I am so excited to feature my former track coach, Ken Abney, on the podcast—someone who has made a tremendous impact on my life and the lives of so many others. For over 20 years, Coach Ken led the United Stars Track Club of Philadelphia consisting of 95% inner-city young Black women and 5% young white women.

Over the course of his coaching career, he helped over 70 young athletes receive track scholarships to colleges and universities all over the country. Without Coach Ken, there is no way I would have had the opportunity to get into Penn to run track. 

Due to the consistent systemic racism in the U.S., many of these young Black women might not have had the opportunity to go to college, but Coach Ken made it happen. I am honored to feature someone who has sacrificed so much of his personal time and energy for the good of all.

Hi everyone! I did several interviews in the fall/winter of 2020 with past podcast guests on how they have navigated the business effects of COVID-19. I have had so much fun reconnecting with these past podcast guests and I am blown away by their resiliency and creative responses to COVID-19.  Each interview is around 20-25 minutes long and I will be combining these shorter style interviews into a total of 3 episodes.

The 1st episode is now live and I am so excited to share it with everyone. It includes 5 of my past guests: Marghi Walters Adzick of Addison Bay, Laura Vanderkam – Time Management Expert, Lisi Lerch of Lisi Lerch Jewelry, Neely and Chloe Burch of Neely & Chloe, and Dr. Catherine Foote of Foote Orthodontics. 

I also have 10 additional interviews with past podcast guests that I am combining into a 2nd and 3rd episode which will be released over the next couple of months and I can’t wait to share those! Hope you all enjoy!

Time Stamps:

Marghi Walters Adzick of Addison Bay: 58-second mark

Laura Vanderkam – Time management Expert: 19:50 mark

Lisi Lerch of Lisi Lerch Jewelry: 40:57 mark

Neely and Chloe Burch of Neely & Chloe : 58:49 mark

Dr. Catherine Foote of Foote Orthodontics: 1:29:26 mark