114 Living Their Passion – The Baker Twins


Donald and Ronald Baker talks about pursuing passionate work and making a living doing what they love.

A recent study conducted by Trade Schools, Colleges and Universities report that close to 80% of adults do not end up following through on the career paths they dreamed of during childhood.  And the remaining 20% of people who do pursue childhood imaginations are overwhelmingly happy and consider themselves to be successful.

Donald and Ronald Baker fall into that 20% category.  Ronald and Donald Baker are twins who were adopted at birth and both are world renowned photojournalists in the Washington, D.C. area.  They have photographed such greats as Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, exclusive photographers of the Jackson 5, President Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder, Alex Haley and too many to name.  They have also captured historical events such as the Million Man March and several Presidential Inaugurations just to name a few.

The Baker twins talk about how they got their start and the creative ideas they utilized to become living legends in the world of photojournalism.

096 Success Runs In Our Race with Dr. George Fraser


successDr. George Fraser was an orphan and foster child for 15 years.  In spite of his childhood experiences, Dr. Fraser went on to reach phenomenal success.

He’s written 6 best-selling books to include: Success Runs in Our Race, Click and most recently, Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings, a book he co-authored with Les Brown. He is the producer of the award winning “PowerNetworking Conference” (Forbes Magazine named it “One of the Top 5 Conferences Not To Be Missed in America.”)

Upscale Magazine named Dr. Fraser as one of the “Top 50 Power Brokers in Black America” and Black Enterprise Magazine named him “Black America’s #1 Networker.”

Dr. Fraser is quite the orator.  Five of his speeches have been selected for reprint and worldwide distribution by the prestigious publication; Vital Speeches of the Day; a first for any professional speaker in America regardless of color, and recently, he was selected by Examiner.com as the “Best of the Best Speakers in Black America.”

Dr. Fraser has been featured on 7 national magazine covers, and has received 350 awards and citations to include an induction into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum, three honorary Doctorate Degrees, and an Ambassadorship.

Dr. Fraser is most proud of being the co-founder of two African-centered charter schools that educate nearly 300 inner city Black children of which 60% are boys.  In addition to his proud accomplishments, he has been married to his lovely wife, Nora Jean for 42 years and is the proud father of two  sons….Kyle and Scott.

In this episode Dr. Fraser shares tips about success , power networking tips, overcoming fear, finding your purpose, and more.

093 Entrepreneurship, Dating, Comfort Zone & Driving in the Fast Lane


embrace_new_waysPatricia Terrell, Host of Make the Change Radio Show has been an entrepreneur for 21 years and has transformed herself over the years.  In this episode, Patricia talks about the most important things you should know before launching your new business.  Michelle Younger chimes in to talk about the importance of hiring someone to handle your human resources.

Over the years, Patricia has re-invented herself and she talks about the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone to fulfill your purpose in life and Dora Carpenter chimes in to talk about feeling the fear, but doing it anyway and her Feel the Fear workshops.

Patricia is a bit old school when it comes to dating and shares some tips about how men should ask a lady out on a date.  She even gives them an example of what to say.

Patricia concludes the show with “PatsPeeves,” where she talks about how people can help change our daily commutes for the positive if the slow drivers would stop driving slow in the fast lane and kindly pull over to allow the faster drivers to get by.  Donald Whitt chimed in to talk about how and why he sometimes refuses to move over from the fast lane if the driver behind him is signaling for him to move over.  You have to listen to the show to hear why Donald does this.

091 How to Turn Your Setbacks into Greenbacks with Dr. Willie Jolley


091 Book CoverDr. Willie Jolley talks about how to turn our setbacks into greenbacks.  Dr. Jolley knows firsthand the heavy load that setbacks can create and what it takes to bounce back.  His ability to comeback from a tremendous setback earned him the title of the “King of Comeback!”

In this episode, Dr. Jolley provides specific steps about how to overcome what he calls the “Devastating Ds” of divorce, downsizing, disease, disaster or death of a loved one.

In addition, Dr. Jolley talks about the importance of talking to people about what you are doing, his “5 foot Rule,” and so much more.

This episode is full of information and free resources to help you start turning your setback into a comeback and turn the comeback into greenbacks.

Take a listen!

085.02 Entrepreneurship, Parenting, Gastric Bypass Surgery – A Conversation with Michael A. Graves


time for changeMichael A. Graves of Graves Advisory Group, LLC, Black Enterprise Magazine, and C-Suite Sports Radio Show talks about growing up with iconic parents, Mr. Earl Graves, Senior and the late Barbara Graves, founders of Black Enterprise Magazine.  Michael shares his tips on the need to embrace change by reinventing ourselves, successful entrepreneurship, parenting, his gastric bypass surgery, and much more.

082 Interview with Otis Williams of The Temptations


Otis-WilliamsOtis Williams, a living legend, with a 56 year career of active performances talks about his life as the founder and the last original surviving member of the Temptations.

Otis talks about what it has taken for the Temptations to remain relevant for 56 years and so much more.

In this segment, Otis takes us down memory lane and shares the meaning and memories behind many of The Temptations’ famous hits; such as Don’t Send Me Away, Darling Stand By Me, where Otis sang lead.

