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62. Resilience Comes From (feat. Marian Murray, Mindset Actress)

n this episode, Damali discusses Marian Murray, who has worked as the senior vice president and global CFO of a marketing group and investment bank by 29. Now she has booked over 30 days for two years as a very successful actress. She has been featured on NBC, ABC, Buzzfeed, good morning, America…etc. ) Her unique perspective on entrepreneurship and acting comes from a young kid. Growing up, she was always a talker. She has always loved acting together; she combines and used to tell someone’s story. She believes this industry works beautifully because it likes telling someone’s stories and bringing them to life.

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61. Resilience Comes From… (feat. Dr. Juliet Nevins, Medical Director at CVS Health)

In this episode, Damali sits down with Dr. Juliet Nevins. Dr. Nevins is a board-certified Obstetrician and healthcare executive. Her expertise in the healthcare field as medical director for New York and New Jersey region at CVS health. She is also the founder of the belly button LLC and an alumna of Vassar College. Her unique perspective and work in the medical field were from her passion for health education and women’s wellness.

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60. Resilience Come From…. (feat. Kimberly Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, School of Fashion, Ryerson University)

In this episode, Damali sits down with Kimberly Jenkins. Ms. Jenkins is currently Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies in the School of Fashion at Ryerson University, lecturing previously at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. Kim designed an elective course and exhibition entitled, Fashion and Race, and has shared her insight at SXSW and Google HQ. Her expertise on fashion history, race and cultural awareness has led to academic advising and research work for Gucci, The Lions modeling agency, Tommy Hilfiger, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Instagram. Kim holds an MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design.

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59. Resilience Comes From…  (feat. Assaunta Howard, Interim Assistant Dean of Business Services & Workforce Development)

In this episode, Damali sits down with Assuanta Howard. Ms. Howard serves as the Interim Assistant Dean of Business Services & Workforce Development, as well as the Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program located at LaGuardia Community. Ms. Howard has worked for over twenty-years in the City University of New York System within the Division of Adult & Continuing Education. Ms. Howard was the Director of Continuing Education at Clayton State University located in Morrow, Georgia and was the Director of Corporate Education and Workforce Development at the City College of New York. Ms. Howard is a published author of several books. She has a Master of Science degree in Adult Education and Human Resources Development from Fordham University.

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58. Resilience Comes From… (feat. Jennifer Lupo, Managing Member of Lupo Law, Arbitration and Mediation PLLC)

In this episode, Damali sits down with Jennifer Lupo. Ms. Lupo is the Managing Member of Lupo Law, Arbitration and Mediation PLLC with offices in Manhattan and Rhinebeck, N.Y. Ms. Lupo has more than 25 years of experience as a dispute resolution professional. Her unique perspective comes from having sat in every seat at the dispute resolution table (client, advocate, and neutral) in both mediations and arbitrations.

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57. Resilience Comes From: (feat. Suzanne Boothby, Writer and Editor)

In this episode, Damali discusses that resilience comes from honing in on your craft and in being a woman with Suzanne Boothy. Suzanne Boothby is a book author and writer who started her career as fact checker for the award-winning investigative magazine Mother Jones and has gone on to cover everything from foraging green juice ingredients to the hidden costs of conventional agriculture. Currently, she works as the executive editor of The Brockovich Report, a newsletter from Erin Brockovich talking about the national water crisis, toxic chemicals, and other problems in your backyard. She’s also a freelance writer and offers editing and creative direction to aspiring and long-time book writers. Suzanne finds resilience in honing in on her craft and in being a woman.

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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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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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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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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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52. Resilience Comes From: Finding Your Own Path (feat Carrie Morrissey, CEO/Founder of ISLYNYC

On this episode, Damali discusses the fashion jewelry industry during the COVID 19 pandemic shutdown with Carrie Morrissey, CEO/Founder of ISLYNYC, a laser cut acrylic jewelry company founded in Brooklyn , NY. Carrie is on the quest for fulfillment and the ultimate goal is finding happiness within and staying connected through her company ISLYNYC. Carrie explains how during a pandemic her flashy, special jewelry became a support system for the LGBTQIA rather than just relying on the party, going out scene during this time. Carrie defines her resilience in having the opportunity to uplift and bring visibility to empower people through ISLYNYC.

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51. Resilience Comes From: Connecting with Others (feat. Shamil Idriss, CEO of Search for Common Ground)

In this episode, Damali discusses conflict and peacebuilding with Shamil Idriss. Shamil Idriss is the CEO of Search for Common Ground, leading around 900 staff in 31 countries to end violent conflict. As CEO of Soliya from 2008 to 2014, Idriss oversaw a public-private coalition to establish the field of virtual exchange, pioneering interactive media as a tool for cross-cultural trust. In 2005, Idriss was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as Deputy Director of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, seeking to improve relations between Western and Muslim-majority countries. Previously, Idriss had helped establish and served on the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders. Shamil shares that his resilience comes from connecting with others and leaning on friends and family support.

