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With more than one million downloads and listeners in 130 countries, Support is Sexy podcast shares the inspiring stories of over 500 diverse women entrepreneurs around the world, including how they started, how they stumbled and how having the courage to ask for support along the way played a pivotal role in their success. Join host Elayne Fluker -- speaker, coach, entrepreneur and author of the book, Get Over "I Got It" (HarperCollins) -- as she facilitates dynamic conversations that will support you along your entrepreneurial journey. Remember: Having it all doesn't mean doing it all alone. (To learn more about Elayne, visit www.elaynefluker.com.)

Support is Sexy with Elayne Fluker | Interviews with 500+ Women Entrepreneurs Elayne Fluker: Author, Speaker, Consultant, Coach

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With more than one million downloads and listeners in 130 countries, Support is Sexy podcast shares the inspiring stories of over 500 diverse women entrepreneurs around the world, including how they started, how they stumbled and how having the courage to ask for support along the way played a pivotal role in their success. Join host Elayne Fluker -- speaker, coach, entrepreneur and author of the book, Get Over "I Got It" (HarperCollins) -- as she facilitates dynamic conversations that will support you along your entrepreneurial journey. Remember: Having it all doesn't mean doing it all alone. (To learn more about Elayne, visit www.elaynefluker.com.)

    805: Money Talks with the Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

    805: Money Talks with the Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

    Money is a part of our everyday lives -- and with current inflation and housing fluctuations and gas-price hikes, it's the topic of daily conversations around our kitchen tables. So why do so many of us struggle to talk about it?
     
    If you have money questions and you want to get some insight from an expert on what you should be thinking about at this stage of your life, listen to my candid "money talk" with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox -- The Money Coach. Lynnette is author of more than a dozen books on personal finance, including the New York Times bestseller, "Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom," which she wrote after having paid off $100,000 in credit card debt in three years. We talk about financial considerations whether you're caring for aging parents, sending your kids to college and more.
     
    What are YOUR top money questions these days?
     
    IN OTHER NEWS:
    Do you want to sign up for my new audio series -- "Live the Question" -- that will inspire you with a provocative question to reflect on and journal about each week? It's only available to my text message subscirbers, so to sign up and receive a new question each week, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764.
     
    ABOUT ELAYNE FLUKER:
    Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, trainer, executive coach and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com.

    • 51 min
    Redefining Courage and Taking Up Space with Speaker and Author Candace Doby

    Redefining Courage and Taking Up Space with Speaker and Author Candace Doby

    Candace Doby is the founder of the Can-Do Company — which is a speaking and coaching business dedicated to helping emerging leaders activate personal courage in order to perform to their potential in work and life. They’ve helped over 25,000 emerging leaders across the U.S. conjure their courage and take worthwhile risks … risks like speaking up with an unpopular opinion in a meeting of like minds and bringing their whole, real self to every personal and professional space they occupy.
    This episode, recorded during my LinkedIn Live conversatoin with Candace, she talks to us about redefining courage and taking up space. Her new book, "Cool Girl's Guide to Courage" is available now!
     
     
    IN OTHER NEWS:
    Do you want to sign up for my new audio series that inspires you to reflect and journal about a new question with me each week? It's only available to my text message subscirbers so to sign up and receive a new question each week, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764.
     
    ABOUT ELAYNE FLUKER:
    Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, facilitator and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com.

    • 35 min
    How to Follow Your Passion with Black in Tulum Founder Nubia Younge

    How to Follow Your Passion with Black in Tulum Founder Nubia Younge

    What's it like to pick up everything, leave your home country and decide to build a successful business in Mexico that centers the travel pleasure of Black folks? We talk to Black in Travel founder Nubia Younge (who's best known for her Black in Tulum brand that she launched during the height of the pandemic) and find out about her journey, her mission and what's next.  
    IN OTHER NEWS:
    Do you want to sign up for my new audio series that inspires you to reflect and journal about a new question with me each week? It's only available to my text message subscirbers so to sign up and receive a new question each week, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764.
     
    ABOUT ELAYNE FLUKER:
    Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, facilitator and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com.
     
     

    • 42 min
    802: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

    802: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

    Transitions, change, growth, tough times and bounce-backs -- I talk about it all in this latest and (admittedly) long overdue episode of the Support is Sexy podcast! 
    If this is your first time listening, welcome! You'll learn more about who I am and what to expect from the podcast. If you been here for a minute: THANK YOU! I'll hope you'll enjoy this new ride.
    IN OTHER NEWS:
    If you want to sign up for my new audio series that's only available to my text message subscirbers, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764 and you'll be signed up.
     
    Women are launching side hustles more than ever and taking control of their earnings! Want to learn how you could potentially create $5000 / month in additional income for yourself and help people live healthier lives? Visit refineyourhustle.com to schedule 30 minutes with me and entrepreneur Kristy Kuhl to find out more info! This is NOT a sales call. This is information sharing.  
    Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, facilitator and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com.

