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Angela Williams is the founder of VOICE Today, a passionate child advocate and voice for survivors. She is an international speaker, author, and survivor of 14 years of child sexual abuse. Visit www.voicetoday.org to learn how you can get involved in THE VOICE MOVEMENT to save the next generation of children and help a survivor heal. Please link with us on twitter @avoicetoday and Facebook/VoiceToday.

VOICE Today, Inc. is breaking the silence and cycle of child sexual abuse worldwide through awareness, prevention and healing programs worldwide. We change the social norms by removing the stigma of child sexual abuse from the victim and placing it on the abuser and placing responsibility on adults to be trained and vigilant to protect children from child sexual abuse. We want to bring prevention and healing programs into community.

Direct download: 3-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Angela_Williams_Podcast.mp3
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I believe with good design your personality shows through in your space, and it is inspiring and functional…I like to use pops of color, repurpose unique pieces and mix old with new to create and enhance character.  You should love where you live and have fun creating your space.

I have always loved art and wanted to be an artist since I was a little girl.  I attended the University of Georgia and worked in media and radio for years – doing design work on the side.  After my 2nd child was born, I decided to create my company and haven’t looked back since.  It has been amazing!

Direct download: 3-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Rachel_Greathouse.mp3
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Marc E. Parham has been successfully consulting for all types of businesses for over 20 years. He has consulted for small to mid-sized business, large corporations, and non-profit organizations in all areas of business development. He has certifications in Project management, Network Engineering, Non-profit Management and other areas of business development. Marc has made it his mission to help people start and grow their small businesses. He has created a successful business coaching program that has assisted many people in changing their lives. He is also available for speaking and training events.

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Direct download: 3-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Marc_Parham_podcast.mp3
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Adoption Discovery is a program that educates and equips people to adopt any child available for adoption. We show people how to adopt children for $0 in 9 months or less.

Bridgette Bradley was a volunteer for CASA, a court appointed special advocate when she realized there were so many children available for adoption and millions of people trying to adopt. She founded Adoption Discovery to solve the problems people encountered when attempting adoption. Families all over the U.S. now experience adoption made easier and children find forever families.

Direct download: 3-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Bridgette_Bradley.mp3
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Mark Peterson is the owner and founder of Paraline, a Veteran Owned Small Business in Atlanta, Georgia.

Paraline is a facilitator of opportunity. They partner with their clients to empower them during
the design process helping them unlock their creative potential while crafting a design
which best represents their organization's brand identity.

Mr. Peterson is a Registered Architect with more than nine years of experience working
closely with governmental, commercial and non-profit clients on a diverse range of
sustainable projects. Before graduating from Auburn University's School of Architecture
with honors Mr. Peterson served six years in the US Air Force.

Direct download: 3-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Mark_Peterson_podcast.mp3
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Laurie Prentice is the owner of LINDEN In Woodstock GA.

LINDEN provides their community with the following: European Antiques, Wedding Design, Garden Design (container), Fairy Gardening and Interior Design work.

Laurie's background is in horticulture and her love of old joined with gardening, plantings and antiques to create Linden. She travels frequently to Europe, where she used to live, to rekindle and find inspiration.

Direct download: 3-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Laurie_Prentice.mp3
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Dr. Courthney Russell and Chris Johnson began a non-profit named A2H2. A2H2 focuses on health literacy and education as well as being a resource for the indigent population. A2H2 is a mobile health and outreach that seeks to meet the needs of the homeless on the streets of Atlanta.

Courthney Fitzgerald Russell, Jr. was born to proud immigrant parents on July 24, 1979 at a military base in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is married to Emily with one son, Courthney Russell, III. Dr. Russell is a recent graduate of medical school and is now preparing for residency in 2014. He has had many jobs and will soon be a resident; however, he says no job will ever be as amazing as the ones where he can work primarily with “my people”.

