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Podcast title Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin
Website URL http://purposerockstar.com
Description Purpose Rockstar tells inspirational stories of people who have found purpose in their careers, 5 days a week. We interview guests from every type of job. Bring out your inner rockstar and be inspired to create the career you have always wanted.
Updated Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:02:34 +0000
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1. Special Announcement: Purpose Rockstar is coming back!
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Purpose Rockstar is coming back!

In this quick update, I share with you some of our upcoming plans and how we got here.

What's your plan to infuse purpose into your career this year?

Tell me via email at derrick@purposerockstar.com

 



2. 215- David Brown- Part 1- How To Be A Succesful Businessman
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David Brown is a "rebel without a clue" and a private investor. Top knotch colleges and jobs make David Brown stand out.

 

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3. 217- Alexandra Marquez- From A Love Of Fashion To A Successful Business
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Alexandra Marquez started off with a love for fashion, then blossomed into a succesful business women on Poshmark. Going from a simple love of fashion to making thousands a day wasn't easy but Alexandra shows that anything is possible.

 

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4. 214- Maggie Mabery- Changing Middle Schooler's Lives Through A Passion Of Science
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Maggie Mabery is nothing short of amazing as she as been elected teacher of the year in California. She shares her love of science with her students, ultimately setting them up for a fun and successful year. 

 

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5. 213- Kelly Peletz- Can Ride-shares be Women Only?
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Kelly Peletz is the president of Chariot For Women, a ride-share service geared toward serving women through women drivers and passengers. Kelly's extensive nursing background was ultimately the perfect fit for this new organization.

 

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6. 211-Sarah Worley- How Being A Mediator Shaped Her
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Sarah Worley is a nationally known Mediator in Boston area working for her company Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution P.C.. She was not only the first female mediator in Boston, she has also beeb recognized by Super Laws for extensive law background as well as her role as a mediator and netural.

 

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7. 210- Harry Campbell- Using Uber To Fuel His Passion For Blogging
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Harry Campbell is the man, the myth, the legend, behind the rideshareguy.com. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Harry went from being an aerospace engineer to an Uber and Lyft driver while incorporating his passion for blogging. 

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8. 209- Margaret Butler- Olympian Runner Changes African Girl's Lives
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Margaret Butler is the Executive Director for Komera an organization that works to empower women through education and running. Margaret is nothing short of fast and furious, as she uses her olympic background to empower women in Africa.

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9. 212- Baylee Greenberg- Could A Text Message Prevent Suicide?
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Baylee Greenberg is the COO For Crisis Textline, an orgnaization geared toward helping people stray from self-harm through text messaging.

 

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10. 207: Building a museum without walls - Sam Aquillano
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Sam Aquillano is founder of museum without walls for and by designers, Design Museum. We chat about how a teen who sold pirated CDs and built a lawn mowing mini empire became a founder of one of the most unique experiential organizations in the world. Read more→



11. 206: Lindsay Lucas - Starving Artist to Working Musician
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Lindsay Lucas is neo-soul singer who has performed with Talib Kweli, Ernie Isley, John Scofield, Herby Hancock. This Berklee College of Music graduate has residency at one of the biggest jazz clubs in Boston and now is releasing her first full record.

In this interview, you'll discover how she transitioned from starving artist to working musician in an incredibly depressing time in her life. Read More →



12. 205: Meera Vijayann, Exposing Sexual Violence in India
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In this interview, we chat about how Meera Vijayan is putting herself in harm's warm way with her reporting, the event that pushed her to start her journey, and the next steps in bringing more awareness to sexual violence. 

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13. 204: Lianne Wade, Wilde Agency - Journey of a Consumer Insight Marketer
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Lianne Wade (@liannewade) is the Director of Customer Insights at Wilde Agency, a marketing firm focused on using the science of human behavior to help their clients perform.

**Bonus**

Click read more to get slides from Lianne's presentation on her work on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Read More and Get Ice Bucket Challenge Bonus →  



14. 203: Lynn Aaronson - Managing the Ice Bucket Challenge and Career Challenges
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Lynn Aaronson is more than the woman who helped ALS work through the Ice Bucket Challenge. She is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts chapter and a successful nonprofit executive for 30 years.

When the US economy tanked in in 2009 she became unemployed for 17 months. An experience that taught her a lot about what really matters in her life.

In this interview, how her experience being unemployed changed the ALS hiring, we discuss how she tackled the Ice Bucket Challenge before and after the campaign, how she turned around the ALS Massachusetts chapter financial stability.

Get the Ice Bucket Challenge breakdown and tons of other resources



15. 202: Katherine Keller - Building a business after divorce
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In 2008, Katherine Keller went from corporate marketing job married with children to divorce and too broke to pay the light bills as a single parent. 

Katherine now runs Katherine Keller International, an online marketing, branding, copywriting and graphic design agency. She is also featured writer for Entrepreneur.com

In this interview, we discuss what Katherine did to get up from rock bottom, share business advice on entrepreneur overwhelm, copywriting, graphic design, branding and how to successfully manage your time. →Read More



16. 201: Conor Williams, How to change the US education system
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Conor Williams has ideas on how to change the US education system. His ideas have been published in Washington Post, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, U.S. News and World Report, Talking Points Memo in addition to several other publications.

In this interview, we discuss changing the US education system, Teach for America, charter schools, and how he has made a career picking fights.

→Episode notes and Resources



17. Special Episode: How to become a Purpose Rockstar this year
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In this episode, we say thank you and provide a road map on how to become a Purpose Rockstar in your life. We talk about the path to living a meaningful life where your skills and impact are at maximum levels.

Derrick reveals his struggles to become best self and what he will do this year to get there.  

If you would like to hold yourself accountable via a private community where you'll get help to become your hidden best self -- Join at the top of this page.  



18. 200: Isaiah Pickens, Understanding Teen Psychology
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Professor, psychologist, and actor Isaiah Pickens is changing the way we understand teenagers. In this interview, we discuss how teens brains develop, why teens have difficulty making good decisions, and his new teen talk show ‘We Complicated’. Read more→  



19. 199: Andrea Funk, Too Cool Shirt Quilts - T-Shirts into lasting memories
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Andrea Funk turns t-shirts into long lasting memories via her one-of-a-kind quilts. We chat about how she pushed through 10 years to create a successful business and the difference between quilts and blankets. Continue reading→



20. 198: Maria Kussmaul - Succeeding as a Woman in Finance and Investment Banking
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Maria Kussmaul is the Founding Partner and Investment Banking Head at America's Growth Capital (AGC Partners), a boutique Investment Bank that advises emerging growth companies or tech companies in merging, acquisition and information security. Continue Reading →



21. 197: Renee Fry - Entrepreneurship Helped Me Overcome My Battle with Brain Tumor
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Renee Fry is the founder and chief marketing officer of Making Care Easier , a care platform that helps you take action and care of your elderly loved ones. Despite fighting off a brain tumor, Renee is dedicated to providing care for the elderly.  Continue Reading →



22. 196: Paula Berg - Making it in the PR & Digital Marketing World
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Paula Berg is a PR and marketing expert and is the current Digital Media Manager at Hewlett Packard (HP). At Southwest Airlines, she was able to work her way up in their communications department and eventually get her job at HP.  Continue Reading →



23. 194: Mario Jannatpour, Honest Real Estate Agent
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Mario Jannatpour is a successful realtor and author of the Honest Real Estate Agent , a training guide on how to become a successful real estate agent. Mario has a simple philosophy he follows in his career: help your customers find what they want and in return you'll get what you want. Read more →



24. 193: Blaz Jemc - A Kickstarter for Local Tourist Businesses
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Blaz Jemc is the COO of Travel Starter, a global crowdfunding platform for tourism businesses by helping them connect with the local community to raise funding for their projects.  Continue Reading →



25. 192: Jen Gurecki - Radically Changing Lives and Elevating the Status of Women
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It's not easy running a women's sports clothing company and a nonprofit organization simultaneously. Jen Gurecki, however, is doing just that. She is the CEO of Coalition Snow and is also the Chief Innovation Officer of Zawadisha fund. Continue Reading →



26. 191: Hope Nicholson - How To Get Thousands of Backers for Your Kickstarter
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Hope Nicholson is a Canadian comic book publisher, editor of Nelvana of the Northern Lights, and a Kickstarter maven with 3 successful campaigns under her belt. Her current project, Secret Loves of Geek Girls has made an impressive $122,286 CAD.  Continue Reading →



27. 190: Ashley Rankin - How I Raised $25K in 30 Days
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Ashley Rankin is the founder of SHREDLY, a women's mountain bike apparel line that was one of the most funded clothing Kickstarter campaigns. Though hesistant to join Kickstarter, she learned along the way and launched a successful campaign.  Continue Reading →



