Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!
Sydney Nanberg defied the conventional expectations of society by dropping out of college -- and then went on to build a six-figure marketing business by the young age of 20. How did she do it? Listen to hear her amazing and challenging journey.
Ginni Saraswati is an award-winning journalist, Australian radio personality, celebrity interviewer, founder of Ginni Media, and the host of The Ginni Show podcast. Ginni shares her stories about her large and expressive Sri Lankan family, her career path in radio, comedy and podcasting, and her celebrity guest interviews -- including the time she made Paula Abdul crack up with laughter!
Josh Stine is the co-founder and CEO of Seat Insiders, an event ticket concierge agency serving companies and individuals around the world. Josh shares his career journey from Big 4 consulting to the ticketing industry, how the changes in the ticketing industry are beneficial for both fans and artists alike, and how building international relationships has created opportunities for fans to go to events around the world.
Miracle Olatunji is a college student, entrepreneur, and author of “Purpose: How To Live and Lead With Impact.” In high school, she founded OpportuniMe, an award-winning education organization which democratizes access to summer experiential learning opportunities for high school students.
Michael Basagre is the founder of Momettas, a career coaching service and blog in New Zealand that helps young adults understand their core values and succeed as they transition out of key life milestones. Michael shares how living out your core values can help you find career success, the unusual technique he uses to help his clients uncover their core values and the importance of remembering your core values as you develop your own business or creative projects.
Meg He, the co-founder of the ADAY clothing brand, talks about her struggles and achievements as a Chinese immigrant living and going to school in Wales and in England, her career ranging from working in investment banking in London, to venture capital and technology in Silicon Valley, to her own start-up in New York City, and what inspired her to become an entrepreneur within the fashion and apparel industry.
Nir Eyal, the author of the bestselling book “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life,” shares what really causes distraction (Hint: it’s not technology!), how we use distraction as a coping mechanism for escaping discomfort, how planning and timeboxing can help you avoid distraction, and why to-do lists are a myth.
On this episode I interview Carly Fiorina, the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company as the CEO of Hewlett Packard, a former U.S. presidential candidate and a best-selling author. We talk about her amazing leadership journey and the lessons learned that she shares in her third book, “Find Your Way,” and with the leaders she works with through her nonprofit organization, Unlocking Potential.
Tabitha Cavanagh is the creator of the #StrongAssMindset hashtag on social media, and a co-chair of the Never Too Young Advisory Board for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. After facing an unexpected colon cancer diagnosis at a young age, Tabitha joined the field of recruiting, where she discovered her passion for bringing the right people together for the right opportunities at the right time, and helping others create intentional and meaningful mindsets.
Digital marketing executive and serial entrepreneur Ajay Prasad shares how he develops his employees’ careers, what he looks for when he hires people, how he identifies the right clients, and how his experience in the corporate world compares to entrepreneurship.
Marsha Guerrier, CEO of Women on the Rise NY, shares how she provides women who work full time jobs with the community and resources to build their own businesses and create strategies that improve their Mindset, Money, Marketing and Media.
Forrest Schaffer is a “9-to-5er” at a digital marketing company and the founder of One Strong Herd, a fitness apparel and accessories brand and startup company. He shares the twists and turns in his career path and his passions for entrepreneurship, personal finance and digital marketing.
Gail Tolstoi-Miller -- an award-winning dual CEO, experienced recruiter, author and global keynote speaker -- discusses unconscious bias in hiring. Having personally felt the impact of unconscious bias early in her life, she now works with her corporate clients to raise awareness of unconscious bias and helps job seekers combat unconscious bias and even use it to their advantage.
Michelle Tillis Lederman is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author who is well-known for helping people connect, work better together and advance their individual impact. On this episode, Michelle shares her career journey and valuable advice about networking.
Jenny Watzka worked at a Big 4 consulting firm for three years before ditching her 9 to 5 (or in her case, 9 am to 10 pm) after the sudden death of her father. Surrounded by doubters and naysayers, she successfully built her own profitable consulting firm while traveling full time.
After working for years in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors, Rachel Werner founded RBW Strategy, her women-owned consulting firm based in the Washington, DC Metro area. She shares her career journey from Big 4 consulting to nonprofit to entrepreneurship, her experience as a mother and small business owner, and more!
