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Episode #75: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" - Special Roundtable Segment on "How COVID changed us in 2020"

I have SOMETHING to say!

Release Date: 12/03/2020

Episode #85: Episode #85: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Le'Kiesha French-Merritt

I have SOMETHING to say!

I met Le’Kiesha French-Merritt, CEO of PRENEURology Global after a long-distance friendship was sparked by an intentional impromptu introduction over the phone. Thanks to our dear sister Dr. Kelly Burton for ensuring our explosive encounter (the good kind) took place, and we share a play-by-play on how we wound up working on a major pilot program focused on creating equitable pathways for entrepreneurs of color to connect to the resources they need to scale and build generational wealth for their families

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Episode #84: Episode #84: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guests, Ketzi Hernandez & Mariden Lord

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It’s no surprise that women are the leading force behind the emergence of new businesses. Oftentimes, we simply see a need within our own family experiences and create the solution. In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, Ketzi Hernandez and Mariden Lord, two friends and the founders of MyFloretz.com, share how they decided to respond to the needs of tweens of diverse backgrounds in the intimate apparel category, after a frustrating search for the right bra for Ketzi’s tween daughter.

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Episode #83: Episode #83: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Tristeza Ordex-Ramirez

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Proud daughter of immigrants. U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. Community organizer. Activist. Wherever she goes, she moves swiftly and effectively like the skilled warrior she is. After serving her country for a decade, Tristeza Ordex-Ramírez began the journey of investing her time, energy, talents, and resources towards social justice and youth empowerment. She’s now working with a local High School in a mainly Black and Hispanic neighborhood on an internship program.

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Episode #82: Episode #82: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Mark Holman

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In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, I chat with Mark Holman, VP of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP), who totally gets the challenges faced by social impact organizations aka nonprofits and CBOs. We explore the “hot topic” of resiliency – a space he’s been working in for decades. Preparing leaders to be ready to build resilient teams that can overcome a challenging environment is Mark’s expertise.

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Episode #81: Episode #81: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" - Special Roundtable Segment on "The 2021 Presidential Inauguration"

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Yesterday, we began the work of closing a painful and dark chapter in American history. In this Roundtable Edition, our team gets together 24 hours before the momentous occasion of the Presidential Inauguration that would install the most diverse leadership within an American administration that we have ever experienced. It turned out to be a very insightful conversation that will delight social anthropology geeks. There IS hope for one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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Episode #80: Episode #80: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Joel Hodroff

I have SOMETHING to say!

After the desecration of our nation’s Capital, I received a text from my dear friend, inventor, Joel Hodroff. In his text, he posed and answered a question: How do we address the fear and polarization caused by recent events in Washington and other violent events that many people consider important actions on behalf of their issues? The abbreviated solution: a major shift in what we place value on so we can transcend inherited paradigms that put simply, don’t work (and never did).

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Episode #79: Episode #79: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special returning guest, Trish Perry

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Our crew participated in a Power Path Goal Setting program in November, conducted by Trish Perry of Harmonize Coaching. In this episode, Trish talks about how we arrived at our goals. This experience of pausing way before the year was over to dedicate some TLC to reflecting on what’s important for us and determine how we plan to get there was transformational. These group sessions helped us clarify and push the limits of our desires for life, family and business based on our values.

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Episode #78: Episode #78: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Landen Conner

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Landen Conner discusses how a Pharmacist becomes a Commercial Headshot Specialist & Visual Storyteller with a purpose. Turns out that a great pharmacist and a great photographer connect with people at a human level to empower them with the right tools to benefit their wellbeing. Landen’s dedication to the wellbeing of others reached an all-time high in 2020 when he provided free headshot photo sessions for people who lost their jobs during the pandemic, as part of a national network of photographers.

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Episode #77: Episode #77: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Dionne Coleman

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In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, I invited Dionne Coleman, Executive Director of Samaritan Village, to talk about a topic that we don’t address enough.  As a community leader in Central Florida who is determined to eradicate human trafficking and helping restore the lives of women who have been victims of horrific experiences, Dionne debunks some of the misconceptions we may have about victims and perpetrators.

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Episode #76: Episode #76: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Gabriella Trevino

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Gabriella Treviño, Community Engagement Manager at Pathlight HOME tells us how they change the lives of homeless and low-income individuals in Central Florida by providing affordable housing and economic opportunities. We are in the midst of our holiday crockpot drive that will benefit the Pathlight HOME Seasons program. It’s as simple as ordering a $20 crockpot online and having it shipped to: Pathlight Seasons c/o Gabriella Trevino, 3200 W Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808

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In this Roundtable Edition of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY our crew gets together to reflect on the changes we have experienced in life, work and leisure in 2020. We compare notes on what we have learned to appreciate irrespective of how difficult this entire year has been, what we miss the most from the pre-COVID era, and what we think we will stick with moving forward as we envision a day when the pandemic will be behind us. We wonder if everyone else has similar feelings about the major adjustments we have had to make pertaining to relationships, business, networking, how we invest our time and prioritizing.