The Jason Cavness Experience

1/17/2021

Christina Brennan Communication consultant, presentation coach, and Poor People’s Campaign organizer.

On this episode of The Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Christina Brennan Communication consultant, presentation coach, and Poor People’s Campaign organizer, Christina Brennan, builds connections.cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com@cavnessHRacross social media@jasoncavnessHR across social mediaWe talk about the followingSocial issues (defund the police, invest in community, free the protestors)Pitch coachingBuilding connectionsFounders Live and Nick HughesPower of introChristina’s BioCommunication consultant, presentation coach, and Poor People’s Campaign organizer, Christina Brennan, builds connections. She just wants to see everyone make it! She teaches the communication skills necessary to build new systems where everyonecanmake it.Christina has worked with startups, SMBs, and enterprise clients in PR, advertising, marketing, sales, and journalism and has a bachelor’s in Communication with a Business minor from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Landing the message was the common thread, so now she teaches unconventional entrepreneurs how to learn their audiences and develop messaging that resonates and drives action.She’s coached nearly 200 startup founders and entrepreneurs, helping dozens win competitions like Founders Live and FBomb’s Pitches to Bitches.Currently, Christina is contracting for Microsoft while preparing to launch new services including - a Patreon learning community, a business comms tool kit, and several content series in 2021.Christina’s Social MediaChristina’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brennanchristina/Christina’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/_CBrennanChristina’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_cbrennan/Christina’s email: christina@workwithcbrennan.comChristina’s GiftI definitely want to make anybody who comes from the Jason Cavness Experience gets priority for that 20 minute coaching. If you go on to the link below and you see that there aren't any more dates available. Just email me and I will make sure that you get your free 20 minute speed coaching.https://calendly.com/workwithcbrennan/20-minute-speed-coaching?month=2020-12Christina’s email: christina@workwithcbrennan.comChristina’s AdviceI would just say that we are in an interesting time right now. I hope that if you had a new idea come through or you had something that's been on your heart that you let it go. Because I think we learned that there's a lot that a we're not promised tomorrow or things could change. The system could change the surroundings could change. So like don't hold on to whatever it is, get that idea out there. Start that project. Do that thing. Put it out there.
1/10/2021

Ishmael Awange Omondi International Realtor

On this episode of The Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Ishmael Awange Omondi International Realtor- DFW Real Estate Agent at Citiwide Properties CorpcavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com@cavnessHR across social media@jasoncavnessHR across social mediaWe talk about the followingHis journey from Kenya to the U.S.His year in China.His non profit Big Dream VisionWhy it is important to him to be a role model Ishmael’s Bio Ishmael is humble with a huge personality. He has lived in China, Hong Kong, Kenya and Dubai. He has garnered resourceful knowledge being around different cultures. His professional career started at the University of Texas at Arlington, having played in the NCAA. He later transferred to Dallas Baptist University, where he helped the Patriots win the basketball championship. During this time, he started his nonprofit Big Dream Vision to help orphans around the world. During this time, Ishmael fell in love with real estate and has been working in real estate ever since. He also has an MBA from West Texas A&M University and he is married to his beautiful wife Ashley and they are expecting their first childIshmael’s Social MediaIshmael’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishmael-awange-omondi-848966a8/Ishmael’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/docrealestate/Ishmael’s Website: http://ishmaelrealtor.com/Ishmael’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ishmaelaIshmael’s Cell: 214 205 4169Ishmael’s AdviceStay focused, be better today than yesterday.
12/27/2020

