Pass the Torch Podcast

Pass the Torch Podcast is where you can hear about the impact mentorship has had in the lives of others and the impact it can have in your life as well! Gear up for a great show and remember to Seek Knowledge, Pass the Torch...Leave a Legacy!
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Jul 11, 2019

In this episode I walk down memory lane about how far we have come, our change from a non profit to for profit and now our phase of scaling as a startup company! 

Jul 9, 2019

The Mentorch team and I are incredibly excited to bring Mentorch a social network for connecting mentors and mentees and reaching your goals to life. We cant wait to bring you the best platform that will have you connected to people that will help you reach your goals and more. It all starts with signing up on the email lists for updates and joining us as we prepare to launch! Theres only one more thing to ask do. Join the Torchholder tribe today! Seek Knowledge, Pass the Torch!!

Jun 26, 2019
Maribel Lara is currently a Senior Vice President at The Sasha Group a VaynerX company, leading the company's consulting offering which includes a growth share program called VaynerMentors. She has been within the Vayner world since 2014 and over that time her role included reporting to and partnering with CEO Gary Vaynerchuk to execute initiatives tied to the strategic growth of the agency.
Maribel is also committed to mentorship in her personal life. It's a practice she has held onto since her time working in college student services.  She is particularly passionate about serving as a support and at times inspiration to Latinx women and other women of color who, like her, may not see examples of success that resemble them and their experiences, She mentors by sharing her personal story, which is one of overcoming poverty and personal loss by keeping love as the central focus in all that she does.
Join us on todays episode as Maribel Lara Passes the Torch!

You can find Lara at:
Instagram: @latina_sweetie
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May 29, 2019

On today's episode I sit down with Marcelo Medrano an aspiring motivational speaker with an amazing story to tell and the passion to leave a legacy for his family. Sit back and enjoy today's show as Marcelo passes the torch! 

May 18, 2019

Hey Torch holder family, I wanted to make an update. let the torch holder family know about some changes we are making to the podcast line up super excited about that. Not only will we be keeping the interview format but we are adding some monolouges and conversations about everything Mentorch and the journey along the way!

Until next time, Seek Knowledge, Pass the Torch...Leave a Legacy!


Music by Free Music Archive: Young Kartz (Loyalty)

Apr 7, 2019

Check out this awesome clip Get out and Run that talks about never giving up.


-Tay Santos

Host Pass the Torch Podcast

Feb 27, 2019

On todays episode we had the pleasure of sitting done 

Raphael is an adventurer at heart, loves discussing new business ideas, and is on a mission to help people live a life they are proud of through data, process and technology.

By day, he works as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at ThoughtWire, a high-growth technology company that is helping hospitals, buildings and cities operate in a smarter, healthier and safer way.

 By night, he is building myTechne - a personal development company using media and technology to help you design the systems you need to succeed at what matters most.

 Their flagship offering - The Canvas Series podcast - is a monthly show about busy people and how they are are designing systems in their life to act intentionally, stay organized, and create results that matter.

 They also launched a weekly show - Break the System - which unpacks the theory behind different life and productivity systems and explores what it means for you.

 Follow Raphael and his journey on Instagram

Jan 16, 2019

On today’s episode of Pass the Torch Podcast we sit down with the talented and dedicated Mr. Carl Route Jr.

How does a man who has faced what many would consider insurmountable odds after getting caught up in the criminal justice system's maze, adapt and overcome?  Listen to his story  to hear a family man's continuous journey from the bottom to the top. Carl is a recognized expert in the field of Responsible Fatherhood and offers RITES OF PASSAGE, mentoring workshops and seminars to teach responsible boyhood, manhood & fatherhood  skills. Carl believes Many of the the societal ills we face will be eliminated when we embark on this journey.

