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Leaders & Learners, a Sand and Shores Production

Leaders & Learners, a Sand and Shores Production

By Tonya McKenzie

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/sandandshores/subscribe Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with elected leaders, organizational leaders, experts, authors, and artists. They have overcome trauma, tragedy, and learned to triumph. Leadership is newsworthy. The best leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. #Hustle #Grind #Leadership #LLEADtheWay www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
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Meet Matt Kilroy, Candidate for Redondo Beach Treasurer
Meet Matt Kilroy, Candidate for Redondo Beach Treasurer
Knowing that local politics have the greatest impact on our daily lives, many don't understand the role of a city's treasurer and what qualifies them for the job. Join us for this insightful broadcast. Learn what it takes to be a good city treasurer, what makes a bad city treasurer, and why Matt Kilroy would even want this job. If you are in Redondo Beach, get educated and empowered with knowledge about this candidate. Ask questions live and get answers from Matt. Not a RB resident, get the kind of info that gives you perspective about your own city operations. If you want to apply your talents to local politics, you won't miss this.   Check out his website to donate, volunteer or get more info: https://mattkilroy.com/  Get the story behind the story and takeaways to apply to your own professional or personal life.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://lnkd.in/gJzfS9Ub       Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners.  Let's hear their stories and #LLEADtheWay!      www.SandAndShores.com    Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores      Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr   To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.
51:34
January 22, 2023
Palm Beach County’s Councilman Douglas Lawson
Palm Beach County’s Councilman Douglas Lawson
Born into a Caribbean family in pursuit of the American dream, Doug has spent most of his life in Palm Beach County. Doug is a product of Palm Beach County’s school system finishing at Suncoast Community High School. A graduate of University of Central Florida, he is committed to teaching others how to gain access to essential resources they never obtained, making his presence vital to Riviera Beach, Florida. Councilman Lawson devotes his time to helping families learn the power of being wise with money, time, and resources. Doug believes that empowered families equipped with the right generational wealth tools are the key to a healthy society and legacy.  Find out more about his firm at https://www.facebook.com/infinitytaxe...  Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://lnkd.in/gJzfS9Ub.       Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and #LLEADtheWay!      www.SandAndShores.com    Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores       To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.      Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
40:52
January 15, 2023
The Boss, Lawrence Henderson is Back!
The Boss, Lawrence Henderson is Back!
The last time he joined us, the energy was off the screen. Join us as we chat with this US Army Veteran turned comfort disrupting Organizational Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. He now helps leaders and their teams lead through active values, culture, and community.   Get the story behind the story.  Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://lnkd.in/gJzfS9Ub.     Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and #LLEADtheWay!    www.SandAndShores.com  Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores     To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.    Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
37:21
January 06, 2023
#CowardCulture & The Best 2022 Leaders & Learners Guests
#CowardCulture & The Best 2022 Leaders & Learners Guests
Simply put, 2022 was a year to lead and to learn. I had some amazing leaders on the podcast in 2022. I will share my favorites and what I learned. I want to introduce you to the term coward culture and set the tone for 2023. I even give you a great visual of #CowardCulture with the likes of the #RedondoBeach political mob that hides behind keyboards and plays the role of cyber-bullies and keyboard gangsters. The likes of Wayne Craig and Candace Nafissi lead by Bill Brand and their crew. Fear drives coward culture.  2023 is the year that we can all LLEAD the Way to whatever success means to you.    Get the story behind the story.    Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://bit.ly/leadersandlearnersanchor.  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and #LLEADtheWay!  www.SandAndShores.com Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores  To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.  Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
25:14
January 03, 2023
The Starr Sports Management Founder, Temesghen Starr, Talks Pivot, People, & Success
The Starr Sports Management Founder, Temesghen Starr, Talks Pivot, People, & Success
He was a former college men's basketball coach and now runs a successful recruiting and executive sports search firm. Meet Temesghen Starr, the author of You Are Not Smaller Than the Room. Hear about his experience as a coach and how that has prepared him for his current success. We discuss his book, that process, and how he is using it to help others reach their goals.   Check him out at https://lnkd.in/gBTwtNJB Get the story behind the story.    Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com. Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
40:46
December 30, 2022
Sexy, Successful, and Single with Chanel N. Scott of CheMinistry & Jennifer L. Payne the SexFiction Author
Sexy, Successful, and Single with Chanel N. Scott of CheMinistry & Jennifer L. Payne the SexFiction Author
There is such a stigma around being attractive, successful, and single after the age of 30 in our society. Is something wrong with her? Is she the problem? During the holidays, when suicide is at its highest rate, they get pity invites to events, and people have assumptions about their life. Join us for this special episode of the Leaders & Learners Podcast with 2 amazing women that will discuss, break down, and make sure that you learn something new about being a single, successful, and sexy adult in today's society.    Creator and visionary of Fox Soul’s #1 relationship platform, CheMinistry, Chanel Nicole Scott have spent her fair share of lonely holidays. With her journey to finding love and building a platform to bridge the gaps in relationships, she understands the desire to be seen and loved. During the holidays that is heightened, but instead of being woeful, she has redefined how the holiday influences her life.  Find out more here: https://cheministry.com/    Jennifer L. Payne is the author of I'M SINGLE, NOT SORRY. This based-on-a-true-story novel examines the complex life, decisions, and emotions of a successful woman that finds herself single and having no regrets. Or does she?  Find out more: https://lnkd.in/g_dB4Qi4    Get the story behind the story.    Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.     www.SandAndShores.com     Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores     To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.      Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
