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Empowering Real Talk

Empowering Real Talk

By Upgraded MindsetZ

Empowering Real Talk Podcast is dedicated to dismantling negative stigmas surrounding personal and entrepreneurial growth through raw, unfiltered conversations. Our mission is to spark necessary dialogues needed to initiate and drive positive change on both an individual and entrepreneurial level.

Kisha Woods is a Mindset Motivating Business Coach for Entrepreneurial Spirited Queens and has been empowering minds since 2020 through coaching, administration, podcasting, community building, and more. We also promote empowerment, and positivity with our online store,
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Justifying your Deflecting Ways

Empowering Real TalkApr 17, 2022

Why Expanding Your Network is the Key to Unstoppable Growth
Nov 29, 202329:25
Being Your Authentic Self in a World Full of Imitators

Being Your Authentic Self in a World Full of Imitators

In this episode of Empowering Real Talk, Coach Kay Wds and fellow podcaster/mental health advocate, Paula Sima Mulamula, discuss the importance of staying true to ourselves in a world filled with superficiality and non-leaders. This episode will empower you to understand WHY embracing your own authenticity will always be the KEY to unlock personal and entrepreneurial success. Paula Sima Mulamula is the creative force behind the Talk Shit With P Podcast,  @talkshitwithp and brings a global perspective to the table. Born in Tanzania and raised across three continents and five countries, she currently calls Atlanta, GA, home. A staunch advocate for mental health, Paula has personally grappled with the challenges of depression. In 2020, amidst the throes of monotony and the weight of her own struggles, the concept of Talk Shit With P emerged as a haven for candid conversations and a sanctuary for all voices to be heard. Find more on Paula here:

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Nov 21, 202338:59
Embracing Spiritual Purpose to Drive Meaningful Change
Nov 13, 202333:38
Overcoming Trauma like a BASWE (Boss): A Triumphant Journey with Leah Forney

Overcoming Trauma like a BASWE (Boss): A Triumphant Journey with Leah Forney

It's unfortunate that most of us have experienced some form of trauma in our lives. However its a Blessing that through it all, you find the power to pick yourself up and THRIVE. In this episode of Empowering Real Talk, we're honored have Leah Forney on the show! Leah has a powerful story of struggles and damaging trauma and has been blessed to turn that into a beacon of hope and success. From the depths of despair to becoming a 8x published author and a BAWSE entrepreneur, her story is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. Tune in as we dive deep in the discussion of trauma, the challenges we face, and how she has managed to rise above it all to create a successful entrepreneurial career. If you're an aspiring author, entrepreneur, or anyone facing a tough time, this episode is a must-listen! You'll walk away with valuable insights, inspiration, and the motivation to conquer your own challenges on a personal level and an entrepreneur. Don't forget to hit the like button if you find this video helpful and subscribe to the channel for more Empowering Real Talk. **Leah M. Forney is an 8X published author, Transformative Speaker, Your Visibility Activator & Media Domination Strategist, Podcast Host of Internationally Recognized & Syndicated "Hey Queen, Thrive" & Sexual Assault Thriver Advocate. She is the Founder of BAWSE Women Pitch where she coaches, trains, and mentors BAWSE women entrepreneurs on how to get media ready so they can become a highly profitable and sought-after expert. Learn more on Leah at: #EmpoweringRealTalk #Author #Entrepreneur #BAWSE #Inspiration #Motivation #Growth

Nov 06, 202336:53
Is Entrepreneurship About More Than Just Making Money?

Is Entrepreneurship About More Than Just Making Money?

If you know like I know, then you know the true purpose of entrepreneurship is about more than just about making money. It's about creating value, solving problems, and making a difference, in simple terms.

In this episode, I'm not just talking about starting a business, but the real, raw journey that comes with it!

I'm also diving into and tackling the sense of entitlement that can sometimes cloud a business owner's judgment, and what you should do to keep it in check. If you are an entrepreneur on any level, then tune in to this episode as I talk in detail about the REAL startup process - the highs, the lows, and everything in between.

