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We've all had various moments that we look back and realize they were pivotal moments in our lives. Whether those moments were detours, disappointments, delay or difficulties the served a purpose. Yewande O'Neal, a successful founder and business executive leader, created this show because she believes every moment good or bad, is an opportunity to pivot into purpose. Each episode you'll hear from Yewande herself and a "Purpose Pivot Person" - who has taken various opportunities in their career and life and used them to propel them forward. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/purposepivots/support

Purpose Pivots Yewande O'Neal

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We've all had various moments that we look back and realize they were pivotal moments in our lives. Whether those moments were detours, disappointments, delay or difficulties the served a purpose. Yewande O'Neal, a successful founder and business executive leader, created this show because she believes every moment good or bad, is an opportunity to pivot into purpose. Each episode you'll hear from Yewande herself and a "Purpose Pivot Person" - who has taken various opportunities in their career and life and used them to propel them forward. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/purposepivots/support

    The Lessons I Learned in Managing People For The First Time

    The Lessons I Learned in Managing People For The First Time

    Throughout this podcast, we’ve learned about other people’s purpose pivots, stories of them getting pushed to take detours and eventually seek their role in this world. One conversation with a friend about my own purpose pivots made me reflect and realize that I too have a story to tell. This is what this episode is all about. I will be sharing 3 lessons from my first managerial position in a manufacturing plant, which allowed me to grow as a leader. I hope these lessons will help you as well as you pursue leadership roles in the future.

    Tune in now to hear the lessons I learned from my first leadership role!

    [00:01 - 03:05] Opening Segment


    I introduce our topic for this episode
    Here’s what my friend told me that made me reflect

    [03:06 - 13:30] Leading With Humility


    Why you should be humble as a leader
    I talk about the importance of having a safe space
    Should you show emotions to your team?

    [13:31 - 18:48] Understanding the “Heart” of the Team


    The one important reason you need to take care of your team
    My reflections about Proverbs 11:14 and Proverbs 27:17
    What leaders will build in tough situations

    [18:49 - 23:26] Building Your Resilience


    How to build your resilience in your career
    The lesson we can learn from creating diamonds
    The purpose of Kairos Leaders

    [23:27 - 25:00] Closing Segment


    Connect with me! Links below
    Final words



    Tweetable Quotes:

    “Over the years...I’ve realized that I can get somewhere by myself but I can only get there faster and better with a team.” - Yewande O’Neal

    “Tough situations build your grit and resilience.” - Yewande O’Neal



    Resource mentioned


    Purpose Pivots previous episode: Leading with Integrity



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    • 24 min
    Get Off the Diet Roller Coaster For Good!

    Get Off the Diet Roller Coaster For Good!

    Many women, regardless of their age, usually face weight issues that affect their confidence and self-identity. Laura Hamilton, owner of Nutrition Now and founder of the Learn, Lose & Live Masterclass, doesn’t want any more women to go through the same experiences, which prompted her to start a personal mission as a weight loss coach. 

    She is now helping women in improving their diets the right way and changing themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. What makes her unique is her holistic approach to helping these women. She does not solely focus on the physical transformation. Laura also helps her clients think better and in turn live their lives better. 

    Listen to Laura and learn how to get off the diet roller coaster for good! 

    [00:01 - 05:15] Opening Segment


    I welcome today’s guest, Laura Hamilton
    Learn more about Laura with the Rapid Fire Questions segment! 

    [05:16 - 15:03] Recognizing Our Feelings


    Laura shares how nutrition became a part of her story 
    We talk about how weight issues are so hard for young women
    Why you need to talk about your feelings right now

    [15:04 - 25:19] The Core of a Dietician’s Life


    Laura’s 8-year journey of discovering the true essence of being a dietician
    It’s okay if you still don’t know what to do with your life
    Here’s her message for people looking for their dream job and passion 

    [25:20 - 34:12] Where We Want Ourselves To Be 


    Here are the reasons why you should join Laura’s masterclass 
    She talks about the journey of a client that you should not miss! 
    Laura’s approach is not limited to physical transformation 

    [34:13 - 36:26] Closing Segment 


    Connect with Laura! Links below
    Final words



    Tweetable Quotes:

    “It’s important to recognize that your feelings matter.” - Laura Hamilton

    “What’s even more important is you take every single aspect of your journey and recognize that it happened for a reason.” - Laura Hamilton

    “The more you can think about how much you grow and learn from each and every single obstacle that you’ve faced, it gives you so much power over all of them.” - Laura Hamilton



    Resources Mentioned:

    Email info@nutritionnowllc.com to connect with Laura or follow her on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Check out her website to learn more about her work!

