April 7, 2021
Ep 33: This episode is all about wellness! We can all use some new ways of taking care of ourselves, especially with the busy-ness of life. On this podcast episode, Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Oluchi reunite after more than 10 years to discuss wellness hacks to help women improve their lives. They start by talking about their definition of wellness. The word wellness gets thrown around so much that it has almost become a buzzword. Are wellness and health the same? They would love to hear your definition after you take a listen to theirs. Dr. Oluchi also shares how wellness affects our relationships. So, if healthy relationships are important to you, you will want to hear what she has to share. Join the conversation and comment on your favorite wellness hacks.
Dr. Oluchi Immanuel is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and obesity medicine specialist. She is also a best selling author of the book "Worship & wellness-The -Discovery" She helps women take control of their health, maximize their wealth, and optimize their relationships. She completed her undergrad at Iowa State University, she obtained her medical degree and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UT-McGovern). Dr. Oluchi is the founder of Fidem Wellness LLC, a wellness company that seeks innovative ways to inspire people to live in their best health. She also offers group coaching programs and personalized consultations. She is also happily married and the mother of three amazing children. Best-selling Author of Worship & Wellness- The Discovery www.droluchimd.com. Read the rest of this entry »
April 1, 2021
In Episode 32 Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Kindred talk about all things dealing with Black hair. As an innovative Dermatologist working with cutting edge treatments, Dr. Kindred is in the perfect position to bust myths. If you have ever wondered why your hair won't grow or if rice water is really good for your hair then this is the podcast episode you want to check out. If alopecia is a concern for you, please listen! And by the way, I just want to remind you that your hair is great! Whether its straight, curly, thinning or thick, your hair is great, Sis!
That's right, women of color often hear SO much negativity about their hair, skin, and more. But, now is the time to embrace this gift that grows from our scalp. "Our Hair is Great: Busting Myths with Dr. Kindred." is here to help us love the hair we wear and the skin we are in. I learned so much from her and even geeked out a little bit with the technical aspects. I know that all of us will learn from this esteemed, physician, author, business owner, community leader, wife and mother.
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March 24, 2021
On episode 31: Dr. Stephanie talks with Kamiah Turmon, owner and CEO of "You're beautiful regardless" Kamiah is 26 years old, a nurse of 9 years and from New York. This young nurse is wise beyond her years and shares her wisdom and life experiences freely during this episode. Having struggled with doubt about her own beauty because of hair, skin color and body shape, she wants to boost the self-esteem of other women so they know unequivocally that they are beautiful just the way God made them. During the conversation, Kamiah talks about all of the wonderfully unexpected things that have happened in her life as well as some of the painful losses that lead her to create "You're beautiful regardless" She created her first wig for a family member who was diagnosed with cancer and lost her hair. Now the business has grown into so much more, but spreading this message of love and self-worth is still at the center of it all. You're Beautiful Regardless (YBR) is a company whose sole mission is to educate, empower and uplift women and girls to choose their own definition of beauty while connecting them to some other pretty amazing people. She says: "I want you to remember that no matter how many times you change your looks, no matter how long, short or bald your hair is, no matter the complexion of your skin, what you've been through or where you came from, You're Beautiful Regardless" IG: Yourebeautifulregardless Read the rest of this entry »
March 17, 2021
In Episode 30 Dr. Stephanie talks to her college classmate Valda Coryat, Chief Marketing Officer at Trulieve, about "Embracing the Unexpected in Life & Business." One of the unexpected things that they touch on is Valda's role in the cannabis industry and how she became a cannabis advocate. The conversation covers many unexpected twists and turns in Valda's personal and professional life and some will just make you say, Wow! Val is full of wisdom for those in corporate America and for women just living life on their own terms. One of the wise things she shares is "Say yes to the unexpected. You can’t plan everything. Many of my greatest life moments happened when I embraced the unexpected & walked forward to do something I had never done before. Be bold & have faith in that next step!"
Here are just a few of the leadership pearls that she shares in this episode:
*Stay learning and stay creative (Read!)
*Have a board of advisors (coaches and sponsors)
*Trust your instincts, “street smarts”, savvy, “gut.”
*Listen and learn; watch and observe
*How you lose is important !
Valda Received her B.A. from Duke University and MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Ms. Coryat has delivered award winning innovation and consumer inspired multi-media campaigns. She has created profitable brand growth at companies including Colgate-Palmolive, Avon, and Heineken. She previously led the National Mango Board’s Marketing across the consumer, retail, and foodservice verticals. After a long career in New York City, Ms. Coryat now calls Florida home and works as Chief Marketing Officer at Trulieve, a leading Cannabis MSO (multi-state operator)
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March 11, 2021
Ep. 29: In this episode Dr. Stephanie and Tamara Baptise , the college application Specialist, talk about getting into college. If you have a teenager or know someone who does then you have probably wondered, worried or been curious about how this whole college thing is working now. Students can't visit college campuses, they can't sit for the SAT and ACT. What is going on? And even outside of the pandemic, getting your kids into college causes a lot of sleepless nights for families. I assure you that Tamara Baptiste has the answers to all of your questions. She certainly put my mind at ease. We even touched on HBCU's. Affectionately known as "Ms. Tamara" to students, she is the Founder & Owner of TCAS (The College Application Specialist). Since 2015, she has guided students into their new collegiate endeavors. A few of the schools her students have been accepted into include: MIT, Cornell, Penn State, Howard, Morehouse, Drexel, Georgia Tech, and many more! As a 2-time Cornell University graduate herself, she utilizes her 20+ years in management to help students identify their options and prepare for success - with as little stress as possible. This wife and advocate for women and young girls shares amazing tips with us https://www.thecollegeappspecialist.com/ The College Application Specialist on Facebook
March 5, 2021
Episode 28: Dr. Stephanie talks with Christina M. Johnson, the host of the M.O.M.M.Y podcast to talk about our lives and maybe yours, that is the life of Mompreneurs. As a publisher and owner of Testimony Publishing she hears lots of stories and knows how to tell a good story. She is passionate about helping you tell your story.
