Ulrike Seminati is a leadership and communication coach with over twenty years of experience shaping award-winning communications and leadership programs around the world. Building on her experience as C-level executive, Ulrike combines her knowledge of how to succeed in the corporate world with powerful self-development techniques to help women lead with charisma and authenticity.
Steph Tuss is the CEO of multimillion-dollar global consulting company, Life Is Now, Inc., and frequent stand-in cohost of Business Daily News’ top-ranked podcast – The Successful Mind. In her six years at the helm of Life is Now, Steph has become the primary driver behind all of its marketing, business development and brilliant team culture. In this episode, Steph shares her journey from teacher in California to entrepreneur in Wisconsin, and now CEO of Life is Now in North Carolina.
Amanda is the Founding Director of the Magic City Acceptance Center (MCAC) and manages Family Matters: LGBTQ Youth Perspectives, a photography exhibition by Carolyn Sherer.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Amanda moved to Alabama in 2006 and received her BA in Philosophy from UAB. Her advocacy work began in Columbus, Ohio volunteering with a local AIDS service organization. That work continued at Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO) in 2009. Amanda is in her 11th year of working with BAO and affiliated programs.
In the podcast, Amanda shares her leadership path and explores what leaders can do to support their LGBTQ+ employees, friends and family.
Amanda is a graduate of the 2019 American Express Leadership Academy, serves on the Board of the Children’s Policy Council, and Mayor Woodfin’s LGBTQ Advisory Board. Additional awards include: 2015 Simpkins/Talley Spirit of Pride Award, 2015 B-Metro Fusion Award, 2017 Ben Rowell Community Service Award, AL.com’s 2017 “Women Who Shape the State” honoree, 2018 Sylvia Rivera Game Changer Award, one of 2018 Birmingham Business Journal’s “Women to Watch,” a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2020, and the UAB College of Arts and Sciences 2020 Distinguished Young Alumni.
Join April this week as she interviews Patricia Arboleda, the CEO, and Founder of Arboleda coaching. The two women discuss honoring your values, the importance of family, and how your differences can truly be your superpower.
To learn more about Patricia Arboleda and her business, visit her website today: https://arboledacoaching.com/welcome/.
In today's episode, April Benetollo interviews Patti black, CFP, where the two discuss the power of understanding your financial voice, caring for your aging parents, and the ability to take the first steps towards your goals.
About Patti Black:
Bridgeworth Partner Patti Black, CFP® has been providing financial planning and investment advice for over two decades. She focuses on helping affluent individuals create a plan to be financially secure and live a purposeful life during retirement. Her planning also helps clients reduce the likelihood of becoming a financial or caregiving burden as they age. Because Patti has been a member of the “sandwich generation,” individuals who are caring for their aging parents and children simultaneously, she understands the financial and emotional challenges that her clients may be facing.
Stegemann became known to millions of Canadians when she became the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture-capital deal on the CBC TV show Dragons’ Den (think Canadian equivalent of Shark Tank) for her sustainable perfume company, The 7 Virtues Beauty. She went on to become the “Top Game Changer” in the history of the show for creating her social enterprise.
Since then, Stegemann has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada; won the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the emerging Entrepreneur category for Atlantic Canada”; was ranked as one of Profit Guide magazine’s “Top 30 Cool and Fabulous Canadian Entrepreneurs”; and was also made the first female Honorary Colonel in the history of 14 Wing Greenwood base, Royal Canadian Air Force. (Her four year term was completed in 2015, but Barb remains an Honorary Colonel in the RCAF for life.)
She is the author of the bestselling book, The 7 Virtues of a Philosopher Queen, and the subject of the feature-length documentary Perfume War, directed by Michael Melski. The film tells Barb’s entrepreneurial story, and has garnered many awards to date, including being named Best Feature Documentary, Atlantic Film Festival; Cineplex Audience Choice, Victoria Film Festival; and Best Humanitarian Film, Sedona Film Festival, Arizona.
In this episode, Ellen Holladay shares her journey from lessons learned as a child at the family drugstore in Jasper, Alabama, to a seasoned C-Suite leader and Chief Information Officer.
Ellen has more than 35 years of experience helping companies achieve operational and digital excellence. She began her career with Ernst &Young where she led technology initiatives in the manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and healthcare sectors. Having recently retired after 24 years as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Operational Excellence Officer of Motion, a premier North American industrial solutions company, Ellen currently serves as an independent board director for Crescent Electric, a leading electrical distributor and B&D Industrial, a regional industrial solutions provider. She also volunteers as a C-Suite Advisor to Bronze Valley, an early-stage venture investment platform that supports underrepresented technology innovation founders, and as a mentor for Momentum Leaders.
