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Full Circle with Garland

Garland Fuller

Full Circle with Garland is a weekly podcast that seeks to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of leaders through authentic storytelling.The conversations you are listening to are from people who are sharing their origin stories, career lessons learned, and how their work is creating greater social impact in the world. After spending more than two decades in talent acquisition and the last 8 years within the commercial real estate industry, I've learned quite a bit about the importance to career storytelling and realized I have a gift of telling those stories so that people can recognize their talents and strengths. I hope this podcast allows you to realize you're not alone on life's journey and encourage you to know that doing fulfilling and purposeful work is worth pursuing!

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Season Two Preview + Clubhouse Chats
027 // Season Two Epilogue and Masterclass Launch Announcement!026 // Lydia Monroy // Time, Treasure, Talent
On Episode 26, Garland interviews Lydia Monroy, Co-Founder and Principal of Pearl Equity PartnersEpisode 26 Highlights:Lydia Introduction - 0:45Destination: Yale - 4:40“Go make some money” - 10:00Primed to be an Entrepreneur 16:30Starting small - 20:20Balancing Act - 24:50Venturing on her own - 28:12Lydia’s Tips - 36:00Time, Treasure, Talent - 39:56Inclusion Drive my Work - 41:56Garland’s Afterthoughts - 47:21About LydiaLydia Monroy is responsible for acquisitions, due diligence, fundraising, asset management and the operations at Pearl Equity Partners.Prior to co-founding, Pearl Equity Partners, she was the Managing Director of Benedict Canyon Equities, a private equity real estate firm focused on the acquisitions of value-add multifamily assets in the Western, U.S. She was responsible for the operations of the firm, including transaction oversight, investment analysis and strategy, investor relations and reporting.In the 6 years she worked for BCE, she grew the company platform with the acquisition of 58 properties valued at $1.5 billion. In addition, she was responsible for the disposition of 46 assets valued at $740 million and the refinance of 30 assets valued at $366 million.Lydia received a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business.Connect with Lydia:https://www.instagram.com/lsmonroy/http://linkedin.com/in/lydia-monroy-pearl-equity-partnershttps://www.facebook.com/lydia.monroy.9// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Apr 14 2021
52 mins
025 // Brandon Rule // Real Estate by Brandon's Rules
On Episode 25, Garland interviews Brandon Rule, President of Rule Enterprises, a Real Estate Investment and Development FirmAbout BrandonBrandon Rule believes he can change the world for the better through the development of communities! Brandon hopes to empower people by showing them how entrepreneurship and financial literacy can be tools to create wealth within communities of color. Brandon studied Economics and Sociology at Marquette University. After graduating he went on to become a banker at PNC Bank. A few years later, he transition into Community Development Finance at Forward Community Investments and Community Reinvestment Fund. In this role, he specialized in small business lending primarily to minority, women, and veteran owned companies who were not bankable within traditional banking standards. Brandon went on to launch Rule Enterprises, an investment firm which uses commercial real estate as its primary tool of investment. Specializing in affordable housing, Rule Enterprises has developed over $112M in affordable housing with another $100M currently in its pipeline. Brandon has also recently announced the launch of RE-INVEST, an online commercial real estate investing platform that aims to create access to real estate investing in ways that have previously been off-limits for most Americans. He believes the unique opportunity for people to create wealth by investing in real estate without ever purchasing a home can empower families to attain and sustain financial freedom for generations to come. Brandon has recently been named by Yahoo Finance as a top 20 real estate investor to look out for, Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 under 40, is on the Advisory Board for Marquette University’s and Virginia Tech’s College of Business Real Estate Department and is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.Connect with Brandon on LinkedIn and on Clubhouse, Instagram, and Twitter at @b_ruleBrand featured on:BizTimes // Urban Milwaukee // US Bank// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Apr 7 2021
56 mins
024 // Jerry Won // Co-Producer of Full Circle with Garland // What's Going On in Asian America?
