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Hey there, Java Junkies! Are you thirsty more for information about jobs and careers? Time4Coffee episodes come in 3 sizes: small, medium and grande!

 

  • K-cups are short clips of longer episodes.

  • Espresso Shots focus on helping you learn how to break into that industry.

  • Main Time4Coffee episodes explore what that professional does in his/her current job and how they built their career.

Ben Weiner is the founder, president and CEO of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, LLC, a direct trade social enterprise that connects coffee farmers in Nicaragua with roasters around the world. When he founded the company in 2007, Ben’s goal was to cut out the middleman thus increasing livelihoods for the farmers.
Ben Weiner is the founder, president and CEO of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, LLC, a direct trade social enterprise that connects coffee farmers in Nicaragua with roasters around the world. When he founded the company in 2007, Ben’s goal was to cut out the middleman thus increasing livelihoods for the farmers.
Alex Counts is the former CEO of the Grameen Foundation which he established in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. He trained under Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, and co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Rachel Sider is a Policy and Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). She is based in Jordan and is a member of the NRC’s Syria Country Management and Crisis Management team.
Alex Counts is the former CEO of the Grameen Foundation which he established in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. He trained under Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, and co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Ben Weiner is the founder, president and CEO of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, LLC, a direct trade social enterprise that connects coffee farmers in Nicaragua with roasters around the world. When he founded the company in 2007, Ben’s goal was to cut out the middleman thus increasing livelihoods for the farmers. He has also worked as an Advocacy Counsel for Human Rights First, as a Foreign Policy Legislative Assistant for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and a Legal Consultant for the MIRA.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers.
Zane Homsi is a strategy and analytics program analyst in a specialized, competitive two year training program that LinkedIn offers recent college graduates. He is also the co-founder of Students+, a new initiative that claims to be the go-to place for students navigating the job search amidst the coronavirus. It offers students resources, career guidance, templates and live events with career experts.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers.
Zane Homsi is a strategy and analytics program analyst in a specialized, competitive two year training program that LinkedIn offers recent college graduates. He is also the co-founder of Students+, a new initiative that claims to be the go-to place for students navigating the job search amidst the coronavirus. It offers students resources, career guidance, templates and live events with career experts.
Zane Homsi is a strategy and analytics program analyst in a specialized, competitive two year training program that LinkedIn offers recent college graduates. He is also the co-founder of Students+, a new initiative that claims to be the go-to place for students navigating the job search amidst the coronavirus. It offers students resources, career guidance, templates and live events with career experts.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. Justin created GetChoGrindUp along with his girlfriend and best friend while still in college. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers. Justin graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2018 with a degree in finance.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. Justin created GetChoGrindUp along with his girlfriend and best friend while still in college. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers.
Jimmy Hickey is the founder and owner of Findlay Hats, an action sports hat company he co-launched out of his living room in 2013.  He started out his professional life as a commercial photographer but was still looking for something else to pay the bills during slower winter months. That’s how Findlay Hats was born.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. Justin created GetChoGrindUp along with his girlfriend and best friend while still in college. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers.
Zane Homsi is a strategy and analytics program analyst in a specialized, competitive two year training program that LinkedIn offers recent college graduates. He is also the co-founder of Students+, a new initiative that claims to be the go-to place for students navigating the job search amidst the coronavirus. It offers students resources, career guidance, templates and live events with career experts.
Jimmy Hickey is the founder and owner of Findlay Hats, an action sports hat company he co-launched out of his living room in 2013.  He started out his professional life as a commercial photographer but was still looking for something else to pay the bills during slower winter months. That’s how Findlay Hats was born.
Zane Homsi is a strategy and analytics program analyst in a specialized, competitive two year training program that LinkedIn offers recent college graduates. He is also the co-founder of Students+, a new initiative that claims to be the go-to place for students navigating the job search amidst the coronavirus.
Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast, as well as the CEO and founder of GetChoGrindUp. Justin created GetChoGrindUp along with his girlfriend and best friend while still in college. It has since become a movement that Justin is building to provide college students with the resources they need for success in college and in their careers.