This ain't your typical sugar-coated advice, but the truth that every aspiring entrepreneur needs to hear.

These conversations are Necessary...

Kisha Woods is a Mindset Motivating Business Coach for Entrepreneurial Spirited Queens and has been empowering minds and elevating lives since 2020.

Her Amazon Best-Selling book, "From Havoc To Healing: 30 Days of Reconditioning," serves as a beacon of inspiration for those grappling with self-confidence and are prepared to shatter the outdated pattern of prioritizing everyone but themselves. Shop her online store or support her ongoing mission at

Nov 04, 202323:13
Overcoming the Past: Rewriting Outdated Generational Cycles
Oct 30, 202334:30
Thriving in Turbulent Times while Navigating Modern Life
Oct 26, 202337:44
A Journey to Resilience: Learning from Our Regressions
Oct 24, 202336:48
Ignite Personal Growth With Your Mind's Hidden Power
Oct 16, 202326:09
Shadow Work - Is It Truly A Demonic Thing?
Oct 13, 202332:38
Going Beyond The Gender Norms of Masculinity and Femininity
Oct 09, 202341:40
Escaping Insomnia Through the Power of Meditation
Oct 02, 202321:46
Limitations to Greatness: Overcoming Entrepreneurial Mindset Blocks

Limitations to Greatness: Overcoming Entrepreneurial Mindset Blocks

When it comes to growing as an entrepreneur, the mindset is the #1 reason people stop themselves from reaching their full potential and achieving their goals. In this episode, Kisha and Lion discuss some of the realities of podcasting and entrepreneurship, who carries the MOST restricted mindset when it comes to GROWTH, and what needs to happen in order for you to elevate your personal and/or professional brand. These conversations are NECESSARY. Lion Fludd is now one of the most successful voices on the podcast scene. Through his podcast, Lion strives to create a safe space to be a little dangerous for community members from all walks of life to engage in conversations that spark change. Learn more on Lion and his mission at Shop Empowering Real Talk at #mindset #entrepreneur #podcast #growthmindset #growthjourney #podcastlife

Sep 26, 202329:23
Why Transforming Your Mindset is the Key to Transforming Your Journey

Why Transforming Your Mindset is the Key to Transforming Your Journey

Your mind plays a critical role in your ability to transform your journey. Becoming more aware of your thoughts and beliefs is essential for taking action and reaching your goals.

In this episode, I talk about my own realization, my transformational shifts, and how I stopped trying to abide by everyone else's values and discovered MY OWN.

Discovering more about SELF is critical for you to take action to reach any goals and achieve anything you set your mind to. By choosing to elevate your why,  you'll find your true passion and purpose in life.

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#podcast #mindset #growthmindset #transformationaljourney #innerhappiness

Sep 19, 202319:05
Mastering Entrepreneurship: Conquering Fear, Embracing Failure, and Achieving Success

Mastering Entrepreneurship: Conquering Fear, Embracing Failure, and Achieving Success

Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging fields out there, but with the right tools, understanding the importance of your market, strategy, and any and everything in between, you can conquer it all and achieve success!

Another episode of keeping it nothing but REAL with full time entrepreneur and Men's Mental Health Advocate, Joshua Luckey-Riddle.

In this episode, you'll hear from Luckey about his struggles with drug addiction, his personal transformational changes, and how he has turned his life around, recently celebrating 8 years as a FULL TIME Entrepreneur!

One topic in particular we discuss is the huge difference between a "HUSTLER" mindset, and a"CORPORATE" mindset.

Do you know when each applies as an entrepreneur?

If not, take a listen to this episode of Empowering Real Talk and find out.

These conversations are Necessary....

