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Connecting People to New Careers in the Covid Era, with Katie Dunn

Katie Dunn is the Director of Career Services at Momentum Learning and the founder of the Back to Business Conference. Katie has built a career on helping people take their lives in new directions. She opened up to us about why she loves connecting people to new careers and helping women re-enter the workforce in…

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120: The 4 People You Need in Your Circle of Trust

Do you have a circle of trust?  A proverbial board of advisors?  I do and it’s made up of a diverse group of people from my life who each know me in a different way and who I trust and respect their voice as someone I want to hear their insight on when it comes…

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BLM, COVID, and Being More Than a Black Student Athlete, with Duke’s Mikayla Boykin, Lexi Joseph, and Darcy Bourne

What is it like to be a star athlete in 2020? What about a black female star athlete at Duke University during the time of Black Lives Matter, student protests, COVID, and all the political chaos?  For Darcy Bourne, Mikayla Boykin, and Lexi Joseph, it’s meant becoming more than just a student athlete. If You…

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Susan Ellis: Chapter 9 – High School Soccer

As soccer has grown in popularity, so too have the number of club teams. Many feel like for those that want to play soccer collegiately, club soccer is the only way to get discovered and recruited. Susan Ellis is a soccer hall of famer, UNC legend, and high school coach at Durham Academy – and…

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House Divided with NC State’s Torin Dorn Jr

Today’s mystery guest has a father AND a brother who played football at UNC.  But his path created a house divided, playing basketball for rival NC State. That guest is Torin Dorn Jr, who as you’ll see from the interview, has absolutely no regrets about picking NC State over the other ACC schools! Think you…

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Ep. 53 – Too Many Skills

You have a lot of skills. Yes, I’m talking to YOU! As a mom, as a woman, as someone who’s worked multiple jobs—you’ve been picking up skills all over the place. Unfortunately, there’s just not room for you to mention all of them in the job application process. Try making a list, and whittling it…

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Lessons in Social and Emotional Entrepreneurship, with Kristen Hopkins (Dangers of the Mind)

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Why is it so important to Kristen Hopkins, who founded both Dangers of the Mind and Kristen Hopkins Global?  And how is she planning to change the world AND become a thriving success?  Find out on the latest episode of the Founder Shares Podcast! Dangers of the Mind Kristen…

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Coaching the Emerging Entrepreneur: Virtual Coffee with Simpliworks’ Malik McCray

Just about every day, Don gets asked for coffee or a virtual coffee from rising entrepreneurs so they can ask him advice on how to grow their companies or if their ideas have value. And even though he has no time for it, he quite often says yes. Well, we recorded one of those conversations,…

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Organ and Tissue Donation Questions Answered, with Carolina Donor Services’ Taylor Anderton

Organ and tissue donation is something that you’ve probably heard about. Maybe you’re listed as an organ donor on your driver’s license. Maybe you saw that episode of Grey’s Anatomy or another hospital show where someone’s life was saved by an organ donor. But how does it all work? And what’s the difference between organ…

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Coach Mike Huff and UVA Center Jay Huff: Life in a Basketball Family

Jay Huff is a 7’1″ center at UVA and NBA prospect. Jay’s dad, Mike Huff, was Jay’s coach in high school at Voyager Academy in Durham NC. Together, they come on the show to talk about life in a basketball family, how they’re working out during COVID, and their views on the racism epidemic. Click…

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