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The Tar Heel Hustle

The Tar Heel Hustle

By TheTarHeelHustle

Everyone loves Carolina Blue!

If you’re ambitious, team-oriented, driven by excellence, and thinking about choosing a prestigious MBA program, this podcast was made for you.

Join us every other week as Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo from the Executive MBA class of 2021 interview classmates and faculty to provide insightful stories about their unique perspectives and experiences that led them to choose UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Javier and Bola have a candid conversation with a group of fantastic classmates about what DEI means in the business world. Luisa, Nicole, Alejandra, and Kaity share their thoughts and recommendations to effectively change the culture and influence others to achieve DEI in your organization. We also close out season 2 and the first Tar Heel Hustle team tenure with this podcast. Esmeralda, Javier, Bola, and Mafe share the highlights of their EMBA journey and the imprint these two seasons of podcasting left on them. They also get to introduce the new crew taking over for the next two seasons! We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
32:21
October 15, 2021
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni
Meet Parker Wilson, Rajen Patel, and Stewart Banner! Parker - MBA class of 2011- is the SVP, Product at BLDG25, Board Member at Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, and member at 100 Women at UNC Kenan-Flagler organization. Rajen - EMBA class of 2020- is the Chief of Physics for Vidant Radiation Oncology at Vidiant Medical Center. And Stewart - MBA class of 2019- is Of Counsel at Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC. Javier and Bola explore their journey to and after the Kenan-Flagler Business School program and how they have leveraged the Alumni network. In this episode, we share with our audience how UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA programs shaped our guests’ careers and how the Alumni network helped their paths. We will share additional details on how to stay connected with the school and the network of fellow alumni, and the activities the Alumni chapters organize across the country. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
31:38
September 15, 2021
The Art of Negotiations at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
The Art of Negotiations at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Meet Prof. Alison Fragale! Alison is an Organizational Psychologist, keynote speaker, and Negotiation, Power, Influence Expert. With a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University, Alison teaches one of the top classes in the EMBA program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, called Negotiations. She was ranked as one of the “World’s Best 40 under 40” business professors by Poets and Quants in 2011. Her class is the highlight of the elective courses offered at the Kenan-Flagler Business School because she brings energy and relevance to the classroom that reaches beyond her class. In this episode, we will try to answer the question: what is the most important skill is to develop during our time as MBA students to successfully approach negotiations in the business world and our day-to-day activities? Join Javier and Bola as they explore Prof. Fragale’s journey to the Kenan-Flagler Business School and what her insights are into the art of negotiations. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
25:56
September 01, 2021
Career Advancement and Coaching Services at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Career Advancement and Coaching Services at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Meet Bill Faulkner! Bill, the Associate Director for Executive MBA Career and Leadership, provides "Next Level" Coaching, Leadership Training, and Organizational Effectiveness coaching services at Kenan-Flagler Business School. In this episode, we share with our audience how UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA programs provide tailored services to those interested in working with Bill in other aspects of their leadership or career advancement path. Join Javier and Bola as they explore Bill’s journey to the Kenan-Flagler Business School. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
28:01
August 26, 2021
The Speed of Trust with Stephen M. R. Covey
The Speed of Trust with Stephen M. R. Covey
A fantastic opportunity we had to interview Stephen M. R. Covey! New York Times & #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Speed of Trust Global Practice Leader author of The Speed of Trust, The One Thing That Changes Everything. In this episode, Javier and Bola discussed how the speed of trust in business is now more critical than ever. They also shared a healthy dialogue regarding ways thought leaders can achieve a more meaningful impact and stay current. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
27:48
August 18, 2021
Entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Meet Prof. Atul Nerkar! Atul is one of the most popular Strategy & Entrepreneurship professors at Kenan-Flagler Business School. With an M.A., Managerial Science and Applied Economics, and a Ph.D. in Strategy from The Wharton School, Atul brings the most riveting cases to class and turns up the heat with his famous in-favor/against debates that gets everyone in the class on the edge of their seats. In this episode, we share with our audience how UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA programs aim to establish a leading entrepreneurial program that prepares students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset to use in their current role or when launching their entrepreneurial endeavor. Join Javier and Bola as they explore Prof. Atul’s journey to the Kenan-Flagler Business School and what led him to adopt his famous teaching style. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
25:02
August 11, 2021
Thought Leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Thought Leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Meet Al Dea and Stephen H. Covey! Al is a Career and Leadership Coach, and author with work cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, The World Economic Forum, Business Insider, among others. Stephen is working at Armorock Polymer Concrete as National Sales Manager. He also hosts and produces his very successful podcast named Paradigm Shifting Books. Javier and Bola explore their journey to the Kenan-Flagler Business School. In this episode, we share with our audience how UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA programs provide the tools to strengthen their thought leadership, awareness, and communication skills to lead and influence their organizations. Join us as we get to know more about their fascinating journey to and through the Kenan-Flagler Business School. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
28:32
August 05, 2021
Mental Health and Wellness at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Mental Health and Wellness at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Meet Tasha Sanders and Eliza Sholtz! Tasha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who brings a variety of experience with an extensive background in crisis, employee assistance, and school-based services, now serving as the Wellness Coach at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Eliza is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), now pursuing her Executive MBA. Javier and Bola explore their journey to the Kenan-Flagler Business School. In this episode, we share with our audience how UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA programs provide support and the toolkits needed for their students' mental health and wellness while strengthening leadership skills like empathy and social awareness. We will answer the question: As an MBA student, how should the business world transform or adapt to become more emotionally intelligent and sensitive to employees while getting the same type of productivity? Join us as we get to know more about their fascinating journey to and through the Kenan-Flagler Business School. To learn more about: Mindful, visit https://www.mindful.org/  Eating Disorders resources, visit http://www.iaedp.com/north-carolina-chapter/, or https://crcfored.com/ We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
26:37
July 28, 2021
GEL and STAR programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler
GEL and STAR programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler
Meet classmates Ali Paksima, Esmeralda Baltazar, Steven Barringer! Ali is currently focusing on Business Development at Magrid Learning Solutions with a strong background in operations and finance. Esmeralda, our social media manager, who also moonlights as a lean six sigma master black belt. And to round things out, we have Steven Barringer, Director of Commercial Operations at Bioventus. Javier and Bola explore their journey to the Kenan-Flagler Business School. In this episode, we share with our audience ways in which the UNC KFBS MBA programs provide support via the Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GEL) and the Student Teams Achieving Results (STAR) Program enriching their networking, experiential learning, and developing client-facing skills. These programs played a huge role in their decision to pursue an education at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Join us as we get to know more about their fascinating journey. To learn more about: World Relieve and Hunger visit https://worldreliefdurham.org/ Pride month - https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/celebrate-pride-with-us Ellevate – https://www.ellevatenetwork.com/ We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is a student-produced podcast created by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
33:16
July 23, 2021
In Retrospect. What a year!
In Retrospect. What a year!
We wrapped up Season 1 with Episode 8, introducing our Social Media Manager, Esmeralda, as she interviewed Javier, Bola, and Mafe. We candidly shared our experiences thus far in the Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA and what drove us to launch the Tar Heel Hustle podcast last year. We invite you to join us as we relive some of our most surprising insights, outtakes, and anecdotes. We’ll have a couple of surprise guests and discover more about their journey and future aspirations. Join us as we chat with the winners of our ice breaker challenge, Amy and Laura. To close out our season finale, our hosts share what to expect in Season 2 with a sneak peek of some of the incredible panelists lined up to share the inspiring stories that led them to the Kenan-Flagler Business School EMBA program! We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Coordinator: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
29:12
May 17, 2021
International Students
International Students
Meet classmates Abiba Sakanogo, Vaishak Sukumaran, and Mafe Osilia! Seasoned professionals from different continents of the world with a common desire to keep learning. Javier and Bola explore their journey from their home countries to the U.S. and ultimately the Kenan-Flagler Business School and get glances into some of their most interesting experiences with different cultures from around the world. In this episode, Abiba, an Executive Finance Director based in Maryland, and Mafe, a Finance Business Systems Director based in Dallas, share their experience in re-allocating to the U.S. and starting an MBA in the same year. Vaishak, a Software Engineering Manager, shares his journey to UNC and examines the importance of diversity to enrich the learning experience in the program. For our guests, the school values, the Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GEL), and the Leadership Program played a huge role in their decision to pursue an education at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Candidly, they shared what the future holds for them with entrepreneurial ventures and NGO efforts to increase third-world access to education, help improve refugee's quality of life and contribute to fair trade/responsible sourcing efforts. To learn more about Refugee Resettlement: Refugee Resettlement – Baltimore For more information about UNC support to international students check out this recent update about UNC MBA STEM designation. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students
25:56
February 25, 2021
Shaping EMBA Students with Mabel Miguel
Shaping EMBA Students with Mabel Miguel
Meet Professor Mabel Miguel! Our excellent leadership and management professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Javier and Bola asked her about her experience shaping EMBA students throughout the years, and her remarkable journey from Venezuela to North Carolina. In this episode, Professor Miguel shares a taste of her global expertise and experiences infusing leadership lessons that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries. For Mabel, self-awareness is fundamental for a leader - leaders have to discover what makes them tick. Mabel also speaks about the Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty's commitment to excellent state-of-the-art teaching, and how her EMBA students always surprise her with new knowledge about the concepts she teaches. We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
