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Sehreen Noor Ali is the Co-Founder of Sleuth, a venture backed startup which helps parents access pediatric health information from parents like them, for children like theirs. She is an award-winning growth strategist who started her career at the U.S. Department of State as a public servant and diplomat, helping execute President Obama’s initiatives in entrepreneurship, education, and innovation in the Middle East and South Asia. She is a startup advisor, founder of EdTechWomen, on the Advisory Board for SXSWedu, and not least, a mom to two little girls. Follow her on Facebook by her name or on IG @sehreennoorali and @hellosleuth #mondaymotivation #thebmtshow #bemoretoday #sleuth #edtech #innovator #brownuniversity #diplomat #startup #pediatrichealth --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
As a visionary, Darren Palmer founded the #1 Self Publishing Company in the world, Self Publish -N- 30 Days. He is currently a 7X author, and host of multiple podcasts: Self Publish -N- 30 Days Podcast, The Power of Story Podcast, award-winning, Author Spotlight and Market Leader Live which airs live weekdays at 4:00 p.m. CST. He has created a platform which includes This Is The Year For Your New Book Conference that helps authors and aspiring authors with writing, marketing and publishing. Darren’s speaking is a representation of the merits of personal improvement, coupled with his perseverance and transparency of rising above hardships in life inspires everyone of all walks of life that they can change their lives. Darren Palmer is also a small business consultant where he incorporates simple concepts and practical tools to help entrepreneurs create a successful business. Darren’s mission is to empower millions to share their story with the world and help entrepreneurs take their business and life to the next level. To receive a free gift from the Self Publishing team, visit and plug in your information. You can also send  them on Facebook of IG @selfpublishn30days and let them know you are a fan of the Be More Today show.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Irvin is an entrepreneur, You Tuber and fitness enthusiast with over 100,000 followers across various social platforms. Irvin’s company Business Body Elite designs wellness programs for corporate teams in the New York City area. His innovative plans create plans that allow people to get fit. From the office. During work. (No joke.) Above all his goal is to help improve the lives of everyone he’s fortunate to come in contact with. He was born in America but raised on the island of Guam in Micronesia and found a passion for fitness early in life. From martial arts to scuba diving, finding creative ways to get fit became an obsession. He has traveled the globe teaching others how to achieve exceptional levels of fitness with the use of their body weight. He’s an advocate for holistic wellness and believes in order to truly experience ultimate wellness, the focus must go beyond solely physical fitness. For more information visit --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Parag Y. Shah is a mediator, arbitrator and special master for Miles Mediation & Arbitration. Parag specializes in mediating personal injury cases, arbitrating hospitality matters, and serving as a special master in international disputes. Parag also serves as the Professional Development Coordinator for Miles Mediation & Arbitration. Parag's unique qualifications come from his diverse personal and professional background.

Parag is of Indian descent and grew up in a small town in Arkansas where his family was involved in the hotel industry. Parag eventually left the small town and moved down to Atlanta where he started his own law firm, The Shah Law Firm, specializing in personal injury and criminal defense.

As an attorney, Parag has been acknowledged as Georgia’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Daily Report, a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Trend Magazine, & the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association; "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell; and rated 10 out of 10 by

Parag has also found success wearing a number of hats. In 2016, Parag was appointed as a Pro Hac Judge to the City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He was also elected to represent the 5th District for the Council of Municipal Court Judges.

Parag is currently an adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University Law School where he teaches negotiations, jury selection, depositions and cross-examination. Parag speaks at seminars across the state and country on personal injury and mediation. He is also a former faculty member for the Georgia Trial Skills Clinic, GACDL's Bill Daniel Trial Program and AAJ's Deposition College. In addition, Parag has run a criminal defense externship program through John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.

Parag regularly provides legal commentary on CNN and HLN. He has been featured on "Nancy Grace", "Crime and Justice", "Weekend Express", and NPR's "This American Life."

Parag is the author of three Georgia pocketbooks: The Code Criminal, The Code Civil and The Code Evidence. He is also the author of the Municipal Benchbook which are all currently published by MyCLE.

