The Constellation Coalition Podcast
016 - Arian Armstrong, The Good King Paper Company

016 - Arian Armstrong, The Good King Paper Company

May 3, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Arian Armstrong of The Good King Paper Company, a social enterprise stationery company seeking to change the world by inspiring others to be aggressively kind!

 

ABOUT ARIAN:

Arian Armstrong is an illustrator and mom of 4 boys who lives near Cincinnati and is always trying to figure out how to best use her art for good.

 

ABOUT THE GOOD KING PAPER COMPANY:

Art prints, stationery, and free printables designed to inspire you to be aggressively kind.

 

CONNECT WITH ARIAN:

Website:  http://www.thegoodkingpaperco.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/thegoodkingpaperco/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thegoodkingpaperco

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Joy Making:  https://www.facebook.com/JoyMakingbyTheia

Jeevan Aadhar:  https://www.jeevan-aadhar-international.org/

Bible Project:  https://www.bibleproject.com

Josh Garrels:  https://www.joshgarrels.com/

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015 - Emilee Connell de Umanzor, SoloHope

015 - Emilee Connell de Umanzor, SoloHope

April 19, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Emilee Connell de Umanzor, founder of SoloHope.  This is a super fun conversation where we discuss the importance of empowering women, why relationships are key, and the basic steps we often forget when working with marginalized communities.

 

ABOUT EMILEE

Emilee is the follower of Jesus, wife of Ever, mommy of 3, founder of SoloHope, and lover of 3-hour coffee dates. After listening to the many challenges women in rural Honduras face, Emilee saw the need for jobs. In 2012, she had a random idea to make bracelets out of pine needles and thread. Alongside artisans Dilcia and Maribel, they began the roller coaster journey of SoloHope that has grown to include 10 artisans as well as women's co-op partnerships. Emilee and her family call Honduras home but are currently Stateside for an extended season and are taking the opportunity to eat as much Chickfila as possible. 

 

ABOUT SOLOHOPE

SoloHope is a non-profit organization building relationships, strengthening communities, and renewing hope through job creation and community development. SoloHope partners with artisans in Honduras to create beautiful designs for home + body starting conversations that matter. 

 

CONNECT WITH EMILEE

Website:  http://www.solohope.org

Nonprofit Website:  http://www.solohopehonduras.org

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Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/solohope2012

Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/solohopeorg

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014 - Dr. David Githuku, ACE Online Academy

014 - Dr. David Githuku, ACE Online Academy

April 5, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Dr. David Githuku or ACE Online Academy.  ACE Online Academy is an entrepreneurial training program that empowers African entrepreneurs to prosper in their businesses.  Our conversation specifically focuses on the challenges facing Kenyan women when it comes to work and earning a stable and reliable income.

 

ABOUT DAVID:

David is the Founder of ACE Online Academy LLC. The Vision of ACE is to equip and empower over 10,000 African & African Diaspora Entrepreneurs to start, grow and sustain their businesses over the next 5 years. Prior to starting ACE, David was Director of R&D at P&G where he led the launch of several $100 million new product innovations into the market. He is a Serial Entrepreneur and has ventured into global plastics recycling, real estate & technical and business consulting. David is a Faith-Driven Marketplace Leader, Coach and Mentor.

 

ABOUT ACE ONLINE ACADEMY:

ACE Online Academy LLC equips and empowers African entrepreneurs to prosper in their businesses through training, coaching and mentoring that is anchored in Kingdom principles.

CONNECT WITH DAVID:

Website:  https://www.aceonlineacademy.com

Facebook (group):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/506763423594959/members/

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Cluster Foundation:  https://www.theclusterfoundation.org/

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013 - Sponsor Panel

013 - Sponsor Panel

March 22, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  On this very special episode, I am interviewing 3 of our very own Constellation Sponsors to talk about why they became Sponsors, what their experience has been thus far, and why they believe so passionately in empowering women!

 

Come hear what Cassie, Sarah, and Natalie have to say!

