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The Melanated Spark is a conversational podcast with host, Verlaine Quinniey, who sit's down with guest to explore their SPARK - the core of who they are and how they want to engage with the world around them.

We will learn how entrepreneurs and professionals are balancing life and enjoying the process while still moving towards success so that means we get to talk about a little bit of everything here. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/melanatedspark/support

Melanated Spark Podcast Verlaine Quinniey

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The Melanated Spark is a conversational podcast with host, Verlaine Quinniey, who sit's down with guest to explore their SPARK - the core of who they are and how they want to engage with the world around them.

We will learn how entrepreneurs and professionals are balancing life and enjoying the process while still moving towards success so that means we get to talk about a little bit of everything here. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/melanatedspark/support

    Episode 13: Making People the Priority When Building a Community with Social Seller Lindsay Dollinger

    Episode 13: Making People the Priority When Building a Community with Social Seller Lindsay Dollinger

    On Episode 13, I sit down with Social Seller and Podcaster, Lindsay Dollinger, to learn more about building her community, prioritizing her community, and a plethora of tips and tools used to stay organized while running and building her business while working full time. 



    More about Lindsay:

    Lindsay is a full-time high school Spanish teacher, podcaster (@thesocialsellingsisterhood), and have built a top 1% Network Marketing organization also.  Because of that, she now coaches other women to do the same and is so excited to share her journey and value with our audience!



    Stay connected with Lindsay: 

    Online: www.lindsaydollinger.com/links

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lindsaydollinger

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/thesocialsellingsisterhood



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    • 33 min
    Episode 12: Scared Money Don't Make Money - Investing in yourself, collaboration, and consistency for growth with Realtor & Military Relocation Specialist Mickey Wright

    Episode 12: Scared Money Don't Make Money - Investing in yourself, collaboration, and consistency for growth with Realtor & Military Relocation Specialist Mickey Wright

    On this episode, we sit down with Realtor, Mickey Wright and dive into the importance of investing in yourself, the power of collaboration and consistency for growth. We also learn about the perks of working with a Military Relocation Specialist during the process of homeownership, as well as the power of social media on your brand. 

    More about Mickey:

    Mickey Wright is a REALTOR® servicing Virginia Beach and surrounding areas including Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News and the rest of the 7 cities.

    A mother to 2 boys, family is the centerpiece behind everything that she does.

    Mickey understands that there are many options for anyone who wants to own a home and her goal is to educate her community on how to do just that.

    She’s also a Military Relocation Specialist, a certification provided by the National Association of REALTORs®. If you’re current or former military and want to work with someone who understands the ins and outs of what you need to make your transition as smooth as possible, she’s the REALTOR® for you.

    She’s here to help you build equity and wealth through real estate while providing exceptional value and educating you throughout the entire process.



    Stay connected with Mickey at: 

    Instagram: @mickeywright_

    TikTok: @mickeywrightrealtor

    Facebook: @mickeywrightRE


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 11: Rebranding Motherhood and Breaking Generational Curses with De'dria Louise

    Episode 11: Rebranding Motherhood and Breaking Generational Curses with De'dria Louise

    On episode 11, I sit down with De'dria Louise, the Founder of Rebranding Motherhood to discuss what it's like raising beautiful black queens in society today, career shifts during a pandemic that align with our passions, and how our experiences have motivated us to create a life that we love and can be proud of for our daughters. 

    De’dria Bynum is a testament that God has the power to break every generational curse that was designed to block you from God’s will for your life. Throughout De’dria’s life, she encountered several hindrances that were intended to interrupt her destiny. By the age of twenty, she had become fatherless, molested, physically abused, homeless, tainted, and a single mother of one. Yet, it was in December of 2011 that she gained a spiritual encounter with God in one of the darkest places of her life. She would never be the same.

    De'dria is a mother and a community servant. She created ReBranding Motherhood to provide a space for mothers to connect and speak about generation curses with the intent to break them. De'dria's mission is to encourage mothers to create a new narrative for their children, one that will manifest the life that God has predestined for them to have. Creating a community of mothers has also helped her remain accountable to what she has set out to do for herself and others.


    Stay connected with De'dria at:

    https://www.rebrandingmotherhood.org/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebrandingmotherhood/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReBrandingMotherhood/?modal=admin_todo_tour






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    • 45 min
    Episode 10: The Language of Business with Charese Chambers

    Episode 10: The Language of Business with Charese Chambers

    On episode 10, I sit down with Charese Chambers, Business & Finance Portfolio Strategist and Owner of Financial Fancy LLC. She spills all of the details to get us right in our business regardless of what stage you are in. She drops tax tips, money management business tips, explains write-offs and deductions in a way that we can all understand, and so much more. Make sure you have your pin and paper ready for this episode!

    More about Charese:

    Charese Chambers is a Business Financial Strategist, with a specialized area of work with nonprofits and small business owners. She has worked for over a decade in the fields of tax preparation. Her consulting empowers entrepreneurs to create long term sustainability and accountability with their business finances.

