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Walk With TFB

By Timothy F. Bryson

Black millennial eager to have unfiltered conversation with authentic people centered on education, sport, and culture. Walk with me!
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Tim Talks Vol. 5 // Better Late Than 30

Walk With TFB Dec 22, 2020

What's Next for Global Sport? // Internationalization and Athletics
Jun 06, 202359:31
Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in Sports // Internationalization and Athletics Summit
May 30, 202301:04:35
Sport in South America // Internationalization and Athletics Summit

Sport in South America // Internationalization and Athletics Summit

During this walk, we are BLESSED to be joined by our friends and colleagues in South America! Joining from Venezuela and Ecuador, we will be discussing sport and culture in the South American context.

Discussion Points

Sports agency culture in Venezuela and South America Managing an international event, such as the Oceanman open water swimming competitions Sport globalization on the South American continent Creating and sustaining global partnerships Virtual Exchange and its benefit for student and faculty learning


Pablo García Lawyer, International Agent (Venezuela )with BNM Ontier

Sara Palacios and Diego Egas - Aguas Abiertas CEO and Race Director at Oceanman Ecuador

USA + Ecuador - Building Bridges Across Cultures through Sports: A Global Classroom Collaboration Experience - Universidad San Francisco de Quito and the University of West Georgia (academic) Dr. Maria Dolores Brito-Rhor and Dr. Su Jara-Pazmino.

This session would not have been possible without the support and leadership of Dr. E. Su Jara-Pazmino, Assistant Professor / Coordinator Master Program at University of West Georgia.

Session was recorded as part of the 2023 Internationalization and Athletics Summit.

May 23, 202301:16:19
Player Development is Global // Internationalization and Athletics Summit
May 16, 202357:53
What is Internationalization and Athletics? // IZN and Athletics Summit
May 09, 202358:06
Tim Talks Vol. 10 // It's Happening

Tim Talks Vol. 10 // It's Happening

During this walk, Tim shares how Walk With TFB is well positioned and prepared to assist organizations at the intersection of sports and international education.

Discussion points:

Learnings since being laid off Reflection of Internationalization and Athletics Summit Globalization of collegiate and professional sports Influx of International athletes in the NCAA ecosystem Season 5 of Walk With TFB podcast Future of Walk With TFB, LLC

Twitter/IG: @WalkWithTFB

Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and leave a 5 star review -- but only if you mean it!

May 02, 202324:58
Tim Talks Vol. 9 // We're Back!
Apr 18, 202324:60
Tim Talks Vol. 8 // God is My Bridge
Jun 21, 202229:52
4.20 Be Bold // Leslie Bryson

4.20 Be Bold // Leslie Bryson

During this walk, Leslie explains why she chooses to live bold, live big, and live without regret.
Apr 05, 202201:11:59
4.19 I Am An Ingredient // Illya Thomas
Mar 29, 202201:02:53
4.18 Grace Under Pressure // Taylor Turner
Feb 01, 202257:10
4.17 But What Do I Know? // Chid Suzan
Jan 25, 202257:56
4.16 It's Our Responsibility // Travis Overton

4.16 It's Our Responsibility // Travis Overton

During this walk, Travis tells us why it's our responsibility to take risks and invest in our people. 

Before we start, I want to read a note from September 23, 2015.

Mr. Overton - Thanks for connecting with me. I wanted to introduce myself and also add that I will be applying to higher education and student affairs programs to enroll in Fall 2016. One of my career interests is in Student Conduct, specifically Title IX compliance and I noticed your title at Coastal. Originally from Cincinnati, I went to CCU my freshman year before transferring to USC.

If possible, I would love to find time to pick your brain about higher education administration and your current role as VP. I am confident that I will learn a lot from you.

Thanks again! Look forward to hearing from you.

This was the Facebook message I sent our guest when I was an undergraduate student eager to break into higher education as a profession. Almost 7 years later, I can honestly say that I not only learned a lot from this guest but continue to be inspired each and every day by how he chooses to lead with love, courage, and authenticity.

Vice President. Alpha man. Mentor. Sponsor. Advisor. Dog dad.

So without further ado, y’all help me welcome Mr. Travis Overton.

Jan 18, 202201:08:23
4.15 It's Mandatory // Ahmad Boyd

4.15 It's Mandatory // Ahmad Boyd

During this walk, Ahmad tells us why it's mandatory to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in career readiness work. 

A New Jersey native, Ahmad earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Studies from Ithaca College. While at Ithaca, he was a walk-on basketball college athlete, Club Basketball President, pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and was involved with the Brothers for Brothers student organization. The price went up after earned his master’s degree from Ithaca College while also working in Residence Life, Emerging Scholars, Academic, and Professional Leaders Program and serving as the graduate assistant for the men’s basketball program.

