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Episode #3: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Puja Madan

I have SOMETHING to say!

Release Date: 05/23/2019

Episode #59: Episode #59: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Naomi Gonzalez-Longstaff

I have SOMETHING to say!

Naomi Gonzalez-Longstaff has worked with Zoya, Essie, The Body Shop, and CND, as well as with Shakira for Super Bowl LIV, Serena Williams, Marchesa, and Ralph Lauren. Working with models and talent of all races and backgrounds, she struggled to find the right nude shades. This inspired her to create her own line of inclusive vegan-friendly nude polishes for every skin tone: NAOMI Nail Lacquer. It wasn’t easy, but Naomi’s got the 6 C’s: Courage, Confidence, Curiosity, Candidness, Creativity, and Cojone

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Episode #58: Episode #58: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Nancy John

I have SOMETHING to say!

Most people would agree with the saying “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.”  However, we all do this ALL THE TIME: make assumptions about people because of their demeanor or appearance.  In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, Nancy John, Co-Founder & CEO of Seed Leadership, talks to us about how her podcast “Relational Introvert”, which highlights the strengths of people considered the “quiet ones”, gives a voice to a type of leadership that is often overlooked.

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Episode #57: Episode #57: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" - Special Roundtable Segment on "Requests for Proposals (RFPs)"

I have SOMETHING to say!

In this Roundtable episode, we share practical tips for small businesses to consider when participating in RFP processes, whether for private, public, or nonprofit sector accounts. Even though it may seem that more RFPs floating around means a higher chance of landing new business, the actual RFP process can be labor-intensive and suck away at your limited resources with no guarantee of winning the award. Listen in as we get down to the nitty-gritty of effectively sifting and participating in an RFP process

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Episode #56: Episode #56: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Eva Pagan Hill

I have SOMETHING to say!

With almost 30 years of experience helping families manage loss, grief, and mental trauma, we invited Eva Pagán-Hill to share her views on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people from a mental wellness standpoint. She offers insight on symptoms to look out for within ourselves and in others, on how to be mindful of co-workers and employees, and to consider the anguish and trauma suffered by people who have lost a loved one to Coronavirus.

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Episode #55: Episode #55: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Sandra Guzman

I have SOMETHING to say!

Class is in session. Emmy-award winning journalist, author, and documentary-filmmaker Sandra Guzmán, discusses the role of women in healing and reimagining the future, and explains how to tap into the heritage and the teachings of our ancestors to know how we should be operating as humans. She is the author of “The New Latina’s Bible: The Modern Latina’s Guide to Love, Family, Spirituality, and La Vida”, and she shares her experience co-producing the inspiring film, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I a

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Episode #54: Episode #54: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Kelly Burton PhD.

I have SOMETHING to say!

Dr. Kelly Burton, President of Founders of Color developed a 10-step roadmap for the Corporate sector to stop spinning their wheels and perpetuating cycles of funding that doesn’t lead to sustainable growth and social mobility in communities of color. Kelly and a group of leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from across the U.S. launched the Black Innovation Alliance, a united front that will leverage their power and use capital, education, public policy, research, and media as their change agents.

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Episode #53: Episode #53: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guests, Alberder Gillespie & Janet Kitui

I have SOMETHING to say!

Meet Janet Kitui, City Council candidate for Edina City, Minn., and Alberder Gillespie, the Co-Founder of Black Women Rising who is running for Congress representing Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District. They advocate for equity, social justice, good wages, housing, education, and healthcare for under-represented and underserved Black and Brown Minnesotans. Their first-hand experiences have given them an inside look into what needs to be done to ensure all citizens have an equal opportunity to thrive.

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Episode #52: Episode #52: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guests, Mercedes Jaime, Henry Jimenez, Jaylani Hussein, and Nasibu Sareva

I have SOMETHING to say!

It’s like a war zone. Lake Street was destroyed during recent protests for Justice for George Floyd. This is the account of Nasibu Sareva, Jaylani Hussein, and Henry Jiménez. With African Economic Development Solutions, they have created a collaborative called RebuildandHealMN.org to support immigrant-owned businesses on Lake Street, Midway, and in the Twin Cities. In this episode, they share how their work has helped immigrant business owners to rebuild through an equity lens with funds they secure.

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Episode #51: Episode #51: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" - Special Roundtable Segment on "Technology in quarantine"

I have SOMETHING to say!

Has technology taken over our lives? Our team has a candid discussion about the major shift in the volume of time we spend glued to electronic devices during quarantine and our individual approaches in sifting through the bombardment of content to determine what’s worth the time investment or not. From meetings to learning opportunities, social media to news consumption, we explore how to best navigate the information overload and establish healthy boundaries to give the mind, body, and soul some rest.

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Episode #50: Episode #50: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guests, Joe Rapisarda & Mike Figueroa

I have SOMETHING to say!

We speak with Joe Rapisarda and Mike Figueroa of The Nonconformist – a financial newsletter and podcast – explain to us digital currencies such as Bitcoin. In a world where we need to question social constructs and the manipulation of the economy to benefit a few, we tapped into these two U.S. Army Veterans and entrepreneurs who are well-versed on the topic and are challenging its skeptics. They predict digital currencies will overtake the U.S. Dollar as the reserve currency in a post-COVID-19 economy.

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In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, our guest Puja Madan is an award-winning mindful leadership coach and creator of the Mindfulness Map“The state of the world doesn’t look so great, and I think we are all here to do something about that. There’s a lot of purpose-driven leaders that are stepping it up and who feel that the status quo doesn’t work.”