Amanda Cupido is a communications advisor who specializes in podcasting. She has a background in major market radio where she worked as a producer, reporter and anchor. Amanda currently works for the nonprofit, World Vision, and is in the process of developing a documentary-style podcast about social entrepreneurship for them. She is also a member of the Ryerson University Alumni Association's board of directors.
After a catastrophic car accident, Joe Pinella was diagnosed quadriplegic… and told by doctors that he would never walk again. But, against all odds, Joe Pinella used the ancient Chinese healing techniques of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Kung to relieve his pain, regain his strength… and train his body to move again!
Instructor Joe Pinella has studied and practiced the ancient Chinese healing arts of Qi-Gong and Tai Chi Kung for over 50 years. As a youngster, he had the unusual opportunity to study in a Chinese Buddhist temple in NYC. At the formal request of a family friend who was a monk, Joe was accepted as a student and taught in the traditional Chinese manner.
Life happened. Joe went on to become a successful businessman. Sometimes he practiced, sometimes not. He did not realize the amazing gift he had been given until later when he was put to the test.
This test came in 1991 when his car plunged 200 feet down a mountainside and he landed on his head.
His doctors saved his life. They completely removed two shattered vertebrae and four disks. Every other disc in his spine was ruptured. They inserted metal plates in his neck and told him that he was a quadriplegic.
He ignored the advice of his medical team to “accept his fate and learn to be a disabled person”. Joe turned back to his training in Qigong. These gentle arts use breathing techniques, graceful movements and visualizations to stimulate and enhance the flow of qi (or life force) in the body, which in turn promotes healing and health.
Joe did those exercises in his mind for many months until gradually his body started to respond. Over the course of seven years, he regained full use of his body with no pain and no limitations.
Today he teaches others how to move freely without pain.
Nathan Sawatzky: In 2005, after spending many years in coffee, I joined a company called Club Penguin. Here, I built and lead a global team of community support reps who ended up helping millions of people from around the world. In 2007, The Walt Disney Company purchased Club Penguin and I was given the opportunity to lead Disney Online Studio's Guest Services team and extend it into six new countries. During this time I was honored to participate in discussions around ongoing legislative improvements for online safety, and speak at conferences around the world regarding healthy and safe online communities for children.
Since leaving The Walt Disney Company, I've worked with several startups (including Tiny Speck, before it became Slack) and larger companies like Facebook. I care deeply about meaningful human interactions and hold a firm belief that companies who care for, and inspire, their communities will have a big hand in making the world a better place!
I'm currently working on three podcast ideas; The NateCast, Service Please, and Coffee Inc. While The NateCast is already live, Service Please and Coffee Inc are still in development.
Dr Bijan Nasiri is a retired physician from Iran, an entrepreneur with over 2 decades of experience in project management and business consultation related to homelessness, addiction and HIV/AIDS.
He is the host of the popular podcast called “Entrepreneur Roadmap” with more than 150 episodes, he has interviewed well-known entrepreneurs & speakers from all over the world.
To connect with any of his guest speakers on the show check out: www.Everydayisnewday.com
Our life story with the focus on how to simply create a fortunate but balanced lifestyle using the easiest infographic in the world called “Fortune hand”. Grab a copy and practice it everyday: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1535599561
Today he has taken on a role of educating entrepreneurs as well as families and individuals on how to make an informed decision about the most important game in their life: The Money game!
And how to demystify it, using universal simple language. He is a proud father of 2 beautiful girls Paris and Ellie and a grateful husband of Lucy, his better half.
Dr. Bijan is a master networker and synergy maker, he teams up with talented people in order to maximize the benefit for everyone.
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Pamela Hilliard Owens: After a 35+-year career in education (Pre-K – 14), collaborative sales, and sales management and marketing, I started my first writing and editing business, Writing It Right For You, in July of 2008; expanding to my second, Detroit Ink Publishing, in 2012, and my third, Your Business Your Brand Creatively, in 2014.
Through my three companies, my clients learn that "It Matters How You Say It"! I work with solo professionals, creative freelancers, and businesses and corporations throughout the United States, Canada, the U.K., and twelve other countries on a variety of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing projects.
I provide writing, editing, web design and maintenance, publishing, branding, marketing, business consulting, and social media marketing services for clients of all sizes and in all niches in fifteen countries, and I specialize in working with creative and solo freelancers on branding and marketing their businesses.
I also have a weekly podcast targeted to freelancers and entrepreneurs: “YB2C Live!”
I have Bachelor’s Degrees in Special Education/Education and Sociology and a Master’s Degrees in English/Language Arts, Curriculum Development, and Psychology. I also have a Reading Specialist Certification from the State of Michigan and several business licenses.
