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Cool Careers with Sha Lee Hornsby is a platform to highlight career journeys from Industry Professionals. These digital testimonies allows our viewers to learn about the peaks, valleys, and pitfalls within careers allowing us a chance to learn and grow. We will engage within various professions, industries, career levels to hear about their drivers and passions to develop an expertise. One can be entering early within your career, starting over, in transition, or in the full speed of your career progression—no matter where you are, this is a space to listen and learn. The Cool Careers platform will be interactive allowing you to query and to engage with our guests. We will learn from each other!
28 Episodes
Cool Careers Podcast chats with Maria T. Jackson about her career from education to law! Vote...and have a SUPER Tuesday! "Anything worth having is gonna be hard."-- Maria T. Jackson Maria T. Jackson presided over the 339th State District Felony Court in Houston, Harris County, Texas for 11 years before stepping down to run for county commissioner. She oversaw more than 100 jury trials that ran the gamut from low-level drug offenses to capital murder cases. In 2003, Maria T. Jackson was appointed as a full-time municipal court judge for the City of Houston. During her tenure with the City, she also served as a trainer and instructor for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center. Prior to taking the bench, she was a municipal bond attorney and a certified mediator. Some of her accomplishments are: “Women of Power and Purpose” Award "Woman of Now” Hall of Fame Honoree “Top 30 Most Influential Women of Houston” in 2014 “Best Criminal Court Judge of 2011”
Lane Moesser of Caliber Recruiting offers not only insight on your job search but foresight on the local/national market. Take a look! Lane began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen in the Houston office. He then successfully transitioned into industry finance and accounting roles including Controller/CFO. Lane is passionate about his goal of surpassing his client’s expectations and assisting them with talent acquisition and employee retention strategies. He invests time on the front-end and delivers quality talent.
Sha Lee Hornsby chats with Jeff Smith about a cool career and industry but it still comes with demand and delivery! Jeff Smith is a model agent for 25+ years. In his career, Jeff has booked models with clients ranging from Nike to Neiman Marcus and placed models in fashion markets all over the world. Before joining Naturally Fit Agency, Jeff was the Senior Creative Coordinator for Academy Sports & Outdoors where he coordinated photoshoots for Print, Web & Social Media Advertising.
Can’t wait for you guys to meet my phenomenal brother, David A. Northern, Sr! His career comes with great public service and responsibility but it’s pretty cool too. Over the span of 25 years, David A. Northern, Sr., has established a distinguished career in federal housing assistance programs including urban planning and policy development. Listen and learn. David was born and raised in Gary, IN. He is currently the Senior-Vice President of the Public Housing Authority Directors Association (DC) which represents roughly 2,000 HA’s throughout the nation. In 2020, he was appointed by the Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to the State Housing Task Force and elected to the Illinois Housing Council’s Board of Directors. David's credentials are as follows: •Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ball State University. •Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University. •Certificate from the University of Maryland for the Executive Education Program in Housing and Community Development. •Graduate Certificate in Public Management. •Certificate from the Institute for Innovative Leadership Development. •Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Achieving Excellence in Community Development 18-month program. •Certified by National Development Council as Rental Housing Development Finance Professional Over the span of 25 years, David A. Northern, Sr., has established a distinguished career in federal housing assistance programs including urban planning and policy development.
Meet Tylvia Addoh! This interview is fantastic for those aspiring undergrad engineer majors and early career engineers. Please watch and share. Tylvia Edwards Addoh is an Engineer and Technical Program Manager with over 10 years of experience working in combat systems and government acquisition. Currently, she is the Requirements Manager for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon for an $8.5 Billion Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP). Tylvia is the founder of Embracing All Through Technology (EAT) which focuses on bringing technology to underserved communities. Tylvia acquired a Physics Bachelor’s Degree from Jackson State University and a Systems Engineering Master’s Degree from Tuskegee University. She is a also member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Meet Dr. Rajka Milanovic Galbraith! Have you heard of “functional” medicine?’ Dr. Rajka defines this for us and discusses her niche practice. She also highlights medical tips for performing people along with some COVID-19 preventive recommendations. Dr. Rajka has been practicing medicine for 23 years. She is passionate about empowering women to optimal health and in turn having them become ambassadors to empower their families and others. It is her personal mission to spread the word that disease prevention AND healing are possible. She is an international speaker, wife, mother of 2, and avid yogi who loves the arts and travel.
