46 minutes | Mar 17, 2023
Choosing Ourselves: Breaking Down the Ways Professional Black Women Sabotage their Own Wellness
Join host Ritha Pierre, Esq, in this thought-provoking solo episode as she breaks down the many ways professional black women sabotage their own wellness by not being kind to themselves. Ritha provides actionable insights and motivational tips to empower black women to choose themselves, prioritize their wellness, and succeed in their careers and lives. She discusses the negative impact of perfectionism, how not setting boundaries can harm us, the importance of self-care, and why embracing vulnerability is key to building resilience and true connection with others. Ritha emphasizes the consequences of not choosing ourselves and how it can lead to burnout, imposter syndrome, and self-doubt. Through this episode, Ritha inspires Black women to make themselves a consideration and choose their own wellness by engaging in self-care, setting healthy boundaries, and practicing self-compassion. By doing so, they can build resilience, thrive in their careers and lives, and unlock their full potential. Let's choose ourselves and break down the barriers that prevent us from being kind to ourselves! Thank you for tuning in to this empowering episode! Remember that you deserve to choose yourself and prioritize your wellness. This podcast is available everywhere you listen to podcasts. Don't forget to download, subscribe, comment, and rate the show to help us spread the message of self-care and empowerment for professional black women. Also, make sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world and @blackivymedia for more inspiring content, and subscribe to our YouTube channel Black Ivy Media to watch the video episodes of the show. Let's continue to support each other, celebrate our successes, and choose ourselves every day!
54 minutes | Mar 8, 2023
Unlocking Your Brilliance: Insights and Inspiration for Professional Women with Natalie Jobity
Celebrate with us as FREEda's World hits its 100th Episode! We are so grateful for the support of our FREEda Fam and all of our guests who have helped us reach this milestone. To commemorate this special occasion, we are bringing you an amazing show with an incredibly talented guest - Natalie Jobity, a transformational leadership coach, personal brand strategist, and author of “It’s Your Time to Shine Girl!”. Join us as we delve into Natalie's new book, which offers valuable insights for professional women across all industries. We discuss the importance of feminine intuition and leveraging your leadership presence. Natalie shares her expertise on breaking negative thought patterns and overcoming the "three P's" that often hold women of color back in the professional world: Perfectionism, Procrastination, and People Pleasing. She also shares tips on building a support system and creating a "success squad" to inspire and uplift professional women everywhere. Don't miss this episode filled with inspiration and practical advice to help you unlock your brilliance and shine your brightest potential. You can find Natalie and her works on: Website: http://www.theunveiledway.com Amazon: https://a.co/d/d9RqE8I LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejobity/ Instagram: @theunveiledway FREEda's World is available on all your favorite podcast platforms - let's celebrate this milestone together! Follow us on Instagram @freedas_world and @blackivymedia to stay connected.
15 minutes | Mar 1, 2023
Back and Better Than Ever: Achieving Total Wellness for Professional Black Women
Welcome back to Freeda's World, the podcast for professional Black women who are dedicated to achieving total wellness and balance in their lives. After a year-long hiatus, we are back stronger than ever and excited to kick off Women's History Month by diving into the topic of total wellness. In this episode, we discuss what total wellness means for professional Black women and what it looks like in practice. We break down the different areas of total wellness, including physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, career, and finances, and explore why it's so important for professional Black women to prioritize their wellness and embark on this journey. We also share a sneak peek into some of the topics we'll be exploring in the future, such as stress management, self-care, financial planning, and personal growth. Whether you're just beginning your wellness journey or you're a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical tips to help you thrive in all aspects of your life. So join us as we recommit to our mission of supporting professional black women on their journey to total wellness and balance. We're back, and we couldn't be happier to be here.
45 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Ep. 98: The Road To Wellness ft. Michelle Ross
In this week's episode, Ritha talks wellness with Michelle Ross, COTA, co-founder of Live Life Rehab, and a certified occupational therapist assistant. Wellness is a lifelong journey. There will be many bumps on the road, but you will be successful as long as you are intentional and purposeful. Michelle drops a lot of gems. Get your baskets ready, open up your minds and collect these gems. To learn more about Michelle and her movement, follow her on Instagram @Queen.Nashambi *FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. If you love the content, please subscribe, rate and review! Want to be part of our FREEda Tribe? follow us on Instagram @freedas_world
25 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Ep. 97: The FREEda Way
Happy Birthday to my beloved grandmother Freda. Although she is no longer with us, her life has inspired women all over in so many ways. In this episode, we talk about the FREEda Way and the importance of being human. As the year comes to a close, we discuss the importance of remaining positive despite what we are going through. As we head-on into the new year, remember the FREEda Principles. Be Fierce, be Resilient, Empowered, Erudite, Daring, and Ambitious. FREEda Fam, have a happy new year, and see you in 2022! *FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your platforms. Please remember to comment, rate and review! *Follow us on Instagram @freedas_world
32 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Ep. 96: Strategize to Optimize
This week we are talking strategy! Many of us are anxiously trying to get things in order with the new year coming. As women of color, we often have too much on our plate. Achieving a work-life balance seems to be unattainable. What is the key to success? How can we strategize to optimize our lives? In this episode, consultant and strategist Debbie Louis-Cesar drop some gems on how to organize and strategize our lives healthily and sustainably. *If you love the content, please comment, rate and review! *Be sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world and catch the visuals on Youtube at Black Ivy Media
43 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Ep. 95: How to Leverage Yourself for a Promotion/ Raise ft. Lucha Saint-Fleury
This week we are talking promotions and raises! We work hard, and we deserve to be compensated accordingly. This week, we have the amazing Lucha Saint-Fleury, a Director of Talent Acquisition for a large NYC company. In this episode, Lucha talks to us about the many ways we can leverage ourselves for our next promotion and or raise. You do not want to miss this gem-dropping session! *FREEda's World podcast is available everywhere you listen to podcasts. If you love what you hear, please rate and review our content! * To watch the video of this episode, subscribe to Black Ivy Media on Youtube! * Want to keep with our latest happenings? Be sure to follow us on Instagram @FREEdas_World.
