Episode

Barry Jacobson, Part 2: The Payoff of Perseverance

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service.

Our guest describes his definition of success and accomplishments associated with leveraging his network to solve problems, his greatest adversity regarding being ambitious and persevering through disappointments, and shares his best leadership advice.

03:28 — Greatest accomplishment — Defining success as the culmination of combined effort; leveraging a network of relationships; problem-solving
17:51 — Greatest adversity — Acknowledging that ambition can lead to disappointment, showing perseverance
26:09 — Best leadership advice, “Be a disruptor.”

Resources
Barry Jacobson Consulting — https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Barry Jacobson, Part 1: Take Care of Your People

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service.

Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of taking care of the people who take care of the guests and shares stories about three of his Disney leadership role models; describes his background of showing leadership at an early age; and shares his observations on the Disney leaders he feels were the most effective disruptors.

03:16 — Leadership philosophy, taking care of people, Disney leadership role models
16:02 — Self-Awareness Quiz
18:57 — Growing up in Connecticut; leadership lessons learned from a mother who gets things done
28:05 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
30:29 — Discussion of Disney leaders as disruptors

Resources
Barry Jacobson Consulting — https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Cockerell Part 2: Impact through Influence

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service.
Our guest describes her definition of success and the satisfaction that comes from influencing others, the rewards and challenges associated with having family members working within one organization, and her best advice for leaders.

02:48 — Greatest accomplishment — defining success, making an impact by being influential
12:12 — Greatest adversity — how people treat you when you have other family members in the same organization
23:47 — Best leadership advice, expressing optimism for the future

Books
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck — https://tinyurl.com/5khjbw9a
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman — https://tinyurl.com/ktabb4n6
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman — https://tinyurl.com/jd9v3nfv
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs — https://tinyurl.com/jxhdr9km

Resources
Cockerell Consulting Group — https://cockerellconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Cockerell Part 1: It Takes Relationships

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of building long term relationships, explains how her interest in travel shaped her career path, and shares her thoughts on leadership across both French and American cultures.

02:25 — Leadership philosophy, building long term relationships, Disney leadership role models
16:03 — Self-Awareness Quiz
19:39 — Growing up in Lyon, France; taking risks and making life-changing decisions
29:42 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
32:06 — Comparison of Disney leadership in French and American cultures

Resources
Cockerell Consulting Group — https://cockerellconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Deloria Nelson Part 2: The Inclusion Illusion

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Deloria Nelson, former Disney leader in Human Resources, and current president of Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc., where she energizes and engages workforce transformation as a coach and consultant, focusing on culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our guest describes the challenges associated with “the inclusion illusion” and what leaders can do to overcome it, how leaders can make a difference in the lives of the people around them, and building a culture of engagement through inclusion.

02:10 — Greatest adversity — the “inclusion illusion;” the difference between diversity and inclusion
17:06 — Greatest accomplishment — defining success, living authentically and helping people find their gifts
24:51 — Best leadership advice; building a culture of engagement

Resources
Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc. — https://acesolutionsgroup.com
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Deloria Nelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/deloria-nelson-54822711
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Deloria Nelson Part 1: Lead with Love

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Deloria Nelson, former Disney leader in Human Resources, and current president of Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc., where she energizes and engages workforce transformation as a coach and consultant, focusing on culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of “leading with love,” her experience working in employee relations and compliance, and her thoughts on Disney leadership.

03:04 — Leadership philosophy, “lead with love,” Disney leadership role model
12:17 — Self-Awareness Quiz
16:31 — Growing up as family mediator; discussion of HR investigations and treating people fairly
27:08 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
29:53 — Comparison of Disney leadership to leadership in other companies

Resources
Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc. — https://acesolutionsgroup.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Deloria Nelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/deloria-nelson-54822711
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Patrick Brennan, Part 2: The Business of Creativity

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Patrick Brennan, executive level leader who enjoyed a 32-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and contributed to the development of attractions at every Disney theme park location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of serving as part of the team, his Disney leadership role model, his early years taking an interest in art and preparing to be a “starving artist,” and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years.

02:33 — Greatest accomplishment — leading field art direction in the construction of Critter Country at Tokyo Disneyland
17:14 — Greatest adversity — conflict resolution, balancing creative and business interests
29:18 — Best leadership advice; lessons from the early days of Pixar

Books
As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.

The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch — https://tinyurl.com/cfsduuc4

The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company, David A. Price — https://tinyurl.com/5ajsbejm

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek — https://tinyurl.com/2a57nnxc

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Patrick Brennan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-brennan-b978b96/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Patrick Brennan, Part 1: From Starving Artist to Imagineer

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Patrick Brennan, executive level leader who enjoyed a 32-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and contributed to the development of attractions at every Disney theme park location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of serving as part of the team, his Disney leadership role model, his early years taking an interest in art and preparing to be a “starving artist,” and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years.

02:29 — Leadership philosophy, Disney leadership role models
11:05 — Self-Awareness Quiz
14:02 — Growing up with an interest in art, early role model, working at the zoo
22:50 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
26:28 — Disney leadership through the decades, explaining the “why,” trust and respect

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Books
Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek — https://tinyurl.com/49mrfwp3

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Patrick Brennan https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-brennan-b978b96/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Dave Vermeulen, Part 2: Cast First, Guest Always

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Dave Vermeulen, 48-year Cast Member and former executive with leadership experience at every Disney theme park resort location around the world. Our guest describes his greatest accomplishments associated with recognizing talent, taking risks, and making people happy; shares learnings from greatest adversity regarding career challenges; and explains what is meant by “Cast First, Guest Always.”

02:23 — Greatest accomplishment — representing the company and its product, recognizing talent, and taking risks
16:27 — Greatest adversity — career challenges, showing loyalty in relationships
28:57 — Best leadership advice; “Cast First, Guest Always,” mentor relationships

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Dave Vermeulen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-vermeulen-b56b90a/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Dave Vermeulen, Part 1: Know the Product

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Dave Vermeulen, 48-year Cast Member and former executive with leadership experience at every Disney theme park resort location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of knowing the product and serving as a role model, his Disney leadership role models, his early years growing up in Southern California and working at Disneyland in the 1960s, and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years.

02:29 — Leadership philosophy, Disney leadership role models
11:05 — Self-Awareness Quiz
14:02 — Growing up on a farm in Southern California, working at Disneyland
22:50 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
26:28 — Disney leadership through the decades, balancing focus on both results and people

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Dave Vermeulen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-vermeulen-b56b90a/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Oberle, Part 2: What It Means to Be First

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Oberle, 27-year Cast Member, former Vice President of Disney University and the first woman executive at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Our guest describes the adversity of being first and how she dealt with it; the sense of accomplishment that can come from getting employees involved in the development and execution of new business ideas; and her best business and career advice.

02:36 — The adversity of being the first woman executive in Walt Disney Parks organization
17:52 — Involving Cast Members in creating new revenue generating products
30:06 — Best advice for leaders and closing comments

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Oberle, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-oberle-657037180/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Oberle, Part 1: Finding Treasure in People

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Oberle, 27-year Cast Member, former Vice President of Disney University and the first woman executive at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of finding treasure in people, how she found her way to Disney, her perceptions of how Disney Parks leadership has changed over time, and how to build a culture of high engagement.

