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Fraternity Foodie Podcast by Greek University

On Fraternity Foodie, we will have some of the tough conversations in Fraternity and Sorority Life with the leading speakers and experts in the industry. We'll discuss topics such as hazing prevention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, recruitment, diversity, and any issue involving college students today to help make our campuses safer and stronger.


Stephanie Foster: How did you create a comedy tour about mental health for college students?
Our next guest is Stephanie Foster, a standup comic and a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha. After losing her best friend to suicide, she created a comedy tour about mental health that stops at college campuses across the nation. They are sponsored by Maybelline New York and backed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  In episode 394 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Stephanie chose Texas Tech, what was special about the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha that made her want to join, how she got into standup comedy, why Stephanie decided to launch a comedy tour about mental health, how she was able to get Maybelline and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on board as sponsors with the comedy tour, how all the great comedians joined the tour, what college students should do if they see a sister or brother having difficulties with their mental health, what the response has been like from college students, and what the future looks like for the Without Rhyme Nor Reason Comedy tour. Enjoy!
23:11 9/22/23
Elizabeth Pizzarello: How do you build confidence after losing your vision?
Elizabeth Pizzarello was born a sighted child in the Bronx, New York. Her unexpected journey started two weeks before her college graduation when doctors told her that she was to be blind by age 40. It happened earlier; Elizabeth was blind by 38. Elizabeth wants share with our audience that even throughout one’s academic journey, dreams can be altered by unexpected circumstances. Bad things happen to good people. When doctors told her she was losing her vision and would go blind, it rocked her world. The good news is that the talents and skills one acquires can be used to overcome obstacles. They are never lost. You can change the outcome of your story. One just has to learn to pivot! In episode 393 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like for Elizabeth to grow up in the Bronx, why she chose Cedar Crest College, what was Elizabeth's reaction when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and she knew should would lose her vision, what her reaction was 10 years later after a lens implant procedure to restore some of her vision, how she made the shift from blindness to a a high tech implant, how you can build confidence after catastrophic loss, what are the misconceptions about blindness, how she cooks and serves meals today, and more about her book called "Eclipsed". Enjoy!
19:25 9/21/23
Dave Castro: What are the best ways for students to build their network for more job opportunities?
Dave Castro is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of multiple technology companies; before IceBrekr, he co-founded a healthcare software company that was eventually acquired by Dr Oz's ShareCare corporation. Currently IceBrekr is a must-have utility, empowering people to meet key new connections on their own terms, and wherever their ideal kind of people gather. In his off time, Dave is a golfer, decent social latin dancer, musician, athlete, and enjoys spending time with his daughters. In episode 392 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out Dave's advice to recent grads who are looking into sales positions, how he's able to generate interest in his products from other larger companies, how Dave came up with the idea for IceBrekr, other applications for his new app, how he's able to generate revenue from the app, and what are the best ways to build out your network and increase chances for jobs or internships. Enjoy! 
33:42 9/20/23
Karen Laos: How should students navigate conflict in their sorority or fraternity?
What Karen Laos has learned through her experience is that it really comes down to 3 things her mom taught her about how to treat people: "Be direct, honest and kind." Karen teaches high achieving women in business to speak with confidence and clarity. She has 25+ years of experience specializing in communication for companies such as NASA, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Sephora, Fidelity, Bacardi, UnitedHealthcare, Sony, Uber and more. Karen is also a best-selling author twice: Trust Your Own Voice: Growing Your Influence Through Confident Communication and Invisible No More: Stepping Into the Spotlight. In episode 391 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Karen chose Lafayette College, why Karen's mission is to eradicate self-doubt in 10 million women worldwide by 2030, why women give away their power and how do they get it back, what are some of the most common communication mistakes, how can college students become influential communicators, how can college students command a room, how college students can feel more comfortable talking about who they are and what they do, how students can navigate conflict in their sorority or fraternity, and the best way to negotiate with your boss for a raise. Enjoy! 
35:25 9/13/23
Louis Pelliccioni: What are the two most important traits for success in anything?
