By Seconde Nimenya
BEChange Podcast May 16, 2023
In Front of a Live Audience
I know I usually talk about serious business like diversity, equity and inclusion leadership, and the like. But in this series, I want to explore the lighter side of things and will be sharing some comic relief to help you unwind and destress after a day's work or even in midday work.
As they say, laughter is the best medicine. At least for me, that's how I unwind and release stress by laughing at the comedies of life. So, here is your cup of laughter for your midday or end-of-day stress relief. Enjoy and share!
Feel free to subscribe and let's laugh our stress off!
#standupcomedy #laughs #comedy
Healing Inner Wounds: Evolve, Inspire and Empower
Life Skills for the Teen Years and Beyond: My interview On WSBA Radio
In this interview on WSBA Radio, I talked about my book for teens and young adults, "A Long Way to School: A Story of Overcoming Challenges and Never Giving Up." We discussed some of the life skills we need to teach young people so they can navigate life better in this changing world.
Want to learn more about the life skills for the teen years and beyond? Check out the book on the link above or wherever books are sold. I also offer presentations on leadership development for young people. Let me know if you need some inspiration for your youth events.
To learn more about my work, visit: www.SecondeNimenya.com
A Millennial Conversation: Some Take Aways
This episode is an excerpt of a conversation I had with a group of diverse millennials a few years ago, and we talked about the challenges they face as new graduate entering the workplace, and how they can reconcile the generational gaps. Enjoy!
Happy International Women's Day
In this episode, I offer some reflections on the state of women's empowerment, where they have been, and how far they can go. How are you celebrating being a woman, or celebrating the women in your life? Share your perspectives, and let's continue this conversation.
Connect with Seconde Nimenya on: Bechangegroup.com
LAST WEEK OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Reflections on Critical Race Theory
This episode was originally recorded in October of 2021 as my reflections on 'Critical Race Theory' (or CRT in short), as we were getting ready to vote in local elections in November, 2021; and there was a question on people's minds as to whether CRT should be mandatory as a class taught in schools from K-12 public schools, public colleges and universities and at public medical schools. I shared my perspectives on this often uncomfortable topic when it comes to race in America, and what we need to do to work toward racial equity, reduce racial fear, and disrupt biases in the education, communities and the workplace.
Send us your questions and or opinions, and let's continue this conversation.
To check out the books and TEDx talk related to this episode, or to connect with me, visit my website: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Black History Month Reflections with Seconde Nimenya
For those who may not know, Black History Month (BHM) started as a way to remember the history of the African and Black diaspora, and is celebrated in February of every year in the United States and Canada. How do we elevate the 'Race in America' conversation? By having a conversation about racial equity and other diversity issues.
Join our upcoming Black History Month Celebration. Here is a link to sign up and join the conversation: Lunch & Learn
Connect with us and let's continue the conversation, follow on social media or check out my work on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Seconde with Linda Bonnar on Bite-Size Ways to Transform Your Life
In this episode of BEChange Podcast, I’m chatting with Linda Bonnar about her new book: JUST THREE THINGS: Bite-Size Ways to Transform Your Life, and how we can all create meaningful transformations in our lives by making small changes, while reducing overwhelm. We also talk about what is known as Impostor Syndrome, and how to overcome imposter syndrome thoughts when they flood our minds.
Connect with Linda and check out her work on: lindabonnar.com
To learn more about my work, go to: www.secondenimenya.com
Subscribe to this podcast and share your feedback on social media, follow me on Instagram: @authorseconde
BECHANGE SPECIAL: Building Meaningful Connections
This episode was originally published on January 1st, 2022. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Shari Foos explains her concept she calls The Narrative Method and how to use it to build healthy relationships and meaningful connections.
