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This platform is created to provide tips and techniques towards encouraging young men in becoming passionate visionaries, who are determined to leave a legacy for themselves, by adopting unwavering life values and serving others in an area of gifting led by God.

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EPISODE 31: The Evolutionary Relationship Between Pain, Purpose and Passion. 

Habibah (Ha-bee-bah) Sulayman (Sue-lay-man) Smith is a woman of many talents and gifts. She is the founder of Permission 2 Be Inc. which works to end all forms of exploitation in the lives of the most vulnerable youth in Delaware County and surrounding areas.
She is an Author/Blogger, Human Trafficking/CSEC Prevention, and Intervention Certified Facilitator/Trainer. She is JMT Team Certified Coach, Speaker, and Leadership Trainer.
She is most proud of being a mother to three awesome adults, Abuela to three beautiful little boys, and wife to the most incredible man. She is an overcomer of childhood sexual abuse, exploitation, domestic violence, and homelessness. She has taken her pain and transformed it into a passion to assist others like her.

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Instagram: @beeluve

Facebook: @beeluve

Twitter: @BeeluvedB


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EPISODE 30: Going North

Dominique "Dom" Brightmon, DTM is an award-winning speaker and certified member of the John Maxwell Team.

He is the author of "Going North!: Tips & Techniques to Advance Yourself" & the follow-up bestseller, "Stay the Course: The Elite Performer's 7 Secret Keys to Sustainable Success".

Dom host's the Going North podcast, a top-rated self-help podcast that interviews authors from all over the world.

His mantra is Advance others to advance yourself.

Reach out to him to learn how you can unlock your inner value through book writing, coaching, and podcasting.

Social Media Handles:


Instagram: @dombrightmon 

Facebook: @dombrightmon 

LinkedIn: @dombrightmon 

Twitter: @dombrightmon


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EPISODE 29: Positivity In A UN-Normalized World

Michael D. Finkley is a speaker, author and educator. Finkley is a native of Mullins, SC. Growing up from humble beginnings, Finkley appreciates the teachings of his mother and grandparents where his strength stemmed from his spiritual background.

Finkley began his professional career at Allen University, Columbia, SC, as an undergraduate student where he was a work-study student within the Office of admissions. He recruited for his institution for four (4) years.

Finkley has served in various roles in higher education including: college admissions/enrollment management, career services, student affairs, and teaching (adjunct instructor). Finkley has also taught in various summer school programs as an English Teacher within the states of New Hampshire, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Finkley is the Founder/Executive Director of The Finkley Experience: An Educational Consulting Firm which assists first generation students within the process of college. Finkley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (Allen University, Columbia, SC), Master of Education (k-12), and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration (Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH).

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Instagram: @thefinkleyexperience 

Facebook: @thefinkleyexperience 

LinkedIn: @thefinkleyexperience 

Twitter: @thefinkleyexperience 

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EPISODE 28: My Daddy Taught Me That "MDTMT"

Keynon Lake is a Speaker/Author, Youth Mentor, and Program Director of MY DADDY TAUGHT ME THAT "MDTMT" a youth development program designed to support young men through advocacy, education, and mentoring in Asheville, NC

Social Media Handles:
Facebook: @keynon.lake
IG: @keynonlakemdtmt

Thomas Williams

EPISODE 27: Permission To Dream

Thomas R. Williams is the author of Permission to DREAM and The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness, Professional Speaker, NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, and Philanthropist.

As a professional speaker Mr. Williams is a member of The Jon Gordon Speaking team and communicates with great passion and purpose on “The Energy Bus” and “Training Camp.” He impacts his audiences by helping them create a successful vision which leads them to greatness.

One of Thomas’ main passions is coaching both college and professional athletes on the inevitable transition to life beyond the scoreboard. He is driven by his mantra, “Athletes are great people first, who just so happen to be great athletes. Greatness may have started with sports but it doesn’t end when you retire… GREATNESS is a lifestyle.”

Thomas serves as an NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, teaching college student athletes about character, leadership and the NFL evaluation process. When Thomas isn’t traveling the globe impacting lives, he is serving as the Director of “Pursuits of Greatness.”

His nonprofit was developed to help college student athletes prepare for life after their playing career, by giving them custom tailored suits once the athlete has exhausted all athletic eligibility. This symbol of professionalism represents a new uniform that an athlete has retired, and is transitioning to their life of GREATNESS.

