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Conversations with Conscious Leaders living their Higher Purpose and impacting the world.

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Conscious Leaders are driven by a Higher Purpose to be change agents.  Each day on the King Connections Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • Real stories of transformation
  • Thought-provoking questions
  • Best practices for building new connections


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Episode 001-Abigail Stason 

More Master Teacher than coach, Abby is a social activist and skill builder with 20+ years of professional experience as an Integrative Leader, Organizational Consultant, and Group Facilitator. She is a thought leader and facilitator of embodiment - she “practices what she preaches”. As a disrupter, Abby is committed to a new social awareness in favor of exposing outdated structures that are no longer of service, giving way to the experience of peace, freedom and truth in the world. In short, she helps human beings, leaders, teams, and organizations wake up by equipping them with behavioral practices for a modern world.


Episode 002-Kent Frazier

Kent’s Purpose is to help alleviate unnecessary suffering. He is a father and co-parent of two young children, a seasoned and wise HR Executive, catalyst and steward of Conscious Capitalism, Ironman Finisher, performing musician, athlete, and transformational coach. Kent is a disciplined practitioner and teacher of mental agility, leadership, and performance. His life’s work is informed and inspired by the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path, which offers practical instructions to reach the end of suffering.


Episode 003-Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom

Elizabeth is a systems change architect and people whisperer. People often say that she brings a calm and joy to the room. She is a true explorer and loves to find solutions that improve human experience through collaboration.

Elizabeth co-creates and guides businesses on their path from Me to We. Through her collaborative facilitation and tools, clients are able to evolve relationships, beginning with employees and moving to all those in your business eco-system.


Episode 004-Ryan McShane

Ryan McShane, has been serving the Human Resources Profession for over 20 years and currently operates a consulting firm specializing in Human Resources Consulting, Leadership Development and Career Transitions Consulting called HR Evolution LLC. Prior, to that Ryan worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, learning the various cultural norms, principles and practices of each sector and applying that learning to create High Performance Leaders and Organizations today throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.


Episode 005-Hilary Fordwich

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERT A proven global business development leader with a career spanning more than 30 years and expertise that includes building practices, client firms and her own successful consulting firm. Additionally, combining her sales, media and business development background she Hosted Government Contracting Weekly, on W*USA- TV9 the Washington DC affiliate of CBS.

Episode 006-Michael Strong

Founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, an innovative Montessori-aligned high school with campuses in SF, NYC, Austin, and St. Louis. They are managed by Higher Ground Education, the leading Montessori network in the U.S. Twenty-eight years creating innovative K-12 programs and schools, based on Montessori, Socratic, and entrepreneurial principles.

While working in education he consulted for hundreds of schools around the world and wrote "The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice."


Episode 007-Emily Lane

Emily stands for the rebalancing of power - both internally and externally. She is passionate about the birthing of a new era of more conscious and compassionate leadership. All of her work is imbued with a sense of fun, vitality and infectious positive energy!


Episode 008-Norman Wolfe

As an executive and leader and then as a coach and consultant to many other leaders, one question dominated my thinking; “how do we improve our ability to get the results we want?” As a person eager to be successful in all my endeavors, to live a rich and full life and to have the relationships that would enhance my life, I sought to better understand how to achieve these personal desires.


Episode 009-Joseph Gabriel

Meet Joseph Gabriel

I am reaching ever-closer to experiencing my Higher Self (Christ Consciousness) I experienced years ago at age 27. At that time I was instantly transformed by a miracle of grace that would last for many weeks. Unlike then, I use deliberate methods of introspection* and spiritual practices to peel back the layers of false beliefs that separated me from my Authentic Higher Self and Divine Spirit. This is a process that anyone can use to increase self-awareness and improve their life to whatever degree they choose.


Episode 010-Kevin Rafferty

Turnaround Coach, CEO, Conscious Business Leader, Speaker. Kevin coaches leaders who are ready to wake up, get real, love their people, and operate for the betterment, well-being, and wealth building of all stakeholders, Kevin has served as CEO, General Manager, COO and turn-around CEO, helping organizations quickly return to and maintain profitability and sustainable growth. Since 1981 he has led six turnarounds of various firms. Each of these included getting back to profitability quickly, establishing new business strategy and goals, building a leadership team, transforming the culture, and improving the product offerings.

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Episode 011-Luni Libes

Luni Libes is a 27+ year serial entrepreneur, (co)founder of six companies, turned mentor, author, and teacher.

His latest startups are Fledge, the conscious company accelerator, where he helps new entrepreneurs from around the world navigate the complexities between idea and customer revenues.


Episode 012-Thomas Eckschmidt

Cofounder of CBJourney, Cofounder of Conscious Capitalism Brazil & Peru, Coauthor of Conscious Capitalism Field Guide (Harvard) & Corporate Board Member, Co-founder of Conscious Business Network

Thomas Eckschmidt is an engineer who holds an Executive MBA in finance from Business School São Paulo, Brazil. His corporate journey included work in twenty different countries before he launched a successful entrepreneurial career that includes twelve business awards, four patents filed, and eleven books published.



Episode 013-Rúna Bouius

Rúna is on the vanguard of the new-business-paradigm thinking, the future of leadership in the workplace, and the development of the new leader. Rúna is excited to guide service-minded CEOs and other highly successful leaders, founders, and visionary professionals to amplify their True Power for greater impact. She believes that if leaders live and lead from higher purpose and dynamic fulfillment they will become positive influencers and make a meaningful contribution to the transition and transformation humanity faces today through the power of business.


Episode 014-Betty Hines

Betty Hines is the Founder & CEO of Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.) Women Elevating Women aka WEW doesn't want you to struggle and fail as you try to reach your FIRST MILLION DOLLAR goal of successful entrepreneurship. Then once you reach the ONE MILLION, then TWO MILLION, then FIVE MILLION, but you still find yourself facing challenges in reaching the TEN-TWENTY MILLION, then there's a tendency to get discouraged. Because with everything you have accomplished, you are confronted with roadblocks and barriers and no access to capital, information, or resources. You don't get those strategic introductions or positioned for those strategic connections.



