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Got InSpiration Podcast
33 minutes | 3 days ago
Epsidode #22 - Ms. Jill Johnson Set Your Mind, Visualize, Then Do It!
Ms. Jill Johnson is my mentor, sorority sister and friend, that is truly an inspiration. She is the CEO of The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. In the episode she speaks about growing up with entrepreneurial parents, graduating from Harvard, and starting her businesses. Learn more about her organizations by visiting her brand websites: www.weareifel.org , www.woccon.org, www.makingblackangels.org, www.smallbusinessesneedus.org
46 minutes | 17 days ago
Episode #21: Nathaniel Stampley - Be Your Best Self
I met the amazing Mr. Nathaniel Stampley in 2009 due to his also amazing wife being on faculty at my dance studio. InSpira. This Brother is an actor that mesmerizes audiences with his talent whether he is on Broadway, Off Broadway, Concerts, and TV. His Broadway credits include Cats, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, The Color Purple (Original & the Revival), & The Lion King. He discusses auditioning, his biggest influences and why it's vital to be your best self. You will definitely be inspired. He's on instagram & Twitter @stampleyN & visit his website www.nathanielstampley.com
37 minutes | a month ago
Episode #20: Metra Lundy - A Walk in Her Shoes
My friend Metra Lundy is a Coach, Speaker, Author, Producer, and Entrepreneur. You will be moved by her life journey from working in a 9 - 5 to beginning her business to now having multiple businesses. You will learn how a traumatic experience helped move her forward into a impactful journey. Get ready to be inspired. You can learn more about her at metralundy.com as well as on FB and Instagram @metralundy.
21 minutes | a month ago
Episode #19 - Dr. Lisa Herbert, MD Growing The Next Generation of Physician Leaders
My Sister and Soror Dr. Lisa Herbert, MD has a story to tell. She shares with the Got InSpiration Fam, of what led her into medicine, her personal touch with her patients. She then speaks about why she left practicing after twenty five years to pursue being an author, Executive Coach to help future Physician Leaders and now a fellow podcaster. Get ready to be inspired. Learn more about her at www.justherrightbalance.com
15 minutes | 2 months ago
Epsiode #18 - Ms. Audrey Davis - Dunning Think Bigger
My dear friend Ms. Audrey Davis - Dunning has been a part of my life since 2004. She is taught African Dance at InSpira for a little over ten years. She has been an educator for twenty seven years and started her business Get Your Goddess in 2015. If you want a to be inspired or have a young daughter, niece, mentee, that you want to be inspired you are going to want to listen to what Audrey has to say. Her passion for making a difference in the lives that she comes across is infectious. You can learn more by following her on Facebook and instagram @getyourgoddess or visit her website at www.getyourgoddess.com
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #17 Ms. Kathleen Cirioli Living and Loving Your Passion
My friend Kathleen Ciroli has an amazing story. She owned her dance studio for 50 years. She has overcome serious bouts of a variety of cancers from ovarian cancer at age 19, breast cancer in 1999 and most recently lung cancer. She has a very giving heart and gave me direction when I moved into my first commercial location of InSpira. You will be inspired.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #16 Ms. Janell Stephens - Building a Brand with Grit and Grace
Ms. Janell Stephens is the Founder and CEO of Camille Rose. We have been friends for almost twenty five years through our husbands, it has been a true pleasure seeing her business grow from an idea to reach international markets. You can find her brand in Target, Whole Foods, and Walmart to name a few. Be sure to listen as she gives some nuggets that will definitely inspire you. Her website is www.camillerose.com and on Instagram and Facebook @camillerosenaturals
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Epsiode #15 - Dr. Elizabeth Henry MD - Follow Your Passion
Dr. Elizabeth Henry MD is a Pediatrician turned Consultant that is making a true difference with pre teens/teens/young adults and their parents. She was my twin daughters Pediatrician and is truly an amazing person. You will definitely enjoy her story. Learn more about her at drlizconsulting.com and on FB at Dr. Liz Consulting and Instagram @_drliz
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #14 - Cliff Ward & Autin Wright - Changing Lives Through Visual Art
Cliff Ward and Autin Wright are amazing sculptors and painters that I had the pleasure of meeting while I was working at Sculpture Magazine. With now 20 years of friendship, they take us behind their life and how they got into the their field. Sit back and enjoy this one Got InSpiration Fam. To learn more about Cliff you may visit his website at cliffward.net and autinwright.com. You may also discover their work at Grounds For Sculpture. www.groundsforsculpture.org
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #13 - Jeff Nathanson - Influence Through Arts Management
My dear friend and mentor Jeff Nathanson is the Executive Director of the Museum of Sonoma County. Our paths crossed when he hired me to work at the International Sculpture Center as the Dir. of Advertising for Sculpture Magazine. You will be inspired by his story and dedication to the visual arts. His career journey will truly inspire you.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #12 Rev. C. Jessel Strong - Holy Boldness
Rev. C. Jessel Strong was one of the first spiritual leaders that my husband Leon and I had when we were a young married couple in Southern California. Listen to his story of how he got into the ministry, how he grew to be a Presiding Elder in the A.M.E. Church and his favorite Bible Verse Proverbs 3:4-5. You will hear a lot of wisdom here today and how appropriate as it's Christmas Day.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #11 - Glynis Albright - Being a Blessing By Giving Back
Mrs. Glynis Albright "The Waffle Queen" is the CEO of Glynis' Products. She and I met while I was living in Moorpark, CA. Even though she has always loved to cook, Glynis discusses how being diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia changed her life from studying to become a surgeon to creating food that she and other suffering from cancer and other types of chronic diseases could eat. She speaks about entrepreneurship and being a giving person. She is truly a blessing. People from John Legend, Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, the late Former President Ronald Reagan, and Former President Bill Clinton are just a few of the people that love her desserts and food. Learn more and purchase her delicious products at www.glyniskitchen.com
48 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode #10 - Dr. Ann Wead Kimbrough - Be True To Yourself
Dr. Ann Wead Kimbrough is an educator, biz journalist, and environmental leader. Our paths crossed as she was one of my favorite professor's when I was a student at Clark Atlanta University. In this episode, she discusses why she loves being an educator, and an award winning financial journalist. She also speaks about how she got selected to be a member of the Olympic Committee for the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 and lastly her current role as Dir. of Stormwater Management in Rockdale County, GA. Get ready to hear some wonderful stories that will inspire and impact you for your life.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode #9 - Getting to Know Kristine Smith
In this episode you get to know a little bit the host Kristine Smith, why she started Got InSpiration and some of her other business endeavors. She speaks about her dance and music center InSpira. If you are interested in taking dance classes & music lessons in person or virtually visit www.InSpiraArts.com check them out on Instagram @inspirapacc or on FB @inspiraarts You can purchase "Let's Dance" An Inspirational Coloring Book for Kids that Love to Dance on Amazon.
