Access and Egos with Lenora Houseworth

Are social media influencers the new celebrity and do you need them to secure your seat?  Learn from my guest Lenora Houseworth, Social Media Strategist, Digital Marketer, and Creator of DareMeBeautiful. To find out how to connect with Lenora go to www.lenorashewrote.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @lenorashewrote

There are other KPI’s outside of followers!
— Lenora Houseworth
Your engagement rate is a major key!
— Lenora Houseworth
Egos make it hard to connect with other influencers for information.
— Lenora Houseworth
Think of yourself as a media company and produce dope content!
— Lenora Houseworth
Produce dope content, first, and the “influencers” will find you!
— Lenora Houseworth
You don’t need an influencer to make YOUR brand pop!
— Lenora Houseworth
Figure out your WHY!
— Lenora Houseworth
The race goes the those who build the most amazing content—do the work!
— Lenora Houseworth
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Finding Your Inner Boss with Martha Ramos

How do you find your inner boss that leads you to find who you are at your core? How do you focus on yourself and not what others say about you? Essentially, how do you become free to focus on you! Learn from my guest Martha Ramos, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Life Coach. To find out how to connect with Martha go to www.marthalramos.com and follow her on Instagram @mramosofficial and on Facebook.

Take a moment and be still—take time to self-reflect.
— Martha Ramos
Find out who you are at your core.
— Martha Ramos
You have to believe it for yourself and not just what people tell you!
— Martha Ramos
When you do the inner work, and invest in yourself; make yourself a priority.
— Martha Ramos
Don’t focus so much on your career that you lose your sense of self.
— Martha Ramos
Be in control of you and over the decisions you make.
— Martha Ramos
I am more than just my career.
— Martha Ramos
Success is letting go of other people’s expectations.
— Martha Ramos
Learn to tap into your most powerful self!
— Martha Ramos
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By 35 You Should.... with Ashley and Marcy From The Schoolin Life Podcast

What are those things we should stop doing by the time we are 35; that are no longer serving us in our careers? Learn from my guests Ashley and Marcy from the Schoolin Life Podcast.  Schoolin Life is a weekly podcast about life, love & (occasionally) libations hosted by Ashley & Marcy and extends the standard "girlfriend" conversations through impactful and affirming conversations with women all over the world. Get ready to listen, laugh and learn as Ashley and Marcy are both Ph.D's (Higher Education Administration and Clinical Psychology, respectively) and bring their educational and professional lived experience into this hilarious and heartfelt show, teaching you how to "school life".  Connect with them @schoolinlifepod  and Follow Ashley (@AsShire) and Marcy (@be_self_ish). Also join their one-year anniversary live show at :https://schoolinlifepod.ticketleap.com/ 

Check out the episode that featured Minda, click here

Learn to take on special projects—that’s how you learn and grow. Leverage your influence. #by35Ishould
Don’t wait to ask for anything. #by35Ishould
Stop focusing on needing a mentor, but figure out how you can use your influence to help someone else. #by35Ishould
Take risks and move into leadership roles (Managing). Don’t play it safe. This will help your competitive advantage. #by35Ishould
Practice interviewing and selling yourself. Put yourself in positions where you can talk about yourself. #by35Ishould
Resumes: Make sure your skills and proficiency aren’t dated. #by35Ishould
Use your vacation and sick days wisely. Plan strategically. #by35ishould
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Get Up Stand Up with Angelina Darrisaw

Securing your seat requires you to use your voice and advocate for yourself and for others. Learn from my guest Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks, Social Entrepreneur and Google Digital Coach.  She is also the Founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach. To find out how to connect with Angelina go to www.angelinadarrisaw.com and check out her company www.thecsuitecoach.com.

What are the goals when you use your voice?
— Angelina Darrisaw
Know that you have earned that moment and that spot.
— Angelina Darrisaw
Speaking up is part of leadership potential.
— Angelina Darrisaw
Show your value when you’re in that room and take the risk!
— Angelina Darrisaw
You are always in a room where you can be making small acts of influence!
— Angelina Darrisaw
It’s important not to overlook where we are right now!
— Angelina Darrisaw
Master the craft of delivering messages to your audience.
— Angelina Darrisaw
You miss the chance to add value when you’re not speaking up!
— Angelina Darrisaw
Do Pitch yourself, and Don’t not Pitch yourself!
— Angelina Darrisaw
Own your expertise—Find opportunities even when the door seems closed!
— Angelina Darrisaw
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Can I live with Tiffany F. Southerland

It can be draining playing a character at work. How can women of color show up as themselves in a workplace that sometimes doesn't value authenticity? Learn from my guest Tiffany F. Southerland, Career Coach and Change Maker at Four Corners Coaching on how to be authentic at work. To find out how to connect with Tiffany, go to www.fourcornerscoach.com. Also, check out her podcast atwww.howdoesshedoitpodcast.com.