Mar 31 2021
52 mins
023 // Robin Thorne // Size of the Opportunity
On Episode 23, Garland interviews Robin Thorne, Founder & CEO of CTI Highlights of Episode 23:Robin Intro - 0:44On Her Own Timeline - 09:26On Her Own - 16:53Transitioning into Government Work -  20:51Demo Chicks - 30:35Inclusion & Equity // Life Full Circle - 37:30Robin Thorne is the founder of CTI and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. She has over 15 years of experience in the area of regulatory compliance. Her emphasis has been written plan development, audits and assessments, emergency planning, hazardous materials management, and training. Robin’s interest and experience in environmental issues has provided her with the skills to serve as a Commissioner with the City of Long Beach's Sustainable City Commission.As a General Contractor, Robin's desire to grow has provided her the opportunity to expand into Construction Management providing resources in the areas of Project Controls, Scheduling, Engineering and Utility design and relocation, and various trade disciplines.  In addition, Robin has served her community in a number of capacities including participation on the Board of the Community Development Branch of the Long Beach YMCA, Soroptimist International of Long Beach, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Society of Military Engineers. Robin has executive management oversight of all projects. She is also primarily responsible for recruitment, business development of CTI and sets its strategic direction, ensuring that the services are the best-of-class and customer service is paramount.Robin holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed General Engineering Contractor in the State of California. In addition, she has taken several Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses, graduated from Clark Construction's Strategic Partnership Program as well as the Fasttrack Academy with Skanska, Kiewit, AECOM and Traylor Brothers. Connect with Robin on LinkedIn// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Mar 24 2021
44 mins
022 // Tracy Prigmore // She Has a Deal!
On Episode 022, Garland interviews Tracy Prigmore, Founder of TLTsolutions and She Has a Deal.Tracy L. Prigmore is the Founder of TLTsolutions, a real estate investment and development firm that provides unparalleled access and insight to alternative investments. Tracy’s mission is to empower people to build generational wealth, and through TLTsolutions she creates opportunities for individuals, families and entities to obtain passive income by investing in residential, multifamily and hospitality projects. As the sponsor for real estate investments, Tracy works with property management to maximize the value of each asset.  She has a sterling record of bringing real estate ventures to life and maximizing their financial performance through sound asset management, as well as disciplined investment and renovation strategies. Currently, TLTsolutions has multi-million dollar portfolio of real estate assets under management in four states. With the firm’s launch of its first Fund focused on hotel properties; TLTsolutions is actively pursuing acquisitions that will more than double its portfolio.  Tracy is the creator of She Has A Deal, a platform designed to create new pathways to hotel ownership and development for women by providing education, networking and investing. She Has a Deal’s renowned pitch challenge is creating a pipeline of women hotel owners and develops by exposing early career women to hotel ownership and development. Prior to entering real estate development, Tracy spent 25 years as a healthcare executive and held senior leadership roles in strategic planning, business development and operations for three of the nation’s largest healthcare systems. Tracy resides in northern Virginia with her husband Derrick and their 8-year old son Noah.Connect with Tracy at @tracyprigmore on Instagram on LinkedIn// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Mar 17 2021
1 hr 3 mins
021 // Marimba Milliones // Community Development Athlete
On Episode 021, Garland interviews Marimba Milliones, President & CEO of the Hill District Community Development Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA.Highlights of Episode 020:Intro 0:46Education to Community Development - 07:19Community Development Corporations - 11:10Misconceptions about CDCs - 16:30Hill District Focus - 19:10How to get involved - 28:51What’s next for the Hill - 33:35Inclusion and Equity - 35:48Life Full Circle - 35:55Marimba Milliones is president and CEO of the Hill Community Development Corporation (Hill CDC) in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania's historic Hill District neighborhood. She is a practitioner of and national thought leader in equitable development. Her work is focused on assuring equity in urban-core redevelopment involving low-moderate income residents, communities of color and cities. Milliones advocates for and utilizes intentional planning and development practices that honor people, place, culture and