Ahmad went on to serve as the Student-Athlete Experience Intern at Colby College, a position made possible through the NCAA Women and Ethnic Minorities Grant. While at Colby, he revamped the first-year college athlete program, restructured the essential documents for inclusion and leadership, and led comprehensive programming focusing on the holistic development of all college athletes. His experiences led him to Chicago State University and then Northwestern University, where he currently serves as the Assistant Director of Career Enhancement and Employer Relations.

His entire career has been dedicated to focusing on diversity and inclusion for college athletes, and that includes career readiness.

He’s one of the pioneers in all of higher education in this arena and I am elated we get to walk with him today.

Ahmad's IG: @a.boyd_1

Ahmad's Twitter: @_AhmadB_

Jan 11, 202201:03:43
4.14 Listen, Learn, and Advocate // Sydney Bassard

4.14 Listen, Learn, and Advocate // Sydney Bassard

During this walk, Sydney teaches us about the industry of communication experts. 

A Charlotte native, Sydney earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. While at Carolina, she played in the marching band, was an active member in Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority, and annual participant in Relay for Life. Originally convinced she was going to pursue pharmacy as a career, an experience at Lindamood-Bell Instruction changed her life and propelled her to earn her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology - a second degree from the Real USC.

While a grad student, Sydney was a research assistant in the Written Language Lab, member of the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing (NBASLH), and was 1 of 11 students nationwide to receive the 2018 Student Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award from the American-Speech Language Hearing Association. The following year, she became the fist student in her department’s history to earn the Jeffrey Keith Mattison Outstanding Student Achievement Award.

Her recognition is a reflection of her leadership in this industry. Alongside serving as a full-time speech-language pathologist, Sydney started her own business entitled The Listening SLP, LLC. As a private practice owner, she specializes in hearing loss, reading disorders, adult aural rehabilitation, and language disorders. She also facilitates The Listening SLP platforms on IG, Twitter, and TikTok providing free and accessible information to all.

Her purpose is to help all children find their voice and assist families throughout the process. She loves to help mentor and assist graduate students as they go through the process of becoming a speech-language pathologist.

I am still surprised we got her on the show, but it’s time to walk.

The Listening SLP Website:

The Listening SLP Social Media: @TheListeningSLP

Jan 04, 202250:15
4.13 Return On Investment // Chelsea T. Smith

4.13 Return On Investment // Chelsea T. Smith

During this walk, Chelsea tells us how she plans on getting her ROI from her doctoral experience. 

An Atlanta suburb native, future Dr. Chelsea completed her undergraduate experience at the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor’s in History. She then worked for the College Advising Corps, a Chapel-Hill based non-profit whose mission is to increase the number of historically underrepresented, low-income, first-generation college and high school students who enter and complete higher education. While an advisor, she worked with a high school who had a STEM pathway program which further prepared her to lead and create change at Iowa State University. While in Ames, she created a program series for women in STEM focused on how to support them academically, professionally, and socially. But she was getting started.

Future Dr. Chelsea is currently a doctoral candidate in the Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development program at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on Black women in STEM, Black women graduate students, and diversity, equity, and inclusion education and training. She is also a graduate research and teaching assistant, Vice President of Black graduate student association, and academic mentor for college athletes.

She’s a Black woman addicted to airline miles. She’s a podcaster and influencer. And she is one of my most inspiring, motivational peer mentors who asks us the follow questions…

If STEM is the future, why isn’t it serving everyone interested? If it’s not serving all those interested, how will STEM truly expand the future?

Through the Southern Region of Education Board fellowship, she is tackling this issue head on and I am excited we get to learn with her today.

Chelsea's LinkedIn Profile 

2 Happy Heauxes Podcast! 

Walk With TFB Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Dec 21, 202101:04:43
4.12 Win With Integrity // Trajuan Briggs

4.12 Win With Integrity // Trajuan Briggs

During this walk, Trajuan tells us how he always gon be figure it out. 

A California native, Trajuan was a standout high school football athlete and ranked as one of the top running backs in his class. His athletic prowess and commitment to academics led him to Cal Berkeley, where he competed as a college athlete for two years before transferring to the University of New Mexico. While at UNM, he played football and pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. en route to earning his Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism. After working in news for a couple years, he returned to UNM and earned his Master’s degree in Sport Administration.

This guest has meaningful experience in higher education. He is a father, former coach, and current academic counselor and student-athlete development coordinator at the University of New Orleans. Coupled with his life journey and belief in the power of education, in 2020 he partnered with New Mexico’s African American Student Services office to start the Trajuan Briggs Community IMPACT scholarship that would provide financial assistance to undergrad students at the institution. Since its inception, he has awarded more than $2,000 in scholarship money.

He is ALL ABOUT IMPACT! But more importantly,

He is strong. He is able. He is himself.

And he is learning how to Invest in himself, while also sharing with others.

