S7 Ep. 299 Rey Ortega - Wicked Smart SME in AI Technologist & Man of Integrity
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1M ago
Rey Ortega is an incredibly smart, well-read, and self-taught programming engineer that is driven to help others reach their goals and potential. His mentoring advice to others is “Make sure you do a deep dive and become a problem solver. Apply this in everything you want to learn. If you don’t know your stuff, people will know you don’t know what you are doing.” Wise words, right?   We talked quite a bit about AI and how it can be used with impact both positively and negatively.   From a technical perspective, what worries him about 2030 is that a lot of technology will take over th ..read more
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S7 Ep. 298 Adam Lewis Walker - Secrets from a TEDx Expert
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by Employers 4 Change
1M ago
As a previous TEDx Orlando organizer and leader, I am asked a lot about how to land a TEDx speaking opportunity. I thought it best to bring an expert that can share that knowledge with us. I know Adam Lewis Walker from one of my favorite events - Podfest. He has been exhibiting and speaking at that event for years. Adam helps authors, coaches, consultants, and speakers become the thought leader in their niche via his TalkXcelerator method to land and deliver TEDx talks that amplify impact and authority. In this episode you will learn more about the TEDx process and some inside tips about landi ..read more
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S7 Ep. 296 Michelle Natalya Moore - Sustaining High Performance Without Burnout
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1M ago
I met Michelle Moore at a Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship networking event in 2023. She shared a story about how she came from Canada and was looking for a group that helped women in tech become more confident in their knowledge. She is a natural storyteller and listeners you won’t be disappointed. Tune in to hear her story how she initially wanted to be a spy, why she changed her mind, switched her career path, and embraced cultural diversity.  One of her favorite authors, Arwana Hayashi (The Art of a True Move) shared  "The body is our primary way of knowing and being in the w ..read more
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S7 Ep. 294 Sean Snaith PhD - Economists' Thoughts and Forecasts of Jobs, Industries, and 2030
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2M ago
What do you think of when you hear economist? If you are thinking dry, boring, or not funny - then you absolutely should tune in and hear Dr. Sean Snaith shared his forecast for 2024 and 2030. I have been a fan of Dr. Snaith (and he is okay with calling him Sean) for over 10 years. I get the forecasts that are put out by UCF Institute of Economic Forecasting of which he is the director. I asked him what he forecasts for 2024? The world is still working on getting out of the COVID 19 disruption. The economy will slow down and consumers in the US have faced a decline in what money can purchase i ..read more
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S7 Ep. 293 Dave Jackson - Get to Know 2018 Podcast Hall of Fame Winner
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2M ago
Today’s guest is a legend in the world of podcasts. His name is Dave Jackson and he describes himself using these five words: “I love to help people.” He is the Director of Education with Libsyn and the founder of the School of Podcasting, his own business, podcast and a published author. Dave definitely has a servant heart, he shared that as a child he grew up understanding how his mom (his superhero) could make the meals and home feel provided for. His dad was a truck driver and on the road a lot. He missed him at the 3-legged race and wanted to help others feel included as he watched other ..read more
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S7 Ep. 292 Eileen Belastock - EdTech Consultant Focused on Equity, Accessibility, and Cybersecurity
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2M ago
I met Eileen Belastock in 2022 at the Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC) in 2022. We were sitting in the Press Room of the event and shared our love for learning and educational technology.  Eileen is a recognized edtech authority with clients to answer the increasing critical student safety, data privacy, and cybersecurity questions. In this episode she will share a wealth of books that are a must read. One of them is by Kevin Kelly, entitled The inevitable: Understanding  the12 technological forces. https://kk.org/books/the-inevitable.  She is a warm and open l ..read more
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S7 Ep. 291 Justin Spears - Embrace the power of innovation because generative AI is out of the box.
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3M ago
I met Justin Spears at I/ITSEC event in 2023 at the M3D Technologies booth. Justin is the fractional Chief Growth Officer for M3C and he is also the founder of his own consulting firm, MXI Consulting. He served in the Navy for 5 years as an Aerospace Medicine Supervisor. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and spent his college years studying that very topic.  One of the quotes that he shared is “Are you revolutionary or evolutionary?  Wondering what that means? Be sure to listen to how Justin differentiates these two terms. Other areas we covered is how to be a holistic entreprene ..read more
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S7 Ep. 290 Matthew Hogan: Learn, Engage, and Be Mindful of the Future we Create
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3M ago
I met Matthew Hogan at the 2023 IITSEC annual conference.  He is the founder and CEO of M3D Technologies.  He is a service-disabled #Navy veteran who studied Studio Production and Visual Effects at Full Sail University and The DAVE School in Orlando. Matthew founded and operated several small businesses after leaving the Naval service, and has successfully completed projects for Orlando-area theme parks and the University of Central Florida. Matthew is an expert in haptic gloves and the ability to feel the virtual world. Taking hardware solutions and programming this equipment so hum ..read more
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S7 Ep. 287 Chris Harden - Creator, Gamer, and Author On a Mission to Spread Knowledge
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by Employers 4 Change
3M ago
I have known Chris Harden through the startup ecosystem in Orlando, Florida. For us in this world, he is a bit of a legend because he appeared on Shark Tank. What landed him there was his role as Co-founder of TROBO. The Storytelling Robot, a connected plush toy that reads stories about #science and #math to children ages 2-5 using iPhones and iPads.  When asked what his five words are that describe him, he shared Dad, husband, grateful, engineer, artistic, and creator. Chris has another children’s book that recently dropped at the end of 2023. The title is Stanley & the Candy Cane Wo ..read more
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S7 Ep. 288 Tim Lesnick shares the secrets of his HR & recruitment success
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3M ago
Tim Lesnick inspires with his take on what 2030 holds for us, who is Omar Atlas, and the value of philanthropy.  Giving a shout out to Alec Jones - thanks Alec - that he would introduce me to Tim Lesnick who is the co-owner of Trova Search, a nation-wide recruiting and consulting firm. I now understand why since he has over 20 years in the staffing and consulting industry and placed nearly 4,000 professionals on a contract or full-time basis career path.  Tim believes and exemplifies a tenant mindset, called "Read my mind better" which translates to “Great service means mastering the ..read more
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