Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Call with Ahyiana Angel



On this episode, I hangout with Ahyiana Angel of Switch, Pivot, or Quit and we chat about people answering the call to live their best lives. 

Ahyiana is an author and the Switch, Pivot or Quit podcast host, affectionately known to many as the Chief Encourager. However, by design, Ahyiana is a creator. Creator of a buzz worthy jewelry line featured by Vogue magazine and worn by Pop Icon BeyoncĂ©, creator of a debut novel worthy of traditional publishing, and creator of a stellar career in publicity having worked with one of the top sports entertainment leagues, the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ultimately, one of her proudest accomplishments is creating an environment where others find encouragement as a result of her positive energy, skill, and fearless attitude. 

Ahyiana is a seasoned executor who eventually blocked out the world’s ideas of success, quit her highly coveted position at the NBA, moved to London and traveled the world for a stint, then followed her passion in writing to find her purpose in encouragement. Mastering the art of note-worthy ideation, Ahyiana taps into her more than 12 years of professional business marketing experience to lend her thoughts on professional development, digital marketing, contemporary brand styling, personal development and more.

In addition to her extensive professional background, Ahyiana has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. 

She has been featured on Essence.com, xoJane.com, LifeHacker.com, Ebony.com, ForHarriet.com and Travel Noire among others. 

This girl loves traveling. From frolicking in the Caribbean sands to embarking on new cultural adventures in Morocco, Ahyiana lives for exploration.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Video, Business, Branding, and Fried Chicken with Suzanne Nguyen



On this episode, I hangout with Suzanne Nguyen, AKA StringStory, and we chat about video, business, branding, and fried chicken. 

Suzanne “String” Nguyen  is a curious geek of the future, online she is known as StringStory, where she threads the dots of communication and tech. So far, she has visited over 3 continents and over 15 cities. “String” is also the producer of this year’s Shorty Awards Best Snapchat channel “Women In Tech”

String is a creative tech strategist and video producer, and in 2017, has created over 200 videos. Follow String as she travels around the world for tech and fried chicken.

Facebook: StringStory
Snapchat: StringStory
Twitter: @StringStory


Saturday, July 29, 2017

#TeachlikeTED with Rachael Mann



On this episode, I hangout with Rachael Mann and we chat about her launch of TeachlikeTED.

Rachael Mann is a speaker, TEDx coach, education consultant, and founder of #TeachlikeTED, an organization that provides teachers, leaders, and students with tools for presentation literacy. Rachael uses her voice and her expertise to broaden the conversation around education reform and to amplify the voices of teachers and students. Prior to #TeachlikeTED, Rachael was the STEM and Technology Professional Learning Director for Northern Arizona University's AZK12 Center and State Director for Educators Rising Arizona. A former high school Career and Technical Education teacher and hailing from a family of educators, she has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

STEM and Diversity with Dr. Julie Cwikla





On this episode, I hangout with Dr. Julie Cwikla and we chat about increasing diversity in STEM.

Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM at the University of Southern Mississippi, housed in the Office of the Vice President for Research. The mission of her work is to investigate questions of national and international significance, by bringing research funds into the region to benefit and improve STEM learning opportunities.

Dr. Cwikla holds a doctoral degree in Mathematics Education, with a minor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware and studied under the direction of Dr. James Hiebert. She also holds a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Fairfield University. Julie has been awarded over $12 million dollars in external funds to support her ongoing research in STEM education and research from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, NASA, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, among others. 



Going All In with Dr. Natalia Wiechowski



On this episode, I hangout with Dr. Think Natalia, and we chat about going all in and living a life of your true calling.

Natalia Wiechowski (aka Think Natalia) is a Dubai based, award-winning, bilingual Public Speaker, Coach and Influencer who radically changed her life(style) and career after a self-imposed sabbatical.

After studying human behavior for over 13 years and spending almost nine months in isolation to find her purpose, the German social scientist (M.A.) and prospective DPhil came to the conclusion that her mission is to cultivate striking personal brands & great, positive minds. This insight encouraged Think Natalia to develop a new, unique training program, which combines the most successful elements out of performance coaching, personal branding and social media strategies.

Besides this, the Edutainer enjoys spreading her inspiring message of hope and empowerment on public stages.

So You Wanna Be A Consultant with Dr. Char




On today's episode of The Dr. Will Show, I chat with Dr. Rousseau about her experiences as a consultant. She shares information valuable to teachers who have an interest in taking the leap to consulting.

Dr. Rousseau earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University, her Master of Science degree in the same field from Carlos Albizu University, and her Bachelor of Arts General Psychology degree from Florida Atlantic University. Her research interest areas are Adult Learning, Distance and Online Education, Training and Development, Learning and Organizational Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and Work Life Balance. Her published work, Balancing Work, Family, and Student Roles: A Phenomenological Study of the Adult Female Online Learner includes research examining a combination of the aforementioned topics.

