.icontalent.org and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/derrickraphael/. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
53:37
September 15, 2020
#49 - The Game Theory Story: Rana Chauhan shares wisdom on investment strategy with over 30 years of investment knowledge!
Rana Chauhan is a Chief Investment Strategist at Investment Planning Counsel and contributor of Theta Trading. Rana is an absolute wealth of knowledge! This man has been educated in Medicine, Physics and Finance. I was absolutely blown away by Rana's wisdom. He also talks a lot about the concept of Game Theory and how it can be used to make sound predictions in life and investing. You can stay connected with Rana at linkedin.com/in/ranachauhan/ and instagram.com/thetatrading/. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
54:31
September 8, 2020
#48 - The EPIC Story: Jonathan Lewis shares how he uses video production to create epic experiences.
"Let's get it times 4!!!" This is  Jonathan's mantra every single day. He is relentless in his craft providing his customers with the high energy support and video production quality. When you look at the energy Jonathan brings to his video production it's nothing but EPIC!! On this episode Johnathan provides huge gems on how to stay motivated as an entrepreneur and remain purpose driven. Stay connected with Jonathan Lewis at https://www.jonathanproductions.ca/ and on Instagram at @jonathanproductions. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
39:23
September 1, 2020
#47 - The Rock Star Real Estate Story (REWIND): Tom Karadza tells his story of how he went from working in IT to building a mega real estate business model.
We're working hard to bring you continuous quality content. In the meantime we're throwing it back to one of our classics with Tom Karadza co-owner of Rock Star Real Estate. He has built an amazing business model using real estate as a tool to help people live life on their own terms. They have a really strong network and sense of purpose behind all of their actions. Tom has helped build Rock Start Real Estate to the point where they have went through over a billion dollars in real estate transactions. We got another must listen episode! Follow Tom and his journey on https://rockstarinnercircle.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and www.instagram.com/purposefulstory.
01:02:38
August 25, 2020
#46 - The Grassroots K9 Story: Michael Nezbeth shares his journey building his own dog training company.
On this episode we have Michael Nezbeth who is the founder of Grassroots K9. Mike is a master of communicating with dogs and helping their owners build better connections with them. Mike touches on the psychology of dogs and he even gives gems about some of the lessons he learned from dogs. Some powerful information you don't want to miss. Follow Mike and his purposeful journey at www.grassrootsk9.com and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/grassrootsk9/ Don't forget to stay connected with the Purposeful Story Podcast on www.purposefulstory.com or on Instagram @purposefulstory. Thanks for tuning in and remember live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear!
37:48
August 18, 2020
#45 - The Kid Kut Story: Kevin Keith talks about how he stuck with his love for entertainment never looked back.
Kevin Keith aka Kid Kut has been on a long purposeful journey with his love for music and entertainment. Kevin shares his story of how he became one of Toronto's top MC's in the city! He has worked with so many different musical legends, such as, Erykah Badu, Sean Paul, d'Angelo, and the list goes on. To do the work that Kevin has done you have to lead with purpose and thats why I had to get  him on the show. You can stay connected with Kevin at www.kidkut.com or on Instagram at @kidkut. Don't forget to stay connected with the Purposeful Story Podcast on www.purposefulstory.com or on Instagram @purposefulstory. Thanks for tuning in and remember live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear!
34:45
August 11, 2020
#44 - The Theta Trading Story: Omar Khan Co-Owner of Theta Trading shares the power of knowledge and how it can help you live life on your terms.
Omar Khan is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Theta Trading. Omar's journey is tremendous in the sense where he went from a position of not understanding money at all...to building a double digit real estate portfolio and online platform teaching over 700 students how to build wealth in the stock market. I've personally taken the Theta Trading course and I can say it was absolutely amazing!! Omar is a wealth of knowledge and he even talks about working with billionaire Michael Lee Chin. Omar also attended the meetings of Berkshire Hathaway and tells a few gems of advice from Warren Buffett. To follow Omar on his purposeful journey you can check out www.thetatradingco.com or follow them on Instagram @thetatrading. Don't forget to stay connected with the Purposeful Story Podcast on www.purposefulstory.com or on Instagram @purposefulstory. Thanks for tuning in and remember live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear!
