Monday, July 29, 2019

Daniel Bauer (@alienearbud) - How To Build A Community

On this episode, I Zoom in Daniel Bauer and chat about the importance of building community as an edupreneur. We also get into the why of investing in oneself.

Daniel Bauer is the founder of Better Leaders Better Schools, a trusted blog and category-defining podcast for ruckus makers in education. He helps school leaders fight isolation and frustration through his leadership community, “The Mastermind,” in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges. Daniel is also the author of The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap.

Links to books-
This is Marketing:
Business Model Generation:
The Art of Possibility:

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Dr. Kelly Page (@drkellypage) - How To Put The Social In Your Business

On this episode, I Zoom in Dr. Kelly Page and we chat about her journey into social entrepreneurship, and how organizations and entrepreneurs can utilize the power of social to make a greater impact in the work.

Dr. Kelly Page is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), and founder of the social design studio, Live What You Love, LLC and the social initiative, Grateful4Her. She also serves as a team lead consultant for the Arts and Business Council (A&BC) of Chicago.
A social and digital innovator, entrepreneur, educator and learning consultant, Kelly has a PhD in the Psychology of Web Knowledge and an obsession with social digital storytelling. She has over 18 years experience working at the intersection of social innovation, social design and learning of mediated social experiences for Startups, Universities, Schools and School Districts, to Fortune 500 companies. She believes that at the heart of social innovation and entrepreneurship is creating truly social cultures, brands, and leaders.
Her work has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic business, education and technology journals, such as Journal of Business Research, Studies in Higher Education, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Interactive Marketing, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Psychology & Marketing, Behavior & Information Technology .... and been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal. Her work has received awards from IDMA and a BIMA - Best in British Digital. Kelly is regularly invited to speak on topics such as Social Leadership, The Art of Social Media and Women in Business, Technology, and Leadership. A member of the TEDx community, Kelly has served as a social media consultant and speaker coach for TEDx. She has also spoken at TEDx, Ignite and Pecha Kucha, locally and internationally and opened TedxCardiff with her talk: "Rediscovering Friendship.”

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mimi Woldeyohannes (@ethio_dynasty) - How To Find Direction In Your Why

On this episode, I Zoom in Mimi Woldeyohannes and we chat about her journey into the classroom, the state of education for Black children, and how she is living a life of purpose.
Mimi Woldeyohannes, Special Projects & Community Manager, The 74
Mimi Woldeyohannes is a Special Projects & Community Manager at The 74, a nonpartisan, nonprofit education media group, where she works on priorities from live events to partnerships to expand their portfolio of initiatives that connect with different communities across the country. In addition to supporting some existing special projects, she oversees a dynamic partnership between The 74 and award-winning journalist and education advocate Roland Martin and works closely with Roland and his team on event production, coalition building, and audience engagement initiatives connected to his "School Choice is the Black Choice" media tour. Prior to The 74, Mimi served as a Policy & Research Associate at 50CAN, where she worked on strategic evidence-based education policy and advocacy priorities across the nation.
Mimi’s passion for education policy and advocacy emerged when she joined Teach For America as a 2013 corps member teaching fourth and fifth-grade math and science in San Antonio, Texas. After spending two years in the traditional public school system, she moved back to her hometown of Dallas to teach fifth-grade science at KIPP DFW, a college preparatory charter school. Inside the classroom, she quickly learned of the inequities and discrepancies in the education system and has since dedicated her life to ensuring that every child has access to excellent and equitable educational opportunities.
Mimi is a recent graduate of American University where she earned her master’s degree in public administration in May 2018. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University. Mimi, a member of Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc., serves on multiple boards including Learnabi and is the co-chair of the TFA DC region alumni organization, The Bridge.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Brandi Suttles (@brsuttles) - How To Do The Work Of Self-improvement

On this episode, I Zoom in Brandi Suttles and we chat about her journey to becoming her best self.

