All posts in "Resilience"

Troy Wilkerson

Published March 13, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Resilience - 0 Comments

Troy Wilkerson is a former Americorps alumni with three years of voluntary service under his belt. During his time, he served as a youth counselor, Americorps team leader and an environmental coordinator. He was responsible for tasks such as facilitating team building initiatives, communication activities, and designing outdoor curriculum.

These days, he focuses on being a good fiancĂ©e while pursuing a stand up comedy career. He is the founder of "Is This Thing On?", a weekly comedy showcase that provides opportunities for emerging comedic professionals. He is still helping kids  by working as a part time youth advocate consultant, and he works as a graphic designer.

Some of the topics we discuss in this episode are:

  • How do entrepreneurship & comedy intertwine. 
  • The importance of timing and failure
  • How do you address setbacks 
  • How would you define success

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Rachel E. Wright

Published January 30, 2018 in Mindset , Resilience - 0 Comments

My guest today is Rachel E. Wright. Rachel is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, licensed insurance producer, volunteer, and philanthropist. 

In the spring of 2017, she opened her company, Rachel Chats, after a successful kidney transplant in July 2016. The obstacles Rachel faced could not deter her from what life had to offer. Her mission is to share her journey through kidney disease, from disappointment to resilience, and to encourage kidney patients and those facing other debilitating illnesses to make their dreams their reality despite their illness.

During our conversation, Rachel explains what being diagnosed with kidney disease in the prime of her life was like, some of the symptoms she experienced, and she gives us a peek inside the life of an ambitious woman who doesn't know the meaning of  the term "give up."

Rachel has taken a bleak situation and turned it into a way to help others, which is one of the best ways to realize purpose in life. Way to go Rachel!

You can connect with Rachel at her website:

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