Prepping for My TEDx Talk

“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” – John Ford   Over the past few weeks, I have been spending time getting my brain caught up to reality – I am giving a TEDx…

Why I Bought Nike Stock

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If…

Beese Eats: Calabash

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl Estimated time to read: 6 minutes During my first conversation with the team at Calabash in Alexandria, Virginia, I thought it was a…

Thought Leader: How to Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset

  I decided to start my ed tech company, Upliftology™, in 2015 when I realized a huge need still existed to help students prepare for their higher education goals and pursuits. I saw the disparity mostly among those in the…