26 episodes

Have you ever wondered, "What does my friend or cousin or partner ACTUALLY DO at work?" If so, listen to Take Your Homeboy To Work Day Podcast, the premier podcast to learn about careers & trades!  Each episode I interview guests from different professions.  We dive into (1) the arcs of jobs held, (2) the education & training received, (3) the skills & the experiences acquired, (4) how much you can earn and (5) the intrinsic fulfillment that motivates them.

So for anyone interested in hearing the first hand experience of a specific career, these conversations are your launching pad.

Visit the website: https://www.takeyourhomeboytoworkday.com/

Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/takeyourhomeboytoworkday/

To share your career or passion with the TYHTWD audience click my Calendly Link below to select a date/time for a 30 minute intro call. This allows me to learn more about you and prepare for our recording. At the end of the call, we'll select a date & time to record.
https://calendly.com/takeyourhomeboytoworkday/30min

Take Your Homeboy To Work Day Podcast Brandon Alexander

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Have you ever wondered, "What does my friend or cousin or partner ACTUALLY DO at work?" If so, listen to Take Your Homeboy To Work Day Podcast, the premier podcast to learn about careers & trades!  Each episode I interview guests from different professions.  We dive into (1) the arcs of jobs held, (2) the education & training received, (3) the skills & the experiences acquired, (4) how much you can earn and (5) the intrinsic fulfillment that motivates them.

So for anyone interested in hearing the first hand experience of a specific career, these conversations are your launching pad.

Visit the website: https://www.takeyourhomeboytoworkday.com/

Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/takeyourhomeboytoworkday/

To share your career or passion with the TYHTWD audience click my Calendly Link below to select a date/time for a 30 minute intro call. This allows me to learn more about you and prepare for our recording. At the end of the call, we'll select a date & time to record.
https://calendly.com/takeyourhomeboytoworkday/30min

    Macro Social Work | Career Coaching feat. Marthea Pitts, MSW

    Macro Social Work | Career Coaching feat. Marthea Pitts, MSW

    Today's Guest is Marthea Pitts, MSW, a 3x award-winning workforce development career counselor and macro-focused (program design and advocacy) social worker.  Her commitment to challenging the status quo of economic development through career and education pathway design birthed The MSW Coach™.  

    It is her journeys as a community servant that built her foundation for success.  She has served as a social worker enriching young mothers' lives, and as a community advocate fighting for the fair distribution of resources from government & corporate leadership.  

    Her captivating personality sees no limits and helps others design careers based off their values.  For example, she's inspired and helped her clients find roles in environmental change, biotechnology, and high net worth philanthropy.

    As the founder and lead consultant of The MSW Coach™, she and her team help individuals, education providers, community-serving organizations, and employers reimagine P-20+ career education design. 

    If you are considering a career change or would like to learn more, please visit her website, LinkedIn Profile and IG Page. 

    https://martheapitts.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/themswcoach/

    https://www.instagram.com/the_mswcoach/

    • 41 min
    Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney feat. Sean Villery-Samuel (Part 2)

    Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney feat. Sean Villery-Samuel (Part 2)

    Today's guest is Sean Villery-Samuel, an attorney practicing Personal Injury Law with experience in Criminal Law. He is a native of Beaumont, Texas, and in May 2009, he earned his law degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

    Sean was inspired to pursue a legal career by his father, who is an attorney in Beaumont, and a role model for the impact that Sean wanted to have with his career. He grew up watching his father help people, and knew that he wanted to help people in the same way.

    Part of his motivation for coming onto the show is to bring awareness to an enriching career like law, that is sorely lacking minority representation.

    He's here to share his unique journey and encourage others. Building a successful legal career requires significant time, resources and energy, but he believes in the power of serving your community through law as a worthwhile endeavor.

    Helping others in need is the foundation for his work ethic. And his favorite motivational quote, "The legacy you leave is the life that you live", underscores the importance of making the most of each day and leaving a positive impact.

    He was recently promoted to non-Equity Partner at Provost Umphrey Law Firm, where he focuses on fighting for the legal rights of individuals and families, and balancing justice for the working man.

    https://www.provostumphrey.com/attorneys/sean-villery.shtml

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-villery-samuel-93835488/

    • 23 min
    Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney feat. Sean Villery-Samuel (Part 1)

    Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney feat. Sean Villery-Samuel (Part 1)

    Today's guest is Sean Villery-Samuel, an attorney practicing Personal Injury Law with experience in Criminal Law. He is a native of Beaumont, Texas, and in May 2009, he earned his law degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

    Sean was inspired to pursue a legal career by his father, who is an attorney in Beaumont, and a role model for the impact that Sean wanted to have with his career. He grew up watching his father help people, and knew that he wanted to help people in the same way.

    Part of his motivation for coming onto the show is to bring awareness to an enriching career like law, that is sorely lacking minority representation.

