A Queen with Purpose Podcast
By Ja'Lisa Brown, MBA
A Queen with Purpose PodcastDec 04, 2020
Ep. 9 // Queen Talk Series - A New Direction on MY Terms with Aquene Watkins-Wise
In Episode 9 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews Aquene Watkins-Wise, CEO and Community Wellness Advocate with Royally Fit. Aquene Watkins-Wise relishes the opportunity to serve her community, facilitating wellness, growth and healing. As a teenager, Aquene began a holistic health apprenticeship of sorts, working at the East End Food Coop, exploring alternative lifestyle supports. It was here where she truly found her passion for holistic wellness while she funded her college education. During her collegiate career, Watkins-Wise took a legal class where she learned that the number of prison beds needed is estimated based on third and fourth grade reading and math scores; at that moment, Aquene knew it was her obligation to be an agent of change, working for her community’s betterment.
Having spent the last 6 years working as a teacher, Aquene has used her classroom as an incubator for change where she daily chanted the mantra “I can and must make a difference in my world,” with her high school students; a phrase shared with Watkins-Wise during from her first teaching position with The Children’s Defense Fund. Embodying that mantra through her business, Royally Fit has developed a mobile wellness program providing education, access and resources to historically disadvantaged Black and Brown communities. Additionally, Aquene serves as mentor assisting other entrepreneurs in foundational work which will allow them to bring their business dreams to life.
Aquene is a proud wife to a U.S. Air Force Veteran, mother of 3 young children, extreme couponer and shark enthusiast.
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Ep. 8 // Queen Talk Series - I'm THE ENCOURAGER with Elise Michaux
In Episode 8 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews Elise Michaux, also known as "E" better known as "The Encourager". Elise is Slippery Rock University Alumni and currently pursuing her PhD from Gannon University in Organizational Learning and Leadership Program. E is truly a ray of light. Listen to this episode as she shares what it means to be a servant leader, how to navigate crazy 2020, and how spending time with God is vital in her walk.
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Ep. 7 // Queen Talk Series - The ART of Cultivating your LIFE with Nikkia "Kia" Ingram
In Episode 7 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews Nikkia Ingram, CEO of Cultivate In Life, LLC, Cultivating Resilient Youth and Co-Owner of 3K Co-Op, LLC. Nikkia is passionate about her community and the youth she serves daily. In this episode we discuss obstacles Nikkia has overcome, how she balances it all but most importantly her work with the youth and the impact she creates in their lives.
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Ep. 6 // Queen Talk Series - Loving ALL of yourself to make an IMPACT with Cathryn "CC" Calhoun
In Episode 6 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews Cathryn "CC" Calhoun, Founder of Phat Girl Zumba. CC is a woman who wears many hats and has a heart of gold! We discuss everything from Higher Education, Women Empowerment, Body Positivity and the benefits of Zumba.
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Ep. 5 // Queen Talk Series - Accepting who GOD says I AM with Tiffany Huff-Strothers
In Episode 5 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews Tiffany Huff-Strothers, CEO & Founder of When She Thrives. Through her work, she has become an Award-Winning Author + Entrepreneur, Sought After Speaker, and Mentor for Women. Tiffany is passionate about helping bounce back from their worst setbacks and share their stories and experiences to make a major impact. As the Founder of The Tiffany Huff Experience, a leadership development company for women, she provides personal development and professional development consulting, and coaching services for women, businesses and organizations. In 2017 she published two books, EmpowerMoments for the Everyday Woman and 30 Day Stay: One Woman’s Story of Escaping Death, Healing From Heartbreak and Finding Hope in Homelessness.
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Ep. 4 // Queen Talk Series - Authenticity at it's FINEST with Keiha Peck Drummond
In Episode 4 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews Keiha Peck Drummond, High School Educator and CEO of KD Motivates.
As an educator and business owner she shares with us the importance of staying connected to the children in her school during the Pandemic and the motivation behind her brand KD Motivates.
Connect with Keiha:
A Queen with Purpose, LLC
Ep. 3// Queen Talk Series - Ladies, It's Time To Do Your Laundry with Maisha Howze
In Episode 3 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews Maisha Howze, CEO & Founder of In-Touch Consulting and Author of the W.A.S.H. Time to Do Your Laundry. W.A.S.H. stands for Withstand All Strife to Heal! Ladies, it's time to do your laundry and HEAL in order to become healthy and WHOLE!
