The Hello MaximizHer Podcast Nov 30, 2023
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome w/ Lacey MacLeod
This fear —that you don’t belong, that you’re not good enough, that somehow you tricked the admissions office, your employer, or your spouse, into choosing you, and that sooner or later they’re going to figure it out has a name.
It’s called Imposter Syndrome.
On this Thursday’s episode of The Hello MaximizHer podcast I invite Lacey MacLeod founder and CEO of Talent Uplifted to discuss a common struggle that many women deal with throughout one’s career and even life - imposter syndrome.
If not properly addressed imposter syndrome has the potential of manifesting itself in just about any part of one’s life causing havoc and never at the ideal time!
If you ever felt like you don’t belong or more specifically, wondered if you were included, accepted, or invited, by mistake; this episode is for you!
The Power of Affirmations & Gratitude w/ Life Coach Kara Barker
As you begin to prepare your “giving of thanks” meal we want you to slip away and take an intentional pause for about 30 minutes and tune into this week’s episode of The Hello MaximizHER podcast with Kara.
During this solo episode, Kara encourages the listeners to find the “bright spots”, in this season to develop a heart of gratitude. Even in the mist of disappointment, grief and sadness one can still find glimmers of hope, joy and optimism.
As you incorporate positive affirmations into one’s daily life, one will start to notice a shift in one’s mindset. Cultivating gratitude is a daily practice that can lead to a more positive and fulfilling life.
So, let’s embrace the power of gratitude and transform our mindset for the better. Seize your blessings, hold them close to your heart and don’t let pettiness and the small stuff distract you from the bigger, more important aspects of your life.
The Takeover w/ Lonnie Barker
Are you ready for a pod takeover? Kara's husband Lonnie invades the podcast to give us a little insight on our host Kara and will also discuss life's ups and downs, the challenges of setbacks, lessons from losses, the complexities of parenthood and more. This is a totally spontaneous conversation with a twist. Let’s make some noise for videographer, entrepreneur, producer, Lonnie Barker!
The Power of the Pitch w/ Kim Kaufman
The Power of Courage w/ Tiffany Crawford
Bravery is rarely convenient. The price tag is usually higher than we’re comfortable paying. When we walk through different seasons or hardships in life, it can feel like God is silent. It can feel like you are seeking, praying, and asking but are being met with a lack of answers and action. However, when we truly seek Him through scripture, we are told time and again that no matter how we feel, no matter what is happening around us, He is with us. He is working providently in all things to accomplish His plans and purposes.
We take a slight detour and have a women’s bible study and spirit-led conversation with Tiffany Crawford with Right Now Media.
With all of the uncertainty that life has to offer, there is one thing that we can always rely on. We will never be abandoned by God’s love, His watchful eye over us, and His desire to walk with us throughout this life on Earth until we meet Him in Heaven.
If you are walking through a season like this today, take a moment to root yourself in this everlasting truth — if you’re a Christ believer His promises tells us that he will never leave you- (Deuteronomy 31:6).
If you are not feeling strong or courageous today, by the end of this conversation , you will see that in Christ, you have everything you need to stand strong and courageous!
Be encouraged, Beloved.
Enjoy today’s conversation.
Also check out this YouVersion reading plan this week! Join me in reading Hello Beautiful: www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/32911
Creative EmpowHERment w/ Kenya Carter
Yet creating something from nothing isn't simple. It’s takes a whole lot of inspiration, perspective, patience, motivation, and an open mindset to fully unleash and unlock one’s creativity with faith.
On today’s episode we invite Kenya Carter CEO, fashion designer and owner of K.Nicole boutique to share with listeners her artistic journey through fashion, design and entrepreneurship. As a creative Kenya has learned to be bold and courageous through her design which has proven that when creativity is unrestrained, it creates an atmosphere of imagination, energy, synergy and strength.
For more information about Kenya and to support her design campaign please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Let’s support her creative vision together.