41 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode #8 - Terrie Ajile Axam - Women Hold Up Half The Sky
Terrie Ajile Axam is the Founder/Artistic Director of Total Dance/Dancical Productions located in Atlanta, GA. She is my mentor and she gave me my first dance teaching job at age nineteen while I was a college student at Clark Atlanta University. In this episode she discusses her early days at Barnard College and Princeton University as well as her Graduate work at Rutgers University and how those times influenced what was to become Total Dance and Women Hold Up Half the Sky. She communicates about her dance technique "MOJAH" and about the impact COVID-19 has had on her organization. Get ready to be inspired!!!
49 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode #7 - Mr. Leon Smith - Finding Purpose in Being the Only
Mr. Leon Smith II is my AMAZING husband of twenty four years. As we are still in the people who have impacted my life when I lived in Atlanta, of course Leon is in this conversation. We met just days after both becoming members of our sorority and fraternity. Leon has a work ethic like no person I know and in this episode, he reveals where he gets his inspiration growing up in Albany, Georgia. He touches on the impact attending Clark Atlanta University for Undergrad and Tennessee State University for Graduate School. In the science field where he is often the only African American or one of a few, he speaks about the responsibility he takes on with making a difference in drug discovery. Lastly, he discusses why growing and leading in his fraternity Omega Psi Phi is so important and what our business, InSpira truly means to him. Get ready to be inspired.
65 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode #6 - Vinx - Unapologetically Authentic
“VINX is the gift you give to someone you really care about” – Stevie Wonder. Vinx has been a part of my life since I interned at WCLK FM radio during my Senior year of College at Clark Atlanta University. His music stirs your soul. You will get to hear a little bit of his life story as a track star in the 70's and 80's, how he evolved into a musician and then leaving the US to live in France. VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing today. With songs that range from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back again, each audience takes a world tour with VINX as their private guide. Soaring vocals, intricate layered melodies and grooves, and his primal hand drum holding it all together mark the signature style that makes VINX a stand out. Visit Vinx.com to learn more about this AMAZING man who is truly an inspiration.
44 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode #5 - Rev. Mark Tyler - Second Chances
Rev. Mark Tyler is the 52nd Pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia, PA. Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Rev. Tyler speaks about his life and time in the 80's as a former drug dealer and how he turned his life around to attend Clark Atlanta University, transitioned into ministry and the amazing story of how he became the Pastor of the Oldest AME Church. You will truly be inspired.
25 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode #4 - Wanda Holland Greene - Activism in Education
Wanda Holland Greene is the 11th Head of School for the Hamlin School and notably the first African American to lead the prestigious K-8 school located in San Francisco, CA. She is nationally recognized and respected as an experienced leader in education with a passionate voice and powerful presence that inspires communities to achieve equity and excellence for all children. In this episode she will touch on her love of shaping girls as leaders, utilizing education to help change the world and her innovative projects at Hamlin. She is truly an inspiration. Find out more about the Hamlin School at www.hamlin.org
25 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode #3 - Courtney Townsend - Positive Vibes Only
Courtney Townsend is a big time lover, a believer in the power of food, a soul stirrer, a good mama, a full belly giggler, and and eternal adventurer. She lives to help souls discover their radiant value so they can live the fullest life ever. She believes, no matter how varied your talents, all transformation is possible if you start from the place of "I love myself" Courtney is the Founder of Courtney's Fixx a humanity centered lifestyle brand. She believes nothing in life is worth more than improving the world's positive connections. Find more about Courtney and her brands at www.courtneysfixx.com www.kidsculinaryfixx.com www.courtneysfoodfixx.com www.ilovemyselffixx www.handsomefixx www.ashsfixx.com www.petsfixx.com www.kidsfixx.com Instagram - @courtneys_fixx Co-host of Coming into Grace Podcast
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