Meet Summer Jackson, a multi-talented Television Journalist, Lifestyle Expert, Professor and Media Expert. Listen and Learn about her social media + work-life balance tips. Please watch and share! Summer hosts the 460 Segment on WSB-TV. She also teaches communications as an Adjunct Professor, at Clark Atlanta University. Summer’s career spans news and entertainment, as a Reporter/Producer/Host/Anchor, at various television network affiliates across the country. Summer enjoys teaching others the Art of Communication. In 2014, she won a modeling competition with Art Van Furniture Company. She has also landed acting roles in, Tyler Perry’s Madea Boo 2, CW’s The Vampire Diaries, ABC’s (pilot) Runner, and ABC Family’s Pop Rocks. Summer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana and a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University, in Washington, D.C.
August 2002, Jackie Adams signed her lease for the Melodrama Boutique. She will be celebrating 18 years of ownership later this year. She’s here to tell all about her journey. Congratulations, Jackie! Jackie Adams was born in West Virginia and raised in Detroit, Michigan before moving to Houston. She finished a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Grambling State University and Atmospheric Sciences at University of Houston. She landed her first job in cancer research at M.D. Anderson and briefly worked as a Geochemist for West port Technology. Her Retail Business Management journey came to life after she accepted an entry-level sales position managing twelve stores in a small Texas-based company. Soon after, she was promoted to a mid-management buyer. As a buyer, she was living out her passion but dreamed about a more fulfilling career with autonomy. Later, she introduced us to her Melodrama Boutique.
Meet Donovan Lewis as he talks about his sports radio career journey. Watch and share! Born and raised in Dallas, Donovan graduated with a degree in Radio/Television from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M, Commerce). Donovan started his radio career as a board operator at Talk radio 570AM in 1993. From 1994 to 1999, he had an on-air experience on the Kevin McCarthy Show working on the “Flight Deck”. In 2003, Donovan moved to 93.3 FM “The Bone” as the morning show producer for the Bo Roberts Morning show and later at a co-host/sports reporter for “The Big Bone Morning Show”. In 2006, Donovan was moved to BaD Radio (The Bob and Dan Show) on Sports Radio 96.7/1310. In 2015 paired with Texas Radio Hall of Famer Norm Hitzges to start The Norm and D Invasion also on The Ticket. He’s been the host of the Dallas Cowboys postgame show since 2007, also heard on the Ticket.
Listen to Part 1 of Austin's conversation about his very rewarding career of representing all human, civil, and employment rights! Austin is for the People! Watch and Learn. @terriahutchinson Austin Kaplan is the founder and managing attorney of Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC, employment law, and civil rights boutique that represents individuals. In 2015, he received national recognition for successfully suing a Texas County Clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. In 2016, he was named the Austin under 40 “Austinite of the Year.” In 2017, he was Chairperson of the City of Austin's Ethics Commission. In 2018, he was President of the Austin Young Lawyers Association. In 2019 he was Chairperson of the Austin Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee. Along the years, he has been a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Super Lawyer Top 100 member, Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation Fellow, Texas Bar College Fellow, and in 2020 Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law.
Diversity/Inclusion: Toni explains how and why differences are important in an organization. She also drops gems about being an asset and more about mentorship. Listen, learn and lead!!!! Antoinette “Toni” Hubbard recently retired as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion after 10 years with Trinity Health at their system headquarters in Livonia, Michigan. Toni is presently an officer of the board of directors for Mercy Education Project, a program dedicated to helping women and girls achieve academic success. She led the strategic plan development to address diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in the community, and in the equitable delivery of health care. She graduated from the University of Houston and received a Certificate of Diversity Management in Health Care from Georgetown University.
Austin is just an easy conversationalist! He spoke about his work in civil and human rights but also about the demands of working virtually and sprinkled legal and career advice along the way. Thanks, Austin! What a blast—let’s do this again.
Happy to introduce Nichelle Poindexter!!! She walks us through her eventful career journey while highlighting key moments and individuals guiding her to more opportunities. She also gives us a bit of advice for this experiencing career pivots and transitions, too. Enjoy the last interview of my first season! Big shout out to @Keresa Harrison + @Veronica Cross @1:51. Nichelle A. Poindexter is Vice President of Membership Acquisition & Engagement for the Greater Houston Partnership. Poindexter began her career in the entertainment industry, serving in marketing and business development leadership roles for Music World Entertainment. Poindexter graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with dual majors in communications and business and completed board leadership training as a member of the United Way Project Blueprint Class XXXVII.