28. 189: Smita Kapoor - Learning to Love Myself After Being Diagnosed With Cancer
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Smith Kapoor is the guidance coach to Sensitive Souls and author of forthcoming book "LIFE: Series of Learning Lessons and Vacation Time". We're here today to learn about how she got to where she is today after being diagnosed with cancer.  Continue Reading →



29. 188: Ja-Nae Duane - Choosing to Live Your Own Life
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The multi-talented entrepreneur, artist, author of The Startup Equation, and speaker Ja-Nae Duane started out with humble beginnings. Although faced with challenges, she was able to turn her life around and become a successful entrepreneur. Continue Reading →



30. 187: Liz Maxwell - Optimism Helped Me Live My Life
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Liz Maxwell is currently the Events Manager of Impact Hub NYC and has a strong background in the arts working as the Artistic Director of the Art Monastery Project. On this show, Liz talks to us about her optimistic point of view in life and how that has helped her along her career path.   Continue Reading →



31. 186: Lisa Fetterman - Revolutionizing the Way We Cook at Home
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Say goodbye to overcooked eggs. Lisa Fetterman is the founder of Nomiku, the first ever home sous vide appliance that brings the secret of 3-Michelin star chefs into your own kitchen. Through her hard work in creating this product and and launching the#1 funded food Kickstarter campaign, she is now running a thriving business.  Continue Reading →



32. 185: Emily Kund - Storytelling Through Data Visualization
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Emily Kund is an expert in the field of data visualization, a process that turns data into information that can be processed visually or narratively so that it is easier to understand and can be utilized. Continue Reading →



33. 184: Sarah Parsons - Improving Japanese & British Communications
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Sarah Parsons is the Managing Director of Japan in Perspective that offers a services and training packages to facilitate communication between British and Japanese companies. Continue Reading →



34. 183: Marjorie Agosin - Writing to Gain A Sense of Identity
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Marjorie Agosin is an accomplished writer from Chile and professor at Wellesley College. She is best known for her book, I Lived on A Butterfly Hill, and her recent poetry collection, Secrets in the the Sand: The Young Women of Juárez. Continue Reading →



35. 182: Abby Speicher - Starting A Drone Pilot School from the Ground Up
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Abby Speicher is the founder CEO and Co-founder of DARTdrones, a FAA certified UAV drone pilot school. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Abby Speicher always had a natural talent for starting companies.  Continue Reading →



36. 181: Fred Engh - Paving The Way For Youth Sports
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Fred Engh is the founder of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), an organization that provides programs, services, and resources to promote fun physical activity for kids and the opportunity to learn valuable life skills. Continue Reading →



37. 180: Tony Stubbleline - Building 10,000 Communities and 700 Coaches Ready To Help
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Tony Stubblebine is the CEO and founder of Coach.me (formerly known as Lift), a popular app that gives ambitious people their own team of coaches to help them achieve their goals. Dissatisfied with his well-paid, yet unfulfilling job after college, he decided to pack his bags and join the startup scene in California. He faced many points of uncertainty when he first started, but through perseverance and a great business partner, he was able to build a successful startup. Continue Reading →



38. 179: Diane Hessan - Why You Don't Need To Be A Genius In The Startup World
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Diane Hessan is the CEO of Startup Institute, an 8-week program that transforms people into skilled individuals that are ready to take on the workforce. Growing up with family members that never went to college, Diane was able to earn her Bachelor's at Tufts University and Master's in Harvard Business School. From there on, she built her first successful startup C-Space (formerly known as Communispace) and eventually found her way to Startup Institute, where she is changing student's lives everyday by teaching htem invaluable skills and life lessons.

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39. 178: Carol Stewart - Empowering Women In The Workplace
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Carol Stewart is the UK's Top 50 Business Advisors and founder of Abounding Solutions, a coaching and mentoring service to help women gain confidence in their abilities and to succeed in the workplace. Growing up lacking confidence and shy, Carol has transformed into a strong individual that is sharing her expertise to women around the world. 

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40. 177: Amy Quigley - Cultivating a Digital Marketing Community in Boston
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Amy Quigley is the President of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), an organization with 7,500 professionals that provides content, networking opportunities, and education in order to bring visibility to digital marketing in New England. Her career path may have not been a clear one, but Amy was able to find her place in marketing and work in a job that she is passionate about. Continue Reading →



41. 176: Ashley Milne-Tyte - Why Women Should Just Ask For It
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Ashley Milne-Tyte is a journalist and host for The Broad Experience, a podcast that focuses on women and the issues they face in the workplace. Ashley found her passion in helping women thrive in their careers and created her show, The Broad Experience.Continue Reading →



42. 175: Deborah Gordon - Full Time Mom Running Two Hospitals Labs
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Deborah Gordon is the Medical Director of Pathology at Heywood and Athol Hospital in Massachusetts. She graduated from college not planning on attending medical school, but as opportunities opened up, she eventually earned her MD and became the head of two hospitals. As a mother of two children, Deborah had to learn how to balance her professional and personal life.  Continue Reading →



43. 174: Jen Goldbeck - What Your "Likes" Can Reveal About You
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Before Facebook was even a thing, Jen Golbeck has already been analyzing social networks and using artificial intelligence to figure out people's secrets based on what they do online. Jen Goldbeck is a computer scientist and Ted Talk speaker of "The curly fry conundrum: Why social media 'likes' say more than you think." She is doing some fascinating research on human computer interaction, and how that can reveal many surprising things about ourselves. Continue Reading →



44. 173: Brian Miller - Turning Your Mistakes into Stepping Stones
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Brian Miller is the head coach of the women's basketball team at Leeds City Schools. He has faced challenges but is here today to share his top tips on coaching a successful basketball team. Continue Reading →



45. 172: Brian Morgan - Changing Lives Through Football
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Brian Morgan is the president of Texas Youth Football Association (TYFA) and grew up playing football as an outlet for him to make friends, learn how to be a team player, and deal with adversity.Continue Reading →



46. 171: Manish Chandra - Creating a Fashion Empire For Women All Over the World
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Manish Chandra is the CEO and founder of Poshmark, an online fashion marketplace that lets you sell clothes from your closet or buy clothes from people all over the world. Graduating from high school at 15 and finishing his undergrad at just 19, Manish left college thinking he wanted to be in the tech industry. Soon after, he found his place in women's fashion industry after creating Poshmark. His journey to finding a $25 million funded business was not always easy, but Manish is here to share with us the lesson he has learned along the way. Continue Reading →



47. 170: Mike Valenzuela - Touching People's Hearts Through Music
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Mike Valenzuela and Casey Starr are both in Playing With Chaos, a rock band from Phoenix, Arizona that is passionate about music and composing their own music every single day. Both grew up with a musical background, and immediately hit it off when they first met, and have been collaborating ever since. Continue Reading →



48. 168: Brendan Hufford - Starting My Own Business in the Fourth Grade
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Brendan Hufford is the jack of all trades - an entrepreneur, a business coach, a successful podcast host, and a blogger. He had an entrepreneurial mindset ever since he was in the 4th grade, where he managed to gather a group of kids to start a video game renting business. As he grew up, he learned by working hard that any aspirations he has in life are achievable.   Continue Reading →



49. 169: Oded Dumah - Humanitarian Builds 9000+ Homes in South Africa
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Oded Dumah, founder and president of Humane Human Settlements, a Johannesburg non profit that builds homes for people living in shacks, was born and raised in the slums of Zimbabwe. Growin up, he understood the struggles of living in the slum and knew many people in his community that were living in poor conditions. For this reason, Oded is putting forth his efforts to help build more than 9000 homes for people in South Africa. 



