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From Athlete To Entrepreneur: NBA Pro Charles Smith On The 5 Work Ethic Lessons We Can Learn From Professional Athletes


After his decade-long acclaimed playing days with the NBA, Charles Smith,
MBA has positioned himself at the intersection of Sports, Business, Events
and Technology. 

March 10, 2021

Local twin doctors promote health and wellness in underserved communities

Local twin doctors have created a website aimed to help teach and promote health, wellness, and self-advocacy in underserved communities in the city of Philadelphia. 

March 4, 2021

NBA Pro Turned ‘Master Business Facilitator’ Helping Elite Athletes & Corporate America Boost Business Plays

When 10-year NBA alum Charles Smith was in the league playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, and New York Knicks, he claimed fame as being a top rebounder, shot-blocker, and scorer, averaging 14.4 points per game. Still today, Smith ranks in the NBA’s top 1% of all-time shot blockers.  

February 26, 2021

Insights Live with Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments

In an inspiring conversation with NAIC’s Chief Operating Officer, Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, Hobson discussed her remarkable career, offered fascinating anecdotes of her experiences as an African American woman at a Black-owned asset management firm in a white male-dominated industry. She also weighed in on the Biden Administration and the main item on her bucket list – changing the world. 

February 24, 2021

Dondré Whitfield Discusses 3 Things That Make a Male into

a Man

The actor and author of “Male vs. Man” weighs in on how to unite Americans and explains what he believes is the difference between being a male and a man. 

The View

February 17, 2021

Twin sister doctors address vaccine hesitancy in the Black community

Dr. Delana Wardlaw and Dr. Elana McDonald are working to educate people on how the community's history shouldn't dictate their present and future. 

Good Morning America

February 11, 2021

Healing as a Nation and Moving Forward

Emotions are still running high following Wednesday’s historic inauguration. Seeing the first woman and person of color sworn in as the Vice President of the United States was just the beginning of a powerful day of ceremonies that called for the healing of the nation. Now that the pomp and circumstance are over, how do we move forward? Therapist and relationship expert Dr. Argie Allen-Wilson explained how the nation could continue to progress together. 

Pix 11

January 21, 2021

Lessons Learned

Bea Wray had a great education, earning degrees from Emory University in Atlanta and the Harvard Business School. Great, but incomplete. It wasn’t until she spent six years on Daufuskie Island — raising her three children — that she added essential life lessons to round out her people skills, ranging from effective listening to successful team management. As it turned out, what she needed was island culture, casting a shrimp net, fishing, riding a bike, and lots of precious, quality family time. 

Hilton Head Monthly

November 23, 2020

Living All Behind in Pursuit of Peace

Sheri Riley has had a long journey. She worked for the face record, she managed some of the industry's biggest names, and she left at the height of her career to pursue peace. And when she started her pursuit, it took her into her journey of exponential living.

The Brandon Holt Show

October 21, 2020

Philadelphia Diversity Inclusion Conference

Kimberly Reed Speaks at the Diversity and Inclusion Conference is dedicated to exchanging insights and concepts about diversity, inclusion, and equity best practices. Our goal is to provide a learning forum focused on diverse and inclusive strategies that can influence corporate social responsibility and create a fair treatment, access, and advancement for all, eliminating barriers. We aim to establish interactive cross-cultural comprehension by producing critical dialogue and exchanging knowledge of useful tactics.

PDPC

October 6, 2020

Forget Work-Life Balance, Try Peace Instead

Work-life balance isn’t realistic, says Sheri Riley, author of “Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are.” In this interview, she shows us how to be successful without working harder or doing more.  

The Marie Forleo Podcast

September 7, 2020

Taking Care of Your Mental Health Going into the Chaotic Election, Back to School, Fall Season

Matt speaks with Mental Health and Family Therapist Dr. Argie Allen Wilson on how to 'Get your HEAD into the game'! and take care of your mental health as we go into this difficult fall season. She offers tips on how to stay emotionally healthy during a continued pandemic, parents dealing with virtual classrooms, racial trauma from the BLM movement, the upcoming election, and much more.  

