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The Carlsbad Chamber Podcast is a podcast dedicated to connecting San Diego North County leaders in business, education and civic engagement. Join us every week as we talk with people dedicated to all aspects of our quality of life and are dedicated to leaving a lasting impact.

Carlsbad: People, Purpose and Impact Bret Schanzenbach

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The Carlsbad Chamber Podcast is a podcast dedicated to connecting San Diego North County leaders in business, education and civic engagement. Join us every week as we talk with people dedicated to all aspects of our quality of life and are dedicated to leaving a lasting impact.

    Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the Human-Animal Bond

    Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the Human-Animal Bond

    Rancho Coastal Humane Society is dedicated to saving lives of abandoned companion animals, promoting adoption into loving homes, and offering education programs and support services that inspire and strengthen the human-animal bond.
    Visit the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce here https://carlsbad.org/ 
    Beyond The Adoption Of The Animals In The Shelter The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Community Pet Food Bank is focused on helping low-income families in need of financial assistance who can’t afford to care for their pets.
    The Animal Safehouse Programm provides temporary boarded care for pets of domestic violence. Beyond caring for dogs, cats, and rabbits, the program has welcomed tortoises, chickens, snakes, rats, and a variety of other creatures as well. 
    The Youth Program component and other educational programs at Rancho Coastal Humane Society are a cornerstone of the organization. They teach humane education to kids, about empathy and how to treat animals. They have a robust humane education program that does everything from doing birthday parties to spring, summer, and fall camps for kids.
    Other programs:
    Pet Assisted Therapy Pet Loss Support Program Senior Programs Find Rancho Coastal Humane Society on Fox 5 Morning News in San Diego Wednesday mornings.
    Let’s Get Social! Rancho Coastal Humane Society 
    Judi Sanzo
    President/CEO
    Kelly Elise Peters
    Director of Donor & Community Relations
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society website: http://sdpets.org/ and the “Fetch!” Newsletter.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rancho-coastal-humane-society/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rchumanesociety 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ranchocoastal/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RanchoCoastalHumaneSociety 
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ranchocoastalhumane 

    • 30 min
    Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors Tom Hersant and Polly Yu Create Meaningful International Connections

    Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors Tom Hersant and Polly Yu Create Meaningful International Connections

    The mission of Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors is to create active and meaningful connections between Carlsbad and internationally dispersed communities. In this episode featuring Tom Hersant and Polly Yu, you will find out how they go about this.
    Visit the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
    Polly said, “We want our youth to know what our government is doing in another country for us.”
    “It’s a real taste of the true Japan. Homestay is so important for citizen-to-citizen connection—lifelong connections,” Tom shared.
    “When I asked our Carlsbad students, they said they really learned the hardware part from China. And when we asked the student in China, they would say they really learned a lot about software skills from Carlsbad students,” Polly informed us.
    Tom let us know the importance and impact this organization makes: “What we do with Sister Cities is not just this peace effort, but it is exposing Carlsbad to the world and the world to Carlsbad.”
    Guest Bios and Contact Information  Tom Hersant
    President Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors
    760-855-5758
    president@carlsbadambassadors.org
    thersant@att.net
    https://www.carlsbadambassadors.org/ 
    Polly Yu
    Strategic Planner
    info@globaleducationelite.com
    http://globaleductionelite.com
    https://www.instagram.com/globaleducationelite/
    https://www.facebook.com/globaleducationelite/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pollyyu/ 

    • 27 min
    App for Teens to Build Good Habits an Interview with Kountinya Sai

    App for Teens to Build Good Habits an Interview with Kountinya Sai

    How does the sport of cricket get more viewers than the NBA? Why does an app featuring games of cricket get a mind-blowing 200 million downloads? You’ll find out all of this and more in this episode featuring Kountinya Sai, an impressive marketer from India.
     Learn more about the Carlsbad Chamber.
    After earning an MBA in 1998, Kountinya Sai started in the advertising business. During the dotcom boom, he built India's largest online bookstore. It had over one million books—all the books you could buy on Amazon.com, you could buy on SIFI mall.com.
    In 2012, he joined a sports publisher and started handling advertising sales for them globally. They went from 10 million downloads to 200 million downloads in a couple of years. They were the largest sports publisher in the mobile space.
    “We started taking that model to other countries. So we took it to Canada, South Africa, UK, Australia. Cricket as a game has transformed to target the younger audience, so that's where the advertisers need to spend their money. The game is getting onto platforms, which were not there earlier. For example, mobile. Let's say they're commuting to work in New York…. or San Francisco, when a big cricket match is going on in India. They cannot watch the game in front of their television sets at home. So their platform of choice became mobile. They're watching the games through our app.”
    Through helping his daughter with a runathon fundraiser, marketing genius Kountinya Sai realized that teens need motivation to build habits like exercising and doing the next right thing. So he started building his product, a gamified rewards wallet for teens to practice good habits. Find out more by listening to the episode.
    Bio Twenty years ago, Kountinya Sai started his career by joining a dotcom start-up. His world has turned a full circle as he launches his own startup: Harmoney. 
    Interview Links Kountinya Sai Co-Founder & CEO 
    kount@harmoney.ai
    http://www.harmoney.ai
    https://instagram.com/harmoney_ai?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
    https://www.facebook.com/kountinya.sai
    https://youtube.com/channel/UC21UXSjoISwfojyPTJVD9YA
    http://linkedin.com/in/kount
    Read the full blog here - https://harmoney.ai/our-journey/ 

