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On this episode Odell interviews serial entrepreneur, college professor, and CPA Dr. Joseph Reid. Raised from humble beginnings Dr. Reid always felt a sense of direction and drive from his mother. . Her influence on his life allowed him to break the norm in his family and go on to get a PhD, in accounting. He recently authored and published an eboo…
 
Parenting is one of the toughest things anyone can do. The next toughest thing is to pivot from a flourishing medical practicioner into an alternate career path. Both things are what Dr. Jarret Patton had to do. . In this interview we briefly discuss his book "Whose Bad A*& Kids Are These?" In addition to that we discuss how Dr. Jarret turned a pot…
 
Imagine your first sexual experience was forced upon you....and you were only 15 . Then imagine that after being raped you become pregnant... . Then imagine having the baby anyway and raising that baby and graduating from high school and college... . If we stopped there that would be amazing, but Summer Owens' story includes that and so much more. …
 
In this interview we sit down with celebrity coach, TV personality, author, and speaker Jonathan Sprinkles. . For close to 20 years Jonathan has gone from award winning keynote speaker to highly paid consultant, TV personality, and has even worked with celebrities such as Paula Abdul and others. . In this episode we discuss: - Why most people don't…
 
For whatever reason you want to insert, a lot of financial advice we received growing up was either very incomplete, or just plain wrong. In this episode I interview Thomas Johnson-Bean of the L.I.F.E. group and we discuss 4 true lies about your money. . In this episode you will learn: - Why paying off your student loans may not be the best thing f…
 
Everybody experiences pain, but how do you turn that pain into purpose? All of us have experienced trauma, but how do we turn that trauma into triumph? . Check out the latest episode of my podcast where I interview author and professional speaker Jessica Janniere where we discuss her story and how she was able to overcome so much in her life to beg…
 
Making it to the NBA is the dream that a lot of kids have nowadays. Dontell Jefferson achieved that dream and was also able to have a successful professional basketball career for years. In this interview he discusses his book, "How to Make it To The NBA," his story growing up, and how everyone can make it to their "NBA" or their dreams. For more i…
 
You have gifts, talents, and skills, but how are you using them to get better and leave a legacy? In this interview with nationally known youth speaker Dr. Laymon Hicks we discuss how he became a professional speaker in his teens. Dr. Hicks talks about how he turned an opportunity into a career by connecting with mentors and is now putting out vira…
 
Dr. Thomas Huebner is the president of Meridian Community College and is a veteran educator of over 30 years. Dr. Huebner was the past president at East Mississippi Community College. EMCC was highlighted in the first 2 seasons of the Netflix special Last Chance U. In this interview with Dr. Huebner we talk about the ill placed stigma many people h…
 
How do you turn nothing into something? Better yet, how do you turn ideas into income? This episode answers those questions and more. We got a chance to interview CEO of Millenial Ventures Holdings, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. She breaks down how speakers, authors, and content creators can get paid for what's inside their head. In this fun i…
 
On this episode Odell interviews the one and only Clint Arthur. The California Business Journal called Clint "The Most Famous Person No One's Ever Heard Of," he's been on TV over 100 times, is the host of his own radio show, is a NYT Best Selling Author, and an expert at turning entrepreneurs into celebrities in their own niche. In this powerful in…
 
Life is full of amazing stories. Raquel Gary's grandparents lives are amazing. After years of going back and forth about writing about the pillars in the community that her grandparents are, Raquel finally finished her first book which covers her grandparents' love story and their service in ministry. In this podcast Raquel and Odell discuss: - How…
 
For the first time in the show's history we have a real life politician on! Odell was fortunate to meet and get to know NC State Representative Jon Hardister. This episode was all about asking non-partisan questions that related to politics. In this episode Odell and Jon discuss: - What you can do to get involved in politics without being a politic…
 
This episode was really special. Kids can do amazing things if they are nurtured the right way. On this episode Odell interviews a 10 year old entrepreneur Kymora and her mother to discuss how they started Kymora's Kookies. In this interview you will learn: - How to motivate your kids without "motivating" them. - Why it's important to show your kid…
 
Have you ever struggled with imposter syndrome? Sometimes we feel like we can't do great things because we never saw anybody else "like us" doing great things. This in turn causes us to think sometimes, "who am I to be doing great things?" This is what Shantia Coley encountered as a young girl growing up in North Carolina. In this interview we disc…
 
