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Why should you be concerned about what’s going on in the Tampa Bay Area? Because Tampa is a reflection of the Nation! Although the State of Florida went RED for Trump Hillsborough County went BLUE for Biden. Sitting right on the I-4 corridor it is in one of the most important Regions of the country in one of the most important States when it comes to deciding who will be President. It’s diversity represents our country with it’s Long Cuban history with those who came to support the cigar ind ...
 
Are you a mission-driven leader or entrepreneur who is creating positive change in the lives of other people, communities, cultures, or the world? You’ve come to the right podcast, Shift-Starter! The truth is, creating meaningful change “out there” often requires you to make shifts “in here” - in how you think and feel, who you BE, and what you DO. And it’s often the tiniest of shifts that create the biggest ripples of impact. I’m Dr. Erin Baker, a transformational coach, social psychologist ...
 
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With the crime rate on the rise Hillsborough County's Public Defender talks about what she has learned in the last 30 years about what causes crime and how to defend the poor. A Behind the scenes look at the court room from one of Tampa's most prominent Elected officials. Don't go to court without listening to this. Episode Resources And Links Visi…
 
Unions are Back! Jason Smith Union Rep from IBEW explains how and why they pick the candidates they do to support. Why union apprenticeships are something young people should consider if they are not college bound. The fight to get more union workplaces including AMAZON. Visit us at https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/unions-fighting-back E…
 
Tampa Native and Political Mover & Shaker Victor DiMaio stops by to talk about Tampa Politics Past, Present and Future. His opinion on the Cuban influence on Florida voting and why his friend Manny Diaz the new President of the Florida Democratic Party can turn Florida back to BLUE! Episode Resources And Links --- Visit us at https://tampabaypoliti…
 
With a Republican Majority the Florida Legislature and Governors office has gone Buck Wild!. From Voter suppression to permission to run over protesters with your car the laws coming down from the State Houses in Tallahassee have become a Republican horror show. Getting Democrats elected seems to be the only answer but listening to former candidate…
 
Former Tampa Police Officer Orlando Gudes who was unanimously elected City Council Chairman faces the competing interests of concerned residents, developers and newcomers in the city bringing "MONEY, POWER & POLITICS to the table. Councilman Gudes also talks about the challenges of serving on the East Tampa CRA as affordable housing becomes non-exi…
 
Scientist & entrepreneur Komal Dadlani is starting some powerful shifts in science and education. While studying biochemistry in the University of Chile, Komal recognized the lack of scientific instruments in laboratories. So, in 2013, despite having had no prior knowledge of entrepreneurship and business start-ups at the time, Komal courageously t…
 
Where in your work do you hold yourself back, discounting your knowledge and experience, thinking that everybody knows what you already know? Do you often think that the wisdom you possess is simply obvious, so you hold yourself back from sharing it with your clients, peers, and the wider world? These thoughts occur to many of us so frequently that…
 
Executive & Leadership Coach ClaireYvonne Naisbitt was already creating some great shifts in her life when I first met her. After 20 years of being a senior leader in the oil & gas industry, ClaireYvonne decided that she wanted to do something completely different in her life. So, she left her corporate job and went on a journey of deep work and se…
 
Before she founded the Global Legacy Institute, Angela Tennison decided to follow and support a person who ran for the presidency: Barack Obama. When he was elected, Angela soon found herself in the White House serving as an aide and became the first African-American woman to serve as the White House Usher, a role where Angela had the opportunity t…
 
Luis Viera is one of the most exciting politicians in Tampa. In this episode of the Tampa Bay Politics Podcast, we discuss transportation, affordable housing, and facing racial issues. The city councilman has been a stalwart supporter of progressive policies, championing for affordable housing and LGBT rights among other issues. He’s not afraid to …
 
Where in your life have you decided you simply can’t? And in this area of your journey, have you ever stopped to think what can happen if you asked yourself, “What if it’s possible?” Because that’s exactly what started some shifts in the life of Tim Snell, Head of Performance at the London tech start-up Modulous. Asking “what if'' questions took Ti…
 
Yvette Lewis, the President of the NAACP in Hillsborough County Florida on the School to Prison pipeline, the history of Lynching, the effects of gerrymandering and answering all the calls from the community. She also has to manage one of the Biggest Fundraisers in Tampa. Get to hear from one of the people always in the news in Tampa. For our site …
 
Whenever you hesitate to take a leap of faith into something you dream of, what sort of questions pop into your mind? Are they around the lines of “What if I can’t start a business,” “What if I can’t write a great book,” or “What if I don’t earn enough income?” We tend to go down the rabbit hole of such doubts, preventing us from starting some shif…
 
In this podcast interview with Leroy Moore, the Regional Director of Housing for the Tampa Bay area, we discuss affordable and workforce housing. He covers how each sector is different in regards to affordability and what role they play in a community. About our Guest Leroy Moore Leroy Moore is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Tampa…
 