Episode 015-Karen Huller

Since beginning her recruiting career, Karen Huller has been an early adopter and trainer of technologies that enhance the recruiting process, job search process, and brand proliferation. In 2000 she introduced an Internet search strategy to an executive search firm. In 2003, Karen was an early adopter of LinkedIn and trained fellow recruiters. When she transitioned to career coaching in 2006, she became one of the first LinkedIn trainers, giving presentations to large groups of job seekers, recruiters, and human resources professionals (including accredited courses.) Soon after, she began training other LinkedIn trainers. As other social media emerged with applications to recruiting and job seeking, Karen has continued to master their functions and promote their benefits to these communities of users.

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Episode 016-Katherine “Kate” Bynre

Kate is an experienced, strategic self-starter who wants to make a positive difference in the world. She effectively uses her years of experience in traditional and new media, technology, and relationship building to create lasting products. Known as an effective brand advocate, beloved leader, and gifted marketer, Kate has proven herself skilled in getting groups of people to come together to form lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships and take companies to scale.

Kate brings to every team a solid intellect, a passionate, creative mind, the ability to build enduring relationships internally and externally, the social acumen and sense of humor to work extremely well with others, and the tenacity to successfully close deals.





Episode 017-Sue Elliott

Meet Sue Elliott

I'm Sue Elliott, Angel Coach. I’m here to help people transition out of the old fear-based paradigm of scarcity, greed, and competition (business as war) … into a new love-based reality of collaboration, compassion and abundance. 

Gathering the business skills and life experiences I needed to do the work I do today. I've launched and led numerous newsstand magazines and have had thousands of articles published. I served as Chief Growth Officer for an education technology startup. I helped launch a health-tech app. And I launched and later sold a boutique PR agency. I also served as a spokesperson for the automotive aftermarket. And I co-founded a company that sold clients’ products into the major retailers in the United States, plus made sure people actually bought those products once they were in stores.



Episode 018-Kent Gregoire

Meet Kent Gregoire

For over 35 years, I’ve worked as an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and angel investor. I am now one of seven certified conscious capitalism consultants around the world and the Founder & CEO of Symphony Advantage. At Symphony Advantage, we design evolutionary business models for triple bottom line — People, Planet, and Profit. To do so, we rely on the four pillars of conscious capitalism: Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Capitalism, Conscious Leadership and Caring Culture. My ultimate goal is to foster the widespread adoption of conscious capitalism around the world.



Episode 019- Sarah York

Sarah creates and implements tech and marketing solutions that make her clients more successful. Sarah has spearheaded numerous e-commerce initiatives, offered expertise surrounding CMS platforms, directed product marketing/management, SaaS, Go-To-Market strategy, positioning, integration of CRMs, marketing automation, personalization, data-driven customer experience marketing, affiliate platforms, and digital tools. On each project, she looks at both the big picture and the detail, ensuring that the greater project goals are met while understanding the components required to make each piece effective.



Episode 020-Jess Peabody

Meet Jess Peabody

Jess Peabody has over 15 years of leadership and training experience, with a track record of creating high-performing and healthy teams. She brings an on-the-ground understanding of being a leader of 4 to 400 people in both a nonprofit startup environment and well-established for-profit organizations. Clients appreciate her for her insights and experiences with conscious business practices, her holistic and innovative approaches to building company culture, her years of experience in large-scale business operations, and her eye for strategic planning and change management.



Episode 021- Merritt Minnemeyer

Meet Merritt

Merritt Minnemeyer, PCC, CPC, ELI-MP, is the Founder of Master of One Coaching, an intuitive leadership coaching practice for conscious entrepreneurs. She is a highly trained coach and speaker who employs 20 years in business, education, social justice, and the arts to create high-touch leadership programs for every client and group. Merritt is committed to contributing to the health, wealth, and harmony of the world and supporting others in doing the same.



Episode 022-Dr. Kristen Eccleston

Meet Dr. Kristen Eccleston

Dr. of NeuroEducation. Background in applying learning theory to break down the optimal way for the brain to absorb and translate information.

Professional interest in cognitive performance, mental health needs, and the science behind supporting a growth mindset.

Dr. Kristen Eccleston's key differentiator is her first-hand knowledge and demonstrated competence grounded in real-life professional experience. She has a Doctorate of Education in Mind, Brain, & Teaching from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University, and a Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from Hood College. Dr. Eccleston was the creator and former Director of the Enhanced- Social-Emotional Special Education Services (E-SESES) Program for Montgomery County Public Schools and was a Montgomery County Special Education teacher for over 15 years.

Episode 023- Keith Steincamp

Meet Keith Steincamp

As a young man, Keith had the opportunity to work for and interact with the founder of a small business. That business is now an international company, and the things he learned from that and other small business startup experiences were both fascinating and enlightening. Keith is now a seasoned leadership and executive team, accounting and operations manager with a solid history of establishing and executing business growth and improvement. Keith has over 23 years combined experience with multiple industry leading Fortune 500 companies known for excellence in customer service, operational excellence and financial achievement. As the financial business partner in the leadership teams he has played an integral role helping owners, business leaders and teams improve sales, operations, customer service, product and financial results in multiple locations. Keith’s career includes over 30 years of initiating positive change in several industries.

Keith’s passion is to help business owners and other stakeholders of small and medium sized businesses to make significant and sustained breakthroughs in their income, ease of operations and the value of their business. Historically, Keith’s financial leadership has lead to sales growth averaging over 21%, and profitability increases averaging over 32% annually.

Specialties: Product and process improvement, customer service monitoring and improvement, identifying and using metrics to improve operations, finances and profitability, training and leading teams and individuals, promoting vision, capital planning, board and owner relations, board meetings, cost accounting, internal controls, tax preparation and planning, diplomacy, problem resolution, workforce optimization and “right-sizing”, Proactive, visionary, focused, no nonsense but lots of common sense.


Episode 024- Mark Skala

Meet Mark Skala

Mark Skala is a video strategist, director & entrepreneur, founder of Skalawag Productions, a video agency that helps brands and agencies develop and create content strategically. Additionally Mark is a partner at Roll Cut Studios, and Marketing Chair at Conscious Capitalism Chicago.

Mark has always been dedicated to creating visual solutions to business problems and helping clients understand how video can help brands (big and small) succeed. Overall, he is dedicated to helping foster purpose, creative experimentation and value driven business practices in his company and life. That's how the path led him to Conscious Capitalism.

Outside of work, Mark loves to spend time with his wife, almost 5 year old twins, and his hungry dog Hot Dish.

