84 episodes

Helping to navigate life while disrupting the status quo.

Disrupt The Everyday Podcast Brine & Tonya Hamilton

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Helping to navigate life while disrupting the status quo.

    Designing a Life Template: Raising Supaman

    Designing a Life Template: Raising Supaman

    HOW DO WE MAKE THE MOST OF OUR OPPORTUNITY AS PARENTS?
    On this episode we are joined by Nate Turner. Nate is a TED Speaker, multi time author, and the opportunity he is most grateful for, a father. On this episode we discuss:
    Helping your child find their purpose
    What you should do when you find out you will be a parent
    Preparing your child for whatever they desire to accomplish in life
    For places to listen, places to connect on social media, to be a guest, collaborate with or sponsor DTE visit: https://linktr.ee/DisruptTheEveryday
    Nate’s website: https://www.nathanielaturner.com/
    About Nate
    Author and TED speaker Nathaniel A. Turner, JD, MALS, is a self-described “Humanity Propulsion Engineer.” Nate is the author of several books, including the children’s book series, “The Amazing World of STEM,” and his history-making book, “Raising Supaman.”
    Turner’s appeared in many media outlets, including The Washington Post, Black Enterprise, iHeartRadio, The Good Men Project, Sirius XM, and U.S. News & World Report. Corporations, municipalities, and NGOs like Anthem, Inc., the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the City of Indianapolis, and the National Society of Black Engineers invite Nate to share his practical message for living the life we’ve always imagined while also serving the greater good.

    A modern-day Renaissance Man, as evidenced by the diversity of his education, including a bachelor in accounting, masters in history and theology, and doctor of jurisprudence combined with a wide range of personal experiences and professions, are only part of what makes his wide-ranging presentations “can’t miss” events. What truly sets Nate apart from others is his unique oft times comical ability not only to see the world differently but to challenge his audiences in an edutaining way to live outside the box so that the world might be able to experience us at our very best.

    As a zealous advocate that every person has an opportunity to maximize their human potential, Nate regularly shares through books, courses, workshops, and conferences a backward design life process initially created to help his unborn child become a great global citizen and meet the rigorous educational requirements of the top colleges and universities without means of wealth, privilege, legacy status, fraud, bribery, cheating or Adobe Photoshop.

    Turner’s son not only met Harvard’s admission benchmarks (i.e., test scores in the top 1%, 33 college credits by his junior year, proficiency in four languages, left home after his junior year to play soccer in Brazil; and started a foundation to address teen homelessness); he eviscerated the profiled criterion by his sixteenth birthday. At present, Turner’s son is a third-year Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. candidate at one of the world’s premier graduate engineering schools. Today, those tools, techniques, and strategies initially created to help his Gen Zer thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are educational and life development staples for students and parents of all ages and organizations worldwide.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Family Finances: Teaching Your Children with James Woodall

    Family Finances: Teaching Your Children with James Woodall

    HOW ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR KIDS ABOUT MONEY?
    Watch on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/idDFkyzxJMo 
    On this episode we are joined by James Woodall. James is the Founder and CEO of Woodall Wealth Management and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). On this episode we discuss:
    Estate Planning
    Teaching Finance to Your Kids
    The 6 Key Behaviours of Investing
    For places to listen, places to connect on social media, to be a guest, collaborate with or sponsor DTE visit: https://linktr.ee/DisruptTheEveryday
    James’ Website: https://www.woodallwealthmanagement.com/
    About James
    James Woodall is the Founder and CEO of Woodall Wealth Management. James’ passion for Wealth Management has always been around, as a child he was fascinated by the stock market in Junior Achievement and had always been drawn to investing. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in International Economics and Finance after studying Mechanical Engineering and realizing it wasn’t for him. Moving into the Finance industry he fell in love with Wealth Management and worked with advisors for a decade when he realized his passion for financial planning and becoming an advisor himself. Still dealing with the effects of his Grandfather’s passing and seeing the impact of estate plans going awry, he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification from the CFP® Board, using the Southern Methodist University’s program.
    The desire to build a firm focused on planning for generations so that others avoid the family issues that derive from poor estate planning pushed him to open his firm in 2022. When James isn’t working you can find him reading, cooking excessively large meals for family and friends, or slowly learning to golf.
    More About James in his words
    I started working in the back office of a large financial institution a decade ago focusing clients of all types to help them review their tax forms and review cost basis issues. Initially I was not a fan of the role, however sitting in that seat allowed me to see what worked and what didn't work, from large family offices ($50 million+) to people starting out, and I always kept in mind what they did. Then I moved to supporting advisors and was always stunned at how little some advisors knew, not just from an operational POV, but an investment POV as well. From there I worked in product development supporting advisors and that's when I fell in love with being an advisor. I moved to the advisory side of that large brokerage firm and loved the clients and realized that I wasn't being an advisor, I was being an asset gatherer.
    From there I moved to a small Wealth Management shop and worked 16+ hr days and studied for my CFP, learning everything there is to learn. At that point the firm was sold and I moved into being a consultant for advisors at a small broker dealer. The call of being an advisor and building a firm the right way to truly spend time with the clients and their families was too much and I started Woodall Wealth Management.