Dan Moran, president and founder of Concierge Diamonds in Los Angeles, comes from a family of diamond experts: his parents were diamond dealers in NYC's famous diamond district for 30 years and his great uncle was a founder of the Israeli Diamond Exchange.  Dan initially resisted jumping into the family business and originally planned to work in biological engineering, but spent the years after graduating college as a serial entrepreneur in such diverse industries as computer software, online games, and merchant services.
Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a human resources consultancy that guides, advises, and encourages business to achieve external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into HR systems. Most recently, Serilda was Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Portland, Oregon.
Jonathan Sichel is the General Manager of Content Acquisitions and Operations at Discovery Inc, where he oversees 18 different lifestyle networks and manages 11 different brands.  Prior to joining Discovery, Jonathan worked as a vice president of programming business development at America Online. 
Abby Volin is the founder and president of Opening Doors PLLC, a team of animal accommodation experts who help  residential & commercial property managers, tenants & residents, universities, employers, & healthcare providers, welcome paws through their front door. They accomplish this by developing progressive and safer pet programs that create a happy and  healthier community for people and pets alike. Before founding Opening Doors in 2017, Abby worked as a policy specialist for the Humane Society of the United States, managing legislation at state and local levels.
Bruno Del Granado is an entertainment industry executive and the Head of the Miami office of Creative Artist Agency (CAA), which is one of the best known talent and sports agencies in America. Bruno has over 25 years of experience in the film production, broadcasting and music industry, working with stars including:  Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin and Maluma.
Cloe Shasha is the Speaker Development Curator for TED, a non-profit organization geared at sharing ideas through short, powerful speeches and presentations. TED stands for “technology, entertainment, design” and it is Cloe’s job to research and choose potential new speakers to share their ideas onTED’s stage, podcast and video programs.
Bruno Del Granado is an entertainment industry executive and the Head of the Miami office of Creative Artist Agency (CAA), which is one of the best known talent and sports agencies in America. Bruno has over 25 years of experience in the film production, broadcasting and music industry, working with stars including:  Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin and Maluma.
Cloe Shasha is the Speaker Development Curator for TED, a non-profit organization geared at sharing ideas through short, powerful speeches and presentations. TED stands for “technology, entertainment, design” and it is Cloe’s job to research and choose potential new speakers to share their ideas onTED’s stage, podcast and video programs.
Bruno Del Granado is an entertainment industry executive and the Head of the Miami office of Creative Artist Agency (CAA), which is one of the best known talent and sports agencies in America. Bruno has over 25 years of experience in the film production, broadcasting and music industry, working with stars including:  Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin and Maluma.
Cloe Shasha is the Speaker Development Curator for TED, a non-profit organization geared at sharing ideas through short, powerful speeches and presentations. TED stands for “technology, entertainment, design” and it is Cloe’s job to research and choose potential new speakers to share their ideas onTED’s stage, podcast and video programs.
Bruno Del Granado is an entertainment industry executive and the Head of the Miami office of Creative Artist Agency (CAA), which is one of the best known talent and sports agencies in America. Bruno has over 25 years of experience in the film production, broadcasting and music industry, working with stars including:  Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin and Maluma.
Tom Davidson is the CEO and co-founder of EVERFI a global educational technology company driving social change through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) community engagement platform and has reached more than 30 million learners globally. 
Cloe Shasha is the Speaker Development Curator for TED, a non-profit organization geared at sharing ideas through short, powerful speeches and presentations. TED stands for “technology, entertainment, design” and it is Cloe’s job to research and choose potential new speakers to share their ideas onTED’s stage, podcast and video programs.
Tim Naftali is a CNN presidential historian and associate professor at New York University. In 2007, he was appointed to be the founding director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. During his time as the library’s director, he helped create a nonpartisan Watergate exhibit and oversaw the release of over 1 million pages of presidential documents and hundreds of hours of the infamous Nixon tapes.
Emily Hughes is Marketing Lead for Mobilize, the events management and volunteer recruitment platform designed to connect organizations and their supporters. She is a self-described growth marketing specialist and business strategist. Emily started her career as an Account Coordinator at PR firm Hager Sharp before moving to American Express Publishing (now Meredith), where she started working in marketing as an assistant (later an associate) marketing manager and in audience development. Subsequently, Emilyf worked for Goop as the director of audience development for almost a year. She has also worked as a consultant as the head of social media and strategic partnerships for FOND Group, the head of growth for The Helm and co-founded Loup Digital, where she also worked as an audience development specialist. Finally, she has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Communications from Villanova University.
