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The Courageous Personal Leadership Podcast
48 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
11. In Search of Freedom with Ty McMath
"You can't fake confidence and you can't fake courage. You only have it when you know you have put in the time. You cannot run with the giants if you are not conditioned." - Ty McMathIn this episode, Corey and Sharma talk with Ty McMath, co-founder of Torch Fitness LLC, which was acquired by Valet Living in 2018. Torch Fitness provides local businesses, corporations, and residential communities with on-site fitness and nutrition services allowing the clients and partners to receive expert fitness by certified trainers who are experienced with weight-loss and muscle building results. During this conversation, Ty shares how his search for freedom has been at the core of his entrepreneurial journey: whether it was freedom to believe he deserved a seat at the table, freedom to truly live in his genius zone, freedom to go after the best deals, or freedom to travel the world with his family.
37 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
10. Take Good Care with Jason Lampton
"I knew I was talented enough to do anything, but never was ready to do any of it. I felt like I wasted my 20s and the early part of my 30s with this mindset. I realized there was an absence of confidence, purpose, and direction." - Jason LamptonIn this episode, Corey and Sharma talk with Jason Lampton, a marketer and entrepreneur who currently works in marketing for a large financial institution in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, where he helps drive the strategy and execution for development programs for marketers. Jason is a marketing leader who has held various non-profit and government leadership roles including leading marketing and creative services for the City of Charlotte, and community marketing director for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. During this conversation, Jason shares how imperative it has been for him to learn to take good care--whether it is taking good care of his own mental and emotional health, of the critical relationships in his life that are anchored in trust, of his personal leadership brand, or of the organizational culture around him.
33 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
09. The Joy Factor with Lynette Barksdale
"We need everyone doing the thing that they are meant to do at their fullest potential. That is the only way we are going to get to all of the great possibilities that we can, with creativity and innovation." - Lynette BarksdaleIn this episode, Corey and Sharma talk with Lynette Barksdale, who is currently head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at a tech company. Lynette is a DEI champion whose previous experiences include running a nonprofit focused on closing the achievement gap for elementary students, as well as leading DEI work at various Fortune 100 companies. Lynette shares the pivotal career moment that taught her to speak up, how the values of justice and equity have shaped her career, and how she is striving to maximize her joy factor--and how we can all do the same.
39 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
08. Know Your Own Story with Dontaye Carter
"Having the right people in your life enables you to move when it's time to move. It wasn't really me out there doing something. It was the people who had prepared me for leadership when leadership was needed. It takes people helping to prepare you." -Dontaye CarterIn this episode, Corey and Sharma talk with Dontaye Carter, Founder and CEO of Carter Media Group. Dontaye spent years in television news as an executive producer, anchor, and reporter. Now, as an internationally known media strategist, Dontaye helps business owners identify the story that connects them with their audience to drive ROI. He is telling the stories that otherwise go untold. With a refreshing dose of vulnerability, Dontaye shares his journey and the importance of understanding his own personal story, how he found his “one thing,” the secret weapon to his success (hint: it involves asking for help), and how he is making the most of the risks he's taken to reap the rewards.
32 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
07. Finding The Sweet Spot with LaToya Stirrup
27 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
06. Now or Never with Danielle Scurry
"It was a crossroads in my life. If I had not taken that leap of faith at that time, I don't know if I ever would have. But I'm so grateful I did." - Danielle ScurryTo kick off season two, Corey and Sharma talk with Danielle Scurry, REALTOR®, Scurry & Associates of Coldwell Banker Realty. She runs a thriving real estate business based in Charlotte, NC, and you may have even seen her on HGTV's House Hunters earlier this year! Danielle shares the twists and turns of her career in real estate, her secret to negotiating, and how she found the courage to return to the industry after the passing of her ultimate mentor, the late William “Bill” Scurry.
1 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
Coming Soon: Season Two
Corey and Sharma are back to continue to the Courageous Personal Leadership conversation! Season One was focused on introducing the world to the Four Principles of Courageous Personal Leadership which are: Manage your internal environment, Ask for what you need, Decide to take risks, and Embody your personal mission, vision and values. Season Two is all about bringing the Four Principles to life. Show guests will be sharing how the Four Principles of Courageous Personal Leadership have played a role in their leadership, career and life journeys. Rooted in science and real-world experiences, the Four Principles of Courageous Personal Leadership offer a practical framework for those desiring to increase their influence and impact, but do not fit the mold of traditional leadership archetypes and are looking for a new perspective on what it means to demonstrate leadership. Our world is changing fast, and many of the old leadership paradigms are no longer working. The Courageous Personal Leadership Podcast is part of the community that is shifting the conversation toward new leadership paradigms and models that are more inclusive and representative of our beautifully diverse world.
32 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
05. Embody Your Personal Mission, Vision and Values with Colin Pinkney
"The first pathway to determining your personal mission, vision, and values is authenticity. We have to reframe how we see conflict, challenges, and our need for help." - Colin PinkneyIn the final episode of season one, Corey and Sharma introduce Principle Four, and talk with Colin Pinkney, Executive Director of the Harvest Center in Charlotte, NC and the Chaplain for the NBA Charlotte Hornets. Colin shares the journey of discovering his personal mission, how authenticity has impacted his leadership style, the concept of grace-filled accountability, and how he learned to appreciate constructive criticism and feedback.
31 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
04. Decide To Take Risks With Attorney C. Renee Little
"Trailblazing is not so much being worried about the destination; it's the journey. Being willing to journey is a work all its own." - Attorney C. Renee LittleIn this episode, Corey and Sharma introduce Principle Three, and talk with Attorney C. Renee Little, Assistant Clerk of Court & Judicial Hearing Officer for Mecklenburg County’s Clerk of Superior Court. With more than 20 years of experience practicing law, Attorney Little shares the lessons she has learned from taking chances and "doing it afraid," and how increased clarity around the legacy she wants to leave changed her perspective on risk-taking.
42 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
03. Ask For What You Need with Evan Williams
"I had to be courageous. I had to say out loud what my issue was, and then I had to ask for help." - Evan WilliamsIn this episode, Corey and Sharma introduce Principle Two: Ask For What You Need, and talk with Evan Williams, Managing Partner at Pro Player Insurance Group. Evan shares the lessons she has learned as a small business owner who has had to ask for help and support along her journey, and how growing in this skill has been key in helping her negotiate and close deals.
31 minutes | May 31, 2020
02. Manage Your Internal Environment with Dr. Kareema Gray
"The only person you can control is yourself, and even that is a daunting task because we are a handful." - Dr. Kareema GrayIn this episode, Corey and Sharma introduce Principle One: Manage Your Internal Environment, and talk with Dr. Kareema Gray, Department Chair and Program Director for the Bachelor of Social Work Program for the Johnson C. Smith University School of Social Work in Charlotte, NC. As a professor who studies human behavior, Dr. Gray shares the benefits of self-awareness, the importance of self-care, and her own personal journey of self-discovery and what keeps her anchored.
29 minutes | May 10, 2020
01. Waiting For Permission
In this inaugural episode, Corey and Sharma take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the moment they made "the decision." This decision would ultimately lead to the launch of their leadership development firm, M.A.D.E. To Lead. The firm laid the foundation for the creation of the Courageous Personal Leadership model, which has emerged as the heartbeat of their work.
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