Winning Season

A ZeroGap.co Production

Winning Season is The Podcast for women leaders who work in male-dominated industries—hosted by the bestselling author & Founder of ZeroGap.co Jacqueline V. Twillie. On the show, you’ll learn tools and strategies that help women enhance their leadership blueprint and embrace their power to be effective in work and life. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support read less
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Storytelling in Sales: Erica Franklin's Winning Strategy
20-03-2024
Storytelling in Sales: Erica Franklin's Winning Strategy
In this episode, host Jacqueline Twillie interviews Erica Franklin, a sales consultant and philanthropist, about her sales career and journey to becoming a global philanthropist. Erica shares her experience of breaking free from the myth of the strong Black woman and embracing a softer life. She also discusses the importance of trust, learning, and storytelling in sales and leadership. Erica offers advice for setting up a successful business, including investing in technology and resources. She emphasizes the value of knowing your worth and shares her journey of taking a sabbatical and transitioning into entrepreneurship. Erica concludes by expressing her gratitude and fulfillment in her current winning season. Takeaways Sales can be a male-dominated industry, but underrepresented leaders must embrace their unique strengths and redefine gender roles in the workplace.Breaking free from the myth of the strong Black woman and embracing a softer life is essential for personal and professional growth.Trust, learning, and storytelling are fundamental values that enhance sales and leadership effectiveness.Investing in technology and resources and taking a strategic approach to business development can set entrepreneurs up for success.Knowing your worth and willingness to take risks is crucial for personal and professional growth. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:36 Theme: Imagine a Gender Equal World 04:11 Busting the Myth of the Strong Black Woman 05:56 Embracing a Soft Life 08:07 Supporting Others to Embrace a Soft Life 08:33 Setting Up for Success in Business 10:04Values that Inspire Daily Leadership 11:47 Journey to be a Global Philanthropist 13:44 Honing Values and Building Confidence 15:59 Recognizing a Winning Season 21:56 Understanding the Value You Bring 23:04 Boosting Confidence and Leadership 24:53 Recognizing a Winning Season 26:19 Connecting with Erica Franklin --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Dynamic Duo PT: Transforming Lives with Compassion, Laughter, and Leadership
19-03-2024
Dynamic Duo PT: Transforming Lives with Compassion, Laughter, and Leadership
Episode Summary Dr. Tyre and Dr. Angie, known as Dynamic Duo PT, talk about their journey in physical therapy and how important it is to show compassion and care to their patients. They also believe that laughter plays a vital role in therapy and strive to create an inclusive and enjoyable environment for their patients. During their conversation, they discuss the significance of celebrating women who make history and how they draw inspiration from Michelle Obama and John Maxwell. The duo emphasizes the values that drive their leadership approach, such as respect, compassion, and integrity. They share insights gained from their journey as entrepreneurs and the recognition they received as the Black Business Emerging Business of the Year. Finally, they discuss the importance of recognizing a winning season and how faith plays a crucial role in personal and professional development.TakeawaysCompassion and care are essential in physical therapy, and creating an inclusive and fun environment can significantly benefit patients.Laughter plays a significant role in therapy, helping patients feel better and enjoy the moment.Celebrating women making history is essential, and women should be acknowledged and valued beyond just one month.Leadership advice, such as not allowing things beyond one's control to overwhelm one and celebrating the little wins, can boost one's personal confidence.Faith is crucial in personal and professional development, providing grounding, peace, and guidance.Chapters00:00 Introduction00:42 Transition to Physical Therapy05:10 The Role of Laughter in Therapy07:13 Creating an Inclusive and Fun Environment08:47 Celebrating Women Making History09:38 Overcoming Challenges as Black Female Physical Therapists11:15 Inspiration from Michelle Obama and John Maxwell13:59 Values that Drive Leadership Approach21:16 Boosting Personal Confidence through Leadership Advice23:42 Insights Gained on the Entrepreneurship Journey27:36 Receiving the Black Business Emerging Business Award28:35 Recognizing a Winning Season33:06 The Importance of Faith in Personal and Professional Development38:05 Connecting with Dynamic Duo PT Plus https://www.dynamicduopt.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Empowering Change: LaDondra Wilson's Mission for Social Responsibility
