Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens!

Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens!

Tired of the conventional method of networking? Ready to explore a more collaborative, lifelong approach to building business relationships? Tune in to "Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens!" Join us as we investigate the power of connection and how it shapes our lives. We uncover the mysteries behind successful networking partnerships and reveal how you can also become "Awake in the Network." We'll take it one step further— networking live with our guests. In each episode, we talk to thriving individuals who've made their dreams a reality by mastering the art of networking to create significant opportunities for all. You'll get insider tricks and practical advice to help you become a networking expert and transform your life. Learn how to: - Embrace the unexpected and experience surprising synergistic outcomes. - Make every interaction with your network partners work to your advantage. - Communicate more meaningfully. - Understand the process for creating mega opportunities. - Develop an efficient plan for a dynamic, impactful network that benefits not just you, but every person you connect with. If you're ready to awaken your networking potential and create the life of your dreams, join us every other episode. Your destiny awaits!r Wednesday to become: "Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens!"


November 23, 2023 48 mins

Destiny often arises from the most unexpected places. For Cornelius Griggs, we will ask him to share his path forged through childhood adversity and mentorship that instilled in him the power of education. 

Raised in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods and the foster care system, Griggs overcame homelessness, violence, and family struggles. Encouraged by mentors to pursue an education, he earned multiple degrees, served in...

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Welcome to "Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens"! We're thrilled to introduce Joyce Sullivan, our esteemed guest for today. Joyce is not just a witness to life but an active change-maker. She exemplifies being 'awake' in every sense, manifesting as a transformative force in the fields of executive coaching, career reinvention, and social media strategy planning.

Joyce boasts an impressive resume with...

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In our recent episode of the "Awake in the Network" podcast, Billy, John St. Augustine, and I had an engaging and enlightening conversation about the power of connectivity. We laughed about the holiday season coming up and exchanged stories about our uniquely Chicago winter weather. Our conversations also ranged far beyond these topics. We explored deep, inspiring ideas about serendipity, intentionality, and the invisible...

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Join Billy and me  as we talk with Dr. Dominica McBride, Author of “Becoming Change Makers: The Exquisite Path to Leadership and Liberation for Women of Color."  This transformational book helps women of color find their way through our unprecedented times. Following an honest exploration of the significant loss of life, trauma faced by communities of color, and ongoing micro-aggressions that have caused unnecessary suffering ...

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October 4, 2023 31 mins

We are delighted to introduce our next guest on "Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens," Dana Rubin. Dana is an accomplished consultant, speechwriter, and speaker passionate about publicly empowering women to share their perspectives.

Dana pioneered the Speaking While Female Speech Bank, an expansive online resource that houses the world's largest archive of women's speeches from various cultures and e...

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September 20, 2023 46 mins

We are delighted to introduce our next guest, Robert Johnson, on "Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens." Robert is a social entrepreneur and self-described "lawpreneur" with a remarkable career spanning over 30 years in law, business management dispute resolution, and diversity equity and inclusion consulting at home and abroad. His expertise and experience have been instrumental in transforming organizat...

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September 6, 2023 38 mins

Stacey Gonzales, a seasoned educator, and administrator with years of experience in public schools, is a shining example of an Edlightened Leader. Her passion for inspiring positive change in the lives of her students and colleagues is exactly what Stacey , the visionary behind Edlightened, hopes to cultivate in her community. Stacey's mission revolves around sharing the uplifting narratives of leaders, forging connections, an...

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Welcome to Awake in the Network Where Destiny Happens! This podcast features our special guest, Andy Friedman. Andy is a marketing leader with a wealth of experience and insights about the intersection of technology and imagination. Currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for Specifi Software, Andy is renowned for his focus on leveraging AI for marketing and content creation.

We'll dive deep into the world of innovatio...

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Welcome to "Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens!" podcast with your hosts, Melissa G Wilson and Billy Dexter. In this captivating episode, they are joined by a very special guest, the incredible James Rousseau, also known as Trig.

James Rousseau, the Founder and CEO of The Corelink Solution, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to the discussion...

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June 28, 2023 47 mins

Welcome to the "Awake in the Network: Where Destiny Happens" podcast. We are thrilled to have Marc A. Howze as our special guest in this episode. Marc is a seasoned, versatile, and highly collaborative senior executive who brings a wealth of tested experiences and skills to the world of board service.

With over 35 years of leadership spanning both the private and public sectors, Marc's expertise extends across diverse...

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Malena is an accomplished writer and author of the powerful and poignant memoir "A Fistful of Honey." In her book, Malena shares her journey of overcoming trauma, abuse, and addiction to find healing, hope, and redemption. Through her honest and raw storytelling, 

Malena offers a message of resilience and courage that inspires readers to confront their own struggles and find the strength to rise above them. Beyon...

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Can you adapt to the accelerated pace of change to stay relevant in your work? Our guest, Marti Konstant, researches how people respond and adapt to change in the workplace. As a workplace futurist and career strategist, she has uncovered the one trait that helps you and your organization flourish in today’s fast-changing environment: Agility.

Marti is a renowned motivational speaker and trainer specializing in the future ...

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Welcome to the Awake in the Network podcast, where we explore the power of networking and building strong relationships. We are thrilled to have Orlando Ashford, Chief People Officer at Fanatics, as our guest in this episode. Orlando has built a remarkable career in human resources and management, and he attributes much of his success to his ability to build and maintain strong relationships.

One of Orlando's most sig...

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Join us as we sit down with Marcia Dempster, Senior Director of Channel Sales at Keeper Security, the leading Enterprise Password Security platform, to discuss her extensive experience in the technology and channel industry. Marcia maintains strategic relationships with partners, VARs, MSPs, distributors, and their vast networks of trusted advisers.

With 15 years of experience in the field, Marcia has previously held posit...

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Besides being movers and shakers, Billy, Melissa, and John have one another thing in common-the great state of Michigan. Billy and Melissa are just back from a trip to MSU (Michigan State University), and John lived in the UP of Michigan for 20 years. All this talk around the Wolverine State becomes a look back, "the journey of a thousand miles" that John took on foot back in the fall of 1996. The lessons learned, the tea...

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The Human Connection. 

As technology continues to bring people together, it's often easy to forget the human equation. Chris Brogan is a NY Times best-selling author and internationally recognized thought leader in finding value past technology to the human connection that is more important than the Artificial Intelligence that makes it all possible. Also, Chris shares some insights on his ongoing journey with low-end clinical ...

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Join Larry Mohl, the founder of Rali Solutions, as he discusses reaching new heights in your career. With vast experience in multi-industry organizations, Larry shares his insights on building organization capability, strategic learning, and performance improvement.

Starting his career as an engineer at Motorola, Larry quickly transitioned to a change leadership role, helping to drive the company's adoption of Six Sigma and con...

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In this episode, Billy D. and Melissa G. collaborate to provide an insightful review of the first six episodes of the podcast, along with the valuable insights shared by recent guests and those planned for the future. With the input of their Executive Producer, John St. Augustine, they discuss the progress of the Awake in the Network Podcast, emphasizing the crucial message of increasing one's consciousness to enhance per...

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He was trained in architecture at The University of Waterloo and worked for the City of Waterloo in Urban Planning, Design, and Downtown Redevelopment. As he expanded his talents, Sunshine Chen began to see the interconnectedness of all things, including the design of buildings and our lives. He would go on to create Urban Imagination & Design Co. and then Storybuilders Creative Communications and Media, which has told stories ...

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