Have you ever wanted to be interviewed on television with your local media or even national media? If so, you will not want to miss this interview with media strategist, author, and professional speaker Jessica Lundy. Jessica had a thriving career in the media as an on air personality and gained tons of insight that has allowed her to launch her bu…
 
Are a speaker or a consultant interested in doing business with corporate clients? If so, this episode will give you some simple strategies that you can take advantage of to start that process. In this episode we sat down with Mrs. Shermikia Lemon who runs Peacefully Profitable. She's been partnering with corporations since 2013 and in the intervie…
 
If you are a distinguished service professional looking to diversify your business this episode is for you. On this episode Odell interviews Ashley Kirkwood who is a rockstar attorney, corporate consultant, and a professional speaker. In this episode Odell and Ashley discuss: - Why Ashley voluntarily left her highly paid position as a corporate law…
 
Most people think to build wealth you have to amass a lot of money and get on a hot stock tip or get lucky with a multiconglomerate business. But what if that thought was wrong? What if all you needed to do was invest $100/month to begin building wealth? In this episode Odell interviews financial expert AreJay Martin. In this episode they discuss: …
 
Tom Krieglstein is an entrepreneur, author, professional speaker, and trainer. For the past 15 years Tom has gone from developing software to building one of the largest speaking and training companies in the college space. He has since branched out his offerings to corporate clients and we sat down to talk with Tom about what it's like to transiti…
 
On this episode we will discuss how Bonny Shade overcame sexual assault to create a movement to end sexual assault everywhere. She's a nationally recognized expert in sexual assault prevention and she sits down with Odell to give a deep dive into how: - You can turn your mess into a message. - Why your story is so powerful. - What working with an a…
 
In this time of social acceptance your business and your brand has to have some kind of cultural relevance. I had a great time interviewing Mr. Jeff Dess and Lenny Williams from Trill or Not Trill. Their educational consulting firm is all about creating culturally relevant leadership development programs. Listen in on how you can use some of their …
 
In this interview I sat down with podcast host, military vet, and professional speaker Sean Douglas. Sean and I discuss how being selected to be on 50+ podcasts in 2018 helped his speaking business soar to new heights. In this episode we discuss: - How to reach out to podcast hosts the right way to increase chances on being invited on their show. -…
 
This episode is for small business owners who want to partner with credit unions in their community and beyond. Business strategist and consultant Andrea Ashcraft shares her insight as a credit union professional. In this interview Andrea dives deep into: - Who to contact and how to contact them. - How to align your products and services with the c…
 
In this episode I sit down with my lovely wife Sierra and we discuss our journey of being together for 14+ years and being married for 11+ years. We talk about the misconceptions of marriage, what we learned in pre-marital counseling, what we would do if we were single now, and a ton of other things. Take a listen and laugh with us as we chat about…
 
Every now and again I get fortunate and get to interview some outstanding people in the athletic world. In this interview I get to interview 2x NCAA champion, WNBA professional basketball player, Olympian, and great human being. In this interview we discuss leadership, accountability, goal setting, winning championships at UConn, and how she went f…
 
**Warning** This episode is entitled Behind Closed Doors because Odell records a conversation with him and a close friend. They discuss racism, the #MeToo movement, politics, and other things using explicit language. The goal of this segment is to help everyone understand that we all say things behind closed doors that others wouldn't approve of, b…
 
On this episode Odell interviews the one and only Chris Widener. Chris is one of the top speakers in the entire world who is also a New York Times best-selling author. This interview will walk you through: - How to gain influence and credibility with the top people in your industry. - What "hard work" actually is in Chris's world and how he gets pa…
 
How do you turn adversity into your advantage? That's what this episode is all about. In this episode Odell interviews former Wake Forest basketball standout and inspirational speaker, Adell Harris who is a leading authority in turning your adversity into your greatest advantage. From being adopted to overcoming abuse to being a division 1 basketba…
 
How do you get along with people that you don't get? In this episode Odell is interviewing a friend of his who he doesn't get. The person he's interviewing thinks Colin Kapernick's protest was stupid and he loves the president. In his own unique way Odell maneuvers through the dialogue without getting angry. See how you what tips you can get from l…
 
This podcast has gone through 3 major changes. From the sometimes offensive version "What Do You Say When," to the inspirational interviews of "Eat It, Sleep It, Breathe It," and now to simply "The Odell Bizzell Show." This episode discusses the changes along with the 5 month absence of new episodes. Odell also touches on a concept he will be spend…
 