    • 39 min
    What Can I Do For You? Helping Students Succeed feat. Claude Jones

    What Can I Do For You? Helping Students Succeed feat. Claude Jones

    Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California 
    Claude Jones has a passion for creating opportunities to help others succeed. For over a decade, his life’s mission has been focused on encouraging, inspiring, and motiving others through his words and actions.
    A seasoned technical leader with over 15 years of experience, Claude was responsible for establishing the Walmart Lab office in Carlsbad and is VP of Engineering for Strava. Claude also runs the Elevate Foundation, The Practical Leadership Guy, and San Diego Tech Hub.
    Recently, Claude created a series of children’s picture books aimed at fostering the development of leadership skills in children, ages 5–8, helping them cultivate a mindset of equity and inclusion. More information on the series can be found at https://astrothemonster.com/
    In one program, Claude worked with high school seniors. He took them through an entrepreneurship bootcamp, which was a great opportunity for the high schoolers to bring one of their ideas to fruition, saying, “Hey, this could be a business.” They worked on building their brand, marketing strategy, business plan, and a pitch deck that they could present.
    “It was a six-week program,” Claude explains. “You could see the confidence of folks go from not wanting to speak in front of an audience in the beginning, to speaking and having a great time by the end.”
    Claude says the key is to “bring people together and ask the question, ‘What can I do for you’ instead of ‘What can you do for me?’”
    “This is a volunteer-based organization. You have passionate people that want to give back, that have a purpose. They care about their city and they want to make an impact.”
    Join us for the interview.
    Resources: Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California  
    Mentions: http://elevate.foundation
    http://thepracticalleadershipguy.com
    https://sandiegotechhub.com
    https://www.strava.com
    https://astrothemonster.com
    Contact: Email: cjones@strava.com 
    Website: http://thepracticalleadershipguy.com
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudejones/
    Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Claude-Jones/e/B08WLF6MBV/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk
    Credits: Produced by ImaginePodcasting.com

    • 20 min
    Dr. Kanika Bembey: Doing Right by Treating Only One Patient at One Time

    Dr. Kanika Bembey: Doing Right by Treating Only One Patient at One Time

    Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California 
    Dr. Kanika Bembey is with Encinitas Periodontics and Dental Implants. She grew up in India, went to dental school there, and currently lives in California.
    In an unusual move, she took over a practice from an owner and worked for him for a few months as an associate, then switched, so he's now her associate and she’s the business owner. It’s going well.
    Dr. Bembey performs LANAP, laser assisted gum surgery. “It's minimally invasive. That means we are not using the traditional blades to cut away your gums. Laser is just light and does minimal cutting. It's also no sutures or stitches that I have to put in because I'm not doing a traditional surgery.”
    She also uses what she calls platelet-rich fibrin procedure, which uses the patient’s own blood plasma. “Plasma has concentrated growth factors, which helps you heal faster and better. If there's a one-day-old wound and we are putting a plasma dressing on top of it, it behaves like a one-week-old wound.”
    Her motto is “Treat only one patient at one time and we always do what is right for the patient at that time.”
    Dr. Kanika Bembey says it only takes five minutes to take care of your oral health if you do proper steps. Take good care of your oral health. It’s so important.
    Resources: Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California https://www.healthgrades.com/dentist/dr-kanika-bembey-xypyths
    Dentistry News: https://dentistry.ucla.edu/news-page/523 
    Contact Dr. Kanika Bembey
    gvkbav2019@gmail.com
    https://www.encinitasperiodontist.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanika-bembey-31879947/
    Credits: This podcast was produced by ImaginePodcasting.com 

    • 23 min
    Sandra Estrada: Representing Hispanic Women

    Sandra Estrada: Representing Hispanic Women

    Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce | City of Carlsbad, California 
    Sandra Estrada was born and raised in Mexico by a single mom, majored in International Trade and Customs, and after a few years of practice, moved to customer service. With eighteen years of customer service experience in a multicultural manufacturing environment, she began helping companies serve their employees via an employee engagement program.
    Sandra appeared on the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s podcast and talked about her experiences and services.
    She aspires to “be a representative of Hispanic women in this great country where I have lived for over 15 years. I’m very pleased to have started this project where I can help employees, companies, and non-profit organizations locally as well as internationally and impact their lives in a positive way, doing my part towards contributing to a better world.”
    The name of her company is HME, which stands for Happy Motivation and Ease for Engagement. They make employees feel more appreciated with personalized employee engagement programs, a software platform, and unique products, creating a happier work environment and increasing employee motivation. They give back to the community and provide volunteering opportunities for the employees. Sandra says 70% of employees believe that volunteering enhances their life. Younger employees work not just for the paycheck; they want to have that sense of meaningful purpose in their job.
    Sandra says, “The Carlsbad chamber supports the community and makes a real difference.”
    Mentions: Clarity Wave 
    Contact Sandra Estrada  Phone: (760) 444-0180
    Website: www.employeesHME.com 
    Email: Sandra.estrada@employeeshme.com 
    Credits: Produced by ImaginePodcasting.com

    • 24 min

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