W.A.S.H.: Time To Do YOUR Laundry is a self-help book with a workbook embedded. W.A.S.H. helps guide the reader through their journey of healing.
In Touch Consulting supports and guides individuals and/or companies in establishing needs for growth and development in four key areas: Program Development, Project Development, Training, and W.A.S.H.
Book GIVEAWAY: W.A.S.H. Time To Do YOUR Laundry
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Ep. 2 // Queen Talk Series - Owning All the Lanes God has for YOU with Kiylise Lowe
In Episode 2 of the Queen Talk Series, Ja'Lisa interviews an amazing woman by the name of Kiylise Lowe, who is the Chief Dream Engineer at The Dream Building Company and CEO of Invitation Only Candle Co.
Kiylise shares her story of her passion of working with the youth, owning all the lanes God has for her and not placing limits on herself. A Detroit Native, she enjoys making magic. Her superpower is curating transformative experiences and creating thought-organizing tools for others. Kiylise’s mission is for women who feel they don't have a voice to share beautiful spaces and places curated with them in mind.
Kiylise Lowe Contact
Instagram: @thedreambuildingco, @invitationalycandleco
Website: https://www.thedreambuildingco.com/ & https://www.invitationonlycandleco.com/
The Dream Retreat: https://www.thedreambuildingco.com/thedreamrretreathome
Ep. 1 // Queen Talk Series - Walking by FAITH and Facing Breast Cancer with Yolanda Murphy
This is the kick off episode for the Queen Talk Series where Ja'Lisa interviews change making women.
In this episode Ja'Lisa interviews a woman by the name of Yolanda Murphy. Yolanda shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30's, how the promises of God carried her through, and the ways she shines her light to be an advocate for others going through similar journeys.
Yolanda Murphy Contact
Facebook: This Exceptional Journey
Podcast:This Exceptional Journey
Cancer Resources provided by Yolanda Murphy
Organizations with a Young Adult Cancer focus:
https://www.yasurvivors.org/ - support groups/financial assistance/social outings (Local)
https://lacunaloft.org/ - virtual programs such as book club, art workshops, and creative writing
https://elephantsandtea.com/ - a magazine with a focus in YA cancer survivorship
https://www.cancercare.org/tagged/young_adults - counseling/support groups/education
https://www.thesamfund.org/ - financial assistance
https://www.cassiehinesshoescancer.org/ - programs
https://stupidcancer.org/ - webinars/resources
https://www.wildfirecommunity.org/ - a magazine with a focus in YA cancer survivorship
Uplifting women of color facing breast cancer
https://breastofus.com/ - testimonials/education/inspiration
https://touchbbca.org/home - resources
http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org/index.html - programs/events/assistance
https://aabcainc.org/ - resources/support
https://lobularbreastcancer.org/ - clinical trials/resources
https://www.pabreastcancer.org/ - care packages/resources
https://www.metavivor.org/ - MBC support groups
https://www.cancercaring.org/ - support groups
https://www.ourclubhouse.org/ - support groups
https://www.cancerbeglammed.com/ - resources
https://www.abridge.com/ - app used by patients to track their health story
Ep. 10 | Health is Wealth w/ Clay Moorefield, CEO of G.O.A.L.S. Oriented Training
In this episode Ja'Lisa speaks with her personal trainer Clay Moorefield who assisted her in her battle with Covid-19. He shares his personal story of hardships, triumphs and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Clay Moorefield, CEO of G.O.A.L.S. Oriented Training
Facebook: Clay Moorefield
Ep. 9 | I Had Covid-19 - The Journey Back
In this episode I discuss my journey of testing positive for Covid-19 and the journey back to adjusting with the side effects.
Ep. 8 | 4 Journal Prompts for Coping in the Pandemic
Ep. 7 | My Life and Business Needed to Pivot - Part 2
Ep. 6 | My Life and Business Needed to Pivot - Part I
Instagram - @jalisalashawn
Business Instagram - @_aqueenwithpurpose
Ep.5 | God Told Me to LEVEL UP!
When Heaven Opens Sermon with Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis: media3.thechurchonline.com/mt-ararat/
Ep. 4 | Don't Dim Your Light
Ep. 3 | 10 Lessons I Learned in 2019
My Brown Mama Monologue Experience:
Scenes of a Single Mom Experience:
To purchase a copy of Scenes of a Single Mom Volume II:
When She Thrives
Let's Review 2019 Worksheet