17-03-2024
Empowering Change: LaDondra Wilson's Mission for Social Responsibility
Episode Summary LaDondra Wilson, an inspiring leader and vice president of social responsibility for the Dallas Wings, shares her journey of perseverance and empowerment with us. She discusses her pivotal role in breaking down barriers and promoting inclusion for marginalized communities. LaDondra's story of embracing failure and using it as a catalyst for growth and purpose is truly inspiring. Her emphasis on the importance of philanthropy, giving back to society, and finding a sense of purpose in life resonates deeply. Her advice on developing leaders and being an unapologetic leader is invaluable. LaDondra also discusses her experience as a black woman executive in the WNBA and the Dallas Wings' well-deserved victory in the season. Her story is a powerful reminder of the importance of resilience, determination, and leadership in achieving success. TakeawaysEmbrace failure as an opportunity to grow and find your purpose.Philanthropy is not just about giving money but also giving time, talent, and resources.Find alignment with your purpose to fulfill your potential and make a greater impact.Develop your leadership skills and learn how to work with different leadership types.Representation matters - inspire others by being visible and creating opportunities for marginalized communities.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background03:01 Inspiring Inclusion and Empowerment06:10 Embracing Failure and Growth09:43 Philanthropy and Giving Back13:03 Finding Alignment and Purpose15:00 Developing Leaders and Knowing Your Why20:05 Being a Black Woman Executive in the WNBA22:22 The Dallas Wings' Winning Season25:00 Realizing a Winning Season28:05 Connecting with LaDondra Wilson --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
From Beauty Labs to Leadership: The Manessa Lormejuste Journey
11-03-2024
From Beauty Labs to Leadership: The Manessa Lormejuste Journey
Manessa Lormejuste, a Beauty Scientist and Product Developer, shared her career journey at L'Oreal. She emphasized the significance of self-advocacy, taking risks, networking, being true to oneself, and paying it forward. Furthermore, she highlighted L'Oreal's diversity and inclusion initiatives and the positive impact of mentorship. Manessa is also a LinkedIn Creator, 2022 LinkedIn Top Voice in Beauty, Beauty Tech Enthusiast, Speaker, and Consultant. Connect with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/manessa-lormejuste/ Takeaways Self-advocacy is crucial for career growth and development. It is important to advocate for oneself and ask for what one wants. Taking risks can lead to new opportunities and personal growth. Embrace new challenges and step out of your comfort zone. Networking across, not just up, can be more impactful for career advancement. Building relationships with colleagues at all levels can lead to new opportunities and collaborations. Being true to oneself is essential for personal and professional success. Embrace your authentic self and bring your unique perspective to your work. Paying it forward through mentorship and sharing your experiences can inspire and empower others in their career journeys. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:51 Reflecting on Career Journey at L'Oreal 06:09 Self-Advocacy 08:56 Taking Risks 12:07 Networking Across, Not Just Up 15:48 Being True to Yourself 23:54 Paying It Forward --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Unbought & Unbossed: Celebrating Shirley Chisholm's Trailblazing Legacy
10-03-2024
Unbought & Unbossed: Celebrating Shirley Chisholm's Trailblazing Legacy
In this episode, Jacqueline Twillie reflects on the remarkable career of Shirley Chisholm, who was the first black woman to be elected to the US Congress and also the first black woman to run for the Democratic nomination for president. Chisholm played a significant role in breaking down barriers and advocating for civil rights, women's rights, and the needs of marginalized communities. She encouraged others to bring their own chair to the table and be a voice for the voiceless. Chisholm rejected stereotypes and taught the power of self-perception. Her legacy continues to inspire advocacy, courage, and change. Takeaways Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the US Congress and the first black woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.Chisholm advocated for civil rights, women's rights, and the needs of the marginalized.She encouraged others to bring their chair to the table microphone and be a voice for the voiceless.Chisholm rejected stereotypes and taught the power of self-perception.Her legacy continues to inspire advocacy, courage, and change. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Inspiration 01:26 Shirley Chisholm's Monumental Career 03:19 Trailblazing Presidential Run 04:48 Recognition and Legacy 05:42 Call to Action and Conclusion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Her Texas: The Visionary Journey of Jasmin Brand