26 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Ep. 94: Setting Boundaries
In this episode of FREEda'S World, we discuss setting boundaries. Let's face it, boundaries have taken on a whole new meaning, especially at the workplace. We went from clocking out at 5 PM on the dot to now answering emails at 2 AM, and this is after working a whole 8-hour shift! Something has got to give. We need to reclaim our time and manage expectations when it comes to our time.
21 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
EP. 93: FREEda's World Re-launch!
FREEda Fam we are back! We are so excited to be back! There is so much going and we are back to help you navigate these crazy workplace streets. In this episode Ritha shares some life updates and gives a preview on what to expect at FREEda's World. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world
41 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Ep. 92: A Covid Thanksgiving
FREEda Fam! We missed you so much! FREEda's World is officially coming back Wednesday, December 1st! Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we know that you are excited to spend much-needed time with your family and friends. But as we celebrate we have to remember to keep safety measures in place. We are still in the middle of a global pandemic. In this episode of FREEda's World, Ritha and her special guest, Jessica Cenatus talk about the effects of covid on thanksgiving travel and what measures we can take to ensure that we have a great time while being safe.
43 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
Ep. 91: Diversity and Inclusion In A Time Of Racial Divide
This week we are talking about diversity and inclusion with Tatiana Dorsey! Tatiana works in the Consumer Goods Industry in the space of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is dedicated to creating inclusive and equitable working environments where employees feel welcomed and bring their "whole-selves" to work and having the opportunity to grow, contribute, and develop. She continues her commitment to community service within her ownership and operation of The LadyBUGS, a 501c(3) mentoring organization with a mission to Build, Uplift, and Guide our Sisters. Her org is committed to ensuring every girl is empowered, specifically targeting those of marginalized groups. ---------------------------------------------- Be sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world. FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts! Subscribe, rate and review!
37 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 90: The HBCU Experience ft. Christa Newkirk
This week I have the privilege of interviewing the amazing Christa Newkirk, owner and operator of EclectikRead LLC and co-author of the newly released book, The HBCU Experience, North Carolina A&T University, 2nd Edition. In this episode, Christa will talk about her HBCU experience as well as the importance of this recent book and its potential impact on the Black community. Social Media: @EclectikRead @freedas_world *FREEdasWorld is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts! Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and review!
22 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Ep. 89: Trust More, Worry Less
This week I am coming to you with a solo episode. Things have been quite interesting these last several months and as we enter into a new quarter, a new season, I wanted to revisit the topics of fear and worry. Despite what is going on outside, despite our current employment statuses and despite the hardships, we still have to keep pressing on. We still have to be giving even when we are in a time of famine. We have to remember that fear is a result of failing to submit to God. It is a result of our unbelief. We must learn to trust more and worry less. This is the only way that we can increase our piece and stand in prime position to accept the blessings that are waiting for us on the other side of that door. It's not easy and I struggle with the concept of "what is for you, will be for you" ever day. As many of us continue to face unemployment and receive rejection after rejection. Know that the right opportunity will come your way, you just have to trust more and worry less. Don't forget to subscribe rate and review the podcast! FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. Also, follow us on IG @freedas_world
36 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Ep. 88: Travel During Covid fy. Jocelyn Alexander
This week we have another amazing guest by the name of Jocelyn Alexander. Like our previous guest, she too is a co-author of the recently released book, "The HBCU Experience, North Carolina A & T University, 2nd Edition". In this episode, Jocelyn and I discuss traveling during COVID as well as her chapter in the book "The HBCU Experience, North Carolina A & T University, 2nd Edition. Jocelyn is the owner and operator of Stamp'd Travel, an experience-focused travel agency she founded in 2013 whose motto is “creating memories that are stamp’d in your heart not just your passport.” Travel is truly a passion of hers, and she takes great delight in using that passion to design travel experiences for clients whether it’s a long-weekend getaway to a Caribbean resort or a “trip of a lifetime” honeymoon to the Maldives.
