Vulnerability Leads To Victory
By Storytime Ministries
Vulnerability Leads To VictoryAug 27, 2021
Fundamental Honesty First: Using Vulnerability to Kill Comparison and Develop Your True Identity!
Keep It Above Ground: Using vulnerability to acknowledge the thorns in our lives and not take our fears and shame to the grave
Season 4: Episode 1
Welcome to Season 4 Vulnerability Leads To Victory Fam!
In this episode, we get to kick off our Women's Empowerment Season...ALL WOMEN GUESTS, ALL SEASON LONG!
To start us off, we get to hear from Joanne Jean. She is is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida in 2014, and then went on to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2017.
Joanne has passion for youth, especially those who have been regarded as “at-risk” because she too, was labeled that way. With God’s direction, and resiliency, she has been able to defy the odds, and she works with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults to help them do the same. She relies heavily on her faith to navigate healing from the past.
Joanne also provides group coaching to individuals who are dealing with shame and stigma from a thorn in the flesh diagnosis. You can connect with her through Thorn in the Flesh Ministries.
Go, Fight, Win: Taking Acts of Vulnerability and Using Them Navigate The Small Battles of Life and Get Victory
This is the 2nd episode of our Winter Holiday Bonus
Let’s get straight to it this week! Nick Mackall, another fellow Indiana Hoosier connection of mine opens up to the Vulnerability Leads To Victory Family right away. After we take the time to reminisce on our glory days at Indiana University, Nick jumps right into an experience he had with a professor calling him out in front of an entire class.
Nick has an extensive background in education and working with collegiate volleyball players. Having been a volleyball player himself, he has been able to take his background and use it to help him find his purpose and then start to live in it.
Steps of Faith: Using Vulnerability To Walk Into The Purpose You Were Put Here For
This week I get to take it way back to my days in Hoosier Nation and interview one of my former residents now turned small business owner and community impact leader, Shalisa Smith.
Shalisa is someone who no matter where their home base is, their impact is going to be felt in waves in communities across the country. This week, we get to hear the heart of this young woman and gain insight into how no matter where life takes you, you have to be willing to take steps of faith towards your purpose and destiny.
Shalisa currently owns and operates multiple businesses including Exquisite Tax Service. You can learn more about her here(https://shoutoutdfw.com/meet-shalisa-smith-owner-and-operator-of-exquisite-tax-service/) as well as by following her on social media and her website(exquisitetaxservice.com).
If you are looking to get your taxes done for 2022, contact Shalisa after listening to this episode and mention Sean John and you'll get a discount.
Painting The Real Picture: Allowing Vulnerability To Be Your Guide Towards Putting Your Natural Self Forward
Don't take the time to read the description on this one, just jump right in. This is one of the most vulnerable guests we have had to date and they set the place on FIRE!
If you must read the description, here is what you need to know...
This week, my friend and mentee, ITasha Smith joins us to talk about vulnerability through a number of different lenses. From acknowledging your insecurities to acknowledging the significance of having a spiritual life when it comes to being vulnerable, ITasha takes us through her journey. You will learn the importance of community impact as well as how reflecting upon one person's individual impact on your life creates levels of growth in you. Get ready this week to answer the question of: Are you being your natural self or just painting a pretty picture?
You can connect with ITasha on Facebook(ITasha Smith) or Instagram(_tashawithani)
Tuning In: Using Vulnerability to Gain a Clearer Picture on the Experiences and Layers of Your Life
What’s Good Beautiful People! It’s another great week to experience vulnerability. This week we get to hear from one of the great North Carolina A&T Graduates and Detroit Area Native: Brandyn Jordan.
This week we talk about so many great aspects of vulnerability, but here are some of the highlights:
· Being in tune with your self and understanding what it means to truly be self-aware
· Knowing how to let your guard down
· Shared experiences and sharing experiences
· Learning from your experiences
· Understanding the environment which you grew up in
· Vulnerability as a lifestyle and a skill set
If none of this interest you, then just know it’s a really good conversation you don’t want to miss out on.
