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Author: Lolita E. Walker

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You're invited to Lolita's "kitchen table" for 3-layers of power, passion, & purpose. First up is COACHING, where you get a bit of “soul work”- to challenge your thinking. Next, there’s COCKTAILS to celebrate the greatness of who you are every time you show up. Finally, there’s good-ole-fashioned CONVERSATIONS with cool folk that dive in!

Pull up a seat with TEDx & motivational speaker, author, and certified life, leadership & executive coach, Lolita E. Walker of Walker & Walker Enterprises AND don't forget to subscribe and write a fab, 5-star review IF her message resonated with you. Others are waiting to hear your voice!

Learn more of Lolita's services & products at https://www.lolitawalker.com.
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"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! Shout out to President Elect, Joe Biden and Vice President Elect, Kamala Harris (min 08.37) A powerful affirmation by Walker & Walker Enterprises (www.lolitawalker.com/shop) - I am purposeful in my communications and deliberate in my actions (min 1:19) Intro + a bit about our guest, Damon Jones (min 2:19) Sponsor ad with 20% savings code from www.shopglitzngarb.com (min 4:57) Coaching and Soul Work to challenge your thinking (min 5:56) Cocktails to Celebrate the greatness that you are (12:31) Conversations with Damon Jones on Communication Entanglements (min 13:49) A few mentions throughout the show: Damon’s Black, co-owned wine & jazz lounge business in downtown Cincinnati: Website: https://nostalgiaotr.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/NostalgiaOTR IG:  https://www.instagram.com/nostalgiaotr/ Email:  winedown@nostalgiaotr.com  for inquiries on being a featured artist or wine maker Lolita's: Website:  https://www.lolitawalker.com TEDx Talk:  https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx  Book - The Intersection of You & Change:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book  Podcast FB :https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachingcocktailsconversations Business FB:  https://www.facebook.com/walkernwalkerchange IG: https://instagram.com/walkernwalkerchange Twitter: https://twitter.com/lolitaewalker  Linkedin:  https://linkedin.com/in/lolita-e-walker  There was a reference of the effectiveness of a “pause” within communications 
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!   In this episode, we talk fears, tears, my lowest moments, highest pinnacles, barriers still before me, how I've coped with grief and of course, I made a bit of time to celebrate wins in the midst of it all.  This episode turns the tables, in this unconventional year of 2020, for my 43rd birthday, where I'm being interviewed instead of being the interviewer. AHHHHH!! Are you ready? I sure am.   Confession: Recording and editing this eqpisode was such an emotional and fulfilling experience. Originally intended to feature clips of 43 listeners to help me celebrate 43 years of life, I included 52 of you, who left me the most amazing, heartfelt, & genuine messages! THANK YOU for taking the time. It means sooo much for so many reasons.   Here are 52 minutes for 52 folks & an interview-style story.  I LOVE IT!  and guarantee there are still nuggets for you to grab and apply to your everyday + times when you will grab a few laughs as well.   Thanks for being a part of my journey. I appreciate you, Lolita
"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!   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.  The flow: We shift into our intro (minute 1:21) and hear from our sponsor, Southern Elegance Candle Company (with a special promo code (minute 5:37), and quickly jump into our first layer of coaching (minute 6:41).  Today's soul work (minute 8:48) focuses on the imagery of the most beautiful train you have ever experienced...AND YOU ARE THE CONDUCTOR!  We talk everything from where you are going to how you can let folks on and off of your train.  We celebrate cocktails (minute 16:10) with a number of cheers to each of you!  A special shout out and cheers to Kanika, the CC&C Zoom Cast participant, who has been on each and every episode and announce her "Hey Soror" greeting cards, and even have a mini pop-in for a cheers with my, 8-year old son, Walker.    We then get into some good-ole fashioned conversations (minute 19:28) with D'Shawn who drops some fire nuggets and has us in stitches at the same time.   You leave with thinking differently on how you can now get a little more clear and reroute you and your story!  You are at the controls of this train....your train. Our episode sponsor is The Southern Elegance Company (https://www.secandleco.com) and they are gifting us a 20% off discount by using the code "kitchentable" at checkout for a single purchase.  It's a perfect time to grab your candles for the holidays! Mentioned in this episode: Our episode sponsor, Southern Elegance Candle Company - https://www.secandleco.com with our special CC&C promo code "kitchentable" for 20% savings on a single use. Coaching with Lolita - https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching and definitely book a consultation connect to learn a bit more and get a bit of coaching out of the deal! My Book, The Intersection of You & Change - https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book  Reviews for my podcast - Apple, Spotify, Podcasher, & Podpage (for voice review) - https://podcast.lolitawalker.com .  You can listen on all other podcast platforms, including IHeart Radio CC&C Zoomcast.  You are invited to attend the every other Wednesday, Wom
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.  The affirmation that kicks us off is I am patient and delberate as I breathe deeply and calmly.   Grab your affirmation deck at https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  The War And Treaty are a powerhouse duo who, most recently, performed at the 62nd Grammy Awards, earlier this year.  Both successful in their solo careers, Tanya bringing her powerful voice in Sister Act 2, alongside Lauren Hill and Michael, an Iraqi war veteran, who brings his soulful voice to writing and performing touching and full-of impact songs for the fallen.  Collectively, they bring their vulnerability, their story, and their healing to our kitchen-table during a powerful conversation beginning at minute 16:16. In this episode's coaching (minute 5:59), the soul-work I gift are 4 ways to begin to H.E.A.L. after your storm.  During cocktails (minute 13:35), we give a cheers to our small wins and the nuggets that you pulled away and then in conversations (minute 15:26), The War And Treaty leaves us with some powerful healing take-aways.  **Don't forget to subscribe to this Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations Podcast AND leave a glowing, 5-star review, IF & WHEN it resonated with you!** #ClaimingIt Our episode sponsor is The Southern Elegance Company (https://www.secandleco.com) and they are gifting us a 20% off discount by using the code "kitchentable" at checkout for a single purchase.  It's a perfect time to grab your candles for the holidays! Links referenced during the episode: My New Podcast FB Community, where I'd love for you to join me:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachingcocktailsconversations/  My 40-card Affirmation Deck:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  The War And Treaty FB Group  https://www.facebook.com/TheWarandTreatyhttp://paulettesimone.com/ Social Connections with The War And Treaty:  Website - https://www.thewarandtreaty.com/ IG https://www.instagram.com/thewarandtreaty/  Twitter https://twitter.com/warandtreaty  The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode: https://www.lolitawalker.com/podcast  Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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. You wouldn't know it now, but Chef Keesha didn't initially know that gifting people joy through her cooking was her purpose. It was through adversity that she discovered that .. this is it!  The thing is .... most of us are no different. Have you conqured adversity in your life?  Hmmmmm. I am sure the answer is absolutely.  If I were to ask you how you define purpose, what would you say?  Do you believe that you have discovered YOUR purpose? It’s not uncommon for the answer to the latter question to be "not really." Just know that you are not alone. On this episode, I’ll share four considerations when traveling your path that may be plagued with adversity, we'll have a few laughs & celebrate a few wins!The affirmation, from Walker & Walker Enterprises, that kicks off this episode is " I am choiceful in creating the footprints on my journey."  We will challenge that today.  You can grab your 40-card affirmation deck at https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop.  We start our intro (minute 1:14) and hear from our sponsor, Southern Elegance Candle Company (with a special promo code specifically for listeners of the Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations podcast (minute 4:38).  We quickly jump into our first layer of coaching (minute 5:42), where I gift you soul work that takes you on a path of adversity with breadcrumbs and a light hahah #imaginethat.  We, then, celebrate cocktails (minute 18:27) with chers to you and all of your greatness!  And finally we end with a great conversations (minute 23:14) with Chef Keesha and I, who then drop some fire nuggets for you to walk away with. Our episode sponsor is The Southern Elegance Company (https://www.secandleco.com) and they are gifting us a 20% off discount by using the code "kitchentable" at checkout for a single purchase.  It's a perfect time to grab your candles for the holidays! Mentioned in this episode: Our episode sponsor, Southern Elegance Candle Company - https://www.secandleco.com with our special CC&C promo code "kitchentable" for 20% savings on a single use. Coaching with Lolita - https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  Getting in Touch with Chef Keesha O'Galdez - Follow on IG https://www.instagram.com/gourmetdiva/ for amazing classes, recipies, and culinary education & expertise and Learn More https://www.thegourmetdiva.com/about  Women's Weekend Renewal
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  On this 11th episode, Clinical Therapist and Cannabis Expert, Paulette Simone Smith, talks to us about how stigmas surrounding cannabis have reset the foundation of her growing business AND have led to her pursuing a Master's Degree in Cannabis Science & Therapeutics.  Pretty cool right?  We talk everything from education, community, healing, and advocacy, to the differences between coaching and therapy, to the sheer value of sharing and owning your own story...your own journey story!  You remember that from episode 10?  Our deep discussion will shift your thinking, of not only stigmas as a whole, but will also challenge those that you may still hold, particularly around cannabis.  In this episode's coaching (minute 3:31), the soul-work (minute 6:48) is P.O.U.N.D.ing on the chest in your corner, full of dust, that holds the stigmas you have either heard, attached to others, or have been attached to you.  It's time to shake them up and dismantle them one by one.  Are you ready?  During cocktails (minute 13:16), we give a cheers to our small wins and the nuggets that you pulled away and then in conversations (minute 16:16), Paulette drops some MAJOR nuggets that will get you thinking and acting in a more empowered and educated kinda way!  She aims to shift your thinking on all things cannabis..  **Don't forget to subscribe to this Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations Podcast AND leave a glowing, 5-star review, IF & WHEN it resonated with you!** #ClaimingIt Links referenced during the episode: My New Podcast FB Community:  @Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations My 40-card Affirmation Deck:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  Consultation & Speaking with Paulette Simone Smith:  http://paulettesimone.com/ Social Connections with Paulette Simone Smith:  IG @simone.paulette / FB:  @Bmorebudtalk with Paullette Simone The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode: https://www.lolitawalker.com/podcast  Other links worth referencing: My Book, The Intersection of You & Change:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book  Personal or Professional Coaching with Me, https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  My upcoming Women's Weekend Renewal Retreat
How often do we allow our limiting beliefs and those crazy negative talks in our head shut us down and make a u-turn on our journey's? How often do we sit in the comfort of complacency because it is easiest and most familiar to us? Well, in episode #10, I'm gifting you a pause and taking you through how to write your own "Journey Story."  You are invited to listen in...and then meet me on the virtual dance floor because....I'm celebrating my #smallwin of hitting 10 podcast episodes AND 1K listens for a single episode....yep! If you don't celebrate, who will? I'll see you there!   Whether a person, a circumstance, or a situation, we are not defined by either. This episode is a reminder from me to you!  It is a reminder that your journey is yours alone and.....the best part about it is that you have the authority to write it, make a u-turn, should you choose, own it, and then you also hold the permission slips to give only to those who you deem worth to help you walk, run, or climb your journey....YOUR WAY!  Today, we start the process of writing you journey!  Are you ready? In this episode's coaching, the soul-work is mapping a path that has one or a few junctions along the journey, then identifying and facing fear head on.  I use Stop 1 in my book, The Intersection of You & Change (https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book), pages 12 and 13) as a reference for consideration in framing your thoughs around your journey.  In cocktails, we give a cheers to our small wins and the nuggets that you pulled away and then in conversations, I answer some questions that you have sent in.  Sidenote:  Y'all are HILARIOUS!!!! Do I write all of the exercises and really do them with you?  What has been the toughest part of my business journey? Hmmm, they are good questions, but y'all really keep me in stitches.  I think I laughed most of the episode. The affirmation that kicks us off is I am grounded in my values and principles and will only shift to soar further and farther along my journey.  I welcome each of you (minute 1:45), gift a bit of coaching (minute 3:43) and soul-work (minute 9:50), celebrate your takeaways and highlight the greatness you are during cocktails (minute 24:26) then conversations (minute 26:05) , which is where I answer a few of your questions, laugh a bit, and challenge you to answer them as well. Grab your CC&C journal and #letsgo.  **Don't forget to subscribe AND leave a glowing, 5-star review, IF it resonated with you!** Links referenced during the episode: The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/downloads My Book, The Intersection of You & Change:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book  Personal or Professional Coaching with Me, https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  My 40-card Affirmation Deck:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  My Favorite Quote - by Mary Anne Hershey (mary anne em radmacher)- https://www.maryanneradmacher.net/ Other links worth referencing: My upcoming Women's Weekend Ren
My first male guest, Mario Scott  is joining us at the kitchen table to talk all-things leadership.  A leadership expert working with executives and teams to lead more efficiently and effectively, he leaves us with a few laughs and take-aways on how we can begin to lead differently - from the inside out.   How do you define leadership?  Would you say that your leadership is untapped?  Are you leading yourself the same way you are leading those who are following you?  Hmmmm!  This episode is packed with nuggets that you can implement NOW, whether leading at work, home, or life.  From me gifting 4 strategies to climb, what I call, the L.E.A.D. ladder, to Mario adding on the notion of leading from the inside out, we talk redefining leadership, the idea of proving yourself as a leader, assessing how you are showing up for the leader within you, for your clients, and even how your leader at work/school is showing up...hmmmmm.  We even talk leadership at home and recognizing the balance that some women must still make when it comes to leadership.  This is a no-miss episode that you will want to grab you CC&C journal for, forward to a friend, and assess how you are showing up! The affirmation leading this episode is I am in touch with my thoughts and mindful of my actions.  This episode will challenge you with the question, Are You? I welcome each of you (minute 1:00), gift a bit of coaching (minute 4:05) and soul-work (minute 5:23), celebrate your takeaways and highlight the greatness you are during cocktails (minute 12:08) then invite Mario to conversations (minute 13:49) with a rich conversation on all-things leadership!  It's an episode you don't want to miss.  Grab your CC&C journal and #letsgo.  **Don't forget to subscribe to Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations and be sure to leave a glowing, 5-star review, IF it resonated with you!** Links referenced during the episode: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (the book), Lolita's L.E.A.D. Ladder  Mario Scott's Podcast, Maybe It's Just Me - https://anchor.fm/supermario My upcoming Women's Weekend Renewal Retreat, October 3-4 - https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop/virtual-womens-retreat The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/downloads My Book, The Intersection of You & Change:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book  Personal or Professional Coaching with Me, https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  My 40-card Affirmation Deck:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  Other links worth referencing: Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My TEDxtalk:  https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx
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.Sometimes we get caught up in the emotions, the hurt, and sometimes even the ego of it all, which hinders our progression forward.  How can we become our best self if we are holding on to the baggage that forgiveness is leaving around?   Forgiveness Freeway is only one of seventeen stops within my book of self-discovery, motivation, empowerment, and both personal and professional growth. From Journey Junction to Gratitude Gateway, this will challenge your thinking today and I am super excited to get right into it!  If you love what you hear, please grab your copy at https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book.  The affirmation that kicks off this episode is "I am a forgiver and I forgive me first."  Whew! Major right?  It sounds great, yet it's not the easiest thing in the world to do.  Today, I welcome you to the kitchen-table (minute 0:50), gift a bit of coaching & soul work (minute 4:36) to challenge your thinking, enjoy a few cocktails (minute 14:42) to celebrate all of the greatness you are, then we have some good ole fashioned conversations, just you & I (minute 16:36).   In coaching, we hear a poetic acronym (F.O.R.E.G.I.V.E.N.E.S.S.) to set the tone, talk more about what it is, and hear a bit of my forgiveness story of divorce. Whewwwww chillleeeeee. During cocktails, I cheers to you and your wins, and conversations offer us a bit of reflection through questions directly from my book.  Of course, at the end of it all, I leave you with new strategies on how you can craft your own forgiveness story beginning today!    **Don't forget to subscribe to Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations and be sure to leave a glowing, 5-star review, IF it resonated with you!** Links referenced during the episode: The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/downloads My Book, The Intersection of You & Change:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book  Personal or Professional Coaching with Me, including personalized coaching specifically through the exercises within my book, "The Intersection of Change.":  https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  My 40-card Affirmation Deck:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  Other links worth referencing: Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My TEDxtalk:  https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx
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! In this episode, Ingrid and I become vulnerable, talk about our own valleys and low-points, fears, what we are working on, wins that we are proud of, and then I leave you with 7 strategies to consider when deciding that you are ready to rebound with resiliance and even promise a bonus episode next week on Forgiveness!  While this rebound is not easy...please know that it is ABSOLUTELY doable! There is a future-best-you that is ready to be unleashed and is simply waiting for you to get up from that bus stop and keep it moving, while taking the lessons learned.   I welcome you to the kitchen-table (minute 1:16), gift a bit of coaching (minute 2:42) & then we get into our soul work (minute 5:13) to challenge you a little bit, enjoy a few cocktails (minute 15:56) to celebrate all of the greatness you are, then we have some good ole fashion conversations, just you & I (minute 16:48).   In coaching, I share three bags that I held on to in my valley for a long while.  During our soul-work exercise, I talk you through the imagery that takes us to a bus stop!  I'd love to hear what you labeled your bags.  During cocktails, I give a cheers to you and your wins, and conversations offer us a bit of reflection and more nuggets of how to rebound and also have a few laughs.  **Don't forget to subscribe and review to this podcast, Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations with Lolita E. Walker!** Links referenced during the episode: The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/downloads Coaching with Me:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  My 40-card Affirmation Deck:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  My TEDx talk to help you pause until you can shift to the best version of yourself:  https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx  ISC Wellness with Ingrid S. Clay:  https://www.ingridsclay.com/ Ingrid on IG - https://www.instagram.com/ingridsclay/ Other links worth referencing: Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My Upcoming Women's Weekend Renewal Retreat:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/retreats  My book, The Intersection of You & Change: 
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).   In coaching, we dig deep, through a powerful imagery exercise. During cocktails, we give a cheers to you and your wins, and conversations offer us a bit of reflection, a few laughs, and a call to action for a personal podcast help request.  **Don't forget to subscribe and review!** Links referenced during the episode: The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/downloads Coaching with Me:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  My 40-card Affirmation Deck:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  Other links worth referencing: Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My Upcoming Women's Weekend Renewal Retreat:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/retreats  My TEDxtalk:  https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx My book, The Intersection of You & Change:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book
!!EXPLICT LANGUAGE IN ON SECTION!!  “I am honest and live in my truth,” is the affirmation that kicks off this episode, which challenges your answer to the question of who is at your playground? and how do you acknowledge & engage? In a world where judging is often first of mind, assuming is a close second, & fear of our differences oftentimes crowd our space, we talk all about challenging our status quo with a focus on diversity and inclusion.  I gift a bit of coaching (minute 3:00) to challenge your thinking, with a bit of soul work and a story on bullies, enjoy a few cocktails (minute 12:03) to celebrate greatness, then we have some kitchen-table conversations with Mariangela Abeo (minute 13:37), suicide survivor, founder & photographer of The Faces Of Fortitude Project, TEDx speaker, & podcaster.  I ask you again, are you honest and live in your truth?In coaching, I ask you to imagine there’s a playground right outside of your window. You’ve been wanting to go all day and now is finally your time. You take a glance over and see a host of folks there, some think like you, some you can see differences in right away. What goes through your mind as you decide if you will go over? What biases dance in your head? During cocktails, we give a cheers to you! and conversations take us from childhood to our 40's, self-discovery, being unapolgetic, walking into fear, and even to the Seattle riots where Mariangela shares a story that lays out white privilege on a silver platter right before our eyes.   Who is at your playground and are you being honest and living in your truth?  **Don't forget to subscribe and review!** Links we reference during the episode: The CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/downloads My 40-card deck of Affirmations:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/shop  My TEDxtalk:  https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx Coaching with Me:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/coaching  Mariangela's TEDx talk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gQcr0rcLGk Mariangela's Faces of Fortitude Project:  https://www.instagram.com/facesoffortitude/ Suicide Prevention LifeLine:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Other links worth referencing: Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My Upcoming Women's Weekend Renewal Retreat:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/retreats  My book, The Intersection of You & Change:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/the-book 
