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#TalkAboutBias Staying Power! with Tracy L. Williams  | 215

#TalkAboutBias Staying Power! with Tracy L. Williams | 215

Leading in purpose and with authenticity provides the strength, endurance, and desire to succeed in all areas of life.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: TRACY L. WILLIAMS, MS

Today I share in a conversation with Tracy L. Williams, a nationally recognized leader committed to equity, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion with expertise creating and executing strategies that uplift women and underserved populations through entrepreneurship, philanthropy, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. 

Special thanks to Shawn Dove and to Proctor & Gamble for fueling and sponsoring this #TalkAboutBias series. 

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CONNECT WITH TRACY L. WILLIAMS

LinkedIn:    Tracy L. Williams
Twitter:       @ellephantparade
Instagram: @ellephantparade

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#TalkAboutBias The Impact of Bias on the Formerly Incarcerated with Bishop Darren Ferguson  | 214

#TalkAboutBias The Impact of Bias on the Formerly Incarcerated with Bishop Darren Ferguson | 214

How is society being biased, specifically against the segment of citizens who count themselves among the formerly incarcerated?

Today I share in a deep conversation with Bishop Darren Ferguson,  a preacher, teacher, singer, motivational speaker and social activist. In this conversation, Bishop Ferguson shares his own experiences going from prison to the pulpit and beyond. 

Special thanks to Shawn Dove and to Proctor & Gamble for fueling and sponsoring this #TalkAboutBias series.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: BISHOP DARREN FERGUSON

Born and raised in the village of Harlem and in the Bronx, NY, Darren A. Ferguson is known as a leader for this generation – a preacher, teacher, singer, motivational speaker and social activist. He serves as the 7th Pastor in the 102-year history of Bethel Baptist Church in Orange, NJ. He was recently appointed as the Reentry Coordinator for the City and will provide both services for returned citizens as well as create both Credible Messenger and Rites of Passage programs for the city.

He served as the inaugural Director of Graham Windham’s Unlimited Potential program, for criminal justice involved 16 and 17 youth and also served as the Director of their Hunts Point Beacon Program. He is the National Director of Public Relations for Healing Communities, USA – providing training and technical assistance for houses of worship to become “Stations of Hope” for the formerly incarcerated. Over the last 20 years, he has served in organizations such as LaGuardia Community College. the Osborne Association, the Interfaith Center of New York, SUNY College at Old Westbury, The Children’s’ Village and as Youth Director for The National Action Network. He ministered for 5 years as Youth Minister at Harlem’s historic Abyssinian Baptist Church and is a former Team Chaplain for the WNBA’s New York Liberty. He serves as president of the Board of Directors of Fathers Incorporated, a national clearinghouse for responsible Fatherhood.

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CONNECT WITH BISHOP FERGUSON

LinkedIn:  Dr. Darren Ferguson
Twitter: @fergsongs

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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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#TalkAboutBias Breaking Out of the Man Box | 213

#TalkAboutBias Breaking Out of the Man Box | 213

Healthy manhood is the solution to ending all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination and can improve the mental and physical health for men and boys.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: TED BUNCH

Ted Bunch is an educator, author, activist, and lecturer working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. Bunch is Chief Development Officer of A Call to Men and is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood.

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CONNECT WITH TED

Website:  acalltomen.org
Instagram: @ted.bunch

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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Building an Unshakeable Foundation with Allan Houston | 212

Building an Unshakeable Foundation with Allan Houston | 212

Whatever your focus – whether you’re a leader, a career professional or a business owner, you’ve got to have a base line code or model that you follow and live by. In today’s episode Allan and I discuss an unshakeable value system he’s developed for winning in life.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: ALLAN HOUSTON

Allan Houston lives his life with the determination to apply his success as a professional athlete to help others. After winning a gold medal as a member of the U.S. men’s basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and nine seasons with the NY Knicks, Houston created the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF) which has served thousands of participants across the country through programs that promote youth mentoring, responsible fatherhood, and entrepreneurship. In addition, he has served as a spokesperson for the National Fatherhood Initiative, an international ambassador for the NBA, and an analyst for ESPN.

Allan Houston conceptualized FISLL (Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership, and Legacy) based on principles learned from his parents and other models of leadership in his life. Through these Fundamentals of Life, he aims to share the keys that helped him grow as a student, an athlete, and most importantly, a son, father, and community leader. These life principles serve as a foundation for a healthy mind, body, and spirit, the essential needs for a Life in 3D, inspiring the book, The Fundamentals of Life: Life in 3D. This book is available in print and eBook wherever books are sold.

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CONNECT WITH ALLAN

Website:         www.fisll.com
Instagram:     @alllan_houston
Twitter:           @allan_houston 

 

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

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In a COVID influenced world, we are working online, shopping online and going to school online.  And yet, many of you are still invisible online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no digital presence. No matter how great you are, you aren’t standing out if no one can find you online. It's never been more important that while you focus on building your business or developing your career, that you also prioritize building your personal brand.

If you aren’t sure where to start that process or what exactly you need to do –  consider investing in Brand You Academy. It’s 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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Stop Pretending You’re Okay – Desiree S Coleman | 211

Stop Pretending You’re Okay – Desiree S Coleman | 211

Desiree joins Stephen to discuss how to take care of yourself… know your limits… give yourself permission to not be ok… and seek the resources you need to be the best you.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: DESIREE S COLEMAN

Desiree S. Coleman works to create equitable and empowering conditions for women & organizations. She is a consultant who has helped numerous groups redefine their diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) practices. Likewise, she has mentored and coached countless women to rediscover the Queen Within. Inspired by her daughters, Desiree speaks, writes, and curates events to empower women to be their best selves. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, is a Loyola Academy trustee and is the recipient of the 2019 Rising Star Award from Investment News.

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CONNECT WITH DESIREE S COLEMAN

Website:              desireescoleman.com
Instagram:          @desireescoleman
LinkedIn:              /in/desireescoleman

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

DESIREE RECOMMENDS TAKING THIS ACTION

Read an article that's centering equity, learn about a diversity dimension outside of your own and then take an action.

 

THIS EPISODE WAS SPONSORED BY:

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

Brand You Academy

In a COVID influenced world, we are working online, shopping online and going to school online.  And yet, many of you are still invisible online when someone Googles you, meaning you’ve got little to no digital presence. No matter how great you are, you aren’t standing out if no one can find you online. It's never been more important that while you focus on building your business or developing your career, that you also prioritize building your personal brand.

If you aren’t sure where to start that process or what exactly you need to do –  consider investing in Brand You Academy. It’s 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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