Jordan Gross describes his journey to Cloud Nine – how he lived life “by the book” and worked at a lucrative but uninspiring job, then quit to focus his energy on content creation, public speaking and career/life coaching. He also demonstrates some tips on how to overcome fear, based on the 5-step process from his first book, “Getting COMFY” (Calm, Openness, Movement, Funny, You).
Originally aired on the Vibrant Visionaries podcast hosted by Heidi Bennett. This episode features an interview with Emily Winston, founder of Boichik Bagels, and how she is bringing authentic NY bagels to Berkeley, CA.
After college, Matt LeBris spent three years working with Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank. Now Matt is the founder of 1B Branding (a NY City based branding agency), hosts the Decoding Success Podcast, and speaks in front of audiences across the U.S. – all of which propel him closer to his goal of positively impacting the lives of one billion individuals. In addition to his successes, Matt has also faced many obstacles in his life. He shares his journey with us in this episode.
Scott Miller is the EVP of Thought Leadership at FranklinCovey and author of “Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow.” A self-described “management mess,” Scott shares what he has learned from his own leadership mistakes, what characteristics are important for successful leadership, and how his book combines his stories with activities to help readers move towards leadership success.
Fashion industry consultant and senior apparel industry executive Maria Pesin shares her career journey, where she started working “below rock bottom,” got jobs where she could learn about the business, earned promotions all the way to the top, and ultimately left the corporate world to start her own consulting business. Now she helps aspiring fashion entrepreneurs build their own successful businesses.
Heidi is a business and wellness coach for multi-creative professionals and the host of the Vibrant Visionaries podcast. On this episode, Heidi shares how she helps multi-creatives overcome mental barriers, while guiding them to practice their strengths, decide what impact they want to have in the world, and find the life and work that aligns with their values and creative processes.
Justin Nguyen is the 22-year-old CEO of GetChoGrindUp and Co-Host of the Young and D.U.M.B. (Dedicated, Up-and-coming, Motivated, Bold) Podcast. Justin’s mission is to uncover the blueprint to career success for college students, and educate them about traditional jobs (through GetChoGrindUp) and non-traditional jobs (via the Young and D.U.M.B. podcast).
Amir Bormand talks about the near death experience he had at the age of 17, and how he struggled for many years with the aftermath. He explains how both his wife and a therapist helped him let go of the trauma and shift his mindset away from thinking “what if.” Then, through a strange coincidence, he shares how his trauma and recovery prepared him to support his wife through her own crisis.
Georgie-Ann Getton-Mckoy is an execution strategist, serial entrepreneur, community builder, speaker, author and diversity in tech enthusiast. She’s an expert at turning “dreamers” into “doers.” On this podcast, she shares how she helps businesses and people become more productive, find creative solutions to their problems, and execute on their ideas.
Nikhil Pampati is a high school student and entrepreneur. He cofounded the national nonprofit Jobscopia, which runs programs that connect students with professionals to provide them with real-life insights into potential careers. On this episode, Nikhil shares the story of what inspired him to start Jobscopia when he was a high school junior, and how he evolved this idea into a successful nonprofit.
Entrepreneur and coach Marc Mawhinney shares his experiences with overcoming two big challenges: Bouncing back from adversity after his successful real estate business suddenly collapsed, and dealing with Internet trolls by turning his experience with haters into content and new sales.
In 2018, New York City stand-up comedian Mike Lemme traveled to London, Paris and Rome to work on his new material in some unusual venues: conference rooms that he rented in local office buildings. Hear Mike describe his adventures from his European conference room comedy tour, and how these gigs led to big opportunities for him to headline club shows and go for one of his biggest comedy dreams: performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
What happens when you’re a high performer at work, with decades of success and upward progression in your career, and then you get laid off for the first time? Hear how Kevin M. Yates recovered from a layoff, found a new job and built a wildly successful personal brand that brings him opportunities to share his expertise all around the world.
Mental health writer and advocate Charlotte Underwood shares how her own personal experiences inspired her to write about mental health, the biases and stigma that people with mental illnesses often face in the UK, and how she raises her voice to encourage people to talk about mental health and listen to the experiences of others.