Direct download: 3-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Dr__Kourtney.mp3
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Well known for his innovative vision and engaging presence, Jason inspires his audiences to identify the forces that impact their lives and businesses.  Also known as “The Guy” who Makes the Paper Talk, with business plans garnering millions in capital for clients, Jason has the dynamic ability to communicate vision.  Audiences are guaranteed to learn and laugh with Jason’s real-world approach to execute their goals and strategies with total confidence.

With more than 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Jason has owned, operated, and sold various businesses including franchises (Edible Arrangements, Quiznos). To his credit, he consults entrepreneurs through Bass Business Plans and Development, and has recently launched TriScion Web Videos, at a time when internet video is poised to dominate the web as a way to do business.

Book Jason:
Phone:             678-615-8509
E-mail:             JasonBass@BassBusinessPlans.com

Websites:        www.BizBlogCast.com
www.BassBusinessPlans.com
www.TSWebVideos.com

Direct download: 3-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Jason_Bass_podcast.mp3
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Carrie started Neatsmart after 15 years in the corporate world training on salesforce automation software, selling high end luxury goods, implementing and training compliance  software applications, and managing client relationships. I had been helping friends and family with organizing their homes for years but never thought I could do it for a living. Then one day, not too long ago, I had my epiphany: I was working from home and I had scheduled a lunch break from conference calls and client work to organize and set up my husband’s new office. I couldn’t wait to work on that project and knew then that I needed to pursue this passion full time.

Neatsmart helps busy people clear the clutter from their homes and closets so they can function more efficiently and love their surroundings. I help people by designing and implementing an organization system that works for them and their specific needs. This could be anywhere from your home office, closet, kids’ rooms and playrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, etc.

http://neatsmart.com

Pinterest: cmpeeples

Twitter: @neatsmartcmp

Facebook: neatsmartcmp

Direct download: 3-11-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Carie_Peeples.mp3
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The Mylene Sheath is co-owned and operated by Lindsay Palmer and Joel Proper. The LLC was incorporated in March of 2007 and released its first album in August of 2007 by the band, If These Trees Could Talk. To date, The Mylene Sheath now has 43 releases and 17 Artists on the label, has worldwide distribution through Redeye Distribution, and is still completely owned and operated by its founding members.

Website: www.mylenesheath.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mylenesheath

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Mylene_Sheath

Bandcamp: www.themylenesheath.bandcamp.com

The Mylene Sheath is an independent record label whose motivation in this is to make the art we love available to as many people as we can. We are not interested in just creating a product to be bought and sold for as much money as it can produce. It is more our effort to actively participate in something meaningful, to give back to something that has always filled the voids in our lives and helped us maintain a positive outlook on the future. We believe that one’s ethical standpoint does not have to collide with one’s business standpoint, and believe.

Direct download: 3-11-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Mylene_Sheath.mp3
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In 1999, Bart Suddereth founded Millennium Training Systems (MTS), www.millenniumtrainingsystems.com,MTS was created to assist the development and implementation of programs to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, (STEM), literacy for America’s students. Bart and his copyrighted, Share, Read and Build approach to learning, have helped thousands of students across the United States gain STEM awareness.

As an Educational Consultant and Coach, Mr.Suddereth has lead the World Championship 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance (www.usfirst.org) and 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s Project Success Program since 2005.  As a Robotics Training Expert, Bart's teams have competed with teams from all over the world. They have conducted Robotics Training Workshops, throughout America that have transformed the lives of youth.

The 100 Black Men of North Metro, Inc., presented Mr. Suddereth its 2011 Mentoring Award in recognition of his contributions. He has also been featured in CNN’s Black in America programs.

As a part of initiatives to increase mentoring in S.T.E.M, Bart has been featured in productions with partnerships between FIRST (www.usfirst.org), Massachusetts Institute of Technolog, and Time Warner Cable.

Bart is currently working with numerous organizations, including McNair Achievement Programs, NASA, and FIRST, in the transformation of our culture to a greater understanding of S.T.E.M.

