The Tomasz Show

The Tomasz Show

Welcome to The Tomasz Show, a podcast hosted by Tomasz Kwiatkowski, Director of Business Development at projekt202, a connector, content creator, and speaker. On this podcast, you will find interviews with community leaders, executives, and influencers who generously share their inspiring stories as well as many personal and professional growth pillars that helped them to get where they are today. Tomasz has been fortunate to develop relationships with many inspirational people on the daily basis on his journey as a 1st generation immigrant and documents that journey for the benefit of the next generation. Enjoy the show!

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September 21, 2020 66 min

Philip Farmer is a dear family friend of many years. I love his energy and light-hearted spirit. He played Division 1 tennis at Oklahoma University and after graduation, quickly identified his gift for coaching. Under his leadership, former #1 World Ranked Bryan Brothers (2003-2005, 2017) won 4 Grand Slam titles and advanced to 4 Grand Slam Finals. In addition, he trained former #1 Corina Morariu (2002) to reach 2 Grand Slam Titles...

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Ineyes Wright got her BFA education from the Art Institute of Dallas. 2 years after she landed her 1st corporate job as a Junior CAD artist, she was laid off along with many others wondering what to do next. Soon after, was introduced to a Steve Harvey's challenge to write down 500 things that she would like to accomplish in life. In addition to crossing things off her list, she decided to create her own fashion line, become a ...
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Bryan Griffin is originally from Columbus, OH and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2011. Yes, he is yet another fellow Mustang! Bryan is an expert in digital content creation, personal branding, fashion, and lifestyle content production. Featured in multiple leading US and British fashion publications, he has been commissioned by brands such as GQ, Mr. Porter, Christian Louboutin, Macy’s, Samsung, Swatch, Pernod Rica...

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Robert and I go back to 2007. We were basketball teammates at SMU in Dallas, TX. He is like a brother from another mother to me. He has been to my home country of Poland, we traveled to Africa together. We were fortunate to create countless memories and have stories to share for a lifetime. In this episode, Robert provides a lot of insights from his basketball career in Europe and his goal to become a licensed physical therapist in...

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Kelvin Beachum, a Mexia Texas native, graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2010 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Sports Management. In 2012, he completed a Master of Liberal Studies in Organizational Dynamics and delivered the commencement address for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Beachum was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 where he served as the starting left tackle until s...

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Byron Sanders is a committed advocate for education, economic
development, and creating equitable communities throughout
Dallas, Texas. As the President and CEO of Big Thought, he works
each day to explore innovative ways to narrow the opportunity gap
for children. Big Thought connects people and organizations to
prepare youth and children in under-resourced communities for tomorrow’s creative economy through quality in-school, aft...

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Sadaf Haq is a Public Health professional by trade who currently works for Pain Management of North Dallas. She’s an avid business developer and marketer for the practice and in her spare time, manages 3 determined daughters 13 and under. However, her true passion is community service, building bridges and fashion! She and her friend debuted a clothing line last year called Arzu. She is heavily involved in the social services of he...
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In this episode, I visited with a good friend, April Melton, Staffing Sales professional at Peyton Resource Group. We touch on many challenges associated with her being a single mom of a 5-year old daughter. What does April do on a daily basis to get it all done? How does she manage her busy schedule? Plus the latest on coronavirus, April's impressive fitness journey since she played Football in Duncanville, TX, her podcasting ...
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Hersh Gosar is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a software developer by day. By night, he creates content online to help thousands of students to apply and get admitted to universities, how to network and get their jobs. Hersh loves to help other people. His level of energy and passion make him a joy to be around. In this episode, we jump into many topics and some of them include his meeting with Gary Vee, his...

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Arianna Akinwunmi joined the Frisco Boys & Girls Club when she was 5 years old. The journey helped her instill a mindset to dream big. She was selected as the 2018 BGCCC Youth of the Year & Charles Schwab National Brand Ambassador - an example of the life-changing effect of BGCCC programs. She is now studying Finance at the University of Texas in San Antonio. After graduation, she wants to start her business with a focus on...

