November 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31241.mp3 Dr. Mae C. Jemison - Astronaut and Ambassador for the Presidential Award-Winning Bayer Making Science Make Sense [caption id="attachment_23468" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Mae C. Jemison[/caption] Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a former astronaut! She is a physician, entrepreneur, chemical engineer, philanthropist, and science literacy advocate. She is with us to talk about her role as the Ambassador for the Presidential award-winning Bayer Making Science Make Sense ® program.  The Making Sense program is Bayer's company-wide initiative toadvance science literacy across the United States. They achieve this through employee volunteerism, hands-on science learning, and public education.  Dr. Jemison is on a mission to increase awareness about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  She launched into space on September 12, 1992 on the Space Shuttle Endeavor, becoming the first woman of color in the world to travel into space. She stands firm on the premise that students, particularly girls and minorities, the two most underrepresented groups in STEM education, must be encouraged to pursue a STEM education and ultimately, a STEM career.  She is a trained dancer, practiced medicine in Los Angeles, served as the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia, and leads 100 Year Starship®, an initiative to ensure human travel to another star within the next 100 years. Today, four groups of college students are at the Space Center Houston to attempt to set a Guinness World Record in the The Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge for the highest launch of an Alka-Rocket.   Jim Hopper - Co-founder and CEO of M-ND [caption id="attachment_23289" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Hopper[/caption] Jim Hopper is CEO of M-ND, a social-tech firm that turns social media interactions into real-world experiences. Their clients include Visa, Lexus, Marriott, the Philadelphis Eagles and many others. Jim and COO Peter Wells have been growing the company's social/influencer-tech empire since 2013. They started as a social-to-photo printing technology company, but are now offer a holisitc marketing program for brands looking to bring structure to influencer marketing efforts. They gather hard-to-get social media data, monetize in-person experiences, and turn casual fans into active influencers. M-ND (pronounced "mind") provides brands with rich social media and consumer insights, allowing them to retarget their in-real-life audiences with ongoing digital campaigns and loyalty programs, and build demographic profiles of their biggest fans to inform future marketing campaigns.   Dr. Virginia LeBlanc - Author of Love the Skin YOU'RE In: How to Conquer Life Through Divergent Thinking, Speaker, Singer and Coach  [caption id="attachment_23292" align="alignright" width="150"] Virginia LeBlanc[/caption] Dr. Virginia LeBlanc is an author, speaker, singer, coach, consultant, and educator. She is a highly sought after multi-disciplinary expert and scholar. Her experience spans the not-for-profit sectors, private industry, higher education, and the performing arts. Her new book, "Love the Skin YOU’RE In: How to Conquer Life Through Divergent Thinking," is written to empower those people seeking their place, trying to connect the dots, and fulfill their purpose in life. She has over 20 years’ experience and shares lessons learned throughout her journey as well as “How-to” philosophies on conquering life. She has lead the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., the Indiana University Bloomington Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, and more.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31238.mp3 Steve Olsher - Host of New Media Summit, Reinvention Radio Host, Liquor.com Founder, NY Times Bestselling Author of What Is Your WHAT?: Discover The One Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do  [caption id="attachment_23264" align="alignright" width="150"] Steve Olsher[/caption] Steve Olsher has been dubbed 'The King of Reinvention’ on the cover Foundr Magazine. Steve has been involved in nightclubs, dot-coms, and real estate. He is the host of Reinvention Radio and has been featured on ABC, Forbes, CNN, and Fox Business. Steve is a co-star of the ground-breaking film, "The Keeper of the Keys" with Jack Canfield, John Gray, and Marci Shimoff.  His book, "Journey To You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Who You Were Born to Be" was a USA Book News “Self-Help Book of The Year” winner. Steve launched a retail site on CompuServe’s Electronic Mall in 1993, created one of the net’s first fully-functional e-commerce sites in 1995, and currently is the Chairman/Co-Founder of  Liquor.com. You don't get more impressive than that!   Blake Smith - Co-Founder & CEO of Cladwell [caption id="attachment_23011" align="alignright" width="150"] Blake Smith[/caption] Imagine a clothing company that doesn't sell clothing! Blake Smith is founder and CEO of that company! Blake used his background in computational mathematics as a hedge fund analyst and a movie producer for Walmart, P&G, and many other Fortune 500 brands. His current company, Cladwell, resides at that same intersection, between math and art. The site catalogs your entire wardrobe and all your clothes. It then designs great outfits and catalogs them. Over time, you need less clothes! The goal is to fight for sustainability and better labor practices by enabling people to buy fewer - but better - clothes.   Bryan Weinert - Founding Partner of Incipient Corporation [caption id="attachment_23286" align="alignright" width="150"] Bryan Weinert[/caption] Bryan Weinert is the Founding Partner of Incipient. He  oversees product development, implementation, and client strategies to develop custom software technology and to push the envelope. His adept team build for funded startups to large-scale enterprises in the finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and supply chain management industries. He says his foolproof solutions have benefited a wide range of clientele.