The Mindful Rebel Podcast: Where Mindfulness & Leadership Intersect

Episode 005 | Creativity and Collaboration with Joash Berkeley

An episode of The Mindful Rebel Podcast: Where Mindfulness & Leadership Intersect

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By Shawn Moore | shawnjmoore.com

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. The Mindful Rebel Podcast Series highlights the intersection of mindfulness and leadership with interviews of entrepreneurs, creatives, healers, and more.
Episode 067 | Healing Through Sound and Accepting Help Without Guilt with Danielle Hall
Episode 067 | Healing Through Sound and Accepting Help Without Guilt with Danielle Hall Website: www.SoundEmbrace.com  IG and FaceBook: @SoundEmbraceHealth Danielle Hall has created a movement for inner awareness and empowerment through sound experiences.  As a sound practitioner, wellness coach, and activist she is making waves in the conversation around mental health, shifting perspectives around empowerment, and leading a team of educated sound practitioners to elevate the sound healing industry. Through her sound healing practice, Danielle has worked with adults and children transitioning through various traumas including PTSD, depression, sexual abuse, digestive issues, and physical pain, using specific sound tools and techniques to facilitate shifts in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body.   According to Danielle,  "You have a choice when it comes to your health and wellbeing.  Sound is a powerful tool that can lead to the awareness of your subconscious thoughts.  This awareness allows you to choose to empower yourself to change the trajectory of your life."   Episode Sponsors: GRP FIT App - The Fitness Platform for the Black Community. Share your fitness journey with the community and watch the support pour in but also be the inspiration for others. Download the app here and receive 20% off: https://grpfit.app.link/mindfulrebelpod The Planetary Sound Immersion Fundraiser -The Planetary Sound Immersion Fundraiser is Wednesday December 19 at 6:30 pm. At the Fernback Science Center in Atlanta. For more information on the event, go to soundembrace.com. Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast  Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 10, 2018
Episode 066 | Measuring Success By Your Own Standards and the Lessons Offered with Dara Kalima
Episode 066 | Measuring Success By Your Own Standards and the Lessons Offered with Dara Kalima Website: www.darakm.com IG: @KalisKamera Twitter @KalisKorner Dara Kalima is a loud and proud Bronx resident, who, as a teen, became a founding member of the Creative Arts Team Youth Theatre and simultaneously started writing poetry. She attended SUNY Purchase where she obtained her BA in Literature with a concentration in Drama Studies. She later pursued her MA in Educational Theater from NYU. As a poet, Dara has performed on several stages across New York City. Through her work, she believes in addressing the difficult and taboo topics to create discussion, promote healing, and encourages critical thought. She is author of poetry books "Black Man, Black Woman, Black Child" and "Casualty of Love". Her next book "Double X Chromosomes with an Extra Shot of Melanin" will be coming out this winter and explores what life is like at the intersection of gender and racial identity. Episode Sponsors: GRP FIT App - The Fitness Platform for the Black Community. Share your fitness journey with the community and watch the support pour in but also be the inspiration for others. Download the app here and receive 20% off: https://grpfit.app.link/mindfulrebelpod The Planetary Sound Immersion Fundraiser -The Planetary Sound Immersion Fundraiser is Wednesday December 19 at 6:30 pm. At the Fernback Science Center in Atlanta. For more information on the event, go to soundembrace.com. Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast  Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 10, 2018
Episode 065 | Adding Reciprocity Back into the Dialogue in the Community with Michael McConnell
Episode 065 | Adding Reciprocity Back into the Dialogue in the Community with Michael McConnell Website: http://mastermindconnect.com/ IG: @MasterMindConnect and @mrmike926 Twitter @MasterMindConnect Michael McConnell is an independent consultant who has been advising various brands for over a decade. McConnell has used his lifestyle and event marketing expertise to effectively increase market share for various brands while enabling them to reach their intended target audience. Universal Records, Mazda, Sprite Green, Belvedere Vodka, Rockstar Games, and Time Warner Cable are a few of the companies who have called upon his services. McConnell has most recently launched his start-up, The Mastermind Connect, a private membership group for today’s progressive man. The group provides over 60 members in the NYC metro area with engaging events, community accountability programs and chances to grow in their personal and professional careers. Michael is a proud father, husband and keynote speaker. He has had the honor of being a keynote speaker at Long Island University, New York University, Florida A&M University and teaching a one day course on Marketing & Branding at Hunter College. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) https://anchor.fm/themindfulrebel/support Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast  Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 26, 2018
Episode 064 | Courage Through the Lens of Community, Leadership, and Anger with TaLynn Kel
Episode 064 | Courage Through the Lens of Community, Leadership, and Anger with TaLynn Kel Website: Talynnkel.com IG/Twitter: @Talynnkel TaLynn Kel is a writer, cosplayer, and podcaster in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about racism, cosplay, inter- racial relationships, and pop culture fandom through the lens of social justice. She conducts panels on these topics at fandom conventions both in and out of Georgia. Her cosplay and essays have been featured by NBC, Safety Pin Box, Black Girl Nerds, Fabulize Magazine, Ravishly.com, Brit & Co, Huffington Post, and Punk Black. TaLynn has self-published two essay books, Breaking Normal and Still Breaking Normal:both available on Amazon. She also works in collaboration to create and produce a web series, Time Out with TaLynn Kel where she interviews Black creators about their projects and cohosts the New Wakanda podcast. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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November 19, 2018
Episode 063 | Empowerment through Value Creation and Delegation with John D. Saunders
Episode 063 | Empowerment through Value Creation and Delegation with John D. Saunders, founder of blackwallet.org Website: blackwallet.org / johndsaunders.co IG/Twitter: @blackwalletorg John D. Saunders is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Founder of 5Four Digital with 8+ years experience in building brands online. Working with brands like Land Rover, Audi and the NAACP, he has utilized Website Development, Content Marketing and Social Media Strategy to create marketing campaigns that resonate with the consumer and drive consistent sales and conversions. John’s main focus is to provide VALUE to business owners and entrepreneurs through actionable marketing tactics. By launching an online course with more than 1,900 active students and building, scaling and selling three ecommerce businesses, John hopes to continue spreading digital marketing knowledge around the world and providing stellar marketing tactics to local and national business owners. John is also the Founder and Lead Content Creator at blackwallet.org, a financial literacy blog for urban millennials discussing crypto, investing and more. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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November 12, 2018
Episode 62 | Turning Passion into a Podcast (from APODCONNECTIONATL Oct 2018)
Episode 062 | Turning Passion into a Podcast (moderated panel from the APODCONNECTIONATL Conference on October 6, 2018) Moderated by Shawn Moore, The Mindful Rebel Podcast, shawnjmoore.com, Twitter and IG @shawnj_moore Featuring: Marlon Green, The Clearly Misunderstood Show, www.CMUradio.com, Twitter and IG @MrOMGSpeaks Quinn Cooperwood, The Verdict, www.thehouseofsplash.com Twitter and IG @Houseofsplash Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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October 29, 2018
Episode 061 |Redefining Purpose Through Beingness and Reinvention with Maestro Riko
