Episode 97 features Rebecca Habbershaw, Founder & CEO of Learning Lab 360, a company bringing the best educational VR experiences to students. Rebecca is local to me in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and I love her passion for helping kids improve their learning through using technology to create unique learning experiences.
Rebecca started out as a middle school teacher, teaching mostly language arts to 6th and 7th graders. In the fall of 2017, she left the formal classroom setting to be the CEO of Learning Lab 360 full-time. Since then, the company has grown exponentially, visiting schools in several counties across the state of North Carolina and inspiring thousands of students and adults. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband, CIO and VR developer for Learning Lab 360, and daughter at home. She also tutors students part-time and enjoys working on miniature dollhouses.
The Learning Lab visits schools, public or private (events or during classes) in order to bring the best educational VR experiences to students.
EPISODE 74: Housing Options for People with Exceptionalities
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Episode 74 is a special one because it’s really at the intersection of what this podcast is truly about. People going outside of their comfort zone and doing things that matter to them and make them fulfilled as well as doing good in this world and trying to make an impact in a positive way. I had the chance to speak with two of the founding members of H.O.P.E (Housing Options for People with Exceptionalities), Dotty Foley and Orah Raia, and learn about their story and the “Why” behind this great mission.
HOPE’s vision is to create an inclusive, mixed income community where all individuals, including those with developmental disabilities, can live meaningful and purposeful lives. The vision for this community was born from the belief that where we live matters, that all people should have the choice to live in a community of their choosing, with access to affordable housing.
HOPE’s mission, interest and commitment is to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by addressing the urgent and unmet need for affordable, accessible housing.
Creating an inclusive, supportive housing solution for individuals with disabilities must begin at the local level and requires creative strategies that combine public and private financing.
HOPE will achieve its mission by intentionally engaging neighbors of all abilities, ages, and incomes to create a supportive community. We are bringing together a diverse coalition of stakeholders, advocates and partners to adapt an innovative, award-winning housing model that’s already being successfully employed in supportive housing developments around the country with different vulnerable populations.
Had a great time on episode 39 speaking with the Founder of RepVue, Ryan Walsh, about his journey from his college days at UNC and early career to how he helped grow ChannelAdvisor to become a couple hundred million dollar company and publicly traded. His insights into sales and business are spot on and it was refreshing to hear his views on these topics and more.
About Ryan Walsh:
RepVue’s founder and CEO, Ryan Walsh, has spent nearly two decades selling, leading sales teams, and mentoring sales professionals. Prior to founding RepVue, Ryan ran a successful consulting practice helping companies optimize the mechanics of repeatable revenue businesses, with a keen focus on architecting scalable sales engines for early to mid-stage cloud-based software companies.
Previously, Ryan spent over 17 years as an operator and executive, most recently as chief revenue officer for SaaS e-commerce software company ChannelAdvisor. Ryan was the primary architect of the revenue engine and chief sales leader from 2010 to 2017, during which time the company’s annual revenues grew from $40M to $112M. This growth directly resulted in a successful IPO in 2013