Trailblazers.FM

Trailblazers.FM

Trailblazers.FM is an interview-style podcast where host Stephen A. Hart delves deep into bold conversations with brilliant Black Entrepreneurs - self-driven founders, best-selling authors, and passionate leaders. Each episode documents fascinating and extraordinary Black stories, to help teach actionable strategies, valuable tactics and innovative tools, that you can put to use immediately on your journey to becoming transformative trailblazers. Access 200+ episodes of Black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. Subscribe to join us for our conversation each and every week.

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December 7, 2020

All anyone has to do is say the year and it can elicit an emotion. In a few words, this year has been everything from unpredictable, to traumatic, scary, exhausting and bizarre. But, there have been moments of joy as well, despite the pain.

For those who are hurting, who need the hope that an opportunity to start over provides, debut author Zim Flores has some thoughts. Flores’ new book, Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful ...

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OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: ZACH NUNN

Based out of Houston, TX, Zach Nunn is a “Big 4” Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant and thought leader, with over 9 years of experience leading cultural and organizational transformation in a variety of industries. As the CEO and founder of Living Corporate, LLC, Zach amplifies and centers marginalized voices at work by interviewing Black and brown executives, activists, educators, ...

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You've heard the advice to reach out to individual journalists …. but should we work to build rapport with journalists BEFORE we need them? I ask this and several other questions that I wanted more insights on in this conversation with the PR GURU, Pam Perry. OUR FEATURED GUEST THIS WEEK: PAM PERRY

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to b...

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It's time to open the doors for Black creatives in the fashion industry and provide them direct access to some of fashion's top leaders and vets.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: CHRISTOPHER BEVANS

Christopher Bevans is a native of New York, who began his career apprenticing at a local tailoring house where he eventually became the owner at 19 years old. Christopher’s roots as an expert tailor developed into a passion that carried him ...

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There are more amazing Black men and women, who aren't poor, aren't criminals, aren't threats to our society, than those who are. Yet, the media's representation of Black people paint a different picture. If we are to alter the media's distorted portrayal, we must among other things, increase the number of Black tv owners, producers, journalists and experts who are the creators of content.

I’m excited today to s...

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Leading in purpose and with authenticity provides the strength, endurance, and desire to succeed in all areas of life.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: TRACY L. WILLIAMS, MS

Today I share in a conversation with Tracy L. Williams, a nationally recognized leader committed to equity, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion with expertise creating and executing strategies that uplift women and underserved populations through entrepreneur...

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How is society being biased, specifically against the segment of citizens who count themselves among the formerly incarcerated?   Today I share in a deep conversation with Bishop Darren Ferguson,  a preacher, teacher, singer, motivational speaker and social activist. In this conversation, Bishop Ferguson shares his own experiences going from prison to the pulpit and beyond.    Special thanks to Shawn Dove and to Proctor & Gambl...

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Healthy manhood is the solution to ending all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination and can improve the mental and physical health for men and boys.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: TED BUNCH

Ted Bunch is an educator, author, activist, and lecturer working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. Bunch is Chief Development Officer of A Call to Men and is internationally recognized for his efforts to...

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Whatever your focus - whether you’re a leader, a career professional or a business owner, you’ve got to have a base line code or model that you follow and live by. In today’s episode ALLAN HOUSTON and I discuss an unshakeable value system he’s developed for winning in life called FISLL.

This acronym stands for Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership and Legacy.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: ALLAN HOUSTON

Allan Houston lives his life with th...

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Desiree joins Stephen to discuss how to take care of yourself… know your limits… give yourself permission to not be ok… and seek the resources you need to be the best you.

OUR GUEST THIS WEEK: DESIREE S COLEMAN

Desiree S. Coleman works to create equitable and empowering conditions for women & organizations. She is a consultant who has helped numerous groups redefine their diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) practices. Likew...

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Inspired by the loss of her aunt, this Black physicist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is on a quest to cure cancer in a revolutionary new way.

Dr. Green is one of the first African American women in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in physics, holds the distinction of being only the second African American woman and is the fourth African American to receive a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

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You are a product of your choices, NOT a victim of your circumstances. Your biggest challenges can be transformed into the foundation for extraordinary personal growth.

Today’s conversation is JT McCormick. JT is the President and CEO of Scribe Media and a bestselling author of the book I Got There: How a Mixed-Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Arrive at the American Dream

JT’s story is truly enthralling. It grips you...

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We've decided to optimize the messaging for Trailblazers.FM to become a podcast focused on exploring successful Black entrepreneurs. We will still feature the legendary creators, best-selling authors, and passionate leaders you have always enjoyed, but we are now able to truly double down and deliver even more targeted content for our self-driven entrepreneur community, so that whether you’re running a brick and mortar or you’r...

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Dealing with an internal struggle? Are you mentally exhausted? Needing some motivational #missionfuel to help you build your #mentalstrength so you can manage your emotions and thoughts in 2020 with all that's going on?   It’s been 252 days since I last published an episode and so much has happened since then. I knew that I needed to talk about some of what’s been happening with me in this ’time to be silent’ because 1) it’s he...
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Why is our mindset towards money so important?

When should we start a business?

When do you begin paying yourself as a business owner?

This episode was recorded in November of 2019 with our featured guest, Ash Cash Exantus. It was intended to be a part of our January 2020 wealth series which didn’t happen when we paused the podcast back in January. But we couldn't wait to share this episode with Ash, because it’s still (if not...

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January 6, 2020
In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes‬ chapter ‭3 says   “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.    The Word says there is “a time to be silent and a time to speak” ‭‭ Blazer Nation ... for the past 4 years I’ve spoken and shared over 200 episodes with you. I’ve always been honest with you guys and right now I’m telling you the truth when I say that I am not in a great state of mind and ...
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Do it before you’re ready!  The action to take is to take action!  
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Merry Christmas  Blazer Nation   Last week I shared an inspirational episode titled Acres of Diamonds, where I told you that you had all you needed and that somewhere within the work you are doing today,  lurked an opportunity which could bring you everything you could possibly want for yourself, your family and your career.   As I thought more about that, I wanted to follow up with one of the best episodes we had this year that wa...
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Today, I’m going to share a story with you that was originally told by the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Russell Herman Conwell. He told this story more than 6,000 times all around the world.   This famous inspirational lecture, Acres of Diamonds, has inspired me in so many ways and I'd like to share it with you today.
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Your vision wants to come to fruition for you just as much as you want to see it for yourself. But a lot of people forget to do the work. You can't just slap a picture up on the board. That's nice, but what are you going to do to get there? What are the steps that you're going to take? And a lot of it has to do with mindset over money.

This week's feature is a PON DI REPLAY throwback to December 2016 with past trail...

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