You can connect with Brandyn through Facebook and Instagram:
Facebook: Brandyn Jordan
Dare To Be: Using Vulnerability To Realize Your True Worth And Let Yourself Be Seen
This week as we are in recovery and relaxation mode after Turkey Day, we get to have Emery Jordan at our family gathering. For many of us living life during a global health pandemic has been an experience within an experience and for Emery, the start of pandemic times had a very tough start. In our conversation this week, we discuss so many great topics that I don't want to spoil anything for you. Just know that we dig deep this week and provide a vision for how you can begin to create consistent growth for yourself.
Emery Jordan is award-winning leader, strategist and trainer, who achieves results by building strong partnerships, identifying problems and constructing and implementing innovative technical and business solutions. In addition to his experience in the IT industry, he has also worked in education, promotional marketing, retail, consulting, financial services, logistics, healthcare, distribution and construction.
He recently released his first book titled, Change-One Nibble At A Time, which can be found on Amazon. You can catch up with Emery through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram(@babybark).
The Collective Concept Of Vulnerability: Using Your Experiences To Create A Better Humanity
We are nearing the Annual Day of Giving Thanks for 2021 and I am thankful for guests who are willing to talk about VULNERABILITY!
For our family gathering this week, we bring to the table, Shauna! In our conversation, we touch on how when someone is being vulnerable, it can create data for more understanding of humanity. Through sharing her own experiences, we gain an insight into the seeds of vulnerability Shauna is hoping to plant and see come into fruition in her lifetime, but especially in that of her family. The biggest takeaway for me this week is around how when one is being vulnerable, their defensive measures become diminished.
Shauna is a Midwest native currently kicking it in the South and learning that in this season of life, her growth truly begins with her self-care.
Listen in this week and then subscribe and share with someone else!
Complete as you are: Using vulnerability to navigate experiences of life and find wholeness
What's the best way to listen to this episode...ONE SEGMENT AT A TIME!!! The many bits of information coming at you this episode can get overwhelming, yet each piece is going to be so vital to your vulnerability journey.
This week we welcome A'ric Jackson, one of the top speakers for youth and leadership. Over 15 years ago, A'ric began his career as a professional speaker and coach and has been all over the world developing individuals through his many speeches, trainings, and presentations. In this episode, using examples from his early life and some catchy anecdotes, we learn how vulnerability has become a part of A'ric's lifestyle.
You can catch up with A'ric through the following platformsInstagram- @iamaricjackson Website-http://aricspeaks.com/
What began as passionate poetry designed to uplift the spirit has turned into the pursuit of effecting attitudes and changing conventional thought. A charismatic and genuinely heartfelt communicator, Aric truly electrifies an audience.
After realizing how effected his audiences were by the poetry he would share, Aric began to feel the tug of moving to the next level with his words. Selected as "Best New Speaker" in 2000 by the Chicago Chapter of the International Speech Organization, Toastmasters, this recognition made him realize how much he wanted to pursue this and how much a void needed to be filled with students, youth, and grownups across America.
Watching him speak on stage helps you realize why he is such a unique and gifted orator. For it takes a genuine speaker to present information with shared experience, passion to research a topic much deeper, and to share that information with the audience using skills that will make it a memorable and exciting experience for all.
Aric has he served as the Keynote Speaker for such organizations as Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupation Students Association, DECA,FCCLA, National Association of Secondary School Principals LEAD Conferences, and many Statewide Student Council Conferences across the country, plus his message has been televised in over 65 countries.
The Real Hustle and Flow: Making Vulnerability An Everyday Beat in the Rhythms and Rhymes of Life
What's Good Family! This week we get to talk with one of the best people we could ever here from, Bunduke.
The story for this week is not one you will want to miss as it has different aspects of vulnerability coming at you at different points of the conversation. You'll hear a vulnerable birth story along with some great insight into how to make vulnerability feel more tangible in our every day lives. We also bring up the importance of understanding your blackness, writing your story, and learning how to speak from your true life perspective.