The Power of Your Voice w/ The Voice Finalist Valarie Harding
We produce a range of incredibly nuanced sounds that are capable of conveying meaning, emotion, and subtle cues to others. There’s nothing I love to do more in this world than to turn on a beautiful song and get lost in the melody.
The power of one’s voice has the ability to can change things. Think about it, a single song at a wedding can get everyone jumping to their feet, a praise and worship song can change an atmosphere, a lullaby can comfort an infant, a song listen to on your commute can influence driving habits and even at a sporting event, a song can ignite everyone clapping together in unison.
On today’s episode of The Hello MaximizHer podcast we invite the talented Season 22 NBC “The Voice” participant Valarie Harding to share how she found victory in using one’s voice. Valarie Harding participated in the knockout battle rounds of NBC’s “The Voice” and was selected to move forward by the one and only multi-award singer and songwriter John Legend. During this episode Valarie shares her experience of being devoted and tenacious in going after her dreams. She encourages listeners to be confident and committed when pursuing one’s dreams.
Real talk — Life doesn’t always go as planned, but that’s the beauty of it. Don’t give up! Go for it! Write the book! Apply for the job! Audition for the play or better yet for the show! Fuel yourself up with your intense dedication, devotion and passion for your dream and make it happen.
It’s time to turn up the voices of victory and turn down the voices of defeat and fear.
Real Estate and Resiliency w/ Kim Grayson
Your MINDSET is YOUR BEST ASSET!
In today’s episode we invite Founder of Gray Label Home Design and Home Stylist Kimberly Grayson shares her personal design story along with how she learned how to activate her faith while working through life’s daily challenges. One of those challenges was when her son was diagnosed with autism.
Unless you’ve faced adversity in your life before, it is unlikely you’ve had the need or opportunity to develop resiliency while protecting one’s peace!
Protecting your peace means caring for and safeguarding your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self – in ways that you define for yourself.
Protecting your peace is a personal journey, where ultimately you make the decisions and set boundaries for yourself daily!
Check out the episode with Kim NOW!
For more information about Kim’s projects and design work please check out www.facebook.com/KimberlyGraysonRealty?mibextid=LQQJ4d. Instagram: kimgrays
Own Your Coins w/ Anyiesa Johnson
Many of us weren’t taught the importance of being a good steward over one’s finances nor the concept of building generational wealth.
On today’s episode we invite Anyiesa Johnson, Chief Financial Officer and Financial Coach of Perennial Partners, a legacy wealth building company to share insights and strategies on making sound decisions to become a better manager of wealth instead of debt.
During this episode Anyiesa provides listeners a crash course on how one can successfully own and manage one’s coins through wealth building, budgeting progression, and practical investing strategies to not only rebuild one’s confidence in money management but also elevate one’s financial mindset.
Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a freelancer, or a business owner, or a corporate queen you’ll walk away from this informative episode with actionable insights, insider intel, and loads of financial advice on how you can become a better steward of your assets.
To learn more about the services Anyiesa and her husband provides please check out their website theperennialpartners.com
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Sisterhood & Motherhood w/ Katherine Bracy and Nuceka Chatman
As we wrap up Season 3 of the FearLess Women’s series of The Hello MaximizHer podcast, we invite the one and only OG, that is the “original gal” my Mom Katherine Bracy and my Sister Nuceka Bracy- Chatman to share with listeners their brave story.
During this engaging and enlightening conversation we discuss everything from spending summers as a child on our grandparents farm, raising children, fashion, self-care practices, racism and biases in the South, and overcoming one’s fears by exercizing faith with boldness and confidence.
Friends may come and go, but the love and support of a mother or sister is unshakable.
We’re talking about authentic sisterhood in this final episode in this series.
Women who speak life into you when you feel like you have no life to give.
Women who show up for you when you’re in the trenches and need a prayer warrior.
Women who are advocates to help you remember one’s self worth and value.
Women who love you unconditionally.
Sisterhood is powerHerful!