09-03-2024
Her Texas: The Visionary Journey of Jasmin Brand
Jasmine Brand, the founder of Her Texas, has been making strides in empowering women in business and driving economic development. In the conversation, she shares her inspiring journey of launching Her Texas, a platform that connects and supports women entrepreneurs across Texas. Jasmine believes in the power of investing in women-owned businesses and how it can contribute to gender equality and economic empowerment. She stresses the need for more resources and opportunities for women-led businesses to thrive and succeed. During the conversation, Jasmine also highlights the Share the Mic Texas campaign, which aims to amplify the voices of Black women in business and create opportunities for them to connect with other women entrepreneurs. She explains how this campaign has positively impacted economic empowerment and significantly changed the industry. Jasmine shares insights from her book Pretty Girls Have Options and discusses her leadership style and values. She believes in leading by example and empowering others to lead and take charge. Towards the end of the conversation, Jasmine reflects on a moment when she realized she was in a winning season and invites listeners to connect with Her Texas. Her Texas is a community-driven platform that provides support, resources, and opportunities for women entrepreneurs to grow and succeed. Connect with Jasmin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminbrand/ Learn more about HerTexas HerTexas.coChapters00:00 Introduction and Background01:32 The Birth of Her Texas05:55 Empowering Women and Driving Economic Development06:23 The Power of Investing in Women-Owned Businesses09:56 Imagine a Gender Equal World10:20 Contributing to Gender Equality on International Women's Day13:08 Share the Mic Texas and Economic Empowerment15:21 Building a Hot Brand and Setting Standards23:34 Inspiration from Family24:30 Writing the Book 'Pretty Girls Have Options'31:54 Realizing a Winning Season35:26 Connecting with Her Texas --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
The Ascend Method: Gala Jackson Dobbins' Vision for Women's Success
08-03-2024
The Ascend Method: Gala Jackson Dobbins' Vision for Women's Success
Jacqueline Twillie interviews Gala Jackson Dobbins, an executive and leadership coach, in this episode. They discuss Gala's background and what inspired her to write the book Courage, Clarity, and Confidence. The conversation centers on the significance of authenticity, confidence, and curiosity in leadership. Gala shares her values, approach to leadership, and vision for a gender-equal world. They delve into the Ascend method outlined in the book, which empowers women to redefine success and navigate their professional and personal journeys. The discussion concludes with a conversation on recognizing a winning season and ways to connect with the Gala. TakeawaysAuthenticity, confidence, and curiosity are crucial qualities for effective leadership. Building relationships and valuing oneself is important for advancing in one's career. Breaking away from traditional job search methods is essential, as they often lead to pitfalls. Winning seasons can be recognized and embraced through personal experiences and milestones. Connecting with others and sharing accomplishments is not boastful but a way to add value and contribute to organizations. Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background02:05 What Makes Gala Gala03:45 The Inspiration for the Book07:24 Contributing to a Gender-Equal World08:47 Inspirations for Leadership Style09:14 Values in Leadership Approach11:02 Spotlighting Women and International Women's Day17:12 Pivotal Moment in Career and Life19:37 The Permission Slip Exercise22:21 Authentic Alignment and Success24:49 Cultural Expectations and Success25:48 Breaking Away from Traditional Methods28:09 Common Pitfalls in Traditional Methods31:29 Realizing a Winning Season33:21 Connecting with Gala34:22 Closing Remarks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
A Legacy of Leadership: How Sevilla Dawson Influences Today's Workforce
07-03-2024
