149 episodes

Founder and CEO of The Back to Me Podcast (@thebacktomepodcast), Yoli Tamu (@yolitamuofficial) hosts this college-focused podcast inspired by college students across the nation. The Back to Me Podcast was created to answer many questions posed by college freshmen entering this new environment and college graduates heading out into a new world as young adults. Every week, students will be inspired and encouraged by self-affirming interviews and tips to succeed in college and in a career they love.

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Founder and CEO of The Back to Me Podcast (@thebacktomepodcast), Yoli Tamu (@yolitamuofficial) hosts this college-focused podcast inspired by college students across the nation. The Back to Me Podcast was created to answer many questions posed by college freshmen entering this new environment and college graduates heading out into a new world as young adults. Every week, students will be inspired and encouraged by self-affirming interviews and tips to succeed in college and in a career they love.

    150. Leverage Debt and Optimize Tax Strategies with James Austin

    150. Leverage Debt and Optimize Tax Strategies with James Austin

    As you enter the adult stage of your college experience, managing credit, debt and taxes becomes an important concern for many. In this week’s episode, we are joined by James Austin, Tax Consultant and the youngest Associate Superintendent at Twiggs County Public Schools in Georgia. As a Wealth Activist, Mr. Austin shares ways to properly access wealth by leveraging good debt and building a strong credit history while you’re in college. Find out about the importance of tax exemptions and develop a tax plan for paying self-employment taxes as an entrepreneur.⁠

    Mr. Austin is currently in pursuit of his Master of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance at Morehouse College, and he is a passionate and innovative educational leader who champions rural education and fiscal stewardship. As an Assistant Superintendent, he oversees various areas of operations, including transportation, business and finance, human resources, school nutrition, custodial and facility maintenance, and school safety. He has led construction projects totaling over 40 million dollars, implemented a leadership academy for classified personnel, improved school business processes with digital workflows, and received multiple awards and recognitions for his work. He was also a member of Forbes Finance Council and a presenter for several professional associations. To learn more about Mr. Austin and his work, connect with him on LinkedIn or visit his Facebook page at The J.F. Austin Group, LLC.⁠

    • 22 min
    149. Building Generational Wealth with Shelby Patrice

    149. Building Generational Wealth with Shelby Patrice

    It’s Financial Literacy Month and one of the major keys to survival is your financial success. In this week’s episode, we are joined by Shelby Patrice, Financial Literacy Educator and Founder of Budget University. Ms. Patrice joins us to share how she created an innovative program that helps students develop financial literacy by learning through their core academic subjects. Through this fully accredited online program, find out how to sustain the whisper of generational wealth, instead of being perceived as a loud product of ‘new money’.

    Ms. Patrice completed her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Kentucky State University. She founded Budget University in 2020 and the program was fully accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) within a year. She was featured on ⁠NBC Dallas News, won a $10,000 sponsorship from the Dallas Mavericks, and became a member of Engage Dallas. Ms. Patrice built her learning management system (LMS) and online App from the ground up and has accrued over 2,000 users. Budget University is now a featured program at Kentucky State University as a Freshman Experience course. As the former Miss Texas US 2016 and adoptee with a platform for Adoption and Foster care, she has taken the financial literacy pillar to the next level. To learn more about Ms. Patrice and her work, connect with her on IG @budgetuniversity and visit her website at BudgetUniversityOnline.com.

    • 30 min
    148. You're Never Too Young to Live in Alignment with Koya Webb

    148. You're Never Too Young to Live in Alignment with Koya Webb

    For the last week of Women’s History Month, we wanted to remind you of your value and encourage you to prioritize your wellbeing every day. In this week’s episode, we invite back Koya Webb, International Spiritual Health, Wellness Educator, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. Ms. Webb shares how she was able to discover harmony outside of the familiar, create healthy boundaries with the word ‘No’, and find safety in the creative outlet of sports to help alleviate stress. As the creator of The Lifestyle Design Method, find out how she preserves her social wellbeing and uses morning rituals to start her day, in order to live her life in alignment.⁠

    Ms. Webb is also an author, speaker and vegan activist whose core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness and eco-friendly living to combat some of the world's biggest challenges including mental health, social injustices and global warming. The Get Loved Up Community is an international lifestyle community and yoga school that inspires mental, spiritual and physical health through a monthly membership, online courses and wellness retreats. Be sure to grab your FREE copy of Koya's fantastic book, "Let Your Fears Make You Fierce" in the episode notes. To learn more about Koya and The Lifestyle Design Method, connect with her on her YouTube Channel or visit her website at KoyaWebb.com.

