Cool Career Podcast Season 2

Welcome To Season Two Of The Cool Careers Podcast: This podcast is for “ALL” individuals to gain awareness and insight on job search, career development, and career opportunities.

Marcus D. Wiley

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.

Marcus D Wiley is a premiere entertainer whose class of comedy surpasses the status quo. A three-time college graduate with an Associates Degree in Fine Art Theatre, Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV Film, and Master’s Degree in Communications, Marcus is also a published author.

Catch him Monday – Friday, 5am-9am on The Yolanda Adams Morning Show

Dylan E. Raymond

Dylan E. Raymond is a 25-year Army veteran who has earned several prestigious military awards including, the General MacArthur Leadership award, CW4 Michael J. Novosel award for the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Outstanding Warrant Officer of the Year.

Dylan has had a distinguished Army career, which includes 2 overseas deployments.  He was enlisted as an E-1 and rose to the rank of Master Sergeant where he served as a Drill Sergeant and a top producing U.S. Army Recruiter in N.Y.C during 9/11.

Dylan has made successful transitions over the years, from the projects to suburbia, from financial destruction to financial health, college graduate to family man, and from military service to civilian side employment.

Melissa Lane & Kim Parker

Kim Parker

Kim is the self-proclaimed “CFO”, that’s “Chief Fun Officer”.  Exceptional client service is really what she’s all about.  Always looking for ways to inspire, engage, delight, or create a lasting solution or memory.  Kim’s focus on Finance and Accounting for over 20 years has earned her a reputation for identifying game-changers that make the difference.  Her word and promise mean everything as she listens to your needs and provides you the talent you deserve.

Melissa Lane

Melissa is the digital sales manager with Hyundai Capital America. She has 13 years of automotive industry experience. She is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas with a B.A. in marketing. Melissa has volunteered at many non-profit organizations and served as a teen attorney in Smith County.

Amber C. Edwards

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.  is taking us beyond a vacation. What about living on an island part-time or full-time? It’s no longer an unreasonable request or a fantasy. This can actually be your reality.

Learn more about this way of living as we discuss living abroad as an expat.

Tami Vienn Allen

Tami opened her first salon, Elige Salon, in February of 1999. During her 25+ years in the business, Allen also developed an online Continuing Education course for cosmetology professionals and was sought out as a leader in the industry. Allen earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Capella University, licensure to practice Professional Counseling, and Mediation Certification in Texas. In November 2016, she opened, the Allen Counseling Group PLLC, in Bellaire, Texas in addition to growing her practice, Allen is in the process of writing her first book and developing her non-profit, Initiating Change.

Sarah Gourley

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, I get to work with incredible and creative people, and I’m always learning something new. Plus I love to make an excel spreadsheet for just about anything.”

Devina Bhojwani

Devina Bhojwani, is an accomplished leader who pivoted her career to entrepreneurship after a decade in the Oil & Gas sector She is the President at Idea Lab Kids, a STEAM-based education franchise founded in Houston, TX. Idea Lab has a franchise presence in eight states in North America, Canada, and the Middle East. Idea Lab has a franchise presence in eight states in North America, Canada, and the Middle East. Under Devina’s leadership, the Company has launched a new SaaS-based EdTech platform called “STEAM on DemandSM”. She has also been a franchisee and owned and operated several Gymboree play & music centers. She also serves on the board of the Jones business school at Rice University along with several other non-profit boards.

Ben Chatmas and Tony Wallin

Employees are one of our best brand ambassadors!!! Tony and Ben represent those of you who travel through life…then…land exactly where you are supposed to be. Kudos to the recruiting team for matching them to two great examples of “best fit”!!! Enjoy these amazing Amazon journeys of two of the many superstars sitting around the globe working for common initiatives. I can’t wait for you to see their journeys and looking forward to hearing your feedback from our discussion about these cool careers! Enjoy!

Ben Chatmas and Tony Wallin

Employees are one of our best brand ambassadors!!! Tony and Ben represent those of you who travel through life…then…land exactly where you are supposed to be. Kudos to the recruiting team for matching them to two great examples of “best fit”!!! Enjoy these amazing Amazon journeys of two of the many superstars sitting around the globe working for common initiatives. I can’t wait for you to see their journeys and looking forward to hearing your feedback from our discussion about these cool careers! Enjoy!

Bri Tye

Bri is based in the Katy/West Houston Area. Bri finished her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management at Cumberland University. She played basketball during her college years and she also coached basketball. She has been with Amazon for 9 years. Bri started as a seasonal associate and worked her way up to become the Regional Director of Operations. Bri oversees 5 of Amazon’s largest fulfillment centers with nearly 20,000 employees.

Mathew Knowles, Ph.D.

Author, professor, lecturer, public speaker, entrepreneur, music executive, artist manager, fighter, and survivor would be the words used, to sum up, the life and career of Mathew Knowles, Ph.D. 

Knowles is widely recognized in the entertainment industry for his effective approach to developing and promoting award-winning artists. As founder of Music World Entertainment Corporation, he has served as executive producer for more than 100 award-winning, platinum, and gold albums in multiple genres, including pop, R&B, gospel, dance, and country, as well as soundtracks and special-themed projects. Record sales have exceeded 450 million worldwide, with work featuring some of the biggest names in music including Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Destiny’s Child, Solange, and Beyoncé, to name a few. 

Sabeeka Al Buainain

Sabeeka Al Buainain is an HR professional with mixed international experience from the EMEA region

She has worked in various HR roles mostly in Energy and public sector in the Middle East and Europe.

Her main focus is transformation, change management, digitalization, HR strategy, and upskilling.

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