A Legacy of Leadership: How Sevilla Dawson Influences Today's Workforce
Sevilla Washington Dawson is the grandmother of Jacqueline V. Twillie, who is the founder of ZeroGap, the host of the Winning Season Podcast, and a best-selling author. Sevilla has had an inspiring journey, which she shares with us in detail. She talks about her experiences growing up, the choices she made in her career, the dynamics of the workplace, and her advice for young professionals. Sevilla started her career as a secretary and eventually became a manager at a beauty supply store. She encountered numerous challenges throughout her professional journey but overcame them with sheer diligence and self-confidence. Sevilla firmly believes that women should know their worth and not hesitate to negotiate for what they deserve. She emphasizes the importance of a strong work ethic, clarity in instructions, and knowledge in any field. Sevilla underscores the pivotal role of family and community support in molding her career path. Her ultimate aspiration is for a future where women are treated equitably in the workforce.TakeawaysCommunity and family support can greatly influence career choices and success. Hard work, confidence, and knowing your value are key to overcoming challenges in the workplace.Negotiating for what you deserve is important and should not be feared.Continuous learning, clear instructions, and a strong work ethic contribute to career growth and success.Chapters00:00 Introduction00:34 Childhood Education01:20 Schooling Structure01:32 Experience in School03:52 Career Choice: Secretary04:29 First Job Experience05:03 Diversity in the Workplace06:16 Role Model for Younger Brothers06:43 Opportunities for Black Women in the Insurance Field07:29 Transition to Manager at Beauty Supply08:05 Career Progression at Sally Beauty Supply08:54 Traveling for Work09:31 Challenges Faced in Career11:17 Accomplishments in Career12:17 Negotiating for a Raise13:16 Overcoming Fear in Negotiation13:58 Advice for Standing Out in Careers15:11 Importance of Self-Value16:14 Importance of Knowledge and Skills18:48 Love for People and Money19:20 Teaching a Negotiation Class19:45 No Regrets in Career20:54 Importance of Family Support21:06 Hope for Gender Equality in the Workforce22:25 Equal Opportunities for Women23:46 Realization of Being in a Winning Season25:48 Influence on Others26:16 Advice: Do Not Fear and Seek Knowledge --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Empower Your Pocket: Shannah Compton-Game on Overcoming Money Myths
07-03-2024
Empower Your Pocket: Shannah Compton-Game on Overcoming Money Myths
In this episode of the podcast, Jacqueline Twillie, a renowned author, speaker, and career coach, interviews Shannah Compton-Game, a leading money expert, entrepreneur, and founder of the Millennial Money Podcast. During the interview, they delve deeply into various topics related to personal finance, including the emotional aspect of money, the significance of gender equality in the financial world, common money myths, and the Un-F Your Relationship with Money course.Shannah emphasizes the importance of being open and vulnerable about money mistakes and shares her values that drive decision-making, which are grounded in authenticity, transparency, and integrity. She also highlights the significance of having regular money dates, which involve setting aside time to talk openly and honestly about money with your partner or loved one. She provides practical tips for improving financial literacy, such as reading personal finance blogs, books, and podcasts and seeking guidance from financial experts. The episode concludes with Shannah sharing her inspiration from her dog, Winnie, and ways to connect with her online, including her website, social media channels, and podcast. Throughout the interview, Jacqueline and Shannah engage in a lively and informative conversation that will resonate with anyone interested in improving their financial well-being and achieving financial freedom. Takeaways Money decisions are often driven by our emotions rather than just math. Gender equality is crucial in the financial industry. Some common money myths need to be debunked, such as the belief that money is only about math, that achieving goals is solely about saving money, and that being debt-free is always the best option. The course, "Un-F Your Relationship with Money", can help individuals overcome these myths and develop a healthier relationship with money. Being vulnerable and open about money mistakes is important for personal growth and learning. Values such as intentionality and curiosity drive decision-making in the financial realm. Money dates, or intentional meetings to discuss finances, can help individuals take control of their money and make empowered decisions.Recommended money moves include understanding one's mindset, improving financial literacy, and setting goals with a spending plan. Successful investing requires patience, loyalty, and forgiveness. Improving financial literacy can be achieved through podcasts, finding a money mentor, and being mindful of what one pays attention to. The course, "Un-F Your Relationship with Money", offers a supportive community and practical tools for personal growth. Get on the waitlist for the course here https://etmpod.link/moneycourse.  