66 episodes

Ugochi is a woman of Igbo heritage and wanted a forum to celebrate the achievements of inspirational African women and women of color. The FIERCE Mothers Podcast showcases the stories of these women, through compelling interviews with inspiring guests.

FIERCE Mothers Ugochi Onyewu

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Ugochi is a woman of Igbo heritage and wanted a forum to celebrate the achievements of inspirational African women and women of color. The FIERCE Mothers Podcast showcases the stories of these women, through compelling interviews with inspiring guests.

    65. Reflect, Rejoice, Renew: Wrapping Up a Season of Inspiration

    65. Reflect, Rejoice, Renew: Wrapping Up a Season of Inspiration

    In the final episode of the second season of the FIERCE Mothers podcast, Ugochi takes a trip down memory lane and recaps some of the fantastic conversations she had with the inspiring guests.
    It's been an incredible journey exploring many topics, meeting inspiring individuals, and delving into the depths of personal and professional growth. 
    This season was filled with diverse stories, valuable insights, and empowering conversations. We want to express our deepest gratitude to all our guests and listeners who have joined us on this incredible journey. The link to catch any of the past episodes is here.
    As we wrap up this season, we want to remind you to continue living the FIERCE life. The FIERCE Methodology serves as your guide:
    F is for First Things First – Question the reason for it all, replacing drudgery with purpose and intention.
    I is for I Am – Knowing who you are grounds you, making you resistant to other people’s opinions and leading to greater self-affirmation.
    E is for Engine – Learn the importance of self-care and maintaining your engine for optimal performance.
    R is for Relationships – Emphasize the importance of others in your life; success is not a solo journey.
    C is for Chief Financial Officer – You are the CFO of your life; becoming financially savvy leads to success in other areas.
    E is for Execution – Knowledge without action is wasted; take specific actions to achieve the next level.
    We'll take a short break and return in the new year with more inspiring stories and insightful conversations. In the meantime, we encourage you to live the FIERCE life, embracing the principles we've explored together.
    If you've been inspired and are ready to take the next steps in your journey, consider scheduling a call with me. I'd love to connect with you and explore how we can work together to help you achieve your goals.
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    If you haven't already, please download a copy of my guide to a Fierce & Fun Life. This is a step-by-step guide for moms who want to avoid burnout and experience more joy and fulfillment... without the guilt. Click here to download.

    • 10 min
    64. Guiding Principles for Tech Leadership: Insights from a Mom in the C-Suite

    64. Guiding Principles for Tech Leadership: Insights from a Mom in the C-Suite

    Today, on this episode of the FIERCE Mothers podcast, Ugochi sits down with Dupe Akinyede, the Chief Information Officer of Residio Technologies Inc., a Honeywell spinoff with over $6 Billion in revenue.
    Dupe, a graduate of the London School of Economics, embarked on her career journey as a Certified Accountant at Ernst and Young in search of career opportunities and inspiration. Little did she know her path would lead to a remarkable career in technology leadership.
    With over three decades of experience delivering value through people, processes, and technology, Dupe is a passionate leader dedicated to nurturing her team's growth and creating value in every endeavor. But that's not all she is – Dupe is also a dedicated wife, a fierce mother of three, and a wanderlust traveler with a penchant for reading.
    In today's episode, Dupe gives us a glimpse into her life, exploring her guiding principles for both life and motherhood. We discover the key tenets that have steered her incredible journey from her early days at Ernst and Young to becoming a CIO.
    Dupe discusses her leadership philosophies, and how she inspires and mentors others, especially women, on the path to Executive Leadership. This episode is filled with insights, advice, and inspiration for our fierce mothers and aspiring leaders.
    Join us today as we learn from her experiences, challenges, and accomplishments in this enlightening conversation.
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    If you haven't already, please download a copy of my guide to a Fierce & Fun Life. This is a step-by-step guide for moms who want to avoid burnout and experience more joy and fulfillment... without the guilt. Click here to download.

    • 49 min
    63. Championing Visibility for Women: A Conversation with a LinkedIn Top Voice

    63. Championing Visibility for Women: A Conversation with a LinkedIn Top Voice

    Today, on this episode of the FIERCE Mothers podcast, Ugochi sits down with Mildred Talabi, the founder of Visible Women Tribe and a LinkedIn personal branding Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. 
    Mildred has spent the last decade mastering the art of personal branding in both career and business. She trained as a journalist and worked in the media before transitioning into public relations and then communications. Along the way, she started several businesses, authored four books, and had the privilege of speaking to and training many audiences across different countries. Today, she specializes in working with female leaders and women in business to build powerful and authentic personal brands.
    Through being visible on LinkedIn. Mildred has grown her LinkedIn audience to over 50,000 followers and is recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice, which is a LinkedIn influencer.
    She also founded Visible Women Tribe, which is a global membership community for women in business and leadership. We talk about helping women overcome imposter syndrome or self-doubt, LinkedIn as an evolving platform, and powerful statistics that should encourage everyone to get out there and leverage the platform.
    Mildred passionately explains why it is so important for women to be visible.
    Learn more about Mildred via the following platforms:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Listen and subscribe to Mildred's newly launched podcast, Start Being Visible, available on all podcast platforms.
    Subscribe to her Start Being Visible Newsletter
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    If you haven't already, please download a copy of my guide to a Fierce & Fun Life. This is a step-by-step guide for moms who want to avoid burnout and experience more joy and fulfillment... without the guilt. Click here to download.
     
     

    • 46 min
    62. From Harpo to 110 North: The Power of Diversity in Digital Marketing

    62. From Harpo to 110 North: The Power of Diversity in Digital Marketing

    In this episode of the FIERCE Mothers Podcast, Ugochi has an authentic, real, and inspiring conversation with Rita Thomas.
    Rita Thomas is an award-winning communications expert specializing in storytelling and getting to the heart of people. She’s been able to partner with several brands, personalities, and talent throughout her career and learned from the best-life educator herself, Oprah Winfrey. At Harpo Productions, Rita launched her radio, television, and producing career. Since then, she’s been able to solidify her skills in developing engaging content, working with celebrity talent, and running cross-functional production teams. Thomas is an expert in leading, assembling, and running teams. She consults for several celebrities, personalities, and national and international brands.
    After producing in-house on teams for Harpo Studios, Walgreens corporate, and Ally Financial, Thomas is leveraging her celebrity, beauty + health, and banking savvy into a creative agency like no other.
    110 North, The Creative Agency, gets its name from Thomas’ career-building years as a producer at Harpo Studios for the Oprah Winfrey Show and Oprah Radio, which was located at 110 North Carpenter Street in Chicago, IL.

    The agency’s mission to meet clients “at the intersection of strategy and storytelling” is a nod to the track record and core values of Thomas and her team. “Storytelling is the universal language that connects us all at a human level. We study the market and, with research and insights, strategically craft stories that build loyal communities for our clients. Authenticity, knowledge, and heart -- that is what makes 110 North unique.” Thomas shares, “You can tell by our intention and implementation who we are as people.” 110 North’s most recent work is in partnership with a government agency to decrease gun violence.

    110 North is the first of its kind, being owned by a half-Black American, half-Ghanaian woman, and the most powerful underrated asset in the US, a mother. But Thomas and her agency aren’t only capable of connecting clients with Black audiences. “We connect with all people, all cultures, and all languages.” 110 North, The Creative Agency comprises a diverse cultural, age, and experience team. Meet Rita Thomas and her team at 110north.com.
    We talked about giving ourselves grace and being flexible as we juggle the multiple roles that we fill each day.
    Rita also spoke about grief and ways to be kind to yourself when coping with the different forms of grief.
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    • 48 min
    61. Doctor's RX for Resilience: Bouncing Back from Life's Tumbles

    61. Doctor's RX for Resilience: Bouncing Back from Life's Tumbles

    In this episode of the FIERCE Mothers Podcast, Ugochi has a lovely conversation with Dr. Adaku Onukogu.
    As a leading internal care physician, Dr. Adaku Onukogu is interested in helping patients throughout Silver Spring and the greater Washington D.C. area achieve overall health and wellness. Whether performing a general consultation, annual physical, or dealing with an illness, Dr. Onukogu gives her patients individualized treatment plans that work with their lifestyles. 
    Adaku graduated from Upstate Medical University, State University of New York.
    She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine with a thriving medical office in Maryland.
    Dr. Onukogu has worked as a Hospitalist at a Maryland Hospital for the past 16yrs where she also serves on the Ethics Advisory Council.  
    She is the Medical Advisor for the Chief S.E. Onukogu Foundation, which provides free medical care to rural communities in Nigeria.
    Both a member of the American College of Physicians and winner of the Jack D. McCue Award for excellence in geriatric medicine, Dr. Onukogu is a renowned and dynamic practitioner. She is fully committed to the field of internal care and can be seen volunteering on medical mission trips worldwide.
    When not practicing medicine, Dr. Onukogu enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her children and tight-knit extended family.
    We have an honest conversation about resilience, bouncing back from life's troubles, perspective about failure, and the poem "Who Am I Not to Be?"
    The poem we discussed is called "Who Am I Not to Be?" by Tatiana Guerrier
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    FIERCE Mothers teaches burned-out mothers of vision find significance and fulfillment through their own unique assignment. To learn more about how Ugochi can help you, click here for a quick consultation.

    • 25 min
    60. Unleashing Visionary Power: A Journey with a Transformational Catalyst for Visionary Leaders

    60. Unleashing Visionary Power: A Journey with a Transformational Catalyst for Visionary Leaders

    In this episode of the FIERCE Mothers Podcast, Ugochi has a powerful conversation with Debola Deji-Kurunmi, DDK, as she is affectionately called.
    DDK is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, ministry gift, public policy advisor, and transformational coach for visionary leaders. DDK deploys her extraordinary talent of unlocking potential in people, institutions, and nations through her work coaching, consulting, and capacity building.
    She is the Founder of IMMERSE Coaching Company (a professional coaching practice), Executive Director at Ideation Hub Africa (a public policy and impact advisory firm), and President at Kingdom Leaders Global Alliance (a non-denominational Christian Ministry).
    At IMMERSE Coaching Company, Debola leads a 70,000+ strong tech-driven global community of change-makers living in over 100 countries, using her breakthrough coaching methodology to elevate their impact, authority, and legacy leadership. Since 2014, IMMERSE has produced over 200 courses and expanded into three different subsidiaries, including its recently launched year-long coaching immersion for C-Suite Executives – Visionary Compass Accelerator Program.
    She is a Certified Visionary Leadership Coach by the Oleg Konovalov Global Coaching Certification and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. She is also a Thomas International Certified Workplace Personality Profile Analyst, Certified Job Evaluation Analyst, and an experienced Corporate Trainer.
    We talk about the phenomenon known as the future forward female and the five protocols or pillars that embody the future forward female.
    DDK also breaks down the importance of who we are becoming along the journey as a critical indicator of wholesomeness; she talks about the importance of resilience for the visionary to deal with stress and self-compassion.
    You can engage with DDK via her platforms:
    Instagram: @deboladejikurunmi, @immerseinnercircle
    Website: https://adebolakurunmi.com, https://www.immerseinnercircle.com
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

N Hemmingway ,

A LEADER WORTH FOLLOWING! 👏🏾

I loved getting to sit down and chat with my friend, Ugochi on her podcast! This woman is a leader worth following! 👏🏾 She has a big heart and has a passion for building up the confidence of women and mothers. This podcast is just what we need.💛

daluchi ,

Empowering!

FIERCE Mothers is a must-listen for anyone interested in hearing thoughtful and compelling discussions on intriguing women's issues. If you're looking for practical advice for navigating your own life as a woman, this podcast has got you covered. You will not only be entertained, you will be inspired to take action.

What sets this show apart from other women-centric podcasts is the authenticity that the host and guests bring to the discussions. The guests are always knowledgeable and passionate, and the host is skilled at asking insightful questions that elicit nuanced and thought-provoking responses.

Highly recommended!

Uche On ,

Absolutely Entertaining!

Wow Lota this interview is fantastic! You showed great poise and candor. This is my first time listening to this podcast. I will definitely subscribe. Keep up the good work. So proud of you and Zebralter, doing your bit to better the lives of Black children. 💪🏾

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