Beyond 6 Seconds

Beyond 6 Seconds

Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. Host Carolyn Kiel interviews people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and using their talents to make positive change. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!

Recent Episodes

Disability Podcasters Storytelling

Life with cerebral palsy – education, athletics & disability advocacy with Travis Davis

Dec. 6, 2021

Travis Davis remembers the first time he realized the impact of sharing his story -- a simple lunchtime conversation that encouraged him to start talking about his life with cerebral palsy. Since that pivotal conversation, T…

Neurodiversity Disability Entrepreneurship

Art, Autism, Activism – with Margaux Wosk, Retrophiliac Art

Nov. 22, 2021

Margaux Wosk is a non-binary, autistic artist residing in Canada, and the owner of Retrophiliac, their own art business. They are bridging the gap between activism, advocacy and art to bring a message of acceptance to the wo…

Entrepreneurship Writers Charity & Philanthropy

Combating hunger and reducing food waste – with Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr

Nov. 8, 2021

Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker, and leader who is working to make the world a better place one cause at a time. In 2017, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her ow…

Entrepreneurship Charity & Philanthropy Health & Wellness

Reimagining support for cancer survivors – with Kathleen Brown, Founder and CEO of buddhi

Oct. 25, 2021

TW: Mentions of suicidal ideation, death from cancer. Kathleen Brown was diagnosed with a rare cancer at the age of 13. While her cancer battle was enormously challenging, she felt completely unprepared for the mental health…

Entrepreneurship Career Change Lgbtq+

Episode 136: Entrepreneurship and Your Authentic Self – with Jacob Ratliff

Oct. 11, 2021

In this episode I’m talking with Jacob Ratliff, a Client Attraction Coach and entrepreneur, about bringing your authenticity into your business. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Jacob used his identity and lived ex…

Diversity & Inclusion Writers Women At Work Careers Leadership

Episode 135: Minda Harts -- Career Success for Women of Color

Sept. 27, 2021

A few years ago, Minda Harts was told that there was no market for a career book for women of color. Undeterred, she went on to write her best-selling book “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the …

Recent Blog Posts

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Often, we think about our place in the world and aspire to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. We donate, volunteer, learn. We believe small…

It’s Not Too Late: 3 People Who Switched Careers to Pursue…

Have you always felt a calling but were forbidden to pursue it? Or did you experience a recent shift, an ah-ha moment, where you felt your heart tug you …

About the Host

Carolyn Kiel

Carolyn Kiel is an experienced training and talent development leader who helps global companies prepare their employees to succeed in changing business environments. As the Host and Producer of Beyond 6 Seconds, she has created a platform where entrepreneurs, creators and leaders can showcase their candid and inspiring stories. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.