02:41 — Leadership philosophy, being a barrier breaker, guest’s role model
13:25 — The Self Awareness Quiz
17:56 — Backstory and finding her way to Disney
25:42 — WDW Insider Free Association
28:26 — Perceptions of Disney leadership through the decades

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Oberle, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-oberle-657037180/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Meet the Hosts: Rebecca Morgan & J.B. Adams

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams introduce themselves to listeners, discuss their leadership philosophies, and consider the impact that The Walt Disney Company has had on the leisure and entertainment industry as well as on their own careers as leadership consultants. Is Disney leadership a big deal? Tune in, listen, and decide for yourself.

03:09 — Leadership philosophies and why Disney leadership is a big deal
07:08 — The Self Awareness Quiz; hosts share backstories
18:56 — WDW Insider Free Association; Disney leadership through the decades
23:00 — The greatest accomplishment; hosts define success
25:27 — Hosts share their greatest adversity stories
32:19 — Leader’s best advice, hosts introduce each other

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Nate Yelle Isn’t the Only Asian American in the Studio Anymore

Why is it important to have more Asian Americans working in the video game industry? How do we get there? And what do video games have to do with tabletop RPGs? Tune in to hear Nate Yelle, game designer at Iron Galaxy Studios, share his insights from nearly a decade in the industry as he talks about Pokemon nostalgia, trends in Asian American representation, and why every game developer should play tabletop RPGs.

00:01:07 — Meet Nate!
00:14:50 — The most compelling narrative game ever
00:19:00 — Asian American identities
00:27:15 — Diversity & representation at video game studios
00:41:21 — Getting more Asian Americans in the industry
00:46:06 — Why every game dev should play TTRPGs
01:03:06 — The Nice Dad GM

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Shadowrun — https://rb.gy/hsfwyz
Animal Crossing: New Horizons — https://www.animal-crossing.com/new-horizons/
Florence — https://annapurnainteractive.com/games/florence
Toejam and Earl 2 — https://rb.gy/osknzz
Overwatch — https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/
Apex Legends — https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends
Ghost of Tsushima — https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/ghost-of-tsushima/
Street Fighter II — https://rb.gy/tlax3n
NBA Live — https://www.ea.com/games/nba-live/nba-live-19
Blades in the Dark (free download TTRPG) — https://www.evilhat.com/home/blades-in-the-dark/

Other Resources
Unreal Engine — https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/
“Asian American Game Developers Are Dreaming of Their Own Minari Moment” (IGN) — https://rb.gy/arxa4t
Hideo Kojima — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Kojima
Chummer (for Shadowrun 5th edition) — https://github.com/chummer5a/chummer5a

Don’t forget to check out our friends at the Quit The Build podcast!

Credits
Guest — Nate Yelle, Game Designer at Iron Galaxy Studios
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producers — J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Laura Tutu Wants You to Find Your People

What happens when you take a theatrical performer, introduce them to D&D, and then quarantine strikes? Naturally, they get on Twitch. Laura Tutu (she/her or they/them) is a Black streamer and podcaster with a background in theatre and burlesque. Tune in to hear about the performance side of tabletop RPGs, Laura’s character creation methods, why barbarians are Laura’s favorite class, and how you can find your people.

01:06 — Meet Laura!
09:30 — Dramatic escapism
17:45 — Characters are everything
22:46 — The role of improv in D&D
24:50 — Why player comfort is #1
32:03 — Character creation and D&D shenanigans
40:30 — Barbarians 4ever
51:00 — Find your people

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition — https://amzn.to/32sfVhh
Shadowrun — https://rb.gy/hsfwyz

Other Resources
TheWorldsGuild (live play campaigns) — https://www.twitch.tv/theworldsguild
Brunches and Dragons (live podcast) — https://www.twitch.tv/starkravingmab
Critical Role — https://critrole.com/
Consent in Gaming (with a consent checklist!) — https://rb.gy/ztx4l8

Credits
Guest — Laura Tutu, https://beacons.page/lauratutu
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producers — J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Trey Joiner Envisions a Black Future in TTRPGs

There are a lot of ways to protest. If marching isn’t for you, have you ever thought about making a game? Trey Joiner is the writer/creator of an afrofuturist supplement to the Lancer RPG, entitled The Field Guide to Mfecane. Join us as he tells us about a Star Wars RPG cry session, how he aims to honor South African culture through his writing, and why we need more afrofuturist stories.

01:09 — Meet Trey!
10:40 — Star Wars cry session
14:00 — Games as protest
19:30 — Origins of the Field Guide
30:10 — What Civ 6 left out
39:00 — The problem with white liberalism
50:18 — Creating more Afro futures

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Lancer RPG — https://massif-press.itch.io/
The Field Guide to Mfecane — https://nhp-shaka.itch.io/mfecane-field-guide
Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition — https://amzn.to/32sfVhh
Genesys RPG — https://amzn.to/2Tvc0zh
Apex Legends — https://amzn.to/3zuskjk
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire — https://amzn.to/2RhvRRD
Star Wars: Force and Destiny — https://amzn.to/3rx3U63
Swordsfall — https://www.swordsfall.com/
Civilization VI — https://amzn.to/2WgODKX

Shaka & Mfecane Resources
The Myth of the Mfecane — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rSx98w5fH0
Zulu Rise and Mfecane (BBC) — https://rb.gy/xlqkmn
A history of Shaka Zulu — https://rb.gy/n7vkaf

Other Resources
Black Table Arts — https://www.blacktablearts.com/
Lovecraft Country — https://www.hbo.com/lovecraft-country
Pilot Net (Discord for Lancer RPG) — https://discord.gg/CXMuMkFCwS

Credits
Guest — Trey Joiner (@StationUkuwa on Twitter)
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producers — J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Dr. Robert Prescott Tells Stories With Purpose

Host Clara Mount interviews Dr. Robert Prescott, Former Executive in Residence Associate Professor and Continuing Graduate Faculty of Management. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview recorded and broadcast in Spring 2021. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Dr. Prescott and selected Crummer alumni and students, featuring discussions on his thoughts on management and leadership development, his advice for the Crummer community, and some tips for life-long learners.

00:27 — Introducing the panel
04:17 — Change management and trust
10:38 — Early business influences, management lessons
20:51 — Career aspirations and transitions
26:55 — Career philosophy and life-long learning
30:30 — Meet and greet with Dr. Robert Prescott
31:39 — Moving from Alabama to Pennsylvania
35:09 — Lessons learned from students
43:25 — Storytelling in leadership
47:46 — The importance of life-long learning
57:10 — Closing message to the Crummer community

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Books
Managing Change by Nic Beech and Robert MacIntosh — https://amzn.to/3AMhu9M
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot — https://amzn.to/3xA5Lt0

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu
Appreciative inquiry — https://www.centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/more-on-ai/what-is-appreciative-inquiry-ai/
TED Talk: “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” with Amy Cuddy — https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_may_shape_who_you_are?language=en

Credits
Guest — Dr. Robert Prescott
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-k-prescott-phd-sphr-shrm-scp-5344836/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Dr. Keenan Yoho Leads the Rhythm in Operations Management

Host Clara Mount interviews Dr. Keenan Yoho, Professor of Operations Management. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview recorded and broadcast in Spring 2021. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Dr. Yoho and selected Crummer alumni and students, featuring discussions on his personal backstory, the importance of rhythm in operations management, and the #1 operations mistake that startups make. BONUS: Check out the playlist below with song recommendations from Dr. Yoho!