6 ABC

September 7, 2020

How to Find a Job During the Pandemic

Finding a new job right now can seem daunting. A lawyer-turned-business owner, Robinson is now CEO of Purposeful Networking, which offers speaking engagements, one-on-one training, and consulting services on how to build a professional network. Since the start of the pandemic, Robinson has been offering her services virtually. She recently gave a TEDx talk about how a severe car accident forced her to embrace change in her life. She will host an information session Tuesday night with the Philadelphia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America on job searching during a crisis. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 21, 2020

Resilience Is A Team Sport

As business leaders navigate a rocky reopening and the care of a workforce stressed after months of forced remote work, one word that keeps coming up in my conversations with executives is resilience. They know resilience is crucial, and the word sounds excellent, but specifically, what is resilience, and where do we get it? How do we identify it, and how do we enhance it? These are all great questions to bring to Taryn Marie Stejskal, Ph.D., an international expert on the topic.  

Forbes

July 16, 2020

Getting Personal with Kimberly S. Reed

Kimberly S. Reed is a distinguished Diversity and Inclusion leader, and she is the Founder of Reed Development Group. Kimberly is not afraid to get personal and share how her unique experiences have made her into the woman and influencer she is today. 

The Matt Baxter Show

July 6, 2020

Live Transformation

Watch Kelly Meerbott’s new YouTube channel, where she submerges in deep conversations about education, life transformations, and her journey.  

YouTube

July 3, 2020

The Anti-Bribery Crusader Lending a Guiding Hand to Immigrant Women

Chinwe Esimai’s journey to becoming one of the world’s most influential bankers began in 1995 when she arrived in America as a teenager with her parents and four siblings. “I remember feeling very optimistic and feeling a strong sense of my ability to do anything,” says Esimai, whose middle name Ijeoma means “beautiful journey” in her native Igbo language.  

Ozy

June 20, 2020

Ethical Leadership, Corporate Responsibility, and the Transformative Power of Yoga

Mike Huggins is a leader in the Medtech world. His journey from Synthes to an indictment and prison sentence has run parallel to his discovery of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. He is weaving together these experiences that have developed his passion for ethical leadership, corporate responsibility, prison reform, and the practices that have helped him along the way.  

Med Tech

June 5, 2020

Change is inevitable, but some changes affect us far more than others. In this moving talk, Jennifer Lynn Robinson addresses the struggles experienced after a life-changing event. Using boxing as a metaphor, Jennifer explains the lessons learned from her recovery from a traumatic injury.  

TEDx

June 2, 2020

Getting Back Up Personally and Professionally

Moving forward with this pandemic, many of us have experienced real loss in the middle of all this. We are struggling to figure out how to get back up, either personally or professionally. Maybe both. We thought it would be a good idea to turn the mic to a former Good Day Austin co-anchor, Loriana Hernandez-Aldama, for some inspiration since she knows so much about getting up after losing it all.  

FOX 7

May 8, 2020

A Yoga Teacher Shares How Practice Became His Resource in Prison

Mike Huggins and Matthew Engler are bringing yoga to incarcerated people in Pennsylvania. This state has struggled with prison overpopulation, and in recent years, an increase in the number of inmate suicides. Huggins started the Transformation Yoga Project (TYP), a nonprofit that offers yoga and meditation programs in the PA Department of Corrections and recovery centers in the greater Philadelphia area. Engler became a yoga teacher and co-facilitator in TYP’s agenda during his twenty-one-year sentence, which began when he was 26 years old. 

Yoga International

May 8, 2020

Dondré Whitfield Releases New Book Male vs Man

For generations, we defined manhood through the lens of fundamental anthropological male priorities: the ability and responsibility to protect, to procreate and to provide. Now, the availability and abundance of food, the relative safety of our communities and morphing social norms no longer require men to possess or nurture these traits for them or their families to thrive. So how do we train young men in this new paradigm, which also now includes the #MeToo and Times Up era?  