50. 167: Jane Kohuth - Writing Childrens' Book in the Midst of Adversity
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Jane Kohuth, a successful children's books author,  grew up facing a constant battle with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissues in the body. This chronic illness would cause irregularities in her health, making it difficult to work a regular full-time job and limited to what Jane could do in life. Despite this hardship, she continued to follow her passion for storytelling and eventually found her place writing popular children's book like Ducks Go Vroom. Continue Reading →



51. 166: Tamara Curl-Green - Turning a Hobby Into a Dream Job
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Tamara Curl-Green, Senior Marketing Manager for the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash, grew up loving sports but only saw it as just a hobby. Little did she know that, she would one day be managing the social media and digital marketing efforts for huge professional teams like the Colorado Rapids and currently the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash.  Continue Reading →



52. 165: James Dawkins - Video Production and Entertainment for the Masses
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James Dawkins, video editor of the Houston Rockets, found his passion for video production at an early age when he used to film with his twin brother for his church group. Currently, James is working under renowned film editor, Gil Green, and has impressive professional experience doing video editing for NBA teams. Continue Reading →



53. 164: Karen Chaston - Giving A Voice To Women
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Karen Chasten is the CEO of Alionment, resonator of Braveheart Women, and former CFO of a publicly listed company. After overcoming her son's death, weight loss, and learning to be her own best friend, Karen is now sharing her principles to living a fulfilling life and empowering women everywhere to do the same.  Continue Reading →



54. 163: Ellory Wells - Achieve Your Goals with Mastermind Group
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Ellory Wells is a #1 bestselling author, business coach and the founder of Mastermind groups for entrepreneurs, an exclusive community that connects you with like-minded individuals that helps you achieve your business goals.  Continue Reading →



55. 162: Mary Liz Kehler, Building Social Enterprises
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Mary Liz Kehler has impressive career in international affairs--working in places like the US Treasury Department, World Bank, and US Embassy in Paris. Her life changed forever in Paraguay building social enterprises. Read more →



56. 161: Connie Chow - Fixing Science Gender Gap
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Connie Chow grew up in a women lead household in Hong Kong since the age of 6. After earning her PhD in Virology at Harvard, she took an unusual route and made it her life goal to promote gender equality and encourage young girls to pursue a career in science and engineering.  Continue Reading →



57. 160: Ali Fuller, Level Ground MMA How MMA saved my life and 100 others too
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After getting arrested and getting caught in the wrong crowd Ali Fuller finds herself by teaching 100+ students discipline and increased self esteem in mixed martial arts. Read more→ 



58. 159: Bill Massaquoi, Surviving civil war and ebola to Rebuild Africa
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Founder of Rebuild Africa, Bill Massaquoi discusses fighting ebola, Liberian civil war, and helping young people in Africa meet their potential Continue Reading→



59. 158: Overcoming struggles with weight and business with Merrymaker Sisters
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Emma and Carla Papas are the Merrymaker Sisters. They are famous for their incredible enthusiasm for sharing mouth watering recipes, health hacks and the paleo lifestyle on their blog. Read more → 

In this interview, we chat about their personal struggles with dieting and getting their online business started



60. 157: Jasmine Cuffee, Chicana Poet Drops Out and Surges Forward
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Jasmin Cuffee lead the Women of the World Poetry slam and has made a name for herself in Alberquerque's poetry scene.  After dropping out of high school at 16 and married at 20, life became a struggle to find meaningful work. Read more →



61. 156: Bob Halperin on why forums and masterminds work
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As former CEO of Young Presidents Organization, Bob Halperin helped thousands of executives world wide to make leaps in their professional and personal growth. Discover how forums can help you do the same. Read more →



62. 155: Poet Dan Gallant, Reviving a dormant brand - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
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Dan Gallant journey from running zero budget productions to reviving the 40 year old Nuyorican's Poets Cafe brand, which helped launch Rosie Perez, Scarlet Johansson, and John Leguizamos to raise $6.9M. Read more→

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63. 154: College Dropout Kanye would love - Danny Strack, Poet
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Danny Strack uses his marketing skills and "whuffie" to turn his poetry into an actual living. We chat about how he dropped out of college, got into corporate marketing, and using those skills to run Austin Poetry Slam community in Texas. 

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64. 153: Joseph Carrabis, Reading Virtual Minds
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Joseph Carrabis uses technology to read virtual minds through their purchasing decisions. He is the Chief Neuroscience Officer and Data Science at InsightXM and runs Next Stage Evolution. He is author of over 25 books on marketing psychology. Continue Reading →

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65. 152: Tatyana Brown, Poet and Educator - From $17.83 left to success
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Tatyana Brown: poet, teacher, and literary fighter of inequality. She touches on her story of overcoming childhood domestic abuse and starving artist syndrome.

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66. 151: Career lessons from first openly gay college president Chuck Middleton
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Chuck Middleton is the first openly gay man to become a college president in the US. We chat about advantages of being gay in a running a college, the power of mentoring, and how he developed 6 current college presidents. Notes and Links →

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67. 150: Denise Bransford, Roosevelt University - Volunteer to VP
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Denise Bransford never intended to become a higher education executive. She cared deeply about education and young people. Listen to learn how her volunteer work led her to become a VP at Roosevelt University.



68. 149: Camille Preston, Leadership Coach - Limo to Love
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Camille Preston was a limo driver, waitress, and did it all. In this interview we explore how she found her vocation and how you can find yourself in work.

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69. 148: Melissa Tyler, Tummy Toys - Silver, Stomach, and Incubators
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Melissa Tyler is a Jeweler and entrepreneur getting in people's stomachs and making big change. We chat about her Tummy Toys and the incubation space she has created.

Sponsor is Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use Promo code "Rockstar" for 10% off



70. 147: Cheryl Brown, Quilter Chic - How to Qulit Online
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Cheryl Brown is teaching people how to quilt online. We chat about why she quilts and the challenges of making a living online.

Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use "Rockstar" at checkout for 10% off



71. 146: Henry Johnson - Friend of Creators
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Henry Johnson has done the corporate thing, now he is on his way to creating a podcast about creators. We chat about the transition and his journey.

Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use Rockstar at checkout for 10% off



72. 145: Sarah Sladek, Generations Expert - Make Boomers and Millennials Work Together
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Sarah Sladek helps companies figure out how to attract and retain millenials. We chat about the gap between baby boomers and millennials plus how to bridge it.

Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use "Rockstar"at Checkout for 10% off 



73. 144: Susan Murphy Warren - COO, Seeding Labs -
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Susan Murphy Warren is the COO of Seeding Labs an organization that sends lab equipment to schools that need them all over the world. We chat about her career in medical devices and international development.



74. 143: Keith Griffis, IfSimply.com - How to make business like a rockstar
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Keith Griffis runs ifSimply.com which helps people create membership sites. Find out how he doesn't have to be sleazy to sell, the end of his career as a rockstar and how several miscarriages led him to a career helping people.

Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate Use "Rockstar" at Checkout for 10% off



75. 142: Mike Messier, Film Director - Wrestling with Sanity
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Mike Messier is a director, acting coach, wrestling commentator, and a compelling dude. We chat about his film The Nature of the Flame and overcoming mental illness. Episode Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use "Rockstar" at checkout for 10% off



76. 141: Angel Mendoza, Aztec Artist - Mexican and Native American Culture Icon
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Angel Mendoza specializes in Meso American, indigenous and Aztec art. We talk about the journey to finding his roots and his mission to reviving the interest in Mexican iconography. Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate Use "Rockstar" at checkout for 10% off



77. 140: Charu Sharma, Entrepreneur - Conservative Upbringing Dynamic Life
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Charu Sharma grew up in a conservative Indian household then grew up to become a tech dynamo. Serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and trailblazer we chat about her jouney. Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate Use "Rockstar" for 10% off



78. 139: Betsy Carson, Vegan TV Producer - Vegan TV Queen
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Betsy Carson was always interested in film. Her partner introduced her to the vegan lifestyle. Betsy has produced the very successful series Vegan Mashup and VegEZ, a top rated video podcast on iTunes. We chat about tv shows, transition to the vegan diet, vegan cheese and how to make it as a filmmaker.

Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate Use "Rockstar" for 10% off.



79. 138: Joyce Walker, Pro Basketball Player - Fame to Drugs to Redemption
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Joyce Walker was one of the first female Harlem Globetrotters, played for Team USA, and avg 25 ppg at LSU. After going abroad to play she became addicted to drugs. Find out how she overcame and got into coaching.



80. Special Episode: Why doing everything yourself is not good - Single Point of Failure
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In this special episode, we chat about the danger of doing everything yourself. I explain the term Single Point of Failure, why you need to know it and what to do about it. Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use promo code "Rockstar" for 10% off



81. Special R.O.C.K. series CK - Create a Career Vision, Know What You Want
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This last episode of the R.O.C.K. series where we the C and the K. Have you created a vision for your career? Do you know exactly what you want in your career? Learn about this and more. Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use 'Rockstar' for 10% off



82. 137: Tess O'Brien, Clean Power Perks - Cool to be Clean
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Tess O'Brien created Clean Power Perks make it cool to use clean power. We chat about how she is teaming with brands to provide 'perks' to people who sign up for clean power.

