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It’s the mission of Victor Media Group to make the world a better place by making ourselves better people. Tune in as we interview entrepreneurs, leaders, and more.

    Leadership Life Stories Season 2 Trailer

    Leadership Life Stories Season 2 Trailer

    In this series, host J.B. Adams brings you conversations with those who lead through their service to others. With the belief that a leader is anyone who influences change, this show seeks to understand not just what leaders do, but who they are, and how they can be effective in a rapidly changing world. Listen for key insights and advice from genuine servant leaders.

    • 1 min
    Jarory de Jesus Wants to Get You in the Door

    Jarory de Jesus Wants to Get You in the Door

    When you were a kid, did you ever think that making video games could be a career? Turns out, a lot of us didn’t… but some of us found our way to it anyway. Tune in to hear Jarory de Jesus, Technical Designer at Elodie Games, talk about his nontraditional path to the industry, the challenges that are unique to aspiring game devs of color, and how game studios can evolve to be more inclusive.






    01:20 -- Meet Jarory!

    13:28 -- A nontraditional way in

    21:43 -- Barriers to entry

    36:30 -- Advice for aspiring game devs

    41:00 -- Advancing devs of color

    54:54 -- How can we be better?






    Games

    Rust -- https://rust.facepunch.com/

    Duck Hunt (NES) -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Hunt

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order -- https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/jedi-fallen-order

    Persona 5 -- https://atlus.com/p5r/

    Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) -- https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/home

    Madden NFL -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madden_NFL






    Other Resources

    Unity (game engine) -- https://unity.com/

    Extra Credits -- https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz

    Game Maker’s Toolkit -- https://www.youtube.com/user/McBacon1337

    Blacks in Gaming (Facebook) -- https://bit.ly/3oG25nJ

    Blacks in Gaming (Discord) -- https://discord.com/invite/eSrZ476ecj

    Latinx in Gaming -- https://www.latinxingaming.com/

    Games Industry Gathering -- https://games.industrygathering.com/home.html

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) -- https://igda.org/






    Don’t forget to check out our friends at the Quit The Build podcast! https://www.quitthebuild.com/






    Credits

    Guest -- Jarory de Jesus, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarory-de-jesus/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host -- Clara Mount

    Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing -- Aaron Trnka

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Barry Jacobson, Part 2: The Payoff of Perseverance

    Barry Jacobson, Part 2: The Payoff of Perseverance

    Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service.



    Our guest describes his definition of success and accomplishments associated with leveraging his network to solve problems, his greatest adversity regarding being ambitious and persevering through disappointments, and shares his best leadership advice.






    03:28 -- Greatest accomplishment -- Defining success as the culmination of combined effort; leveraging a network of relationships; problem-solving

    17:51 -- Greatest adversity -- Acknowledging that ambition can lead to disappointment, showing perseverance

    26:09 -- Best leadership advice, “Be a disruptor.”






    Resources

    Barry Jacobson Consulting -- https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/

    The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/






    Credits

    Guest -- Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/

    Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/

    Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski

    Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon

    • 34 min
    Barry Jacobson, Part 1: Take Care of Your People

    Barry Jacobson, Part 1: Take Care of Your People

    Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service.



    Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of taking care of the people who take care of the guests and shares stories about three of his Disney leadership role models; describes his background of showing leadership at an early age; and shares his observations on the Disney leaders he feels were the most effective disruptors.



    03:16 -- Leadership philosophy, taking care of people, Disney leadership role models

    16:02 -- Self-Awareness Quiz

    18:57 -- Growing up in Connecticut; leadership lessons learned from a mother who gets things done

    28:05 -- Walt Disney World Insider Free Association

    30:29 -- Discussion of Disney leaders as disruptors






    Resources

    Barry Jacobson Consulting -- https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/

    The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/






    Credits

    Guest -- Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/

    Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/

    Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski

    Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon

    • 40 min
    Valerie Cockerell Part 2: Impact through Influence

    Valerie Cockerell Part 2: Impact through Influence

    Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service.

    Our guest describes her definition of success and the satisfaction that comes from influencing others, the rewards and challenges associated with having family members working within one organization, and her best advice for leaders.






    02:48 -- Greatest accomplishment -- defining success, making an impact by being influential

    12:12 -- Greatest adversity -- how people treat you when you have other family members in the same organization

    23:47 -- Best leadership advice, expressing optimism for the future






    Books

    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck -- https://tinyurl.com/5khjbw9a

    Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman -- https://tinyurl.com/ktabb4n6

    The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman -- https://tinyurl.com/jd9v3nfv

    The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs -- https://tinyurl.com/jxhdr9km






    Resources

    Cockerell Consulting Group -- https://cockerellconsulting.com/

    The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/






    Credits

    Guest -- Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/

    Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/

    Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski

    Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon

    • 32 min
    Valerie Cockerell Part 1: It Takes Relationships

    Valerie Cockerell Part 1: It Takes Relationships

    Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of building long term relationships, explains how her interest in travel shaped her career path, and shares her thoughts on leadership across both French and American cultures.






    02:25 -- Leadership philosophy, building long term relationships, Disney leadership role models

    16:03 -- Self-Awareness Quiz

    19:39 -- Growing up in Lyon, France; taking risks and making life-changing decisions

    29:42 -- Walt Disney World Insider Free Association

    32:06 -- Comparison of Disney leadership in French and American cultures






    Resources

    Cockerell Consulting Group -- https://cockerellconsulting.com/

    The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/






    Credits

    Guest -- Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/

    Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/

    Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski

    Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon

    • 43 min

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