Episode 061 |Redefining Purpose Through Beingness and Reinvention with Maestro Riko, Sonic Healer, Producer, and Thought Leader Website: iammaestroriko.bandcamp.com IG/Twitter: @IamMaestroRiko Maestro Riko is a sonic healer, producer, and thought leader based in Atlanta, GA. Fusing his background spanning over two decades in music production and performance with his training in Reiki and studies in metaphysics, he orchestrates a space of healing through the skilled and purposeful manipulation of sound waves. His sound baths provide participants with an open space to renew and recharge while basking in the blissfulness of his melodic soundscapes.   All of Riko's work is revolves around one theme and that is “Sound Hacking” how we can use music to alter our states of consciousness to produce long term effects that lead to a better quality of life Riko established and currently facilitates Atlanta’s only synth-based sound bath, “808’s & Meditate.”  Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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October 23, 2018
Episode 60 | Talib Jasir Fleming
Episode 060 | Embracing Support, Personal Gifts, and Connections with Talib Jasir Fleming, Founder of Afros & Audio and CEO of FWD Movement Website: afrosandaudio.com Instagram: @afrosandaudio or @coach_talib Twitter: @afrosandaudio Talib Jasir Fleming is the founder of Afros & Audio, a podcast platform for Black & Afro-Latinx podcasters, and the CEO of FWD Movement, a professional coaching agency for artists and entrepreneurs. He has written two books and is the creator of the bestselling transformational tool, the “I Am” Affirmation Deck. Talib's in-depth involvement with creative entrepreneurship lends itself to projects of all forms and scale and allows him to craft unique and forwarding experiences for the culture. His current projects are the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival, set for June 2019 in NYC, and The Act of Fulfillment, a Masterclass and 90 Day program for artists and entrepreneurs who want to produce tangible results full-time, launching in Fall 2018. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. ​​
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October 14, 2018
Episode 59 | Chanita Simms
Episode 059 | Fostering Authentic Inclusivity with Chanita Simms, Founder and CEO of Melanin.Tech Website: www.melanin.tech IG/Twitter: @chanitasimms or @MelaninTech Chanita Simms is dedicated to showing the world that there is more to black people and people of color than what you see in the media. She does this through her world travels along with advocating for a more diverse and inclusive workforce. She's ready to push forward and is determined to create change in the tech industry that she knows and loves. She is the Founder and CEO of Melanin.Tech, an organization to give techies of color a safe space to share stories, enhance skills, find opportunities, and feel heard. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. ​​
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October 8, 2018
Episode 58 | Charlotte Nguyen
Episode 058 | Defining and Cultivating Radical Joy with Charlotte Nguyen Website: charlotte-nguyen.com IG: @lotusinaseaoffire Facebook.com/getfreemeditation Charlotte Nguyễn is a meditation teacher, embodiment coach, activist, and a safe space. Coming from a Southeast Asian background, spirituality and mysticism have always been part of her experience. But like many immigrant families, survival was the guiding force that shaped her early years. After the death of her first love in 2007, she began a quest to understand how to be free from suffering. Meditation, movement, tea and community each played a role – weaving together her love of spiritual practice, creative expression and social action. She is the Creator of "Get Free!" a creative consultancy that helps visionaries and changemakers become more inspired and emotionally healthy through mindfulness. Intro/Outro Track - Moving On by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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October 1, 2018
Check me out at the A Pod Connection ATL Conference on 10/6!
I have the privilege to serve as a guest speaker to discuss "Turning Passion to Podcast Content" at this year's A Pod Connection Conference on October 6. Whether you're a novice Podcaster or a Pro, this event is for you! A Pod Connection is a three day conference (10/5-10/7) filled with Meet & Greets, Live Shows, Expert Panels and unlimited networking opportunities with podcast lovers just like you! Grab your tickets now and let's connect! For more information, go to: https://apodconnectionatl.splashthat.com Xa1zATmBiE794j8lXxa9
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September 26, 2018
Episode 57 | Stacie McClam
Episode 057 | Bringing Awareness to Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma with Stacie McClam, Author of School Dismissed Website: staciemcclam.com Twitter/IG: @staciemcclam Stacie McClam is a recovering traumatized urban elementary teacher. Stacie taught for 9 years, between Washington, D.C., Japan, Denver, Kuwait, and Los Angeles. Stacie is exploring opportunities to better serve students outside of the classroom by exposing the realities that occur inside the classroom involving mental health, childhood trauma, and teacher trauma. She published her first book, "School Dismissed: Walking Away From Teaching", which tackles these topics from her lived experience. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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September 24, 2018
Episode 56 | Marvell L. Terry II
Episode 056 | Reframing the Relationship with Failure with Marvell L. Terry II, Principal of Netherwood Consulting Group Website: netherwoodconsulting.org Twitter/IG: @marvellous2thet Marvell L. Terry II is a public health analyst, bridge builder and community organizer. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee and now residing in metro Washington, DC – Marvell’s work has centered around challenging the structure of health care systems with the founding of his own non-profit, The Red Door Foundation. Marvell is also the founder of the annual conference for the Black LGBTQ community living in the South called Saving Ourselves Symposium (SOS). Marvell has created the Netherwood Consulting Group to sustain and strengthen community organizations that will result in meaning and value. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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September 10, 2018
Episode 55 | Dr. Crystal Jones
Episode 055 | The Power of Alignment with Dr. Crystal Jones, Spiritual Director and Lead Facilitator of The Sanctuary Website: drcrystaljones.com Twitter/IG: @drcrystaljones Dr. Crystal Jones is the breath of intense clarity, foundational healing, and evolutionary truth. With over fifteen years in the collective healthcare profession, she uses her voice and action for conscious disruption with spiritual awareness, healthcare, and wellness. Her work in the world is leading and participating in global conversations about elevating the current paradigm of healing, using an integrative approach to dig deep into the narratives of disease, and training healthcare and wellness facilitators in becoming sacred space for the integrity of the healing process. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out Past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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September 4, 2018
Episode 54 | Selima and Tami Lust
Episode 054 |Self Care and Self Love as Proactive Processes with Selima and Tami Lust, Co-Founders of Iwilla Remedy Website: www.iwillaremedy.com Twitter/Instagram - @iwillaremedy Selima and Tami Lust are holistic lifestyle coaches for people who are ready to create a fulfilling life, deepen their connections to Self and Source, feel whole, loved and healed while take decisive action to manifest their purpose, best relationship, dreams and goals. They live in Atlanta with their son and LOVE anything spiritual and wellness related; Through their herbal wellness brand, Iwilla Remedy, they are honored to be serving and guiding individuals, couples and families from all over the world with their products, consultations, programs and coaching services. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Follow Shawn Moore @shawnj_moore on Instagram and Twitter
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August 7, 2018
Episode 53 | Dr. Kevin Kinney
Episode 053 | Being Proactive in Cultivating Personal Wellness and Space with Dr. Kevin Kinney, Doctor of Chiropractic and Wellness Expert Website: www.drkevinkinney.com Twitter/Instagram - @drduval904 Dr. Kevin Kinney, as a Doctor of Chiropractic, has set his intention to redefine wellness for the culture. Dr. Kinney is Currently building his own private practice, Culture Chiropractic & Wellness, A mobile service that specializes in working with those in the entertainment industry space, providing care in home, office, tv/film sets, recording studios and more. He also hosts and produces wellness event production in both Jacksonville and Orlando Florida where he has been curating "Trap Yoga" sessions for a few years. He is currently expanding those events in Atlanta, Georgia. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Follow Shawn Moore @shawnj_moore on Instagram and Twitter
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July 30, 2018
Episode 52 | Guy Anthony