Carl is the author of Boy, Man , Father.  A book  that details Responsible Fatherhood as an important movement in the African-American community, and Carl Route gives concrete ideas for improving family relationships in Boy, Man, Father. This book is for those who are tired of struggling, feel stuck, angry, skeptical, distrustful, but have a desire to succeed, to start over, be heard, and make a difference for themselves and others who are in their situation 

Carl also does great work as an inspiration advocate and speaker, Offering creative, energetic and life-changing keynotes, seminars, and workshops to facilitate creating a great life.


I hope you brought your torches because things are about to heat up!



Jan 13, 2019

On today's podcast I sit down with Roosevelt Muhammad, Founder, President/CEO of TIME-ER Human Relations Consultant Firm Leadership and Educational Center which is a 501 (c) (3) Not for Profit Inc.

Roosevelt Muhammad, Founder/President of his consultant company TIME-ER.COM NFP Inc. showcases him as a leader, educator, author, businessman, experiential-based expert consultant, fatherhood trainer, life skills coach and speaker who delivers challenging, motivational and inspirational presentations, workshops and seminars on: Leadership Development, Raising the Bar on Performance, Organizational Behavior, Health and Wellness, Diversity, Relationship Building, Pro Social Behavior and Cultural Competence throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, community groups, high schools, colleges, and universities. Before relocating to Georgia he was former Assistant Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at Oswego State University in New York State for 20 years.

 I hope you brought your torches because things are about to heat up!



Jan 2, 2019
On Today's episode we talk with Vera and Apollonia Ward who are sisters and were born and raised in King George, VA and attended King George County Public Schools.  Apollonia studied Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and Vera studied Biology and Economics and VCU. 
Naturally Vera, LLC is a company that was created by Vera Ward and Apollonia Ward to educate consumers with scientifically proven hair care knowledge and provide a product line that would in turn, yield realistic and desired growth and health goals for the hair and scalp.  By providing excellent customer service, delivering information that is both scientifically proven and backed with integrity, top quality products, efficient business handling, affordable prices, and most of all, honesty, Naturally Vera, LLC. aspires to become a household name that takes the hair care industry by storm.  

"Our company has arisen in a time where consumers have a strong lack of trust with veteran hair care companies.  These companies have been using harsh chemicals, cutting corners on ingredients but no reduction in pricing, damaging their hair, and breaking promises by a combination of misinformation and unrealistic growth and health goals for the hair and scalp, since they came into existence.  Now, Naturally Vera, LLC intends to show and prove that our hair care methods work and will yield the results that are promised by properly educating our customers and promoting a hair care product line that uses the simplest of ingredients that will allow the achievement of any desired look without compromising the overall quality, strength, or health of the hair.  

It is time to put an end to companies in this industry making false claims to the consumer.  We will successfully arm our consumers with the knowledge to finally hold other hair companies accountable for the misinformation they have given and the damages to hair and self-esteem that has negatively impacted and affected generations.  The competition will be easily weeded out by either being put out of business, forced out of business, or making the right decision to finally give consumers the quality of products and realistic expectations for hair and scalp growth and health that they have paid to receive and have yet to be delivered.

Aside from providing knowledge, we have the upper hand because we have faced the same struggles with our hair that the consumer is still facing.  Instead of relying on companies who could not deliver our desired result, we did the necessary research and ultimately created our own product so that we would no longer be taken advantage of.  We have the ability to connect with our customers on a personal level over a corporation who only has an interest in the financial benefit of whatever the latest hair care trend may be.  Our customers will actually be able to relate to the very face behind Naturally Vera and see themselves in our vision, thus making Naturally Vera their staple product line and a household name."

You can connect with Naturally Vera at

Official Website:



Unitl next time Seek Knowledge and Pass the Torch!!

Dec 6, 2018

On todays episode I sit down with my good Friend Tatiana Pushman. Tatiana currently resides in Brighton, Michigan with her husband Alex. Tatiana's passion in life is leading people to health and wellness on a deeper level. Tatiana has worked as a holistic health coach for the past year where she works with clients on a one-on-one basis putting them on a path to success and full ownership and empowerment of their lives. Tatiana currently runs a non-profit her husband Alex called WITS, Whatever it Takes Sanctuary. At WITS they focus on bringing health workshops to the community and schools. They also focus on environmental issues and bringing solutions to the community all while promoting the getting outdoors movement.


