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Former All-American and NFL star Marlin Jackson created the program he needed as a youth: the Fight for Life Foundation, which teaches social-emotional learning modules in schools. Marlin is a humanitarian, a social entrepreneur, a husband, and is the father he never had to his three young boys. Marlin has successfully turned his childhood pain into a purpose-driven passion for helping others. He’s one of the most humble humans I have ever met and is changing the world for the better.

Marlin shares his story with unabashed vulnerability, which is so refreshing since he’s an all-around badass athlete. IMHO, Fight for Life modules should be taught in every school across the country, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

He recently added tech founder to his ever-growing list of accomplishments. Marlin’s latest endeavor, which we did not discuss, is https://pulseanalytix.com

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https://pulseanalytix.com

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Josh Driver has one of the biggest hearts and he is able to express his passion for helping others through his company, Selflessly. Inclusion and equality serve as his beacon for all individuals and organizations wishing to make the world a better place through their generosity.

We explore the early challenges that led to Josh becoming the founder of a tech company — and being a gay tech founder in the Midwest! Corporate social responsibility is made possible through his company, which has a fun way of expressing an organization’s culture by where its heart is. It’s Josh’s bulldog, Huckleberry, who is the real star of the show!

Selfless.ly was the first BCorp and registered Benefits Corporation in Indiana and is a proud LGBTQ+ company!

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Saidah Pearsall is a reluctant entrepreneur. As a child, she was a burn victim and her mother healed her wounds with homemade salves. When Saidahs daughter, a competitive gymnast, needed something to help her intensively dried hands, Saidah created a miracle balm. Her daughter was in awe of the product and said ” Mom, you should be selling this!” That statement launched a company — thus creating the Shea BODYWORKS product line, featuring the Happy Hands + Feet balm. It truly is a pedicure in a jar!

Shea BODYWORKS has experienced its challenges and when faced with the pandemic, Saidah recognized the need for her to step forward into the light as the head of her amazing product line. Easier said than done being a Black woman. Our conversation goes deep quickly. I realized just how little I knew about the depths of racism.

Shea BODYWORKS was selected as one of Yelp’s Sweet 16 Businesses for 2020 for their Maskin and Relaxin virtual event. Saidahs live virtual beauty tips filmed from her (stunning) kitchen make you feel like you are having a glass of wine with a friend while learning homemade recipes for facial peels. Saidah is an inspiration — and she’s a beautiful person inside and out.

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Over a decade ago, I walked into a room that Iva lit up by her presence. Iva is the one whom Elizabeth Gilbert references in her memoir, Eat Pray Love when Liz is wanting to finalize her divorce. Iva suggests writing a petition to God (Universe). If you have not read this book, or it’s been a while, this scene is one of the more profound miracles in the book. This is what Iva does, she facilitates miracles.

Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Iva, and her family lived through a war and moved to the United States. Iva’s journey is thoughtfully captured in her own words in her memoir, From Rifles to Roses: Memories and Miracles. In our conversation, we explore her journey and the miraculous story of her mom’s healing.

Iva Nasr (NUHsir) is a teacher, seer, mentor, and author working internationally. In her anecdotal and light-hearted way, she guides a Modern Mind: Open Up • Align • Focus • Shine ™.

Her private Intuitive Readings, classes, on-going dialogues, and life testimonials give hope and inspire mind expansion and action. Iva’s very being is a beacon of light for the world. Learn more about her at www.IvaNasr.com

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The first time I met Charles, he said the most profound statement that I have ever heard, “I released the burden of being a black man through prescriptive yoga and meditation.”

Our conversation addresses his sagacious claim and explores how anyone can achieve internal peace. Charles is a Vietnam veteran, a yogi, and so much more. His book, Pathless Path: God, Grace, Guru is a powerful example of a journey to find peace.

Charles Crenshaw, Jr., MS, MDivW
Author, Pathless Path: God Grace Guru
He and his wife, Carol, are co-founders of the Inner Peace Yoga Institute in Indianapolis

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