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Renatta Fleming - COO Next Door

Renatta Fleming - COO Next Door

By Renatta 'RL' Fleming

The COO Next Door is your show to follow for helpful tools and advise for your business. Whether you are a start up or been in business 20 years, we talk to business owners that share their experience and knowledge.
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Season 3 - Thomas Kelly - Creative Soulz Printing

Renatta Fleming - COO Next Door Feb 19, 2021

Season 3 - Thomas Kelly - Creative Soulz Printing

Season 3 - Thomas Kelly - Creative Soulz Printing

Based in Nashville, TN, Thomas “TK” Kelly has worked in the print industry for over ten years, gaining experience in design, marketing, and business. As Owner/Operator at Creative Soulz Printing, he specializes in custom printing and branding small businesses. Thomas’s passion for print and design can be traced back to his church roots, where he spent significant time working on various programs for Youth Day, Church Anniversaries, and the College Ministry. He would also often create party invitations, flyers, obituaries, and other projects for himself or friends and family. While designing a youth program for his church in summer 2019, Thomas was looking for someone who could print the programs for a reasonable cost. That’s when the Lord gave Thomas a vision to go into business where he could design and print himself. It was at that point Thomas went to buy his first printer and Creative Soulz Printing was born. As a creative director, he specializes in creativity, individuality, and wanting his clients to stand above the rest.

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Feb 19, 202141:07
Season 2 - Finale

Season 2 - Finale

Taiisha helps creative entrepreneurs become more visible, credible, and authoritative in their industries. If you want to connect with the media or gain more publicity for your brand, contact her to get an instant edge over your competitors. Working with Taiisha Bradley, Celebrity Publicist is the easiest way to connect with the media, get publicity for your brand & get an instant edge over your competitors.

Adrian J.R. Davis is an entrepreneur, author, former state executive, business coach and mentor, motivational speaker, and host of the Momentum empowerment conferences. He has a passion to assist “Intrapreneurs” and aspiring entrepreneurs in developing thriving businesses with the knowledge and personal contacts he has acquired working in the non-profit, corporate, and government arena. He provides coaching and motivation to clients in the way of strategy for innovative thinking and ways of increasing value to their most valued customers.

Valerie Priester is THE Business Coach for Female Life Coaches, a Certified Business & Life Strategist, Certified Les Brown Coach-Trainer-Speaker, and an Inspirational Speaker. Valerie helps her clients go from overwhelm to profits in their coaching business. Valerie provides business and personal development coaching, consulting, and mentoring. She has had years of success empowering women to Design Their Victory so they can Live Their Dreams.

Jerren Thornhill, is an experienced Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Founder! A strong sales professional with the heart of a lion. He learned that giving up is easy. His ‘preneur’ blood runs off others pain points; where he fashions himself to create, develop the product to cure it. ‘It’s my job to connect it, validate it, and make it happen.’ Jerren decided that when he grew up, he would give back to boys that were growing up like he did. It is his hope that they can see their way out of poverty and know that there is a different path. He has invested in creating the first Kansas City maker/entrepreneur space for inner-city boys. He teaches these boys every aspect of entrepreneurship; where they chose the branding, the vendors, and learned how to negotiate contracts. He has given the boys FULL ownership of the store. Jerren entered the Tech/Founder space by developing an app that takes the guesswork out of planning your next excursion or date. Make sure to go meet ‘George’; A premium experience management company for the 21st-century guy. Taking guy trips and date night planning to another level.

Precious L. Williams, also affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches. Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and speakers and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level. Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Forbes Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, the movie, “LEAP,”

Dec 24, 202001:31:00
COO Next Door - Jason Luntz CEO of

COO Next Door - Jason Luntz CEO of

Jason Luntz is a new media strategist and the founder of UrVoyce, a small business that utilizes the creation of original content, multimedia projects, website design, and social networks to help organizations build an online presence. Jason is also an adjunct professor in the communications department at Tennessee State University, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship, public speaking, and news editing. For nearly two years, he served as the president of the Nashville chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is currently the managing editor of The Nashville Voice, an online newspaper that focuses on Nashville, TN.