Give to the Trajuan Briggs Community IMPACT Scholarship

Trajuan's IG: @trajuan_briggs

Trajuan's Twitter: @Tra_Briggs

Podcast Twitter and IG: @WalkWithTFB

Dec 14, 202101:20:22
4.11 The Long Walk // Tonija Hope

4.11 The Long Walk // Tonija Hope

Today we are walking with a trilingual professional, international education leader, and doctoral student.

A District of Columbia native, Tonija moved to St. Paul (MN) where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Macalester College. After graduating, she moved to South Africa where she worked alongside University of Cape Town faculty to develop strategies that would encourage exchange among international and South African students. She later returned to DC and earned her master’s degree in Tourism Administration with a focus on International Education from George Washington University.

She currently carries out this mission in her role as the Director of the Ralph J. Bunch International Affairs Center at Howard University. As director, provides guidance and direction towards comprehensive internationalization. She also administers four programs dedicated to increasing the representation of systemically marginalized and historically underrepresented communities in foreign service and development. When she’s not working as the director, she is completing her doctoral coursework in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program at Howard.

A quick google search will reveal that she is THE leader in preparing students of color for global leadership and is an active in addressing racism in international education.

Her social media will remind you of #HowardForward, #StudyAbroadSoBlack, #WorldDomination.

But she always leave us with one question: If HBCUs were born out of a movement towards justice, what should international education look like at HBCUs?

Let's walk and talk about it! 

Tonija's LinkedIn Profile

Ralph J. Bunch International Affairs Center at Howard University

Podcast Twitter and IG: @WalkWithTFB

Dec 07, 202101:09:26
4.10 You Gotta Risk It All // Dr. Ashley Baker

4.10 You Gotta Risk It All // Dr. Ashley Baker

Today we are walking with a higher education administrator, sport management scholar, and sports mom.

A Michigan native, Dr. Baker was a 3-sport high school athlete before earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU, worked as a graduate assistant in the Student-Athlete Services Office before becoming the Director of SAS and member of the senior leadership team. She continued her educational journey in Athens where she earned her PhD in Kinesiology with a focus in Sport Management and Policy from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Baker brings a wealth of experiences across institutional types and functional areas within higher education. She has served as an adjunct professor, Deputy Title IX coordinator, and AVP of Student Affairs. She currently serves as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer at Michigan State University. Alongside her work experiences, she is the founder of Ash B Consulting, LLC and founder of the Women in Sports Forum, an mission driven event dedicated to increasing access and learning opportunities for women as they walk boldly into their purpose.

If it doesn’t exist, create it.

This person is not only a creator, but a community builder, brand protector, and business woman.

Let's walk! 

Podcast Twitter & IG: @WalkWithTFB

Nov 30, 202101:12:14
4.9 Bet On Yourself // Wayne Black

4.9 Bet On Yourself // Wayne Black

During this walk, Wayne tells us why it's important to always bet on yourself. 

An Indianapolis native, Wayne moved to Cincinnati and attended Mount St. Joseph’s University as a wrestling college athlete. While at Mt. Saint Joseph’s, our guest was a 3-year starter, set multiple school records, and earned his spot as a 2014 NCAA All-American. His leadership as team captain and president of the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) prepared him well for his next steps as a MBA candidate and assistant wrestling coach at Mt. Saint Joe’s before working as the Assistant Director for Career Services at UC. But his educational career was just beginning.

Wayne is currently a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at Kansas University. His research centers on college athletics and higher education. A quantitative methodologist, Wayne uses college impact, sociology, and organizational behavior theories to ground his work. Broadly, his current research agenda explores college esports, social justice in college sport, and higher education governance. He’s dope af and if you are in a position to hire a tenure track faculty role, Wayne Black is your guy!

When he’s not reading or writing, you can find him drinking a local craft beer, building the latest lego set, or cheering on his Los Angeles Chargers.

Is college sport really a business?! Is college sport research really necessary?! Let's talk about it! 

Wayne's Twitter: @WayneLBlack1

Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB

Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Nov 23, 202101:11:30
4.8 My Letterman Jacket // Dr. Zachary Shirley

4.8 My Letterman Jacket // Dr. Zachary Shirley

Nov 16, 202101:14:44
4.7 Is There Hope? // Ashton Henderson

4.7 Is There Hope? // Ashton Henderson

During this walk, Ashton inspires us to shape the future of college athletics.  

A Tallahassee native, he moved 1,000 miles north to study as a football athlete at Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, he was a four-year contributor and made a pivotal play to spark one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA Division I football history. After earning his bachelor’s, he went on to earn his Master’s in public relations while gaining meaningful work experience with the Big 10 network, 4th and 1 non-profit, and Student-Athlete Support Services Office. Together, these experiences prepared him to pursue a career in college athlete advising and development. 

His leadership in athletics reflects his mission statement: to add value to any space he is occupying while also being a champion for employee success and cultivating life-long ambassadors by providing a first class experience. Alongside his 9-5, he runs Beyond the Gridiron, LLC and serves as a committee member for the Winning Edge Advisory Committee. And in 2021, he transitioned into two new roles: Director of Diveristy, Equity, and Inclusion for the Detroit Pistons and President of the National Association for Academic and Student -Athlete Development Professionals (N4A). 

