Shifting Perspectives is a bi-weekly conversation with Yolande. Yolande, a Canadian of Caribbean descent, now calls the Turks and Caicos Islands home. This podcast challenges listeners to fuel themselves with diversity in the way they think, the way they work, the way they parent and the way they live.
Episode 58: Smashing Your Limiting Beliefs (with Colleen Blake-Miller)
For this week's episode I am joined by Psychotherapist and Speaker, Colleen Blake- Miller. Colleen has been working for more than a decade supporting individuals in achieving health, wellness and personal growth. On this episode we dive into the topic of limiting beliefs. We explore what they are, how they are formed, and how we can tackle them. We also jump into the topic of mindset and how a growth mindset can positively influence the way we navigate our paths. Colleen reminds us of the importance and power of leaning in and jumping into the kinds of lives we want.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and speaker, Colleen Blake-Miller has worked diligently, for more than a decade, supporting hundreds in achieving health, wellness, and personal growth. She couples her dynamic speaking style with her clinical expertise in such areas as identity, worth, depression, and trauma in order to bring healing to men and women in her community.
In addition to being in private practice, Colleen works within the community through workshops, special projects and community initiatives. She has served for over 16 years supporting individuals and families in need.
Colleen is a mother of 3 boys (LJ, BJ & JJ) and one beautiful daughter (Rebecca-Joy). She has been married to her husband and best friend Leroy for over 13 years, and enjoys laughing, making others laugh, and working with her hands on DIY projects at home.
Episode 57: Be Confident in Your Genius Zone (with Liberty White)
For this week's episode I am joined by Liberty White. Liberty is a CEO of CHOZEN MEDIA, a boutique video marketing and live stream production company. Liberty shares her knowledge in creative solutions to address social and business needs. Through our discussion, Liberty highlights what it takes to create content with confidence, and the importance of ensuring that the content we are creating is aligned with our business goals and desired outcomes. We also discuss the importance of diverse content creation for our children, and the role access and mentorship can play in navigating our success. Liberty reminds us of the power of building, tapping into and serving our villages while embracing our genius zones.
Liberty White CEO at CHOZEN MEDIA, a boutique video marketing and live stream production agency in Atlanta and Toronto (Canada).
With nearly 20 years of expertise, Liberty has worked to create solutions to address social and business needs for organizations including, but not limited to: ESPN, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Georgia Department of Economic Development, rolling out, and ATL WEBFEST, the first web series festival in the Southeast region of the United States.
Additionally, she is an active mentor for startups and provides professional development assistance to new college graduates and mid-level professionals transitioning to the tech industry. As a champion for women in business, she is also committed to being a resource and making resources accessible for women desiring to start a business or enter the technology and media professions.
When she is not working, she is busy raising an active and curious grade-schooler. As a life-long learner, she recently decided to learn how to fly drones and obtained an FAA Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot License.
If you need support with your video content, visit Liberty at chozenmedia.co (not .com) and DIYVideoPlanner.com.
Episode 56: Introduction to The Enneagram (with Nicole Cox)
For this week's episode, I am joined by Nicole Cox. Nicole is no stranger to Shifting Perspectives and it is always a pleasure to share perspective with Nicole. This week we jump into education in a different way. Nicole joins me to explore a topic I have wanted to jump into for some time: The Enneagram. Nicole guides us through what the Enneagram is and key elements that may interest us and spark our desire for further exploration.
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Previous Shifting Perspectives Episodes:
Episode 10: Ownership I’m Parenting
Episode 21: Cut Your Stone
Facebook- Bloom: The Eclective Voice
Mentioned in this week’s show:
Should Christians Use the Enneagram-
Your Enneagram Coach- https://www.yourenneagramcoach.com/
Episode 55: Defining Your Success (with guest host Latasha Strachan)
For this week's episode, Latasha Strachan steps into the 'interviewer' role and Interviews Yolande Robinson. This episode is especially geared towards parents, educators, and anyone looking to shift the success narrative. We discuss the importance of intentionally defining what success looks like in this period. We explore the importance of choosing attainable benchmarks for ourselves, our children or our students, and our families, and preparing our environments and our mindsets to attain these benchmarks.
Episode 54: A Fight Full of Hope (with Darnell Fulford)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for this week's episode I am joined by 8-year breast cancer survivor, Darnell Fulford. Darnell openly and honestly walks us through her journey from diagnosis, to treatment, to recovery, to now. She shares her initial instincts upon diagnosis, the dynamics of her support system, and her passion for having open and honest conversations about her journey. Our conversation is full of laughs, full of insights, full of truths and highlights a remarkable story of hope and courage.
I am an 8-year breast cancer survivor, I was diagnosed in Oct 2012, after a routine mammogram that led to further testing. My treatment included a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, on Aug 20th, 2013, I was declared cancer free. My story is one of hope and courage. Early detection saved my life, yearly breast cancer screening should be a regular part of your life.
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Episode 53: Let's Talk Nutrition (with Lakeisha Wilson)
For this week's episode I am joined by Lakeisha Wilson, who has spent the last 21 years working as an educator and Public Health Nutritionist, to have a chat about nutrition. She has a wealth of knowledge on topics such as weight management, diabetes, breastfeeding, healthy eating in the workplace and providing diabetes and hypertension education. Lakeisha's passion for nutrition inspires us to be intentional about knowing our risk factors and aware of ways to counteract them for ourselves and our families through preventative approaches.
Mrs. Lakeisha Wilson has a twenty-one-year career as an Educator and Public Health Nutritionist and is registered with Allied Health Professions and Pharmacy Professions Council, Turks and Caicos Islands. She received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia and her Teacher Training at Shortwood Teachers’ College, Kingston Jamaica. She is a certified Lactation Consultant and Food Safety trainer and is a member of the Caribbean Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians (CANDi).
Mrs. Wilson is currently employed within the Turks and Caicos Government’s Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services. She is responsible for coordinating nutrition promotion and disease preventing activities; developing guidelines, protocols and policy documents; conducting nutrition training for students and professionals in health, education and other sectors; preparing newsletters, articles and other publications.
Lakeisha Wilson has been a featured speaker at conferences, lectures, schools and corporations across the country. She has spoken on countless topics such as weight management for adults and children, diabetes, breastfeeding, healthy eating in the workplace, and has provided diabetes and hypertension education to other healthcare professionals, patients, and corporate executives.
She is a regular contributor to GEEMS Magazine and her nutrition expertise is regularly featured in the media, including PTV8 News, local newspapers and on the Health Matters Show aired on Radio Turks and Caicos (RTC). Her ability to translate science so that people understand their unique biochemistry, and can develop a life-style that is personal and practical, are very empowering components of her work.
Lakeisha is married and a proud mother of two lovely daughters, Ai’yana and Ala’a. When she isn’t helping patients, you can find her at home baking a batch of oatmeal cookies for the little ones.
“It’s not about the quick-fix, it’s about everlasting health.” Don’t “find the way”, “find YOUR way.”