BECHANGE Podcast is a podcast where we feature changemakers who are working to make the world a better place for all of us. Check out the episode wherever you listen to podcasts. To learn more about Shari Foos's work, check out her website: www.thenarrativemethod.org. To learn more about Seconde Nimenya's work, go to: www.secondenimenya.com
Subscribe to this podcast, follow Seconde on Instagram: @authorseconde
Mental Health and Cultural Diversity
In this episode, I shared the importance of having brave conversations on mental health through the lens of cultural differences. Check out my newest book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences, available on Amazon and wherever else books are sold. And if you'd like an autographed copy (available for US only), order from my website: www.SecondeNimenya.com
The Soul Of a Writer and Evolving Through Adversity
Ken also asked me about my experience as a first-time TEDx speaker and how was stepping on the red stage to give a talk on race and other identity constructs, called: We Are Not All that Different. Toward the end of the episode, I answer podcast listeners on healing pain and achieving one's aspirations, as well as give my take on funding public libraries with taxpayers' money. Enjoy and share!
To learn more about my work, check out my website: www.SecondeNimenya.com. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast.
Don't Let Your Past Define Who You Are
This episode was originally recorded on NEVER EVER GIVE UP HOPE with Carol Graham. Enjoy and share!
Critical Race Theory (What is It?)
In today’s episode, I want to explore a topic that I’m hearing more and more these days, especially as we are getting ready to vote again in local elections this November 2nd, 2021. The topic that’s being talked about in schools, media and political spaces is called Critical Race Theory (or CRT in short), and whether CRT should be mandatory as a class taught in schools from K-12 public schools, public colleges and universities, and at medical schools. I share my perspectives on this often uncomfortable topic when it comes to race in America, and what we need to do to work toward racial equity, reduce racial fear, and disrupt biases in the education, communities and the workplace.
Send us your questions and or opinions, and let's continue this conversation. If you're listening from Spotify, you can answer the poll questions directly on this episode.
To check out the books and TEDx talk related to this episode, or to connect with me, check out my website: SecondeNimenya.com
The Soul of a Writer
Toward the end of the episode, I answer Ken's questions sent by podcast listeners on healing pain and achieving one's dream, as well as give my take on funding public libraries with taxpayers money. Enjoy and share!
Find the books I talk about in the show here: www.SecondeNimenya.com or wherever else books are sold.
Introducing 'BEChange Podcast' with Seconde Nimenya
Seconde shared what inspired her work as an author, writing her first book, a memoir titled, Evolving Through Adversity, her leadership education for young people, and her work as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner. She shared her thoughts on the challenges of the immigration system in the US, and the importance of having meaningful race conversations that heal racial wounds both individually and collectively.
For more info about Seconde's work, or to connect with her, visit: www.secondenimenya.com/
Parenting Grown-Ups: A Mother’s Day Episode
Connect on Instagram: @authorseconde and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorSecondeNimenya
or on: www.secondenimenya.com/
Spring Renewal through the Power of Forgiving
Need some resources to help you in your evolving journey? Check out my books and workshops on www.SecondeNimenya.com
Connect with me on social media, and share your experiences with forgiveness. Don't forget to rate and share this podcast.
It's a Celebration: Happy International Women’s Day!
It's a Celebration: Happy International Women’s Day and Women's History Month!
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series, I talk about the progress women have made worldwide, the challenges they still face and potential solutions. Some of the topics include: how to empower women, stopping cultural practices that hinder women's socio-economic development, stopping child marriage, and the importance of letting the girl child learn.
Connect on social media, share your thoughts and perspectives, and let's continue this conversation.
Connect with me on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
How and Why To Heal Your Inner Child
How do you find peace from within, when your inner child is being difficult? There are many ways your inner child acts out to get you to pay attention. It may be through being jealous, judgmental, fearful of rejections, self-doubting, hateful, depressed, angry, rebellious, and other inner turmoil feelings.
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast from last year, I shared some insights on why it’s important to look inside of ourselves and heal our inner wounds. Your outward reaction is usually an indication of how you’re feeling on the inside and shows you how much of a deep wound your inner child has suffered. Take the the time to address your inner wounds to heal from within.
This podcast is inspired by my book, Evolving Through Adversity. Check it out wherever they sell books, and let's heal together.