Episode 025- Michael Williamson

Meet Michael Williamson

SENIOR HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE EXECUTIVE Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)

I believe a values-based approach to ethics and compliance creates enormous benefits for companies, their employees, and stakeholders. By putting organizational values at the center of everything, the limitations of a rules-based mindset can be transcended. I am passionate about leveraging the power of values to elevate behavior. Employees inspired by purpose and guided by commonly understood values create enormous power to self-govern around ethics and compliance while also materially contributing to an organization’s long-term significance.


Episode 026- Marilyn O'Hearne

Meet Marilyn O'Hearne

International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach is a globally experienced, culturally intelligent, award winning executive and leadership, team and mentor coach who has worked with leaders and coaches in more than 40 countries.

As an innovative, visionary thought partner, Marilyn sees herself as a co-pilot by your side, partnering with you to precisely map out the journey ahead, identify and overcome potential obstacles, make sure everyone else is on board and arriving on time, and stay focused, on course as you further develop your team, your organization, and yourself. As pilot and co-pilot, we keep the big, aerial picture in mind, incorporating global perspectives and a systems approach.

And as you fly out into the unknown sea of change, Marilyn’s faith and gentle strength provide a firm launching pad that does not jettison off, but continues with you as you rocket to transformation!

With Marilyn at their side, leaders, teams & ICF coaches move from overwhelm and uncertainty of our rapidly changing and culturally complex world to clarity, focus and confidence, unlocking prosperity and higher individual and organizational impact and success.

Outside of work, Mark loves to spend time with his wife, almost 5 year old twins, and his hungry dog Hot Dish.

Episode 027- Isaac Smith

Meet Isaac Smith


GENERATE EXPOSURE: I help coaches, entrepreneurs, authors, and other professionals generate exposure in a medium that is experiencing exponential growth and has low competition. The content that I help them create can be use as a reference they can send people to to learn more about their product or service. You will be seen as a professional and viewed as a resource by people you did not know existed.

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK: You will have a new way to attract and meet other professionals in your field and tap into their audiences.

ATTRACT AND RETAIN QUALITY CLIENTS: You will have a message that is polished the way you need it to be and ready for you to share with your audience. You will be able to build a relationship with customers in your target market that will last and be seen as consistent source of information.

SAVE TIME: Content production is a long process and you need to be out there selling and coaching. I will take care of this part for you and you can keep doing what it is you do.

Tap into a new client medium - contact me 7859796216 - [email protected]


Episode 028- Carmen Delia Ortiz

Meet Carmen Delia Ortiz

I am a Latina evolutionary woman on a mission to expand human consciousness through ethical-spiritual entrepreneurship. Currently leading the development of three ethical-spiritual business: 1. Supraconciencia LLC; Soul Centered FI, LLC, and ( 2) Teen Evolution Ventures, LLC. We are creating a global movement of evolutionary leaders in technology, business, education, journalism, health, philantropy, investments, etc. Our companies are focused on shifting the gender, business and money paradigms from an intersectional perspective.

Please send a private message if you wish to learn more about our projects and are inspired to collaborate.

You will find me always seeking to serve through conscious entrepreneurship and compassionate teaching.

With Marilyn at their side, leaders, teams & ICF coaches move from overwhelm and uncertainty of our rapidly changing and culturally complex world to clarity, focus and confidence, unlocking prosperity and higher individual and organizational impact and success.

Summary of my second career in the fields of financial planning and entrepreneurship (1985- present)

Over 35 years’ experience in personal financial planning and holistic business coaching: -MBA Columbia Business School , New York City (1984) -Owner CD Ortiz Financial Management Group, financial planning company, New York and Miami - First Hispanic to be awarded the Certified Financial Planner designation(1988) • Over 10 years coaching business owners on the shift to Industry 4.0 technologies, products and services. • Produced and shared over 100 innovative business development tutorial videos and Podcasts in Spanish and English. • International Bilingual motivational speaker. • International expert in hiring and creating multilingual/multinational virtual freelancing teams. • Diversity and inclusion advocate.

Highlights Second Career Accomplishments

1. Certified as a Content Marketing Specialist by Digital Marketer 2. Lead instructor "Starting an Innovative Business" Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, Mexico (2012) 3. Certified LinkedIn Marketing Specialist by Freelance University ((2021) 4. Selected as international speaker to address topic of “The Cloud”, by the Mexico Association of Women Business Owners ( AMMJE) (2018) 5. Founder President of the US Hispanic Women’s Chamber of Commerce 6. Named Hispanic Woman Businesswoman of the year, New York State 7. Served as advisor to the US Small Business Administration 8. Founded the Florida Hispanic Real Estate Institute 9. Selected “National Rookie of the Year” by Investors Diversified Services, company known today as Ameriprise Financial

Episode 029- Sean Adams

Meet Sean Adams

A certified life coach, Amazon bestselling author, international speaker and trainer, former college professor, and elite communication coach committed to creating world-class events and helping C-level executives prepare for their high-stakes conversations. I use my unique knowledge and skill-set to ensure that you are empowered to achieve your goals and communicate and converse effectively in order to achieve your goals of global impact.

I have trained over 10,000 on 3 continents from the stage and in person, and every time I am committed to ensuring that everyone leaves with a stronger connection to myself and my message, and understand what I am sharing in simple to understand and instantly usable information.


Episode 030- Mona Farid-Nejad

Meet Mona Farid-Nejad

As a consultant at Engage R+D, I work with clients and their stakeholders to enhance the learning, strategy, and growth of organizations working to impact systems change across areas such as workforce development, working conditions, employee equity, education, criminal justice reform, economic equity, child and youth development, and community health.

My responsibilities include: creating and facilitating multi-stakeholder trainings, client communications, multi-method data collection, analysis, presentation, and reporting.

Episode 031- Ava Montgomery

Meet Ava Montgomery

As a Southern California native, she is innately drawn to beautiful beaches located there and around the world. As an original “Valley Girl”, of course, she is fascinated by the media industry.

Ava's media literacy was not "left up to chance". Whether through books, television, movies or theater--Ava learned early how to develop multicultural lenses for the purpose of accurate media analysis. She is all too familiar with the devastating influences false narratives and misrepresentations have on race/ethnicity and gender.

Upon completing her M.A. in Media, Peace and Conflict studies, Ava interned in the Media Education department for a public media station.

