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KJ McKinnon International LLC is a organization that specializes in helping everyday people achieve change their present condition and escape their comfort zone. With over twenty-five years of experience and a trail of success, KJ McKinnon International LLC energizes people to pursue personal, spiritual, and professional development. The pursuit of this development is aided by a long list of personal and professional development tools, training workshops, motivational speaking platforms, and Kinnovations. From innovation to leadership, KJ McKinnon International LLC leads the way in creating a groundswell of real development.

Kevin McKinnon, a Tifton, Georgia native, is the author of Next Level Pursuit, President of KJ McKinnon International LLC and Chief Commercial Officer for Smart House Calls, LLC. Kevin is also the Chairman of the Board for the Brighter Tomorrow’s Foundation in DeKalb County, Georgia. Prior to these experiences, Kevin was an award winning, senior leader at one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world with responsibilities up to 1,000 employees and more than a billion dollars in revenue. Last, Kevin was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, serving in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Kevin is a graduate of Columbia  University in the City of New York and a doctor of business administration candidate. Kevin’s website address is www.kjmckinnon.com and twitter address is @KevinJMcKinnon.

Direct download: 4-29-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Kevin_McKinnon_podcast.mp3
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Adell Henderson has worked in music, television and film as an editor, producer and marketing consultant for a variety of pop culture influencers. His philanthropy work began through community service and as a public speaker for students ranging from grade school to college.  In 2006, as President of his Los Angeles based Karma Foundation, he focused primarily on at-risk youth projects that included participation and partnerships with talent and organizations such as Snoop dogg, Plaxico Buress, Andre Dirrell, Mateen Cleaves, NBA Development League, Los Angeles Unified School District and Boys & Girls Club of America, Xbox, Under Armour and 2K Sports.

Prefessional U is a multimedia career development organization that provides impressionable youth, ages 14-24, with a plethora of information and resources needed to excel in one’s favored profession.

This unique consulting institution exposes these individuals to a variety of success stories and career opportunities through its non-traditional lesson plans including interactive learning, college preparation, internship opportunities, access to a distinguished array of professionals and job placement.

While encouraging critical thinking, time management and individualized custom planning, the principles that Prefessional U teaches will help students understand how to obtain professional success from both technical and political aspects. Participants enrolled in Prefessional U will be exposed to the pros and cons of choosing their potential career paths. Prefessional U is the preferred place where careers are born.

Direct download: 4-15-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Adell_Henderson_podcast.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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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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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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Banyan is making it simple for researchers to share, publish, and collaborate on what they are working on. They launched this summer in Chattanooga, Tennessee & were the winners of the 2012 Gig Tank competition judged by Alcatel-Lucent, Mozilla, IBM & more.

TJ Weigel spends his days as a front-end developer and designer. Previously, he worked with the Tampa Bay Lightning, did user experience work on Album Jacket and co-founded Two Giraffes with Toni.

Toni Gemayel is the CEO of Banyan does everything from front-end development to sales. Previously, he was an analyst at VC firm, helped co-found Album Jacket, and co-founded Two Giraffes with TJ. He is also a mentor at the Founders Institute.
Direct download: 2-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Banyan.mp3
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Fancy Rhino launched into the merging worlds of advertisement and documentary filmmaking at the same moment in 2010. One field favored truth-finders and the other favored good liars.

Covenant College alumni Drew Belz and Isaiah Smallman were finishing degrees in English Literature and Classic Philosophy, and a perfect storm began.

Direct download: 2-25-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Fancy_Rhino_.mp3
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Boyd Patterson created JuryStar, which is a jury selection app based upon 10 years of actual courtroom litigation.
 
JuryStar was nominated as a 2012 Best Trial Prep iPad App by The National Law Journal. JuryStar received additional national recognition from The American Lawyer magazine, which listed JuryStar as the only jury selection app in its article of legal apps “that really deliver,” providing: “Many apps have tried to facilitate the jury selection process—and most would quickly be found guilty of not helping much. But JuryStar bucks the trend with a user interface and features more in line with the way trial attorneys choose a panel.” The American Lawyer, October 2012.
 
Litigatortechnology.com also has an exclusive arrangement with the nation’s number one jury consulting firm, DecisionQuest. Through the Web Jury Consulting service on the litigatortechnology.com website, every litigator in the country can access the nation’s best jury consultants at a fraction of the cost.
 
Boyd Patterson has been involved in emerging courtroom technologies and has consistently used technology applications in jury trials. Boyd was a member of the team that brought new technologies to the criminal courtrooms in his county, has prompted the development of computer programs to help identify gang members, and designed www.5000angels.com, a website which allows community members to support child victims of crime. And his latest venture is JuryStar.
 
He has been involved in the study and practice of psychology and law for the last 24 years, earned his B.S. in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his Masters of Psychology from the University of West Georgia, his law degree from Duquesne University, was a mental health counselor for at-risk youth near Atlanta, was a trial court prosecutor at the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office in Chattanooga, and currently serves as the Gang Task Force Coordinator for his jurisdiction.
 
Boyd has written the courtroom manual Trial Resource: 404(b) evidence by topic, 2nd Edition for his office (available on amazon.com), published articles on trial preparation, trial presentation and litigation philosophy, provided litigation training seminars at the local, state and national level, serves on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, and enjoys speaking to students about finding careers that fit their interests.
 
The website for his company is www.litigatortechnology.com
Direct download: 2-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Boyd_Pattterson_podcast.mp3
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Bo Ferger, CEO – Quickcue – After taking Second Place at the 2011 Chattanooga 48-Hour Launch, Quickcue has now raised over $3 million and is redefining the causal dinning experience. The iPad-based app allows both guests and restaurants to contribute to the overall guest experience, which enables exceptional hospitality to be delivered during the dining experience.
 
In 24 years as an entrepreneur in the tech world, Bo Ferger, has always been a part of the next tech movement. As CEO of Quickcue he is again championing technological advancements, in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Previously, Ferger has been part of tech start-ups in Atlanta, GA; and Burbank, CA. Ferger understands the tech world and the challenges of a start-up, his insights have been invaluable to a number of small companies striving to be the next big thing.
Direct download: 2-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Quick_Que.mp3
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This week The "Better You" Project highlights Spencer Humphrey and Neil Rollins, co-owners of Black Tie Catering in Atlanta.

They began their business based on a hobby and recently won a National Conference as being one of the top caterers in Atlanta. They told humorous stories of success and failure during their journey. You will both laugh and be inspired after you hear about the 270 turkeys they cooked or having to grill outside in Chicago in February. The owners of Black Tie Catering took risks and it has definitely paid off.

Direct download: 2-11-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Black_Tie_Catering_podcast.mp3
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