EP 040 Building Cofounders Collaborative Intelligence with Bryant Galindo

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In this episode, our dialogue guest is Bryant Galindo.  Bryant completed a Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master's program at Columbia University, did pro bono work as a Mediator for a U.S. federal agency, and quickly realized that the job he wanted (one that offered the ability to empower others in resolving their issues) wasn't out there. So he set out to create it, knowing that his skills in negotiation and conflict resolution were badly needed. 

After helping his friends negotiate salaries and contracts in the tech, nonprofit, and government sectors, Workplace Collaborations was born to help other Millennials who also have difficulties vocalizing their needs without sounding entitled. 

We explore these kinds of topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the conversation! 

EP 039 Growing the World's Best Resource for Changemakers

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In this episode, our dialogue guest is Craig Zelizer.  Craig is the Founder and CEO of PCDN. Craig has dedicated his life to being an entrepreneur and to creating a more peaceful world.

Since its founding in 2007, Craig has grown PCDN to over 36,500 members representing more than 180 countries.  From 2006 through May 2016, he was a professor in the Georgetown Conflict Resolution MA Program, serving as the program’s second faculty hire. He helped grow the program into one of the world’s leading academic programs, assisted in a 300% growth of students and faculty, developed countless new partnerships and served in the program’s senior leadership, including serving as Associate Director for more than six years (also twice as Interim Director). He made the decision in spring 2016 to leave his position to focus full-time on scaling PCDN. 


We explore these kinds of topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the conversation! 

EP 038 Marketing With Integrity: Flip the Script, Passion vs. Pain with Lisa Manyon

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In this episode, our dialogue guest is Lisa Manyon. Lisa Manyon is the President of Write On ~ Creative Writing Services, LLC. Known as “The Business Marketing Architect” she’s a content and copywriting strategist for mission-driven entrepreneurs. Lisa a master of matching your message to market via copywriting and content strategies. She’s the creator of the new marketing and copywriting model for success as seen in Inc. Magazine. She pioneered the “Challenge. Solution. Invitation.” framework to help you create marketing messages with integrity with a focus on PASSION Points not pain points.

We explore these kinds of topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the conversation! 

EP 037 How Matters: Weaving Inclusion Into Your Coaching or Wellness Business

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In this episode, our dialogue guest is Nicole Lee. Nicole is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert, leadership coach, and nationally recognized speaker and strategist who regularly consults with non profits, schools and businesses to improve their organizational climate for their workforce and all those that they serve. Nicole is a prolific speaker and commentator who has regularly appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and BBC. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions in the private and public sectors through numerous awards, including Congressional Black Caucus, Running Starts “Women to Watch”, Black Women’s Roundtable TrailBlazer and Global Leadership and the National Newspapers Publishers Association’s Press Champion Award.

SPECIAL OFFER: Nicole is offering a 40% discount to Awarepreneurs Community members on her new Uplift program.  You can find out more at: http://nicolelee.org/uplift/  Just email Nicole at Nicole@leebayard.com

We explore these kinds of topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the conversation! 

EP 036 Heal the Lawyer, Heal the Profession with Idara Bassey

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In this episode, our dialogue guest is Idara Bassey.  She has an executive coaching/personal development practice devoted to being “Your Partner in Living your Light and Illuminating the Corporate Soul.”  Idara has created holistic solutions to personal and corporate challenges by conducting energy healings, intuitive readings, designing personal development regimens in addition to coaching holistic entrepreneurs who seek to realize authentic success. A significant part of Idara's practice is working with lawyers on issues of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being as well as executive excellence.

We explore these kinds of topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the conversation! 

EP 035 The Legacy Continues - Building Generational Wealth with Ric Mathis

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In this episode, our dialogue guest is Ric Mathis.  His first visual production was entitled “Word”, which featured The Last Poets, Cee-Lo Green, Sonya Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, and more.  Recently, he has garnered attention as executive director of the provocative documentary Black Friday. The documentary explores why African Americans have consistently remained in the lowest percentile of America’s wealth gap, while also presenting insight on how to restore the circulation of wealth in Black communities. In addition, he has received praise from global brands such as Wal-Mart, Bigen, Pepsi, Essence Music Festival, 100 Black Men, Big Brothers & Sisters, and Home Dept. 