    My focus is on Family Stewards and Family Businesses to help provide them financial peace of mind. The reason why I focus on this niche is when my Grandfather passed there was no estate plan, causing issues within the family that still last to this day. So my mission is to help my clients avoid that from the outset and its been extremely rewarding and fulfilling.

    • 45 min
    Episode 81 - A Teacher’s Struggle with Tourette’s with Mark Chartier

    Episode 81 - A Teacher’s Struggle with Tourette’s with Mark Chartier

    Watch Here: https://youtu.be/_jt-XCV-TEE
    SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION, HOW IMPORTANT ARE TEACHER’S ?
    On this episode we are joined by Mark Chartier. Mark is a special education teacher, poet, speaker, and a man living with Tourette’s Syndrome. On this episode we discuss:
    Destigmatizing Tourette’s Syndrome
    How the Teacher's Worst Nightmare Became a Teacher Himself
    Overcoming Disabilities, Abuse, and Mental Illness
    For places to listen, places to connect on social media, to be a guest, collaborate with or sponsor DTE visit: https://linktr.ee/DisruptTheEveryday
    Mark’s website: https://www.markchartier.com/
    Get Mark’s Book Here
    About Mark in his words
    As a child, I exhibited bizarre actions such as neck thrusting, facial grimacing, eye blinking, barking, and screaming, which caused me to be ostracized in school. I got in many fistfights, had poor grades, and was suspended from school frequently. In short, I was a teacher's worst nightmare. Despite this, I was fortunate to have some very caring educators who inspired me to do my best in everything I did.
    When I was 17, my father took me to a neurologist who diagnosed me with Tourette's syndrome. Although we finally had an answer for my behavior, this was just the first chapter of my journey with a disability.

    After barely graduating high school, I was admitted into college on a probationary status. Every day was a battle with my Tourette's symptoms and the side effects of medications. A brain injury in 2000 also caused me to develop a significant stutter that made communicating with others exasperating. But I overcame these challenges and earned a BA in English.

    As I considered where I wanted to go from there, I thought about the people who made a positive impact on my life growing up; the answer was easy — educators. So, I decided to pursue an MA in Special Education, which I completed in 2005.

    I began teaching special education in 2008 and quickly became known as "Mr. C" to my students. I fell madly in love with teaching and realized that my disability served as a bridge with my students. They realized that "Mr. C." was "different", so they were able to identify with me in a unique way.

    My passion for teaching kids with disabilities has inspired me to share my story of triumph and success, as well as the poignant anecdotes and life lessons I have experienced with my students. Through poetry, memoir, and humor, I prove that anyone can conquer any challenge with a positive attitude, hard work, and determination.

    Today, I am a published author, a motivational speaker, and a disability advocate. It's been a long journey from being the teacher's worst nightmare to becoming a success story they can be proud of, but it's taught me so much about myself and life that I can now share with others.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Communication Skills for All Ages with Brenden Kumarasamy

    Communication Skills for All Ages with Brenden Kumarasamy

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    ARE YOU CONFIDENT PRESENTING AT WORK OR SCHOOL?
    On this episode we are joined by Brenden Kumarasamy. Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk which has a YouTube Channel offering free public speaking tips and a business offering public speaking coaching. On this episode we discuss:
    The advantages Introverts have over Extroverts when it comes to communication Daily Strategies to be a better communicator The “Jigsaw Puzzle” approach to speaking For places to listen, places to connect on social media, to be a guest, collaborate with or sponsor DTE visit: https://linktr.ee/DisruptTheEveryday
    Brenden’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MasterTalks
    Join one of Brenden’s free 90 minute workshops: https://www.rockstarcommunicator.com/
    About Brenden
    Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world.
     

