Dre Baldwin is an author of 29 books, a former NBA player, publisher of over 15,542 pieces of content, a coach and teacher of discipline, confidence and mental toughness. On this episode, he joins Lolita E. Walker to chat, not only these concepts, but also about leadership, a bit about his journey, tangible take-aways for each of us and his philosophy of how to work on your personal and professional game. It's a good one ya'll. I also share 4 considerations of how to get in, stay in and constantly work on your GAME. REFERENCE EPISODE- Pair this episode with Episode 9 and gain some soul-work on climbing the LEAD Ladder - https://podcast.lolitawalker.com/episode-9-with-mario-scott-1/ EPISODE AFFIRMATION - "I am the leader who fails forward to crush anything that may give he appearance of being a roadblock on my path." Grab your 40-card deck of affirmations at https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop
In this special bonus episode, Lolita shares a soon-to-be published, original poem called "Dear Yesterday." Written with the goal to acknowledge our past, sit in our today and look toward our future, this powerful spoken-word poetry is worth the listen. Did you know that other spoken-word pieces are throughout Lolita's other podcast episodes? Hmmm, do you know which ones? Check it out and consider leaving your response on her IG post for this episode. https://www.instagram.com/heycoachwalker .
Dr. Tina Opie is a powerhouse, who brings nothing short of a dynamic conversation, to this episode of Coaching, Cocktails & Conversations. She a strategic management and organizational behavior expert, an award-winning researcher, consultant and Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, to name a few. As they engage in diverse, equitable and inclusive workspaces, she and Lolita talk everything from allyship, power dynamics, the power of open-ended questions, goals, challenging the status quo, culture and so much more. They even tap into perimenopause. Pull up a seat and join Dr. Opie and Lolita at the kitchen table.
Whether physical "junk" or the perceived "junk" that we find hidden within us that we carry around for way too long, Vondre Smith of http://www.myatmosfera.com, brings the absolute fire on not only how, at 5 years old, he became an entrepreneur, using the "junk" that other people did not want, but he also shares 3 immediate, “in-your-face” marketing strategies to help us get in the right audiences TODAY! In this episode, Lolita also shares 4 strategies on how to think about "JUNK," with the goal of challenging your thinking to get you moving to your bigger, better and bolder self. When you are ready, so am I! #letsgo. This episode is soooo good. Family, business, mindset, self-development, perseverance and perspective are only some of the concepts shared and discussed. Welcome to Lolita’s kitchen table!
Bobby Del Rio, Canadian Activist, Actor, Play and Screenwriter, and so much more, is joining Lolita for a bit of Coaching, Cocktails & Conversations on this episode 38. From the intermission of the pandemic and shifting mindsets to huge wins on the app called Clubhouse, to the flow and impact of standing in your truth, Bobby talks crypto, racism, hierarchy, digital space vs physical space, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. He leaves us with powerful reminders of "I am even ok if it's a huge, spectacular failure" and "I have to take this opportunity." Here's the question. How are we each choosing to narrate the screenplays of our lives? Hmmmm, tap into this episode and even grab a surprise of Lolita sharing one of her unpublished poems called, Dear Unleashed Potential. Grab your CC&C journal and meet us at the kitchen table.
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.
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!
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.
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.