SheWorx is the brainchild of Yin Lin and Lisa Wang. It functions as a global support community for females who are serious about entrepreneurship. At their ticketed breakfast roundtables, hosted in five cities around the world, female founders get together and learn from one another as well as a guest mentor. The mentor at each breakfast is someone who has achieved success as an entrepreneur or investor and has knowledge on what it takes to scale a business. SheWorx is about harboring an ongoing discussion on what female founders can actively do to grow their companies and potentially receive funding.
Kenyatta Griggs grew up in Los Angeles gang territory but thanks in part to a strong family support system, it did not deter him from becoming the accomplished man he is today. He was shot 6 times and left for dead but this too did not stop him from pursuing greatness. With the spirit of a true entrepreneur, Kenyatta ended up owning the same salon he was once an employee at. By acting as if and treating every client like they were a famous movie star, rapper, or artist, he eventually created his own reality and established relationships with not only entertainers but business moguls such as Damon Dash as well. While these relationships have helped Kenyatta create incredibly inspiring, useful, and intriguing video and audio content through his company, Hip Hop Motivation Corporation, they are only a part of his story. His first project under Hip Hop Motivation Corporation is titled, “Think and Ballout”. It’s a motivational audio play inspired by Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”, that Kenyatta flipped into something more relatable to the hip hop community.
Producing the incredibly gripping podcast Up and Vanished is film maker Payne Lindsey’s current focus. The show centers around his investigation into the 2005 disappearance of Georgia Beauty Queen Tara Grinstead. His dedication to solving the case is inspiring and the story telling skills he employs to create each episode are incredible. During our conversation Payne and I discuss his beginnings as a film maker, the video “equipment” excuse, and of course his work on Up and Vanished.
Tom Corson-Knowles is an international best selling author and entrepreneur who knows more than a thing or two about being self published. He created Ebook Publishing School, a free video training program for authors who want to learn how to successfully write, publish and market their own books online. Tom is also the founder of TCK Publishing, whose mission is to helps clients earn a full-time income from royalties by creating publishing and marketing strategies specially tailored to each book and author. If you are a creative of any discipline this episode is a must listen! Tom has a wealth of knowledge and I’m glad he joined us for an episode of OE.
Rochelle DeLong is a Culture Strategist. She charges herself and her team at Consilio with the responsibility of helping business leaders create transparent and functional work cultures within companies of all shapes and sizes. Part of Rochelle’s immense knowledge on how to create and maintain a sustainable workplace environment through “people development” comes from training over 5,000 individuals on the Gallup StrengthsFinder concept and working with hundreds of various business teams on achieving their organizational goals.