Jason Luntz - JLuntzReport on all social media  (Don't forget to mention COO Next Door for your discount!) 

Dec 11, 202039:09
COO Next Door - Guest: Larry Luve - CEO, Mini Stiles Records
Dec 03, 202039:52
COO Next Door - Guest: James Welcome - Author, Marketing and Publisher
Nov 19, 202042:41
COO Next Door - Guest: Scott Trueblood - Author, Marketing
Nov 03, 202050:48
COO Next Door - Guest: Precious Williams - Author, Entrepreneur

COO Next Door - Guest: Precious Williams - Author, Entrepreneur

Precious L. Williams is the proud Founder and CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC. Fortune 500 companies, successful service-based entrepreneurs, and speakers hire her to #slayallcompetition through her powerful pitch, communication skills, and speaker training services.

Perfect Pitches by Precious teaches the art and science of "killer" pitches and presentations that bring out your “WOW" Factor! If you currently struggle with your pitches, presentations, and/or public speaking skills, have no fear, the “KillerPitchMaster" is here!

To learn more about Perfect Pitches by Precious, click on this link:

To schedule a consultation with Precious Williams, click on this link:

To purchase Precious Williams' #1 bestselling book, click on this link:

To see new Perfect Pitches videos posted weekly, click on this link:

Oct 15, 202042:13
COO Next Door - Season 2 - ep. 2 - Keeon Ruder

COO Next Door - Season 2 - ep. 2 - Keeon Ruder

Keeon Rudder is the founder of Von Elijah, a fitness apparel brand. A fashion designer with an eye for color coordination, Keeon Rudder has published five books and has garnered multiple patents for his innovatively chic reversible Sun-Brellas that can open and close on both sides. Keeon founded the Venture Capitalist Company, VonElijah, which also specializes in helping businesses increase their profit margins, streamline their processes, and automate varying tasks technologically through app creation.

Von Elijah affords companies the opportunity to develop their very own App from scratch, private label any of Von Elijah's apparel, and create almost any garment from absolute scratch.

Rudder's design ingenuity is only surpassed by his willingness to lend a helping hand. His passion for altruism has led to the creation of an app called Connecting People In Need that allows people all over the world to post their individual needs for which others can reach out to them directly to solve their clothing needs, food needs, home repair needs, employment needs, child care needs, health needs, etc. The app can be downloaded in the Android or IOS store or via the website

Do you want Your Very Own App or Your Own Apparel Brand?

Find Keeon's Books at the link below:

  • "The Job Interview Simplified version 2"
  • "The Purpose of College Simplified"
  • "How to Get a Raise or Promotion Simplified" 
  • "The Holy Bible Simplified" 
  • "Communication With Women Simplified"

Sep 23, 202031:00
COO Next Door - Season 2 - ep. 1 - Wayne D. McFarland

COO Next Door - Season 2 - ep. 1 - Wayne D. McFarland

Our Season premiere starts with an amazing author, Wayne D. McFarland.  He has written a couple of books one of which will help other authors navigate publishing.  

You’re An Author? Don’t Get Hustled” tells you how to publish your book without getting hurt, hammered, or fleeced. This book will be invaluable if you've ever wondered about avoiding mistakes writers make, how to publish a book, how to write a book, how to market a book, how to write a bestseller, how to make money writing or if you need an Indie Author guide.

If you are looking for a great read with lots of humorous and real stories 'Tales From the Day' is a great choice with A collection of 19 humorous, moving, and often heart-pounding stories.

Yeah, this is a memoir of sorts, if shark fishing in one’s underwear, roping a bear, getting drunk with your Grandfather, or losing ten grand at the Hollywood Sign is a memoir. The Day Johnny Cash Hit On My Wife is on the roster as well, for the only name drop in all the stories. There’s also a thing about getting shot in Arkansas and a road trip with a monkey. I can’t deny these were life-shaping events, but truth be told they all happened under the heading of “oops.”

