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The Finding Your Forte Show

Special Edition of the Finding Your Forte Show!
Podcast ENCORE!
Tune in as Host Reggie Hammond welcomes Chantae Cann, Singer/Songwriter to the show!
Topic:  "Music on Purpose"

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More About the Show

The Finding Your Forte Show provides high quality information for Business Executives and Entrepreneurs.  Top industry experts in their fields join Reggie to dissect tough questions and tactical
business strategies.  Reggie is a seasoned and respected business executive in his own right skillfully speaks in a everyday voice for all to understand and from time to time he will share his latest sports update, so tune in.  
Broadcasting from Atlanta, GA.


More about tonight's special edition of the Finding Your Forte Show with Special Guest Chantae Cann,  Singer/Songwriter
Podcast is Now Available!

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "Music on Purpose" 

Join Reggie in this special broadcast as he welcomes Chantae Cann to the conversation to discuss her story, journey to her purpose and information on her soon to be released album.

The theme song of the Finding Your Forte Show is called "Free Your Dreams" by Chantae Cann.

Meet Chantae: (Please visit our Featured Artist Page for more information)

Chantae Cann is next on the scene with incomparable vocals and her debut album "Journey to Golden" that debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts and #7 on the Jazz Billboard Charts!   She is the next premier Jazz vocalist on the rise.  Chantae Cann’s voice is the perfect combination of a warm Spring day, the fragrance just before it rains, and a sunset so breathtaking you can’t seem to capture it just right on camera. Her vocal delivery is soothing, sultry and more than just soulful, it’s soul fulfilling. Whether you find yourself listening to her live at a show or turning her up in your headphones, chances are you will have peace in your mind and a smile on your face. Chantae’s music blends the exploratory sounds of JAZZ with the feel good vibes of SOUL, which makes for a mixture that is quite delicious. It is her heart’s desire to simply inspire, uplift and encourage the lives of others through music.

A Chicago native, Chantae is not a novice to the music world. She has been blessed to travel the world as a background vocalist (10+ years) with the likes of Leon Timbo, Darlene McCoy, P.J. Morton, Gramps Morgan, and Grammy Award winning artist India Arie. She’s had the tremendous honor of collaborating with artists/bands such as, Snarky Puppy, Jarrod Lawson, Jonathan McReynolds, Tony Momrelle, Jaspects, The Foreign Exchange, Zo!, Mike Hicks, Sho Baraka and Khari Cabral Simmons.

Newest Podcasts On Demand

with Special Guest Charlette Bell, Founder, My Fare Lady Macarons

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Episode Topic and Description
Episode Topic:  " Pursuing Passion on Purpose"
Join Reggie and Charlotte as they explore her journey from project management to pastry chef / entrepreneur and, as we affectionately refer to her, Macaronista of My Fare Lady Macarons.
Meet the Macaronista:

My Fare Lady is the life-long pursuit for Pastry Chef Charlette Bell to bring the delicate french macaron to Atlanta.  Charlette is purposeful about sharing culinary heritage to harmonize people, families and cultures. She launched My Fare Lady for consumers who have developed an affinity for macarons, perhaps during their European travels, and would like to be able to enjoy them regularly while at home.

The launch of My Fare Lady stemmed from her work to pursue purpose which calls her "To harmonize people, families and cultures by sharing culinary heritage."  She was inspired by her grandmother who has been a lifelong chef and cook for her family and passed on her love and craft to Charlette. To learn more visit


Power Lunch Hour Podcast with Special Guest Ann Collins, Director of Sales & Marketing, Georgian Terrace Hotel 

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Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "Building High Performing Teams on Purpose"

Join Reggie and Ann as they talk through her journey to grow her team to be High Performing on Purpose as they have just wrapped up an award winning year!

Meet Ann Collins:

Ann is a sales and marketing leader with a track record of creating synergy and offering outstanding presentation, communication, and cross cultural team management skills. Ann specializes in proven financial results; stellar client and peer relationships. She strongly believes in strong team dynamics, focusing on achieving financial goals, developing strong relationships with managers and staff, as well as creating a cohesive productive team within a deadline driven environment will drive revenue generation. Her leadership style is based on her character, integrity, and connectivity. As a gifted achiever, Ann's financial contributions ensure a clear understanding of revenue generation and set the tone in any sales environment. Ann delivers revenue results within organizations and her assets include:
• Revenue Generation and Forecasting
• Sales Manager Development and Constant Improvement through Ongoing Sales Coaching
• Data Driven Mindset
• Market Trend and Mix Analysis
• Driving Strategies for Market Penetration
• Financial Results Achievement
• Brand Development, Awareness, and Positioning 

Power Lunch Hour Podcast with Special Guest Kevin Jones

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Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  " Improving Medical and Small Business Profitability on Purpose"

Join Reggie and Kevin during the Power Lunch Hour as they discuss a insightful and powerful topic with "nuggets" of wisdom and experience to share with you!