53:03
December 26, 2022
Embrace Change with Mark Smith
Embrace Change with Mark Smith
Change is hard at first. Messy is in the middle. Rewarding is at the end. This has been at the core of learning to GROW in many areas of my life. Meet Mark Smith who often speaks of the "blinders" that we have in life. Living is mandatory. Growing is optional.   Check him out at https://lnkd.in/gAcw474u  Get the story behind the story.     Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.     www.SandAndShores.com     Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores     To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.      Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
38:29
December 15, 2022
From D1 Coaching to Doing His Own Thing, Meet Herb Courtney II, MBA
From D1 Coaching to Doing His Own Thing, Meet Herb Courtney II, MBA
Meet the CEO of Renaissance Search and Consulting, Herb Courtney II. He serves the college sports community by starting the right conversations to provide the best candidates for the hiring process by leveling the field for sports leaders in the industry. He believes that change happens with conscious decision-making and has developed significant relationships with athletic administrators and coaches to be a leader in his field.    Join us as we learn more about Mr. Courtney, RSC, and how this former coach is paving a path of his own creating opportunities for a diverse array of professionals in college sports.   Learn more at https://therscfirm.com/.    Get the story behind the story.     Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.     www.SandAndShores.com     Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores     To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.      Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
39:21
December 15, 2022
Step Into the Business Corner with J Haleem
Step Into the Business Corner with J Haleem
Entrepreneurship is not easy. You need resources and people that know how to win in your corner. Join us for a talk with the amazing J Haleem as he discusses his new book,  Business Corner - What's Really Needed to Survive the Entrepreneurial Fight.   Check it out at https://lnkd.in/d_67rMTR    Get the story behind the story.    Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.     www.SandAndShores.com     Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores     To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.      Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
31:46
December 12, 2022
When Black Panthers Prowled Amerika - Meet the Author, Dr. Alvin Pam
When Black Panthers Prowled Amerika - Meet the Author, Dr. Alvin Pam
Several generations before the Black Lives Matter movement took hold, there was a bigger, more controversial group fighting for civil rights and equality in America. A new book, When Black Panthers Prowled Amerika, offers a unique look at the Black Panthers Party through the eyes of an author who marched in the south in the 1960s under Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is historical fiction, but features mostly real figures from a tumultuous era, and meditates on race relations that offer insights into today’s society. The book has stirred controversy because the author is not a young Black woman, but rather an older white guy.   In this book, Pam discusses:   How history views the accomplishments of the Black Panther Party.  What can be done to improve racial equality in the U.S.  Why racial relations are still terse, half a century after the Black Panthers were dismantled. A new perspective on J. Edgar Hoover’s role in suppressing the Panthers.  Why several publishers refused to publish Pam’s book.  Who gets to tell the story of the Black Panthers?   Get the story behind the story.    Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.    www.SandAndShores.com     Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores     To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.      Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
36:20
December 07, 2022
April Ryan and her new book, BLACK WOMEN WILL SAVE THE WORLD, An Anthem
April Ryan and her new book, BLACK WOMEN WILL SAVE THE WORLD, An Anthem
As one of the most controversial yet lauded reporters of the White House Press Corps, Award Winning White House Correspondent and author April Ryan is intimately familiar with the experiences, trials, and tribulations a Strong Black Woman must overcome. In her new book, BLACK WOMEN WILL SAVE THE WORLD. Ryan celebrates resilience and champions those who have transformed their pain into progress. The only reporter covering urban issues at the White House, Ryan details her commitment to never letting the words of others discourage her, but instead empower her to lift her voice and the voices of Black women unable to speak for themselves.  Grab a copy of the book: https://lnkd.in/gKUSE3dS Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com. Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
41:16
November 14, 2022
7000 Miles To Freedom with Naz Meknat
7000 Miles To Freedom with Naz Meknat
Naz Meknat is a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist. Her life and career could not be further removed from her perilous past in Iran. She's been operating in the fashion industry for over 15 years. It is a career of glamour Naz never dared to dream about when she was growing up in post-Revolutionary Tehran. Naz actively volunteers in her community serving as a member of many nonprofit organizations.  Learn more at www.nazmeknat.com.    Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.   www.SandAndShores.com   Sand & Shores TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores   To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.    Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
31:05
November 06, 2022
Meet Mr. Erikk Aldridge, the Vice President of Impact for LA28
Meet Mr. Erikk Aldridge, the Vice President of Impact for LA28
Join us as we chat with a man that has made a career of impacting lives and communities. Now, as the Vice President of Impact for LA28, Erikk Aldridge has been the Director of Los Angeles Community Relations for The Walt Disney Company, the Director of Community Relations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Director of Community Relations with the Los Angeles Lakers, among other things. His stories are breathtaking and he is incredibly funny.   The 2028 Olympic games promise to be like no other experience that the athletes or the public have ever witnessed. Erikk discusses some of those concepts while giving you some insight into the planning and how you can get connected to this epic event.    If you haven't already, check out https://la28.org/  Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.   www.SandAndShores.com   TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores   To pitch your story or share your thoughts and questions on this episode, email us at info@sandandshores.com.    Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