Ashton is an author, philanthropist, and practitioner. We implore to y’all to grab a pen and paper and enjoy being a sponge during this walk. 

Ashton IG: @A_Henderson31  

Ashton Twitter: @A_Henderson31 

Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB 

Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB 

Nov 09, 202101:01:60
4.6 Be A Kid Again // Courtney France
Nov 02, 202155:06
4.5 Tell Your Story // Kala Funderburk
Oct 26, 202101:00:13
4.4 It's More Than Personal // Dr. Gabe Willis
Oct 19, 202155:52
4.3 Center Learning With Grace // Dr. Michael A. Goodman
Oct 12, 202101:03:48
4.2 It's Who I Am // Dr. Nefertiti Walker
Oct 05, 202151:18
4.1 I'm Living Proof // Dr. Lacee' Carmon-Johnson
Sep 28, 202152:16
4.0 Education is Liberation
Sep 21, 202121:13
3.12 Love, Faith, and Freedom // Taylor McBride
Jul 27, 202147:48
3.11 Push Past Fear // Shannon Walker

3.11 Push Past Fear // Shannon Walker

During this walk, Shannon talks to us about how creation is a personal process.  

A Georgia native, Shannon left the Peach State and earned her Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Communication Studies from the University of Alabama. While at Bama, she was in the Honors college and worked as an orientation leader and peer leader - experiences that led her to the University of Georgia where she earned her Master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration. 

Shannon is multilayered and truly embodies what it means to be “more than a millennial.” Her purpose journey is guided by questions rooted in identity, self-discovery, and values-congruent decision making - a combination that drives her Wandering to Myself platform. Through her platform, you can create your own birthday challenge, participate in the Wanderers’ Corner conversations and events, and learn more about how you can make space for rest in this current season of your life. 

Earlier this year, our guest founded Hair Made Simple - whose self-expressed vision is to create space for the Black community to shift their perspective and embrace their hair with courage, confidence, and clarity. Driven by their four core values of education, empowerment, exploration, and community, each experience is uniquely tailored to address your individual needs. 

Let's listen to how Shannon pushes past fear while keeping center with herself.

Shannon's IG: @WanderingToMyself  

Shannon's Website:  

Hair Made Simple IG: @YourHairMadeSimple 

Hair Made Simple Website 

Shannon's Team!

Social Media Content & Strategy: Jasmine Jennings, @jasjennings
Photography: Brittany Galvin, @brittany_jas
Brand Development: Jasmine Prince, @magnoliapennco
Styling & Creative Content: Jasmine Davis, @_jaydeeh_
Cruvie Clothing: @cruvieclothingco

Black owned Hair Products 

Alaffia - 

Mielle Organics - 

Melanin Hair Care - 

The Natural Hair Shop - 

Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB 

Walk With TFB Website

Jun 29, 202149:06
3.10 Act of Defiance // Maya Haynie and Kelly Brown
Jun 22, 202101:02:08
3.9 Why Not Do It Now? // Anissa Mose
Jun 08, 202144:29
3.8 Cultural Community Impact // Niccara Campbell
Jun 01, 202148:34
3.7 We Don't Have White Champions // Resa Lovelace
May 25, 202154:20
3.6 Take Up Space and Create It // Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones

3.6 Take Up Space and Create It // Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones

During this walk, Dr. Cierra encourages us to both take up space and creates it. 

Today we are walking with a social justice educator, creative entrepreneur, and movement and meditation instructor.

A New Jersey native and WaWa lover, she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Rutgers University - Douglass Residential College. While at Rutgers, she competed on the University Dance Team, interned with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, and represented The Garden State at the 2014 Miss America competition after becoming the second woman of color to secure the title of Miss New Jersey. She went on to earn her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University and in March 2021, she successfully defended her dissertation and became a doctor.

In 2019, she founded Unlock Your Story -- whose mission is to help us tap into our own stories to unlock the message we’re meant to share bravely with the world. Through connection, equity, truth-telling, and empowerment -- they will build a global community of storytellers committed to transformational healing, justice, and narrative change.

When she’s not being invited to speak at the White House or delivering a TED Talk, you can find Cierra doing yoga, traveling, and eating Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.

But without further ado, y'all help me welcome, Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones.

Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones Website: 

Unlock Your Story IG: @UnlockYourStory 

Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Walk With TFB Website

May 18, 202150:06
3.5 It's a God Thing // Tasha McCaskiel

3.5 It's a God Thing // Tasha McCaskiel

During this walk, Tasha tells us why Black Girls in Media is a God thing. 

A Charlotte native, Tasha is a community expert, social media strategist, and serial entrepreneur. 

