22 episodes

Thought-provoking topics and discussions intended to uplift, encourage and motivate women from all walks of life. Join Life Coach Kara Barker along with other special guests for a time of inspiration and empowHERment.

The Hello MaximizHer Podcast Kara Barker

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

Thought-provoking topics and discussions intended to uplift, encourage and motivate women from all walks of life. Join Life Coach Kara Barker along with other special guests for a time of inspiration and empowHERment.

    Amplified Allyship—Brave and Beyond with Sarah Alter, President and CEO of NextUp

    Amplified Allyship—Brave and Beyond with Sarah Alter, President and CEO of NextUp

    We’ve all heard the myth that women don’t support each other—but it’s not true. Women can be powerful allies at work for other women. Climbing the proverbial ladder and breaking through the glass ceiling in the workplace has never been easy for women, especially minorities and women of color however the landscape has begun to shift with women occupying senior level roles and taking up space in the C-suite.
    As we wrap up Season 2 of the Brave and Bold Women’s series of The Hello MaximizHer podcast, we invite Sarah Alter president and CEO of NextUp, a nonprofit learning, leadership, and advocacy organization. Alters discusses how she embraces the role of an ally by taking continuous, intentional and relentless actions to amplify, promote and support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all people. She encourages leaders to look across one’s executive boards, leadership teams and corporate environments to see if your organization has layers of inclusion and multi-dimensions of diversity and if there is an imbalance then you have work to do.
    We have the power to rewrite the script for ourselves and we rise by lifting each others.

    • 48 min
    Brave But Afraid with Life Coach Kara Barker

    Brave But Afraid with Life Coach Kara Barker

    Did you know the real magic happens when you get outside of your comfort zone? Now I’m not talking about any razzle dazzle. I’m talking about the real power that comes from within when you finally decide not to lean on your own understanding but fully TRUST GOD.
    On this week’s episode of The Hello MaximizHer Podcast Kara takes an intentional detour to define her own BRAVE.
    Truth be told— there are so many people who live in fear. Fear of failure. Fear of judgment. Fear of death. Fear of life. Fear of living out their nightmares. Fear of saying No. Fear of saying Yes. And most damaging fear of taking a leap of faith and living on purpose.
    During this week’s episode Life Coach Kara Barker shares how she defines being BRAVE and 5 ways one can exude bravery.
    She reminds listeners that being BRAVE isn’t something that happens when you’re not scared anymore or when you no longer hear the whispers of fear or doubt but when you finally learn how to turn down the frequency of uncertainty, doubts, fears, lies and untruths and turn up the voice of The Holy Spirit and begin hearing the real truth.
    Now is the time to move in faith and BE BRAVE & DO IT AFRAID!

    • 17 min
    Being Redeemed: A Heart for Teaching with Aromi Knox

    Being Redeemed: A Heart for Teaching with Aromi Knox

    How often do you mess up?
    Life is far from perfect and I mess up and fail GOD daily.
    However, here’s how His love is full of grace, love and redemption: there is no one too sinful to be loved by GOD. There is no one is too broken to be REDEEMED! Hallelujah!
    The issue isn’t the amount of sin in a person; it’s the amount of grace God can give a person. The question isn’t about how broken a person is; it’s about how mighty God is.
    On today’s episode of The Hello Maximizer Podcast with we have an unscripted conversation with Bible Teacher and Founder of Righteously Redeemed Aromi Knox. In this season of singleness, Aromi shares spiritual lessons she has learned along the way about who she was in Christ and how to give oneself grace when life presents its share of setbacks and oppositions. Aromi inspires listeners to be encouraged in truth because it doesn’t matter where you come from, or what you have done in your past or present, or who you used to be; GOD can redeem, refinish, renew, restore and revitalize your soul! The issue isn’t the amount of sin in a person; it’s the amount of unlimited grace GOD can give a person. The question isn’t about how broken a person is; it’s about how mighty GOD is.
    Tune into this week’s episode to hear more about GOD’s redemptive love.✝️