Jeff Weisbein started BestTechie when he was 13 years old. Over the next 15 years, he grew it into a digital media company. On this episode, Jeff shares what inspired him to start BestTechie in the early days of the Internet, how he recognized opportunities to grow his business, refine BestTechie’s content and capitalize on changing technology trends, and how he generated income while maintaining the integrity and identity of the BestTechie brand.
Stacy Sherman is the Director of Customer Experience (CX) at Schindler Elevator Corporation. When she’s not at her day job, Stacy shares her extensive CX expertise on her blog, DoingCXRight, which provides mentorship and knowledge sharing with CX professionals looking to differentiate their companies and personal brand. On this episode, Stacy shares how she started her blog, the types of opportunities that it has opened up for her, and how it has helped her support the careers of other women.
Fashion veteran Amanda Watson came up with the idea for StyleForIt -- an online site where plus size women can consign and buy pre-owned current fashion sizes 12–32 -- to provide a resale space for the expanding category of Plus Fashion. On this episode, Amanda shares why she decided to open up her own fashion business, some of the business successes and challenges she’s faced since then, and how her business continues to evolve and grow.
Daniel Gefen describes himself as a former Self Help Addict, where he was trapped in a vicious cycle of consuming life-changing knowledge without taking any life-changing action. After 10 years of procrastination, he shares how he finally broke this cycle and wrote his book, “The Self Help Addict.” Daniel also talks about how podcasts can help establish you as an expert in your field and how he built his thriving podcast booking agency.
Jacqueline Jasionowski left her 18+ year career in the corporate automotive world to start her own business, Shift Awake, which is dedicated to working with leaders to create purpose-driven environments and game-changing results. On this episode, she discusses what led her to make the leap from corporate to entrepreneurship, what it means to be a conscious-based leader, and how purpose-driven employees and corporate cultures impact customer experience and the bottom line.
Kevin Patrick Allen discusses his new documentary, “What Comes Next,” which examines what happens when you lose a dream, lose a loved one, or even lose your freedom. We explore how the people he features share a common struggle, how they find a meaningful future after experiencing tremendous loss, and what we can learn from their journeys.
Lisa DeLay talks about the spiritual and family crisis she faced in her childhood and young adulthood, her studies of religion and spiritual formation, and her work as a part-time professor at Gratz College, where she helps new K-12 special education teachers learn mindfulness techniques they can use to benefit their students.
Organizational change and culture expert Karen Jaw-Madson talks about finding and working with a publisher for her book “Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work” – and why she describes her experience as a “soap opera!” She shares what she learned, the advice that helped encourage her through all the rejections, and her own advice for authors who are trying to get their books published.
Natasha Nurse is the founder of Dressing Room 8, the Program Coordinator for Long Island Girl Talk, and co-host of the podcast WokeNFree. In this episode, she shares her career journey and valuable business advice for entrepreneurs.
Gina Marie Agderian, author of “The Letters in the Old House,” shares how she finally stopped putting off her childhood dream of writing a novel, her tips for getting started on your own writing and other creative passions. and what it’s like to self-publish a book on Amazon.
Esther Hofknecht Curtis is a blogger, writer, and content creator. On this podcast, Esther talks about what she learned from hosting the #GuestBloggerProject twice in 2018, some of the inspirational and surprising stories that people have shared, and how blogging is a unique opportunity to learn more about the people around us.
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Flip ‘em the Bird, Inc. is a women-owned, Minnesota based start-up founded by Susie Moschkau and Natalie Buckman. While freezing at their office jobs and looking for some comic relief to combat the day to day challenges of corporate life, Susie and Natalie hatched their idea for these funny, fashionable, fingerless gloves!
Professor Marcia McNair is the co-author of Sistas on Fire, an award-winning theatrical performance that addresses pressing social issues from an African-American female perspective. Sistas on Fire connects with people across race, class, gender, religion and cultures, empowering them to think and take action about the social issues they care about. Sistas on Fire will be playing at the East Village Playhouse in New York City from February 22 – March 17, 2019.
