www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Dawn Fitch is an author, speaker and the founder and CEO of Pooka Pure and Simple, an artisan bath and body company. After battling illness and feeling the need to adopt a healthier lifestyle, she began making and selling her own products. The response was tremendous. That’s when the realization hit that she had an incredible business idea and Pooka was born!
The company has grown from Dawn making products on her stove in her apartment to a showroom in Kearny, NJ. The products are currently sold in various Whole Food markets, were featured on QVC and sold online and through various distributors.
Dawn has been a speaker and panelist for many events including the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, Girl Scouts of America Gold Awards and National Black MBA Associations’ National Conference. She has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Evening News, Our World with Black Enterprise, PIX11 News, Arise TV and various TV outlets. In 2012 she graced the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine and was featured in Essence Magazine in 2019 as one of their top 20 Black Beauty Brands.
Dawn has been the recipient of many awards including, The Influencer Award for Entrepreneurship given by the Urban League, the Black Executive Award given by the African American Chambers of Commerce, and an Agent of Change award from the National Council of Negro Women.
She is a health advocate and uses her platforms to support women and especially women suffering from auto-immune diseases, to explore natural healing and lifestyles. She started a FB community called The Best Life Tribe, where women could share and learn about alternative health and healing. The Group began in November 2017 with 20 women and has grown to over 5000 women.
Looking To Take Your Style Game To The Next Level? Check Out This Episode With Style Impact CEO Solita Roberts
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Solita Roberts is the founder of Style To Impact, a personal styling and image consulting agency that helps high- performing, purpose-driven women entrepreneurs and professionals refine their personal style and build a wardrobe that reflects their brand, make them feel confident so that they can attract their ideal clients, get better-paying role and speak up for what matters.
Solita believes that if more women show up in a confident and purpose-driven way, dreaming bigger, raising our voices for what matters, and becoming leaders in the companies we work and our communities, we will change the status quo. It is not just for ourselves but also for our daughter; if they can see themselves in us, they can dream without limits.
It’s a fact that we need more women to step up, to take on leadership roles, to change the way the world sees us, and in some cases, how we see ourselves. We need the tools, confidence, and wardrobe to do.
Solita started Style To Impact to equip women with the clarity, confidence, and closet they need to speak on stage, on video, to serve on board, start businesses or run for higher office.
It’s what she calls Women Empowerment Through Stye.
Before launching her business, Solita worked in the banking and finance industry for over 15 years, holding certificates in Risk Analysis and Management, Credit Analysis and Lending, and Wealth Management from the University of the West Indies.
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www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com My guest today is Chris Stone and we will be talking all about podcasting and Amazon Live Streaming. Did you know that you can now live stream on Amazon? Well you can and in this episode Chris shares how he got started live streaming on Amazon and is now making some passive income as a result. So check out this episode and share it with your friends.
Chris Stone – President, Cast Ahead
With a 25+ year history in the music industry with Sony, driven and passionate entrepreneur
Chris Stone founded the Podcast and Live Streaming Consultancy Cast Ahead after the success of his own co-hosted podcasts changed his life.
At Cast Ahead, Chris thrives on enabling driven entrepreneurs, influencers, thought leaders and enterprises to express their story and elevate their reach while extending their efficiency in that process.
In the same way Chris was able to work with multi-platinum artists, record label executives and
creatives of all levels – he’s found great joy seeing other Live Streamers, Keynote Speakers and
Podcasters achieve their own creative, financial, physical and spiritual success.
He’s produced videos for keynote speakers like Victor Antonio and Sam Silverstein, produced virtual, physical and hybrid live conferences for corporations, consulted, developed and produced podcasts like The Sales Energizer, Sales Influence, Launch Your Live, Make Headway and Power Couples Rock.
He also co-hosts a weekly Amazon Live show “Dealcasters Live” with Jim Fuhs of Fuhsion Marketing. “I truly believe that everyone deserves to be heard by using their own voice in their own way,” Chris states, “My goal is to be a team member with other passionate entrepreneurs
& ambitious businesses by integrating podcasting and/or live streaming into their business goals, educate their customers in a creative way – which will in turn attract more listeners, viewers & customers.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Chris. Be sure to join me again next Thursday for another great guest.
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Audrey Bell-Kearney, The Voice Of Gwinnett
I had the opportunity to interview a young woman who is doing some amazing things in the real estate market by creating homes made from containers. These micro-homes are a great for people who are looking to scale back. They can also be one of the answers to our housing crisis.
In this interview she shares what the process is to have a container home built. She shares how she and her team have overcome obstacles that may have stood in their way. If you are interested in container homes and micro-living check out my latest episode with Wanona Satcher.
Wanona is an urban designer, landscape architectural designer, city planner and community engagement strategist. She is a graduate of Auburn University and recently accepted into Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Exec Education Diverse Business Program. Wanona has experience in the private sector, local government and nonprofit management. Wanona has practiced landscape architecture and planning for over 10 years.
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In this episode I chat it up with Eli Natoli. Eli has helped over 120K students launch their courses and in this episode she walks us through some of the steps needed to launch your course. So sit back and take notes.
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Hi my name is Eli!
(Like “Ellie,” but spelled in a way that, while quite cool, tends to make people think I’m a guy)
In 2013, my life changed in a HUGE way, when I finally cracked the code of digital marketing and found out that most of what I’d been told was flat-out WRONG!
I cracked the code with my own strategy, adding significant, repeatable revenue to my business
But before that, I was really struggling.
I came to the realization that every marketing program — and most marketing “gurus” — teach you the same things: how to get more clients, how to make more money, how to grow your business.
But nobody is really taking a step back and saying wait a minute! The real question is how can you better serve your clients? How can you get faster, better, bigger results for your customers?