Parag is a member of a number of local and national associations and charities, including Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse and Nicholas House.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Sabryia is a Brooklyn bred Mompreneur of a 6 yr old daughter, ready to take on the world. In the winter of 2016, sabryia faced homelessness and quickly realized living life according to what other people felt she should, couldn’t continue. Having to apply for government assistance, she saw there weren’t any outlets for people who had bigger dreams but couldn’t figure out how to start, so her business Image Matters was born. After battling the shelter placement process in NYC, in under 7 months, sabryia obtained her certificate in business, landed a job and moved to New Jersey on her own. Now in 2020, after being in business for over 3 years and branding hundreds of businesses, she is really walking in her true calling as what people like to call her “The Fairy Brandmother.” Sabryia assists entrepreneurs as well as start-ups and established businesses to enhance their effectiveness and online presence by providing strategic marketing solutions at affordable prices with fast turn-around time. Whether you’re in need of a logo, a website, flyers and more, she has the innovative eye, the creative edge and long term vision every business owner needs to keep you above the competition and set apart. You can check out her website for more details. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Episode 23 features my friend and former Major League Soccer player Khari Stephenson! Khari hails from Kingston, Jamaica and played for the Reggae Boyz U-20 Jamaican national team, played at Choate Rosemary Hall, and went on to matriculate and play at Williams College. He later went on to play Major League Soccer for the San Jose Earthquakes, Real Salt Lake, and other teams over a 12 year period. For more on his amazing story, follow him on Facebook @ Khari Stephenson and on IG @kharilasana. #jamaica #reggaeboyz #choate #williamscollege #majorleaguesoccer #sanjoseearthquakes #realsaltlake --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Ever since she was 11, Alissa Mayers has had a passion for baking. Her first creation was Sweet Potato Pie and she’s been perfecting it ever since. After creating more and more desserts over the years, she founded Alissa’s Cakes in 2012 and transformed that into Born & Bread in 2015, where as Head Baker she has created over 1,000 desserts for cafés, restaurants, weddings, private events, and individual customers. Born & Bread specializes in premium homestyle desserts, including sweet breads and muffins, brownies, cakes and cupcakes, cookies, and pies. Every dessert is created fresh to order by Alissa using recipes perfected over years of baking. Born & Bread desserts are perfect for birthdays, brunches, showers, or any occasion best celebrated with something sweet. For more information about Born & Bread follow Alissa on Facebook and IG @bornandbreakbk or visit her website --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Licensed Practical Nurse Claudette M. Jackson was born in Manchester, England, Claudette immigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1968 with her parents and 4 siblings. She assimilated to the new culture but felt like an outsider. She was exposed to nursing by her mom and fell in love with the caring, helping, encouraging, and healing aspects. She became a nurse and currently enjoys working with Hematology/Oncology patients. Claudette loves sharing quotes that encourage others to think, do better, and be better. Follow her journey on Facebook or on IG @intentional_eagle --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Gospel music lovers know Reggie from his years of touring and recording with such notables as the Reverend Hezekiah Walker, James Hall. R&B and hip-hop fans have heard his distinctive bass lines accompanying Will Smith and Coolio, among others. He has proven himself as an in-demand sideman many times over – now he’s finally stepping into the spotlight on his own. Reggie calls his musical abilities a God-given gift rather than a talent. Growing up in Brooklyn, he took inspiration from the music he heard in the church of his father, the late Reverend Joe L. Parker. He also absorbed the classic R&B/pop sounds of everyone from Stevie Wonder and the Jackson Five to Donny Hathaway and Luther Vandross. At age 12, he convinced his parents to buy him an electric bass guitar; though he confesses it took him awhile to master the instrument: “People thought there was no hope. “But I kept practicing and practicing and one day it seemed like I literally woke up and knew how to play.” Studying the styles of such master bassists as Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius, Reggie developed his own unique sound. He honed his skills while gigging at such venues as Wilson’s in Manhattan, where he sat in with various guest players and vocalists. His stint at the club led to live dates with rapper Coolio, Aaron Hall, The Winans and studio sessions