Your Voice; Your Power with Anika Podcast

Embark on a transformative journey of leadership development, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, while nurturing a sense of belonging and well-being. Join us as we delve into real-life experiences, unearthing authentic stories and navigating genuine challenges. Discover actionable solutions that resonate with entrepreneurs, high achievers, purpose-driven individuals, and those boldly shaping their destinies. At ”Your Voice; Your Power with Anika,” we emphasize the power of leveraging your obstacles to magnify your life’s purpose. Our distinguished guests include visionary leaders, influential authors, dynamic speakers, trailblazing podcasters, insightful writers, and passionate activists. They are experts in their fields, driving positive change and leaving an indelible mark. Elevate your leadership skills, enhance your business acumen, and enrich your relationships through the lens of YVYP. Together, we’ll create a world where leadership is inclusive, diverse, and deeply rooted in the principles of belonging and well-being.

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Thursday Dec 15, 2022

Help is one of the greatest gifts we can give or receive. It allows us to offer assistance to others in need and also provides us with an opportunity to receive help when we are in need. However, despite the importance of help, many people are reluctant to ask for help when they need it. This is often because of the stigma that is attached to asking for help. People may feel like they are admitting defeat or admitting that they cannot cope on their own.
As a result, they may suffer in silence rather than reach out for help. It is important to remember that everyone needs help at some point in their lives, and there is no shame in asking for help when you need it. In fact, asking for help can be a strength, not a weakness. By reaching out for help, you are taking responsibility for your own well-being and demonstrating your commitment to improving your situation. terminologies associated with the whole concept of asking for help can vary depending on culture, context, and individual preferences. Some common terms include: requesting help, seeking help, needing assistance, wanting help, or requiring help. No matter what terminology you use, the most important thing is to reach out for help when you need it. Help is one of the greatest gifts we can give or receive, so don't be afraid to ask for it when you need it.
This episode features Andrea Hancock, Founder & Director of Business Development at Dexterous Organizing: We help busy people get organized (especially during a major life transition) in a world that is chaotic and hectic. We not only help them create a space that brings peace, control, and calm; we also teach them mindset principles, skills, and habits that help them to internalize strategies that work for them over and over and overcome unhelpful perspectives that prevent growth toward a functional space and productive life. "I help to teach my clients to overcome shame and guilt related to hiring us to help them"
Reach Andrea at www.dexterousorganizing.com
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Thursday Dec 01, 2022

As a leader, your voice has the power to inspire, educate and effect change.
So why not use it to your advantage?
This season, the podcast will focus on leadership, diversity, and social issues. And I know that you have expertise in either similar areas or the intersection of some of my interests. That's why I wanted to share the topics and dates for this season's recordings. These dates were previously sent, but the passing of two of my brothers pushed the whole season back.
No worries, it will be even better as 2023 approaches.
These topics are sensitive to some but impactful for all.
So how does it work? Browse the topics, see if the recording date works for you, and, if you're aligned, click the topic and register.
There is a registration fee (this is a sponsorship opportunity to support the podcast and production).
This year, the podcast will stream on YouTube and potentially other platforms.
So what are you waiting for?
Register today and let your voice be heard!
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Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

Identity and femininity are trending topics, along with imposter syndrome, self-image, and identity. As women running businesses that serve clients around the world, it is imperative that we embrace our identity, own our femininity, and make bold moves. Our guest hails all the way from Montreal, Canada. She has been in the makeup industry for 15 years. She loves to connect with the people (mainly women) whom she serves. Women have always felt safe in their presence. After working with women, she now chooses wit work with women to ensure that their beauty is more than skin deep. She founded LadyBoss Academy to serve women through a community of enrichment and support.
About Natasha:
Her background as a makeup artist led Natasha DG to create BIZO-T Accessories providing makeup accessories and beauty consultations to help women get accessorized smarter. When the pandemic hit, she noticed that there was a need to provide tools and resources to uplevel the confidence level and their mindsets. That's when she created: The LadyBoss Academy
Natasha DG worked with renowned local personalities in Canada, Loto Québec, and fitness athletes and now she is writing her 1st book l: Breaking out of the boxes.
Where to find Natasha:
https://www.facebook.com/iamnatashadg
https://www.instagram.com/natashadg/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashadg
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Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Strengths are measurable constructs that are often overlooked and minimized by challenges. Today, we discuss ways to identify, nurture and implement strength-based strategies to Lean In To The Best Version of You!
Meet our panelists:
Eddie L. Johnson: Founder & CEO of E4 Inspiring Motivations, LLC brings a variety of personal and professional experiences to those he meets. He leads with a servant's heart and seeks to help others win, especially when the odds are against them. His focus is on overwhelming adversity and life purpose.
As a breakthrough expert, speaker, author, and servant leader who brings joy and life to situations. An encourager with an upbeat attitude toward others, Eddie has a unique ability to find the best in everyone. Eddie is also the author of Passing the Test of Faith and is a firm believer that we are blessed in various ways to be a blessing to others. Learn more about Eddie L. Johnson at
Charlotte Nicholson
An international speaker and executive success coach with multiple coaching certifications and countless global client-facing roles, Charlotte Nicholson is an expert in helping individuals and teams thrive during transitions. Her previous work as a recruiter and human resources leader, along with her lived expat experience spanning three continents and six countries, offers her unique insight into the impact of transition and change on executives along with their teams and families. Charlotte has worked with and spoken to various A-level teams around the globe, including Shell, Etihad Airways, Amgen, ThermoFisher, and Barclays Bank, among others, equipping them with the tools they need to not only survive disruption but rise above it.
You can learn more about me here: https://www.nicholsoncoaching.co.uk/about/
Sheri Miter is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach helping leaders identify and use their strengths for successful leadership AND creating Strengths-Based Organizations. I am currently getting training to be certified in e2Grow to create High-Performance Teams that are strengths-based. I also come from 27 years in network marketing where I ranked in the top 1% of my company and previous to that 10 years running a business with my husband.
I want people to understand the power of working within their own God-given Talents, and how to invest in these talents properly so they can soar to success using their Super-power Strengths! I feel today more than ever, people need to feel empowered at work and Strengths-Based Teams are empowered teams! Learn more about Sheri at www.sherimiterco.com
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Saturday Feb 12, 2022