Bunduke can be connected with through many avenues: https://linktr.ee/bunduke
Learn more about his story, shop the brand, listen to his music, and more.
During this episode, a mention to the United Brachial Plexus Network was made. Go to ubpn.org to learn more!
Get Up, Stand Up: Using acts of vulnerability to be a voice for others and yourself
Season 3: Episode 1
WELCOME BACK!!! Season 3 is in full effect and we are starting off with one of the most genuine and talented people I have ever met. This week, the Vulnerability Leads To Victory Family gets to hear from Rachel Davis. Rachel, originally from the Midwest and now lives in the South, tells us a story where her voice worked to improve office culture and begin to create an atmosphere for others to be vulnerable. From this story we take a little bit of time to discuss vulnerability in the workplace overall. Are you ready to jump back in to the fold??? Well get yourself in your podcast space and listen in.
Rachel is currently an educator in the field of Student Affairs and Higher Education. Describing herself as a KPop Stan, Rachel can be heard on her own podcast, KPOP Call, using KPOP songs or matters to discuss larger societal matters.
A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That: Using Vulnerability to develop opportunities and spaces for open and honest conversations
The End of Season 2 is Upon Us! Episode 13 will wrap up Season 2 for us.
If you’re ready to hear a deep and very genuine conversation on vulnerability, tune in this week.
Our guest this week, Erika Heffernan is one of the most insightful people, I’ve had the pleasure to talk with and know. Listen in this week as we talk about the need to be open and honest while also knowing when to slow down and pause when it comes to vulnerable conversations.
Make the time to listen in and then share it with someone!
Connect with Erika by visiting their website: ErikaHeffernan.com
The Call In: Using Vulnerability To Bring Yourself To A Space Where Liberation, Connection, and Protection Are Present
This episode is one you will want to get into the hands of college students!
This week we are joined by Amber Donald, University of Florida Graduate and Aspiring Med School Student. Amber has been making an impact for many years in so many different venues from orientation programs, serving students as a Resident Assistant, to helping enrich the Black Community, her community efforts and advocacy are ones which should be recognized.
Through discussing her experience with test anxiety as a college student, Amber shows how her vulnerability and willingness to utilize available resources aided her in achieving much success! Listen in and hear all that Amber has to say about why individuals overall, yet especially college students need to be vulnerable, find available resources, and then take advantage of them because it will create space for liberation, connection, and protection of your mental health.
Resources Mentioned During Episode:
Connect with Amber via social media/podcast(@Blaze.Health)/(Blaze Health Podcast) or her soundcloud(DJ Ambruh)
Being In Tune With Yourself and Others: Using Vulnerability To Create A Culture Where Everyone Can Feel Empowered To Acknowledge and Share Their Story
Episode 11 is a Lovely One!!!
This week, we invite my buddy, Jim Love to speak to the family about the insight vulnerability brings towards yourself and the connection and empowerment it can offer to others.
As a speaker on leadership, Jim has had the opportunity to impact the lives of so many and recently his personal and professional life have begun to intersect in a major way. Listen in this week as Jim talks about the need to share with others and take baby steps while doing it.
This episode is definitely one for all the people!
Jim's Social Media Info:
Press Pause: Using Vulnerability to Understand the Risks and Opportunities Available In Life
Before you listen to this episode, grab a comfy seat and a beverage, have your good walking/running shoes on, or set up that long drive because once you hit play, you mos def won’t want to pause/stop it.
This week we get yet another visit from a doctor, the One and Only Dr. Tee Chin! This was a fun one to record as it was two people truly having an open conversation on vulnerability.
Get ready to hear about her journey of stepping away from a prestigious Masters program in Canada to ending up in Florida and all that has come with that. We also discuss the importance of pausing and reflecting on next steps/risks one might take.
You can catch Dr. Tee Chin co-hosting the podcast, Black and Intellectualish(a bi-weekly podcast discussing thoughts on race and culture). You can also catch the good doctor on the Clubhouse platform creating conversation and cultivating community through the Cocoa Connection.