Tasha graduated from North Carolina A&T where she earned her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations While at A&T, she was involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter, The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and was initiated into the Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She went on to her Master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University and recently earned her certificate in Entrepreneurship Essentials from Harvard Business School Online.

Tasha's professional work experiences have allowed her to live in both NYC and Los Angeles - as she’s worked with Comedy Central, BET, VH1, and Blavity. But her leadership and creativity created something new. And in February 2018, she became the founder and Executive Director of Black Girls in Media. Black Girls in Media is a networking organization committed to support and uplift minority women in the media industry. Since its inception, Black Girls in Media has amassed over 60k followers on IG and has placed 200 of their members in new media job roles.

She’s a virgo, she’s sensitive about her shit, and she connects people to their dream career.

And we’re extremely excited she decided to connect and walk with us on this episode.

Connect with Tasha on IG! @TashJMackk

Black Girls in Media Instagram: @BlackGirlsinMedia 

Black Girls in Media Website

The Launch Program Instagram: @TheLaunchProgram 

The Launch Program Website 

Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Walk With TFB Website

May 11, 202132:58
Tim Talks Vol. 7 // It's No Coincidence
May 04, 202121:30
3.4 You Gotta Post // Mia Marshall
Apr 27, 202142:03
3.3 Money Mindset // Kiara McClendon

3.3 Money Mindset // Kiara McClendon

During this walk, Kiara speaks to us about what it means to have a money mindset. 

A New Jersey native, Kiara started her college career at The College of New Jersey before transferring to Rutgers. While at Rutgers, she sang in the gospel choir, interned for Atlantic Records, and worked in the athletic department en route to earning her Bachelor’s in Communication and Africana Studies from Rutgers University. She also earned her Masters in Health Communication from Rutgers before earning her Masters in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Her diverse work experiences reflect her passion for education. As a result, Kiara founded her own business entitled “AForEffort, LLC.” AForEffort, LLC is committed to financial literacy and entrepreneurship education with a deliberate emphasis on empowering communities of color. She is also the creator and author of The Adventures of the Money Mavens brand - a platform that brings cultures together through bi-lingual coloring books that educate children and families about the basics of financial management, generational wealth, and entrepreneurship.

There are jacks of all trades and then there is Kiara McClendon. As a self-proclaimed “Greatness Enthusiast,” we are excited to walk with her and listen to how she helps others shine their lights unapologetically.

Exceptional Athlete: // IG: @ExceptionalAthlete

The Adventures of the Money Ravens: // IG: @AdventuresOfTheMoneyMavens 

Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Walk With TFB Website

Apr 20, 202149:52
3.2 If Not Me, Then Who? // Christal Peterson
Apr 13, 202153:36
Black Vaccine Hesitancy // Community Work

Black Vaccine Hesitancy // Community Work

During this special edition episode, Tim and Harry facilitate a conversation with four healthcare professionals who address skepticism in the Black community regarding COVID-19 vaccination. The session was recorded on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 

Panelist and Moderator information is listed below. 

Alexis Banner, RN, MBA, Nurse Consultant

Ka'la Drayton, M.D., General Surgery Resident 

Matthew R. Frakes, PhD, RD, CSCS, Performance Dietitian 

Olatunde Oshikoya, MPAS, PA-C, Urgent Care Physician Assistant 

Harry Titus, Assistant Director for Student Care and EdD Student

Timothy F. Bryson, Educator, PhD Student, and Entrepreneur 

Click here for panelist biographies and LinkedIn profiles

Additional educational resources are below: 

Locating Vaccinations:

The Black CIDC: A Collective of Black STEM professionals curating and disseminating credible information on COVID-19 vaccinations 

Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Walk With TFB YouTube Channel 

Walk With TFB Website

Apr 08, 202101:13:50
3.1 Give More Grace // Shaykara Waajid

3.1 Give More Grace // Shaykara Waajid

During this walk, Shay asks us to give more grace to Black owned businesses. 

A South Carolina native, Shay she earned her Bachelors in the Criminology and Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Studies program at the flagship institution in the Palmetto State, the University of South Carolina. She then went on to earn her MBA, with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Winthrop University.

A dynamic talent in the corporate industry, Shay has maneuvered and excelled in several freelance and full-time job assignments, and currently serves as the Sr. Manager for People Operations for a global non-profit organization called Women Who Code. But in 2017, she became the founder and CEO of 3MC Business Solutions.

3MC Business Solutions is a consulting firm dedicated to creating customized solutions for every client they serve. They help small businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations reach their big goals, despite their budget constraints. Their ethos is equity and they eliminate barriers preventing Black and Brown women entrepreneurs from scaling their business and obtaining or maintaining sustainability.

Shay's life purpose is rooted in giving back to marginalized and underserved communities, and she does so by amplifying Black and Brown voices, increasing access to resources, and creating equal opportunities for us to walk in our purpose.

Let's walk and learn with a CEO, people champion, and amazing friend! 