Power Lunch Hour Podcast with Special Guest Deirdra Glover, Founder & CEO at Conserte Consulting

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Episode Topic Title and Description

Topic Title: "Navigating Change on Purpose"

Join Host Reggie Hamond and Power Lunch Hour Special Guest Deirdra Glover as they talk about navigating change on purpose and share great nuggets on how they did it!

Meet Deirdta Glover, Founder & CEO of Conserte Consulting:

With more than 18 years of consulting and professional services experience, Deirdra is an inspired and engaged executive coach, facilitator, and leader. Her significant experience leading strategic planning, organizational change readiness and adoption, inclusion & diversity, and organizational effectiveness initiatives spans a large cross section of industries and organizations.

Adept at helping clients build and sustain organizational culture that is conducive to sustainable change, Deirdra enjoys building cohesive, nimble teams that are well-positioned to respond to the ever-changing business landscape that we live in today.

Deirdra holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a B.S. in Management from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama.

Power Lunch Hour Podcast with Special Guest John Peoples, Director, Supply Chain Dominoes Pizza

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Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  Power Lunch with John Peoples - Supply Chain Leader and People Connector

In this Episode:   In this episode we're having a power lunch with John Peoples, supply chain executive and people connector extraordinaire.  We'll talk about how this time last year, he was navigating a career crossroads and how working with the Finding Your Forte program centered him to what he is purposed to do - through a bold proclamation of his purpose - To connect, relate and inspire others to passionately pursue their gifts with no complacency and no fear.

Power Lunch Hour Podcast with Leslie Stevens, Director of Movement & Purpose, Marketing-SunTrust Bank

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In this Episode: 

Join us as we check in with Leslie Stevens, Director of Movement and Purpose Marketing about her own pursuit of purpose and what it's like to do it in an organization that values purpose.

Meet Leslie:   

Human Resources Business Partner to SunTrust's Corporate Marketing organization. Partner with Chief Marketing Officer and senior Marketing leaders to create and implement Human Capital Strategy aligned to business plans and objectives. Champion for change and ensuring the implementation, delivery, and quality of HR products, services, and initiatives. Develop human capital solutions for the Marketing organization and lead execution of human capital initiatives throughout the workforce. Provide executive coaching and assist in identifying interventions that enable the effectiveness of the Management team. Play a leadership role for HR program and/or initiative deployment across corporation, following a project management discipline.

Power Lunch Hour Podcast with Special Guest Sheraun Britton- Paris, Brand Builder and Product Launcher, Extraordinaire  

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Episode Title and Description
Episode Title:  " Encouraging Purpose" as we catch up with Sheraun Britton - Parris
In This Episode:    Today we're having power lunch with one of the preeminent marketing executive Shearaun Britton-Parris who has worked on or launched brand that range from crown jewel Fortune brands like Unilever, L"Oreal and SunTrust to international start-ups.  Enjoy a lively conversation as Sheraun shares nuggets of experience and wisdom on how to connect brands, purpose, business, careers and the workplace.

Power Lunch Hour Podcast with Special Guest Erin White, CEO, Hexagon Outsourcing Group

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Episode Title and Description

Episode Title "Encouragement on Purpose"

Plus New Segment:  Leaders:  Here's what your folks won't tell you

In This Episode :

 Join us as we check in with Erin White, CEO Hexagon Outsourcing and Leadership Coach to Business Leaders and Intrapraneurs and Execution Driven HR Professional.

We've come to know Erin through her exciting work as Chief Encouragement Officer for The Honeycomb Life.  Since that venture launch, she has grown her territory to lead Hexagon. Join us as we learn more about this triumph.

Podcast with Special Guest Richard Makerson- Click image to listen

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  " Making Clients Look Like Rock-stars on Purpose"

In this Episode:  Reggie and Richard discuss how Richard learned of his purpose to "solve complex problems and make his clients look like rock-stars!"

