Advancing racial equity takes courage, patience, and an uncompromising spirit. This is a reality and burden minoritized communities face daily and have worked hard to bridge through advocacy, protest, education, and their own agency. Join Dr. Sylvia (published author and neuroscientist) on her show The more We know community show, conversations cultivating change, as she interviews change makers who are leveling the playing field for all minorities by breaking barriers in their careers, communities, and lives. Each episode contains insightful strategies, resources, and lessons everyone can use to drive equitable outcomes for all.
Episode twenty: The Black Family
An encouraging conversation with Keith Powell and Rickey Robinson that will help change the narrative about Black men. We discussed the black family, fatherhood, the critical role black men have in the black community, black men’s health, infertility, and other hot topics that impact the Black community. In addition, they share their experience with their family and the positive influences in their lives that help them become successful corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.
Keith and Ricky are well known as co-founders of C-CRETS, a career advice platform offering career coaching services, online courses, and topical content through blogs and a podcast. Both worked in corporate America in various leadership roles and spent most of their spare time mentoring others and building supportive networks for like-minded corporate and community leaders.
Tapping into your emotional health
Can you be on purpose while neglecting your own needs and emotional health?
Is measuring your success against others a healthy practice?
How can you maintain peak performance, and regulate your mood, especially during stressful times?
Why is it important to lead with emotional intelligence and mental health literacy?
In this episode of the More you know community show, Schellie Fanfan, a motivational speaker, mental health counselor, and an Ordained minister provides her perspectives on discovering your purpose, managing multiple life assignments and the challenges with measuring your success against others. She passionately shares how she transitioned from feeling like a failure to successfully taking complete control of her life, walking on purpose while nurturing her emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Schellie is also the founder and sole owner of Ask Schellie Consulting, LLC, where she consults with corporations, individuals, other business entities, ministries, and organizations to maximize performance and productivity. During this conversation, Schellie also provides actionable tips on how to perform at work while regulating your mood, especially during stressful times. And talks about the importance of leading with mental health literacy and operating with emotional intelligence.
A courageous conversation with SharRon Jamison: How do we process and heal amidst rage and grief?
The racially-motivated domestic terrorist attack, which led to the murders of ten Black Americans in Buffalo, NY, has caused so much pain and grief.
In the famous words of Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964, 'I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
So how do we work through this tragedy and get on with our daily lives without fear? How do we heal individually and collectively while the ugly face of racism gets uglier?
In this episode, SharRon Jamison and I have a raw and honest conversation about this awful moment in history. Being in a rare position of wearing multiple hats; an Associate Minister, a corporate executive, a life- strategist, and a DEI expert, SharRon courageously shares her truth. She speaks about the ripple effect of the murders on the black community, what it does to our psyche, and the workplace challenges we often face while grieving from ongoing racist attacks. And the processes she uses to work through it, heal and be supportive while keeping her sanity intact. It's a conversation that moved us deeply.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the following ten people who lost their lives.
Aaron Salter, 55
Pearly Young, 77
Deacon Heyward Patterson, 67
Ruth Whitfield, 86
Katherine Massey, 72
Celestine Chaney, 65
Roberta A. Drury, 32
Andre Mackneil, 53
Margus D. Morrison, 52
Geraldine Talley, 62
May their souls rest in peace.
Music: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired by the Sounds of Blackness
The Power of Purpose with Eva Medilek
Eva Medilek is a certified high-performance coach passionate about helping Executives, Entrepreneurs, Influencers, and Business Leaders achieve and sustain heightened levels of success without strained relationships, burnout, stress, and sacrifice. During this episode, Eva opening shares a painful moment in her life, when her marriage was on the verge of a breakdown. This experience jolted her to take responsibility and transform how she achieves success without sacrificing her personal life.
Eva shares the framework she uses for her clients to sustain their next level of success; how healthy lifestyle habits contribute to your success and the power of responsibility. Eva also shares the inspiration behind her book The Intimacy of Race: How to Move from Subconscious Racism to Active Allyship for People or Privilege.
The Power of Purpose With Charlene Ketchum
My guest Charlene Ketchum is driven to align her work with her path and purpose. A licensed lawyer and professional medical writer, Charlene shares her journey, from being a highly paid professional to creating a digital platform for black women to build a supportive community, provide resources, connections, and structure that enable them to release from the stresses and strains of life. Her platform SheConfidential and SheConfidential podcast support black women living their best lives and following their destinies. Charlene shares how she made bold life-changing decisions, the role faith, and spirituality played in her journey, and why she is driven to align her work with her path and purpose
April is National Financial Literacy Month in the USA. It was first recognized in April 2004. to highlight the importance of being financially literate and to help people understand how they can be financially smart, Jamesa Evans and Antwanette Crutcher- two corporate finance leaders – and co-founders of Level Up Investors Club, talk with Dr. Sylvia about financial literacy and share some tips on how we can be money smart and financially Savvy.