the market. She believes in win-win models. To this end, Milliones led negotiations of a community benefits agreement with the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins to assure equitable development for a historic tract of land in the heart of fast-growing Pittsburgh. The establishment of a city-wide affordable housing task force, and the largest tax financing district in the history of the City of Pittsburgh were sealed as a part of the negotiations.Milliones' policy advocacy over the years has resulted in a more equitable approach to development throughout the City. She has designed processes that assure that marginalized communities can be self-determinative in real estate development including community-level review and approval of projects requiring public subsidy. Her organization has pipelined and is preparing over 400 renters for homeownership; and recently launched a residential and commercial community land trust. Most notable is Milliones' work towards building a Black cultural and commercial neighborhood district anchored by the restoration of the historic New Granada Theater, new office space and storefronts, and 40 units of artist-preference affordable housing. The $55M+ mixed-use development effort will be an iconic example of how culture is a surefire economic development tool. Milliones is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and brings a strengths-based approach to organizational and community development. She has been recognized by the New Pittsburgh Courier, YMCA, Onyx Woman, Talk Magazine and others. In 2015, she was recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh's 15 Future Powerbrokers. She was recently listed in Pittsburgh Business Times' 2020 List of the Top 20 people to know in Construction in the Pittsburgh Region.Connect with Marimba:LinkedInWebsite// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Mar 10 2021
42 mins
020 // Madison Butler // Accountability + Authenticity
On Episode 020, Garland interviews Madison Butler, The Blue Haired UnicornHighlights of Episode 020:Madison IntroBeing Loud on LinkedIn 0:45Coming out as Black at 25 7:17Madison’s Queer Identity - 10:50Diversity in Recruiting - 13:40Bring Your Whole Self to Work - 20:20Accountability According to Madison - 23:11Greatest Lessons Learned - 29:12Rage to Rainbows + Bye Bye Binary - 31:10Life coming Full Circle - 39:34Afterthoughts - 40:53Madison Butler is a New Englander at heart but moved to Austin in 2017. Her work is focused around creating equitable spaces and creating scalable strategies to achieve psychological safety. She is an outspoken advocate for mental health, removing the stigma around trauma, DEI and the ability to be ""human at work"". She is passionate about facilitating hard conversations through storytelling, data and tough empathy.Madison is committed to deconstructing the status quo and rebuilding corporate America, one organization at a time. Her mission is to ensure that no one ever feels like corporate spaces were not made for them, and they can live, work, and exist out loud.She is a start-up enthusiast and is passionate about building inclusive teams from the ground up with early stage companies. Madison is committed to helping change the narrative around what it looks like to be “human at work”, and hoping to help alleviate unconscious bias in corporate America.Connect with Madison:LinkedInWebsite// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Mar 3 2021
53 mins
019 // Ginny Clarke // Mapping Out Your Life
On Episode 018, Garland interviews Ginny Clarke.Highlights of Episode 019:Ginny intro - 0:44Career Mapping - 9:50DEI is a Leadership Problem - 19:00Fifth Dimensional Leadership - 29:27Ginny’s Best Advice - 43:50The Ginny Clarke Experience - 49:35Inclusion and Equity Drive my Work - 51:45Life Coming Full Circle - 52:00Afterthoughts - 54:11Ginny Clarke was Director, Executive Recruiting at Google from August 2016 until November 2020. In this role, she led the Diversity, Internal Mobility and the Non-tech Recruiting teams. Her team of North American recruiters found and hired senior leaders (Directors +) for finance, sales, marketing and other G&A functions across Google. She recently left to pursue her own business of consulting, speaking, podcasting and writing. Her podcast, Fifth Dimensional Leadership is for leaders, thinkers and future-makers dedicated to creating the conscious workplace of tomorrow.Before Google, Ginny was a Partner at Spencer Stuart, the global executive search firm, based in Chicago. For 12 years, she worked in the firm’s Financial Services and Financial Officer Practices, and co-founded and led Spencer Stuart’s Global Diversity Practice. She left Spencer Stuart to write a book titled Career Mapping: Charting Your Course in the New World of Work, which was published in 2011. The book provides a framework that empowers individuals to plot and assess their professional competencies, and strategically navigate their careers.After the book was published, Ginny ran her own executive search and talent management firm for 3 years before becoming a Senior Partner for Executive Search in the U.S. at Knightsbridge, a Canadian human capital solutions firm. Ginny started her career in banking at First National Bank of Chicago (now Chase). After a short stint, she spent a number of years in the real estate investment management business with Jones Lang LaSalle (“JLL”) and Prudential Real Estate Investors. Her responsibilities included asset management, portfolio management, capital raising and client servicing.  