56:05
August 4, 2020
#43 - The KweliTV Story: Deshuna Spencer shares how she built an online streaming service to share black stories around the world.
On this episode we have Deshuna Spencer Founder and CEO of KweliTV. It is an online streaming service built to tell the stories from around the world through curated independent films, documentaries, web series, kids programming, news, and events/live experiences. This is an amazing concept seeing as how the black diaspora is extremely diverse and often times there are not enough platforms sharing services like this from an African diaspora perspective. I really dig into the PURPOSE as to why Deshuna started KweliTV. Another episode you don't want to miss!  Follow Deshuna and her purposeful journey here: https://www.kweli.tv/catalog https://www.instagram.com/kwelitv/ Don't forget to follow the purposeful story podcast at www.purposefulstory.com and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/purposefulstory/.  Thanks for listening and remember live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear!
44:28
July 28, 2020
#42 - The Atlas 365 Story: Akeem Gardner shares his purposeful journey building a hemp company to create environmental sustainability.
Akeem Gardner is a man of resilience and persistence. He is the CEP and co-owner of a Hemp company that focuses on creating global sustainable ecosystems and economies. Akeem's vision is to create a global impact by enhancing climate resilience and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. He tells his story of how he used his talents of basketball to help raise capital and build a strong team alongside him. Be sure to follow Akeem Gardner on his purposeful journey at https://atlas365.ca/. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story podcast at www.purposefulstory.com and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/purposefulstory/. Thanks for listening and remember live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear! 
38:33
July 21, 2020
#41 - The Wright Success Story: Ashley Wright tells her story of how she helps people be the best version of themselves.
Ashley Wright is extremely purposeful in her approach to help her clients become the best version of themselves. She has her own coaching business called The Wright Success where she provides people a blueprint for their path to success. In addition, she also is educating people on how to earn an income from Cryptocurrency trading. Ashley is a multi-talented individual with lots of value to share. Follow her purposeful journey on https://www.thewrightsuccess.com/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thewrightsuccess/. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story podcast at www.purposefulstory.com and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/purposefulstory/. Thanks for listening and remember live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear!
25:22
July 13, 2020
#40 - The Human Story: Jane Elliott worldwide educator on racism only knows the truth and tells it well.
Jane Elliott has been a long time fighter against racism for over 40 years! She is mostly known for her blue-eyed brown eyed exercise used to help educate people on some of the negative impacts of racism. I always find it interesting how so many who partake in her exercise cannot handle it for one hour while black people have had to face racism their entire lives. Jane is very purposeful in her approach and given the racial uproar the world is currently in it was only fitting to have her on the show. To learn more about Jane Elliott you literally just have to Youtube and Google her. Her videos are all over the internet, but here is here direct website www.janeelliott.com. You can also stay connected with us on Instagram at @iamkobitalks. Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen on anchor.fm/purposefulstorypodcast  (Spotify Apple, Google, etc). Below are some of the resources and books that Jane Elliott recommended from the episode. Thanks for tuning in and remember to live everyday with purpose so all your actions are clear! Typical Statements https://janeelliott.com/typical-statements How to combat racism if you're not a person of color. She recommends if you check off no on any of the questions then you should work on that question for 30 days.  https://janeelliott.com/commitment Books Nile Valley Contributions - https://ikgculturalresourcecenter.com/ikg-store/books/exploding-the-myths-vol-i-nile-valley-contributions-to-civilization/ The Myth of Race - https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-myth-of-race-the/9780674660038-item.html?ikwid=the+myth+of+race&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0#algoliaQueryId=b67b0b5a9cc740544081426dc77fa270 The Color of Law - https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-color-of-law-a/9781631494536-item.html?ref=item_page%3Avariation The Racial Conditioning of our Children (Couldn't find a copy let me know if you do)
01:16:53
June 29, 2020
#39 - The Detailing Knights Story: A master networker and teacher of business building, Ryan Knight tells his story.