Sep 11, 202339:42
Are Your Friends Fake? Recognize the Warning Signs

Are Your Friends Fake? Recognize the Warning Signs


First topic of discussion: If you have any suspicions about your friends, or sat and wondered if someone is truly your friend, then this is for you. In this video, I'm going to discuss some of the signs that your friends might be envious of YOU. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to have a conversation with 'your friend'. Watch this video and learn some of the warning signsso you can take the appropriate steps to protect you, your energy, and your mental well being! These conversations are necessary.....Dont forget to SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE to Empowering Real Talk!Learn more on Upgraded MindsetZ and how we are breaking stigmas and stereotypes at:

Sep 04, 202323:01
Code Cracking Conversation: Building Successful Communities
Jul 07, 202347:09
From Darkness to Victory: An Abuse Survivor's Journey of Fear and Triumph
Jul 06, 202338:48
Unleash Inner Growth Through Holistic Change
Jun 27, 202331:37
How Raw Facts Can Re-Align Your Entrepreneurship Beliefs
Jun 20, 202336:49
How to Change your Habits and Change your Destiny
Jun 18, 202335:24
Women Winning Webinar!!
Jun 16, 202301:18
Prioritizing Your Own Joy: The Key to Happiness
Jun 13, 202329:55
Learning How to Stop Being an All or Nothing Thinker

Learning How to Stop Being an All or Nothing Thinker

We know that having negative thoughts can and will stop us from achieving goals in life. Accepting that you will make mistakes and mistakes are okay. Mistakes aren't the end of the world, and in fact, they can actually be a great opportunity to learn and grow. Kisha and Renea share their experiences, tips and tools to shake the "all or nothing mindset" to help you stop trying to be perfect all the time.

May 25, 202335:30
How Shaking Up Your Life Leads to Better Mental Health
May 23, 202328:14
The Difference between DEpressing and SUpressing...

The Difference between DEpressing and SUpressing...

Lost files....but its found and baby listen, its 🔥🔥

I am seeing a lot of TRENDING topics and words...but no action being applied from any of it.

This is one of those uncomfortable conversations.

Recorded Back in January 2023 but even more relevant today.

May 15, 202310:52
Break Society's Chains and Shift into Your Intentional Dream Life
May 11, 202334:42
Budgeting & Goal Setting Tips You Need To Know!
May 05, 202333:18
Are You Missing Out On Your Mind's True Priorities?
May 01, 202332:20
Unlock Incredible Changes By Letting Go of Your Mental Limits
Apr 20, 202335:32
Unlocking Healthy Abundance with The Power of Purposeful Words
Apr 13, 202334:42
Making Changes in Life Through the Adversity
Apr 05, 202340:06
Mindful Secrets of Stress and Worry Reduction
Mar 31, 202327:17
How to Channel Your Mind for Unreal Transformations
Mar 29, 202348:48
The A.R.T of Transformation
Mar 14, 202336:57
Opportunity Can Knock - Would You Answer?

Opportunity Can Knock - Would You Answer?

One thing about me is I want to expose folks to all kinds of possible growth opportunities, legally of course. 💯  

This episode Empowering Real Talk sits down with Gianna M. Rahmani, of Honeymoon Media.   

Gianna and I talk about living a life of freedom and some of the things that may be required for you to do the same. 

Tune in and check out this great episode and listen about the opportunity she may have for you!   

Gianna is a Wife, Boymom x2, Author, Entrepreneur, Investor, Creator of Angel Employment.   

Catch her book here: Follow her on IG:

Mar 07, 202321:33
Freeing our Fear of Anxiety

Freeing our Fear of Anxiety

This NO NONSENSE episode is with Brian Sachetta.   

Brian wasted no time with speaking about his WHY.  We dug deeper into anxiety, trigger points and much more.  

Brian is a software developer by day, a coach, advocate for Mental Health, drawing parallels between computer systems and the human mind. His platform gives readers practical strategies for overcoming anxiety. We wasted no time diving into the realms of anxiety, trigger points and positive methods that can possibly help someone else strive to maintain.   

Brian Sachetta is an author, blogger, and software developer from Boston, Massachusetts. Much of Brian’s writing is focused on health, wellness, and personal development. 