with Will Smith (he appears on the hit track “Freakin’ It”). Which is on Will’s Greatest hits CD. By the late ‘90s, Reggie had also secured a reputation as an in-demand bassist with contemporary gospel artists. He toured extensively with the Reverend Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir and appeared on seven albums with the group. Including the Grammy award winning “Live in Atlanta”. His bass intro to “How Much We Can Bear” has inspired many bassists worldwide. He also contributed to live and studio projects by James Hall, Reverend George Searight, Maurette Brown Clark and B.B. Jay. Reggie’s melodic lines and commitment to the groove made him an asset whether the music was sacred, secular or somewhere in between. Reggie’s blend of old school substance and 21st Century style makes his music unpredictable, ear-catching and appealing to a wide variety of music fans. His music paints melodic pictures inside the listener's mind. It’s all there in the grooves. Download and enjoy his music. You can find “Snapshots” and “The Renaissance Man” on iTunes. His new CD “Black n Beautiful” is his latest project and is available on all digital outlets. Visit for more details. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Greg Peters is the co-founder and chief executive officer of BetterPT, a fast growing healthcare technology platform, which provides end-to-end digital connectivity between physical therapists (PT), patients, and physicians. A seasoned digital entrepreneur with a background in health and wellness, Peters saw the need to integrate physical therapy services into the established healthcare landscape in a way that gives patients quick access to find and book PT appointments and, at the same time, gives PT clinics the ability to streamline care and office services, including insurance. The innovative BetterPT model paved the way for a strategic partnership with the Hospital for Special Surgery, enabling a greater expansion of services. Year over year, BetterPT subscriptions have increased more than 400% and the company plans for nationwide expansion in 2020. Prior to BetterPT, Peters founded TRN Technologies, a company focused on building disruptive platforms in fitness and hospitality, which grew to 10 cities and more than 500 providers. The company’s first mobile app, TRN On-demand health and fitness, provided a convenient way for members to locate, book and pay for individual training sessions in multiple fitness disciplines and served as an archetype for BetterPT. Peters continues to volunteer with New York-based organizations, such as Girls on the Run and La Palestra Kids, promoting overall well-being through exercise and nutrition. For information about BetterPT visit or email Greg directly at For more information about Jag-One Physical Therapy, visit  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Dr. Sheetal Pai-Wechsung works as a Principal Scientist in the Formulation and Process Development Department at Pfizer in Andover, MA. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and then went on to work as a Project Engineer at The International Paper Company where she traveled to various paper mills across the country providing technical support. A year and a half later, she joined Merck as a Biochemical Engineer doing cell culture work to develop vaccines. This work sparked her interest to return to graduate school to complete her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her focus was on the delivery of protein drugs through sustained-release devices. Following graduation, she moved outside of Boston and joined Pfizer as a Senior Scientist doing protein formulation and process development work to create antibodies against various forms of cancer. A few years later, she moved to Mannhiem, Germany with her husband Achim to work for Abbvie on developing an Alzheimer’s drug. In October of 2019, she returned to the US and is back at her old department at Pfizer. She currently resides just outside of Boston with her husband Achim and her kids Konrad and Myra. For more information about her work at Pfizer or her road to become a Chemical Engineer, contact her at --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Born in Nigeria, raised in Canada, Aisha Alfa is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and host. Alfa has appeared on Criminal Minds, Sorry For Your Loss and Good Trouble. She has performed comedy at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival, was a finalist on the STAND up NBC competition and performed at clubs around the world. Her recently released comedy special “All The Parts” is about the journey from being an independent, single, mixed race woman to marriage and motherhood! Follow her story at --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Vanessa Blake is a filmmaker and a visual artist. Vanessa has been capturing still images of all kind since 2013. In 2017, Vanessa was awarded a video residency at Express Newark in Newark New Jersey. That residency afforded Vanessa the opportunity to connect with other like-minded creatives. In 