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.   

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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.

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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!

Another Selfish Episode with Naketa R. Thigpen: The High Achievers Consequence

Another Selfish Episode with Naketa R. Thigpen: The High Achievers Consequence

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Since we had a lot of good feedback from The Selfish Series we did in September last year, you don’t need to wait another year to hear some refreshing Selfish Episodes. I want to help you understand that it’s okay to hit the pause button so you can gain the balance you need to be able to do some selfless work. With this said, the Selfish Series is now going to be a part of the monthly episodes with this season’s theme: The High Achievers’ Consequence. 

On this episode, I’m going to share the two main consequences of a being a high achiever. I’m going to talk about the upsides and downsides of being competitive, the relationship between high achievement and perfectionism, and the effects of perfectionism in your life and your business.  

“Sometimes, competing with yourself in areas that you don’t need to shows as perfection that can paralyze you.” – Naketa Thigpen

Balance Boldly Podcast For Entrepreneurial Women in Business: 

  • New schedule of the Selfish Series 
  • Definition of a high achiever 
  • How perfectionism paralyzes people 
  • Where my trust center is 
  • What the Momentum Formula is 
  • The real meaning of balance 
  • Listening to advice versus taking action 

Key Takeaways: 

  • One consequence of being a high achiever, is that you can be paralyzed by your perfection and lean away from your trust. 
  • Lean into your center of trust. 
  • While you may have many counselors and advisers, in the end, you’re the one who executes and gets things done. 

A Little Gentle Honesty: 

  • Being a high achiever is both a blessing and a challenge. 

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How To Shift Your Experience

How To Shift Your Experience

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Season 4 is about the power up it’s time to build momentum people, many of you are in some type of transition where you are coming from one level of your career and getting ready and motivated to go to the next level of your career or your business. It’s no more time for thinking, this cannot be another year where you have those I want to dos, I should dos, I’m going to dos. It is truly about and i must in your life. It needs to stop being this theoretical thing that is all the way above your head and you reach up and grab it and pull the reality down to create your own experience.

Today we are going to talk about shifting your experience. There is a tendency for successful, entrepreneurial women and men like ourselves to think about everything we didn’t do, or everything we didn’t prepare for, in essence the negative life events. I want to invite you to forget what your situation was like yesterday, and shift your experience into the here and now, that’s where the good stuff is.

And You Must Find The Good Stuff 🙂

Guest Expert Today

Parchelle Hotten is a former high school math teacher turned entrepreneur. A native of Virginia Beach, her video production company Fresh Level Productions, has served a number of clients from Verizon to Habitat for Humanity. Her passion for education continues, as she currently speaks on numerous marketing topics and has recently been invited to be an NCE course instructor with Temple University. Featured online in CNN, FOX and Wall Street, Parchelle is a sought out business leader, and currently resides with her husband in Philadelphia, where her company has expanded.

The Secrets of Shifting Your Experience

  • Things may not go exactly how you planned, whether that’s in your business, relationships or life, or all three. Make the decision to shift your experience.
  • Shifting your experience includes looking realistically at your situation and looking at the things that make you feel good, empowered, and happy.
  • #ShaketheShame and guilt associated with your P.I.V.O.T.S in life.
  • Power up or build your momentum to execute your plan  
  • Don’t ask yourself disqualifying questions, ask yourself questions that empower you and inspire your greatness
  • Highlight the best parts of your situation when it gets tough
  • When you ask the right questions you begin to get under the surface and begin finding solutions that you didn’t know existed.  

Unapologetic pause

Parchelle’s unapologetic pause includes playing with her basketball league, it helps her step away from her phone. She really likes hulu or netflix and massages!

A littleGentle Honesty Shift the focus to who you have served, and your fears will disappear.

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

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

Thank you for listening!

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

Thank you to our guest expert,  Parchelle Hotten

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