00:28 — Introducing the panel
01:47 — Importance of operations management
07:36 — Growing up in the Midwest and drumming with Kenny Aronoff
14:14 — College and the National Guard, career philosophy, and advice
32:23 — Meet and greet with Dr. Keenan Yoho
33:30 — Changes in the Midwest
37:51 — The rhythm of operations management
47:13 — The importance of storytelling
51:53 — Book recommendations
56:45 — Closing message to the Crummer community

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Books
When by Daniel Pink — https://amzn.to/3qB8rUv
Republic by Plato — https://amzn.to/3AhFTDF
Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway — https://amzn.to/2UWqgS8
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell — https://amzn.to/3dyhnVn
The Odyssey by Homer — https://amzn.to/3h8kB41

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu
Dr. Yoho’s Music Recommendations — https://rb.gy/yw6gcn

Credits
Guest — Dr. Keenan Yoho
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keenan-yoho-a81542a1
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Dr. Keenan Yoho es Estratégicamente Audaz (Y Podría Arruinar Su Fiesta)

Para muchos líderes empresariales, los detalles son algo que se resuelve más tarde, después de haber determinado la estrategia. Pero para los directores de operaciones, los detalles harán o romperán su estrategia. En esta entrevista, el Dr. Keenan Yoho, profesor de gestión de operaciones en la Crummer Graduate School of Business, habla de la importancia de la gestión de operaciones, de las primeras lecciones obtenidas gracias a su interés por la música y de cómo ser estratégicamente audaz en la elección de tu carrera.

01:47 — La importancia de la gestión de operaciones
07:36 — Crecer en el Medio Oeste y tocar la batería con Kenny Aronoff
14:14 — La universidad y la Guardia Nacional, la filosofía de la carrera y los consejos

Libros
Sexo, tambores, ¡rock ‘n’ roll!: El hombre que más pega en el mundo del espectáculo — https://amzn.to/3hBb1r6

Recursos
Escuela de Negocios Crummer — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
Rand Corporation — https://www.rand.org/
Kenny Aronoff — https://kennyaronoff.com/

Créditos
Invitado — Dr. Keenan Yoho, https://www.linkedin.com/in/keenan-yoho-a81542a1/
Producción de Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creador / Presentador — J.B. Adams
Productor Ejecutivo — Gerard Mitchell
Edición de sonido — Aaron Trnka
Traducción – Gerardo Abril
Asistencia de producción — Kyle Sawyer

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El Dr. Robert Prescott Adopta el Aprendizaje Pemanente

Todos los directivos guían a sus organizaciones a través del cambio, pero los más eficaces facilitan que los empleados acepten el cambio y lo acompañen de buen grado. En esta entrevista, el Dr. Robert Prescott, antiguo profesor asociado de Executive in Residence y ahora profesor de posgrado de gestión en la Crummer Graduate School of Business, explica la importancia de crear confianza entre los directivos y los empleados; también describe las lecciones de gestión que aprendió de mentores clave y construye un caso de aprendizaje permanente.

03:00 — Dar un paso adelante y afrontar el cambio, crear confianza entre directivos y empleados
07:40 — Primeras influencias empresariales, lecciones de gestión aprendidas de los mentores mientras trabajaba en BellSouth
18:11 — Aspiraciones profesionales, transición de la industria al mundo académico
26:00 — Filosofía de carrera y actitud hacia el aprendizaje permanente

Recursos
Escuela de Negocios Crummer — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
Indagación apreciativa — https://www.centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/more-on-ai/what-is-appreciative-inquiry-ai/

Créditos
Invitado — Dr. Robert Prescott,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-k-prescott-phd-sphr-shrm-scp-5344836/
Producción de Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creador / Presentador — J.B. Adams
Productor Ejecutivo — Gerard Mitchell
Edición de sonido — Aaron Trnka
Traducción – Gerardo Abril
Asistencia de producción — Kyle Sawyer

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Dra. Tracy Kizer Define la “Determinación Ganada”

Los líderes empresariales se enfrentan constantemente a elecciones; a veces una sola decisión importante puede cambiar el curso del resto de tu vida. En esta entrevista, la Dra. Tracy Kizer, profesora asociada de marketing, explica la importancia del marketing y los mensajes en un panorama empresarial cambiante, cómo sus padres influyeron en su desarrollo y cómo el éxito llega a través del trabajo duro y de seguir tu alma.
ENVIAR UNA PREGUNTA: ¿Tienes alguna pregunta o comentario para esta invitada? Envíe su propuesta y la Dra. Kizer la responderá en la Hora Crummer, nuestro programa de debate de seguimiento que se emite en WPRK 91.5 FM. Asegúrese de incluir su nombre, ciudad natal, empresa y título. Envíelo a clara@victormediagroup.co.

01:46 — Desafíos de marketing durante la pandemia, recordatorio de que los consumidores tienen opciones
05:58 — Influencias empresariales tempranas, padres emprendedores
11:12 — Trayectoria profesional y filosofía de la carrera, soportar los retos y tomar decisiones basadas en la fe
22:07 — Filosofía de la enseñanza, un enfoque sistemático del aprendizaje

Créditos
Invitado — Dr. Tracy Kizer, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracyharmon/
Producción de Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creador / Presentador — J.B. Adams
Productor Ejecutivo — Gerard Mitchell
Edición de sonido — Aaron Trnka
Traducción — Gerardo Abril
Asistencia de producción — Kyle Sawyer

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Be You and Be True: Drive and Determination with Dr. Tracy Kizer

Host Clara Mount interviews Dr. Tracy Kizer, Associate Professor of Marketing. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview recorded and broadcast in Spring 2021. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Dr. Kizer and selected Crummer alumni and students featuring discussions on her personal backstory, the impact of marketing on people and society, and messaging in a changing business landscape.

00:28 — Introducing the panel
02:35 — Pandemic marketing challenges; consumers have choices
06:46 — Enterprising parents
12:02 — Enduring challenges and making decisions based on faith
22:39 — A systematic approach to learning
29:10 — Meet and greet with Dr. Tracy Kizer
30:07 — Biomedical engineering and business
32:35 — Marketing’s impact on people and society
46:59 — Crummer Insider Free Association
51:00 — Role as a professor
53:39 — Personal and professional development
57:57 — Closing message to the Crummer community

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu

Credits
Guest — Dr. Tracy Kizer,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracyharmon/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Dr. Brian Walkup Maximiza el Valor

Los líderes empresariales toman decisiones para garantizar el crecimiento y la rentabilidad de sus empresas, pero a veces pasan por alto lo que más conviene a los propietarios, los accionistas y otras partes interesadas. En esta entrevista, el Dr. Brian Walkup, Profesor Asociado de Finanzas, describe los errores más comunes en la comprensión de las finanzas, su educación empresarial y cómo las empresas eficaces maximizan sistemáticamente el valor.