2018, Vanessa wrote and produced her first stage play, The Race Before, A story of liberty and justice for some. In 2019 she also wrote, directed and produced her first short film, In My Solitude. In My Solitude is currently in the editing phase and is scheduled to be released later this year. Also, in 2019, the feature length documentary Being Gladys, which Vanessa worked on in several capacities won best documentary at the Newark International Film Festival. Vanessa is currently in the beginning stages of her next film project, The Waiting Room. She also is scheduled to work on two documentaries in 2020, Gone Too Soon and The Story of Dr. John A. Kenney. Vanessa is a proud board member of Women in Media – Newark. A lifelong New York Knicks fan and a Brooklyn/Queens native, Vanessa currently resides in New Jersey with her husband. To follow Vanessa Blake check out her website You can also follow her on IG @mbele_life, @summershowerpro, and @Vanessablake. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Ricky is recognized as an Engineer of Impact. Defying the odds, completed his Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has achieved his Professional Engineering License. During his tenure in STEM related fields, Ricky recognized the increasing competitiveness in the industry and sought to become a source of inspiration and mentor to students and young professionals in STEM related fields. Ricky has provided business development resources and vendor management systems for Johns Hopkins University Facilities and Real Estate department. Where he managed an annual construction portfolio of 150 million dollars, ensuring disadvantaged minority and women owned businesses were provided with opportunities. He currently works with Johns Hopkins to provide educational programming and mentoring opportunities for startups in the Baltimore area to help build the commercialization ecosystem. Ricky is the Author of two books, one best seller, and host a podcast “The Success Journey Show” which has been heard in 60+ Countries and 40 States. In his latest venture, Ricky has partnered with a team of baseball and softball hitting experts to create Hit Doctor MD. An online platform which provides baseball and softball hitting coaching as well as invent and develop hitting training products. He is recognized as a STEM specialist helping students and professionals across the globe identify what success means and identify the paths they need to take in life to achieve their dreams. Follow Ricky on Facebook and on Instagram @rickey_venters_pe. Also, follow the Success Journey Show at --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Pastor Paul Graham is a native of Brooklyn, New York where he was raised by God-fearing parents. He attended Oakwood College where he graduated with a B.A. in Theology and subsequently attended Andrews University where he received his Masters in Divinity. After Divinity school he spent 13 years doing ministry in the New York area where he has been engaged in youth and young adult ministries. He presents each message with the intention of motivating his listeners to prepare themselves for the soon coming of Christ and to work in His vineyard. In 2002, Full Circle Ministries was developed to empower youth and young adults to participate in evangelism and wholesome activities reaching both churched and unchurched people. This ministry has reached across the country and abroad with God's leading. Ordained to the gospel ministry, he has worked as a pastor for five congregations in the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists serving there as youth pastor and as a counselor and chaplain to the schools assigned to the Youth Advisory Committee. He also served on the ministerial board. He has developed a Singles’ ministry called Advent Mingle. A website designed to bring single individuals together for fellowship and ministry. Pastor Paul believes in living a highly devotional life. Every other month, he has developed a morning devotion called “Bible Boot Camp”. An online devotional 500am -5:30am on Pastor Graham loves teaching the Word of God and helping as many as possible gain a better understanding of the Gospel and stronger walk with the Master. Through much prayer, he and his family were led to The Bowie Project by way of the Holy Spirit and he endeavors to lead as God requires.  He believes he can do all things through Christ. He is married to Windy Spence-Graham and has two beautiful children, Zenovia and Spencer who take up all of his spare time. Check out for all information regarding Advent Mingle and Bible Bootcamp.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Charles Jazz Vassallo is a 46 year-old South Brooklyn Native. He has have been a competitive athlete for most of his life including his current status as a nationally ranked endurance and OCR athlete, however, the road to this success did not come without considerable challenges. In 2009, He lost all motivation towards healthy living and a better life after a long series of tragic and stressful events, including the murder of his sister in 2009, where soon after, his health started to deplete, adopting new ailments like pre diabetes type-2 aka insulin resistance, leaky gut, hypothyroidism, psoriasis and depression.   