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Dare To Bloom with Zim Flores | 220

Dare To Bloom with Zim Flores | 220

All anyone has to do is say the year and it can elicit an emotion. In a few words, this year has been everything from unpredictable, to traumatic, scary, exhausting and bizarre. But, there have been moments of joy as well, despite the pain. For those who are hurting, who need the hope that an opportunity to start over provides, debut author Zim Flores has some thoughts. Flores’ new book, Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful Endings and New Beginnings (Dec. 8, 2020, Thomas Nelson Gift Books), shows people how to find hope and discover opportunity, even when circumstances and endings are hard and uncertain.

OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: ZIM FLORES

Named a leader using her voice and talent to elevate humanity by Oprah Winfrey, Zim Flores (née Ugochukwu) is the founder of Italicist, an online styling service that helps women discover modest clothing they love, without the time commitment. Previously she was the CEO of Travel Noire, a boutique travel company reaching millions of travelers each month. In 2017 she sold the company to pursue Christ. A serial entrepreneur, Zim is aForbes“30 Under 30” awardee who has been featured in theNew York Times,TIME,ELLE,Glamour,The Nation,Essence, and NPR, among others. She often writes in faraway places and lives with her husband in Illinois. Connect with her atwww.zimism.com and @zimism.

Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful Endings and New Beginnings

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Living Corporate with Zach Nunn | 219

Living Corporate with Zach Nunn | 219

OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: ZACH NUNN

Based out of Houston, TX, Zach Nunn is a “Big 4” Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant and thought leader, with over 9 years of experience leading cultural and organizational transformation in a variety of industries. As the CEO and founder of Living Corporate, LLC, Zach amplifies and centers marginalized voices at work by interviewing Black and brown executives, activists, educators, elected officials and influencers which provides practical insight and that reaches over thousands majority Black and brown Millennial and Generation-X listeners a week. Despite all this work, his biggest passions are his wife, Candis and daughter, Emory.

So many gems packed into today’s episode. Grab a pad and a pen, or open your fav note taking app and get set to receive today’s mission fuel from Zach Nunn. Enjoy!

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CONNECT WITH ZACH

Website:       Living Corporate, LLC
Instagram:   @revnunnwisdom
Twitter:        @revnunnwisdom

 

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Today’s episode of the Trailblazers.FM podcast is brought to you by Brand You Academy.

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It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

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How to Get Media Coverage for Your Business with Pam Perry  | 218

How to Get Media Coverage for Your Business with Pam Perry | 218

You've heard the advice to reach out to individual journalists …. but should we work to build rapport with journalists BEFORE we need them? I ask this and several other questions that I wanted more insights on in this conversation with the PR GURU, Pam Perry.

OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: PAM PERRY

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE.

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

So many gems packed into today’s episode. Grab a pad and a pen, or open your fav note taking app and get set to receive today’s mission fuel from my friend, the PR Guru, Pam Perry. Enjoy!

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CONNECT WITH PAM

Website:     pamperrypr.com
Instagram: @pam_perry
Twitter: @pamperry

 

THIS EPISODE WAS SPONSORED BY:

Today’s episode of the Trailblazers.FM podcast is brought to you by Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy

It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

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A Fashion Platform Connecting The Industry with Christopher Bevans  | 217

A Fashion Platform Connecting The Industry with Christopher Bevans | 217

It's time to open the doors for Black creatives in the fashion industry and provide them direct access to some of fashion's top leaders and vets.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: CHRISTOPHER BEVANS

Christopher Bevans is a native of New York, who began his career apprenticing at a local tailoring house where he eventually became the owner at 19 years old. Christopher’s roots as an expert tailor developed into a passion that carried him to the Fashion Institute of Technology. During his time at FIT, Bevans studied textiles while learning the ropes from Jack Sauma, owner of Mood Fabrics, one of the largest fabric retailers in the world.

Bevans developed a reputation as an expert craftsman and visionary while working with top brands and organizations such as Billionaire Boys Club, Head(Tennis), Sean John, Yeezy, Spyder and the MacArthur Foundation, where he received a grant for education in 2012. Bevans has also created bespoke designs for clients such as Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, New York icon Patrick McDonald, Daryl Hall, John Legend and Kanye West. Bevans’ determination to reach new heights in fashion and technology are the results of his relentless work and education with fabrics and technique.