Our next guest believes that success can be taught! Louis Pelliccioni, Jr. uses his 55 years of experience from his careers; sports coaching & finance to teach the skills, attitudes, attributes, all backed by research, in order to become successful. In episode 390 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what made Louis choose West Virginia University, what are the two most important traits for success in anything, what parents should be teaching their kids in college, what are the enemies of success, how we can better handle the stress in our lives, why public speaking skills are so important, how we can improve our Emotional Intelligence, and how college students can figure out what they should be doing in life. Enjoy!
35:52 9/12/23
Beverly Smirnis: How can college student organizations build strong brands online?
Today we’re going to meet Beverly Smirnis. The fact that Beverly and Steve Smirnis live, work and play together is what first inspires some of their followers. Since they first became a couple, the Smirnis team has enjoyed travel, food and wine. Their backgrounds in public relations, marketing and journalism led to published freelance articles, which earned them invitations to explore, taste and toast across the country and across the world. Their career path together started with public relations projects. The Smirnis team specialized in working with the winemaking industry and representing various fine artists. This later expanded into a niche magazine publishing career, which has been their focus now for a few decades. Key contacts and keen insights were built over their long history in print media. In the consumer world, this translates to luxury lifestyle, and in the homebuilding industry they have long served, they are privy to resources, design trends and best practices. In episode 389 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what Beverly's parents had planned for her before she left for college, why she chose Southern Methodist University for her undergraduate experience, whether it's a good idea to take a "gap year", what is the Savvy Life, how she's had so much success with luxury brands, how college student organizations can build strong brands online, more about Beverly's new podcast called "People Pursuing Passions", and Beverly's advice for today's college students. Enjoy!
26:38 9/11/23
Vincent James: What are the benefits of playing music as a student?
Keep Music Alive was founded by husband and wife team Vincent James & Joann Pierdomenico in the summer of 2014. They believe every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to play music and every adult needs to be reminded that it's never too late to start playing. All donations to Keep Music Alive are tax-deductible and support Kids Music Day, Teach Music Week and their year-round Instrument Petting Zoo programs. In episode 388 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Vincent chose Widener University, what are the benefits of playing music as a students, what is Kids Music Day and Teach Music Week, how he's able to get famous ambassadors for Kids Music Day, what are the instrument petting zoos in schools, what we should do if music programs are being cut in our school, what we can do about the high costs for both the instrument and the clothing needed for shows, and whether it's too late for me to start playing music as an adult. Enjoy!
31:23 8/23/23
Shameeka Baptist: What are some things college students can do to find their strength within?
Our next guest is Shameeka Baptist. She is the author and inspirational speaker behind “The Strength Within”. She is a young woman that grew up in the foster care system who defied the odds. Today, she shares her journey of resilience with others. Her hope is that it provides others the courage and strength to keep fighting and to persevere, because The Strength Within is what will carry you through. Shameeka believes that your past does not define your present or your future, and that God has a purpose for you. In episode 387 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out more about Shameeka's childhood as she grew up in the foster care system, how college students can figure out what their purpose and destiny in life actually is, ways college students can find their strength within, what is cognitive reframing to shift your mindset, how we can build more confidence in ourselves, examples of positive affirmations and how it can help us, what role religion plays in Shameeka's life, advice for other foster care children that might be struggling, and what Shameeka plans to work on next. Enjoy!
21:35 8/21/23
Nicole Byars: How did trauma informed yoga become your lifeline?
Nicole Byars is the founder of Honest Yoga. She’s a struggling overachiever turned yoga educator and studio owner. Not to be dramatic or anything - but yoga saved her life. If we rewind a decade you would find her struggling with an eating disorder while balancing first-time motherhood and an unhappy marriage. Yoga was ultimately what got Nicole through that challenging time. She ended up getting her teaching certification, started training other teachers, and built Honest Yoga to be a space for all of us to heal, evolve, grow, and thrive together. In episode 386 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Nicole chose Arizona State University, what was happening in her life when she was admitted to an eating disorder treatment center in 2007, how trauma informed yoga become her lifeline, what are some ways to slow down and be present, do only flexible people do yoga, are the more difficult yoga positions are better for you, how can you practice yoga while folding laundry, and what are some of the problems with the yoga industry. Enjoy! 
