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.   

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Achieving Balance with a Growth Mindset Featuring Joanna Jane

Achieving Balance with a Growth Mindset Featuring Joanna Jane

 

Joanna joins me today to share how not to get caught up with the titles that society places on you. She discusses what you can do if you’re in a position where you’re questioning your power, ability to move forward, and grow in love and life. Joanna also shares the things she is willing to sacrifice so she can pause and take a break to recharge on a daily and quarterly basis.

 

Joanna Jane of JB Enterprises is a Licensed Financial Coach and Economic Change Agent who believes in investing in herself and others. Her multiple passions allow her to help small business owners and middle-income families create purposeful finance plans as well as those who seek quality living through the community development company she founded. With years of experience as a social worker, Joanna continues to grow personally and professionally, especially in the areas of wealth creation, healthy decision-making, and personal development.


“I decided not to box myself in by my degrees and certifications and just focus on God’s work, and allow the degrees and certifications to be a key to get me in the room.” – Joanna Jane

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

  • What an economic change agent is
  • How to remain open after dealing so much with the things you dealt with
  • Potential reasons why you’re not listening to the voice inside of you
  • How to ask for the people who will help you grow
  • Why her two big words in 2019 are being intentional and executing
  • Why it’s necessary to take off your ‘armor’ and get more intimate with others
  • The moment when you can truly enjoy being an entrepreneur
  • The one thing she wished she could have done even from the beginning of her business
  • How she sets aside money for her quarterly “Me Time” retreat

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Take advantage of the loopholes throughout the day. Do a quarterly resort retreat for yourself. Make sure you’re delegating authority.

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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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Releasing Negative Energy with Deanna Deacon

Releasing Negative Energy with Deanna Deacon

Deanna joins me, Naketa R. Thigpen today to discuss the impact of releasing negative energy to achieve a healthier work/life (and LOVE) balance. She shares her own experiences with loss and grieving and how she realized that in order to survive and thrive, her mindset needed to change. She discusses why it matters to recognize emotional triggers as well as the value of knowing how to release negative energy before it gets bottled up inside. She also shares how intuition guides her everyday choices and how being open to guidance and support helps fight feelings of negativity and isolation.

Deanna Deacon motivates women to be strong and successful by harnessing their innate feminine energy to achieve growth and prosperity, all while experiencing happiness and a deep sense of fulfillment. She is a spiritual personal trainer who employs mindset alchemy, energy healing, and has a knack for unlocking joy, laughter, and energy from anyone and everyone she meets. An empathic coach and a modern-day goddess rolled into one; it is her mission to guide, inspire, and enlighten.

“Allow yourself to feel guided. Allow yourself to feel supported, and that will create that massive shift for you.” – Deanna Deacon

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

  • How a personal tragedy prompted a drastic change in Deanna’s outlook on life.
  • The ten-year period of grieving and the break down that followed.
  • How she reached the point of acceptance and how it started her journey into nutrition and holistic wellness.
  • The unpleasant feelings that watching emotionally disturbing movies bring to the surface.
  • The importance of acknowledging the feeling of being triggered, instead of suppressing it.
  • The relationship between energy and disease and why it’s important to experience energy-releasing techniques.
  • A simple, time-efficient way to release negative energy.
  • Allowing intuition to guide your decisions.

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • I really allow my intuition to guide me, so I do everything in my life intuitively. I make sure that I’m asking myself questions all day.

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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!

Balancing Motherhood and Business with Kem Odike

Balancing Motherhood and Business with Kem Odike

Kem joins me, Naketa R. Thigpen today to discuss how women and minorities should support one another in professional industries. She shares her business journey: her mission, her motivation, and what she does to achieve her objectives. She emphasizes the importance of people from different backgrounds working together, and shares the “stop, listen, and learn” approach to succeeding in a professional environment. She also discusses the challenges of balancing work, family, and business, and underscores the significance of focusing on strengths instead of perceived limitations.


“This is why we form partnerships: because people bring different gifts to the table.” – Kem Odike

Kem Odike encourages women and minority business owners in establishing strategic partnerships through her business, KemKlicks LLC. Utilizing her 20 years of experience as a Digital Marketing Manager for some of the world’s largest web hosting companies and advertising agencies, Kem inspires her clients to think big and see beyond the present. Having lived in several countries, Kem is quite familiar with a wide range of diverse cultures; however, she chooses to reside in the Philadelphia Suburban area, with her husband and 3 lovely children.