I hope you brought your torches because Tatiana is about to pass the torch and things are about to heat up. Let's Do it.


Find Tatiana and Whatever it Takes Sanctuary at



Instagram: @wits_sanctuary

Instagram: @holisticallytati

Nov 14, 2018

Stephanie Olson is the owner of Draco Visuals and a student at GA Tech. Stephanie passes the torch on todays torch as she tells us about working with clients and balancing the life as a hardworking student. I hope you brought your torches because things are about to heat up!

Join us on todays episode as Stephanie passes the torch!

Oct 10, 2018

Kellie Hall  is a 2014 graduate of the Naval Academy and currently serves on Active Duty as a Navy LT. Kellie has served on Navy ships taking her on deployments throughout Western Pacific and now Kellie takes her talent abroad as a Human Resources Officer. Kellie is currently stationed in Columbus Ohio which ultimately led Kellie on her journey to competing in MISS Ohio USA.


Kellie first competed in 2016 and is again going to take on the challenge and opportunity of MISS Ohio USA. Kellie became a 2x finalist at MISS Ohio USA and 2x Miss Congeniality winner.


Kellie is an awe inspiring person who not only serves her country and competes in pageants but is also a talented entrepreneur working as an amazing photographer and event host for Bumble.


Kellie is the real deal and she has a heart of gold. We are glad to her back on the podcast. Hope you brought your torch because things are about to heat.  Here we go, let’s do the show.

Sep 26, 2018

On today's podcast I sit down with Mari as she talks about the adventures that took her far away from London to LA, Las Vegas Canada, New York and more. Mari is making moves and working on her goals that includes a television show that we cant wait to hear more about. Mari thank you so much for being on the show and sharing your journey. Join Mari as she seeks knowledge and passes the torch!

Jul 25, 2018

 De’Angelo McCoy is an author, bacon-lover, business owner, coach, and all-around know-it-all. Having had his fair share of failures and missteps, he is no stranger to the necessity of a good action plan and strategy. De’Angelo, the author and creator of Failure Rehab, has learned how much a defined strategy will guide any vision into success with maximum impact. With that passion, he partners with leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries to help them craft and define strategic plans that sky rocket them into their next level.


De’Angelo is also the founder of Black Boy Beautiful, an organization dedicated to reminding and empowering African-American men, young and old, of their uniqueness, humanity, necessity and inner beauty.


To connect and learn more, visit

Jul 18, 2018

Brittney Castro, CFP®, AAMS®, CRPC® is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles-based financial planning firm whose mission is to teach women and couples the art of managing their money the fun and simple way. As a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, entrepreneur and speaker, Brittney works with busy professional women and couples who are ready to make their finances work for them and use their money to live the lives of their dreams. After years of working in the male-dominated world of financial planning, Brittney realized she wanted to work with clients the same way she talks about money with her girlfriends–in a smart, personal, feminine way that’s compassionate, fun and nonjudgmental.

Brittney has become a well-known financial expert and a go-to resource for national media outlets. She’s been featured on CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CBS, KTLA, Fox 11 News, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Darling, Entrepreneur, Woman’s World, Financial Planning, Investment News, Registered Rep magazine and many more. She’s also a coveted speaker and host, and she loves spreading her wisdom about finance, entrepreneurship and smart investing to the masses.

Additionally, Brittney serves as the Chase Financial Education Ambassador, a role in which she’ll be traveling the country, giving interviews and speaking at events in an effort to spread financial literacy to more women and men. She is also a CFP® Pro spokeswoman in the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning campaign to educate more women and minorities about the career of financial planning. Finally, Brittney serves as an Entrepreneur Network Partner to provide entertainment, education and inspirational content to the millions of entrepreneurs seeking actionable, entertaining content.