26:56 8/17/23
Ahira Smith: Is there a set timeline of healing with grief?
As a certified grief coach, Ahira Smith’s approach is rooted in empathy, mindfulness, and self-compassion who is dedicated to helping you address the ‘blind spots in our emotional education.’ Ahira is committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space for you; To express your thoughts, emotions, and guide you towards a healthier and more fulfilling life after loss. In episode 385 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Ahira chose Kentucky State University, what made her want to join Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, how else people can experience grief without someone dying, what are the symptoms of grief, how coaching sessions can be helpful when experiencing grief, whether there is a set timeline of healing, how coaching is different from therapy or counseling, how you can make it through the holiday blues, and whether you should just move on quickly through grief. Enjoy!
31:19 8/16/23
Dr. Raymond Wiggins: What are the surprising facts about adolescent marijuana use?
Seeing the devastating and deadly effects of marijuana in his patients, family, and friends, Dr. Raymond Wiggins began investigating the subject, and what he found shocked him. His search for answers revealed an overwhelming body of evidence showing the adverse effects of marijuana. Soon, he found he was not alone. As people learned of his quest, many had similar stories of friends and family who had suffered harm or died from this drug. The stories are heartbreaking. Every story is fuel on a fire that cannot be quenched. This investigation has now become a passion to bust marijuana myths and spread the truth about this dangerous drug. He believes if he saves one life, it is worth the effort. His mission is to save as many people as possible from the physical, mental, and spiritual ravages of this drug. In episode 384 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Dr. Wiggins chose Southern Methodist University, what made him look into the effects of marijuana, what are the effects of regular usage, whether marijuana is addictive or not, some surprising facts about adolescent marijuana use, what are the hidden social and economic costs of marijuana, whether CBD is safe and effective, whether Delta-8 THC is safe, and how we can combat this industry given that so many states have legalized marijuana. Enjoy!
34:08 8/15/23
Dr. Ann Maria Hester: How can college students pick the right doctor?
Dr. Ann Maria Hester’s passion is patient empowerment! For over two decades she has worked diligently to educate health care consumers on powerful, easy-to-understand methods to optimize their health (and their health care) and lower their medical bills. She is a syndicated columnist as part of the Price of Business Digital Network. Yes, patient empowerment is her theme! What else could it be? Few things in life are as motivating and satisfying as empowering people to live stronger, longer lives. Dr. Hester’s latest book, "Patient Empowerment 101: More than a book, it's an adventure!" was published in November 2022. It is available thru Amazon and Barnes and Noble. In episode 383 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Purdue was the right choice for Dr. Hester, how can college students develop a quick one-minute elevator speech with the details doctors want to know about, how students can choose the right doctor, how we can thrive even with chronic illness, how to choose the right health insurance without breaking the bank, what are the 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine that can prevent or reverse common diseases, how we can burn calories in our home office instead of the gym, and what types of personal health records we should be keeping on file. Enjoy! 
28:32 8/14/23
Veronica Karaman: What is The Champion's Way?
Veronica Karaman uses champion mindsets from sports to help unlock people's potential. She believes there is a champion in everyone and it's her joy and passion to connect people to their true champion identity and then equip them through her signature system, The Champion's Way. Whether it is in sports (mainly golf), academics, personal leadership, or basic life-coaching, people often get results beyond their expectations in record time. In episode 382 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Veronica chose Duke University, what it was like to play in the Women’s U.S. Open and win the TN Senior Women’s Open Championship, what is The Champion's Way, how we can slay the negative self-talk in our head, how to improve parent-child relationships for peak performance, how competition and spirituality mix to reach your full potential, how we develop our mental toughness, and Veronica's advice to a college student on how to create a successful college year. Enjoy!
34:43 8/13/23
Thomas Helfrich: How can students foster an innovative culture in their student organization?
Thomas is the author of the "Never Been Promoted" book series and host of the "Never Been Promoted" podcast, a platform where he delves into the entrepreneur journey, discussing the process of unraveling, liberating, and igniting the entrepreneurial spirit. Thomas has earned the nickname "AI Nerd," hosting the AI Nerd YouTube channel, where he showcases his deep fascination with and understanding of AI systems. Thomas’ professional path, which spans over two decades, includes consultancy, advisory roles, and entrepreneurship. Among the notable highlights of his career is Thomas’ tenure as the Chief Innovation Officer for a billion-dollar US-based service company. In episode 381 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Thomas chose Indiana University in Bloomington, how AI transformed the marketing landscape, what is Thomas' advice to college students who want to sell their own product or service after graduation, how can college student leaders foster an innovative culture in their student organization, how students can leverage intelligent automation to streamline their processes and improve productivity, what are the challenges faced by the CEO of a start-up organization, what are some tips on creating engaging content for different social media platforms, and what Thomas predicts will happen in the future of AI over the next 4 years. Enjoy!
24:37 8/11/23
Cristina Ramirez: How did you get through the worst year of your life?
Cristina Ramirez is a serial entrepreneur bringing her empowerment curricula to audiences everywhere – from college students to corporations. Her programs have been implemented across 41 states with over 10,000 individuals. A veteran of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Cristina is an award winning coach, best-selling author, Ironman triathlete, and a USASA Snowboard National Silver Medalist. She has lived in Brazil, Chile, Morocco, and across the US. She speaks 5 languages and has been interviewed in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Cristina is a widowed single mom, and when not on her computer you will find her traveling with her boys, hiking with her dogs, or cleaning the cat litter. In episode 380 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Cristina chose Wellesley College, how she went from the girl at the back of the gym smoking pot to Ironman triathlete three times, why she took her career from Wall Street to Sesame Street, how a neighborhood 5K turned her into an entrepreneur, how she got through the worst year of her life, how she's building confident children by allowing them to fail, how we sabotage our self-worth by looking at others, how we can increase profitability for companies by empowering our team with a growth mindset, and what are some success stories she can share in corporate settings. Enjoy!
25:43 8/10/23
Adrienne McDunn: How can we create a more productive team environment?
As President and CEO of Personalysis, Adrienne McDunn continues the legacy of mentor and Personalysis founder, James R. Noland, to support fulfillment and success in all aspects of individual endeavor. Believing that work can offer the opportunity to pursue purpose and passion, Adrienne empowers clients to contribute their best self and lead more meaningful lives. Minnesota roots and global heart. Dog shelter volunteer (despite her cat’s objection to dog smell). Considers black loose-leaf tea a transcendent experience. Will always make time for her Passion Project: Coaching Supervision. In episode 379 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Adrienne chose the University of Minnesota, how students can build connections quickly in the workplace, how Personalysis can help people contribute their best self at work and lead more meaningful lives, how Personalysis measures against other personality tests that are out there, how we can create a more productive team environment, what are some tips for better communication in a virtual setting, how we enhance collaboration in our Gen Z groups, what are the differences in how Personalysis would be used in a corporate setting over a college student organization, and what types of people should look into the certification program. Enjoy! 
31:25 8/9/23
John Suzuki: What are the dangers of a divided country?
John Suzuki believes we all have three careers; first to learn and go to school, second to earn and make a living, and third to return and give back. Now in his third career of giving back, John’s mission is to make the world better by inspiring people to live with less fear and divisiveness and bring a little more love into the world. John's skills include inspirational speaking, storytelling, problem-solving, technology evangelism, sales & marketing, and relationship building. His authentic and sincere spirit and caring for people are always appreciated by those around him. Happily married for nearly 40 years, John and his wife split their time between Seattle and San Diego where their children and grandkids live. In episode 378 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why John believes that the third stage in life is to give back, what are the dangers of a divided and broken country, why he decided to write about the story of Shiro "Kash" Kashino in his book "American Grit – From a Japanese American Concentration Camp Rises an American War Hero", how the most hated Americans ultimately defeat America’s enemies, what happened to these heroes after World War II concluded, what we need to do as citizens to ensure that it never happens again, how we can live in a society with less fear and more love, and what the response has been to the book. Enjoy!
35:36 8/8/23
Rashmi Airan: How can we hold our members accountable?