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I had a big pleasure to visit Zahra Jahanyfard's studio in Frisco, TX to record this episode of the podcast. She was born in Iran and moved to the U.S. in 2007, when her husband got a job in Lexington, Mo. She could not speak English however, she was able to connect to the local community through painting and her art work. Her goal is to establish an art residency program between Iran and the U.S., allowing artists from both co...

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Mark Metry is originally from Egypt. He is a Forbes featured speaker and host of Humans 2.0 Top 100 podcast, interviewing entrepreneurs, NY Times bestselling authors and world-class human beings. Once upon a time, he couldn't make direct eye contact with anyone and suffered from social anxiety from health issues & not living life he was strategically designed to live. Outside of his podcast, he speaks and consults start-ups...

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Aaron Zack's has built his professional career in marketing and sales. He became the youngest NFL agent in the business in 2015 and soon after, launched a Marketing and PR firm, Revolving Mind Media. His business focuses on helping brands scale in addition to representing a wide range of NFL athletes such as Jaylon Smith from Dallas Cowboys from the marketing perspective. "What better way to market your clients’ needs than ...

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In this episode, I had a pleasure to visit with Bashar Alhuneidi, Founder and Creative Director of Adam Aleksander, a luxury men’s fashion brand that recently opened at The Star in Frisco, TX. Bashar is a 20-year veteran of the fashion industry. He has worked for some of the biggest brands in the world such as Louis Vuitton or Bloomingdale's. He played basketball in college and came to the U.S. as a 1st generation immigrant. We...

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In this episode, I had a privilege to interview Mike Simpson, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC). He served on the Frisco City Council from 2000-2008 and is a former Mayor of Frisco, TX from 2002-2008. Mike and his wife Sandy moved to this area in 1997 and both have been actively involved in the community ever since. Under his leadership, BGCCC currently serves over 10,100 children each year through its after-sc...

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Dr. Ger Graus OBE is a renowned figure in the field of education, where, since March 2017, he holds the position of the first Global Director of Education at KidZania. The organization, where children aged 4 to 14 can experience the world of work through role-play, is designed to inspire and empower: “from inspiration to aspiration”. Since its inception in 1999 in Mexico City, KidZania now has a presence in 27 cities in 21 countrie...

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Chelsea Cunningham of The Title Girl entered the auto world at the age of 21. She jumped in with both feet and began buying cars from auctions then retailing and wholesaling them. Once she relocated to Texas, the dream of The Title Girl began to form. The business provides vehicle title concierge services and prides itself in reducing time dealers spend on managing cars already sold and enabling them to focus on new sales. In this ...

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"A Regular Guy Trying to Make Good Things Happen in the World". - Jake Melton, Owner at The JB Melton Group. While maintaining a huge level of humility, Jake helps organizations create sought-after workplace environments. He possesses a very diversified set of skills and experiences in the areas of consulting, coaching, speaking, minimalism. In this interview, we dive in-depth to his journey with Tourette Syndrome, LinkedIn...

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I had a blast interviewing Divy Shrivastava, CEO & Co-Founder of Paladin Drones. Divy is a 1st generation immigrant, originally from India. After almost 2 years studying engineering at UC Berkeley, he dropped out and launched the firm with his friend Trevor Pennypacker. They use autonomous drones to give first responders a live overhead view of an emergency before they arrive, allowing them to respond to emergencies quickly and...

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I had a privilege to interview Peter Burns, PMP Certified Executive at Nokia. Peter was born and raised in Jamaica. At the age of 12, he and his family moved to New York to begin the second chapter of their lives. 6 years later, he joined the US Army and after two decades of service all over the world, he moved to Frisco, TX in 1999. Through his selfless actions, he quickly became a well-respected local leader, mentoring and advisi...

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