    • 57 min
    Episode 79 - Taking Care of Your Mental Health with Milica Krstic

    Episode 79 - Taking Care of Your Mental Health with Milica Krstic

    Watch Here: https://youtu.be/eMGdR1TK2VE
    ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?
    On this episode we are joined by Milica Krstic. Milica is psychologist and body-oriented supervised psychotherapist. She helps entrepreneurs and business professionals to create and empower a healthy picture of themselves and others. On this episode we discuss:
    Protecting your boundaries by saying “no”
    What is psychotherapy?
    Leveraging free mental health resources to prevent suicides
    For places to listen, places to connect on social media, to be a guest, collaborate with or sponsor DTE visit: https://linktr.ee/DisruptTheEveryday
    Milica’s Free Mental Health Support Platform: https://www.siguranprostor.com
    Milica’s LinkTree: https://westrockapparel.com/
    About Milica
    Through 1:1 guidance, Milica helps entrepreneurs identify, understand, and shift their body, mind, soul, emotions, and overall lifestyle with aim of reducing unhealthy behavioral patterns including anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, overthinking, and more.
    Also, Milica is the founder of a non-profit platform called Siguran Prostor. The purpose of the platform is to offer people who seek help free mental health. She connected kind professionals who are offering free psychotherapy sessions and people who need help but don't have money to afford it. The mission of the platform Siguran Prostor is to reduce depression, anxiety, and the number of suicides. Currently the platform is available in following countries: Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia and North Macedonia.

    • 46 min
    Organizing a Large Family while Navigating Postpartum Anxiety

    Organizing a Large Family while Navigating Postpartum Anxiety

    Watch Here: https://youtu.be/5W2aH6myeoM
    HOW CAN BUSY MOMS NAVIGATE POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH WHILE CARING FOR THEIR CHILDREN?
    On this episode we are joined by Theresa Nast. Theresa is a mom of 5, an entrepreneur, and someone who has experienced postpartum anxiety. On this episode we discuss:
    Navigating Postpartum Anxiety
    Keeping a large family organized
    Launching a business
    For places to listen, places to connect on social media, to be a guest, collaborate with or sponsor DTE visit: https://linktr.ee/DisruptTheEveryday
    Theresa’s website: https://westrockapparel.com/
    About Theresa in Her Own Words
    My name is Theresa Nast and I'm the founder and designer of West Rock Apparel Co., a children's wear brand, a mom to 5 wild ones, and someone with a great deal of experience with postpartum mental health struggles. I hope by sharing my story I'm able to help someone else feel a little less alone in their journey.
    My brand, West Rock Apparel Co., is a collection of baby and children's clothing for families who appreciate natural fibers and neutral designs, sustainability and ethically produced goods. For families who want to know where their clothing comes from, where it was made and who made it. I am creating a brand who will give back to the new mothers and babies in our community. And I just can't wait to get started.
    Maternal mental healthcare is something that is near and dear to me. It is so widely stigmatized and many new mothers try to navigate postpartum depression and or postpartum anxiety alone, for many different reasons.

    Aside from ethical clothing manufacturing and highlighting sustainable fabrics, one of my goals through West Rock Apparel Co is to give back to the new parents in my community struggling in their new role. These mamas and babies deserve to know they are seen and heard and loved.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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57 Ratings

57 Ratings

TéKá ,

Great Teamwork

Brian and Tanya work well together as a husband and wife Tag Team. They asked great questions and they flowed so seamlessly.They come highly recommended from me as podcast hosts. I look forward to joining them again.

Dr. G.S. ,

Stimulating conversation

Brine and Tonya Hamilton create a warm, engaging space for intelligent conversation. Their podcast offers information and inspiration with heart. I enjoyed meeting them both and highly recommend the show to listeners and guests alike.

KatherineK ,

A great interview!

Talking with Tonya and Brine was like chatting with old friends even though we had never met! A great podcast interview that I hope helps parents teach their kids a little more about “disability” and how to react appropriately to people who are a little different than they are. Such a fun chat and I’d love to do it again!