What is the premise of the show?
The Leadership Blend Television show is geared towards leaders in the nonprofit sector. These leaders, are typically Ministers, Pastors, Clergy, Nonprofit volunteers, and other forms of leadership. The objective is to help educate these leaders and empower them with information from the for profit sector. Each week, I interview shining examples of trailblazers in such fields such as: Business, Law, Education, Ministry, and Politics just to name a few.
The show demographic is ages 35 - 44 (primary group) and ages 45 - 54 (secondary group). These age groups, are filled with continual learners and transitions looking to perfect their crafts or learn new skills. Show guest are given the opportunity to share their journeys and skills with the audience.
How & When can I watch
The show airs every Sunday at 9am on The Leadership Blend Television Show's youtube channel. The episodes also air on the BlackGDPTV channel which is on ROKU & Amazon Fire TV.
In this episode, I sit down with Award Winning producer & actress Laura Poindexter! She discussed the road to pursing her dream of being in Hollywood and the long road it took to get there! She shares her journey of drug abuse, emotional abandonment, and her triumph. She is reminder that age is just that...
Marissa Laverne Daniel better known as Marvelous Marissa was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Milwaukee School of Entrepreneurship (2007)
she attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin however she always wanted to attend a Historical Black College. She took a leap of faith and applied to Clark Atlanta University as a transfer student and luckily she was accepted on her 19 th birthday in May 2008. Her most memorable moment at CAU is when she interviewed WSB’s TV retired news anchor/reporter Monica Pearson in front of a live studio audience on her talk show in college called, "Making a Difference with Marissa.” She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with tears of joy on May 21, 2012 with her undergraduate degree in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Radio, TV and Film.
Marvelous Marissa goes on WATC TV 57 monthly to encourage people to call in for prayer and to give their lives to Christ on Atlanta Live representing her church Beyond the Veil Ministries. She always had a passion for television and one of her heart desires was to be a
Television Talk Show Host. Through constant prayer and her faithfulness to GOD he answered her prayer and blessed her with her own television talk show called Broken into Beautiful that
airs on WATC and every Sunday night at 9pm on comcast channel 24. She is also a regular host
for Atlanta Live on WATC.
Marvelous Marissa was the first Gospel radio host for IBNX Radio Network. She hosted “The Praise in You” gospel radio show every Sunday from 3pm-5pm on NX 109 thee solid rock on IBNX radio.com. The Praise in You radio show was voted one of the top shows on IBNX
network. Her television talk show Broken into Beautiful has become such an inspiration that
she was awarded the 2018 Power Award from the 2018 Girl Power 3 NOW Conference. She was also recognized by her alma mata as a “Distinguished Alumni” from Clark Atlanta University and she was recently featured in Voyage ATL as a hidden gem in Atlanta. She has just published her first book entitled, “From Brokenness to Marvelous.” This book is based on her life’s experiences and how God has blossomed her from a broken little girl into a marvelous woman
Nasim has led successful mortgage teams with the goal of raising up others to be effective leaders who motivate individuals to work together in order to achieve a common goal. He has served on several boards for trade associations and non-profit organizations. His willingness to give back and pay-it-forward is significant in the communities that he serves. With the motto, “You can only control what you can control...your past does not dictate the trajectory of your future,” Nasim seeks to not only continue to lead professionally but to enrich the individuals who work along side him.
In 2019, Nasim obtained the highest certification in the mortgage industry, Certified Mortgage Banker. This prestigious designation symbolizes respect, credibility, ethics, and achievement within the real estate finance industry. Having earned the CMB designation, Nasim is among an elite group of professionals at the top of their trade who have achieved the highest level of professional success.
Currently, Nasim works for New Rez Mortgage as a Mortgage Manager, where he is focused on his own professional development and running a successful company. As the founder of the Wise Advisory Group, LLC, he is grooming other industry leaders in hopes of helping individuals and families gain their own legacies of leadership and wealth.
Erica Wright is the founder of U First, Inc., a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. U First, Inc. began in August 2014 after Erica heard God whisper to her “You will put those who are often overlooked first.” Upon hearing the whisper, the words that quickly
leaped into Erica’s heart were U First. Erica finally said YES to God and the U First journey began! With no money, no blueprint and no guarantee of success, she walked out on faith to help homeless men, women and children.
