30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience
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30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience May 23, 2022
109: Barbershop Talk - Core Values and Principles to Empower the Black Family
108: Barbershop Talk - Building the Right Habits for Your Kids
107: Everything You Need to Know About Taxes with Cherie of the Little CPA
More about our guest: Chérie is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 10 years of Public Accounting Experience. She
was recently named one of the AICPA’s 40 Under 40 Black CPAs, and she is 1 of 29 young CPAs accepted into the AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy.
Outside of work, she serves on the Board of Directors for a local performing arts nonprofit and an economic development nonprofit . She is the founder of The Little CPA, an educational platform that helps thriving professionals make wise financial decisions.
Learn more at www.thelittecpa.com
106: The Power of a Dad - Lessons We Learned From Our Fathers
105: Year in Review - Our Favorite Episodes and What We Learned
104: How to Recognize and Foster Your Children’s Talents with Gabriella Zielinska
Purchase a copy of My Crocodile Snappy here: www.gabbysnappy.com
103: How To Become A Millionaire & The 6 Levels of Wealth with Cedric Nash
In this episode, we discuss:
* Financial mistakes that will prevent you from building wealth
* 4 Reasons why Black Americans should strive for high net worth and how to determine which of the 6 levels of wealth you are striving for
* How Black families can save money for future generations and build generational wealth
* Why Cedric started the Black Wealth Summit
* Lessons he learned building a multi-million dollar business
More about Cedric:
An entrepreneur and investor since 1995, Nash founded Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (OCG), an information technology consulting, software and staffing firm that has over 150 employees. He has been the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award, Inc Magazine 100 fastest growing inner city firms, listed in the Inc 500/5000 fastest growing firms in the nation (three times), listed as a Black Enterprise Industrial 100 largest black owned businesses (three times), Washington Technology Fast 50, and the recipient of the ITSMF prestigious Beacon Award for entrepreneurs. Nash has experience investing in residential, vacation, multi-family, mixed use and commercial real estate. He has also invested in securities and private equity deals for the past 25 years.
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Learn more about the Wealth Summit:
102: Closing The Wealth Gap Through Real Estate With David Ball
101: How To Transform Your Life with Alexiou Gibson
More about Alexiou:
Alexiou Gibson wasn’t always passionate about his health. But at just 21 years old, his doctor told him he wouldn’t live to see 30 if he didn’t make some serious changes. He began to research ways to support his weight loss and was reintroduced to the sea moss he loved as a child. Incorporating this superfood into his plan for diet and exercise, he lost an incredible amount of weight from 500 pounds and became inspired to introduce everyone to the amazing health benefits this hidden gem can provide.
Over the past 10 years, Alexiou has been recognized for his leadership, entrepreneurship, and community involvement and is the recipient of numerous awards and achievements.
Alexiou’s business originated out of love for his eighty-year-old grandmother. He wanted his grandmother to stay healthy and strong during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis. To help build her immunity system he would make her Sea Moss Gel lattes daily.
Alexiou started sharing photos, and videos on his social media platforms on the benefits of Sea Moss Gel with his family and friends. Immediately thereafter, he started to receive Sea Moss Gel requests from friends who worked in the healthcare field. After such positive feedback, Alexiou decided to give healthcare workers and people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 free Sea Moss Gel.!He provided Sea Moss Gel to people in need all within the process of being evicted from his home with his family.
Today, Alexiou has lost over 300 pounds, is the CEO and President of The Transformation Factory, and is a motivational speaker.
On May 20, 2022, The Transformation Factory appeared on the season finale of ABC’s Shark Tank. This was the first and only Sea Moss Gel to be featured in Shark Tank history. Initial offers from Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran were turned down in favor of a dual offer from Kevin Hart and Mark Cuban for $600,000.
Connect with Alex:
Social Media: Instagram
100: The Road to 100 Episodes and What We Learned From The Podcast
99: Daddy’s Weekends - How To Create A Children’s Book
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Daddy's Weekends is a fun educational children's book that tells the story of a child's exciting and educational weekend with her father. Whether it is dancing, meditating, or learning together, this father-daughter duo makes the most of their short time together. With rhythmic text and engaging illustrations, the reader practices punctuation, vocabulary, and using their voices to convey meaning.
Daddy's Weekends is great for dads who want their children to know how much they are loved, mothers who want their children to develop a bond with their dad, and grandparents who want their grandchildren to feel connected to their father.
98: Barbershop Talk - Lebron James & Lessons Learned About Black Billionaires
97: Redefining Black Innovation in Healthcare & Venture Capital with Marcus Whitney
More about Marcus:
Marcus Whitney is Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture capital firm in America focused on innovative, healthcare companies with a portfolio of over 100 companies. He recently launched Jumpstart Nova, the first Black healthcare venture fund in America.