Episode sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" for 10% off 



83. 136: Bonnie Burgett, Sourced Capital - Crowd Funding Real Estate
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Bonnie Burgett is changing real estate with fancy math and crowd funding. We chat about her company Sourced Capital and its potential to change everything. Special guest: Tim the intern Save 10% on your order with "Rockstar" at Perfect Fuel Chocolate 



84. 135: Jin Ho Kim, Cool Human - Stress Making You Sick
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Jin Ho Kim got so sick from stress he could not get out of bed for 1 year. We chat about how the stress of performing creating an autoimmune condition that almost crippled him. Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" for 10% off your order



85. 134: Valerie Groth, Life Coach - Build People Build Schools
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Valerie Groth is a Life Coach and former school counselor. We chat about the student who inspired her to create a boarding school in Chicago.Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" for 10% off



86. Special ROCK Series - O is for what you have to offer
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This edition of the ROCK series is about what you have to offer professionally. We go into detail about how to find out what you have to offer your clients or colleagues. Sponsor for this show is Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use code "Rockstar" for 10% off.



87. Special ROCK Series - R is for Recognize personality drives profession
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The ROCK series breaks down how to sell and talk about yourself effectively. R is for Recognize your unique personality and how to make it a professional asset. Sponsor: Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" at checkout for 10% off



88. Special Episode: Getting Help - Mentors and Interns
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In this special episode, we chat about how to find mentors and interns for entrepreneurs starting out. This episode is sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate, organic fuel for workouts and your work day. Use "Rockstar" at Checkout for 10% off.



89. Special Episode: Career Break is not Career Suicide
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In this special episode, we chat about taking a career break. Is it career suicide? Listen to the show and let me know. This podcast is sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" at Checkout for 10% off your order.



90. Special Episode: What to do in your career
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In this special episode, Derrick talk about how to figure what to do in your career. We go down memory lane where he talks about dead end jobs and how to get out of them. Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Promo code Rockstar for 10% off your order



91. Bonus Update - Amazon Gift Card Contest, Music, New Sponsor
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In this special bonus episode, Derrick talks about some changes to the podcast. We chat about contest for Purpose Rockstars, musical change, and a brand new sponsor. Excitement awaits.



92. 133: Kacy Karlen, Founder, Height of Style - 6'4 Fashionista
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Kacy Karlen started the Height of Style because it was difficult to find a great fashion resource for tall women and men.We chat about life as a 6'4 woman trying to be stylish, growing a writing team, and coolness of dorkdorm :)



93. 132: Taylor White, International Real Estate Investor - Rum, Cigars, Property around the world
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Taylor White decided to start investing in real estate just after Sept 11, 2001. In a down economy, he was able to invest in real estate throughout the world, travel, and learn a lot along the way. We chat about rum, Buenos Aires, and how he made it.



94. 131: Jonny Nastor, Entrepreneur - Canadian Punk Rock Business Star
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Jonny Nastor grew up booking punk rock shows and running offline business. When it came to online business though, he took a long hard road. We chat about why he loves online now, how he got unstuck, and being in his daughter's shadow.



95. 130: Monica RW, Host, Independent Underground - Passionate Independent
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Monica RW was 'Ms Corporate' working her way up the ladder until she got sick and tired. Now she hosts Independent Underground podcast. We chat about their rise from 0 to 147,000 listeners per month + three quick family deaths that changed everything.



96. 129: Ani Alexander, Author + Writing Coach - Native English Writer from Armenia
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Ani Alexander left a job that was taking her away from her family to pursue writing. We chat about how she found success as a self-published author, why she coaches writers, and her newest book. Derrick's mic had some issues. Enjoy this anyway :)



97. 128: Angela Gibson, Intuitive Counselor - More than Spiritual Woo Woo
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Angela Gibson is a transpersonal intuitive counselor. Translation: she helps gain insight into the spiritual world arous us. We chat abour her journey from scientist to spiritual counselor, clearing a house of spirits, and her upcoming tv show. 



98. 127: Sheeri Cabral, Mozilla MySQL Community Manager
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Sheeri Cabral makes MySQL databases cool and brings people together. We chat about how databases  affect our every day lives and how she went from neuroscience to computer science. Let's get dangerous!



99. 126: Sherry Penney, College President - A Leadership Pioneer
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Sherry Penney rose to become the first female president of the University of Massachusetts system. Before then she was told she could not get a job as a professor. We talk about all the difficult steps of her rise to leadership.



100. 125: Latoya Burton, Interior Deisgner, Twelve-22 - On a Walkabout through life
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Latoya Burton is a San Francisco who found purpose in interior design and home in Australia. We chat about her journey and the walkabout that lead her to creating Twelve-22. It's just two old friends catching up.



101. 124: Scott Herman - MTV Real World to Youtube fitness star
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Scott Herman went from the cast of MTV Real World Brooklyn to Youtube fitness star. Years earlier he was bullied then turned to the gym for release. We chat about that and how he developed a community of 50,000 people.Continue reading→ 



102. 123: Adam Teeter, co-founder, Vine Pair - Wine and Passion on a Friday afternoon
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Adam Teeter, co-founded Vine Pair to make wine less stuck up and more accessible. In an interview recorded on the Friday at 5pm before a holiday we chat about he so passionate and how new people can understand wine quickly. Continue reading → 



103. 122: Keith Chow, Founder, Nerds of Color - Revealing Secret Identities
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Keith Chow is the Founder of Nerds of Color and the Secret Identity Universe. We chat about growing up as a nerd of color and various controversies in Walking Dead, SpiderMan, and all over pop culture. Continue Reading→



104. 121: Madeline Puckette, Founder, Wine Folly - Approachable Graphic Wine
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Madeline Puckette started Wine Folly to make wine approachable to all. She started out a musician and artist then applied that creativity to teaching others about wine. We chat about music, entreprneurship, and learning wine. Continue Reading→  



105. 120: Virginia Kuhn, Professor, Cinematic Arts, USC - New Film Frontier
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Virginia Kuhn submitted one of the first digital disserations ever. She is now leading a huge project to digitally analyze film with humans and super computers going back decades. We chat about Media Literacy and why it's so important Continue Reading →



106. 119: Claire Cook, Author, Must Love Dogs - Must Love Reinvention
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Claire Cook wrote her first novel in a van at 45 years old. Her second novel became the hit movie Must Love Dogs starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. We chat her reinvention and how to make a turn yourself. ↳Continue Reading



107. 118: Alex Weaver, Managing Editor, BostInno - A young Don Draper
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Alex Weaver is the Managing Editor of BostInno, an online news source for innovation and all things Boston. We chat about his journey from Maine, getting in copy writing, and BostInno's groundbreaking coverage. We also chat beer. Continue Reading



108. 117: Cheryl McNeil, Teacher - Dedicated to the Job
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Cheryl McNeil is so committed to the students she teaches she visits the various countries they come from. We chat about her career as a teacher, why she loves travelling so much, and her career as an opera singer. Continue Reading→



109. 116: Marsha Wright, Strategic Alliance Expert - Greetings from Thailand
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Marsha Wright is an author, journalist, and businesswoman who grew her brand through strategic alliances. We chat about the difference between joint ventures and strategic alliances, her incredible journey, and have fun from Thailand. Continue Reading→



110. 115: Alex Avina, History Professor, Florida State University - From Soccer Player to University Professor
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Alex Avina wanted to be a soccer player and turned out becoming a history professor. We chart his journey from professional soccer player to professor, the modern history of Mexico, the drug war, and even touch on Ferguson, MO shootings. Continue Reading→



111. 114: Chad Watkins, Sommelier at UncommonGrape - France lover turned wine lover
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Chad Watkins fell in love in French culture then wine and then teaching others about wine. He is the head honcho at Uncommongrape, a blog that makes wine part of life. He reviews a few wine wines as well. Continue Reading→



112. 113: Dante Bartolomeo, Connecticut State Senator - Accidental Politician
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Dante Bartolomeo started by fighting for services for her child and ended up working on behalf of families in Connecticut. We chat about the challenges of being a politican, advocating for children, and how Sandy Hook shooting changed everything. Continue Reading→



113. 112: Kalyan Raman, Marketing and Neuroscience Professor, Northwestern University - 2 PhDs
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Two PhD degrees 25 years apart are just one of the things that distinguishes Kalyan Raman. A business professor with a focus on electrical engineering of neuroscience is a pretty darn cool distinction. Enjoy this awesome story. Continue Reading→



114. 111: Meg Syvlia, Artful Publications - Marketing E-books and making the leap!
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Meg Sylvia runs Artful Publications where she helps entrepreneurs create and successfully market awesome E-Books. We chat about making the entrepreneurial leap and what goes into a good E-Book. Continue Reading→



115. 110: Hannah Engelson, Film Director - Why Jonah Stands Up from Muscular Dystrophy
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Hannah Engelson is the director of Jonah Stands Up, a documentary that tells the story of a stand up comedian, candidate for mayor who happens to be a wheelchair bound guy with Muscular Dystrophy. We chat about the documentary and her life.  Continue Reading→



116. Bonus - Laura Ettinger Asks Provocative Questions
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In our very first Bonus Episode our host Derrick gets two very provactive questions from Laura Ettinger, History Professor at Clarkson University who is featured in Episode 105.