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CONNECT WITH CHRISTOPHER

Website:     hallway.xyz
Instagram: @christopherbevans

THIS EPISODE WAS SPONSORED BY:

Today’s episode of the Trailblazers.FM podcast is brought to you by Brand You Academy.

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It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

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The Media and Its Impact on Black Lives with Tunisha Brown  | 216

The Media and Its Impact on Black Lives with Tunisha Brown | 216

Today, I’m so happy to celebrate with our entire Blazer Nation, the victory of the Biden Harris win. We celebrate Joe Biden as the President Elect and his win to become the 46th President of the United States. And we also celebrate Kamala Harris, as she continues to blaze a trail for Black Women, by becoming the first woman and Black woman and someone of Jamaican and Indian descent, to win on a ticket to become our Vice President. We are just so overjoyed here at the Hart house and I know that so many of you are celebrating this win also and not just here, but all around the world.

And that brings me to today’s episode. Ss.  There are more amazing Black men and women, who aren't poor, aren't criminals, aren't threats to our society, than those who are. Yet, the media's representation of Black people paint a different picture. If we are to alter the media's distorted portrayal, we must among other things, increase the number of Black tv owners, producers, journalists and experts who are the creators of content.

I’m excited today to share in a conversation this week with Tunisha Brown, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of IMPACT Magazine and IMPACT TV, a platform that reaches hundreds of thousands daily.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: TUNISHA BROWN

As a single mother in Trenton NJ, Tunisha Brown saw the need for positive imagery in her community. Through this need began the journey of bringing forth her love of words in a powerful publication that displays the behind the scenes stories of black people. In 2007, IMPACT Magazine was born to empower, encourage, and educate its readers. As the Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Tunisha believes magazines should get to the heart of a story; to understand and to communicate the root cause of a thing.

Under her leadership, the magazine has grown from 75 readers to hundreds of thousands of readers daily. Considering her love of attaining the heart of a story, she began her talk-show version of Cocktails & Conversations in 2014. The event launched in Atlanta, GA with Grammy Nominated R&B Diva, Angie Stone with approximately 300 guests in attendance. 2017, Tunisha decided to celebrate black women who are making an IMPACT in their respective industries and communities during IMPACT’s 10-year anniversary dinner where Karen Civil was the guest of honor. From the initial dinner, the Women of IMPACT mantra has become a movement, hosting the series in various states at 5star hotels. The series began with women, now men are honored as well. 2018, the Men of IMPACT series honored NFL players Christian Kirksey and Hawk with award winning journalist Jeff Johnson. The series is not just a space for the honorees to be honored, it is also a space where talks to support each other are encouraged.

That same year, she was presented the award of Magazine of the Year for IMPACT Magazine by AAMBC Literary Awards. With the spirit of giving back, Tunisha hosted an empowerment brunch for the YouthStat program in Trenton, NJ. At the brunch, the youth were able to hear from speakers in careers they were seeking to pursue once out of high school. 2020, Tunisha partnered with the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy to speak on her career as a magazine owner. Each ot the attendees in the program wrote an article on a specific subject. The summer of 2020, Tunisha is scheduled to work with the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy to teach the students how to create a magazine from concept to completion.

Tunisha’s passion is to awaken those to an understanding of the power they have within. To use their strengths to take charge of their lives and the communities that surrounds them. She brings her gift of inspiration to everyone, sharing her remedy for embracing the best application, both personally and professionally. Through this action, it will aide in finding fulfillment and success in life to be an effective IMPACT to someone else.

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CONNECT WITH TUNISHA BROWN

Website:    theimpactmagazine.com
YouTube:    Impact TV
Instagram: @momentswithtunisha

THIS EPISODE WAS SPONSORED BY:

Today’s episode of the Trailblazers.FM podcast is brought to you by Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy

It's never been more important that you prioritize building your personal brand. If you aren't standing out online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no brand identity, no clear message and no digital presence, then it's time to consider investing in Brand You Academy.

Brand You Academy is an online self-paced course that gives you the know how, resources and a host of tools you'll need to begin to build an amazing personal brand that gets you noticed, booked and paid. To learn more visit brandyouacademy.co and use the coupon code BLAZERNATION at checkout to get a $200 discount.

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