Resilience is a skill. We can learn it. We can help the people we serve to become more resilient. Christian Moore, the author of The Resilience Breakthrough, teams up with filmmaker Dave Biesinger to explore the four sources of resilience. Guests share powerful stories of "flipping the resilience switch" and turning pain into power. Learn to turn your problems into your best friend. Transform life's adversities into opportunities for growth and learning.
204 - Dr D-Nice
Denise Hunter, MD, also known by her rapper name Dr. D-Nice Beaugelin (just kidding, but really), has been a medical doctor for over 18yrs and a youth leader for over 30 years. She is a Adolescent Wellness Specialist. She is the founder of Wisdomteethinger and creator of FOUNT.
203 - Cordan James Haveron: "The Comeback Kid"
Some people called Cordan James a “crack baby,” a negative label he’s learned to reframe.
Cordan is a fighter. As the only black person in a rural community, he fought to belong. As a young man, he also fought to fit in… and sometimes to stand out. He spent his life in the Foster Care system.
He had beautiful relationships with adoptive family and friends, and he experienced boldfaced racial discrimination and stereotyping. But Cordan never stopped fighting to discover who he was.
He joined the US military, where he became a leader, and he was later reunited with his birth family. Through all the challenges, Cordan never stopped fighting. He’s a living example of the kind of resilience that only shows up in a life beset by extraordinary challenges.
And that’s why they call him “The Comeback Kid."
Cordan’s voice, life, and mission are all about giving children hope. Hope for a brighter future, and the tools to see their life in new ways… today. For adults like Cordan who have a traumatic story, Cordan’s life and message show that it’s never too late to manifest the fearless imaginings of their childhood.
Cordan James Haveron is a motivational speaker, life coach, and the founder of The Comeback Kid Mentorship Program. Influenced by the WhyTry Program, he uses WhyTry today to support biological and adoptive families, veterans, and mental health professionals.
202 Dr Allison Farrington
Dr Allison Farrington is the Principal of the Research and Service High School. She believes that strong community-school relationships are essential to academic and civic achievement. She navigated her school through the pandemic, where she faced food shortages and unprecedented challenges.
Dr Farrington empowers students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. Control, Optimism, Resilience, and Empowerment are her school’s CORE values.
And she’s no stranger to adversity… Discover Allison’s story of resilience.
201 Laze Elliott - Homeless to Multi-Platinum
Laze Elliot is a pioneering icon in the Hip Hop and R&B worlds and on the international touring stage.
Laze e Laze, as he is known, has sold over 25 million records, collaborating with many giants in the recording industry. Not only is Laze a multi-platinum producer, but he’s also a media and marketing executive.
Laze recently founded Taylos Media which serves as a platform to advance children in the 21st century with new technology in Media Production, and he serves on the board of The Off School Grounds Coalition.
28 John Harrell: From the Heart
John Harrell manages a successful business, writes a blog, and regularly engages in public speaking. His audiences include corporations, trade associations, college students and incarcerated children-truly a "captive" audience. He encourages all to pursue their callings and not trade their potential for the security of a paycheck.
John is a fortunate survivor of childhood physical and emotional abuse. Because of his upbringing, Harrell is able to connect with struggling children, offering hope to kids, reminding them their futures are not limited by their circumstances. Everyone has the power within to break the generational malady of abuse and live a full life.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Rachel's Challenge, the largest program in the world which focuses on kindness and compassion. Named for Rachel Joy Scott, the first child killed at Columbine High School, Rachel's Challenge reaches 2 million people per year in 40 countries. John lives in Austin, Texas and is the proud father of two sons.
027 Deneise McKesey - Financial Literacy
With over fifteen years of experience in Retail and Investment Banking along with ten years as a Mortgage Underwriter and her astute acumen of how financial institutions evaluate applicants, Deneise is regarded as one of the best in her business. She graduated Summa Cum Laude at Iona College where she received her bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA with a concentration in Financial Management.
Deneise McKesey is the CEO and founder of Focused Solutions Services, Inc and Pristine Score, a financial literacy and credit repair firm. She believes that financial literacy is an essential aspect everyone should possess and even more important in today’s fast-paced economy. Beyond credit coaching, Deneise emphasizes building financial literacy among her clients which, in turn, allows them the ability to enjoy the benefits of achieving short and long-term financial goals. Her goal is to create sustainable financial resilience. Deneise’s success has been featured in the publications, New York Wire, New York Weekly, The American Reporter, US News and The Chicago Journal.
Deneise McKesey is an NFEC Certified Financial Education Instructor who provides financial literacy workshops, keynote speaking, and program development in her local community of New York, New York. She also serves groups across the United States that are looking to build financial education programming that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of participants. Over the last five years, Deneise has been involved in presenting financial education programming. Her passion is to help young adults and adults gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient and feel more secure with their personal finances.
Deneise is a business woman and a serial entrepreneur. Her catalogue of business ventures continues to grow. She is a co-founder, of OSG Enterprises LLC, the parent company of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Off School Grounds Coalition, Inc. “OSG”. As the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member of “OSG”, Deneise’s mission is to help educate all youth on the importance of finance; investing and money management through financial literacy concepts.
Deneise is a wife and mother of three children. In her leisure time, she enjoys baking and travelling the world with her family.
Episode 21... Straight Fire🔥🔥let’s get to changing lives with love... thank you!
Refreshing & REAL!
I just finished listening to episode 17 and the whole conversation was just brilliant! So many parts resonated with me. I appreciated Christian and Dave speaking with such empathy, compassion and honesty! They were speaking my language. Lots of truth bombs were dropped. Can’t wait to listen to more of their conversations.
Dave & Christian speak my language. I love the flow of their conversations. There is such power in storytelling, and this podcast shares story. Each story touches the heart and informs the mind. Each interview feels unique, raw & real. They highlight stories of great resilience as well as personal and collective breakthrough. This has become a new favorite podcast of mine. It’s WONDERful! I look forward to many more educational and inspirational messages.