Away from the office, you can find Brittney working out, drinking coffee or a green smoothie, playing at the park with her dog Arya and, of course, dancing. For more information,

visit: or follow her on social media @BrittneyCastro

May 23, 2018

Sukhi Wahiwala is a successful British born Sikh, who as a Serial Entrepreneur built a “Small Business Empire” by harnessing 7 generations of business success, becoming an established multi-millionaire.

Sukhi's own unique methodology called "The SynaGus Method" creates clear, simple step by step strategies, to grow businesses and emotional intelligence, to reshape the bottom line profit & stability of thousands of Companies and Individual lives around the world.

As an International Speaker, Forbes 30 under 30 Judge in 2017/2018, a Princes Trust recognition, KPMG and British Chamber of Commerce alliances, Sukhi feels privileged to share his knowledge as the "GoTo Business Mentor for Growing Businesses" on television, radio, educational interviews and keynote stages. Honouring him with inspiring testimonials and results from his clients.

More recently he was blessed to have shared his journey on the prestigious “Ted” platform.

For a further insight please visit:

May 16, 2018

Annie is 22 years old, and an inspiration to many. As the founder and CEO of 'iNSPIRE By Annie' she spends every minute of every day, developing new programs and content to improve the mental, emotional and physical well-being of children and adolescents. Her highly innovative, online platform and mobile app (powered by My Springday), engages young people globally in health education and teaches them how to live healthier, happier lives. After struggling herself with anxiety as a teenager, Annie truly understands the magnitude of the world wide epidemic of youth mental health and is determined to make a change.

Check out the show as Annie passes the Torch!


You can find Annie at



May 9, 2018

On today's show I talk with Niamh Yvonne Cronin, Founder of ATTUNEME about being a truth seeker, understanding your core and mission in life and what is happening around you.

Stay tuned as Niamh passes the torch of knowledge!

May 2, 2018

I had a blast sitting down and talking with Melody about Yoga Lifestyles, Culture and travel.

Melody is  a writer and producer who has a world of knowledge to share and does it in a contagious way.

Check out todays podcast as Melody passes the torch of knowledge!!

Apr 18, 2018

On today's podcast I talk to Captain David Ritz, USMC. David is a father, husband and mentor (I consider him my mentor). This is a great show to listen to if you want to hear about how to think about life and make the best out of every opportunity that is placed in front of you. David is a charismatic guy who you would love to hang out with and have a beer. The next best thing is tuning into todays podcast as Captain David Ritz, USMC passes the torch of knowledge.

Mar 21, 2018

Brother Dada is on Pass the Torch podcast as he talks about how you discover you inner self and unleash it on the world to do great.

This is a hot episode. Check it out now as we Seek Knowledge and Pass the Torch!

Feb 21, 2018
Ben Chai is considered by many to be a hidden jewel in the Business World, he is a Speaker, Author and Entertainer.
Also known as the 'Dr Who' of Business.Ben has lived his talk. Every single nugget of business and mindset strategy, Ben has actioned to grow a variety of multi-million pound businesses in diverse fields including property, software, media, authoring, security, education, and hospitality.
His insights have helped hundreds of thousands of people in over 60 countries reach new levels of greatness in their lives.
Feb 15, 2018

On today's podcast I sit down with Zack Miller of We talk about entrepreneurship, being a startup founder and some of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make in business. Stay tuned as Zack passes the torch of knowledge!

Link tot Zacks website below:

Feb 7, 2018

On today's podcast I have the distinct honor of sitting down and talking with Dom Faussette who is a Leadership Speaker, Executive Coach, Best Selling Author, Veteran and Former Police Officer. He has an impressive profile and an even more impressive message. Join me for a conversation on being real, following your passion straight from the architect of Think, React, Lead.

Sign up with Dom Faussette below at his website :

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