109: Overcome the Struggle to Live Authentically with Mark D. Gibson, Best-Selling Author of Served in Silence

Retired U.S. Air Force Captain Mark David Gibson currently works in Communications with the U.S. Small Business Administration, helping entrepreneurs like us build and scale our businesses. Mark has also recently made his debut as an author with his best-selling book, Served in Silence, the Struggle to Live Authentically. His book has launched his speaking business which is centered around the, “Authenticity Alignment 360.” On this week’s episode, we discuss Mark’s book, why he wrote it, and how it has led him to build a successful speaking enterprise.

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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.