Ryan Knight has mastered the art of resourcing and connecting! He built his own car detailing company called Detailing Knights and he has also built the Afro- Canadian Caribbean Network designed to support small businesses of that diaspora. Ryan gives key insights on how to structure your business and how to survive during the tough times. This episode is good for those who have a business, those who are looking to start and even for those who just want general knowledge. You can follow Ryan on his purposeful journey on Instagram @detailingknights and @acbn_canada. Don't forget to follow the Purposeful Story Podcast on Instagram  @iamkobitalks and we can also be contacted at info@iamkobi.com.
44:32
June 9, 2020
#38 - The Stock Investor Story: Retired at the age of 34, Derek Foster shares how straight forward it is.
Derek Foster is one of Canada's stock investing guru's. He was able to retire at the age of 34 and accumulated millions by using very sound stock investing strategies. Derek is also a 6 time best selling author and I will say that I've implemented his strategies and I've seen amazing results. He really shows you how to build wealth in a dummy proof way. If you want to know more about stocks this is a must listen! You can reach out to Derek directly on www.stopworking.ca. I'll also be selling some of his books at a discount soon so stay tuned for that. Don't forget to follow the Purposeful Story Podcast on Instagram  @iamkobitalks and we can also be contacted at info@iamkobi.com.
46:12
May 25, 2020
#37 - The Tech Story: The tech guru Andrew Bromfield showcases the blueprint of how to enter into a tech career.
We brought the technology guru  Andrew Bromfield to give some quality advice on how to get into technology as a career. The best part about it is that you don't need as much technology experience as you may think. Even being in tech myself and early in my career I would even go as far to say you can use other experiences to make you even more valuable than you know. This is a solid opportunity to learn more about technology and it's even more relevant considering the worldwide pandemic that is impacting everyone on the planet. You can reach out to Andrew at info@formative.ca or (416) 391-4932. Check out some of his work on www.formativeinnovations.com. Also, don't forget to follow The Purposeful Story Podcast on instagram @iamkobitalks. 
58:32
April 27, 2020
#36 - The Nsuani Baffoe Story: Nsuani tells us his purposeful journey of how he became a pivotal fitness leader.
Nsuani Baffoe is an extremely purpose driven fitness leader! He has changed the lives of thousands of clients and fitness professionals across the nation. He worked his way up from a level one personal trainer all the way to managing multiple regions. Nsuani is also the co-owner of an amazing company called B Element that focuses empowering fitness and wellness professionals with the business knowledge and skills to succeed. You can reach out to Nsuani on Instagram @baffoeman and @thebelementorg, Website: www.belement.org. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and @iamkobitalks.
57:03
March 24, 2020
#35 - The Jason Mercieca Story: Jason tells his powerful story of how he combines his mental resilience + strength then transfers that into entrepreneurship.
Jason Mercieca is relentless in his achievements. He discusses his experience with challenging the body to unimaginable limits and how he transfers that into real estate investing and entrepreneurship. Jason drops so many gems in this episode so listen up! Follow Jason and his purposeful journey on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasonmercieca_/ and he can be directly reached at jasonmercieca@hotmail.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
01:08:20
March 11, 2020
#34 - The Formative Innovations Story: Andrew Broomfield shares his journey in technology and how it impacts our lives.
Andrew Broomfield is a technology guru! He drops major gems about technology and how it impacts our lives. Andrew is a wealth of information and it was a crazy learning experience for me I was blown away. Another major episode you don't want to miss. For the past 14 years Andrew has been running his company called Formative Innovations https://www.formativeinnovations.com/About/Blog/. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
01:27:49
February 25, 2020
#33 - The Quotes Story Part 2: "Don't take NO for an answer"
It's been a while but we're back and ready to get these purposeful stories out to you all! In this episode I talk about how to not take no for an answer. It's important that we always dig deep! If someone says NO don't stop there because that NO just means that you didn't find the person who will say YES. Oh and their out there...you just have to be persistent and relentless in your pursuit. I think this is a good first episode for this year and I'm looking forward to many more.
