Saturday, October 19, 2019





Podcast with Michele Colopy, program director, Pollinator Stewardship Council, about honey and beekeeping

Posted by Elena del Valle on October 14, 2019

Michele Colopy

Michele Colopy, program director, Pollinator Stewardship Council

Photo: Michele Colopy

A podcast interview with Michele Colopy, program director, Pollinator Stewardship Council is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses honey and beekeeping with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Michele has held her current position since March 2013. Her father was a beekeeper in southeast Ohio. She keeps honey bees in the city, and has replaced her crabgrass front yard with pesticide-free pollinator flowers for her honey bees and native pollinators. Her nonprofit experience includes work in the performing arts, housing and homelessness, foreclosure prevention, community development, and health and wellness.

To listen to the interview, scroll down and click on the play button below or locate the “Podcast” section on the right hand side, then choose “HMPR Michele Colopy” or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the October 2019 section of the podcast archive.



Podcast with Tom McMakin, co-author, How Clients Buy, about how clients buy professional services

Posted by Elena del Valle on September 30, 2019

Tom Mcmaking, co-author, How Clients Buy

Tom McMakin, co-author, How Clients Buy

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A podcast interview with Tom McMakin, co-author, How Clients Buy A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services (see Executives discuss how clients buy services) is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses how clients buy professional services with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Tom is chief executive officer and partner of Profitable Ideas Exchange (PIE). Before joining PIE, he was co-founder and managing director, Orchard Holdings Group, a private equity firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also served as an operating affiliate at McCown DeLeeuw and TSG Consumer, two consumer-focused buyout groups in San Francisco. Prior to working in private equity, he was the chief operating officer of Great Harvest Bread Co., a multi-unit operator of bread stores based in Dillon, Montana.

To listen to the interview, scroll down and click on the play button below or locate the “Podcast” section on the right hand side, then choose “HMPR Tom McMakin” or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the September 2019 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with Katherine Eban, author, Bottle of Lies, about generic drugs and her book

Posted by Elena del Valle on September 9, 2019

Katherine Eban, author, Bottle of Lies

Katherine Eban, author, Bottle of Lies

Photo: Roberto Falck

A podcast interview with Katherine Eban, author, Bottle of Lies (see Investigative journalist reveals troubling side of generic drugs) is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses her book with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Katherine Eban is a Fortune magazine contributor, and has also written for Vanity Fair, Self, and The Nation. She is the author of Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply. She formerly worked as a staff writer for The New York Times and the New York Observer. Educated at Brown University and Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Katherine Eban” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the September 2019 section of the podcast archive.


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Podcast with Rana Adib, executive secretary, Ren21, about sustainable energy

Posted by Elena del Valle on August 26, 2019

Rana Adib, executive secretary, Ren21

Rana Adib, executive secretary, Ren21

Photo: Ren21

A podcast interview with Rana Adib, executive secretary, Ren21 is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses sustainable energy with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Previously, Rana was Ren21’s research coordinator developing the international expert community and leading the Ren21 Renewables Global Status Report series to become an international reference. Prior to Ren21 Rana worked in private industry and applied research in the areas of renewable energy, energy access, and waste management. She has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Rana Adib” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the August 2019 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with Tiffany Finck-Haynes, program manager, FOE, and Lisa Lindsley, capital markets advisor, SumOfUs, about bee health and pollinators

Posted by Elena del Valle on August 19, 2019

Tiffany Finck-Haynes

Tiffany Finck-Haynes, program manager, Friends of the Earth

Lisa Lindsley

Lisa Lindsley, capital markets advisor, SumOfUs

Photos:  SumOfUs, Friends of the Earth

A podcast interview with Tiffany Finck-Haynes, program manager, Friends of the Earth, and Lisa Lindsley, capital markets advisor, SumOfUs, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, they discusse bee health and pollinators with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Tiffany leads the organization’s work to eliminate toxic pesticides and advance a sustainable and just food system to protect people, pollinators and the planet. She leads federal, state, local policy and marketplace campaigns aimed at reforming industrial agriculture. Prior to joining Friends of the Earth, she worked as a community health organizer at Many Languages One Voice, running campaigns to improve equitable access to affordable, culturally and linguistically appropriate health-related information, services, and care for nail salon workers and day laborers.