Writing It Right For You Website: http://writingitrightforyou.com
Detroit Ink Publishing Website: http://detroitinkpublishing.com
Your Business Your Brand Creatively Website: http://yb2csystem.com
Esteban Perez Bolivar: My goal is to combat the poor quality content of mass media spreading knowledge about History. As former Navy Officer graduated in Italian Navy, I choose Military History. My job is worldwide and freely distributed in an Internet program: Zafarrancho Podcast, very well accepted by the Spanish language podcasting community.
The success of the program and my skills of great storyteller and writer of History scripts busted me to professional writing. For that reason, I published two books: a novel and an essay. In one month I will finish another essay. My plan is to continue writing and publishing more podcasts and books in order to shed some light in this present cultural darkness...
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Chaithanya Kothapalli loves to design and implement learning solutions that help in skill building and employability among young professionals. With over 16 years experience in the Indian IT Industry, like, GE Capital, Cognizant and now Omega Healthcare, he relentlessly pushes the envelope towards this agenda. In these 16 years, his HR experience spreads across, hiring, workforce management, training, and employee engagement.
He is a guy who never grew up from his college days even in the corporate environment. He always questions status quo and keeps challenging things. His secret to being young at mind & heart is to ensure he works with young professionals all the time.
A learner for life, he is a post graduate in Business Administration from the Madras University, Program Manager, by Stamford University, certified L&D professional by HCG, certified design thinker, currently learning EX (Employee experience design), Social Entrepreneur and a programmer by hobby.
He also runs a blog on medium Https://medium.com/@chaithanyakoth and a podcast called ‘Learning Digest’ that helps aspiring professionals wade through the corporate dynamics, adapts to corporate culture & career hack to success.
Tathra is a powerful paradigm shifter whose work is at the intersection of personal development and professional development. Her work as a coach, facilitator and consultant is founded in empowering her clients to explore what they know and how they know, rather than telling people what to do. She works with people and organisations that are progressive ambitious and value innovation. If this is you, get in touch.
She can imagine the workforce of tomorrow looking very different from today. She sees an experience of fulfilment and heightened connectivity in the day-to-day of work as being vital components for the development of a vibrant future workforce.
Tathra Street is passionate about facing the future now by looking beneath the surface. She recognises the importance of looking beyond the obvious for answers and is a champion for our ability to discover our own answers. She works with people and groups to move from analysis paralysis to clarity and creates an environment that enables wise choices.
Tathra is a global citizen, born in Australia, raised and educated in Canada, and having returned back to her homeland to discover her own entrepreneurial spirit in an environment that values creativity and innovation.
With a background in sustainability both as a consultant and a campaigner she is well versed in the dynamics of change. Learning the hard way that change can not be imposed if you want it to last and that creating an environment that invites change is crucial, these lessons inspired her to move from adversarial activism to personal change for planetary impact.
Wagner dos Santos is a sociocultural and linguistic anthropologist, technologist, brand strategist, podcaster, and managing partner at Wagner with over 20 years of experience. Some call him a marketing maverick because he’s not afraid to tell it like it is even if it goes against popular thinking. Yes, he can be controversial at times.
He was one of the pioneers in the online services space at the age of 17, having designed, built, and launched two popular online services which paved the way for AOL and the Internet. He has proudly partnered with international brands Coca-Cola, Google, Dell Computers, Target, Ford, Sprint, Autograph Collection Hotels, and Hilton Hotels & Resorts, among many others, and is the managing partner at social activation marketing agency, Wagner.
Prior to Wagner dos Santos, he was president/CEO and founder of Beloved, a national award-winning marketing agency, and honed additional expertise from Sony Masterworks and agency powerhouses Momentum Worldwide (IPG), GMR Marketing (Omnicom), and Havas Impact.
Wágner is the winner of several American Advertising Awards, recognized as a 2010 “Most Influential Businessmen” nominee by the Orlando Business Journal, and a trustee and past president of the American Advertising Federation-Orlando. He is also a contributing writer for the Orlando Business Journal.
After being classically trained at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, he spent several years in the music industry as both a recording artist and A&R executive.
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Roel Santos is the host of the World of Ro Podcast, a weekly podcast that features intimate interviews with people from all walks of life. Hear each person's journey in their endeavors and the goals that are trying to achieve.
Roel Santos is also the co-host and co-founder of The Pick and Ro Show, a weekly podcast that covers current events, sports, entertainment, deep thoughts and the occasional conspiracy theory. This is a brand new podcast that has been in the developing stages for quite some time and is now available for you're listening pleasure on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher radio.
Eric Nevins is the story curator and host of Halfway There, a podcast devoted to honest conversations with ordinary Christians about today's Christian experience. Launched in June 2016, the show highlights a neglected aspect of Evangelical spirituality: personal experience of God. Guests share the joys and sorrows of life and how God interacts with us during the journey.
