204 - Dr D-Nice
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Denise Hunter, MD, also known by her rapper name Dr. D-Nice Beaugelin (just kidding, but really), has been a medical doctor for over 18yrs and a youth leader for over 30 years.  She is a Adolescent Wellness Specialist. She is the founder of  Wisdomteethinger and creator of FOUNT ..read more
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203 - Cordan James Haveron: "The Comeback Kid"
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Some people called Cordan James a “crack baby,” a negative label he’s learned to reframe. Cordan is a fighter. As the only black person in a rural community, he fought to belong. As a young man, he also fought to fit in… and sometimes to stand out. He spent his life in the Foster Care system. He had beautiful relationships with adoptive family and friends, and he experienced boldfaced racial discrimination and stereotyping. But Cordan never stopped fighting to discover who he was. He joined the US military, where he became a leader, and he was later reunited with his birth family. Through all ..read more
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202 Dr Allison Farrington
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by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Dr Allison Farrington is the Principal of the Research and Service High School. She believes that strong community-school relationships are essential to academic and civic achievement. She navigated her school through the pandemic, where she faced food shortages and unprecedented challenges. Dr Farrington empowers students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. Control, Optimism, Resilience, and Empowerment are her school’s CORE values. And she’s no stranger to adversity… Discover Allison’s story of resilience ..read more
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201 Laze Elliott - Homeless to Multi-Platinum
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by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Laze Elliot is a pioneering icon in the Hip Hop and R&B worlds and on the international touring stage. Laze e Laze, as he is known, has sold over 25 million records, collaborating with many giants in the recording industry. Not only is Laze a multi-platinum producer, but he’s also a media and marketing executive. Laze recently founded Taylos Media which serves as a platform to advance children in the 21st century with new technology in Media Production, and he serves on the board of The Off School Grounds Coalition ..read more
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28 John Harrell: From the Heart
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
John Harrell manages a successful business, writes a blog, and regularly engages in public speaking. His audiences include corporations, trade associations, college students and incarcerated children-truly a "captive" audience. He encourages all to pursue their callings and not trade their potential for the security of a paycheck. John is a fortunate survivor of childhood physical and emotional abuse. Because of his upbringing, Harrell is able to connect with struggling children, offering hope to kids, reminding them their futures are not limited by their circumstances. Everyone has the power ..read more
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027 Deneise McKesey - Financial Literacy
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
With over fifteen years of experience in Retail and Investment Banking along with ten years as a Mortgage Underwriter and her astute acumen of how financial institutions evaluate applicants, Deneise is regarded as one of the best in her business. She graduated Summa Cum Laude at Iona College where she received her bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA with a concentration in Financial Management. Deneise McKesey is the CEO and founder of Focused Solutions Services, Inc and Pristine Score, a financial literacy and credit repair firm. She believes that financial literacy is an essential ..read more
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026 Dennis McKesey: Off School Grounds
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Discover the story behind on of the most influential movements in education. Dennis McKesey has more than twenty five (25) years of experience inworking for private, public and charter schools in New York City. He'sa former principal, a graduate of Mercy College, with accreditationsin School Administration and Supervision. He's also a graduate of theColumbia University in Business Leadership Development. Dennis is avery passionate educator. He consults nationally with teachers andadministrators at schools and districts and has presented at schoolleadership conferences. Dennis is the found ..read more
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025 Magdalena Yesil: Turkish Immigrant to Silicon Valley Alpha Girl
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Magdalena Yesil is a founder, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author. She's been active in Silicon Valley for three decades. She was the founding board member and first investor in Salesforce, and she has invested in over 30 companies. Magdalena was a pioneer in the commercialization of the Internet in its early days, helping it move out of the government and university domains and in establishing the infrastructure for e-commerce and financial transaction platforms. She's the author of the book Power Up, and was featured as one of Silicon Valley's "Alpha Girls." She started her career a ..read more
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024 Lighting the Fire Within
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Dedication, Communication, Results- with a genuine smile on her face, and her office adorned with her beauty pageant crown hanging beside her Navy uniform. She's a doctor, an officer, and… the International Ms. 2020. Dentistry and duty run in her blood. Her father, also a dentist, inspired her love of service and teeth, and she followed his footsteps becoming a Navy officer- a heritage that goes back to the Revolutionary War and earned her a Daughters of the American Revolution college scholarship. While she continues her service as a Navy orthodontist based off-base, she has a passion for ..read more
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023 Principal Amen Rahh - Revolutionary School Culture
The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
by Dave Biesinger
10M ago
Amen Mandela Rahh is the author of the book Revolutionary School Culture. He's known as the Revolutionary Principal for how he has built and founded University Pathways Public Service Academy, “The U,” an urban public school in South Central Los Angeles. Principal Rahh distinguished himself in the classroom and as a school leader. As an middle school teacher in Watts, CA, he was selected as the turnaround teacher which ultimately helped him obtain his position as dean of students. As a principal, he founded one of the most highly-regarded schools in the area by students and parents. Currently ..read more
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