Emily Hughes is Marketing Lead for Mobilize, the events management and volunteer recruitment platform designed to connect organizations and their supporters. She is a self-described growth marketing specialist and business strategist.
Tim Naftali is a CNN presidential historian and associate professor at New York University. In 2007, Tim was appointed as the founding director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
Tim Naftali is a CNN presidential historian and associate professor at New York University. From 1998 to 2006, Tim was the founding director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs as well as a professor in the history department.
Tim Naftali is a CNN presidential historian and associate professor at New York University. From 1998 to 2006, Tim was the founding director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs as well as a professor in the history department.
Lisa Witter is the Executive Chairperson and co-founder of Apolitical, a platform that trains public servants in various areas to improve their ability to serve in governmental positions. Prior to launching Apolitical, Lisa was the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Fenton Communications, the largest public interest communications firm in the U.S..
Tim Naftali is a CNN presidential historian and associate professor at New York University in a joint appointment at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the history department. From 1998 to 2006, Tim was the founding director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs as well as a professor in the history department.
Casey Near is the Executive Director of Counseling at CollegeWise, the largest college admissions counseling company in the United States. In her role as an executive director, she manages all of the company’s admissions counselors, oversees day-to-day operations, and monitors the quality of counseling at CollegeWise.
Brett Bergen is a Financial Planning & Analysis professional for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. where he works with a team to manage multi-billion dollar budgets for the U.S. Navy’s Radars, Electronic Warfare, &  Lasers to keep America’s Navy #1 in the world. He also spends one week each Fall to recruit students at Penn State, his alma mater, from almost every major and GPA for thousands of civilian positions that support exciting U.S. Navy programs across the country. 
Casey Near is the Executive Director of Counseling at CollegeWise, the largest college admissions counseling company in the United States. In her role as an executive director, she manages all of the company’s admissions counselors, oversees day-to-day operations, and monitors the quality of counseling at CollegeWise.
Brett Bergen is a Financial Planning & Analysis professional for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. where he works with a team to manage multi-billion dollar budgets for the U.S. Navy’s Radars, Electronic Warfare, &  Lasers to keep America’s Navy #1 in the world. He also spends one week each Fall to recruit students at Penn State, his alma mater, from almost every major and GPA for thousands of civilian positions that support exciting U.S. Navy programs across the country. 
Becky King is an alumnae career advisor and interim college career mentor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. In addition to providing guidance and support to alumni and students, she also helps to plan and deliver programs that focus on the importance of networking and career transitions.
Casey Near is the Executive Director of Counseling at CollegeWise, the largest college admissions counseling company in the United States. In her role as an executive director, she manages all of the company’s admissions counselors, oversees day-to-day operations, and monitors the quality of counseling at CollegeWise.
Brett Bergen is a Financial Planning & Analysis professional for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. where he works with a team to manage multi-billion dollar budgets for the U.S. Navy’s Radars, Electronic Warfare, &  Lasers to keep America’s Navy #1 in the world. He also spends one week each Fall to recruit students at Penn State, his alma mater, from almost every major and GPA for thousands of civilian positions that support exciting U.S. Navy programs across the country. 
Shawn is the Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI, the leading machine learning peer-to-peer platform that empowers nonprofits to connect with and engage new donors and supporters and companies to find their best customers. Shawn started his career in the U.S Army in the 82nd Airborne Division before transitioning to the private sector as a logistics operations and technology consultant as well as an IT strategy management consultant.
Shawn is the Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI, the leading machine learning peer-to-peer platform that empowers nonprofits to connect with and engage new donors and supporters and companies to find their best customers. Shawn started his career in the U.S Army in the 82nd Airborne Division before transitioning to the private sector as a logistics operations and technology consultant as well as an IT strategy management consultant.
Alden Zecha is a founding partner at We Scale Impact, a consulting firm that focuses on supporting early stage social enterprise clients. He is also Managing Director for an angel investment group, Sidecar Angels. Over the course of his career he has raised over $50 million in capital for a variety of ventures.
Shawn is the Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI, the leading machine learning peer-to-peer platform that empowers nonprofits to connect with and engage new donors and supporters and companies to find their best customers. Shawn started his career in the U.S Army in the 82nd Airborne Division before transitioning to the private sector as a logistics operations and technology consultant as well as an IT strategy management consultant.