The mission of U First, Inc. is to provide people in need the basics for health, hygiene and love. The Love Bags
contain basic toiletry items such as soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and other necessities that we often take for granted. Within its first year, U First has served over 10,000 people in need with sack lunches and Love Bags. U First, Inc., not only services the homeless in metro Atlanta, but to date has traveled to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington DC to distribute love bags. It is our goal to serve 20,000 homeless people within the next year.
Erica is the youngest of four children born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, to two amazing parents, Leroy & Minnie Pittman Jr. Erica is the proud mother of an 18-year-old son, Brandon. At a very young age Erica’s parents instilled in her the true meaning of LOVE and SHARING! Little did Erica’s parents know that they were preparing their daughter to operate her own non-profit organization.
Erica was educated in the Atlanta Public School System and attended Atlanta Area Technical College where she earned her master cosmetology and master barbering licenses. Erica also attended Gwinnet Tech where she majored in Marketing Management Entrepreneurship. In 2014, she was ordained as a Deacon at Victory for the World Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel. In addition to serving as Deacon, Erica also served on the Security Team and was Coordinator of the Missions Ministry.
Erica has had the opportunity to speak to audiences and share the U First story with long standing organizations such as Red Hat Society Club, Infinity Diamond Club, In Christ Ministries, and She Speaks, to name a few.
Lastly, Erica gives all praise and glory to GOD for all He has done in and through her. She is definitely glad to be in this place at this appointed time!
Frank Brown, Esq. is the Chief Executive Officer of Communities In Schools of Atlanta. The organization’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
“Frank Brown’s passion for nurturing school children is infectious, and he is the right leader to take this legendary organization to the next level by bridging the gap between kids in need, their families, our schools and the community,” said Andy McDill, CIS of Atlanta’s former Chairman of the Board and Cox Media Group Director of Communications.
Most recently, Brown served as the first Executive Director of the Butler Street Community Development Corporation (formerly known as the historic Butler Street YMCA). In that position, he established year-round youth programming, launched the March on Washington Film Festival in Atlanta, reestablished the Hungry Club Forum, and secured partnerships with other nonprofits and governmental agencies that enhanced the organization’s healthy living and social awareness programming.
Prior to working with Butler Street, Brown served as Director of Civic Engagement and Activation at Points of Light, the biggest volunteer organizer in the world. Before that, he served four years as Executive Director of Oasis Community Corporation, a nonprofit that provides after-school services to children and families in New York City public schools. In that role, Brown led a staff of 200 employees and executed a strategic plan which grew the organization’s annual budget from $1.5 million to approximately $2.8 million.
Brown first came to New York to serve as the Deputy Director for External Affairs at Boys and Girls Harbor, a major youth development nonprofit that provides educational and social services to more than 3,500 children. Prior to that, he served as a Legislative Counsel for Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) for five years. Brown received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law and his B.A. in history with honors from Johnson C. Smith University. He has three sons and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Juantisa Hughes is a powerhouse woman of God with the anointed gift of extemporaneous preaching and teaching. Her purpose-driven assignment to reach the masses through the word of God has led her to help women from all over the world to believe God in the areas of marriage restoration and body transformation.
She is a licensed and ordained Minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Wife to a loving Man of God; Roy Hughes III, Mother to two gifted sons; Roy & Royce, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Business Administration and is soon to hold a Doctorate of Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership. She spent more than 15 years as a Criminal Investigator and has been recognized for her work in serving the indigent. Though her life is well decorated with honorable titles, it is her personal life’s past struggles that she is most proud of because they prepared her for the kingdom work that she now does to help restore broken marriages, heal family relationships, and regain personal health.
Mrs. Hughes is the Founder of the Take Your Life Back Movement, offering services such as The Ultimate Marriage Restoration Bootcamp and Take Your Body Back Fitness. Her unstoppable mission is to help you win in EVERY area of your life by “Facing what hurt you in order to heal you.” To learn more visit www.juantisahughes.com
adopted and raised in a loving home.
With this shaping his perspective, he believes that love is the greatest power and gift we can possess. A suicide
survivor and former pastor, Byron became the founder and CEO of The Call Path to fuse his expertise and unique
perspective to empower everyday people and clients alike, including major corporations, public institutions,
government agencies, and philanthropic organizations. This dynamic writer is known for writing novels and plays
comprised of real, practical, and savvy perspectives that bring out the best in people. As the author of the upcoming
Call Path series, Byron Jamal guides his readers to discover their true purpose while maintaining a fulfilled was adopted and raised in a loving home. With this shaping his perspective, he believes that love is the greatest power and gift we can possess. A suicide survivor and former pastor, Byron became the founder and CEO of The Call Path to fuse his expertise and unique perspective to empower everyday people and clients alike, including major corporations, public institutions,
government agencies, and philanthropic organizations.