She earned her BA in French and Linguistics from the University of California at Davis, and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. Ginny is the single mother of an adult son, Julian, who works in the entertainment industry.Connect with Ginny:LinkedInWebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterBook: https://amzn.to/3urzYsX// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/garland)
Feb 24 2021
59 mins
018 // Tovi Scruggs-Hussein // The Courage to Be
On Episode 018, Garland interviews Tovi Scruggs-Hussein, leadership coach Highlights of Episode 018:Tovi Introduction - 2:30Drivers in Education - 6:45Whiteness - 10:15Racial Healing + Allyship - 12:25Our Being Impacts our Doing - 15:00Let’s get Spiritual - 19:30Intro to Meditation - 26:45What can Parents do? - 30:30What’s next? - 38:21Inclusion & Full Circle - 43:03Afterthoughts 44:57Tovi C. Scruggs-Hussein is a visionary educator, author, and award-winning urban high school principal with over 25 years of emotional intelligence and self-mastery experience.  She has served as California’s Regional Executive Director of Partners in School Innovation, founding co-director of the Association of CA School Administrators Equity Leaders Academy and Regional State Equity Representative, and co-founded a secondary school. Tovi is the founding co-teacher of the trauma-informed leadership course at Mills College.  Most recently, Tovi was personally trained with Brené Brown and is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and Courage Catalyst. Her other certifications are numerous and include Integral Coaching by New Ventures West,  Search Inside Yourself, and Niroga Institute.  Connect with Tovi:https://www.ticiess.com/IG: @goddessatworkhttps://www.facebook.com/tovi.scruggs.9https://www.linkedin.com/in/tovicscruggs/ Racial Healing Allies workshop: https://www.ticiess.com/racial-healing-alliesDare to Lead Immersion Program: https://www.ticiess.com/dare-to-leadParent Champion: https://amzn.to/2Ntq09rArticle about Parent Advocacy: https://bit.ly/2NDwUcs// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing list: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/garland)Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Feb 17 2021
53 mins
017 // Aiko Bethea // In Rare Company
On Episode 017, Garland interviews Aiko Bethea  of RARE Coaching & Consulting.Highlights of Episode 017:Aiko Introduction - 01:25Growing up bi cultural - 04:42Racial identity awareness - 07:55From Law into DEI - 10:14Community - 15:00Urgency in the work - 19:45Fear in the workplace - 22:45What do we do now? - 28:45What’s next - 34:30Inclusion drive my work - 38:29Full Circle - 38:45Afterthoughts - 39:27Aiko is a leader, builder, and connector. She successfully navigated leadership roles in government, philanthropic. and corporate sectors. In each sector she created new roles to meet growing organizational needs and visions for evolving. She currently reports to the COO of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute where she leads Diversity & Inclusion. In this inaugural role, she developed and implemented the first enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. Her expertise in change management, building alliances and collaboration is reflected in her ability to scale impact.Aiko is also principal and founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting, a consulting practice focused on coaching leaders and organizations to remove barriers to inclusion. Her practice integrates operations, leadership coaching and education strategies that yield measurable outcomes.For over seven years, Aiko was with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she served as Deputy Director of Grants & Contracts Management. She led a cross-functional team responsible for compliance and due diligence review of $550M of annual investments. She developed and implemented lean workflow process, and facilitated change management throughout the organization.Aiko has served on several boards and provided pro bono training for nonprofit boards on governance, strategic development, and operational efficiency. She speaks nationally and locally on matters relating to leadership, diversity and inclusion, and organizational development. Aiko currently serves as Board President of the Seattle Children’s Theater. She is a leadership coach for The Coaching Fellowship, a global leadership program for women committed to social impact work. She is also a leadership coach for the Executive Mentoring and Peer Program for Women in Bio (WIB).Aiko earned her BA from Smith