Today we’d like to introduce you to Ricardo Wrice.
Hi Ricardo, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
In 2020, I started the Leadership Blend Media Company. At that time, I had a live podcast (mostly political), a television show and a magazine. My brand is based on leadership and spotlighting great leaders. Those leaders help us to have the hard conversations and find solutions plaguing their sectors. The live podcast became home to my political leaders and that’s the space that it occupied. The television show handled other areas of leadership ranging from Business to Music to Publishing. As time went on, I realized that I had no space to really introduce “unorthodox” or up and coming leaders. Thus, the Blendblazers podcast was created. This platform gives me the opportunity to introduce new change agents and discover new areas of leadership. My personal background is a combination of Business and Law. I have an Associates, Bachelors, Masters and I have completed my coursework for a Doctoral degree. I also have two certificates in Nonprofit Management and Grantwriting. Leadership is an area that has always been a passion of mine and it almost comes naturally.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My road to media has been filled with a lot of trial and error. The media scene in Atlanta is huge and only second to Los Angeles. The type of media that I do isn’t considered “popular” and thusly, it became imperative to chart my own path. Typically, entertainment media is the most popular (celebrity blogs, gossip, etc.). I have always had a passion to educate and empower my community. As a result, I had to do a lot more research and pay closer attention to the details of my platform. I have been fortunate enough to utilize my degrees in a different manner and really make them work for me. Many of the journalists I admire are no longer in media (Tavis Smiley, Montell Williams, Larry King, etc.). As a result, finding a blueprint for my type of media was a struggle.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
The Leadership Blend Media Company is a return to “old school” media. We encompass a Television show, two live podcasts, a magazine and we have recently ventured into film! Our desire is to have the experts lead the hard conversations and help find solutions to pressing matters. We seek to highlight and converse with leaders in both conventional and unconventional areas of leadership. Our conversations look and feel different because they are just that, conversations. I am most proud of how we have been able to reshape hard conversations especially about politics. On the Leadership Blend Live podcast, we take major political headlines and synthesize the information for the average joe. We discuss all angles of the topic with a fine toothed comb and are very mindful of not talking at people. We strip the information down to the core and paint the picture to make the information applicable for everyone. We do what very few shows are able to do.
We love surprises, fun facts and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
The most surprising thing that people don’t know about me is that I am a very funny person. The new podcast, Blendblazers, allows me to show that side of me. The other two shows spotlight me in a more professional light primarily because of the seriousness of the information.
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