Emmy-winning entertainment journalist and TV host Samantha Harris discusses her breast cancer story, the Gotta Make Lemonade online community that she founded with her husband to inspire positivity in the face of adversity, and her new book “Your Healthiest Healthy," a guide to removing toxins and boosting positivity to support well-being.
Rhodes Perry, a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader, discusses how he helps cultivate workplace cultures of belonging through his leadership & management consulting firm. He also talks about how his book “Belonging At Work” empowers people to create inclusive cultures at their workplaces.
This episode features Larry Sprung, the President and Founder of Mitlin Financial, Inc. He also serves on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). On this episode, Larry discusses the critical events in his life that shaped his career and advocacy, and talks about some of the important work that AFSP is doing around suicide research and prevention.
Becky Curran is the Disability Equality Index (DEI) Director at Disability:IN, where she is responsible for managing the overall DEI program. Born with achondroplastic dwarfism, Becky talks about her life & career as an advocate for increasing disability inclusion.
Mark Metry is the Host of Humans 2.0, a Top 100 podcast where he interviews billionaires, New York Times bestselling authors, and other legendary world-class human beings. He’s also the founder of VU Dream, a virtual and augmented reality marketing & advertising agency based in Boston. Mark talks about his early entrepreneurial success, battling extreme social anxiety, and what set him on the path to reach his full potential.
Beyond 6 Seconds host Carolyn Kiel is interviewed by Valerie Gordon, a 10-time Emmy award-winning television producer and owner of the career and communication strategy firm, Commander-in-She. Carolyn talks about a time in her career when she felt stuck and what she did to get unstuck, then Valerie & Carolyn share practical tips and advice for getting unstuck.
Andy Storch is a consultant, coach and facilitator who helps his clients turn strategy into action and coaches people to do the best work of their lives. Andy shares how the book “Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod inspired him to transform his life and career by building six habits for success: meditation, exercise, writing, reading, affirmations and visualizations. He also talks about the impact that hosting podcasts and attending conferences have had on growing his career and business relationships.
Erica Stanford is the co-founder of cryptocurrencysimplified.com - a project aiming to make crypto and blockchain be better understood and adopted by the mainstream public. On this episode, she discusses how this website provides unbiased, reliable resources to help people learn about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Erica also shares advice on how crypto investors can protect themselves against scams, hackers and fraud.
Cyd Alper-Sedgwick is a Feng Shui Master who also brings her expertise as an Interior Designer into her consultations. Cyd shares how she learned to practice Feng Shui, how it became her career, and how she makes people’s homes flow with positive energy and clears out negative energy. She also shares how Feng Shui can guide people in purchasing their homes, furnishing their houses, cultivating positive energy in their businesses, and clearing blockages within their hearts and minds.
This episode features Malavika Vivek, the cofounder of Girls Make Apps (www.girlsmakeapps.org), a U.S. nonprofit she began as a high school junior in 2016. To date, Girls Make Apps has inspired hundreds of girls and women from middle school through college to enter the world of tech through free workshops, programs and hackathons across the country, and has worked with educators to improve computer science education in public schools.
In this mini-episode of Beyond 6 Seconds, our host Carolyn Kiel shares her blog post about why she started podcasting and what she’s learned since publishing the first episodes at the beginning of this year.
Deborah Tan-Pink and I talk about how she built her resilience and grit during her school years, when she was bullied by both students and teachers – and how she used that resilience and grit to rise quickly from intern to Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan Singapore, with skills and a mindset that helped her grow and pivot her career. She also shares her thoughts on how parents can support their children when they are dealing with bullies.
Jake Melton is a keynote speaker, author and change expert who focuses on minimalism and simplicity. In this episode, Jake shares how several difficult experiences at work started him on a mission to build healthy effective workplaces, what inspired him to write his book called “Minimalize to Maximize Your Happiness: Cut the Crap“ and about his experience as a public speaker with Tourette syndrome. Visit www.jakebmelton.com for more information.
Dave Sanderson was on a business trip on January 15th, 2009 that would change his life forever – because he was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549, also known as “The Miracle on the Hudson”. Dave talks about surviving the crash and growing from this traumatic experience. He also shares strategies that anyone can use to thrive after their own “personal plane crash” moments. Visit www.davesandersonspeaks.com to learn more, and text BRACE4IMPACT to 797979 to receive a free video gift from Dave!
Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul (www.onmogul.com), an award-winning worldwide online platform that enables women to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other. She is also the author of the best-selling business book, You Are a Mogul. Tiffany shares her incredible journey from young immigrant to Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, and what inspired her to build Mogul -- which now reaches 18 million women per week from over 196 countries.
Bob Sager, the founder of SpearPoint Solutions LLC, helps people use innovative thinking to create practical solutions for business and life. Bob shares the lessons he learned early in his career that fueled his success as an entrepreneur, and why he invented What's the BIG Idea?, a game that helps people innovate and have fun at the same time. Listen to the end of the episode for a free special offer from Bob!
Carin Rockind is a happiness expert, motivational speaker and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living. On 10/18/18 she is launching the first annual Women's Global Happiness Day (womenshappy.com) in 50+ cities to raise awareness of the women’s depression epidemic. Carin describes how being robbed at gunpoint started her on her journey, how she has overcome obstacles, and shares advice for uncovering your purpose. Visit PurposeGirl.com for a free Living on Purpose Guide.
Kenn Day is a professional Shaman based in Cincinnati, Ohio, who helps companies and organizations rediscover the healing power of deep connection with the collective soul. Kenn describes what a professional shaman does, how his quest to heal from PTSD started him on his journey to become a shaman, and how he has helped businesses tune into their communal souls to heal their cultures and embrace change as gently as possible. Learn more about Kenn’s work at www.bodysoulcincy.com.
Kim Foster Carlson is an award-winning broadcast journalist, athlete and author of the book "Good Enough: How to Overcome Fear of Failure and Perfectionism to Live Your Best Life." Kim shares why she wrote this book for millennials, “the most anxious generation,” her own struggle with perfectionism throughout her career, and how she discovered how to become who you are meant to be without fearing failure. Find out more at www.kimfostercarlson.com.
Adrienne Garland is the founder and CEO of She Leads Media (www.sheleadsmedia.com), a boutique marketing consultancy and conference production company serving women-led businesses. She also runs the She Leads Annual Conference for new and experienced women entrepreneurs. On this episode, Adrienne describes the resources that women need to build and finance their businesses. She also shares her own challenges as a corporate marketing executive turned company founder & CEO.
Femi Opaneye is the Founder and CEO of Linked Optimization (www.linkedoptimization.com), which helps businesses generate B2B leads and sales through LinkedIn. He is a successful entrepreneur today -- but he almost didn’t survive to get to this point. Femi shares how he got through his painful years of job dissatisfaction, job loss, business failures, depression and suicidal thoughts, and how he finally found success.
Dr. Ginny Baro is the CEO and founder of Fearless Women @Work, an executive coaching and career strategy company. Ginny shares her story of immigrating from the Dominican Republic as a child, her 26-year corporate leadership career, and how her divorce compelled her to reinvent herself as an entrepreneur and leadership coach. She shares advice for building relationships with mentors at work, as well as five powerful strategies for thriving in your career and life. Learn more at www.Fearlesswomenatwork.com.
Steven Riecker has been passionate about the outdoors for over 50 years. In 2017, he thru-hiked the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, over 5 months, through 14 states, with nearly 5 million footsteps. It transformed his life – and now he leads hikes for others on the Appalachian Trail as well. Steven discusses how his best friend Roger’s battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has inspired him, and shares advice for achieving big life goals.
During her bout with a rare and aggressive cancer, Shannon Villalba used holistic medicine therapies along with traditional medical treatments. Her experience and recovery inspired her to create HIME Wellness: a company that provides resources for holistic therapies & tools to help people live happier, healthier, meaningful, and more purpose-driven lives. Learn more at www.himewellness.com .
Katarina Garcia is the fashion designer and athlete behind Katsey, a new athleisure apparel line for women ages 40+. Katarina discusses how she navigated the challenges leading up to her clothing line’s launch, and how she used LinkedIn to build her business with executives and venture capitalists, leading to a deal with Amazon. She also shares how Katsey will support a bigger dream: preventing domestic violence through youth education. Learn more @bekatsey on Instagram.