22:27
February 17, 2021
Young and Thriving
Young and Thriving
Meet classmates, Susie Tomko and Tyler Van Horn! In terms of academic brilliance and progressive leadership abilities, these two are easily among the top of our class. Javier and Bola examine how they leveraged their prior experience scaling the corporate ladder at an accelerated rate into continued success in the classroom. In this episode, Susie, currently a Global Marketing Consultant, shares her motivation to pursue an MBA and gives us a sneak peek into what her near future looks like. Tyler, an Associate Director of Operational Effectiveness, shares his journey to UNC and examines the importance of cultural fit in future opportunities. For both guests, location, ranking, and return on investment played a huge role in their decision to pursue an education at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Candidly, they expressed how their expectations were exceeded by the caliber of the faculty and fellow students they’ve had an opportunity to meet and get to know on a deeper level. To learn more about the American Cancer Society, Visit: American Cancer Society We would love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
25:03
February 10, 2021
Shaping EMBA Students with Christian Lundblad
Shaping EMBA Students with Christian Lundblad
Meet professor Christian Lundblad! Our highly distinguished and experienced macroeconomics professor. Javier and Bola discuss his career, his role in shaping EMBA students' lives over the years, and his outlook for 2021. In this episode, Prof. Lundblad shared what he finds fascinating about teaching, and his journey from the school down the road to where he currently resides as the Chair of the Finance Area as well as Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Center for Excellence in Investment Management. Prof. Lundblad left us with a few gems from his macroeconomics course and the keys to developing investment management skills. Stay tuned for a great episode. To learn more about the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise visit: http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/kenan-institute  We'd love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
20:07
February 03, 2021
Stress and Time Management
Stress and Time Management
Meet classmates Dr. Christina Shenvi and Dr. Trey Craig! Full-time physicians, juggling work, families, and Business School. Javier and Bola ask them about their strategies for managing stress and time while successfully navigating an Executive MBA. In this episode, Christina, an Emergency Medicine physician and a consummate learner, talks about the strategies she always implements to increase efficiency and how she transformed her experience into helping busy professionals manage their time. When dealing with stress, Trey, an Orthopedic Surgeon, reveals the importance of compartmentalizing different aspects of his life and setting boundaries to calm your mind. Cristina explains how her new workshop, Time for your life, helps busy professionals reduce their stress levels, feel more fulfilled, and do more of what they love by managing their time better. They also shared what they experienced on their first day of school, what they hope to learn from the program, their peers, and what life looks like after Kenan-Flagler Business School. For more about Trey's practice, go to https://www.orthocarolina.com/physicians/william-l-craig-iii-md To join Christina’s next Time for your life workshop, go to https://timeforyourlife.org/workshop/ We'd love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
28:10
January 28, 2021
Leadership and Career Changes
Leadership and Career Changes
Meet classmates Luisa Santiago, Alexander Kuziel, and Andrew Murphy! Veterans coupling skills they've developed in the military with an MBA while transitioning into careers in the business world. Javier and Bola explore ways they've incorporated strategic thinking, problem-solving, and prior leadership experience with their newly developed business mindset. In this episode, Luisa, a former Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), shares the leadership traits she adopted over the years from great leaders. Highlighting the Kenan-Flagler Core Values, Teamwork resonated the most with Alexander, a former Army Special Operations Manager. Alex talks about how the Executive MBA Program provides the opportunity to work in small teams and how, in this setting, you get to know your classmates better. Andrew, a former Marine and now a Consultant, reveals that he needed to strengthen his skills toolbox to compete in business. Our guests were gracious enough to share their personal stories and respective journeys to UNC. Their love of Carolina and all it has to offer by way of KFBS prompted their glowing recommendations to all prospective Veterans interested in Kenan-Flagler Business School. To learn more about the Special Operators Transition Foundation, visit:https://www.sotf.org/ We'd love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
22:15
January 28, 2021
Meet the Hosts - Javier and Bola
Meet the Hosts - Javier and Bola
Meet the Hosts! Javier Guillermo and Bola Mustapha share how their personal journeys led them to start the Executive MBA program of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In this episode, our hosts share which factors influenced their decision to choose the Kenan-Flagler program over their top target business schools. Bola and Javier also talk about what to expect in this first season and which topics they plan to cover - from challenges students face involving time management, leveraging their MBA to make career changes, to exploring the EMBA programs from the perspective of high potential classmates and international students-. They also explain how the Kenan-Flagler Core Values (excellence, leadership, integrity, inclusion, community, and teamwork) will affect their decision making after the program. They also talk about the different MBA formats offered at KFBS and what each program offers to diverse, prospective students. We'd love to hear from you! Follow us – links below- and let us know what you think of the show. Facebook: The Tar Heel Hustle Instagram: @The_Tar_Heel_Hustle Twitter: @TarHeelHustle Credits: Hosts: Bola Mustapha and Javier Guillermo Molina Producers: Bola, Javier and Mafe Osilia Social Media Manager: Esmeralda Baltazar Editor: Jack McCarthy The Tar Heel Hustle is brought to you by Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive MBA students.
20:14
November 25, 2020