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Episode Info

Episode Info:

Julie Peter chats with Akilah Darden in this monthly mentoring chat.


Ways to Gain Respect

Be exceptional

Ask the right questions

Know what is going on in the field

Have as much information as possible

Be able to answer the right questions


The Impact of Akilah’s Parents

Always educating

Encouraged her to be fearless

Nurtured her to go after her dreams

Taught her to get to know everyone


Characteristics for Success




The capacity to recover quickly and not taking things personally

Always have a goal or a path

You grow when you are challenged


Balancing Work and Home Life

Finds synergy between work and life

Schedules everything on her calendar

Has a village of support

Asks for help

Family is always first


Creating Allies

Create a personal board of directors

Don’t be afraid to have pessimists on your board

As a leader, you need to listen

Learn to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations


Favorite Quotes

“The most successful people  in life recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacturers their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.” - Neil DeGrasse Tyson


“Be greater than one’s greatest expectation of you.” -Michelle Obama



Ways to Join the Conversation & Spread the Word

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