Showing up “fully” is going to be different person to person.
— Tiffany F. Southerland
Figure out who you are currently showing up as and who you actually want to show up as.
— Tiffany F. Southerland
Pay Attention to the environment you are in..Test the waters.
— Tiffany F. Southerland
You can’t thrive if you can’t fully show up.
— Tiffany F. Southerland
Being authentic isn’t telling people all of your business!
— Tiffany F. Southerland
Protect yourself—there are still boundaries!
— Tiffany F. Southerland
Playing a character can be exhausting!
— Tiffany F. Southerland
Actively choosing who you want to be in the moment!
— Tiffany F. Southerland
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Whistle While You Work with Regina Gwynn

Have you ever been embarrassed about having a day job while you build your business? STOP IT! There is no shame in being your first investor. Knowing when it's time to transition from your 9 to 5 is critical.  Learn tips on figuring out when it's time to leave your 9 to 5 and knowing it's okay to work while you build.  I interview Regina Gwynn, Co-Founder, and CEO at TresseNoire about when she knew it was the right time. To learn more about Regina and her company go to www.tressenoire.com

Leave your job when the time is right!
— Regina Gwynn
Learn how to build a brand on someone else’s dime. Learn from companies that have resources to train you.
— Regina Wynn
There are trade-offs to leaving too early and trade-offs for leaving too late.
— Regina Gwynn
It’s easy to highlight the wins and keep the losses quiet!
— Regina Gwynn
There’s no shame in having a day job while you build your business—as opposed to mortgaging your house?
— Regina Gwynn
VC money comes with lots of responsibility and lots of expectations for huge returns.
— Regina Gwynn
Own your path!
— Regina Gwynn
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Working Day and Night with Lauren Bealore

Do you hold multiple career titles? Learn how to navigate multiple titles while staying true to your brand. Learn how Lauren Bealore navigates politics, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.  Lauren is a Political Savant and Entrepreneurial Opportunity Maker.  Learn more about the organization she Co-founded Y.A.B. To connect directly go to www.laurenbealore.com  

I’m changing statistics one resource at a time.
— Lauren Bealore
I don’t like the day job versus night job, as a way to describe what I do!
— Lauren Bealore
Cari Champion and Valeisha Butterfield Jones are two women of color that do a great job at branding their multidimensional career titles.
— Lauren Bealore
Stop falling into the Jones Effect, Jack of all trades, and Master of None.
— Lauren Bealore
If you want to create something, think about how you can support a platform that already exists.
— Lauren Bealore
Leverage your multidimensional career instead of hiding it from your manager.
— Lauren Bealore
Securing your seat, is securing your voice.
— Lauren Bealore
Be honest.
— Lauren Bealore
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A "Brand" New Kinda Me with Kailei Carr

What do people say about you when you're not in the room? Learn how to perfect your PRESENCE!  Today's guest is Kailei Carr. Kailei is the CEO of The Asbury Group LLC and is passionate about helping high-powered women “show up” in a way that is authentic to who they are! Also, check out her podcast Beyond The Business Suit.

Power Presence consists of Personal Power, Personal Brand, Confidence, Communication, Appearance, and Digital Presence.
— Kailei Carr
It’s what people say about you when you’re not in the room!
— Kailei Carr
We have seven seconds to make a first impression!
— Kailei Carr
Don’t neglect the summary section on LinkedIn.
— Kailei Carr
Lead with authenticity!
— Kailei Carr
Think about all your forms of communication (Verbal, Visual, and Behavioral).
— Kailei Carr
Stay Polished and Professional!
— Kailei Carr
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The Gig Economy with Elena Valentine

Learn how the Gig Economy is important for the employer and the creative.  Today's guest is Elena Valentine. Elena is the CEO of Skill Scout and is passionate about Skill Scout because she believes job seekers need another way to tell their story and show what they can do.  Also, check out Mezcla Media Collective a hub for diverse boss women behind the camera.

