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S2E31 - How To Craft The Story Behind You & Your Brand (with Dhomonique Murphy)

Dhomonique Murphy, a Media Master, 3x Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Serial Entrepreneur, Mommy and Wife, is joining Lolita on this episode, for a power packed segment to help craft the story behind you and your brand. Questions:  Do you consider yourself a brand? How would you shape the stories in your life to fully narrate the fullness of who you are? What would you say are your most memorable moments that can help shape someone else's life today? How do you turn, what seems to be your most tragic life experience, into a lesson learned, to propel you to leap further and farther? Grab your pen and pad and don't miss the 5 strategies that Lolita leaves in COACHING, a celebration of COCKTAILS and cheers for the IG messages from power players from the Clubhouse audio app, and some good ole-fashioned CONVERSATIONS, where Domonique drops stories and mastery right here for you today. It is a super fun and jam-packed mastermind that will shift your thinking forever!

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S2E30 - How Your Spoken Words Can Speak Beyond Your Words (with David Bianchi)

David Bianchi,  poet, actor, philanthropist, just to name a few, joins us on this episode to talk everything from making history in the NFT space, as the first spoken word performance poet to create an NFT.  Unfamiliar with what an NFT is and how powerful of a currency it is?  No worries, he shares all of the details during our conversation.  But, David doesn't just stop there.  His "spinema" of "I Can't Breathe" has reached millions and has reshaped how we fuse poetry, art, cinema, social consciousness and our words into a true artform to make money, while impacting community.  100% of the proceeds of his "I Can't Breathe" piece will benefit The George Floyd Foundation and his aim is to raise $150K more dollars for non-profits by December 31, 2021 to pour into the communities that each "spinema" profits.  In today's episode, COACHING leaves you with an exercise of "soul work" called The Circle of You.  We look at limiting beliefs and relate them back to the power that our thoughts and our words have and how you may be able to look at them a bit differently.  COCKTAILS celebrates the amazingness of who you are and reminds you of the affirmation that you are greatness where you stand.  Own it and own the words that you say to yourself and to others.  CONVERSATIONS are where you hear David Bianchi share stories of when he was young and how words shaped him, a bit of inspiration to leave us motivated to action, what he feels is a barrier that still faces him today and his 4 minute, 50 second, power piece of work called, "I Can't Breathe."

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S2E28 -I am the Master of My Fate. I am The Captain of My Soul. (with Dr. Khalek Kirkland)

What a powerful episode!  Dr. Khalek Kirkland, Principal of THE Boys Prep in the Bronx, NY, is ON FIRE, as he talks everything from the power of connection to several ways to tap into our Black and Brown boy scholars differently and intently within the educational arena.  During conversations, we delve into how to humbly thyself to live another day, respecting your mother, setting expectations and holding yourself accountable, with ownership and courage by your side.  He shares The SARAH Model of receiving constructive feedback.  I share 4 considerations on how to master your F.A.T.E.  You don't want to miss it! The title of today's episode is a quote pulled from the poem, Invictus, by William Earnest Henley, written in 1875, where, after a leg amputation and many surgery interventions on the other, he wrote this powerful piece on navigating adversity and coming out on the other side, despite the darkness that you may or may not experience within your circumstance.

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S2E27 - How to Turn PAIN into Purpose: The Power of Your Story with Rashmi Airan

Imagine being born to immigrants, being a 1st generation American, having a largely successful career, launching your own law practice and BOOM- Federal Prison!  Who hasn't experienced pain?  Whether physical, emotional, mental and more, we each have a pain-story, even you.  On this episode, I've invited Rashmi Airan to share her story and to gift us with tangibles of how we can begin to turn our pain to purpose TODAY! We talk takeaways from her experience, learnings from prison, lessons for and from children and so much more.  Grab your pen and pad because we are digging deep in this episode, Change Agents.

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S2E26 - Dear Meghan Markle: A Thank You to the Women Everywhere Standing in Their Power (with Lolita E. Walker)

"Dear Meghan" is not only the title of my powerful poem that I share at minute 15.59, but it is also a celebration of one of the Power Women that I am calling out as a woman making history as we speak, specifically for walking into fear with courage by her side.  How often do we struggle to do that? Lemmie ask you this. How often do you truly pause and "see" those around you for who they are and what they are bringing to the table? How often do you acknowledge the hurt that you and others may be holding on to? How often do we gift folks the flowers they deserve in this moment? This episode is a celebration and thank you to the women everywhere who are making history and standing in all of their power. Listen in and grab a few things to shift differently.

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S2E25 - How the Unconventional Can Power Your Dreams (with Pauleanna Reid & Poet, D'Naia Bryant))

What if....you were unconventional and used it to power your dreams?  Imagine being an executive assistant for 10 years and building a six-figure business from your cubicle?  You heard me right.  What if you sat in your "Queendom" during this Women's History Month and dared to live as you colored outside of the lines?  Imagine that!  In this episode, I am joined by Celebrity Ghost Writer and Power Communicator and Journalist, Pauleanna Reid and Phenomenal Poet, D'Naia Bryant.  Through their work and their words, we each leave empowered, with a few nuggets to leverage today and with a revised pep in our step.  Are you ready?  I'm #allin

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S2E24 - Celebrating Women's Month: Poetry, Perseverance & Power (with Poets Duane Reid, Livia Kojo Alour, Tariq Saint Sankofa & Lolita E. Walker))

We are celebrating Women's History Month with poetry, perseverance and power.  I've tapped some of the amazing poets that I met on the Clubhouse app and am excited to bring them to this platform to share their work.  This episode is dedicated to all women, particularly the ancestry of the Black women highlighted in the poetry and experiences of the poets today - Duane Reid, Livia Kojo Alour, Tariq Saint Sankofa & Yours Truly.

