John McLaughlin pursued many teaching jobs, but with no experience, the only opportunity to teach came by way of teaching in a prison. John then started working with the Lifeline Education Connection, founded by Former Inmate, Tavares James.

Tune in for this extraordinary conversation. John and Tavares explain similarities between prisoners and the entrepreneurial mindset, including the mindset ‘shift’ provided in their instructional program to help set them up for success. We also talk about their role in providing HOPE to these prisoners, empowering them to BELIEVE they can be a business owner and to avoid the “prison of the mind” by not letting their past life choices and circumstances define who they are. And finally, John shares the power of perspective, as he revealed in his new book, “Lifeline to a Soul”.

To learn more about the Lifeline Education Connection and John and Tavares’ amazing work, visit You can also email them at

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