Welcome to “AdultFluent.” I’m Kizzy Parks, your host. Some say being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet! Trying to make sense and order out of something that wasn’t meant to be perfectly folded. The goal of the AdultFluent podcast is to make your learning curve of life easier, so you can become AdultFluent, and not only fold that sheet but breathe easy knowing you don’t have to have all of the answers because no one does!
If you’d like to learn how to become AdultFluent from real people, with real stories, and with real tips, you’re in the right place.
How To Develop Self-Confidence: A Conversation With Emma Waters
I am honored to share my conversation with this week’s incredibly inspiring guest: actor and TikTok content creator Emma Waters! After graduating with her math degree in 2018, Emma pivoted, trusted her intuition, and started pursuing her dream of a career in acting. Hear the story of her role in the soon-to-be-released independent feature film, Magnolia Flowers, as well as how she found the confidence in 2020 to create content in comedy (an area she had never even explored before!) and now has more than a half million followers on TikTok! Trust me - Emma’s success hasn’t come by accident. You’ll love hearing what she’s learned about breaking through, growing, and developing the confidence to achieve any dream!
After you’re finished, be sure to connect with Emma on Instagram @emmagracewaters, TikTok @sesameseedbagel, and on her website: www.emmagracewaters.com !
Social Media Marketing Tips: A Conversation With Emanuel Mara
Would you like to find out what people in the social media marketing world might be missing? Then look no further, because this week’s AdultFluent guest, social media marketing guru and CEO of Let’s Go! Advertising, Emanuel Mara, is a true visionary, and he’s ready to share his unique vision and perspective with you! Emanuel, whose first sales job was helping his father at flea markets from the age of 7, began to sell print advertising by the time he was 19. There, he saw a golden opportunity in social media marketing, ran with it, and the rest is history! Listen as Emanuel, now a successful entrepreneur himself, discusses his favorite platforms and approaches as well as what he feels is the best way to spot trends and for your content to go viral He also offers tips for success in any business and reveals what the true goal of your social media marketing campaign should be.
Once you’ve absorbed all of Emanuel’s marketing know-how, be sure to connect with him on Facebook and Instagram @emanuelfmara and LinkedIn @emanuel-mara!
Finding Yourself: A Conversation With Chelsey Preston
In this week’s AdultFluent episode, my guest, Chelsey Preston, talks openly and honestly about what she decided and then did that set her on a path to finding herself and discovering a level of happiness and contentment she never knew existed. When she was in her 20s, Chelsey, the youngest of five in her family and a proud Southerner from Biloxi, Mississippi, knew what she needed, trusted her gut, and made two huge moves despite what others around her were saying. Listen as she describes what led up to these pivotal moments in her life, the challenges she faced, and the unforgettable lessons she’s learned along the way. You don’t want to miss this one! Then, when you’re finished, be sure to connect with Chelsey on Instagram @chelseylashae !
The Power of Persistence: A Conversation With Benner Call
My guest on this week’s episode of AdultFluent, Benner Call, not only has one of the coolest names I’ve ever heard, but he is also one of the coolest people I’ve ever had the privilege of interviewing! A US Army veteran, Benner has parachuted, flown, attended survival school, traveled the world, and appeared on Tea With Gary Vee. Listen as Benner describes the timeless lessons he learned in the Army and how he has applied them to his life. Now a full-time student and father, Benner uses the power of persistence to propel himself forward to the fantastic future awaiting him and his family . I know you’ll be as impressed by his drive and tenacity as I was!
Once you’re finished, be sure to connect with Benner on Facebook @benner.call, Instagram @bennercall76, TikTok @bennercall, LinkedIn @benner-call!
Doing What You Love: A Conversation With Sarah Maddack
This week’s episode with Sarah Maddack was an epiphany - a shining, defining moment in the history of AdultFluent. That’s because Sarah, a rapper and content creator with over one million TikTok followers - is one of the most refreshing and happiest people I have ever met, and that energy came through loud and clear during our interview. Listen as Sarah describes what she learned from her family, a life-changing job she held for five summers, and her faith that led to the incredible success she’s had since the video for her song “Hey Slug” weht viral less than a year ago. Grateful, excited, posting daily, writing a book, and building a new business doing what she loves, Sarah is walking, rapping proof that #everythingispossible!
Once you’ve soaked in all of Sarah’s positivity and passion, you can connect with her on TikTok and Instagram @sarahmaddack. Also check out her songs on Spotify!
An Introduction to Home Staging: A Conversation With Mollie Sheridan
Have you ever wondered why some homes sell super fast? Then get ready to learn one reason why, because my guest on this week’s episode of AdultFluent, home stager Mollie Sheridan, takes us behind the scenes with an introduction to this vital, though sometimes misunderstood part of the process. To Mollie, home staging is an art, and her goal is to help buyers see a new space as just that - a home that they can truly see themselves living in. Whether using existing pieces or some from their own collections, home stagers declutter and freshen up a space to help sell a home faster and for a higher price. I know you’ll love hearing how Mollie found her way to this business, as well as the simple yet powerful lesson she learned about business and life from her recent talk with Gary Vee that she now wants to pass on to others!
Once you’ve finished the episode, feel free to connect with Mollie on Facebook @mollie.jane.330 and Instagram @mollie_sherid!
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Kizzy makes ADULTING fun
Adulting is hard no matter how old you are. Love that Kizzy brings her fun personality, strong work ethic and growth mindset to her episodes to help young adults (and old) think through this stage of life and do it well. I always walk away encouraged and inspired.
Amazing Life Stories
One of my favorite things about Adultfluent is how inspiring and amazing the stories of the guests are.