She wrote the definitive Guide to Understanding and Developing Conscious Media Literacy Skills.


Episode 032- Landen Conner

Meet Landen Conner

Hi, I'm Landen Conner and I help business owners increase brand exposure, generate better quality leads and increase revenue.

Landen Conner CEO and Owner of Landen Conner Photography which specializes in headshot photography.

Providing for those that want just a simple update profile shot, to business headshots, to model/actor(s) headshot.

Episode 033- Mark Monchek

Meet Mark Monchek

Meet Mark Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, a strategy and facilitation consultancy helping mission-driven organizations grow thriving, resilient businesses that create abundance for everyone they touch.

Author of the Amazon nonfiction bestseller Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption.

I have a passion for helping leaders grow organizations that are catalysts for a better world and I believe that a strategy only works if you take every part of a business into consideration.

We use innovative but tested facilitation techniques to help leaders and teams identify their gaps and blindspots, lean into their strengths, and amplify their impact in a changing marketplace.


Episode 034- Jan Thorpe

Meet Jan Thorpe

Meet Jan Jan Thrope - AuthorJan Thrope didn’t set out to write a photojournalism book about Cleveland’s urban core. The process was jump-started when a boy she was tutoring was overcome by fear of his neighborhood.

She began exploring his environment in hopes of finding a way to lessen his fears. Who and what she found there became the basis for her nonprofit, Inner Visions of Cleveland and her book; Inner Visions: Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope, the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award Grand Prize winner for non-fiction and first place winner for current events and social change.

Episode 035- Carl Watkins

Meet Carl Watkins

Meet Carl, His career has included hugely successful leadership roles in both public and private sectors.

I Am Transforming the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Landscape through Embracing Vulnerability in Leadership.

What makes Carl Shawn’s experience unique is his thorough knowledge of Diversity + Vulnerability = Inclusion. Diversity & Inclusion is a major part of his research to create effective leadership development programs.

In the last 25 years, I have trained over 1000 leaders and served as Executive Coach to over 200 senior execs.

As Founder of Carl Shawn Watkins Consulting, LLC, I have historically promoted corporate cultures and sustainable business models of Diverse & Equity Leadership.


Episode 036- Howard Wolpoff

Meet Howard Wolpoff

Howard Wolpoff is a marketing executive with over 25 years of experience helping hundreds of businesses create profitable solutions to drive sales, attract and maintain customers, and build a solid corporate brand. He has helped launch three businesses: Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment, the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team and, the premier site for SEC football.

He previously has served as the Director of Best Media in Houston, Texas and the Vice President of Client Integration at Client Focused Media in Jacksonville, Florida where he also produced four local TV shows and was a host on Buzz TV where he interviewed local business owners and leaders. He is currently a host on Marketing Champions, a segment where he interviews owners and CEO’s of marketing and advertising agencies around the country on Born and raised in New York City, Howard moved to Jacksonville in 2007. He is married with three children and earned his MBA in Marketing from Fordham University.

Episode 037- Doug Lawrence

Meet Doug Lawrence

My name is Doug Lawrence, and I am the founder of TalentC® and proud co-founder of the International Mentoring Community (IMC). I have over 40 years of leadership and mentoring experience.

I have had a journey that has been truly inspiring for me. My journey is one that has shaped what has been referred to as my calling. My calling is the “gift of mentoring” and the desire and goal to make the world a better place to be. It is by working with people and organizations to create mentoring movements and a mentoring community that we will realize a dream come true.

My vision was that the world could be a better place with everyone embracing the “gift of mentoring.” One person, one organization at a time. That vision included championing the paradigm shift for mentoring and realizing that with that shift we could make mentoring a deeper, richer experience.


Episode 038- Randi-Lee Bowslaugh

Meet Randi-Lee Bowslaugh

Randi-Lee is an author and outspoken advocate for mental health sharing her true story with honesty. From the age of 14 she struggled with depressive thoughts. There were times in her life that she wasn’t sure how she would continue. Depression continues to be a battle in her life but she is glad that she continues to live. She has spoken at events that promote wellness and compassionately shares her experiences with her own mental health.

In 2021 she started a YouTube channel, Write or Die Show, to spread awareness about various mental health issues and to end the stigma associated with mental health.

Another of Randi-Lee’s passions is kickboxing, which she has been doing for about 10 years. She was a Canadian National Champion in kickboxing in 2015, competed at the World’s kickboxing tournament later that year and in 2016 competed at the Pan-Am games where she received silver in her division. In 2020 she was chosen as one of the coaches for the Ontario Winter Games where she inspired and coached young athletes.

Episode 039- Robert French

Meet Robert French

Robert French is a software developer, turned actor, turned author who was born in Oxford, England, and was brought up in the East End of London. At age 26, he emigrated from the UK to Canada “for a couple of years”; he has been there ever since. He is the writer of the seven (so far) Cal Rogan crime thrillers about a drug-addicted ex-cop who fights his way from living rough on the streets to being a much-sought-after PI.

Robert is passionate about the beauty of having the right words on the page and with every new book, his goal is to make it better than the previous one.


Episode 040- Julie Gianelloni Connor

Meet Julie Gianelloni Connor

Julie Gianelloni Connor started out thinking she would be a writer, detoured into the U.S. Foreign Service, and after retirement returned to a writing career. She is the author of an award-winning book, Savoring the Camino de Santiago, and the owner and editor of Bayou City Press in Houston, TX, which focuses on writing about travel, Houston, and international affairs.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Julie finished prep school at The Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, before heading to Houston for Rice University. Her undergraduate B.A. in English and history was followed by an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston. She also studied journalism at Louisiana State University, during which time she interned at the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate.

Among her jobs in her 20s, Julie taught English as a Foreign Language in Lisbon (Portugal), Barcelona (Spain), and Wimberly (England); was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Houston; and worked in the private sector for a law firm and an audio company.

