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.
"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
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!
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!
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?
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!
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.
Chef Keesha O'Galdez shares how adversity helped find her purpose. When two Simmons Graduate School of Management grads get together, we have some good ole-fashioned conversations. Today, we are having a bit of fun and leaving you with a few nuggets and experiences that you may be able to relate to. From losing a job to moving to a new city, to hearbreak, then leaping into your purpose, we talk it all! There's even an aha that stuck out, as I travelled down memory lane, to my Simmons days. It had me giving a shout out to Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard, whose leadership course helped me find aspects of my inner voice that were simply waiting to be unleashed.
Who said that the stigmas placed on me will define who I am? Who said that I (or you) must walk, talk, & behave in the stigmas that have been handed down for generations? Not me? In today's episode, I walk you through 5 strategies of how to dismantle generational stigmas. I share how to P.O.U.N.D. those stigmas, while also bringing yourself to the carpet. It's time to challenge ourselves with the stigmas that we are knowingly or unknowingly perpetuating and passing down and around. Whew!! This episode is a good one! The affirmation that kicks us off is I am open , ready, & willing to unlock the endless possibilities within me. Are you? Grab your affirmation deck at https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop
It's a bonus episode on Forgiveness! Who is forgiveness for? Can you forgive? Will you forgive? Forgiveness Freeway is Stop 6 in my book, "The Intersection of You & Change" and this episodes journeys you through the various sections at this stop (chapter). Whether you have my book or it is still on your to-do list, we chat through how we each may better embrace forgiveness, are reminded that forgiveness does not mean "to forget," and we even find a bit of time to craft our own forgiveness story during the conversations portion of this episode.
How long will we stay seated at the bus stop watching our hopes, dreams, and endless possibilities pass us by? How long will we hold the heavy bags of our past and allow them to keep us in the valley? "I am the single approver of me and I trust myself completely!" Let's let that sink in for a moment. We are shifting and shaking in this episode to get each of up and moving toward the greatesness that awaits. Today, I'm joined by Fitness Trainer, Former Brand Ambassasdor for Puma, and Plant-Based Chef, Ms. Ingrid S. Clay. Most recently featured at the first virtual Essence Festival, I am so excited to welcome Ingrid to our "kitchen-table" for some good ole fashioned conversations!
I am the trustee of me and I claim my power" is what we declare at the onset of this episode! Whew!! What do you think of when you hear the word "power?" We're answering questions + dropping nuggets on the definition of power, what to do when your power is at its lowest, how to grab it back, and so much more! Power is that 5-lettered word that we can get lost in if we aren't careful! I welcome you to the kitchen-table (minute 1:02), gift a bit of coaching & soul work (minute 3:39) to challenge your thinking, enjoy a few cocktails (minute 12:56) to celebrate all of the greatness you are, then we have some good ole fashion conversations, just you & I (minute 17:08).