Shaydi DeJesus Venture Partner, 100 Women in Finance, Bunker Labs

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Shaydi DeJesus – Venture Partner, 100 Women in Finance, Bunker LabscavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com@cavnessHRacross social media@jasoncavnessHR across social mediaWe talk about the followingHer fishing adventures in AlaskaVenture CapitalShould you cold call/email potential investorsHer experiences with the U.S. MilitaryThe Austin startup sceneShaydi’s BioShaydi DeJesus is multi-dimensional diverse with demonstrated history working innational/global innovation networks, entrepreneurship, commercialization,venture capital and alternative investments.Bunker Labs Austin, City Lead(Southwest Region), SoGal Austin Lead, Venture Partner at Gitty Inc. Former:Venture Partner at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs; Senior Buyer – AustinCommunity College; Former Department of Defense Management Consultant, National Association for LatinoCommunity Asset Builders (NALCAB)Entrepreneur - 2020 100 Women inFinance scholar;Masters, McCombs School of Business at University ofTexas – Austin in Tech Commercialization; Undergrad Marketing/Management – UTSAand Governor Dolph Briscoe Scholar.Passions: Ecosystem Builder,Diversity, Veteran/Military initiativesShaydi DeJesus is the Bunker Labs Austin City Lead (Southwest Region), an organization supporting veteran/military entrepreneurship nationally from idea stage through those who have raised $1M+ or 500K ARR.She is also the SoGal Austin Lead – SoGal the largest globalplatform for women & diverse entrepreneurs and investors that providesresources, education and community for a 100K+ person network with chapters in40+ cities around the world.SoGal Ventures is the 1st female-ledmillenial venture capital firm.Ms. DeJesus is passionate aboutinvestment and entrepreneurship ecosystem building as a former Venture Partnerat Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs & being a catalyst for both pre- andpost-revenue companies in all verticals.She currently is a VenturePartner at Gitty Inc.working with both Gitty and the investmentfund/portfolio companies it serves.Previously she was a Department of Defense Management Consultant and early-staff of NALCAB –National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders.Since 2008,NALCAB has been a catalyst for more than $300 million in investment in Latinocommunities, much of which flowed through structured partnerships and consortiaamong the members.NALCAB is the hub of anational network of more than 120 mission-driven organizations that are anchorinstitutions in geographically and ethnically diverse Latino & minoritycommunities in 40 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.She is an underrepresented entrepreneur herself, 2020 100 Women in Finance scholar andholds a Masters from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas inAustin – in Tech Commercialization and undergrads from University of Texas atSan Antonio in Marketing and Management.Governor Dolph Briscoe Scholar.Shaydi’s Social MediaShayde’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernardstweetsShaydi’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaydidejesus/Shaydi’s AdviceI'd like for folks to challenge the status quo. My particular advice and that is I never would have thought I would be in the circles and doing the things that I am now like 10 years ago. The more that I pushed forward, the more that I was able to break down doors and glass ceilings. So now everything seems pretty limitless. For a lot of founders out there, they just feel like they're going to win overnight and then most folks are not going to win overnight.It's like a 10 year journey itself. Your journey. I've seen folks that raise several rounds and they're still, like needing to raise more rounds. Really believe in yourself, surround yourself with other folks that believe in yourself. But also challenge you to be better.
12/20/2020

Starr Corbin Founding Partner of Corbin Solutions

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Starr Corbin Founding Partner of Corbin SolutionscavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com@cavnessHRacross social media@jasoncavnessHR across social mediaWe talk about the followingCorbin SolutionsTexas Governor’s Commission for WomenAgile Project ManagementTechStarr’s BioStarr Corbin is an innovative technology executive and agile project managementexpert with a breadth of experiencedirecting organization and technology transformation for both government and commercial enterprises. An ardent advocate of servant leadership Starr is frequently called upon to write about technology delivery trends and how to expand the technology field for women.In 2019, Starr founded Corbin Solutions, a technology management firm committed to delivering complicated technology projects better for clients.An Army veteran, Starr also serves on the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women and other various non-profit boards that are committed to enhancing youth development. Starr holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, and is working toward a Ph.D., in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University.She happily resides in the Austin-area with her husband, an Austin Fire Fighter and Army veteran in addition to their three children.Starr’s Social MediaStarr’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/starrcorbin/Company Website: https://www.corbinsolutionsgroup.com/Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/corbin-solutions-group/Starr’s AdviceI think as an entrepreneur, just remember that you do have control over your schedule. It's not selfish to take some personal me time. At the end of the day, the customers will be there. But the people you love might not always be, so it's important to invest in your personal life as much as you invest in your business. You are your business.If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard to get guests. Plus I love checking the out.
12/13/2020

Mark Begert CEO, Co-Founder at FabuLingua, Inc.

