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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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Dawn LaFontaine makes cats happy. Website: Instagram: Facebook: Pinterest:    
Sue Reninger, Managing Partner and Client Brand Strategist at RMD Advertising, founded RMD Advertising in 1992. Since that time, Sue has been responsible for the strategy and direction of RMD’s clients. Today, she works closely with brands such as ParmCrisps, THINSTERS, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Southern Recipe Small Batch, Buckeye Vodka and more to develop new strategies that better connect the brand to consumers, and consumers to the brand. Website:   LinkedIn:
Award-winning author and founder of the publishing company, Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy inspires and educates others in the book industry. Her background in early education and research enables her to touch lives the world over while touring as a public speaker in schools, community forums, and at national conferences. When Maria isn’t working, she can be found embarking on adventures throughout southeast Michigan and beyond, where she lives with her husband and three book-loving children. Website:   Instagram: New book out this fall: Lila Lou's Little Library by Nikki Bergstresser  
Anastasia Schmalz and Tomer Arwas are money mindset and startup coaches, and the creators of the blog Having reached financial independence under 30 through real estate and stocks investments, they left their cushy corporate careers to travel the world for 18 months without working or touching their savings. Before founding Generation Nomads, Anastasia worked as new product development consultant and Tomer worked as an IT project manager in Fortune 500 companies. Combined, Anastasia and Tomer have over 10 years of experience in mentoring startups and scale ups in various industries and managing over USD 1 million digital innovation and IT implementation projects. On, they have garnered a monthly readership of 15,000 from over 170 countries. Their Freedom Framework is used to teach millennials how to design and reach a freedom lifestyle. In The 9-5 Escape Plan program, they help their clients create and acquire passive income assets. They live in one of their favorite cities in the world – Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From Amsterdam, they work with aspiring entrepreneurs in The 9-5 Escape Plan coaching program. Website: Instagram:
Mike has been the owner and President of The Growth Coach of Northern VA since June of 2015 (Over 5 years). Mike provides strategic planning, business development, and sales training to business owners, corporations, executives, and sales teams. Mike’s diverse business background and experiences make him uniquely qualified to work with businesses of all sizes, to help them achieve and exceed their goals. Mike is proven highly effective in strategic planning, sales, process execution and resource management within various organizations. He has demonstrated expertise and positive results in organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company (20 yrs), Mobil Chemical Company (6yrs-Now Exxon Mobil) as well as The United States Army (6yrs-Army Officer). Mike has over 26 years of marketing, sales, and business management experience within Fortune 500 companies. He is a motivated team leader, known for building capabilities within an organization to achieve superior results. Mike is certified in The Strategic Mindset coaching process which adheres to standards, practices and policies that the International Coaching Federation has set forth in their Code of Professional Standards and Ethics. Mike’s passion is helping businesses, while being a positive influence in his community. Mike has been married to his wife Tina for over 35 years, and currently lives in Fredericksburg, VA. He has two children Aaron and Alexis Williams. Organizations and Community Support - President of the Business Forum of Fairfax (October 2019 to September 2020) - Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (January 2019 to Present) - Local support of the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and other food support - Mentor support to young boys and girls within the Stafford County Middle Schools Website:   LinkedIn: Facebook:  
Kate is the CEO, Founder, & Creative Director behind Tiger Bones Studio. A Washington DC area, brand and web design studio for service-based entreprenturs and product-based lifestyle and wellness businesses. Tiger Bones Studio designs brands that evolve with you, so that you can focus on your impact. Website:   Instagram: @tigerbonesstudio
Dan Pfister is a partner at The Business Source Corp., they’ve generated over 50k customers and have worked with brands like American Express and Tony Robbins. In 2016 Dan built a customer win-back process for The Business Source, and based on its success of it, he founded Strategic Winback Research & Advisory. Website:   LinkedIn - Benchmark Study -
Heather Rader is the founder of Spirit Horse Vineyards, a 100% woman-owned boutique winery based in Napa that empowers community and connection through delicious wines, unique member experiences and philanthropy. The winery proudly supports the SpiritHorse Riding Center, an equine therapy rescue horse ranch that helps the next generation of girls thrive. Website: Shop page: Use promotional code IAMCEO at checkout to get free shipping on purchases of $75 or more Instagram:
“Does that make sense?” is one question she asks to make sure the message of financial improvement is getting through. She is passionate about educating young professional clients, to motivate them to act in improving their current financial situation. She's a military veteran, wife, mom and serves as a deacon at her church. She's also the author of It's Your Turn: Walk in Your Financial Purpose. Website: Order books and tees: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram:
Ali Scarlett is an entrepreneur, #1 national bestselling author, and avid researcher of the art of networking based in Maryland, USA. His site,, helps young individuals who struggle with the achievement of their goals. Ali has also made appearances on MSN (Microsoft News), Entrepreneur Magazine, and other popular business sites. You can connect with Ali on Instagram @iamaliscarlett and on LinkedIn at Ali Scarlett. Website:   Instagram: LinkedIn: Ali Scarlett Book:
Jennifer Schaus runs a successful consulting firm in the heart of Washington DC. Jennifer and her team started the business almost 20 years ago with the passion to help businesses understand and navigate the complex market of federal government contracting. In short, the firm helps established firms identify opportunities and secure the right tools in order to be successful in winning these competitive contracts. Clients include major Fortune 500 firms, publicly traded entities, and a host of product, service and software firms from around the globe. Jennifer has compiled a vast library of of over 450 complimentary webinars on public sector procurement. Pre-COVID the firm curated and hosted networking events for government contractors at the notable John F Kennedy Center and other fashionable venues. Website:   YouTube: Linkedin:
Sebastian Little is dedicated to creating spaces for full self-expression and play. He operates his own coaching and consulting practice, where he partners with athletes, leaders, and teams to build leadership competencies, high-performance practices, and team culture. He is a graduate of Yale University and former varsity football player. Website:   IG - @SebLittle_ Twitter - @SebLittle_ Facebook - @SebastianLittlePerformance
Attorney John W. Heck’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. His legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Basically, his law firm can help you craft a great estate plan and preserve your legacy whether you are married or single, have a traditional family or blended one, or just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived. John graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law and went to college at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In his legal practice, John has worked as a law clerk, has argued before a federal appellate court, and represented individuals and families in a variety of matters for over a decade. John has chosen to concentrate on the Trusts and Estates area because he is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures. He is also a published legal scholar and served in the Air Force for over 30 years, retiring in the rank of Colonel. Most importantly, John is a husband to his incredible wife Amse, and a father of three children, E.V., Caroline, and Henry. Website: Facebook:  
Mike Goldman is an award-winning leadership team coach and the #1 Amazon bestselling author of two books, Breakthrough Leadership Team and Performance Breakthrough. He speaks internationally to groups of business leaders, such as the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO). During his 30+ year coaching and consulting career he has worked with clients including Disney, Verizon, CHANEL and Polo Ralph Lauren. His insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and Chief Executive Magazine and he is widely regarded by CEO’s as the expert on building great leadership teams. As both coach and speaker, Mike is on a mission to help CEO’s grow their business and have more impact while creating a more engaging, fulfilling environment for their team using his Breakthrough Leadership Team approach. Mike is a life-long learner. In fact, he often tells his clients that he if he’s gone ninety minutes without recommending a book, they should dial 911 because there may be a serious issue. Website:   Linkedin - Instagram - My Book - Breakthrough Leadership Team: Strengthening the Heart and Soul of Your Company
Kvon Tucker the CEO and Founder of Consciously, a purpose-driven Executive and Leadership Coaching firm. Kvon is also a professionally trained Learning and Leadership Development expert. He has spent a third of his life dedicated to helping leaders, teams, and organizations learn, adapt, and transform. His favorite tagline is, “All I know is how to help people grow.” He has helped leaders at Netflix and Amazon adapt to hyper-growth and tremendous scale through experiential learning and coaching. Today he heads up Manager and Leadership Development for Google’s Staffing organization, designing experiential learning and coaching leaders as they help Google grow. Kvon also holds a Master's in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (M.S. I-O) and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Website:   IG: @consciously_kvon LI:
Mali Phonpadith is the CEO of SOAR Community Network and CoFounder of SCN Nebula. She is a TEDx Speaker, #1 International Bestselling Author, Certified Talent Optimization Leader, C3 Community Architect and Builder of Compassionate, Cohesive & Collaborative Communities within growing companies and mission-driven organizations. Her team helps to build C3 innovative and collaborative teams using proven science, technology and ongoing training. Mali was chosen as a Belief Team Partner through Values Partnership and the Oprah Winfrey Network and has been nominated for Heroines of Washington D.C. Award by the March of Dimes among many other awards throughout her career. Website:   Email: LinkedIn: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Speaker Page: Author page:
Melanie Padgett Powers is the owner of MelEdits. She is a freelance writer, managing editor, copy editor and proofreader in Silver Spring, Maryland, who primarily works with membership associations and health care organizations. She has a journalism degree and was previously a newspaper reporter in her home state of Indiana. Melanie is also the creator and host of the Deliberate Freelancer podcast, which focuses on the business side of freelancing. Website:   Melanie's podcast is at She loves connecting with people on Twitter: @MelEdits
Paige Muller is the founder of Curious Caravan, a custom trip planning service that curates one-of-a-kind adventures and itineraries for curious explorers seeking the unexpected in Washington, DC. With 100% fresh new ideas and suggestions by local experts, Curious Caravan specializes in hidden gems and off-the-beaten path wonders, hand-picked and personalized to you and what you love. After growing up in South America, Japan, and the United Kingdom, Paige has called the District home for over 20 years. Infinite curiosity and a perpetual wanderlust keep her on the go, exploring places locally and across the globe. Website:   Instagram: @curious_caravan Twitter: @curious_caravan
As the founder and president of By George HR Solutions, Diana found a common thread with most of her clients; the ability to hire employees that fit their company culture. Diana has worked with global companies such as BOSE and the luxury watch company OMEGA. Diana brings with her over three decades experience and learned early on how to motivate and get the best out of people which she now teaches organizations. A co-author in “Anatomy of Accomplishment” Diana’s shares seven strategies on how to have a winning company culture. She teaches companies how to attract, hire and keep their top talent. Diana is the number one person you go to when you want to hire right the first time. Website: A Company Culture that Transforms- Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:
Jeremy Pollack is a leader in the field of workplace conflict resolution and peacebuilding. He is the Founder of Pollack Peacebuilding Systems, an international conflict resolution consulting firm. Jeremy is a master coach, master trainer, mediator, and author. He coaches and trains executives and employees at a variety of levels and industries, from Fortune 500 companies to major non-profits. Jeremy is a regular contributor on the topics of leadership and organizational conflict management to publications such as, Fast Company, Industry Week, and many more. He is also the author of the recently released book The Conflict Resolution Playbook: Practical Communication Skills for Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict. Website: Book: LinkedIn: Facebook: YouTube: Twitter:
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