49:36
October 24, 2022
The “Pon De Flow” Artist Shares Her Stories & Her Amazing Music
The “Pon De Flow” Artist Shares Her Stories & Her Amazing Music
It's always a good show when we can chat with amazing artists bringing us original sounds and the story behind their music. Born and raised in Washington, DC, meet Chrissy Goobache.  She just released her new single.  We will share this angelic jam right here on Leaders & Learners. I am now a fan.  Check it out. Let us know your thoughts.  Check her out at https://linktr.ee/chrissygoobache  Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.  If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com   TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
27:50
October 12, 2022
Senator Scott & Director Gwynth Nelson Talk HBCU and SCIII
Senator Scott & Director Gwynth Nelson Talk HBCU and SCIII
More than 50% of South Carolina’s African American college graduates come from one of the state’s seven Historically Black Colleges & Universities. A new program, the South Carolina Institutes of Innovation and Information (SCIII), has just been formed in order to help grow student enrollment at the HBCUs and to foster a classroom-to-job environment with the students, schools, and business community. It may prove to be a model program for other states to copy.  Senator Scott and Executive Director Gwynth Nelson join us to discuss: How SCIII will provide new opportunities for innovation at the university level for Black students.       How shortages of skilled workers for key industries, such as nursing and health care, transportation, technology communication, and business, can be met by the SCIII.  How SCIII will increase the number of Black STEM degree candidates, providing a greater pool of talented workers to lead innovation.   Get the story behind the story.  Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.   If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com   TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
46:48
September 21, 2022
Get in Position with Sam Rucker
Get in Position with Sam Rucker
This Virginia native has developed a sound that is leaving a unique fingerprint on modern jazz. With multiple placements on the Billboard Top 30 and other Smooth Jazz radio charts, the minister, Sam Rucker has a message that is revealed throughout the entire show that he is currently touring.  Playing with various groups, Sam has opened for Will Downing, Norman Brown, Eric Benet, Ben Tankard, Black Sheep, Candi Staton, Ron Kenoly, and more.  Join us as we get into the story behind the story.   Check him out at: SamRucker.com   Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.   If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com   TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
27:10
September 01, 2022
Meet a Multi-Achiever Doing Good Business and Making Moves in Various Industries: Dolapo Erinkitola
Meet a Multi-Achiever Doing Good Business and Making Moves in Various Industries: Dolapo Erinkitola
With a passion for the arts and social entrepreneurship, Dolapo Erinkitola has combined his love for business and philanthropy to create a production company that gives exposure to aspiring artists and entrepreneurs. There isn't much that he does not do. His portfolio includes movies, music, real estate, restaurants, and author (coming soon). This conversation is inspiring, motivating, and highly insightful.  Dolapo E. Productions has several projects set for release this year, including Scheme Queens (2022) an official selection of the American Black Film Festival, Sound of Christmas (2022), an upcoming Christmas film starring multi-platinum recording artist Ne-Yo, comedy series Tenishia Wilson: She’s So Funny (2022), the documentary I Am John Gabbana (2022), and the upcoming film Waterboyz (2022), a film highlighting the experiences of young Georgia entrepreneurs known as ‘water boys’.  Adding to his plethora of roles, he is also an Executive Producer for numerous productions. Notably, he was one of the producers of BET Network’s infamous film, Karen (2021). Now with an upcoming book set for release in 2023, he is adding author to his resume. In a world that is becoming increasingly transparent, Dolapo Erinkitola is on a continuous climb to creatively impact the arts community through philanthropy and film production and shows no signs of slowing down.  If you are thirsty for greatness and tapping into your best self, listen to Mr. Erinkitola.  Find out more on his Instagram: https://lnkd.in/gSGNdJyR  Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives!  Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors.  Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.   If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching. https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores  To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
30:57
September 01, 2022
The Genius of Leadership w/ Dr. Will Moreland
The Genius of Leadership w/ Dr. Will Moreland
Seven out of ten employees surveyed struggle to connect with co-workers. Eight out of 10 leaders find it difficult to lead diverse teams. Tune in as I chat Dr. Will Moreland, a man that helps resolve these kinds of issues at work and infuse others with tools to be better at their top spots. He is a leader of leaders. We will talk about his most recent book and his method to the magic.    To check out more on Dr. Moreland, check out: https://lnkd.in/gXYq46C2  Book Purchases: https://www.drwillspeaks.com/books.html  Get the story behind the story.  Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.  If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com   TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
45:01
August 13, 2022
Let's Do It Riley's Way
Let's Do It Riley's Way
Seed money and dynamic leadership programs for youth who create kindness projects that uplift their communities are the mission of Riley's Way Foundation. They are cultivating future leaders, business owners, and impact-makers. Meet the founders, Ian and Mackenzie. Hear about the Kindness Movement, how Riley's Way came to be and how you can tap into this ecosystem. It can be life-changing.    Website: RileyWay.org  Instagram: @RileysWayFoundation  Facebook: @RileysWayFoundation  Twitter: @RileysWayFdn    Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS  Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh   Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives!  Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.  If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv   www.SandAndShores.com   TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
37:01
July 28, 2022
The Rebound of the Ink Pen Diva
The Rebound of the Ink Pen Diva
This five-time author and book publishing strategist, Tamika L Sims, brings you her latest project, Ink Pen Diva: The Truth Behind My Pen. She has helped over 200 clients write, release, and publish their stories. How did she wind up homeless? Join us as Ms. Sims shares her ups, downs, and back up again story. Check her out at: www.InkPenDiva.com Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching. https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
30:10
July 21, 2022
What is God's Favorite Color?
What is God's Favorite Color?