Erin Hatzikostas spent over 20 years in the corporate world, including becoming the CEO of a large healthcare company at age 42, where she oversaw more than 1,000 people, tripled company earnings, and increased employee engagement and company culture scores exponentially. In 2018, she decided to leave. Erin knew she was put into this world for some…
 
Shaped by her early experiences in community activism, Andrea Lee-Zucker is an artist, writer, and impact investor passionate about living her values in every area of her life. She is a transformational and shift coach and the Washington, DC Co-Ambassador of Nexus, a movement striving to unite next-gen philanthropists, impact investors, and social …
 
Sophia Wood is passionate about wildlife conservation and harnessing the power of technology to empower communities to conserve and sustainably manage their land. She is the CEO of Friends of Wallacea, a for-profit eco-tourism company that partners with rural and indigenous communities to develop wildlife tourism and incentivize the conservation of…
 
One of my favorite songs is from the second act of Hamilton called “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?” It just gets me in the gut every time I listen to it. Not just because I’m a fan of musicals: it’s also because I resisted telling my story for so many years. Despite having the platform to share my knowledge and wisdom in psychology, lea…
 
Like many fitness professionals around the world, Holistic Health & Wellness Expert Terri Cramb had it all. She had a beautiful family, a healthy body, and two thriving fitness studios. But underneath all the external things that made her look successful, Terri was terribly exhausted, stressed, and unhappy. She was tired of trying to keep a busines…
 
Shifting from a “relationship” to a “partnership” is an encompassing theme in the life and work of mentor and spiritual teacher Ken Bechtel. A couple of months away from getting married, Ken was devastated when his former fiance ended their relationship, expressing that her needs were not being met by the relationship. But like her, Ken recognized …
 
Have you ever felt like the universe was trying to tell you something? Or maybe you’ve noticed your inner critic rearing its ugly head again, despite all of the hard work you’ve devoted to personal growth and overcoming mindset blocks. There’s an expectation that when we make a change in how we think, feel, and behave that we have moved past it and…
 
Ateeb Khan was born in Karachi, did some undergrad in Montreal, and spent some time in Toronto. He has worked as a CPA for Coca Cola and manages multiple side hustles. Currently, Ateeb is traveling through Canada and developing his own personal brand through TikTok by creating adventure- and personal development-based content. In today's episode, I…
 
Shelley Paxton spent 26 years as a highly regarded marketing and advertising executive stewarding some of the world’s most iconic brands like Harley-Davidson, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL. In 2016 she walked away from the corporate world to nurture her soul and discover her purpose. She christened herself Chief Soul Officer and called the journey her …
 
Chris Colbert built and ran several domestic and international companies focused on innovation and business optimization. After guiding a bold revamp of Scholastic’s core publishing business and its return to positive growth, he left in early 2014 to explore the world of higher education and innovations that might help improve its value. He eventua…
 
Quite often, we feel that we need everything figured out before we can even act. If we do act on our goals, we sometimes finish thinking about what went wrong, and why we didn't try something else. People assume that if we keep learning and keep researching, we will feel competent enough to take action. The only problem is that we keep thinking abo…
 
Wake up, look at the scale, go to work, eat a greasy hamburger at lunch. Even though you know you shouldn't grind out a job that you don't like to go to. Mindlessly, scroll through profiles on dating apps. Go to sleep. Rinse and repeat. This was a regular day in Mahrukh's life until she decided enough was enough. She knew she was wasting her one li…
 
What does it mean to be committed and unattached to achieving our goals? Is it even possible, or is it an unattainable oxymoron? I believe that being committed towards goals AND being unattached to if, when, and how they get achieved is where the most exciting things happen. But most of us are committed and ATTACHED. And that creates tunnel vision …
 
Mark generated over $90,000,000 in sales for the fast-growing tech startups he worked for by bringing together teams of executives and technical leaders to close complex multimillion-dollar sales. He’s experienced, firsthand, the pressure of the “hustle and grind” culture along with the unique challenges of the “C-Suite.” This experience, together …
 
So many people want to leave their corporate jobs and do something completely new. Unfortunately, they are often so scared of failing that they never make the necessary shift. We always want to be a master without putting in the time and effort. However, being a beginner gives us more opportunities to learn and explore in ways that a master is afra…
 
Are you thinking about your long game? It's easy to get stuck thinking that the problem directly in front of you is all you need to focus on. Instead of worrying about the immediate wins and losses, shift your focus on collecting wins over time. Playing the long-term game can help you feel liberated without the pressure to succeed and make you more…
 
At the start of a new journey, it’s important to make sure people know what they’re getting into. Some people already know me from my previous work or other podcasts. However, for those of you listening to me for the first time, I'm Erin Baker. I work with shift starters who are on a mission or have a message about making the world a better place t…
 
Shift. It means a small change in direction, position, tendency, or emphasis. We as humans often want immediate and sweeping change. But the truth is the tiny shifts, often over time that create the most lasting impact. Shift Starters is a show about those shifts and the people who are creating them in themselves, in other people, communities, cult…
 
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