53. Resilience Comes From: Uplifting Others (feat. Erica Marks, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations in SUNY New Paltz)

In this episode Damali discusses how to navigate through the higher education institution during a pandemic with Erica Marks the Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations in SUNY New Paltz. Erica Marks is an advocate for higher education and is inspired by college students through their determination. Erica Marks explains that being honest, owning up to mistakes, and showing yourself some love is key to tapping into her inner resilience. Erica points out her quest for honesty and making sure the right people are at the table to work together in many walks of life.

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54. Resilience Comes From: Looking Up to Your Role Models (feat. Dr. Melanie Shorter-Jones, Family Practice Physician)

In this episode, Damali discusses the experience of working as a health care physician during the COVID 19 pandemic with Dr. Melanie Shorter-Jones. She is a family medicine physician, and has been serving the middle Georgia area for over 15 years. She has served as a physician speaker for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, she has been a clinical preceptor for the Mercer School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Philadelphia College of Medicine. She is a graduate of Albany State University (undergrad) and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Her residency training was completed at the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Program. Dr. Melanie Shorter Jones shares that her resilience comes from her female role models in life. She gives advice on how to speak up and to seek opportunities.

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55. Resilience Comes From: Keeping In Touch (feat. David S. Ross, Esq, JAMS Mediator)

In this episode, Damali chats with David S. Ross, Esq. He is a mediator with JAMS, where he has worked as a neutral for nearly 30 years. He has successfully resolved thousands of complex two-party and multi-party cases — including dozens of class actions — and regularly handles high-profile cases involving celebrities, politicians and CEOs of large corporations. Mr. Ross focuses on discrimination and sexual harassment disputes as well as a wide array of business-related cases. His mediation career has been featured in The New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal. David Ross shares his experience on navigating through the beginning of the pandemic and shares how he conquered his fear and taught others.

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56. Resilience Comes From: Survival (feat. CEO/Founder of Juliette, Rechelle Balanzat)

In this episode, Damali discusses how to remain resilient with Rechelle Balnzat, CEO/Founder of Juliette, a luxury cleaning service originated in New York City. Rechelle’s goal is to be on top of the billion dollar laundry industry through her company’s unique way of redefining dry cleaning. Rechelle finds resilience in survival and keeping a frame of mind when looking through mistakes . Rechelle embraces the power of an inspiring song.

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