Breaking Boxes and Letting Go Expectations with Kyana Brathwaite

Breaking Boxes and Letting Go Expectations with Kyana Brathwaite

Kyana Brathwaite is a registered nurse and the CEO and founder of KB Caring Advocacy & Liaison Services (or KB CALS), a company that partners with their clients and assists them in an interactive and participatory process of discovering the best customized health and wellness plan for individuals, families, and businesses that will best fit their needs. In addition to planning, her company also coordinates support in the medical community, health systems, and with insurance providers. While giving her best to help others, she is also a wife and a homeschooling mother to two beautiful children.

Kyana joins me today to share how she broke the boxes she has put herself in as she learns to let go of expectations set by others and our society. Kyana shares how she started a bottom role as a nursing assistant, how she broke expectations along the way, and how she found herself helping others as the CEO of her own company. She also shares some compelling stories that exemplify being mindful of what others say so you can break expectations as well as being careful yourself so as not to put others in a box.

“It’s not just about you breaking your own box, but being mindful that you don’t put other people in the box because it’s comfortable for you.” – Kyana Brathwaite

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast:

  • Why Kyana’s mentors were a significant part of her career path.
  • The first box others have put Kyana in regarding the pace she’d have to do as she becomes a critical health care provider.
  • The box she broke that allowed her to blossom in her work.
  • Rich lessons to learn when she put herself in the apology box because of her pregnancy.
  • The opportunities that opened her up to want to have more autonomy and explore her nursing skills.
  • How her reputation preceded her and its effects on her career and working environment.
  • How her injury affected her career and her identity.
  • Why her next job turned out to be a total disaster.
  • The release she didn’t know she needed – until she got it.
  • What she dealt with as she became an entrepreneur.
  • How her career change affected her worth and the way she sees herself.
  • What she did to fill in the healthcare gap between the health system and care seekers.
  • How she was able to listen to patients individually at KB CALS.
  • Why she finds comfort in floatation therapy and hanging out with her mother-in-law.

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Sometimes, somebody else has to allow you to be you before you can really see who you are.

Connect with Kyana Brathwaite:

On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R. Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.

If you like what you hear on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women Podcast, Please subscribe, rate and share to help us ensure the ambitiously bold and brave have access to valuable life, love, and business balance tools.

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Now Go. Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy. But do it, BOLDLY!

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How to Change the Narrative of Your Life with Kristie Bergey

How to Change the Narrative of Your Life with Kristie Bergey

 

 

Kristie  Bergey is an Associate with Very Real Estate who helps people get new leases in a record-breaking time of less than 3 hours. With her background in real estate, she grasps the essence of the investment world. It is no surprise that she is also an entrepreneur who creates new businesses. Today, she travels the world and embraces the cultural differences in Philadelphia while owning three homes.

Kristie joins me today to share what led her to change the narrative of her life and how her change in mindset resulted in the success she’s currently enjoying today. She shares what inspired her to begin investing in herself, how she failed in her attempt to have a thriving business while clinging to a false sense of security as well as the things she would have done differently about these “crutches.” She also shares why she makes it a point to help others avoid the challenges she faced and her reflections and realizations along the way.

“It’s not about the ‘woulda, shoulda, coulda.’” – Kristie Bergey

 

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast:

  • How Kristie started with self-investment
  • Why you need to invest in yourself first
  • A hard lesson she learned about success
  • What you can do with the “blank slates” professionally and personally
  • What is a careerpreneur?
  • The significance of accepting pivots that happened in your life
  • How her romantic relationship evolved to another level of healthy friendship
  • Why she travels every year and engages with her surroundings
  • What she realized about self-care during her travels
  • Why she wants to focus on caring for her mental health

 

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Be intimate with yourself – do Pilates.

Connect with Kristie Bergey:

 

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On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R. Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.

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Now Go. Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy. But remember, do it, BOLDLY!

Thank you for listening!

 

 

Power Through Problems

Power Through Problems

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Season 4 is about the power up it’s time to build momentum people, many of you have been forced into a transition due to problems that you just don’t know how to get through. It’s no time for giving up, this cannot be another year where you are shamed by what people assume about you. It’s time to power through those problems and #ShakeTheShame

Today we talk about creating change due to the problems that we face in everyday life. With Bryan in particular we are going to explore the importance of understanding how you powered through those problems, how much you powered through those problems and in particular, what you data says about your problems.

Guest Expert Today: Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown is a Business Analytic Consultant with his company Tact Officials, LLC, where he uses his background and expertise in Management, Sales, Business & Data Analytics to help business’s achieve the level of success they desire.  Bryan founded Tact Officials after spending years in corporate America. Being disappointed with the results of how different organizations ran the operations and treated their employees, Bryan set out to form a company that would change the atmosphere of corporate America to bring a fresh outlook and value to the business realm and its employees experience

Bryan Brown received his ABS in Business Management from Everest University and a Certificate in Business Analytics from Aveta Business Institute.  He is a strong advocate for Entrepreneurship, as well as individuals using business tactics and operations to govern their personal and professional goals. His professional interests focuses on the analytical and inner workings of a business’s operations.  His current projects include helping small business’s revise and or develop their practices to gain the desired traction that they need to properly expand their network and achieve success in their business by increasing their footprint in their given market.  Bryan’s goal is to help every business find their version of success and thrive in it!

Key Points Mentioned

  • The guilt comes from people that think, “how dare I leave this opportunity” although they know that internally this is not where they are supposed to be
  • You should know everything about your time so you can set SMART goals to help you solve problems
  • The only way to track your goals is by setting up systematic processes
  • You have to understand how you achieved success, or you will have another problem on your hands.
  • Don’t just hustle harder, hustle smarter and whatever your efforts are, understand what that is.

The moment Johanna had to break expectations was he started his business with his wife, he had to learn how to power down from problems and power up for quality time.

Bryan’s Unapologetic Pause includes reading books, like to read a lot, being in a quiet space or outside like on the beach and sitting there and reading it, it will bring peace of mind. Taking a walk and have that veg out time where he watches a good show or plays a game where he just vegges out. Kickboxing.

A little Gentle Honesty  If you are not going to do something about it don’t complain about it, problem solve and if you are not sure where to go maybe you need to get some analytic behavioral problems systems and processes and reviews behind you to figure it out

Thank you to our guest expert, Bryan Brown

To contact Bryan and learn more about NLD,  Go to tactofficials.com

You can also connect with Bryan on any of the following social media channels:

Engage on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tactofficials/

Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/tactofficials

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Episode Sponsors & Resources Mentioned:

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Balance Boldly is a weekly podcast hosted by International Balance & Relationship Advisor, Naketa Thigpen with pop ups from her Creative Writing, direct to the point husband Dean.  Naketa provides a time, space and opportunity for Bold Women and a few Brave men to receive the decoded truth through raw, unfiltered stories of how guilt, lack of vulnerability and shame  can stunt every aspect of your personal and business growth.

This podcast is filled with direct narratives and unscripted conversations with global industry experts who candidly share their business experience and tools for success through a personalized peak into their lives with stories you won’t find on Google.

First, give yourself Permission to Pause, unapologetically.

Then come and learn how to maximize your potential and your profits over at the Dreamers Blueprint, a community designed for bold women and brave men who are ready to balance all that matters, boldly or Follow Naketa on Twitter, @BalanceBoldly

Thank you for listening!