In 1981 Julie began her diplomatic career with the U.S. Information Agency, principally working overseas at embassies on press, cultural, and exchange issues. In 1999 USIA was absorbed into the U.S. Department of State, and Julie continued her diplomatic career there until her retirement. During a 33-year career, Julie rose to the senior Foreign Service while serving overseas nine different times in seven different countries: Israel (twice), Paraguay, Guatemala, Indonesia, Colombia (twice), Malaysia, and Chile. She worked in fields as diverse as anti-narcotics, nuclear nonproliferation, and women’s issues

Episode 041- Kim Lengling

Meet Kim Lengling

With a background in writing, sales and marketing, Kim uses what she has learned over the past 25+ years in the corporate world as the foundation for building her own dream. One of writing, podcasting and hosting a television show, sharing not only her story, but others as well. Building platforms that help others to share their story and to spread hope.

Sharing her faith, nature, love of animals, and as a veteran living with PTSD, Kim has a passion for spreading and sharing nuggets of hope with all her endeavors.

You can regularly find Kim taking walks with her rescue dog, Dexter, reading, drinking coffee, and jotting down story ideas about her Realm. In addition to writing and being the Queen of her Realm, she is a 20+ year advocate for veterans providing support through monthly care packages for over 20 years.


Episode 042- John Saunders

Meet John Saunders

Spent more than two decades as a Wall Street Senior Vice President, sales team leader, and award-winning sales executive. Followed my passion for helping others grow and founded a coaching and consulting company, Forward Advisory Solutions and published my first book, "The Optimizer, Building and Leading a Team of Serial Innovators."

Hold a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Georgetown University. Additionally, served as a member of Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Alumni Advisory Council, am an active angel investor, and a regular contributor to the Georgetown Executive MBA mentorship program.

As a lifelong learner, my key assertion is that change is necessary in today’s business world and we must empower those with whom we work to play a critical role in the change. Leading change comes naturally to very few but they can enabled to join the journey.

In addition to writing, mentoring, and coaching, my free time is spent with family, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.

Episode 043- Mike Glaspie

Meet Mike Glaspie

Mike Glaspie is a Commercial Real Estate Investment Advisor in Charlotte, NC. For over a decade he served in US Army as a Green Beret. Since purchasing his first investment property in 2014, Mike has used the military skills he learned to complete several transactions in a variety of ways such as ‘Subject-To’s, wholesales, flips, buy and holds, syndications, and more.

Mike currently holds over 124 rental properties and short-term arbitrages and co-founded an investor-centric real estate team. This was done all while serving full-time in the military. Now as a veteran, Mike continues to practice real estate and educate other veterans on how to build the lifestyle they deserve through investing.


Episode 044- D. C. Gomez

Meet D. C. Gomez

D. C. Gomez is an award winner, USA Today Best-selling Author, public speaker, mentor and podcaster. She writes in multiple genres from Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Lit, YA, Children’s Books, and even Devotionals. She has a quirky and at times dark sense of humor that can be seen across her different books.

When she is not creating new stories, D. C. is working on her podcast, Inside the Minds of Authors. The podcast features upcoming and popular authors with new episodes each Friday. These fun and inspiring conversations provide the listeners with an inside look at the creation process of books as well as the charisma of the authors.

D.C. has an undergraduate degree in Film and Television from NYU. After college, she joined the US Army, where she proudly served for four years. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New England, she now calls Texas her new adoptive home

Episode 045- Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey

Meet Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey

Today we are delighted to have the authors of The Enigma Series discuss the basis of computers and security today which started with the World War II enigma encryption machine. This is not only the foundation of the series, but the springboard into the moral structure of the R-Group that was founded by members who escaped Poland into Switzerland.

To help clarify, this is not a boring history lesson on WWII, but rather a way to explain not only how technology began, then to also discuss how dependent we are now on technology for everyday living. The R-Group is a family owned and managed entity that provides state-of-the art technology insights and analytics to even world government agencies. This team provides the details in a behind the scenes way that allows you to see how much technology can help or hurt people today.

Our guests will help you decide how much technology may be enough in our daily lives while also weaving in the human characters that make you want to read and listen to these stories. Let’s put our hands together and welcome Breakfield and Burkey to share their insights to the newest story in the series.


Episode 046- Nkege Yasin

Meet Nkege Yasin>

Learning How, owned by Nkenge Yasin, is a newly-launched child care institution and state-of-the-art academic learning facility offering hands-on experiences through purposeful play in Baltimore, Maryland. We currently utilize the latest technology to engage the whole family in a child’s growth, while offering practical services that meet the entire family’s needs. All of this happens in a space that is welcoming and inviting to youth and parents alike. We recognize each individual as a capable person deserving support, respect and acceptance as we work together to create a welcoming community atmosphere.

With this in mind, we envision a child development center that empowers children and families collaboratively. The Center will develop trust with a caring attitude combined with professional expertise that allow us to understand each child’s stage of development.

The child/infant care industry is already a relatively mature industry, where various segments have developed quite well, including parent-child classes, early childhood education, K-12 quality education and training, etc. This is called “the red ocean market”. To be specific, Cut-throat competition in existing industries turns the ocean bloody red. Hence the term “red ocean”. Red ocean strategy is all about competition. As the market space gets more crowded, companies compete fiercely for a greater share of limited demand. Competing in red oceans is a zero-sum game. A market-competing strategy divides existing wealth between rival companies. As competition increases, prospects for profit and growth decline.

However, Learning How chooses a contrary business strategy by targeting a niche market, providing unique services and experiences that will differentiate us from our competitors to develop a “blue ocean strategy”. We select the peak time, ideal place, and right positioning, to develop uncontested market space rather than fight over a shrinking profit pool. To be specific, Learning How eliminates homogeneous services brought about by standardized operations in the existing market, raises the possibility of customized service by incorporating the latest technology and research with familial support, reduces the cost of large-scale expansion and replication business models, and creates the first premium child/infant care centers in targeted neighborhood. There is ample opportunity for growth that is both profitable and rapid.

With our talented team of experienced professionals and educators, we believe we will be able to make a large impact in the child/infant care industry specifically as a solution to addressing one of Baltimore’s many challenges. There is a great opportunity to capitalize on the current differentiated market for Learning How in Maryland, and we aim to gain a large portion of that market.

I have over 17 years in the Child Development industry and have successful grown from a family childcare as the sole proprietor to now a Child Development Center with 5 employees including myself.

Episode 047- Reggie Marra

Meet Reggie Marra

Reggie is a coach, educator, poet, and author. An Integral Master Coach™ and certified Leadership Agility 360 facilitator, he coaches women and men across industries and disciplines toward the end of alleviating unnecessary suffering.