You can purchase his books at the following link:

Sep 09, 202028:18
Season 2 - Promo

Season 2 - Promo

The COO Next Door with RL Fleming is excited to bring to you Season 2!  

There will be Authors, Manufacturer's, Philanthropist, and so many more small business owners. 

Join us 9/9/2020 6 pm CST sharp!  


Sep 06, 202000:21
COO Next Door - Guest: Justin Key - Mindset Management Group - Actor + Author + Entrepreneur + Speaker

COO Next Door - Guest: Justin Key - Mindset Management Group - Actor + Author + Entrepreneur + Speaker

Welcome to the COO Next Door! 

This episode we will be hearing from Justin Key and his journey through Entrepreneurship.  He simultaneously coexists in three industries: Entertainment, S.T.E.M., and Business, he subscribes to the notion that the only limits  you have are the ones we choose to accept.  He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Top 40 Under 40 recipient, and a Black Enterprise 2019 Man of Distinction.  We will learn more about his top ten bestseller book, 'Mind Control', a how-to, self-help book that centers around living a life without limits and not putting restrictions on ones’ given talents, gifts, intellect, and personality.  I learned so much from listening to his entrepreneur journey where he has launched four successful ventures and his most recent business is Mindset Mgmt Group (MMG).  MMG is a coaching and consulting firm that specializes in entrepreneurship and entertainment-focused strategies for growth, exposure, and advancement.

We also get to dive deep into, Justin Key - The Man! As a Black Enterprise 2019 'Man of Distinction' recipient, we get to see how humbled and grounded in family he is, while getting some great business tips and tricks.  

Links for Justin Key:
Actor | Author | Entrepreneur | Speaker

"One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." -     Benjamin Disraeli

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Mind Control Book

Nov 13, 201948:10
COO Next Door - Guest Terri Levine -

COO Next Door - Guest Terri Levine -

Welcome to the COO Next Door with RL Fleming!

Just as a reminder there are some formatting changes.  We are a bi-weekly show (excluding the week of Christmas and New Year's)!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook to save the calendar dates to listen to the next show.  As well, if you are interested in being on the show to talk about your business journey - send us an email to; subject - Guest Appearance.

In this episode of the COO Next Door, I have the pleasure of talking to Terri Levine, who is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, radio host, and appears regularly in the media as a business coaching and consulting expert.  We discuss some key tips on marketing your business. 

"Come To The Shortest Webinar Ever!

Where Nothing Is Sold...

...And you may receive a $5,000 gift that will

dramatically change your business!"


Links to reach Terri:








Tune in to our next show, November 12th, where you learn key business tips. 

Oct 29, 201915:04
COO Next Door - Maurice Flournoy - New Mind Creator - Author, Speaker, Coach

COO Next Door - Maurice Flournoy - New Mind Creator - Author, Speaker, Coach

Welcome to the COO Next Door!

On this episode we welcome, US Navy military veteran, Maurice Flournoy; who believes a man is literally what he thinks, with his character being a complete sum of his thoughts and of his interactions with the world around him. With his graduate degree and extensive training in the field of psychology, Maurice has gained the knowledge to understand the mind-body connection, and how powerful of a tool it really is in changing one’s perspective and outcome in life. He truly understands the psychology of success. He uses his powerful experiences to motivate people through his speaking engagements to connect, share and teach the masses, leaving his audience energized and more enlightened with the proper tools to improve their lives.

With the founding of his new company, New Mind Creator, Maurice hopes to spread his wings and reach people of all ages and genres to teach and inspire them about the universal law that states their mind is the driving force behind their actions and behaviors; and informing his audience that the subconscious mind holds the key to where the true power resides for everyone.  As a professional speaker, Maurice is able to captivate all audiences whether it be in a comfortable private setting, or on-stage in front of thousands of people.  Research shows that with a boost of employee engagements and morale, company profits increase. With more and more big companies turning to motivational speakers for assistance in inspiring their team members to reach bigger goals and overcoming obstacles, Maurice has found himself engaging, empowering, inspiring and motivating employees across the country.