Since her first job at an amusement park, Brandi Suttles has been fascinated with the workplace. She studies what makes effective workplaces, how to build productive teams, and how to create a healthy organizational culture. Brandi is passionate about working with emerging and established leaders to sharpen skills and develop new capabilities as they journey on their professional adventure. Brandi helps people find their voice at work, build promotion strategies, and refine executive leadership skills to drive impact.
Brandi is the Founder and CEO of Obisdian Rebel, LLC. focusing on helping people create futures they are eager to pursue.
Brandi has a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Bowling Green State University and has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area for nearly 10 years. She is a dedicated self-taught baker who is always looking to hone her skills. She has yet to meet a cupcake she didn’t like.
Follow Brandi on Twitter at @brsuttles. Send her DM to connect.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tirzah Monee' (@TirzahMJ) - How To Leverage Branding As An Edupreneur

On this episode, I Zoom in Tirzah Monee' and chat about personal branding for the edupreneur.

Tirzah spend's her time doing many things but describe herself as an…
• Award-winning web designer & developer. ✨
• PR professional + public speaker.✨
• Tech + business accountability coach. ✨
• E-Commerce Coach + Shopify Partner.✨
• And a muti-passionate entrepreneur. ✨

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sarah Cordiner (@Sarah_Cordiner) - How To Design And Sell Profitable Courses

Sarah Cordiner is a Postgraduate qualified education professional with over 13 years of experience as a leader and business owner in the education and training sector.
As well as sharing her most popular online course "How To Create Profitable Online Courses" with Edupreneur's around the world; Sarah specializes in assisting corporates, Government, businesses, and individuals with:
Creating and selling online courses
Design and development of e-learning and face to face curriculum
Education and training business development, profitability and 'edupreneurship'
The commercialization of knowledge, skills, expertise, and hobbies into education-based products and services (courses, books, workshops, speeches, presentations, high-end masterminds, training manuals and more) Education and training leadership, governance and strategy
Vocational education and training (VET) program design, delivery and management
Rural, regional and remote education and training...... and more
Sarah recently completed a tenure as the 'Executive Director and Head of Campus' at an Australian university, and was the youngest university Executive Director in Australia's history. Sarah was the most senior leader of one of the most remote university campuses in the world and successfully lead the university through a major re-registration RTO audit.
  • Sarah is the CEO of MainTraining Pty Ltd
  • Board Member of the Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Host of the ‘Voice of Business’ radio show, Spirit 102.9
  • 7 times published author and 5 times international number 1 best-selling author
  • TV host of ‘the Course Creators’ TV show on Bizversity.
  • Winner 'Top Influential 100 Award' in Perth in 2015 & 2016
  • Huffington Posts ‘Top 50 Must-Follow Female Entrepreneur for 2017’
  • Winner WA Finalist Award for both ‘Young Business Woman of the Year' and 'Start-Up Business of the Year' in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
  • Semi-finalist in the 2017 ‘WA Regional Achievement Awards 2017’ for Curtin University’s ‘Teaching Excellence Award’
Sarah, originally from the UK and now a resident of Australia, has over a decade of experience as an international business owner and leader in the education and training industry.
Sarah’s education business and e-learning development company attracted a student base of over 12,000 students in 146 countries between 2013-2017 alone, winning her numerous accolades including the WA Finalist Award for both the ‘Young Business Woman of the Year' and also the 'Start-Up Business of the Year' in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Sarah's 'Edupreneur Academy' is now trusted by over 15,000 students internationally.
Sarah's 'Edupreneur Academy' reopened to enrolments in June 2019 after the completion of her university Directorship tenure and continues to lead thousands of course creators and 'Edupreneurs' on their journey to creating quality learning programs, educational content and profitably educating their market.
In addition to Sarah's online academy, her exclusive face to face 'One Day Set Up' service and 'Course Creation Bootcamps' are annual sell-outs as the ultimate edupreneur's 'get it done' immersion experience.
Want to create your own online course? Here are some ways to get Sarah's help:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Dr. Uche' Blackstock (@dr_uche_bee) - How To Use Your Voice For Liberation