He has served on the coaching faculty at Integral Coaching Canada, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Bauman College and Teleosis Institute, where he co-founded the Narrative Health Coaching Program with Joel Kreisberg.

His most recent nonfiction work, Enough with the...Talking Points: Doing More Good than Harm in Conversation (2020), provides a framework for (surprise!) doing more good than harm in conversation. His Healing America's Narratives: Owning and Integrating Our National Shadow is forthcoming in 2022. His two most recent poetry books, And Now, Still (2016) and Killing America (2018) respectively address the realities of family, aging and loss and the culture of violence in the United States.

Reggie spent his first 21 working years as a teacher, administrator and basketball coach in secondary and higher education, and another 12+ years as a teaching poet.

He was his mom’s primary caregiver for the final 3+ years of her life, had both his hips replaced in 2003, and is blessed with a thirty-something-year-old stepson who’s making his way in the world as a visual artist.


Episode 048-Jennifer Lieberman

Meet Jennifer Lieberman

After years of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors with no success of breaking into the entertainment industry, Jennifer decided to take matters into her own hands and created the solo-show Year of the Slut. This show proved to be her break and the play went on to win the Audience Choice Award in New York City and is now the #1 Amazon Best Selling novel Year of the What? and was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2022 Global Book Awards for Coming of Age Books and the 2022 IPPY Bronze Medal for Romance/Erotica Ebooks.

Since deciding to make her own break Lieberman has appeared in over 30 international stage productions, has produced over 40 independent film and theatre productions and has helped over 100 creatives make their own break through her coaching and consulting work. She has penned a number of stage and screen plays and her short films have screened at the Festival de Cannes Court Métrage among other international festivals. She is currently gearing up to direct her first feature film.

During the 2020 Covid Pandemic Jennifer recorded the audiobook for “Year of the What?” and made so many mistakes she had to record the entire book twice. After her experience she wanted to help fellow self-published authors avoid making the same mistakes she made and published “Make Your Own Break: How To Record & Publish Your Audiobook in Seven Simple Steps” now and Amazon #1 Best Seller.

Episode 049- Christine Milkovic Krauss

Meet Christine Milkovic Krauss

I am a full-time essential services worker and mom of two primary school-aged children. My kids enjoy choosing books from the school library and I'm always genuinely impressed with the messages of acceptance and kindness in the stories they select for us to read together. During the pandemic, we had to get creative to keep our home an exciting and positive space that we all wanted to spend a lot of time at!

Our entire family loves animals, so we decided to foster a litter of kittens over the Christmas Holidays. They brought so much joy into our lives, that we planned to continue to foster animals as much as possible! Then we saw Teddy. Teddy just belonged with our family and we knew it the moment we met him. Since that day, he has made our family feel complete. His uniqueness and character have inspired a series of stories that we hope to share with other avid child readers that love animals!


Episode 050- Altovise Pelzer

Meet Altovise Pelzer

Altovise Pelzer is an award-winning small business trainer and founder of the World Voice League. She hosts the #SpeakEasy Podcast, your #1 Podcast for unscripted perspectives on becoming and staying a successfully paid Speaker. Altovise educates and empowers small business owners to create your own business model using live stream, social media, and your personal story.

Altovise is the Visionary Author for the #1 Best Selling book “A Stage of Their Own: More than a movement.” This anthology brought together 13 authors to share how their pivotal moment in life created the momentum for the movement they created. She is also a contributing author to the #1 Best Selling book “Speak Up! The Ultimate Guide to Dominate in the Speaking Industry.” World-renowned speaking legends Dr. George Fraser and Les Brown wrote the Foreword and Afterword for the book.

Homelessness and molestation greatly affected Altovise. She hit a turning point in her personal life after decades of being silent about her molestation story even after finding out both her girls were molested. This was the catalyst for her decision to motivate women to “Leverage Their Life’s Circumstances” by learning to love their voice.

Episode 051- Jessica Bantom

Meet Jessica Bantom

Jessica Bantom is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) practitioner and workplace strategist whose goals are to help organizations develop customized strategies for transformational change and to enable individuals to take immediate action to become more inclusive. Author of the Design for Identity: How to Design Authentically for a Diverse World (coming Spring 2023), she is a skilled management consultant with over 20 years of experience, a dynamic speaker, and a certified facilitator and coach with a passion for helping people and organizations activate the values of DEIB to become more culturally competent and thrive in our increasingly global economy.

Jessica is a proud alum of the University of Virginia where she earned her undergraduate degree and Marymount University where she earned her Masters. She is certified as an Associate Diversity Coach through the CoachDiversity Institute’s Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching program in collaboration with the Howard University School of Business and holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. In addition, she is a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP), Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, and Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP) with a specialization in Design Thinking and Innovation from Darden Executive Education at the University of Virginia.

Jessica is also active in the interior design industry as an interior design and color consultant and as an engaged advocate committed to promoting DEIB in the industry and in practice. She describes herself as a multidisciplinary designer of human-centered solutions and uses her specialization in design thinking to develop and apply innovative approaches that transcend industries. And although she’s a long-time resident of the Washington DC area, she will always call Philadelphia home.


Episode 052- Oliver Marcelle

Meet Oliver Marcelle

King Interviews Speaker, Coach, and Author Oliver Marcelle

Meet Oliver Oliver & Denise Marcelle are the founders of Denoli, LLC (speaking, facilitating and mentoring/coaching). They’ve been married for 21 years, and have 3 children and 1 grandchild. Even before starting Denoli, Oliver & Denise would find themselves mentoring couples, sharing their marriage testimony or even giving advice to singles. Out of a desire to be an encouragement to couples, they began blogging in 2013. The blog (Marriage Is Our Ministry) was created to share their marriage journey in hopes that it would resonate with readers and allow them to see that they are not alone in their journey.

The blog was intended to be the only means of sharing, but Oliver and Denise quickly realized that God had other plans and was calling them to do more. They started getting requests to speak to married couples and as a result, they’ve had the opportunity to speak on marriage and relationship building in several states. They have been guests on radio shows and podcasts, spoken at churches, facilitated group discussions, and presented seminars they’ve designed.

Out of a passion for helping relationships grow and the desire to lower the divorce rate 1 marriage at a time, they co-founded Denoli LLC – a marriage enrichment and self-development coaching company. Their aim is to help married couples communicate without frustration and judgment, increase intimacy, and build the relationship of their dreams.