We explore these kinds of topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the conversation! 

EP 034 From Salesy Internet Marketing to Deep Business Model with George Kao

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In this episode, our dialogue guest is George Kao.  Since 2009, George's full-time business has been coaching and mentoring clients, to help them create sustainable & joyful businesses.  His specialty is helping people grow their audience, through authentic online marketing. George has deepened his business model considerably over the years and shares what he has learned with great transparency.

We explore these kinds of topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the conversation! 

EP 033 Love for Leaders - Creating a Relationship That Support Growth & Impact

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In this episode, I interview Shana James.  Over the past 15 years, Shana has coached a diverse group of nearly a thousand men — leaders, CEOs, authors, speakers and men with big visions.   In this work, she has come to see the unique circumstances leaders face in romantic and sexual relationships and has developed a reputation for being on the forefront of helping leaders cultivate a life that includes love, leadership AND a positive legacy.

We explore these topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your input and questions as part of the dailogue!

EP 032 Integral Male Leadership and the Rebirth of Masculinity with Joshua Hathaway

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In this episode, I interview Joshua Hathaway, one of the cofounders of The Brotherhood Community.  He has over 12 years experience in teaching NonViolent Communication, private coaching and counseling with hundreds of individuals and his No Bullsh!t brandcommunication trainings have been delivered extensively to private and corporate clients such as Zappos and LYFT.  One of Joshua's biggest passions at this time is to be a dynamic part of the movement to reinvent masculinity in healthy ways.

As always, we explore these topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your voice in the dailogue!

EP 031 Defy Impossible: YOU Are The Answer to Millions of People's Prayers

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In this episode, I interview DrVenus Opal Reese, author of The Black Woman Millionaire: A Revolutionary Act That Defies Impossible.  DrVenus has four college degrees - including a Phd from Stanford - and her company, Defy Impossible, has brought in over $5 million of revenue over the past 4 years.  She's developed a system to help entrepreneurs - particularly black women entrepreneurs - turn adversity into your greatest asset.

As always, we explore these topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your voice in the dailogue!

EP 030 Getting Funding For Your Social Enterprise with Jenny Kassan

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In this episode, I interview Jenny Kassan, author of Raise Capital On Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business Without Selling Your Soul.  Jenny is a business attorney with decades of experience. She is also a certified transformational coach, social entrepreneur, and finance innovator. Her formula for mission-aligned capital raising has helped diverse entrepreneurs throughout the country raise millions of dollars on their own terms.

As always, we explore these topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your voice in the dailogue!

EP 029 The Advisory Board - A Pathway for More Success & Impact (with a lot less problems)

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In this episode, Awarepreneurs founder Paul Zelizer shares what he learns after a deep dive exploration on the topic of Advisory Boards for social enterprises.  He shares what they are, how they contribute to more success and impact, how they reduce problems and clear obstacles and what makes for a good advisory board member.  He also shares why Awarepreneurs is launching an advisory board and who the members are - and they are listed on our About page.

As always, we explore these topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your voice in the dailogue

EP 028 Contemplative Christianity & Building a Sustainable Spiritual Business

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In this episode, I interview Michael Poffenberger.  Michael is the Executive Direector of the Center for Action & Contemplation - founded by Richard Rohr.  It's one of the largest and most impactful social impact organizations based on the contemplative Christian tradition in the world.  Michael and I talk about how the Center build such momentum, what's important when growing an organization of this scale and how to stay true to your values over the course of time without getting stale or stagnant.  

As always, we explore these topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community. We'd love to have your voice in the dailogue!