Direct download: 3-11-2013_The_Better_you_Project_Bart_Suddereth_podcast.mp3
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Mr. Leland Smith the CEO and Director of Business Development for SolidHires, with responsibility for recruitment and marketing programs, brand management, and corporate sponsorships. Prior to joining SolidHires, Leland worked in recruiting management, business development and as a senior trainer at several companies, and my proudest accomplishment, serving over 22 honorable years in the U.S. Army. Notable are my many years leading several top achieving teams as a recruiting manager and trainer for several Army units.

He holds a bachelors degree in Human Resources Management & graduated from the Executive Programs in Leadership and Disciplines of Business from Notre Dame University. In addition, A graduated from the United States Army First Sergeant Course, Army Guidance Counselor/Operations Course among many others while in the U.S. Army.

SolidHires is a Military Focused Hiring, Education and Resource Event Provider . We are a Veteran Owned Business based in Marietta, GA. We focus on training and providing career opportunities to the military community. Our #1 goal is to assist veterans in reaching their career and personal goals NOW.We feel it's past time to eradicate the high unemployment rate especially within our veteran/transitioning military population.

 
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Direct download: 3-11-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Leland_Smith_podcast.mp3
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Meet a grassroots organization that is working to help improve the financial health of low-to-moderate income aspiring entrepreneurs, individuals and families in the Metro Atlanta area.

Urban Asset Builders is an asset building organization that is working to help empower LMI Atlantans to be financially secure and build economic stability for themselves and their families.

Venus “Ms. ABC” Lockett is an Asset Building Coach and the Founder of Urban Asset Builders.  She is on a mission to instill a mindset that credit and savings are assets and works with low-to-moderate income (LMI) aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals to build their assets in credit and savings so they may start their businesses or realize their dreams with their own skin in the game.  You can learn more about their mission on their website at www.UrbanAssetBuilders.com.  You may also follow urban Asset Builders on Facebook and twitter @ATLAssetBuilder.

Direct download: 3-11-2013_The_Better_you_Project_Venus_Lockett_podcast.mp3
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Remington Youngblood, the founder of Change 4 Georgia (C4G), was looking for a way to help in his community.  C4G is a community service program inclusive to students that thanks our troops and veterans for their service, dedication and sacrifice in protecting our freedom and keeping our country secure.  C4G benefits our brave troops by collecting items from their "Wish List" that they need or want and that add comfort and fit in their backpacks. C4G also benefits the families of our troops and veterans by providing them with food, clothing, school supplies, personal items, furniture and appliances.  During the holidays, C4G also conducts a toy drive.

11-year-old Remington’s efforts have been highlighted in many publications.  He is recipient of numerous awards, an inspirational speaker and has over 70 local businesses supporting his efforts to help “serve those who are serving us.”

Remington is enrolled in advanced classes, is on a debate team, is the Vice-President of Builders Club, and attends church at Brown’s Bridge.

Remington makes time for friends and extracurricular activities:  he has two first-degree black belts - one in karate and one in Tae Kwon Do; and he plays flag football and basketball, rock climbs, golfs, and participates in 5k races and triathlons for a cause.

Remington’s voice and his actions are an inspiration to everyone.  He represents our children and grandchildren.  He is their voice – he is our future.  The troops have given him the call sign “Hollywood” and his nickname is “The President.”

www.change4georgia.org
https://www.facebook.com/Change4Georgia
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=216669276&trk=tab_pro
https://twitter.com/change4georgia

 

Direct download: 3-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Remington_Youngblood.mp3
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Twenty or so years ago Wendy Kinney decided that she couldn’t build a business without interacting with people, and that it was okay to be uncomfortable – but it wasn’t okay to let fear stop her from achieving everything she could. She’s read over 900 books about referrals and the systems, language and techniques to generate them, and shares that knowledge through presentations, workshops, books, blog posts and tweets.

Find her at WendysDesk.com and @WendyKinney on Twitter, and on PowerCore.net.

Direct download: 3-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Wendy_Kinney.mp3
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Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta.  Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness in order to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta. Invest Atlanta is governed by a 9 member board of directors, chaired by the Mayor of Atlanta.