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31232.mp3 Jeff McManus - Director of Landscape Services at University of Mississippi and Author of Growing Weeders Into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Up [caption id="attachment_23247" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff McManus[/caption] Jeff McManus is a rare breed! He is a landscape professional that has excelled and create an amazingly strong group of followers. His leadership his evident in the beautiful scenery around him. He and his team twice won the National Professional Grounds Maintenance Society Best Maintained Campus, and Ole Miss, where he has been Director of Landscape Services since 2000, was named most beautiful campus by Newsweek in 2011 and the Princeton Review in 2013. Jeff and his team have gained a national reputation for attention to detail and an eye for beauty. He led his team in some creative waste management, which caught the attention of The New York Times in November 2014. Jeff has found unique leadership techniques by developing a dedicated, thoughtful and inspired work force. His GROW-Theory of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom has worked. And he shares it in his new book about growing leaders.   Vicky Popat - Co-Founder of PlantOGram [caption id="attachment_23250" align="alignright" width="150"] Vicky Popat[/caption] Vicky Popat believes a gift should be something that is sustainable, eco-friendly, healthy and should lasts for generations. Her company, PlantOGram, does exactly that. PlantOGram Inc. is a licensed and insured nursery located near Orlando, Florida. They started serving just some local community, but with an online store, they now ship trees worldwide. They sell exotic and tropical fruit trees that offer the rarest fruit trees from all corners of the globe. The firm has been covered by Glamour, Wedding Wire, Forbes, InTouch Magazine, Reader's Digest, Fox News, The Huffington post, Tech Style and ABC. Their trees have appeared on Bravo TV shows and in Emmy Swag Bags!   Jim Jenkins - Chief Executive Officer of Universities East at Sodexo [caption id="attachment_23260" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Jenkins[/caption] Jim Jenkins is the CEO of Universities East at Sodexo Universities. They oversee a business portfolio with revenue of $1.7 billion and 35,000 employees. Mr. Jenkins supervises seven regions in the Universities business segment and he manages over 400 College and University partnerships. They are responsible for growth and the development of dining, custodial services, grounds, plant operations, maintenance, sports and leisure at schools around the country.  With over 34 years of experience in the food service industry, Jim began his career with Sodexo in 1984 and his career has progressed through every possible position in the system. Today, he shares the results of the 2017 University Lifestyle Survey which reports on Generation Z lifestyle habits.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31223.mp3 Bradley Laborman - Owner/Operator of Bradman Media Unlimited [caption id="attachment_23223" align="alignright" width="150"] Bradley Laborman[/caption] As a young child, Bradley Laborman suffered from a speech impediment that caused concern in his small town elementary school. After some pressure from his mother, the school agreed to have a speech pathologist work with him. Bradley would have to demonstrate his progress by speaking in front of his classmates and teachers. Within a year or two, he finished the speech program and gained a love for performance in front of large groups. In 1998, he created Bradman: The Movie as a senior project at Buena Vista University. It was the first time a student at the school had created a full length feature film as a project. The movie has been distributed numerous times on YouTube and online, but has copyright issues, causing it to be removed from online distribution. In 2001, Bradley started hosting a radio show, a four hour unscripted show. The show grew via a new website called YouTube. In 2008, Bradley created his web-streaming platform named BradmanTV. Bradley began working on iDUMP4U, a website where people could break up with their boyfriends or girlfriends! via Laborman. Shortly after it's creation, the web series was picked up by TruTV. Recently, Bradley rebooted Tonight with Bradman and began work on two other web series as well and a sequel to the college movie Bradman The Movie.   Harvey Bezozi - The CFO Guru & Tax Wizard [caption id="attachment_23225" align="alignright" width="150"] Harvey Bezozi[/caption] Harvey I. Bezozi started his career in Washington, DC working for Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) and Peat Marwick (now KPMG), two of the largest and most prestigious accounting firms. While at Coopers, he worked in the financial auditing department on clients including Georgetown University, National Public Radio, and CBS Television. Harvey also worked on the complex breakup of AT&T and he received high recognition for his work, especially in the area of assisting senior financial executives develop better efficiency in their departmental accounting procedures and budgeting. He then joined the tax department of Peat Marwick, working on the tax returns of many prominent political figures including a former U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Commerce, Presidential candidate, and Senator. He joined forces with a retired veteran IRS agent and devoted his time to learning how to help those with federal and/or state tax problems. Since then, he has become one of the best in the country at resolving client tax problems. Harvey considers the work he does an “art” not a “science.” He has the many years of experience, and accordingly, the judgment required to solve the most complex types of cases that he is used to handling. More recently, he became very involved in using his financial acumen both as a CFO Guru and Tax Wizard. Clients now continually hire him as their Concierge CPA, Outside CFO or Chief Business Strategist and Deal Structurer.   Virginia Phillips - Author, Speaker, Coach at The Academy of Entrepreneurial Excellence, LLC [caption id="attachment_23227" align="alignright" width="150"] Virginia Phillips[/caption] Virginia Phillips an award-winning coach who guides individuals to develop better personal leadership skills, increase their confidence, and create opportunities for success. Her five-step approach creates transformational action and her coaching has a track record of phenomenal results. She is the founder of The Academy of Entrepreneurial Excellence, a communication and leadership expert, an inspiring speaker, and the author of Yes You Can! Virginia is a VIPCircle of Excellence Winner, A Woman Who Soars Nominee, a Who's Who Women of Excellence, VIP Woman of the Year Circle Winner, a Best of the Springs - People Making a Difference Nominee, and a L'OREAL Paris Women of Worth 2017 Nominee.     ...