Marcus is also co-founder and minority owner of Major League Soccer team, Nashville Soccer Club.
Marcus has been listed in the Power 100 by Nashville Business Journal, and has been featured by Inc., CNBC, Entrpereneur, Fast Company, and The Atlantic.
Marcus is the author of the best selling book Create and Orchestrate, about claiming your Creative Power through entrepreneurship. Marcus is also the producer and host of The Creative Power Podcast, a podcast on all major platforms.
Marcus is a member of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, Instruction Partners and Launch Tennessee.
Connect with Marcus:
Website: www.marcuswhitney.com Book: createandorchestrate.com/
96: Barbershop Talk: Life Lessons We Teach Our Kids
95: Overcoming Racism and Redefining the Education System with Matthew Kincaid
More about our guest:
Matthew Kincaid, a former social studies teacher, and school administrator is now the founder, CEO, and Chief Consulting officer of the non-profit, Overcoming Racism. Kincaid is currently the co-chair of the truth and reconciliation committee for the human relations commission serving the city of New Orleans and an Amaphiko Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. In 2018 he was recognized as one of “100 Visionary Leaders” for Real Leaders Magazine in addition to receiving the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for the state of Louisiana from the U.S Small Business Administration. In 2019, Kincaid was the recipient of Gambit’s 40 under 40 recognition. Matthew is a graduate of Tufts University and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Connect with Matthew:
94: Barbershop Talk - Student Loan Forgiveness and Is College Worth It
93: Barbershop Talk - The Museum of
African American History & Culture
92: The Journey to Entrepreneurship and How to Build Relationships with Sunni Connor
91: Creating An Executive Presence & Personal Brand with David McKnight
More about our guest:
Since beginning his career as a management consultant in the late nineties, David’s non-linear professional journey has taken him from presenting in corporate boardrooms to styling magazine photoshoots, and New York fashion shows, and now to global author and speaker, and certified image consultant and executive coach.
He is the President of McKnight Image Lab, an image consulting firm based in Miami, which he founded in 2006 while still working in corporate America. He loves helping ambitious professionals to improve their professional image and personal brand, or to achieve their most audacious goals.
David has two decades of experience as a strategy and operations management consultant and financial services executive, and he is the author of The Zen of Executive Presence.
David earned a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, as well as an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been featured in multiple media outlets such as The New York Times, The New York Post, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, WSJ Market Watch, PIVOT Magazine, to name a few.
Connect with David:
90: Overcoming Adversity And Building A Million Dollar Business with Ellie Diop
89: How To Tell Your Story And Influence Others with Robert Kennedy III
88: Redefining Black Hair & The Keys To Launching An App with Asha Christian
In this episode, we chat with Asha Christian, the CEO of Coily. She discusses her journey of creating her first app in high school to ultimately creating an app dedicated to black women's hair. Later, she breaks down the lessons she learned along the way and what steps you need to take to create a successful app. Tune in.
More about our guest:
Asha is very passionate about using technology to solve the problems that effect underrepresented and underserved communities. In 2015, she co-founded Five-0, an internationally acclaimed mobile police rating app, which has been featured in Forbes, CNN, Washington Post, Business Insider, Buzzfeed, the Google Developer Conference, and more.
In 2016, Asha Co-founded STEMGuyana, a non-profit organization that teaches robotics, scratch programming, and app development to youth across the country of Guyana. STEMGuyana has over 60 locations, and has recently been crowned the fastest growing STEM program in the Caribbean.
Now Asha can be found creating technology for black women as the founder and CEO of Coily, a community-driven marketplace that utilizes AI to personalize and enhance the black hair shopping experience. The goal is to create a home for black women to lean into their love of hair over and over again.
Connect with Asha:
Coily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coilyapp/
Coily Twitter: https://twitter.com/coilyinc?lang=en
Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashatalia/
Coily Website: https://coily.us/
87: Barbershop Talk - Fatherhood and Durags
86: Welcome to the Metaverse & Blockchain with Sae'Von Springer
The guys welcome back Sae'Von Springer of Native Assets on the show. He discusses all things Metaverse and takes a deep dive on blockchain technology. Tune in.
More about our guest:
Sae’Von Springer is the founder & managing partner of Native Assets, a blockchain firm specializing in empowering clients with the knowledge & tools required to secure their assets, preserve their purchasing power, & compound their wealth via conscious implementation of blockchain technologies & strategically leveraged digital asset markets.