Unshaken, Unbossed & Unbothered w/ Kalyn Romaine
FearLESS Warrior: Cancer, Courage & Christ w/ Kelly Bever
And yes, I know hate is a strong word! Well I mean it!
There is nothing lovable about cancer cells, nothing joyful about malignant tumors, and definitely nothing fun about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and the rest.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces - yet there are some of us who take hard things on like a warrior!
On today’s episode, we invite Kelly Bever, retired State Farm Insurance Company executive and cancer survivor to share with listeners how she faced stage 4 uterine cancer- head-on while leaning in on her faith.
Kelly had grand retirement plans and never would of imagined that her plans would be instantly altered when she became aware of her cancer diagnosis. Once the shock subsided, Kelly was left with two choices — she could remain in denial and let cancer win or she could lean on her faith and fight like a boss! She chose the later.
Kelly shares with listeners, that God has purpose in this pain and she is not going to stop her relentlessly quest to discover God’s purpose and plan for her life after the diagnosis. Not everything is good, but God is always working for our good in everything.
Being brave is in Kelly’s DNA.
This conversation will pull on your heart strings for sure! Friends, grab a few tissues, I’m sure you’re going to need it!
Jesus + Therapy w/ Licensed Professional Counselor Shanaci Cook
Quite frankly, the concept of Christians getting therapy shouldn't be a big deal but for some, it is. Sometimes it is said that "If Jesus is enough, then we don't need therapy." but what if therapy is a gift from Jesus?
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we invite Shanaci Cook, Licensed Professional Counselor and Founder of SC Counseling Center to the pod to discuss some of the stigmas associated with seeking therapy
Shanaci specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), to help guide couples, teens, and individuals to work through the struggles they face day to day and from their past.
No one is immune from life’s difficulties, yet many people are reluctant to talk about mental health or seek professional help when they are struggling.
People of faith who are battling issues such as anxiety, depression, life changes, stress, or relationship problems may suffer in silence, believing things will get better if only their faith was stronger, they prayed more, or they had more self-discipline. The stigma about needing to seek help is all too real.
But truth be told— the very fact that one is seeking professional help for mental health difficulties is an act of faith. If you are religious and interested in seeing a therapist, know faith and therapy are not mutually exclusive.
God created you and works through you, so working with a therapist to know yourself better is another path to becoming closer to him.
If you need someone to walk side by side in this current season of difficulty consider LPC Shanaci Cook with SC Counseling Center at 469-502-6873 or email@example.com
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, or thoughts of suicide, there are resources available to help: If you are in immediate crisis, call 911 If you or anyone you know is having thoughts about suicide, call 988 the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
You don’t have to figure it out alone.
Fearlessly Speaking w/ Minda Harts
Todays featured guest is…..drum rolls please, Minda Harts, founder of The Memo LLC, a premiere career development platform for women of color.
Minda Harts is the bestselling and award-winning author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table as well as Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace, and her first YA book, You Are More Than Magic. She is a highly sought-after speaker and thought-leader, frequently presenting on the topics of advancing women of color, leadership, diversity, and management at companies like Nike, Google, JP Morgan, Aspen Ideas Festival, Dreamforce, The Atlantic Festival, Forbes Inclusion in The Workplace, and DraftKings to name a few.
Truth be told —
Equitable workplaces cannot thrive without inclusive practices and systems, diverse leaders, equal opportunities and fair pay — and the process of creating them can’t start without acknowledging the need for change.
Being “the only can be lonely”, and we know the higher the altitude in the climb up the proverbial ladder the less representation is there. Representation matters at all levels but especially for those who have secured a seat at the “big kids” table.
During today’s episode, Minda shares insights on how women of color can boldly leverage one’s voice, secure the seat at the table while being brave in one’s truth.
Yet, Minda tells listeners don’t just stop at securing a seat. Once you pulled up your chair to the table use your voice.
MaximizHers, this is an unfiltered and straight up conversation and we know for many the struggle is still real. But here’s a proclamation, it’s time to flip the script begin to move differently! The struggle is real but it doesn’t have to take you out.
