9 episodes

Here We Glow Podcast, hosted by Ashley Davidson, is a space to highlight emerging professionals in learning ways to elevate our personal & professional lives.

Here We Glow Podcast Ashley Davidson

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Here We Glow Podcast, hosted by Ashley Davidson, is a space to highlight emerging professionals in learning ways to elevate our personal & professional lives.

    Dancing with the Non-Profit Sector to Her Own Beat with Kia Smith

    Dancing with the Non-Profit Sector to Her Own Beat with Kia Smith

    In this episode of the Here We Glow Podcast, Kia Smith offers wisdom for young professionals who are new to the non-profit sector. Ashley and Kia discuss the the logistics to starting a non-profit including start-up costs and filing, fundraising, sponsorship, and more. Kia also shares her passion for cultivating accessible dance opportunities to the south side of Chicago for all ages and skill levels. 
    About Kia
    Kia is the founding Executive Artistic Director of the South Chicago Dance Theatre,  a multicultural theatre company, firmly rooted on the city’s south side, aiming to preserve the art of dance through quality performances and educational opportunities.

    A Chicago native, Kia Kia trained intensely on scholarship at The Hyde Park School of Dance, The Joel Hall Dance Center, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, and StoryCatchers Theatre. She is a recipient of the American Dance Festivals tuition and staff assistant scholarships, and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University. Kia has toured and performed on many stages, nationally and internationally.  Her collaborative and choreographic credits include; Nike, HBO, Chicago Opera Theatre, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and many more.

     
    Connect with Kia!
    Website: http://www.southchicagodancetheatre.com/
    Email: southchicagodancetheatre@gmail.com
    Instagram: @southchicagodancetheatre
     
     
    Connect with HWG Pod
    Website: hereweglowpod.com
    Email: ashley@hereweglowpod.com
     
    Visit our Socials
    Twitter: @hereweglowpod
    Instagram: @hereweglowpod
    Facebook: @hereweglowpod

    • 36 min
    Mentoring Future Generations with Style & Grace with Corbin Thomas

    Mentoring Future Generations with Style & Grace with Corbin Thomas

    In this episode of the Here We Glow Podcast, Corbin Thomas shares his passions of serving his community through sports, fashion, and youth development. Corbin and Ashley discuss the process to starting a non-profit organization and clothing brand. Corbin also shares how his Christian values and walk in faith has shaped his life and career. 
    About Corbin
    Corbin is a Relationship Manager for Limitless Creative Company and  Manager at Station 23, the Jordan Brand Facility in Chicago. In addition to his full-time gigs, Corbin is one of the founders of of the B.I.G. Homie Project, a youth organization, and Chxsen, a faith-based clothing brand.  Corbin earned his Bachelor’s in Applied Arts & Sciences from Midwestern State University and has played basketball at the collegiate and professional level.
     
    Connect with Corbin
    Email: Corbin35thomas@gmail.com
    Twitter: @corbin_thomas35
    Instagram: @corbin_t
    B.I.G. Homie Project Instagram: @bighomieproject
    Chxsen Clothing Brand:  https://thechxsenfew.com
    Chxsen Instagram: @thechxsenfew
     
    Connect with HWG Pod
    Website: hereweglowpod.com
    Email: ashley@hereweglowpod.com
     
    Visit our Socials
    Twitter: @hereweglowpod
    Instagram: @hereweglowpod
    Facebook: @hereweglowpod

    • 48 min
    Building Skills & Relationships Now to Propel Your Career Later with Amy M. Gardner

    Building Skills & Relationships Now to Propel Your Career Later with Amy M. Gardner

    In this episode of the Here We Glow Podcast, Amy M. Gardner offers practical advice for emerging professionals who strive to find the right mentors and build relationships during our early careers. She emphasizes that now is the perfect time to develop leadership skills that will be necessary to thrive during career elevation. Amy and Ashley also discuss non-cliché tips on building strong application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and references. 
    About Amy
    Amy M. Gardner is a Principal and Certified Professional Coach with Apochromatik.  She coaches attorneys and other professionals on career transitions and career challenges, including career development, leadership, time management, executive presence, and others.  She also offers group workshops and seminars (including for CLE) for law firms and other organizations.

    Amy is a former dean of students at a top 5 law school, former partner at a mid-size law firm, and former big law associate.  She holds a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Luther College.