Mental Health and Thriving in a New Normal
BEST OF EVOLVING TALK SERIES PODCAST. In this episode, I discuss the importance of having brave conversations on Mental Health through the lens of cultural differences, and reveal some of the best ways to improve mental health. This episode originally aired in 2020, but is still relevant more now than ever. Check out my latest book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences.
For more information on my work, visit: www.SecondeNimenya.com
America, We Need to Talk!
Words can heal, but words can also hurt. And in light of the insurrection at the US Capitol building on Wednesday January 6, 2021, and the resulting call to come together to strengthen our democracy, I felt a strong pull to sharing the reflections in this episode, to talk about the state of our democracy in the US, and more importantly, the state of us, as a community and as a humanity. The way we, as a society choose to use our words is a powerful tool at our disposal, and the words we say matter; or even those words we don’t say but need to say also matter.
For more information about my work, visit: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Most Important Ingredient to Build Better Relationships
As we end 2020, and reflect on how hard a year it has been for many people across the world, here is your inspiration to help you fix relationship issues, and move into the new year 2021 better equipped to have better relationships that bring out the best in you. Listen for free, subscribe on Apple Podcasts or follow on Spotify to be notified of the latest episodes.
Rate and review to let us know which episode has meant the most to you. New episodes coming in 2021. Enjoy and share!
Get more inspirational resources at: www.SecondeNimenya.com
To Be or Not to Be Vaccinated: African Americans and Vaccination Mistrust in the Age of Covid-19
In this special episode, I want us to explore the recent news of a COVID-19 vaccine, and what it means to some communities of color, particularly the African American community. In the last couple of weeks, two biotechnology companies came forward with news of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying that it is more than 90% effective. As many states are beginning to work on how to distribute COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available, it’s also important to acknowledge the public trust or lack of trust, when it comes to vaccination, and particularly with regards to vaccinating African Americans' experiences.
I hope you join this conversation to share your thoughts on the vaccine news, and what you think we ought to do as a global community to get everything sorted out for the benefit of humankind. If you have expertise in public health or a related medical field, and would like to share your knowledge with our community, email me directly at: info@SecondeNimenya.com, and you could be my next guest on this Evolving Talk Series Podcast.
Check out my new book, “Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences” — a timely new book, especially in the wake of the protests that have rocked our country and the world following George Floyd's death at the hands of police officers in Minnesota, in the United States, in May 2020.
Source on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article
Mental Health Through the Lens of Cultural Differences
Check out my newest book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences, available on Amazon, and wherever else they sell books. And if you'd like an autographed copy (available for US only), order from my website: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Passion, Purpose and You: Listeners' Favorite Episode
Listen to our most popular episode on aligning your passions with a purpose to move forward in life.
Enjoy other episodes and share your favorite. Seconde Nimenya is the author of her newest book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences, a timely and thought-provoking book that challenges assumptions and the status quo on the topics of race, gender and privilege, and offers strategies and best practices to support organizational leaders in their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Connect with Seconde on the social media or: www.secondenimenya.com
National Women's Equality Day: Unlocking Women’s Potential by Seconde Nimenya
August 26, 2020 marked the celebration of 100 years of Women's Voting Rights in the United States.
This episode is an excerpt of some of the reflections I shared in a presentation at a Women’s Equality Day event in Boston, MA, to remind us all how far women have come since they were allowed to vote in federal elections in 1920, and how far they can go.
What are some of the practical steps for moving women's empowerment forward? Share, rate, and review this podcast.
Some of the resources I used: My new book, "Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences" available wherever books are sold.
Unlocking Diversity with Brave Conversations on Race
In today’s Unlocking Diversity episode, I’m talking about the importance of having brave conversations on race matters.
I'm also hosting several race conversations, and my upcoming race talks online is on August 27, 2020 at 10 AM pacific time. To register for the event, follow this link to Unlocking Diversity Events.