Other songs included in this segment are; Please Return Your Love To Me, Treat Her Like A Lady,  Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, I Wish It Would Rain,  Cloud Nine, Error of Our Ways, Elevator Eyes, Can’t Get Next To You, Since I Lost My Baby, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Ball of Confusion, and of course we close the show with My Girl.

This show is bound to take you down Memory Lane and will cause you start dancing or swaying in your seat.  So get your Kleenex and dancing shoes ready for a great chat with Otis Williams and the awesome sounds of the Temptations.

What a tremendous honor to have Otis Williams join me on Make The Change Radio Show!

The Temptations story is going to Broadway in 2017, so stay tuned..

Thank you God.  Thank you Otis <3

079 How To Write Your First Book


Author6Are you thinking of writing a book?  If so, in this episode, four authors share what you need to know to get your book idea from out of your head and into the marketplace.

Daphne Jones Robinson has a special talent to write a book in 30 to 90 days.  She’s written five books in one year.

Dr. James Arthur Williams used Kick Starter to obtain initial support from his followers and to fund the initial expenses associated with writing his first book and ultimately getting in published.

Damon Jones wrote his book as part of his plan to grow his business and establish himself as a subject-matter expert in his profession.  His first book became an Amazon best-seller and he shares important tips on becoming a best selling author.

Kareem Taylor was blogging for five years and consulted with his loyal followers to determine the type of book he should write. He used his blog topics as his guide and soon became a self-published author.

So if you want to learn the secrets to writing a book or how to get the book you started years ago finally written, these guests will share their secrets to get you started on your journey to becoming an author.

064 Keys to Successful Family Entrepreneurship


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John Biagas, Evette Gradney, Mark Biagas, Randy Biagas, and Omar Biagas come from a family of 14 siblings.

This Biagas family of trans-generational entrepreneurs talk about their individual journeys toward entrepreneurial success and how they came together to become owners of two Marriott hotels; A SpringHill Suites by Marriott and a Residence Inn by Marriott, both located in Lake Charles, Louisiana

They talk about lessons learned and the importance of family love and support.

During the second half of the show, Evette Gradney talks about female entrepreneurship, the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in a male dominated industry, and lessons learned.

048 Miss Jessie’s – Creating a Successful Business From Scratch


book_miss_jessiewebMiko Branch, Co-Founder, CEO of Miss Jessie’s, the company that revolutionized the curly and natural hair care industry. Miko is also the Co-Author of the newly released book “Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch—Naturally.”

Miko will share how she and her sister Titi Branch created a successful business from scratch. Miko will also share some inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from her book.  This book is so awesome that I read it in its entirety in one sitting.


047 How to Prepare Your Best Resume


resumeIf you are seeking employment and you are a stay at home mom or dad; military personnel or veteran; or embarking on a totally different career path; Michelle Davis-Younger, President of “The 1 For HR” will discuss how to prepare your resume in a manner that will turn what you believe are your weaknesses into strengths.

Learn about the most common resume mistakes, how to make your resume stand out from the crowd, her important “2-10 Rule” and more.

027 Turn Your Idea Into an Invention


Ever wonder who first thought of the microwave, or whose idea it was to create a remote control for the television?What about the disposable diaper?  Someone had to have these ideas and turn them into inventions.

Do you have a great idea for an invention? Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I wish someone would come up with….” Have you ever seen one of your ideas featured on television by someone who took action on it?  People have ideas, every day but never act on them, but Shameeka Hunt of “Keep Me Tight” is the exception to the rule.

Shameeka shares how she turned her idea into an invention.  She had a personal need and decided to fill it.  Learn what it took for Shameeka to become an inventor and how her story may inspire you to turn your ideas into reality.

Shameeka did not let being a wife, mother of two (a newborn and 1 year old), and a full-time job as an Engineer stop her from creating a product to fulfill a personal need! Shameeka had to keep a tight calendar to make it happen.

If you have an idea that you need to take action on, Shameeka says the first step is to find a quiet place to think through your idea and DOCUMENT it!  Then TAKE ACTION by setting aside time to work on it every day. Do not let doubtful thoughts or feeling overwhelmed derail your momentum. The time is now to give your idea some life. Who knows, your idea could be the next BIG thing!

022 Business Partnerships: 5 Key Points to Consider Before Making the Commitment


Willard Alonzo Stanback talks about why we need to treat each business partnership like a marriage and the five most important points we need to address before walking down the aisle of business matrimony.

Willard Alonzo Stanback is an MIT graduate, a savvy business, entertainment and media lawyer with a strong foundation in intellectual property, licensing, and technology law. He is an entrepreneur, the owner of his own technology foundation and engaged in a host of other business partnerships.

You should listen to this show if:

1. You are you thinking about starting your own company and wonder if you should bring on a business partner.
2. You are pondering whether to partner with a friend or relative in that venture you have been talking about
for years.
3. If you currently have a business partner and realize that you forgot to have some very important conversations
and now need to address them.
4. If you and your partner do not have an operating agreement in place that addresses the important points outlined in this