Recognizing the massive chasm of knowledge in the digital asset sector, Springer realized he was uniquely positioned to assist those ready and willing to learn. As a life-long tech enthusiast & student of history, he grasped the complexities of blockchain & cryptography, foreseeing its broader societal implications. Being an investor & trader from legacy markets, he understands & appreciates the unique financial products & services powered by smart contracts & decentralized protocols. Thus, “Native Assets” was born.
Blog Article mentioned: https://medium.com/@nativeassets
Official Website: https://www.nativeassets.co/
Blockchain Foundations 21 Day Program: https://www.nativeassets.co/foundations
Amazon Book Link: https://bit.ly/blockchainblueprintbook
Free Ebook: https://www.nativeassets.co/blueprintbook
85: Mental Health in the Black Community with Jared Washington
Resources mention in the episode:
More about our guest:
Jared is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has received his Master’s of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. He received his Bachelor’s of Art from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Psychology with a minor in African American Studies. Jared has over 9 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked in various clinical environments such as psychiatric hospitals, insurance providers and foster care agencies.
Connect with Jared:
84: Barbershop Talk - Politics, Activism, and Reparations with Zellie Imani
83: Redefining Black Women In Tech with Regina Gwynn
The guys chat with Regina Gwynn, co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech, the largest membership organization of black women tech entrepreneurs and the only conference designed for that community. This collective has a unique understanding of the challenges faced in the technology ecosystem, but also of the advantages they can bring. Its mission is to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business. Regina has been named to the 100 Most Powerful Women by Entrepreneur Magazine and Top Ten Women in Tech by Essence Magazine.
In this episode, Regina shares her journey of launching her first app and why Black Women Talk Tech was created. Later in the episode, she breaks down how to get funding and how Black Women Talk Tech helps tech founders. Tune in.
More about Black Women Talk Tech:
Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) was launched after Esosa Ighodaro-Johnson and Regina Gwynn met by chance at a tech conference and shared common ground over the racial disparity they both experienced firsthand in the tech funding world. This collective was started with the mission to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion-dollar business.
BWTT’s 5th Annual Roadmap to Billions conference is the only tech conference created by Black female founders for Black female founders and supporters of the community. It showcases the brilliance of Black women building scalable companies while building deep connections and creating real funding opportunities. BWTT is a registered non-profit with regional chapters across the globe, and the conference is now the largest convening of Black female tech entrepreneurs. The success of the organization has also led to the expansion of Black Men Talk Tech and Black Students Talk Tech, as well as the company’s first acquisition of Black Female Founders (BFF).
Learn more here:
Register for Face Of A Founder on Hop.In: https://hopin.com/events/the-face-of-a-founder-summit/registration
82: The Rise of Homeschooling and the Impact On Black Children with Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman
81: Think and Grow Unbroken with Michael Anthony
More about our guest:
Since 2016, Michael has empowered over 100,000 trauma survivors to get out of The Vortex, learn to love themselves, and become the hero of their own story. Michael has written multiple books including the best seller Think Unbroken: Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma, spoken in over 80 countries, won investments from Undercover Billionaire Grant Cardone, and is on a mission to end Generational Trauma in his lifetime.
Learn more at www.thinkunbroken.com
Check out his podcast: www.thinkunbrokenpodcast.com/
80: Year In Review - Our Favorite Episodes & What We Learned
79: How To Build a Six-Figure Blogging Business and Travel the World with Isabel Leong
78: The Blockchain Blueprint & A Deep Dive Into Cryptocurrency with Sae'Von Springer
77: Taxes 101 And How To Take Advantage Of The Tax Code With Cherie Of The Little CPA
Learn more about Chérie and the Little CPA at www.thelittecpa.com
More about our guest:
Chérie is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 10 years of Public Accounting Experience. She was recently named one of the AICPA’s 40 Under 40 Black CPAs, and she is 1 of 29 young CPAs accepted into the AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy.
Outside of work, she serves on the Board of Directors for a local performing arts nonprofit and an economic development nonprofit . She is the founder of The Little
CPA, an educational platform that helps thriving professionals make wise financial decisions.
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76: Barbershop Talk - Books That Will Change Your Life
Books they discuss:
* Think and Grow Rick: A Black Choice
* Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
* Rich Dad Poor Dad
* Never Eat Alone
* The One Thing
* The 33 Strategies of War
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
* The 50th Law
* The 48 Laws of Power
* And more!
