Ed is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about improving quality of life and employability of people who are blind or visually impaired. He believes that there is a business ROI to hire people who are "differently-abled" and he’s involved with several companies that are developing smartphone apps which will facilitate their employment. He founded TheBlindGuide.com in 2009, ensuring that people who have lost their sight shift their goals from surviving to thriving. https://theblindguide.com
Nathaniel is a pragmatic, clear thinking, creative, outcome-focused fitness influencer! He continues to build on his successful 25-year track record in administration, motivational speaking, wellness training and fitness training…as well as management, planning, and consulting. Nate’s solid reputation for driving a strategic vision and creating long-term value is what made me want to bring him to you! Check Out: http://agelessworkout.com
Lori Orlinsky is a 12 time award-winning author from Chicago and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators! She’s an author with Mascot Books, writing beautiful rhyming, lesson-based picture books that naturally lead to a discussion about important topics, such as bullying prevention and honesty. At 5”1, she wishes her first book “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” was around while she was growing up. Learn more: https://loriorlinskyauthor.com
Visionary leader and Fitness Icon Sara Kooperman joins us this week! She has transformed the fitness education community as a successful business owner and advisor, keynote speaker, published author, podcast presenter and sought-after industry trail-blazer. She has a unique ability to share her passion and devotion towards fitness education through her humor, enthusiasm and her no-nonsense personality. Sara is also proud inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame! http://sarakooperman.com
Cindi McEachon is the CEO for Peaceprints of WNY, a leading Buffalo based, reentry organization. Working with incarcerated men, women, youth and their families, Cindi and her team seek to raise awareness about our nation's epidemic of mass incarceration and put a stop to our City's school to prison pipeline. Cindi also serves as the President of Junior League of Buffalo, responsible for leading an organization of nearly 500 women volunteers. http://peaceprintswny.org
Stephanie is the author of A Delightful Little Book on Aging and the new co-host of the iHeart radio show and podcast, Yak About Today. Her upcoming book Creatrix Rising, The Emerging Archetype of Mid-Life Women will be released in the Fall of 2021. Check out: https://stephanieraffelock.com
Ponzo Houdini is a Hip Hop artist that has a story of trials and tribulations that knocked him down multiple times and each time he rose even taller.
He’s performed with artists such as Future, 2 Milly, and Rich the Kid, to name a few. Known for consistently hustling and writing quality hip-hop and rap, he’s the creator of Cake Boss Life Entertainment. https://itsponzohoudini.com
Dan Williams was recognized by the American Heart Association in their survival gallery with his story “A New Heart For Life”.
Dan is an expert at overcoming adversity, from open heart surgery to becoming a ranked masters track athlete.
He is a great leader who sets the example through his perseverance and toughness.
Welcome to the show, Dan Williams! https://newheart4life.com
Christine Smith is not your average gal. She has an engineered, artistic mind with a bartender’s personality. Her experience has aided in her development of a process to educate others on how to build their networks intentionally. She’s built her business through active community building and has helped others do the same, so that one day networking won’t always feel like a dirty word. http://riplefx.us
Liz Vetrano is the Director of Development and Marketing for EPIC, which stands for Every Person Influences Children…an organization celebrating 40 years of helping families, communities & schools raise children to become responsible, successful adults. http://epicforchildren.org
Spencer was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy with a speech impairment when he was 3 years old. Navigating life with CP built up a lot of stress & anxiety for him as a child. He continued push forward and public speaking eventually became an outlet to release his energy and to motivate AND inspire others with HIS story. He hired a public speaking coach to learn how to pitch, present and persuade an audience. Today, he’s an active member of Toastmasters International & the VP of Education.
Anthony has 30 years of experience working with artists, creatives and managers…finding great success working with Outliers, Free Thinkers, Misfits, and Radicals. He coaches high value team-members and rather than making the square peg fit the round hole…he helps them find a successful fit no matter their shape!
You can find Anthony on his bike as an avid cyclist, riding 500 miles across NY State in 7 days to raise funds for cancer research.
Learn More: https://www.apexleadergrowth.com
Raised in the arts, Ali grew up studying voice. Her commanding, soulful and powerful vocals deliver an organic and refreshing new Pop and R&B sound. Ali’s professional career as a solo artist began in 2015 with the launch of her first single “Thankfully”. You can listen to her on all music platforms, including her latest single “Getting Over You” that is out now on Spotify and Apple Music. It’s an honor to have her join us on the show!
Follow Ali: http://www.alicritellimusic.com
Founder and CEO of NXTConnection, Dorinda Barker, joins us from Los Angeles.
She specializes in optimizing dating profiles to ensure her clients are making their first impression, their best impression. https://www.nxtconnection.com
Dennis is a man who comes with a tremendous family legacy. He’s an active leader in our community, helping raise money for charities such as Children’s Hospital and People Inc. You can see him at his award winning authentic Italian family restaurant, because he is there, greeting guests with his brother and other family members, where guests are treated like family. He is the son of the late great, HOF Wrestling Legend and original restaurant owner, Ilio DiPaolo. https://iliodipaolos.com
Porscha is an ACTRESS, SINGER, RECORDING ARTIST, DANCER, CHOREGRAPHER, TV HOST & PERSONALITY, starring on TV shows such as Silicon Valley, Switched at Birth, The Parkers,
7th Heaven, My Wife and Kids, Boston Public and so many more.
To name a few highlights, she also appeared as Rachel in The Disney Channel Original Movie, Pixel Perfect and showcased her comedic skills when she was cast by Nick Cannon on the hit MTV sketch comedy show, Wild 'n Out.
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