"Everybody knows something you don't know; therefore be enriched by your interaction with one another" by Maurice Flournoy


Oct 15, 201929:47
COO Next Door - Guest: Shantell Wright and Dominic Cotton - Financial Success Consultants

COO Next Door - Guest: Shantell Wright and Dominic Cotton - Financial Success Consultants

Welcome to the COO Next Door with RL Fleming!

Our launch was June 10, 2019 and LIFE happened and I have not been able to produce the show.  For that, I apologize from the bottom of my heart.  Thanks to everyone's well wishes (email, calls, inbox messages) - I greatly greatly appreciate the kindness that you have shown me.  

We are back and there are some formatting changes.  We are going to be a bi-weekly show (excluding the week of Christmas and New Year's)!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook to save the calendar dates to listen to the next show.  As well, if you are interested in being on the show to talk about your business journey - send us an email to; subject - Guest Appearance.  

In this episode of the COO Next Door, I had the pleasure of discussing some very intimate details about finances; personal and business with Shantell Wright, CEO of Financial Success Consultants.  The COO, Dominic Cotton joined us to also discuss finances and to go into more detail about partnerships and business. As wealth architects, Financial Success Consultants helps individuals, families and business build a legacy.  Shantell has a servant's heart in and out of the office.   Join me as we learn more about Shantell, Dominic and Financial Success Consultants!




830 Crescent Center Dr., Suite 490, Franklin, TN 37064

121 Hatcher Ln, Clarksville, TN 37043

Tune in to our next show, October 15th, where we discus Marketing and discover some easy tips and tricks to tackle your small business Marketing needs. 

Oct 01, 201929:54
COO Next Door - Guest Bill McCleskey of MiTech, LLC, Nashville, TN

COO Next Door - Guest Bill McCleskey of MiTech, LLC, Nashville, TN

Welcome to the COO Next Door with RL Fleming!  

Our launch is June 10, 2019 and you will not want to miss our friend and colleague; Bill McCleskey.  Bill hosts a weekly Friday video for his team and business partners to help encourage and give sales tips; it can be found at #TGIFwithBill on social platforms.  As with most entrepreneurs, we keep trying until that 'one' idea is right.  Join me as we learn more about Bill and MiTech!

Mitech is a national provider of commercial telecommunications services. The company was formed in 2013 after founder and CEO – Bill McCleskey – discovered a system of errors in how customers were being treated while working at a major cable provider. Within the first year, Mitech attracted 300 customers and has since grown exponentially with satisfied customers throughout the United States.

Having relationships with over 50 of the industry’s best network providers allows Mitech to provide a simplified customer experience when ordering internet, phone and TV service. Mitech helps customers price compare and pick a plan that suits them best. Mitech then provides single billing and support creating a one-stop-shop for any company’s telecom needs.

Clients include US Navy, US Army, Nashville Electric Service (NES), Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites, Allstate Insurance, Farmers Bank & Trust, Zaxby’s and many more.


Purchase G.O.Y.A. (Get off your assets), find out more information about Bill, MiTech and all that Bill is working on! 

Tune in next month where we discus financial planning and discover a team of professionals that are not only easy to talk too but help you discover new ways to plan financially.   

Jun 10, 201923:57
COO Next Door Launch Ep 0 Vol 1

COO Next Door Launch Ep 0 Vol 1

Join me for the Launch of my Podcast - COO Next Door; June 10th at 6 pm CST.  We will talk with Bill Lee McCleskey​ Founder and CEO of MiTech and Author of 'Get Off Your Assets' (G.O.Y.A).

Listen and follow for the chance to win a 3 day 2 night Trip (taxes and fees apply).  COO Next Door Launch Ep 0 Vol 1 - Advertisement 

Jun 08, 201900:49