If you enjoy the show give a review on iTunes and Stitcher.



117. 109: Eric Tivers, ADHD Expert - ADHD Rewired Superstar
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Eric Tivers is a social worker who specializes in work in ADHD and Autism. We talk his struggles with ADHD and why he took the choice of working with people like him. Plus we talk about something has him awfully excited. Continue Reading→



118. 108: Irem Eren, Marketing Director Ayza - Turkey Science Wine Chocolate
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Irem Eren is the Marketing Director at Ayza Chocolate, a wine and chocolate bar in New York. Her road there included starting in Turkey, many years in a Spain as a scientist. We chat about fantastic wine + chocolate combos and her life. Continue Reading→



119. 107: Bill Vitek, Philosophy Professor, Clarkson University - Rockin Environmental Ethics
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Bill Vitek believes we can think differently about our environment. We talk about his career as professor, musician, stumbliing into environmental ethics and what we can do to change perception of conservation. Continue Reading→



120. 106: Michael Willis, Surfing Legend - Speaking to a Sea God
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Michael Willis is one of half of the Willis Bros surfing and a twin. We talk about his days in Hawaii, how he used surfing for networking, and the secret sauce behind their world famous surfboards. Continue Reading→



121. 105: Laura Ettinger, History Professor, Clarkson University - Reluctant Pioneer
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Laura Ettinger studies women throughout history in medicine, technology, and science. We talk about her journey to becoming a professor at Clarkson University, the choices she made for work-life balance, and a game changing project on the horizon. Continue Reading→



122. 104: Banks White, Chef de Cuisine at Minton - Cooking up Harlem Renaissance
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Banks White is the Chef de Cuisine at Minton is historic Harlem. He quit college to pursue cooking and became a trained chef. We talk about the challenges of becoming a chef with few role models and the big change in his diet that came from his kitchen. Continue Reading→



123. 103: Kelly Urbanik, Wine Maker Macari Vineyards - The chemistry of wine making
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Kelly Urbanik studied chemistry then switch majors to the chemistry of wine. We chat about her road to running Macari Vineyards in New York and the challenges of being taken seriously as a young wine maker. Continue Reading→



124. 102: Kyra Davis, Author - From single mom to best selling author
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Kyra Davis was divorced, young, and hurting when she started writing her Sophie Katz novel series. She talks about the pain of the time, her writing process, and what's coming up in her career. Continue Reading→



125. 101: Kristy Bromberg, Author - Soccer mom Driven to sexy stories
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Kristy Bromberg decided to start writing at age 35 and 18 months later she became the New York Times best selling author of 3 books. We talk about her scandalous 'Driven' series, her writing process, and synonyms for body parts. Continue Reading→



126. 100: Highlights from the first 100 episodes
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You are awesome. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for your support. Hope you enjoy some highlights from the first 100 episodes. 



127. 99: Scott Barton, Chef and Food Historian - The Food Griot
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Scott Barton is tracking the migration of food of the African Diaspora. We talk about his journey as a chef which covers New York, France, San Francisco, and Brazil. In this interview we name drop like crazy, including Sean Penn and Madonna. Continue Reading→



128. 98: Donna Christensen, Congresswoman US Representative for Virgin Islands - Doctor turned Congressperson
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Donna Christensen went from Doctor to Congresswoman but it was not an easy road. We chat with the US Representative for the Virgin Islands on her risky move to Congress and her bid to become the first black female Governor in US history. Continue Reading→



129. 97: Emily Goodstein, Birth Photographer or Birthographer - Shooting Babies
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Emily Goodstein quit a 9 to 5 to become a birth photographer or birthographer. In this interview, we chat about shooting vaginas, why she focuses on births, and the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Continue Reading→



130. 96: Kristina Kaiser, Pastor and Filmmaker - Cinematic Preacher
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Kristina Kaiser is the Lead Pastor at the River South Church in Quincy, MA. She incorporates film into her sermons and has produced films herself. We chat about the power of media in church and her story from opera singer to pastor. Continue Reading→



131. 95: Afua Richardson, Comic Book Artist and Singer - Jane of all trades
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Afua Richardson is a comic book artist and singer. This Jane of all trades is author of Genius and Native American classics. We talk about the challenges of being a woman in comics and the projects she has on the horizon. Continue Reading→



132. 94: Ryan Ferrier, Comic Book Writer and Letterer - How to succeed as a comic book writer
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Ryan Ferrier is a comic book writer and letterer who brings depth to the industry. He is the writer of D4VE, Tiger Lawyer, and Ultranova. We talk about making it in comics and his passion for writing. Continue Reading→



133. 93: Isra Garcia, Marketer and Extreme Athlete - Social Media into Human Media
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Isra Garcia is a marketer who uses social media to create meaningful relationship. His story includes a huge gamble leaving his home country of Spain to University of Liverpool. We also talk about why he participates in extreme sports. Continue Reading→



134. 92: David Keevil, Psychologist and Artist - ADHD is a super power
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David Keevil is pyschologist who specializes in ADHD counseling. His career journey started as an artist and ended in psychology. We talk about why ADHD is a super power, the difference between ADHD and ADD, and a lot more. Continue Reading→



135. 91: Ashley Woods, Comic Book Artist - Inspired by Capcom and Anime
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Ashley Woods is a comic book artist inspired by video games, Japanese anime who balances east and west. We talk about the role of comics in her life, the Milennia War series, and the challenges of being a Black woman is comics. Continue Reading→



136. 90: Robert Wicks, Author, Psychologist - How to overcome trauma
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Robert Wicks is Author, Pyschologist, and the person you call when you need to overcome crisis. For 30 years, he has spoken and counseled groups of people on how to overcome traumatic events. We chat about his life and the Boston Marathon bombings. Continue Reading→



137. 89: Sherrie Hines, Public Defender - Lawyer Karate Teacher and Advocate
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Sherrie Hines is a Public Defender in Georgia. When she is not defending indigent clients she teaches karate and volunteers at a zoo. We talk about the challenges of handling several hundred cases a year. Continue Reading→



138. 88: Connie Allen, Professional Blackjack Dealer - Through a Dealer's Eyes
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Connie Allen is a Professional Blackjack Dealer who wants to make trips to the casino much easier for novices. We chat about her book, The Casino Through A Dealer's Eyes and how to win a copy to know what not to do at the Blackjack table. Continue Reading→



139. 87: Mark McKenna, Comic Book Artist - He's Done Everything
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Mark McKenna has worked on Spiderman, Wolverine, Avengers, X-Men, and almost every major comic you know. We talk about how he was able to work on high profile comics at both Marvel and DC. Plus win a copy of his latest project... Continue Reading→



140. 86: Thomas Yeates, Comic Book Illustrator - Zorro's Price Valiant Swamp Thing
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Thomas Yeates is a comic book artist who has illustrated multiple classic characters. His credits include Zorro, Tarzan, Swamp Thing, and Price Valiant. We talk about his career in comics and working with new technology. Continue Reading→



141. 85: Lyndsey Hrabik, Managing Editor and Social Media Strategist, NonprofitHub
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Lyndsey Hrabik is the Managing Editor and Social Media Strategist at Nonprofit Hub. A lover of the written word and nonprofits, we talk about how she fell into a dream shortly after college. The conversation also goes into some controversy... Continue Reading→



142. 84: Robert Hilsenroth, Executive Director American Association of Zoo Veterinarians - Zoo Vet Champion
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Robert Hilsenroth is the Executive Director of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. He is an advocate for Zoo Vets all over the US organizing conference and lobbying congress on their behalf. We how he accidentally landed his dream job. Continue Reading→



143. 83: Gina Kinzley, Lead Elephant Keeper at Oakland Zoo - Make Way for Elephants
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Gina Kinzley is the Lead Elephant Keeper at the Oakland Zoo. Her loves of animals started early. We talk about how she landed her dream job, the possibility of elephants become extinct, and what to do with elephant poop. Continue Reading→



144. 82: Zorina Galis, Chief Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch, NIH
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Zorina Galis is the Chief of Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch at the National Institute of Health. Coming from Transylvania she had to prove herself as a scientist in a new country. We chat about her move from Pharma to helping people at NIH. Continue Reading→