Episode 52 | Leveraging Vulnerability and Truth as Strengths with Guy Anthony, Founder and President- Black, Gifted, and Whole, Inc. Website - www.iamguyanthony.com Twitter/Instagram - @iamguyanthony Guy Anthony is a well-respected HIV/AIDS activist, community leader and author. He released Pos(+)tively Beautiful: Affirmations, Advocacy & Advice on World AIDS Day in 2012. This collection of inspiring narratives, raw imagery, and affirming anecdotes has earned Guy much acclaim, including but not limited to, being named one of the top 100 HIV prevention leaders under 30 by POZ Magazine. He is the Founder of the Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation, a two-fold intermediary organization that provides scholarships to Black gay men attending college. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Follow Shawn Moore @shawnj_moore on Instagram and Twitter
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July 24, 2018
Episode 51 | Riyahd Jones
Episode 51 | Paying Yourself First, Mentally and Financially with Riyahd Jones, Founder, Retire Rich Movement Website - www.RiyahdJones.com Twitter/Instagram - @RIyahdJones Brief Bio After he was cut from the NFL, the desire to play the game faded away and Riyahd Johnes dove into the entrepreneurship world. He got his first taste of business dealing with personal finance by helping individuals restore their credit via a home based business opportunity. With that company he won multiple awards and was a top producer, generating 6 figures in business. As the leader of the Retire Rich movement, Riyahd empowers thousands of people around the world to create their own reality and not live in the reality of others. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out Past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Follow Shawn Moore @shawnj_moore on Instagram and Twitter
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July 16, 2018
Episode 50 | Audria Richmond
Episode 50 | What It Means To Live An 'UnCloned' Life with Audria Richmond, CEO of UnCloned Marketing Website - www.audriarichmond.com Twitter/Instagram - @audriarichmond Brief Bio Audria Richmond is the founder of UnCloned Media, LLC, an award-winning branding and marketing consultancy for top-notch brands who want to command first-rate profits. As a highly sought after consultant, Audria champions entrepreneurs to stand in front of their brands—UnCloned and Unafraid to be seen. With her formula of innovation, creativity and tech-savviness, Audria is a force that is impossible to reckon with. In 2016, she helped her clients to reel in over $1 million in profits and she’s left her mark on personal and company brands all over the world, from the United States to Singapore. Support the Podcast: CashApp $mindfulrebel (Donations go toward sustaining the podcast) Check out Past episodes at: shawnjmoore.com/podcast Follow Shawn Moore @shawnj_moore on Instagram and Twitter
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July 9, 2018
Episode 049 | Debbie L. London
Episode 049 | The Freedom and Peace of Self-Awareness with Debbie L. London, Author of "Residue" and "Your Facade is Showing". Website: www.debbiellondon.com Instagram/Twitter: @debbiellondon Debbie L. London was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years, Debbie has consistently maintained an innate passion to help others, with a specific focus on spiritual and emotional healing. This is best exhibited throughout her professional career, which includes psychological testing, counseling children and families, and client interactions in psychiatric hospitals. Transforming with Transparency is her tagline because she helps others through being open and honest about her own experiences. She is the author of the self-help book, Residue: Surviving and Overcoming the Stains of Generational Curses and Soul Ties. Her second book is Your Facade is Showing: A Divorcees Perspective on Accepting Relationship Red Flags the First Time!
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June 25, 2018
Episode 48 | ActionMF Jackson
Episode 48 | Making Your Personality Your Power in Life & Leadership with ActionMF Jackson, Lit Life Coach and Muthafuckin’ Monk Instagram: @ActionMF As the Lit Life Coach and a MF Monk (the only one of each kind as far as he knows lol) ActionMF Jackson helps people live a lit life, a state of perpetual peak performance, through emotional management while building the foundation for a new wave of leaders balancing spirituality and entrepreneurship. Aside from a Lit Life Coach and a MF Monk, he is a certified personal trainer, business consultant, social media marketer, motivational speaker, and Disruptive Design Lead ( he creates and facilitates programs) for Leadership Masters, a company that creates leadership dev programs for Fortune 500 companies (leadership-masters.com). Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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May 28, 2018
Episode 047 | Justyn Smith
Episode 047 | Leaning Into What Gives You Energy and Aligning Values with Justyn Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor and Founder of The Queer Center Website: www.thequeercenter.com Twitter: @thequeercenter Instagram: @thequeercenter Justyn Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, Texas. He is the founder of The Queer Center, a private practice specializes in providing counseling services for Gay Men and the Queer Community. His work as a therapist, trainer, consultant, advocate, educator, and researcher are all connected to my desire to support and make a positive impact on the mental health of the Queer Community.
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May 16, 2018
Episode 046 | Tavion Scott
Episode 046 | Pushing Past Rejection and Responsibility with Platforms with Tavion Scott, Author and Creator of "According to T" Website: www.accordingtot.com Facebook Page or Name: Tavion Scott Twitter: @_accordingtot_ Instagram: @accordingtot For the past five years, writing has really become Tavion Scott’s passion. Although he went to undergrad to study sociology, grad school to attain a degree in public administration, and the U.S. Department of Justice to get a check, it wasn’t until he took time to reflect and pray that he discovered his calling is writing. Since his “aha moment”, Tavion developed an increasingly popular dating and relationship blog. In addition, he wrote and self-published Majoring in Me: Acceptance. A coming-of-age fiction novel about a young black man struggling to come to terms with who he is.   Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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May 8, 2018
Episode 045 | Johnnie Ray Kornegay III
Episode 045 | Recognizing Opportunities and Exploring Curiosity with Johnnie Ray Kornegay III, Founder & Artistic Director of Staticc Art & Life, LLC. Website: www.staticc.com Facebook Page or Name: facebook.com/jayrayisthename Twitter: @jayrayisthename Instagram: @jayrayisthename Johnnie Ray Kornegay III is a storyteller, consultant and coach. He is the Network & Mobilization Director for Counter Narrative Project, a non profit organization advocating around issues impacting Black gay men. He is also the Founder & Artistic Director of Staticc Art & Life, LLC, an arts company with the mission of “delivering beauty to the world.” He blogs at Staticc, The Counter Narrative, Huffington Post and Medium and he hosts his own art and life podcast, Seeing Sounds. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and he currently operates out of Atlanta, GA. Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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May 1, 2018
Episode 044 | Rich Taylor
Episode 044 | Remembering your ‘WHY’ Matters with Rich Taylor, Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster and Founder of Harrison Blake Apparel www.harrisonblakeapparel.com www.thelifeofagent.com The Life of a Gent Podcast: https://tinyurl.com/y9ysswwy Facebook: Harrison Blake Apparel Twitter: @wearlapelpins Instagram: @lifeofagent and @wearlapelpins Rich Taylor is an entrepreneur, author, podcaster and innovator. In 2014 Rich took his love of men's style and fashion and established his own brand, named after his son, Harrison Blake Apparel. Prior to the brand launch, Rich spent a few years as an Apparel Manufacturing Supervisor at one of the highest volume producing apparel companies in the world, supervising the spreading and pattern cutting team. Rich has used these insights and knowledge of the apparel manufacturing industry to provide high quality neckties and accessories. Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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April 23, 2018
Episode 043 | Chalice Nelson