Strengths are measurable constructs that are often overlooked and minimized by challenges. Today, we discuss ways to identify, nurture and implement strength based strategies to Lean In To The Best Version of You!
Meet our panelists:
Eddie L. Johnson: Founder & CEO of E4 Inspiring Motivations, LLC brings a variety of personal and professional experiences to those he meets. He leads with a servant's heart and seeks to help others win, especially when the odds are against them. His focus is on overwhelming adversity and life purpose.
As a breakthrough expert, speaker, author, and servant leader who brings joy and life to situations. An encourager with an upbeat attitude toward others, Eddie has a unique ability to find the best in everyone. Eddie is also the author of Passing the Test of Faith and is a firm believer that we are blessed in various ways to be a blessing to others. Learn more about Eddie L. Johnson at
Charlotte Nicholson
An international speaker and executive success coach with multiple coaching certifications and countless global client-facing roles, Charlotte Nicholson is an expert in helping individuals and teams thrive during transitions. Her previous work as a recruiter and human resources leader, along with her lived expat experience spanning three continents and six countries, offers her unique insight into the impact of transition and change on executives along with their teams and families. Charlotte has worked with and spoken to various A-level teams around the globe, including Shell, Etihad Airways, Amgen, ThermoFisher and Barclays Bank, among others, equipping them with the tools they need to not only survive disruption, but rise above it.
You can learn more about me here: https://www.nicholsoncoaching.co.uk/about/
Sheri Miter is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach helping leaders identify and use their strengths for successful leadership AND creating Strengths-Based Organizations. I am currently getting training to be certified in e2Grow to create High Performance Teams that are strengths based. I also come from 27 years in network marketing where I ranked in the top 1% of my company and previous to that 10 years running a business with my husband.
I want people to understand the power of working within their own God-given Talents, how to invest in these talents properly so they can soar to success using their Super-power Strengths! I feel today more than ever, people need to feel empowered at work and Strengths-Based Teams are empowered teams! Learn more about Sheri at www.sherimiterco.com
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What’cha Workin With?

Monday Jan 31, 2022

Monday Jan 31, 2022

Times are calling for a change in every industry. Let's start with your mindset, to identify the most valuable skills, gifts, and talents. As entrepreneurs, professionals and educators, we strive to impact others through knowledge sharing, support, and resources attainment. Our guest panelists are here to share tips and tools to enhance your leadership skills through the translation of "What'cha Workin With?
Believe it or not, many of us struggle to answer this question when asked to describe our gifts, experience, and expertise. Professional paths are no longer straight and narrow. They are zig zagish and complete with adversity, tragedy, and triumph. So I ask the question again?
What'cha Workin With?
Meet our Co-host: Ciltona Cawthorne- Your Encouragement Sister: Great day, I am Ciltona- Your Encouragement Sister, I’m from New York and currently live in North Carolina. I am passionate about helping women be inspired, become motivated, and stay encouraged so they can embrace their beauty, find their joy, and be successful. I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I am not in competition with other women. I support, enrich, and empower my sisters. In my poems, I am speaking to myself and other women who feel they are not enough or who may be struggling with their self-image. There was a time that I did not believe that I was gifted. And God revealed to me that He created us all for excellence and gave us all gifts.
James Barry: CEO and founder of Castle Hill Foods, Inc. James has been in the food industry for over 17 years as a professional chef, and educator of whole food health. "I believe eating organ meats can solve most of the world's problems." James also shares inspiration for launching a business during COVID.
Samantha Sunders, LPC: I help professional women to break free from toxic relationships heal their trauma, rediscover who they are, and live a life they desire. I believe what makes me different is my experience of dealing with an ex-husband who was a narcissist and co-parenting with one as well. I also help hundreds of women know exactly how to establish healthy and nourishing relationships after having unhealthy ones.
I want people to know that I have programs and events that can assist with living a life they desire and establishing healthy & nourishing relationships. I have a weekly email list that provides free tips that can help with learning how to establish healthy relationships and live the life they desire.
KUTI Mack: A fitness philosopher, specializing in helping people who are successful in every aspect of their life EXCEPT for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. "If you're serious about being better than you currently are and are willing to learn, what I do WILL work for you!"
KUTI created the: The BYBD™ Bedtime Blueprint: How to maximize your productivity in daily increments by sealing and setting you days at night.
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Tuesday Jan 18, 2022

