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Ep 27: The Hustle is Real with Ramon Ray

Entrepreneurship is romanticized these days, especially on social media.  I talk with my friend and Smart Hustle Magazine editor Ramon Ray about that trend, and we keep it💯. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Ep 26: Facing the Business of Beauty with Melissa Hibbert

Former marketing exec turned beauty entrepreneur says it is time for #MUAs to step from behind the brush and share their other talents.  Celebrity makeup artist @melissahibbert and I talk about how social media has spawned a new era of entrepreneurship for independent #beauty mavens. It is how she and I connected, and it’s beautiful!  She talks about her journey and her new book #FaceYourBeauty. Don’t miss it……

Ep 25: Serving Up Culture in a Digital World with John Miller, CEO of Denny’s Restaurants

We talk to the head of Denny’s restaurants in this episode, and you may be surprised at who you meet.  John C. Miller is the former president of Texas-based, super-regional chain Taco Bueno and is now the CEO of Denny’s.  Find out with the IHOP nemesis is doing to engage their multicultural audience and franchisees in the digital age with swiftly shifting demographics.  We had this chat on……

Ep 24: For the Culture with Roy Broderick, Jr. and Eshena D. Roman

When two colleagues met at an agency and felt the urge to do multicultural marketing the right way, they went with their intuition.  They made the leap into entrepreneurship, and just two years later, their business is a formidable competitor in the space.  I’m talking about Roy Broderick, Jr. and Eshena D. Roman of Intuition Consulting of ATL.  I’ve worked along side them, and they have a something……

Ep 23 BONUS: HBCUs: A Different World IRL with Dr. Logan Hampton

In part 2 of this double episode, I speak with the president of Lane College, Dr. Logan Hampton, about HBCUs, their place in American culture; their significance to black students, the importance of role models coming on campus to speak to students; the Lane College Leadership Conference and much more. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Ep 23: Communicating in a Different World with Darryl M. Bell

On my visit to Lane College, I got to know and speak with an actor from one of America’s most iconic TV shows, A Different World; a show, which along with The Cosby Show cemented Thursday night as Must See TV. Darryl M. Bell who played Ron Johnson on the show is also a producer and entrepreneur, and he has a point of view on all things tech,……

Ep 22: “Authentically SHE” Pt 4 with Danyel Surrency Jones, Nicole Lynn and Andrea Williams

Thrilled to bring you this “Instant Replay” of the Hidden Figures sports panel complete with an enthusiastic LIVE audience from the Lincoln Experience at The Star at Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.  I had the distinct privilege of hosting and moderating this amazing panel of SHEROES in sports: Danyel Surrency Jones, CEO POWERHANDZ; Andrea Williams, COO College Football Playoff and Nicole Lynn, NFL Agent.  This special episode is brought……

EP 21:  Authentically SHE Pt 3: Cheryl Grace

“Nobody puts baby in a corner. If I can’t be myself, I don’t want to be there.” — Cheryl Grace, one of the most powerful women in media. (@powerful_penny)   And hey, it’s how I feel and you should too if you don’t already. This is the very soul of inclusion. Because authenticity really is about the various ways you show up and are not ignored, overlooked or……

Into the Pool #12: Omnichannel for the Sake of Omnichannel

Every month we throw a shady or outdated practice, dose of snake oil or over-hyped buzzword into the special place in marketing hell that is the Rockstar CMO Swimming Pool. This month, Ian Truscott is inspired by L. Michelle Smith as he looks to heft “omnichannel for the sake of it” off the penthouse balcony. Don’t agree? Tweet us! Dallas native, L. Michelle Smith is an author, speaker and marketing leader…

Ep 20: Authentically SHE Pt 2 with Trudy Bourgeios

S O M E C O N V E R S A T I O N S are simply soul food. Wonderful chat with career coach @trudybourgeois who is the CEO of the Center for Workforce Excellence (CWE). She poured into me at the @elcinfo Strategic Pathways sessions at their leadership week a few years ago, and it was life changing. You will get to meet her in……

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