Many times we start working at jobs or in careers simply because we need the money. Once we get established many want to move on to bigger and better, but few ever are able to make that move successfully. In this episode of the podcast we are going to interview Ms. Jada Drew. Jada Monica Drew is a Leadership and Diversity Consultant who partners wi…
 
This is an amazing interview for higher educational professionals that are potentially looking to venture out and do their own thing. This will be the 1st of 2 interviews with higher ed pros that started their own businesses while still being super productive. In this interview I Mr. Michael Finkley. Michael Finkley is a higher education profession…
 
No matter what your interests are, you can make a full-time income from your passion and your talents. This interview speaks to that premise. In this interview we sit down with Timothy Shropshire comedian and host whose videos have reached millions worldwide. “Talented, gifted, creative and hysterical” were the words used to describe Comedian Tim S…
 
Have you ever been on social media and posted something about social justice? Have you ever seen someone post something insensitive on social media? Have you ever wanted to do more but didn't know what to do? If so you will learn a lot from our guest Aleidra Allen. Aleidra Allen is a social change advocate and entrepreneur. With a background in hig…
 
In this episode of the show I interviewed a mentor of mine Jullien Gordon. Jullien’s mission is to help people achieve freedom through self-mastery, skill mastery, masterminds, and business mastery. He is Founder of TheFreedomSchool.com—an online university that teaches business and life coaches, consultants, speakers, and authors how to turn their…
 
This is probably one of the most revealing interview I've ever had. I interviewed Willie Pettiford. This young man went from a troubled childhood to getting an athletic scholarship to having over 30 felonies. Throughout all of this drama and trauma Willie has now changed his life around and mentors young black males on how to avoid the street life …
 
It was a pleasure to sit down with my friend Tabitha James. Fresh off of her speaking tour entitled “Not. Posted” I sat down with Tabitha and she discussed how she was able to go from a small town in South Carolina to becoming an author, social entrepreneur, and speaker. As a social entrepreneur and venture capitalist in training, Tabitha envisions…
 
In this episode I go a little "left" as we discuss the right. A lot of the work I do in the education market has to do with diversity and building unity. Much of what divides people deals with very sensitive issues like race relations, politics, and religion. So I interviewed a diehard conservative republican and Trump supporter: Brian Ayers. My be…
 
Have you ever wanted to run a Kickstarter campaign but didn't know how? In this episode I sit down with a brand new author Dr. Ashley Tauriac who was struggling to figure out how she would pay to properly edit and promote her new book with only a few hundred social media followers. In this episode we talk about: How Dr. Tauriac was able to raise $3…
 
From scooping animal poop to speaking all across the country, Frank Kitchen's story is one worth hearing. In this episode we interview professional speaker and auctioneer Frank Kitchen. Frank's professional career in higher education to professional speaking to being an auctioneer amidst a myriad of other jobs has taught him the philosophy of livin…
 
This episode I was excited to sit down and chat with my good friend Tonya Rapley-Flash. Tonya Rapley-Flash is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and founder of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance. She has graced the cover of Black Enterprise magazine and was deemed the "New Face of Wealth Building". She was also selected as a Modern…
 
Most sixteen year olds are worrying about if they can get a drivers license, maybe the junior prom, or maybe even their pimples. Precious Sidbury was worried about where she was going to stay. Precious' mother dealt with some health challenges and was unable to work for about a year and because of that her and her siblings had to leave their home. …
 
When I was 19 I met a multi-millionaire who knew my Dad and began teaching me about financial literacy and personal development. Over the last 13 years he's continued to mentor and guide me and this episode is about many of the lessons my mentor William V. Thompson taught me. After listening to this episode you will learn: - Why financial literacy …
 
When I was 18 years old I started selling Cutco knives. The training was intense, but it was life-changing. It was life changing in part to my first real mentor in sales Matt Drinkhahn. Over the course of a few days his whit, humor, and charisma truly made me believe that I could sell Cutco. I recently reconnected with Matt and we discussed his new…
 
The story of Kendra Barnes starts with her being born to a military family and presently includes her being an Economist by day and Real Estate Investor by night. She created The Key Resource to change the perception of what a Real Estate Investor is "supposed to" look like. Kendra owns and manages 3 properties ( 7 rental units total). She's on a m…
 
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