2022 is here and we are ready to break through the taboo topics plaguing women striving for excellence. Women have fought long and hard for equal rights since the 1940s. Women are now leading in the boardroom, the household, and in business. Despite the appearance of women in male dominating industries, equality, compensation, and respect are still lacking. Social scientists have explored the concept of the "Glass-Ceiling" for two decades yet it is definitely NOT shattered. It's simply cracked.
Join Anika and her panelists for an in-depth roundtable discussion regarding "Glass- Breaking Women" :
Cathy McKinnon, Transformation Strategist and Owner of Wellness Warrior Coaching shares strategies to help working moms alleviate burnout and optimize health, performance, and achievement despite the invisible barriers encountered by women. Cathy holds an MBA, and integrates her passion, education, and experience with cancer, infertility, and divorce to help women stop going through the motions and overhaul their habits, routines, and mindset to Soar into Success. Cathy is a certified Health and Life Coach & Yoga Personal Trainer, Speaker, Author, and Serial Entrepreneur.
Cathy is a 3x #1 International Bestselling author with her chapters in "Silent Grief, Healing and Hope", "Joy- Recipes for Abundance" and "Oh My Health there is Hope!" where she bravely shares her journey through infertility, finding her joy and reclaiming her life! The books include stories that will inspire and touch hearts everywhere!
Cathy was most recently named Chicago’s Top Wellness Transformation Strategist by Chicago Entrepreneurs Magazine April 2021!
Lindsay Tramel-Jones is the Founder & CEO of Organized Chaos Design Company. Lindsay focuses on entrepreneurs that are not full-time in their business and helps them remove their "9-5 persona" so they can run their business authentically. Lindsay is on a mission to help women create their own tables so we are not fighting to sit in spaces that are not meant for us. Her team focuses on brand strategy, logo design, web design, and copywriting.
Lindsay shares her lived experiences of women climbing the ranks in the US Army, where she continues to serve soldiers in action. Lindsay shares the best strategies to wear multiple hats while shattering the glass and not cutting your foot on it as you continue to climb up the ladder.
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Thursday Jan 06, 2022

Resilient leadership is all about bouncing back from adversity and applying your lived experiences to help others advance. This discussion is prompted by the recent events around the world wreaking havoc on individuals, families, communities, organizations, and more. Change is inevitable, so is adversity. However, there are ways to navigate adversity and still come out on top!
Our Expert Panelists
Natalie Robinson Bruner is the Founder & Principal Consultant of Glad Ed Solutions. Natalie is passionate about serving and educating the community through leadership and workforce development. As the Division Director of Racial and Gender Equity Advancement at YWCA South Florida, Natalie oversees all functional operations and program management of the organization’s community and women’s programming focused on economic development, global education, and social justice leading to racial and gender equity. She leads a multi-tiered division that produces leaders who go on to accomplish great things. Through her work at the YWCA, she directly impacts thousands of people throughout South Florida to ensure they have the skills, knowledge, and motivation to positively shape their future.
Before joining YWCA South Florida, Natalie served as the Director of the STEM Gateway Program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In this position, she managed multiple multi-million dollar grants that helped more than 20,000 students build the skills necessary to graduate, restructured university systems, collaborated with other institutions to form synergistic alliances, developed a policy that impacted under-resourced students, and served as a thought leader for equitable opportunities in education, which continues until now.
The passion of her heart came when Natalie founded Glad • ED Solutions, where she trains and coaches leaders to better engage their workforce as well as create a culture of productivity that helps individuals flourish and organizations thrive.
Please take the time to look at her bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nrbruner/
Natalie is hosting a mini-conference January 8, 2022 from 11am-2:30pm EST on having a toxic-free year. This is an opportunity to learn how to remove toxicity from your environment, relationships, work, and body.
Eric L. Johnson is the founder and CEO of E4 Inspiring Motivations where he provides breakthrough solutions for next-level moves. Eddie L. Johnson is a breakthrough expert, speaker, author, and servant leader who brings joy and life to situations. An encourager with an upbeat attitude toward others, Eddie has a unique ability to find the best in everyone.
Eddie is the Founder and CEO of E4 Inspiring Motivations, a personal and professional development company that specializes in helping business professionals discover purpose, which leads to meaningful and continued success. E4 Inspiring Motivations also train business professionals to successfully break through adversity so they can adjust and remain productive in their personal and professional lives.
Eddie is the author of the book Passing the Test of Faith and is a firm believer that we are blessed in various ways to be a blessing to others. Purchase your copy at www.eddieljohnson.com/book
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Sunday Dec 26, 2021

