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Shift The Plan spotlights business owners who are not afraid to make shifts and change the game. Join Rhonda Evans for weekly episodes and be empowered by stories about business, marriage, parenting, self love, and so much more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shifttheplan/support

Shift The Plan | Where It Is Never Too Late To Change The Game Rhonda Evans

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Shift The Plan spotlights business owners who are not afraid to make shifts and change the game. Join Rhonda Evans for weekly episodes and be empowered by stories about business, marriage, parenting, self love, and so much more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shifttheplan/support

    How My HBCU Saved My Life with Travis P. Jackson

    How My HBCU Saved My Life with Travis P. Jackson

    EP 40 Travis P. Jackson is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Travis is the CEO and Founder of HBCU Pride Nation (HPN), an engaging online platform with over 250,000 followers that promotes the connectivity, significance and pride of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in an effort to increase their positive awareness and enrollment.

    HBCU Pride Nation has provided social media marketing services for Cracker Barrel, OneUnited Bank, The Celebration Bowl (National HBCU Football Championship), Toyota Go Green, Honda Battle of the Bands, Ford HBCU Challenge, Regions Bank, the CIAA, the National Black MBA Association and others. On a regular HBCU Pride Nation reaches between 150k-300k people a week and receives 850k-1.5M impressions a week.

    As a motivational speaker he teaches leadership through the game of Jenga. He has done his workshop at the National Black College Hall of Fame, CIAA, The Kings and Queens Connection Konference in New Orleans, the NASAP conference and many other college events across the country. Travis was honored as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” African-American entrepreneurs in Charlotte by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce and has received numerous honors such as the “Emerging Leader of the Year” by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame and "HBCU Top 30 Under 30" by HBCUBuzz. He was recently honored as a graduate of the inaugural class of Next Level Leadership Inc., a nonprofit that empowers African-Americans to lead in Charlotte.

    Over the past two years, Travis has developed and executed an amazing event called the Hillman Experience where over $1.5M in scholarships were given out to students, nearly 3000 students have attended, over 50 HBCU's have come to admit students on the spot. The event includes a pep rally, alumni panel discussion, college fair and more.

    He serves as the social media manager for James “Smuggie” Mitchell, City Councilman At-Large and the Chair of Economic Development for the City of Charlotte.

    Travis recently had his biggest speaking engagements yet as a speaker for the US Black Chamber of Commerce Conference in Washington, DC. He was honored as an “US Emerging Leader in Business” and spoke on “How to Build Big Brands on Social Media”. Also in October Travis was a featured speaker on “Sister Circle”, a popular media outlet in Atlanta, GA, to talk about the significance of HBCUs.

    Lastly, Travis serves as a board member on the Board of Directors for iSpeakNow, A nonprofit that instills passion, pride, and confidence in children and young adults so that they recognize their future is limitless by providing mutually positive and interactive learning environments for children and young adults.

    Shiftmakers to look out for: 

    Butterfly Anderson

    @butterfly.betterfly

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    • 58 min
    Blogging & Brands | Kicks & Fros with Melissa Chanel

    Blogging & Brands | Kicks & Fros with Melissa Chanel

    EP 39 Melissa Chanel is the Founder and voice of MelissaChanel.com, a one-stop-shop for all things beauty, travel, and fashion for her fellow girls next door. With creative content and eye-catching visuals, Melissa has dedicated her website to providing daily inspiration, sparking thought-provoking discussions, and empowering women and girls to live their best lives while loving the skin they're in. Her readers enjoy an exclusive peek into her world of fashion, where she takes them everywhere from Fashion Week to beauty expos, and her travel diaries put you in the front seat of every road trip and international tour. Melissa Chanel is your ultimate girly girl and is your go-to gal for the inside scoop on beauty, fashion, and virtual "girl talk" worldwide!

    Shiftmakers to look out for:

    Janna Hall

    @leapinnovativegroup

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    Facebook: Melissa Chanel
    Instagram: @melissachanel
    Twitter: @melissachanel2

    Melissachanel.com

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    • 46 min
    How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome with Michelle Gomez

    How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome with Michelle Gomez

    EP. 38 Michelle Gomez, The Latina Career Coach, is an accomplished corporate sales professional with over two decades of riding the waves of the corporate structure as a first-generation Latina-American. The first in her family to graduate from college, she has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a certification in Broadcast Journalism. Throughout her career, Michelle has been an advocate for women in the workforce; leading the charge in speaking forums, business articles and networking events.