He is passionate about using his skills to positively influence the lives of others.  Check Brian out at

Feb 28, 202330:27
Learning To Embrace our Grief

Learning To Embrace our Grief

A very heartfelt episode with Mentoring Expert Doug Lawrence!   

I admire his vulnerability in this episode as we discuss an array of things like his purposeful mentoring career, the ups and downs of our mental well being, and how he is continuing to live after the traumatic loss of his beloved wife.   

There's an abundance of emotion and value in this episode, you don't want to miss it.   

Doug Lawrence is the founder of TalentC® and is focused on all things mentoring as a solution provider. He has over 30 years of mentoring and leadership experience and is recognized as a thought leader in the mentoring space. Doug authored the book entitled, “The Gift of Mentoring”. Doug has worked with organizations to establish mentoring programs/mentoring cultures and provides one on one professional mentoring with people at all levels in an organization on an international basis.

Doug Lawrence is an International Certified Mentor and holds two Mentor Certifications; Certificate of Competence – Mentor and the Certificate of Competence – Journey Mentor from the International Mentoring Community. Doug is the only one to hold the Certificate of Competence – Journey Mentor in the world today.

Learn more about what Doug offers for you or your organization at:

Feb 21, 202328:49
You Really Aren't Ready for What you Keep Asking For...
Feb 19, 202317:29
Initiating your MIND POWER Breakthrough - with Brent Webb

Initiating your MIND POWER Breakthrough - with Brent Webb

I had so much fun chopping it up with " The Master Mind, Mind Power Expert Brent Webb!  

Brent wastes no time telling us his back story, how ONE BOOK changed his entire perception at a very young age.   

We talk about fear of change, energy vampires, how we repel our bad experiences and why its super important to shift the negative willpower into empowering MIND POWER!   

This episode put me in a ZONE baby, tune in and find out why!  

Brent Webb teaches people how to understand the hidden abilities they posses to do more, be more, and have more in every area of their life. For more than two decades, Webb has focused his entire agenda around helping people create lives of prosperity, rewarding relationships, and spiritual awareness, and is internationally known for his inspirational and motivational style.  

For More on Brent:  Inspiration:  


Mind Power Training:  

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Feb 17, 202335:59
Being Mindful of Our Nervous System

Being Mindful of Our Nervous System

This super informative episode is with licensed physical therapist, Dr. Kelly Kessler!   

Tune in as she  tells her brave story about overcoming her eating disorder, and putting herself in position to help others!   

We talk in detail about mindful requirements and recommendations for building and growing on a physical as well as a mental level.    

Dr Kelly Kessler is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has a passion for incorporating holistic approaches to her treatment programs, focusing on the connection between the mind, body and spirit. 

 Shop the online store at:

Feb 13, 202329:58
Breaking away from Limiting Energy
Feb 08, 202333:32
Sur THRIVING Through Our Trauma
Feb 05, 202329:34
Overcoming Our Fear of Entrepreneurship
Feb 02, 202332:18
Broken Trust and Betrayal - with Mr. Jay
Dec 30, 202232:24
Clarity in 2023: What's Required to Attain It
Dec 26, 202216:02
Aligning and Positioning Into your Higher Self

Aligning and Positioning Into your Higher Self

This episode has so much energy, and I am here for it!   

Tune in as I chop it up with Business Alignment Coach and Intuitive Healer, Emily Aarons.

Emily shares her story, how she started her first business at age 22, and how she struggled in her purpose before motherhood.   

We get into how there's a need to BREAK UP WITH YOURSELF, the lack of transparency within the coaching and healing industries,  and find out what I said that give Emily the chills immediately!   

You definitely gotta check this one out. 

Emily Aarons is a highly sought after intuitive healer for female empire builders. 

She has been practicing healing work directly with powerful visionaries and teaching them how to tap into their intuition to activate growth in their business. Her success includes how she brought her healing business online and has 10x'd her revenue to build a million dollar personal brand.  