 

ABOUT THE CONSTELLATION COALITION:

The Constellation Coalition believes that the solution to ending extreme poverty is women.  TCC creates opportunities for 1 to 1 sponsorships that empower and invest in women entrepreneurs in the developing world.  When you sponsor an Entrepreneur through The Constellation Coalition, you take an active role in the fight against poverty.  You make a tangible difference in the life of a real woman.  You make a friend and you change the world.

 

CONNECT WITH TCC:

Website:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/

Sponsorship:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheConstellationCoalition

Insiders Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsiders

Email:  info@theconstellationcoalition.org

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REPLAY - Episode 003 - Rachel Ross, Forget Me Not Ministries

REPLAY - Episode 003 - Rachel Ross, Forget Me Not Ministries

March 15, 2021

In honor of our One Year Anniversary Celebration, we are replaying episode 003 with Rachel Ross, founder of Forget Me Not Ministries, our Romanian partners!

 

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Rachel Ross, founder and executive director of Forget Me Not Ministries, a nonprofit organization that is educating, embracing and equipping the Roma for Christ.

 

ABOUT RACHEL:

Rachel Ross is an adoptive mama with two beautiful children, Izabella and Izaiah. She is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University, and the founding director of Forget Me Not Ministries in Tinca, Romania. Rachel is working with the Roma gypsies to equip, educate, and empower them in order to prevent abandonment, abuse, trafficking, and child marriages. God gave Rachel a heart for the abandoned and for Romania in junior high, growing up in Las Vegas. He has taken her on an incredible journey over the past 17 years living in Romania, and after she began working with abandoned babies and children, her passion grew to help break the cycles the Roma community are often caught in, allowing families to stay together and the number of orphans in Romania to decrease. Rachel’s heart is to keep Christ at the center of all Forget Me Not projects and truly believes that personal, community, and generational transformation are possible with God. 

 

ABOUT FORGET ME NOT MINISTRIES:

Based in Tinca, Romania, Forget Me Not Ministries is working to break the destructive cycles of poverty that the Roma are trapped in due to racial descrimination, lack of education, and an absence of jobs.  Each program is designed to bring dignity and empowerment to the Roma by showing them that they are capable and worthy.

 

CONNECT WITH RACHEL:

Website:  https://fmnministries.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fmnministriesromania

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/fmnministries

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fmnministries

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Katie Davis Majors:  https://amazima.org/

Bob Goff:  https://bobgoff.com/

Dream Big Bible Study:  https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/dream-big/

Dream Big Podcast:  https://dreambigframework.com/podcast

When Helping Hurts:  https://www.amazon.com/When-Helping-Hurts-Alleviate-Yourself/dp/0802409989

Brian Fikkert & Steve Corbett:  https://chalmers.org/

 

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

CONNECT: podcast@theconstellationcoalition.org

LEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.org

SPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/

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012 - Ramesh and Allison Sapkota, Our Daughters International

012 - Ramesh and Allison Sapkota, Our Daughters International

March 8, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  Welcome to a very special month on The Constellation Coalition Podcast.  Our organization officially turns 1 on March 10th and we are celebrating ALL MONTH LONG!!

 

In honor of our 1 Year Anniversary Celebration, this is a very special episode of The Constellation Coalition Podcast.  My guests are Ramesh Sapkota, founder and president of Our Daughters International, our Nepali partner organization, and his daughter Allison, liaison officer of the Nepal office of Our Daughters International.  

 

ABOUT RAMESH:

Ramesh Sapkota is the Founder and President of Our Daughters International. Exposed to Human Trafficking and its evils nearly 30 years ago, Ramesh made a commitment to bring a stop to trafficking in Nepal which lead him to start his organization in 2009. Since then, they have rescued and provided holistic care and training to over 9000 daughters.

 

ABOUT ALLISON:

Allison Sapkota works as a liaison officer at the Nepal office of ODI. She completed her bachelor's from Liberty University and is currently back in Nepal working with the daughters at the training center. She is passionate about women empowerment & holds a firm belief that empowered women eventually go on to empower even more women! 

 

ABOUT OUR DAUGHTERS INTERNATIONAL:

Our Daughters International, and their partners, exist to bring an end to human trafficking, and to bring our daughters into safety.  Their holistic approach enables rescued victims of trafficking to be restored as daughters and developed as leaders impacting their communities for today and tomorrow. 

