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Author: Stephen A. Hart

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Stephen A. Hart explores the stories behind today's most successful black entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals.

Listeners gain access to the knowledge, resources and tools of these accomplished professionals and come away with the know-how, confidence and motivation needed to blaze their own trail.
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Deep end leaders know that they have a particular calling on their lives and their primary job in life is to discover their unique purpose and mission. Today's guest is a part of the Trailblazers.FM family and I'm so happy to have him be part of the 2019 Trailblazers Masterclass series. I'm happy to introduce Shawn Dove. Shawn was first featured on Trailblazers.FM episode 16. In today's episode Shawn share some inspiration and wisdom about the 7 C’s of deep-end leadership:  Calling, Courage, Completion, Credibility, Collaboration, Change and Coaching.
When we bet on later, everybody loses because later is not guaranteed. The second week of our 2019 summer Trailblazers Masterclass series welcomes back Concita Thomas. Concita is a returning guest of Trailblazers.FM and was first featured on episode 66. Concita Thomas is a Food & Fitness Strategist behind She is on a mission to help busy women on the go, gain freedom from being overweight and unfit while avoiding diet traps and fitness obsessions. She helps by sharing easy to stick to food and fitness strategies, sprinkled with a healthy dose of encouragement and inspiration.
People love to love life when life feels good. But when life sucks, what are you going to do to overcome that struggle? The first guest of our 2019 Trailblazers Masterclass Series is Chazz Scott. Chazz is a returning guest of Trailblazers.FM and was first featured on episode 135. Charles (Chazz) Scott is a published writer, motivational speaker, self empowerment workshop curator, and an accomplished computer security technologist from Ellicott City, Maryland. He holds both a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master’s of Science degree in Cyber Security from Hampton University. Chazz is the Founder & Chief Creative Optimist of Positively Caviar, Inc. based in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Positively Caviar, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on empowering, inspiring, and motivating all human beings, with a special emphasis on youth, to instill mental resilience by way of positive thinking. His team travels across the Mid-Atlantic delivering high-intensity speaking engagements and hosting their signature BUILD Self-Empowerment workshops that are designed to understand and apply the secrets and science behind the human mind. When Chazz is not eradicating negativity, he is hunting hackers as a full-time Cyber Security Engineer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency defending our Nation’s Cybersecurity infrastructure and satellites.
When someone googles you, the results they find are a digital first impression of you ... and what they see will leave them either more or less inclined to hire you. Our featured guest today is yours truly, Stephen A. Hart. Stephen A. Hart is host of Trailblazers.FM, a top interview style podcast that explores stories of today’s successful black professionals. The podcast has featured more than 150 black professionals and has been heard by more than 200,000 from 132 countries around the world. Stephen is a proud graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa. He resides in Maryland, married to his wife Kristin of 11 years and the #bestdadever to his daughter Layla and son Nigel.
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
Comments (2)


i enjoy their podcast always dropping gems 💎

Jun 10th

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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