Rashmi Airan is a keynote speaker and consultant determined to create organizational cultures focused on integrity, authenticity, and accountability. Rashmi instills audiences with the energy and understanding to create the safe space that will allow us to engage in courageous conversations in all aspects of our lives. She will create a strategy for any organization to address reputational risk issues as they arise. Rashmi utilizes her own experiences to share her human performance methodology, technique and mindset that will catalyze leadership, growth and stability in all organizations. In episode 377 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Rashmi chose the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, why she decided to join Chi Omega sorority, why she didn't listen to her inner voice screaming "ask questions" about a local real-estate developer, how she viewed all of her strong relationships after serving a six-month sentence to Federal prison for bank fraud with a judgement against her future earnings, how she doesn't let shame and remorse define who she is today, how we can hold our members accountable, how we can start vulnerable conversations in our fraternity or sorority, how she's able to overcome the adversity in her life, and how a commitment to empathy can help us end problems such as hazing. Enjoy!
38:06 8/7/23
Dr. Dominique Padurano: What tips can you share on time management in college?
Dr. Dominique Padurano (also known as Dr. P) holds 4 permanent teaching certifications from New York State, a Master's degree in Education, as well as a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers and a Bachelor's degree in Art History from Harvard, where she graduated with high honors. Since opening Crimson Coaching in 2014, she has been blessed with scores of students hailing from 14 states and 11 countries. Crimson Coaching's students have been: - awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of scholarships; - accepted to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, including Harvard, Princeton, Smith, BU and BC; have improved their grades and skills in a variety of subjects; - able to build their confidence and achieve their dreams. In episode 376 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Dr. P chose Harvard, advice to recent graduates on finding the right job for them, what is the best part of coaching students, what are some tips on time management while in college, how you can achieve a higher GPA in college, what note taking technique she recommends for college students, how to reduce stress in college, and what advice she can share on applying to grad school. Enjoy!
31:22 8/3/23
Greg Sharafinski: How did you raise thousands of dollars for your fraternity philanthropy?
Greg Sharafinski is working to develop a strong understanding of leading people from different backgrounds and managing complex tasks. Through his various roles such as the current President of Chi Phi Fraternity at East Carolina University, he has expanded his abilities to collaborate with others, inspired and motivated teams, and efficiently managed resources. His pursuit of learning provides him with a unique perspective and skill set that would be an asset in any team or organization. In episode 375 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Greg decided on East Carolina University for his undergraduate experience, why he joined Chi Phi Fraternity, how he was able to raise thousands of dollars in his fraternity philanthropy efforts, what was his secret to collecting dues as chapter treasurer, what is the most difficult part of being fraternity chapter president, what are his responsibilities on the National Board of Directors for the fraternity, how he stays motivated with all of his jobs, how he eats right in college, and how Greg is able to balance all of these things while going to school. Enjoy!
25:25 8/1/23
Kathy James: How did you break all the self-destructive habits?
Kathy James is a highly regarded Trauma and Mental Health Public Speaker and a respected Corporate Leader with over 16 years of experience training and developing associates. Known for her powerful and inspiring TEDx talk, "Zooming In to Make a Difference," Kathy combines her expertise in corporate leadership and her personal journey of overcoming mental illness and depression to empower audiences across corporations, associations, schools, and colleges. Throughout her successful corporate career, Kathy has leveraged her resiliency and determination to break free from the chains of addiction, alcoholism, violence, and financial instability that plagued her family. Drawing from her own battles, she passionately raises awareness about Mental and Emotional Health, sharing lifesaving insights with the aim of making a positive impact on the lives of others. In episode 374 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like for Kathy to grow up with emotional, verbal, and physical violence in the home, what harassment at school looks like, how she was able to ultimately end the violent cycle she was in and break all the self-destructive habits, how we can recognize problems with mental health or bullying in today's students, what are ways to extend support, empathy, and care to these students, how therapy helped to have better relationships, what we should do when we are feeling overwhelmed in our career, and what it was like to deliver a TEDx talk. Enjoy! 
37:53 7/28/23
Katie Evans: How can college students quickly build rapport with new people they meet?
