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Working While Pursuing Your Education or Business Venture? Here’s How Your Job Can Help You Pursue Your Dreams | with Marlene Maina

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About this Episode:

Are you a working student with the desire to graduate debt-free? Or are you someone who works a 9-5 job but feels a calling on your heart to start your own venture?

Friend, you’re in the right place because today’s guest shares how they broke the odds in the workplace and how your job can help you pursue your dreams! Back with us today for part 2 of her interview series is Marlene Maina—Chair and Founder of Josiah Kids, Inc.

Meet Today’s Guest: Marlene Maina

Marlene Maina is a Christian writer, Bible teacher and a personal growth and development speaker. She is the Chair and Founder of JosiahKids Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate, empower and equip young students and TEENS in the local community in the areas of faith, leadership, community service and the arts.

Marlene’s academic background includes: a certificate in Medical Administration, a two-year training in Youth Ministry, a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Education, A Master of Divinity (MDiv), and a Master in Leadership, from Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. Her professional journey has led her through a handful of fortune 500 companies, including The Coca-Cola Company where she worked for sixteen years supporting senior leaders, and one c-suite executive.

In this episode we cover:

  • Funding your education debt-free
  • Leadership
  • Working at your job with excellence and integrity (even if you feel a calling on your heart to start your own venture
  • How to have your job’s blessing as you pursue your dreams and venture.

…and more!

Quote of the Day

“…this may not be my end goal, but it’s definitely the runway God is using to prepare me for take off…”

—Marlene Maina (interview on Break The Odds Show)

Next Steps

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Connect with Marlene

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You’ve got this! Let’s break the odds together.


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