Check out Unlocking Diversity on Amazon, or eBook on Apple Books. And if you would like to get an autographed copy (available for US only), order from my website: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Seconde on Becoming a Diversity Advocate/ Includes Book Chapter Excerpt
Race in America: the Big Elephant in the Room
Seconde Nimenya Presents: UNLOCKING DIVERSITY
This book is about everything I have learned when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion, and how we come together to live our human experience, heal our racial wounds and help one another overcome adversity in our lives.
From race relations and disrupting unconscious bias to driving business growth in a multicultural market, this book is a toolkit to help spark conversations on race in America and around the world, and raise awareness in order to move from being unconscious of diversity issues, to advocating for equity and inclusion in the workplace and our communities.
You can pre-order your copy today as an eBook on Amazon or Apple Books. Stay tuned for release news.
To contact me, please send an email to: info@SecondeNimenya.com
JOIN THE UNLOCKING DIVERSITY GROUP ON FACEBOOK TO SHARE YOUR OWN DIVERSITY STORY.
WE ALL HAVE A PART TO PLAY IN MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL.
Seconde Nimenya: Overcoming Our Human Condition
In this special episode, Seconde shares insights on overcoming our human condition, because we all want to be loved for who we are, to be told that we matter, and we have a purpose to fulfill. How do you deal with people of different identities? Share your thoughts and let’s continue this conversation. Connect and share on social media as well. Or find the contact information on how to submit your questions and comments on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Seconde Nimenya: Teaching People How to Treat You
In this episode, Seconde Nimenya shares the importance of teaching people how to treat you.
Find more inspiration in her book Evolving Through Adversity, connect on social media, and share your comments and questions. To contact Seconde check out her website and click the Contact Page on: www.secondenimenya.com
And Always Remember, Who You Are Matters.
Seconde Nimenya: Financial Literacy with Guest Tiffany Brinkley
In this episode, I sat down (before physical distancing was in town!) with my guest Tiffany Brinkley, MBA, to talk about financial literary and particularly as it relates to the challenges everyone is facing in our current times, and particularly the millennial generation. Tiffany also shared how she evolved through her own adversities from being a teen mom to becoming an entrepreneur in the financial sector. Learn what it takes to fulfill your passion, and serve your purpose in life.
Enjoy and share, and please let us know how you are doing with your money management.
Connect with Seconde Nimenya on social media or through: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Disclaimer: The information provided in this episode was given in 2017, and is only for inspirational purposes and not an endorsement from the podcast producers or host; neither should it substitute for professional financial and investment advice. The financial opinions expressed in this podcast are those of our guest. If you need financial advice, please seek a licensed professional in money management. If you would like to reach Tiffany Brinkley, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seconde Nimenya: Evolving Through Uncertainty
May is Mental Health Month, and in this episode, author and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares a few insights on improving our mental health, and changing for the better, especially in times of uncertainty like the times we are living now in during the corona virus pandemic.
Share how you are taking care of your mental health to help each other cope with adversity in healthy ways.
Subscribe to this podcast and don't forget to rate and review. Connect with Seconde on social media, or check out her work on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
If you'd like to get a copy of Seconde's books, go to: Amazon.com
Seconde Nimenya: Healing the Child Within
Author Seconde Nimenya shares how to heal our childhood traumas, especially by acknowledging our inner child’s unmet needs and how to heal our past emotional pains. You can find the books mentioned in this episode on: Amazon or SecondeNimenya.com, click on books.
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Seconde Nimenya: Connecting Your Passions with a Purpose
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast, Seconde Nimenya shares the five key elements of finding and pursuing your passions, and how to connect all the dots that link to your life’s purpose. Enjoy and share, find link below.
To get a copy of Seconde’s books, sign up for inspirational workshops, or to invite Seconde to speak at your upcoming events, check her website, www.SecondeNimenya.com. Connect on social media and share your feedback. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast if you haven't, and share with your friends and family. We are in this together.
Seconde Nimenya: Reconciling Past and Present to Move Forward
In this episode, author, inspirational speaker and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares the third and last step in her transformational model, the RRU Model, or Reflect, Rectify and Unite Model. Seconde talks about how to overcome challenges by reconciling your past and present, which is what she calls Unite in her model. This is an important step in order to move forward with your life in healthy ways.