Dr. Rousseau has clocked over 30,000 hours in curriculum design and has over 13 years training, facilitation, speaking, coaching, and L&OD consulting experience in multiple industries including Corporate Settings, Automotive, Sales, Finance, Insurance, Government/ Military, University Education, and Call Centers to list a few. Her learning and organizational development programs have led to the development of over 10,000 professionals over the past 13 years.

As President of Envisionary Development Consulting, LLC, a thriving performance management consultancy, Dr. Rousseau partners with her clients to deliver impeccable, top quality L&OD solutions that minimize turnover and maximize performance saving her clients time, money, and resources.

Dr. Rousseau conducts executive coaching, provides learning and organizational development consulting, facilitates executive training sessions and team building initiatives, manages training curricula design, and has led complex L&OD projects for the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Food Safety Inspection Services, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Office of Personnel Management Center for Leadership Development, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, US Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Florida Small Business Development Center, National Guard Bureau, JM Family Enterprises, International Movement Network, SonicLoop and other government and private sector clientele both locally and internationally.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

From Dropout To Ph.D. with Dr. Shawn Berry Clark on The Dr. Will Show



On this episode, I hangout with Dr. Shawn Berry Clark and we chat about her life and the steps she took to go from high school dropout to earning a Ph.D..

After finally recognizing she belonged in education, Shawn Berry Clark entered an alternative teaching certification program. As an alumna of the University of South Carolina, Shawn’s academic degrees include a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, a Master's of Education in Early Childhood, a Master's of Education in Education Administration, and a PhD in Education Administration. Her career moves include being a teacher at USC Children's Center and Webber Elementary School, and an administrator at Saluda Middle School for 11 years. Shawn was Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Saluda County Schools for almost 5 years and currently serves as a Transformation Coach for the South Carolina Department of Education.

Shawn is the co-author of the book Using Quality Feedback to Guide Professional Learning: A Framework for Instructional Leaders. and she consults with Daniel Venables for the Center for Authentic PLCs and Grapple Institutes.  As a two-time high school dropout, Shawn knows the meaning of not having a quality education and has devoted her life to making school the best possible experience for all students.
Shawn and her husband live in Johnston, South Carolina and she is the mother of 2 incredible adults, Peyton Love and Dana Kippel. Shawn can be reached at shawnbclark@gmail.com or via Twitter

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Going Digital with Canvas with Mandy Froehlich





On this episode, I hangout with Mandy Froehlich and we chat about going digital with Canvas.

Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. She consults with school districts around the state in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, as a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and has presented on similar topics at conferences such as Midwest Google Summit, TIES in Minnesota, the Wisconsin Technology Initiative, and ISTE. Currently, one of her favorite projects includes the NEW IT Alliance Committee which works with IT professionals in the public and private sectors to create a focus on IT careers.


Standing Out In The Digital Age with Ginain Grayes, MBA







On this episode, I hangout with Ginain Grayes, MBA and we chat about educators leveraging social to market and brand themselves

Ginain Grayes brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations, and design to her role in the communications office at the nation’s eighth largest school district, Hillsborough County Public Schools. 

Ginain’s primary focus has been to continually increase the district’s brand awareness and to promote and position schools as effectively as possible. She has daily oversight of online communication platforms, marketing campaigns, social media, digital content, and various district initiatives. She plays a vital role in launching various district-led programs and initiatives including culture building and strategic planning. Her creativity allows her to successfully position senior staff as thought leaders and content experts at conferences and speaking engagements for educators and community stakeholders.

Her career includes extensive and successful experience in corporate communications, graphic design, marketing and public relations in industrial, non-profits and business management industries.

Ginain holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Advertising & Design from the Academy of Design & Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. A true creative and designer at heart, she enjoys visual arts and retouching old photos in Photoshop, her favorite software! 

She treasures spending time with her husband and three daughters. Ginain is quick to tell anyone, she has a crazy hectic life, but it’s a very blessed one indeed.


Fact From Fiction: The Real About Healthy Eating with Samina Qureshi, RDN LD




On this episode, I hangout with Samina Qureshi, RDN, LDN and we chat about the truth behind healthy eating

Samina Qureshi is a registered and licensed dietitian, nutritionist (RDN, LD) and the owner of Wholesome Start, her private practice. She has experience with providing hundreds of clients with one-on-one coaching in disease prevention and management, intuitive eating, sustainable weight loss, navigating food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders and more. Samina received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics from the University of Texas at Austin where she also completed her dietetic internship to become an RDN. Samina combines the science and art of integrative and functional medicine and believes that wellness is not a one-size-fits-all approach. She provides a holistic approach to wellness that encompasses evidence-based nutrition therapy, mind-body practice, physical activity, sleep hygiene, stress management, and other lifestyle interventions to help you feel your best. Through her nutrition counseling sessions, Samina’s clients learn how to rediscover their body’s natural response to food to ditch diets for good and live a happy and wholesome life. In her free time, Samina enjoys experimenting with new recipes, exploring the best restaurants in town, practicing yoga, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. 

Visit www.wholesomestart.com to learn more about how Samina can help you feel your best!

Connect with Samina on social media:
Twitter: @wholesomestart
Instagram: @wholesomestartrd