    Connect with Amy & Apochromatik!
    Email: amy@apochromatik.com
    Apochromatik: http://www.apochromatik.com
    Resume Redo: http://www.apochromatik.com/resumeredo
     
    Connect with HWG Pod
    Website: hereweglowpod.com
    Email: ashley@hereweglowpod.com
     
    Visit our Socials
    Twitter: @hereweglowpod
    Instagram: @hereweglowpod
    Facebook: @hereweglowpod

    • 55 min
    Working Through a Quarter-Life Crisis with Elijah Seay

    Working Through a Quarter-Life Crisis with Elijah Seay

    In this episode of the Here We Glow Podcast, Elijah Seay, MHRIR, shares how he overcame a quarter-life crisis, which shifted his passions and career interests to the realm of human resources and leadership coaching. Elijah and Ashley also dive into their struggles with imposter syndrome as a young professional striving to live big dreams. 
    About Elijah
    Elijah Seay, MHRIR, is currently a project manager and consultant for a small private leadership development company in San Diego. He was born and raised in small town Iowa, but soon made his way out to Southern California after graduating from the University of Illinois with his masters in Human Resources. Outside of work, Elijah enjoys coaching rugby along side his wife for a local high school rugby team - and they just played in the championship game! Lastly, he is addicted to dope conversations and finding a cure for imposter syndrome and plans to make that his life mission to incorporate the two.
     
    Connect with Elijah
    LinkedIn: Elijah Rogeay Seay
    Instagram: @eseay3
    Book Recommendation: The War of Art by Steven Pressfied
     
    Connect with HWG Pod
    Website: hereweglowpod.com
    Email: ashley@hereweglowpod.com
     
    Visit our Socials
    Twitter: @hereweglowpod
    Instagram: @hereweglowpod
    Facebook: @hereweglowpod

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Creating Change Through Filmmaking & Herstory with Vanessa McNeal

    Creating Change Through Filmmaking & Herstory with Vanessa McNeal

    In this episode of the Here We Glow Podcast, filmmaker & speaker, Vanessa McNeal MSW, shares her journey of starting her own media company, speaking on national stages, and creating films that advocate for social change. Vanessa highlights her upcoming film, "Gridshock" and how she raised funds to produce & direct the film.
    About Vanessa
    Vanessa, is an award winning documentary filmmaker, national speaker, and 2x TEDx speaker.  She travels and speaks nationally on how to confront adversity with grace using her personal story as a vehicle to inspire and empower others.
     
    In 2017, Vanessa founded her media company McNeal Media, with the goal of creating social change through the art of storytelling. She is the Director of the internationally recognized documentary, “The Voiceless”. She most recently Directed "Gridshock", a documentary focused on the sex trafficking demand. The film was made possible after Vanessa raised $45,000 in an all or nothing fundraising campaign.
     
    Vanessa was the first in her family to graduate high school and went on to pursue her Bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa.
     
    Premiere of "Gridshock" Tickets
     
    Connect with Vanessa
    Website: vanessamcneal.com
    Email: info@vanessamcneal.com
    Instagram: @thevanessamcneal
     
    Connect with HWG Pod
    Website: hereweglowpod.com
    Email: ashley@hereweglowpod.com
     
    Visit our Socials
    Twitter: @hereweglowpod
    Instagram: @hereweglowpod
    Facebook: @hereweglowpod

    • 43 min
    Before You Go: Ashley's Checklist for Making a Big Move

    Before You Go: Ashley's Checklist for Making a Big Move

    In this episode of the Here We Glow Podcast, I wrap up the "in transition" series by sharing my checklist of moving to a new city as a young professional. I share strategies and lessons learned from my relocation experiences, while emphasizing saving money and making connections in your dream city in the months prior to a move. I also stress the importance of making sure you are emotional and mentally ready for a big move post-graduation or in you new career before making the big move!
    Relocation Checklist Blog
     
    Connect with HWG Pod
    Website: hereweglowpod.com
    Email: ashley@hereweglowpod.com
     
    Visit our Socials
    Twitter: @hereweglowpod
    Instagram: @hereweglowpod
    Facebook: @hereweglowpod
     
    Connect with Ashley
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com
    Twitter: @ashdavi01
    Instagram:@ashdavi01

    • 38 min

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