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RELAUNCHING Friday, March 5, 2021, the San Francisco Writers Conference Podcast features author Matthew Felix in conversation with fellow writers about craft, commerce, and community. [o] Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod; Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama; License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
Stop buying into the narrative that you need to have it all figured out by age 30. And if you're older than 30 and unhappy where you are in life, stop believing it's "too late" to make major changes or improvements. Start LIVING your life, and not simply surviving it. If you're 30, 40, 50 or more, and you think, "It's just too late for me..." It's NOT.... Rebrand yourself and find that spark to get you going.Here on the podcast you'll hear a mix of my personal stories as well as engaging gue ...
 
DJ Awards present a new podcast series, Talking loud Ibiza. Whilst we are all living in an uncertain time due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we thought now is the time to reach out to people on the island, to check how they were doing. Ibiza has been hit hard, with the nightlife this summer on pause, so we felt now more than ever the White Isle needs a voice…a loud one! We get close up and personal, with some of Ibiza´s innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists. We´ll be covering a range of topics ...
 
If you’re looking to pivot into your next big role, make more impact, increase your salary, or break into a top tech company, this podcast is for you. Yannick Kpodar, a LinkedIn alum, was once a struggling business graduate who couldn’t find a job. Through trial and error, he learned the “secrets” to hacking the job hunt process and leapfrogging in his career. Since then, he’s been able to break into B2B Sales in a Fortune 100 company, pivot into Product Marketing at Linkedin in San Francisc ...
 
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Francisco Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of Fearless Journeys. Fearless Journeys is a collaborative community for both aspiring and ascending entrepreneurs and travel enthusiasts. It is the only community that offers a blend of online and in-person experiences that connects passionate people from diverse fields and professions. Members participate…
 
* Charlie Jane Anders is the author of The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, Tor.com, Wired, and elsewhere. Her TED Talk, "Go Ahead, Dream About the Future" got 700,000 views in its first week. Along with Annal…
 
Jennifer Zavala kicked off the Philadelphia’s birria taco craze with a graffiti truck and a pop-up at Underground Arts. Tune in to hear from the South Philly-based owner of Juana Tamale as she prepares for her brick and mortar opening later this year on Passyunk Ave. In Philly's Kensington neighborhood, Nicholas Ducos and Francesca Galarus have ope…
 
* Litquake is an annual literary festival started in 1999 in San Francisco that has since spread to cities throughout the country and abroad. The festival consists of readings, discussions, and themed events. Since its inception more than 10,000 authors and 250,000 attendees have participated in the festival. * Event co-founder Jack Boulware shared…
 
Contributing to Philadelphia’s business community is a conscious effort for the two women featured on this episode. Tess Hart brought her mission to life in the Spring Arts District when she co-founded Triple Bottom Brewing, dedicated to putting people, the planet and profit on equal footing. In Centro de Oro’s Business District, Maria Gonzalez man…
 
Leroy knows what it's like to come back from "Rock Bottom" and overcome the challenges that come with it. Leroy spent his entire 20's in prison, over 10 years in total, before getting out and deciding to make a positive change. If you've ever thought there's no hope or things are too bleak to change, then you WILL be inspired by Leroy's stories. Le…
 
* Margaret Rosenberg has journeyed more than 30,000 miles to conduct Napoleonic research, including to St. Helena Island in the remote South Atlantic. She is director of the Napoleonic Historical Society, a non-profit that promotes knowledge of the Napoleonic era, and on her website, margaretrodenberg.com, she reports on Napoleon’s ongoing presence…
 
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a salsa song dedicated to Philly’s Latinx neighborhoods and a sip of the city's first Latinx-distilled whiskey. Strivers’ Row Distillery, based in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, is owned and operated by Brooklyn ex-pat and the Al Día 40-Under-40-nominated Francisco Garcia. Also on the episode: Alba Ma…
 
Rachel Smets decided she'd had enough and quit her corporate job to create a freedom lifestyle doing what she loved. She became a clarity coach and digital nomad who now gets to travel the world full time. She's a published author, cultural trainer and TWO-TIME TEDx speaker. And oh yea, did I mention she did all this AFTER she turned 40?! 🌼 🌼 Rache…
 
* Linda Joy Myers is president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Her memoir Don’t Call Me Mother—A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness was a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist and winner of the BAIPA Gold Medal award. She’s also the author of five books about memoir writing, including two she co-…
 