Byron's use of wit and storytelling reveals the tools for achieving in every area of life and love: better relationships, positive habits, successful career goals, and healing from past challenges.
Byron received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Norfolk State University, an H.B.C.U., and earned a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. Before Queens University, Byron matriculated at Pittsburgh Theological
Seminary under his mentor, Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Peters, where he gained immense respect for using theology to serve urban communities
He became National Communications Chair for the National Urban League Young Professionals, supporting advocacy and aid efforts throughout
Linda Chatmon is the sole principal of Contracts and Grants, LLC and several other brands, all of which contribute to the growth of small businesses through contracts and grants, technology, and e-learning.
A Subject Matter Expert in Federal and Defense Acquisitions, she has 22 years of experience as an entrepreneur in Federal Acquisitions and has most recently been appointed to a TAD (Tax Allocation District) Advisory Board, that oversees a 1.2 Billion Dollar Mixed Use Project in Georgia. Through the direction of Ms. Chatmon, Contracts and Grants has been responsible for more than 2.2 Billion dollars in contracts and grant negotiations since 2011, of which 356 Million was awarded. This was accomplished with various clients with various agencies, in various countries, in the areas of Information Technology, Construction, Telecommunications, Facilities Maintenance, Facilities Management, Logistics, Operation and Maintenance and Base Support.
Linda Chatmon understands the value of international commerce and operates globally, having been particularly successful in SW Asia. In addition to offering proposal and contract support and program management for its clients, Contracts and Grants has recently been awarded contracts of its own. Contracts and Grants will continue as a prime and subcontractor for federal, state and local contracts, with a commitment to subcontract 49% of its contracts to other small, minority, women and veteran owned businesses.
An entrepreneur with a diversified portfolio, Ms. Chatmon owns The App Diva, LLC, a technology firm that specializes in application development, with a focus on the needs of entrepreneurs, small businesses, entertainers, travelers and celebrities.
Entrusted with the vision of of creating Blessed Koast, Ashton found a way to not only create something to unify his many gifts. He also created a faith based business that has now extended its to every business field within the economy. Seeing people saved and succeeding is what motivates Ashton to keep going every day. To follow Ashton on social media sites, simply click on the Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram logos located at the top right corner of the screen.
Meet Actress, Producer, Director and Multi-Award Winning Screenwriter Laura Poindexter. Laura’s first steps into the Entertainment Industry began as the Executive Producer & Founder of “The Literary Corner” Blog Talk Radio. Her interviews have included Chrisette Michele, Murphy Lee, Debra Antney (Love & Hip-Hop) actor Omar Gooding, Christian rap sensation “Bizzle'' and many others. TLC’s archive programs can still be heard on Blog Talk Radio, Apple Itunes, iHeart, and Blogtalkradio.
Relocating to Atlanta, GA. in 2016 to persue her childhood dream. What Laura has accomplished in such a short amount of time is undeniable. Her acting work can be found on Amazon Prime in “Telling Stories” as well as on Netflix in Killer Mike's “Trigger Warning” (SE1/EP4) In her first independent, feature film “MARVELOUS” she played the role of Aunt Lisa solidifying her as a serious actress. Currently awaiting the release of her second independent, feature film “ASPIRED” where she plays the strong supporting role of Momma Sheryl.
In 2020 Laura received two People Choice Nominations from the International Christian Film and Music Festival. One for screenwriter of the year and other for actress of the year. As a first time writer, she has been able to tell her story. Her screenplay “Choose This Day” loosely based on her life has won the Gold in the Independent International Film Awards-2018, Official Selection at the Hip-Hop Film Festival-2018, and earned the award for Best Experimental Screenplay at the Georgia Shorts Film Festival-2019. In 2020 this screenplay was also an Official Selection at the Drama Inc. screenplay competition-2020.
As the writer, co-star and project manager for “The Next Assignment” the reboot; concept by April Morrison. Laura has her hands full. This independent, action/drama web-series, filming in Atlanta, GA., employs Atlanta talent & crew. All contributors involved in this project are compensated, which is rare in independent film-making. Currently in pre-production and scheduled to begin filming summer 2020, this project hopes to change the way independent films are made. In the fall of 2020 Laura will be coming back as the lead role of Sonia Steele from the stage play “Where It All Goes Down” which will be turned into a comedic web-series.