145. 81: Benjamin Mee, Zoo Director Dartmoor - We Bought A Zoo
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Benjamin Mee is the Zoo Director at Datmoor Zoological Park. We talk about how he went from college dropout to Zoo Director in less than 10 years. We also talk about the story behind the book and movie We Bought a Zoo based on his life. Continue Reading→



146. 80: Matt Hawkins, CEO Topcow Productions - A science guy turned comic guy
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Matt Hawkins is the CEO of Topcow Productions. He does finance, marketing, managing people, and even finds time to write two books a month. We talk about how he almost left the business, wasn't originally a comic fan, and a little Sean Connery andTom Cruise. Continue Reading→



147. 79: Jamar Nicholas, Comic Artist and Educator - The Unicorn
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Description:

Jamar Nicholas is a comic artist, cartoonist, and educator. We talk about his career in cartoons, comics, and the Geoffrey Canada book that helped make him famous Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun. We also discuss his "unicorn" status as a black artist in comics. Continue Reading→



148. 78: Tim Kight CEO Focus 3 - How a Leader is Made
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Tim Kight is the CEO of Focus 3, an organization dedicated to creating peak formance for individuals and companies. We talk about his rise to leadership and how he is teaching coaches like Urban Meyer how to lead. Continue Reading→



149. 77: Phil LaDuke, Safety Writer, Author, and Consultant
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Phil LaDuke is safety blogger and consultant that understands how to tell a story. We talk about his career in performance improvement, sales, and speaking in the safety industry. Continue Reading→



150. 76: Marla Felcher, Philanthropy Connection - From Journalist to Advocate
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Marla Felcher connects women and causes at the Philanthropy Connection. We talk about the collective power of women in philanthropy and her journey from journalist to founder of a nonprofit. Continue Reading→



151. 75: Mehran Khaghani, Comedian - Look Ma No Hands!
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Mehran Khaghani is one of the more intelligent, thoughtful, and crazy comedians you will ever hear. He tells the story of how he went from wild child in his 20s to became a skilled comedian. Be warned this interview has colorful language. Continue Reading→



152. 74: Krysta Youngs, Singer and Song Writer - Ryan Tedder with a Vagina
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Krysta Youngs is singer and song writer with a musical training including Berklee College of Music, Memphis Tennessee, and mentors like famous song writer Diane Warren. We chat about making it in music and her upcoming EP. Continue Reading→



153. 73: Orlando Baxter, Comedian and Teacher - Positive Pushups
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Orlando Baxter chose a career in comedy after many years as a teacher. We talk about the power of positive pushups, his near win of a national comedy competition, and the power of mentoring in comedy. Continue Reading→



154. 72: Greg Tung, Scare Yourself Every Day
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Greg Tung created Scare Yourself Every Day, a blog where for one year he did something scary every day. We talk about many of his whacky adventures, dealing with expectations of family, and the upcoming movie about his experience. Continue Reading→



155. 71: Graham Wright, Opus Affair - Chemistry PhD to Artistic Tribe Leader
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Graham Wright leads Opus Affair, a community that brings together artists in performing and visual arts in several cities. We talk about how an organic chemistry PhD built a community of artists with thousands of members. Continue Reading→



156. 70: Bill Bentley, Productive Self - How to recover from a crash
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Bill Bentley created the Productive Self to help others find peace in their lives. After a productivity crash that caused him to nearly lose everything, Bill found strategies to help him recover. We talk about the profound impact on his life and others. Continue Reading→



157. 69: Karen Hinds, CEO of Workplace Success - A Phenomenal Woman
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Karen Hinds is helping people of all ages meet their untapped potential as CEO of Workplace Success. Founder of the Phenomenal Woman Conference and the Teen Success Summit she has dedicated her life to helping others be their best. We touch on her journey. Continue Reading→



158. 68: Barbara Beach, Radioactive Broadcasting - A Renaissance Woman
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Barbara Beach runs the Radioactive Broadcasting Network. She is a prolific journalist (Chicago Tribune/LA Times), broadcaster, and marketer. We chat about her career in media and her upcoming show on ABC. Continue Reading→



159. 67: Ann Handley, Founder, Marketing Profs - How Journalist became a Content Marketing Expert
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Ann Handley is a founder of MarketingProfs, a community of marketing experts helping people understand content marketing. We talk about the new rules of marketing and how a journalist got so interested in content marketing. Continue Reading→



160. 66: Dave Jackson, School of Podcasting - Advice from an OG Podcaster
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Dave Jackson runs School of Podcasting where he teaches folks world wide how to podcast since 2005. This former teacher is also a musician and computer expert. We talk about how he turned electronic engineering into a career in podcasting. Continue Reading→



161. 65: Sean O'Keefe, Event Planner - From Celebrity Chef to Star Event Planner
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Sean O'Keefe runs Sean O'Keefe Events, an Atlanta based event company that drives fundraising for local nonprofits/NGOs. We talk his life as a chef in Hollywood and why he is so passionate about helping organizations thrive through his events. Continue Reading→



162. 64: Paul Roetzer, Founder PR2020 - Real Life Jerry Maguire
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Paul Roetzer is founder at PR2020, a PR agency helps busisnesses master inbound marketing. After having a 'Jerry Maguire' moment at a traditional ad agency, he started a firm based on the values he wanted to see. We chat about his awesome journey. Continue Reading→



163. 63: Quiana Agbai, Blogger, Harlem Love Birds - How to Build a Successful New Blog
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Quiana Agbai quit her day job as a marketer to start Harlem Love Birds, a blog about her life. In addition to blogging, she consults small businesses on their branding. We talk about the life of a blogger and how to grow your audience. Continue Reading→



164. 62: Zev Robinson, Documentary Filmmaker - Shows us where wine comes from
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Zev Robinson tells stories about how food gets on your plate and in your glass. The documentary filmmaker and artist talks about how a car accident started his film career. We also go into the how he is shining a light on rural wine makers in Spain. Continue Reading→



165. 61: Nicolas Warren, Perfect Fuel Chocolate - How to make chocolate healthy
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Nicolas Warren blended chocolate and ginseng to prepare for triathletes. Now is he cooking "perfect fuel" for active people and lovers of chocolate. We follow why he is so excited about a new packaged goods business when online services are so popular. Continue Reading→



166. 60: Dahled Jeffries, Slam Poet - How to Succeed as a Poet
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Dahled Jeffries is Director of the National Poetry Slam and Oakland Slam. He overcame dyslexia, learned to loved reading, and now is a thought leader in the US slam poetry movement. We talk about the life of a poet. Continue Reading→



167. 59: Rick Younger, Actor and Comedian - He Tells All
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Rick Younger is an actor, singer, and comedian. He's a regular on NBC's Today Show "Guys Tell All" segment and starred on shows like Rescue Me and Law & Order Special Victims Unit. We talk about how he has made it in entertainment. Continue Reading→



168. 58: Elizabeth Henderson, Peacework CSA farm - The Future of Sustainable Organic Farming
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Description: Interview: How to create sustainable farming with Elizabeth Henderson

Elizabeth Henderson is one of the foremost names in sustainable farming in the US. She is known for her work with Peacework CSA, the Agricultural Justice Project, Agrarian Trust and many other farming organizations. We talk about what the past, present, and future of sustainable farming. Continue Reading→



169. 57: Doria Robinson, Urban farmer at Urban Tilth
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Doria Robinson is Executive Director of Urban Tilth, an organization giving people in the community of Richmond, CA the skills to grow urban farms that are producing thousands of pounds of food a year. We chat about the challenges of expanding successful urban farms. Continue Reading→



170. 56: Raheem Jarbo aka Mega Ran teacher turned video game rapper
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Raheem Jarbo is hip hop artist and educator putting nerdcore music on the map. The man known as Mega Ran or Random shares his journey from teacher to touring artist. You might even some of his tunes inspired by Mega Man and other video games. Continue Reading→



171. 55: Eric Zimmer, The One You Feed Podcast - overcome addiction towards success
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Eric Zimmer is the host of the One You Feed Podcast, where he asked his guests to explore their good and bad wolf. The parable goes that the wolf or nature that survives is the one you feed. We will go into Eric's life talking about overcoming addiction and starting a successful podcast. Continue Reading→



172. 54: Miles Masci, Perfect Fuel Chocolate - Ginseng, Australia, and Athletes
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Description: Interview: How to make chocolate for the active lifestyle with Miles Masci, Perfect Fuel Chocolate

Miles Masci is one half of Perfect Fuel Chocolate team. They make a ginseng infused chocolate for athletes. We chat about chocolate, agriculture, and his awesome ride around the world. Continue Reading→



