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Episode 54 with Daron K. Roberts- How to transition into a career you love

Let his pivot from Harvard Law to NFL coach inspire your transition

Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach and author of  Amazon best seller, “Call an Audible.”  After graduating from Harvard Law School, Roberts made a head-scratching transition to NFL coach.  He held coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers and Cleveland Browns. 

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Currently, Roberts serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of TexasThe Center is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Through the Center, Roberts teaches a course – A Gameplan for Winning at Life– to incoming freshmen student-athletes. In January of 2018, the Center received the commitment and financial support of NBA AllStar, Kevin Durant.

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Episode 30: How to go from corporate attorney to CEO, with cancer survivor, and tgin founder, Chris-Tia Donaldson

The Harvard graduate and former Oracle attorney reveals how she became CEO of her own line of natural hair products.

Welcome back, storytellers!  Today’s high achiever is Chris-Tia Donaldson, a Detroit native, Harvard attorney,  cancer survivor, and current CEO of Thank God It’s Natural (tgin), a manufacturer of natural hair and skin care products. The former Senior Corporate Counsel at Oracle is also author to #1 Amazon best seller, Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair, and is deeply committed to raising awareness of breast cancer and the benefits of early detection among women of color. 
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Episode 29: Making art of your pain – How to mindfully manage your stress with Amanda Muhammad

 

 

Welcome back storytellers!  Today’s High Achiever, is Amanda Muhammad (@sfmako1908

Amanda Muhammad is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Consultant in Dallas, TX. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Kansas in Management & Leadership, with a Concentration in Human Resources, and a Master’s Degree from Baker University in Organizational Leadership. She is a Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness Teacher, and Dynamic Mindfulness Certified Trainer.

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Episode 28: Paying it Forward- Making an impact for future generations with West Virginia State University President, Dr. Anthony Jenkins

In celebration of Black History month, Get on the Box is pleased to present “Black Excellence: Sharing the stories of High Achievers.” In this month long series, we will publish two episodes per week (Wednesday and Sunday)  highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of nine African American High Achievers.

 

“I owe a lot of people.” – Dr. Anthony Jenkins

Welcome back storytellers!  Today’s High Achiever, is Dr. Anthony Jenkins, (@JenkinsWVSU11)

Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D., West Virginia State University’s 11th President effective July 1, 2016, is an established higher education leader committed to advocating for students and creating opportunity to higher education for all students, especially culturally under-represented groups. 
 
Born in Washington D.C., and raised between our nation’s capital and North Carolina, Jenkins is a vocal proponent for education and public policy issues. He has fostered meaningful dialogue within the national higher education community. His research, speeches and publications focus on crisis management, enrollment and retention, diversity, African-American male initiatives, first-generation college student success, state funding for higher education, mentoring and high-risk college campus behavior such as alcohol consumption and sexual misconduct.

Throughout his career, he has enhanced the quality of the university experience for students, developed and successfully implemented comprehensive retention and enrollment plans leading to greater access, opportunity and higher graduation rates; thereby enabling more individuals to improve their quality of life by earning a college education.

Jenkins began his path to West Virginia State University as a United States Army veteran and first-generation college graduate. Jenkins earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech University, a Master of Science degree from North Carolina Central University, and a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree from Fayetteville State University.
 
Prior to leading the State family, Jenkins served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and, most recently, as the Senior Associate Vice President for the University of Central Florida – the nation’s second largest university. His career includes serving at Jackson State University, thereafter joining Virginia Tech’s Housing and Residence Life and later the Office of the Dean of Students. He remained at Virginia Tech until becoming the Assistant Dean of Students at Northeastern Illinois University. He later served as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington; and was recruited to serve as the Dean of Students at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

A supporter of quality higher education, he has served as a site evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). He has been inducted into several of the most prestigious academic honor, business and leadership societies in the nation: Alpha Kappa Psi; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Alpha Pi; Alpha Sigma Lambda; Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Phi Sigma; and Order of Omega.
 