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S2E23 - How To Shake The Shame of Being You: Culture, Bias & Beyond (with Kiran Bassi)

Kiran Bassi joins Lolita Walker in this episode to talk vulnerability in the workplace, sexual harassment, shame, leadership (and lack thereof), ethnic and corporate culture, owning your story and everything in between! Far too often in corporate spaces, we keep our heads down to get the work done, overlooking the bias and bullying that is happening to and around us. In this episode, you may challenge what you are playing. What if you found the courage to tell your manager that you were uncomfortable in a particular workplace situation and their first question was, What did you do? Hmmmm, think about this happening even in your personal life!  Does the weight of shame overtake you?  Do you retreat and begin to question yourself?  Some of us will never know until it happens. Others of us have been here and wonder what we could have done differently.  In this episode,  Kiran is telling her story of harassment and she is sharing the pain, shame, conflicts within her ethnic culture, the irony of the corporate culture, owning her truth and using it to help others share their stories.

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S2E22 - How to Shift Your Perspective of Fear (with Jaime Alexis-Fowler)

How do your fears translate into how you show up at work and life? What if you could shift the lenses of life to offer you a new perspective each time you faced fear? Novel idea right?!  I knooowwwwww!  On this episode, Jamie Alexis-Fowler, of Empower Work, is joining Lolita Walker at the kitchen table for some good-ole-fashioned conversations on what you can do today to begin to shift your perspective on fear!

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S2E21- How To Liberate Your Authentic Self (with Cameo King)

Is "authenticity" a buzz word or is it a way of life? In this episode, we talk truth, liberation, direction setting, empathy, empowerment, self-awareness, reflection and everything in between. You'll even grab an exercise of soul-work that asks the question, "What if you were a house?" Hmmmmm...... I am joined by Cameo King, global leader, podcaster, business owner and powerhouse of all things "living authentically," for great conversations.  Please don't forget to listen, subscribe and leave an amazing review IF you are fining value in these episodes and soul-work.

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S2E20 - Dating During COVID: Boundaries & Beyond (with Candice Harper)

KICKING OFF SEASON 2 RIGHT!  We're talking Relationships during COVID!  They are tricky to say the least.  In this episode, Relationship Coach & Matchmaker, Candice Harper, shares 5 ways to leverage dating during this pandemic.  I add on 5 considerations for dating between many of our laughs, hilarious dating stories and so much more.  Grab a pen and paper and grab these nuggets as we talk everything from the single life to married and relationship burnout!

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S1E19 - How To End 2020 on a High Note: Learning, Leadership & Life (with Dr. Monica Goldson)

Dr. Monica Goldson, CEO of Prince Georges County Public Schools (PGCPS), joins me in a fun, candid and raw, behind-the-curtain interview of an all-the-time mom and daughter, who is a full-time, Power-Woman-Boss.  We talk everything from communications surrounding the murder of George Floyd, to navigating a male-dominated industry, to the prayers for decision-making and even missed mommy-moments with her son.  Listen in as we chat learning, leadership and life.

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S1E18 - How to Find The Essence of Your Truth (with Manav Khanna)

We are going deep in this episode y'all!  Are you ready for self-discovery, realization, soul work x3 and some serious shifting of your mindset?  We are talking all things “truth.”  How do you define it?  How are you showing up in it? How are you living it?  Join Reiki Practitioner and TEDx Speaker, Manav Khanna, as we have an amazing dialogue of discovering and rediscovering the truth within you. You will definitely want to grab your CC&C Journal, as Manav walks me through an amazingly powerful exercise of soul-work.

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S1E17 - Ladies, It's Your Season to TILT (with Sha'meca Latai)

This special episode is focused on The Ladies!  with a simple message:  IT IS YOUR SEASON!  For my faithful 10% male listeners, be sure to also pass this along to the power women in your life!  BECAUSE WHAT IF I were to tell you this is your season?

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S1E16 -How to Communicate through Entanglements (with Damon Jones)

"Communication is a "how" we achieve great things in life.  It is not an end in itself."  These are the words from Damon Jones, a kid from Detroit and Chief Communications Officer for Procter & Gamble, the world's largest consumer packaged goods company...to name a few.  Have you ever had a conversation and wondered...hmmmm, how did we end up here?  I know I have.  Damon and I talk everything from his excitement of opening, Nostalgia, a Black-owned wine and jazz lounge in Downtown Cincinnati during a pandemic, to communications in and outside of the corporate space, to even strategies that will help you avoid communication entanglements, whether now or years to come.  Through a few laughs, pointed and transparent dialogue, and my "come as you are" round of questions, we jumped #allin.  You don't want to miss this three-layered, power-episode of Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations!