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About this Episode:
Do you have a dream or venture that you want to pursue and want to know how to present the idea to your spouse to get them on board?
Do you and your spouse both have a business idea that you want to pursue together?
Are you and your spouse simply busy and need some tips to maintain a healthy marriage?
Friend, you’re in the right place because today’s guests share how to break the odds in your marriage. Even if you are not married or in a relationship, this episode can still be applied to help you break the odds with any dynamic—in your personal or professional life!
Press play to hear this interview with our host Elease Dillard.
Meet Today’s Guests: Jonathan and Brittany Burke
Back with us today are Jonathan and Brittany Burke—Founder and CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Innovation Learning Academy.
Meet Jonathan Burke:
Jonathan Burke is the Founder of Innovation Learning Academy. Jonathan has received a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the Metropolitan College of New York. He also earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Liberty University.
Jonathan began his educational career in the New York City School District over 10 years ago as a high school math teacher and Education Services Coordinator for NYC Dept. of Correction inmates ages 16-24 at East River Academy located on Rikers Island. While working with incarcerated youth, Jonathan discovered the inequalities of public education and began to work with various community organizations to help troubled youth and students with learning disabilities by offering tutoring and mentoring services.
After being accepted as a TNTP Education Fellow, Jonathan moved to Atlanta and began teaching in Title 1 schools in the Fulton County School District and the Atlanta Public Schools District. Jonathan has taught multiple grade levels and subjects but has always on focused special education services.
As a Learning and Instruction Specialist and a school Administrator, Jonathan’s educational experiences have afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of students to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Jonathan’s educational philosophy is based on his uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment that focuses on the student’s learning styles, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. All of which, Innovation Learning Academy possess.
Jonathan currently coaches high school basketball at Tri-Cities High School and AAU basketball for various community teams. In addition, Jonathan is an accomplished musician that has traveled the world. As a result, he provides music lessons and production assistance for students at McEachern High School.
Meet Brittany Burke:
Brittany Burke has a Master’s degree in Accounting and serves as the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Innovation Learning Academy. Prior to serving as the CFO of Innovation Learning Academy, Brittany had a career in marketing and worked for companies such as Cartoon Network and TNT.
In this episode we cover:
- Starting a business
- Running a business with your spouse
- Marriage tips
Quote of the Day #1
“We have monthly meetings (monthly family meetings) every single month at the end of the month. We always have a recap of the month—how did we do in our marriage [and] with our finances—and we started to implement ILA into that…”
—Brittany Burke (interview on Break The Odds podcast)
Quote of the Day #2
“…it takes a lot of selflessness and saying, ‘Hey it’s not a competition.’…It’s really not a competition. When you let go of the competition and realize you are on the same team with the same common goal, everything will work together…Everybody wants to win…If you remember that in your mind and in your marriage—even if you are upset or bothered—it will blow past.”
—Jonathan Burke (interview on Break The Odds podcast)
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