In this episode, Momentum CEO interviews Salaam Green.
Salaam Green is proudly born and bred in the Black Belt of Alabama. She is a 2018 New Economy’s Fellow, Freelancer Writer, Deep South Storyteller, Poet, and Master Healer. She is the founder of Literary Healing Arts & Red Couch Writers, Rural Organizer, Artist in Resident for Arts in Medicine, 2016 Poet Laureate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and 2018 Tedx Speaker with an M.S. in Early Childhood Education.
Salaam will present a breakout session at the upcoming Momentum leadership conference. Her session is called Rewrite Your Leadership Success Story. Join Salaam Green in this brave space where professionals in diverse stages of leadership share and set intentions to rewrite their success stories. As a result participants will gain a better understanding of how to shift success blocks, learn ways to remove self-limiting definitions of success, and leave with resources to write a success plan for life.
In this episode, Momentum CEO April Benetollo interviews Claire Hubbs Gray, Manager of Community Outreach at the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center. Claire is the first graduate of Momentum's Upward early-career program to be featured on the podcast. In this interview, Claire shares how she decided to apply for Upward, her advice for early-career women, and the great work happening at Forge for breast cancer survivors.
Dr. LaRhonda Magras, CEO of the YWCA of Central Alabama, joined us on Momentum Matters to share her personal path to leadership, as well as the impact of the pandemic on the women they serve at the YWCA and how Momentum Matters listeners can step in to help.
We spoke to Delphine Carter, founder and CEO of Boulo Solutions, about the underlying conditions that make managing career and family particularly difficult for women, as well as some ways women can find alternative arrangements so they can maintain a career and manage family demands during stressful times.
Momentum Matters is putting the spotlight on female founders during Black Business Owners month. This episode, Momentum CEO April Benetollo talks with Cecilia "Ceci" Pearson about her business, Babypalooza. What began as publication for expecting mothers evolved into a series of highly successful expos, until COVID. Ceci make a quick pivot to develop a robust online portal connecting parents-to-be with valuable products, resources and community. Ceci's entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity, and creativity all shine through in this episode.
Momentum Matters Podcast is back with exciting stories from LGBTQ+ leaders this Pride. Join Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, in welcoming Eva Kendrick, a local faith organizer working with organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Faith in Public Life Fund to improve quality of life of marginalized populations in Alabama. She shares her experience growing up LGBTQ+ in a family of ministers and how her resilience impacts her leadership scope. Join us for this inspiring episode.
Momentum Matters Podcast is back with exciting stories from LGBTQ+ leaders this Pride. Join Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, in welcoming Dr. Lindsay Sutton who shares her inspiring background, her journey navigating the corporate landscape as a queer woman, and takeaways that influence her understanding of human resource management. In addition to her trailblazing work as Lead Performance Strategist/Master Facilitator for Hidden Innovators, and as Lead Behavioral Designer/Business Strategist for Two Ravens, she is a recent graduate of Upward. Please join us in listening to this engaging talk.
Momentum Matters hosts a special joint episode featuring Dr. Lisa Graham, of McDonald Graham, and C. Rene Washington, of Career Triage HQ. Listen as they share with Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, about mental health practices, their enduring friendship, and the importance of solidarity of women in the workplace.
Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, meets Dr. Amber Clark, the Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She shares her inspiring career journey and about the vital work she does combatting health disparities in our state and community.
On this episode of the Momentum Matters Focus on Physical Health Series, Momentum CEO April Benetollo chats with Dr. Julie McDonald of McDonald Graham, LLC, combining clinical and organizational psychology to council businesses. They will speak about her 20+ year journey as a clinical psychologist and discuss ways our physical health and psychology are interwoven.
Dive into the second episode of the Momentum Matters Series: Focus on Physical Health. Today, Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, speaks about resilience with Dr. Desiree Morgan, the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiology at UAB.
Momentum CEO, April Benetollo kicks off 2021 chatting with Dr. Cheri Canon, Past President of the Momentum Board of Directors. They discuss her experience as the Chair of UAB's Radiology Department and self-care practices for quarantined audiences.
Listen as Momentum CEO, April Benetollo, and Myla Calhoun, VP of Alabama Power Birmingham discuss about race and equity from a community lens.
Welcome to the Momentum Matters podcast, where we have courageous conversations with women leaders. We’ll hear about their accomplishments, their experiences, their challenges and best advice. If you are inspired by women who have overcome the barriers and gone on to do extraordinary things, you are in the right place. In this episode we will be talking to Momentum's very own Mindy Santo about the importance of mentoring in leadership development.