Episode 043 | Evaluating Relationships and Where We Devote Energy with Chalice Nelson Website: www.theconsciousqueen.com Twitter: @conscious_crown Instagram: @theconsciousqueen Chalice Nelson is a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 10 years experience within the mental health field. It was while attending the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University that her interest within the field of psychology was fueled by work completed with renowned professors and programs, like St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. She obtained a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. John Fisher College. She has worked with various populations (substance use, the developmentally delayed, adults, and adolescents.) TheConsciousQueen.com launched in October of 2017, inspiring others through unique posts, webinars, self-help personal items, clothing and accessories to “Be Conscious. Be True. Be Creatively You.” Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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April 16, 2018
Episode 042 | Sensei Raven A. Ekundayo, CLC
Episode 042 | A Conversation About Healing and Rising Higher with Sensei Raven A. Ekundayo, CLC, Master Wellness Practitioner, Published Author, Journalist and Artreprenuer Website: www.thspodcast.com Facebook: facebook.com/scorpiyogi Twitter: @_thspodcast Instagram: @thspodcast Sensei Raven A. Ekundayo, CLC is the Founder and CEO of Ravolution Multimedia, LLC; a media company that promotes positive images of POC. Under the umbrella of his company is his Wellness brand, The Love Movement, where he teaches Yoga, Reiki, Meditation and Light Coaching. He’s the creator of The Healing Space brand, which features Wellness Events and The Healing Space Podcast which airs every Tuesday on THSPodcast.com. He believes the world community can #RiseHigher if we focus on seeing/hearing each other and not talking at one another; Looking beyond ourselves and respecting and loving others more. Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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April 10, 2018
Episode 041 | Ahyiana Angel of Switch, Pivot or Quit
Episode 041 | How to Switch, Pivot or Quit in Life and Leadership with Ahyiana Angel, Chief Encourager & Podcast Host of Switch, Pivot or Quit Website: switchpivotorquit.com Facebook: facebook.com/SwitchPivotorQuit Twitter: @SPQpodcast Instagram: @switchpivotorquit Ahyiana Angel is traditionally published author and host of the Switch, Pivot or Quit podcast, who is affectionately known as the Chief Encourager. She is a seasoned executor who eventually blocked out the world’s ideas of success, quit her highly coveted position at the NBA, moved to London and traveled the world for a stint, then followed her passion in writing to find her purpose in encouragement. Mastering the art of note-worthy ideation, Ahyiana taps into her more than 12 years of professional business marketing experience to lend her thoughts on professional development, digital marketing, contemporary brand styling and more. Intro and Closing Music credited to Chuki Beats https://tinyurl.com/gor7nt5
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April 2, 2018
Episode 40 | Wanda Floyd
Episode 040 |  Getting the Skills They Didn't Teach You featuring Wanda Floyd   Website: www.inspirationalcutz.academy Facebook: Wanda L. Floyd Twitter: @mzcutzndesign Instagram: @mzcutzndesign   Wanda Floyd is an author and owner of the ICD Haircare Center and the ICDPhase II Training Academy. She has been a licensed stylist for 25 years. After educating for 5 years, she noticed a need for stylist and barbers to be balanced in their skill set. She set out to change that, watch a growing need for basic business knowledge. This would include: social media etiquette, management skills, training, customer service needs, financial knowledge, business plan creation and more. Wanda decided to create the Beauty and Brains business conference to address the areas of growth for stylists and hair care professionals. Opening and Closing Instrumental produced by Chuki. (http://www.youtube/user/CHUKImusic)
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February 19, 2018
Add to #Blackpanthersyllabus!
#BlackPantherSyllabus Call for Resource Submissions Shawnjmoore.com/blackpanthersyllabus Deadline for Submissions: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. About the Syllabus Inspired by the record shattering blockbuster film filled with incredible performances and sociopolitical commentary, the #BlackPantherSyllabus is designed to continue the dialogue around the importance of diverse representation of the Black identity and its intersections in visible forms of media in popular culture and the arts, including television, film, comics, music, science/speculative fiction, fantasy literature, manga, anime, gaming, and more. The hope is that this celebration of Blackness in the form of a syllabus creates an educational tool and a movement that promotes a deeper sense of self-authorship. We are seeking content in the form of poetry, music, essays, fine art, book suggestions, TED Talk recommendations, etc. to be included in this syllabus. We want this syllabus to focus on the following th
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February 18, 2018
Episode 39 | Lama Rod Owens
Episode 039 |  Radical Presence, Vulnerability, and Messiness in Leadership featuring Lama Rod Owens, Radical Dharma co-author, Buddhist Teacher and Minister   www.lamarod.com Facebook: Lama Rod Owens Twitter: @lamarod1 Instagram: @lamarodowens     Lama Rod Owens is considered one of the emerging leaders of the next generation of Buddhist teachers. He is formally and receiving teaching authorization in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, he also holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. He is a teacher with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) where he works teaching teens mindfulness.   Lama Rod is a co-author of Radical Dharma, Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, which explores race in the context of American Buddhist communities. He is a founding teacher for the Awaken meditation app that offers meditations and contemplations focused on social change.   He is a regular guest on SiriusXM’s Urban View hosted by Karen Hunter. He has offered
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February 13, 2018
Check me on @MindingMyBlkBiz!
I had the pleasure to be on Dr. JaNae Taylor’s Minding My Black Business Podcast! Check out the interview as we discuss developing your identity as an entrepreneur, creating vision, and cultivating a strong voice and position with your services and goods! http://mindingmyblackbusiness.libsyn.com/24-bringing-goodness-to-the-table-featuring-shawn-moore
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February 8, 2018
Dr. Strayhorn Interview Pt. 2
Episode 038 | Leaning into Purpose and Passion Through Tough Times (Part 2) with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Professor and Founder/CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC. Twitter: @tlstrayhorn and @dogoodwork, Instagram: @tlstrayhorn,  @dogoodworkLLC Website: http://www.dogoodworkLLC.org Medium Article “An Open Letter to Create Closure: Why I Left Ohio State”: https://medium.com/@terrell.strayhorn/an-open-letter-to-create-closure-why-i-left-ohio-state-964a4ab653b7 Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is Professor and Founder/CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC. Most recently, he was on the faculty at The Ohio State University, where he also served as Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) and Founding Director of the Center for IDEAS within the College of Education and Human Ecology. An internationally-recognized student success scholar, highly acclaimed public speaker, and award-winning writer, Strayhorn is author of 10 books and over 200 b
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January 22, 2018
Dr. Strayhorn Interview Pt. 1
Episode 037 | Leaning into Purpose and Passion Through Tough Times (Part 1) with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Professor and Founder/CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC. Twitter: @tlstrayhorn and @dogoodwork, Instagram: @tlstrayhorn,  @dogoodworkLLC Website: http://www.dogoodworkLLC.org Medium Article “An Open Letter to Create Closure: Why I Left Ohio State”: https://medium.com/@terrell.strayhorn/an-open-letter-to-create-closure-why-i-left-ohio-state-964a4ab653b7 Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is Professor and Founder/CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC. Most recently, he was on the faculty at The Ohio State University, where he also served as Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) and Founding Director of the Center for IDEAS within the College of Education and Human Ecology. An internationally-recognized student success scholar, highly acclaimed public speaker, and award-winning writer, Strayhorn is author of 10 books and over 200 b
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January 22, 2018
New Year, Who Dis? New Site Up
I decided to start this year in a position of groundedness. I merged these different facets of who I am into one site to share with everyone. If you have some time, check out the page. It pulls in my podcast, photography, graphic design work, and student affairs work into one hub. I am setting the intention to staying centered this year and this is the first step. Check out my new site: https://www.shawnjmoore.com/ Shoutout to Daniel D Edwards the dope shots!