Y’all this episode can not be just for you!
Share it with your allies, champions, squad, co-workers and definitely your bosses! You’re gonna learn something today!
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Dust Settles; Queens Don't w/ Life Coach Kara Barker
Settling is a comfortable alternative to stepping out on faith and doing it anyway regardless of one’s fear of failure, fear of judgement, fear of rejection, fear of change, fear of vulnerability and even fear of loneliness.
Are you actively working toward that life? If not, you’re settling. It may sound harsh, but that’s the honest truth. And to live a passionate, purposeful life you must learn how to never settle for less.
During this episode, Life Coach Kara encourages the ladies to take their rightful place back upon one’s throne and stop settling for less than one’s personal best.
Too many people settle for a job they don’t love, don’t work toward becoming free of financial fear or give up on goals they set for themselves, like exercising more or mastering a new skill. They fear rejection, being alone or being vulnerable, and settle for relationships with no spark, no true connection.
If you are not living up to your greatest potential in any area of your life, you’re settling.
You deserve peace of mind, you deserve all the laughter…..
You are one of a kind, you deserve happy ever after…….
Whether you're looking for a boost of self-confidence or just need a reminder that you deserve the best and not settle this week’s episode will resonate with you.
You have the power to choose your own path and to create the life you want for yourself, and you deserve to have the best that life has to offer.
You deserve better… Remember that, Queen!
Don’t forget to tag your favorite sister, daughter, co-worker and girlfriend to remind her of her worth and value too!
Let’s goooooo ladies!!
Becoming Your Personal Best w/ Certified Holistic Fitness Specialist Tami Mitchell
Fearless and Wonderfully Fit w/ Dr Tanjie Brewer
Fearless Sisterhood: Dreaming Bigger w/ special guest Carlisha Bradley
In this week's episode of The Hello MaximizHer Podcast we bring in a special guest Carlisha Bradley, award-winning executive, education advocate, best-selling author and founder and CEO of of Women Empowering Nations (WEN) and Amplify for Women.
Many women are being told to stay realistic, stop dreaming and get "their heads out of clouds," play safe and don't take chances. As a result, the challenges of achieving one’s dreams can appear so difficult and unrealistic that one loses drive and faith.
With poise and purpose, Carlisha shares some simple truths about how to manifest one’s dreams and dream big.
This conversation is relevant and purposeful to today’s realities for many women who are ready to launch but are struggling to get out of the gate because of fear.
This episode will inspire all women to push for greatness and follow one’s dreams with steadfast resilience because when we boldly execute our dreams we empower the next generation of women to be just as bold in their pursuits.
To all incredible women who strive for excellence, don’t forget to dream!
Hey Fearless Black Woman! w/ Life Coach Kara Barker
This episode drops at the intersection of Black History and Women’s History month. During this episode, Life Coach Kara Barker takes the opportunity to celebrate the women who continue to change the energy of the room upon entry and the world itself.
In the next 20 minutes, we discuss the self prescribed struggle of being “everyone’s all” and how it impacts one’s wellbeing. Self love is about acknowledging the fact that you can’t do everything, you’re not super powerful nor omnipresent. That job has already been taken!
When you're self-absorbed, you're fuelled by a need to control; when you're self-loving, you're fuelled by an appreciation of your worth, and that of others.
This is a wake up call for all of my fellow leadHers, entrepreneuHERs, maximizhers, elevatHers to encourage you to take an intentional break from the “climb and grind” to remove one’s cape and just chill for a moment.
Fearless Relationships with Special Guest Lonnie Barker
During this special Valentine’s Day REALationships crossover episode, we bring on a special guest, Lonnie Barker ( aka Kara’s hubby) to discuss ways couples can conquer the world together fearlessly.
In the great words of “apostle” Ne-yo (LOL) you may be a movement by yourself, but if you’re in a “fearless relationship” you’re a force when you’re together!
This authentic and real conversation is infused with love, laughter and transparency.
You don’t want to miss it!