Starting Season 2 on a funny note! I’m completely overjoyed about introducing you to Marcus D. Wiley. We dive into his comedy career and how it all began. He also shares a bit of his entrepreneurial spirit and his leaps of faith. Either way, he remains very family-focused and never sacrificing his foundational values while on his journey. ...”making light AND shedding light!” —Marcus D. WileyMarcus D Wiley is a premiere entertainer whose class of comedy surpasses the status quo. A three-time college graduate with an Associates's Degree in Fine Art Theatre, Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV Film, and Master’s Degree in Communications, Marcus is also a published author."A modern-day Dick Gregory."-Cathy Hughes"A comedic genius, radio mogul."-Yolanda AdamsCatch him Monday – Friday, 5 am-9 am on The Yolanda Adams Morning Show
Dylan is a dynamic speaker, passionate coach, mentor, Author and consultant.He is a certified Professional in Human Resources and holds aBachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland, University College.• General McArthur award• Reserve Officer Outstanding Warrant Officer of the year• Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Volunteer of the year• Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
The Guests:Melissa Lane-LongShe has 13 years of experience in the auto finance industry. A native Texan, Melissa has a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas in Tyler.She has volunteered for numerous non-profit organizations and served as an attorney for Teen Court in Smith County.Her drive to help others and her community were displayed when she recently was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She used Facebook to blog about her experience, share photos, and be candid about the impacts on the individual and family.Kim ParkerExceptional client service is really what she’s all about. Always looking for ways to inspire, engage, delight, or create a lasting solution or memory.Kim’s focus on Finance and Accounting for over 20 years has earned her a reputation for identifying game-changers that make the difference.Kim graduated from SWT aka Texas State University and was a leader even then as President of the Delta Zeta Sorority, and was also involved in Student Foundation and Order of Omega.
Amber has thrived in various positions in professional sports with the NBA, NFL, and NCAA, and non-profit organizations around the DFW metroplex. She holds a BA in Communication from The University of Oklahoma and is also a citizen of the US and Antigua and Barbuda. husband and wife Amber C. Edwards and S. Johnathan Reese founded ACE7 which is a digital boutique excursion and resources firm. Amber C. Edwards is taking us beyond a vacation. What about living on an island part-time or full-time? It’s no longer an unreasonable request or a fantasy. This can actually be your reality. Learn more about this way of living as we discuss living abroad as an expat.
Happy Minority Mental Health Month! I am discussing mental wellness with a Licensed Professional Therapist, Tami Vienn Allen. She gives us a few tips on how to get started on your search for a therapist. We also tackle topics about how therapy is viewed in POC communities and how COVID has helped us made it more simple to receive effective treatment. Tami specializes in Relationships and providing solutions for individuals and couples.Tami opened her first salon, Elige Salon, in February of 1999. During her 25+ years in the business, Allen also developed an online Continuing Education course for cosmetology professionals and was sought out as a leader in the industry.Allen earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Capella University, licensure to practice Professional Counseling, and Mediation Certification in Texas.In November 2016, she opened, the Allen Counseling Group PLLC, in Bellaire, TexasIn addition to growing her practice, Allen is in the process of writing her first book and developing her non-profit, Initiating Change
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin (hook ‘em horns), with a degree in Corporate Communication and a Business Foundations certification.She is a long-time retailer with over 25 years of experience in the industry, from her first-ever job at Target (still her favorite store!), followed by Gap, Banana Republic, and Neiman Marcus.“Retail is always changing. I love what I do because it gives me a sense of purpose, I get to work with incredible and creative people, and I’m always learning something new. Plus I love to make an excel spreadsheet for just about anything.”-Guest: Sarah GourleyHost: Sha Lee HornsbyEditor: Mary Ann JabatMusic: Blu Cantrell - Hit Em Up Style Instrumental Hip Hop Rap R&B Mp3 Songs DJs Free Remix Music Promotion Album Karaoke Lyrics Pictures MySpace NewSleeping Ghost - Italo Chillwave
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