Check out Emily's Website, Podcast and more:

Dec 21, 202237:04
Shifting Away from Our Stigmas

Shifting Away from Our Stigmas

In this episode, I chat it up with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Julie Hall.   

Julie tells us about her own personal experiences with fertility, her past negative stigma of therapy, and how she shifted her restricted thoughts into her purpose of walking alongside women and couples who are experiencing fertility challenges,  having a heart for providing outreach to those in any stage of trauma recovery and life transition.  

On top of being a LMFT, Julie is also trained in the practice of mindfulness, as well as Restoration Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, all of which are tools she uses in her work with families, couples and individuals to support them in their journey toward healing and wholeness.  

Catch this powerful episode as we drop some fire gems on self compassion, why we should shift away from using our "inner critic" to elevate ourselves, and MUCH MORE.   


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Dec 18, 202234:52
Love and Trauma: Working to Heal and Recondition

Love and Trauma: Working to Heal and Recondition

Did you know that 100% of us have experienced childhood trauma and that it has been proven to go through a minimum of 3 generations?   

If you didn't know that, then you definitely want to listen to this very empowering episode with Riana Milne!   

Riana tells her own story the traumas of her own journey with love and relationships, a defining breakdown of 10 traumas (there are more)that we experience, and an explanation of  "Relationship Repetition Syndrome.   

I most definitely recommend tuning in with pen and paper.   

Riana Milne, MA is a Global Cert. Life, Dating & Relationship Coach, CCTP, LMHC, LCADC, CAP, SAC, Certified Mindfulness Coach, Educational Speaker, and #1 Bestselling Author. Her mission is to help women, men and couples of all ages overcome and heal from past childhood, dating, and relationship trauma to move on to create a life and relationship they are passionate about.  


Are you thoroughly dissatisfied with your love life and ready to make a change? 

Look no further. The Life & Love Transformation Program for Singles is coming soon.  

Starting March 20, 2023, renowned Relationship and Life, Riana Milne will be taking a select group of individuals on a 6-month program that is guaranteed to change the results they get from love and life.   

You could be among these individuals. 

All you have to do is sign up here.  Here’s how this course can transform your life:  - 

Heal Past Unconscious Childhood Trauma & Emotional Triggers 

 Learn The Mindset for Success System in Life, Love & Business 

 Understand the Art & Psychology of Successful Dating -

Increase Confidence, Self-Esteem, Boundaries, Trust & Empowerment 

Decrease Fear-based Negative Thinking, Anxiety, Depression  

Not to mention, a network of a support group that understands and shares in your struggles.  If there’s one thing Riana has mastered, it is how to help people solve their relationship and life problems with practical solutions.   If you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked so far in helping you find love and happiness, then you’re exactly who this program is for. Don’t wait to start living.  

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Dec 13, 202236:59
Stepping out on Empowering Faith

Stepping out on Empowering Faith

In this episode, we vibe out with Founder of BlaqueRose Coaching.    She is a Coach, Market Research Consultant and Podcast host dedicated to helping professional women over 35 find the clarity and confidence needed to finally build their dream business and leave their soul sucking career behind.    Tune in as she opens up about her own story, trials, struggles, and domestic abuse as young as 14 and what it took for her to put herself in the position she is in today!  Leticia Francis started her business in the midst of a season of personal growth, in pursuit of my purpose.  Don't miss the knowledgeable tips and resources we share to!    __________________________________________________   *Are you thoroughly dissatisfied with your love life and ready to make a change?    Look no further.  The Life & Love Transformation Program for Singles is coming soon.     Starting March 20, 2023, renowned Relationship and Life, Riana Milne will be taking a select group of individuals on a 6-month program that is guaranteed to change the results they get from love and life.   Get more details and sign up by clicking here!  *Please keep in mind that we may receive a commission when you click on this link and make a purchase. This, however, has no bearing on our reviews and comparisons.
Dec 11, 202235:14