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

  • The issues surrounding women supporting one another
  • How Kem’s business got started
  • The flawed notion of women seeing other women as rivals
  • Encouraging women and people of different ethnicities to work together
  • Taking the good and the bad, and turning them into something beautiful
  • What she does to make an impact with KemKlicks
  • The “stop, listen, and learn” approach, and how it helps Kem accomplish her mission
  • The challenges of juggling family, work, and business
  • Why women should not look at their perceived limitations
  • The need to focus on one’s strengths, and the benefits of forming partnerships

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • I work out occasionally; I love to go the sauna. I have my moment of zen there. I relax, I think, I meditate, and I think of my day and my strategy moving forward.

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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!

Go Build It with Sheri Kurdakul

Go Build It with Sheri Kurdakul

Sheri joins me, Naketa Thigpen today to share the story of how VictimsVoice came to be. She discusses how her daughter turned an unpleasant experience at school into an opportunity to learn new skills and make a major difference in the lives of abuse victims. She explains the challenges of dealing with domestic abuse, why it is a pertinent issue for both men and women, and how culture affects the way we handle such problems. She also shares her own experiences with domestic abuse and why enabling victims to take control of their healing process means so much.

Sheri Kurdakul is a business owner, professional consultant, and the founder and CEO of VictimsVoice. Driven by the desire to give back and honed by over 5 years of working with startups, she specializes in coming up with effective solutions to complicated issues. She has spoken and written at length about her experiences and areas of expertise. She has used her learnings from 29 years of domestic abuse to become a figurehead in helping victims – whether male or female – to take control of their situation, rebuild their lives, and hold their abusers accountable.


“When you are a victim of domestic violence, that’s something very, very personal.” – Sheri Kurdakul

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

  • How and why Sheri’s 10-year-old daughter developed an anti-bullying app
  • The “big miss” or critical mistake of many anti-bullying apps
  • How the personal nature of domestic abuse makes it hard for us to speak out when we’re on the receiving end
  • Why it’s important to give domestic abuse survivors the power to talk about their experiences if and when they want to
  • The difference between our culture and other cultures in handling such sensitive issues
  • Her personal experiences with domestic abuse
  • How finding an old journal that she tucked away showed her just how different she is now from the person she used to be
  • Why abuse is not just a female problem

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • I stick my hands in the dirt and garden like crazy. I love to garden and I wanted to learn the science behind it. In the winter, you’ll find me sitting somewhere with a glass of wine, reading.

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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!

What You Have Now Is What You Asked For Back Then with Raquel Miller

What You Have Now Is What You Asked For Back Then with Raquel Miller

Raquel joins me, Naketa Thigpen, today to share what inspired her to incorporate her love for traveling to her gift registry business. She explains the difference between being in a place of generosity through giving and expecting something in return for something given. She also shares the foundations and pillars of her company and why she chose those to be the bedrock of her business and shares her ability to process and move in her own chaos.

Raquel Miller is a proud Carribean-American business leader, a social connector, and the owner of Bunchful Birthday + Holiday Registry. She is a poet and a remarkable speaker on various topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, and cultural gift-giving as well as a phenomenal storyteller who is not afraid to share and be honest about her highs and lows in business. With over 17 years of experience in operations and sales, she has developed her skills as a business-savvy entrepreneur devoted to encouraging and enabling others to discover their prosperity and achieve the success they desire. Her motto is: Make a Difference NOW.

“The challenge you’re facing right now is in preparation for something you asked for.” – Raquel Miller

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

  • How Raquel started her business as she took advantage of her gift as a giver
  • Why she believes that the ability to give is a privilege
  • How we tend to become blind when we are on the receiving end
  • The foundation of what drives us and who we are as a company
  • Why she chose the slogan “Life’s a gift” to be the vision and driving force of the company
  • The challenges she faces as a giver while she was starting her company
  • An overview of how she founded her company Bunchful
  • The natural impulse we have when we experience a setback in business and how to move past it
  • Why she makes it a point to step out of her comfort zone and explore unchartered waters in business
  • Why she tries to set her ego aside while exploring unknown territory
  • How writing permits her to pause

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • I put all the gadgets aside, breathe the air, and observe while I walk down the street with a tiny notebook in hand.

Connect with Raquel Miller:

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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 @balanceboldly on IG, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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

Thank you for listening!