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Tell Me, If You Can Podcast
61 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
The Intersection of Faith, Identity, and the Feminine Genius
Today’s guest is Rachel Wong. Rachel Wong is a podcast host, speaker, and writer living in Vancouver, Canada. In today’s episode, Rachel shares what feminity and feminine genius mean to her and how that has evolved along with her faith over time. She talks about the intersection of her racial, cultural, and mental health identities and how she brings them all more intentionally into different phases of her journey. Rachel shared her evolution, how feminity evolved through conversation with other people, and how her own crisis of womanhood led her to start the Feminine Genius podcast. Check out the newest season of Rachel’s podcast, Feminine Genius, and listen to episodes of A Pondering Heart Podcast. Don't forget to rate and review this podcast and share it with a friend.
45 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Rediscovering Your Truest Self and the True Meaning of Success
Today’s guest is Jennifer Ables. Jennifer is a woman like many of us who has worn many hats. From insurance copywriter to dancer to non-profit founder. In today’s episode, she shares with us how transitioning through those roles led her through her path of self-discovery and rediscovery and how success in life looks different. Jennifer took many leaps of faith and with each pivot unpacked her truest most authentic self. Follow along on Jen's story at http://jenables.com,Follow the podcast on Instagram @tellmeifyoucanpodcast and be sure to leave us a review and share with friends. The music on this podcast is by Nneka Akalegbere.
45 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Reframe, Reassess, and Reawaken Your Life
Today’s guest is Dr. Tara Hines-McCoy. Dr. Tara is a career coach, author, and speaker who inspires women to take action and awaken their lives. In today’s episode Tara shares her resilience on a personal and professional level and how being able to clearly define her why helped her reframe goals and turn lemons into lemonade. Follow Dr. Tara's journey: http://drtaraspeaks.comFollow the podcast on InstagramIf you are interested in being a guest fill out this form https://gechmeifyoucan.com/tell-me-if-you-can-guest/Music by: Nneka Akalegbere
53 minutes | May 3, 2021
Imperfectly Phenomenal Life Lessons
Today’s guest is Lauren Williams. Lauren is a graphic designer and host of the Imperfectly Phenomenal Woman Podcast. In today’s episode, Lauren shares lessons learned about embracing being imperfectly phenomenal as a woman, her process for creating her podcast, and how she inspires guests and listeners to take action in their lives. Let’s take a listen to Lauren’s story. I loved listening to Lauren share how she “found herself”, embraced her individuality, and channeled that knowledge into a podcast. Similar to Lauren I love listening to the unique stories of guests and unpacking lessons and themes. Lauren has a great skill in reframing, adding a new perspective to help guests and listeners walk away with a sense of action. If you haven’t already, check out the Imperfectly Phenomenal Woman podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out Lauren on Instagram: instagram.com/ipwomanpodcastSupport us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gechmeifyoucan
55 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Lessons learned in Discernment and Charity
Today’s guest is Lindsay Brennan. Lindsay is a teacher and an artist with a passion for charity. In today’s episode, Lindsay shares her experience of entering and leaving a religious community and the lessons that experience taught her about faith, friendship, and the continual discernment we practice in our lives. Follow along on Lindsay's journey and connect with her about her mission work at https://www.instagram.com/beautyoftruth/Check out her artwork on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautyoftruth
69 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Discovering the Root to Bloom into Wholeness
Today’s guest is Alize Smith. Alize is a veteran turned Youtuber who helps women learn from their past to better prepare themselves for fulfilling relationships. In today’s episode, Alize talks about how her relationship with her own father affected her relationships with men and her relationship with God. She also talks about how she sought to unpack those negative experiences and heal from them in order to put herself in a position to find a relationship that better served her and God.Find Alize on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/_alizesmith/Follow along on her Youtube journey and ministry here: https://tinyurl.com/yg8qac66
60 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Soaring with Purpose after Trauma and Despair with Tasha Hunter
Today’s guest is Tasha Hunter. Tasha is an Air Force Veteran and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In today’s episode, she shares her experience of growth from surviving a traumatic childhood to becoming a therapist. In sharing her story, Tasha talks about the women that brought some light during her times of darkness, how her childhood affected her relationships, and how she maintained her faith along the way. Please note that this episode has mentions of child abuse and suicide and this may be too sensitive for some listeners. hope you gather some nuggets of hope within her story.Even when we leave troubling circumstances the effects still linger and as Tasha learned she needed to address and unpack that trauma in order to step into the more fulfilling life she was meant for.Find a therapist near you: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapistswww.Talkspace.comFollow along on Tasha's journey on Instagram and check out her memoir, "What Children Remember" which is available now.