08:49
February 25, 2020
#32 - The Alberta Podcast Network Story: Karen Unland shares her journey on how she convinced a financial institution to give her $375,000.
Karen Unland is a master negotiator. She convinced a financial institution to give her $500,000 to create her own podcast network. This was not an easy journey as it was a two year process!!! Karen has turned her creativity for podcasting into a successful purposeful business that is taking Alberta by storm. This is another interesting story get your eardrums ready. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
35:02
February 25, 2020
#31 - The Rising Tides Story: Martha Henderson 2008 Olympian tells her amazing story of how we can exceed beyond the expectations set upon us.
In this episode I have an interesting conversation with 2008 Beijing Olympian Martha Henderson. She is extremely driven and a true example of how leading with a purpose can bring you success you would've never imagined. She is a successful public speaker, health advocate, and mentor for the masses. Please tune in there's plenty of gems in this episode. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
45:26
February 25, 2020
#30 - The Rock Star Real Estate Story: Tom Karadza tells his story of how he went from working in IT to building a mega real estate business model.
Tom Karadza co-owner of Rock Star Real Estate has built an amazing business model using real estate as a tool to help people live life on their own terms. They have a really strong network and sense of purpose behind all of their actions. Tom has helped build Rock Start Real Estate to the point where they have went through over a billion dollars in real estate transactions. We got another must listen episode! Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
01:02:38
February 25, 2020
#29 - The Noir Et Noire Story: Antwi Atuahene tells his story of how he turned his basketball career into powerful consistent inspiration.
In this episode I connect with Antwi Atuahene founder and owner of the brand Noir Et Noire. This guy has a drive like no other and is a true example of how to leverage your talents to create a positive impact. Lots of gems in this one press that play button! Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
48:48
February 25, 2020
#28 - The Quotes Story Part 1: "There is someone out there with less talent than you doing what you are too afraid to do"
Were back in full effect for another year of purposeful content. In this episode I talk about how many people get caught up in this cycle of not accomplishing the goals they sad they will accomplish. I give some practical advice on how you can get out of this cycle. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
08:10
February 25, 2020
#27 - The Sorën Custom Story (Rewind): Ellis Tagoe & Mark Brefo tell their story of how they create an experience with their high quality suits.
This is the last and final rewind episode. Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you lots of exciting interviews! In this episode I explored two out of the three minds behind Sorën Custom. A custom suit company that focuses on creating an experience beyond measure. They sell high end quality suits and really focus on creating an amazing experience for their customers. Follow their purposeful journey at www.sorencustom.com and www.instagram.com/sorencustom. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
43:46
February 25, 2020
#26 - The BizLaunch Story (Rewind): Andrew Patricio tells his story of how he went from roasting peanuts to helping other businesses across the world.
One more week of reviews as we rack up some fire episodes for you. In the meantime...we're bringing back another one of our classic episodes with Andrew Patricio. This guy has an abundance of business experience! He has mentored thousands of businesses, international public speaker and international author. Andrew is a master of analyzing businesses and he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to what it takes to run a successful business.  Be sure to check out his work on www.bizlaunch.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
38:01
February 25, 2020
#25 - The Now Creative Group Story (Rewind): Daniel Francavilla talks on how he helps create social change by working with passionate entrepreneurs
Daniel Francavilla has been deep in entrepreneurship since high school from the non-for-profit company ACCESS to building an empire in downtown Toronto with NOW Creates to help re-brand other businesses into their best potential. Follow Daniel's purposeful journey on www.nowcreativegroup.com and @nowcreates on Instagram. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
41:60
February 25, 2020
#24 - The T By Daniel Story (Rewind) : Back to another powerful episode by Daniel Lewis as he tells his story on how positive impact goes a long way.
As we grind away to bring you more quality content we're throwing it back to one of our amazing episodes with Daniel Lewis. In this episode he will tell you his story of struggle all the way to using tea as an inspirational tool to impact lives in a positive way. Stay in contact with Daniel via www.tbydaniel.com, www.danielspeaks.ca, and follow him on Instagram @tbydaniel. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
34:59
February 25, 2020
#23 - The Dj Starting From Scratch Story (Rewind): DJ Starting from Scratch tells his powerful story of how he became a legendary Toronto DJ.
