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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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Dr. Nicole Rankine, affectionately known as "Dr. Nic" is the CEO of the COLE Academy of Personal Growth. As a certified John Maxwell Team speaker, teacher, and coach, Dr. Nic helps leaders and student become better leaders of others but most importantly themselves. Dr. Nic has trained leaders and students throughout the US and around the world including Costa Rica, Kenya, South Africa, and China. Dr. Nic is one of the most engaging trainers and coaches around. She truly has a sincere passion for helping people get to their next level both personally and professionally. Website: FREE Personal Growth Plan Template:   IG: @drnicolerankine Twitter: @@drnicolerankine Facebook: @drnicolerankine  New Personal Growth Journal for Millennials:
Calloway Cook is the founder and President of Illuminate Labs, a dietary supplements eCommerce business located in Northampton, Massachusetts. Website: Twitter:
Elizabeth Yarnell is a board-certified traditional naturopathic doctor with a nationwide clinic that specializes in using customized dietary therapies for addressing inflammation and autoimmunity. Her award-winning cookbook, "Glorious One-Pot Meals", offers a quick, easy, and healthy way to cook at home and has sold more than 60,000 copies. Additionally, she is a multi-passionate entrepreneur with an ed-tech company called Digistars Make a Movie Workshop that offers 21st-century learning experiences for elementary and middle school students. Elizabeth is a compelling keynote speaker about health, leadership, and innovative education. Website: My free gift to listeners: Facebook: Elizabeth Yarnell Twitter:  @ElizabethYarnel Instagram: @DrElizabethYarnell
Eva Medilek is a Certified High-Performance Coach and a Relationship Success Coach. She has coached both men and women in the areas of personal development, leadership and relationship transformation.She specializes in helping executives, entrepreneurs, influencers and business leaders create sustained, heightened levels of success in business and personal life by developing relationships and influence, taking radical responsibility, and implementing habits for success.Eva believes that the power of your personal and professional relationships can be unlocked in a way the creates success and high-performance mastery in every area of your life. Website: LinkedIn:
Barbara Wittmann, The Trusted CIO Advisor, makes IT simple, sage, and strategic. The award-winning author of Meetings in Moccasins, Barbara helps organizations with effective digital transformation, smarter global expansion, and leveraged IT. Today’s IT Leaders need to communicate well among departments & teams… AND do it with a sensitivity to culture, values, marketing, and customer-centricity. Barbara supports them to balance operational excellence and innovation. She helps mitigate risk in digital change and establishes a Shared Mental Model for sustainable growth. Website:   Download your Free Workbook to unleash your C-Level Superpower To find out more on Barbara Wittmann and IT Zeitgeist visit: Check out Barbaras Book on Amazon: Meetings in Moccasins
Tanner Chidester owns and operates an 8 figure consulting company where they help business owners take their skills online. Website:   Instagram - @tanner.chidester
Alexis has been in the video production industry for over 28 years which in this marketplace is a huge success. She started out in corporate television at Home Depot and Coca-Cola and now owns her own production company in Northern Virginia. She prides herself on her jack of all trades ability to direct/produce/shoot and edit all of her videos when necessary. Her passion project is Memory lane Productions which is dedicated to her father who passed in 2019 from Alzheimer's Disease. With that branch of her business, she aims to record loved ones life stories/journeys and capture a narrative of their life to pass down to friends, family and future generations. Website:   Twitter: @F22Video Facebook:
Stephen Deason is Founder and CEO of The OPARasa Group, a Social Enterprise building worth in Recovery. Mr. Deason was previously CEO of GRYYT, a Socially Conscious MarTech firm, and has held C-level positions in three other technology companies. Stephen is an active volunteer who serves as a director on three nonprofit boards and on the advisory boards of two startup technology firms. Mr. Deason holds both an MBA and an MSc. in Accounting from Emory University, a BSc. in Mathematics from UAB, and is ABD-PhD in Business, also from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School. Website: https://www.oparasa.org   LinkedIn:   Facebook: Facebook:
Reuben comes from a computer science background, he never thought about being a CEO or dealing with sales and marketing, and he now helps entrepreneurs who are great at serving clients but feel stuck with sales and marketing.Reuben is the founder of Mimiran (pronounced Meh-Meh-ren), the CRM for people who hate "selling", which he built because traditional CRMs weren't helpful for growing his boutique consulting company. He's also the host and Chief Nerd of the Sales for Nerds podcast. Website:   Podcast: Sales for Nerds (,,
Rachel is the founder and CEO of Upace. Rachel started Upace after her personal frustration at her university recreation center. It is her second venture; she launched her first,“Teen Advisory Council,” while in college which was acquired by Ronald McDonald House-SNJ. Rachel has a Bachelors in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship & Business Development for Social Impact from American University. Website: LinkedIn:  
Lauren is the creator & founder of The Lion’s Den - a community-driven & operated organization dedicated to inclusion and creating spaces for people to freely express themselves. The Lion’s Den provides weekly dance classes, monthly sessions and opportunities to perform and serve in the local community. Lauren has 11 years of experience in dance education and community building. She is a 360° wellness advocate and performance artist in the DC metropolitan area empowering people through various modalities including dance, yoga, barre & meditation. Expect to leave with a deeper sense of self, confidence & newfound awareness of your inner artist! Website: IG: @laurendevera_,  @thelionsdendmv and @mindmovematter