02:07 — Errores comunes que cometen los líderes empresariales en su enfoque de las finanzas
08:18 — Influencias empresariales tempranas al crecer en una familia emprendedora
22:08 — Filosofía de la carrera y encontrar la pasión y el valor
24:14 — Filosofía de la enseñanza, diferenciando la teoría de las herramientas y la aplicación

Recursos
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
All Around Charters & Tours — https://allaroundbus.com/
CNL Financial Group, Inc. — https://www.cnl.com/

Créditos
Invitado — Dr. Brian Walkup, https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-walkup-ph-d-4738211/
Producción de Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creador / Presentador — J.B. Adams
Productor Ejecutivo — Gerard Mitchell
Edición de sonido — Gerardo Abril
Asistencia de producción — Kyle Sawyer

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Family, Faculty, and Finance: Dr. Brian Walkup Scores a 3-Pointer

Host Clara Mount interviews Dr. Brian Walkup, Associate Professor of Finance. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview recorded and broadcast in Spring 2021. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Dr. Walkup and selected Crummer alumni and students featuring discussions on his entrepreneurial upbringing, current events in finance, and his experiences as both a student and a professor at Crummer.

00:28 — Introduction of the Crummer Hour panel
07:18 — Early business influences growing up in an entrepreneurial family
23:00 — Career philosophy and finding passion and value
24:57 — Differentiating theory from tools and application
30:00 — Meet and greet with Dr. Walkup
31:07 — Backstory
37:16 — Finance
45:49 — Dr. Walkup’s Crummer Experience
51:50 — Role as a Professor
54:55 — Personal and professional development
57:01 — Closing message to the Crummer community

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Books
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis — https://amzn.to/3wmmlMp
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis — https://amzn.to/3izrmgj
Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis — https://amzn.to/3glVskO

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu
All Around Charters & Tours — https://allaroundbus.com/
CNL Financial Group, Inc. — https://www.cnl.com/
Warren Buffett — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett
Robinhood controversy — https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/technology/robinhood-risky-trading.html

Credits
Guest — Dr. Brian Walkup,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-walkup-ph-d-4738211/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Mary Conway Dato-on Aumenta la Conciencia del Consumidor

Es fácil expresar cuidado y preocupación por nuestro planeta y las personas que lo habitan, pero siendo un consumidor responsable
significa investigar compras y tomar decisiones informadas sobre ellas. En esta entrevista, el profesor de
Negocios internacionales y emprendimiento social La Dra. Mary Conway Dato-on describe su carrera en redes sociales.
el espíritu empresarial y cómo todos podemos convertirnos en consumidores más reflexivos.
ENVIAR UNA PREGUNTA: ¿Tiene alguna pregunta o comentario para este invitado? Envíe su presentación y el Dr.
Conway Dato-on responderá en Crummer Hour, nuestro programa de discusión de seguimiento que se transmite en
WPRK 91.5 FM. Asegúrese de incluir su nombre, ciudad natal, empresa y cargo. Enviar a
clara@victormediagroup.co.

01:13 – La importancia del marketing internacional y el emprendimiento social
16:38 – Filosofía de carrera; siempre listo para pivotar
22:55 – Enseñar filosofía, desafiar el pensamiento de los estudiantes

Recursos
Iniciativa de enlaces globales – https://globallinksus.com/
Rally – https://www.rallysea.com/
Escuela de Negocios IPADE – https://www.ipadebusinessschool.com/

Créditos
Invitada – Dra. Mary Conway Dato-on, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-conway-dato-on/
Producción de Victor Media Group, Inc. – https://victormediagroup.co/
Creador / Anfitrión: J.B. Adams
Productor ejecutivo – Gerard Mitchell
Edición de sonido – Aaron Trnka
Asistencia de producción – Kyle Sawyer

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Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on Challenges You to Get Out of the Building

Host Clara Mount interviews Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on, Professor of International Business and Social Entrepreneurship. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview recorded and broadcast in Spring 2021. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Dr. Conway Dato-on and selected Crummer alumni and students featuring discussions on the importance of international marketing, her career in social entrepreneurship, and how all of us can become more thoughtful consumers.

00:34 — Introduction of the Crummer Hour panel
04:00 — Importance of international marketing and social entrepreneurship
22:50 — Career philosophy; always being ready to pivot
25:20 — Teaching philosophy, challenging student thinking
31:09 — Meet and greet with Dr. Conway Dato-on
32:20 — Women in business
41:46 — International business
46:09 — Corporate social responsibility
53:18 — Personal and professional development
57:00 — Closing message to the Crummer community

Books
The Six New Rules of Business: Creating Real Value in a Changing World by Judy Samuelson — https://amzn.to/3wQV0S1
Global Handbook of Impact Investing: Solving Global Problems Via Smarter Capital Markets Towards A More Sustainable Society by Morais & Herman — https://amzn.to/3g6EUNs
Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart by Rachel Botsman — https://amzn.to/3uLZGXW
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett — https://amzn.to/3fKQAGU

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu
Global Links Initiative — https://globallinksus.com/
Rally — https://www.rallysea.com/
IPADE Business School — https://www.ipadebusinessschool.com/
He For She — https://www.heforshe.org/en
Kaufman study on Economic Engagement of Mothers — https://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/reports/entrepreneurship-employment-motherhood-wage-penalty/

Credits
Guest — Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-conway-dato-on/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Keith Whittingham Wants You to Experience to Extremes

Host Clara Mount interviews Dr. Keith Whittingham, Associate Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview recorded and broadcast in Spring 2021. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Dr. Whittingham and selected Crummer alumni and students featuring discussions on sustainable business practices, working in coffee production, and a fascinating takeaway from Dr. Whittingham’s favorite rock band.

00:40 — Introduction of the Crummer Hour panel
02:39 — UN sustainable development goals and Artifx Cafe
28:00 — Career philosophy and differentiating fascination from passion
32:58 — Meet and greet with Dr. Whittingham
34:07 — Sustainable business
40:07 — Role as a small business owner and founder of Artifx Cafe
43:55 — Dr. Whittingham’s Crummer experience
48:18 — Personal and professional development
56:25 — Closing message to the Crummer community

Books
Becoming by Michelle Obama — https://amzn.to/3c1Rigp
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown — https://amzn.to/34vx6iS
Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty — https://amzn.to/34vSnZX
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown — https://amzn.to/34rHHvd

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu
Artifx Cafe — https://www.artifxcafe.com/
United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals — https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/
Howard University — https://home.howard.edu/

Credits
Guest — Dr. Keith Whittingham, https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithwhittinghamphd
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Clara Mount Casts Raise Dead on Interview Outtakes

Like any good necromancer, host Clara Mount is here to bring a season’s worth of interview outtakes back to life. Revisit our guests and hear brand new perspectives from inside the industry, including: a behind the scenes on making video games, strategies for building diverse gaming communities, the three kinds of “fun,” a perspective on trans narratives, one thing you can learn by GMing, and some benefits of TTRPGs for neurodivergent gamers.