    He's here to share his unique journey and encourage others. Building a successful legal career requires significant time, resources and energy, but he believes in the power of serving your community through law as a worthwhile endeavor.

    Helping others in need is the foundation for his work ethic. And his favorite motivational quote, "The legacy you leave is the life that you live", underscores the importance of making the most of each day and leaving a positive impact.

    He was recently promoted to non-Equity Partner at Provost Umphrey Law Firm, where he focuses on fighting for the legal rights of individuals and families, and balancing justice for the working man.

    https://www.provostumphrey.com/attorneys/sean-villery.shtml

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-villery-samuel-93835488/

    • 44 min
    Executive Retail Leadership | CEO | "Techpreneur" feat. Kevin Lloyd Part 2

    Executive Retail Leadership | CEO | "Techpreneur" feat. Kevin Lloyd Part 2

    Today's Guest is Kevin Lloyd, a former Executive Leader in Retail and current "Tech-pre-neur", who has built a tech and entrepreneur ecosystem that brings together the Black community in Central Ohio.  He has over 20 years of Executive Leadership at Retail outlets like Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, Old Navy and Sears.  Additionally, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of MYLE (Make Your Life Entertaining), an Entertainment Software and Data Analytics company that provides curated content based on the user's location.  His vision is to become the world's most renowned entertainment marketplace and they've set a mission to expose at least 25,000 socio-economically challenged youth to entertainment, the arts, & travel.  He's also the COO of Color Coded Labs, an education course that empowers people of color with tech courses AND after they graduate, connects them to innovative companies dedicated to diversity.  Finally, he is the Co-Founder of ColumbusBlack.com, the premier online source of news, events, and entertainment for the Black community in Columbus, Ohio.  It has acquired more than 250,000 unique visitors, 500,000 visits, and exceeded 10 million hits.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinlloydtheleader/

    https://myle.com/

    https://www.colorcodedlabs.com/

    https://columbusblack.com/

    https://venturesuite.co/

    • 38 min
    Executive Retail Leadership | CEO | "Techpreneur" feat. Kevin Lloyd Part 1

    Executive Retail Leadership | CEO | "Techpreneur" feat. Kevin Lloyd Part 1

    Today's Guest is Kevin Lloyd, a former Executive Leader in Retail and current "Tech-pre-neur", who has built a tech and entrepreneur ecosystem that brings together the Black community in Central Ohio.  He has over 20 years of Executive Leadership at Retail outlets like Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, Old Navy and Sears.  Additionally, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of MYLE (Make Your Life Entertaining), an Entertainment Software and Data Analytics company that provides curated content based on the user's location.  His vision is to become the world's most renowned entertainment marketplace and they've set a mission to expose at least 25,000 socio-economically challenged youth to entertainment, the arts, & travel.  He's also the COO of Color Coded Labs, an education course that empowers people of color with tech courses AND after they graduate, connects them to innovative companies dedicated to diversity.  Finally, he is the Co-Founder of ColumbusBlack.com, the premier online source of news, events, and entertainment for the Black community in Columbus, Ohio.  It has acquired more than 250,000 unique visitors, 500,000 visits, and exceeded 10 million hits.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinlloydtheleader/

    https://myle.com/

    https://www.colorcodedlabs.com/

    https://columbusblack.com/

    https://venturesuite.co/

    • 33 min
    Senior Correctional Probation Officer feat. Kimberly Jefferson (Part 2)

    Senior Correctional Probation Officer feat. Kimberly Jefferson (Part 2)

    Today's episode features State Probation Officers. Probation officers work everyday is to ensure the safety of our communities. They promote safety by supervising an offender and ensuring compliance with any court orders.  They help them find the resources they need to complete their supervision while holding them accountable so they kind of serve as part counselor and part law enforcement officer. They assess needs with individualized supervision plans specific to each offender. Without a doubt, being a Probation Officer takes heart.

    Today's Guest is Kimberly Jefferson, Senior Correctional Probation Officer with The Office of Community Corrections in the State of Florida. She loves what she does because she gets to help people when they are at a crossroads in their lives. She works alongside the state courts system, community partners and local law enforcement to help an offender integrate healthily into his/her community. Kim brings compassion and solutions for those she supervises and is a breath of fresh air for a critical piece of our society that needs more love, patience and understanding.

    State of Florida Probation Services Website [http://www.dc.state.fl.us/cc/index.html]

    Kimberly Jefferson LinkedIn Profile [https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-jefferson-66568710b/]

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Stephb112283 ,

Interesting, Informative, Insightful

This podcast is a must-listen, for anyone who’s ever wondered about a profession, and what the day to day looks like. The host asks the questions that we all want to know, like, how much can you get paid and what skills or strengths have helped you in this profession. I loved hearing the stories of other people’s journeys, and how their paths led them to where they are now. A great resource for college students or anyone who’s ever been interested in other careers. Keep up the great work BA!

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