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Marketing Higher Education in a Time of Crisis, with NC State Poole College CMO Jenny Hammond

In March, higher education faced a crisis. Because of the pandemic, students were sent home, schools were shutting down, and it was a chaotic time for everyone. Now, many have pivoted to online education. But how do you market that model moving forward? And how do you plan for the future when there’s uncertainty on…

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Ep. 47 – It’s OK to Change Your Mind

We’ve all been there. We’ve changed our minds for one reason or another. Maybe you changed your mind about your college major. Maybe you changed your mind about a home you were going to live in or a job you were going to accept. Changing our minds is part of the human experience. But when…

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Leadership Through Racial Unrest, with IBM’s Tim Humphrey

Tim Humphrey is the VP of the Chief Data Office at IBM. As a high ranking executive at a Fortune 50 company, Tim has a unique perspective on what employers need to provide in a time of social and racial unrest. The Donald Thompson Podcast is hosted by Walk West CEO, mentor, investor, and Diversity…

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Crystal Dunn: Chapter 3 – Your Game and Why It’s Great

In today’s episode of the podcast, we will move on to chapter three of Vision of a Champion titled “Your Game and Why It’s Great.” In this chapter, Anson and special guest Crystal Dunn further details what truly makes soccer live up to the coined term “the beautiful game,” how soccer brings all kinds of…

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Just do it! Why you should start podcasting, with sexologist Dr. Laurie Watson

Dr. Laurie Watson is a podcaster, author and sexologist. She started her podcast, Foreplay Radio, in Feb. of 2016, and she now has 249 episodes and 4.3 million total downloads. In this episode of The Earfluence Podcast, Jason and Cee Cee talk with Dr. Laurie about how she got her start, why she couldn’t enjoy…

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NCAA Basketball Head Coaches Fighting for Social Justice | Nikki Fargas (LSU) and Dave Leitao (DePaul)

Dave Leitao (DePaul) and Nikki Fargas (LSU) are NCAA basketball coaches of the year, leaders, mentors, and advocates for social justice. Today they talk to Dr. Debby Stroman about their journeys, the mental health challenge in COVID, and why they are a part of the Advancement of Blacks in Sports (ABIS). If You Only Knew…with…

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Ep. 46 – The Job Search Journey with Katelyn Meyer

Learn about the inspiration for You are TechY! Her name is Katelyn Myer and she was the first person, outside of myself, where I saw a true lack of alignment between value and belief. Katelyn is an exceptional technologist. She craves feedback and learns best by doing. She is organized, skilled and brings a user’s…

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Joe Bunn on Building an Empire, and Being Willing to Lose It All

DJ Joe Bunn was recently featured in the New York Times with the headline, “Some Wedding Vendors Face Fallout After Speaking Up on Social Issues.” He never speaks up on politics, but in the case of Black Lives Matter, it wasn’t about politics – he felt a pull to do what is right. And he…

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Legends Talk USWNT – Special Guest Paul Riley

Paul Riley is the uber successful coach of the NWSL’s perennial power North Carolina Courage. He has won three consecutive NWSL shields and three of the last four NWSL championships. Today, Anson Dorrance, Dean Linke, and Paul talk about where their work has taken them, the challenges women’s soccer continues to face currently and make…

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Crisis locks down stores as WalkWest helps open a window: ECommerce at GOPC

Great Outdoor Provision Company has always been about the in-store experience. Their customers love to come in, walk on the squeaky floors, check out all the products from backpacks to tents and more. But what happens when a worldwide pandemic eliminates the in-store experience and they need to pivot to an ecommerce experience. Today we…

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