Yan Yu has a story to tell and we can all gain a bit of insight from her share. Imagine cleaning toilets and working in a factory day and night where the hustle was real. Imagine now, this same you, as an analyst on the trading floor of Wall Street then to finally recognize that wow - it no longer serves me to be results-oriented! Such a foreign concept to many of us.
In this episode, Lolita leaves everything on the table with a single question - Are you the best friend that you want, need & deserve? What if the question was, Are you the best friend TO YOU that you want, need & deserve? Hmmm, would the answer change?
Stepping into the impending recession is not the easiest thing to do. Sometimes it is laced with fear, anxiety, stress and lots of doubt. In this episode, Lolita talks directly to you. Using the word STEP, Lolita leaves you with four considerations to begin to STEP differently and more intently, as we look to thrive in a recession.
Laura Gassner Otting is joining Lolita on this episode to talk being limitless. Not only is she a #2 Best Selling Author by way of The Washington Post, but she is also a power speaker, author and a sought-after, power woman within organizations.
"We all have the ability to make someon's life better and to serve." This was only one of the quotes from David Spisak in this episode of how to use your uncommon to power you. Have you ever felt uncommon but leaned more into the common to power you? David challenges that theory, as he talks everything from his strengths vs superpowers, thinking differently, optimizing your income, and his soul goal to "empty his head before he is dead."
Quinn Conyers joins me today and raises the roof when it comes to the power of amplification. She is a power speaker and prides herself on transforming average experiences into epic events as an Emcee. She broadasts the brilliance of Black Women in business and leaves nothing short of power around the Coaching, Cocktails & Conversations Kitchen Table today. From being vulnerable to debunking 3 speaking myths to leaning into 7 considerations to amplify your voice today, this is a power episode that you do not want to miss! IF YOU LOVED THE SHOW, DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR 5 STAR REVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS! I'D LOVE TO READ IT ON AN UPCOMING EPISODE.
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.
**A BONUS EPISODE in memory of grandmas and all grandparents who have transitioned.** On August 12, 2021, my paternal grandmother, Lucille Walker passed away. I had the honor of reciting an original poem at her homegoing services and I invite you to remember those you've loved and lost. Less than 4 minutes long, my prayer is that one or two of the words bring a smile to you in memory of! Enjoy - And super great news. Keep an eye out for my book #2 this year, which will be 44 letters and poems to help shift you to your best you. I cannot wait!
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!
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."