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We believe in challenging the perceptions of black success.

Trailblazers.FM accelerates the rise of successful black professionals from within our own community. We are challenging the status quo by exploring stories of today’s most successful black professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

With Trailblazers.FM, you’ve got access to 150+ interviews that are already in your pocket. Extract the knowledge, resources and tools from these accomplished professionals and gain the know-how, confidence and motivation you need to blaze your very own trail.

We happen to make these stories available for free through podcasts. Want to listen to one?
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You are here for a reason and a purpose.  Embrace the process not just the purpose. Our featured guest today is Ralph Graves Jr. Ralph D. Graves Jr. serves as Founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Millville, NJ. Ralph Graves is a Motivational Speaker, Business Consultant and Author. He is the Founder and Vice President of City’s Hope Community Development Corporation and Founder of Project U.
Discover how we can develop the routine and habits that will help us prioritize and grow as Christians. Our featured guest today is Stephen Chandler. Stephen Chandler is the bold, encouraging, life-giving Senior Pastor of Destiny Church. Since its inception in 2011, Destiny Church has grown to a community of thousands of people and is known for its exciting culture and focus on leading entire families to a passionate relationship with God. Stephen has a passion to see people discover their God-given destiny, and has given his life to help others find fulfillment. Stephen and his wife Zai reside in Columbia, Maryland with their two beautiful children Zoe and Roman.
No matter where you come from or what your past may look like, anything is possible with faith and a determination to win. Our featured guest today is Robert Dawson. High-Performance Entrepreneur, Dynamic Speaker & Business Consultant, Rob Dawson is internationally known for teaching people how to build successful businesses and bridge the gap between their dreams and their reality. His mission is to motivate, educate, and inspire over 1 BILLION people worldwide to live out their dreams and grow a business that matters.
Understand the different types of intellectual property and their options. Our featured guest today is Andrea Evans. Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. is the founder of an intellectual property law practice, The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans. Attorney Evans career path is unique since she worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for approximately 5 years as both a patent examiner and a trademark examining attorney after graduating from law school.
There is a difference between purified water vs restored water. "Just because it's clear doesn't mean it's clean”. Our featured guest today is Troy Rackley. Troy Rackley graduated from Ohio University in Industrial Engineering and received his MBA in Australia.  He served 20 years hard time with Nestle, Coke, Pepsi, Campbells Soup and Sherwin Williams.     In 2008, he began his entrepreneurial journey by starting his own company beginning with Executive Coaching and Manufacturing operations consulting. Through a few consulting projects he re-engineered some water technology that would eventually evolve into his core business.  NLP Aqua Solutions was born, and this business aligned with his passion for helping people to customize solutions for clean, fresh and safe water.   His business has expanded to healthcare, Agriculture, Aqua Culture, Hospitality as well as residential.  NLP Aqua Solutions is a global business with projects in Canada, Amsterdam, Sweden, Europe and all over the USA.
Burnout is an epidemic that is killing doctors and patients alike. Did you know that the number one cause of death for female physicians under 35 is suicide. Yes, Physicians have the highest rates of suicide of any career and female physicians are 250% more likely to commit suicide than any other occupation. Our featured guest today is Dr. Thandeka Myeni. Thandeka Myeni, MD, MPH, affectionately known as Dr Thandi, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with double specialty training in glaucoma, cataract surgery and LASIK.    Dr. Myeni received her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and later earned a master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University. She obtained her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and then completed her medical internship at Boston University Medical Center.    Her ophthalmology training began with a residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. She has completed two fellowships, one in Glaucoma at the top-ranked Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and another in Cataract and Refractive Surgery with Dr. Paul Koch who has consistently been ranked among the top cataract surgeons in the country.    While Dr. Myeni was born and raised in the United States, her family is originally from Southern Africa. She spent a large part of her childhood in Swaziland.  My ask today is that you’d help share this episode. If you're posting to social, please tag @tbpod and use the hashtag #missionfuel
The human spirit is incredibly resilient and we all have the ability to create the life we want. It's about making mental shifts, implementing proven mental techniques and, of course, taking action (even if you can only see the first step of the staircase). Our featured guest today is Gloria Mitchell. Gloria Mitchell went from being homeless to coaching multimillionaires.   Along her journey, Gloria overcame a difficult upbringing, an illness that left her short-term memory in the bottom 1% of the population, and a battle with homelessness that once even caused her to resort to sleeping in a Walmart dressing room!   For many that is where the story would have ended.   But not for Gloria. She went on to obtain an MBA from Stanford University and is now a highly sought-after personal crisis and performance coach who helps high-level entrepreneurs and public figures perform at their highest level and deal with the pressures that come with being at the top.   She has spent over 15 years studying human resiliency and her clients include top-earning entrepreneurs, professional athletes and celebrities. My ask today is that you’d help share this episode. If you're posting to social, please tag @tbpod and use the hashtag #missionfuel
Finding your path in life, staying true to yourself and leaving a lasting positive impact on the world. Our featured guest today is Maya French. Maya French is a Co-Founder of Koia, the protein packed, 100 percent plant-based beverage that uses natural ingredients to deliver deliciously nutritious flavors. Maya struggled with food-based allergies, such as being lactose intolerant her whole life, until she discovered the benefits of plant-based proteins when college friend and fellow Koia Co-Founder, Dustin Baker, was testing out recipes in his Chicago kitchen. At this moment, Maya realized her calling was to create a functional product that would contribute to providing consumers with a healthier lifestyle. With only experience in journalism and fashion retail, Maya took a leap of faith into unknown territory to follow her dreams and partnered with Baker to launch Koia.  My ask today is that you’d help share this episode. If you're posting to social, please tag @tbpod and use the hashtag #missionfuel
Through experiential marketing we create environments for our clients to touch and feel their consumers and in parallel let their consumers touch and feel them in their environments. Our featured guest today is Marcus Damas. Marcus Damas is an Entrepreneur, retired professional basketball player, and devoted husband and father based in New York City. Before playing in Sweden’s professional basketball league for the Solna Vikings, Marcus played Small Forward for the Towson Tigers, Towson University’s NCAA Division 1 team in the state of Maryland, where he is on the top 20 all-time scoring list. Following his basketball career, Marcus returned to New York City to pursue a career in creative leadership as the Founder and CEO of Fueled by Culture. Fueled by Culture is a burgeoning creative marketing agency that specializes in connecting and empowering brands with influencers through innovative content and experiential event programming. FBC clients and partners include Avion, Lyft, Hooch, and Postmates to name a few. Marcus Damas is also a key note speaker at marketing conferences around the world. My ask today is that you’d help share this episode. If you're posting to social, please tag @tbpod and use the hashtag #missionfuel
Anyone with the right work ethic, leadership skills, and dedication can build a multi-million dollar business. Our featured guests today are Steve and Pasha Carter. Pasha Carter is an NFL Cheerleader turned Multi-Millionaire, who took a $500 investment and turned it into a multi-million dollar empire. She’s an internationally sought after speaker, trainer and Direct Sales Expert. Steve Carter is a Howard University alum who also built a multi-million dollar networking business. Steve now travels the country training and teaching others how to build successful businesses of their own. He’s now one of the most powerful success coaches in the world. Together, this is America’s favorite business couple and I’m so happy to share this conversation with our community. My ask today is that you’d help share this episode. If you're posting to social, please tag @tbpod and use the hashtag #missionfuel
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Demetrius

i enjoy their podcast always dropping gems 💎

Jun 10th
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Gary Moore Jr.

Truly enjoyed this episode and was a huge wake up call. Thank you for your time and what an AWESOME start to the work week hearing this GREAT story!

Mar 18th
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