s2 e5: the game of life

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In This Episode…

Tenecia Nicole sits with Bryan Carroll, author of Super Carroll, and they discuss recycled pain, arrested development, empathy and the correlation between football and the classroom.

About the Author: 

Bryan Carroll is a father, a son, a brother, and a motivator. He is also a community organizer, an educator, a youth consultant, an author, a behavioral specialist, and the future owner of an early childhood learning center.



s2 e4: renewing your mind

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In This Episode…

Tenecia Nicole sits with Best-Selling author Paulishia Augillard and they discuss stress, anxiety and the importance of mental health.

About the Author: 

The world moves at a fast pace. As individuals come across life’s challenges, one may find they need a helping hand in transforming from a caterpillar into a butterfly. It is in this pruning process that we learn who we are. Paulishia’s approach in working with her clients is of genuine care, acceptance, and non-judgement. Through self discovery and focus on solutions, she will work together to help her clients overcome the challenges that affects daily living. She is passionate about helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns. She is a solution focused therapist providing individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults.



s2 e3: The Rules of Medicine

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In This Episode…

Tenecia Nicole discusses the backstory behind The Rules of Medicine, shares her personal stories with Sonya Sloan and talks about her family at The Luke.

About the Author: 

Sonya M. Sloan, M.D., aka #OrthoDoc, has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the male-dominated field of Orthopedic Surgery. Licensed to practice medicine in several states, she travels the country to extend the impact of her unique approach to patient care. With a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Dr. Sloan completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine where she made history as both the first African-American female Intern in General Surgery and the first African-American female Orthopedic Surgery resident. She has authored several published research projects in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and a joint venture with NASA, Johnson Space Center.



s2 e2: Trust Me, I’m A Quitter

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In This Episode…

In this episode, Tenecia Nicole sits with Jason B . Montanez, author of I’ve Got 99 Things to Quit and Giving Up is One! They discuss the thoughts, feelings and behaviors you need to quit before you succeed.

About the Author: 

Jason B. Montanez has been leading, motivating, and inspiring people all across the United States. Whether it was on the football field, in a call center, in a retail store, or in a corporate office, Jason has helped others to realize their highest abilities in leadership, sales, and care.

After spending eleven years in Corporate America, Jason decided that his impact was not as great as he would like. In other words, his ability to influence people was somewhat limited to the people in his organization. Through his experiences and the experiences of others, Jason decided to start The Catapult Leadership Group to "Launch the Leader Within You" through leadership sales, and customer care. Why? Because Jason believes that everybody possesses leadership qualities and tendencies, but some need a GPS to guide them to their destination. Also, Jason firmly believes and has great conviction, that if one focuses on being a great leader, a great salesperson, and actually cares about themselves and others, that success will be imminent professionally and personally.

Educationally, Jason holds two Bachelor’s Degrees (Communication & Psychology) from the University at Buffalo, an M.B.A. with a concentration in Leadership from Tiffin University, and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Notre Dame University’s Mendoza School of Business.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Spring Valley, NY, Jason now resides in Houston, TX.



s2 e1: the beauty behind barbers & books

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In This Episode…

In this episode, Tenecia Nicole sits with Quentin Richardson, Owner of Hygienix Barber Company and they discuss the importance of literacy inside a barber shop.

About the Shop: 

Hygienix Barber Company is an exclusive barber lounge for individuals who appreciate the nostalgia associated with classic barbershops. They specialize in straight razor shaves, relaxing hot towel services, enhanced outlines, precise tapers, and meticulous trims.