DC Glenn: The Hip Hop Artist With the Legendary Song

You know the song and sang it more than once. What you may or may not know is Platinum artist Cecil DC Glenn cowrote it with his Tag Team rap duo partner, Steve Gibson. “Whoomp There It Is” was released as a single in 1993 and topped the Billboard R & B chart.

DC is also an actor, writer, and voiceover artist. The legendary duo and song were featured in the number one ad of 2021: Geico’s “Scoop! There It Is.” His famous song was sound-tracked on numerous shows, including South Park, Elf, My Name Is Earl, Addams Family Values, and more. The hip hop duo Tag Team still performs live.

Olin Simplis: The Guard Whisperer

They call him the Guard Whisperer. Olin Simplis is the man who stands behind every great basketball player and helps them excel. His player-first attitude about training is what makes him who he is.

Olin began his basketball journey in Los Angeles and was looked upon as one of the top guards in the area. While his playing career didn’t materialize, he found a niche with training. More than just a basketball trainer, Olin is a mentor, leader, and a passionate advocate of girls and women’s basketball. He trained numerous athletes in the NBA, WNBA, and NCAA, and worked with Jalen Duden, Isaiah Mobley, Orlando Robinson, Yi Jianlian, among many others.

Marcus Goodie Goodloe: How To Be A Kingmaker

Marcus “Goodie” Goodloe is a Martin Luther King Scholar who mentors students, educators, law enforcement, and people of all walks of life on life issues. He leads them through cultural and interpersonal relationships, leadership, character formation, and so much more.

He serves as a church elder and active volunteer in the Los Angeles community. Goodie works with law enforcement and community activists to foster better understanding and education on fairness and justice and cooperative policing. The Dallas Baptist University’s Marcus Goodie Goodloe Scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify the life of a Kingmaker, set by the example of Martin Luther King Jr.

Goodie Goodloe is also the author of the book, “KingMaker: Applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Leadership Lessons in Working with Athletes and Entertainers.”

Brenden Kumarasamy: Mastering the Art of Communications

Brenden Kumarasamy was afraid of communication well into his teen years. He trained himself to master the fear and compete like an athlete does in high level sports. Today, he is the founder of MasterTalk, a coaching business he started to help ambitious executives and business owners become great communicators in their industries. He has created a plethora of free content to help others improve their skills through his YouTube channel.

Mark V. Smith: The Process of Growing a Better Human

Mark V. Smith specializes in empowering individuals in the creation of personal clarity and teaches them how to formulate their path through the slings and arrows life throws at us.

An Ohio State Buckeye Alumni, Smith has worked people who have chosen many lanes, including those in a juvenile detention center, high school and college football, and high-end executives. Smith is Vice President of Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association) and former Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment facilitator for the Department of Labor. He currently serves as a trainer at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore and with his podcast The Process, he has helped many choose a better path to grow.

Nicole Odom-Hardnett: Shedding the Stigma of Addiction

Addiction is a taboo topic but one that needs more light shed on it. Recent worldwide statistics show that 5.5% of the population aged 15 to 64 have used illicit drugs at least once in the past year. Drug abuse is highest among those who are 18 to 25. She is the CEO of Focus Point Solutions, which operates four Focus Point Behavioral Health clinics in the Baltimore area. Nicole Odom-Hardnett works with individuals who struggle with substance abuse. She sheds awareness to destigmatize addiction, anxiety, depression, and other diagnoses that are too often ignored. She also specializes in working with blended family dynamics. Nicole has written and published three books on dating and blended families.

Kevin Palmieri: Rock Bottom Has a Basement

Kevin Palmieri’s life trajectory was rising high in his 20s. He had it all. Still, he questioned his existence and considered suicide, more than once. Fortunately, he chose life and worked through his demons to overcome his anxiety and depression. Today, he is the CFO, founder and co-host of Next Level University, a Global Top 100 self-Improvement podcast with more than 900 episodes reaching over half a million people in more than 120 countries. Focused on learning (and unlearning), he uses his experience to help others with a no-BS approach to holistic self-improvement.

Marlene Sharp: Comics, Games, Dogs, and Storytelling

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Marlene Sharp is all things entertainment. She is a creative executive, producer, and writer at Pink Poodle Productions, and an entertainment consultant who specializes in animation and family content.

She produced the TV Series, at Sega of America; worked on the Teen Choice Award-nominated cartoon SONIC BOOM; and was an official San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panelist. She has written merchandise-driven cartoons, such as SNACK WORLD; BORN IN LA, MASCOT MAYHEM; and THE GIRL WHO LOVED NOSES.

Sharp has written for DOGTV, ToonBarn.com, and Geekified.net. Her list of awards includes the Canine Film Festival, the San Luis Obispo Film Festival, and she was the winner of the 2019 LA Shorts International Film Fest Script Competition (an Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying fest).

Cults, Religious Fraud, and Weaponizing Justice

A former educator specializing in history, political science, and public policy, Paulette Buchanan has been fighting for her own truth and justice. Her message can be found in her book, Fighting for Justice: Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order, which also stems from her own family experience. She has been stalked by her brother, a cult leader, who weaponized the court system against her through filing multiple meritless lawsuits against her and her husband.

Today, he has permanent injunctions and judgments against him. These experiences have her working with legislators to propose bills and pass into law restrictions against abusive litigants.  Her goal is to inform the public and policy makers on the issues of court reform, cults and religious fraud, mental illness policy reform, and government corruption.

Enrique Alvarez: Logistics That Change the World

Enrique Alvarez is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Vector Global Logistics, a certified minority-owned supply chain and logistics company dedicated to world-class service, a results-only mindset, and social impact. His company’s success is built on its results-based, positive workplace culture, and philanthropic mindset that has had a growing impact in the supply chain process.