Ivory Tifa, Occupational Therapist, Poet and Kindness Doula joins Lolita E. Walker on this episode and it is soooo juicy. It challenges your thinking a bit and helps each of us say hmmmm. We are about to move a little differently after this episode here! Question: When you are at your lowest, do you think of kindness as that "thing" that will help you cope and heal through it all? Hmmm. #nojudgement but worth the thought. Ivory not only shares an original poem entitled, "Would you do anything differently?" but she also draws an intersection between therapy, healing and kindness. Imagine being near the World Trade Center during 9/11, in a city with no family and your dorm room in shambles. Would your first thought be to gift kindness? You have to tune in. We talk everything from walking into purpose and passion, recognizing you've been moving in your zone of genius every day, without even knowing working with children at the border to help them cope with trauma, random acts of kindness that we can do TODAY, plus so much more.
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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
"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!
There are moments in your life that simply take your breath away..in a good typa way! This is one of them. Imagine being still while 52 others gift you feedback or share tidbits to you, about you. Imagine their words being intertwined into the story that you are simultaneously telling of yourself, through a powerful interview, conducted by a close friend. Sounds uncomfortable right? Imagine pointed questions, some of which make you feel vulnerable & others that have you talk aloud of your wins. It’s my true journey to 43 years old and I am sharing the ups, downs, twists, and turns. It was during these moments that I finally felt what Grandma Bea meant when she said, " you must find a way to smell your roses while you are here on this earth." I must say that I am soooo grateful for each of you!
"If I'm smart enought to learn calculus, I'm smart enough to start a business." Those are the words from guest, Ms. D'Shawn Russell, owner of Southern Elegance Candle Company and very first sponsor of my podcast! WOOHOOO! This is one of those episodes where you leave PUMPED UP! It's a "let me do something different today type of episode," with energy, nuggets, laughs, vulnerability, relatability, & even moments you find yourself saying YES! If you've ever felt stuck in complacency, lost with no direction, felt celebrating wins were showboating or bragging, that folks may be weighing you down, THIS IS FOR YOU! Most of us have been there, thus none of us are alone! As a matter of fact, my hand is raised too. D'Shawn takes us through her journey of being a math teacher turned profitable business owner, & more by simply GETTING CLEAR!
Do you ever wonder, how can the tides of life bring healing after your storm? How can our ups and downs in life offer any type of healing, especially when our world can sometimes feel like we are in a constant storm? In today's episode, I am so excited to be joined by The War And Treaty. Michael Trotter, Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter are the phenomenal husand and wife, power duo who are bringing their voices of healing to the world, through gospel, country, contemporary, and rock and roll, just to name a few! They are on fire and are joining us at the kitchen-table for some good-ole-fashioned conversations. In this episode, I share 4 strategies to begin to H.E.A.L. after a storm and Michael and Tanya jump right on in to leave you with even more.