We are hard at work hammering away to bring you more power purposeful stories. In the meantime we are throwing it back to one of our classic episodes with DJ Starting from Scratch. He tells his story of how he took his love for music and turned it into becoming one of Toronto's most legendary DJs. As He takes us on his purposeful journey there are plenty of gems to learn from. You can follow DJ Starting From Scratch  on his purposeful journey on www.startingfromscratch.com, follow him on Instagram @startingfromscratch. Don't forget to follow the Purposeful Story  journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
56:17
February 25, 2020
#22 - The Dream Maker Realty Story Part 4/4: Isaac Jr. Olowolafe tells his story of how he built Dream Maker Realty into a billion dollar company.
Isaac Jr. Olowolafe had his father instill seeds of entrepreneurship and business like tendancies in him from when he was a young kid. This lead to Isaac purchasing his first property at the age of 21 to the point where he now develops condos, townhouses, luxury homes and even hotels. Isaac has a mind that seeks big possibilities and accomplishes them. He has partnered with the Ryerson Univresity DMZ to help startups get off the ground and he recently partnered with Canada Basketball as the sport continues to grow in Canada. This is a great ending to the 4 part series and again another episode you don't want to miss. You can follow Isaac on his Purposeful Story on Instagram at @dreammakerto or www.dreammakerrealty.ca. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com. 
01:04:21
February 25, 2020
#21 - The DriveHER Story: Aisha Addo Ghanaian born tells her story of how she created her own Toronto based drive-sharing app.
Aisha Addo is an absolute machine!!! She was born in Ghana and made her way over to Canada at a very young age. Aisha always had the confidence and ability to strive to do great things, but she never imagined she would be owning her own Drive sharing app and run her own non-for-profit organization called Power to Girls. This episode is a true example of what it takes to follow your purpose and lead with it. You can follow Aisha on her purposeful journey on Instagram at @aishaafua @driveherapp and www.aishaaddo.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com. 
51:30
February 25, 2020
#20 - The Dr. Webster Story: Hillary Webster takes us on her purposeful journey into how she uses Naturopathy to heal our hidden health battles
Dr. Webster is a licensed naturopathic doctor who takes an in depth approach to health. What makes Hillary so uniique is that a lot of what she preaches she's been through herself. She is also a doctor that is living her purpose and not turning back. You can follow Dr. Hillary Webster on her purposeful journey on Instagram @drwebbynd and on her website www.websternaturopathic.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com. 
41:18
February 25, 2020
#19 - The Dream Maker Realty Story Part 3/4: Aaron Charles tells his story of how he leveled up from TTC to a multi million real estate portfolio.
Aaron Charles aka Mr. Flipping Ridiculous is a prime example of someone who came from humble and rough beginnings and turned that into opportunities most people don't see in a lifetime. He is a dreamer that is confident enough to execute his dreams. We all dream of being the best version of ourselves and Aaron is an example of someone who is on a mission to do that. This episode is worth every second of a listen!!! You can follow Aaron on his purposeful journey on Instagram www.instagram.com/the_investor . Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com. 
01:55:08
February 25, 2020
#18 - The Cabbie Story: Cabbie aka Cabral Richards tells his story of shooting basic videos in Toronto Dundas square to interviewing superstar talents
Cabbie aka Cabral Richards is known for his playful character when he interviews his guests. His had numerous one on one interviews with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Hart, Aaron Rodgers, LeBron James, and so many more. Many people know him from when he started out on The Score network, but his story starts way before then. Tune in you won't want to miss this one! You can follow Cabbie on his purposeful journey on Instagram www.instagram.com/therealcabbie and his website at www.cabbierichards.com Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
01:05:25
February 25, 2020
#17 - The Dukez Story: Dwyane Holness tells his story of how he built a successful visual production company. Dukez is a master of using his purpose.