Alex Counts is the former CEO of the Grameen Foundation which he established in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. He trained under Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, and co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Shawn is the Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI, the leading machine learning peer-to-peer platform that empowers nonprofits to connect with and engage new donors and supporters and companies to find their best customers. Shawn started his career in the U.S Army in the 82nd Airborne Division before transitioning to the private sector as a logistics operations and technology consultant as well as an IT strategy management consultant.
Paul Pagnato is the CEO and Founder of PagnatoKarp, a top-ranked family wealth advisory with over $4.8 billion in assets under advisement. In 2019, Forbes ranked Paul as the number one advisor in Virginia (29th in the United States), and Barron’s ranked him at #2. Prior to founding PagnatoKarp, Paul worked at Merrill Lynch for 19 years, where he founded its Private Banking and Investment Office in Washington, D.C. However, Paul’s career had a very unconventional start. 
Patrick Curtis is the CEO, founder and chief monkey at Wall Street Oasis, an online platform with over 700,000 members to help college students and grad students start and build their careers in finance. In the years since launching a decade ago, Wall Street Oasis has become the one-stop-shop resource for finance and business reports, courses and a range of other services racking up a whopping 25 million visits and 2 million posts.
Paul Pagnato is the CEO and Founder of PagnatoKarp, a top-ranked family wealth advisory with over $4.8 billion in assets under advisement. In 2019, Forbes ranked Paul as the number one advisor in Virginia (29th in the United States), and Barron’s ranked him at #2. Prior to founding PagnatoKarp, Paul worked at Merrill Lynch for 19 years, where he founded its Private Banking and Investment Office in Washington, D.C.
Alex Grodnik is a co-founder at Payclub -- a next gen banking platform for Gen Z. Payclub allows you to create an infinite number of groups with friends to help manage and budget your money together. Alex is also the founder of Grod Media, a company that produces podcasts to market and partner with brands, and he hosts the Moving Up podcast, a highly rated business podcast with over 500k downloads.
Paul Pagnato is the CEO and Founder of PagnatoKarp, a top-ranked family wealth advisory with over $4.8 billion in assets under advisement. In 2019, Forbes ranked Paul as the number one advisor in Virginia (29th in the United States), and Barron’s ranked him at #2. Prior to founding PagnatoKarp, Paul worked at Merrill Lynch for 19 years, where he founded its Private Banking and Investment Office in Washington, D.C.
Julie Castle is the Chief Executive Officer at Best Friends Animal Society, which is fighting to end euthanization of dogs and cats in shelters across the United States. Julie graduated from Southern Utah University and planned to attend law school at the University of Virginia. However, on her way back from a post-graduation road trip with her best friends (ironic…) they made what they thought would be a brief stop at the Best Friends Animal Society. 
Kathy Jentz is a life-long gardener who turned her hobby into a profession. She is the editor, publisher and founder of the Washington Gardener Magazine based in the Washington, D.C. area.
Julie Castle is the Chief Executive Officer at Best Friends Animal Society, which is fighting to end euthanization of dogs and cats in shelters across the United States. Julie graduated from Southern Utah University and planned to attend law school at the University of Virginia. However, on her way back from a post-graduation road trip with her best friends (ironic…) they made what they thought would be a brief stop at the Best Friends Animal Society. 
Victor Schoenfeld is the head winemaker at the Golan Heights Winery in Israel, the third largest winery in Israel. In the three decades he’s been at the winery, Victor has become a driving force in Israel’s emerging modern wine industry.
Julie Castle is the Chief Executive Officer at Best Friends Animal Society, which is fighting to end euthanization of dogs and cats in shelters across the United States. Julie graduated from Southern Utah University and planned to attend law school at the University of Virginia. However, on her way back from a post-graduation road trip with her best friends (ironic…) they made what they thought would be a brief stop at the Best Friends Animal Society. 
Kathy Jentz is a life-long gardener who turned her hobby into a profession. She is the editor, publisher and founder of the Washington Gardener Magazine based in the Washington, D.C. area. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a journalism degree, Kathy started her career writing columns and heading media projects for local and national associations, including a national education association where she worked for 13 years.