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January 8, 2018
Episode 36 | Justin Brown
Episode 36 | A Dialogue About Diversity with Justin Brown (CEO and Creator of D.A.P. Diversity awareness Program)   Twitter: @diversityaware Website: www.wix.com/diversityawareness/program Justin Brown is a well known speaker, author and diversity instructor in the field of higher education. He currently works as a resident director at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Justin's passion for working with students developed while pursuing a bachelors degree in public relations from Slippery Rock University. During his undergraduate tenure, Justin was actively involved on campus, working and collaborating with various offices and departments on campus. It was during this time that Justin created the Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P), a program dedicated to raising awareness and educating college campuses about the importance of diversity, and the embracing of all cultures and backgrounds. Ju
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January 8, 2018
Episode 35- Joshua Encarnacion
Episode 35 | "Lifting While You Climb," Emotional Intelligence, & Belief with Joshua Encarnacion (Tech, Learning & Development Program Manager for Uber) Twitter: @joshuaenc TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOje8rNC01o Joshua serves as a Tech, Learning & Development Program Manager at Uber Inc., where his team creates effective trainings, learning experiences, support tools and partnerships which enable their software engineers to grow their tech skill set, build robust software, work smarter and be better leaders. Before Uber, he was at Outco Inc., where his team facilitated technical and non-technical skills development sessions for job-seeking software engineers with an aim of accelerating their job search process. Joshua also had training/recruiting stints at Earnest Inc. and Google.  He is also in the process of writing a book that will expand upon an idea he presented as a TEDx talk in 2015 (Redefining the Way We Believe In Others). His focus: growing and helpin
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January 1, 2018
Episode 33 | Interview With Latisha Carr
Episode 33  | Millennials and the Responsibility of Influence with Latisha Carr Twitter/Instagram: @latishacarr Website: http://www.LatishaCarr.com Latisha Carr is a Life Coach and founder of Where Do You Dream, LLC a life coaching company for millennials and dream chasers. Latisha works with millennials to Dream Outside of Fear and build a life they love. Latisha created “The State of Our 20s: Schoolin’ Life Edition”, a daylong conference focused on teaching the subjects not taught in school including creating opportunities, entrepreneurship, and building meaningful relationships. As well as “Self-Care in the City” a brunch series that focuses on sharing tips and tools for self-care and well-being.  Latisha is a native of West Virginia. She has always had a big vision for herself and wanted the same for everyone around her. Throughout her life and work, she has made it her mission to encourage people to live their best life. Today, Latisha holds a B
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November 20, 2017
New Platform, New Episodes
The Mindful Rebel #Leadership #Podcast will be switching platforms to #AnchorFM! New Episodes will be coming in the next few weeks! Check out past episodes at: Apple Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mindful-rebel-leadership-podcast/id1159462930?mt=2 Anchor Link: https://anchor.fm/themindfulrebel
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November 16, 2017
Episode 32 | Living in Leadership and Being the Best Manager of Ourselves with Dr. Mordecai
Episode 32 | Living in Leadership and Being the Best Manager of Ourselves with Dr. Mordecai Ian Brownlee Twitter: @ItsDrMordecai | Instagram: @ItsDrMordecai Website: www.ItsDrMordecai.com Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee (known as Dr. Mordecai) currently serves as the Vice President of Student Success at St. Philip's College in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, he serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business & Leadership at the University of Charleston. Previously, Dr. Mordecai served as the Dean of Students & Chief Student Affairs Officer at the University of Charleston. Mordecai received his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Lamar University, where he earned the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for his research regarding Texas House Bill 5 and the future of higher education. Mordecai also holds a M.S. in Human Resource Management and B.A. in Mass Communication & Political Science degrees from Houston Baptist University, and his A.A. in Liberal Arts degree from Kingwood
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October 5, 2017
Episode 31 | Replacing Hope with Planning in Leadership and Life with Rhett Burden
Episode 31 | Replacing Hope with Planning in Leadership and Life with Rhett Burden Facebook Page: Rhett Burden Twitter: @Rhett_Burden www.royallymelanated.com If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. These iconic words spoken by Lao Tzu, perfectly describe Rhett R. Burden. Born with a rare cranial birth defect, Craniosynostosis, Rhett overcame social, intellectual and health deficiencies to become the leader he is today. Craniosynostosis rendered him intellectually inept early on in life and has left a permanent scar down the middle of his head. Despite the physical scars left by his birth defect, Rhett was inspired by his single parent mother to defy, not only the statistics that Doctors predicted because of his disease, but also the societal stereotypes about black men. Like you, Rhett has seen leadership and success defined numerous ways over the years. Rhett delivers inspirational messages to audiences who are looking to
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September 28, 2017
Episode 30 | Identity, Respectability, and Pop Culture Representation with Jillian Marie Browning
Episode 30 | Identity, Respectability, and Pop Culture Representation with Jillian Marie Browning - Leadership for the Culture: Jay Z Turns Down 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show/ DC Comics honored for LGBT Representation About Podcast Guest: Twitter: @JillianB___ Instagram: @jillianmariebrowning Website: JillianMarieBrowning.com Jillian Marie Browning is an interdisciplinary artist pursuing themes of feminism, identity, and the contemporary black experience. Born in Ocala, Florida she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from the University of Central Florida in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Florida State University in 2015. She has had her work included in the permanent collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center For The Study of Visual Arts and Culture Of African Americans and the African Diaspora as well as having her work shown in galleries nationally. She enjoys puppi
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September 21, 2017
Episode 29 | The Importance Not Losing Yourself in Your Leadership with Milan P. Mobley
Episode 29 | The Importance Not Losing Yourself in Your Leadership with Milan P. Mobley Facebook: facebook.com/Milan.Mobley Twitter: @umanagement_ Instagram: @theemilanmobley From tennis shoes to high heels, and walking her way straight into the Entertainment industry with no hesitation, the CEO of Umanagement is Milan Mobley. Many ask who is this millennial powerhouse? Milan is a self-motivated, goal oriented, creative Publicist who will get the job done under any circumstance. Milan is a graduate of Bowie State University; where she obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Public Relations. May 20th 2017 she will be an Alumna of The George Washington University. She will have her Masters of Professional Studies degree from The in Strategic Public Relations. Her current focuses are Umanagement Public Relations, the women's EntreprenuHERs Brunch which she is the founder of, and the Black Girl Boss Podcast which she is the Co-Host of.