01:14 — Episode overview
02:15 — Anna Stavroupolos, video game ambassador
08:50 — Whitney Risner builds diverse communities
16:27 — Vivien Grimm and the 3 types of fun
30:28 — Oliver on breaking out of the box
35:27 — Missa Dawson learns flexibility
41:20 — Jazmine Betz and neurodivergent gamers

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Madden NFL Mobile — https://www.ea.com/games/madden-nfl/madden-nfl-mobile
Destiny 2 — https://www.bungie.net/
Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition — https://amzn.to/32sfVhh
Apocalypse World (2nd Ed) — https://rb.gy/40ojbe
Fate (RPG) — https://amzn.to/2SEckLm
Thirsty Sword Lesbians — https://amzn.to/2R6zn0V
Wanderhome — https://possumcreekgames.itch.io/wanderhome
Urban Shadows 2 — https://rb.gy/d7cakz

More Resources
Super Heroines, Etc. — https://superheroinesetc.org/
Kickstarter (Games page) — https://rb.gy/qvd94k
Indie Press — https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/
Drive Thru RPG — https://www.drivethrurpg.com/
Be-Con — https://2019.beconlarp.com/

Intercon — https://u.interconlarp.org/
Make A Scene — https://makeascenemn.org/en/
The Gaming Goat – Mason, OH — https://www.facebook.com/TGGMasonOH/

Credits
Guests — Anna Stavroupolos, Whitney Risner, Vivien Grimm, Oliver, Missa Dawson, Jazmine Betz
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producers — J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Gerardo Abril

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Dr. Keenan Yoho is Strategically Bold (and Might Crash Your Party)

For many business leaders, the details are something you work out later, after you’ve determined your strategy. But for operations managers, the details will make or break your strategy. In this interview, Professor of Operations Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business Dr. Keenan Yoho discusses the importance of operations management, early lessons gained through his interest in music, and how to be strategically bold in your career choices.
SUBMIT A QUESTION: Do you have a question or comment for this guest? Send your submission and Dr. Yoho will respond to it on the Crummer Hour, our follow up discussion show that is broadcast on WPRK 91.5 FM. Be sure to include your name, hometown, company, and title. Send to clara@victormediagroup.co.

01:47 — Importance of operations management
07:36 — Growing up in the Midwest and drumming with Kenny Aronoff
14:14 — College and the National Guard, career philosophy, and advice

Books
Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll!: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business — https://amzn.to/3hBb1r6

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
Rand Corporation — https://www.rand.org/
Kenny Aronoff — https://kennyaronoff.com/

Credits
Guest — Dr. Dr. Keenan Yoho, https://www.linkedin.com/in/keenan-yoho-a81542a1/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Jazmine Betz Wants You to Talk About Your Feelings

Identities are complex and multi-layered, and these layered identities contribute to gaming experiences in ways you may not even realize. Today we talk to Jazmine Betz, Associate Manager of Consumer and Market Insights at Wizards of the Coast, about intersectional identities, her experiences as a woman of color in predominantly white gaming communities, and how tabletop RPGs can offer a safe space for people of color.
To enter the merch giveaway, head over to @victormediagrp on Instagram! Enter by May 27. Winner will be announced on the air on June 1.

01:05 — Meet Jazmine!
06:10 — “The boobs are fascinating”
11:00 — What is intersectionality?
21:35 — Welcoming diverse identities
30:30 — Raising baby gamers
41:20 — D&D diversity rewrites

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Mario Kart 64 — https://amzn.to/3eSRArO
Pokemon Stadium (N64) — https://amzn.to/3bwRdBc
Wandersong — https://amzn.to/3tUxVfz
Spiritfarer — https://amzn.to/2T1UUIZ
Animal Crossing — https://amzn.to/3fs9y3G
Champions of Norrath (PS2) — https://amzn.to/3oo9GFg
Super Smash Bros — https://amzn.to/3fn7cTK
Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition — https://amzn.to/32sfVhh
Edge of the Empire (Star Wars RPG) — https://amzn.to/2RhvRRD

More Resources
Wizards of the Coast — https://company.wizards.com/en
Xbox Game Pass — https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass
Steam — https://store.steampowered.com/
D&D diversity rewrites — https://www.wired.com/story/dungeons-dragons-diversity/

Credits
Guest — Jazmine Betz
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producers — J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Dr. Robert Prescott Embraces Life-Long Learning

All managers lead their organizations through change, but the most effective ones make it easier for employees to embrace change and come along willingly. In this interview, former Executive in Residence Associate Professor and now Continuing Graduate Faculty of Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business Dr. Robert Prescott explains the importance of building trust between managers and employees; he also describes the management lessons he learned from key mentors and builds a case for life-long learning.
SUBMIT A QUESTION: Do you have a question or comment for this guest? Send your submission and Dr. Prescott will respond to it on the Crummer Hour, our follow up discussion show that is broadcast on WPRK 91.5 FM. Be sure to include your name, hometown, company, and title. Send to clara@victormediagroup.co.

03:00 — Stepping up and dealing with change, building trust between managers and employees
07:40 — Early business influences, management lessons learned from mentors while working at BellSouth
18:11 — Career aspirations, making the transition from industry to academia
26:00 — Career philosophy and attitude towards life-long learning

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
Appreciative inquiry — https://www.centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/more-on-ai/what-is-appreciative-inquiry-ai/

Credits
Guest — Dr. Robert Prescott,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-k-prescott-phd-sphr-shrm-scp-5344836/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Dr. Tracy Kizer Defines “Earned Determination”

Business leaders are constantly faced with choices; sometimes just one important decision can change the course of the rest of your life. In this interview, Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Tracy Kizer explains the importance of marketing and messaging in a changing business landscape, how her parents influenced her development, and how success comes through hard work and following your soul.
SUBMIT A QUESTION: Do you have a question or comment for this guest? Send your submission and Dr. Kizer will respond to it on the Crummer Hour, our follow up discussion show that is broadcast on WPRK 91.5 FM. Be sure to include your name, hometown, company, and title. Send to clara@victormediagroup.co.

01:46 — Marketing challenges during the pandemic, reminder that consumers have choices
05:58 — Early business influences, enterprising parents
11:12 — Professional journey and career philosophy, enduring challenges and making decisions based on faith
22:07 — Teaching philosophy, a systematic approach to learning

Credits
Guest — Dr. Tracy Kizer, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracyharmon/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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La Mezcla Favorita de Keith Whittingham: Fascinación y Pasión

El Día de la Tierra nos brinda a todos la oportunidad de considerar cómo podemos hacer de nuestro planeta un lugar más seguro, limpio y justo para compartir. En esta entrevista, el Profesor Asociado de Empresa Sostenible y Responsabilidad Social Corporativa, Dr. Keith Whittingham, describe su carrera en la producción de café, su enfoque de la sostenibilidad y cómo podemos fomentar nuevas ideas para un mundo próspero.
ENVIAR UNA PREGUNTA: ¿Tiene alguna pregunta o comentario para este invitado? Envíe su presentación y el Dr. Whittingham responderá en Crummer Hour, nuestro programa de discusión de seguimiento que se transmite por WPRK 91.5 FM. Asegúrese de incluir su nombre, ciudad natal, empresa y cargo. Enviar a clara@victormediagroup.co.