As authors, speakers and marriage strategists, they use seminars, coaching and all forms of social media to share their journey, offering a candid look into their own marriage, the goal being to encourage couples and help them explore, grow and learn together. It is Oliver & Denise’s desire and mission to ultimately guide couples into a relationship that mirrors the relationship Christ has with his church. Oliver & Denise can’t promise you that they’ll save every marriage, but they promise you that they’ll do everything in their power to help you save yours!


Episode 053- Judi Otton

Meet Judi Otton

King interviews - CFO for Hire and Founder of GrowthCast Judi Otton

Meet Judi I’m Judi Otton, and in 2013, I founded GrowthCast, a company dedicated to helping small business owners manage their cash flow, maximize their profits, and ensure that the financial aspects of their business are all in order.

I have led teams in companies from small start-ups to Fortune 100 firms with over 100 people (and budgets of over $15M) and everything in between. I’ve been an entrepreneur, a corporate executive and a business owner. Because of my varied background and experiences, I have developed a diverse skill set.

Having been a small business owner myself for more than 12 years, I understand the need to wear many hats. And, even though I want to be your CFO for Hire, I can also help you with so many aspects of your business – from picking the right bookkeeper, accountant, marketing professional, or team leadership expert to helping you handle many other internal management processes. It’s all about networking, and I have a powerful network of expert professionals at my fingertips. Working with me is like having a business partner – without having to commit to a business partner!

Now, three years later, GrowthCast has grown into a full-service, “CFO for Hire” firm — helping small business owners see into their financial future. If you’ve ever had one of those, “Oh shoot! How am I going to make payroll?” moments, or have wondered if you could afford to hire extra people, or move to a new facility, or have just been unsure about your financial future, GrowthCast can help you.

I’d love to talk to you. I can be reached here or at 203-441-5834.


Episode 054- Nadav Wilf

Meet Nadav Wilf

King interviews Spiritual Entrepreneur and Impact Investor Nadav Wilf

Meet Nadav Nadav is a spiritual entrepreneur focused on mapping the human mindset to democratize emotional intelligence to co-create the best world we can. He's utilized his journey in psychology, executive management, plant medicine, and coaching to build Align, a software that enables people to visualize their mindsets and shift them.



Episode 057- Jenna Nicholas

Meet Jenna Nicholas

King interviews CEO and Social Impact Investor Jenna Nicholas

Meet Jenna: Jenna Nicholas is the co-founder and CEO of Impact Experience which is focused on addressing structural racism and dismantling prejudice by confronting and engaging with the historical and ongoing realities of inequality and racial bias. Impact Experience applies insights from the disciplines of systems transformation and organizational development, design thinking, somatic psychology, and experiential learning to build bridges between organizations and among people that catalyze collaboration and investment. Impact Experience tackles society's most pressing issues including post-hurricane rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, Houston and Puerto Rico, workforce training programs in former coal economy-driven communities in West Virginia, building capital in people of color and women-run businesses, equitable and inclusive investment processes, supporting sustainable agriculture practices and working with corporations to integrate more of a climate focus into their retirement accounts and bank deposits.

Jenna is also the Managing Director of One Planet VC where she invests in early stage businesses in transformative industries, such as education technology, marketplaces, media and the future of mobility. There is a focus on investing into socially conscious companies, at least 60% of which are run by women and people of color. Jenna leads Corporate Development for One Planet Group which incubates, operates and invests in businesses. She has led the acquisition and integration of three companies over the course of 15 months.

Jenna formerly founded Phoenix Global Impact, a firm that specializes in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Through her firm, she project managed Divest-Invest Philanthropy, a coalition of foundations, divesting from investments in fossil fuels and reinvesting in new economy solutions. Jenna spoke at TedX Portland about the Divest-Invest work. Jenna has also worked with the World Bank Treasury on green bonds and other sustainability projects and with Toniic helping to support an impact investing community. She has worked closely with the Calvert Special Equities team, actively investing in companies and funds in the areas of education technology, financial inclusion, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. She is an advisor to the Nexus Global Youth Summit and Ethic, an online impact investing platform. Jenna graduated from Stanford University with an International Relations Honors Degree during which time she also read International Development at Oxford University. Jenna is a Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA graduate, a PD Soros Fellow for New Americans, recipient of the Stanford Social Innovation Fellowship, an Echoing Green Fellow, Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship, a Summit fellow and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Jenna also serves on the Impact Advisory Committee for Apollo Global Management.

Jenna has special links with China and co-taught a course at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management on Business Ethics, Sustainability and Impact Investing. Jenna also co-chairs the Emerging Leaders Council of LISC, a community development finance institution that has invested over $1.5 billion into community development projects. Jenna is the Vice President of Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, a community of over 1500 entrepreneurs and investors. She is an active member of the Bahá'í Faith.


Episode 058- Dr. Jovon Walker

Meet Dr. Jovon Walker

King interviews Entrepreneur and Financial Advisor Dr. Jovon Walker

Meet Jovon Jovan Walker is an Entrepreneur, Mother, and Spiritual woman with a passion for people. Known as a Financial Coach of Hope, Jovan Walker’s drive and passion to teach financial literacy has led her to become a sought-after wealth manager and advisor in the Baltimore DC metropolitan area.

A native of Baltimore, Jovan has been featured on countless radio shows and taught many workshops for private and government corporations. She also facilitates in spiritual settings through her economic empowerment ministry.

Jovan is on a true crusade to assist as many families as possible to become financially independent, without riding the Wall Street roller coasters. For more information email her at [email protected] or call her office at (301) 577-6340 to schedule a consultation.


Episode 055- Brian Meshkin

Meet Brian Meshkin

King interviews founder and social impact investor Brian Meshkin

Meet Brian Brian Meshkin's life journey has involved service. A native son of Howard County, Maryland – a small, caring community tucked between the two big cities of Baltimore and Washington, DC - Brian now calls southern California home. Like all fathers, Brian is so proud of his three kids.

Like many of us, it was in his home and neighborhood growing up where Brian gained a strong appreciation for sacrifice and hard work. His mother - an educator - was raised by a Catholic widowed single mother, who instilled a strong sense of family and determination, when faced with challenges. His mom and grandma told him their stories of struggle; and this gave him a deep appreciation for the opportunities Brian had growing up – with both a mom and dad at home, a great public school system, and the opportunity to go to college.