It’s a mind shift, we see freelancers as our colleagues.
— Elena Valentine
It’s about the retention of the relationship, not the role.
— Elena Valentine
Freelancers—Look for jobs with specific skills, not the role.
— Elena Valentine
Companies—Ask for work products, not a resume; include this in your hiring process.
— Elena Valentine
Companies—Invest in your freelancers just like you would your full-time employees.
— Elena Valentine
Companies—Don’t take away a creatives artistic freedom.
— Elena Valentine
Freelancers—Don’t shy away from the polished parts of your journey; humans relate to other humans.
— Elena Valentine
As a leader, the biggest impact I can make is helping colleagues foster independence and growth.
— Elena Valentine
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Walk It Like You Talk It (Authentic Leadership) with Arquella Hargrove

Learn how you can be an effective and authentic leader on your way to securing your seat at the table.  Today's guest is Arquella Hargrove. Arquella brings a successful 20-year track record of creating and implementing productivity-inducing practices through the application of strategic planning and organization development in both the public and the private sector. She has supported both established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures advising them through their stages of creation, growth, and stabilization. To learn more about her work go to http://arquellahargrove.com .

Understand yourself and how you handle conflict.
— Arquella Hargrove
What is your personality style? Dominant, Influence, Conscientious, Steadiness.
— Arquella Hargrove
Enhance your behavioral strengths!
— Arquella Hargrove
Flex to get what you want and get what you need!
— Arquella Hargrove
Leaders meet people where they are.
— Arquella Hargrove
At some point, you have to learn how to be a leader and a manager!
— Arquella Hargrove
To prepare for your leadership opportunity., ask for stretch assignments; Raise your hand!
— Arquella Hargrove
Influence is the capacity to have an impact on character development and the behavior of others.
— Arquella Hargrove
All women should invest in a coach.
— Arquella Hargrove
Being authentic and vulnerable, that builds trust!
— Arquella Hargrove
Leadership books by Carla Harris (Strategize To Win and Expect To Win), Tara Mohr (Playing Big); Kevin Cashman (Leadership From The Inside Out).
— Arquella Hargrove
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The Other F-Word with Kanika Tolver

If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Failure is the other F-word, but how do you bounce back? Today's guest is Kanika Toliver. Kanika is no ordinary “social-preneur.” This former highly decorated government employee turned rebel entrepreneur and Certified Professional Coach is a serial innovator who’s fueled by an extraordinary commitment to social change and to helping others create their own “epic lives.”  To learn more about her work go to http://kanikatolver.com/   and purchase her book Life Rehab.

Catch the heat that Kanika dropped during this episode of #SECURETHESEAT :

The pressures are high
— Kanika Tolver
Don’t miss the growth in your current role
— Kanika Tolver
Embrace failure and grow where you are
— Kanika Tolver
Secure your seat at being your authentic self
— Kanika Tolver
Don’t reach success and fail at being who you are
— Kanika Tolver
Develop Failure CONFIDENCE
— Kanika Tolver
Never stop fighting. Do a little bit better each time.
— Kanika Tolver
I’m not in competition for likes and followers. I measure my success from lessons and failures
— Kanika Tolver
Imperfections are gifts
— Kanika Tolver
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Nice For What? Networking! with Veleisa Burrell

Why do we have to network? Networking for What? Networking is a skill set and takes practice. Today's guest is Veleisa Patton Burrell, founder, and CEO at Narrative Evolution. Veleisa gives us tips on how to network and why it's important for our careers. To learn more about her work go to www.narrativeevolutioncommunications.com

Catch the jewels that Veleisa dropped during this episode of #SECURETHESEAT :

People want to help, but they want to know how they can help you.
— Veleisa Burrell
Your network is an arsenal, build it before you need it.
— Veleisa Burrell
Go for depth. Quality over quantity.
— Veleisa Burrell
Social grace is a skill.
— Veleisa Burrell
Make it hard for them to tell you NO.
— Veleisa Burrell
Bring your throne to the table, because you earned it! #securetheseat
— Veleisa Burrell
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Get Money with Jamie Lee

Equal Pay Day is April 10, 2018, and it's important we have the tools and resources we need to make the ask! Today's guest is Jamie Lee, Negotiation and Leadership Coach. Jamie gives us tips on how to make "the ask" and dispels the myths around Salary Negotiation. To learn more about her work go to www.jamieleecoach.com

Catch the gems that Jamie dropped during this episode of #SECURETHESEAT:

Don’t fall under the spell of the tiara syndrome.
— Jamie Lee
Articulate your value, Build an Alliance, Dig Deeper and Listen, Anchor, and Get Buy-in!
— Jamie Lee
The most significant salary myth: The Range.
— Jamie Lee
No is the beginning of the negotiation.
— Jamie Lee
If you’re saying Yes to something, that means you’re saying No to something!
— Jamie Lee
There is so much value in being honest!
— Jamie Lee
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