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Ep9: Showing Up Like a Queen: For black women who want to win the game of love

Ep9: Showing Up Like a Queen: For black women who want to win the game of love

May 27, 2020

How we view are relationships, what we expect from our partners, and how we navigate challenges in our relationships, even how we communicate with our partners are all reflection of what we believe about ourselves.

Think about a queen. Just for a second, Imagine her walking into a room. what is her presence like?  Imagine her expressing her displeasure about something, what is her tone of voice and body language like? Imagine that queen making a request. Is she apologetic and wishy washy? Is she clear and direct?

Today we are talking about showing up to your relationship as a queen.

Our guest, Talena Lachelle Queen is the founder and president of Her Best Self, a nonprofit organization that fosters leadership qualities in young women. She is also a phenomenal writer and poet having received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics from the university of Washington. As the poet laureate for the city of Paterson, NJ Talena specializes in poetry that infuses a social justice message that impacts the Black community with music.

Ep8: Unshakable Faith – All that you are experiencing has a deeper divine purpose

Ep8: Unshakable Faith – All that you are experiencing has a deeper divine purpose

May 13, 2020

Are you going through a storm? Are you feeling like you want to just give up because you can't seem to move yourself beyond anger, sadness, frustration or pain? In this show, we are talking about faith - what it looks like, feels like and the power that faith holds to transform your life. 

Our guest, Dorothy-Inez Del Tufo is an international best-selling author, speaker, teacher and mentor. As an Authentic Confidence and Success Mindset Mentor, she has a passion and commitment to helping women entrepreneurs experience a spiritual awakening that empowers them to boldly and confidently show up and shine in their divine identity, calling and purpose so they can create a life and business they love.

Visit Dorothy-Inez at www.dorothyinez.com.


Ep7: Peace Be Still: Navigating Covid-19 with Power & Faith

Ep7: Peace Be Still: Navigating Covid-19 with Power & Faith

April 22, 2020

Todays show is a little different. We are talking about the fear, pain and uncertainty that Covid-19 has brought to our lives.

We are forever changed, but HOW we are changed is up to us as individuals to determine. How do we find peace, how do we hold our power? What is going on? What is God trying to tell us? So many questions.

Joining me today is KJ who is truly one of the most dynamic, compassionate, powerful and REAL people I know.

KJ (no pronouns) is Owner and Founder of RISE with KJ, LLC (Radical, Insightful, Solutions to Create Equity). As an equity consultant, KJ originated the “inside-out” philosophy for the first diversity and inclusion plan for the Washington state Bar Association.  She holds a BA in Urban Studies from UW and a MPA for Seattle University. KJ has served as member of the City of Seattle LGBT Commission, University of Washington School of Law Diversity Committee, Board of Directors for the Initiative for Diversity, and the University of Washington School of Law Gates Scholarship Committee. KJ has written for publications such as Black Women’s Blueprint, For Harriet and NW Lawyer.

While the list of accolades could continue, they pale in comparison to KJ's heart and spirit. If you are feeling afraid, anxious or just helpless during these times, this is the show to listen to in order to gain power, strength and faith that everything will be ok. KJ's ministerial perspective and training gives us all a dose of what we need right now... PEACE.

KJ can be found at www.risewithKJ.com, on youtube and instagram, both at risewKJ

Ep6: Massive Action: There will never be a perfect time to leap

Ep6: Massive Action: There will never be a perfect time to leap

April 8, 2020

This show is dedicated to everyone who has a dream locked inside of them but are paralyzed with fear in taking action. You say you want to write that book, or start that business, or lose that weight or transform your finances, begin it NOW.

This show's guest is Brandi Richard Thompson, and she is all about taking action NOW! Brandi is the Founder of the Operation Growth Institute, a Global Transformational Learning Center where people accept, heal, grow, and transform into the next iteration of their personal and professional best. 

As a coach, Brandi examines how the barriers of generational baggage, fatherlessness, sexual trauma, racial identity and failure keep women from living their best life and helps them determine the next steps to move toward that life.

Visit Brandi at www.brandirichardthompson.com

Ep5: Forgiveness & Grace – They may not deserve it but you do

Ep5: Forgiveness & Grace – They may not deserve it but you do

March 25, 2020

How do we forgive someone who has hurt us? How do we forgive. In this show we are discussing forgiveness and how it can be the key to our liberation and freedom after a separation or any traumatic experience. If you are struggling to let go and forgive someone, listen to this show. 

Sanura Dean is a minister, international best selling author, empowerment coach and speaker. As the creator of “unstoppable you”, she helps us women remove those limiting beliefs about ourselves that get in the way of us moving forward. As a coach, she can help you create a divine strategic step by step plan to manifest your dreams. 

Check out her book, Through the Fire, where she uses her own story of going from broken to unstoppable to inspire and empower her clients to victory.