Inspired by the inquisitive nature of her own three children, Tene Manning decided to write three children's books with the intention of tackling sensitive topics between parent and child starting with the question that her oldest child asked her at 5 years old. “Mommy, what is God’s favorite color?” She was reconciling the beauty of her own skin tone.  We chat with this wife, mother, and educator from California, who currently resides in Northeast Atlanta Metro area of Georgia. Tene's books were published under the pseudonym, Thelma Elizabeth. Let's find out why.    Check out the book at: https://lnkd.in/gsCUF58N Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com    TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
35:12
July 09, 2022
Special Guest: Jeremy Slate, CEO, Media & Podcast Expert, and Author
Special Guest: Jeremy Slate, CEO, Media & Podcast Expert, and Author
This podcast and media expert is also the author of UNREMARKABLE TO EXTRAORDINARY. Jeremy Slate studied literature at Oxford University, specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrity and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and #78 in the iTunes top 100. He was named the #1 Podcast to Listen to by INC Magazine in 2019, as well as being named a Top Influencer by Forbes. After his success in podcasting, Jeremy Slate and his wife, Brielle Slate, founded Command Your Brand to help entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on podcasts.   Learn more here: https://lnkd.in/g4yacECk  and  https://lnkd.in/gzrQBJJQ  Social Links:  https://twitter.com/JeremyRyanSlate https://www.facebook.com/Jeremyryanslate/ https://www.instagram.com/jeremyryanslate/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-ryan-slate-bb7b284a/ Get the story behind the story.    Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv  www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
36:04
June 15, 2022
SUB: Inside the Notorious School District of Philadelphia - Meet the Author, Clayvon Harris
SUB: Inside the Notorious School District of Philadelphia - Meet the Author, Clayvon Harris
This is for every teacher, administrator, youth advocate, and legislator that claims to care about our kids and their future. After working in television writing, Clayvon Harris decided to follow her heart by transitioning to teaching so that she can make her contributions inside the classroom and help youths in her hometown of Philadelphia. Stepping foot inside the classroom opened her eyes to the many problems that exist within Philly’s public school system, and it led Clayvon to write her memoir Sub: Inside the Notorious School District of Philadelphia. In her memoir, she documents her experience working with students while shedding light on a broken education system that is failing the students and youths that make up the next generation. Dive into this conversation with Clayvon as she shares her journey and thoughts on mandatory education reform not just in Philadelphia, but across our country.  Check her and the book out here: https://www.angelwalk.biz/home/ Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
45:27
June 12, 2022
Special Guest: Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D, the Leadership Coach and TEDx Speaker
Special Guest: Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D, the Leadership Coach and TEDx Speaker
He's the author of 101 Ways to Find Work …and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career! He teaches people to self-market for The Gig Economy. Meet Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D, the Leadership Coach and TEDx Speaker on this episode of Leaders & Learners.  Check out his TEDx talk: https://bit.ly/3vL5rtb You can check him out at https://www.linkedin.com/in/chazaustin/.  His book is available now: https://www.amazon.com/Ways-Find-Work-Finding-Career/dp/1976421640   Get the story behind the story.     Subscribe to the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh    Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.   www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores  To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
27:48
May 20, 2022
Author of Me, Jesus, a Beer, and a Cigar - Bob Dickinson
Author of Me, Jesus, a Beer, and a Cigar - Bob Dickinson
With the backdrop of a pandemic, the George Floyd murder, economic freefall, and a divisive political climate, this author shares thoughts for everyday living that encourage Christians, non-Christians, and fence-sitters to seek the abnormal - because "normal" just isn't working. Hear from the author of Me, Jesus, a Beer, and a Cigar. Check him out at www.jeremiahjames.org. Get the book on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Beer-Cigar-Bob-Dickinson/dp/1662838530  Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
30:45
May 18, 2022
Special Guest: Nettie Owens, Founder & Author of What Businesses Need To Know Right Now Volume 1 & 2
Special Guest: Nettie Owens, Founder & Author of What Businesses Need To Know Right Now Volume 1 & 2
Nettie Owens has been featured on TLC, ABC, CNN, eHow FOX, YAHOO, World Economic Forum, and such publications as Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Parents, Entrepreneur, Tatler Hong Kong, and the Pittsburgh Gazette. Fitting that she began her career in the mental-health sector and helped those with special needs get a better grip on their personal organization to enhance their quality of life. She is the founder of the Momentum Accountability Program, President of Sappari Solutions, and an internationally recognized and award-winning expert and speaker in the field of accountability and productivity. As a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. She created brain-based methodologies that are well-researched and backed by science. She joins us to share the story behind the story on Leaders & Learners. Dive into this conversation. Check out her books: What Businesses Need To Know Right Now Volume 1 & 2 Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives!  Leaders & Learners brings you elected officials, organizational leaders, experts, artists, and authors. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. If you are looking to increase your brand awareness, be in the media, or elevate your leadership, sign up for the L.L.E.A.D. the Way PR & Leadership Coaching.  https://bit.ly/3iPdldv  www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
35:39
May 06, 2022
Leaders & Learners w/ Regina Griego, Author, Coach, Speaker
Leaders & Learners w/ Regina Griego, Author, Coach, Speaker
Meet the author of Sins of the System: Trauma, Guns, Tragedy, and the Betrayal of Our Children, making a difference in the lives of gun violence survivors and trauma plagued youth. Regina Griego was born and raised in New Mexico and her Hispanic roots go back four hundred years. She is married with six children in a blended family and has seven grandchildren. Regina, an avid gun violence prevention advocate, lost her brother at the hands of his son. Even so, she fights for young people trapped in the justice system. She talks about the failures of our current system and her healing process.  Regina has mentored many young people as a professor, senior engineer, and leadership coach. She is an active member of organizations that support gun safety and juvenile justice. Regina is a Georgetown-trained coach and a Fellow of the INCOSE, the largest International Systems Engineering Professional Organization. She holds a PhD, MS, and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MS in Computer Science.  Check her out and the work that she is doing at https://transcending-futures.com/. Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.  www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores  To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie TWITTER and INSTAGRAM:: @tonyamckenziepr
31:54
April 06, 2022
Leaders & Learners w/ Marci Klein of Klein Creative Media
Leaders & Learners w/ Marci Klein of Klein Creative Media
As one of the contributing authors of Women in Business Leading the Way & Women in Business the Journey, Marci Klein uplifts women in every industry. She is an Emmy-winning director and owner of Klein Creative Media.   Marci's current passion project, "5 Fly Girls", has taken her storytelling experience on tv and with clients to bring a positive change in aviation where women are greatly underrepresented. You can check out the trailer: https://lnkd.in/d8guFK2y   You can check out more about Marci on Instagram at @kleincreativemedia1 and her website at www.kleincreativemedia.com.   Join us for this powerful conversation. Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
24:53
March 02, 2022
Leaders & Learners with Mel Mack, Actor Trainer, Author, and Studio Owner
Leaders & Learners with Mel Mack, Actor Trainer, Author, and Studio Owner
This dynamo has been steeped in the NY and LA entertainment industries for more than 25 years. She’s coached actors for film and TV shows including The Sinner, SVU, Orange Is The New Black, Blind Spot, Blue Bloods, and countless others. She’s an in-demand casting director for national commercial spots for Verizon, Visa, and Burger King, and hundreds more. She also appeared in numerous TV shows, acting with stars like Mark Harmon, Damien Lewis, and Megan Mullaly. Join us and meet the incomparable Mel Mack. She now has a new book out about how actors go from auditioning, auditioning, and auditioning to booking, booking, and booking. 101 Acting Tips is full of insider information that Mel Mack gleaned after years of working on both sides of the camera. These tips—if practiced regularly—will enable actors to have more fun with their auditions, and walk away feeling more confident and in charge of their auditions. This book will help actors stop wishing and start landing the roles they deserve. Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
37:47
January 19, 2022
Leaders & Learners w/ Steve Goldstein - Author, Musician, Historian, and Business Owner
Leaders & Learners w/ Steve Goldstein - Author, Musician, Historian, and Business Owner
He recently released his second book, entitled  But I Digress, Notes from the Blogosphere. Steve Goldstein is a business owner, historian, musician, and engaged community leader. Join us for this insightful conversation with a man that was once crowned as MAN OF THE YEAR for Redondo Beach, California. Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
32:20
January 05, 2022
Leaders & Learners w/ The Founders of Black Men Talk Tech
Leaders & Learners w/ The Founders of Black Men Talk Tech
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With their 2021 Unicorn Conference approaching, we chat with the leaders of the Black Men Talk Tech movement. They are bringing together #tech entrepreneurs, investors, enterprise businesses, and practitioners to share actionable, relevant and timely insights to help grow your business. You don't have to be Black or Brown to attend this event, just open to equity and growth. This year's speaker lineup is incredible, including Rick Ross, the artist, author, and entrepreneur.   Evan Leaphart & Boris Moyston join us for this session of Leaders and Learners. Get your questions and your open mind ready.    Get the story behind the story.   Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh   We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores  To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com.  OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
37:18
October 20, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Sydney Jo Washington, 13 y/o Author x2 & Activist
Leaders & Learners w/ Sydney Jo Washington, 13 y/o Author x2 & Activist
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She is the president and founder of the Anti-Bullying Club. She has published her second book and still in Jr. High School. Meet this amazing author, entrepreneur, and activist with big goals, a passion for change, and the discipline to make it all happen. Sydney Jo Washington is a change maker. Check her out at www.sydneysblock.com and follow her journey at @sydneys_block. Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
32:38
October 16, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Debra Renée Byrd, Fantasy Author of FRACTURED PRINCESS
Leaders & Learners w/ Debra Renée Byrd, Fantasy Author of FRACTURED PRINCESS
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Ms. Debra Byrd wrote her first novel, "Save the Queen," after high school graduation. She self-published the first edition of the novel in July 2019. The second edition will be released by Science Fiction and Fantasy/ For the Culture, an imprint of Wahida Clark Presents Innovative Publishing. Get the story behind the story.  Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
24:42
August 27, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Arnette Travis, Author of Bitch & Community Activist
Leaders & Learners w/ Arnette Travis, Author of Bitch & Community Activist
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Meet the author of Bitch: A Definitive and Restorative Guide, Arnette Travis. Hear what the book is about, the process and motivation to write the book, and the relevant takeaways. Get the story behind the story. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
55:27
August 11, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Jennifer Jost, Trauma Survivor & Money Coach
Leaders & Learners w/ Jennifer Jost, Trauma Survivor & Money Coach
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She lost her children to gun violence by the hands of her husband. She went on to get laws changed and impact the community. Being a survivor is a badge of honor. She now wears it with pride. Jennifer Jost is now a speaker, money coach, business owner and a force to reckoned with. Join me for this talk with a women who has a story that will change your life. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
37:35
June 23, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Kassandra Dasent, International Artist
Leaders & Learners w/ Kassandra Dasent, International Artist
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She has been seen in Glamour, Forbes, Business Insider, The Zoe Report, Fast Company, just to name a few. Meet this international sensation, Kassandra Dasent. Born in San Juan, Trinidad, Kassandra is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).  Kassandra performed as a solo artist and vocalist in festivals, from Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso) to Montreux (Switzerland), as well as in galas, television shows, and concerts. She performed with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil, Groupe Spaïcy and Groupe Iba. She lost her mother during the pandemic and this conversation is a dive into her career, mental health, and life lessons. Join us. Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
34:18
June 09, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Julie Skon, Everytown Fellow, GV Survivor & Entrepreneur
Leaders & Learners w/ Julie Skon, Everytown Fellow, GV Survivor & Entrepreneur
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This is a special episode of Leaders & Learners with 2 Everytown & Mom's Demand speakers chatting about being a gun violence survivor, what trauma feels like, and healing from trauma. Do you know your triggers? Have you given your pain a voice? Join us as we observe #WearOrange to bring awareness to other GV survivors and the need for legislative common sense reform.  #Everytown #MomsDemand #GunViolence #TraumaRecovery  Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
40:34
June 04, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Molly McPherson, Author and Crisis PR Guru
Leaders & Learners w/ Molly McPherson, Author and Crisis PR Guru
The author of Indestructible PR is with us to chop it up about her book, her business, and the importance of public relations in every business and brand. Proactive PR is needed to combat the need for crisis PR. #TrueStory You can check Molly out at www.mollymcpheraon.com and follow her on Twitter @mollymcpherson.  Follow the LEADERS & LEARNERS Podcast: https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh We all know that the best leaders are lifetime learners. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.  www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie  tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
45:35
June 03, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ BE'N Original, Publisher of Urban Magazine
Leaders & Learners w/ BE'N Original, Publisher of Urban Magazine
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and Trauma Awareness month, our guest, BE'N Original, magazine publisher and brand manager, joins us for this episode. Expect nothing less that honesty and authenticity from a man that has some very powerful stories and gems to share. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.  www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie  tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
46:33
May 27, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Successful Brim. Founder of Minority Psychology Network
Leaders & Learners w/ Successful Brim. Founder of Minority Psychology Network
Join us as we continue to observe Mental Health Awareness & Trauma Awareness month. Meet Successful Brim, a Clinical Forensic Doctoral Candidate and Founder/President of Minority Psychology Network. This entrepreneur and mental health advocate comes with the energy and gets into why serving the minority community is so important.  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead.  www.SandAndShores.com  TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie  tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
30:44
May 13, 2021
My Morning Coffee: After Dark w/ Pastor Stephanie
My Morning Coffee: After Dark w/ Pastor Stephanie
Join me as I chat with Pastor Stephanie Lashley. She has been homeless, deceived, and struggles through her son's death. After the tragic loss of her son, she founded a ministry for Grieving Mothers called MOAN (Mother’s of Angels Nearby). She is also and astute business woman and she and her husband are the founders of Ringside Rescue – Advocates for At Risk Youth, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting for the youth in their immediate and surrounding communities as well as, owners of Southpaw Gym – Boxing, Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts.   Listen to how Stephanie deals with being a mother without a mother and how she will spend Mother's Day without her son. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
54:31
May 07, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Kimberlee Holmes Isaacs, Candidate for RBUSD School Board
Leaders & Learners w/ Kimberlee Holmes Isaacs, Candidate for RBUSD School Board
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This Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror wants to add diversity to the school board and contribute to getting kids back to school safely. Kim Isaacs will be the difference that we need to make some dynamic changes within RBUSD. Join us as we discuss her candidacy and vision for the kids in Redondo Beach. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
01:02:46
February 17, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Brad Waller, RBUSD Board of Education & City Council Candidate
Leaders & Learners w/ Brad Waller, RBUSD Board of Education & City Council Candidate
Brad Waller has been a staunch advocate for the youth of Redondo Beach for the last 15 years. He served 8 of those years elected to serve on RBUSD Board of Education. He is CFO/COO at EPage, Inc and now running to take the seat in Redondo Beach City Council, District 1. Listen to Brad discuss his experience, contributions, and hopes for the future of this beachside city.  Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
37:50
February 02, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Erika Snow Robinson
Leaders & Learners w/ Erika Snow Robinson
She is a US Marine Veteran, a cancer survivor, a graduate of Leadership Redondo (2014), and has been involved with Redondo Beach politics and community engagement for over 20 years. She's running for the District 2 City Council seat and if you want to know why, tune in. Politics begins at the local level. Erika will share with you what she stands for and the dynamic contributions she would like to make in the city that she loves. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
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January 29, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Carol Burton
Leaders & Learners w/ Carol Burton
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Did somebody say LEADERSHIP?  She is the  go-to resource for tough conversations around equity and adaptability in the workplace to organizational leaders around the country. Meet Carol Burton. This is THOUGHT LEADERSHIP at it's best. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
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January 26, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ City Councilman John Gran
Leaders & Learners w/ City Councilman John Gran
We talk to the Redondo Beach City Councilman, running for re-election of his District 4 seat while representing an area that has been hard-hit by Covid. With businesses struggling and a volatile political climate, John talks to us about his ability to stay focused on his duties, his personal business, and why he should be re-elected. Sand and Shores helps tell true stories that have a powerful impact on real lives! Our Leaders and Learners platform speaks with organizational leaders and those displaying expertise in their field. Leadership is newsworthy. True leaders are lifetime learners. Let's hear their stories and follow the lead. www.SandAndShores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @sandandshores To pitch your story, email us at info@sandandshores.com. OWNER - Tonya McKenzie tmckenzie@sandandshores.com TWITTER and INSTAGRAM: @tonyamckenziepr
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January 22, 2021
Leaders & Learners w/ Ken Jacobs, Leadership Expert
Leaders & Learners w/ Ken Jacobs, Leadership Expert
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It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to chat with ken Jacobs of JACOBS CONSULTING & EXECUTIVE COACHING.  Ken shed light on the biggest differences between coaching and consulting, management and leadership, and why it's so integral that we show laser focused leadership in uncertain times. It's a conversation that you do not want to miss. If you aspire to do better as a leader in business and your personal life, this is a great start.  You can find out more about how Mr. Jacobs and how he can help you at jacobscomm.com Get his complimentary ebook, 11 Things To Do If You Want To Be An Amazingly Effective Leader.  This is brought to you by Sand and Shores PR & Leadership Firm. We help with positive PR through bold branding and leadership. If you have comments or a guest suggestion, email info@sandandshores.com. Stay connected on all social platforms @SandandShores. 
42:46
December 10, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ Steven Benedict Olympic Qualifier & Author
Leaders & Learners w/ Steven Benedict Olympic Qualifier & Author
Tap in to hear Tonya speak with Steven Benedict, the track and field star. Steven is an Olympic Qualifier and new author. He has been featured in ESPN Magazine, Men’s Fitness and Men’s Health. His path to success is all the more remarkable given his early abusive childhood, a variety of unpredictable living conditions and eventually, the Foster Care System, which precipitously ended when his adopted parents both died prematurely. Hear more of his story and how he has been leading the way. Book sales of his new book, Good Morning SuperStar: Where Intentions Set the Tone but Habits Align You to Shine, will benefit adoption and foster care charities during December. Stay Connected with Steven Benedict online at www.stevieyb.com. For all press inquiries, please email Deborah Griffin, Publicist at deborahmckj@yahoo.com. FOLLOW Leaders & Learners on  Spotify https://spoti.fi/30za4Xh To pitch show guests, contact info@sandandshores.com.
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December 01, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ Bob Grant of the Retired NFL Players Congress
Leaders & Learners w/ Bob Grant of the Retired NFL Players Congress
What does a champion, barrier-breaking NFL Player do after retirement? Of course, they give back, teach, educate, and make money grow. Meet Bob Grant, Chairman of Board at Retired NFL Players Congress. This man is dropping knowledge on startups, politics, and finances. He had me stumped just to teach me a lesson. Take the time to check this out. I promise that you will learn something.    This is brought to you by Sand & Shores, the Positive PR People #Leaders #Learns #ContentMatters #PositivePR #GoodNewGuru #Leadership is Newsworthy!  www.SandAndShores.com | TonyaMcKenzie.com Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @SandAndShores  Ladies, join #LadyBoss on FB ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/SSLad... ) and LinkedIn ( https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8970512/ )  Follow Tonya on Twitter & Instagram @TonyaMcKenziePR
51:37
September 22, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ Mayor Kevin Romick
Leaders & Learners w/ Mayor Kevin Romick
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with the Oakley, CA Mayor, and incredible civil servant, Kevin Romick.  Listen to how his transformative leadership style has helped to shape a city, improve his own health and wellness while taking on additional leadership positions and growing an incredible family.    You can find out more about Mayor Romick at https://romickinoakley.wordpress.com/ .   Follow him on Twitter @KevinRomick   Don't forget to leave comments and SUBSCRIBE!    This is brought to you by Sand & Shores, the Positive PR People #Leaders #Learns #ContentMatters #PositivePR #GoodNewGuru  #Leadership is Newsworthy!  www.SandAndShores.com | TonyaMcKenzie.com  Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @SandAndShores  Follow Tonya on Twitter & Instagram @TonyaMcKenziePR
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September 02, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ City Councilman Christian Horvath
Leaders & Learners w/ City Councilman Christian Horvath
We had the distinct opportunity to chat with one of Redondo Beach's incredible public servants. Christian Anthony Horvath has held various leadership positions in the city prior to being elected a City Councilman. What does real leadership look like and require? How do you make good decisions for a whole city or district and keep personal feelings out of the equation? #Leadership requires so much more than those on the sidelines may understand. Take a listen. It will motivate you to get involved or convince you to support those that do. We discuss entrepreneurship, family, and setting priorities.   For more on Councilman Christian Horvath, you can follow him on   Twitter @horvathrbd3  | Instagram @horvath.rbd3   This is brought to you by Sand & Shores, the Positive PR People #Leaders #Learns #ContentMatters #PositivePR #GoodNewGuru #Leadership is Newsworthy!   www.SandAndShores.com | TonyaMcKenzie.com  Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @SandAndShores  Follow Tonya on Twitter & Instagram @TonyaMcKenziePR
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August 18, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ Ms. Pat Hunter, Solano County's Community Activist
Leaders & Learners w/ Ms. Pat Hunter, Solano County's Community Activist
It can be the census, voter registration, criminal justice reform, education, mentoring, or simply spreading love. Ms. Pat Hunter is always at the forefront of leadership and advocacy in Solano County. We talk about leadership, mentorship, voter education, and what it takes to lead. 
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August 14, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ D.J. Moultrie, Founder of Black Equity Network
Leaders & Learners w/ D.J. Moultrie, Founder of Black Equity Network
Join us as we speak with D.J. Moultrie, founder of Black Equity Network. We talk about Black founders, VC's, networking, and building generational wealth. Find out more about his podcast and how their movement is changing the game. In order to be a true leader, you must commit to being a lifetime learner. Listen in to this enlightening conversation.  Check them out at https://linktr.ee/blackequitypod Stay connected to Sand & Shores, the Positive PR People.   Visit us at www.sandandshores.com  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook - @sandandshores
25:53
July 31, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ Tandra Price of Conversations Over Coffee
Leaders & Learners w/ Tandra Price of Conversations Over Coffee
Hear how this amazing woman has built a 6-location networking platform for women looking to level up in business. For women entrepreneurs, business owners, CEO, and any women looking to connect with other professional women, this transformative, Tandra Price has engaged in a transformative leadership style to help you take your passion and profits to the next level.  Learn about the 10-before-10. You can learn more at https://www.conversationovercoffee.net/.    For more "Positive PR" with Sand and Shores, visit us at www.sandandshores.com or follow us on Twitter  @sandandshores and Instagram @sandandshores
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July 29, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ Francie Jain, Founder of Terawatt
Leaders & Learners w/ Francie Jain, Founder of Terawatt
