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Representation matters. The voice of successful black professionals makes a difference. Trailblazers.FM is an interview style podcast, where host Stephen A. Hart seeks out professionals of color in every possible venue, no matter how small. He is determined to find the best entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, creatives and business professionals, representing the most diverse viewpoints. Through these conversations, our listeners (the Blazer Nation) gain the know-how, confidence and mission fuel needed to blaze their own trail.
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Dec 26, 2016

Grace Tartaglia is one of Canada's beauty gurus, with a regular presence in millions of homes through her longstanding guest expert position on City TVs City Line. Grace is known for her ability to create a women's best self by allowing her natural beauty to shine through.

Grace has been nominated for numerous prestigious awards within her profession, and she's been honored as a spokes person for the Princess Margaret hospital #NoHairSelfie campaign that raised the largest amount ever for one haircut totaling $740,000!

Dec 19, 2016

 

Lucinda Cross is a Master Coach, best-selling author, award winning speaker, TV personality, spokesperson and energetic teacher of personal and professional development. Lucinda is the creator and founder of the popular brands Activate!™ and Activate Your Life Today!™ and is the President of Activate WorldWide Inc.  In today's episode we talk about creating and taking action on your vision and goals, using vision boards.

Lucinda's Episode Outline:

02:11 What are you most grateful for right now?
03:45 What will it take for us to be able to rebuild, restore and reinvent?
06:27 What is a vision board?
08:12 How will a vision board actually help us achieve our goals?
10:25 What do we need to begin creating a vision board?
14:21 What strategy did you implement this year that helped you achieve your biggest goals?
17:29 What will help us take action, despite that fear standing in our way?
20:29 What tips or wisdom will help us get out of planning mode when the vision board is done, to begin to Activate the results we so badly desire?
24:43 What's one book you've read that's inspired you most?
27:22 What's one action all aspiring trailblazers should commit to this week to help them blaze their trail?

Dec 12, 2016

 

Marisa Renee Lee is a leader dedicated to engaging the private sector to help solve public problems. Lee serves as the Managing Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), a nonprofit born out of President Obama's call to action to address the barriers to success that boys and young men of color (BYMOC) disproportionately face along the life path. Through her work with MBK Alliance, Lee leads a collaborative, cross-sectoral movement that unites business, philanthropy, nonprofit, and community leaders, to increase pathways of opportunity for black young men of color.

Marisa's Episode Outline:

02:40 What are you most grateful for in your life right now?
03:30 We discuss the Pink Agenda that's raised over $2 million for cancer research
07:00 Marissa and I discuss the MBK Alliance, what's being done in this organization and how it truly impacts young black men and boys of color
12:30 Explains the MBK Alliance's Opportunity Summits and it's impact recently in the city of Detroit
15:35 How is MBK Alliance partnering with corporations and institutions?
19:17 How the country's racial income gaps impact our future and economy
24:00 What cities are the MBK Alliance focusing in on?
26:30 How can we take part in the work of the MBK Alliance?
27:50 What's a book you've read that's inspired you most?
30:55 What's something small you've done this month that you're proud of?
33:45 Name an online resource you use everyday and can't live without?
36:04 Share one action our aspiring trailblazers can do this week to blaze our trail?

Dec 5, 2016

 

Kevin Turpin II is the President of National Journal. Kevin is one of D.C.'s up and coming trailblazers that's helping lead one of Washington's most established and trusted media brands that serves government and business leaders in the nation's capital. In his various roles with National Journal, he's had exposure to product development, strategy research, digital and marketing.  In today's conversation, we unpack some of his tips and wisdom around hiring and leading people.  And we also discuss some of the most important things that go into doing product development.  It's a power packed episode, sure to provide you some inspiration and knowledge, that you'll be able to apply in your own career or business.

Kevin's Episode Outline:

02:45 What are you most grateful for in your life right now?
03:55 Kevin shares the story of how we won a car at a Georgetown basketball game in 2002
07:55 Discussion about Kevin being promoted twice in one year
10:05 What sacrifices have you had to make, especially as a young African American man, to propel you to become President of National Journal?
14:00 What have you learned about hiring and leading people and what's been your approach?
19:55 What have been some of your failures and what have you learned from them?
27:15 Shares advice for those looking to develop a new product
29:35 How do you plan to shift strategy to achieve your future goals and leave your mark on National Journal and the people you've been blessed to now impact?
34:40 Excluding National Journal, what companies or businesses do you admire the most and why?
45:30 One action that our trailblazers should commit to this week to help them blaze their trail

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