No Judgement Zone: Having a Vulnerability Journey Where You Can Be Authentic and Transparent
This week, we get to hear from my longtime friend Q. Sims. In life, we live in ways where people might judge us. In the times we are being vulnerable and showing our authentic selves, we hope that people are ready to support us.
Listen in this week as Q. discusses how vulnerability and transparency are close cousins, how being vulnerable can bring a sense of success in life, and when done in the right manner can help you understand your priorities.
No More Discounts: Using Vulnerability To Know Your Worth and Bring All Of You To Life's Spaces
Episode 8 is that thang a thang that we all need to listen to!
When you know how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts! ~ Dr. Cecilia “CC” Suarez
Get your hearts ready to receive this hot fire being spit by our guest, Dr. Cecilia "CC" Suarez. In this episode we hear about how a promise made at a young age manifested itself into a wall blocking one’s own vulnerability. We explore the idea of how “just showing up” can be key to starting that path of freedom and victory in your vulnerability journey. So sit back and open not only your ears, but your hearts as well to receive this most important message!
You can find Dr. Suarez on social media(@drccsuarez) or through their website: https://www.drceciliasuarez.com/
To Thine Own Self Be True: Learning To Use Vulnerability To Impact The Intersections Of Your Life
This week we are joined by a dedicated listener to the podcast and an even greater friend, Dr. Mary Jordan(Ph.D in Higher Education). Dr. Mary Jordan takes the time this week to discuss many different stories of her life and not only shows how they all intersect with each other, but also how vulnerability has helped her to process the connection of these experiences.
Dr. Mary Jordan, originally from the Northeastern part of the US has over 10 years of professional experience of working in Higher Education and through this has been able to teach, educate, and mentor many. Her expertise has been sought out for consultations and presentations and her experiences and insight have been read through the pages of many student affairs and higher education journals and reports.
Let's Listen In To Dr. Mary Jordan...
It’s Worth it: Using Vulnerability To “Know your power and Stand In It!”
This week we are in for a treat with none other than one of the G.O.A.Ts to walk the great campus of Virginia State University, LaTroya Martin. LaTroya might be from Virginia, but like Lebron James, her talents and wise words of guidance have graced many college campuses, communities, and more. With a background working in therapy, social work, and victim services, LaTroya has much insight into helping others grow and develop.
In this episode, we hear how LaTroya has used the opportunity to take risks, life experiences with parenting, and more to find that victory in her vulnerability journey.
Resources mentioned during episode:
Therapy for Black Girls(or anyone in need)
You can also look in your local county or if you have insurance, you can contact your insurance company and work with them to gain access to the resources you are in need of.
You Can't Leave "Your" Story Behind: Using Vulnerability To Be Who You Need To Be In Your Seasons Of Life
This week we are joined by Emily Higham. Emily talks about her experiences of being vulnerable through a pandemic and the roles she had to play during the pandemic with the parameters that were presented. Emily wants listeners to understand the need to know your story, tell your story, and be your story.
Listen in as she mentions the need to utilize pockets of time, take things day by day, and find ways to get in rhythm with your lifestyle.
Emily is from Virginia where she is a graduate of James Madison University and has spent time working in Virginia as a classroom educator. After having taken the time to get a Masters Degree from the University of Florida in Student Personnel and Higher Education, Emily returned to Virginia and being an educator, but in a college campus setting. Emily and her partner Joel(K-12 Educator) are also Beachbody OnDemand Coaches. You can find them on Facebook at Higham Fitness.
Love Thy Neighbor as "Thyself": Being Vulnerable and Giving Yourself Grace to Love You Better
This week we enter the summer season(at least based on the calendar) and get real with Dr. Ronnie Mack. Dr. Mack tells us some truth in regards to his past life and how he's gone from being a chameleon in terms of how he lived life to how he was as a husband and how he is as a father. Ronnie reminds us that we can't expect to get things from people that we haven't even given. Through many different stories and examples, you'll learn from Ronnie the importance of being open and unapolegetically you.