Tyler Jackson is the owner and founder of Trove Branding Consultants, a social media management agency that caters to entrepreneurs, brands, and corporations worldwide. In this episode, Tyler shares valuable digital marketing and branding advice for small businesses, recommends the books that have helped her strengthen her skills as a business owner and build her team, and the importance of being a lifelong learner. Learn more at www.TroveBrandingConsultants.com.
Roxana Radulescu is the Founder of All Personal, where she provides coaching services to develop your "soft skills." She also hosts the All Personal podcast, which features stories about how people discover and use their unique skills. On this episode, Roxana shares the importance of building your strengths & skills like muscles and how she manages the challenges of being a new solo entrepreneur in a new country. Learn more at www.personalskillscoach.com.
Elena Deutsch is an executive coach and career consultant who founded WILL: Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law. She helps women lawyers leave big law firms for a career and life filled with greater control and satisfaction. Elena shares why women get stuck being miserable in big law firms, what inspired her to start WILL and how she addresses the challenges of being a solopreneur. Visit www.womeninterestedinleavinglaw.com to learn more.
Lizy Dastin is the owner and founder of Art and Seeking, a platform that bridges the gap between the mainstream art world to the unorthodox world of street art. Lizy shares how her business was born during a low point in her life, why it evolved beyond art tours into a digital archive of street art, and the craziest interviews she’s done with street artists. Learn more about Lizy at www.artandseeking.com and on her podcast “Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin Bua.”
Jeannette Wheatley spent 3 years volunteering with World Hope’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans. She shares why she traveled far from her Michigan home to support hurricane victims (despite having a broken shoulder), how she inspired businesses in her hometown to get involved, and how her faith in God inspired miracles large and small. Jeannette is currently raising funds to build a well in Kisumu, Kenya. You can learn more by emailing her at jeannettewheatley@Ymail.com.
Katharine Griffiths is a telecommunications veteran with a passion for gender equality, who is helping companies thrive by embracing gender diversity. She shares what inspired her to build her brand around gender equality, the unique methodology she has developed to drive gender diversity, and how sharing stories and working through conflict can help women and men create lasting change. Learn more about Katharine on her website at www.katharinegriffiths.com.
Conrad Agderian is the Founder and Owner of Conrad’s Concessions, a party equipment rental business in Bergenfield NJ. In this episode, he shares how he evolved his company from a side-hustle into a successful full-time business, why he left corporate jobs behind to become an entrepreneur, and advice for providing great customer service. You can contact Conrad at www.conradsconcessions.com, where you can also listen to his podcast, Victory Loves Company: www.conradsconcessions.com/victorylovescompany.html
Avery Schrader is the Founder and CEO of Modash, a startup based in Tallinn, Estonia that helps online content creators partner with established brands. In this episode, Avery discusses what inspired him to build a digital marketing start-up and how to use networking to find mentors, clients & employees. You can contact Avery at email@example.com or www.modash.io . If you work in marketing, you can try out Modash’s platform for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deborah Davis is the Founder and Owner of PUSHLivingPhotos.com, a company that aims to increase photos and imagery of people with disabilities in the tourism, leisure and lifestyle mediums. Deborah shares what sets her company apart from other stock image providers, how she empowers people with disabilities through authentic photo modeling, and how she aims to #ElevateDisability in public perception. Visit www.pushlivingphotos.com or contact Deborah.Davis@pushliving.com or (866) 269-8335.
Kyle Elliott is the Career Coach behind CaffeinatedKyle.com, where he helps people find jobs they LOVE (or at least tolerate). His background in health education, public administration, mental health & LGBT+ advocacy helped him develop a coaching practice to guide people through their careers, while encouraging them to care for themselves. We also talk about networking & Kyle’s love of Starbucks. Connect with Kyle on LinkedIn and visit his website www.caffeinatedkyle.com for a free 5 day job search course
This episode features Sara Holoubek, the CEO and founder of Luminary Labs. Sara discusses Luminary Labs’ work in open innovation, which brings together, guides and incents people and organizations to solve the “thorny problems that matter” in society using a virtual accelerator. Learn more at www.luminary-labs.com and on Twitter @luminarylabs. Additionally, practitioners of open innovation can participate in Luminary Labs’ Open Innovation Survey by emailing email@example.com.