She decided that when she died, she wanted to look back on her life and feel that she had really lived a life of fearlessness. As the Founder of Terawatt, Francie Jain has made a unique space for coaches and professionals to meet, connect, and be amazing. Listen to her enlightened thought process and how she has managed to help people in the most unique way . You can get more Francie Jain at https://www.goterawatt.com/ Follow her on Twitter at @Francie51 and on Instagram at @FrancieJain For more Leaders & Learners or more information about Sand & Shores, the positive PR people, visit us at www.sandandshores.com.   Stay connected on social media at  Twitter & Instagram @sandandshores
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July 20, 2020
Leaders & Learners w/ The Sexanista, Tiffany Yelverton of Enticeme
Leaders & Learners w/ The Sexanista, Tiffany Yelverton of Enticeme
Check out the Sexanista, Tiffany Yelverton of Enticeme. Hear about her transformational and situational leadership style to help singles and couples realize and actualize their sexual pleasure and fulfillment. She teaches, coaches, educates, and trains you to be your sexual best and increase your profitability through orgasm. YES! She said that. Listen in as she explains.    Read more on Tiffany and Enticeme.  Website: https://www.enticeme.com  Get connected.  Follow on Twitter and Instagram at @enticemesoirees  For more Leaders & Learners, head over to www.sandandshores.com or email info@sandandshores.com. Stay connected on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @SandAndShores
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July 07, 2020
Content is Queen presents #LeadersAndLearners with Terrence Evans of Terreva Investments
Content is Queen presents #LeadersAndLearners with Terrence Evans of Terreva Investments
Join us as we speak to the brilliant engineer turned Mortgage Note Investor and paving the way for others to get educated and financially empowered with this alternative way of making money in the real estate industry. From Atlanta to L.A., Terrence is paving the way. You can find more information at http://www.terreva-investments.com At Sand & Shores, we believe that real leaders are lifetime learners. We are the Positive PR People #Leaders #Learns #ContentMatters #PositivePR #GoodNewGuru  www.SandAndShores.com or TonyaMcKenzie.com
37:53
June 02, 2020
Content is Queen with Latanza Price of Priceless Moments
Content is Queen with Latanza Price of Priceless Moments
Listen in as we speak with Latanza Price. Based in Los Angeles, Priceless Moments creates an atmosphere that is innovative, sophisticated, and elegant for all special occasions ranging from intimate celebratory gatherings to large branded corporate events. Latanza's attention to detail is top-of-class. She is a graduate of California State University Northridge and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She has produced some of the most phenomenal events in Southern California and beyond. Meet the maven behind the magic and hear how she leads the way in event planning.  #ContentIsQueen #LeadTheWay #SandAndShores
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May 25, 2020
Content is Queen w/ Founder of S.W.A.M. Challenge, Walter Watts IV
Content is Queen w/ Founder of S.W.A.M. Challenge, Walter Watts IV
His father was a 3 Sport Pro Athlete and he was a successful college football player. How did Walter Watts IV find himself needing to restart his fitness journey and reset his mind? Meet the founder of S.W.A.M. Challenge. Hear about his own personal challenges and how he has started a movement in Central California that is transforming lives. #ContentMatters here on Content is Queen.  For more stories like this, visit Sand & Shores.  To tell your story, let us know. info@sandandshores.com 
19:27
March 19, 2020
Legacy & Leadership - A Child's Memories of Cartoons & Murder
Legacy & Leadership - A Child's Memories of Cartoons & Murder
A Child's Memories of Cartoons and Murder reveal so much about the life of a child growing up in Northern California, surviving gun violence, sexual assault, and homelessness. This episode, Tonya, the author, talks legacy and leadership with the revelation of why some people never rise to the occasion and take the lead when they have inherited a position that would infer leadership. The truth is, not everybody is able or equipped to lead. Follow on Instagram for the IGTV version.  
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February 19, 2020
Simple Treasures with Author, Poet, Journalist, & Entrepreneur Quanda R. Graves
Simple Treasures with Author, Poet, Journalist, & Entrepreneur Quanda R. Graves
Quanda is a contributing writer to California Crusader Newspaper articles and Until's Book of the Week. She writes, designs, paints, draws and is an author. Meet Quanda R Graves and hear about her journey to becoming an author, her new book and how she finds her motivation and creativity for all of her projects. Listen to her entrepreneurial journey and become enlightened with her knowledge of creating multiple streams of income. "To never let go of your dreams, pursue and accomplish no matter the circumstance. Everywhere. Life is poetry and poetry is life. Living life is an inspiration, " Quanda says!  Hear how Quanda's CONTENT IS QUEEN with Sand & Shores.  You can follow her on IG @qssimpletreasures & @untilnomore or TWITTER @QgravesUntil
21:17
October 21, 2019
Sleeping with My Shoes On
Sleeping with My Shoes On
Ms. L.J. JACKSON talks about life-changing moments in her book and how she came to pen these nuggets of knowledge. The passage that she reads and that moment that she thought she was about to breath her last breath are so powerful. “Get up, the house is on fire!” my mom yelled. What? How could I have not smelled the smoke…
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May 27, 2018
Life After the Down Low
Life After the Down Low
Get to know Ingrid M. Ellis and her jaw-dropping story. The author of The Life After the Down Low takes you for a ride that you believe will end happily ever after but takes a turn to the worst place possible. The passage that she reads in the episode, about the moments walking down the aisle and the tears that he shed, later acknowledging that those tears were his farewell to the secret life of pedophilia and desire to be with men instead of this one woman came to life. I would love your comments after this episode. Ingrid is truly a woman of resilience.
24:39
May 27, 2018
The Last Prince of Atlantis - Leonard Clifton
The Last Prince of Atlantis - Leonard Clifton
It was mind-blowing to speak with and get to know this author, Mr. Leonard Clifton. His passion for the arts is beyond words. “I wanted the reality on top of the fantasy,” Leonard speaks on his real-life adventures in African and other travels that he blends well with the story that he has captured in his book.
30:32
May 27, 2018
Why Are Church Folk Poor? Speaking with Raykel Tolson
Why Are Church Folk Poor? Speaking with Raykel Tolson
Author Raykel Tolson and I discuss why people who love God, believe in the Bible, and attend church regularly are poor. Why are non-believers prospering using Biblical principles? We delve into this subject, how it has effected her church life, her personal life and financial decisions.
30:44
May 27, 2018