Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!
Kuda Biza is making social impact through business
Kuda Biza is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company when he was 9 years old in Zimbabwe. He is the co-founder & CMO of Nunbelievable, a socially-conscious baked goods company that donates meals for every box of cookies sold, and founder of the non-profit Amani Hope Foundation. Kuda shares how an ice cream led him to fall in love with entrepreneurship as a child, how his non-profit and business goals support each other, and important lessons for other entrepreneurs.
Asian Women for Health
Chien-Chi Huang is the founder of the Asian Breast Cancer Project and the Executive Director of Asian Women for Health, a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellbeing. Chien-Chi shares how her personal experience with breast cancer inspired her to start the Asian Breast Cancer Project, and how Asian Women for Health helps Asian women speak out about their experiences with racism and isolation during the pandemic.
Waging Peace with Diana Oestreich
Diana Oestreich is an activist, veteran, nurse, and the author of “Waging Peace,” where she shares her experience serving in Iraq as a combat medic in the Army National Guard. We talk about the critical moment of conflict between her faith in God and her duty as a soldier that compelled her to wage peace in a place of war, the challenges she faced after returning home, and how she wages peace at home in the face of racism, violence and fear -- and encourages others to do the same in their communities.
Kevin Allen's multi-creative career journey
From spending 12 years working in the corporate world, to becoming a middle school math teacher, to diving into music and content creation on YouTube, Kevin Allen has had a diverse and multi-creative career journey. In this episode, Kevin shares the story behind his career -- how he got his first job while still in college, the different corporate roles he held, and his decision to move on to pursue teaching, music and online content creation.
The Life Autistic with Hunter Hansen
Hunter Hansen is an autistic content creator on YouTube and Instagram and a blogger on thelifeautistic.com. After discovering his autism in his late teens, Hunter tried to outgrow and suppress his autistic traits for years, until coming to terms and embracing his identity as an autistic adult. Now he advocates for greater understanding and appreciation of autism and autistic people. In this episode, Hunter and I talk about the evolution of his content creation and storytelling about his life autistic.
How Nichelle Walker is changing the world through community service
Nichelle Walker is a passionate community service advocate who sees it as a way to find local solutions to national and global problems. Nichelle is also a survivor of domestic violence; her experience further cultivated a need inside of her to give back to others. During this episode, Nichelle shares how community service has helped her make new connections, despite the isolation of the pandemic, and how her new business allows her to give back to her community.
This goes way beyond 6 seconds!
Carolyn has attracted the most interesting array of guests and she is such a great host as she allows the light to shine on the best of her guest’s offerings. In the midst of a world where things have felt upside down, Carolyn gives us a right side up perspective by featuring so many inspiring people and their lives.
I just listened to the episode with DeAndre Wilson. My father also had colon cancer and died 17 years ago. I live my life every day to honor him as well and I loved how DeAndre is honoring his father through his work. Although I am not rolling a 230 pound tire every day, I do feel the weight of moving forward daily. Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring us to live healthy and to carry on in the image of those that we love!
Great Voice, Great Content
Host Carolyn Kiel is a joy to listen to - great voice! And the variety of guests is enough to keep listeners coming back for more! Keep it up!