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Through connecting with and highlighting changemakers, self-starters, and those who are disrupting the status quo, Jodi Grinwald’s ‘Today is the Day Changemakers’ channel will provide content that will connect listeners to real stories, from real people who are making a real difference in their corner of the world. These intimate interviews with inspiring and relatable guests will act as an opportunity for you to peer inside the minds of the latest gamechangers and creators. Changemakers believe in the greater good. They identify a specific issue or challenge and give themselves permission to do what is needed. Learn more about their tenacity, determination, motivation, and their innate ability to move past the challenges even when it is not easy. Every Wednesday a new interview will be released. Remember....Today is the day! You cannot go back to yesterday and you do not yet own tomorrow! Please follow on social media @todayisthedayliveit or email jodi@todayisthedayliveit.com.

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Through connecting with and highlighting changemakers, self-starters, and those who are disrupting the status quo, Jodi Grinwald’s ‘Today is the Day Changemakers’ channel will provide content that will connect listeners to real stories, from real people who are making a real difference in their corner of the world. These intimate interviews with inspiring and relatable guests will act as an opportunity for you to peer inside the minds of the latest gamechangers and creators. Changemakers believe in the greater good. They identify a specific issue or challenge and give themselves permission to do what is needed. Learn more about their tenacity, determination, motivation, and their innate ability to move past the challenges even when it is not easy. Every Wednesday a new interview will be released. Remember....Today is the day! You cannot go back to yesterday and you do not yet own tomorrow! Please follow on social media @todayisthedayliveit or email jodi@todayisthedayliveit.com.

    'The Third Act' with Holly Powell

    'The Third Act' with Holly Powell

    Welcome to season 2, episode 41 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

    This week my guest is Holly Powell. Holly is an Emmy Award winning Casting Director, best-selling author, Co-founder, Beyond Ranch Foundation, Founding Member, She Angels Foundation.

    In this episode Holly shares about becoming a sought-after Casting Director. She casted for movies of the week, pilots, mini-series', and feature films like About Last Night with Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. She won a Casting Director Emmy Award with Randy Stone for The Incident, which was a movie of the week. That was only the second year that there was a Casting Director category.

    Holly moved on from working for a studio and traveled across the country teaching her audition workshops through Holly Powell Studios. Her best-selling book, The Audition Bible: Secrets Every Actor Needs to Know is required reading in several colleges, universities, and drama schools.

    During the 2020 pandemic, Holly authored/co-edited, Mavis' Kitchen: A Southern Cooking Lifestyle. This book is a love letter to her mother, Mavis. The book is a combination of cookbook, memoir, and history. 

    As Holly says, she is now in her Third Act and continues to search for ways to improve the lives of fellow humans on our shared planet.

    Holly is the Co-Founder and Board Member of Beyond Ranch Foundation. Their mission is to build low-cost inclusive communities across the world for adults living with severe autism.  She also serves as a Founding Member of the She Angels Foundation.

    Listen in to hear the footprint that Holly is creating now that she wants to leave behind.

    Next week's episode is all about Young Professional Women who are making a difference in their corner of the world and beyond. They are all finalists for the Athena Leadership Award through the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is the only organization in New Jersey that has the license to give out with this prestigious award.  

    The Young Professional finalists are: 
    Devin Carrick – Older Girl Program Specialist for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey ShoreDawn Doherty – Executive Director of the Society for the Prevention of Teen SuicideRachel Mitzelman – Paramedic and Field Training Office for Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas HealthStephanie Toal  – Marketing & Communications Coordinator for OceanFirst FoundationPlease subscribe, like, share, review and download the podcast!

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    Have a great week everyone!

    Jodi

    • 1 hr 8 min
    'Global Fight Against Period Poverty' with Shaan Keegan

    'Global Fight Against Period Poverty' with Shaan Keegan

    Welcome to season 2, episode 40 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

    This week my guest is Shaan Keegan, Director and Founder of Sisterhood SA. She is Zooming in all the way from South Africa for this episode.

    Shaan shares about an issue many are not talking about. You cannot stop biology whether you are rich or living in poverty. Many women in South Africa and beyond struggle to get the necessary sanitary products they need for their monthly period. These products can be quite costly. Shaan created a kit that is distributed to those in poverty-stricken areas. It provides underwear, pads of different sizes, and the soap to rewash them. Unfortunately, disposable products are very costly.

