Cool Careers Podcast with Sha Lee Hornsby

Cool Careers Podcast with Sha Lee Hornsby

Cool Careers with Sha Lee Hornsby is a platform to highlight career journeys from Industry Professionals. These digital testimonies allows our viewers to learn about the peaks, valleys, and pitfalls within careers allowing us a chance to learn and grow. We will engage within various professions, industries, career levels to hear about their drivers and passions to develop an expertise. One can be entering early within your career, starting over, in transition, or in the full speed of your career progression—no matter where you are, this is a space to listen and learn. The Cool Careers platform will be interactive allowing you to query and to engage with our guests. We will learn from each other!


March 3, 2020 21 mins
Cool Careers Podcast chats with Maria T. Jackson about her career from education to law! Vote...and have a SUPER Tuesday! "Anything worth having is gonna be hard."-- Maria T. Jackson Maria T. Jackson presided over the 339th State District Felony Court in Houston, Harris County, Texas for 11 years before stepping down to run for county commissioner. She oversaw more than 100 jury trials that ran the gamut from low-level drug...
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Lane Moesser of Caliber Recruiting offers not only insight on your job search but foresight on the local/national market. Take a look! Lane began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen in the Houston office. He then successfully transitioned into industry finance and accounting roles including Controller/CFO. Lane is passionate about his goal of surpassing his client’s expectations and assisting them with talent acqui...
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Sha Lee Hornsby chats with Jeff Smith about a cool career and industry but it still comes with demand and delivery! Jeff Smith is a model agent for 25+ years. In his career, Jeff has booked models with clients ranging from Nike to Neiman Marcus and placed models in fashion markets all over the world. Before joining Naturally Fit Agency, Jeff was the Senior Creative Coordinator for Academy Sports & Outdoors where he coordina...
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Can’t wait for you guys to meet my phenomenal brother, David A. Northern, Sr! His career comes with great public service and responsibility but it’s pretty cool too. Over the span of 25 years, David A. Northern, Sr., has established a distinguished career in federal housing assistance programs including urban planning and policy development. Listen and learn. David was born and raised in Gary, IN. He is currently the Senior-Vice Pr...
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Meet Tylvia Addoh! This interview is fantastic for those aspiring undergrad engineer majors and early career engineers. Please watch and share. Tylvia Edwards Addoh is an Engineer and Technical Program Manager with over 10 years of experience working in combat systems and government acquisition. Currently, she is the Requirements Manager for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon for an $8.5 Billion Major Defense Acquisition...
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Meet Dr. Rajka Milanovic Galbraith! Have you heard of “functional” medicine?’ Dr. Rajka defines this for us and discusses her niche practice. She also highlights medical tips for performing people along with some COVID-19 preventive recommendations. Dr. Rajka has been practicing medicine for 23 years. She is passionate about empowering women to optimal health and in turn having them become ambassadors to empower their families and ...
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Meet Summer Jackson, a multi-talented Television Journalist, Lifestyle Expert, Professor and Media Expert. Listen and Learn about her social media + work-life balance tips. Please watch and share! Summer hosts the 460 Segment on WSB-TV. She also teaches communications as an Adjunct Professor, at Clark Atlanta University. Summer’s career spans news and entertainment, as a Reporter/Producer/Host/Anchor, at various television netw...
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August 2002, Jackie Adams signed her lease for the Melodrama Boutique. She will be celebrating 18 years of ownership later this year. She’s here to tell all about her journey. Congratulations, Jackie! Jackie Adams was born in West Virginia and raised in Detroit, Michigan before moving to Houston. She finished a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Grambling State University and Atmospheric Sciences at University of Houston. She land...
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Meet Donovan Lewis as he talks about his sports radio career journey. Watch and share! Born and raised in Dallas, Donovan graduated with a degree in Radio/Television from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M, Commerce). Donovan started his radio career as a board operator at Talk radio 570AM in 1993. From 1994 to 1999, he had an on-air experience on the Kevin McCarthy Show working on the “Flight Deck”. In 2003, Donovan mo...
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Listen to Part 1 of Austin's conversation about his very rewarding career of representing all human, civil, and employment rights! Austin is for the People! Watch and Learn. @terriahutchinson Austin Kaplan is the founder and managing attorney of Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC, employment law, and civil rights boutique that represents individuals. In 2015, he received national recognition for successfully suing a Texas County Clerk w...
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Austin is just an easy conversationalist! He spoke about his work in civil and human rights but also about the demands of working virtually and sprinkled legal and career advice along the way. Thanks, Austin! What a blast—let’s do this again.
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Diversity/Inclusion: Toni explains how and why differences are important in an organization. She also drops gems about being an asset and more about mentorship. Listen, learn and lead!!!! Antoinette “Toni” Hubbard recently retired as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion after 10 years with Trinity Health at their system headquarters in Livonia, Michigan. Toni is presently an officer of the board of directors for Mercy Educatio...
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Happy to introduce Nichelle Poindexter!!! She walks us through her eventful career journey while highlighting key moments and individuals guiding her to more opportunities. She also gives us a bit of advice for this experiencing career pivots and transitions, too. Enjoy the last interview of my first season! Big shout out to @Keresa Harrison + @Veronica Cross @1:51. Nichelle A. Poindexter is Vice President of Member...
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Starting Season 2 on a funny note! I’m completely overjoyed about introducing you to Marcus D. Wiley. We dive into his comedy career and how it all began. He also shares a bit of his entrepreneurial spirit and his leaps of faith. Either way, he remains very family-focused and never sacrificing his foundational values while on his journey.

...”making light AND shedding light!” —Marcus D. Wiley

Marcus D Wiley is a premiere entertaine...
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Dylan is a dynamic speaker, passionate coach, mentor, Author and consultant.
He is a certified Professional in Human Resources and holds a
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland, University College.

• General McArthur award
• Reserve Officer Outstanding Warrant Officer of the year
• Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Volunteer of the year
• Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
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The Guests:

Melissa Lane-Long

She has 13 years of experience in the auto finance industry. A native Texan, Melissa has a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas in Tyler.
She has volunteered for numerous non-profit organizations and served as an attorney for Teen Court in Smith County.
Her drive to help others and her community were displayed when she recently was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She used Facebook to blog a...
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Amber has thrived in various positions in professional sports with the NBA, NFL, and NCAA, and non-profit organizations around the DFW metroplex. She holds a BA in Communication from The University of Oklahoma and is also a citizen of the US and Antigua and Barbuda. husband and wife Amber C. Edwards and S. Johnathan Reese founded ACE7 which is a digital boutique excursion and resources firm.
Amber C. Edwards is taking us beyond a v...
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Happy Minority Mental Health Month! I am discussing mental wellness with a Licensed Professional Therapist, Tami Vienn Allen. She gives us a few tips on how to get started on your search for a therapist. We also tackle topics about how therapy is viewed in POC communities and how COVID has helped us made it more simple to receive effective treatment.

Tami specializes in Relationships and providing solutions for individuals and coup...
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Sarah is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin (hook ‘em horns), with a degree in Corporate Communication and a Business Foundations certification.

She is a long-time retailer with over 25 years of experience in the industry, from her first-ever job at Target (still her favorite store!), followed by Gap, Banana Republic, and Neiman Marcus.

“Retail is always changing. I love what I do because it gives me a sense of purpose, ...
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