Columbia Career Connect Turns Three – Khali Gallman on Building a Business

Entrepreneur and author Khali Gallman
Entrepreneur and author Khali Gallman

In this episode of Suite Talk we check in with Khali Gallman a successful entrepreneur and author about the upcoming Columbia Career Connect conference on Saturday, April 14th. We not only talk about what she’s got planned for the Third Annual “C3” conference (sneak peek: entertainment and nightlight industry maven Peter Thomas will keynote), but also the latest with her travel and events app Not Just Spring Break.

In the middle of the conversation, Khali turns the tables on me and asks me a couple of questions about what we’ve got planned for Thinking Good (hint: we’re writing books).

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Learning to Respond Instead of React – A conversation with Dan Metcalf on family, jiu-jitsu and real estate

 

CAS 0218 Alumni Honors Banquet
Dan Metcalf – family man, realtor and martial arts instructor

In this episode of Suite Talk, we speak with Dan Metcalf a married father of two boys, a highly successfully real estate agent and martial arts instructor. We explore how these three focal points (family, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and work) serve as the “tripod” of his life providing focus and balance.

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Empowering Future Breakthroughs — A Conversation with Dr. Aisha Liferidge

Minority Women in Science Foundation
Minority Women in Science Foundation

In this episode of Suite Talk we chat with Dr. Aisha Liferidge, founder of the Minority Women in Science Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships and mentorship to girls and young women of color with academic and professional interests in STEM related fields.

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Dedicated to DC – JC Smith co-founder of Bailiwick Clothing Company

Bailiwick Clothing Company co-founder, JC Smith (center) with friends
Bailiwick is an apparel brand that artfully merges the worlds of design, culture and purpose.

In this episode of Suite Talk we chat with J.C. Smith, co-founder of Bailiwick Clothing, a Washington, D.C. based apparel brand that captures the rhythm, flavor and pride of our nation’s capital through design.

The idea for Bailiwick was planted over a decade ago, when J.C. and his brother and co-founder, Jeff Smith, won a t-shirt design competition that earned another company tens of thousands of dollars. The brothers (who are also brothers) only got some free t-shirts and stickers, but also a dream. They were inspired to do for themselves what they did for that other company.

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Suite Talk (Bonus): Building and Leaving Legacy

“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” – Hamilton: An American Musical

This is an excerpt from a conversation with Lance Watson Jr founder of Heirborn, a Virginia Limited Liability Corporation, on being present with your kids and the importance of building and leaving a multi-generational legacy.

Want more Suite Talk with Lance Watson, Jr.? Check out these posts:
Black Panther and “Crushing It!”
Legacy, Leadership & Generations
Fellowship & Community

 

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Black Panther and “Crushing It!” – A conversation with Lance Watson, Jr.

Black Panther and Crushing It!
Black Panther and Crushing It!

In this episode of Suite Talk we chat with occasional collaborator Lance Watson, Jr. about Marvel Studio’s Black Panther and begin our deep dive analysis of Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest book “Crushing It!”

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Black Business Review Turns Two (Almost)

In this episode we check back in with Alexis Coates, Founder and CEO of Black Business Review, a digital news company connecting minority business owners with a network of information, contacts and knowledge.

A serial entrepreneur and former professional basketball player on the European and Middle East circuits, Alexis lunched Black Business Review in 2016 and has experience tremendous growth online and social media.

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The building blocks of me

The Building Block of me
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I was five or six and recall being in a laundromat, but mom believes it was at a grocery store. The alleged transgression is forgotten by us both, but each remembers her towering over me index finger wagging demanding, “Who do you think you are?” I replied, “John Jioni Palmer.”

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Slipping Through the Cracks: Fareed Nassor Hayat on Fighting for Justice, Family and Financial Freedom

Fareed Nassor Hayat with is wife and children. He leads the fight for justice, family and civil rights
As a youth, Hayat was headed down a path leading to an early grave or life behind bars. Today, he fights in the courtrooms for justice and civil rights.

In this episode we speak with Fareed Nassor Hayat truly a man of many talents and passions. He is a playwright, a successful real estate entrepreneur, a former public defender in the City of Baltimore, founder of The People’s Law Firm, LLC, and a law professor. And he just turned 40.

We talk about how Fareed endeavors to balance his diverse personal and professional pursuits with being an active and engaged family man. Growing up, Fareed was surrounded by close relatives who were pimps, prostitutes and gang members, setting an example for what he says he was supposed to become.

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How Barcroft Media Became a Global Company – An Interview with CEO & Founder Sam Barcroft

In this excerpt from our interview with Sam Barcroft, Founder and CEO of Barcroft Media, we hear how his business grew from a one-man operation to a global operation with offices on three continents and nearly 100 employes. To listen to our full conversation with Sam, check out this episode of the Suite Talk podcast. Check out Barcroft Media’s amazing content on their recently launched app.

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