For years I’ve been listening to people tell the stories such as how they started their businesses, went to college, or came to this country when no one believed they could do it! I found it fascinating! What made these people decide to go against their norm? Was it courage, stupidity, or did they not know that they were paving the way for others? My podcast, The First with Dr. Sandi Webster, speaks to the people we see every day and don’t even know the greatness they are creating for us and the benefit to future generations.
Adonica Black: Cancer Survivor
To survive a deadly brain cancer at the age of 14, Adonica Black’s surgery was performed by none other than the world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson. She only went up from there. She became an attorney at 24 and now holds the title of Director of Global Talent Development and Inclusion at LexisNexis. #survivor #braincancersurvivor #firstchild #drbencarson #lexisnexis
Maureen Borzacchiello - The Real Talk
Podcaster Maureen Borzacchiello from The Real Talk with Maureen Borzachiello has a long list of notable firsts, including being the first of seven children and growing her business to over $1 million. She and I rang the bell together at the NY Stock Exchange where we were a part of the first all-woman team in the history of the Stock Exchange to do so.
Judy Arazoza: Midlife Strength Trainer
Judy Arazoza started Grateful Fitness as a form of self-help to manage her own mid-life health and nutrition as well as over 50 adults. She places a high value on weight training and making sure women are strong. Judy coaches women on body image and treating their bodies in a respectful manner versus hating them, punishing them, and feeling shame. #gratefulfitness #nutrition #over50 #weighttraining #podcaster
Audrey Lloyd - Rein in Your Mind and Your Career
Audrey D. Lloyd was the first Senior Class President at Central High School in Springfield, MA, and the first to pledge to The Exquisite Xi Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ( Western Massachusetts). As an ex-corporate exec, she was the first in her family to take the entrepreneurial route as an independent consultant. Audrey is now the proud author of Bold: Rein in Your Mind, Reign in Your Career, a book about mindset, finding your authentic self, and stepping into your personal power. She found her power in being a change management and business transformation expert and an ICF-credentialed executive coach, speaker, inventor, futurist, and universal citizen. #author #consultant #speaker #universalcitizen
Alundas Havens: The Alpha Influence Media
After getting kicked out of his home during high school, Alundas decided to join the United States Marine Corp to get some discipline back into his life. He got to a prestigious Enlisted Rank 6 position when he tore his cartilage and had to rethink his life. At 23, he used his Veterans Affairs (VA) loan to become the first in his family to get a house. While going through a tough transition from the military, he listened to an Underdog Empowerment podcast with Zachary Babock that changed his life. He decided to start a podcast and work for himself – another first in his family to become an entrepreneur! His Alpha Influence Media now helps people recalibrate their mindset when they want to make a change but don’t know where. Now, he’s back in college getting ready to graduate using his GI bill and thinking about getting a doctorate! #USMarineCorp #underdogempowerment #podcaster #podcasthost #firstentrepreneur #collegeboy
Jasan Julius: King of Coffeejunkiez and PizzaJunkiez
Jasan Julius has spent the last 17 years pursuing his potential and vision of building Coffee Junkiez & Pizza Junkiez into national brands, a dual-brand food, and beverage concept under one roof. He is currently located in Indiana and has turned this brand into a national franchise opportunity. Starbucks’ success inspired him for more than a decade before he took action; however, he only started his entrepreneurial journey six months after his son died from cancer. He is looking for people in the mid-West to expand in the area and then franchise and scale. He desires to run a congruent path of championing small businesses and bringing them into his billion-dollar master plan and legacy. His podcast, The Jasan Julius Files, is focused on helping small business owners. You can find him at - he’s always looking for guests.