0:02:28 – El Dr. Whittingham sobre los 17 objetivos de desarrollo sostenible de las Naciones Unidas y su asociación con Artifx Cafe
0:11:26 – Las primeras influencias comerciales del Dr. Whittingham al crecer en Trinidad y Tobago
0:28:00 – Filosofía profesional del Dr. Whitthingham y diferenciar la fascinación de la pasión

Recursos
Artifx Cafe – https://www.artifxcafe.com/
17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas – https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

Créditos
Invitado: Dr. Keith Whittingham, https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithwhittinghamphd
Producción de Victor Media Group, Inc. – https://victormediagroup.co/
Creador / Anfitrión: J.B. Adams
Productor ejecutivo – Gerard Mitchell
Edición de sonido – Aaron Trnka
Asistencia de producción – Kyle Sawyer

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Missa Dawson is a Mental Health Champion

Gaming–and the communities we meet through gaming–can have a profound impact on mental health and social development. Some can even say that gaming literally saved their lives. Tune in to hear Missa Dawson, manager of the retail store The Gaming Goat in Mason, Ohio, share stories about how gaming has given her the courage to seek the help she needs, how RPGs helped her cope with social anxiety, and how Critical Role saved her life.
CW: talk of suicide and suicidal ideation.

01:14 — Meet Missa!
06:45 — Gaming is life
14:00 — First experience with true acceptance
24:43 — Coping with mental health challenges
29:32: — How Critical Role saved Missa’s life
42:39 — Fostering positive communities

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Magic: The Gathering — https://magic.wizards.com/
Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition — https://amzn.to/32sfVhh

More Resources
Critical Role — https://critrole.com/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 800-273-8255 (available 24/7)
**Reach out to clara@victormediagroup.co if you want help finding additional mental health resources. I am here to support you however I can.

Credits
Guest — Missa Dawson
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producers — J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Dr. Brian Walkup Maximizes Value

Business leaders make decisions to ensure the growth and profitability of their companies, but they sometimes overlook what is in the best interest of owners, shareholders, and other stakeholders. In this interview, Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Brian Walkup describes common mistakes in the understanding of finance, his entrepreneurial upbringing, and how effective firms consistently maximize value.

02:07 — Common mistakes that business leaders make in their approach to finance
08:18 — Early business influences growing up in an entrepreneurial family
22:08 — Career philosophy and finding passion and value
24:14 — Teaching philosophy, differentiating theory from tools and application

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
All Around Charters & Tours — https://allaroundbus.com/
CNL Financial Group, Inc. — https://www.cnl.com/

Credits
Guest — Dr. Brian Walkup, https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-walkup-ph-d-4738211/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Mary Conway Dato-on Raises Consumer Consciousness

It’s easy to express care and concern for our planet and the people on it, but being a responsible consumer means researching purchases and making informed decisions about them. In this interview, Professor of International Business and Social Entrepreneurship Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on describes her career in social entrepreneurship and how all of us can become more thoughtful consumers.
SUBMIT A QUESTION: Do you have a question or comment for this guest? Send your submission and Dr. Conway Dato-on will respond to it on the Crummer Hour, our follow up discussion show that is broadcast on WPRK 91.5 FM. Be sure to include your name, hometown, company, and title. Send to clara@victormediagroup.co.

01:13 — The importance of international marketing and social entrepreneurship
16:38 — Career philosophy; always being ready to pivot
22:55 — Teaching philosophy, challenging student thinking

Resources
Global Links Initiative — https://globallinksus.com/
Rally — https://www.rallysea.com/
IPADE Business School — https://www.ipadebusinessschool.com/

Credits
Guest — Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-conway-dato-on/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Keith Whittingham’s Favorite Blend: Fascination and Passion

Earth Day gives all of us the opportunity to consider how we can make our planet a safer, cleaner and more fair place for all of us to share. In this interview, Associate Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility Dr. Keith Whittingham describes his career in coffee production, his approach to sustainability, and how we can foster fresh ideas for a thriving world.
SUBMIT A QUESTION: Do you have a question or comment for this guest? Send your submission and Dr. Whittingham will respond to it on the Crummer Hour, our follow up discussion show that is broadcast on WPRK 91.5 FM. Be sure to include your name, hometown, company, and title. Send to clara@victormediagroup.co.

0:02:28 — Dr. Whittingham on the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals and his association with Artifx Cafe
0:11:26 — Dr. Whittingham’s early business influences growing up in Trinidad and Tobago
0:28:00 — Dr. Whitthingham’s career philosophy and differentiating fascination from passion

Resources
Artifx Cafe — https://www.artifxcafe.com/
United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals — https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

Credits
Guest — Dr. Keith Whittingham, https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithwhittinghamphd
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Oliver Opens the Door to Gender Exploration

Tabletop RPGs offer a unique and often underappreciated opportunity to explore elements of your identity in a safe space. Tune in to hear Oliver, our favorite Canadian forever GM, talk about his early gaming experiences including “Denny’s and Dragons,” how gaming impacted his trans journey, and how we can be better allies to trans gamers.

01:15 — Meet Oliver!
09:35 — Experimental role playing
15:10 — Gaming and gender identity
29:25 — Advice for GMs
33:05 — Advice for allies in the gaming community
44:00 — Influencing the industry

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition — https://amzn.to/32sfVhh
Dark Heresy RPG — https://amzn.to/3xamAef
Ragnarok Online — http://iro.ragnarokonline.com/
Celeste — https://amzn.to/3an990F
2064: Read Only Memories — https://store.steampowered.com/app/330820/2064_Read_Only_Memories/

More Resources
Roll20 — https://roll20.net/
Discord — https://discord.com/
One Punch Man — https://amzn.to/3gsa43F

Credits
Guest — Oliver
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producers — J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Vivien Grimm is Gay for LARPing

How can playing games help us better understand the people we interact with every day? Tune in to hear Vivien Grimm, an avid LARPer, cosplayer, and model, give us the rundown on LARP basics, provide tips for how we can best enjoy this unique type of play, and describe why play is an essential part of being human.

01:20 — Meet Vivien!
06:40 — The power of unconditional acceptance
13:50 — What is LARP?
23:20 — The LARP renaissance
33:50 — Vivien’s LARP journey
44:30 — What LARP teaches you about empathy

Games
Detroit: Become Human — https://amzn.to/3fipfvC
The Witcher 3 — https://amzn.to/3rlSvnT
New World Magischola — https://magischola.com/
Vampire: The Masquerade — https://www.oneworldofdarkness.com/explore-vampire-the-masquerade
Dystopia Rising — http://www.dystopiarisinglarp.com/

More Resources
Be-Con — https://2019.beconlarp.com/
Intercon — https://u.interconlarp.org/
Make A Scene — https://makeascenemn.org/en/
Gen Con — https://www.gencon.com/

Credits
Guest — Vivien Grimm, https://linktr.ee/Vivienxgrimm
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — J.B. Adams
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Whitney Risner Uses the Power of Gaming For Good

What do you do when a game that is core to your life is unexpectedly ripped away from you? Today’s guest chose to fight the forces that took it from her. By day, Whitney Risner works in tech. By night, she serves as Board President of Super Heroines, Etc., a nonprofit that’s using the power of fandom to fight for equality and representation. Tune in to hear how Whitney is using games to create social change and transform her community.