173. 53: Guillaume Veillette, Translator and Editor, NintendoWorldReport
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Guillaume Veillette translate all types of manuals and important documents by day. By night he is a video game journalist and podcaster for NintendoWorldReport. We talk about the parallels of both careers. Continue Reading→



174. 52: Greg Lesky, Lead Designer, Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition
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Greg Lesky Lead Designer at Drinkbox Games always tinkered with things to figure out how they worked.  We talk about his career making big budget games at EA, Ubisoft, and break down Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition. Continue Reading→



175. 51: Susan Arendt Managing Editor Joystiq - Woman in Video Games
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Susan Arendt is a Managing Editor at Joystiq, a video game criticism site.  She is the only female Managing Editor at a major video game site. We talk about video game criticism, women in games, and her new venture Take This, which addresses mental health issues for gamers. Continue Reading→



176. 50: Gareth Jones, Blue Collar Gastronomist In Search of Taste
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Gareth Jones consults companies big and small on the food you see in your supermarkets and writes for several food blogs and magazines. We chat about his food journey and the Blue Collar Gastronomy movement. Continue Reading→



177. 49: Beppe Salerno, Biking all over the world for Cyclismo Classico tours
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Beppe Salerno details his life as a bike leader for Cyclismo Classico, a international adventure touring company. We talk about his start in Italy and how he stays positive in the tourism industry, even in bad economic times. Continue Reading→



178. 48: Gary Namie on workplace bullying and the Incognito Martin case
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Dr. Gary Namie is the head on Workplace Bullying institute who started his career after his wife's career was ruined by a bully. We talk in detail about his experience as an expert witness for the Incognito Martin case. Continue Reading→



179. 47: Miranda Reiter - World traveler turned financial planner
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Miranda Reiter has worked internationally for big banks and found happiness helping people with their finances. She is a Certified Financial Planner and blogger for She and Money, a personal finance blog for women. We chat about the transition from work with big money to helping individuals. Continue Reading→



180. 46: Elatia Harris - Farm to table food is cool again
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Elatia Harris is bringing sexy back when it comes to farm to table food. Over the years she has developed a palette of classic European, Asian, and other global flavors to broaden her movement to make our relationship with food fun again. We chat about her journey food and the future of farm to table. Continue Reading→



181. 45: Jonell Galloway - Rambling Epicure: food writer and adventurer
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Jonell Galloway is the Rambling Epicure, a foodie, chef, and writer. Food has taken her from Kentucky to Le Cordon Bleu in France to Switzerland. We chat about how she was eating so well it almost killed her and the mindful eating is now a big part of her writing. Continue Reading→



182. 44: Jim Gates explains string theory and super symmetry - and it makes sense!
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Jim Gates is a gifted mathematician, astrophysicist, and philosopher. He is a professor of Physics and Director of the Center for String & Particle Theory at University of Maryland. We chat about his days as a military child, MIT, and he explains complex math -- it's makes sense!. Continue Reading→



183. 43: Joseph Francisco - How to overcome low expectations
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Joseph Francisco is a distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University and former American Chemical Society President. We talk about how a low motivated student from Beaumont, Texas crossed continents to study chemistry became a well known chemist. In this interview, we talk about the keys to success in his career path and how he is helping others find careers in chemistry. Continue Reading→



184. 42: How coding can change the world
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Maurya Couvares is the Executive Director of ScriptEd. She learned how to code to get better at her job and uncovered a way to prepare low income youth with the job skills of the new technical economy. We chat about her journey and the potential for coding to change the world. Continue Reading→



185. 41: Lisa Cron talks the Science of Story
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Lisa Cron believes we all hard wired to understand life through stories. She is the author of Wired for Story, a book that reveals how we can use story to enhance our lives. We chat about her journey as a writer and the science of the story. Continue Reading→



186. 40: Scott McCabe making funny videos a business
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Scott McCabe is one half of Two Trick Pony Productions. He is a fellow Bowdoin College polar bear who took the risky route and followed his dream to make funny films. We talk about the struggles to make money making good art and our old free music download friend Napster. Continue Reading→



187. 39: Doug Ammar - Lawyer doing social justice right
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Doug Ammar is the Executive Director of Georgia Justice Project. An organization that defends low income people in court and helps them put their lives back together -- win or lose. We discuss the challenges of a holistic approach to social justice. Continue Reading→



188. 38: Stephane Boudon - Future of Green Tech and Sacrificing Everything
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Stephane Boudon is the CEO of AIM Investment, green/alternative technology investment firm focused on long term renewable infrastructure assets. He bet everything he had that green tech would be a viable long term investment. In this interview, we discuss his sacrifice and the future of green technology. Continue Reading→



189. 37: Beth Buelow Introverted Entrepreneur is not Quiet
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Beth Beulow is the Introverted Entrepreneur. She coaches other introverts in a world that values the loudest voice in the room to succeed in business. We talk her story and how she feels about the book Quiet that came out 2 years after she started talking about introverts. Continue Reading→



190. 36: Charles McFall is a Success Freak that gets raw
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Charles McFall is a Success Freak. He co- hosts the Success Freaks podcast, a comedic motivational show that help others be awesome. We get raw in this episode and talk about the ups and downs of trying to help people and make money in very uncertain times. Continue Reading→



191. 35: Bob Hannum molding bodies with Pilates and molding sculpture
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Bob Hannum is molding bodies with pilates and broken sculptures all over the world. That's only part of the picture. Besides a being a fellow Bowdoin polar bear, Bob shows how a creative artist can make a living a button down world. Continue Reading→



192. 34: Jay Forte overcomes identity crisis and death to find his Greatness Zone
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Jay Forte is taking people to their greatness zone, a place where they can be and perform at their peak. He's written a book called the Greatness Zone to help others stop playing small. In our interview, we discuss the difficulty Jay embracing his identity, avoiding suicide and the power he has created in fully realizing his potential. Continue Reading→



193. 33: Bob Jenkins aka BobtheTeacher on his journey and Virtual Assistants
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Bob Jenkins is a former high school teacher who is teaching entrepreneurs to build businesses online. We chat about his journey and talk about the virtues of virtual assistants. Continue Reading→



194. 32: C.C. Chapman is marketing with new rules
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C.C. Chapman is entrepreneur, marketer, and brother from another mother. He is author of the New Content Rules with Ann Handley and Chief Marketing Officer at YSN. We discuss his life and have a controversial conversation about selfishness in nonprofit marketing. Do not miss this. Continue Reading→



195. 31: Sara Seager is finding life on other planets
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Sara Seager is one of the most well known astrophysicists in the world. She took a chance in grad school to focus on finding life on planets outside of our solar system, exoplanets. Now she is a professor of Physics and Planetary Sciences at MIT. In this wide ranging interview, we discuss science, life, and why she is so motivated to find the next Earth. Continue Reading→



196. 30: Chris O'Leary from studying classics to entrepreneur
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Chris O'Leary followed his dreams from NBA basketball to classics to writing about Italian cuisine to finally marketing restaurants in London. We go through his journey from Bowdoin College in Maine to all points European. Continue Reading→



197. 29: David France Revolution of Hope with string instruments
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David France leads Revolution of Hope and the Roxbury Youth Orchestra in Boston. On his journey to teaching inner city youth classical music he went from the great halls of Europe to friends' couches and concrete of the streets of Boston. We discuss his incredible story. Continue Reading→



198. 28: Chris Tkach leaves IT for Idle Hands Craft Ales
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Chris Tkach left a well paying job in IT to pursue his dream to brew beer. He is now brewmaster at Idle Hands Craft Ales. We chat about the struggles of starting a brewery and I learn a little about making beer. Continue Reading→



199. 27: Melissa Wilson anti-bullying advocate shares her story
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Melissa Wilson experienced bullying when she was a child. She knew she wanted to do something to help people like her. We talk about the effects of bullying and her new anti-bullying venture The Grass Gets Greener in this touching and important interview. Continue Reading→



200. 26: Rob Walch Podcasts saved his life, career, and sanity
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Gave up six figures to podcast for free

Rob Walch saved his life, marriage, and career with podcasting. He is Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn. He gave up a six figure job to start podcasting in 2005. He has consulted on podcasting for Governor Bill Richardson, Senator John Edwards and the NBA Sacramento Kings.