When I sprinkled a bit of supernatural on top of my natural....chillleeeee....my whole world shifted AND SO CAN YOURS! In this episode, I bring you #COACHING (Minute 1:57) via an exercise and a story of me on the floor like a baby in a fetal position AT 40 years old, #COCKTAILS (Minute 11:48), as we celebrate your wins, and #CONVERSATIONS (Minute 12:56), as Joy Sutton, Former TV News Anchor, Talk Show Host, & Communications Coach breaks all-things natural down for us!  She is giving us all of her supernatural to help you shine! MAKE MY NATURAL SUPERNATURAL...COME ON SOMEBODY!  Grab your CC&C Journal at https://www.lolitawalker.com/podcast to take notes, jot down actions, and do a bit of reflection during and after this episode! In this episode, I referenced: The Joy Sutton Show + Your 1-stop shop for all things communication:  thejoysutton.com My 40-card deck of affirmations: www.lolitawalker.com/shop/affirmationdeck My Book, The Intersection of You & Change: www.lolitawalker.com/the-book Other links worth stopping by: Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My TEDx Talk: https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx My Zoom-Cast:  Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations:  www.lolitawalker.com/contact My invite to share a topic or a guest: podcast@lolitawalker.com to  Chat soon!  Cheers! Stay connected:  IG, FB, Twitter, Newsletter 
This eipisode is emotion-filled and raw, yet still gifts coaching, cocktails, & conversations.  Yes, I'm angry and disheartened, yet conditioned to see always see a glimmer of hope. May you remind yourself that IT IS OK NOT TO BE OK!  It is ok to sit in the power of your pause, UNAPOLOGETICALLY!  With the violence that's been thrust upon our black boys and men, I am giving you all of me.  As a Black mother raising a Black Young Boy, the murdres, senseless acts of violence, and hate-filled streets hit hard and spun me in a momentary interruption that I wasn't ready for.   Question for you - When you say the names of the Black and brown boys, men, women, and girls who have been murdered by police or hate-filled citizens (that we know of), what do you think about?  When you say your name, what do you think about?  When you hear my 8-year old son (Minute 22:44), what do you think about?  SAY MY NAME! AND MEAN IT!  DO YOU KNOW THE POWER IN YOUR NAME? Grab your CC&C Journal at https://www.lolitawalker.com/podcast to take notes, jot down actions, and do a bit of reflection during and after this episode! Additional References, some mentioned in this episode: A great list of resources to support Black Lives Matter Movement - click here My 40-card deck of affirmations: www.lolitawalker.com/shop/affirmationdeck My Book, The Intersection of You & Change: www.lolitawalker.com/the-book My TEDx Talk: https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx My Zoom-Cast:  Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations:  www.lolitawalker.com/contact Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My invite to share a topic or a guest: podcast@lolitawalker.com to  Chat soon!  Cheers! Stay connected:  IG, FB, Twitter, Newsletter 
When was a time when YOUR Courage met your Fear?  How did you feel? How did you overcome that fear? Wait....did you overcome it?  Hmmmm, worth the pause right?  In this episode, I bring you #COACHING (Minute 2:35) via an exercise and a story of fear at my 1st TEDx talk! ahhhhh, #COCKTAILS (Minute 17:55), as we celebrate your wins, and #CONVERSATIONS (Minute 18:25), as we listen in to Elmora Evans, a front-line nurse and survivor of Covid19, who returned in to work 21 days!  WHEN COURAGE MEETS FEAR! Grab your CC&C Journal at https://www.lolitawalker.com/podcast to take notes, jot down actions, and do a bit of reflection during and after this episode! In this episode, I referenced: My 40-card deck of affirmations: www.lolitawalker.com/shop/affirmationdeck My Book, The Intersection of You & Change: www.lolitawalker.com/the-book My TEDx Talk: https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx My Zoom-Cast:  Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations:  www.lolitawalker.com/contact My invite to share a topic or a guest: podcast@lolitawalker.com to  Chat soon!  Cheers! Stay connected:  IG, FB, Twitter, Newsletter 
I'm just getting started! We're talking YOUR FOUNDATION, how you define it, and how you strengthen it!  I use my inaugural episode to not only introduce the three components of my podcast, but to also gift you an exercise and the space to think through the challenge of each question.  Of course, you cannot leave without grabbing your "soul work." #LetsGO In this episode, I referenced: My 40-card deck of affirmations: www.lolitawalker.com/shop/affirmationdeck My Book, The Intersection of You & Change: www.lolitawalker.com/the-book Donate to my small biz & help keep podcast going:  https://www.lolitawalker.com/donate  My TEDx Talk: https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx My Zoom-Cast:  Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations:  www.lolitawalker.com/contact My invite to share a topic or a guest: podcast@lolitawalker.com to  Chat soon!  Cheers! Stay connected:  IG, FB, Twitter, Newsletter 
It's Episode 1 and I'm just getting started! We're talking YOUR FOUNDATION, how you define it, and how you strengthen it!  I use my inaugural episode to not only introduce the three components of my podcast, but to also gift you the space to think through the challenge of each question.  Of course, you cannot leave without grabbing your "soul work." #LetsGO In this episode, I referenced: My 40-card deck of affirmations: www.lolitawalker.com/shop/affirmationdeck My Book, The Intersection of You & Change: www.lolitawalker.com/the-book My TEDx Talk: https://bit.ly/LolitaTakesTedx My Zoom-Cast:  Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations:  www.lolitawalker.com/contact My invite to share a topic or a guest: podcast@lolitawalker.com to  Chat soon!  Cheers! Stay connected:  IG, FB, Twitter, Newsletter 
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