Our next guest is Katie Evans, who is first and foremost a storyteller. She realized early in her career that people learn fastest when taught in that form. Her presentations are informative, timely and insightful. Katie believes that laughter is a powerful teaching tool and uses it liberally in her thought-provoking sessions. Everyone goes home feeling better and lighter. She delivers the perfect touch of comedy, inspiration and timely messaging that will make your event fun, meaningful, and memorable for all. Katie’s passion is supporting people in succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. In episode 373 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Katie chose the University of Washington for her undergraduate experience, why she decided to make the move into hypnotherapy, how college students can quickly build rapport with new people, how college students can learn to negotiate better, ways for students to improve their physical and mental well-being, how you can sell more products or services in a sales position, how to bring comedy into your storytelling, and how to better retain your members or employees.
24:49 7/26/23
Marco Yim: Why is it so important for college students to go through mock interviews?
Our next guest has his roots firmly planted in Ontario, Canada. Marco Yim loves board games, belting the latest pop songs, and training adorable service dogs. But most of all, he loves helping people develop and own their communication skills. With over 10 years of experience in speaking training and workshop facilitation, Marco knows that anyone can become a great communicator. With the right training, preparation, and mindset, speaking can shift from feeling like a nightmare to an energizing, confidence-boosting experience. Whether you’re trying to land a new job, presenting at a small meeting, or demanding a refund on a defective product, speaking with impact matters! Marco can help you get there. In episode 372 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Marco chose the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada for his undergraduate experience, how our customers can have a delightful and thoughtful customer experience each time they interact with us, why college students should leverage mock interviews, what is the master resume and cover letter system, how to make a memorable impression during the interview just by knowing your personal speaking style, what is the best answer to "Tell Me About Yourself" during an interview, and how to eliminate the filler words that people use when they are speaking. Enjoy!
31:56 7/24/23
Kim DeYoung: How can today's students overcome their fear of making the wrong choices?
Kim DeYoung is a seasoned consultant, choice coach, entrepreneur with a strong background in online marketing and retail merchandising with a proven track record of driving business growth through strategic thinking and meticulous implementation. As a choice coach, Kim specializes in supporting thought leaders, coaches, authors and teachers who have a powerful message to share with the world. She guides individuals in translating their brilliance from their minds to tangible creations, such as books, courses and impactful talks. Kim's unique ability to extract and make sense of her clients' brilliance empowers them to turn their ideas into reality. In episode 371 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Kim chose the University of Michigan for her undergraduate experience, how college students can overcome their fear of making the wrong decision, what students can do to clarify their own values, how students can make unpopular decisions when they want to be well liked, how students can take ownership of their future, what advice Kim has for students who want to start their own company, what is choice mapping and why it's important, whether we should ghost people if the relationship is not working out, and how we can reconnect with those who we've lost touch with over the years. Enjoy!
30:28 7/23/23
Ish Arteaga: How can college students make the most out of the college experience?
At his core, Ish Arteaga has the heart of a shepherd and wants to invite others to live their best life now! You'll see his heart on display when speaking to an auditorium of thousands, facilitating a workshop for a group of 10, and in his evaluation of startups. Ish speaks regularly on how to 'Enjoy College on Purpose,' helping students make the most out of college. From finances and life management to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Ish's approach to these topics connects with students and helps them think more meaningfully about these topics. Additionally, you'll often find Ish with his wife around good food and good friends, at the gym, or growing in his expertise of comic book media. In episode 370 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like being a first-generation college student in his family, why Ish decided on Dallas Christian College, what the university could have done to make his transition to college easier, what made him want to speak to college students, how college students can make the most out of the college experience, what ideas pop culture has communicated to us regarding DEI, how we can create a life that's not all about money, how Ish evaluates different start-ups for investments, and how to motivate the people that you are leading on your team. Enjoy!
31:03 7/21/23
Teresa Rand: How is the Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment valuable to college students?
Through public speaking and client coaching, Teresa Rand inspires individuals to be their best selves and surround themselves with other successful people. As the founder and President of Rand Consulting, her firm specializes in speaking, training, and career coaching for individuals and businesses. As a former CEO, having managed budgets of up to $35 million and being responsible for more than 1,000 employees, Teresa understands the challenges of being in business; whether in corporate America or as an entrepreneur. She is passionate about helping leaders achieve their dreams of climbing the career ladder, earning their seat in the C-suite, and working in an inclusive organization. In episode 369 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Teresa chose Jacksonville University, what it was like to be President/CEO of Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, what is a DISC Assessment, how the Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment is valuable to college students, what are the mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques that she teaches, what is her advice to recent college graduates, how college students can have better relationships at work with different generations, what is the best way to get a promotion at work, and what you should do if you're unhappy at work. Enjoy!