Dwayne Holness aka Dukez is a master of building a community that is in line with his purpose. He leveraged all of his experiences negative and positive to create his successful visual production company CoreX Creative. Follow Dukez on his purposeful journey on Instagram @corexcreative and @dukeydukez. You can also check out his website on www.corexcreative.com. Don't forget to follow our purposeful journey on Instagram @purposefulstory and www.purposefulstory.com. 
43:49
February 25, 2020
#16 - The Ruben Burga Story: Ruben native to Peru learned to handle change and he is now a successful business owner and prof at Guelph University.
Ruben Burga is a true example of what happens when you embrace new experiences. He is able to speak 5 different languages and ran several businesses in about 4 different countries. He is relentless and does whatever it takes to get the job done. You don't want to miss this one! You can connect with Ruben and his purposeful journey on LinkedIn. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story podcast journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
47:36
February 25, 2020
#15 - The Mrs. T By Daniel Story: Renata Lewis goes through 10 different jobs to building a successful tea business with her husband.
Renata Lewis is the definition of a resilient woman who has used all of her many experiences to build a successful tea company with her husband. She has gone through so many struggles that success had no other choice but to knock on her door. Renata creates a positive impact on lives everyday with her unique loose leaf tea company. Follow Renata's purposeful journey on @mrs.tbydaniel and www.tbydaniel.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
45:23
February 25, 2020
#14 - The Dream Maker Realty Story Part 2/4: Bidemi Akingbola shares his powerful story of how being a risk taker brings out the best in you.
Bidemi Akingbola is extremely relentless when it comes to real estate. He is courageous in all of his moves. He has taken charge of real estate with multiple investment properties working alongside the Dream Maker Realty team. Bidemi is a true example of fearless determination leading to success. This is one for the books look out for part 3 and 4! Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
49:43
February 25, 2020
#13 - The Do Well Dress Well Story - Chanèle McFarlane goes from doing contract work to running 3 successful companies that are fueled by her purpose
Chanèle McFarlane is a digital strategist, speaker, writer, conference consultant running 3 successful companies. She really takes pride in empowering women and all other entrepreneurs to live their best life through their passion. Chanèle has worked with companies like the City of Toronto, Humber College, RBC, and much more. This is one you do not want to miss! Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
33:36
February 25, 2020
#12 - The Luke's Tailored Tutoring Story: Menelek Luke tells the story of how he used natural instinct of helping others tutor thousands of students.
Menelek Luke has created a mastermind tutoring company that services students internationally. He has tutored thousands of students and helped them achieve their educational goals. Menelek really knows how to run a business like an actual business. There are a lot of gems in this episode listen up! Follow Meneleks journey on www.lukestutoring.com and @lukestailoredtutoring. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
39:30
February 25, 2020
#11 - The Pauleanna Reid Story: Pauleanna shares her purposeful story of how she dropped out of college to build a 6 figure business.
Pauleanna is a true testament to what can result from leaving everything behind and focusing on your purpose. Pauleanna has gone through many rough patches that many do not ever come back from, but yet still used that to fuel her calling. Follow Pauleanna's purposeful journey on www.pauleannareid.com, Instagram: @pauleannareid , and Twitter: @pauleannar. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
35:01
February 25, 2020
#10 - The Rozaay Management Story - Randy Osei tells his powerful story from sleeping on hotel floors to managing NBA athletes.
Randy Osei is a master of leveraging his immediate environment into bigger opportunities. He used his basketball talents to create social change and impact peoples live in a positive way. Randy currently manages several professional athletes and other notable figures. Follow his purposeful journey on www.rozaaymgmt.com, @randyrozaay, and @rozaaymgmt. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
45:07
February 25, 2020
#9 - The Black Foodie Story: Eden Hagos shares how she explores food and lifestyle through and African, Caribbean, and Southern Cuisine lens
Eden Hagos has been killing the food blogging industry. She showcases unique African, Caribbean and Southern Cuisine through blogs, food events, and education. Eden has grown a massive following over the years and continues to share her passion of food with the rest of the world. Follow Eden and her purposeful journey on www.blackfoodie.co and @blackfoodie.co. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com.