David and Aaron Cabello were delivering for Uber Eats and Caviar in Center City when they saw a hole in the market. They created Black and Mobile and became the first delivery service based in Philadelphia to partner with and highlight Black-Owned Businesses. Live music is back and the Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Live N…
 
Some years ago, I sat down with a longtime friend and told her I was romantically interested in her. I was physically attracted to her, liked her ambition, and valued her more than the other women in my life. She never spoke to me again. I originally wrote the piece, "Being a Man is Worth Losing a Friend," here. I take the position that losing a fr…
 
* Tongo Eisen-Martin is San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate. * His curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Book Award. His "Heaven Is All Goodbyes" was published by the …
 
This episode’s guests are two women inspired by their children to build thriving Philadelphia businesses. Charisse McGill combined her farmers market expertise and inspiration from her daughter to launch Lokal Artisan Foods. As the first Black woman to vend at Spruce Street Harbor Park and the first Black woman in Pennsylvania with her own craft be…
 
The Agents of Innovation podcast features conversations with entrepreneurs, philanthropist, and artist, hosted by Francisco Gonzalez.Episode 95 (August 2021) Featured an interview with Dr. Tom Fame, A physician from Salem, Virginia. He has traveled to Haiti over 50 times since 1995, building schools, medical clinics, and helping build a public heal…
 
The BlackStar Film Festival, also known as “Black Sundance,” is the nation’s premier fest for Black, Brown and Indigenous filmmakers. And it’s centered in Philly! On this episode of Love + Grit, hear from local directors screening their work at the 2021 festival. West Philly neighbors and respected filmmakers Raishad M. Hardnett and Aidan M. Un tea…
 
Subjects covered Before becoming a writer, Elizabeth Gonzalez James was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, StorySouth, PANK, and elsewhere, and have received numerous Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Currently she is a regular contributor to…
 
You can’t talk about Philly’s hip-hop scene without mentioning Lady B and Bri Steves. These two women are essential to the city’s place in the music industry. One of the first female rappers, Lady B recorded her first single, To the Beat, Y’all, in 1979. The “Godmother of Hip-Hop” has been blazing trails ever since as a performer, DJ and podcaster,…
 
It's likely you'd rarely even heard the word "conservatorship" until it became part of the daily news regarding Britney Spears. As of the date of this episode recording, Britney is under a conservatorship which means potentially all of her financial and medical decisions are made by other people, NOT her. How is this possible? Why did this happen? …
 
he Agents of Innovation podcast features conversations with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and artists, hosted by Francisco Gonzalez.Episode 94 (July 2021) features an interview with Jen Gratz, the co-founder of the Fort Myers Brewing Company. You can find more information about them at: https://www.fmbrew.com/Episode 94 also features the song "Fe…
 
Lilly Dancyger is the author of Negative Space, a reported and illustrated memoir selected by Carmen Maria Machado as a winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards. Lilly is also the editor of Burn It Down, a critically acclaimed anthology of essays on women's anger. Her writing has been published by Guernica, Lit Hub, The Washington Pos…
 
Ask anyone to name the most iconic Philadelphians and Questlove is top of the list. The West Philly native is the drummer for The Roots and musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; cofounder of digital music and media platforms Okayplayer and OkayAfrica; a James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author; plant-based cheesesteak maker…
 
K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of the New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice novel Bestiary, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Told from the point of view of Daughter, a Taiwanes…
 
Jess Daly is a travel planner with "Dreaming of the Mouse," specializing in helping you plan your dream vacation to Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios and Disney Cruise vacations! For years Jess loved going to Disney and seeing all it had to offer. But then she changed careers and now loves helping others experience Disney too! Did you kno…
 
As the birthplace of a new nation, Philadelphia sees independence not just as a single day, but a full season that bridges the celebrations of Juneteenth and July 4th. The guests on this episode of Love + Grit have devoted their careers to centering the stories of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Ivan Henderson is the vice president of p…
 
Tariq Farid, founder of Edible Arrangements, tells José Díaz-Balart how his business bloomed beyond his imagination, and how his family’s search for the American Dream was the leading force in expanding Edible Arrangements from one flower shop to more than 1,000 franchises across the U.S and Canada.By Tariq Farid, José Díaz-Balart
 