Some entrepreneurs start their first business when they’re 13. Though Brian didn’t start a business then, his social entrepreneurship did start then, as he developed a commitment to making a difference at 13 years of age. Following the tragic death of a friend, Chris Kelley, who was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in front of Brian’s home, Brian realized that life was truly a gift, and a community could come together during a difficult time, and anyone could make a difference. As a student at Glenwood Middle School, Brian led the legislative committee of a student project to pass the nation’s first bicycle helmet law for children under 16 years of age in Howard County. This experience ignited Brian’s passion for helping others and solving difficult problems. Throughout high school, Brian continued to testify and lobby for similar legislation protecting children across the U.S. Brian still believes in our ability to come together during difficult times to solve problems with collaborative leadership. Brian’s passion for making a difference and commitment to entrepreneurial innovation all go back to this defining moment.

Today as a father of three teenagers, Brian’s commitment is deeper than ever. He understands the hardships faced by parents trying to raise a family, as well as the joys of parenthood. Brian is active in his community, having been PTA President at his children’s school, serving as a youth sport coach for his sons’ basketball and baseball teams, an announcer for his daughter’s swim meets, having served on numerous non-profit boards, and serving four years as an elected member of his countywide Board of Education. He is a huge sports enthusiast and die-hard fan of the Washington Football Team. He is a Christian and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he provides volunteer service. Brian defines his life by his faith in God and belief that every person on earth is a child of God with a divine heritage and potential.



Episode 056- David Wagstaff

Meet David Wagstaff

King interviews Cheif Dream Maker, Business Founder, Coach, Consultant, and Social Impact Investor David Wagstaff

Meet David: David Wagstaff, Co-Founder & Chief Dream Maker, Social Impact Entrepreneur, Mentor, Investor, Friend, and Human, Entrepreneur’s Network and Eprenz

Meet David: David is grateful to have the privilege to co-lead a global diverse community of 100,000 entrepreneurs. He is a mentor and business coach to hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs. A lifetime entrepreneur, from selling lemonade on the streets corner through to funding and selling multiple businesses. Recruited to and led startup as Chief Technology Officer and soon after name Chief Operating Officer at company that raised over $15 million in venture capital and private equity. He has served on the Board of Directors at multiple organizations, held most C level titles including CEO, CFO, CTO, COO, and lead Human Resources.

He has founded, built, and sold multiple successful businesses and sold intellectual capital to a $1 billion global consulting company. But more important than the role he has played in his own business is the positive impact he has had on clients’ businesses and non-profit organizations. He has supported owners and clients in generating millions of dollars of additional revenue and profitability.

He has also received an award as top 10% in leadership by a global $1 billion consulting company. He is a passionate social impact entrepreneur, CFO, Consultant & farm manager, business geek, and a lifetime learner. Three successful start-ups, and two Intrapreneurial ventures in past 20 years.


Episode 057- Eric Kaufman

Meet Eric Kaufman

Jing interviews social impact investor and climate change advocate Eric Jeffery Kaufman.

Eric has been actively involved with the sale, financing, acquisition, development, management, and contracting of several billion dollars worth of commercial real estate since 1982. Through the 1990s he was the #2 executive at The Carlton Group, Ltd., a well-known real estate investment banking firm.

There he helped start the firm’s real estate financing division, which as of today has financed $157 billion in transactions. Along with his mother, Eric converted 1100 apartments into co-operatives and condominiums during the 1980s. From 1996-2002, Eric acted as a real estate advisor to the Collegiate Church Corporation, the U.S.’s oldest corporation, founded in 1696.

He has an A.B. from Vassar College and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. Kaufman co-founded The Natural Resilience Fund (NRF) in August 2013, as a public charity, to advocate and develop financing strategies to safeguard human life, real estate, critical infrastructure, and natural systems from the effects of climate change.

In December 2016, the NRF published A Call to Action: How to Save Millions of Lives, a climate change primer that advocates building outside of flood and drought areas. The Awakening Trilogy was written from 2019 to 2021 as a sci-fi romance series and presents a worldview of life 60 years into the future. In October 2022, he self-published, under the pen name, A.H. Prouty, Radushka: The Maelstrom, a dark political novel set in Beverly Hills, California.

My current passion is to finance as much renewable energy as possible for the next several years. Projects are $10 million to $1 billion+. Approved projects are strongly preferred but the NRF will consult, for a mutually agreeable donation, to help achieve approvals, in select circumstances. Eric also gives talks about sustainability, resilience, and regenerative techniques to help decarbonize and improve our environment. These talks can help municipalities, universities, schools, companies, and hospitals achieve their decarbonization goals.


Episode 058- Larry Paul

Meet Larry Paul

King interviews Venture Capitalist Larry Paul

Larry “King” Paul was born and raised in Trenton New Jersey. Larry is an entrepreneur in the city of Trenton, New Jersey today, helping to fight against the toughest kinds of poverty; Homelessness, drug addiction, abandoned/dilapidated property, gang violence, and community ownership.

In 2014 Larry became a foster parent for the Devereux Foundation and knew that his life mission was to help people who struggled with their mental and emotional health. After working with the youth for 5 years Larry switched his focus to helping put adults in better situations because he found the parent’s trauma affected the children more than their own trauma.

In 2020 Larry and a group of 11 friends started a nonprofit called Culture Change. Today Larry spends most of his time helping with the rebuilding efforts for downtown Trenton NJ. Creating partnerships in the community between organizations that are focused on helping the same group of people to do events together to make a bigger impact in the community because strategic partnerships are how we will move forward together.

Larry graduated from Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global) with an associate's degree in accounting. Which he has used to help do taxation accounting but also helps in getting new entrepreneurs to understand how to separate their personal and business finances and account for their businesses properly. Larry’s life goal now is to help end poverty mentally, financially, and emotionally in communities of need.

Mental poverty is not having enough information or skill to succeed in life, financial poverty is not having enough money to live comfortably in life, and emotional poverty is when you don’t feel good about who you are, what you are doing, or the people you’ve surrounded yourself with, in your life. There are 4 pillars of success that will make this dream a reality and that’s operating with accountability, responsibility, respect, and unity. Practicing these pillars on a consistent basis with every person you come into contact with is how Larry believes poverty will be defeated.


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