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50. Resilience Comes From: Through The Strength of Others (feat. Robin H. Williams, Educator)

In this episode , Damali discusses how to remain resilient during these stressful times by gaining strength through others with Robin H. Williams, award winning educator, curriculum writer, educational consultant, mentor, teacher, and so much more. Robin is active in her community and currently serves as President of the Greater Hudson Valley, New York Chapter of the Links Incorporated. She also serves as the national and regional Chair Protocol for Jack and Jill of America Incorporated, and curator of the Literary Salon of the Eastern Area of the Links Arts Committee. Robin is also a former President of the North Manhattan Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Building partnerships and fund development are just two of Robin’s key strengths. She’s partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, The Newer Show, White Plains chapter of Kappa Alpha Five Fraternity Incorporated, Capital League Program, Peak Skill Youth Bureau, Theater, Young Community Center, White Plains Youth Bureau, The Children’s Village, and more to activate programs benefiting underserved youth and their families. She has served as fundraising chair for several organizations, generating funds for scholarships and community outreach programs.

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49. Resilience Comes From: Looking Internally (feat. Dr. Icilma Fergus Rowe, Advocate for Cardiovascular Health Awareness)

In this episode , Damali discusses how to manage your stress and to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease in stressful times with Dr. Icilma Fergus Rowe, Director of Cardiovascular Disparities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Fergus focuses on areas related to Preventive Cardiology including Lipids and Hypertension, Women’s Heart Disease, and Cardiovascular Health Advocacy. She is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association where she is the immediate past President of the Westchester board and immediate past board member of the Founder’s Affiliate board. Dr. Icilma shares that her resilience comes from looking internally and doing things that make her happy. She shares two books that are amazing reads that help you stray away from procrastination.

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48. Resilience Comes From: Rest and Renewal (feat. Asahi Pompey , President of Goldman Sachs Foundation and Global Head of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs)

In this episode, Damali discusses how unlikely beginnings can lead to a bright and successful future with Asahi Pompey, President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Asahi Pompey is Global Head of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs. She explains how being able to set boundaries is important to completing your goals successfully. We begin to understand that resilience comes from rest and renewal. Asahi Pompey shares with us an interesting book choice and a song that gets her ready to go!

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Art of Negotiation

The Art of Negotiation with Damali Peterman

Damali Peterman created Breakthroughadr after a long career of being a remediation expert. Knowing all things involving arbitration and more, she negotiates with a tact and style we all can learn from. Think negotiation doesn’t relate to your 24/7? Think again! From dealing with the kids to trying to lose weight, from choosing to change your life to saying yes to a first date we all negotiate everyday and after this episode you will feel empowered to make better decisions and win more arguments, which is always nice!

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47. Social Issues (feat. Attorney, James Nepaulsingh)

On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Attorney, James Nepaulsingh. Based in Tokyo, Mr. Nepaulsingh is a Global Transactions lawyer at a Magic Circle law firm specializing in corporate law. He is qualified in England & Wales and has also worked at the firm’s London and Abu Dhabi offices. He has more than 10 years of experience advising clients worldwide on M&A, joint ventures, investments and exits, restructurings and complex commercial agreements. Damali and James tackle some of our current social issues. Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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46. Breakthrough Vault: Goa, India (feat. Attorney, Rajdeep Lahiri)

In light of the global pandemic, Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes into the vault and pulls out some of our favorite “never-heard-before” episodes. On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Attorney, Rajdeep Lahiri. Mr. Lahiri is active in corporate and criminal litigation, including recovery initiatives, competition law, banking, insolvency, and bankruptcy practice. He dropped some valuable jews for our listeners. Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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44. Breakthrough Vault: You Have A Purpose (feat. You Have A Purpose Foundation Inc. CEO & Founder, Rasheedah Omar)

In light of the global pandemic, Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes into the vault and pulls out some of our favorite “never-heard-before” episodes. On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with You Have a Purpose Foundation Inc. CEO & Founder, Rasheedah Omar. You Have a Purpose Foundation implements programs to help develop skills and motivation for economically disadvantaged youth. A few programs offered are mentorship, leadership, tutoring, arts, and college readiness. Ms. Omar and her team are doing their part to push our youth forward. Tune in to hear the discussion!!!