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June 13, 2017
Episode 28 | Reaching Back to Help Guide the Next Generation with Anthony Piper
Episode 28 | Reaching Back to Help Guide the Next Generation with Anthony Piper Facebook: Trill League Instagram: @trillleague Anthony Piper is a professional illustrator & designer. He has experience in both the animation and comic industries, as well as having provided work for many hip-hop artists. Being a lover of video games, comics, cartoons, manga and music, he has focused his career on providing illustration and design work for companies and creators/artists in these particular industries. He also has a passion for advertising and business, so he is highly conscious when it comes to aligning his illustrative style in accordance to his client's "brand" in order to adapt and create a unique look for their product and marketing campaign. He has experience in the animation industry providing work for the FX's Major Lazer Animated Series and also the the Axe Cop Animated Series where he worked as a Lead Character Designer. After doing character design for Seeso's HarmonQuest Anim
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June 13, 2017
Episode 027 | Understanding the Heart and Art of Servitude with Robyn Robbins
Episode 027 | Understanding the Heart and Art of Servitude with Robyn Robbins Facebook: robynrobbinsenterprises Twitter: @robynrobbinsent Instagram: @coachrre Robyn Robbins is a Best selling Author, Certified Life Coach, Speaker and Advocate. She is the Founder/CEO of Robyn Robbins Enterprises LLC., which is the home of her publications; Triumph Multi-national Inc., which is an organization that assists and serves abused sexually exploited teen girls and women; and Heart of A D.I.V.A Ministries LLC. Her ultimate goal is to enrich, empower, and liberate all that cross her path and to give a voice to all those who feel encased in their suffering and silence. Robyn's current focus is her upcoming book tour for Robyn Robbins Enterprises (RRE), outreach for Triumph Multi-National inc.(TMN) and upcoming conference for Heart of a DIVA. (Intro/outro song credited to: "Myspace" by kimengumi and is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Kimengumi – Myspace)
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May 30, 2017
Episode 026 | Building Networks for Financial and Personal Growth with Dr. Roshawnna Novellus
Episode 026 | Building Networks for Financial and Personal Growth with Dr. Roshawnna Novellus Facebook: facebook.com/roshawnna Twitter: @drroshawnna Instagram: @roshawnnanovellus Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, known as the Wealthy Yogi, is the co-founder of Bootstrap Capital and Host of Startup Funding. She is passionate about helping business owners ready to attract funding. Dr. Novellus has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, WSJ, and Rolling Out. She has also completed the Pipeline Angels Fellowship, a Kauffman program in angel investing. Roshawnna serves on the Commission on Women for the City of Atlanta, and was honored as one of the Women Who Means Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. (Intro/outro song credited to: "Myspace" by kimengumi and is licensed under a Creative Commons License. soundcloud.com/kimengumi/myspace)
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May 23, 2017
Episode 025 | Identifying Your "Why" and Challenging Negative Self-talk with Dr. Nathan Néjuan
Episode 025 | Identifying Your "Why and Challenging Negative Self-talk with Dr. Nathan Néjuan Instagram: @NathanNeJuan Website: www.ThugChild.com Dr. Nathan NéJuan rejoices in the fact that even though he was diagnosed with a learning disability, faced with early academic struggles, and did frequent trips to the principal’s office, he was able to learn from those hurdles and smiled as he raced across the finish line of his childhood dream of having the title of doctor. Dr. Nate prides himself most on his ability to listen. He hears those who feel as though their voice has been ignored, smothered, or misunderstood. He bridges the gap between generations and between various walks of life, so that all can better hear each other. He uses his voice of conviction to inspire those who are silenced, to stand-up loud in their truth. Dr. Nate created the website www.thugchild.com to be a lighthouse for those who are facing a storm in their life, and needs a glimmer of hope and resources to he
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May 23, 2017
Episode 024 | Fearlessness in Leadership with DeJuan Patterson
Episode 024 | Fearlessness in Leadership with DeJuan Patterson Facebook : DeJuan Patterson Twitter: @hollywoodJuan Instagram: @kingjuan Website: www.dejuanpatterson.com DEJUAN PATTERSON is a businessman, public servant, and community organizer in the Baltimore City area. He received both his Bachelor's in Psychology and his M.P.A. in Public Policy from Bowie State University. He is currently the Executive Director of The BeMore Group: a company dedicated to providing services and solutions to issues surrounding youth, families, and underserved communities. Patterson and his work have been featured in The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, Elite Daily, and CBS News. Patterson is a proud Baltimore native. To most Baltimoreans he is best known for his "BeMore Family" events, where he transforms mere community gatherings into a fellowship where residents are not only entertained by those immersed in Baltimore's art scene, but they are also connected to resources and engaging with exper
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March 14, 2017
Episode 023 | Toxic Masculinity, Representation, and Leadership with Gillateen
Episode 023 | Toxic Masculinity, Representation, and Leadership with Gillateen Facebook Page: Travis Gillateen Case Twitter: @gillateen Instagram: @gillateen Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUKaZalOZboDNB7MiQXqUsA https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4892194 Travis Case, who goes by the alias “Gillateen”, is a book and film reviewer with a mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire, taking his love of literature and movies to every laptop, desktop, phone, and tv screen that he possibly can.
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February 28, 2017
Episode 022 | Seeing the Beauty in Your Truth with Gia Love
Episode 022 | Seeing the Beauty in Your Truth with Gia Love Facebook: Gia Love Instagram: @love.gia Gia Marie Love is currently a Community Activist and member of the underground Ballroom and Kiki Scene. She has worked in HIV/AIDS prevention since 2012, at organizations such as Harlem United and Callen Lorde. She has provided prevention services to marginalized populations, such as trans and gender nonconforming communities of color. In addition, she has hosted various events that center around the health and wellness of queer people of color. She is a passionate advocate for trans and gender nonconforming people's rights, such as access to employment, healthcare, housing, and education, to name a few. Ms. Love has won numerous awards for her public speaking skills in policy debate and is an outstanding orator. Currently, Gia is a cast member of the documentary entitled, KIKI. Nylon magazine reviewed the documentary and described Gia as, "the most compelling and magnetic person I've e
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February 14, 2017
Episode 021 | Servant First, Leader Second with Antwain Donte'
Episode 021 | Servant First, Leader Second with Antwain Donte' Facebook Antwain TheGhuru Hill or Stampede School of Modeling Twitter @fashionghuru or @stampedemodels Instagram @fashionghuru or @stampedemodels www.stampedeschoolofmodeling.com Antwain Donte’ Hill, a trained Runway and Model Coach, Fashion Show Producer and Choreographer, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist, is the Founder/Artistic Director of Stampede School of Modeling. Antwain Donte’ is also the Founder/Spokesman for an organization in which he founded in 2013, "A Disease Called Hope", which specializes in building children and families who are suffering with HIV, AIDS, Cancer and any terminally ill diseases. Antwain found this organization after being diagnosed himself with Multiple Myeloma(Bone Cancer) in 2012. Antwain Donte’ is the epitome of resilience. He is a model, coach, choreographer, teacher, friend, mentor, public speaker, activist and entrepreneur. Antwain Donte’ has taught over 2470 models, h
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January 31, 2017
Episode 020 | Empowerment and Challenging Ego with Craig Washington
Episode 020 | Empowerment and Challenging Ego with Craig Washington Twitter: @craigwerks http://www.craigwerks.com/ Craig Washington was born and lovingly raised by Anna and Leon Washington. At AID Atlanta, a multi-service AIDS organization, he serves as a Prevention Programs Manager. Craig oversees HIV prevention programming for gay men including The Evolution Project, a program for young Black gay men and transgender individuals. He also enrolls individuals in PrEP services to help prevent HIV infection. Craig has been a founding co-chair of the annual Bayard Rustin-Audre Lorde Breakfast alongside Darlene Hudson since 2002. He currently working on an oral history project about key Black lgbt clubs and their impact upon communities. He has written various editorials and essays for the Huffington Post, The Atlanta Voice, Georgia Voice and various anthologies. He has been HIV+ for 30 years.
