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The Start Within Podcast seeks to disrupts the narrative about what it means to be strong in mind, body and spirit – particularly for people of color. You'll hear candid insights from Coach Colette about her personal growth journey, along with interviews of BIPOC coaches, healers and founders sharing how they stay healthy while pursuing their goals. You'll want to listen as certified stress management coach, Colette Ellis, shatters the myth of the "Strong Black Woman" who is supposed to be strong for everyone but herself. Stay tuned for informative, healing conversations about real issues. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coach-colette/support

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The Start Within Podcast seeks to disrupts the narrative about what it means to be strong in mind, body and spirit – particularly for people of color. You'll hear candid insights from Coach Colette about her personal growth journey, along with interviews of BIPOC coaches, healers and founders sharing how they stay healthy while pursuing their goals. You'll want to listen as certified stress management coach, Colette Ellis, shatters the myth of the "Strong Black Woman" who is supposed to be strong for everyone but herself. Stay tuned for informative, healing conversations about real issues. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coach-colette/support

    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Did you know that 1980 was the first year that the US Census offered Hispanic as an option to describe one's ethnic identity? In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, this episode of Financial Friday focuses on the diverse cultural identities within the Hispanic and Latinx communities. We cannot ignore the fact that the word "Hispanic" does not reflect the diverse multinational, multicultural, and multilingual identities. It can be said that those who are not Hispanic (or Black for that matter) have gained from erasing experiences of the diverse range of cultural identities, whether they be Chicano, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or other identities. This episode also celebrates the contributions that Latinx entrepreneurs are making to the US economy.

    Have you been feeling tired, overwhelmed? This week was the New Moon in Virgo. In this week's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette shares a personal anecdote about being more specific about what it was that she needed to heal this week. This New Moon can help you to examine all of the unprocessed, undealt with wounds; to look at the areas in which your energy is being drained; to look at where you may have been overextending yourself; to look at where you've been fighting against things, as opposed to allowing and receiving. 

    If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here.

    Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.


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    • 17 min
    Coach Chat on Achieving Optimal Mental Health with Coach Colette and Dr. Alfiee

    Coach Chat on Achieving Optimal Mental Health with Coach Colette and Dr. Alfiee

    Did you know that 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year? Or, that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34? Black and Latinx youth may experience even higher rates of some psychiatric distress due to a number of environmental challenges that place them at risk, including a lack of access to mental health services.

    Too often, it seems like mental health and well-being is perceived to be something that only a privileged few get to achieve. We don't believe this -- and neither does our guest Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble. She’s the founder of the mental health nonprofit The AAKOMA Project, which provides mental health outreach and care for youth of color.

    Given that 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24, the team has its work cut out for them. In this Coach Chat episode, Coach Colette talks with Dr. Alfiee about the mental health issues that young adults are facing, particularly in marginalized communities. As a psychologist and researcher, she presents strategies to help reduce mental health disparities in underserved populations. The two also discuss how to combat cultural stigmas and normalize the conversation around mental health across different generations.

    If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here.

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    • 50 min
    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Today is a National Day of Service and Remembrance to ensure that we strive to make our world a better place, and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11th. As we are wrestling with the current racial and social injustices, sometimes these issues can seem so much larger than our personal impact. In this episode of Financial Fridays, we share some of the 11 Good Deeds suggested by 911Day.org that you can consider taking on to demonstrate your recognition of this important day in our history. 

    How often when someone asks you: "How are you?" do you respond honestly? Do you share what's really going on with you? In this week's Unplugged segment, in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, Coach Colette discusses her challenges to authentically share her feelings and experiences, especially as a content creator in the public realm. She also offers resources to support you on your mental health journey, including the #HowAreYouReally campaign created by the Mental Health Coalition to amplify real stories that embrace a wide variety of mental health experiences. 

    Know that help is always available. You can always reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting “coalition” to 741741. Or, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here.

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    • 13 min
    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Did you know that September is Self-Care Awareness Month? How do you feel about taking time for yourself? Often, we may feel guilty about putting ourselves first before taking care of others. At Start Within Coaching, we host a 7 Day Self-Care Challenge to create an opportunity for you to explore what your body, your mind, and your spirit need to rejuvenate. In this episode of Financial Fridays, you'll hear Coach Colette talk about the benefits and the challenges of committing to a regular self-care routine. If you'd like to access the Self-Care Challenge guide, sign up here.

    During this pandemic have you confused physical distancing with social distancing? In this episode of Unplugged, Coach Colette shares personal anecdotes about community, connection, and isolation. You may be surprised to learn that early studies show that after initial spikes, loneliness during the pandemic has leveled out. How have you maintained your social and emotional connections? Have you formed new bonds, new connections, or identified people with whom you have things in common that you didn’t know before? This situation can be an opportunity if you’re willing, to examine what your life was like before the pandemic and discover the things that you'd like to shift and change going forward.

    If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here.

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    • 13 min
    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    To close out the Black Business month, we take a journey back in time. Did you know that long before Airbnb there was The Negro Motorist Green Book?  First published in 1936, the Green Book was the innovation of a Harlem-based postal carrier named Victor Hugo Green. Because of the discrimination Black people faced whenever they ventured outside their neighborhoods, Black travelers often couldn’t find safe places to eat and sleep. Victor Hugo Green sought to solve this problem. By the early 1940s, the Green Book listed thousands of establishments from across the country, all of them either Black-owned or verified to be non-discriminatory.

    In this episode of Financial Fridays, hear how he expanded listings (the first edition only covered hotels and restaurants in the New York area) by leveraging information from fellow postal workers and offering cash payments to readers for useful information. Coach Colette draws parallels between Green's efforts in crowdsourcing and sponsorship with efforts made by current Black innovators and entrepreneurs to stimulate you to keep pursuing your dreams. 

    Did you know that JOY is an act of RESISTANCE? Are you struggling to find your joy these days? In this week's Unplugged segment, you'll get some motivation as you hear an excerpt from the poem The Telly Cycle by the prolific author, Toi Derricotte. It contains a reference to the love between a Black woman and a fish named Telly. Learn more about the personal connection to this narrative for Coach Colette and her fish Stripe, particularly as she prepares to celebrate her birthday, remaining grateful for the years she's had on this Earth as a Black woman in America. 

    If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here.

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    • 17 min
    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh

    In recognition of Black Business Month, this episode of Financial Fridays continues our focus on US Black businesses. According to digitalundivided, 82% of Black business owners report that they have experienced a decrease or loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Black-owned businesses are more likely to be based in so-called COVID-19 "hot spots," meaning they are operating in communities with: longer forced closures, more COVID-19 symptoms, more social distancing, and fewer customers. 

    Reports indicate that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) did not support businesses in COVID-19 "hot spots." Nationally, just 2% of the hundreds of billions of dollars of CARES Act PPP loans went to Black-owned businesses. In New York City, only 7% of Bronx businesses and 11% of Queens businesses received PPP funding. The overwhelming majority of Black business owners — nearly 3 out of 4 — reported that they needed emergency funding immediately in order to survive this pandemic.

    “Tell me about your little business.” “Well, you know the projects that they work on tend to be on the high end.” In this week's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette shares a recent virtual networking interaction in which the other person (a white man) uttered these two remarks during their conversation. In this discussion on implicit bias and microaggressions, she encourages us to ponder the question: Would he have used that same diminutive language if he had been speaking to another white man? To a white woman?

    If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here.

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