    Join Laura’s Facebook Group, Learn, Lose & Live - Sustainable Weight-Loss for Women. 



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    If you’re interested in being a part of the show, fill up our guest application form at www.kairosleaders.org/podcast.

    Email info@kairosleaders.org to reach out or connect with me on LinkedIn. 


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    • 36 min
    The 3 Reasons Why People Don't Pivot Into Purpose

    The 3 Reasons Why People Don't Pivot Into Purpose

    We’ve been talking about the moments that pushed people to pivot into their purposes, but we have not touched on the reasons why some of them don’t pivot yet. In my reflection in this episode, I’ve listed 3 possible reasons, as well as 3 potential solutions. This list is not yet exhaustive but I still found it useful to help you finally take that turn and make a conscious decision to find what you’re meant to be doing in this world.

    Tune in now and learn the 3 possible reasons why people don’t pivot into purpose!

    [00:01 - 02:52] Opening Segment


    I share my reflections on our previous episodes so far
    I raise a question that you can reflect upon today

    [02:53 - 14:57] 3 Reasons Why People Don’t Pivot


    What we can learn from the book, “Do It Afraid” by Joyce Meyer
    The first female CEO of this global beauty company wants us to hear this message
    How to deal with a thing you think is bigger than you
    The lessons we can learn from this famous film director and inventor

    [14:58 - 16:26] Closing Segment


    Connect with me! Links below
    Final words

    Tweetable Quotes:

    “No’s are inevitable. It’s not necessarily how many no’s you get or if you get a no. It’s how you react to that no.” - Yewande O’Neal

    “Deal with that thing that’s bigger than you.” - Yewande O’Neal

    “The reflection really comes when you ask yourself the hard questions.” - Yewande O’Neal



    Resource mentioned


    Joyce Meyer
    Jamie Kern Lima
    Do It Afraid

    Believe IT


    L'Oréal



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    Email info@kairosleaders.org to reach out or connect with me on LinkedIn.


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    • 16 min
    Leading with Integrity

    Leading with Integrity

    Natalie Born is the Founder and Podcast Host of Innovation Meets Leadership and the Vice President of Innovation for Territory Global. Prior to Innovation Consulting, Natalie was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at a mar-tech firm. As an accomplished executive with two approved US patents under her belt and over 15 years of experience leading product development teams, she is consistently willing to share her expertise to ensure companies are designing their products and strategy with the customer at the center of the design. 

    Natalie is a keynote speaker, podcaster, and innovation facilitator. Natalie has worked with organizations such as CareerBuilder, First Data, IHG, and ADP, leading major initiatives in over 18 countries and building a background in acquisition, integration, and international product development.

    Let’s listen to Natalie and learn her Purpose Pivot moments! 

    [00:01 - 05:49] Opening Segment


    I introduce my special guest for this episode, Natalie Born
    Learn more about Natalie with these Rapid Fire Questions! 

    [05:50 - 15:12] What to Look For in a Company


    Natalie talks about the influence of her parents on her career 
    Why she always looks for a challenge 
    What you should look for in a company according to Natalie

    [15:13 - 25:44] What Are Your Non-Negotiables?


    Choose a leader, not a job, and here’s why
    Look for formal and informal mentors
    Natalie shares her experience during the 2008 economic crisis 
    From almost getting fired to leading an entire department 
    Determine your non-negotiables in your career
    Natalie talks about her purpose

    [25:45 - 32:56] Why Prioritize Your Peace Before Performance 


    When should you “take the leap?”
    How Natalie can take risks so quickly
    Peace over performance 

    [32:57 - 34:24] Closing Segment 


    See links below to connect with Natalie
    Final words



    Tweetable Quotes:

    “Choosing a leader, not a job, is one of the most important lessons that I’ve ever personally gleaned from all the different leaders I’ve set under.” - Natalie Born

    “I’m going to take the leap even though I have no clue what it’s gonna look like or where my foot is going to land.” - Natalie Born

    “When we walk in a place of peace, we can see other people, we can care for other people, and we can come alongside them, and they’re not competition to us.” - Natalie Born



    Resources Mentioned:


    John Maxwell



    Email natalie@innovationmeetsleadership.com or check out LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram to connect with Natalie. Visit Territory Global and Innovation Meets Leadership to learn more about her work. 