In 2008 Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sociology. Nicknamed The Hitman, Thomas was a captain on USC’s football team where he and his Trojan teammates had a record of 59-6. They won 2 National Championships and 3 Rose Bowls. Selected 155th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft Thomas played 5 years in the NFL, where he was not just focused on winning and competing, but rather mastering TEAMWORK, MENTAL TOUGHNESS and LEADERSHIP.

In 2012 after a career ending neck injury, Thomas transitioned from a game changer to a life changer, helping people tackle obstacles and finding their winning solutions. 

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Facebook: @mr_trw

Instagram: @mr_trw


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EPISODE 26: The Most Common Unspoken Obstacle Holding You From Your Leadership!

A'ric Jackson is an award-winning speaker, author, leadership trainer and the founder of Generation Leadership.

Based on two decades of diverse leadership experience, Generation Leadership focuses on providing students with real-world leadership training.

In addition to his work with Generation Leadership, he also serves as the Program Director of the renowned Count Me In Global Student Leadership Summit, overseeing the development and execution of the premier international student leadership training program.
The last thing you should know is he loves to dance Salsa and is a Self-proclaimed Foodie.

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Instagram: @IAmAricJackson

Facebook: @aricjdreamachiever

Manteo Mitchell

EPISODE 25: You Can Be Successful If You Truly Want To And Can Dedicate Yourself To Your Craft!

If it’s inspiration, motivation or anything in between, look no further than Manteo Mitchell for it.

Though known for his heroic efforts at the 2012 Olympic Games, Manteo has broken the mold when it comes to being an elite athlete.

It’s what he does off the track that truly inspires the world!

Father, Olympic Silver Medalist, World Champion, US Champion, College Graduate (4 degrees including a Masters)

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Facebook: @manteomitchell

Instagram: @manteomitchell

Twitter: @manteomitchell

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EPISODE 24: We Have To Change The Way We Think!

​​University of Memphis '85-88 offensive line.

33 consecutive starts.

Team Captain '88

All South Independent 1st team '88

Graduate assistant coach at Mississippi State University under Rick Trickett '90

Arena Bowl Champion with Tampa Bay Storm '91.

Arena Football League Iron man award

OL/DL coach Christ School '96-97..

OL/DL coach Asheville Saints 2009 (PFL Champion)

Head Coach Asheville Saints 2010 (PFL Semi finals)

Founded Gladiator Sports 2011

29 years of playing/coaching experience.

Man of God, Husband, Father and Grandfather

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Instagram: @gladiatorsport1

Facebook: @gladiatorsport1

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EPISODE 23: Don't Let Your Disability Affect Your Ability

Arthur Mitchell, A.K.A Art Mitch, is a father, husband, and author. His passion for the youth sparked from tragedies in his early childhood. At a young age, he was diagnosed with Keratoconus. It is an eye disease that has caused him to have an unusual childhood.

These difficulties have continued through adulthood. Art now uses the skills and techniques he’s learned to help provide support to others. He teaches coping strategies that strengthen self-esteem for children with disabilities. Art used his challenges as an opportunity to continue to grow personally and professionally.

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Facebook: @successwitharthur

Instagram: @successwitharthur

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EPISODE 22: Average To Awesome Mindset

Tim Bowers is an award-winning author, speaker and entrepreneur. His award-winning book is titled, Average to Awesome: Transitioning From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.

Through his business Tim Bowers Enterprise, he provides student development workshops and motivational speaking to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities worldwide.

Tim Bowers graduated from Benedict College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration in 2010. He has been recognized by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine as one of Columbia, South Carolina Top Ten Young Professionals.

Tim Bowers’ mission in life is to inspire the minds of people globally, to make a positive impact on communities around the world and to fill people up with the courage to go after the desires of their heart.

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Facebook: @timbowersmotivates

Instagram: @timbowersspeaks

Twitter: @timbowersspeaks


EPISODE 21: Granddaddy's Secrets

Daniel "Dan" Blanchard the Bestselling and Award-Winning, Author, Speaker, and Educator. TV Host. Two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete.

However, Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Dan has now successfully completed fourteen years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Special Education and Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school where he was chosen by the AFT-CT as the face and voice of educational reform and is now on the speaking circuit for them.

Dan was with the team that put forth Connecticut’s new Social Studies Frameworks and is also a member of the Special Education Advisory Board to the Connecticut State Department of Education.

In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Writing Project. Dan is a double veteran of the Army and the Air Force. And there is now a play being written about his life.

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Facebook: @dan007blanchard

Twitter @dan007blanchard


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EPISODE 20: Brilliantly Resilient

Mary Fran Bontempo is an award-winning 2-time TEDx speaker, author, humorist and media host who teaches audiences to uncover their brilliance and resilience 15 minutes at a time. A sought-after presenter for corporate and association events, Mary Fran is author of The 15 Minute Master and co-founder of Brilliantly Resilient.