EP 027 Copywriting & Program Development for Social Justice Entrepreneurs

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In this episode, I interview Tepsii.  Tepsii is a very experienced copywriter and business consultant who came to the social enterprise world with many years of technical writing in the corporate world.  She is also from a family background that was deeply involved in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa where she grew up.

So listen in and learn some fantastic tips about effective copywriting and creating attractive programs in the social impact space.

As always, we explore these topics on a daily basis - including a discussion of this episode - in the inclusive Awarepreneurs membership community.

EP 026 Women's Empowerment, Tech and Equality with Lynda Nguyen

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In this episode, I interview Lynda Nguyen.  Lynda is highly regarded Confidence Coach and Corporate Trainer in Silicon Valley as well as a Tantra Yoga Teacher, certified NLP practioner and a tech innovator.

At the age of 3, Lynda requested that her name be changed to Wonder Woman.  She's been deeply involved in exploring what it looks like to empower women her entire life.  And she's been exploring how to leverage the intersection of inner and outer technologies to do this for many years. 

As always, we'd love to hear your questions and thoughts on this important topic in the Awarepreneurs community.

EP 025 Collaboration for Impact with Jeanine Becker

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In this episode, I interview Jeanine Becker.  Jeanine teaches Collaborative Law at Stanford Law School and helps clients, companies and municipalities form effective cross sector collaborations in her private practice.

Jeanine is has one of the most granular and developed sense of what leads to effective collaboration in the social impact as anyone I've ever met.  If you'd like to better harness the power of collaboration for your social impact, then this episode is one we highly suggest you explore.

As always, we'd love to hear your questions and thoughts on this important topic in the Awarepreneurs community.

EP 024 Liberatory Consciousnesss and Your Business with Desiree Adaway

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In this episode, I interview Desiree Adaway.  Through her business the Adaway Group, Desiree helps to build resilient, equitable and inclusive organizations.  Her passion is helping organizations and businesses go beyond diversity to creating truly inclusive and equitable organization.  

If you've ever wondered how your business can navigate the difficult conversations around race, gender and class and become a vehicle for inclusive transformation, then this episode is one we highly suggest you explore.

As always, we'd love to hear your questions and thoughts on this important topic in the Awarepreneurs community.

EP 023 The Give to Profit Model with Alisoun Mackenzie

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In this episode, I interview Alisoun Mackenzie.  Alisoun is a heart centeredd business mentor, keynote speaker, and leader who brings out the best in people who are making a difference in the world. She is the founder of the Give To Profit model - which shows impact oriented business owners how to leverage charitable giving to both increase social impact and grow a profitable business at the same time. The model has 7 easy steps that shows you how to better turn your business into a force for good. 

If you've ever wondered if your business could impact more people while simultaneously growing in an aligned way, the Give to Profit model is something we highly suggest you explore.

As always, we'd love to hear your questions and thoughts on this important topic in the Awarepreneurs community.

EP 022 The Power of Podcasting for Transforming Self & Culture with Elsie Escobar

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In this episode, I interview Elsie Escobar.  Elsie is a podcasting pundit and strategist that specializes in helping women leverage the power of podcasting to grow their impact and their social ventures. She has worked for Libsyn, the leading host and distribution network since 2007 (the Awarepreneurs podcast is hosted on Libsyn).  And she also coruns She Podcasts, the largest community for women in podcasting.

If you've ever wondered if podcasting might be a good approach to grow your impact and your business, we can't recommend this episode more highly.

As always, we'd love to hear your questions and thoughts on this important topic in the Awarepreneurs Facebook group.  

EP 021 The Intersection of Hip Hop and Health & Wellness with Keith Tucker

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In this episode, I interview Keith Tucker, the founder of Hip Hop is Green.  Hip Hop is Green uses cultural events and Green Dinners to bring holistic health and transformation to urban communities.  They now have chapters in 30 cities around the United States and are looking at expanding into other countries.

If you've ever wondered how to engage diverse young people in health and wellness initatives, we can't recommend this episode more highly.

As always, we'd love to hear your questions and thoughts on this important topic in the Awarepreneurs Facebook group.