44 episodes

Changing the Trajectory is a podcast hosted by James Seth Thompson that seeks to inspire and empower meaningful generational planning and legacy building through intentional and deliberate action.

Featuring roundtable discussions that highlight multicultural markets and communities as breeding grounds for success and change, we offer fresh perspectives on responsibility and investing. Learn to prioritize core values and act with intent to leverage influence and create lasting impact. We won’t dodge the hard stuff. Together, let's make the pivot from a standard operating procedure to that of intentionality and purpose.

Changing the Trajectory Bernstein Private Wealth Management

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Changing the Trajectory is a podcast hosted by James Seth Thompson that seeks to inspire and empower meaningful generational planning and legacy building through intentional and deliberate action.

Featuring roundtable discussions that highlight multicultural markets and communities as breeding grounds for success and change, we offer fresh perspectives on responsibility and investing. Learn to prioritize core values and act with intent to leverage influence and create lasting impact. We won’t dodge the hard stuff. Together, let's make the pivot from a standard operating procedure to that of intentionality and purpose.

    Overcoming Adversity: Michael Oher’s Life and Mission

    Overcoming Adversity: Michael Oher’s Life and Mission

    The rumors are true: Super Bowl Champion and subject of the Oscar-winning film "The Blind Side," Michael Oher, wore the same white t-shirt to school every day of his 8th-grade year. Today, Michael's childhood spent overcoming the effects of extreme poverty and homelessness keeps his purpose clear. As Founder of The Oher Foundation, Michael's mission is to provide access to education and opportunity for socio-economically disadvantaged youth. What legacy would you most like to build?
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
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    © 2023 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 17 min
    Why Impact Investing is a Critical Win-Win

    Why Impact Investing is a Critical Win-Win

    Why are market failures an optimal use of capitalism to inspire innovation? Priya Parrish, partner and CIO of Impact Engine, a women-owned venture capital and private equity firm, joins James and Maci to discuss the importance of impact investing and the significance of the rewards society gains when solving for critical needs. Carlos Orantes, CEO of Alcanza Clinical Research, discusses his company's focus on one such solve: diversifying clinical research to include underserved and underrepresented communities.
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2023 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 38 min
    Gregory Robinson’s Mastery of the Balance Between Science and Art

    Gregory Robinson’s Mastery of the Balance Between Science and Art

    Sometimes it is rocket science. In 2018, decades into his 33-year career at NASA, Gregory Robinson was asked to lead the James Webb Space Telescope Program to get it over the goal line. Gregory's rise from sharecropper parents in Virginia to segregated schooling in the 1960s to becoming the Webb Space Telescope's program director and the 2022 Time Innovator of the Year is an achievement—one whose impact rivals the scientific marvel that is Webb itself.
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2023 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 29 min
    A National Champion for Women Entrepreneurs

    A National Champion for Women Entrepreneurs

    Natalie Madeira Cofield is a Fortune 500 Small Business Advisor, an award-winning entrepreneur, a women’s empowerment advocate, a philanthropist, and a national changemaker. In 2021, Natalie was appointed Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, making history as the highest-ranking Black woman in the Biden-Harris Administration. Today, Natalie continues her mission to support women entrepreneurs by imparting her savvy know-how and experience garnered as Executive-in-Residence at Mastercard. 
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2023 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 32 min
    Waikinya Clanton’s Mississippi: The Land of Opportunity

    Waikinya Clanton’s Mississippi: The Land of Opportunity

    “What are you really moving and shaking if you can’t move and shake for your own home?” Waikinya Clanton, Executive Director of Mississippi’s Southern Poverty Law Center, poses this as she discusses her move away from a national rise in politics in DC to her choice to return home to Mississippi and put her skillset to use there. Waikinya’s inspiring leadership in handling Jackson’s water crisis has elevated and advanced the SPLC’s mission: to eradicate racial and social injustice in the deep south.
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2022 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 34 min
    School is in Session with Professor Kezia Williams

    School is in Session with Professor Kezia Williams

    Kezia Williams is an author, entrepreneur, and the CEO of The Black upStart—an organization that has trained nearly 500 Black entrepreneurs to become job creators and asset owners. How can we establish patterns of profit generation and wealth acquisition? Kezia’s culturally relevant Black wealth blueprint teaches how to break counterproductive financial generational patterns to develop a wealth-creating mindset. https://plnk.to/CT?to=page
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2023 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 36 min

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Straightforward insightful perspectives

Quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts that I love listening and sharing broadly. Great combination of data and story telling discussing crucial issues

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