Mary Fran proves small changes can create life-altering transformations, allowing individuals to be positive and successful in a rapidly changing world. A columnist for numerous websites, Mary Fran created a life-affirming brand of wisdom and wit after meeting the challenge of her son’s heroin addiction.

A frequent media guest and speaker, audiences of all ages delight in her empowering and entertaining message.

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Instagram: @maryfbontempo

Facebook: @maryfbontempo

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EPISODE 19: Love No Ego

Freddy founded The Love No Ego Group in 2016. In 2018, it became a 501c3 Nonprofit, The Love No Ego Foundation.

His LoveNoEgo philosophy serve as the foundation for pushing the human spirit into greatness. He delivers powerful and relevant keynote presentations, mentors, and conduct workshops for students and student-athletes around the world.

Freddy utilizes his principles of Love Over Ego, Love Over Fear, and Communication Over Conflict to enable the youth to excel beyond their everyday pressures. His approach improves their overall awareness, promotes self-development, helps them to notice the ego, and gets them truly excited about living life!

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Facebook: @mrlovenoego

Instagram: @mrlovenoego

Lemar Wilson


Growing up in Queens, NY with six siblings in a single parent home, Lemar learned to be a vocal speaker early in life. Growing up, his passion was geared toward the music industry but it was obvious God had other plans for him. Losing his best friend to cancer and witnessing his childhood friends make various bad life choices, he developed a love in empowering people to be the best image of themselves. 

Obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice and Business Writing, and working in Customer Service and Sales in Corporate America for over 15 years, he welcomed the need in serving the public in a positive way.  Realizing he wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem, Lemar started speaking to the youth to uplift, motivate and promote healthy lifestyle changes.  Creating numerous motivating videos on YouTube, Instagram and guests appearances on numerous podcasts, he is no stranger to reaching out to the public not only through the social media world but also in schools and corporate events.

Through successful mentoring Lemar started educating, uplifting and motivating students and adults to reach their full potential through personal development. His personal, professional and educational background gives him the skills to not only be a great sales person but to also motivate people from all walks in life. Lemar offer guidance to build up confidence, promote awareness and to motivate.

He offers services in consulting current and past students in finances, personal growth and relationship development.  He has the keys to living a fulfilled life, professionally as well as personally.

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Twitter @iamlemarwilson
Instagram @iamlemarwilson

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David Flood is the married father of 2 children. He is a board member of KIDS Plus, a non-profit, which helps special needs children. He is a member of the Drug and Alcohol Task Force in his hometown of Northport, New York on Long Island. David has been a lector in his church parish for over 30 years. He is also a Hospice Volunteer that visits with terminally ill patients.

He has spoken in 38 states and Canada to more than four hundred thousand (400,000) students. His last three Facebook videos have received OVER One Hundred (100) million views!

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Website: @davidfloodspeaks

Facebook: @davidfloodspeaks

Instagram: @ davidfloodspeaks

Mills C Rodgers


Mills “Mr. Rodge” Rodgers is an up and coming author and speaker on emotional intelligence and a supporter of students with special needs. Mr. Rodge has served his country and communities as an Army veteran and a public school educator. He served in the Army as a mental health specialist. He worked in public schools for 15 years as a general education and special education teacher, instructional specialist, and case manager. Special education is a topic near and dear to him, with his oldest daughter being diagnosed with severe autism.

He shares the insights he has gained through those diverse experiences in a fun, engaging manner with audiences. His target audiences include educators, parents, first generation college students. Mills has authored 4 editions of his books titled Success Is A Process, Not An Event, with the latest edition being You Can Win Being You. He hopes to help his audiences realize that their goals, dreams, and passions are within reach and do not require wholesale changes. Like the title of his latest book, he believes that you are more than capable and You Can Win Being You!

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Instagram: @rodgersspeaks
Twitter: @rodgersspeaks 
Facebook: @rodgersspeaks 

Treveal C.W. Lynch


Treveal C.W. Lynch is a Self-Worth Specialist, Author & Founder of iamthepossible® a self-development company built on the philosophy that “I and my possibilities are one and the same; everything I hope to be tomorrow I already am today”

With extreme passion and transparency, Treveal has been captivating audiences for over 19 years. Through his thought-provoking yet highly applicable messages, Treveal presents innovative ideas that spark the imagination and inspires the soul and exhorts audiences to see themselves in ways they've never imagined possible!