01:15 — Meet Whitney!
06:00 — The Magic marriage
12:15 — Why we need gaming safe spaces
21:19 — How to transform your community
28:28 — Gaming for social change
33:55 — The community levels up
39:36 — Find others like you

Games
Mortal Kombat — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat
Shaq Fu — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaq_Fu
Magic the Gathering — https://magic.wizards.com/en

More Resources
Super Heroines, Etc. — https://superheroinesetc.org/
Friday Night Magic — https://rb.gy/csvmso

Credits
Guest — Whitney Risner, whitney@superheroinesetc.org
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — J.B. Adams
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Anna Stavropoulos Validates your Hobby

From illicitly trading Pokemon cards on the school playground, to a winning streak in Mortal Kombat chess, to working as Art Lead for EA’s Madden Mobile — Anna Stavropoulos has some stories to tell. Hear Anna’s thoughts on why RPGs are actually the best games, why representation matters, and where the videogame industry is going from here.

01:15 — Meet Anna!
07:15 — Why your Mortal Kombat skills are valuable
13:10 — Welcome to your new favorite genre of games
20:00 — Playing guilt-free and why representation matters
26:57 — Prioritizing representation
31:45 — Making moves — your niche audience is out there

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Games
Mortal Kombat: Deception — https://amzn.to/2OtvuBy
The Witcher 3 — https://amzn.to/3sXDE4e
Horizon: Zero Dawn — https://amzn.to/3rD9FOR
Dragon Age: Inquisition — https://amzn.to/3sPSwS6
Mass Effect series — https://amzn.to/3bn7poU
Fallout series — https://bit.ly/3qr4EHq
Demon’s Souls — https://amzn.to/3qlrakZ
Undertale — https://amzn.to/2PKpODV
2064: Read Only Memories — https://bit.ly/3t2VNO5
Resources
Unity Free Download — https://store.unity.com/#plans-individual
Steam — https://store.steampowered.com/

Credits
Guest — Anna Stavropoulos
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson — https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host — Clara Mount
Executive Producer — J.B. Adams
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka

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Leadership Life Stories: Servant Leadership en Español: Dr. Rick Bommelje – Parte 4

En este programa, el presentador JB Adams entrevista al Dr. Rick Bommelje, quien actualmente se desempeña como orador, consultor y entrenador especializado en las áreas de escucha y liderazgo, y como profesor en el Departamento de Comunicación en Rollins College en Winter Park, Florida. En la Parte 4 de esta entrevista, Bommelje responde a las preguntas formuladas por los oyentes de las Partes 1 a 3 y analiza cómo responder al conflicto.

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Leadership Life Stories: Servant Leadership en Español: Dr. Rick Bommelje – Parte 3

El liderazgo comienza con la conciencia, y la autoconciencia es fundamental para la eficacia cuando los líderes servidores enfrentan la adversidad. En este programa, el presentador JB Adams entrevista al Dr. Rick Bommelje, quien actualmente se desempeña como orador, consultor y entrenador especializado en las áreas de escucha y liderazgo, y como profesor en el Departamento de Comunicación en Rollins College en Winter Park, Florida. En la parte 3 de esta entrevista, Bommelje analiza la conciencia de sí mismo de su personalidad y comparte cómo supera su mayor adversidad.

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Leadership Life Stories: Servant Leadership en Español: Dr. Rick Bommelje – Parte 2

Los líderes se hacen no solo a través de las cosas que les suceden, sino también de cómo responden a las cosas que les suceden. En este programa, el presentador JB Adams entrevista al Dr. Rick Bommelje, quien actualmente se desempeña como orador, consultor y entrenador especializado en las áreas de escucha y liderazgo, y como profesor en el Departamento de Comunicación en Rollins College en Winter Park, Florida. . En la Parte 2 de esta entrevista, Bommelje analiza las primeras influencias y lecciones que dieron forma a su desarrollo y lo ayudaron a convertirse en el líder que es hoy.

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Leadership Life Stories: Servant Leadership en Español: Dr. Rick Bommelje – Parte 1

Cuando los líderes no prestan atención a las señales que reciben de su entorno, corren el riesgo de sufrir un desastre. En la Parte 1 de esta serie de entrevistas, el presentador J.B. Adams habla con el Dr. Rick Bommelje, “el Doctor que escucha”. Además de desempeñarse como orador, consultor y entrenador especializado en las áreas de escucha y liderazgo, Bommelje también es profesor en el Departamento de Comunicación de Rollins College en Winter Park, Florida. Nos recuerda que escuchar es una característica clave del liderazgo de servicio.

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Natalie Schmook MBA’06

In this show, Host J.B. Adams interviews Natalie Hayes Schmook, the founder and owner of Hayes Wealth Advisors LLC. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview that was recorded and broadcast earlier in 2020. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Ms. Schmook and selected Crummer alumni and students

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Tadar Muhammad MBA’17

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Tadar Muhammad, the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development at Home Builders Institute. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview that was recorded and broadcast earlier in 2020. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Mr. Muhammad and selected Crummer alumni and students.
Keywords: business, motivation, nonprofit, networking, Home Builders Institute, Crummer, Rollins

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Diahann Smith MBA’17

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Diahann Smith, who currently serves as the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Florida Dairy Farmers. The first half of the show is the Crummer Connections interview that was recorded and broadcast earlier in 2020. The second half of the show is a panel Q&A session with Ms. Smith and selected Crummer alumni and students.

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Joshua Snyder MBA’10

Overview:
With his creative upbringing, Joshua Snyder MBA’10 never expected to find himself as a leader in the technology industry. Now he serves as the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at PowerDMS, a company that provides comprehensive, cloud-based compliance and content management solutions to help organizations reduce risk and liability. Listen and learn from Joshua Snyder’s perspective on business relationships, feedback, career growth, and networking.

02:39 — Current role at PowerDMS
09:45 — Early business influences and upbringing
16:53 — Crummer MBA experience
21:57 — Post-Crummer career
31:49 — Q&A on the technology industry
40:00 — Q&A on Joshua Snyder’s Crummer experience
45:32 — Q&A on skills he applies at his current role
48:19 — Q&A on advice for professionals

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Books
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell — https://amzn.to/3gNbsfq
Resources:
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
PowerDMS — https://www.powerdms.com/
Joy & Tom Studios, Inc. — www.joyandtomstudios.com
The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship — https://crummer.rollins.edu/centers-excellence/advanced-entrepreneurship/
Cari Haught Coats — https://www.accendoleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Joshua Snyder, https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuasnyder31/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing — Aaron Trnka
Production Assistance — Kyle Sawyer

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Cameron Dawson MBA’12

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Cameron Dawson, who currently serves as Chief Market Strategist at Field Point Private, a boutique private bank and wealth advisory firm that seeks to emulate the large, established institutions, but to serve as an alternative.
Her first exposure to business came when, as a teenager, she moved to Miami to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. After spending a year at UCF, she enrolled at Rollins College and participated in the 3:2 program to complete her MBA at Crummer. As a part of EAMBA 17, Ms. Dawson focused on the finance track with help from Dr. Clay Singleton.
After graduating, she received the Edward Moses scholarship, studied to take the CFA, and landed her role with Bank of America where she ultimately served as Director, Senior Equity Analyst in the Chief Investment Office.