Shay's Website:

Shay's LinkedIn 

3MC Business Solutions IG

Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Walk With TFB YouTube Channel

Walk With TFB Website

Apr 06, 202149:20
3.0 Buy Black
Mar 30, 202113:05
Tim Talks Vol. 6 // Promotion In Your Purpose
Feb 02, 202134:12
2.15 Lead With Love // Chelsea France
Jan 26, 202153:59
2.14 There's Something Greater // Dr. Christopher Travers
Jan 19, 202155:15
2.13 Operate In Your Gifts // Alexis Mood
Jan 12, 202151:52
2.12 Over Time, Not Overnight // Herb Courtney

2.12 Over Time, Not Overnight // Herb Courtney

During this walk, Herb discusses how sustainable change happens over time not overnight. 

Originally from Buffalo (NY), he earned his bachelor's degree in hotel restaurant management from the University of Delaware. While an undergraduate, he was a 4-year letter winner on the men's basketball team, 2-time team MVP, and finished his career ranked 10th in scoring in Delaware basketball history. After graduating,  Herb played professional basketball in Argentina, Isreal, and Turkey before returning to work in corporate America.

His career pivoted back to athletics, when he started his role as Director of Basketball Operations at Binghamton University. During his almost 7-year stint at Binghamton, he served in several capacities with the men's basketball program including operations and player development, before leading as the assistant basketball coach. But in Jan 2020, he founded his own business and became the chief executive officer.

Herb is the founder of Renaissance Search and Consulting (RSC), a Black owned firm whose mission is to connect higher education institutions and corporations with the most qualified and diverse candidates in the world. His experience as a student-athlete, corporate recruiter, professional athlete, and coach provides an unparalleled lens to how he builds relationships and connects talent to opportunity. Since its inception, RSC Firm has worked with several athletic departments across the country to bring inclusion, equity, and justice into their search processes.

Herb's Twitter: @therscfirmCEO

RSC Twitter: @theRSCfirm

RSC Website:

IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

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Jan 05, 202154:57
2.11 Phenomenally PowHERful // Marissa Robinson

2.11 Phenomenally PowHERful // Marissa Robinson

During this walk, Marissa explains why she is committed to magnifying our lens of possibility. 

A Delaware native,  she earned her bachelor's degree in special education and psychology from Kean University and her Master's in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. While an undergraduate, she was a 2-time captain on the field hockey team, was a member of Division III National SAAC, and was also honored as a Top 30 nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Her undergraduate learning experiences lead her to the NCAA National Office - where she first served as an NCAA postgraduate intern. She then spent an additional 3.5 years fostering the growth of future generational leaders as the assistant director of leadership development. In early December 2020, she was named the inaugural Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Georgetown University.

Our guest is the co-founder of Phenomenally PowHERful - a digital platform dedicated to sharing stories, life lessons, and advice from phenomenal and powerful women. She is also the director of operations for Twenty20 - a non-profit organization that helps young people focus on their vision and pursue success through individualized mentorship as well as college and career readiness programming.

Let's walk and talk with this phenomenally powerful woman! 

Marissa's Twitter: @mkrobinson_

Phenomenally PowHERful IG: @PhenomenallyPowHERful 

Twenty20 Focus: @Twenty20Focus (Instagram); Website 

Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

Walk With TFB Website 

Dec 29, 202052:37
Tim Talks Vol. 5 // Better Late Than 30
Dec 22, 202026:60
2.10 Be Your Own Boss. Don't Settle. // Amber Guyton
Dec 15, 202058:24
2.9 Leadership Has No Age // Kortne Gosha
Dec 08, 202057:32
2.8 Put Yourself In Position // Sharod Williams
Dec 01, 202055:17
2.7 Can't Stop. Won't Stop. // Kristia Worthy
Nov 24, 202044:45
2.6 The Year of Self-Discovery // Dr. Blake Banner
Nov 17, 202050:39
Tim Talks Vol. 4 // My Peace is My Self-Care
Nov 10, 202031:03
2.5 We're Not One-Dimensional // Harry Titus

2.5 We're Not One-Dimensional // Harry Titus

During this walk, Harry explains why millennials are not one-dimensional. 

A native of Maysville (SC), Harry is an educator, advocate, mentor, and doctoral student. He is a two-time graduate of THE Coastal Carolina University and is currently serves the Assistant Director for Student Care and Outreach at Elon University. Harry is also the Vice President of Coastal Carolina's Black Alumni Chapter. 

Future Dr. Titus is a 1st generation college student, retired hooper, and strong champion for mental health therapy - all of which we discuss on this episode. A longtime Kobe fan, he embodies Mamba mentality. Harry's grit, focus, and attention to detail is both inspiring and contagious.

Black millennial educators hold a very special place in our heart. Harry's story and leadership is an example of why. Let's walk. 