Christina s a woman of enduring faith, the wife of an adoring husband, the mother of their 8 wonder-filled children, and a passionate lover-of-life who is determined to live her best life now! Mrs. Johnson was born into poverty & raised with little resources. But she overcame the odds, and some of her accolades include the All-City and Maryland State Regional championships in the 400-meters, MEAC championship titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, and Junior Olympian in the 800-meters. Christina has a heart to help Mompreneurs and small business owners plan, pen, and publish their next work of art. With a B.S. in General Biology and receiving Reading Instruction training from Johns Hopkins University, she has decades of research training. She also served as Co-Chair and Director of Corporate Sponsorship for NCWE Fund, Inc. and is the visionary and creator of the Mompreneur 5-Day Author Challenge, Power Prose LIVE, and the Write To 6-Figures virtual trainings. You can check out some of her books and products on Amazon.
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February 24, 2021
In Episode 27, Dr. Stephanie has a conversation with Quanda Bryant about self care. When people think about #relationshipgoals, they typically think of couples that look like they have it all together. But, what about having #relationshipgoals with ourselves? Actually, how well we love ourselves can determine how well other people love us. We need to set the example for how we want to be loved. We get into this and so much more in this conversation.
As the CEO of Diamonds & Pearls Events, LLC, Ms. Quanda Bryant provides revitalizing products for women and resources that help them identify and pursue their purpose. She believes in helping other women unlock their potential in entrepreneurship with encouragement, inner healing, and healthy emotional development. She organizes and hosts various events, while promoting organizations geared towards empowering others. Ms. Bryant is a certified teacher with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education (Iona College in New York) and a Masters in Reading (Nova Southeastern University in Florida).
February 18, 2021
In Episode 26, Dr. Stephanie shares the infectious energy and passion of her guest Jacquece Moore with you. Jacquece would definitely not label herself a "Super Mom " but when you hear her story and that of her autistic daughter Jasmine you may beg to differ. By being vulnerable and transparent in her moment of weakness she has inspired a movement and provided support to many other moms with autistic children. If you have ever discovered your own superpowers in the midst of your weakness you will relate and if you are still searching for your superpowers, let us help you find them.
There's a saying that goes, "You never know how strong you are until you HAVE to be!" And I can think of no other person who exemplifies this than our next guest - Jacquece Moore. This young lady is a mother and author pursuing her Master's Degree in English-Second Language. But one of her current passions is being an Advocate for Autism. Her daughter, Jasmine, has reignited a passion within and caused her to open up another corridor of her heart and purpose. Ms. Moore created an online community called "LearningwithJasmine" and serves as a Parent Supporter to other parents with beautiful autistic children. Sunday, she will discuss with me "Discovering My Hidden Superpowers in My Weakest Moments."
February 12, 2021
Episode 25: Dr. Stephanie talks to the International speaker, author and Elder Kimberly Speights about how she had to get stripped down to her barest self to be able to see how dysfunctional she was. She explains the journey of how God took that dysfunction and showed her that she was destined for greatness. She has lived a colorful life and shares her raw story with women wherever she goes. When you hear what she has to say you will be blown away by her openness, candor and heart for people. It is easy to see why she touches so many hearts.
Kimberly Speights is the epitome of "I don't look like what I've been through." As a woman with a tumultuous past, intertwined with with drugs, sex, and money , she was given another chance by God. This chance allowed he to come out of despair and into destiny. She has used her testimony to pull others out of dangerous lifestyles and mindsets. As the Founder & Executive Director of "Empowered to Overcome, Inc." she purposely pours back into the community and has a no-nonsense approach. She uses transparency to bring real healing and deliverance. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Christian Counseling and has graced many platforms across the country. She is a mother and wife, while injecting the masses with renewed mindsets and hope. As a published author, her book title is this week's topic - "From Dangerous Disastrous Dysfunction to Destiny!
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February 4, 2021
Episode 24: Dr. Stephanie talks to the amazing Whitney Hogans aka about the topic that just so happens to be the title of her bestselling book "The Pain is Real But the Promise is Eternal: What To Do When God's Will Hurts" Whitney is wise beyond her years and truly has the ear of God. But she is so authentic and transparent about her pain and suffering which draws people to her. From being a young widow to raising a child with autism to trying to date, she keeps it real. She has amassed quite the following through her books, her Radio show and now her publishing company. Sometimes we don't get the yes that we want from God and it can shake us to our core; do we become bitter and rebellious or do we cry out and cling to Him until we receive peace no matter how long that takes?
Affectionately known as "Whitney J," this Mother, Best Selling Author, Radio Personality, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker is doing one thing - chasing after God's heart. On that path, she has published a best seller on Amazon. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Ethics from Mid America Christian University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education (Interdisciplinary Studies) from Liberty University, and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership in Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University.