    Shaan also created an educational program that she shares in schools and in the community that speaks to how both girl's and boys' bodies change during puberty, transmittable diseases, and overall health.

    Listen in to hear the footprint that Shaan is creating now that she wants to leave behind.

    Next week, my guest is Holly Powell. Holly is an Emmy Award-winning Casting Director of 25 years. She authored/co-edited, Mavis' Kitchen: A Southern Cooking Lifestyle in honor of her mom. It is part cookbook, memoir and shares a lot about the history of the time her mom grew up. Holly is the Co-Founder and Board member of Beyond Ranch Foundation and serves on the She Angels Foundation Board as Vice President, Chair of the Grant Committee, & Founding Member.

    Please subscribe, like, share, review and download this podcast!

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    The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/applaudourkids

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    Have a great week everyone!

    Jodi

    • 54 min
    'Empowering Women in Uganda' with Namusaazi Christine (Tinah)

    'Empowering Women in Uganda' with Namusaazi Christine (Tinah)

    Welcome to season 2, episode 39 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

    This week my guest is Namusaazi Christine (Tinah). Tinah is the Founder of She Unit Uganda. 

    Tinah grew up in poverty. She speaks to the fact that she went days with no food. Her mom had nine children with no stable income. She knew that if her mom had a decent job, life would have been easier for all of them. After graduating with her certificate in cosmetology because someone sponsored her, Tinah decided that she needed to give back. She Unit Uganda was born to provide skills to women, so that they could create a stable income for their families. 

    She Unit Uganda reaches out to young women, 15-30 years of age who did not get a chance to go to school or have dropped out of school and are living in absolute poverty. The organization provides all training for free.  The students are trained in hairdressing, makeup artistry, pedicure and manicure. Beauticians can easily find work in Uganda if they are properly trained.
    These students are also provided training in the making of liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner through outreach programs and the beneficiaries are able to engage in entrepreneurship by selling the products they make.
    In a period of three years, She Unit Uganda has reached out to more than 300 young women. After going through trainings students get certified and they can go on to be gainfully employed. The beneficiaries work in beauty salons, from home or engage in mobile salons.
    By empowering young women, She Unit Uganda and Tinah has changed not only these individuals lives, but also the lives of their entire families.

    Listen in to hear the footprint that Tinah is creating now that she wants to leave behind.

    Next week my guest is Shaan Keegan, Managing Director and Founder, Sisterhood SA. We talk about the importance of addressing a critical hygiene need for girls and women living in poverty. Listen in next week to hear the incredible work this organization is doing in South Africa and beyond.

    Please subscribe, like, share, review and download this podcast!

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    The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/applaudourkids
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/applaudourkids

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    Have a great week everyone!

    Jodi

    • 39 min
    'Creating Connections & Adding Value' with Sally Glick

    'Creating Connections & Adding Value' with Sally Glick

    Welcome to season 2, episode 38 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

    This week my guest is Sally Glick, Principal & Chief Growth Strategist for SobelCo.  In that role she is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s branding, marketing communications and functions as an ambassador to the community, driving their business development strategies. Sally is deeply involved in the community, serving on several nonprofit and business boards and committees. For more information on SobelCo go to https://sobelcollc.com/.

    We start the interview with Sally sharing about how her father who was an accountant let her help him in his office at a very young age. After college her father said to her that he had time to serve more clients, but not time to find them. The rest is history. Sally became the face of his organization and then moved on to take the skills she learned to other organizations. She is a master connector and networker with a heart that just wants to help people reach their goals.  Listening to her speak about her dad and the gift he gave her is just so heartwarming. 

    Our conversation includes how non-profits and for-profits can work better together, the importance of having mentors throughout your life, and Sally's career trajectory.

    She has proudly earned recognition as one of the ROI-NJ Women of Influence in 2022 and Power 50 in the 2021 NJBIZ Accounting list as well as recognition as one of the top women on the 2021 ROI-NJ list. She is a member of the NJ Ad Club Hall of Fame, Marketing Association Hall of Fame, and NJ Business Hall of Fame, while also receiving Commerce and Industry Association’s Chairman’s Outstanding Leadership Award. One of her greatest achievements was being honored with the NJBIZ with Lifetime Achievement Award, and NJ BIA’s NJ Inspiration Awards recognizing women for their leadership, innovation, philanthropy and dedication to the advancement of others.

