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Trailblazers.FM

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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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a large carnivore ecologist with the American Museum of Natural History. She is a pioneer among black women who have attained a Ph.D in her field, where she studies the American black bear, African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania, and grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Dr. Wynn-Grant has attained 3 degrees, including a Masters degree from Yale University and a Ph.D from Columbia University. Don't miss this inspiring story from this extraordinary trailblazer.

Rae's Episode Outline:

02:00 What are you most grateful for?
03:12 Growing up in California
03:36 Was becoming a scientist a passion of yours as a kid?
05:00 Why did you decide on becoming a wildlife biologist?
08:21 Are you in danger with your work?
11:34 How much of your time is spent doing actual field work?
15:43 What's been one of the biggest lessons you've learned?
17:42 Tell us about an amazing discovery within your research?
20:45 What are some of the biggest hurdles preventing POC from pursuing careers in science?
25:10 What would you suggest to young men, women and parents of youth, with an interest in science?
35:30 What's one action we can all take this week to help us blaze our trail?

 

Jan 23, 2017

Dre Baldwin teaches Mental Toughness, Self-Confidence and Self-Discipline to athletes, entrepreneurs and business professionals.

On YouTube since 2006, Dre's content has been viewed overover 39 million times by 120,000 subscribers.

A Penn State alum, Dre coaches, speaks, blogs has a daily podcast, is writing several new books and programs, and still published to YouTube. Dre has appeared on 3 TED stages and written 11 top-selling books.

Dre's Episode Outline:

02:30 What are you most grateful for in your life right now?
04:11 What ignited this path for you and why that niche?
09:31 Is there anything you wish you knew before you began this journey you're on?
10:29 Tell us about a time when you fell short of a goal or objective of yours?
15:57 Tell us what you're most passionate about doing in your day to day?
18:12 How are you using social media today to empower others?
20:32 How can we get started to share what we know?
23:28 What advice would you give to the aspiring trailblazer wanting to rise above?
24:25 How do you make decisions to separate the essential from the non-essentials?
26:09 Five books that inspired Dre most?
33:02 What is your why, what's pushing you?
35:50 What's one action we should commit to this week to blaze our trail?

 

 

Jan 16, 2017
Dr. Tiffany is national speaker, professional coach and mentor, trained licensed therapist and tenured associate professor of counseling.  She works with individuals, teaching them step-by-step, how to create the life they want and desire.
 
Her passion is to help individuals who may be stuck in some area of life, to tap into their power and give themselves permission to step into their purpose and create the create life they want to live. 
 
Some of the questions we asked Tiffany:

[02:00] What are you most grateful for right now?
[04:55] Is there someone that inspired your life’s work?
[12:05] What brought you to where you are right now?
[18:00] What was your greatest fear in all of this?
[19:10] What’s keeping so many people from living in their purpose?
Jan 9, 2017

Cheree Warrick writes business plans and creates financial forecasts for companies seeking funding from banks and angel investors. Cheree’s goal is to help over one thousand companies receive over $1 Billion in financing. She has helped clients from various industries (including dog daycare, restaurant, driving school, and catering company) raise the capital they need for growth. She has also coached or written business plans for close to 100 entrepreneurs.

Cheree’s Episode Outline:

[03:45] What are you most grateful for right now?
[05:50] What ignited your passion for business and finance?
[08:30] What happened in that experience that made you realize there was something more to it?
[10:30] What makes your heart sing in this work that you’re doing?
[11:30] What are the parts of a solid business plan?
[16:30] What are some of the obvious pitfalls that cause business plans to miss their mark and not be funded?

 

 

Jan 2, 2017

 

For over 20 years, Chef Bryce Fluellen has utilized his culinary skills to make a significant impact in the community. As Director of Operations for Magic Johnson Enterprises where he was responsible for the company’s growth in under-served, urban areas all across the country to present day as the first Chef hired by American Heart Association to run Kids/Teens Cook with Heart, a healthy cooking and nutrition program that has positively impacted over 1,000 children and adults throughout Los Angeles County. He is also the founder of KIDS AT THE TABLE, a pop-up dinner that engages underserved teens in critical conversation that affects their everyday lives over a delicious wholesome meal. Since late 2015 the dinners have impacted over 300 teens!

Bryce's Episode Outline:

03:27 What are you most grateful for in your life right now?
04:37 What Bryce does in his day to day?
07:38 What ignited the spark for you to become a chef?
11:22 What were some of the lessons you learned from owning your own catering company?
16:44 What's one thing you wish you knew or applied before starting your own business?
18:02 Why is what you're doing fulfilling your passion and purpose as a chef?
22:02 Was health and wellness always important to you?
32:34 What inspired you to author a book?
40:15 What would you tell someone wanting to author a book of their own?
46:14 What's one action our aspiring trailblazers should take to help them blaze their trail this week?

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