What a Difference A Day Makes

What a Difference A Day Makes

In this solo episode for the Selfish September series, Naketa R. Thigpen dives in and shares some of the pitfalls, triumphs and some of the more complex moments she’s experienced from September 2018 through September 2019. A year can make a huge difference in your life, regardless of how it began and Naketa opens up with just how much. Starting with the important takeaway of limiting people’s access to you to avoid burnout!

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The Etiquette Required for Growth Featuring Jennifer Tyler-Washington

The Etiquette Required for Growth Featuring Jennifer Tyler-Washington

Jennifer joins me, Naketa R. Thigpen today to share how she realized that there is more to etiquette than table rules and manners. She dives into her passion for serving others and debunks the common myths regarding when people hear the word ‘etiquette.’ Jennifer also shares the elements in life covered by etiquette, and the part that mindfulness plays in learning not only about etiquette but also about life, in general.

With the passion for serving others, Jennifer Tyler-Washington is the Chief Etiquette Officer of I Am Polished, LLC, where she and her team help their clients learn about the different kinds of etiquette. Some of their services include business etiquette, social etiquette, professional development, and customer care workshops. With more than a decade of serving others through their catering business, Jennifer continues to be of service by equipping people with the skills they need to show up as their best selves so they can reach the next level.

“Etiquette covers life – the whole spectrum. It’s the way we treat each other.” – Jennifer Tyler-Washington

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

  • Jennifer’s entrepreneurial journey and how she got started with helping people with their own etiquette.
  • How her catering business Touch by You Catering started.
  • Why going back in the corporate world didn’t work out for her after the pivot that happened in her life.
  • How to show up the right way when meeting with clients and partners.
  • Why you should always be mindful of how you treat others.
  • The common but incorrect notion people have about etiquette.
  • Why Jennifer conducts her etiquette workshops the way she does.
  • The source of burnout among entrepreneurs and global leaders.
  • Why you need to make sure you’re growing all the time.
  • The significance of engaging with others.

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Schedule your time off to reflect where you are, where you want to be, and where you came from. Appreciate your life as well as how God is using you.

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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.   

If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, or Google Play to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review.

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @asknaketa on IG, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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

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Rebound and Reclaim the Conversation Featuring Trudy Tchume-Johnson

Rebound and Reclaim the Conversation Featuring Trudy Tchume-Johnson

Trudy joins me, Naketa R. Thigpen today to share how she rebounds and reclaims the conversation as she finds her balance professionally as a social worker and personally as a mother of three. She explains why walking away from negative conversations and situations does not imply weakness or incapacity to deal with stressful situations. Trudy also shares how to have less drama in your life and why it is crucial to nurture your spiritual self.

 

Trudy Tchume-Johnson is the Hematology Social Work Manager and newborn screening coordinator at the Division of Hematology of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her over two decades of experience working with the chronically ill and 17 years of working with Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center of CHOP allowed her to experience and support the sickle community from a local to a global scope. Trudy enhances her spiritual consciousness by spending time with her family and friends as well as celebrating her moments alone, thinking, dancing, and traveling.

“You have to understand why you’re using a word at that moment and how you can rebound and reclaim the conversation in a way that’s fruitful and purposeful and supportive.” – Trudy Tchume-Johnson

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

  • One of the primary reasons why it’s important to have self-care practices
  • What she does to balance expectations and reality in her family
  • Why allowing people to ‘just be’ and not fix them is the most challenging thing for her to do
  • The group of people to surround yourself with when dealing with challenging circumstances
  • The hardest relationships to honor
  • How she became the mom that she is now
  • How she learned to actively understand the teachings and spiritual parables she learned

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Reflect daily on quotes and when wisdom shows up.

Connect with Trudy Tchume-Johnson:

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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.   

If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, or Google Play to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review.

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @asknaketa on IG, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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

Thank you for listening!

Unleash More YIN to WIN in Your Work/Life with Dr. Barbara Cox

Unleash More YIN to WIN in Your Work/Life with Dr. Barbara Cox

Dr. Barbara joins me, Naketa Thigpen today to discuss how she created her new book. She shares her thoughts on imposter syndrome as well as her experiences while writing the book. She discusses existing research on social contagion and how a person’s disposition can influence their environment. She also discusses the concept of the feminine archetype and how it impacts community-building.

Dr. Barbara Cox is the author of The Muse Process: Unleashing the Power of the Feminine for Success and Fulfillment. She uses her experience and expertise as a coach and psychologist to assist organizations and communities in making operational changes and enhance their personal intuition through understanding the feminine archetype. As a public speaker, she has spoken about the psychology of building community in both groups and cities at the UNESCO 2018 World Congress for the Organization of World Heritage Cities, and has been featured as a subject matter expert in numerous publications.

“It’s okay to have fun. It’s okay to enjoy your life.” – Dr. Barbara Cox

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

  • Barbara’s new book and how imposter syndrome played a major part in its development.
  • Social contagion and the impact of happier people on their immediate environment.
  • The idea of the feminine archetype and why it matters in terms of building community.
  • The personal struggles that she went through while writing the book, particularly in relation to social isolation issues.
  • What she learned from studying communal cultures and how families thrive in such communities.
  • Her self-care routine, which includes daily meditation.

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • I make regular salon appointments for manicures. I’m a girly girl; I get my hair done; I get my nails done; I have an hour to myself, and I try not to have my phone on while I’m doing that.

Connect with Dr. Barbara Cox:

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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.   

If you enjoyed this episode, head over to iTunes, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, or Google Play to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review.

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @asknaketa on IG, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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

Thank you for listening!