Listen to find out the politician he regrets turning down for his podcast consulting services and the future of podcasting. Continue Reading→



201. 25: Rick Muhr 31 marathons $65M raised 1,000s of lives changed
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31 marathons is not his biggest achievement 

Coach Rick Muhr has gotten thousands of runners across the finish line of marathons throughout the world. For 12 years, Rick was head coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program, preparing runners for marathons and raising $65M. We chat about the obstacles of a family history of drugs and alcohol and how helps other overcome on their way to the finish line. Continue Reading→



202. 24: Matt Johnson coach and entrepreneur Runner Academy
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Matt Johnson runs Runner Academy where he trains and teaches runners of all abilities. He also hosts the #1 running podcast on iTunes, Runner Academy. We discuss his corporate to entrepreneur journey in the running world.  Continue Reading→



203. 23: Erica Wheeler is finding a sense of place in music
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Erica Wheeler is finding place as a musician and teacher. A touring artist for over two decades, her music has charted in the top-ten on Billboard's Gavin Americana Chart and has been featured on syndicated radio programs such as "All Things Considered" and "Voice of America."

We talk about her how she expanded her performing career to include teaching, speaking and advocating for the land, its history, and our connection to it. Continue Reading→



204. 22: Fran Seegull is disrupting traditional philanthropy system with impact investing
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Fran Seegull is fixing a broken philanthropy system with impact investing. She is Chief Investment Officer of the $100 million Giving Fund at Impact Assets—a non-profit investment firm that invests companies making positive social and environmental impact.

We cover the basics of impact investing. Continue Reading→



205. 21: Ernest DuBose US Army vet lawyer defending families in NYC
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Ernest DuBose worked his way through college and law school as a counselor to people with special needs and serving his country in the military. We talk about his path to successfully start a family law practice in the New York City with 600,000 other lawyers competing. Continue Reading→



206. 20: Marci Alboher is the original slasher looking for an Encore
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Marci Alboher is the original slasher and that's a good thing. She a lawyer / journalist / writer / tv personality. After many years as a free agent, we talk about her decision to work for someone else at Encore.org. Continue Reading→



207. 19: Cara Bradley yoga teacher to stars and athletes
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Cara Bradley is a figure skater, runner, and MBA investment banker. She has found purpose in Verge Yoga her studio in suburban Philadelphia and Verge Athlete that offers mental strength training and yoga programs to elite athletes including professional and college sports teams. We talk about her awesome journey.  Continue Reading→



208. 18: Mike Gemm lives a life For Impact
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Mike Gemm shares his path to becoming a coach with For Impact, which helps organizations fund their missions. He started his career as an accountant then had an epiphany that launched him into a career transition. Mike has a lot of energy. It's infectious. Hope you feel it too. He’s passionate about training and seeing people reach their potential (and Notre Dame…Go Irish). Continue Reading→



209. 17: Dave Schmelzer renegade atheist turned pastor looking for meaning
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Dave Schmelzer is an atheist turned pastor and social entrepreneur looking to redefine the meaning of meaning. He is the CEO of Blue Ocean Faith, a community of organizations, churches, and like-minded individuals who believe anyone can connect with God from wherever they’re at—within their own culture, race, and religion (or lack thereof)—through genuine give-and-take dialogues about faith. Continue Reading→



210. 16: Jeri Dansky finds happiness in personal organizing
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Jeri Dansky is a successful personal organizer and blogger. Prior to that she had a good corporate job that wasn't making her happy. We discuss her transition from unhealthy to happy falling in love with organizing people's lives. Continue Reading→



211. 15: Linda Mornell 45 year old psych nurse turned social entrepreneur
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Linda Mornell was a 45 year old psychiatric nurse that would start Summer Search, an organization that would change so many lives - including mine. Summer Search is now 25 years old and it's been dramatically changing the trajectory of low income youth across the United States.  Things get a little personal, so it should make for an interesting show. Enjoy. Continue Reading→



212. 14: Mignon Fogarty is Grammar Girl
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Mignon Fogarty is Grammar Girl. She hosts an award winning podcast, makes board games, codes video games from scratch and runs the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. What else can she do? We discuss her journey from academic to nationally known grammatical powerhouse. Continue Reading→



213. 13: Ali Smith is mindful of a holistic life foundation
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Today, Ali Smith tell us how about his journey to find purpose as the smoothest yoga teacher you've ever seen. With his brother Atman and their friend Andy their Holistic Life Foundation is using yoga and mindfulness change lives in drug treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, alternative high schools in Baltimore and soon all over the US. Continue Reading→



214. 12: Meika Hollender is starting a condom revolution for women
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Today we get responsible with Meika (pronounced Me-ka) Hollender.

Meika grew up with an entrepreneur dad. She went to Stern School of Business at NYU. She was well on her way to a high powered career in corporate America. Then something shifted. We cover that shift and her journey to VP of Marketing for Sustain Condoms, all natural, non-toxic, marketed and made for women.

I learned a lot about condoms, sexual health, and a very enterprising woman. Hope you will too. Enjoy. Continue Reading→



215. 11: Kenn Blanchard is a Black Man with a Gun
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Kenn Blanchard is a Black Man with a Gun and so much more. He is host of the Black with a Gun podcast, a pastor, and former government agent. We go through his eclectic journey and love of guns. Stay tuned, this is an episode you will not want to miss. Continue Reading→



216. 10: Peter Sims found his true north by making little bets
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Today, we go big star hunting with Peter Sims.

Peter is a deep thinker who found his true north by making little bets along his journey. At venture capital firm Summit Partners, he made bets on entrepreneurs. As an MBA at Stanford, he found his true north by taking a chance to co-author a book with Bill George, which became a best seller.

We cover both of Peter's books, the stress of not knowing what's next, and of course, he went to Bowdoin College. Go Polar Bears. Continue Reading→



217. 9: Amethyst Wyldfyre is truly a wild one
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Amethyst Wyldfyre is The Empowered Messenger. Her mission and purpose is to serve as a catalyst for personal, professional and planetary change. She has helped her clients unleash their speaking potential to spread the message they have for the world.  We discuss her transition from real estate to successful coach - in her pajamas. Continue Reading→



218. 8: Sherry Carver is coaching blended families through divorce
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Sherry Carver is a coach/guide for parents, step-parents and divorced couples. Her marriage at age 19 and divorce at 24, paved the way for her life's work to help blended families created after divorce. She is listening to their life stories, organizing finances and encouraging hope during the days when they were at their lowest.

Sherry Carver is coaching blending families through divorce. Continue Reading→



219. 7: Mike Mataluni is a Kick Ass Dad
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Mike Mataluni grew up around drug addiction and found meaning by helping foster children with similar backgrounds.  He now hosts Kick Ass Dad, a podcast where he helps struggling parents three times a week.  Continue Reading→



220. 6: Kylie Ofiu overcomes domestic abuse, homelessness and her finances
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Kylie Ofiu is the author of 365 Ways To Make Money, financial mentor, and single mother of two. She overcame domestic violence, rape, and homeless on her way to become one of biggest names in personal finance worldwide. Her blog won Best International Personal Finance Blog for 2012 and 2013.

We discuss her journey and talk about her current work with the homeless in Australia.  Continue Reading→



221. 5: Gretchen Rubin before and after being happier at home
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Gretchen Rubin gave up a career in law where she clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to start a career in writing. She created success with The Happiness Project, a book that tells the story of her year long quest to be happier.

We talk about her journey, writing process, and her upcoming book on habits.  Continue Reading→



222. 4: Bob Sutton has rules for a**holes and scales up excellence
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Bob Sutton has been interested in the dynamics of work since his first job at a pizza parlor. He has since written books on the subject including No Asshole Rule, Good Boss/Bad Boss, and his newest, Scaling Up Excellence. We have a lot of fun talking about his research, tax collectors and Israeli police interrogators.  Continue Reading→



223. 3: Jesse Kornbluth, the Head Butler at your service
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Today we chronicle the life and times of Jesse Kornbluth, the Head Butler.

Jesse Kornbluth is a writer, critic, and author. He’s written for Vanity Fair, Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker and many other publications. At headbutler.com, he is a personal concierge for your head reviewing movies, books, and music.

We go through the ups and downs of his career as a writer. Continue Reading→



224. 2: Lian Dolan chaos chronicles chatting with her 4 Satellite Sisters every week
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Lian Dolan is a writer, producer, and talk show host. In 2000, Lian created Satellite Sisters, a weekly show with her four sisters around the globe. Her writing has appeared in many national magazines, including regular columns in O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother and essays in such anthologies as Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul. TV appearances have included The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Continue Reading→



225. 1: Derrick Duplessy Purpose Rockstar #1
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Derrick Duplessy is the founder of the Purpose Rockstar podcast and Executive Director of Duplessy Foundation. By day, he runs Duplessy Foundation, where he mentors homegrown artists and entrepreneurs to successfully run businesses. How do you overcome the paralyzing fear of failure? Join us as Derrick shares his story on his way starting two of the scariest things in his life. Continue reading→