    Michelle has personally mentored and coached dozens of men and women toward achieving their academic and career goals. She’s inspired others to reach for their goals with a sense of confidence and trust in their own value. Through resume reviews, mock interviews, and focus on presentation, she has helped dozens of men and women prepare and position themselves as strong candidates for the career or role they desire. Michelle has also advocated for a healthy work/life balance through her blog posts at www.michellemgomez.com; providing insight on practical methods for creating balance and wellness in daily pursuits.



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    Shiftmakers to look out for:

    Eneida

    @anxietyfor1

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    • 57 min
    Transforming your Pain into Purpose with Lisa Brown

    Transforming your Pain into Purpose with Lisa Brown

    Ep. 37 Lisa Brown is a Divorced Mother Of Two Children ages 23 and 21. She currently owns She Got Style Boutique and Sitting Pretty Glam Bar. She was shot 3 times back in October 2017 and is telling her story through her first novel “He Almost Had Me!” 

    Her goal is to show women how to transform their pain into their purpose.

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    Shiftmakers to look out for:

    Karen Lewis

    https://theangelhouse.org/

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    Instagram: @author_ms_lb

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    • 48 min
    "Just Step Over It!" How to Maneuver Through Life's Obstacles to Find Your Purpose with Shawnte Mckinnon

    "Just Step Over It!" How to Maneuver Through Life's Obstacles to Find Your Purpose with Shawnte Mckinnon

    Ep. 36 Shawnte Mckinnon is an unconventionalist. Her path has been marked and shaped by the conundrums of life, which has placed her on a journey of non-traditional choices. Shawnte clearly believes there is definitely “more than one way to skin a cat.”

    “I believe that there are walls designed to block ‘you’ in particular. Whether it’s physical, mental, or spiritual, there are walls that present themselves from the moment you are formed in your mother’s womb. The key is not to be consumed by those walls, but to work around them by any means necessary. The method is your choice. You can climb over it, pick the wall apart brick by brick, go under it, or walk around it; however, get past those walls. The walls were never designed to move for you—their job is to block you, but you were designed to move beyond it.”

    It was Shawnte’s walls that led her to enlist in the United States Air Force and subsequently earn her business degree where she then forged a successful career all while working her way up the corporate ladder. Shawnte has now added entrepreneurship to her growing list of accomplishments. Shawnte’s own tumultuous journey of life fueled her passion to help others heal, release and be restored. This passion became the catalyst that led Shawnte to birth her own platform, where she serves as host, creative director and executive producer of The Shawnte Mckinnon Show. Shawnte is also a self-published author of the book “I’ve Got to Comb my Hair,” a riveting story of how God uses pain to direct the paths of our lives and how that pain can be reflective in something as simple as how a woman wears her hair. In addition, Shawnte has worked as a financial professional for more than a decade and even founded her own tax firm in 2014. Shawnte is always striving to help people pursue their best selves—as an author, a business executive or a media personality.

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    Shiftmakers to look out for: Alaina Newbold 

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    • 59 min
    How To Create The Perfect Pitch To Brands with Enovia Bedford

    How To Create The Perfect Pitch To Brands with Enovia Bedford

    Ep. 35 Leveraging entrepreneurial vision and drive, I thrive in startup and early stage environments, working to drive profitable growth by partnering companies with industry-leading clients, partners, and sponsors. My experience encompasses diverse industries, with a special talent for marketing, branding, event planning, and relationship building. I pride myself on developing and implementing engaging and impactful experiential marketing activations, influencer programs, workshops, business strategies and campaigns.

    I have a keen eye for recognizing potential and pinpointing good investments. I honed that skill with Funding Post, an organization that connects rising entrepreneurs with angel investors and venture capitalists worldwide. The group represents a portfolio valued in excess of $100B.

    In previous roles, I have provided creativity, innovation, and leadership to marketing and branding activities, including experiential, digital, and social media campaigns. Furthermore, I have cultivated sponsorships and partnerships with industry leaders such as Target, Wal-Mart, Candies, JCPenney’s, Top Shop, Airbnb, City of Charlotte, Tito’s, Jack Daniels, Ofo Bikes, and Evo Snacks.

    I am an effective team leader who astutely manages budgets and all project/campaign resources. I have planned, coordinated, and directed more than 100 large-scale events throughout my career with thousands of attendees. I collaborate well with all levels of professionals, from vendors to street teams to CEOs and marketing/sales executives.

    I am both creative and strategic, providing vision and direction needed to define company goals, promote a brand to consumers, drive growth, and optimize revenue generation.

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    Shiftmakers to look out for: Freda Hendley @freetyme80 

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Amazingly inspiring interview

I loved the interview with Simone Agoussoye - the conversational style, the background studying Rhonda had done on her and all her well formed questions! Would def liste again

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