College in Northampton, MA and her Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the Hudson Institute of Coaching at Santa Barbara and is an ICF certified coach. Aiko is a Certified Diversity Professional and is licensed to practice law in Georgia. She spends much of her time learning from her two young sons.HBR: https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-black-employee-resource-groups-need-right-nowConnect with Aiko:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aikobethea/Twitter: @AikoBetheaIG: @rare_coachFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/RARECoach // Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing list: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/garland)Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Feb 10 2021
44 mins
016 // Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson // Dig Deep for Equity
Welcome Season Two! On Episode 016, Garland interviews Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson,  President & Co-Founder of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) Highlights of Episode 016:Darnisa Introduction - 1:30Upbringing and early influences - 2:30DEEP framework: DBIE - 04:39Belonging - 10:05Meritocracy is a myth - 12:02It starts with reckoning - 14:00Narratives and its importance - 19:52White privilege - 24:00The Inner Work - 28:30The Goal is Sharing - 34:20Critical Race Theory - 36:49What’s next for Deep - 45:00Inclusion and Equity Drive my Work: 46: 21Full Circle 46:46Afterthoughts -   51:37Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson is an educational and racial equity strategist that is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and adult development. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante-Jackson has honed her knowledge of culture and adult development to transform organizational and school cultures on issues of equity; change management and re-design. Dr. Amante-Jackson currently serves as the CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and as system level leadership lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) is a professional development and strategy organization that is focused on the intentional, developmental, and complex work that is associated with changing mindsets around equity and dismantling systemic oppression and racism.Connect with Darnisa:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darnisa-amante-jackson-ed-l-d-5b877929/Web: https://digdeepforequity.org/Web: https://www.darnisaamante.com/// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/garland)Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Feb 3 2021
59 mins
Season Two Preview + Clubhouse ChatsBonus // Garland's End of Year Reflections015 // Ernie Jarvis // Legacy Building
On Episode 015, Garland interviews Ernie Jarvis,  CEO & Managing Principal of Jarvis Commercial Real Estate based in Washington, D.C.Highlights of Episode 015:Ernie Intro - 1:49Carrying on a Legacy - 3:15Growing up Ernie - 5:45Rising Through the Industry - 11:25Transitioning on His Own - 16:11Relationship Building - 19:33Leadership in Motion - 25:43Cooperative Economics - 29:57Brokerage Hindsight - 35:32Full Circle - 44:26Afterthoughts: 46:07Ernest (“Ernie”) Drew Jarvis is a recognized leader with exceptional knowledge of, and relationships in, the region’s commercial real estate and business communities. Combining unique roles in management, tenant representation, and asset ownership responsibilities, he has the depth of experience to craft the very best real estate strategies. Ernie has had senior leadership roles in two publicly traded commercial real estate companies, including having served as CBRE’s Washington, D.C. Market Leader, one of CBRE’s largest offices.Connect with Ernie:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernie-jarvis/Web: https://jarviscre.com/about/ Episode resourcesErnie's Ten Point Plan: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/read-this-brokers-10-point-plan-to-fix-the-industrys-diversity-problem-104803UMI Says by Mos Def: https://open.spotify.com/track/5Ru9OjtEw5htfnVKpYsIcv?si=QiLiOdnfQMeE6oRmw5zZyg// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/garland)Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Dec 30 2020
50 mins
014 // Minda Harts // The Memo
On Episode 014, Garland interviews Minda Harts,  best selling author and founder of The Memo, LLCHighlights of Episode 014:Minda Introduction - 01:51Early years of Minda - 04:28Being the only - 08:18Call me by my name - 11:07“Is this your hair?” - 13:50How to be better allies - 18:40What Minda’s hearing in 2020 - 12:20What’s next for Minda? - 25:30Inclusion drives my work 27:27Full Circle - 27:35Garland’s afterthoughts - 29:25Minda Harts is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color. Secure The Seat is her weekly career podcast for women of color. Minda has been a featured speaker at American Express, Nike, Levi's, Twitch, Amazon, Google, SAP, Linkedin, SXSW, Universities and Colleges, and various Corporations. Minda has also been featured