Isaac Ingram is the co-host of the Real Christian Manliness Podcast, which he hosts with his younger brother Tim. Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Isaac recently moved to Montana and works with at-risk teens full-time, while going to school full-time pursuing a Music Education degree. Most importantly, he is the husband of Anna and the father of 3-month-old Billie Sue.
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Hi I am Jason Schemmel.I launched the "Get S*** Done Chat" (#GSDChat) because I want to give awesome people an opportunity to share the experiences of what they went through on the way to their success: the struggles, setbacks, and hardships they experienced; how they overcame them; and how they got shit done to earn the successes that people see today.
The purpose behind this is two-fold. I want to highlight the successes that people have. People all over the world are doing amazing things and it’s so easy for someone to think, “They're so successful, they have it so easy...” but they don’t understand the blood, sweat, and tears that went behind it. So I want to dive into that aspect of it. I also want to show that these successful people have experienced similar drawbacks along their path, whether it be internal or external, as others have and that it’s completely possible for anyone to work through it, do what they love, and get shit done.
Listen to the show here: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/get-shit-done-chat
Send me a message if you're interested in being a guest!
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Dawn Lidwell is the founder and CEO of Lidwell Writing Services LLC. Her career initially began as a freelance copywriter, helping businesses around the world share their message through her blogging and press release writing services. In 2015, she discovered her passion for the podcast industry and pivoted her business to offer professional podcast show notes.
By 2016, her business became one of the most sought-after companies in the industry, specializing in the development and creation of podcast show notes. Her team has helped countless podcasters share their message with the world, including finance experts, business strategists, personal development coaches, and leadership coaches.
When she’s not working, Dawn can often be found reading mystery/thriller novels, spending time with her family, or binge-watching her favorite Netflix series. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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After a promising athletic career ended, Darren McDuffie ventured from job to job looking to find his fit. He landed in the pharmaceutical industry which surprisingly, would be his gateway into the metaphysical/spiritual realm. He visited doctors on a daily basis and noticed some people weren’t getting well even though they were on medication. This started a cascade of questions which would eventually hit home when his mother was diagnosed with cancer. She eventually departed the physical plane in 2005.
After Darren’s mother died, the questions became more intense. He started researching to find answers. The answer came in the form of a book called,”Conversations With God” by Neale Donald Walsh. In the book, the author spoke of manifestation, prosperity, and other metaphysical principles. The book explained spiritual principles but he still wanted to know more.
Jordan Agricula, Founder and Host of The Discourse Podcast, is a Posse Veterans Program Scholar Recipient, and full-time student at Wesleyan University. After spending four years in the US Army as a Satellite Communications Operator, he transitioned from the military into higher education to pursue his passion for the nonprofit sector.
Sadie Witkowski grew up in the small town of Dripping Springs, Texas, before attending University of Texas at Austin for her dual degrees in Psychology and Plan II Honors. From there, she moved to Chicago and is currently working on her Ph.D. in psychology at Northwestern University, focusing on sleep and memory. In her spare time, Witkowski interviews graduate students about their research for her podcast, PhDrinking.
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Brian Califano has provided senior finance leadership at some of the biggest names in the media and entertainment industry, including the McGraw-Hill Companies, Viacom, CA Technologies, and the NHL. Before starting AcceleratingCFO, he was most recently the Vice President & Corporate Controller of SFX Entertainment, where he led the live music entertainment company from its start up phase through an initial public offering on NASDAQ .
Brian is a certified public accountant in New York State. He has a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Finance at New York University. He currently lives on Long Island, New York with his wife of twenty years (and high school sweetheart) and two daughters.
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Grey Jabesi: I know a few things, enough to make a good list but I’d rather not prescribe what areas I’m interested in. My interests are eclectic, so I prefer the flexibility of keeping an open mind.
I like to work in places where I am constantly challenged. I do not like safety, it's usually a sign of stagnation.
My greatest frustration is that I buy books faster than I can read them.
What does the world look like in 2030+ ? That's the state of mind I like to be in.
Welcome to my world: http://www.greyjabesi.com/thepodcast/
I’m Stephen Hurley and, after spending over 30 years as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant and teacher educator, I’m more aware than ever of the importance of powerful learning opportunities—not only for our young people, but for people of all ages.
While I’m sure that the need for change and improvement will always be important, I happen to believe that there are many, many examples of high-quality learning taking place right across this country and around the world. I also believe that, with the right amount of imagination and creativity, every school can become a place where meaningful and connected learning takes place for all students.
Recently, I’ve put my time and money behind this idea and invite you to take a look at a personal project that has become much bigger than me. Consider joining us at voicEd Radio