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Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® podcast is a place where ordinary people go to reveal their greatness. Host Loronda C. Giddens interviews ordinary people who become extraordinary when they share their greatness with the world. It's a conversational style format that gives guests a comfortable space to share how they transformed their life to reveal their greatness.

Layers are anything hindering you from getting to your next level of greatness. Layers can be guilt, shame, fear, anger,
self-doubt, procrastination, mommy issues, daddy issues,
lack of confidence, feelings of unworthiness, or money issues. The list goes on and on. Regardless of the layers we have to peel, we have to begin peeling and healing.

www.lorondacgiddens.com

Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® Loronda C. Giddens

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Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® podcast is a place where ordinary people go to reveal their greatness. Host Loronda C. Giddens interviews ordinary people who become extraordinary when they share their greatness with the world. It's a conversational style format that gives guests a comfortable space to share how they transformed their life to reveal their greatness.

Layers are anything hindering you from getting to your next level of greatness. Layers can be guilt, shame, fear, anger,
self-doubt, procrastination, mommy issues, daddy issues,
lack of confidence, feelings of unworthiness, or money issues. The list goes on and on. Regardless of the layers we have to peel, we have to begin peeling and healing.

www.lorondacgiddens.com

    068: Eva Baskova Valovska - Believe In The Vision

    068: Eva Baskova Valovska - Believe In The Vision

    ALL THE WAY FROM SLOVAKIA!!!
    After studying media communications, Eva spent more than eight years at Fleming, an events company organizing conferences and training programs around the world. She started as a junior marketer, before later leading several successful corporate projects in Dubai and working as a global marketing director and board member.
    After Fleming, Eva went on to found Event Advisor to bring more transparency into the business events industry. The startup offers a full list of business events rated by a unique quality rating technology and ticketing options in one place.
    Having grown used to being the only woman in the room at meetings and startup competitions, Eva also co-founded Trust Women—an organization with the aim of supporting cooperation and trust among women.
    Eva is a passionate believer in the power of face-to-face gatherings and networking, nowadays discovering what can be replaced by online alternatives. 
    www.eventadvisor.com
     
     
     
    Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® Podcast Creator, Host, and Producer:  Loronda C. Giddens
    www.lorondacgiddens.com

    • 24 min
    067: Derrick Butts - Change The Strategy Not The Vision

    067: Derrick Butts - Change The Strategy Not The Vision

    Derrick Butts is a master motivator, communicator and influencer.
    He is the founder of Assist U2 Win, a global organization designed to connect people to their unique purpose in an atmosphere of mutual collaboration. This passion to motivate others has been a theme of his life beginning as early as 1996 graduating from Martin High School in Arlington, Texas as a basketball All Star Athlete. Athletic teamwork helped to mold him. The attitude of interdependent relationships set on a common course during years of being on the court inspired him. His own contribution to the team pushed him to accept his life’s calling – to assist others to win in their own lives.
    Declining college offers for basketball, Derrick had a strong conviction he should impact others in a different way. Instead of just entertaining others, he wanted to engage them to do great things. He then attended SouthWestern Assemblies of God University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies & Elementary Education. He continued helping others when he began teaching at Acton Elementary and the later launching of his own church. Derrick however wanted to expand his experience and reach. This lead him to the automotive industry. It’s on the showroom of WestWay Ford in Irving his gift of communication and closing the sale began to shine to another level. Excelling rapidly, he moved from being the Top Sales Associate to becoming the Sales Manager and then General Sales Manager within a few short years. In 2010 Derrick joined the AutoNation Family as both the Finance Director & General Sales Manager. Having exceeded expectations, Derrick was promoted to General Manager of his own store at AutoNation Toyota in 2015. Derrick continued in the automobile industry sharpening his skills, building teams, resolving conflicts, closing sales, developing individual staff, problem solving, setting, meeting and exceeding business goals.
    Derrick is a people person. He is a hidden asset behind the success of notable people and organizations who seek out his creative ideas and strategic thinking. He has been featured on FOX News, NBC & Channel 11. He is a John Maxwell Certified Coach servicing both the corporate and non-profit arenas speaking to audiences of all types. Derrick has taken his experience over the past 20 years and perfected a personal and business coaching system to help others live their best lives now. As the CEO of AssistU2Win & O.W.E. Derrick has made available to the masses, information that used to be available only in the boardroom.
    He is a well sought after coach, trainer and strategist who is exceptionally gifted at public speaking. He is engaging, practical, generous and funny. Derrick’s previous experience as a pastor coupled with his corporate training makes him a great choice for a business or spiritual event. He currently lives in Texas with his family and can be seen supporting local high school basketball teams in his spare time. Whether on a podium or a using a pulpit, in front of a group or a one on one meeting, Derrick lives his life’s mantra to the full. He will assist u2 win.
    www.assistu2win.com/
     
     
     
    Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® Podcast Creator, Host, and Producer:  Loronda C. Giddens
    www.lorondacgiddens.com

    • 47 min
    066: Precious L. Williams - Adversity Made Me Better

    066: Precious L. Williams - Adversity Made Me Better

    Have you ever met a full-figured diva who has taken the business world by storm and won BIG?  Well now you have!  Precious L. Williams, also affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches.  Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful women entrepreneurs and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level. With over 24 years of experience in creating unique branding, speaking, and marketing techniques, Williams trains her clients and sales teams at Fortune 100 companies how to remain authentic and transparent when presenting to distinctive audiences.
    As a 13-time national business elevator pitch champion, Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, the movie, “LEAP,” as well as several others around the world.
    The philosophy of her “killer” pitch is evident in the strategic and personalized creative communications and presentations solutions Williams puts forth. As serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and coach, Williams is equipped to bring life, authenticity, strategy, and boldness to all your oral and written communication needs.
    Williams is a graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    To learn more about Perfect Pitches please visit:
     www.perfectpitchesbyprecious.com
     
     
     
    Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® Podcast Creator, Host, and Producer:  Loronda C. Giddens
    www.lorondacgiddens.com
     
     
     

    • 44 min
    065: Chad Harrigan - Hope on Demand

    065: Chad Harrigan - Hope on Demand

    Chad Harrigan lives by one rule above all else..."Life doesn't just get to happen to you. You get to happen to Life". Chad is a Life Consultant and graduate of Oakwood University. He became an ICF Certified Coach, by way of a Masters program in Leadership and Executive Coaching from The University of Texas at Dallas. He believes that greatness is a journey, and not a destination. He makes it his job to help people find the opportunities hidden in their challenges. He helps his clients find strength and courage to take on the world. He brings humor, passion, expertise, nuance, and clarity to every talk he gives. Chad says that "You can be great, being exactly who you are". Chad is engaging, insightful,  entertaining, and empowering. He believes that if listeners can approach their life with intention and attention, they can start to live life on purpose. They can overcome any challenge and any trauma. His talks will challenge you and push you. If you're not paying attention, he might just make you believe in yourself again.
     
    www.youcanlivenow.org
     
     
     
    Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® Podcast Creator, Host, and Producer:  Loronda C. Giddens
    www.lorondacgiddens.com
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    064: Danique Sipkes - Give Yourself A Little Present Every Day

    064: Danique Sipkes - Give Yourself A Little Present Every Day

    ALL THE WAY FROM BALI, INDONESIA
    I am a girl from Rotterdam with a Bachelor in Business just not ready for that 9 to 5 life.
     
    Since I was a little girl, I always had the ambition to start my own business, this dream became reality when I was 18 years old. I started my first business in high school. Even though it wasn't a mind-blowing business, I learned so much from this. 
     
    After I graduated high school, I started my study Entrepreneurship at the Business school in Rotterdam. During my study I started my second business Granny's Apple Pie, and did a minor in Online Marketing. During my studies the Customer Journey and business development really caught my attention. And I graduated at one of the largest multi-media companies of the Netherlands (Sanoma), I wrote my thesis about the costumer journey of the audience of a online brand of Sanoma called CookLoveShare.
     
    Because I never had the ambition to work for a company, I decided in 2018 that I wanted to travel the world. And I taught I knew a lot about myself and my ambitions, but it turned out that I didn't know a thing. While travelling I started my personal travel brand www.instagram.com/noninetofivelife, where I show my audience that I need to work even though I'm travelling, but being a virtual assistant, allows me work from the most beautiful remote places.
     
     
     
    Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® Podcast Creator, Host, and Producer:  Loronda C. Giddens
    www.lorondacgiddens.com
     

    • 28 min
    063: Autumn Simmons - Greatness Doesn't Happen Overnight

    063: Autumn Simmons - Greatness Doesn't Happen Overnight

    Autumn Simmons is the creator-producer-writer-star of the award-winning sitcom web series, The Quirk Chronicles. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she debuts her upcoming memoir-essay,  I, Quirky Girl, this summer in 2020, detailing aspects of her upbringing, including how she developed and launched her quirky YouTube web show. 
    Employing mother wit and satire, Simmons divulges her most introspective thoughts on women’s issues and female empowerment in relation to: beauty, gender, race, religion, politics, relationships and wellness. Simmons has earned her BA in Communications from Wesleyan College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. 
    Also published under, A.R. Bey, she is the recipient of a 2019 Purple Dragonfly book award and a 2020 Mom's Choice Award for her middle-grade novel, Adventures in Boogieland. She has authored the young adult trilogy book series, The Netherworld of Kemet. For more information, visit her official websites at www.thequirkchronicles.com and www.arbey.info
     
     
     
    Peeling Back the Layers of Your Life® Podcast Creator, Host, and Producer:  Loronda C. Giddens
    www.lorondacgiddens.com
     

    • 53 min

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