Lauren Magura is the founder of Cinematcher, a matchmaking app that enables diverse talent to hire and get hired for film, TV and digital projects instantly and globally. In this episode, Lauren shares how she got the inspiration to create Cinematcher, her skills that help her succeed as an entrepreneur, and how she is growing and diversifying Cinematcher for the future. You can contact Lauren at Lauren.Magura@cinematcher.com & visit www.cinematcher.com to download the app and sign up for their newsletter.
Christine Gritmon founded her own social media consulting company, Christine Gritmon Inc., to help small local businesses (mainly in Rockland County and Westchester County NY) strategically connect with their customers on social media. On this podcast she shares the hard lessons she learned during her first year in business, and how they have reenergized and strengthened her business in Year 2. You can find Christine at http://christine.gritmon.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn.
What if you knew your true calling but were forbidden to pursue it? This was what Barbara Monahan faced until a year of illness and loss fueled her to fulfill her purpose. Barbara shares her journey from Corporate to Cleric: how she made the transition from a long career in the corporate world to fulfill her true calling as a minister, spiritual director, author & coach. You can contact Barbara at www.linkedin.com/in/barbaramonahan234 and learn more about her book “Tattitude: Don't over think me” on Ama
What would you do if your greatest talents were suddenly taken away from you? Kristal Murren had a successful career in leadership development & training that was interrupted by a devastating car accident. Through her recovery, she found the courage to learn from her experience by what she calls “walking through hell and taking notes”, fulfill her lifelong purpose and inspire others. You can reach Kristal at Kristal@bossygirl.org or (717) 460-4795 or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Yvonne Connolly shares her experience with ageism in her job search and advice for dealing with age discrimination as a job seeker. She also talks about her #100DaysofHelp social media campaign to connect people to job opportunities, resources and support. Yvonne shares what she is looking for in her next role, and we discuss the importance of mentoring, company culture, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. You can contact her via cell phone at (215) 272-0324 or email at Yvonne.Connolly@gmail.com .
This episode features Anna Pilette, a Geophysicist and a Technologist in Portland Oregon. Anna shares her experience working with robotics and drone technology, her thoughts on the future of drones and robotics, and how she combines her scientific experience with her artistic interest through her art company, Atomic Dumpling Media. She is also looking for a role working with a drone manufacturer. Learn more about Anna at her website www.aspilette.com .
This podcast features Fennie Wang from the ixo network, a nonprofit organization that uses blockchain technology to create social impact. Fennie discusses how she pivoted her career from traditional securities law to blockchain, the impact of a chance introduction to Ross Ulbricht - the infamous founder of the Silk Road darkweb, and how her latest project with UNICEF uses blockchain to improve attendance tracking in South African preschools. You can find more information at http://ixo.network/ .
This episode features Shobha Vanchiswar, a writer and artist in NY who is supporting the education of HIV+ girls at an orphanage in India called Mukta Jivan. Shobha talks about how she started bringing school supplies and money to the orphanage, then expanded her support to build and fund a music program there, and how she uses her artistic and writing talents to sustain the flow of funds and support for the children. You can learn more and support Shobha’s work at www.seedsofdesign.com/the-lucky-ones/ .
Can a pair of spoons change lives and support a community? Yes, if they are the fun and functional Cuddle Spoons! Lynn Urlaub shares how her partner Ken created Cuddle Spoons after he became disabled, how the spoons help people with disabilities be more independent, and how their business is supporting Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Lynn also discusses her job search for a full-time Office Manager role. For more information visit www.cuddlespoons.com and our show notes at www.beyond6seconds.com .
This episode features Petal Pennycooke, the Founder and Chief Executive Right Hand of Executive Right Hand, a premium provider of support to C-suite executives who are in transition in their careers. We'll learn about Petal's journey to start and grow Executive Right Hand and how her business supports senior executives and helps combat age discrimination (ageism) in the job market. You can find more information about Executive Right Hand at www.executiverighthand.com .
This is an introduction to Beyond 6 Seconds, the podcast that shares extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring interviews with people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world.