Invest Atlanta’s programs and initiatives focus on developing and fostering public-private partnerships to accelerate job creation/economic growth, neighborhood revitalization/investment and innovation/entrepreneurship. Invest Atlanta’s economic tools include bond financing, revolving loan funds, housing financing, tax increment financing and tax credits.

Eloisa Klementich joined the Invest Atlanta in November, 2011 as the Director of Business Development. Her areas of focus are to oversee Invest Atlanta’s business retention, business expansion efforts and entrepreneurship growth for the City of Atlanta.

Dr. Klementich joined Invest Atlanta from the US Economic Development Administration where she was a Special Assistant for Economic Development working within the Office of the Secretary. At the EDA, she was detailed to the National Incident Command to work on the Federal response to the Gulf Oil Spill. In June 2008, she was appointed as California’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Commerce by Governor Schwarzenegger. She was instrumental in forming the new Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the state’s innovation program (iHub program).
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Klementich worked as a Marketing Manager for the Economic Development Agency at the County of San Bernardino; Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities; and the founding Director for the Mayor’s Office of International Trade under Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn.

Additionally, she served as Chief Field Deputy to Los Angeles Councilmember Alex Padilla; District Director to California State Assemblyman Tony Cardenas; Special Market Coordinator to Anheuser-Busch Sales of Sylmar; and Marketing Manager at General DataComm de Mexico in Mexico City.

Dr. Klementich also served as a consultant for Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, working closely with the President’s Special Advisor on Constituent Services, Dr. Juan Hernandez, on best practices for addressing constituent issues and requests.

Dr. Klementich received her Bachelor’s Degree from Pitzer College in Claremont.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from el Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and two Master’s Degrees, in Urban Planning and Latin American Affairs, from University of California, Los Angeles.  She received her Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of LaVerne in 2010. Lastly, she is a Certified Economic Developer which is a national recognition denoting a mastery of principal skills in economic development.

Direct download: 3-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Eloisa_Klementich.mp3
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Lori A. Manns is Founder and President of Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation, a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and promoting kids health.

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc., (LHTYF) is an award winning, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and promoting kids' health. Established in 2010, we are committed to providing practical, healthy educational workshops and activities that will affect the lives of children for generations to come. We aim to assist children  suffering from childhood obesity, diabetes and hypertension to become healthier and happier. We also intend to assure that kids who are currently healthy, stay that way by encouraging them to have healthy habits. We educate kids from all races and backgrounds about why health is essential at an early age. The Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge to kids ages 6-12 who live in the metro Atlanta area.

Direct download: 3-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Lori_Manns.mp3
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Corey Moore, Owner at ProNetworker, LLC: http://www.pronetworker.com &

Owner, Business & Tax Advisor at Fortune Financial Group (FFG) http://www.ffgga.com

Fortune Financial Group (FFG) is a financial institution whose objective is to empower its clients through financial knowledge. FFG is a Georgia-based company, which is comprised of professionals that are dedicated to providing the necessary tools that will promote financial growth.Specialties:Individual Tax Preparation, Small Business Tax Preparation, Home-Based Business Tax Preparation, Individual Budgeting, Business Budgeting, Corporation Formation, Business Consulting,

ProNetworker is a resource center for business events; networking events, seminars, business expos, workshops, lunch & learn, etc. ProNetworker also creates and host networking events, seminars, expos, etc.

He is has a Business Management degree from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Direct download: 3-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Corey_Moore.mp3
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Lori Raney is the owner and lead designer at Cherry Lane- a full service drapery and design atelier. From custom drapery and custom furniture to fabrics and hardware, Cherry Lane has everything their clients need to make their home spectacular.

Lori learned to sew at an early age and had dreams of being a fashion designer. After leaving a career in nursing, Lori opened Cherry Lane and her dream came alive again. She uses dress designer detailing on her drapery and pillows to blend the best of both worlds. She travels to Paris every year to come back with fresh inspiration for her clients.

Direct download: 3-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Lori_Raney.mp3
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