Podcast host Matthew Félix talks with authors Laurie Ann Doyle and Ryan Sloan about community: What is it, really? Why is it so important to us as writers? How do we find it? Sharing their own personal stories, as well as their respective experiences in academia, participating in writers groups and organizations, and organizing literary events, Mat…
 
Welcome to the Career Hacker Mini Series. These are really short episodes that get straight to the point and tackle real-world challenges among career hackers in less than 10 minutes. In this episode, we're taking a bite out of Going All In. We go through the 7 steps you'll need to build the conviction to do whatever it takes to break into a top co…
 
Welcome to the 11th episode of the Career Hackers Secrets Podcast. Today we welcome Dominik Mertens, a mother of 3 who, after running events in higher education for 15 years, lost her job due to Covid. Despite her fear of not knowing what was next, she didn't settle. She didn't lose sight of her goal, and she managed to pivot into an incredible new…
 
The Agents of Innovation podcast features conversations with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and artists, hosted by Francisco Gonzalez.Episode 93 (June 2021) features an interview with Ryan Boylston, the founder and CEO of 2Ton, a creative marketing agency with headquarters in West Palm Beach. He also serves as a City Commissioner in Delray Beach, …
 
Welcome to the tenth episode of the Career Hackers Secrets Podcast. Today we chat with Selma Chang, a rock star product marketer who pivoted from sales. I met Selma at LinkedIn in San Francisco a few years ago when she was passionate about pivoting into product marketing. You'll hear specifically how Selma overcame imposter syndrome and how she ove…
 
Philly’s music scene is one of love, authenticity and community, with people like Kenny Gamble, Dyana Williams and Patti LaBelle supporting and producing unforgettable beats created in the City of Brotherly Love. Today’s hitmakers keep it real. West Philly’s Beano French and North Philadelphia’s Brianna Castro join the Love + Grit hosts in this epi…
 
David Downie is a native San Franciscan who moved to Paris in the mid-1980s and now divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food, and arts features have appeared in more than 50 print magazines and newspapers worldwide and on dozens of websites. David is the author of more than a dozen nonfiction books, one literary novel, and two th…
 
Welcome to the Career Hacker Mini-Series. These are really short episodes that get straight to the point in real-world challenges among career hackers in less than 10 minutes. In this episode, we're taking a bite out of the reasons Why LinkedIn Premium is Worth It. You cannot afford to miss out on LinkedIn Premium, regardless of if you're job searc…
 
Will you cut us some slack? And if so, do you know where that phrase comes from? Could you "care less?" Hmm... and is that a good thing or a bad thing? An episode focused on english and grammar?! We DARE you not to have a laugh and enjoy a good time with my guest today! Samantha Mazzella is a teacher with her degree in both childhood education and …
 
Welcome to the sixth episode of the Career Hackers Secrets Podcast. Today we welcome Latrice Barnett. Latrice was once a band musician touring the world, and now she is a Senior Director at Salesforce in Silicon Valley. We'll get into the details of how she decided to completely change her life after 9/11 when she quit her very lucrative job to bec…
 
Two inspiring creators representing Latinx communities join this episode of Love + Grit to discuss their work, their influences and the challenges of turning major artistic experiences into virtual events. Nayara Lopes got her start in Brazil before eventually moving to Philadelphia to join the Pennsylvania Ballet, where the first soloist has starr…
 
Welcome to the Career Hacker Mini series. These are really short episodes. I get straight to the point and tackle real-world challenges among career hackers in less than 10 minutes. In this episode, we're discussing the 10 Steps to Create a Killer LinkedIn Profile. An optimized LinkedIn profile will ensure that you get noticed over and over again w…
 
PJ Agness is the founder of Archangel Protective Intelligence, a firm dedicated to self-defense and sharing knowledge that keeps you in the know and out of harm’s way. He is also a self-defense instructor and open source intelligence analyst PJ will share some real world tips and advice on how to protect yourself if you're ever "walking down that d…
 
In this episode, I introduce speaker Angel Gonzalez, and we talk about how he went from an accounting major unsure of where he was going to a product marketing manager at Linkedin. This company hires less than 1% of all applicants. Angel was a man on a mission. He shares about his process of figuring out what he wanted and then how he got it. And j…
 
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