Dr. Uché Blackstock is a Harvard-educated physician who is passionate about equity and justice in healthcare and society.
As a child, she watched her mother, Dr. Dale Blackstock, a Black woman in medicine, navigate the world with the odds squarely stacked against her. Raised by a single mother with six children, on public assistance, Dr. Blackstock’s mother was the first person in her family to attend college. She died at only 47 years old.
Over the last ten years, as a Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, Dr. Blackstock has had first-hand experience with the healthcare system and the deleterious impact of health disparities on our marginalized populations and communities. Her mother’s legacy inspires her to use her voice to advance health equity and to address the detrimental effects of structural racism and other systems of oppression on the health status of our communities.
Ultimately, she created Advancing Health Equity with the goal of partnering with healthcare organizations to address a few of the critical factors that contribute to health inequity, through educational trainings and racial equity culture analytics.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Maiko Sakai @MaikoSakaiBiz: The Riches are in the Niches

On this episode, I Zoom in Maiko Sakai and we chat about niching down and finding your ideal client. Maiko Sakai, the founder of Airtight Concepts, is a business growth strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant, adviser & silent partner to her 7-figure clients who are creative entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs. She also organizes a Meetup group, Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs Worldwide. As a self-proclaimed “Queen of Counterintuitive Strategies,” she provides effective but not-so-conventional strategies to boost sustainable profitability for her clients’ businesses by utilizing both quantitative & qualitative assessments. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Maiko considers herself a New Yorker, loves ethnic foods of all kinds, and is a sucker for ultra-contemporary design & exotic houseplants. She earned her MBA from Johnson School of Management, Cornell University. Find out more: | @MaikoSakaiBiz

Monday, December 31, 2018

Ashley J. Hobbs @ashleylatruly: Moving in Purpose on Purpose

On this episode, I Zoom in Ashley J. Hobbs and we chat about how to move in your purpose.
Ashley is a writer and producer who creates content experiences from the crash site of faith, creativity, wellness, and culture. She is passionate about encouraging, informing, and connecting everyday people through honest narrative and nuanced art. Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram: @ashleylatruly. Check out her work at

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

It's Work featuring @XicaHenley

On this episode, I Zoom in Xica Henley and we chat about her journey in building an educational consulting company.

Xica Henley is a seasoned educator with 14 years of experience.  She has taught grades 6-12 serving as a Reading in the Language Arts Instructor, an English Instructor, an AVID Instructor, and a Dean of Instruction.  In her teacher leader roles, she has served as a lead teacher, department chair, assessment coordinator, literacy coordinator, dean of instruction, and a student recruitment specialist.  In her current role, she is an AP of English.  In addition she is a class of 2000 Golden Apple Scholar of Illinois and a Summer 2016 Education Pioneers Fellow.
She believes in the power of education and is a lifelong learner.  She has earned a BA in English/Secondary Education, a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Masters in Teacher Leadership, and is currently completing her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.

 As an educator, she realizes that we all affect change in many ways.  She's come to understand that powerful instruction is linked to many factors, two of the most important being the availability of quality instructional materials & tools and support around the implementation of those materials.  Her ultimate goal as an educator is to affect change through the development and implementation of purposeful, relevant curricula for schools.

She aspires to help districts, schools, organizations, school leaders, and teachers create and manage curricula that is accessible to all stakeholders, provide the support necessary to help students meet the standards that they will need in order to be successful in the future, and provide the necessary components to help these students develop into well-rounded individuals. It is her belief that providing the materials, know-how, and support necessary to schools, school leaders, and staffs will promote success among their diverse student populations.  

When she is not teaching, coaching, or doing homework, she is spending time with her wonderful family and friends and adorable yorkie shih-tzu, Coco.

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