Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and Special Guest Kolany Chatmon, Sr.

January 26, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard welcomes Kolany Chatmon, Sr.

Kolany Chatmon Sr. is a native New Yorker who comes to us from Arizona by way of Omaha. He’s a writer, tattoo artist, and entrepreneur. He’s also the founder of the Billion Dollar Blueprint Movement.

This interview was conducted by telephone about a month ago so unfortunately, we won’t be taking any calls today, but I think you’ll find what he shares with us interesting, entertaining, and enlightening.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and guests Steven Hutchinson and Lyn Laporte

January 12, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and guests Steven Hutchinson and Lyn Laporte

This replay of the final episode of Somewhere in the Middle of 2017 focuses on getting our money and our minds and spirits right to move into 2018. The show features two special guests, Steven Hutchinson, tax and finance guru, and Lyn LaPorte, spiritual advisor.

About Steven Hutchinson

Steven Hutchinson was born in New York City in the Spring of 1959.

He is one of seven children who more than survived childhood in New York City. He is a warrior who fights for his integrity and the integrity of his people.  Steven Hutchinson has read hundreds of books, traveled to all 50 states, visited India five times, studied yoga, meditation, and the major religions. He was a Hindu Priest for 15 years and is the author of Power Thought, a handbook for consciousness, and Budget Make It Now!

Steven Hutchinson is presently writing his 3rd book, which addresses black entrepreneurship and the psychological warfare that is involved in that mighty endeavor.

He has had many business failures, which is the only real way to grow as an entrepreneur and be able to share that experience to help others. He is an entrepreneur focused on building an Empire, building a pyramid, building a society of Consciousness.

Steven Hutchinson owns and operates Power Taxx which is an income tax startup, which he started as a lean start-up. He also is a licensed Insurance agent who provides financial products and teaches people how money works.

Steven Hutchinson believes that since we live in a consumer nation, we need to be producers to satisfy the needs, wants and demands of our people.

About Lyn Laporte

Lyn Laporte is one of the most highly regarded and sought after intuitive counselor/mediums in the Southeastern United States. Often described as highly compassionate, down-to-earth, and intuitive, she acts as a bridge between the seen and unseen.

Although Lyn was extremely intuitive and a natural medium from birth, it wasn’t until later in life, she began working with clients. To date, she has worked with more than 1,500 clients since 2000.

When working with the unseen, also known as spirit, Lyn acts as a conduit to help you reconnect with your loved ones who have crossed over into spirit form. Lyn finds being of service to those in need to be an honor and very sacred work.

Along with providing private readings for her clients, Lyn also assists others with their personal development. She shares her wisdom and experiences with the world by hosting workshops and webinars throughout the year.

It is Lyn’s prayer that everyone in need can experience a genuine and meaningful connection with spirit.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and Guest Speaker Julia Black

December 17, 2017

Julia Black is a freelance writer and editor with more than a decade of experience technical writing and editing in the corporate world; creatively writing stories and poetry; and teaching writing and grammar. These skills merge in her blog writing, which has been featured on offbeatbride.com and offbeathome.com.

While on this writing/editing path, she found herself studying metaphysical spirituality which eventually led to an energy healing/life coaching practice. The combination of these occupations creates two well-rounded practices that benefit from each other. As a natural empath, energy healing further helps her to see each client’s specific struggles and she incorporates writing and creative activities for each client to help them work through energy blocks for spiritual healing.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and Guest Speaker Diane A. Sears

December 17, 2017

Diane A. Sears is the International Men's Day - United States Coordinator (www.internationalmensday.com) a Member, OPERATION FRESH START (TM) Working Group and a Radio Host via Tribe Family Channel™

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and Guest Speaker Dr. Maxine Bryant

December 17, 2017

Dr. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University, a Master of Arts Degree from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Degree from Walden University. All of her degrees have a concentration in Criminal Justice & Corrections.

