About this podcast
Where educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs connect.
About this podcast
Where educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs connect.
Adeola Whitney: REDI Leadership
Adeola Whitney is the CEO of a national early literacy nonprofit, "Reading Partners" which is a New York Times-endorsed organization that mobilizes volunteer tutors across the country to work one-on-one with awe-inspiring students because they believe in educational equity and that early literacy is the key to success in school and beyond. Last year on the heels of the pandemic, the nonprofit created Reading Partners Connects, a digital program to help support students in under-resourced schools reading below grade level. The innovative online program has allowed Reading Partners to continue to partner with schools and provide volunteer-led one-on-one literacy instruction to students in situations where school campuses are closed to volunteers or where students are in blended learning environments.
Rob Angel: Game Changer and Creativity Builder
Rob Angel is the creator of the iconic bestselling board game, Pictionary, which has sold 38,000,000 copies worldwide. He's a philanthropist, investor, and sought-after speaker who encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to "find their aardvark." Rob lives in Seattle, Washington. You can find his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rob-Angel/e/B001KDSXL4/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 For more information, go to https://robangel.com/
How to "Dump" The Friends That Hold You Back
You are the company you keep. What happens when you surround yourself with people that hold you back? Do you leave them? Tell them "its not you, it's me?" Jamal and I discuss.
March Madness Mindset
March Madness is here- and this year the underdogs are doing quite well. Why? Jamal and I discuss the underdog mindset.
Does being "inclusive" mean you have to wait for all voices to be heard?
Leadership skills allows us to make the hard decisions. But what happens when you need to make time for inclusivity- but have to make a decision faster? Jamal and I discuss leadership, roles, and personalities.
The Arrogance of Belief
What is arrogance and what is being confident that YOUR mission is GOING to happen? Jamal and I discuss:
Clubhouse: Self-Serving Humble Brag or Great Conversations?
Jamal and I discuss the good, the bad, and the self-serving of Clubhouse- the new audio app that is growing. What are your thoughts? The YouTube video making fun of Clubhouse I mentioned: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86995026031?pwd=SFEyZ0ord0ZIYnBpY3NvSklJRFJVQT09
Your Trauma Is Not Your Excuse?
When it comes to trauma- understand and empathy is different than pity and lowered expectations.
We All Need To Get Back To School: The Only Way Out is Through
Not knowing how to handle school opening for COVID last year was ok. Not knowing what to do now is not acceptable. Are we keeping our kids safe by NOT opening schools? Most schools in California have not gone back in almost a year. "The only way out is through..." Feel free to Tweet us at: @jamalcrook @donwettrick *Please be respectful.
Principal Leadership: Driven By Policy or Personality?
Jamal weighs in on how to run a school- Good policy or driven by personality.
Kamaka Dias: Journey to Eliminate $50k of College Debt
Kamaka Dias is a native-Hawaiian from Hilo, Hawai’i who gets along with everyone. His motto is “help me, help you” and loves to help out the community. He returned home in 2019 after three years in Peace Corps Madagascar and most recently completed a mission to pay off $50K of student loans in one year (January 6, 2020 -- December 6, 2020). He did it in 11 months! Check out The Race To $50k to learn more about Kamaka and follow him on his next adventure.
This Week's Stock Market & DogeCoin
There was a lot of hype, and even some fun in last week's stock market. There is a lot of "us vs them" when it comes to hedge fund people & Robinhood. BUT- there will be a HUGE downside for people wanting to jump in & ride the wave. BE CAREFUL.
Taking Down Pornhub: Laila Mickelwait
Laila Mickelwait is on a mission. Having seen countless violations of people's privacy and abuse exploited on video, Mickelwait dove into "who" Pornhub was, and start holding the company accountable for exploiting trafficking and abuse. From the website: by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry, is a non-religious, non-partisan effort to hold the largest porn website in the world accountable for enabling and profiting off of the mass sex-trafficking and exploitation of women and minors. The campaign is supported by a broad spectrum of over 300 child protection, anti-trafficking and women’s rights organizations, as well as experts and trafficking survivors of all backgrounds. Learn more at https://traffickinghub.com/
Jamal Challenged me to a 3 Day Water Fast. Here is What Happened:
Jamal challenged me to a 3 Day water fast. Here is what happened:
Bob Wallace: Equity & Access To The Entrepreneur Mindset
Today our guest is Robert L. Wallace who is an internationally known entrepreneur, author, business consultant and keynote speaker. In this episode, Jamal and Don discuss Mr. Wallace's past, how he achieved this "entrepreneur" mindset, the immigrant advantage, and why he pays kids to read books. They also go into his recent campaign to run for the mayor of Baltimore, as well as his current passion to help people achieve more. From his website: Growing up in the Baltimore projects amidst poverty and racial segregation, Bob overcame social and economic obstacles through his own rags-to-riches story to become a successful serial entrepreneur. After being groomed by innovative industry leaders like IBM, DuPont and Procter & Gamble, Bob leveraged his experience to establish three companies: BITHGROUP Technologies Inc., a cybersecurity and IT services provider; Bithenergy, Inc., an energy services and technology company; and through Robert Wallace Media which includes RobertWallace.com and EntreTeach Learning Systems LLC. You can find more information and also his books at:https://www.robertwallace.com/
Dr. Charles Harrison: Solutions, Not Politics
Rev. Charles R. Harrison is the Senior Pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church and has been in the ministry for 30 years. He is a native of Jeffersonville, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University, where he earned a degree in Religious Studies and attended Methodist Theological School, where he received his Masters of Divinity. Rev. Harrison began his career in 1984 at Wiley United Methodist Church in Springfield, Ohio, as a Student Associate Minister. He served as a Student Pastor of Lee Avenue United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio in 1985. He became the Pastor of Wiley United Methodist Church in New Castle, Indiana in 1986. In 1993 he became the pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor. Dr. Harrison is also one of the founder's of "Indy Ten Point Coalition," where they strive to create opportunities in their communities and also create solutions to make Indianapolis a safer place. You can find more and support the coalition at: https://www.indytenpoint.org/
2021: Hope, Riots, and Why Waiting on YOUR political Party is a Bad Decision
2021 is off to... a start. But Jamal and I go into why viewing thru the lens on what is going on in Washington is not good for your personal growth.
2021: The number is not going to save you- YOU ARE.
2020 has been tough, that is for sure. But Jamal and I are concerned that too many people have a mindset of "2021 help is coming," and why that can be a problem.