 

Our Daughters International and their partners use the acronym S.E.E.D. to inform their courses of action: Safety, Empowerment, Eradication, and Development.  They bring trafficked women into SAFETY.  They EMPOWER them to discover themselves and grow healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  They work with government officials and law enforcement to ERADICATE trafficking by changing laws and prosecuting perpetrators at the local and international levels. And, they give opportunities to rescued women to DEVELOP their potential and secure self-sustaining work through skill training, micro businesses, and loans.

 

CONNECT WITH ODI:

Website:  https://www.ourdaughtersinternational.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/OurDaughtersInt

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ourdaughtersint/

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

TCC Anniversary Celebration - join us on Facebook every Wednesday evening at 7pm EST:  https://www.facebook.com/TheConstellationCoalition

TCC Anniversary Celebration - prizes announced every Saturday in our Insiders Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsiders

Empower A Woman T-shirt:  https://www.bonfire.com/tccempowerawoman/

Elegantees Special Offer - make a donation to TCC of $20 or more and receive a $20 cart credit from Elegantees:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/donate/

Elegantees:  https://elegantees.com/

 

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CONNECT: podcast@theconstellationcoalition.org

LEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.org

SPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/

JOIN THE COMMUNITY:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsiders

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011 - Amy Peterson, Rebel Nell

011 - Amy Peterson, Rebel Nell

February 22, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Amy Peterson, founder of Rebel Nell.

 

ABOUT AMY:

“Let your passion be your motivation”- Amy Peterson, Co-Founder and CEO of Rebel Nell, believes in those exact words. Amy’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping others lead her to cofounding one of her greatest accomplishments, Rebel Nell in 2013. Rebel Nell is a jewelry company with a purpose, that employs women with barriers to employment to help them transition from a life of dependence into one of self-reliance. As Co-Founder, Amy’s background in law and business has significantly contributed to the success of Rebel Nell in its early stages. 

 

Living next to one of the city’s most well-known shelters had Amy the unique opportunity to build relationships with many of the residents. The inspirational stories many of the women shared of overcoming emotional, physical and financial abuse were the catalyst for creating Rebel Nell.  Amy was adamant about providing women in the shelters with an opportunity to lead an independent life.  She believed that employment paired with financial literacy, business education, and a focus on life wellness would help them regain the confidence they need to lead them on the path to success.

 

Prior to taking over as CEO of Rebel Nell, she served as Vice President of Special Projects and General Counsel for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE).  RISE and as the Associate Counsel for the Detroit Tigers.  She achieved her Bachelor of Arts in History from Kenyon College, her Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law, and her Masters of Business Administration from Suffolk University. 

 

Amy has been recognized for the impact she has had in the city of Detroit in Dbusiness Thirty in Their 30s Detroit’s Premier Business Journal, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year: 2016 Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

 

ABOUT REBEL NELL:

Rebel Nell exists to provide employment, equitable opportunity, and wraparound support for women with barriers to employment.  By repurposing meaningful materials into wearable art, we mark life's important moments and connect them to your personal journey.  We seek to embolden women, to embrace their infinite strength, and to define their own future. Our jewelry serves as a reminder that there is power in being ONE OF NO OTHER KIND.

 

CONNECT WITH AMY:

Website:  https://www.rebelnell.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rebelnelldetroit

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/rebelnell/

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

International Women’s Day Virtual Event:  https://www.rebelnell.com/products/international-womens-day?mc_cid=e234fdaee9&mc_eid=5e42e25b07

Eleanor Roosevelt:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-families/anna-eleanor-roosevelt/

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

CONNECT: podcast@theconstellationcoalition.org

LEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.org

SPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/

JOIN THE COMMUNITY:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsiders

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010 - Andrea Holtman, BLOC Ministries & Weightless Anchor

010 - Andrea Holtman, BLOC Ministries & Weightless Anchor

February 8, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING!  This episode is a frank discussion about human trafficking in the U.S. including many contributing factors such as childhood sexual abuse and drug addiction.  If you have small children in the room or these topics are sensitive for you, you may want to skip this episode and come back when you can listen safely.