Dr. Ronnie Mack is a native of Georgia, but Florida has become a new home for him and he has specifically made the Daytona area his spot previously working at Bethune-Cookman University and now Embry-Riddle Aerunautical University. He has a wealth of knowledge from his experineces over the years from working with college students, raising a family, and more. These experiences have led him to currently not only impact the Daytona area through working at one of their many instituitions as a student affairs practitioner or as an adjunct instructor.
Ronnie recently completed a PhD in Education from Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation was titled: Understanding Effective Orientation Practices From Orientation Professionals at Public HBCUs
Facebook: Ronnie Mack
Let's Get Real For A Sec: Understanding Vulnerability When It Comes To Emotional Trauma
This week we wrap up our "Journey to Juneteenth" mini-series with a conversation where two young men(Cedric Sawyer and Kymani Campbell) from the Black Male Excellence Network(BMEN) at the University of Florida speak about their experiences with being vulnerable and how the lens they use to live life with have allowed them to grow in multiple ways.
As these brothers pour their hearts out for you, we understand how Cedric experiences in the foster care system and Kymani's experiences from being fearless as a child to having moments of fear as an adult have led them both to seeing the importance of being vulnerable for themselves and others.
This is a conversation that you will want to pass along to others after you have your own reflective experience.
Follow Cedric(@cedrichankinsjr) and Kymani(@ky_manii19) on Instagram
Both of these men are also working on their own special projects with a podcast for Cedric(BMOVED) and an IGTV Series for Kymani(Becoming the Men the World Needs). Please make sure to show your support for them as well after you listen to this episode.
Brick By Brick: Breaking Down The Walls of Vulnerability
This is Part 2 in our "Journey to Juneteenth" mini-series.
What walls do you have up or what walls have formed when it comes to the expression of vulnerability in your life? Are you looking to understand how to break them down, well then listen in on this week's episode because our guest, Keilon "Kiwi" Williams is going to give some insight into how he did this over his lifetime, especially over these past few years.
Kiwi is a student at the University of Florida and recently completed an experience known as BMEN(Black Male Excellence Network). Kiwi has served in many different capacities as a student leader during his tenure at UF. Originally from the Caribbean(Saint Kitts), Kiwi brings a voice which is going to truly impact anyone he comes into contact with.
Make time this week to BREAK THE WALLS DOWN!
Vulnerability is More Than Just "Trusting The Process!"
We Are Back! Season 2 Is Here!
We start this season off with a Three-Part Series around Journey to Juneteenth(see links below for what Juneteenth is all about) where we talk with young men from the Black Male Excellence Network(BMEN) from the University of Florida.
This week, we chat with Sterling Shipp, a 2019-2020 alum of the program and 2020-2021 Peer Leader. Sterling is a young man with great influence and in this episode, he takes the time to talk about how his experience of having his parents divorce and the death of his great-grandmother led him back to a core piece of himself, his faith in God. Listen in as Sterling talks about the need to not just focus on trusting the process, yet the one who created and ultimately knows the process while remembering the need to be vulnerable within all of this.
Finding You: Navigating Past The Surface of Vulnerability
This week, we are joined by my fellow #HoosierGator Dr. Carolynn Komanski. Carolynn is someone who has a caring heart and looks to serve others and the environments which she is connected in as many ways as possible. In this episode, we talk about care and humility with regards to vulnerability, understanding how to navigate the tough terrains of the journey, and showing how you can care for others while also remembering the need to care for yourself.
Dr. Komanski(a leadership scholar) has an extensive background within the field of student affairs and compliance and ethics. Get ready to hear about how you can be impactful through sharing your journey of vulnerability, being present for others, and being engaged in society.
Ruth's List: Florida
Ruth’s List is named for Ruth Bryan Owen, the first woman elected to Congress from the South.
Ruth's List helps women run inspiring, local campaigns that WIN.
We identify, recruit, train, mentor and elect Democratic pro-choice women to all levels of office in Florida.
Putting Yourself Through The Process Of Vulnerability: It's Levels To This Ish...