At that point it was clear that if I was gonna get out of this feast-or-famine cycle — and end the constant worry of where the next client was coming from — I needed to change the way I ran my business.
In 2007, at the age of 37, Gail Lynn’s dream of making a difference in the world was rudely shattered. The accumulated stress of two challenging relationships and three extremely competitive careers in the automotive, telecommunications, and film industries had decimated her physical,
emotional, and psychological reserves, leaving her with a medical diagnosis of severe cardiovascular stress and on the verge of an instant heart attack.
Determined to restore her health, Gail plunged into the world of energy medicine. When a series of whole-body light and sound treatments reversed her diagnosis, she set out to uncover both the ancient history and modern science behind light and sound as healing therapies. After opening a light and sound healing center in Colorado in 2010, a series of extraordinary synchronicities guided her to combine light and sound technologies with sacred geometry and Tesla mathematics. The result was a revolutionary vibroacoustic, resonance healing chamber called the Harmonic Egg, which is advancing frequency healing to an unimagined level and giving thousands of people new hope for a quality of life they never imagined.
Gail's story is one of inspiration and self-created magic. From her humble beginnings in Detroit to a seven-year relationship with Elvis Presley’s step-brother…and a role as a producer on a Hollywood movie about "The King”…to her triumphant success stories with energy medicine and collaborations with world-renowned composers, musicians, professors, and physicians, Gail is part storyteller, part Renaissance Woman, part Sage from times long ago. You will want to walk with her on every step of her amazing journey, as well as experience the technological paradigm shift now known as the Harmonic Egg.
When I invited LeTonya to be my guest we were going to chat it up about creating trust and generational wealth. Then I decided that I wanted to chat about branding, and that went out the window during the conversation because we started to talk about equity crowdfunding. LeTonya has helped businesses raise funding via crowdfunding platforms and she share to great information with us about the process and what to expect if you are thinking about raising funds this way. Check out my interview with her. Be sure to have a pen and paper on hand.
LeTonya F. Moore, JD is a business growth strategist, former attorney, and award-winning entrepreneur with almost twenty years of experience building and helping build successful enterprises. She is the visionary behind 360° Legalproof Your Brand™methodology, developed to assist clients with overcoming regulatory, financial, legal, and operational barriers so that they can achieve an unparalleled advantage and an accelerated path to profitability and sustainability.
LeTonya is a former federal government attorney, turned “Brand Builder”. She works with emerging product and service-based brands within emerging industries, like affordable housing, agriculture, naturopathic medicine, to get dismantle the regulatory red tape, overcome financial and operational barriers to achieve an unparalleled advantaged and accelerated path to business growth and sustainability.
LeTonya represents business clients both small and large. Her client listing includes US Department of Housing & Urban Development, US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare, Food & Drug Administration, Black Momma Teas & Cafes, Inc. Ron Ash, LLC, just to name a few. LeTonya’s areas of expertise include intellectual property, house counsel services, investor fundraising, business strategic growth, operations efficiency, brand and asset protection.
LeTonya is based in Houston, TX, and has a footprint in Huntsville, AL; but has a client base both in the US and abroad. For more information about LeTonya, visit www.iprotectyourbrand.com
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If you are committed to really getting healthy this year, then you definitely want to listen to this entire interview. It is packed with so much great information to help you live a healthy and fulfilling life. I didn't even know that there were other colors of cauliflower until this interview. My guest today is D. Amaadi Coleman affectionately known as "The Belly Therapist".
Amaadi's journey as a wellness practitioner started at home, because movement was a must in her family. When she and her brother were young, their mother would wake them up before sunrise to bike or jog around the neighborhood before school. So, movement has always been a part of her life. Her mother made sure of it.
She added healthy nutrition habits to her movement practices in college while studying Spanish. There, Amaadi became a vegetarian and delved into researching food and how the body reacts to it. Combining the two were the building blocks for developing a body that felt efficient, healthy, and strong.
Amaadi is a mom to three sons, a NASM certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, nutrition lifestylist, and holistic healing advocate. After naturally healing her own abdominal separation (diastasis), she became the first Black Tupler Technique® Trained Professional. Now, as the Belly Therapist™, she focuses on educating and supporting the natural healing of this condition among women postpartum. She also helps women celebrate their bodies while healing their bellies.
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Adam English enters his third year as the Vice President and General Manager for the Gwinnett Stripers in 2021. He was named to the position in November of 2018. This year will be his 17th in professional baseball.
English joined the Stripers following six seasons leading the ticket sales department for the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A, San Francisco Giants). Hired as Sacramento's Director of Ticket Sales in 2013, he advanced to Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Service in 2015 and spent the last two seasons as the Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service.
During his tenure, the River Cats drew 3,598,210 fans to Raley Field for an average of 8,466 per game. Sacramento ranked in the top five in Pacific Coast League in attendance in each of his six seasons, and led the 16-team circuit in total attendance in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016, the River Cats were named by Forbes as the most valuable franchise in Minor League Baseball.
The Lexington, Ky. Native led the Stripers to an 8% growth in attendance in 2019 prior to the pandemic halting the 2020 season. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Transylvania University in Lexington.
Adam and his wife Kerstin have one son, Truett, and a Boston Terrier named Charlie. He loves rooting on his Kentucky Wildcats, traveling, and Kentucky Bourbon.
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Dee Bowden founded BCS Solutions, a revenue recovery company, from a personal desire to see small businesses learn to solve cash flow problems.
Dee is on a mission to serve them and grow their financial bottom line by sharing her five-step system. Dee has over 10 years of financial recovery experience in which she collected over $10 million for several companies and government agencies.
Dee was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine in the article “Sealing the Money Leaks 5 Ways to Secure Your Cash Flow”
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