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CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media &

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CEO Podcasts consists of CEO Chat (CC), I AM CEO (IAM) & CBNation.TV (TV) podcast episodes. Value packed episode including interviews & resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs, startups founders & business owners. The CEO Chat episodes are our long-form episodes w/ interviews and digital marketing resources. The I AM CEO episodes are laser focused (about 16 min.) w/ interviews & a discussion about what it means to be a CEO. Powered by Blue 16 Media & Hosted by Gresham W. Harkless Jr.
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Kim Ades (pronounced add-iss) is the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software. Recognized as an expert in the area of thought mastery and mental toughness, Kim uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help business owners and leaders identify their personal blind spots and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mom of five, Kim's claim to fame is teaching her powerful Frame of Mind Coaching™ process to leaders, parents and influencers worldwide. Website:   Twitter: Book:
Michael is a lawyer at Wakefield Law, PLLC, a family-owned law firm located in Leesburg, Virginia. Michael specializes in estate planning law and contract law including a collection of debts. He lives in Purcellville, Virginia with his wife, Paige and daughter, Eloise. Website:   Facebook: LinkedIn:
I am the publisher of East End Taste Magazine, a digital publication based in the Hamptons. I am also a freelance journalist and the founder of the Hamptons interactive brunch, and an annual event that takes place in the Hamptons every summer. Website:   Instagram: @eastendtaste Twitter: @eastendtaste Facebook: @eastendtaste
Shane is an expert in Business Development and Strategy, Sales Strategy, and Team Development. After over 20 years in the healthcare industry, Shane decided to use his passion for technology to improve healthcare operations and products. In 2018, he launched Hooray Health, an unconventional health insurance company that works hard to make healthcare coverage simple, accessible, and affordable. Website:   LinkedIn:
As the Connection Counselor, Joe teaches busy professionals how to unlock the 12 SuperPersonal skills that elevate your career. He is the author of the ground-breaking Unlock Your Leadership series, including "Unlock Your Executive Presence," which finally wrestles to the ground this elusive ability. An acclaimed coach and keynote speaker with over 20 years of experience in Corporate America, his goal is to help you unlock the best version of yourself. Joe also hosts “The Big Lie” and "Why It Works" podcasts and when he is not teaching, loves to spend time training in Aikido. Joe holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and lives in New Jersey with his family. Website:   Twitter: @cnxcounselorLinkedIn: www.connectioncounselor.comFree guides:   Forbes article on Charisma
Deborah Pretty a.k.a. (P.Y.) is the lady behind Deborah has been a business owner for 40 years. She'd founded and started 5 businesses in 5 different industries. Currently, she's running a property preservation business with their son Tae, which is what sparked her new business endeavor. Although Deborah ran a successful business, she found herself working 24/7. One day she worked all night; processing and invoicing work orders. She realized something had to change. After a few simple changes, she increased their average bid invoice amount by 35%, reduced her working hours by more than 50%, hired a vendor manager and processor, and incorporated ACH services. Those simple cost-efficient changes dramatically improved productivity and profits. Her goal now is to help other small business owners to work less and earn more! She hopes to reach the masses via her online resource. Deborah built a website designed specifically to help other small business owners learn from her many years of costly mistakes. Website:   Facebook:
Tommy Breedlove is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of the book, Legendary, and Atlanta-based business, relationship, and mindset coach who is a regular featured keynote speaker at global events. He serves clients and audiences by empowering them to build and live Legendary Lives. He guides them to build a lasting legacy, work in their zone of brilliance, obtain financial confidence, and live with meaning and balance. Website:   Linked In:
Loren Howard is the founder and President of Prime Plus Mortgages, private money loans company. Loren, who is a serial entrepreneur, loving father and husband, boasts a portfolio of multiple successful companies, world records, and a decorated football career. He is the coveted world record holder for indoor rowing in the 500M, 100M and max distance in 1:00. Additionally, Loren proudly serves as the President of the Valley Guardians, a 501c-3 charity that runs on a $0 dollar operating budget, and that offers mentorship, leadership and educational opportunities to underprivileged children in Phoenix, Arizona. Website:   LinkedIn:
Tina Darlington Sampson is a certified spiritual life coach and the Founder of Crossing Time Coaching.Tina began a budding career in Washington, D.C., where she worked in diverse fields and positions from Information Technology Training to Human Resources Management. Her work in these fields afforded her the opportunity to coach and counsel a diverse population. During the span of her twenty-two year career, Tina recognized her ability to engage and inspire people with her voice, her expressive style of outreach, and her strong conviction which led her to mentor and coach middle and high school girls. In 2015, in order to take her passion for helping others to the next level, she sharpened her skills by completing an intensive spiritual life coach training program and in 2018 launched Crossing Time Coaching, a holistic life coaching business focusing on the fullness of who we are as individuals. Her goal is to help individuals make breakthroughs that lead to empowerment and fulfillment for purposeful living. Website:   LinkedIn -Tina Darlington SampsonInstagram -@crossingtimecoachingFaceBook -Crossing Time Coaching
Ashley Allison has been an entrepreneur in the online space since 2013. She started her first business straight out of college selling custom clothing pieces online. Shortly after, she started her blog and quickly monetized it by partnering with brands like Sally Beauty Supply. Now she helps online coaches consistently sell out their high ticket offers so they can scale to 5-figure months. Website:
Marc Snyderman is the CEO of Snyderman Law Group and a serial entrepreneur. A former C-level executive who led an international engineering and information technology firm through significant growth, Marc recognizes industries that are ripe for disruption and leads strategic change for those industries. Marc is currently an angel investor and board member for companies ranging from a healthcare payment technology solution using blockchain to a carvana-like platform for semi-trucks. He's a life-long learner and an avid management theory reader. Website:   LinkedIn: linkedin/marcsnydermanInstagram: instagra/marcsnydermanTwitter: twitter/marcsnyderman