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Mark Begert CEO, Co-Founder at FabuLingua, Inc.cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com@cavnessHR across social media@jasoncavnessHR across social mediaWe talk about the followingFabulingua, IncHis China experiencesRaising MoneyThe Austin Tech and Startup scene Mark’s Bio "Mark Begert isthe CEO of FabuLingua, a language learning platform for kids based on interactive, children’s stories.FabuLingua is rethinking the way second languages are introduced and reinforced, especially for young children whose brains are actively wiring to all new language input. Applying stories and reading is a timeless practice to learning our native language, and FabuLingua believes it is also naturally effective in second language acquisition. FabuLingua uses technology, delightful stories and game design to create an engaging and effective language learning experience.FabuLingua's unique model helps publishers, writers, and illustrators from all over the world to publish and monetize their stories. Our first product teaches Spanish & English, but soon we will offer multiple languages, markets and mediums.Before founding FabuLingua, Mark has been a start-up to public company founder, operations and finance executive specializing in early and growth stage challenges. Mark has led the growth and maturation of investor-backed companies in the technology, energy and consumer sector, raising $100 million + in angel, venture and public equity for 4 companies. He has worked with both private and public company executive teams, boards, and investors. Mark has a BA from Harvard University and serves on the Board of start-up, coop and non-profit organizations."Mark’s Social MediaMark’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbegert/Fabulingua FB: https://www.facebook.com/fabulingua/Fabulingua Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabulinguakids/Fabulingua Website: https://www.fabulingua.com/Fabulingua YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkckZaKbwxIksHmDdY1yxLwMark’s AdviceFrom our perspective, I would just encourage parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents, to give the gift of language learning to their kids, nephews and grandkids. We'd loved it to be through fabulingua, but you know, if there are other ways that that are suitable as well. It's something that I believe benefits these children so much in terms of developingperspective and empathy in our world. Which is something that's going to sort of benefit generations for years to come.If you want to learn more about our particular method, and you want to see some examples of the stories that we have, and understand the brain science and the learning science behind language learning in general. Then I would really recommend you go to our website which has great resources around how it works.If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard to get guests. Plus I love checking them out.
12/6/2020

Bernard Edwards BAE Consulting Group

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Bernard Edwards BAE Consulting GroupcavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com@cavnessHRacross social media@jasoncavnessHR across social mediaWe talk about the followingThe importance of combining your personal brand, employer brand and social mediaThe rise of @dogface208 and the effects of his viral TikTok videoOld FashionedGrowing up in EuropeBernard’s BioI write, speak, and consult in Product Management, Lifestyle Design, and the Future of Work.As a former United States Air Force surgical team manager and program director, I spent my military career leading and mentoring many of the world's brightest and bravest savers of life and limb.Since retiring from the Air Force I have been blessed to be featured in the PBS documentary “The Next Mission”, lead Influencer Marketing Initiatives, partner with a Multi-million Dollar Real Estate Team and the EXP Realty Brokerage, appear on multiple satellite radio and podcast shows, brand strategize and growth-hack for multiple projects, and speak on numerous stages of universities, companies, military installations, and organizations around the world.My mantra is find the space in between your PASSION & PURPOSE, and PIVOT towards it, no matter many times it takes or how many times it changes.Bernard’s Social MediaBernard’s website: https://bernardedwards.me/Bernard’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernardstweetsBernard’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bernardedwards.me/Bernard’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernardalexanderedwards/Bernard’s Gift and AdviceI will tell the listeners to go check out just based on what we've been talking about. Go check out two books. One is the four hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss. It's a really great book about geo arbitrage and about lifestyle design. The other book, I would say is Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk. That book is all about providing value to others before basically asking them for value.
11/22/2020

Jen Thorton A.C.C. 304 Coaching LLC

On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Jen Thorton A.C.C. 304 Coaching LLCcavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com@cavnessHR across social media@jasoncavnessHR across social mediaWe talk about the followingHer love for historic preservation Is their a difference in doing HR in different countries When should a business begin to think about talent strategy Her entrepreneurial journey Jen’s Bio Jennifer has developed her expertise in Talent Strategy & Leadership Development over her exciting 20+ year career as an HR Professional. She’s led international teams across Greater China, Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S. to expand into new markets, managing franchise retailers, and developing key strategic partnerships - all while hiring, onboarding, and training thousands of employees annually. The rapid growth of her consulting firm 304 Coaching has been largely due to Jennifer’s unconventional approach to building innovative workforce development solutions for companies who are facing breakthrough growth and accelerated hiring patterns.Jen’s Social MediaJen’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferrthornton/Her Website: https://304coaching.com/Jen’s AdviceI think that my advice, wisdom, or whatever you want to call it. Is that remember every word and every action that you take as a leader, you're creating someone's world. That world expands outside of that moment.Make sure as a leader that you are engaging people, you're empowering people, that you are appreciating what someone brings to the table. Even on their bad days, so that when they go back out, outside of that. Whether that's affecting your team or their life at home. Just make sure that you understand the power of leadership resonates outside of that moment and that exchange.