After getting her start on Wall Street, Lisa’s 33-year career in finance has taken her from the microfinance industry to the United States labor movement. She has lived in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Prior to joining SumOfUs, Lisa was director, Capital Strategies American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). She led the effort to remove Jamie Dimon as the board chair of JPMorgan Chase, helped pass the Dodd-Frank Act, and pioneered shareholder initiatives around American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and human rights. Lisa left her position as a managing director, Latin American Corporate Finance Division, Bear Stearns in 1995 to enter the microfinance field.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Tiffany Finck-Haynes, Lisa Lindsley” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the August 2019 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with Shital Mars, CEO, Progressive Care, about chronic pain, substance abuse, opioid dependency and alternative pain management

Posted by Elena del Valle on August 5, 2019

Shital Mars

Shital Mars, CEO, Progressive Care

Photo: Progressive Care

A podcast interview with Shital Mars, CEO, Progressive Care is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses chronic pain, substance abuse, opioid dependency and alternative pain management with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

According to promotional materials, Shital has guided Progressive Care and its wholly-owned subsidiary PharmCo LLC on a rapid growth trajectory with the signing of an investment deal; and she has focused on creating and implementing systems that improve patient adherence and provide risk management practices for physicians and providers. She spearheaded Progressive Care’s new campaign focused on pain management alternatives to opioids.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Shital Mars” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the August 2019 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with Todd Caponi, author, The Transparency Sale, about his book

Posted by Elena del Valle on July 22, 2019

Todd Caponi, author, The Transparency Sale

Todd Caponi, author, The Transparency Sale

Photo: Todd Caponi

A podcast interview with Todd Caponi, author, The Transparency Sale How Unexpected Honesty and Understanding the Buying Brain Can Transform Your Results (see Sales specialist touts importance of transparency) is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses his book with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Todd is also a keynote speaker, workshop leader and trainer as well as principal and founder of Sales Melon.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Todd Caponi” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the July 2019 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with holistic nurse Jennifer Marcenelle, CEO, Burn Bright Today, about gemstone therapy to combat burnout

Posted by Elena del Valle on June 24, 2019

Jennifer Marcenelle, CEO, Burn Bright Today

Jennifer Marcenelle, CEO, Burn Bright Today

Photo: Jennifer Marcenelle

A podcast interview with holistic nurse Jennifer Marcenelle, CEO, Burn Bright Today is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses gemstone therapy to combat burnout with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

She the founder Burn Bright Today. Jennifer, a Board-Certified holistic nurse with over 30 years of experience in the medical industry, also has the following M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., H.B.C.-H.N. credentials to her name. She is a certified Gemstone and Diamond Therapy Associate Practitioner. When she was 44, she had a health crisis and near suicide from burnout. Following those experiences she has dedicated her career to helping people move from Burning Out to Burning Bright.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Jennifer Marcenelle” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the June 2019 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with Louis Bezich, author, Crack the Code, about a new approach to men’s health

Posted by Elena del Valle on June 17, 2019

Louis Bezich, author, Crack the Code

Louis Bezich, author, Crack the Code

Photo: Louis Bezich

A podcast interview with Louis Bezich, author, Crack the Code (see Health Care executive examines healthy behaviors in men over 50) is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses a new approach to men’s health with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Louis is senior vice president at Cooper University Health Care. A men’s health advocate, he uses his devotion to health and fitness to motivate men over 50 to establish their own healthy lifestyles.

With more than 40 years of executive experience, the author also serves as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Department of Public Policy Administration at Rutgers University. He has published numerous articles in the field of public administration and health and is a contributing author to Corporate Lawbreaking and Interactive Compliance.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Louis Bezich” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the June 2019 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with Javier Delgado, founder, PeopleToo LLC, about the global employee engagement crisis

Posted by Elena del Valle on June 10, 2019

Javier O. Delgado, CEO, PeopleToo LLC

Javier O. Delgado, CEO, PeopleToo LLC

Photo: Javier O. Delgado

A podcast interview with Javier Delgado, founder, PeopleToo LLC is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses the global employee engagement crisis with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Javier is the chief executive officer of PeopleToo LLC, a human resources and management consulting firm. He is a certified business and executive coach, trainer and speaker. He is considered one to the top 100 Coaches Worldwide according to Glocoach.com in Shanghai, China. He has over 35 years of experience in senior human resources management positions in the Fortune 500.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Javier Delgado” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the June 2019 section of the podcast archive.