Julie Castle is the Chief Executive Officer at Best Friends Animal Society, which is fighting to end euthanization of dogs and cats in shelters across the United States. Julie graduated from Southern Utah University and planned to attend law school at the University of Virginia. However, on her way back from a post-graduation road trip with her best friends (ironic…) they made what they thought would be a brief stop at the Best Friends Animal Society. 
Brendan Daly is the Chief Communications Officer at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He’s had a lengthy career in communications as a spokesman in public service, as a journalist, and in the nonprofit worlds.
Jeff Pollack is the CEO of Global Media & Entertainment for Pollack Media Group, which serves as one of the music industry’s top forecasters of musical trends. His insight and revelations play a large role in determining what consumers see and hear over the airwaves.
Brendan Daly is the Chief Communications Officer at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He’s had a lengthy career in communications as a spokesman in public service, as a journalist, and in the nonprofit worlds.
To celebrate the 500th episode of Time4Coffee host Andrea Koppel shares the 5 biggest takeaways she’s gleaned after doing hundreds of interviews with professionals in dozens of different careers. 
Brendan Daly is the Chief Communications Officer at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He’s had a lengthy career in communications as a spokesman in public service, as a journalist, and in the nonprofit worlds.
Bruno Del Granado is an entertainment industry executive and the Head of the Miami office of Creative Artist Agency (CAA), which is one of the best known talent and sports agencies in America. Bruno has over 25 years of experience in the film production, broadcasting and music industry, working with stars including:  Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin and Maluma.
Carlnel Wiley is commissioner of The Basketball League. He has over 25 years of coaching experience with teams such as Montana State University and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
Carlnel Wiley is commissioner of The Basketball League. He has over 25 years of coaching experience with teams such as Montana State University and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
Tom Holland is the CEO of Team Holland LLC, a fitness consulting company that works with brands like Bowflex, Beachbody and Sportwater. He is an exercise physiologist, fitness guru and a certified sports nutritionist with over three decades of experience in the fitness world.
Carlnel Wiley is commissioner of The Basketball League. He has over 25 years of coaching experience with teams such as Montana State University and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
Travis Mitchell is senior vice president and chief content officer at Maryland Public Television (MPT). In this position, he oversees all content created, acquired, and aired on the statewide public television network.  Travis brings more than two decades of media experience to his role at MPT. 
Travis Mitchell is senior vice president and chief content officer at Maryland Public Television (MPT). In this position, he oversees all content created, acquired, and aired on the statewide public television network.  Travis brings more than two decades of media experience to his role at MPT. 
Lesli Linka Glatter is a director of film, network, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes Homeland, The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Justified, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, True Blood, Mad Men, The Leftovers, The Good Wife, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, ER, Freaks and Geeks and Twin Peaks.
Travis Mitchell is senior vice president and chief content officer at Maryland Public Television (MPT). In this position, he oversees all content created, acquired, and aired on the statewide public television network.  Travis brings more than two decades of media experience to his role at MPT. 
Lesli Linka Glatter is a Director of film, network, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes Homeland, The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Justified, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, True Blood, Mad Men, The Leftovers, The Good Wife, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, ER, Freaks and Geeks and Twin Peaks.
Travis Mitchell is senior vice president and chief content officer at Maryland Public Television (MPT). In this position, he oversees all content created, acquired, and aired on the statewide public television network.  Travis brings more than two decades of media experience to his role at MPT. 
Lesli Linka Glatter is a Director of film, network, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes Homeland, The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Justified, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, True Blood, Mad Men, The Leftovers, The Good Wife, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, ER, Freaks and Geeks and Twin Peaks. Lesli has also directed numerous pilots including Gilmore Girls, Pretty Little Liars and SIX. Her films include Now and Then, The Proposition, and HBO’s State of Emergency. Most recently, Lesli was the Executive Producer/Director of the award winning series Homeland, and her next project is The Banker’s Wife, an 8-part mini-series for Amazon.
Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems. Serilda has been an HR/DEI innovator for over 15 years, honing her ability to identify challenges and opportunities while teaching the masses how to be better leaders.
Justin Dauer is the vice president of human-centered design and development at bswift,  a software as a service company in the healthcare industry. Justin attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a B.F.A in visual communications.
Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems.