    From the Boy Scouts to Tri-County Scholarship and from William Paterson University to Partners for Women and Justice, she has been honored and recognized for her contributions and leadership in the state.

    Listen in to hear the footprint that Sally is creating now that she wants to leave behind.

    Next week my guest is Namusaazi Christine, Founder of She Unit Uganda, a community-based organization that empowers young-marginalized women in Uganda.

    Please subscribe, like, share, review and download this podcast!

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    The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/applaudourkids
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/applaudourkids

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    Have a great week everyone!

    Jodi

    • 1 hr 8 min
    'Advocating for a Healthy Lifestyle' with Irakli Kakauridze

    'Advocating for a Healthy Lifestyle' with Irakli Kakauridze

    Welcome to season 2, episode 37 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

    This week my guest is Irakli Kakauridze, Tobacco Programs Supervisor for Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ.

    During this episode Irakli shares about his family coming to the U.S. from the country of Georgia. We discuss why he decided to go into public health and advocacy. He is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Health Sciences program with a concentration in health management and administration.

    In his current role he manages youth prevention programs and leads a network of coordinated activities to decrease youth access to tobacco products, reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and to help those who smoke or vape stop. 

    Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ has many important resources and programs that are free to residents of NJ. If you are outside of the state and need support reach out and ask for recommendations. For a complete list of all the programs that are offered go to Home | Tobacco Free NJ.

    Here are just a few resources for those who need support:
    Text vapefreenj to 88709 for an easy to use and anonymous support system
    NJ Quitline is free, confidential, and multilingual: 1-866-NJ-STOPS

    Irakli shares a quote he had heard Kobe Bryant say on an interview about not negotiating with yourself when it comes to staying disciplined to reach your goals. This is a very important message and part of the interview!

    Listen in to hear the footprint that Irakli is creating now that he wants to leave behind.

    Next week my guest is Sally Glick, Principal and Chief Growth Strategist, SobelCo. Sally is a master connector and has been networking since working for her dad in Chicago many years ago.  She works with many not-for-profits in her role with SobelCo and is called on to speak at many events. She is all about adding value where she goes shares that the more that you give, the more you get by pure chance. It isn't about coming from ego. It is about coming from a place of kindness.

    Being kind to others has a ripple effect and makes you an everyday changemaker.

    Please subscribe, like, share, review and download this podcast!

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    The Applaud Our Kids Foundation
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    Have a great week everyone!

    Jodi

    • 41 min
    'Advocating for the Visionaries' with Lisa Manyoky & Mark Iorio

    'Advocating for the Visionaries' with Lisa Manyoky & Mark Iorio

    Welcome to season 2, episode 36 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

    This week my guests are Lisa Manyoky, Founder of Presence Intelligence® and Mark Iorio, Managing Partner, BCAT Partners and President, The Mega Group. Together, they are co-hosts along with Al Cini of The Advocates on RVN Television.

    I so enjoy talking to fellow Coaches who care deeply about helping people learn, grow and thrive. We talk about everything from fearless entrepreneurship to the importance of working with like-minded people who truly can help finish our sentences. This was a fun episode as Mark was on his way to vacation when we recorded this episode. If you listen in via the YouTube channel you will see that he was in his car when this was recorded.

    Presence Intelligence® is a movement that helps people become comfortably authentic so they can attract people and opportunities that feel good and do them good. Lisa is known for her intuitive understanding of people and communication dynamics. She is known as a "words maestro”.

    BCAT Partners and The Mega Group focus on the alignment of an organization’s people and their purpose. The Brand and Culture Alignment Toolkit (BCAT) was designed to bring teams into alignment around their collective purpose and inspire each member to become the best version of themselves, in support of the people and communities they serve.

    Listen in to hear about the footprint they are both creating now that they want to leave behind. 
    Next week my guest is Irakli (Eric) Kakauridze, Tobacco Programs Supervisor, Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ. We talk about the importance of educating our youth about the dangers of smoking and vaping. Eric shares about programs that are available to help with smoking cessation that are free in New Jersey and some other resources that are available outside of the state. This is an important episode for those who may be dealing with this type of addiction and for parents who are concerned about what to do if their child is smoking or vaping.

    Please subscribe, like, share, review and download this podcast!

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    The Applaud Our Kids Foundation
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    Have a great week everyone!

    Jodi

    • 35 min

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