Dr. Bryant has given leadership to two criminal justice agencies. She founded and served as the Program Administrator of the Arete Community Corrections Center, a federal halfway house in Saginaw, Michigan; and she served as the Executive Director for Offender Aid & Restoration of Marion County, an agency providing educational and counseling services to inmates housed in the Marion County Jail and to ex-offenders needing assistance.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle hosted by Michele Barard with guest speaker Gary Richardson

December 17, 2017

Mr. Richardson serves as Program Manager for Senior Leadership Development Training at DEOMI and wears several hats for the institute. He is also the Air National Guard Service Liaison Office, Active Duty Air Force Liaison Officer, and the Assistant Program Manager for the Equal Opportunity Advisor Reserve Component Course. Major Richardson designs, develops and implements curriculum for External Training on Human Relations and Diversity. He travels the world delivering training to senior leaders and executives of the DOD and all branches of the armed forces.

Mr. Gary Richardson served in the Air Force for four and a half years before leaving active duty and joining the Air National Guard in 1993. He was stationed at Griffiss AFB, NY and was assigned to the Civil Engineering Squadron as a welder. Mr. Richardson has a combined 27 years of military experience and has been an adjunct instructor at DEOMI since 2005. He is a retired New York State Trooper where he was the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer and held the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Richardson is a member of the National Diversity Council, Former Diversity Chair Member for CNY SHRM, and is the Founder and CEO of his own Diversity Consulting Firm. Since 1999, he has trained over 10,000 participants and has just completed his first book on diversity titled: Beyond Demographics, the Truth about Diversity.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle hosted by Michele Barard with guests speakers Stephen Byrd and Nicole King

December 17, 2017

Replay: Somewhere in the Middle hosted by Michele Barard with guests speakers Stephen Byrd and Nicole King

Stephen Byrd aka Byrd is an entrepreneur, project manager, and author. He has written several fiction books as well as a spiritual guide regarding the power of words entitled Speak It into Being. His fiancée, Nicole King, is in the pharmaceutical industry. She’s using her expertise in pharmaceutical to develop an all-natural toothpaste line that is due to be released next year. Together they own and operate a t-shirt printing company called tshirtoftheweek.us. Their specialized t-shirt line features messages promoting positive messages for men, women, and children.

Byrd and Nicole’s primary focus is to strengthen themselves and others spiritually, seeking and sharing the power that they believe resides in us all. By engaging the community and through the apparel they market, Nicole and Stephen seek to make an impact that exceeds the financial gain that is the primary focus of a business. They believe that blessings are given so they can bless others. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, this dynamic couple is actively seeking to find ways to educate, enrich and positively influence the people they encounter.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle hosted by Michele Barard with Guest Speaker Dr. Bobbie Stevens

December 17, 2017

Somewhere in the Middle hosted by Michele Barard with Guest Speaker Dr. Bobbie Stevens

Bobbie Stevens, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Unlimited Futures, LLC, an organization that has been providing programs for the development of human potential for over twenty years. She holds doctorates in psychology and business management.

After a successful business career, she founded The American Institute for Creativity, Health, and Productivity. Dr. Stevens’ work has resulted in a higher quality of life for thousands of individuals. Her executive development programs have made outstanding contributions to many Fortune 500 firms, as well as numerous smaller companies.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle hosted by Michele Barard with guest Nina Brav

December 17, 2017

Nina Brav describes herself as a "Southerner stuck in the snow." Having graduated two years ago from Boston University, she lives and works in Boston as writer, blogger, and entrepreneur, as founder and CEO of A Nina Production.

Nina’s writing centers around themes of love, healing, and magic. Last year, Nina co-authored and published her first book of poetry, Love and Other Monsters which, explores the search for love and how life experience impacts our perceptions of it from the perspectives of three women at different stages of life.

Nina is currently working on her second poetry book entitled, "Pink Cake and Champagne, Musings on Hate and Healing," This second book delves deep into the emotions that come with ending a long relationship: the love that turns to hate, the lover turned villain, and the all-important work it takes to transform heartbreak into healing.

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Replay: Somewhere in the Middle hosted by Michele Barard with guest Lyn Laporte

December 17, 2017

Lyn Laporte is one of the most highly regarded and sought after intuitive counselor/mediums in the Southeastern United States. Often described as highly compassionate, down-to-earth, and intuitive, she acts as a bridge between the seen and unseen.

Although Lyn was extremely intuitive and a natural medium from birth, it wasn’t until later in life she began working with clients. To date, she has worked with more than 1,500 clients since 2000.

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