Justin Dauer is the vice president of human-centered design and development at bswift,  a software as a service company in the healthcare industry. Justin attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a B.F.A in visual communications.
Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems. Serilda has been an HR/DEI innovator for over 15 years, honing her ability to identify challenges and opportunities while teaching the masses how to be better leaders. She has inspired thousands to create, embrace, and mobilize lasting organizational change.
Justin Dauer is the vice president of human-centered design and development at bswift,  a software as a service company in the healthcare industry. Justin attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a B.F.A in visual communications.
Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources consultancy created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems.
Rachel Sider is a Policy and Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). She is based in Jordan and is a member of the NRC’s Syria Country Management and Crisis Management team. In recent years, Rachel has become an experienced strategic advocacy and policy professional focusing on human rights, humanitarian assistance and displacement in the Middle East.
Max Isaacoff joined the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) staff in 2019 as the Government Affairs and Policy Manager. He is one of NRHA’s federally registered lobbyists. Max came to NRHA after working on Capitol Hill on various health care issues.
Rachel Sider is a Policy and Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). She is based in Jordan and is a member of the NRC’s Syria Country Management and Crisis Management team. In recent years, Rachel has become an experienced strategic advocacy and policy professional focusing on human rights, humanitarian assistance and displacement in the Middle East.
Max Isaacoff joined the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) staff in 2019 as the Government Affairs and Policy Manager. He is one of NRHA’s federally registered lobbyists. Max came to NRHA after working on Capitol Hill on various health care issues.
Rachel Sider is a Policy and Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). She is based in Jordan and is a member of the NRC’s Syria Country Management and Crisis Management team. In recent years, Rachel has become an experienced strategic advocacy and policy professional focusing on human rights, humanitarian assistance and displacement in the Middle East.
Tom Sheridan is the founder and president of The Sheridan Group (TSG), a public interest advocacy firm, whose mission is to help the good do better.  Over the years, The Sheridan Group has become the go-to firm in the nation’s capital for grassroots advocacy, issue campaign management and coalition-building for non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs and socially conscious corporations. 
Rachel Sider is a Policy and Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). She is based in Jordan and is a member of the NRC’s Syria Country Management and Crisis Management team.
Joshua Dick transformed a small family business, Urnex Brands, which sells cleaning products for commercial and household coffee equipment, into one of the worldwide leaders in the coffee industry. Josh was the CEO of Urnex for over 13 years before he sold the business and moved to Florence, Italy with his family.
Courtney Spaeth is the founder and CEO of Growth Period, a strategic business development and transaction advisory services firm. She began her career working as one of the very few women in the national security sector, including several government agencies such as the Department of Justice. 
Joshua Dick transformed a small family business, Urnex Brands, which sells cleaning products for commercial and household coffee equipment, into one of the worldwide leaders in the coffee industry. Josh was the CEO of Urnex for over 13 years before he sold the business and moved to Florence, Italy with his family.
Courtney Spaeth is the founder and CEO of Growth Period, a strategic business development and transaction advisory services firm. She began her career working as one of the very few women in the national security sector, including several government agencies such as the Department of Justice. 
Joshua Dick transformed a small family business, Urnex Brands, which sells cleaning products for commercial and household coffee equipment, into one of the worldwide leaders in the coffee industry. Josh was the CEO of Urnex for over 13 years before he sold the business and moved to Florence, Italy with his family.
Courtney Spaeth is the founder and CEO of Growth Period, a strategic business development and transaction advisory services firm. She began her career working as one of the very few women in the national security sector, including several government agencies such as the Department of Justice. 
Fatima Doman is a best-selling author, speaker, positive psychology coach and CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage.  She has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths to improve their lives.
Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, professor and brain health expert as well as a 10-time New York Times bestselling author.  His latest book is entitled The End of Mental Illness. Over 30 years ago, Dr Amen pioneered brain imaging, known as SPECT imaging, as a better way to more accurately diagnose mental illness and understand what’s causing it. 
Fatima Doman is a best-selling author, speaker, positive psychology coach and CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage.  She has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths to improve their lives.
Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, professor and brain health expert as well as a 10-time New York Times bestselling author.  His latest book is entitled The End of Mental Illness.
Fatima Doman is a best-selling author, speaker, positive psychology coach and CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage.  She has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths to improve their lives.
Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board-certifie