Transferable Skills are classified as portable skills that transfer from one job to another. As entrepreneurs, we often minimize our skills and abilities shortchanging our impact on others. This podcast will expose skills that you can promote to your target market, strategic partners and clients to properly communicate your products and services to those in need. Our guest panelists are entrepreneurs (coaches) committed to advancing the knowledge base and impact of entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, authors and small business owners to accelerate success.
Tammy Johnston of KSA Business is a "Hold Your Hand and Kick Your Business Coach" based in Canada. She teaches solopreneurs, the basic foundational business skills (mindset, marketing, financials, systems, advisory teams, cashflow, profit) they need to first survive and then thrive. She has been working with entrepreneurs and small business owners for over 20 years.
CaTyra Polland is the CEO & Founder of Love For Words where she focuses on client empowerment and encouragement. She is a 9 time published author, familiar with the self-publishing process. She works with black influential, resilient and prolific businesswomen to transform their knowledge and experiences into polished manuscripts, guiding them through the self-publishing journey. As an author, editor and coach, she is committed to developing manuscripts that educate, empower and enlighten.
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Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

“We are not born women of color. We become women of color. In order to become women of color, we would need to become fluent in each others’ histories, to resist and unlearn an impulse to claim first oppression, most-devastating oppression, one-of-a-kind oppression, defying comparison oppression. We would have to unlearn an impulse that allows mythologies about each other to replace knowing about one another. We would need to cultivate a way of knowing in which we direct our social, cultural, psychic, and spiritually marked attention on each other. We cannot afford to cease yearning for each others’ company.”
― M. Jacqui Alexander, Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred
Women are a dominating force, that is tested with resistance at every turn. This power panel features leading women from around the world discussing the stereotypes, challenges, and opportunities faced by women of color. Women of color comprise 20.3% of the United States population. Despite the population changes in the US, US workplaces struggle to retain women of color professionals. Women of Color have a greater wage gap, are disproportionally represented in low-wage and essential jobs, yet 5.4 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the US., employing 2.1 million people generating $361 billion in revenues annually.
To discuss the disparities and answer the following questions:
Why does diversity matter?
What is the responsibility of leadership as a woman of color?
Why is the world intimidated by strong women of color?
What legacy do you want to leave?
Candice Smiley: Candice is a self-proclaimed master manifestor and personal development junkie who loves to engage in interesting conversations with other influencers and entrepreneurs. Her favorite conversations are the ones that take courage to engage in. (Check out her podcast, Create the Ripple Podcast wherever you stream your podcasts for more of that!)
www.candicesmiley.com
LaDondra Hervey: LaDondra Hervey is not your average faith-based business coach. She has been dubbed the Soul-Alignment Business Coach because she has a unique ability to be able to help women entrepreneurs connect their hearts with their calling to create richly rewarding businesses. She teaches women how to go from Purpose into Profit and beyond into Legacy Impact. She is a powerhouse when it comes to speaking life into dormant areas of business to call up greatness and restore hope. She is known for her signature topic: “Becoming Powerful Beyond Belief”, from her Christian Literary Award Winning Book. Her message integrates her life experiences of triumph, with her professional background as a Keynote Speaker, Certified Belief Therapist and Certified Business Coach to help women entrepreneurs to dispel the lies they’ve been taught to believe, with a clear-cut plan to reveal the truth - that they were made for greater!
www.ladondrahervey.com
Purvi Kay: Coming from an underprivileged background I have overcome all challenges thrown at me but turned them into opportunities! This has built my confidence and resilience and a super-strong mindset and belief that I can achieve anything I set my heart to.
I am a woman of color, a mother (most rewarding) with a thriving career as a leader in the UK Government and a coaching business all running in alignment without compromising anything. If I can do it, anyone can!
Purvi Kay @daasicoaching | Linktree
https://linktr.ee › Daasicoaching
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