Paul Lachelier is a sociologist, and founder and director of Learning Life, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit lab innovating education and citizen engagement. Learning Life’s flagship program, the Family Diplomacy Initiative, is developing a family form of citizen diplomacy to help democratize diplomacy. Paul holds a B.A. in sociology from Georgetown University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before founding Learning Life in 2012, he taught at Stetson, Harvard, Tufts and the University of Wisconsin. Paul’s writing, research and programmatic work focus on the intersection of democracy, culture and education. His writings have appeared in academic journals as well as popular media including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Albuquerque Journal, and More at Paul’s Linkedin page and his website. Website:  
Samantha Spittle is the host of the podcast Flushing It Out. Her passion for storytelling and making people laugh, often at her own expense, reinforced the deep need she sees that all people long to connect on a deeper, more authentic and vulnerable level. We live in a world that is so fast paced where people are busier than ever yet also lonelier than ever. As the introvert's extrovert, Samantha talks to people, so you don't have to...for now. Her hope is that as people take time to slow down, listen in on conversations, they will not only gain some new insight, but be inspired to grab a cup of coffee with people in their own life and truly connect. Website: IG: @flushing_it_outFB: @flushingitout
Susie Carder started out as a low paid hairdresser trying to support her 2 little girls. Instead of working for someone else, she decided to do whatever it took to create her own business. After much blood sweat and tears (mixed with cheap mascara) she went on to create, not one, but two $10 Million companies!Her core genius is the ability to simplify complicated issues by creating simple proven systems that are guaranteed to create dramatic growth for any company. She has helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs increase their revenues by more than 3000% and worked with top business moguls.Her newest book (number 10) ‘Power Your Profit' is a bulletproof start-to-finish plan for taking your business from startup mode to the multi-million-dollar mark. Website: Instagram: Community: Book:
JeNay Silva Founder of HERCOLLECTIVE Sole is opening up more conversations in the wellness community in a different way through sneakers. Her mission is to cultivate a community for women in kicks by pushing impactful information to become knowledgeable about footcare. She has an acrynom she lives by for herself but for the brand called AIM (Authenitic, Impatful, Mindsetfree). There’s a new part of the sneaker industry as she calls it “Sneaker Wellness”. Website:   Facebook: Instagram:  
James R. Nowlin is the Chief Executive Officer of a corporate consulting firm, Excel Global Partners (EGP), which he founded in 2007. He is also the Fund Managing Principal of EGP Ventures which serves as the umbrella entity for EGP; environmental and water reduction technology company EGP Eco; entertainment and media company Excelerated Media; and others. Through James' experience as a successful CEO and business strategist, as well as the obstacles that he has overcome in life, including being the survivor of a near-death drowning accident, his best-selling book, The Purposeful Millionaire: 52 Rules for Creating a Life of Wealth and Happiness Now, helps him to live out his mission of sharing the lessons that he has learned in both professional and personal life. As such, he empowers others to transform their lives to levels of high achievement, filled with abundance and purposefulness. Website: LinkedIn:
A native Washingtonian, Lisa Shapiro holds a BA in Psychology and Master’s in Educational Psychology from George Mason University. Professionally, she has decades of experience in communications, writing, research, digital marketing, and social media. She is a natural community organizer and integrator with a passion for connecting others. A self-described serial entrepreneur who started her own business at age 18, Lisa launched DCfempreneur to connect with other female entrepreneurs to help impact and grow their businesses to make them more purposeful, profitable and sustainable. Website:   Podcast:
Joey Price is an award-winning Human Resources executive, business coach, thought leader, and professor. He is the founder of Jumpstart: HR, LLC, an HR Consulting Practice specifically for small businesses and startups, and host of Business, Life, and Coffee, a weekly personal and professional development podcast. As the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC, Joey innovates by creating HR solutions for small business owners and start-up founders who want to build better, more competitive businesses. As a podcaster on the Business, Life, and Coffee show, Joey shares carefully curated conversations on personal finance, psychology, workplace culture, professional development, and business for emerging professionals and business owners alike. BLC is a podcast focused on enhancing the quality of your business and life through relevant content that endures over time. Joey is a recent HR Executive Magazine Top 100 HR Tech Influencer, SHRM Top 30 Under 30 award winner, one of Forbes Magazine's Kevin Kruse's Top 100 Employee Engagement Experts in the World, and frequently cited HR and Startup Thought Leader in publications such as Forbes, HR Magazine, Inc., Businessweek, AMEX Open Forum, Money Magazine, and more. Joey serves on the Board of Directors of Black Christian Influencers and the Board of Governors at The Center Club - A Top 100 Private City Club in the World. Website: Podcast - www.businesslifeandcoffee.comBook - Don't Just Scroll, Say Something!: Your 52-Week Guide to Building a Better Personal Brand Online - - -  
Angela Singleton is a portrait artist in the Baltimore metropolitan area with a specialty to newborn photography. Angela's artist goal is to honor the compelling bond between a parent and child by documenting the connection that children bring to the lives of parents. Angela is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America and volunteers her service with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep for bereavement photography. Website: Instagram:
Lisa Dadd spent 15 years with a Fortune 100 company, learning the foundations of corporate sales and marketing before redirecting that knowledge as an entrepreneur. An intense training in transformational leadership, and work in social-emotional intelligence gave her a new appreciation for blending seemingly divergent skills. Today, Lisa enjoys playing with those skills as she creates unique experiential programs that develop leaders who are radically self-aware, personally accountable and deeply connected to their visions. Website: Amazon:
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