29:09
February 25, 2020
#8 - The Now Creative Group Story: Daniel Francavilla talks about how he helps create social change by working with passionate entrepreneurs.
Daniel Francavilla has been deep in entrepreneurship since high school from the non-for-profit company ACCESS to building an empire in downtown Toronto with NOW Creates to help re-brand other businesses into their best potential. Follow Daniel's purposeful journey on www.nowcreativegroup.com and @nowcreates on Instagram. Don't forget to follow the purposeful journey on Instagram @iamkobitalks and www.iamkobi.com. 
41:60
February 25, 2020
#7 - The Sorën Custom Story: Ellis Tagoe & Mark Brefo tell their story of how they create an unforgettable experience with their high quality suits.
In this episode I explored two out of the three minds behind Sorën Custom. A custom suit company that focuses on creating an experience beyond measure. They sell high end quality suits and really focus on creating an amazing experience for their customers. Follow their purposeful journey at www.sorencustom.com and www.instagram.com/sorencustom. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
43:46
February 25, 2020
#6 - The Dream Maker Realty Story Part 1/4: Jude Botchway tells his story of buying his first property at the age of 22 and built that into an empire.
This is the first of four part series on Dream Maker Realty. These episodes will be released every 2 to 3 weeks. In this first series Jude Botchway talks about his journey from working at UPS to owning multiple cash-flowing properties and the same time educating his community about the power of investing. You can follow his purposeful journey at www.judebotchway.com and instagram @jude.botchway. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.purposefulstory.com and @purposefulstory
43:56
February 25, 2020
#5 - The DJ Starting From Scratch Story: DJ Scratch tells his story of how his love for all types of music turned into becoming a legendary Toronto DJ
The legendary DJ Starting From Scratch shares his journey from playing with toy turntables as a kid to moving crowds in the thousands. He shares his story as a DJ for Usher, Russel Peters, and many more. This is one you don't want to miss. Stay in contact with DJ Starting From Scratch via www.startingfromscratch.com, follow him on Instagram @startingfromscratch. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
56:16
February 25, 2020
#4 - The T By Daniel Story: Daniel Lewis tells his story of how he used a life threatening experience to create a tea company that brings positivity.
We got another good one for you your eardrums purposeful story family. Daniel Lewis will tell you his story of struggle all the way to using tea as an inspirational tool to impact lives in a positive way. Stay in contact with Daniel via www.tbydaniel.com, www.danielspeaks.ca, and follow him on Instagram @tbydaniel. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
34:59
February 25, 2020
#3 - The Legal Swipe Story: Christien Levien takes his many life experiences and develops an app that changes the way we think about the law.
Christien Levien has made a powerful impact in a very simple way. He created an app that educates the public on how to deal with cops when being questioned, asked for ID, performing a search, or entering your home. In todays society it is hard to ignore some of the unfair treatment by law enforcement, which makes this app a game changer! You won't want to miss this one very informative and at the same time inspiring with a purpose! Connect with Christien on www.legalswipe.com, www.http://www.levienlaw.com. Continue to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks
23:31
February 25, 2020
#2 - The BizLaunch Story: Andrew Patricio tells his story of how he went from roasting peanuts to helping other businesses across the world.
In this episode I interview the extremely thorough Andrew Patricio. He has a unique way of helping business owners run their businesses. This guy has a powerful story to share with some amazing value points. You don't want to miss this one. Be sure to check out his work on www.bizlaunch.com. Don't forget to follow the purposeful story journey on www.iamkobi.com and www.instagram.com/iamkobitalks.
38:01
February 25, 2020
#1 - The Welcome Story By: Kobi Amponsah
Welcome to the Purposeful Story Podcast! Thank you so much for tuning in. We will be dropping episodes every Tuesday morning. There is so much wisdom interviewing these entrepreneurs, so tune in to this episode for the breakdown of the theme and why I started it in the first place. Live with purpose so all your actions are powerful!
03:01
February 25, 2020