82 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Finding the Hope in Change and Personal Challenge with Tiffany Ward
Today’s guest is Tiffany Ward. Tiffany is an educator, instructional coach, wife, and dear friend. In today’s episode, Tiffany talks about how she blends her love of technology and education to promote educational equity in the classroom. Tiffany also opens up and shares how the birth of her educational nonprofit came at a time of devastation as she and her husband tried to conceive children of their own.I love how she shared how supportive and encouraging her husband has been for her and how she leaned into her support network and has chosen to see the beauty that lies in front of her rather than the loss she has experienced. If you'd like to follow along with the Pittsburgh Village Project journey head over to their website at https://pghvillageproject.org/. Be sure to share this podcast with a friend and leave a review so others can find and hear these amazing women.
45 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Attacking Big Goals with Support and Joy with Eunice Martel
Today’s guest is Eunice Martel. Eunice is a life coach who recently tackled her huge goal of running a marathon during the pandemic. In today's episode, I sit down with Eunice as she shares her thought process in attacking the goal and the obstacles that came up along the way. She also gives tips on how we can go about goal setting in this new year.Eunice provided great takeaways for each of us. Having a support or “cheering squad”, whether it's friends or family or a coach is so key. Eunice talked about necessary mindset shifts she made-changing the distance units helped it seem less daunting, or envisioning yourself having accomplished that goal builds confidence. And finally, she shares that ultimately our goal is a destination and there are many paths to get there so allowing yourself flexibility is essential. Learn more about Eunice and her life coaching business at https://www.instagram.com/oakandreedlifecoaching/
64 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Why Stories Matter in Coaching and Mentoring with Joyce Johnson
Today's guest is Joyce Johnson. Joyce is an Author, Speaker, Sales Influencer, Business Coach and Founder of Why Sales Network. In today's episode Joyce talks about her career in sales and media, the challenges and -isms faces as a woman of color in business, the benefits of mentorship. We also discussed the journey she took in writing about business to pivoting to telling her own story.Joyce's skill and talent in telling stories truly came in handy as she unpacked her negative experiences in her professional career. So many people experience those -isms as she called them. Whether in corporate life or other areas of work. She knew her worth and pivoted once again to a path that allowed and embraced her full self. Chronicling these stories surely helps her as a mentor and a coach. Be sure to pre-order Joyce's memoir “No Back Doors for Me” launching January 15th at iamjoycejohnson.com and check out events from the Why Sales Network at whysalesnetwork.com.
17 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Tell Me What You're Thankful For
Today's episode is a special Thanksgiving episode. I will be sitting down solo in front of the mic and sharing some listener shout-outs of thanks as well as my own reflections. I wanted to give space and honor to the many blessings that we have experienced this difficult year. Join the Tell Me, If You Can Newsletter list for exclusive content, reflections on episodes, and newsletter-only giveaways. Sign up on http://tellmeifyoucan.com. To further support the podcast and keep it ad-free, become a Patreon supporter. For as little as $3 a month you can keep this podcast growing. Sign up at https://www.patreon.com/tellmeifyoucanFollow @brickhouseinthecity on Instagram for more amazing content like what I shared.I am beyond thankful for all the wonderful reviews and support.
58 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Inspiring, Educating, and Empowering Youth from the Margins to the Center
In today's episode, my guest Whitney Hughes shares her stories from working as a Peace Corps volunteer and in the nonprofit space focusing on equity in education. She shares gems of how she inspired, educated, and empowered young people and how that has formed her current career path. Whitney's goal to make sure that her students were informed, inspired, and empowered transformed her own goals and career path. You can tell her passion for equity in education just by the way she speaks on it and her experiences. Whitney having studied political science and receiving a certificate in international relations and teaching English as a second language worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in China and later in the field of education for nonprofit centered around working collaboratively with students with topics of race and equity in education she's currently is receiving her Masters in equity and diversity in education at the University of Nevada let's take a listen to Whitney story Learn more about the Brazen Collective and follow Whitney on Instagram. While you are there follow the Tell Me, If You Can podcast.Be sure to sign up for the newsletter at tellmeifyoucan.com
72 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Gaining Purpose and Confidence in Life and Style with Liz Everette
Today's guest is Liz Everett, CEO of Everett Consulting International. Liz is a nationally recognized Creative Director, Image Consultant, and Fashion Stylist. In today's episode, Liz shares her story of growing up as a biracial child in Florida and how life experiences of growing in her own confidence help fuel her career, and how she works to inspire the clients she works with.Follow Liz on Instagram and check out her website https://lizeverettstyle.com/Be sure to check out http://tellmeifyoucan.com and join our newsletter so you don't miss the upcoming giveaways.
62 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Positively Joyful Storytelling through Career and Faith Journeys with Yvette Walker
Today's guest is Yvette Walker. Yvette has a career in journalism that spans 30 years and currently teaches introduction to Media and Communications at her local University. Yvette is also a fellow podcaster. In today's episode, Yvette shares her how she got into her journalism career, the stories and moments that touched her most as a journalist, how her faith is weaved into her journey, and how educates the next generation of journalists.Yvette is a fellow podcaster and I had the pleasure of being a guest on her podcast Positively Joy. Check out the episode here. Join the Tell Me If You Can newsletter family and get access to more amazing stories.
