OutBüro - LGBT Voices

OutBüro - LGBT Voices

OutBüro Voices - In each episode host Dennis Velco has engaging and casual conversations with LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the globe Let's chat, share, learn, grow, and be inspired. together. We’ll explore their career path, inspiration, strategy, startup journey, successes balanced with insights from lessons learned. We’ll also talk with leaders in Diversity and Inclusion and community allies across many sectors with a keen LGBTQ perspective. Join us on www.OutBuro.com – The online community for LGBTQ professionals and entrepreneurs.

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March 15, 2021 50 min

In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Jacob Kneip who saw a need to create an LGBTQ+ community support center in a conservative suburb 45 minutes outside of Chicago - Wheaton, Illinois.   

I apologize for my mis-introduction.  Neither caught that to rerecord.  

Watch or listen to Jacob share his ah-ha moment and h...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Alfred Verhoeven, marketing consultant and Marketing Ph.D. candidate.    

01:15 Brief intro by Alfred 

02:30 Alfred's background includes a law degree and initially stubbled into marketing and has worked in corporate financial institutions yet has been in private practice for ...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with out gay Pennsylvania State Lawmaker Brian Sims, who just days after this recorded chat wherein I asked about political aspirations, he announced that he is running for Pennsylvania Lutienent Governor.   Sly devil.  

Here is his announcement.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Romy Newman a social entrepreneur with a focus on advancing workplace gender equality, career opportunities for women, and corporate transparency.   

Romy brings a long and rich career background in marketing and business development to Fairygodboss.  Co-founded with Georgene Huan...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Darren Loli, Founder/CEO and Executive Producer of Happening Out Television Network providing an LGBTQ perspective and programming.    

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Darren has a long and rich career background in business operational efficiency consulting via his company, th...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Wesley Smoot, Marketing Director for Unleashed LGBTQ.  

Located in Dallas, Texas Unleashed LGBTQ is an expo and due to COVID a virtual event featuring brands, talent/entertainers, apps, films, fresh music from LGBTQ artists, virtual tours of LGBTQ travel destinations, tutorials, v...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with AJ Mizes a career coach, leadership coach, and HR consultant.   

A.J. is a talent and human potential aficionado with over a decade of experience within Career Coaching and Human Resources--and has been featured in NBC, CBS, FOX, The International Business Times, and Yahoo! News. ...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Chris Rollins who is a coach for HR, people, and culture professionals.

Chris Rollins is a Leadership and Executive Coach for HR, People, and Culture Leaders, especially in the LGBTQ+ community, yet not exclusively. He does this work to deepen the commitment to his purpose: to...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Lisa Geason-Bauer based in Wisconsin is an entrepreneur focusing on environmental and sustainability consulting.  

01:30 Lisa describes her career started as a sociologist putting that background into practical use in sustainability.   

02:00 She aids her clients to Implement sust...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with John-Manuel Andriote, freelance health/medical-focused journalist for the likes of The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and others and author.   

In his early journalist career, he focused his reporting on HIV/AIDS and then broadened it to the wider health and medical topics.  Over the...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Zander Keig, a US military veteran, a trans man who has dedicated his career in service to others.

After a military medical discharge, his career took a slightly winding path yet always with a focus on being of service to others. He became a local police officer, achieved a degree...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Art Smith, artist, promoter, entrepreneur, and founder of Gay Barchieves.  

Art shares his story of working for two local LGBTQ community local print media companies starting in the mid-'80s.  This forced him to both be out as gay but also out and active in the community calli...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Dëv Ramsumair, out gay entrepreneur, fashion event producer, museum curator, foster parent, and much more.  

Warning! When Dëv and I have the opportunity to chat we cover lots of ground.  This interview conversation is no different.  What I love about this is the openness and vuln...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Kevin Shah.  Kevin is an out gay entrepreneur, product manager with an engineering background, immigrant, filmmaker, startup founder of Jaago, and so much more.  

I listed many things that Kevin identifies as, an illustration of intersectionality.  Kevin and I discuss what is inte...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with  Christopher Clawson-Rule, publisher, author, out gay entrepreneur.    

Christopher, who has several books published himself turned publisher with over 150 authors he represents says writer's block is bullshit.  He elaborates that writer's block is just laziness.  In our d...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Tyler Davis author of the book titled "New America Awakenings".   

"New America Awakenings" is a fictional tale of a world where the United States grapples with divisive factions of radical extremists who burst into a full civil war and foreign invasion all leaving...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Michael Johnson-Ellis gay dad and entrepreneur helping the LGBTQ community be informed on family building and family life.   

When Michael met his partner, his partner had a daughter from a previous marriage with a female. Michael had worked for some time in the fertility industry...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Scott Ballina, Senior Director, Diversity, Belonging & Giving for a global technology company.

Scott learned the value of diversity while serving in the US Navy as an officer leading a diverse group of sailors from all walks of life.  It was also in this role where he experien...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Max Appenroth: Transgender Experience Focused Healthcare Consultant based in Berlin, Germany.

Max is a male of transgender experience and has had to navigate the public medical system of Germany where doctors are assigned.  The assigned doctors were generalists with little to no e...

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In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Ashley Brundage, author, transgender activist, and VP of Diversity and Inclusion for a national financial institution.  

Ashely's journey is remarkable and inspiring.  When faced with homelessness and a family of four counting on her she was pretransition trying to find a job....

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