on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Time Magazine, and Essence Magazine.Minda is the award-winning and best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table with Hachette Book Group; Seal Press (Available anywhere). Minda is working on two new books, the release dates are 2021 and 2022.Minda was named the #1 Top Voice on Linkedin for Equity in the Workplace in 2020. And named one of the top 40 Women Public Speakers by Real Leaders(Source: Linkedin.com/in/mindaharts)Connect with Minda:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindaharts/Web: https://www.mindaharts.com/NYU: https://wagner.nyu.edu/community/faculty/minda-harts Afterthought resourceshttps://news.yale.edu/2020/06/15/its-never-too-early-talk-children-about-racehttps://www.parentingscience.com/6-mistakes-white-parents-make-about-race.htmlhttps://www.pfizer.com/news/hot-topics/understanding_racial_microaggression_and_its_effect_on_mental_health// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Dec 23 2020
39 mins
013 // Alberto Vela // I Built That012 // Robert Jue + Jerome Nichols // Standard Real Estate Investments
On Episode 012, Garland interviews Robert Jue and Jerome Nichols,  Co-Founders of Standard Real Estate InvestmentsHighlights of Episode 012Robert’s path to real estate - 1:46Jerome’s path to real estate - 3:00Building on relationships with Robert - 4:16A non-linear path with Jerome - 5:02Lessons learned along the way with Robert - 7:42The parabola of time and focus - 11:08Advice to 21 year old self - 14:46Standard Real Estate Investment - 16:37Inclusion in my industry looks like 21:12Full Circle - 22:45Rober Jue is a Co-Founder of Standard REI.He was previously a Senior Managing Director with CBRE Global Investors where he was the Portfolio Manager of a successful ten-year fund franchise, Head of Development Investments in the Americas, Co-Chair of the Americas ESG Committee, and a member of the Americas Leadership Board. During his time at CBRE Global Investors, Mr. Jue also served on the board of directors for Wood Partners, a vertically integrated multifamily development and operating company. He has 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and started his career as an appraiser with CBRE. He earned a BA in Economics from UCLA. He is from Oakland, California and lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and three children.Connect with Robert:https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-jue/Jerome Nichols is a Co-Founder of Standard REI. He was previously a Senior Director with CBRE Global Investors where he led development investment sourcing in the Americas. He served as Deputy Portfolio Manager for the firm’s development fund series and Chair of the Americas Social Impact Committee. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, Mr. Nichols worked in multifamily acquisitions with Capri Capital Partners, a Chicago-based real estate private equity firm. He began his 14-year real estate career in Washington, DC with The Bozzuto Group, a vertically integrated multifamily development and operating company. After earning a BS in Business from Wake Forest University, Mr. Nichols was a professional athlete with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and Washington Football Team.  He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is an alumnus of the Robert Toigo Foundation.  Mr. Nichols is from Prince George’s County, Maryland and lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two children.Connect with Jerome:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerome-nichols-673b617/Learn more about Standard:https://www.standardrei.com/// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastGo to @fullcirclewithGarland on Instagram to see the parabola of time and focus. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Dec 9 2020
31 mins
011 // Tiffany Perkins Munn // Rolling with Life's Punches
On Episode 011, Garland interviews Tiffany Perkins-Munn, Ph.D.,  Managing Director, Head of Client Analytics & Insight for Global Marketing, at Blackrock. Highlights of Episode 011:Growing up in Arkansas - 02:40A unique global perspective - 08:29Next stop: Washington, DC - 10:35Acting & a doctorate in NYC - 14:26From market research to financial services - 17:55Imposter syndrome - 23:42A life-changing event - 27:45Venturing into franchises - 31:20Pivoting back into corporate life - 38:00What’s next for Tiffany - 42:08Inclusion in my industry looks like - 45:18Life coming full circle - 45:48Afterthoughts with Garland - 47:50Tiffany Perkins-Munn, Ph.D.,  is a Managing Director, Head of Client Analytics & Insight for Global Marketing, at Blackrock. She is a member of the Global Marketing Executive Committee.As Head of Analytics & Insight, Dr. Perkins-Munn is responsible for creating a leading-edge marketing analytics function and platform for data and advanced analytics (including ML, AI, etc.) that will uncover and illustrate key business insights through the power of a data-, analytics- and measurement-driven marketing.Dr. Perkins-Munn previously served as Global Head of Client Analytics for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank in Asset Management where she led a team of data scientists, data engineers, statisticians and digital analysts toward the goal of using client data more impactfully to increase product penetration among clients and to convert prospects into clients.  