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A space to connect and learn from individuals doing amazing things in the world! Click on the names below, to learn more about the work they're doing. Look out for future posts!


Our podcast speakers

Season 1:

Ahmed Badr. 
Founder of a global platform, Narratio, empowering young people through creative expression. Ahmed has an amazing story; coming from Baghdad, Iraq to the United States and becoming a U.S. citizen, ten years ago. In his talk on story-telling, he shares tips for others to share their story and how it can be a mechanism to connect.

To learn more about Ahmed, visit his website here.

Shontel Brown.
Ohio's Cuyahoga County Council Women for District 9. The first women and African-American to be elected of a major party on the county level. A public servant working to establish health and human service policies, integrating economic development and promoting job opportunities. In her talk, Shontel shares tips with us for others to serve their communities effectively.

Learn more about Shontel here.

Orlando Hopson.
An emerging young mogul adamant about helping others. A Cleveland native who’s now in Dallas assisting a gospel recording artist Timothy Reddick while consulting for businesses and throughout the community public speaking.

In his talk, Orlando discusses more about using his hustle to not only be successful but also to lead as well.

Makaela Kingsley.
The Director of Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, a launchpad for students to bring their ideas to life. Whether it’s starting their own venture, joining established organizations to address a dire need in the world, or learning more about social change, Makaela empowers students to change the world.

In her talk, she provides steps anyone can bring to social change through entrepreneurship.