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45. Breakthrough Vault: Meet the Brunsons (feat. Javis “Jay” & Morgan Brunson)

In light of the global pandemic, Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes into the vault and pulls out some of our favorite “never-heard-before” episodes. On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Javis “Jay” & Morgan Brunson. Javis brings a plethora of knowledge to the podcast, stretching from the New York exchange to Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program. Morgan is a recent graduate of Ithaca college and is ready to take on the world!! Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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43. Breakthrough Vault: Coffee Talk (feat. Bushwick Grind CEO & Co-founder, Kymme Williams-Davis)

In light of the global pandemic, Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes into the vault and pulls out some of our favorite “never-heard-before” episodes. On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Bushwick Grind CEO & Co-founder, Kymme Williams-Davis. Ms. Williams-Davis is taking the coffee industry by storm!! Her full service café is located in Brooklyn, New York and is pioneering the next wave of entrepreneurs to tap into this “inclusive” market. Bushwick Grind offers guest high quality third way coffee and
healthier food options in a warm and welcoming environment. You don’t want to miss this one!! Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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42. Year of the Return: Ghana (feat. Ghanaian Tour Guide, John “Papa” Sly)

Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes mobile!! Our Next Stop: Ghana!! On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Ghanaian Tour Guide, John “Papa” Sly. “Papa” Sly is a notable Tour Guide and wanted to share with our listeners some of the jewels that shape Ghanaian culture. Hear about Anansi the spider folklore! Hear about the Year of the Return!! Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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41. Mixing Business with Family/Friends (feat. Attorney/Actress, Kendra Monte)

Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes mobile!! On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Attorney/Actress, Kendra Monte. Ms. Monte has been in criminal defense practice at D’Emilia Law for the past decade. She is deeply committed to serving her clients and always fights for the very best outcome. In addition to her legal work, Ms. Monte pursues a performing arts career as an actress. Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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39. Losing My Bestfriend/Not Getting Overwhelmed (feat. Entrepreneur, LaShawn Thompson)

Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes mobile!! On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Entrepreneur, LaShawn Thompson. LaShawn is your Hairstylist/Makeup Artist, your Relationship Coach, and your New Best Friend. With over 20 years in the industry, she knows how to create the look you want and the life you desire all at once! Your new beginning starts with her! Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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38. Mediation & Arbitration (feat. Attorney, Sameer Shah)

Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes mobile!! Our Second Stop: India!! On this episode, Damali sat down with Attorney, Sameer Shah. In 1994, Mr. Shah started practicing law in Ahmedabad, State of Gujarat, INDIA, by enrolling as a member of the Bar Council of Gujarat and Associated with one of the renowned Solicitor’s Firm of Gujarat. In 2003, he established his own proprietary law firm, under the name and style of S. U. SHAH & ASSOCIATES. Currently, Mr. Shah serves as a Senior Partner at Trust Legal Advocates & Consultants. Tune in to her the discussion!!

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37. Art Basel: Miami (feat. Contemporary Artist, Ola Rondiak)

Breakthrough Barriers with Damali goes mobile!! First Stop: Art Basel: Miami! On this episode, Damali sat down with Contemporary Artist, Ola Rondiak. Ms. Rondiak’s paintings are influenced from her family’s experiences living in Ukraine during the historical events of World War II, Stalin’s Iron Curtain, the Orange Revolution of 2004, and the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. Her creativity cuts the cloth of a new absolute beauty with a redemptive quality that clearly understands the important healing role of art and the psyche for future generations. Tune in to hear the discussion!!

To learn more about Ola Rondiak and her work, visit http://www.olarondiak.com/

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36. The “Right” Business Coach/ Succeeding in the Music Business (feat. Atlanta Music Fund (AMF) CEO, “Aunt” Sue Hrib)

On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Atlanta Music Fund (AMF) CEO, “Aunt” Sue Hrib. AMF is Atlanta’s First New Music Ecosystem. AMF empowers, supports and invests in the Atlanta diverse emerging music industry. As CEO, Sue is responsible for raising capital to fund investments and build a team to execute the vision of AMF which is to create a trusted sustainable music ecosystem in Atlanta. Meet everyone’s favorite Aunt! Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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35. Opposing Political Views (feat. Professor/Author, Dr. Dana R. Fisher)

On this episode, Damali discusses your messages with Professor/Author, Dr. Dana R. Fisher. Dr. Fisher is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland. Her research caters to understanding the relationship between environmentalism and democracy. Dr. Fisher is also an accomplished author, some of her published work include: National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime (Rowman and Littlefield Press 2004) & Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement (with Erika S. Svendsen and James Connolly, Routledge Press 2015). Her newest book, American Resistance is out now!! Tune in to hear the discussion!!

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