Ep. 18 : Pursuing Your Passion & Purpose w/ Melissa Powell, Founder/CEO of Pocmi
Own Your Yes
Own Your Yes is a series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
Series 3 -Digital Transformation for Pan African Entrepreneurs. A collaborative series with Kenroy George from Grenada. Episode 111 in Conversation with Melissa Powell from Jamaica
RareBirds Emerging Markets Podcast
Welcome back to series 3, a podcast collaboration with Kenroy George that brings together various individuals to discuss the fascinating topic of digital transformation. In this episode Kenroy interviews Melissa Powell from Jamaica. Melissa’s passion for people centric businesses led her to become the co-founder and cohost of InvestHuman, a podcast listened to on all continents in 70+ countries, which explores reigniting the human element of work. Melissa is also on a mission to facilitate nation building by zooming in on professional migration and its positive effects on the economics of individuals, companies and countries. This led her to create Pocmi Inc which is an HR and Immigration technology company focused on creating and bringing to light innovative ways to improve the movement of high skilled labor across borders, and co-create Block eM Ledger Consulting Group (BEML), focused on emerging technology solutions for the sustainable development of LAC. The BEML team has been working with institutions in Jamaica to help them understand the value of emerging technologies, predominantly Blockchain and how it can be used to help them to fulfill their purpose. She has been featured on Virgin.com, SiliconCaribe.com and TheBusinessYear.com. Melissahas previously led panels and given presentations internationally on Personal Branding in the Work Place, Multicultural Diversity, Hiring the Best Teams, How to Prepare International Students for the Local Job Market, Empathy and Leadership in the workplace, as well as presentations and panels on emerging technologies and its potential uses in the Caribbean. As a Jamaican woman heavily involved in technology and entrepreneurship, she recently co- produced and hosted a podcast series called WE-Speak Caribbean. This podcast was commissioned by the Caribbean Export Development Agency and UN Women Caribbean, with the support of the European Union, to give a voice to Caribbean women in business. Melissa is also a part of the Project Entrepreneur Class of 2018, a Branson Legacy Entrepreneur, a Mentor and Founder Graduate of the Founder Institute. She advocates for peace and progress through supporting and discussing innovation and diversity. She actively participates in close-knit future of work and technology initiatives such as i4j (Innovation 4 Jobs), various women and blockchain groups, digital Identity and various other global emerging technology and entrepreneurial groups, which she also mentors and advises. She uses these avenues to develop solutions for economic and people centric sustainability. She has a master’s degree in international business, an MSc. in Construction Management and a BA. in Architecture, with certifications from reputable organizations such as HBS, IFRS Foundation, USGBC, etc
Keep Showing Up & Never Quit: A Conversation with Professional Beach Volleyball Athlete Melissa Powell
In the World of Female Sports
Melissa Powell is a professional volleyball athlete that has played both indoor and beach in college! She comes from a long history of volleyball athletes in her family and is in line to become a top beach volleyball player on tour! She is extremely determined and won't let anything stop her! You do not want to miss this episode! In this episode we discuss: Growing up in a volleyball family Playing indoor and beach volleyball in College Journey to playing professional Mental toughness techniques Connect with Melissa: IG: www.instagram.com/melissalessa FB: Melissa Fuchs Powell Find more info on Blue Crush Team Building, Mindset Coaching & the podcast at: www.instagram.com/larissa.maloney www.BlueCrushVball.com
Steve chats with Melissa Powell, editor of Becoming an Independent Information Professional, about her path to librarianship, her book, and how to find out if being an independent informational professional is for you, and if so, how to do it! Melissa Powell has been working in libraries since 1980, starting out as a shelver at her local public library as a teen. Since then she has worked in Public, Academic, Special, and School libraries in public, technical, and administrative services. In 2006 Melissa created her own company and began working as a consultant for libraries, with a majority of her work being in cataloging and customer service. In 2017 she joined TLC as an Outside Sales Representative for the Northeast. Melissa earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science in 1989 from Northern Illinois University. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two cats. Becoming an Independent Information Professional This episode of Circulating Ideas is brought to you with support from Mometrix. Through their eLibrary portal, Mometrix offers study guides and practice questions for over 1800 different exams covering college entrance, graduate school, nursing, medical, teacher certification, civil service, and many other careers or fields of study, all fully customizable and at a fraction of the cost of printed books. It’s like having an entire library of test prep materials…. all at your fingertips. So, save space, save paper, and save money; with Mometrix eLibrary. To learn more, visit GOeLibrary.com and use promo code PODCAST to get a free demo and save 10% on your first purchase.
2.17.19: Three Stories of Sacrifice: St. Valentine, Stephen, and Melissa Powell (3800 Marlton Pike)
Circle of Hope
Season: Remembering Our StoriesSpeaker: Ben WhiteLocation: 3800 Marlton PikeAbout Talk: God’s people tell the story. We are limited to our own experience. That’s part of being human. That goes for the people who wrote the Bible, too. This is good news because it helps us understand the strange parts of the Bible that are hard to reconcile with the witness of Jesus, and it invites into the story and into the storytelling. We tell the story now, too. In honor of this good news three stories: St. Valentine, The Burial of Stephen (based on Acts 7 and 8), and Melissa Powell in Nigeria declaring, “If the children don’t eat, I don’t eat.” All three stories have the theme of sacrifice.
https://proseandcons.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/MPG-PC.mp3 We all have to go on our personal odysseys for growth and money or whatever, but it’s not until we return home that we see how much we’ve grown…or regressed. Melissa’s Mount Pleasant series shows us the life and times of Iris and her father Henry after she leaves the big city lights for simpler rural times. We talked about the second book in the series “Every Now and Then” and her plans for addressing racial tension in a time where compassion amongst races seems to be waning. Ben was off larping or planting microgreens so Dom handled this biz. Give it a listen..or don’t! The least you could do though is check out Melissa’s work. Enjoy.
Episode 63: First-Timer Melissa Powell discusses her IRONMAN Chattanooga Finish
Octane Athletics Training Systems Fuel Your Fire Podcast
This week, Melissa Powell joins the show to discuss her journey to her finish at IRONMAN Chattanooga a couple of weeks ago. She shares the whole story from her decision to sign up and race just four months before to her trip to the hospital, post-race and everything in between. You don’t want to miss it. Here is a link to Melissa’s full race report: https://mpowellweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/first-blog-post/ Support the Fuel Your Fire Podcast PLEASE RATE THE FUEL YOUR FIRE PODCAST HERE Like the Facebook Page Collaborate with us on the Fuel Your Fire Running and Triathlon Facebook Group Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Instagram Follow Dave on Twitter The coaching staff at Octane Athletics Training Systems is offering (zero obligation) FREE consultations for any athlete that is considering hiring a coach to work with them toward their goals. If this is of interest to you, simply fill out the form on this page and one of the coaches will follow up with you very quickly. Support the Podcast by doing your shopping on Amazon.com. It’s that simple. No hidden or additional fees. We just get a few cents every time you head over to Amazon using this link. Also, be sure to check out all of our other episodes at octane-athletics.com. Get your Gatorade Endurance from your local running or triathlon specialty store or at Amazon.com. If your local store doesn’t have it, ask them why. Train with what is on course at over 350 running events around the country and at Ironman Triathlons, Gatorade Endurance. If you get value from the show and want to tell us you appreciate us, how about popping for a bottle of water, a cup of coffee or a sandwich. Would you do that? If so, become an Octane Patron and pledge $1, $5, or $10 to the show. TEAMWORK | OPTIMISM | POSITIVITY