These are the same strategies she used in her own life, and that she shared in her book, A Leader’s Companion Workbook to Evolving Through Adversity. To get a copy of this book, go to A Leader’s Companion Workbook.
Got questions or comments? Send them using the contact form on SecondeNimenya.com.
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Seconde Nimenya: Evolving Through Change
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast, author, inspirational speaker and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares how to evolve through adversity by doing what she calls, RECTIFY. Learn how you can change and grow by shifting your mindset and increasing your energy level.
Need more resources to help you in your evolving journey?
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Send your request email to: info@SecondeNimenya.com
· Have a question or a topic you would like Seconde to cover on the show? Send your inquiry through the contact form on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
· Get Seconde’s books on Amazon
Seconde Nimenya: Rising Strong Through Forgiveness
In this episode, Seconde Nimenya answers a listener’s question on personal improvement, shares the power of forgiveness, and debunks some of the myths that surround forgiveness and often make it hard for people to forgive. Learn how you can forgive, and use every experience to rise stronger.
- Need some resources to help you in your evolving journey?
Check out Seconde’s books and workshops on www.SecondeNimenya.com
- Would you like to invite Seconde to speak at your next event?
Please send your request email to: info@SecondeNimenya.com
- Have a question? Ask through the contact form on www.SecondeNimenya.com
Seconde Nimenya: Owning Your Happiness
Have you ever wondered why some people are naturally happy, while others are not? Well, if you’re not genetically designed to be happy, don’t worry; help is here! In this podcast, author and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares some insights on where true happiness lies. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you listen, so you won’t miss these nuggets of inspiration.
Rate and review this podcast, and don’t forget to share it with your friends! Connect with Seconde on social media or through the contact page on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Seconde Nimenya: Loving Yourself Is Not Selfish
In this episode, Seconde Nimenya says that the best love is the love of self and clarifies why it’s the best way to attract meaningful and trustworthy relationships. She also shares what she has learned about love in her own life, a story she shared in her award-winning memoir, Evolving Through Adversity, as well as her young readers edition memoir for teens and young adults, A Long Way to School.
For more about Seconde's works, visit: www.SecondeNimenya.com
Seconde Nimenya: Healing Your Inner Wounds
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast, author, inspirational speaker and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares insights on why it’s important to look inside ourselves and heal our inner wounds. Your outward reaction is usually an indication of how you’re feeling on the inside and shows you how much of a deep wound your inner child has suffered.
Seconde has written four books about overcoming challenges in life, and she gives inspirational talks about it, and even this very podcast is inspired by her book, Evolving Through Adversity.
Seconde Nimenya: Building Trust in Relationships
Building loving relationships starts and goes hand in hand with building trustworthiness.
Thank you for coming to the school of life with us! In this episode, Seconde Nimenya talks about the importance of building strong relationships full of trust, and shares a few insights on building TRUST with those you’re in a relationship. Whether it’s in your love life, family, business dealings, or in the workplace, trust plays a key role in how you interact in relationships, or build business. Listen to Seconde share her Seven Truths about Trust, and be inspired to create relationships that are trustworthy.
Connect with Seconde at the link below, and submit your questions or share your comments to enrich this conversation.
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Introducing: Evolving Talk Series Podcast
Join award-winning author and diversity and inclusion advocate Seconde Nimenya in these Evolving Talk Series, as she unlocks and debunks some myths, shares ideas, experiences and stories that make us relatable to one another, and reflect the universal longing for human connection and acceptance. Be inspired on how to build a resilience tank from which you can get a little pick you up whenever you need it, so that we can all go to the school of life together, learn with each other and support one another on this adventure we call life!
Do you have a topic on overcoming adversity that you’d like Seconde to cover on this podcast? Just submit it to: info@SecondeNimenya.com Subject line: Evolving Talk Series Podcast Question. SUBSCRIBE to this podcast, wherever you listen from.