83 episodes

Ready to show up and speak up anyway despite dealing with fear, uncertainty, or self-doubt? Kandia is your personal hype woman, leadership visibility coach and educator helping you unlearn limiting beliefs, communicate confidence, and master your story so you can get hired and recognized as a leader at work or in your industry.

Topics include: Mindset mastery, self-doubt, confident communication, storytelling self promotion, publicity and redesigning your life and career.

Kandid Conversations Kandia Johnson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Ready to show up and speak up anyway despite dealing with fear, uncertainty, or self-doubt? Kandia is your personal hype woman, leadership visibility coach and educator helping you unlearn limiting beliefs, communicate confidence, and master your story so you can get hired and recognized as a leader at work or in your industry.

Topics include: Mindset mastery, self-doubt, confident communication, storytelling self promotion, publicity and redesigning your life and career.

    Is Your Unapproachability Ruining Your Career (And Ways to FIx That)?

    Is Your Unapproachability Ruining Your Career (And Ways to FIx That)?

    Ever wonder why some folks seem to magnetize opportunities and others don’t? Hint: It’s not all about stacking up credentials or flaunting degrees and accolades. It really boils down to this—Are you the leader who inspires or just intimidates? Do you energize the room, or are you the energy drainer?

    Today, I’m thrilled to kick off a candid conversation series all about stepping up your A-factor: Your Go-To Guide for Elevating Your Career and Influencing People to Take Action.

    What’s Poppin’ in This Series:

    Why Your Vibe Matters: Dive deep into how your demeanor influences your career trajectory and personal relationships.
    Keep It 100 Tips: Straightforward, no-nonsense strategies to reshape how others see you at work—making sure you’re seen, heard, and respected.
    Walk That Walk: Simple, effective actions to enhance your approachability and adaptability starting today.

    Join me as we uncover the secrets to not just showing up but showing up right.

    • 23 min
    Shattered Confidence? Here's How to Piece It Together

    Shattered Confidence? Here's How to Piece It Together

    Have you ever had a moment that completely shook your confidence? One of those times when it felt like your world was flipped upside down, leaving you doubting your skills, questioning your voice, or decision-making capabilities?



    In this episode, I share a night that tested everything I knew about confidence. Imagine being pulled over, surrounded by police, searching your car for drugs and guns on a dark highway. Add to that the pressure of leading a workshop on confident communication in just a few hours. Spoiler alert: they found nothing. But the real story? It’s about what I found within myself. 




    Join me as I unravel how a single event on Route 113 in Virginia reshaped my understanding of confidence and why it’s not the absence of fear but the courage to act despite it. Plus, stick around for actionable insights and a special bonus that could change how you face your own moments of doubt.

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    • 26 min
    The Legacy We Leave vs. The Likes We Chase

    The Legacy We Leave vs. The Likes We Chase

    In a world obsessed with likes, viral moments, and the endless chase for followers and trappings of success, how often do you hit the pause button and dive deep into your true purpose in life and the impact you'll have on the world when your time is up?   
    Today's episode comes from reflection and raw emotion spurred by losing a guiding light in my life, my former manager and mentor, Jen McNeil. Jen wasn't just a mentor; she was a beacon of wisdom, teaching me invaluable lessons about recognizing my value, leading with grace and assertiveness, and the art of forging genuine trust with your teams at work.  
    As I navigated this loss, a bigger question emerged: Are you creating a legacy that will outlive you?
     
    Here's a heads-up: The answer is far simpler yet more profound than anticipated.
     
    Listen in as I explore what it means to truly touch lives and sculpt a legacy transcending the digital facade. Let's explore how we can shift from being obsessed with chasing the next best thing and more to creating meaningful conversations and moments that speak to leaving a lasting legacy.

    • 18 min
    I Went Whale Watching and Found the Magic Formula for Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities

    I Went Whale Watching and Found the Magic Formula for Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities

    I recently went whale watching. And let me tell you, it was eye-opening.  Not just because of the majestic whales but because it hit me – this whole adventure is a perfect metaphor for life, especially our work lives. I realized four crucial things – patience, curiosity, presence, and the art of repositioning are your keys to transforming every obstacle into a golden opportunity.
     
    In today’s episode, I explain how these four factors can help you embrace challenging situations.
    Key Takeaways:
    Patience in the Process: Discover the value of staying ready and vigilant, even when the big wins seem out of sight. How can you cultivate patience that prepares you for the moments that matter?
    Curiosity as a Compass: Explore how asking the right questions and stepping beyond your comfort zone can unveil new horizons. What blind spots could you uncover with a shift in perspective?
    Presence and Repositioning: Are you truly present, or are you missing out on whale-sized opportunities? Learn about the crucial moments that demand your full attention and the art of strategic repositioning in response to evolving situations. It's all about adapting and adjusting your strategy based on new insights and feedback. It's uncomfortable but oh-so-necessary for growth. 

