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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Roxanne Wilson on Pivoting with Passion

Roxanne Wilson on Pivoting with Passion

Roxanne Wilson is a former Appellate Lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Clerk who pivoted her career to become an accomplished event planner and skincare influencer. She is the owner of a Jazzercise Franchise, a well-traveled speaker, radio personality, and the first African-American woman to compete in the final four of the NBC hit reality TV series, The Apprentice, with President Donald Trump. She is the author of Footprints in the Boardroom and has served as spokesperson of the national Make-A-Wish Foundation’s “Destination Joy” campaign. She is also an active supporter of various non-profit organizations throughout her community, the founder of the young professionals’ group at her church, and served as a mentor for young girls in middle and high school. 

Roxanne joins me today to share why she pivoted her successful career as an appellate attorney to follow her passion and become an event planner and skincare influencer. She shares what it was like working as a television and radio personality, the challenges she faced throughout her career pivots, and how her religious beliefs and spirituality helped keep her grounded while pivoting her career. She also explains why taking time away from work to relax and unwind is critical to your overall health and wellbeing. 

“Sometimes we don’t realize that it’s okay to have fun with what you are doing in your 9 to 5. In fact – you should be having fun!” – Roxanne Wilson 

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women in Business: 

    • What it was like as a contestant on The Apprentice. 
  • Challenges she faced while pivoting her career. 
    • The importance of giving yourself permission to make mistakes. 
    • What inspired her to write her book. 
    • How her spirituality kept her grounded during difficult and stressful moments. 
    • Why she decided to become an event planner and skincare influencer. 
  • The challenges she faced while balancing her career and relationships. 

This week’s Permission to Pause:  

Finding moments to take respite is important.

Thank you to our guest expert, Roxanne Wilson. 

To contact Roxanne and learn more about Footprints to the Boardroom go to https://roxannewilson.com/  

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

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

Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/roxtalks/  

Contact on Twitter https://twitter.com/RoxanneWilson  

Visit https://roxannewilson.com/

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. 

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

Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy.  

Thank you for listening!