    • 54 min
    Being Healthy: Mind, Body, Soul and Wellness with Celebrity Wellness Expert Dr. Basheerah Ahmand

    Being Healthy: Mind, Body, Soul and Wellness with Celebrity Wellness Expert Dr. Basheerah Ahmand

    This week's episode features Celebrity Wellness Expert, Entrepreneur, Founder of Be A Warrior fitness apparel and Director of Steve Harvey Global Dr. Basheerah Ahmad. As a wellness guru on any given day, Basheerah Ahmad may be doing squats with Carrie Underwood, lifting weights with Vivica Fox, or tossing a medicine ball with Steve Harvey. Basheerah has been featured as a recurring Fitness Expert on NBC-Universal’s Radius,  Dr. Phil, ‘The Doctors’,  VH1's Hollywood's Hottest Bodies, America Now, The Daily Share and The Today Show and The National Body Challenge on the Discovery Channel.
    During this episode Dr. Ahmad addresses the “love-hate” relationship many women over 30 experience and how one can incorporate some conditioning techniques to get you back to full wellness. Basheerah shares priceless wisdom about the trifecta - mind, body and soul to coexist and work together as a team. She shares with listeners that whether one is accomplishing a fitness goal, realizing untapped potential, or seeking the connections to take your plan from concept to realization, one must change one’s mindset and set realistic goals while giving oneself grace. There’s more to wellness than just fitting into those skinny jeans stashed in the back of your closet. And it’s not just about high-impact, sweat-inducing exercise, either. It’s about incorporating intentional movements into your routine like strength training, cycling or yoga, to enhance your overall health- mind, body and soul. Your life shouldn’t revolve around hitting a magic number on the scale. What truly matters is accepting oneself for who you are while continuing to evolve and move towards the best version of yourself.
    For more information about Basheerah, go to https://www.basheerahahmad.com.

    • 47 min
    Being Courageous: The Confident and Humble Woman with Christie Allen

    Being Courageous: The Confident and Humble Woman with Christie Allen

    On this week’s episode we engage in a casual conversation with Technical Sourcer Christie Allen to share some practical advice about being a confident woman when making career moves and experiencing life transitions. We take a deep dive into discussing how women can remain humble while standing firm in one’s convictions when communicating one’s non-negotiables and learn how to be effective in networking and presenting oneself for opportunities and making sure there are meaningful. There will always be reasons why you think you can’t take the next step — you don’t have the time, money, etc. But having a career you’re proud of, that inspires you and keeps you on your toes and that makes every day better is worth it. You’re worth it.
    Throughout this conversation, it is my hope that listeners will recognize that being a confident woman is like adding little sprinkles of glitter over our self esteem to remind the world that we can do great things if we first believe in ourselves.

    • 36 min
    Being Well: Faith, Mental Health and Wellness with Licensed Professional Counselor Tori Dixon

    Being Well: Faith, Mental Health and Wellness with Licensed Professional Counselor Tori Dixon

    During this episode we have an intimate and thought provoking conversation with mental health professional Tori S. Dixon, MS, LPC with Graceful Journey Counseling to discuss the impacts of mental health and a few stigmas that are associated with seeking appropriate care. As we continue to move into a post pandemic world, Dixon shares with listeners the importance of destigmatizing mental health by giving space for people to show up as their whole selves, including the parts that are suffering and experiencing pain.
    Friends, many of us are struggling with mental health issues or know someone who is and now is the opportunity to have an open conversation about mental health and debunk the lies and myths. Dixon compassionately shares there is room in her practice for you to bring your whole self and faith while getting the care that you need.
    If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, or thoughts of suicide, there are resources available to help:
    If you are in immediate crisis, call 911
    If you or anyone you know is having thoughts about suicide, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 1-800-273-TALK (8255),
    suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    • 46 min

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