    • 10 min
    Weekday Wins: How The Wait For The Weekend Mindset is Killing You

    Weekday Wins: How The Wait For The Weekend Mindset is Killing You

    Whether you are stuck in a career or workday rut, the truth is, the biggest mistake we make is waiting for the weekend or our next vacation to take a break and experience LIFE. Plus, as someone prone to overworking myself, I know we can all get stuck in the daily grind, moving from meeting to meeting without any breaks. It stops today

    In this week’s episode of Kandid Conversations, 

    Rethinking Break Schedule and Challenging the Wait For The Weekend Mindset: Unpack the necessity of breaking the monotonous cycle of the daily grind with refreshing breaks.
    Scheduling Breakout Blocks: Discover the energizing effect of inserting small windows of leisure, downtime, and joy Mid-week or mid-day. 
    Calendaring Me Time: Learn to be ruthless in planning personal time and sticking to it for your peace of mind and productivity!
    Embracing The 4 R’s: Reflect, Rejuvenate, Re-energize, and Return to work. Explore how just 20-30 minutes of a cherished activity during your workday can significantly positively change mood and creativity.




    Join the conversation to reframe your concept of the workday and empower yourself with bolder breaks.




    Are you ready to show up and speak up at work and in life despite feeling fear, uncertainty, or self-doubt?

    Join my FREE 5 Days to Unstoppable Confidence Challenge

    https://www.kandiajohnson.com/unstoppableconfidence

    Gain Access to My Training and Coaching Academy for Leaders at Work https://www.kandiajohnson.com/joinus

    Get 1:1 Coaching w/Kandia

    https://www.kandiajohnson.com/leadership-confidence-impact-and-visibility
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    Grab Digital Journal: Show Up Anyway Mindset Journal:

    https://payhip.com/b/hK6w2

    • 18 min
    Unsubscribed: The Power of Saying: This Ain't Working for Me Anymore

    Unsubscribed: The Power of Saying: This Ain't Working for Me Anymore

    In this episode, I share a life lesson in disguise from an unexpected source - a Hulu email. I reveal the importance of being okay with changing your mind and updating the terms and conditions of your life.

    We’ll explore the signs that it’s time to reassess your ”subscriber agreements,” whether unmet expectations, crossed boundaries, or a lack of mutual benefit. I’ll also provide thought-provoking journal prompts to help you reflect on what you might need to unsubscribe from.  


    Key Takeaways:

    Showing up is about being true to yourself, not seeking applause from others.
    Why you should be open to changing your mind and updating your ”subscriber agreements” in life.
    Signs you need to reassess your commitments
    Thought-provoking journaling prompts to reflect on what you might need to unsubscribe from.

    Ready to show up for yourself by letting go of what doesn’t serve you anymore? Listen in!

    Are you ready to show up and speak up at work and in life despite feeling fear, uncertainty, or self-doubt?

    Join my FREE 5 Days to Unstoppable Confidence Challenge

    https://www.kandiajohnson.com/unstoppableconfidence

    Gain Access to My Training and Coaching Academy for Leaders at Work https://www.kandiajohnson.com/joinus

    Get 1:1 Coaching w/Kandia

    https://www.kandiajohnson.com/leadership-confidence-impact-and-visibility
    https://calendly.com/kandiajohnson

    Grab Digital Journal: Show Up Anyway Mindset Journal:

    https://payhip.com/b/hK6w2

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

For Us, By Us ,

One of my favorite podcast

I’ve been an avid listener for the past 6 months and find myself thinking more introspectively about how I view my personal growth. Kandia is indeed a gift to the world.

BugetRight ,

Dropping ALL the gems!

So thankful to have found Kandi and this podcast as I am evolving my business @TheEquippedMama! You have helped me during a beautiful whirlwind season of growth and amazing opportunities. A lot of which, i didn’t fully know how to maneuver my negotiations and pitches CONFIDENTLY, until learning from you! These episodes have been so timely for my growing little (but mighty!) business. Thank you & I can’t wait to be in the position to work with you and be on here one of your (successful 💁🏽‍♀️) clients as well✨

Can’t wait for the next episode!

mich_haff ,

Excellence!

Just found this gem of a podcast! She’s the coach you need, the best friend that hypes you up, and the energy that focus and points you in the right direction to become your best self.

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