IT'S A THROWBACK OF ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE EPISODES - This one was a juicy one!! 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?
REWIND! TO ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE EPISODES! "If I'm smart enough 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! Yep..... Listen in and set your intention for this fun and fab episode with our powerful affirmation, "I am worthy. I am enough. I am the greatness others have yet to see." You can grab your 40-card affirmation deck at https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop.
WHAT A POWER EPISODE! Emily Lyons is beyond a 7-8 figure business maker and shaker! She is a thought leader, who is changing the world, one person at a time. Fierce love is at the base of her foundation and is the core to which she navigates the world. It's driven by the perspective that has been shaped from the experiences throughout her life. Sometimes you meet people who touch you and you simply don't know why. When you listen to Emily's story, you will sit up straight, adjust your crown and remember that you are a warrior! You are a lion (or lioness)! Welcome to a taste of her Lyons Den! If your life was a movie, would you say that at the end of it, you bossed up and changed your life? My guest today has and I am so thrilled to share her with each of you who chose to pull up a chair to my virtual kitchen table for some good ole fashioned Coaching, Cocktails & Conversations. Today, Emily and I talk, asking for help when people turn away, judgement, circumstances, comparison, distraction, failure, lack of support, resilience and so much more. This is a reminder that you don't know someone's story. What if this was your season to simply pause and listen. What if this was your season to boss up and change your life? Listen in and be present with the possibilities that are available to you. Get inspired then do the work. I am rooting for you.
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
When Hollywood Actresses join Lolita for comedy and life lessons around turning tragic into magic, it's a combination that you simply don't want to miss. Far too often, we sit in our tragic moments, but what if the three of us had the power to champion you, as you turn your tragic into magic? Hmmm, I invite you to listen in. I leave you with 5 considerations of how to do just that. In this episode, Kelly allows her vulnerability to pour out, as she talks of of her best friend, Lindsay Hawley (https://www.instagram.com/linzhawley). When Lindsay left this earth, by way of suicide, it was one of Kelly's most tragic moments. She talks how, even in that extreme low, she saw and experienced magic. Cat Ce leaves us with nuggets and gems that will power you where you are. Grab your pen and pad and listen in, as they even chat how a social app has allowed them to partner with a few power players to help others get paid for turning their life story into a movie. It's amazing how powerful we are when we leverage the power of our creativity, our gifts, our words and our magic.
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.
Let's talk FOCUS. In this episode, Lolita chats three situations that knocked atop her head, as a reminder to FOCUS! She talks distractions, overwhelm and what stands in her way to drive clarity, confidence and commitment. Be sure to grab your journal at lolitawalker.com/podcast to write down these powerful soul-work exercises that she shares from Stop 7 in her book, "The Intersection of You & Change." Get ready to delve into YOU, as you engage in coaching, cocktails, and conversations on what we can do today. This episode is just what you need to focus and re-focus on what is important, what you must do, and how you can move forward TODAY.
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!
In this episode, Nasir Joachim, Social Media Guru and business owner, talks how riches (your highs in life) to rags (your lows in life) will help you rise (where you want and deserve to be). From living well to being homeless, to standing up for himself and walking proudly into his sexuality, we go all in!! There is something for everyone to relate to in this episode and it will challenge you to leap from the complacency that you may be sitting in right now. Everything is talked, from versatility, powering your strengths, strategies to feel the power in your rise, perspective, feeling alone, forgiveness, core values, mindset and so much more. Nasir's story will have your mouth wide open and this is only the tip of the iceberg to gauge a renewed perspective
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!
"I am the change for the culture that I want to see." That is the powerful affirmation that kicked off this episode & it doesn't stop there! Power-guest, Culture Craig Foreman, is joining us today. Would you believe me if I told you that we'd never met in person and when we did for the first time, I asked him to record a podcast episode, hahah, on the spot?! This is a discussion amongst audio friends, who met in person for the first time and it is SUPER JUICY. We talk everything from tapping into your full potential to defining culture at the fundamental base level, intention, leaders and the culture that they establish and so much more. Hold onto your heart and catch this bonus of Craig challenging me and my leadership style. Do I truly lead in fear??? Ahhhhhh, say it ain't so haha. Tap into this episode, where Craig and I chat 7 considerations for how to cultivate a healthy culture of growing, leading and being. May you use this episode to challenge your thinking and shift a bit differently. It may be my most fun conversation ever.
Do you know someone who has a sexless marriage? Do you have a sexless marriage? Let's talk how to unlock sexual freedom and then couple that with religion! Ohhh, grab a sip of tea and let's talk the taboo of it all. Close your eyes and move into another room if that feels necessary, because today's guest is Heather Tucker, Resident Encourager and Sexless Marriage Coach for Christian Women, Specializing in Sexual Freedom & Emotional Intimacy Restoration. You can already tell that this is going to be a juicy episode, right? She and Lolita talk everything from generational stigmas that may be carried into adulthood and marriage to self-discovery and rejection by your partner. From the wrath felt from your community when they learn that you are exploring your sexuality to the core importance of open communication within your relationship. Heather, then shares the linkages between Christianity and being sexually free and why this is now her life's mission. She leaves us with 3 things that each of us can begin do today to become more sexually free within our marriages, as well as, what I call, the domino effect. Are you ready for some Coaching, Cocktails & Conversations? #letsgo
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.
In this episode, Dr. Janie Lacy comes with the FIRE to help us break from toxic relationships. Why? Because when we give ourselves permission to heal, we can and will change a nation. Are you surrounded by toxicity? Hmmm, Are you a toxic-disher? Well, plan to grab a few laughs, take a few notes and think differently after listening in on this episode. I absolutely love this discussion. As a Psychotherapist, Dr. Lacy walks us through 3 pillars of mindset, inner child work and body work, then challenges us on how we show up in other people's lives. From making hard decisions to getting out of denial to then letting go of shame, Dr. Janie pushes us to think differently and act now.
Strengthening and Conditioning Coach, Speaker & Athletic Powerhouse, Isaac Brown, joins Lolita to talk how to strengthen your current condition of self, how to master it and how to help move more confidently within it. With the same mindset coaching that he uses with his multiple Pro-Athletes, Coach Isaac shares how to get your mind, body and spirit conditioned to strengthen all aspects of your life. From his imagery of a well, we think through what happens when your water runs dry or is filled again. He challenges our thinking on what type of water we are drawing and pouring into others? Lolita leaves you with an additional 8 strategies to begin your renewed journey of strengthening and conditioning today. This is an episode of determination, strength, mental courage, perseverance, self-mastery and the grit to turn away some of the habits and people you are surrounded by today.
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."
It's something about these Phenomenal, Die-Hard Morgan State University Grads! In this episode, we uncover what really happens in the Men's Den? I'm chatting with four of my super-amazing men friends, sharing laughs and we are chatting everything from affirming our children and the power of affirming our tribe to advice for single mothers. You may hear a crackle in my voice that sounds like a tear rolling down my eyes, but stick with it - I did hahah. We tackle the question of "who is on the Board of Directors of your life", how to hold others accountable, shedding people from your life and some of the funniest memories between friends, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Grab your mocktail or cocktail and join us at the kitchen table to celebrate my 1 year podcast anniversary with my Morgan State University family! Please join me in welcoming Dr. Justin Black, Lamar Robinson, Allan Boomer & Mervin Bourne. Let's have a bit of fun!
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.
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!