Harry's IG: @harrytitus_

Harry's Twitter: @_harrytitus

Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

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Nov 03, 202055:42
2.4 Sit in Stillness // Taylor Avery

2.4 Sit in Stillness // Taylor Avery

During this walk, Taylor is busy manifesting yet asks us to sit in stillness.

A native of Cincinnati, she graduated from Miami University (s/o to the Ox Box!) and has accumulated a diverse profile of work experiences, including but not limited to strategy and innovation, human resources, and education. She is a current MBA candidate at Lipscomb University, where she will graduate in December 2020.

She is the founder and director of #iCamp, a summer workshop series for youth - whose curriculum centers self-discovery, financial literacy, mentorship, and entrepreneurship.

This millennial became a leading voice in local and national politics, after creating engaging infographics designed to educate Millennials and Gen Z on the upcoming election. Her purpose work manifested in the first "Ballots and Brunch" event - which we will dive into on this show.

There is power in proximity and we are glad we are proximal to Taylor's purpose journey. Let's walk!

Taylor's IG: @TipTopTaylor

#iCamp IG: @icampnashville

Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB

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Oct 27, 202049:39
2.3 School of Self-Awareness // Bryant Kirk White
Oct 20, 202047:04
2.2 Sick and Tired // Patrice Palmer

2.2 Sick and Tired // Patrice Palmer

During this walk, Patrice (they/them) explains what it means to be sick and tired. 

A self-identified "army brat," they have lived in several cities, states, and countries but rep Detroit and the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Patrice is a cultural storyteller, intersectional leadership educator, and entrepreneur. When they are not formally serving as Director or adjunct instructor, they are leading the diversity and inclusion initiatives at New Belgium Brewing Company. 

They are also a co-author, doctoral student, and Chief Executive Officer/Principal Consultant of eROOT Consulting, LLC. 

Let's walk and learn why Patrice says we must choose to invest in our own labor and create change by design - not by disaster. 

Patrice's IG: @blaq_edukator

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Oct 13, 202056:56
2.1 Own Your Voice // Ashlynn D. Fields

2.1 Own Your Voice // Ashlynn D. Fields

During this walk, Ashlynn shares why it is imperative we own our millennial voice. A New Jersey native, Ashlynn is a former Division I student-athlete who holds meaningful experiences in advancement, alumni relations, and athletic administration. She is a sports enthusiast and currently serves as the Membership Engagement postgraduate intern at Women Leaders in College Sports. When she is not at work, Ashlynn is blogging, doing fitness, or drinking craft beers. She documents her authentic life adventures on both her personal website and Brewery Bliss platform.  

Let's walk and learn how Ashlynn not only found her voice but chooses to use her voice enhance the holistic growth of others, elevate the advancement of women, and increase access for women of color who aspire to work in higher education and beyond.

Ashlynn's IG/Twitter: @AshlynnDFields

Brewery Bliss IG: @BreweryBliss

Ashlynn's website:

IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Oct 06, 202040:55
2.0 More Than A Millennial

2.0 More Than A Millennial

During this walk, Tim gives a preview of Season 2. Entitled "More Than A Millennial," this season will highlight millennials who are not only doing dope stuff but are also dope people. Let's walk! 

IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Sep 29, 202011:33
1.12 Do Good Work. Make Good Trouble. // Dr. Tomika Ferguson

1.12 Do Good Work. Make Good Trouble. // Dr. Tomika Ferguson

During this walk, Tomika demands that we do good work and make good trouble. A Virginia native, Tomika is a former walk-on student-athlete who went on to become a 2x All-American and multiple school record holder at UVA.  She then went on to earn both her Master's and Ph.D. and now serves as an Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence/Assistant Professor at VCU. Tomika is also the founder of Black Athlete Sister Circle, a holistic student development and leadership program for Black women student-athletes in higher education.

Let's walk and hear how Tomika not only makes good trouble but also continues to exercise her blessings from God.

Tomika's Twitter: @TomiFerg

Tomika's Email:

Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Aug 25, 202047:34
1.11 Higher Ed Athletics // Sharief Hashim

1.11 Higher Ed Athletics // Sharief Hashim

During this walk, Sharief breaks down Higher Ed Athletics during COVID-19.  DC Born and Maryland raised, Sharief's career journey is "non-traditional" and extremely inspirational. He holds over a decade worth of work experiences in public county schools, community and park recreation, and of course college sport. He currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Susquehanna University, a Division III institution located in Selinsgrove, PA. 

Let's walk and soak up all of the love and wisdom our #GirlDad chose to share with us all! 

Sharief Twitter: @ADShariefHashim 

Sharief Email:

Andre' and Ahmad's Podcast: @Vision2_Inspire

Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Aug 18, 202051:21
Tim Talks Vol. 3 // Amplify Black Voices
Aug 11, 202028:32
1.10 Our Energy Is Not The Same // Tori Tyson

1.10 Our Energy Is Not The Same // Tori Tyson

During this walk, Tori amplifies the importance of "coaching the way." A California native, Tori is a mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her life experiences and love for the game led her to Howard University, where she currently serves as the Head Coach of the softball program. Tori has shown that she can be good at any level and that she is a value-add to every program and institution in which she has worked. "Don't walk away from your dreams", nor the opportunity to listen to why Tori's energy is both contagious and inimitable. 

