Ioana Garrett-Fistzgiles interviews today's TOP entrepreneurs, passionate business executives and entertainers. Our mission is to inspire millions of passionate creatives to take action and achieve success in their lives.
Episode 89: Delegation is Critical with Deirdre Avant
Today I have the privilege to introduce to you a successful woman and someone whom I call a friend now, Dr. Deirdre Avant. She is the CEO of Professional Administrative Services LLC. Which she originally started as a virtual assistant to help small business owners with administrative tasks for free. However, through the years, it has since grown into a successful company.
Her company is now an independent contracting firm providing administrative, creative, and technical services to assist clients in their perspective areas of expertise. Professional Administrative Services such as (Bid Preparation, Travel Arrangements, Scheduling, Answering Services, Presentations, Human Resource Management, Spreadsheets, Time Keeping and Billing).
Recently, we had several opportunities to speak together on several clubhouse stages to talk on topics that can help high performing entrepreneurs and individuals on their success path. She is a sharp, genuine and savvy business woman, who I can’t wait for you to meet. So without any further ado. Here’s Dr. Deirdre Avant.
Episode 88: Breaking The Chains & Creating Global Impact with Dr. Catrina
A Louisiana native making a global impact as “The Chain Breaker”. An entertainment executive & visionary who is known as “The Whisperer” and “The Negotiator” in the industry. Dr. Catrina’s life mission is to help individuals walk in their purpose by creating, igniting, and influencing them to unleash and embrace their power. As a film, television (TV), and theatrical producer, she creates a platform for individuals to share their stories of triumph through the Arts.
As an Entertainment Executive, she is one-fifth negotiator, one-fifth therapist, one-fifth networker, and two-fifths entrepreneur.
As the Chief Creative Officer of Puissance Maison Productions, she leads a collective of creatives, producers, and strategists based across the globe in LA, New York, New Orleans, Texas, Miami, Atlanta, Argentina, Africa and beyond. The group includes experts on music, arts, hospitality, festivals, publishing, film, and television. This organization was established to create and support a platform of opportunities in the entertainment industry. www.puissancemaison.com
As the President and Co-Creator of PullCorp Media & Business Consulting Group (PMG), she oversees a variety of public relations and business development efforts for the firm’s clientele. PMG is a full-service publicity boutique specializing in executive and talent visibility; television and film media pitches; red carpet premieres; and special events. Www.pullcorp.com
Dr. Catrina has been featured in Essence, O, Sheen, Rolling Out & Black Enterprise Magazines to name a few. Dr. Catrina has received honors from President Barak Obama, Congress members, State Representatives, and others. Dr. Catrina’s work has included working with Lifetime Television, NBC, OWN, Discovery Channel, BET, Now You See National Campaign, Just US organization, Junior League, Women In Film, RAINN & etc.
Through her philanthropic endeavors, Dr. Catrina is making a global impact through her active board membership for various charitable organizations such as Hip-Hop Legend & Philanthropist, MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, Center of Empowerment For Families & Youth (Board Chair), Vice President of the board for LIFT- Ladies In Film & Television, Vice President of The Lady General Foundation, Board Of Directors for Target Evolution, Charter & Board Member of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and a few others.
Episode 87: Getting Unstuck with Carol Froehlich-Hull
Today I have the pleasure of talking to Carol Froehlich-Hull. She is a certified NLP practitioner with Senior Leader status with Tony Robbins for the last 17 years. She is a transformational clarity coach that gets results and helps people get unstuck so they can live their dreams and purpose. She is also a trained opera singer as well as an accomplished performer having sung and spoken on many stages all over the world. She’s been a single mom for 21 years and credits her experiences of being a thriver from many life experiences she has pivoted and Carol is now dedicating her life to help women and men live a life full of energy, power and clarity, so they can make an even bigger impact.
Episode 86: Business and Virtual Technology with Christopher Thomas
Today I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down to talk with my friend, Business & Media Consultant, Author, Publisher of InCity Magazine, and CoFounder of VirtMe Technology, Christopher Thomas.
Christopher is a well-regarded Entrepreneur, Author and Marketing/Business Growth Consultant. For 25+ years, he been helping leaders of enterprises solve complex business problems and increase their audience reach and bottom lines. He has been lauded as having a keen mind for identifying solutions to successfully navigate business risks and determine solutions that bring about a competitive edge.
EPISODE 85: Rewriting a New History with Havilah Malone
Havilah and I sit down to talk about her new book "Rewriting a New History: A Spiritual Path to Audacious Authenticity and Healing."
Havilah Malone is an inspirational thought leader on a mission to be a catalyst for positive change in over 2 billion people’s lives. The multi-talented millennial powerhouse has been featured on FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS and more. The Actress, Motivational Speaker & former Ms. Louisiana Universal currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Havilah is also the #1 Best Selling Author of, “How to Become a Publicity Magnet: In Any Market via TV, Radio & Print”, and co-Author of the Think & Grow Rich children’s classic, “The Amazing Adventures of Oliver Hill” based on Napoleon Hill’s Success Principles. Her newest book “Rewriting A New History: A Spiritual Path to Audacious Authenticity and Healing“ is available now.
Havilah shares her pillars of success with audiences around the world. She has also been featured in numerous films, national TV commercials, HBO’S Insecure, and guest starred on NCIS: New Orleans. Ms. Malone is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal, the Women’s Prosperity Network “She Rocks Award”, and selected as the SBA InnovateHER Challenge Winner. Havilah also holds several professional accreditations including being a Certified Instructor for the Napoleon Hill Foundation and Master Certified Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Havilah’s nurturing spirit, inspirational voice and magnetizing personality inspire people to #BeProofOfWhatsPossible.
Episode 84: "Self Love and Healing with Life Coach Erica Warren
Today I had an opportunity to have a discussion with Erica Warren, Best-Selling author of three women's inspirational books. She is also passionate about helping women to speak their truth and heal from their past. Her motto is “I will be the person that I needed when I was younger”. She is using that purpose as a life coach for women. She helps women in the areas of self love, life purpose, dating and recovering from a break up or divorce. She is also the creator and host of her own podcast called Dope Discussions with Erica.
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For the lonely Entrepreneur, it serves to know you are not ALONE!
One of the biggest challenges with entrepreneurs is having a community of others going through the same journey, or listening to others who have made it to keep the inspiration flowing. Success Stalkers delivers! You are not alone! It goes to show that perseverance pays off!