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75: How To Break Into TV Production & The Importance Of Building Relationships w/ Candice Beasley
74: How To Start A Business & The Benefits Of Having An Accountant with Marjorie McPike, CPA
Check out Marjorie’s courses on small business taxes and accounting:
Follow Marjorie on Instagram @mlmcpa
Marjorie is a CPA focusing in tax and small business accounting located in Riverside County, California. She was born and raised in San Diego and attended San Diego State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She recently completed her Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Prior to working in public accounting, Marjorie worked in private industry holding various positions such as Controller, Business Office Manager, Accounts Receivable Manager and Full Charge Bookkeeper. She has a vast knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting skills in various industries including health care, manufacturing, retail and professional services. Her current areas of focus are Estate and Gift taxation, taxation of individuals and taxation of business entities.
Marjorie is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Marjorie currently serves as the Secretary of the Inland Empire Chapter of CalCPA, Treasurer of the Estate Planning Council of San Bernardino County; she is on the board of Agape Christian Development in San Diego, the Scholarship Committee for Embassy Church International and Treasurer for the Embassy Church International Golf Committee. She is also a founding member and Corresponding Secretary for the Alliance of Black Women Accountants and previously served as Treasurer for Hospice of the Valleys in Murrieta, CA.
In 2020 Marjorie started her own firm, Marjorie L McPike, CPA, A.P.C., a podcast, The CPA Lady Podcast and YouTube Channel. All with the mission of empowering small business owners to take their business to the next level financially.
73: Barbershop Talk - Favorite Moments From The Podcast & Lessons We Learned So Far
72: Crypto Talk - Bitcoin, Ethereum & Building Wealth With Dr. Hans The Investing Tutor
More about Dr. Hans:
He earned his Path of Distinction MBA from William and Mary and holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He recognizes the lack of investment literacy in immigrant and minority households. When he discovered how rich families built their fortune using the stock market, he decided to become an investor. After reading 400 books, 40,000 financial articles and spending 11 years pursuing mastery, Dr. Hans now teaches his proven strategies. He has impacted the lives of countless professionals and placed many families on the path to Generational Wealth. He is the most trusted investment tutor in the country.
Learn more about Dr. Hans at theinvestingtutor.com
71: How To Build A 6-Figure Car Rental & Real Estate Business with Brian Robinson The Infamous CPA
To learn more about Brian you can reach out to him on Instagram @theinfamouscpa and check out his website www.theinfamouscpa.com/
70: From Zero Dollars to $100K in 1 Year - How To Break Into Tech w/ Chad Sanderson
More about our guest:
Chad Sanderson is an expert on the subject of digital experimentation and analysis at scale. He is a product manager, investor, early stage startup advisor, writer, and public speaker that has given lectures on topics such as Advanced Experimentation Analysis, the Statistics of Digital Experimentation, Small-Scale Experimentation for Small Businesses and more.
69: Barbershop Talk - Social Media & Entrepreneurship with Malcolm Coley
68: Pursuing Your Dreams & Overcoming Adversity with Comedian Christine Hanchard
67: Building A Multi-Million Dollar Brand & Food Company w/ Denise Woodard, CEO of Partake Foods
Learn more about Partake Foods:
IG: @PartakeFoods and @denisegwoodard
More about Denise:
Denise Woodard is the Founder and CEO of Partake, a line of nationally distributed allergy-friendly snacks inspired by her daughter’s experience with food allergies. Launched in 2017, Partake’s first product — 10 flavor varieties of delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly cookies — can now be found in more than 6,000 retailers including Target, Sprouts, and Whole Foods Market. In December 2020, the company closed a Series A round of funding led by investors including Rihanna, CircleUp Growth Partners, FF2032 and Marcy Venture Partners. Of the $7.5 Million Denise has raised, more than 50% has come from Black investors. In January 2021, Partake released a 5-in-1 Baking Mix followed by a Brownie Mix in February—both are available on partakefoods.com. Prior to launching Partake, Denise spent a decade in consumer packaged goods at various Fortune 100 companies and is the first woman of color to raise more than $1 Million publicly for a CPG food startup.
66: Black Cash Matters - The Black Wall Street App & Bitcoin w/ Hill Harper
65: The Road To Entrepreneurship And Life In The Military With Royal Banks (S2 Finale)
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More about our guest:
Royal Banks is an active duty military officer and owner of Assurance DNA, a mobile paternity testing service currently based in El Paso, TX.
He is a 2013 graduate of Tuskegee University, where he commissioned as a Captain in the US Army with a degree in English.
Royal has always been entrepreneurial and creative. At 10 years old, he started a lawn care service. The entrepreneurial spirit grew over time, and Royal sold water on corners and at festivals in Atlanta, hair weave, sold items at flea markets, wrote resumes as a service, wrote a fiction horror book, and invested in stocks, real estate, and crypto.