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.

100 A Conversation with Coach Tony Dungy & Broadcaster James Brown


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Coach Tony Dungy is in the 2016 Class of Pro Football Hall of Famers.  He gets inducted into the Hall on August 6th.  He led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007 and became the first African-American coach to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. He accomplished another first by leading his team to the playoffs for 10 consecutive years.  He is one of only 3 men to win Super Bowls as both a player and head coach. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, and The Mentor Leader.  He now serves as an Analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America and he is a spokesperson for “All Pro Dad.” He and his lovely wife Lauren are co-authors of several children’s books and the proud parents of ten children.  And most importantly, Coach Dungy is one of God’s faithful servants, he leads and participates in several bible study groups, he is a well sought after speaker and he is currently living his passion of ministering to young men.


James Brown3James Brown, also known as “J.B.”, is the host for THE NFL Today, the NFL Pre-Game Show, and co-hosts CBS Thursday Night Football.  He is a Special Correspondent for CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes.   JB has hosted many shows, including the Super Bowl, Boxing, Basketball, the Olympics, and the Stanley Cup where he earned the name “Godfather of Gold.”  He is a three-time Emmy winner for “Outstanding Studio Host.  A graduate of Harvard University, principal of Brown Technology Group, and author of “Role of a Lifetime:  Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living.  He is married to his lovely wife Dorothy and he’s a grandfather and the proud father of one daughter, Katrina.  Like Coach Dungy, JB is also one of God’s faithful servants.  He is an ordained minister and gives of his time to youth and multiple charities.

098 Getting Unstuck


Unstuck stuck picIf you are having difficulty transitioning out of a relationship, career, or other life situation, Life and Transition Coach, Rene Pierre talks about how to get unstuck out of situations that no longer serve you for the positive.

Rene’s style of Energy Coaching and the “7 Energy Levels” will help you to identify and remove the blockages that may be keeping you from achieving your goals and dreams.

She also demonstrates how to develop your personal mission statement to get you moving in the right direction.

Rene is offering a 30 minute complimentary consultation for anyone saying that they heard her on Make The Change Radio Show.

For more information, contact Rene Pierre at rene@iamphenix.com

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.

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!

090 The Path to Financial Wellness


reclaimdollarsBobby Kinzer, is the President of the Literacy Institute for Financial Enrichment, Inc., which is a non-profit he established to teach financial literacy.  Bobby is a former basketball player and his passion is to empower people to manage their finances and to eliminate the taboo associated with talking about their financial condition.

In this episode, Bobby Kinzer defines financial wellness.  He shares ideas about eliminating credit card debt, teaching children about financial responsibility, using automatic payments to make timely bill payments, things that impact your credit score, and a host of websites with financial resources that can set you on the right path to financial wellness.


089 The 6 Habits of Highly Resilient People


resilienceDr. Tommy Watson, Author, Speaker, and former football player talks about his awesome book, “The Resilience of Champions!”  Dr. Watson clearly outlines the six habits of highly resilient people in this episode.

Dr. Watson talks about whether resiliency is learned behavior, if we are born with it, and how we can build our resiliency.  And Dr. Watson should know because he went from homeless and living out of  trunk to a star athlete to college graduate, to earning his doctorate, and to a highly successful entrepreneur!

Dr. Watson lost practically everything.  He was able to regained everything back and more based on his love for the Lord and his unwavering determination to bounce back from the many adversities that plagued his life, from childhood into manhood.

Dr. Watson had every reason to give up and quit, due to being born into a drug-addicted household, gang influence, parental imprisonment, home foreclosure, divorce, unpaid bills and more, but he was determined not to give up.  If Dr. Watson can bounce back from so many adversities, then so can we.

Listen to this episode to learn how.


083 Preparing For Your Job Interview


Interview2If getting a new job or a total career change is the change you want to make this year, then in this episode you will learn what you need to do prior to beginning your job search.  You will learn about some really unique places to look for work, especially if you are over 50.

If you want to know what to do before your next interview, you will want to listen to this episode with Michelle Davis-Younger.


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

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.