70 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Awakening Purpose in Service to Community with Ashley Comans
Today's guest is Ashley Comans. Ashley is a program manager for the Alliance for Police Accountability in Pittsburgh, community organizer, fellow podcaster, and former public servant. As a Pittsburgh native, she talks about watching her community grow and change and how her involvement in her community has morphed over the years. I appreciated Ashley's openness and talking about her experience in journalism and how she decided to shift her Focus towards non-profit involvement and public service I love how Ashley says that history proves that if we truly come together for the greater good we can make a change.Make sure to listen to Ashley's Black Political Millennials podcast go ahead and check out her Instagram and while you are there follow the Tell Me If You Can Podcast as well.
52 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Lessons Learned on Privilege and Embracing Unemployment with Sara Bischof
Today's guest is Sara Bischof. Sara is a twenty-something unemployed, ex-engineer living in Boston. In today's episode, we talked about her passions including engineering, sports, and how she recently has been working on unpacking her privilege and using what she has learned to take action towards justice. After being laid off due to the pandemic Sara started her own podcast, The Unemployment Podcast, where she navigates her career and job hunt process and chats with inspiring guests. Sara candidly shares her story about recognizing that although she saw sexism in her college experience she was blind to the racism that her teammates and friends experienced at her school. She opens up about embracing unemployment and the journey it is putting her on. Please take a listen to the Unemployment Podcast, share this episode with a friend and subscribe and rate this podcast so others can hear stories just like Sara's I hope you have an amazing day and you're amazing story has a great day and you're amazing story.
76 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Speaking Boldly about Racial Justice, Identity, and Faith with Patricia Taylor
Today's guest is Patricia Taylor. Patricia is a thirty-something wife, mother, writer, and speaker. In today's episode, we talked about how Patricia faced her fears and stepped boldly into a powerful voice in the racial justice space where necessary topics can be discussed with grace truth, and love. We talked about who inspires her, her faith journey, and what it means for her to be Black and Christian. Patricia truly exhibits grace, resilience, and truth. I enjoyed listening to her share childhood and college memories and unpacking stories of self-confidence, faith, and the beauty of Blackness found in a community of affirmation. If you would like to follow along and Patricia Story..and you should please check out the show notes. Follow her on her website, Instagram, and check out The Upside-Down podcast. Don't forget to leave a review!
64 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
Creatively and Intentionally Pivot with Monica Garrett
Today's guest is Monica Garrett. Monica is the Founder & CEO of the Margaux Agency, a Los Angeles based digital marketing agency. Monica is truly a go-getter and in today’s episode, she talks about pursuing her passions while being bold and intentional in pivoting when life and her career took sudden changes. Be sure to listen as she shares some Insider tips for small business owners. Along with those tips she shares her passion for her how she maintains balance as a wife and mother and her biggest inspiration.Follow the Margaux Agency on Instagram @margauxagency Check out their Ultimate Marketing Checklist on their website. Help support the podcast by leaving a review, share this episode with a friend, and subscribe to our new newsletter over at tellmeifyoucan.com where you will get more in-depth Tell Me If You Can goodies.
41 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Fierce, Fashionable, and Forward Thinking With Liberty Gaither
Today’s guest is Liberty Gaither. Liberty is the Founder and Editor in Chief of fashion publication, Manic Metallic. Liberty shares about her switch in careers and how she eventually ran her own business. We discuss how the different skills she learned from her previous jobs and her desire for leadership and control in her career lead to the formation of Manic Metallic where she and her team focus on fashion as a discipline and art.It was cool learning about Liberty’s viewpoint and critique of the fashion environment. The focus on diverse fashion cities and designers and the great respect she takes in her efforts to make the fashion industry stronger is amazing to learn. I love that her job allows her to have experiences that makes her role less daunting. It encourages me to look at my job through the lens of experience and not just a set of tasks. Thank you for listening to today’s episode. Check out Manic Metallic on their website and on social media @manicmetallic. If you would like to support the podcast please subscribe and leave a review at https://ratethispodcast.com/tellmeifyoucan .
47 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Awakening Your Mission Driven Purpose as a Business Owner with Hannah Martin
Today’s guest is Hannah Martin. Hannah is a second-generation Cuban-American, third-generation entrepreneur, and founder of Woc Space Marketing. In today’s episode, she shares how her non-profit 9-5 job exposed her to her passion for marketing and communications. She shares how her previous experience in activism and love of strategy and her interest in storytelling led her to her current role as a marketing coach. We discuss tips and lessons for people who might feel stuck in their career and we how to set boundaries for yourself. I love how she emphasizes cultivating a sense of worthiness and work ethic was key to setting herself up for starting a business. It is such a breath of fresh air to see her community-minded approach to marketing and coaching. Follow Hannah on Instagram @wocspace. While you are there follow Tell Me, If You Can Podcast. If you liked this podcast, leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/tellmeifyoucan and share this podcast with a friend.
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