Inspiration can come from unexpected sources, such as Shannah's dog, Winnie.  Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background03:06 The Importance of the Emotional Side of Money06:10 Women's History Month and Gender Equality07:55 Common Money Myths11:12 Un-F Your Relationship with Money Course13:21 Being Vulnerable and Open about Money Mistakes14:40 Values that Drive Decision-Making16:01 The Importance of Money Dates23:29 Mindset for Successful Investing24:19 Tips for Improving Financial Literacy25:35 Un-F Your Relationship with Money Course Details27:10 Inspiration from Shana's Dog, Winnie28:17 How to Connect with Shana Online hello@everyonestalkinmoney.com and https://everyonestalkinmoney.com/28:59 Closing Remarks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Weddings and Wisdom: Insights from Gigi McDowell on Leadership and Love
05-03-2024
Weddings and Wisdom: Insights from Gigi McDowell on Leadership and Love
In this captivating episode, Gigi McDowell, the founder of Fetefully, takes us on a journey through her life and experiences of running a virtual wedding planning platform. Gigi's passion for weddings started at a young age, and she founded her first company when she was just 13 years old. She shares the challenges female founders face regarding fundraising and inspiring inclusion in the workplace. Gigi believes that sharing stories and being transparent as a leader is paramount. She also elaborates on how Fetefully uses technology to create accessible and stress-free wedding planning experiences. Her leadership values of passion, transparency, and love are truly inspiring. Gigi recommends the book 'Chop Wood, Carry Water,' highlighting the importance of maintaining discipline in a winning season. Overall, this episode is an excellent source of inspiration for all the aspiring entrepreneurs. Takeaways Passion and curiosity can lead to a successful career in any industry.Supportive parents and mentors are crucial in nurturing and encouraging young talent.Gender equality in fundraising is essential for creating a more inclusive entrepreneurial landscape.Sharing stories and being transparent can inspire and empower others.Technology can be leveraged to make traditionally expensive and inaccessible services more affordable and accessible.Leadership values like passion, transparency, and love can drive decision-making and create a positive work environment.Fetefully offers a virtual wedding planning platform that connects couples with professional wedding planners and provides a stress-free planning experience.Fetefully is accessible and can be used for various life events, including birthdays, anniversaries, and date nights.Success is a result of preparation, opportunity, and maintaining discipline.Connect with Gigi and Fetfully on LinkedIn and through the Fetfully website. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:59 Passion for Weddings and Early Career 05:58 Supportive Parent and Starting a Business 09:08 Gender Equality in Fundraising 11:04 Inspiring Inclusion and Sharing Stories 13:02 Inspiration and Leadership Values 14:59 Fetefully: A Virtual Wedding Planning Platform 22:56 Best Advice and Planning Her Own Wedding 27:06 Gifting Fetefully and Other Life Events 29:01 Realizing a Winning Season 31:59 Connecting with Gigi and Fetfully https://www.fetefully.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Consistency: The Key Ingredient to Success with Cheryl Monroe
04-03-2024
Consistency: The Key Ingredient to Success with Cheryl Monroe