Interlude Season 1: Part 2
PEOPLE GET READY!!! This episode is PURE FIRE! Don't miss out as the one of the Gainesville G.O.A.Ts comes through and breaks down this piece of life we should all take a tackle at: VULNERABILITY(I mean it is the title of the podcast). Through her chronicles of understanding her identity and connections with others, Jillian Dinius speaks truth into how once you put yourself through the process, you can most definitely progress through life in a more fulfilling way.
IG planstagram: ivesoiledmyself
Linkedin: Jillian Dinius
Renewing Your Mind: Understanding How To Be Vulnerable During The Seasons of Life
This week we have the honor and privilege to have the Biggest Boss That You Seen Thus Far on the show, Nathalie Turenne. This episode kicks off a 4-part series for an interlude season of this podcast where we will recognize and appreciate some amazing and phenomenal Women Leaders in our society.
Listen in a Nathalie addresses a various amount of topics which can be applicable to multiple age levels and hear as we wrap up with some love and wise words for the women out there.
Nathalie is an educator, University of Florida Grad, and just an overall servant-leader!
Taking Off The Armor: Releasing The Weight Of Vulnerability
You've Made It...The Final Episode of Season 1! This week we are joined by Disciple-Maker, Minister, Career Coach, Business Owner, and Fellow Podcaster: Matthew Cowley. Hailing from Alabama, Matthew went from one SEC school to another and has been continuously impacting and influencing others to be great at the work they do. The work he accomplishes goes beyond the walls of his office and into the community. Listen in this week as Matt tells a story about vulnerability in his family life as well as a moment in Puerto Rico that will have you thinking as well. Trust me, you don't want to skip this episode or stop it once you begin listening.
Matt recently started a career coaching business entitled, Find Your New Direction(findyournewdirection.com)
Matt also co-host a podcast called, Black & Intellectualish which can be found on the places you listen to podcasts
The Big Exchange: The Art of Intentional Vulnerability
This week we are joined by my fam, my cousin, Crystal Johnson. Crystal, originally from the Chicagoland Area, made her way to Georgia to attend Spelman College and since graduating has basically made Georgia her home(minus a short Teach for America stint in Miami). Now working towards her Master's Degree, Crystal looks to aid others and serve this world through bein many things including a therapist.
Crystal takes a focus this week to discuss healthy and intentional vulnerability and talks about the need to sift through your mess while also understanding the who and how to do this. Crystal might have been my family for years on years and after you listen to this episode, you are going to want to be connected with her as well.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.
In partnership with licensed mental health clinicians in private practice throughout the fifty states, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services.
Building The Bridge: Taking The Vulnerability Journey To Help Yourself and Others
Episode 8...TW: Suicide
This week our guest is Josh Englund or as I like to see him, someone's Future Dean of Students.
Though this may seem like a long episode(because it is...our longest to date), it is full of rich content to push us further on our journeys of vulnerability. Josh talks about the relationship he had with his father and how a small moment of communication changed his perspective on so much and really lit the path for his own vulnerability journey.
Put Your Good Shoes On and Get Ready To Cross This Bridge...
Profiting from the Process: Counting the Rewards(and Cost) of the Vulnerability Journey
This week we get to hear from Brother Byllingston Jean! This is an individual that has begun to make great impact on those around him through spreading the TRUTH! This week we talk about vulnerability from the aspects of counting the cost and the rewards while also understanding self-empowerment, empathy, and more. We touch on Jesus, scripture, family background, and some other things which you'll just have to listen in on.
Byllingston has participated in the Greenhouse Church School of Ministry, alum of the University of Florida, an advocate for justice, a mentor, yet most importantly a Believer of Jesus Christ and Disciple-Maker.
You can find out more about Byllingston and his podcast Off Topic Truth through the follow:
Instagram: @byllingston or @offtopictruth
Catch Season 1 and the Start of Season 2 of his podcast on YouTube and other streaming platforms. #allTruthnofacts
Vulnerability is a Practice and a Process: IT'S NOT PERFECTION!