 

Hey Changer Maker!  My guest this week is Andrea Holtman of BLOC Ministries and Weightless Anchor.

 

ABOUT ANDREA:

Andrea happily retired from corporate life in June of 2017 and has since found herself on an incredible journey with Bloc Ministries in the Price Hill area of Cincinnati, OH. She is blessed to spend her days serving women on the street, on a mission to break the chains of poverty, addiction and sex trafficking.

 

ABOUT BLOC MINISTRIES & WEIGHTLESS ANCHOR:

BLOC Ministries’ mission is to build relationships with their neighbors and share hope in brokenness.  Weightless Anchor is a program of BLOC Ministries made up of women who believe that people can change through relationship and love. Most importantly they believe in the power of Jesus to heal and make whole. In 2012, BLOC opened the first Weightless Anchor hospitality home in Lower Price Hill in urban Cincinnati to serve women on the streets who struggle with addiction and are victims of sex-trafficking by providing for their basic needs. In the fall of 2015 the second Weightless Anchor Hospitality home was opened in East Price Hill. Weightless Anchor offers rest, showers, hot meals, free clothes, and hygiene products, and most importantly, love without a cost.

 

CONNECT WITH ANDREA:

Website:  http://www.onebloc.org/weightless-anchor

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/weightlessanchorbloc

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/weightless_anchor_/

Twitter:  @dreholtman

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

I’M NOT 4 SALE:  http://www.onebloc.org/im-not-4-sale

Freeset:  https://freesetglobal.com/

Aruna Project:  https://arunaproject.com/  (Episode 005 of this podcast)

Red Tent:  http://www.goredtent.com/

Hamilton County Public Health:  https://www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/

 

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

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009 - Brenda Schumann, Light Your World Ministries

009 - Brenda Schumann, Light Your World Ministries

January 25, 2021

Hey World Changer!  My guest this week is Brenda Schumann, co-founder of Light Your World Ministries, a nonprofit organization empowering women in Honduras.

 

ABOUT BRENDA:

Brenda Schumann is a Mother, Daughter, Christian Life Coach, missionary, business woman, and author.  Brenda has a passion for helping women step into their

unique identity and God given purpose. She has a heart for seeing women ditch the lies of the enemy and transform generations to come. Brenda is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of all of God’s Daughters, regardless of where they come from or how many times Jesus needs to chase them down. She has an innate ability to see women through the lens of God’s heart for each woman. Brenda holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with over 18 years experience specializing in trauma and attachment issues.  But most importantly, she loves Jesus and is obedient to the call of empowering women and seeing the one woman that Jesus never leaves behind. 

 

ABOUT LIGHT YOUR WORLD MINISTRIES:

Light Your World - Enciende Tu Mundo is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women, particularly single moms, in Honduras. We partner with a local church in a small, poverty stricken town to bring light in darkness and bring hope. We bridges in community and find solutions to impact lives and stories. We are dedicated to facilitating the freedom from emotional scars and trauma for our women, building their identity in Christ and their purpose in the world.

 

CONNECT WITH BRENDA:

Website:  https://www.lightyourworldministry.com/

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/LYWministry

 

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

CONNECT: podcast@theconstellationcoalition.org

LEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.org

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008 - Kim Atkins, Kim Atkins Jewellery

008 - Kim Atkins, Kim Atkins Jewellery

January 11, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Kim Atkins, creator of Kim Atkins Jewellery, a social enterprise based in South Africa.

 

ABOUT KIM:

Having answered the call to become a jeweller and developing a range of prophetic jewellery that embody promises from scripture, Kim Atkins seeks to create meaningful employment opportunities for disadvantaged students.

 

ABOUT KIM ATKINS JEWELLERY:

Kim Atkins designs and produces silver jewellery based on various Scriptural pictures or themes. Each range expresses an inspiring Biblical verse or image that speaks to the inner beauty and dignity of women, and their calling.

 

CONNECT WITH KIM:

Website:  http://www.kimatkins.co.za

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kimatkinsjewellery/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kim.atkins

 

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

CONNECT: podcast@theconstellationcoalition.org

LEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.org

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