In this episode, we hear from Cheryl Monroe - a community leader and businesswoman. She shares her insights on leadership and Women's History Month. Cheryl emphasizes the importance of consistency in achieving success and highlights the need for gender equality. She also talks about her inspirations, including John Maxwell and Bishop Robert J. Taylor, and their impact on her leadership style. Cheryl shares her experiences with mentorship and the valuable lessons she's learned from influential figures in her life. She stresses the importance of emulating excellence and eliminating excuses in leadership. Cheryl reflects on the significance of Women's History Month and the incredible accomplishments of women throughout history. She also discusses her philanthropic efforts and the establishment of her nonprofit organization, HIP (Healthy Hair Image and Posture). Finally, she shares her personal challenge of listening to an audiobook daily and its positive impact on her personal growth. Takeaways Consistency is the recipe for success in any endeavor.Inclusion is essential in creating a gender-equal world.Leadership inspiration can come from various sources, including authors like John Maxwell and Bishop Robert J. Taylor.Emulating excellence and eliminating excuses are key to achieving success.Women's History Month celebrates the accomplishments of women throughout history.Philanthropy and supporting others are important aspects of leadership.Personal development and time management are crucial for growth and success.Influence and relationships play a significant role in effective leadership. Chapters 00:00 Introduction 00:30 Getting to Know Cheryl Monroe 03:49 Inspire Inclusion in a Gender-Equal World 05:35 Leadership Style and Inspirations 09:20 Mentorship and Leadership Lessons 11:30 Emulating Excellence and Eliminating Excuses 12:48 Women's History Month and Accomplishments 14:09 Boosting Confidence as a Leader 15:14 Realizing a Winning Season 19:17 HIP: Healthy Hair Image and Posture 21:51 Personal Development and Time Management 25:45 The Power of Influence and Relationships 26:15 Closing Remarks --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
The Power of Pausing and Reflecting with Dr. Erin Wheeler
03-03-2024
The Power of Pausing and Reflecting with Dr. Erin Wheeler
In this episode, Dr. Erin Wheeler discusses her journey as a leadership coach and the importance of authenticity and inclusion in male-dominated industries. She emphasizes the need for individuals to operate to their strengths and set boundaries to avoid burnout. Dr. Wheeler also shares her inspirations for her leadership style and the significance of Women's History Month in recognizing the accomplishments of women. She highlights the power of pausing and reflecting and the transformative impact of Gallup's Strengths Finder Assessment. The episode concludes with information on how to connect with Dr. Wheeler. Takeaways Operate in your strengths and be authentic in male-dominated industries.Set boundaries to avoid burnout and preserve yourself.Recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women during Women's History Month.Take time to pause and reflect on your goals and values. Dr. Wheeler on LinkedIn Gracefully Productive Website https://gracefullyproductive.com/ Chapters 00:00Introduction 02:05 Who is Dr. Erin Wheeler 03:10 Women's History Month and Leadership 04:31 Authenticity and Inclusion 07:58 Switching Gears and Operating in Strengths 10:01 Inspirations for Leadership Style 12:22 Setting Boundaries and Preserving Yourself 13:21 Core Values for Decision Making 16:32 The Annual Retreat and Intentionality 22:05 The Power of Pausing and Reflecting 23:25 Gallup's Strengths Finder Assessment 26:07 Recognizing a Winning Season 29:33 Connecting with Dr. Erin Wheeler 31:05 Conclusion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Essence of Black Girl Magic with Vanne McMillan
02-03-2024
Essence of Black Girl Magic with Vanne McMillan
In this episode, fashion artist and designer Vanne McMillan shares her journey as a mother and an artist. She talks about her vision for a world where gender equality is a top priority and highlights the significance of supporting and empowering women, particularly women of color, in industries that are typically male-dominated. Vanne also discusses her creative process in elevating Black Girl Magic and the essence of Black women's strength and beauty. She emphasizes the value of self-care and finding peace in challenging times. The episode concludes with a celebration of friendship and personal growth. Takeaways Support and empower women, especially women of color, in male-dominated industries.Celebrate and elevate Black Girl Magic, emphasizing the strength and beauty of Black women.Practice self-care and find peace in challenging times.Value and nurture friendships that inspire and support personal growth. Connect with Vanne https://www.vannemcmillan.com & on Instagram Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:53 Envisioning a Gender Equal World 05:55 Inspiration from Strong Women 09:01 Values and Self-Care 12:04 Elevating Black Girl Magic 14:59 Essence of Black Girl Magic 21:05 Creating a Gender Equal Industry 24:00 Finding Peace and Happiness 26:56 Celebrating Friendship and Growth --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
Inspiring Inclusion with Stacey Guillén Bridges