Ep4: Black Women & Health: What are we “weighting” on?

Ep4: Black Women & Health: What are we “weighting” on?

March 11, 2020

What is getting in the way of our total health and fitness as Black women? Is it our hair? Our beliefs? Is it plain ole laziness? Why don't we prioritize our health and give ourself the gift of health and vitality? 

Krystal Taylor will be joining us to unpack this subject. 

As the owner of Fitness Is NOT A Game, Krystal has helped hundreds of people who are on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. As a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Krystal believes in adopting a healthier lifestyle, not following fad diets. She also believes that change happens with your mindset first so that's her focus.Krystal offers virtual training programs (meal and exercise), unique fitness products (playing cards), and consultations. 

Check her out at www.fitnessisnotagame.com

Special Episode: Living in Limbo – Why are you choosing NOT to choose?

Special Episode: Living in Limbo – Why are you choosing NOT to choose?

March 9, 2020

When faced with a difficult decision in life, why do we choose not to choose? Are you in a situation where you are unhappy, but won't move on? If so, you are on the fence and this is the show for you. 

Limbo is defined as an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition. Life coach Stephanie Zamora describes limbo as the birthplace of unfulfillment, depression, frustration, isolation and general fatigue. Don't stay on the fence of life. The time is now to make that choice to leave, or stay and fully engage. Perhaps you need to leave that job, or start that business. Whatever you do, just remember, NOTHING happens on the fence. 

Jess Garcia is a dating and partnership coach and has helped hundreds of people get off the fence and create the life and love they truly desire. Jess is the founder of Shift To We, where she empowers singles to create joy in dating and ease in partnerships. Jess facilitates the Clean Slate Dating Refresh where she works with groups of people to heal and move beyond the barriers of the past so that they can enjoy healthy love. 

Find out more about Jess's Clean Slate Dating Refresh Program.  

Ep3: Anger, Sadness, Depression: How do I get over this?

Ep3: Anger, Sadness, Depression: How do I get over this?

February 26, 2020

After any heartbreak or tragic loss, we have our wilderness moments where we just can’t find our way out. As much as we try, sometimes we just stay in a constant loop of anger, sadness and depression and would give anything in the world to be free of the pain.

Today’s guest is Kathei McCoy, affectionately known as Coach Kathei. Coach Kathei is a Spiritual Life Coach, author and speaker who teaches principles that empower women and girls to live in the fierceness of truth and freedom.

After grieving the painful murder of her only child, her son, K'Breyan Clark, she is turning his tragic death into a movement called “Save our Sons” which focuses on Black Mothers Raising Black Sons. She does an annual summit and a walk, she created called, “One Fierce Mama”, where she creates sacred space for Black Mothers of Black Sons to heal from emotional trauma, drama, and their mamas, so they mother from a healthy place, and their boys thrive emotionally.

Make sure to pick up her book, To Mothers Raising Sons: How to Love Them to Life Instead of Death.  

Ep2: Radical Truth: You can’t heal what you don’t reveal

Ep2: Radical Truth: You can’t heal what you don’t reveal

February 12, 2020

After a difficult relationship, many of us often retell the story to ourselves and to others in a way that portrays us as the victim. While we may have been victimized, or wrongfully treated, we did have choices along the way that could have changed the experience. Once we begin to look at some of the signs that we ignored, things we didn't say, things we didn't do, we can then begin the process of telling the truth... and that is when true healing takes place. It's time to be radically honest!

Guest, Kiantha Duncan is an avid writer, artist and philanthropist. In her profession she serves as a Program Officer at Empire Health Foundation. For over 20 years Kiantha has been recognized nationally as a community advocate, mobilizer and leader.

Through her radio show "Two Brown Ladies and a Microphone", Kiantha and her cohost speak candidly from the heart to enlighten their listeners with soulful opinions, advice and support navigating day to day life.

Check out Kiantha's Ted Talk on being a Perfect 10, where she talks about the 10 points of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that put us at risk of disease, social and emotional problems, stunted mental, physical, psychological and even spiritual development. Particularly for women of color.

Ep1: Reclaiming Your Life: After all hell breaks loose

Ep1: Reclaiming Your Life: After all hell breaks loose

January 28, 2020

If you have ever been in a relationship where all hell broke loose, everything you knew, your identity, your life, your family, were all completely rocked, then this is the show for you.

Rebekah Michelle unapologetically tells her story of survival and redemption. After years of manipulation, emotional abuse, and infidelity Rebekah found a way to escape the pit of silence, perfectionism and people pleasing to gain her freedom.

Through her book, Built to Break: When God Writes Your Story and All Hell Breaks Loose, Rebekah is standing up for all women to break the chains of abuse, gain confidence and begin the process of acknowledging, healing and eventually breaking free to tell their own stories.

Learn more about Rebekah at www.rebekahmichelle.com.