Meet Richard:

As the co-founder of BlueFletch, Richard is a Technical Manager with skills in Mobile, Microsoft .NET, and J2EE Application Development. Richard has also trained, deployed, and supported multiple application tiers across complex production environments. He has extensive technical experience in native, cross-platform and web-based mobile application development. Richard holds a BS in Computer Science from Morehouse College.


 Podcast with Special Guest Lamar Chesney -Click Image to Listen

Episode Title and Description
Episode Title:   Pinnacle Insights:  Know Thyself, Project Thyself
In this Episode Reggie and Lamar discuss insights from the pinnacle of Lamar's career 
post-retirement on purpose, business, careers and leadership. 
Informative and inspiring "Nuggets will be shared"
Meet Lamar:  Lamar Chesney is a respected leader in individual and business transformations.  He is a seasoned financial, strategic, operational and supply chain management professional with over four decades of diversified business experience as a senior executive in the financial services, manufacturing, audit services, educational, healthcare, transportation, professional services, consumer products and energy industries.  His expertise encompasses numerous functional and systemic business leadership aspects.  He has been a financial or procurement leader at numerous public and private, small and large, regional and global corporations.  He has held a variety of  C-Level executive positions during a career that spans eleven companies in nine industries, including senior executive positions with well-known entities such as Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola Enterprises, The Coca-Cola Company, Marsh & McLennan and SunTrust Banks. 

Podcast with Guest Cyril Turner - Click image to listen

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title: " Pinnacle Insights:  Business Performance on Purpose"

In this Episode:   Reggie engages in a reflective dialogue with Cyril Turner, recently retired President of Delta Global Services.  Valuable "nuggets" will be shared. 

Meet Cyril:

As the President of Delta Global Services (DGS) and Delta Private Jets (DPJ), wholly owned subsidiaries of Delta Air Lines, Cyril has developed and is executing a strategic plan that maximizes the value of DGS and DPJ, while maintaining strong partnerships with all of its customers.  Most recently he served as Senior Vice President – Delta Connection where he was responsible for managing Delta’s partnerships with regional carriers.  

Cyril has also held leadership positions with The Coca-Cola Company, Frito-Lay and Deloitte & Touche.

In addition to his extensive business experience, Cyril is active in the Atlanta community serving on the Board of Directors of Leadership Atlanta and Junior Achievement of Georgia. He also has been involved in the Georgia Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 100 Black Men of Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity.

He simultaneously earned a BSc in Physics from Morehouse College and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has studied at Harvard Business School and the London Business School.


Listen/Download or Subscribe to Podcasts on Demand (Preview Channel)

Episode with Kevin Sheppard "Our Workplace & Talent in Purpose- What will it be like? 

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Episode with Jeanine Lewis"Rewriting the Rules on Purpose: Dealing with Disruption"

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A Message from Host Reggie Hammond

For the entirety of my professional career since business school, I have been leading, facilitating and managing transformational, mission critical change in companies we all know, love and respect.  This has been a blessed and fortunate set of experiences that I highly regard bringing to every mission I take on.  I’ve worked with leaders that were inspired and inspiring.  I’ve worked with some that were there just to collect a check.  

I’ve seen organizations thrive.  I’ve seen some barely capable of completing transactions even after having multi-million dollars systems deployed.  I’ve been on teams that perform with symphonic-like coordination and dynamics.  I’ve been on teams charged with business critical projects and team members that wanted nothing to do with each other.

This range of experiences has taught me plenty.  I’ve always been fascinated by what made the difference in these scenarios.  

Why one team thrives while another team drags with equally capable people.  Why brilliant leaders sometimes dial in and sometimes go through the motions.  My observation is that it all comes down to purpose.  People that have a sense of purpose in the work they perform as it relates to them individually plug in and bring everything they’ve got.  They know their contribution to the purpose of the their organizations and teams.  Even when it wasn’t explicitly my job to, I’ve passionately pursued helping others connect with this sense of purpose and bring it to their work.  I’m elated that I now have the opportunity to do that in a mission-based venture,  Your Crescendo.

To learn more about Your Crescendo visit them at

A view of the 2017 Your Crescendo on Purpose Conference!  Plan to attend in 2018!

Up2Me Radio/Atlanta Life Media was a proud sponsor for the 2017 YourCrescendo On Purpose Conference held on January 20, 2017, Atlanta, GA.  View the video to learn more.