Fearless LeadHer: Seize The Moment w/ Life Coach Kara Barker
But here’s the real kicker: you don’t necessarily have to seize an entire day in order to make a difference in your life. You just have to seize the moment.
Sometimes all it takes is to….
💫Utilize your “Yes” and “No” more intentionally.
💫Get clarity on what is important in your life.
💫Invest in you and create space for growth.
💫Face your fears head on.
During this week’s episode Life Coach Kara Barker shares five“leader shifts” that are necessary to maximize and seize the moment!
Now, press PLAY to find out! This show is brought to you by EmpowHer Consulting LLC.
Fearless Sisterhood w/ special guest Life Coach & Motivator Sherry Jones
We have a new guest this week on this week’s episode of The Hello MaximizHer!!
There’s something to be said about a woman who restricts her focus to only be on the Lord. Ya know?
I don’t know about you but I love listening or watching a good series or episode that provides practical tools that can help me and others elevate one’s thinking and perspective.
In this week’s episode, “Fearless Sisterhood” we bring on co-host Life Coach Sherry Jones to share some encouragement to those who may be stuck in the personal decision making cycle.
Maybe you’re running away from something, running towards something or just running. This episode will help you make the pivot you need to move towards the purpose you were destined for!
As a young girl, Sherry tells listeners that she struggled with low self-esteem and feelings of insecurity and unworthiness and didn’t understand the gifts, talents, power, and anointing that God deposited within.
It wasn’t until she discovered the truth about who she was and began to speak life over herself. She now coins herself as a speak life coach and has made speaking life as a lifestyle.
This episode will help you make the pivot you need to move towards the purpose you were destined for!
LeadHERship: Change! Do Hard Things First w/ Life Coach Kara Barker
Life’s Intersections w/ Life Coach Kara Barker
Every life intersection brings its share of lessons if we take the opportunity not to blow through them but with intentionality we stop, look, ask and walk it out from a place of knowledge and truth.
During this week’s episode, Life Coach Kara Barker shares an interesting analogy of rolling dice and taking chances.
You don’t have to be an gamer to get something out of this message! 😃
New Year, Same You w/ Life Coach Kara Barker
Amplified Allyship—Brave and Beyond with Sarah Alter, President and CEO of NextUp
As we wrap up Season 2 of the Brave and Bold Women’s series of The Hello MaximizHer podcast, we invite Sarah Alter president and CEO of NextUp, a nonprofit learning, leadership, and advocacy organization. Alters discusses how she embraces the role of an ally by taking continuous, intentional and relentless actions to amplify, promote and support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all people. She encourages leaders to look across one’s executive boards, leadership teams and corporate environments to see if your organization has layers of inclusion and multi-dimensions of diversity and if there is an imbalance then you have work to do.
We have the power to rewrite the script for ourselves and we rise by lifting each others.
Brave But Afraid with Life Coach Kara Barker
Being Redeemed: A Heart for Teaching with Aromi Knox
Life is far from perfect and I mess up and fail GOD daily.
However, here’s how His love is full of grace, love and redemption: there is no one too sinful to be loved by GOD. There is no one is too broken to be REDEEMED! Hallelujah!
The issue isn’t the amount of sin in a person; it’s the amount of grace God can give a person. The question isn’t about how broken a person is; it’s about how mighty God is.
On today’s episode of The Hello Maximizer Podcast with we have an unscripted conversation with Bible Teacher and Founder of Righteously Redeemed Aromi Knox. In this season of singleness, Aromi shares spiritual lessons she has learned along the way about who she was in Christ and how to give oneself grace when life presents its share of setbacks and oppositions. Aromi inspires listeners to be encouraged in truth because it doesn’t matter where you come from, or what you have done in your past or present, or who you used to be; GOD can redeem, refinish, renew, restore and revitalize your soul! The issue isn’t the amount of sin in a person; it’s the amount of unlimited grace GOD can give a person. The question isn’t about how broken a person is; it’s about how mighty GOD is.