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Instagram: @iamthepossible

Facebook: @iamthepossible


Tami Matheny


Tami Matheny is the owner of Refuse2LoseCoaching, LLC and author of “The Confident Athlete: 4 Easy Steps to Build and Maintain Confidence and “The Confidence Journal.” As a mental game coach, she assists people in all walks of life (not just athletes) with improved confidence, focus, motivation, mental toughness, leadership, teamwork, etc."

Tami has a passion for helping others build a foundation of confidence. She has seen first-hand how confidence is key to success in any area in life. When not working with others, Tami remains physically active. She has completed a handful of marathons, including the Boston Marathon and ultramarathons. Her longest race to date is a 40 miler. She is an avid cyclist, completing rides over 80 miles. Tami continues to seek new mental and physical challenges.

For daily confidence tips, email for The Monthly Confidence Calendar

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Twitter: @tamimatheny and @r2lcoaching

Instagram: @refuse2losecoaching




Billy is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world because when he speaks, he doesn’t just speak to the mind, ears, or the heart of the audience, he speaks directly to their spirit. His charismatic booming voice, profound delivery, and thought provoking words shake the foundation of every venue which he speaks.

This is why NFL Teams and major corporations all over the world pay Billy to come speak to their organizations. Billy’s passion, fire, and intense energy are extremely contagious. His realness and down to earth open transparency allows him to connect deeply with the audience. This enables him to effectively instill hope, usher in mindset shifts, and instigate massive breakthroughs almost immediately in his listeners.

He is more than just another speaker, Billy is an anointed motivational artist, authentically painting the world with captivating poetic phrases that plant the truth deep inside the core of everyone who hears him. Since graduating from FCU, with a major in Bible Ministry, Dr. Billy Alsbrooks has become a Motivational Rockstar in The Self-Help industry. He's a top selling author, thought surgeon, and business success engineer. His viral inspirational videos have currently been viewed more than 30 MILLION times on Youtube His life changing book Blessed And Unstoppable has been sold in over 27 countries.

Billy is also the founder of B7U Clothing. His motivational based apparel focuses on designs that uplift, motivate, and inspire people to greatness. Billy was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities for his positive Impact across the globe.

Social Media Handles:

Youtube: @billyalsbrooks

Facebook: @billyalsbrooks

Instagram: @billyalsbrooks

Twitter: @billyalsbrooks

Chip Baker


Chip baker has been a Teacher/Coach for 21 yrs, 4th generation educator. Creator of “Chip Baker- The Success Chronicles” a YouTube channel/podcast where he interviews people from all walks of life about success. Multiple time best selling author “Growing Through Your Go Through”, “Effective Conversation To Ignite Relationships” and Suited for Success Vol. 2”, “The Formula Chart for Life”. Creator of Chip Baker Character Development Program. Certified Jon Gordon Power of Positive Leadership Trainer. Creator of Chip Baker- The Success Chronicles


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Youtube: ChipBakerTheSuccessChronicles




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Jerry grew up in the Avondale, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Delaware, where he studied Leadership & Consumer Economics.

While he was in college, Jerry was introduced to the power of entrepreneurship and got started in business for himself at the age of 21. Through the course of building his business, he became curious about why some people fail while others succeed. Jerry began to study and master the mindset of success, leadership, team building, sales, and marketing. He has researched over a 1,000 books and resources on personal and professional development. As a result, Jerry was able to build an international consulting company. Currently Jerry owns 4 businesses and has published multiple books.

Within the community Jerry has been a devoted activist for social justice. He has serviced on the board of the MLK CommUNITY of the Greater Kennett Area and the MLK Advocates for several years. Jerry has led many forums for cultural proficiency and community policing throughout Southern Chester County.

As a highly sought after speaker, Jerry has delivered over 4,100 empowering presentations to schools, corporations, and organizations throughout 45 states in the U.S., 5 provinces in Canada, & Puerto Rico

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IG: @jerrypoe

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Ya JaKetted is a Men's Mentor, Brand Advisor, and Life Speaker. He works daily creating ideals on how he can help others improve strengths and weaknesses, change their perspectives, mend broken relationships, find their passion and purpose in life, and start really chasing their dreams.