    • 23 min
    147. Shaping Teacher-Student Partnerships with Tiffany Gipson

    147. Shaping Teacher-Student Partnerships with Tiffany Gipson

    When classes end, the strategic conversations you choose to have with your peers and your professors will make all the difference in the future you create for yourself. In this week’s episode, we are joined by Tiffany Gipson, the Director of Equity and Quality for the California AfterSchool Network (CAN). Ms. Gipson encourages you to create a teacher-student partnership that will offer a safe space in your learning environment, while also developing your interests to ensure you identify the ‘right fit’ for your career choice.

    Ms. Gipson started with CAN as a member of the Leadership Team and quickly transitioned to a staff position in August 2017. Before becoming a part of the CAN Team, Ms. Gipson was the Technical Assistance Director for Higher Ground NDC, a social justice and educational non-profit that focused on sharing high quality afterschool and support services to schools and communities of color throughout Northern California. In conjunction with her work with Higher Ground, she has also facilitated and chaired several community-based social justice efforts that focused on impacting and interrupting the systems that prevent equity for all. She was the Chair of the Oakland Chapter of the NAACP, Youth Committee, CO-Chair of the African American Advisory Committee on Crime to the Oakland Police Department and the Co-Chair for East Oakland Building Healthy Communities. She also completed a 2-year After School Knowledge (ASK) Fellowship for the Soda Foundation specifically to share and build best practices for organizations to work with school systems to replicate high quality after school programs throughout diverse communities. To learn more about Ms. Gipson and her work, connect with on LinkedIn or visit her website at AfterSchoolNetwork.org.⁠

    • 47 min
    146. Prepare for Your Hormonal Changes in College with Samantha Grant

    146. Prepare for Your Hormonal Changes in College with Samantha Grant

    As you manage the stressors of college, do you find yourself experiencing sudden mood swings, loss of interest in activities, or even a change in your energy level? If so, you may be dealing with some important hormonal changes that need your attention right away! In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite back Samantha Grant, 3x-award-winning Functional Medicine Nutritionist to encourage you to become your best health advocate during your next doctor’s appointment. Find out what affordable supplements and healthy foods will help you balance your hormone levels to help you manage important concerns, such as your menstrual cycle, fibroids, endometriosis, and for some, polycystic ovarian syndrome. As a future leader making a difference in the world, make sure you are an informed patient with a solid health routine.

    Ms. Grant completed her studies in Nutrition at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles and is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She specializes in hormonal balancing, correcting metabolism irregularities, weight loss and complex gastrointestinal issues. Throughout her successful career, she has helped thousands on their path to wellness. Her extensive nutritional training, along with graduate studies in Homeopathic Medicine, allows her the ability to assess her client’s issues in a wide-ranging holistic manner, coupling her experience with both eastern and western medical therapies. Ms. Grant's extensive background includes specialized training in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, homeopathic remedies, Bach flowers, as well as western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. She has been featured in Salon City Magazine, Red Magazine, Vanity Fair Magazine & US Weekly several times. Sam works with A-List celebrities, heads of state, VIPs in numerous industries and everyone in between. She has trained and continues to work with renowned medical doctors and experts worldwide. To learn more about Ms. Grant’s work and her FREE resources, connect with her on IG @samfgrantcn or visit her website at SamFGrant.com.

    • 26 min
    145. Build a Legacy Business and Keep Your Day Job with Faranne Iman

    145. Build a Legacy Business and Keep Your Day Job with Faranne Iman

    Entrepreneurship is becoming more and more attractive to students who want to take control of their future by profiting from their passions. As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we are joined by Furniture Flipper and Viral Sensation, Faranne Iman. She has taken her passion for refinishing furniture and turned it into a business that has amassed over 6 million views on TikTok. Find out how she built a sustainable business and attracted the attention of major sponsors, all while keeping her day job.

    After being inspired by her grandmother’s thrift stores, Faranne decided to sell items online in the market place and discovered her passion for flipping furniture. As a loving single Mom, she is building a legacy for both herself and her son.⁠ Her viral transformation videos with step-by-step instructions on TikTok are engaging, entertaining and fun. She also offers virtual furniture flipping consultations to those interested in learning about the flipping process and building their own profitable furniture flipping business. Faranne is not only supplementing her income, but serving as an incredible example of self-empowerment and perseverance. To learn more about Faranne and her work, connect with her on TikTok and IG @FurnitureByFara.

    • 31 min

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