Episode 61 : Treehouse founder Ryan Carson- How coding allows you to create anything

CEO shares how Treehouse is helping create equal access to technology

Ryan Carson is the founder and CEO of Treehouse.  Treehouse’s mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.  

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Episode 60 : Alissa Carpenter -How to manage a multi-generational workforce

Workforce Expert shares how employers can keep millennials engaged at the workplace



I can do more, I can be more, I can share more!


Alissa Carpenter founded Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK after 13 years in higher education. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and has been featured on ABC7, CBS6, WBFF, PHL17, NPR, and quoted in multiple media outlets including CNN Money and Moneyish. She was also a Forbes contributor where she focused on how millennials can launch to the next phase of their career.  Alissa offers professional development and speaking engagements to companies, and individuals across the country looking to fully enhance communication and identify strengths in their multi generational workforce.

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Episode 53: Armando Hart- Turning failure into forward movement

“Ignore the voice in your head that wants to keep you comfortable.” – Armando Hart

Armando grew up in Long Beach California as first generation Mexican American in a low-income and high-crime environment.  After suffering a traumatic leg injury in 1996 that kept him sidelined at the Olympic games, The Hart Method training philosophy was created. Armando’s road to recovery made him aware of the connection between physical movement, environment, life, and the possibility to maximize performance on all those levels. Now as a world class trainer, speaker, and mentor, Armando’s work is to remove layers of social conditioning through movement for athletes of all levels and all individuals .


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Episode 52: How to prosper through adversity with Castell J.R. Barnes

As a Proud Dad, 2x Best-Selling Author, National Inspirational Speaker and Serial Entrepreneur, Castell J.R. Barnes takes pride in upholding his slogan “Prosper, The Elite Way,” through sonic relief and literary promise. With client work in 5 countries and all throughout the United States, Barnes looks to continue his entrepreneurial mission of innovation + financial empowerment + philanthropy! 

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Episode 51: Building wealth and legacy with HBCU Wall Street co-founders, Jamerus Payton and Torrence Reed

Jamerus Payton and Torrence Reed are graduates of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC and the co-founders of HBCU Wall Street.  They share a combined mission of being a solution for increasing economic opportunities and wealth in the black community, starting with our nation’s HBCU community.

Through live events, webinars, an online community and a growing social media following,  HBCU Wall Street provides audiences with tangible know-how and tools of empowerment to immediately put themselves in a better psychological and financial position.

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Episode 50: Compete every day with Chief Encouragement Officer, Jake Thompson

Compete every day. That’s Jake Thompson’s guiding philosophy, the mantra he repeats to himself when he needs to keep going. It’s also the name of his global lifestyle brand (of which he is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer) and the nugget of wisdom he shares with audiences around the world.

Pulling from his unique professional career, Jake tells enlivened stories through his podcast, “Better Than Yesterday,” and distills the art of competition into actionable tips people can use within their own lives: take control, don’t let fear guide you, be courageous, and press onward.

His focus is to motivate you and your team to make it happen, whatever it is. Because life, work, and passion?

That’s always worth competing for.

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Episode 49: How to win more business with Sandler sales trainer, Lauren Valentine


Lauren Valentine is a highly motivated professional with a passion for sales and business development. Using the Sandler tools she works with companies to grow their businesses through effective sales and management practices.

Lauren works with Sandler Training – the global leader in management, sales and customer service training and consulting.

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Episode 38: Dream big but dream smart with chef and entrepreneur, Royston Souvenir

The co-founder of Planted Organics shares his recipe for launching a business from scratch

Welcome back squad!  Today’s main character is  Royston Souvenir.   Royston is a chef, entrepreneur and one half of Planted Organics. He believes that everyone should have access to healthy, minimally processed food. Gaining valuable knowledge and insight into food through working at various NYC restaurants, Royston turned his passion into a product for everyone. Planted Organics was launched in September 2016 with a mission is to bring everyone closer to salad perfection, through concentrated dressings and marinades made with no salt, gluten, or preservatives.

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Episode 35: First Love Yourself with athlete turned entrepreneur, Evan Odeseye


Today’s main character is  Evan Odeseye.  Born in Staten Island, New York to a single mother, Evan’s upbringing instilled in him a hustler’s ambition that has served him well personally and professionally.  A diversely intelligent, creative-minded entrepreneur, Evan is  dedicated to building the lifestyle he envisions for himself and those around him.  While competing as division 1 scholarship athlete, Evan earned two bachelor degrees of science in business marketing, and business management from Wagner College.  His time as a collegiate athlete not only nurtured his passion for football, but it revealed to him the business side of sports.  As CEO and founder of Unrestricted Sports and Entertainment Management, and First Love Yourself,  Evan  works to create strong marketing programs for professional athletes on and off the filed.

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Episode 32: Engineering your Greatness with STEM educator Dr. Nehemiah Mabry

STEMedia founder, Dr. Nehemiah Mabry discusses STEM education, entrepreneurship, and building win-win relationships.



Today’s high achiever is Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry.  Nehemiah is a structural engineer, educator and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina. His engineering experience includes over 8 years of research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and, most recently he works as a Bridge Design Engineer at Simpson Engineers & Associates in Cary, N.C.  In 2012, while attending North Carolina State University as a graduate student, he founded STEMedia Incorporated.

STEMedia, a digital media company that provides creative inspiration and educational content for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. Since its inception, Dr. Mabry has won national awards, engaged audiences through public speaking, rendered guest lectures and partnered with several organizations, businesses and academic institutions in STEM outreach.
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