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January 24, 2017
Episode 019 | The Power of a Unique Idea and Creative Thinking with Marcus Williams
Episode 019 | The Power of a Unique Idea and Creative Thinking with Marcus Williams Facebook Page: Tuskegee Heirs Twitter: @Tuskegeeheirs Instagram: @marcustheviusal Marcus Williams is your friendly neighborhood artist. He is an American Illustrator and currently the creator and artist behind comic projects Tuskegee Heirs and Super Natural. A long time lover of video games, comic art, and all things animated, Marcus dedicated his young artistic years to fine tuning my illustration muscles by way of freelancing. Over fifteen years later, he is catching his stride and still ever growing in hopes of being a well-rounded illustrator. Stationed in Atlanta Ga, Marcus spend most of his time toiling away late nights on everything from illustrating children’s books, comic art, to random character commissions and more. A proud father of two, he somehow manage to steal enough time to create loads of artwork and check homework. Marcus is excited about the direction his comic properties are headi
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January 17, 2017
Episode 018 | Integrity & Coping with Crisis with Titus Burrell
Episode 018 | Integrity & Coping with Crisis with Titus Burrell Facebook Page or Name: Titus J. Burrell Instagram: @titus_j_burrell Titus J. Burrell is a writer, director and producer who is a Baltimore native. in 2010 Titus quit his job as a mail carrier. Not knowing how he would provide for his family, in 2012 the opportunity to go back to school presented itself and Titus took full advantage. He was faced with 2 options as a major; Acting or becoming a film maker. Film making became the clear option because he could star in his own work. Taking up film making gave Titus the confidence to start his own youtube station "Wait What Television". On the station he produced 4 shows, 2 of which he wrote and produced. Titus also started a production company, "Greenwood Avenue Projects". Titus is currently preparing for graduation in Spring of 2017 and with his new short film Black In Blue gaining lots of attention in the Baltimore area, Titus is looking to hit the ground running wit
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January 9, 2017
Episode 017 | Fatherhood, Fences, and the "Unsexy" Side of Leadership with Kevan Turman
Episode 017 | Fatherhood, Fences, and the "Unsexy" Side of Leadership with Kevan Turman Facebook Page or Name: Kevan Turman Twitter: @BrothersBrunch Instagram: @the_brothers_brunch Kevan Turman is the creator of Brothers' Brunch and Dope Dads. In addition, he serves as Director of Institutional Advancement at the AIM Institute. The Brothers Brunch is primarily focused on the Gentleman's experience through Cuisine, Culture and Connection. Each brunch has a specific theme and emphasis which brings style and sophistication to life. The inspiration behind starting this movement was the feeling that one gets when they think go the 1920's. This era was distinctive in terms of cultural change and stylistically redefined mens fashion. For men the twenties evoked a definitive masculine aesthetic. Today, our society is intrigued and fascinated with this notion of the roaring twenties which proves to be timeless, classic and vintage. While trendy, fashion during this time was a strong statement
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January 2, 2017
Episode 016 | Finding Your Voice And Empowering Those Around You with Yvonne Dodd
Episode 016 | Finding Your Voice And Empowering Those Around You with Yvonne Dodd Facebook Page or Name: EviDConsulting Twitter: @EviD Instagram: @EviSays Yvonne Druyeh Dodd (Evi D. for short) is passionate about helping creatives and entrepreneurs get the clarity, confidence, and strategy they need to do profitable, sustainable work. She created the Authentic Hustle, a series of workshops and programming that covers everything from mindset and self care to building valuable networks and mission-driven strategic planning. Yvonne is currently finishing her first book “Getting to Why: A Guide to finding purpose, creating your mission, and living an authentic life”. She completed her Life & Business Coaching Certification at the University of Miami and received her bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe University. With a background in psychology, sales, and nonprofit management, Yvonne has over 10 years of experience in marketing/communications, fundraising and development, relationship m
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December 12, 2016
Episode 015 | Making Authentic Connections with Your Business with Jamillah Rahmaad
Episode 015 | Making Authentic Connections with Your Business with Jamillah Rahmaad, Owner of JR|PR - Public Relations Consultancy Facebook Page or Name: facebook.com/befriendyourbrand Twitter: @jai_soapbox Instagram: @befriendyourbrand http://BefriendYourBrand.com Build Authority (E-Book)- https://befriendyourbrand.dpdcart.com/product/136462 Jamillah Rahmaad holds an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a graduate degree from Valdosta State University, her business portfolio includes providing promotional communications for healthcare facilities, executing community management for governmental agencies, marketing for university systems, and creating first class public relations strategy for business owners. In 2013, Jamillah launched Soukle, a community organization that hosted social events, community service projects, and professional development seminars. Soukle focused on creating a perfect marriage between social and business networking. Eager to focus o
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December 5, 2016
Episode 014 | Protecting Your Story, Moonlight, and Kanye West with Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins
Episode 014 | Protecting Your Story, Moonlight, and Kanye West with Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins, LGBT Influencer, published writer, and curator for DoctorJonPaul.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoctorJonPaul Twitter: @DoctorJonPaul Instagram: @DoctorJonPaul www.DoctorJonPaul.com "My Existence is Resistance."- Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins has spent much of his life trying to figure who he is. Much of that journey began when he took the risk of coming out to his family at the age of 19 and leaving a religion that caused him a great deal of anxiety and grief. After two suicide attempts in college, he realized that if he truly wanted to heal from the pain he experienced throughout his life, both as a Black man and a queer person of color, he needed to share his experiences. Dr. Higgins is a graduate with a Doctorate in Educational Justice, Masters in Management and a BA in Communications Studies. He is devoted to making sure that the needs of all LGBTQ Black and Brown
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November 28, 2016
Episode 013 | Live Dope, Dress Well, Inspire Others with Dondrae McGee
Episode 013 | Dondrae McGee | Live Dope, Dress Well, Inspire Others Twitter: @ye_gaultier Instagram: @haberdashnow Website: haberdashnow.com Dondrae McGee is the Owner and Principal Stylist of Haberdashnow, Men's Style and Fashion Consulting, LLC. The tagline of the brand is 'LIVE dope. DRESS well INSPIRE others'. As a principal stylists, Dondrae believes style is important, but clothing is one-third of how style is expressed. To him, It is most expressed through a gent's life and how he lives along with lives he is able to inspire. Dondrae love to hear the visions of his clients and work with them to make them come to fruition. Many gents look to celebrities and athletes as reference points of style, but cannot afford what those persons wear therefore, Haberdashnow creates looks for their gents that look just as good, as well as complements their budgets.
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November 21, 2016
Episode 012 | Navigating Mindfulness and Leadership with Andres Gonzales
Episode 012 | Navigating Mindfulness and Leadership with Andres Gonzales Twitter: @hlfinc Instagram: @holisticlifefoundation http://hlfinc.org Andres Gonzalez has been the Co-Founder and Marketing Director for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. in Baltimore, MD since 2001. For fifteen years, Andres has taught yoga to a diverse population, including Baltimore City Public School students, drug treatment centers, mental crisis facilities, homeless shelters, wellness centers, colleges, private schools and other various venues throughout the nation and throughout the world. He has partnered with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health and the Penn State’s Prevention Research Center on a Stress and Relaxation Study and is a published author in the Journal of Children’s Services. His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News as well asMindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications. He maintains a B.S.