01-03-2024
Inspiring Inclusion with Stacey Guillén Bridges
In this episode, host Jacqueline interviews Stacey Guillén Bridges, a dynamic leader and vice president of client relations at Career Management Partners. Stacey shares her personal journey and the impact of her family and cultural background on her leadership style. She discusses her role in contributing to a gender-equal world and the importance of inspiring inclusion. Stacey also provides valuable insights on active listening, embracing different leadership styles, and the transformative power of motherhood. She concludes by sharing her perspective on recognizing a winning season and invites listeners to connect with her. Episode Takeaways Embrace your family and cultural background as it shapes your identity and leadership style.Contribute to a gender-equal world by serving and inspiring others.Practice active listening to build trust and rapport with others.Step out of your comfort zone and be open to different leadership styles.Motherhood enhances leadership by teaching patience, embracing imperfections, and undergoing personal growth. Connect with Stacey on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceyguillen/ Chapters 00:00Introduction and Getting to Know Stacey Bridges 05:04Contributing to a Gender-Equal World 10:16Inspiration and Incorporating Practices 15:43Leadership Style and International Leadership 23:43Impactful Leadership Advice 28:38Motherhood and Leadership 31:12Recognizing a Winning Season 35:37 Connecting with Stacey Bridges --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
The Confidence Compass: Navigating Competence, Clarity, and Curiosity
26-01-2024
The Confidence Compass: Navigating Competence, Clarity, and Curiosity
In this podcast episode, Whitney and I discuss the relationship between confidence, competence, and clarity. Whitney emphasizes that curiosity is a skill that leaders possess and that recognizing catalysts can drive fulfillment in work. As our conversation unfolds, we delve into aligning with your goals through the Cs. We also discuss the significance of knowing what triggers you regarding work boundaries and how to be intentional about your actions. Our discussion gets a little spicy when we talk about burning bridges and how to move past certain things. Whitney reminds us that we must relentlessly pursue our interests and make room for people who respect our boundaries. As a multifaceted entrepreneur, Whitney Barkley wears many hats, but her mission is clear: to help others unleash their full potential. She achieves this through training, podcasting, public speaking, and personal brand-based content marketing. With almost a decade in content marketing, she brings a wealth of experience and a touch of flair to personal branding. Whitney's journey also includes directing the Greater West Dayton Incubator and authoring the nationally distributed children's affirmation book Hey, Black Girl! She is not just an ideas person but a businesswoman who makes things happen. The achiever inside her ensures every project under her wing reaches its highest potential. Whitney hosts the Pink Lemonade Podcast, a professional speaker, and an author. She has mastered the art of storytelling, and this skill, combined with her love for ideation, enables her to create unique, resonant content strategies that elevate personal brands. Driven by a significant mindset, she strives for success and meaningful achievement. Every project she undertakes aims to leave a memorable, positive impact on individuals and communities. Whitney's futuristic vision guides her in staying ahead in the digital marketing realm, while her relator strength helps her forge authentic relationships with clients, communities, and partners. Her mission in life is to create not just content but meaningful legacies through impactful projects. Children's Book: https://www.luvyoursstationery.com/products/hey-black-girl-childrens-book Connect with Whitney on LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitneylbarkley/ Pink Lemonade Podcast https://pinklemonadepodcast.com/ Speakerazzi https://www.speakerazzi.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
A Powerful Practice for the Mindful and Resilient Leader
23-02-2022
A Powerful Practice for the Mindful and Resilient Leader