This may have been the most emotionally draining, scary and hard-hitting time of his life; right up there with 2004, where He was left to raise his daughter as a single dad and ended up homeless, living in his car for 4 months. Battling adversity was just a daily occurrence, only this time, He stumbled upon his calling in the health, wellness, fitness and nutrition industry and with no doubt or uncertainty, became his lifeline.   The inspiration came after He found OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) in 2011, thus the birth of becoming an extreme endurance athlete. It was not long after He began competing, before He became relevant in the sport, making frequent podium appearances, was nationally ranked and was winning his way into every race. In the interim of his achievements, He developed and built a winning formula for true health and wellness, optimal athletic performance and overall increased quality of life, which he defines as the synchronization of mind, body and spirit, taking consideration all things exercise, nutrition and mental clarity.   It was not until He became a Nutrition Coach, Nutritionist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, that He was able to make sense of it all. He studied how food can be used as medicine and how proper nutrition can heal the body of almost any sickness. Today, He does not suffer from any of the ailments that once controlled his life.   He has been a personal trainer for 6 years, ranging from a bodyweight exercise specialist, HIIT training, boot camps and now a strength and conditioning coach and corrective exercise specialist with an emphasis on 1-on-1 functional movement and conditioning. His greatest achievements are when He can help change a life, one at a time, even in a small way and guide people to be the absolute best versions of themselves, inside and out. Follow Charles on YouTube at Nutrition 101 with Charles, on Facebook, and on IG @jazzocrathlete --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Episode 12 of The Be More Today Show features Najah Lewis, a full time musician from NYC. She was a semi-finalist on season 14 of American Idol. Najah's music has been featured by Timeout Mag, JetBlue AD, Nytimes & more. She's performed at the James NY Nomad Hotel, Moxy Hotel, the W Hotel and countless weddings & private events. Her talent has taken her from the Hamptons in NY to Beirut, Lebanon. She has a single out titled "Fly Away" and is featured on other songs like Be More Today's "24", Levite Music's "I Wanna Love You More" and Reggie Parker's "Lifetime" just to name a few. She recently started her company A Musical Message where she creates personalized songs for any occasion. Her main goal is to touch as many people as possible through her music. Follow her @najahlewisofficial. For more information, visit @bemore2day and subscribe to our pages! #americanidol #musician #singersongwriter #guitar #musicalmessage #bemoretoday #bmtbook #bmtshow --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Todd Kapostasy is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning director, producer, and editor. In 2016 he wrote and directed a documentary on the Chicago Cubs, “Confessions of a Cubs Fan” for Fox, and a year later, “Making Tar Wars,” a documentary on the story of George Brett’s pin tarred bat. In 2018, Kapostasy premiered his short film “Run” at the Tribeca Film Festival, the story of Robert Young, an ultra-marathon runner attempting to set a record by running across the United States amid allegations of fraud. Most recently he wrote and directed the EPSN 30 for 30 Dennis Rodman: For Better for Worse. Todd began his career at ESPN where he produced for several shows including SportCenter, NBC Countdown and College Football GameDay. A Cleveland native and graduate of Brown University, he currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Facebook and @toddkap on Instagram. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Kevin Crown Brand, bred and fed in New York City, brings you an entertaining DJ dripping in talent and offers the ultimate music experience. The “Natural Born Club Killa” is distinct in engaging his audience and keeping them mesmerized while he delivers a genuine, yet evocative, performance that captivates a crowd even days later. Kevin Crown has natural skill and flair and prides himself on his aspiration to simply be the best. This allows him to be 100% in sync with any club or event setting as well as any genre of music. Born on October 27, and at the unseasoned age of 12, Kevin followed in his more seasoned father’s footsteps and began learning the basics. By the age of 16, he had his first gig booked which would lead him to become a world-renowned, highly anticipated, and sought-after international DJ providing an experience like no other in places like Japan, Anguilla, Barbados, Guyana, Mexico, Trinidad, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Haiti, Bermuda, Canada, and