January 22, 2021
Get ready for this week as you all are in for a treat! You get the Social Media Influencer, Consultant, International Speaker, Motivator, and Mentor to many, the one and only Future President of Somebody's University, Demarcus Merritt.
Demarcus is a good friend of mines and someone who is speaks truth day in and day out. This week he uses recent experiences to discuss vulnerability through toxic masculinity, parenting, and more. Bring your friends, your family, your BFF, your boss, your imaginary friend, bring whoever to the table for this conversation because once you're done listening to this episode, you are still going to keep the conversation going.
Stay connected to Demarcus in these ways-Instagram: @photoshoot_phresh3 Twitter: @DM_UrFuturePrez
Demarcus Merritt, Sr. is the Chief Operating Officer and the “Diversity Doctor” of The DM Signature Experience. The DMSE brings passion, collaborative learning, researched based expertise, and an energy that is second to none. DMSE is committed to help lead individual and institutional efforts to grow forward, inclusively and holistically. The DMSE transformative experience is known for being a global change agent and status quo shifting organization and is highly regarded for authentically fostering a moment of educational engagement and training into an empowering movement of growth in organizational culture and inclusive sustainability.
THE DM Signature Experience (DMSE) collective is a DEI based professional consulting, training, and speaking organization that drives “professional impact with a personal touch.”
The DMSE collective has been contracted and credited by numerous non-profit and corporate businesses across the country as bringing real, tangible, and transformative education and training for the cultivation of organizational change and long-term impact. Our organization has provided services on international and nationwide platforms that included conference keynote addresses, motivational speaking, organizational team trainings and workshops, professional presentations, assessment data collection and analysis, webinars, event facilitation, and social media consultation and brand management.
Access, Privacy, and Trust: 3 Keys To Your Victory Through Vulnerability
This week we get a great one on the show, the one and only, and Buffalo's Finest...Cherrelle "Elle" Collins! Get ready to listen to Elle talk about how understanding access, privacy, and trust are(in the words of DJ Khaled) major key(s) to victory in your vulnerability journey. As she talks about the joys of her best friend and the need to have a tribe, engage in understanding how you can best utilize these keys to unlock your journey of growth while expressing your level of vulnerability.
Ripping The Band-Aid: The Start of Vulnerability and the Healing Journey
TW...Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, Miscarriage
This week we have the First Lady of Storytime Ministries, my beautiful, godly wife, Janine Johnson join the show. In this episode, she will talk about her journey of pregnancy loss, infertility, and more. Listen in as Janine talks about the need to know your triggers and having that person to talk with when it comes to progressing through your own journey of vulnerability leading to victory. It's time to rip the band-aid and begin the journey of vulnerability and healing.
Mask Off...Take That Mask Off
This week I get to catch up with my Sister and Social Media Influencer, Shauniece Sims(@thesincerelyshai). We go way back to our days of college at Indiana University aka IUB, not that school in Pennsylvania(IUP). Shauniece is that one friend that turned family and oh does she have some stories about your boy that she shares. Shauniece dives into the need to "TAKE THE MASK OFF" when it comes to understanding how to find your victory through vulnerability. So listen in to episode 3, our 3rd episode ever of this show and last one of this year we know as 2020. Whew...2021 where you at dawg!!!
Episode Two (12/18/20)
This week we are joined by our FIRST EVER GUEST, my good friend, Nikki Garcia. Through her story of being a mom and journey overall of parenting with a partner, Nikki uses her lens of vulnerability as a level of self-exposure to better understand her growth. From seeking assistance from therapy to finding her community, she has been able to move towards finding her victory lane. Listen in as we talk about Nikki's heart for this topic as well as some cool stories about how she almost got thrown out of an intramural kickball game(as a spectator).
You can learn even more about Nikki Garcia through a Podcast titled, Better Together with Nic & Nik(Find it wherever you listen to podcasts).
Let It All Hang Out...
Sometimes we just have to allow ourselves to be open and honest about where we are in life overall and just in certain moments. Take a listen at this intro episode and learn how to move yourself to a point where Vulnerability Can Lead to Victory!