33:49 7/20/23
Mark Aylward: If students have no idea what they want to do after graduation, what is your advice?
In episode 368 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, Mark Aylward tells us why he chose the University of Notre Dame when there were plenty of good schools in Boston, how he landed in the recruiting business, how he managed to sell two staffing companies for $3M each, what was his advice to his children about starting their own businesses, what is his advice to college students who don't know what they want to do after graduation, how unhappy employees can regain clarity and confidence in moving to the next job, what tweaks students can make to their LinkedIn profile to get more job opportunities and/or clients, what else college students should be doing to get their dream job, and what is the one thing Mark would do differently in his life. Enjoy! Two free workbooks from Mark!
32:53 7/19/23
Jennifer Gershberg: Why and how should we develop meaningful relationships with our professors?
Jennifer Gershberg is a powerful and dynamic speaker who has given talks for numerous schools, scholarly and industry conferences, student organizations, Greek chapters, and Panhellenic Associations.  She has participated as a guest on several podcasts and on speaker panels concerning various topics critical to students.  Audience members have called Jennifer "extremely motivating," "direct," "highly empathic," and "incredibly bright and engaging." In her talks, she inspires students to improve their confidence through developing core competencies that are lacking in most students.  She covers topics such as time management, study strategies, achieving authentic confidence through competence, best approaches to essay/paper writing, professional communication and networking skills, student/faculty relationship building, and adaptability.  She is a highly engaging and entertaining speaker, connecting naturally with her audience.   In episode 367 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why she decided on Cornell University for her undergraduate experience, why Tri Delta was the right sorority for her, why she wanted to attend The George Washington University Law School after graduation, why ethics are so important in today's business world, how (and why) we should develop relationships with our professors, how we can get better time management skills in college, what we should look for in terms of internships and professional opportunities while in college, and how we should we take our fraternity/sorority experience and make that translate on a resume for the professional world. Enjoy!
28:54 7/18/23
Fletcher Cleaves: What did the car accident teach you about overcoming adversity & being prosperous?
Fletcher Cleaves is a native of Memphis, TN who decided to turn his tragedy into a testimony. As an advocate and motivational presenter, he speaks out against the dangers of texting and driving as well as overcoming adversity. He aspires to share his journey in hopes it will save lives and inspire others to reach their goals, regardless of the challenges they may face. In episode 366 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Fletcher initially chose to play football for Lambuth University, what happened when he was driving his car on September 10, 2009, whether he has forgiven the person who was driving distracted to force him off the road, what it was like to go back to school at the University of Memphis as a quadriplegic, what made him want to join Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., what is his advice to fraternity and sorority members about making good choices in life, why knowledge is power, what is his favorite adventure that he's been on, what the car accident taught him about overcoming adversity and being prosperous in life, and Fletcher's advice to other college athletes. 
26:42 7/14/23
Dr. Drew Gold: How can we manage conflict within student organizations?
Dr. Drew Gold is Associate Professor of Management at Saint Leo University with a concentration on Emotional Intelligence, Professional and Personal Development, Strategic Planning and Innovation Management. He has an extensive background in strategic, technology, and innovation management, and finance. He’s done extensive work with athletes and students at Saint Leo University on developing and harnessing the power of emotions for improved performance. Drew can show you how you can train yourself to improve performance and relationships in all aspects of your life! In episode 365 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Drew chose The Ohio State University for his undergraduate experience, what is the best part of being an Associate Professor at St. Leo University, what his responsibilities were as University Senate President, what approach he uses with Emotional Intelligence, what results he's seen in student athletes by developing and harnessing the power of emotions for improved performance, what leadership skills are needed in today's servant leaders, how do we get accountability in student organizations and stay true to the mission, how can we manage conflict within student organizations, and how we can recognize the warning signs of mental health issues in student populations. Enjoy!
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