60 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Ep. 87: The Business Of Dating ft. Shani Farmer
Welcome back everyone for another episode of FREEda’s World! We are back from our summer hiatus and we are ready to get back into the swing of things. This week we have an amazing guest by the name of Shani Farmer. In this episode, Shani discusses her work as a relationship enthusiast, her written works and her love for her HBCU, North Carolina State Agricultural, and Technical University. About Shani Shani L. Farmer graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2008 with a B.S. in Business Management. She continued her studies at Walden University where she obtained her MBA with a focus in Entrepreneurship. She currently is a Hiring and Workforce Strategy Officer for the Department of Defense in Washington DC. She has been committed to serving her country in this capacity for over 10 years. Shani is affectionately known for her position as the founder of Shani L. "The Relationship Enthusiast" brand. Her mission is to inspire women to be healed, healthy, and whole in each season of their life and relationships. Currently, she is serving the singles community and coaching women on how to heal from past romantic relationships and inspiring them to elevate their purpose while learning the business of dating for marriage. Shani’s vision is to help 500 women reach their relationship goals by 2025. In 2017, Shani became an Amazon Best-selling co-author in the“Dear Fear” anthology series where she inspired women to fearlessly own their truth. In 2018 she shared her story at several colleges, universities, women organizations, podcasts, and on panels. Most recently, Shani co-authored the book "The HBCU Experience, North Carolina State Agricultural, and Technical University, 2nd Edition". The book is set to release on September 30th and will be available on amazon. Social Media @Shanilrelationshipenthusiast @freedas_world FREEda’s World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcast. Make sure you subscribe rate and review!
32 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Ep. 86: Where The Mind Goes, The Man Will Follow
The mind is so powerful. Where the mind goes, the man will follow. If we allow our minds to go to "the dark place", then we will go to "the dark place". If our minds go to a place of confidence, then we will not only be led to confidence, we will be confident. As we continue to strive in these uncertain times, remember to strengthen your minds. Feed them with positivity and surround yourself with positive people. In this episode, I talk about the dangers of engaging in "if only" and "what if" talk. In order to move forward to the land of confidence, we need to appreciate who we are, what we have, and what we will be in the future. FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. Follow us on Instagram @freeda_world and sign up for the newsletter at www.freedasworld.com.
25 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Ep. 85: Let's Be Present
It's been. a few weeks but I am back! In this episode, I talk about the importance of women being present in the midst of trying times. As people of color, we find ourselves yet again, in the midst of a war. We are fighting so many elements at the same time. COVID, racism, injustice, gender discrimination. We are going through it all, and it can be tiring. We are tired. But we cannot give up hope, we cannot give up the fight. So let's not. Let's figure out a way to be present and active. Let's figure this out together! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, review! Follow me on Instagram @freedas_world and subscribe to our newsletter at www.freedasworld.com
53 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Ep.84: What Is Your Why?! ft. Jessica Sinclair
Happy Wednesday FREEda Fam! This week, I am dishing with the amazing Jessica Sinclair, Founder of Network Like You Mean It. Jessica is a nurse professional and entrepreneur extraordinaire. On this episode, Jessica shares her journey to nursing after being a PR professional for so many years. She also talks about how her background as a PR professional has elevated her nursing career. Jessica's mission now is to help other nurses find their passions within the nursing industry, and teaching them how to network like they mean it. To learn more about Jessica Sinclair, visit her website at www.itsjessicasinclair.com FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcast. Don't forget to subscribe rate and review. To learn more about FREEda's world, visit our website www.freedasworld.com and follow us on IG @freedas_world.
23 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Ep. 83: #Sayhername, Women, Find Your Voice!
This week's episode was hard to get through. I am not happy. What's happening in this country is not ok. I am tired, but there is work to be done. Women of color are seen as the backbone of the community, and we are. We are the backbones of our community. We are the voice. When they kill our men, we are the ones who speak up, while still holding it together to care for children and our community. We have to be the voice for ourselves. Women are victims of police brutality too. We are being murdered by the hands of law enforcement and this is not ok. On this episode, I air out my frustrations, while urging our sisters to find their voice. Those who can speak, speak, those who cannot there are other ways to let your voices be heard. We cannot be silent. We need to continue the fight for justice. We need to continue saying the names of the countless women who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. We need to #sayhername. *FREEda's World podcast is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. *Follow us on instagram @freedas_world
64 minutes | May 27, 2020
Ep. 82: I Was Suppose to Get Married Now What? ft. Lucha Cineas- Saint Fleury
This pandemic has devastestated all aspects of our lives. It has reshaped the way we celebrate birthdays, funerals, graduations and especially weddings. As a 30 something year old woman, attending weddings is like having a second job. Several of my friends had to cancel their weddings and many are still in limbo. On this episode, Lucha Cineas- Saint- Fleury, CEO and founder of Designed By Lu, will discuss how this pandemic has affected the wedding industry and what you can do to move forward. About Designed by Lu: Designed By Lu is an all-inclusive Event Planning and Design company of a dedicated team. It exemplifies a strong service acumen, with trademark energy and positivity that builds and maintains constructive alliances with vendors and clients. Social Media Mentions: Instagram @designedbylu