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    801: 5 Things You Need to Know about Cybersecurity with Jessica Robinson of Purepoint International

    801: 5 Things You Need to Know about Cybersecurity with Jessica Robinson of Purepoint International

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Jessica Robinson, the Founder & CEO of PurePoint International whose main purpose is to support leaders to create inner security, so they can create outer security for their clients. In this episode, Jessica talks about how her protective nature led her to the cyber security field and how she felt different since nobody looked like her, Jessica’s desire to guide leaders into cyber security in a creative way that is not only based on data protection, but in a sense of humanity that involves the vulnerability of the person. She talks about the implications for us by being constantly exposed to the internet and how to be able to read those red flags on the internet.
     
    Jessica Robinson
    Jessica Robinson is a writer and Founder & CEO of PurePoint International. She has worked with a top 40 company and with the 2015 US Open. PurePoint International, a holistic boutique security firm, is the #1 security company for women-owned & women-led businesses globally. PurePoint International helps CEOs prevent data breaches by bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. With their unique business model and launch of their new innovative training, Safe Spaces Organizational, and Leadership Training, PurePoint was recently awarded the JCI Philippines-New York ICON Award for International Affairs and Women’s Security. Jessica supports clients with CISO/DPO consulting, incident response and remediation (implement SIEM, IDS, DLP), cyber security board governance, cyber security awareness training, data protection and privacy, regulatory compliance, and standards (NYCRR 500 DFS, GDPR, HIPPA, NIST). PurePoint International provides data security, cyber risk, privacy, and information governance consulting services for insurance financial services, law firms, health services, social enterprises, international non-profits, and women-founded, owned, or led businesses. Jessica is also on the board of the authentication technology company Netlok, Board Chair of World Pulse, and co-leads the Racial Equity Committee for Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS).


    Insights from this Episode
    When did Jessica fall in love with entrepreneurship How she got introduced into cyber security The importance of learning skills such as coding  PurePoint’s approach to cyber security How does PurePoint involve a sense of humanity to cyber security 5 things everyone should know about cyber security What a VPN does and its importance The urgency of a password manager The biggest mistakes the companies do regarding cyber security The meaning of the s after the http What it means to be a consciously secure entrepreneur

    Stay Connected:


    Jessica Robinson
    Instagram: Jessica Robinson
    LinkedIn: Jessica A. Robinson
    Twitter: Jessica Robinson


    PurePoint
    LinkedIn: PurePoint International
    Website: https://the-purepoint.com/


    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker


    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy


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    • 51 min
    800: Sis, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Dr. Adia Gooden Tells You Why

    800: Sis, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Dr. Adia Gooden Tells You Why

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Dr. Adia Gooden, a licensed clinical psychologist who firmly believes that there is nothing wrong in asking for help, especially as a Black woman. Dr. Adia talks about how growing up with clinical psychologists as parents, and her love and interest for people inspired her to become one. Dr. Adia also discusses the importance of fighting the social stereotypes and removing the stigma towards asking for psychological help, how to find the therapist that suits your needs and engage in a good relationship with them, and how to have a healthy relationship with yourself and the people that surround you by establishing boundaries. 


    Adia Gooden
    Dr. Adia Gooden is a licensed clinical psychologist, dynamic speaker, and trainer, who is passionate about cultivating unconditional self-worth in others. Dr. Adia has an independent clinical practice and runs a business focused on helping people connect with their unconditional self-worth. Dr. Adia formerly served as the Director of the Clinic and Community Programs at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and a Staff Psychologist and the Coordinator for Multicultural Outreach and Support at The University of Chicago Student Counseling Service. Dr. Adia has spent more than a decade working with clients to embody mental wellness in their everyday lives and to engage boldly with the world. Dr. Adia received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University in which she served for four years.


    Insights from this Episode
    What made Adia pursue a career in psychology The connection between self-worth and the willingness to ask for psychological help How social stereotypes impede black women from asking for help How to find the right therapist as a black woman The importance of paying attention to racial trauma as a psychologist The importance of asking yourself questions before getting psychological help Why engaging in a good relationship with your therapist is crucial What are the different alternatives you might take if you can’t afford psychological help Misconceptions about therapy The importance of healthy boundaries

    Stay Connected:


    Adia Gooden
    Instagram: Adia Gooden
    LinkedIn: Adia Gooden
    Twitter: Adia Gooden
    Facebook Adia Gooden
    Website: https://dradiagooden.com/
    TED talk: Cultivating unconditional self-worth | Adia Gooden


    Elayne Fluker
    Instagram: @elaynefluker
    LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker


    Support is Sexy
    Instagram: @supportissexy


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

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Highly Recommended!

Just came across this show, and I’m loving it already! The episode on self-care really resonated for me. Great conversations and inspiring (and relatable!) guests.

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A Must Listen

I highly recommend listening to this podcast for inspiration! Elayne and her guests discuss very valuable content!

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