Founder and CEO of The Back to Me Project (@backtomeproject), Yoli Tamu (@yolitamuofficial) hosts this college-focused podcast inspired by college students across the nation. This 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.
Mature Decision Making with Dr. Jessica Jackson
Fall is here and many of us have returned to a semi-normal existence at school and at work. However, COVID-19 has caused us to think more strategically about how we want our future to look moving forward. Today, we invite back one of our TOP 10 guests, Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Jessica Jackson to share with us how she has been surviving through COVID, and preparing emotionally for this new semester. In this episode, she shares how to allow your core values to guide your decision making and help you communicate your needs to the people you love.
Dr. Jackson completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at New Mexico State University and her MA in Education and Human Development at George Washington University. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at North Carolina A&T State University, she developed a passion for advocacy in the field of counseling psychology. At her clinical practice in Houston, TX, she delivers culturally responsive evidence-based treatments to clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems. She also offers local and national workshops and webinars. To learn more about Dr. Jackson’s work and her “Therapy Thursdays”, go to her IG @dr_jlauren or her website at DrJLauren.com.
The Value of Uncertainty with Dr. Zerri Gross
Measuring the pros and cons of this life will be an ongoing exercise for the rest of your life. Today, we're excited to invite back one of our favorite guests, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Zerri Gross. Recognize that you are not alone in your uncertainty about the future. Dr. Z encourages you to start thinking about what makes you happy, so that the journey ahead can be less daunting and more fulfilling.
Dr. Z completed her Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Argosy University. She also received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus. Dr. Z is a veteran and she has completed training to incorporate therapeutic discussions on the topics of racism and cultural competency in service providing fields, specifically to support clinicians in providing culturally sensitive services. She is also a Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master Healer, Goddess Temple Priestess, Crystal and Sound Healer. To learn more about Dr. Z and her workshops, connect with her on IG @greaterself_dr.z or visit her website at GreaterSelf.org to get your FREE 7-day Goddess Vibes Planner.
Recognize You Are Enough with Dr. Tabitha Taylor
What is the first thing you judge when you look in the mirror? Do you see a powerful, beautiful woman staring back at you? Well if not, today's guest, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Tabitha Taylor of the Well-Play Counseling and Wellbeing Center has some powerful insight to share with you. It's time to restructure your self-talk and leave the pressures of others behind.
Dr. Taylor completed her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at the Los Angeles Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also received her MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Antioch University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Taylor specializes in working with women of color and her doctoral dissertation explored the African American Woman’s Experiences of the Strong Black Woman Stereotype. Her approach is eclectic. She strives to provide methods that educate individuals how to effectively manage life struggles by focusing on providing healthy coping methods to achieve balance in managing emotions through communication, understanding and flexibility. To learn more about her work, connect with her on IG @ tabithalindheim, @wellplaywellbeing or visit her at Well-Play.com.
Care Packages Made Just For You with Peachi Williams
Opening a special gift from home while you're away in college is always a great surprise. Care packages sent with love can help make your experience in college more manageable and remind you that you are always connected to a community that loves you. In today's episode, Founder and Creative Director of the Freshman Fun Box Brand, Ms. Peachi Williams joins us to share some of her popular care packages and resources filled with PPE items, school supplies affirmation cards and so much more.
Peachi completed her MS in Global Strategic Communications and received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Business Administration at Florida International University. Certified in Entrepreneurship, this creative entrepreneur and writer is the owner of The Write Mixx, a writing firm for corporate entities, authors and personal brands. As the proud owner of the Freshman Fun Box™, HBCU Box®, Middle School Fun Box™, High School Fun Box™, and Birthday box, this determined mother is just getting started. To learn more about Peachi and her creative products, connect with her on IG @freshmanfunbox or visit her website at FreshmanFunBox.com.
Have Fun Developing Your Cultural Competency with Tish Norman
As you embrace your new community on campus, understanding and building cross-cultural relationships will prove to be very valuable to your success as a student and an enterprising young professional. In today’s episode, Speaker, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., Tish Norman joins us to take all the mystery and anxiety out of meeting the most amount of people in a short amount of time, all while thoroughly enjoying yourself! Get ready to find out about 'One College Nation' and just how rewarding and beneficial your college experience is going to be beyond the classroom. Her encouraging words at the end of this podcast are not to be missed.
Tish completed her MA in Education at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Elementary Education at Kentucky State University. This higher education consultant has written several published articles, 4 books, and a forthcoming scheduled for release this December. At Kentucky State University, she was inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and has presented her doctoral research at the Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on The Black Family in America and the National Council for Black Studies. Having spoken in 45 states and 14 countries and despite her rigorous academic obligations, Tish still maintains an active speaking schedule, keynoting at dozens of leadership conferences and campuses every year. To learn more about her work, connect with her on IG @speakertishnorman or visit her website at TishNorman.com.
Building Your Village on Campus with Daphne Valcin
Freshman Orientation is fast approaching and balancing your life with school is gonna be very important. In today's episode, Certified Career and Business Coach, Daphne Valcin encourages you to explore the many benefits of connecting with your professors and utilizing your resources to build a village on campus that will remind you of the emotional safety of home.
Daphne completed her MS.Ed in Secondary Education-English and Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with a concentration in Business at the University of Florida. This first-generation American has committed her life to overcoming obstacles and embracing opportunity and success. As a Certified Life Coach focused on career advancement and business growth, Daphne has coached over 400 clients across 20 states, the UK, Canada and China since starting Daphne Valcin Coaching in 2014. To learn more about her work, connect with her on IG @daphnevalcin or visit her website at DaphneValcin.com.