17 episodes

With ‘Let’s focus on the positive’ as the motto for this this bilingual podcast, political commentator for Spanish-language media Univision, JP Dominguez and his right-hand man, professional taco eater George Lopez, engage with positive voices in the community to bring you the inspirational stories you never knew you needed in this tense political climate. Are you ready? ¿Estan listos?

Champions for Change Podcast JP Dominguez

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

With ‘Let’s focus on the positive’ as the motto for this this bilingual podcast, political commentator for Spanish-language media Univision, JP Dominguez and his right-hand man, professional taco eater George Lopez, engage with positive voices in the community to bring you the inspirational stories you never knew you needed in this tense political climate. Are you ready? ¿Estan listos?

    Dodgers owner, Alan Smolinisky, started his business in his college doormroom, and later sold it for $200 million. Credits immigrant family roots, and upbringing.

    Dodgers owner, Alan Smolinisky, started his business in his college doormroom, and later sold it for $200 million. Credits immigrant family roots, and upbringing.

    Champions for Change Season 3 comes back with a great guest with an incredible life journey.  If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and have always wondered how successful business leaders make it, you are not going to want to miss this podcast. JP Dominguez and George Lopez ask Alan all the important entrepreneurial questions, as well as the outlook for the upcoming Dodgers season.  
    Alan Smolinisky is a part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, entrepreneur, value investor, and social impact philanthropist. The son of immigrant parents who came to the US from Argentina, Alan has spent his life pursuing a mission of successful investing, constant learning and fostering in others the dignity-conferring quality of hard work. 
    On this podcast Alan shares about how his passion for business began at a very young age, when he sold lollipops at school and set up lemonade stands on weekends. Alan read every business book he could find and studied the business pages of newspapers. His first job, at age 15, was making pizzas at Domino’s Pizza (he started the same day his work permit came through). 
    In 1998, Alan enrolled in the University of Southern California and, in doing so, became part of the first generation in his family to attend college. At USC, Alan, just 19 years old, launched the business that would change his life. In the summer of 2008, just before the financial crisis, Alan and Brian sold the student housing business for $205 million, marking their first major business success. 
    Today, Alan and his business partner have approximately $1 billion in assets, and own and operate businesses in sectors ranging from equipment leasing, news media, government subsidized housing, oil and gas, commercial and residential real estate and publicly traded securities.
    In 2019, Alan fulfilled a lifelong dream and became a part owner of his beloved LA Dodgers. In a TIME Magazine piece written by Alan, he described his purchase as a way to honor his immigrant father's love of America and baseball.

    • 43 min
    Evan Craft - Be passionate, stay consistent and you will reach your biggest dreams

    Evan Craft - Be passionate, stay consistent and you will reach your biggest dreams

    Evan Craft is our guest for this week's episode on Champions for Change. Evan Craft is known for his christian music in both english and spanish. His album, “Yo Soy Segundo”  has been placed in Billboard Charts as #1 Top Latin Album. He also accompanies his family in hosting a concert, Mi Casa LA, a fundraiser to help and provide shelters for the homeless. 

    Join us as we discuss how Evan was called to be part of such a great give back. He also shares his wisdom in how to always stay consistent to reach our biggest dreams. Evan also shares tips to all those aspiring to be a musician and he fills us with knowledge and how he went from hundreds of views on YouTube to over 1.2 million subscribers. 

    • 26 min
    Karol Posadas: They told me I couldn’t do it, so I became a female BOSS

    Karol Posadas: They told me I couldn’t do it, so I became a female BOSS

    This week’s guest on Champions for Change Podcast is Karol Posadas.  She has established herself as one of the most loved and talented Selena Quintanilla tribute artists.  Karol and her band have performed in various states in the US in front of thousands and have loyal fans all over the world. 
    Find out how Karol was able to branch out and establish herself as a Latina entrepreneur.   Karol has been able to establish a name for herself in a very competitive industry through her determination and work ethic. A young artist who shares her wisdom on this podcast and gives tips to artists that are just starting in the music industry.  

    • 31 min
    Everardo Gonzalez: Young entrepreneur gives insight about “the process”

    Everardo Gonzalez: Young entrepreneur gives insight about “the process”

    Everardo Gonzalez shares his entrepreneurship experiences, after building his own luxurious men’s leather and tequila brand, De Santos Leather and Tequila Cabal. Everardo's perseverance and background led him to follow his families footsteps in the garment industry with a different approach in business. He gives his insights and experience as an entrepreneur, ranging from the beginning stages of his business model to sourcing companies overseas and in Mexico. 
    Everardo’s De Santos Leather company contributes a portion of the sale to conscious social causes giving the consumer a chance to pay it forward with every purchase. Not to mention, his men’s leather brand is named after a patron saint of unique social causes that influence the community. Everardo shares the milestones of De Santos Leather Collection and the different obstacles he faced while working with different companies in other countries. Tune in to find out how Everardo’s upbringing and culture inspired him to build a luxurious men’s leather brand for all audiences. 

    • 34 min
    Zoe Organization: Understanding child human trafficking (Dave Cox)

    Zoe Organization: Understanding child human trafficking (Dave Cox)

    There are over 40.3 million victims of human trafficking worldwide and Zoe makes the effort to help and rescue every child in need. This week George and JP sit down with Dave Cox, Chief Operating Officer at Zoe Organization, to discuss the a major problem in the United States of America, child human trafficking. 
    Listen to find out more information about human trafficking is happening in our own backyard in the United States and how you can make a difference. Dave talks about realities and prevalence of child trafficking and how recognizing the signs of child trafficking can help identify and rescue victims of child trafficking. Education is key to help preventing trafficking occurring not only here in the US but internationally. 
    Zoe Organization prevents child trafficking by providing prevention rescues and human trafficking campaigns. Their goal is to rescue children from human traffickers and help place them in safe houses where they provide specialized care. Their growing organization network includes members of law enforcement, teachers and pastors located in the United States, Thailand, Mexico, Australia, and Japan. Zoe Organization desires to inspire & empower audiences with knowledge to spread awareness and to stop child human trafficking. 

    • 30 min
    Henry Alonzo | Successful Music Entrepreneur. Recommendations he has for aspiring music professionals

    Henry Alonzo | Successful Music Entrepreneur. Recommendations he has for aspiring music professionals

    This week, JP Dominguez and George Lopez, sit down with Henry Alonzo to discuss his entrepreneurship journey. Henry Alonzo is the Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Adarga Entertainment Group. His company helps independent artists & record labels amplify their message by providing music industry services such as artist development, publishing administration, marketing and consulting in the competitive Latin Music Industry. 

    Listen to find out how Henry’s determination and East L.A. upbringing shaped him into the business leader he is today. Crucial learning lessons that he has learned with over four decades of experience, including business know-how and financial literacy. Henry has established his professionalism with the ability to help his clients to believe in their dreams and artistic goals. 

    Henry shares his insight and experience as an entrepreneur, ranging from his work with small independent artists to filling up arenas and to having them win awards such as Grammy Award, Latin Grammy, Billboard Award, and Dove Award, winners and nominees in the genres of Latin, Pop/Rock, and Gospel Music. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Our community stories

JP is so handsome and smart. George is too funny. I just listened to the first season and i learned so much from those stories.

allaboutfitjess ,

Inspiring Story!

I loved hearing the Villanueva brother’s story. It is really inspiring to hear how they went from working at a barbershop to owning one that is doing really well👍🏼 keep it up!

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I love George

George is hilarious! This is my new favorite podcast. Im recommending this podcast to everyone.

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