Since founding Imagine in 2004, Patrick has helped brands from small, local companies to Fortune 500 brands like CenturyLink, Nestle, and Xfinity. His business and marketing advice has been published in Inc. Magazine, SmartCEO, Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post, Comcast Business, and Chief Marketer.Patrick is currently the President of the American Marketing Association's Washington, DC chapter. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for CASA - a nonprofit that provides volunteer advocates for child victims of abuse and neglect. Website:   LinkedIn:
Garrett Ramela is the president of Common Sense Coffee which seeks to provide top-tier coffee to the visionaries of the world and shares in their accomplishments. His vision for Common Sense Coffee is to become the coffee of choice for visionaries, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who are building the future. Garrett is an avid learner and is working on his third master's degree studying artificial intelligence and business analytics at the George Washington University. In addition to studying at George Washington University, Garrett earned a master's in finance from American University and a master's in the management of information technology from the University of Virginia. Website:   Instagram - - - - - - -
Please Note: This is a rescheduled episode from earlier this year (recorded in February 2020) with Rob. Due to COVID-19, we pushed back the schedule of this podcast but thought it was a great interview and wanted to publish it with Rob agreeing. While we published a special episode in place of the original podcast, and business hasn't picked back up for Rob. He's currently running tours by request but not at nearly the same volume. Rob Pitingolo founded Trip Hacks DC to share his best tips and travel hacks with Washington, DC visitors. He hosts the Trip Hacks DC podcast and YouTube channel and is a tour guide who loves to show travelers around the nation’s capital once they arrive. Trip Hacks DC tours has hosted over a thousand guests since it launched. Website:   YouTube:
Devin established his first startup while earning my Law & MBA degrees. Since then, he has set up several startups and enjoyed every minute of it. Devin is an entrepreneur who is also a patent and trademark attorney. Devin has obtained several degrees including a Law degree (JD) and a Masters in Business Administration. Devin also has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mandarin Chinese.While working for a large law firm helping Fortune 100 clients like, Intel, Redhat, and Ford with their intellectual property, Devin quickly realized that there weren’t many good intellectual property legal resources out there for start-ups and small businesses. As an entrepreneur himself, Devin wanted to help other small business owners learn about patents, trademarks, and copyrights so they can build value into their businesses and protect their assets.In addition to founding and running his own patent and trademark law firm, Miller IP Law, Devin has helped found of several startups including a multi-million dollar startup for wearable glucose monitoring. Devin also run a product development company that helps startups and small businesses with developing their ideas and products.Devin has also been married to my college sweetheart for ten years and we live in Utah with our four children. Devin focus on being home each evening with his family to help find a balance between an exciting career and a well-rounded family life. Website:   LinkedIn:
Natalie Ruiz is the CEO of AnswerConnect, which is a global company that employs all of its staff remotely. Her company helps small and mid-sized businesses by ensuring they will never miss another call and helps them take their business anywhere. She's an award-winning executive, a published writer, a mentor, and is passionate about making the workplace a more inclusive place for women and other marginalized groups. Website:
Christie Lawler is the Founder and Owner of CJL CONSULTiNG, a niche marketing agency that primarily serves the national hospitality industry, She is also the Founder and Director of The WITI Group, a nonprofit foundation that supports the future female leaders of the food and beverage industry through mentorship, emotional and financial support. Christie is also host of the Lawler Out Loud Podcast, soon to be a published author, a public speaker and most recently she added inventor to her list of attributes as she just launched her own infusion line - JAB MiXOLOGY. Website:    Facebook: @cjlconsulting, @thewitigroupInstagram: @cjl_consulting_llc and @witigroupLinkedIn: CJLCONSULTiNG LLC and The WITI Group
Christina is a Life & Leadership Coach, a Fitness Industry Consultant, and a Group Fitness Instructor. She uses an ontological coaching method to help her client create the lives that they have always dreamed of having. Christina is also an advocate for those with alopecia and uses her platform to connect with and support others who are experiencing hair loss. Website:   Instagram: @stinaerowland Tiktok: @stinaerowland
Dee Dee Eberle is the Owner of Your Wild Pantry Meal Solutions. She works with the busiest people in the world to help them get an easy, stress-free and healthy meal on the table so they can spend time where it matters most! Through her business offerings, she provides concierge level meal prep, pantry management, cooking classes, and guided meal prep to clients virtually and in-person. Dee Dee works with clients to find the best fit for specific diets, food allergies and grocery budgets, providing customized meal plans that help clients stay on track with healthy meal options with recipes, nutritional info, grocery lists and prep tips. Website:   Facebook: LinkedIn:
Kyara M. Lombre is a Washington native and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies at Bowie State University, before moving on to Florida State University, where she pursued her master’s degree in Television and Film. When she returned home, she worked for Maryland Public Television (MPT), where she produced and directed documentaries like “Voices of Baltimore” which chronicled the 2015 Baltimore riots for Freddie Gray. She quickly realized that her talents and dreams were often being boxed away inside a cubicle, she quit her job with MPT as an Associate Producer and started her media company, Lab House Studios, which specializes in outdoor and indoor portrait photography. With over ten years of unique experience behind the lens and behind the scenes, she has continued to define and refine her craft as contemporary/modern, simplistic, and clean- lending itself to dynamic, engaging, and beautiful images. Ultimately, her mission is to create memories that will last a lifetime. Website:    
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