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Justin Rambo 2020


Justin Rambo is a Personal Development Coach. In his youth, Justin had an explosive temper which normally landed him in trouble. Dealing with self-doubt, and an inferiority complex, graduating high school with a one-point something GPA, having his first child and dropping out of college twice by the age of 21, failed relationships, multiple car repossessions, and piling up over 6 figures in debt, the odds were stacked against him.
By age 26, Justin succeeded in his third attempt in college and earned his bachelor’s degree. By age 28, Justin opened his first business (2013). In 2014,
Justin was introduced to personal development. From there, his life began to change. In 2019, Justin formed Versatile Success LLC, launched the Versatile Success Podcast, and wrote the book ‘Turn Down The Noise’. Justin wants to share,
help, and teach YOU about the power of personal development and how it

WILL positively change YOUR life!


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IG link: j_rambo85

J.Cruz 2020


Author Jesse A. Cruz lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. The Cruz family currently serves at Cross Creek Church. He has proudly served our country as an Iraq War Veteran of the U.S. Army. Jesse is the Program Coordinator of the Wayne County Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. In addition to his career, he has been engaged in speaking at correctional facilities and coaching sports. He has a B.A. in Community Youth Development at Nazareth College. Currently, Jesse is pursuing his Master's in Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and hiking with family and friends. Jesse is available for speaking engagements and book signings. You may contact him directly at 

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IG link: @authorjessecruz


Crowed ReRE


"Crowned ReRe" Alston presents Crown Talk: Recognizing the crowns of Kings and Queens among us. Crowned ReRe defines “The Crowns” as friends, family, and notable personalities that have royal stories to share. Each of our Crowns share their gems through the narrative of their journey. They are aware of their worth, they are aware of their value, and with that, they are Crowned by ReRe.

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J. Hawbaker 2020


Joel is a blended family coach, an award-winning high school teacher, Amazon #1 best-selling author, professional speaker, and frequent podcast guest who loves helping blended/stepfamilies overcome obstacles and grow by teaching them the 10 Commandments of Blended Family Life. These are universal principles that families can apply immediately to begin seeing positive changes.

Joel is also a divorced and remarried father of two. He currently lives in Alabama with his wife, his two daughters, and their two rescue dogs Bruiser and Butterscotch.

His first book, 'Inverted Leadership: Lead Others Better By Forgetting About Yourself' was a #1 best-seller on Amazon. He is currently at work on a book about blended families.

Having studied and played soccer at both Covenant College (Georgia, USA) and Oxford University (England, UK), Joel has a B.A. in History and a passion for literature as well as a love for sports. When he’s not busy speaking, writing, teaching, or coaching, Joel is longing for the day when he can go on his dream vacation of visiting Hobbiton in the Shire.

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Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Torre Antione Stocker is a results-seeking, life-long learner of leadership. While his resume is saturated with multiple exploits of technical expertise, his desire is to demonstrate excellence in leadership and vision by educating, empowering, and engaging the next
generation to maximize every moment of divine opportunity.

Torre has an unprecedented brilliance to translate brainstorms into creative and innovative success tools and business models. Torre is the CEO/Founder of Torre A. Stocker, LLC, and the newly formed 501c3 non-profit organization, Strategic Entrepreneur Empowerment (S.E.E.). Torre Stocker recently released his debut book, titled, “SuccessMoments: 50 Thoughts To Keep You Motivated”.

Torre is married to his wife of 11 years, Tika Stocker and they have two children, Angel and Torian. Torre is an active member at All Nations Church of God In Christ under the phenomenal leadership of Overseer Nate’ M. Jefferson as an Elder and the Multi-Media Director. Torre A. Stocker is a leader, consultant, author, and mentor with a wealth of knowledge to

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E-Man 2020


Emanuell "Eman" Sloan is a military and Pastor Kid, originally from Fayetteville, NC. He developed an interest in football and track at an early age! He went on to earn an opportunity to play at the college level. After one year he transferred to Liberty University, were he earned a degree and developed a passion for SOAR Dunk and Music.

Now married with a kid on the way, he enjoys serving at Biltmore Church as the Student Worship Pastor and Coaching young men in Football and Personal Growth.

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Jeermal Mr. “Me Too” Sylvester is a Motivational Teacher, Certified Youth Specialist, Adversity Advisor, and the CEO of Beauty for Ashes Inc.

The purpose of his organization is to first empower then address the needs of youth and adults by providing character-building, life skills, and etiquette training to prepare them for a sustainable life.

The former professional basketball player has found success beyond sports, by teaching others how to succeed despite their current or past experiences with proven principles and steps that allowed the l former three-time dropout to push through the noise and complete his college degree after walking away from school twenty-four years ago.

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Jerome Wilkerson 2020 GNG Interview


Pastor Jerome Wilkerson is the Lead Pastor at Adullam Christian Ministries and Community Advocate who is passionate about serving people in creating phenomenal lives for themselves and others led by Christ.

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