EurWeb

May 1, 2020

How to Stop Overthinking Everything

“If you are prone to obsessing, and the coronavirus has you obsessively thinking about the implications of the virus, try to focus your energy on other, more positive initiatives in your life,” advises Dr. Taryn Stejskal. She is the former Head of Executive Leadership Development at Nike, who now runs her own coaching company, Resilience Leadership.  

Ladders

March 26, 2020

Coping with a Secondary Cancer Diagnosis

An hour before boarding my flight to Chicago to speak at a cancer fundraiser, Loriana Hernandez-Aldama got the call. It was from a Maryland number, which usually meant it was coming from Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her heart started to race, and she answered and listened. Did she hear wrong? Maybe the doctor said, “You don’t have cancer again.” No, no, her husband called back to confirm. She does have cancer again. Yes. This time, it’s breast cancer.   

Cancer.net

February 18, 2020

Dr. Argie Allen-Wilson on How to Grieve Death of Public Icon

Therapist Dr. Argie Allen-Wilson joins Good Day Weekend to offer tips and insight on how to grieve the death of a public icon.   

FOX 29

February 15, 2020

The Only Job Search Book You’ll Ever Need

Curtis talks with Curtis Jenkins to discuss his book The Only Job Search Book You Will Ever Need: How to Market You. They dive into the 4 P's of marketing yourself so that you know how to negotiate better pay with your employment and how to negotiate your value. After Curtis Jenkins helped hundreds of people with their job search across the US, it made sense to consolidate the materials and experience in an easy to read guide to reach countless others. The result is a book titled The Only Job Search Book You Will Ever Need: a guide to helping people use marketing techniques to gain an edge on their career aspirations.  

The Practical Wealth Show

November 11, 2019

5 Practices of Resilient Leadership

Dr. Taryn Stejskal is one of the leading authorities on Resilience Leadership. Nike named her the head of their global leadership training, and her work is resonating throughout the Fortune 500. As she describes it, "We are a world in which our human experience is defined by facing challenge, change, and complexity on the order of magnitude to which prior generations have not been exposed. The concept of resilience is built on the very ideology that we can face hard things: trauma, loss, misfortune, and the like, and come out on the other side; not diminished, but instead, enhanced."  

YouTube

October 23, 2019

Trauma-Informed Yoga Kept This Pennsylvania Man Sane in Prison

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with our semifinalists in the 2019 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge to give you a glimpse of the people who are helping Philadelphians live healthier lives. Vote once a day, every day, to help decide which of these 10 semifinalists become one of three finalists — and get a sizable donation to a charity of their choice.  

Philly Magazine

September 6, 2019

Former News Anchor on Her Fight with Cancer

Loriana Hernandez-Aldama from her hospital bed, chronicling her fight with cancer. This video is from 2014, and that’s the year she was diagnosed with leukemia. She is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience. She has worked right here on HLN and CNN, and although her broadcast career has taken her all across the country, Loriana says her biggest story now is surviving this cancer.  

CNN HLN

June 12, 2019

Lola! Love

Lola! Love is different from most life coaches. She is a “high energy” life coach. The exclamation point in her name represents her positive nature and the smiles and excitement people can’t help but show when they meet her. She teaches that the negative energy you extrude out into the world is preventing you from genuine human connection and Lola! wants to realign your energy levels.  

SoulVision Magazine

May 30, 2019

Listen to The Stories Behind the Business Leader Kelly Meerbott

Welcome to The Hidden Human, the podcast where we explore the stories behind the business leader. Get ready to hear insights from business leaders speaking candidly about how they became who they are today and their lessons along the way — hosted by leadership coach and speaker Kelly Meerbott.  

October 01, 2017

3 Business Lessons Harvard Taught but My Kids Made Me Learn

When I walked out of Harvard Business School with my MBA focusing on Entrepreneurial Studies securely in my hands, I knew I had it covered. I had been taught by the best minds in academics and business and had voraciously absorbed everything they had to share. Over the years, that knowledge helped me create a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures. I am forever grateful for my stellar education.  

Entrepreneur

November 4, 2015