Tune into this week’s episode to hear more about GOD’s redemptive love.✝️
Being Healthy: Mind, Body, Soul and Wellness with Celebrity Wellness Expert Dr. Basheerah Ahmand
During this episode Dr. Ahmad addresses the “love-hate” relationship many women over 30 experience and how one can incorporate some conditioning techniques to get you back to full wellness. Basheerah shares priceless wisdom about the trifecta - mind, body and soul to coexist and work together as a team. She shares with listeners that whether one is accomplishing a fitness goal, realizing untapped potential, or seeking the connections to take your plan from concept to realization, one must change one’s mindset and set realistic goals while giving oneself grace. There’s more to wellness than just fitting into those skinny jeans stashed in the back of your closet. And it’s not just about high-impact, sweat-inducing exercise, either. It’s about incorporating intentional movements into your routine like strength training, cycling or yoga, to enhance your overall health- mind, body and soul. Your life shouldn’t revolve around hitting a magic number on the scale. What truly matters is accepting oneself for who you are while continuing to evolve and move towards the best version of yourself.
For more information about Basheerah, go to www.basheerahahmad.com.
Being Courageous: The Confident and Humble Woman with Christie Allen
Throughout this conversation, it is my hope that listeners will recognize that being a confident woman is like adding little sprinkles of glitter over our self esteem to remind the world that we can do great things if we first believe in ourselves.
Being Well: Faith, Mental Health and Wellness with Licensed Professional Counselor Tori Dixon
Friends, many of us are struggling with mental health issues or know someone who is and now is the opportunity to have an open conversation about mental health and debunk the lies and myths. Dixon compassionately shares there is room in her practice for you to bring your whole self and faith while getting the care that you need.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, or thoughts of suicide, there are resources available to help:
If you are in immediate crisis, call 911
If you or anyone you know is having thoughts about suicide, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 1-800-273-TALK (8255),
Being Empowered: Brave, Empowered & Taking Strategic Risks with Kalyn Wilson
Being Fearless: Young, Gifted and Brave featuring Brittany Beasley of Beautiful Blessings, LLC
This is a Gen Y Takeover!
Being True to You: Discovering Your Why with Lacey MacLeod
Being Unshakable: Advocacy and Authenticity w/Sue Ann Hong CEO of Center of Asian Pacific Women
This is such a rich dialogue that will elevate one’s thinking around advocacy and allyship.
Being Bold: Leadership Presence & Taking Risks w/ Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah
Being Brave: Starting Something New w/ Salange Shepard
Salange encourages listeners to dig deep, be a little curious and put one’s full confident and faith in God. With this mindset, we can try new things, challenge ourselves, and move on from our failures.
Thanks again for your support this year!!
Speak Up, Black Girl!
Lord, Stretch Me!
Wake Up Sleepwalkers
Can you believe we are in the very last month of 2021? There is no time like the present to finish this year strong! We all have dreams. We all have amazing things that we want to accomplish in our lives. Each of us has dreamed as a child to grow up and live a life full of excitement and adventure. Although it may look different to each of us, the fact remains that we all have aspirations to live a meaningful life. In this podcast episode Kara provides 7 tips to wake from your slumber and live a life of passion and purpose.
Check Yo Self
So many times we fall victim to our own demise by refusing to do a "check-up" from the "neck-up." In this podcast episode Kara discusses seven strategies to overcome stinking thinking and how to surround yourself with people who help cultivate an environment of positivity and success.
It's Demo Day
There comes a point in everyone's life when you have to tear down our old mindset in order to rebuild new one. In this episode we dive into some tools and concepts that will help you renovate and reestablish a more solid foundation for your every day life in order to maximize your full potential.
Woman Come Forth!
Ladies, in this power-packed episode we dive deeper into our faith walk with uncovering gems that increases our faith and challenges our fears by trusting in God's word and syncing our timing with His timing. "Woman come forth!" It is our invitation to rise from the dead spaces in our lives and resurrect the dormant gifts and talents God has given us to walk in purpose and power.