all across the USA. Clubs, parties, and events didn’t suffice the hunger of his huge personality and soon radio station 93.5FM took notice, making Kevin a regular on live radio with his popular show, Saturday Night Madness. The Kevin Crown Brand aggrandized when Kevin became an official brand ambassador for Fiction Fantasy Nightclub in Kingston, Jamaica. It was there where he entertained many artists and actors, both local and international, as well as sports figures like Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. Kevin Crown also entertained celebrities like Jamie Foxx when they made things “Unpredictable” and when he set the “vibe” for the Wayans brothers. In 2014, the 8th Annual Young Gifted & Black Entrepreneurial Awards crowned Kevin Crown DJ of the year and in 2015, the former DJ of the year landed a role in the film Jamaican Mafia and joined the largest DJ crew in New York, “Da Union Cub Killas”. Kevin Crown has made guest appearances on other radio shows such as Shade 45, NY’s Power105, PIX11 Morning Show, Jamaica’s HOT102 FM, and NYC HOT97. More recent accolades include a nomination for the Reggae DJ of the year by Global Spin Awards hosted in February of 2017, a proclamation from each, Senator Kevin Parker and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, certificates of recognition from congressman Hakeem Jeffries and congresswoman Yvette Clarke, a citation from Councilman Jumane Williams for work as a DJ, and was awarded culture ambassador status of New York for the summer of 2018. Obviously, a man of many talents, Mr. Crown, AKA the Energy-Godson, had his #EnergyGodsonTour this year, is a fitness enthusiast, and a third degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. He has also performed on stage moves for some of Dancehall’s top reggae artists like Elephant Man, Bogle, Bruk Up, ad Ding Dong. Your audience will not get just a DJ that plays music, The Kevin Crown experience brings you a brilliant entertainer that exudes energy into the crowd. He’s a trendsetter and showstopper with a rock star image that dares to be exclusive by offering high energy, unique fashion and style, and a comical positive attitude to anything he does. And the Kevin Crown Brand ALWAYS does it big! Booking Kevin Crown to host, DJ, or entertain your next event is booking someone that has the success of your event on their mind. You are booking someone with knowledge of marketing, promotions, sales, and branding. You are booking experience. Experience that includes both traditional and new media promotional along with access to his social media following that exceeds 27,000+. For booking inquiries or to learn more about Kevin Crown, including accessing mix tapes, high quality photos, and/or videos of his performance, please visit and follow him at @kevincrownmusic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Episode 9 of the Mother's Day edition of The Be More Today Show features Attorney Lauren Linder. Lauren Linder is Deputy General Counsel at Parallel (formerly Surterra Wellness). Previously, Lauren was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for The Weather Channel television network, where she advised all aspects of the business on a range of transactional, compliance, regulatory, and litigation matters. Prior to that, Lauren represented truTV and Turner Studios as counsel at Turner Broadcasting. Lauren started her career as an associate in the trademark and copyright practice at Kilpatrick Townsend.  An Atlanta native, Lauren graduated from Pace Academy.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her juris doctor from Duke University.  As a former educator, athlete, and dancer, Lauren’s volunteerism reflects her passion for education and the arts. Lauren recently completed a term on the Advisory Board for the Alliance Theater. Lauren also recently served as a volunteer debate coach for KIPP WAYS Academy. Her educational volunteer efforts in Atlanta also include extensive work with the Atlanta Urban Debate League, and she has also participated in the Freedom Writers program at Booker T. Washington High School and Everybody Wins! at Hope-Hill Elementary. Lauren also served on the board of Central CSI, the non-profit arm of her childhood church in Vine City. She has also participated as a student, teacher, coach, and administrator in urban debate leagues around the country, including Atlanta, Baltimore, New York, and Providence. Lauren has been an active participant with LEAD Atlanta as an alumni volunteer since she was a participant in the 2015 class. She has also held several leadership roles with the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition subsequent to being a member of the 2013 Project Understanding class. Lauren lives on the Westside of Atlanta with her husband Jonathan, their 2 year old twins, and their dog Shiva. Follow Lauren’s story on Facebook at Lauren Linder Grunberg and Instagram @laurenlala. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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