Joy Economics Podcast

Joy Economics Podcast

Joy Economics is a weekly podcast that challenges the way we do business in the corporate world and provides listeners with the tools and know-how they need to find more joy at work and in life.... Show More

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March 26, 2020 50 min

At some point in our lives we will each experience a turning point—that unforgettable point in time when something happens that causes us to shift and change direction in a major way.

In light of the global impact of COVID-19, we wanted to replay this timely episode featuring the powerful story of Amanda Hammett, also affectionately known as the "Millennial Translator."

Amanda's story is about finding the courage and re...

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December 22, 2019 20 min

What's your biggest lesson learned from 2019? On this episode of Joy Economics,  Shani Godwin, CEO of Communiqué USA, Inc. along with fellow team members Kim Brown and Kellie Ladipo continue a discussion on the ups and downs of 2019. Listen in for another round of reflecting on a year of living, working and playing.

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December 7, 2019 41 min

The year 2019 has had its ups and its down, but through it all we blessed to survive the year, have a great year, and come out on top. Join us as we reflect on a year of living, working and playing, and learning lessons along the way that will set us up for success for years to come.

Part 1 of our holiday episode features Shani Godwin, CEO of Communiqué USA, Inc. with fellow team members Kim Brown and Kellie Ladipo.

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November 11, 2019 49 min
Featuring Kristen Sweet
Employee Experience Manger, RaceTrac
For many of us, when we're young in our career we think we have things all figured out. We think we know who we want to, what we want to do, and where we want to go. But what happens when things don't go exactly as planned?

On this episode of Joy Economics, we'll hear from Kristen Sweet about how her plan to become an educator didn't pan out but instead ...

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October 13, 2019 23 min

For this episode we're heading to the Joy Jar. This is a tradition on Joy Economics where we ask guests to pull a random question from our Joy Jar to provide additional insight on topics like their childhood, career adventures and favorite things. The answers to these questions help us learn the unexpected about our leader and find relatable experiences that connect us and inspire us to explore the deepest parts of ourselves.

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September 16, 2019 25 min

We've all been there. Life hands you a bag full of lemons and somehow you're suppose to turn it into lemonade. This episode is all about pivoting, featuring some of our best advice from past guests on how to pivot and make the most out of life's pitfalls. 

We'll hear from Adrion Porter, founder and host of the podcast Gen X Amplified, Kelly Burton, Chief Executive Officer of Founders of Color, and Amanda Hammett, Th...

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May 6, 2019 47 min

"Where you start does not have to dictate where you finish." This powerful theme is at the heart of CJ Stewart’s life story. Stewart is the CEO of Diamond Directors and Executive Director of L.E.A.D (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct). He grew up in one of the most dangerous housing projects in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite the odds stacked against him and with the help of his community and strangers who saw his potential, Stewart...

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April 6, 2019 52 min

Terrez Thompson is passionate about empowering women in business. As the Vice President of Supplier Diversity at The Coca-Cola Company and as a champion of the company's 5by20 economic empowerment initiative, she's laser focused on breaking down the barriers and building bridges of progress for women entrepreneurs across the globe.

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March 10, 2019 38 min

Humility is a hard pill to swallow when you are running a business, but it’s in those tough moments where you find opportunities for growth. In this episode of Joy Economics, we chat with Meghan Lynch, President and CEO of Six-Point Creative, to learn just what it takes to find confidence in your business again, and how you can apply that same principle to your own professional journey.

Megan shares the insights she’s gained from w...

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February 24, 2019 50 min

In this episode, we chat with Generation Xer, Adrion Porter, who is a marketing veteran with over twenty years of experience working with some big brands that include HBO, Cartoon Network, and Citi.

Adrion is also the founder and host of a podcast called Gen X Amplified. His show provides leadership and development insights from and for his listeners who he proudly describes as the X-Ceptional, X-Traordinary generation.

Listen in a...

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January 31, 2019 45 min

Kelly Burton, CEO, Founders of Color

In this episode of Joy Economics, we chat with Dr. Kelly Burton, the brainchild behind Founders of Color, a digital platform helping minority-owned businesses scale and grow.

Kelly is an accomplished entrepreneur who knows a thing or two about starting and running a successful business. But it was a very public failure that’s led to her most ambitious undertaking to date aimed at upending the na...

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January 25, 2019 46 min

Amanda Hammett is a successful entrepreneur who knows a thing or two about what it takes to excite a team of Millennials and Gen Xers. So much so, she calls herself the “Millennial Translator”.

In this podcast, you will gain a deeper understanding of the millennial generation’s mindset, how they both stand apart from and are much like generations before them, and how employers can leverage this understanding for greater success in ...

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January 18, 2019 48 min
Interview with Shani Godwin, CEO, Communique, USA and Host of Joy Economics Podcast With David Harris, as Guest Host
You hear her bright voice every time you tune in to a Joy Economics podcast, but who is Shani Godwin? Guest host, David Harris, provides the questions that introduce us to the voice behind the mic.

Learn what makes this successful entrepreneur tick and what’s helped shape her vision of a corporate America defined b...
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December 21, 2018 37 min

We're getting into the holiday spirit with a throwback to one of our favorite episodes from Season 1, featuring Stephanie Walters, lifestyle specialist in Hampton Roads, VA and Kyla Young and Chase Miller, two special young fans of the show. We'll be talking about holiday traditions and sharing lifestyle tips on how to manage and enjoy the holiday season. 

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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This bonus episode of Joy Economics features a quick course on how to make your elevator pitch great with David Farmer and Shane Benson of Launch YOUniversity. We’ll also revisit our friends at Moving in the Spirit, an Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit that uses dance to help youth thrive.

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December 7, 2018 47 min

Interview with Jean Adero, Founder of “Read Across Africa”

Jean Adero believes her “soul” purpose in life is to reimagine her home country of Africa. At face value this sounds like a monumental proposition. Not for Jean Adero, the founder and brainchild behind the youth literacy non-profit, Read Across Africa. 

In this powerful interview, host, Shani Godwin, unveils the many trials and tribulations Jean had to endure to realize her...

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November 16, 2018 49 min

Joy Economics
Interview with Becky Davis, Bosspreneur
CEO, MVPWork, LLC

Becky Davis was in her early 20’s when she first yearned to start her own business.  She had the charisma, stage presence and natural gift for public speaking, but when the moment came to step out and share her gift with the world, she just couldn’t do it.

How many times has this happened to you? How long have you been sitting on your great idea? How long have ...

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October 25, 2018 43 min

Interview with Shane Benson, VP, Operator Support &Organizational Planning, Chick-fil-A, Inc. & David Farmer, VP, Restaurant Experience, Chick-fil-A, Inc. / Co-founders of Launch Youniversity 

If you’re not actively launching something new in your life, you may be missing out on the very thing that keeps you challenged, fresh and relevant in today’s constantly evolving world.

In this episode, you will meet David Farmer and ...

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Omari and Onaje Henderson are on a mission to open up the art experience, in its many facets, to communities of color. In a stroke of genius, these engineers-by-trade decided to take their passion for art and turn it into a business that’s paying off in ways they never imagined. In this episode of Joy Economics, host Shani Godwin dives into their story and how you, too, can harness that passion into purpose.

 

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Dana Lupton’s love affair with dance has taken her from the first housing project in Atlanta, Georgia to the Gold Room of the White House.  Along the way, she overcomes her own childhood prejudices, discovers the meaning of selfless mentorship, and co-founds a youth-development non-profit, “Moving in the Spirit” that is dedicated to creating compassionate leaders through dance.

In this powerful interview with Joy Economics host Sha...

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