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    • 34 min
    From Adversity to Blessing with Adewale Adeyemi

    From Adversity to Blessing with Adewale Adeyemi

    Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce my brother, Adewale Adeyemi, in today’s episode. Adewale is a Nigerian-American born in the District of Columbia but raised in Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!) with a bachelor’s of science in Economics even though Mathematics has his heart! He loves food (cooking), fun, technology and writing poetry. Writing is truly an expression of one's whole persona and he enjoys the challenge of creating pieces that can stimulate one's mind. 

    He currently works as a Senior Solutions Consultant and in his spare time works on building 3 companies: Promise Street LLC, an educational non-profit geared towards helping young kids learn STEM at no cost; MindFrackin LLC, a poetry company selling retail products; and Promise Street Technology Systems & Consulting LLC, a consulting company for people who want to start a career in the information technology industry. 

    He is a proud girl dad and she means the world to him. He believes she is next up on the path to success!

    Let’s listen to Adewale and learn his Purpose Pivot moments! 

    [00:01 - 05:56] Opening Segment


    I introduce my special guest for this episode, Adewale Adeyemi
    Let’s get to know Adewale with our rapid-fire questions! 

    [05:57 - 15:27] Realizing His Purpose Pivot Moment 


    Are you thinking of changing your majors in college? Here’s Adewale’s tip for you
    Adewale talks about why his purpose is to help people 
    Don’t miss tips to navigate the workforce better!
    How he made his Purpose Pivot after getting fired
    You won’t always realize a Purpose Pivot right away: Adewale shares his thoughts 
    Adewale’s story on how he “befriended” Google to learn by himself 

    [15:28 - 25:10] God is Always There 


    How long did it take for Adewale to become an expert in his field? 
    Adewale tells us how powerful networking is in building a business 
    From a hobby to a sustainable business: Adewale’s story about MindFrackin
    He talks about the power of faith in going through his ups and downs 
    Here are some much-needed words of wisdom from Adewale you need to hear right now! 

    [25:11 - 28:10] Closing Segment 


    There’s no way you can fail if you follow this advice from Adewale 
    See links below to connect with Adewale 
    Final words



    Tweetable Quotes:

    “No matter what, God does have a purpose for my life and He will see it through if I follow Him.” - Adewale Adeyemi

    “No one’s perfect. No matter what background you come from, God is always there.” - Adewale Adeyemi

    “Keep God at the forefront. Just know that He has a purpose for your life.” - Adewale Adeyemi



    Email promisestreettsc@gmail.com or check out LinkedIn and Instagram to connect with Adewale. Visit Promise Street Technology Systems & Consulting to avail his services! 

    Supercharge your online presence with MindFrackin! 



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    • 28 min
    Seek Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly

    Seek Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly

    Welcome back to Purpose Pivots Podcast! Today, I share the story of Maya Moore, who is considered by many as the greatest female basketball player of all time. She left basketball at the peak of her career to help a wrongly convicted man named Jonathan Irons in seeking justice. What Maya went through was an “ultimate purpose pivot” and an epitome of God directing us to the places where we should be, no matter how many pivots and detours it takes.

    Tune in now and learn from this Purpose Pivot moment!

    [00:01 - 02:16] Opening Segment


    Here’s why I love this podcast

    I introduce the topic for this episode


    [02:17 - 10:24] The Search for Justice


    I talk about Maya Moore, a decorated WNBA star

    Maya Moore’s “ultimate purpose pivot” and how it resonated with me

    Why she left basketball at the peak of her career

    What is a “God dream?”

    Winning with justice


    Read Micah 6:8



    Humility, Identity, and Justice


    [10:25 - 11:36] Closing Segment


    Connect with me! Links below

    Final words


    Tweetable Quotes:

    “Maya [Moore] not only pivoted into purpose by leaving an amazingly decorated basketball career to seek justice for Jonathan [Irons], but she also started an amazing organization to build awareness and a movement for change.” - Yewande O’Neal

    “Purpose pivots [are] in everyday life. Every day, we choose decisions, detours, moments that pivot us into exactly where we should be.” - Yewande O’Neal



    Resource mentioned


    Purpose Pivots Episode 11: Do It Afraid

    WNBA

    ESPN 30-for-30 Documentary: Breakaway

    Win With Justice


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    Email yewande@kairosleaders.org to reach out to me or connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn.


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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

Candice Lomax ,

Amazing!!

I simply loved the first episode! I’m not one who listens to podcasts frequently, yet the format, conversation and wisdom was refreshing! I needed to hear this interview as I have been contemplating some changes in my own career journey.

Thank you Yewande, for creating such an uplifting and inspiring platform.

I look forward to hearing more from others guest.

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