009: Get in the Ring and Dare to Be Brave with Matthew Eppelsheimer from Rocket Lift

Matthew is a team leader, a technical strategist, and a developer. He is the managing director of Rocket Lift, a company providing custom web development and digital marketing services to purpose driven organizations. He is also a fellow podcaster hosting a program entitled, Hard Refresh, which tells the behind the scenes stories of when things break on the internet, and more importantly, his show shares some of the secrets of how to fix our internet woes.

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·      Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Matthew Eppelsheimer?

·      What does his business do?

·      Why is the coming out process worth it in business?

·      What does it mean to be brave in business?

·      How can you get in touch with Matthew? 

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Visit Matthew’s website: http://rocketlift.com/about/matthew/

·      Read Rules for Websites: http://rocketlift.com/rules

·      Check out Matthew’s Podcast: https://goo.gl/S4QVmc

·      Claim Your Surprise: http://rocketlift.com/rhodes  

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.