This episode features a powerful guided meditation by guest Emefa Boamah! You'll fell like you're sitting in the room with these two during the conversation.  Meet the EMBODIMENT COACH, Emefa Boamah! She is a Grounded Healer, Speaker and Master Facilitator who is in the process of becoming an ICF Accredited Certified Embodiment Coach at Coaching Evolved™ . She also has certification in Breathwork, EFT, NLP and Trauma Informed Care Training. She holds a Social Change Leadership Diploma from Dallas’s premier Executive Leadership Academy, Stagen, designed to amplify and elevate the voices of powerful women leaders. In particular, leaders who are committed to social change that privileges community voices that need to be heard so that fresh sustainable solutions emerge and are nurtured. Emefa has years of creating memorable and transformational experiences and she has partnered with World Class Facilitators and coaches to create space for transformations to occur as part of Stagen. She has created, held, and activated spaces that were inclusive, intentional, and ultimately transformative, and served as a pivotal resource for brands like Whole Foods, Satori Capital and Eosera, as they explored the vital intersection of social good, profit, and community-centered leadership. Emefa lives in Dallas with her cat, and volunteers her time as part of the founders of Local Queer Collective and a Board Member of Promote Love Movement. Partner with Emefa to explore how to use this holistic, modality coaching method to confidently co-create lasting transformation and move from disconnected to integrated. Check out her work at https://emefaboamah.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support
The Shesurgence in Dallas, TX
11-02-2022
The Shesurgence in Dallas, TX
In this episode, we are joined by Jessica Heer and Latosha Bruff from Dallas Regional Chamber. Jessica Heer is the Senior Vice President, Regional Marketing and Talent attraction. She leads the Dallas Regional Chamber’s regional marketing initiative to attract businesses and talent to the Dallas region. Latosha Bruff is the Senior Vice President of Community Engagement. The two talk about the Dallas Regional Chamber Women’s Business Conference held on March 8, 2022.  They share some insights on how they came to work at Dallas Regional Chambers, The theme for this year’s DRC women’s business conference, Shesurgence. In this episode, you’ll hear about the speakers, and the flavor they will bring to the event. The speakers include Diana Trujillo, Mission Lead Mars 2020 Perseverance, and Jess Huang, Partner, Bay Area McKinsey.  Tune in to learn more about this and more exciting topics!  Episode highlights [02:52] The Dallas Regional Chambers Women’s Business Conference [03:12] How Jessica and Latosha came to work at Dallas Regional Chamber  [09:28] The theme for this year’s women business conference, She Surgence [11:35] The great recession that hit women hard in the past two years  [11:58] The speakers and the flavor they will bring to the event  [16:32] Where the conference will be held [20:48] Women looking to scale their small businesses to medium or large businesses  [23:29] The promo code for the event is "Winning" [24:55] The rapid questions  Notable quotes  “This is the time for the woman.”  “Women shift economic power because we don’t just get money and keep it to ourselves but go out to the community and spread it.”  Resources Links  DRC Women’s Business Conference drcevents.org\wbc use code "Winning" for a discount on up to two tickets https://www.dallaschamber.org/events/womens-business-conference/ This episode was sponsored by the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce.  About the Sponsor of this episode: Women’s Business Conference is consistently one of the most dynamic, engaging, and exciting events in the Dallas Region. Tuesday, March 8, 2022, conference marks the 24th year, bringing together regional executives and young professionals who will convene for a day of celebration, encouragement, and critical thinking with influential speakers and leaders. The 2022 program falls on International Women’s Day with a focus on the resurgence, reinvention, and resiliency of women. The DRC is excited for keynote sessions featuring: Jess Huang, a driving force behind McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace, who will highlight the data-driven insight on women’s progress in Corporate America and how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll; and Diana Trujillo who will share her story of exploration and ascent from Colombia to Mission Lead on the Mars Perseverance. The program will also include: Presentation of the YPL ATHENA® award to Alexis A. Clark at Hilti and ATHENA® Award to Alfreda Norman at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.An exciting marketplace with local founders, presented by Frost. We’ll feature a community of Dallas Region creators and entrepreneurs. Each diverse organization highlights a unique mission or product. Enjoy exploring their wares, be inspired by their mission, and support their work. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/winningseason/support