Tori's IG/Twitter: @ToriTyson 

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Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Aug 04, 202050:21
1.9 I'm Not Scared // Dr. Arthur Doctor

1.9 I'm Not Scared // Dr. Arthur Doctor

During this walk, Doc embodies what it means to be fearless. A Charleston (SC) native, he is a student affairs professional who holds experiences in student organization advising, student conduct, Title IX, and facility maintenance/construction. Doc made history in 2018 when he became the first Black person to serve as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Mississippi. Most recently, he was awarded the 2020 Advisor Award of Distinction from the North American Interfraternity Conference for his dedication to mentorship and exemplifying the highest standards of character, leadership, and interfraternalism. Let's walk and learn how we can lead with courage while never losing ourselves in the process of change. 

Doc's Twitter: @DrArthurDoctor

Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Jul 28, 202047:21
1.8 Uplift Black Women // Lamarr Pottinger

1.8 Uplift Black Women // Lamarr Pottinger

During this walk, Lamarr requires us all to reimagine our role in uplifting Black women. A former Division I college athlete, Lamarr is an educator having dedicated his professional career to serving college athletes, coaches, and staff. But more specifically, he is committed to amplifying Black voices and uplifting Black women through action. Let's walk and learn with this Jamaican native to identify how we can better empower, support, and sponsor Black women every single day. 

Lamarr's Twitter: @Lamarr_Lead

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Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Jul 21, 202048:17
1.7 It Is Bigger Than You // Lauren Harper
Jul 14, 202047:37
Tim Talks Vol. 2 // Use Your Paid Time Off

Tim Talks Vol. 2 // Use Your Paid Time Off

During this walk, Tim explains why we should all use our PTO days. Over the last several days, Tim had several revelations regarding higher education, craft beer culture, and why radical self-love is equally important as radical self-care. Let's walk!

Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB



Jul 07, 202025:37
1.6 We Must Become Anti-Racist // Victoria Alexander
Jul 02, 202041:30
1.5 Our Movement Must Be Intersectional // Javi Rodriguez

1.5 Our Movement Must Be Intersectional // Javi Rodriguez

During this walk, Javi emphasizes that we cannot say "Black Lives Matter unless we mean that All Black Lives Matter." A Puerto Rico native and rising doctoral student, Javi breaks down the history of social movements (including Pride Month and Black Lives Matter) and tells us how we can advance change by starting in our local communities. The work starts with us. Tap in now and learn why he believes our All Black Lives Matter movement will only be successful if our movement is intersectional. 

Javi's IG/Twitter: @JaviPlatano

Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Jun 30, 202052:01
1.4 Being Black is Joyful // Christina S. Sessoms

1.4 Being Black is Joyful // Christina S. Sessoms

During this walk, future Dr. Christina teaches us all about joy. A Seattle native and current PhD candidate, Christina opens up to us about her graduate school experience and the importance of radical self-care. Being Black is joyful, and we should all manifest joyful moments in our daily lives. Let's walk! 

**This episode was recorded prior to knowledge of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the recent murders of Tony McDade and George Floyd.** #BlackLivesMatter

Christina's IG: @csessoms3

IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB


Jun 23, 202044:41
1.3 Diversify Your Palate // Brandon Montgomery
Jun 16, 202052:18
1.2 Reach Out, Not Up. #BlackInSport // Brooklyn McDaniels
Jun 11, 202044:38
Tim Talks Vol. 1 // Being Black Is Not Another Duty As Assigned

Tim Talks Vol. 1 // Being Black Is Not Another Duty As Assigned

During this walk, Tim explains the purpose of "Tim Talks" while also reflecting on the podcast's first episode. Additionally, Tim discusses what it means to be #BlackInSport and gives a preview of what to expect from the Walk With TFB podcast moving forward. 

IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB



Jun 09, 202028:08
1.1 Stop Killing Us #BlackLivesMatter // Aleth K. Pashi

1.1 Stop Killing Us #BlackLivesMatter // Aleth K. Pashi

The murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd will not be ignored. As a millennial mother with experiences across higher education and healthcare, Pashi reiterates why it is important to stop rewarding "lazy allyship" and to hold our non-Black peers accountable.

Don't lose this moment to learn more about Pashi's story and how we can encourage "non-optical allyship" to create safe and socially just environments for Black people. #BlackLivesMatter 

Pashi's IG and Twitter: @Pashh15

Hendrix IG: @HendrixCarterBean

IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB



Jun 02, 202050:43
1.0 Meet Your Host! // Timothy F. Bryson
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