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Serg Albino MBA’10

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Serg Albino, Co-Founder and CEO of ecoSpears, an impact venture delivering cost-effective and eco-friendly cleantech solutions to destroy persistent organic pollutants from our land and waterways. Mr. Albino is a serial entrepreneur with a long career in technology, engineering, and consulting. He graduated from Crummer in 2010 as a part of SMBA 05.

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Natalie Schmook MBA’06

En esta serie, nuestro anfitrión J.B. Adams entrevista a Natalie Hayes Schmook, fundadora y propietaria de Hayes Wealth Advisors LLC, una empresa de servicios de planificación financiera y gestión de inversiones que presta servicios a optometristas, propietarios de consultorios de optometría y sus familias. La Sra. Schmook se graduó de Crummer en 2006 como parte de EAMBA 9. Su carrera comenzó en la administración de patrimonio privado con SunTrust Bank, pasó a operar una franquicia y luego evolucionó para comenzar Hayes Wealth Advisors. Ella y su esposo Eric Schmook (un compañero ex alumno) continúan involucrados con Crummer al ayudar con Career Services y participar en la competencia anual del plan de riesgo.

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Serg Albino MBA’10

En esta serie, nuestro anfitrión J.B. Adams entrevista a Serg Albino, cofundador y director ejecutivo de ecoSpears, una empresa de impacto que ofrece soluciones de tecnología limpia rentables y ecológicas para destruir los contaminantes orgánicos persistentes de nuestra tierra y vías fluviales. El Sr. Albino es un emprendedor en serie con una larga carrera en tecnología, ingeniería y consultoría. Se graduó de Crummer en 2010 como parte de SMBA 05.

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Diahann Smith MBA’17

En esta serie, nuestro anfitrión J.B. Adams entrevista a Diahann Smith, quien actualmente se desempeña como directora de marketing y desarrollo comercial de Florida Dairy Farmers. Antes de comenzar su carrera de trece años con Florida Dairy Farmers, tuvo una larga carrera en marketing en Florida Central, anteriormente trabajando en Orlando Sentinel. La Sra. Smith se graduó de Crummer en 2017 como parte de EMBA 36.

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Joshua Snyder MBA’10

En esta serie, nuestro anfitrión J.B. Adams entrevista a Joshua Snyder, quien actualmente se desempeña como vicepresidente de asociaciones estratégicas y desarrollo comercial en PowerDMS. El Sr. Snyder se graduó de Crummer en 2010 como parte de EAMBA 13. En el tiempo transcurrido desde su graduación, ha continuado manteniendo una relación sólida con Crummer, trabajando en el Centro de Emprendimiento Avanzado durante cinco años, sirviendo en la recaudación de fondos del Oktoberfest de Crummer. y unirse a la junta de ex alumnos.

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Cameron Dawson MBA’12

En esta serie, nuestro anfitrión J.B. Adams entrevista a Cameron Dawson, quien actualmente se desempeña como Director, Analista de Renta Variable Senior en la Oficina Principal de Inversiones de Bank of America. Su primera exposición a los negocios llegó cuando, cuando era adolescente, se mudó a Miami para seguir una carrera como bailarina de ballet profesional. Después de pasar un año en UCF, se inscribió en Rollins College y participó en el programa 3: 2 para completar su MBA en Crummer. Como parte de EAMBA 17, la Sra. Dawson se concentró en la vía financiera con la ayuda del Dr. Clay Singleton. Después de graduarse, recibió la beca Edward Moses, estudió para obtener el CFA y consiguió su puesto en Bank of America.

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Tadar Muhammad MBA’17

En esta serie, nuestro anfitrión J.B. Adams entrevista a Tadar Muhammad, quien actualmente se desempeña como Vicepresidente Senior de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral del Instituto de Constructores de Viviendas (HBI). En su función, el Sr. Muhammad ayuda a los jóvenes a desarrollar las habilidades laborales que necesitarán para tener éxito en los trabajos de construcción de viviendas y en sus carreras. Se graduó de Crummer en 2017 como parte de EAMBA 37 y continúa alimentando su relación con Crummer como orador invitado y mentor.

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Natalie Schmook MBA’06

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Natalie Hayes Schmook, founder and owner of Hayes Wealth Advisors LLC, a financial planning and investment management services company serving optometrists, optometry practice owners, and their families. Ms. Schmook graduated from Crummer in 2006 as a part of EAMBA 9. Her career started in private wealth management with SunTrust Bank, pivoted to operating a franchise, and then evolved to starting Hayes Wealth Advisors. She and her husband Eric Schmook (a fellow alumnus) continue to be involved with Crummer by assisting with Career Services and participating in the annual venture plan competition.

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Serg Albino MBA’10

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Serg Albino, Co-Founder and CEO of ecoSpears, an impact venture delivering cost-effective and eco-friendly cleantech solutions to destroy persistent organic pollutants from our land and waterways. Mr. Albino is a serial entrepreneur with a long career in technology, engineering, and consulting. He graduated from Crummer in 2010 as a part of SMBA 05.

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Diahann Smith MBA’17

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Diahann Smith, who currently serves as the director of marketing and business development for Florida Dairy Farmers. Before starting her thirteen-year career with Florida Dairy Farmers, she had a long career in marketing in Central Florida, previously working at the Orlando Sentinel. Ms. Smith graduated from Crummer in 2017 as a part of EMBA 36.

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Joshua Snyder MBA’10

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Joshua Snyder, who currently serves as the vice president of strategic partnerships and business development at PowerDMS. Mr. Snyder graduated from Crummer in 2010 as a part of EAMBA 13. In the time since his graduation, he has continued to maintain a strong relationship with Crummer, by working at the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship for five years, serving at Crummer’s Oktoberfest fundraiser, and joining the alumni board.

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Cameron Dawson MBA’12

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Cameron Dawson, who currently serves as Director, Senior Equity Analyst in the Chief Investment Office of Bank of America. Her first exposure to business came when, as a teenager, she moved to Miami to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. After spending a year at UCF, she enrolled at Rollins College and participated in the 3:2 program to complete her MBA at Crummer. As a part of EAMBA 17, Ms. Dawson focused on the finance track with help from Dr. Clay Singleton. After graduating, she received the Edward Moses scholarship, studied to take the CFA, and landed her role with Bank of America.

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Tadar Muhammad MBA’17

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Tadar Muhammad, who currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development for Home Builders Institute (HBI). In his role, Mr. Muhammad helps young people develop the work skills they will need to succeed in home building jobs as well as careers. He graduated from Crummer in 2017 as a part of EAMBA 37 and he continues to nurture his relationship with Crummer as a guest speaker and mentor.

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