Before JPM, she led similar teams at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley that conducted analytics and uncovered insights to reduce cost, mitigate risk, improve client service, and maximize profitability. She started her career as an academician, publishing articles, authoring and co-authoring books on diverse topics such as women, identity, disability, education and intelligence measurement.Dr. Perkins-Munn is a recognized author on using client feedback to drive significant revenue and profitability outcomes. She has received international acclaim for her research on customer satisfaction, share of wallet, profitability and brand-centricity.Dr. Perkins-Munn earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology and Statistics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she was awarded the Kogan Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Advanced Quantitative Methods, and a B.A. degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from Georgetown University.Connect with Tiffany:https://www.linkedin.com/in/tperkinsmunn/// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/garlandfullerMailing List: http://rebrand.ly/Garland-PodcastSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Dec 2 2020
56 mins
010 // Taidgh McClory // The Power of a Growth Mindset
Welcome to Full Circle with Garland!On Episode 010, Garland interviews Taidgh McClory, the Director of Social Impact & Inclusion for MP Boston and Founder of T.H. McClory, LLC, a social impact enterprise. Highlights of Episode 010:Growing up Taidgh - 01:59Caribbean influence - 7:20Identity journey through the school years - 8:31History & art - 10:41Lessons learned in advertising - 13:46Pivoting into commercial real estate - 16:50Re-evaluating what really matters 25:55DEI work in 2020 - 32:36Awakening books of 2020 - 37:09What’s your next for Taidgh - 43:54Inclusion in my industry looks like 46:55Life coming full circle - 48:15Garland’s post interview thoughts - 52:03About Taidgh:Taidgh McClory is a senior-level commercial real estate executive whose professional focus has turned to social impact. A former Managing Director/Partner at CBRE/New England, Taidgh actively promotes diversity and inclusion through his civic engagement and his business, T.H. McClory, LLC, a social impact enterprise founded in 2019 and dedicated to devising and implementing diversity & inclusion strategies for the CRE industry.Mr. McClory’s career in commercial real estate and advertising has spanned over 20 years and includes expertise in strategic planning, commercial real estate brokerage, marketing, brand planning, market research, and economic development. He most recently served as Managing Director/Partner at CBRE/New England, where he led sales management, business development and civic engagement across the New England region.A civic leader and champion of diversity & inclusion, Mr. McClory is a member of Real Estate Executive Council (REEC), a leading professional trade association formed to promote the interests of minority executives in the commercial real estate industry. In addition to REEC, Mr. McClory serves on a handful of boards and committees focused on diversity/equity/inclusion, social impact, commercial real estate, economic development, education, and philanthropy.• Executive Council of Diversity & Inclusion - The Partnership Inc.• Board of Director - MassEcon Alliance• Advisory Board - African American Real Estate Professionals (NE Chapter)• Co-Chair - NAIOP Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Forum (MA Chapter)• Investment Committee - Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund• Posse Foundation Career CoachMr. McClory graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in History and Studio Art. In his local community on the North Shore, Mr. McClory serves as a member of the Cummings Foundation Grant Selection Committee, Board of Trustees for St. John’s Preparatory School and a lector at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Lynnfield where he resides with his wife and three children. Connect with TaidghLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taidghmcclory/Books mentioned on this episode:White Fragility  by Robin DiAngeloBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Color of Law by Richard RothsteinCaste by Isabel WilkersonBlack Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness by Austin Channing BrownSo You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma OluoAlchemist by Paulo Cohelo// Connect with and learn more about your host, Garland Fuller:Web: garlandfuller.comInstagram: @FullCircleWithGarlandLinkSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=F64WBML2EQ9ZA)
Nov 25 2020
59 mins