Colloquium Podcast Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction with Reggie Ford - Colloquium

Episode 27

Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction with Reggie Ford

Published on: 2nd June, 2021

Reggie Ford is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, mental health advocate, and social activist. A first-generation college graduate of Vanderbilt University, he runs RoseCrete Wealth Management and speaks to audiences about financial empowerment, over-all wellness, and the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. 

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University where he was also a football team member. He also earned his Master of Accountancy from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management which he was recognized as an Owen World Shaper.

[00:0114:55] Reggie Ford’s Background

  • An insight into the episode
  • Introduction to the guest, Reggie Ford
  • Reggie’s background
  • Learning code-switching in living in two different cultures 
  • Journey to MBA
  • Having access to education and network
  • Meeting and connecting up with people
  • Approaching people from a genuine understanding of where they come from

[14:5624:28] Getting the MBA

  • Gain from MBA – the network
  • Managing anxiety, depression & trauma to pursue education
  • Being in the Football and going to college

 [24:2938:16] PTSD (Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction)

  • Breaking the Curse of Intergenerational Trauma as a Black Man in America
  • Significance of the release date and it’s publishing company
  • Ways to help the break these issues in the society 
  • Impostor Syndrome 


[38:1741:38] Closing Segment

  • How to buy the book and where to access it 
  • Are you optimistic or pessimistic?
  • Reach out to our guest. See Links Below.
  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes

“I think we start with understanding ourselves. Learning to love and trust ourselves is first and foremost.” – Reggie Ford

“Learning to accept rejection and not looking at it as really a ‘No’ but looking at it as ‘Not Now’, not right now.” – Reggie Ford 

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Welcome to Colloquium, a podcast brought to you by Excelsior Capital and hosted by Principal and Founder, Brian C. Adams, who spearheads the investor relations and capital markets arms of the firm.

Colloquium is dedicated to providing high net worth individuals and family offices access to the most influential thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and capital allocators in the asset management and alternatives space.

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Brian Adams

Brian Adams is the Founder and Principal of Excelsior Capital, a boutique investment platform based in Nashville, TN. An experienced real estate investor and speaker, he is dedicated to providing a real and honest perspective for high net worth individuals and family offices looking for passive cash flow investment opportunities.