    Over her career, she has coached multiple industries on how to set budgets, create services, product pricing, and provides tax education for small business owners. As a QuickBooks professional she helps small business owners know their numbers in an understandable way. Charese educates businesses on the importance of business structure and policy. Chambers believes that these principles are critical to avoiding legal troubles and compromising integrity. She creates financial solidarity with business owners to curate measurable actions that align with their goals.

    Charese speaks regularly on panels, work groups, webinars and conferences. She’s been featured in a variety of notable publications, including Lynchburg Business (Article: Millennials on the Move), Women Leaders of the World, and Collective Purpose.

    She is the host of two innovative podcasts: Financial Fancy and Business After Dark. They can both be found on Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcast, and Stitcher. These powerful shows have garnered over 2,000 downloads and is growing. They provide information to small businesses owners from startups and beyond.

    Charese’s specialties include Tax Preparation, Tax planning, Bookkeeping, Non-profit guidelines, Budgeting, QuickBooks software, Business entity set up, and Financial reporting. She has a social media reach of close to 10 thousand connections and projects to reach even more with the relaunch of her podcasts and YouTube Channel.



    Stay connect with Charese below!

    Pateron (Join in): https://www.patreon.com/financialfancy

    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/financialfancy

    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/businessafterdark

    Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/FinancialFancy/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charesechambers/

    IG:  https://www.instagram.com/financialfancyllc/


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 9: Thick, Bold, & Healthy with Certified Nutritionist Farah Green

    Episode 9: Thick, Bold, & Healthy with Certified Nutritionist Farah Green

    On episode 9, we get to sit down with Body Positivity Nutritionist, Certified Nutritionist and the Founder/CEO of Thick, Bold, and Healthy, Farah Green. We have an intimate conversation around body image, what healthy looks like, why she decided to advocate for others and start her business, Thick, Bold, and Healthy. We also get to learn about several upcoming programs she has in store to serve her clients in reaching their goals. 

    To learn more about Thick, Bold, and Healthy, The Tasty Girl Method Program, and Erase Diabetes, feel free to connect with Farah at https://www.thetbhlife.com/. 

    Instagram: 

    @Farahmgreen | @thickboldandhealthy

    More about Farah and Thick, Bold, and Healthy:

    Thick, Bold, and Healthy LLC was founded on June 6, 2018 by our CEO, Farah M. Green. After experiencing depression and battling with many insecurities, Farah M. Green, a.k.a The Body Positive Nutritionist wanted to create a platform and a movement where curvy women of all shapes and sizes can feel empowered, confident and learn how to love their bodies through body positivity, health, wellness, nutrition and fitness.

    Thick, Bold, and Healthy provides health and wellness products and services that teach women how to embrace their curves, master their health all by using our all natural wellness products, coaching services and sporting our body positive apparel. Society believes that a perfect model size is the ideal healthy body. However, Thick, Bold, and Healthy firmly believes every curvy woman is capable of becoming an athlete and that there needs to be better representation of body types within the health and wellness industry.

    Through our products and services, we teach women to build self-love, confidence and take control of their health. Whether their goal is to build self-love, lose weight, prevent or manage diet-related chronic illnesses, manage their weight, or tone their curves, our products and services are tailored to meet the needs of every curvaceous woman looking for a solution to better their health. Our clients realize when working with the TBH team, they learn to focus on celebrating small victories, further gain clarity on how to better their health, and they understand that the number on the scale doesn’t define their worth. We focus on shifting their mindset to believe that gaining the body of their dreams is closer than they think by creating nutrition and fitness plans that fit their lifestyle to start seeing results. We teach women to love and embrace their curves throughout their health and wellness journey. It’s important that we love our bodies where we are currently, so that we can continue to thrive for the health and physique we desire.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 8 | Working in your strengths, building your team, and homeownership tips with Realtor Victoria Bailey

    Episode 8 | Working in your strengths, building your team, and homeownership tips with Realtor Victoria Bailey

    In this episode, we get to know Realtor Victoria Bailey's journey to building a a real estate team, working in her strengths, and why delegating is key to growth in your business. We also get some great tips and reminders on the homeownership. She gets real on the process and shares her some great suggestions on how homeownership can create generational wealth.   

    More about Victoria:  As a young child growing up in Hampton, VA, I watched my father help families with the biggest purchase of one’s life. I now am honored to follow his steps! As a graduate of Phoebus High, I continued my education at the University of Maryland University College to complete my degree in Business and Management. Within that time I meet my husband, Aaron Bailey. His career allowed us to travel all around the globe as he serves in the US Army. In 2017, we were stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, which sits on the Tennessee and Kentucky border. This is where my Real Estate journey began and I’ve been in love with it ever since! Fast forward to 2021, I am now licensed in Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Currently, I am located in the Hampton Roads area and ready to “Educate you and yours through the journey!” Buyers, sellers, and investors all have different journeys and stories. I am your local go-to when it comes to education and connection in Real Estate!


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    • 59 min

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