Derek C. Lott, aka The Goal Guy, author of Say It Well, and professionalism mentor for nearly 30 years, breaks down goal-setting and goal-achieving step-by-step in this thorough, bootcamp-style audio series.
Episode 87 - Vernon Jackson, The Gifted Event
Vernon Jackson: Curator of Elegance and Founder of The Gifted Event
Vernon Jackson is an entrepreneur hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio. With over two decades of experience as a licensed barber/cosmetologist, Vernon has not only mastered the art of grooming but has also woven a rich tapestry of connections within the community.
Vernon's journey into entrepreneurship reached new heights in 2019 when he assumed ownership of Noble Barber & Beauty, a thriving establishment known for its exceptional grooming services and community-centric approach.
In 2021, Vernon took a bold and created "The Gifted Event." Vernon experienced challenges when clients with special needs sat in the barber chair. Vernon couldn't keep his schedule on track but wanted to provide a major need for clients that have disabilities. As a result "The Gifted Event" is a place where parents and caregivers of children on the spectrum, Down syndrome or other disabilities can come into an environment where they don't have to explain their child's behavior or apologize for something they may do or say.
Listen in on this amazing conversation, but more importantly get involved. Find out more here:
Fundraiser by Vernon Jackson : Community Haircuts - The Gifted Event (gofundme.com)
The Gifted Event
Episode 86 - Adam Gallagher, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer - Giving Back Through Acts of Service
Meet Adam Gallagher, who is originally from Narragansett, RI. Now living in Florida, he is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity he has learned the impact of getting personally involved in acts of service. His personal philosophy is "treat people the way you want to be treated". Learn more about setting Acts of Service goals and the benefits of giving back.
Episode 85 - Don't Wait for the Perfect Time, Person, or Circumstance. Act Now!
Many of us have fallen prey to the belief that we must wait for the perfect timing or the perfect person before we can start pursuing our dreams or taking action towards our goals. The truth is, this mindset can be incredibly detrimental to our personal growth and ultimately hinder us from living life to the fullest.
One of the biggest fallacies we often encounter is the concept of "perfect timing." We wait for the right moment when all the stars align and everything feels just right. But here's the thing – life is unpredictable, and there will never be a perfect time. By eagerly awaiting the ideal circumstances, we miss out on valuable opportunities and precious time that could have been spent achieving our dreams.
Catch this episode and hear about other fallacies, but more importantly ways to motivate yourself to take action.
Episode 84 - Discover Your True Self: Let Me Introduce You to You
Knowing yourself is critical to accomplishing your goals and dreams. Understanding ourselves can be the key to living a fulfilled life. When we take the time to explore our values, needs, beliefs, and passions, we are better equipped to handle the challenges that come our way. It's essential to know what drives us, what we stand for, and what we believe in.
In this episode learn a few actions you can take to get to know yourself better. There's no quick solves on this one. You'll have to make time to get to know yourself. An introduction that may be long overdue.
Episode 83 - Tammy McKinney, Mental Health and Leadership
Tammy McKinney is an Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker, and founder of Unlocking Your
Best Life. For over 30 years, she has helped Leaders in business, education, churches &
nonprofits unlock greater success in work & life. She loves to help leaders break free from
circumstances, excuses, setbacks, and procrastination to achieve their desired impact, with more
Tammy went from Corporate Executive to Entrepreneur, while raising her 4 favorite humans. The
last several years, she expanded her business while enduring a difficult divorce and navigating
serious mental health struggles with her children during the global pandemic.
Tammy is on mission, helping purpose-driven leaders increase success with more joy, fulfillment,
and freedom, despite life’s challenges. Combining best practices in leadership, personal growth,
business, and well-being, she developed the proven UYES Method. Tammy specifically considers
the purpose-driven leader’s heart, the hats we wear, serving our families and communities,
navigating challenges, performing our best and adding value to the world.
For more, find her blogs and LIVE coaching at www.UnlockingYourBestLife.com
Episode 82 - Dr. Sh'nai Simmons, Do You Need a Therapist, Coach or Mentor?
As you pursue your goals, you will need people to keep you accountable, help you navigate, and check your mental health. It's important you know the difference between a Therapist, Coach, and Mentor. Our guest will help answer this question and ensure you are positioned to reach your personal goals.
Dr. Sh’nai Simmons is the Co-founder and owner of The Collective Wellness Institute, a private mental health practice committed to providing superior services virtually and in person. Dr. Sh’nai has a Masters in Community Counseling and Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and is currently a licensed mental health professional in Florida and Virginia. Mother of many, two biological, two adopted and countless spiritual children, Dr. Sh’nai works closely in ministry with her husband Pastor Taiwan Simmons.
Many future counselors who have found themselves under the mentorship and direction of Dr. Sh’nai have benefited from her rich and diverse background. She has authored several collaborative projects and has detailed her breast cancer journey in her book entitled “Fight with Faith”. As a change agent committed to growth and change, Dr. Sh’nai was inspired to create “Health Management Journal”, a life-giving wellness planner to aid individuals who are navigating a health crisis. This incredible resource is designed to maintain a balanced and reflective focus yearlong. Dr. Sh’nai is about solutions and has demonstrated that through her life and diverse endeavors.
Great podcast and great host
Really enjoy listening to this podcast and I was thrilled to be a guest with the terrific host, Derek Lott. Derek, you are a tremendous thought leader and inspirational leader!
I really enjoyed your last podcast Derek. Keep up the great work and continue to put other people first. You haven’t changed.
This podcast takes every day concepts and helps you apply them to your life! It’s inspiration motivation alchemy!