Jenkins is married to Toinette Jenkins and they have two daughters.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • The benefits of letting your children taste failure
  • The importance of mentors
  • Why you should define your own definition of success
  • The difference between a leader and a manager and a
  • The five essential qualities of a good leader
  • The greatest compliment a parent can give a University
  • How first generation college graduates break  generational cycles
  • Why families should give strong consideration to a state college
  • The expectation President Jenkins has of West Virginia State graduates
  • How the perception of two year college institutions have changed
  • Why West Virginia State implemented the Straight 2 State program 
  • How running a university is like being the CEO of a company
  • The myth of high cost education
  • What factors students should consider when selecting a college
  • and so much more

THEY SAID IT BEST

“I realized that everything she was doing, she was not doing it for herself, she was doing it for us.

“An educated person will always find opportunity to succeed.

“A people hire A people, B people hire C people.

“Size nor location should dictate your level of success.

CONNECT WITH PRESIDENT JENKINS

wvstateu.edu
Twitter
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Get on the Box  Episode 27 “Moments of Reckoning with Oliver Robinson.”

This episode is brought to you by HBCU Wallstreet  Their mission is to be the solution for increasing financial literacy, economic opportunities and wealth in the Black community, starting with our nation’s HBCU community. They aim to create an ecosystem that will position our nation’s HBCUs to be the epicenters for Black economic empowerment in their host communities. 

 

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Episode 27: Moments of reckoning- Leadership, Education, and Accountability with Shenendehowa Superintendent, Oliver Robinson

In celebration of Black History month, Get on the Box is pleased to present Black Excellence: Sharing the stories of High Achievers.” In this month long series, GOTB will publish two episodes per week (Wednesday and Sunday)  highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of nine African American High Achievers.

“I get to mold minds and shape the futures of young people and influence generations to come. ” – Dr. L. Oliver Robinson

Welcome back storytellers!  Today’s High Achiever, is Dr. L. Oliver Robinson, (@OliverRobinso13

A staunch believer in equity and equal access to education for all children, Dr. L. Oliver Robinson serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the Shenendehowa Central School District since July of 2005. Prior to coming to Shen, he served as the Superintendent of the Mohonasen CSD. His recognition as the 2013 New York Superintendent of the Year speaks to his unwavering belief in the transcending and transforming power of a quality education.  

Dr. Robinson is the author of a recently published book, Naked in the Public Eye – Leading and Learning in an Era of Accountability. The book provides a practical road map to success and illuminates the mental and emotional fortitude needed in leadership positions. The tone and format are framed to contextualize the complex challenges faced by educational leaders in an era of heightened focus on accountability. 

Dr. Robinson received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Business Economics, and Organizational Behavior & Management from Brown University. He received a Master’s degree from the University at Albany, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.), also from the University at Albany. He has been the Assistant Superintendent for Business (Mohonasen), School Business Official (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), and adjunct professor at the University at Albany, the College of St. Rose, and currently teaching a course in the doctoral program for the Sage Colleges.

Viewing himself as a leader for learning, Dr. Robinson is a steadfast advocate for children and educational achievement, he focuses his leadership on fostering a school system that brings out the genius in every child.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • Why education matters
  • How the pursuit of higher education is transcendent
  • How to transform challenges into opportunities
  • How playing teams sports helps achieve synergy at the workplace
  • The biggest misconceptions of running a school district
  • How time-blocking and scheduling can help maintain balance
  • The difference between Kronos and Kairos time
  • How to instill belief and confidence in students
  • The benefits of understanding the value of your time
  • The skills, qualities, and traits of an highly effective leader
  • How to respond to and overcome self doubt 
  • What the number one lesson we all should teach our children
  • How working out allows Oliver to give more to others
  • Why you should carve out a courvoisier moment everyday
  • How to build an effective team
  • Why you should consider a career in education
  • What Oliver is looking for in an educator
  • and so much more

THEY SAID IT BEST

“Neither of my parents went beyond sixth grade of formal school.

“There were others who believed in me more than I believed in myself.

“Just because its hard doesn’t make it impossible.

“When we stop learning, that’s when we truly we stop living.

“I show up for life!

CONNECT WITH OLIVER

Shenet.org
Twitter
LinkedIn

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THIS EPISODE

Naked in the Public Eye – Leading and Learning in an Era of Accountability, by Dr. L. Oliver Robinson

Macedonia Baptist Church– Rev. Leonard D. Comithier

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