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November 14, 2016
Episode 011 | A Conversation on Racism and College Campuses with Lawrence Ross
Episode 011 | A Conversation on Racism and College Campuses with Lawrence Ross by Shawn Moore
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November 7, 2016
Episode 010 | Investing In Your Health and Wellness with Bernard Fogg
Episode 010 | Investing In Your Health and Wellness with Bernard Fogg Twitter: @gqforcancer Instagram: @gqforcancer ww.gqforcancer.com Bernard Fogg is 28 years old, born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He started young with being involved in different activities such as dance, broadcasting, and modeling. The entertainment industry sparked his interest early on when his platform started with modeling in 2005, where Bernard independently networked with the DMV artists and photographers. It shortly, led to an intern position for a newer magazine based in Baltimore called Openfly Magazine in 2010. As the years progressed his passion for Public Relations started as he went from intern to Features Editor. Amazing opportunities and experiences prepped him for a chance of starting his own PR business, but as the years passed he started to notice a change. His battle started on March 21, 2014 with his health and wellness, which would eventually present itself as Colorectal Cancer. Bernard’s hea
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October 31, 2016
Episode 009 | Community Engagement & Transition Kitchen with Chef Stew
Episode 009 Robert "Chef Stew" Stewart Celebrity Chef & Food Network Alum www.chefstew.com https://www.gofundme.com/transitionkitchen Twitter: @CelebrityChef1 Instagram: @Chef_Stew Chef Stewart has been on this Culinary Quest for several years, collecting memorabilia along the way. Chefs’ collection includes over 45 different Collages from various jobs that have significant meaning to him.     "For it was by design that I would walk through these doors before I could walk through my own"   To remind himself of the above phrase he actually created collages of every paystub from each place where he has been employed during his journey.    After gaining popularity for both his mouth watering food and his vibrant personality within the Atlanta entertainment industry, Chef decided to bring the world into the kitchen by filming "Industry Soup w/ Chef Stew" which allowed everyone to get a glimpse into the life of a Celebrity Chef and share in the biggest moments of his career.    After buildi
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October 24, 2016
Episode 008 | A Candid Talk On Education with Rhett R. Burden
Episode 008 Rhett R. Burden Author, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, & College Administrator www.royallymelanated.com Twitter: @Rhett_Burden If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. These iconic words spoken by Lao Tzu, perfectly describe Rhett R. Burden. Born with a rare cranial birth defect, Craniosynostosis, Rhett overcame social, intellectual and health deficiencies to become the leader he is today. Craniosynostosis rendered him intellectually inept early on in life and has left a permanent scar down the middle of his head. Despite the physical scars left by his birth defect, Rhett was inspired by his single parent mother to defy, not only the statistics that Doctors predicted because of his disease, but also the societal stereotypes about black men. Like you, Rhett has seen leadership and success defined numerous ways over the years. Rhett delivers inspirational messages to audiences who are looking to gain t
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October 17, 2016
Episode 007 | Positive Self-Talk and Happiness Lists with Terri Lomax
Episode 007 Terri Lomax Blogger, Speaker, & Social Media Strategist, Mocha Girls Pit Stop mochagirlspitstop.com Twitter: @TerriLomax Instagram: @TerriLomax We’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Terri Lomax finds great joy in “making lemonade” for herself and helping others make lemonade out of the lemons in their lives. Terri is a nationally recognized blogger, speaker and author dedicated to empowering youth to overcome adversity and passionate about helping women of color become their best selves. Terri's lifelong desire to help others was birthed from a place of hurt and pain. As a child, her resilience enabled her to overcome physical and verbal abuse and defy statistics about children with incarcerated parents. Despite struggling financially and coping with low self-esteem and depression, Terri earned her Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution from Salisbury University. She is the author of Break Up With Procrastination: 7
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October 10, 2016
Episode 006 | Perseverance and Good Vibes with JAHFARII
Episode 006 Jahfarii Owner & Designer, JAHFARIIBEADS L.L.C JAHFARIIBEADS.com Twitter: @Jahfariibeads Instagram: @Jahfariibeads Jahfarii hopes to bring positive energy to the world with JAHFARIIBEADS.Based out of a home studio in Baltimore, MD, JAHFARIIBEADS has extended its brand to over 30 A-list celebrities including Diddy, Young Thug, Lauryn Hill, Trey Songz, Rich Homie Quan, DJ Drama, DMX, Fabolous, 2 Chainz, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Cassie, Desiigner, and More.
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October 10, 2016
Episode 005 | Creativity and Collaboration with Joash Berkeley
Episode 005 Joash Berkeley Creative Director, Jberkeley Studios www.jberkstudio.com Twitter: @joashberkeley Instagram: @joashberkeley Joash is creative director originally from Trinidad & Tobago. Under the freelance brand, JBerkeley Studio, he spearheads concept-driven and impactful design solutions in motion graphics, animation, graphic design and live-action media. His goal is to create work that goes beyond appreciation, but contributes to positive human development through visual storytelling. Some of his accomplishments include: Winning 2nd place internationally in the Rookies Student Design Competition, being featured by Print Magazine as 'Designer of The Week' , placing in 4 Semi-finalist position and 1 finalist position in the Adobe Design Achievement Award, and winning 1st place nationally in WorldSkills Trinidad & Tobago.
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October 1, 2016
Episode 004 | Representation Matters with Milton Davis
Episode 004 | Representation Matters Milton Davis Author and Owner of MVMedia, LLC www.mvmediaatl.com Twitter: @thegriot Milton Davis is a research and development chemist, speculative fiction writer and owner of MVmedia, LLC, a small publishing company specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Sword and Soul. MVmedia’s mission is to provide speculative fiction books that represent people of color in a positive manner. Milton is the author of Changa’s Safari Volumes One, Two and Three. His most recent releases are Woman of the Woods and Amber and the Hidden City. He is co-editor of four anthologies; Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology and Griot: Sisters of the Spear, with Charles R. Saunders; The Ki Khanga Anthology with Balogun Ojetade and the Steamfunk! Anthology, also with Balogun Ojetade. Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade recently received the Best Screenplay Award for 2014 from the Urban Action Showcase for their African martial arts script, Ngolo. His current projects include T
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September 27, 2016
Episode 003 | Motivation & Inspiration with Kim Peppers
Episode 003 Kim Peppers Flexquad Transformation Coach, Fulltime Professional Trainer, and National Level Women's Physique Athlete http://www.kimshealthandwellness.ca Twitter: @kimgymadvisor Instagram: @kimpeppers3 Kim is a full time personal trainer in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where she works with a wide range of clients, including everyday weight loss to professional bodybuilders. She specialize in aesthetics and transformations while offering a fun, comfortable and results driven business. Kim is also a national level women's physique athlete.
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September 27, 2016
Episode 002 | Identifying Professional and Life Purpose with Lenny Williams
Episode 002 Lenny Williams Co-founder of Trill or Not Trill www.trillornottrill.com Twitter: @designbylaw Instagram: @designbylaw Lenny Williams holds an MBA degree from New Jersey City University where he serves as a professor of entrepreneurship within the School of Business. He also teaches at Hudson and Brookdale Community College. Within the fields of High Ed., he has a strong background in enrollment management, admissions and retention. All while under the age of 30, he’s already impacted so many students inside the classroom and has assisted hundreds more get into college. In addition, Mr. Williams has created a scholarship program in his hometown and worked with organization such as The Root, NFL Players Association, Columbia University, Yale University and many more.
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September 27, 2016
Episode 001 | Confidence, Cosplay, & Leadership with Chauna Lawson
Episode 001 Chauna Lawson Founding Committee Member of BlerDCon www.blerDCon.com Twitter: @blerdcondc @ccthegreekgeek Instagram: @blerdcon @ccthegreekgeek Chauna Lawson is a Founding Committee Member of BlerdCon, the first convention of its kind to host a traditional convention structure of panels, celebrity guests, presentations, workshops, gaming tournaments, cosplay contests music and dance while highlighting and showcasing the rich diversity of the minority community contributing in those genres. Chauna is a Bowie State University Class of 2009 alumna with a degree Sociology. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree at Howard University in History. She bega cosplaying in September 2015. Chauna always had an interest in cosplay, but was reluctant due to potential financial constraints and body insecurities, however, she realized it was important that women of color see other ordinary women of color doing extraordinary things. Chauna currently focuses on activism in cosplay.
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September 27, 2016
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