The Lipstick Attitude® was born out of Dr. Elizabeth King, LCSW, CHt and Yvonne Haase, LMHC's desire to share unapologetically and without fanfare their knowledge and their passion for supporting women in all aspects of their lives.
They wanted to not just share tools for women to feel whole and complete, but to also share women’s stories of courage and perseverance. Putting on your Lipstick Attitude® is all about putting on your war paint to get out there and face the world. In each episode Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase bring you hacks, tips and inspiring stories to empower you to live a successful life.
Episode #35 The Courage to Lead with Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief
Barbara is the mother of three children Amanda, Alyssa, and Hailey. Dr. Sharief has six degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Degree from Florida International University.
Commissioner Sharief is one of the youngest people to have passed the RN board exam in the State of Florida. Dr. Sharief received her Doctor of Nursing Practice on October 13, 2017.
As a business owner and active parent, her commitment to her community led her to public service. Commissioner Sharief was Commissioner and Vice-Mayor for the City of Miramar from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, she was elected to the Broward County Commission, District 8 which serves the culturally diverse population of Hallandale Beach, Miramar, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, and West Park.
In 2013, Commissioner Sharief was selected as the first African American Mayor of Broward County and in 2016, was selected once again as Broward County’s Mayor. During her tenure, she has advocated for affordable healthcare, mortgage and foreclosure relief, solutions for homelessness, and for entrepreneurial/small business assistance and mentoring programs.
Commissioner Sharief will continue representing her constituents on a state and national level to advocate for economic stability through job creation, small business support, advocating for COVID 19 financial assistance, affordable healthcare, equal access to care, fair wages, neighborhood revitalization, education, equal rights for all and quality care for the elderly,
veterans, and children.
As of November 2022, Commissioner Sharief will term out as the Broward County Commissioner for District 8 and she has her sights set on running for Congress in 2022. Commissioner Sharief is registered as a candidate to run for US Congressional District 20 and will be on the ballot for the special Primary election scheduled for November 2, 2021.
Business Owner & Elected official
COVID-19 and getting vaccinated
US Congressional District 20 race
Two (2) signed copies of ”No Glory Without a Story! Stepping out on Faith to Birth the Business within You!” by Dr. Mia Merritt (Editor) and written by a collective group of entrepreneurs, including Commissioner Sharief.
No Glory Without a Story is a MUST READ for anyone thinking about starting their own business. The authors in this book have shared their stories of how they took leaps of faith to pursue their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.
They share the good, the bad and the ugly. They talk about trials and triumphs, failures and successes and how they persevered in spite of what it looked like. Some days, they felt like giving up, but they pressed forward in their businesses and eventually, they reaped the benefits of the seeds that they had sown into their business.
If you are thinking about starting your own business, this book is for you!
Episode #34 LEAD OUT LOUD Summit -Dr. Elizabeth King's Keynote "The Courage to Lead out Loud"
Dr. Elizabeth King's full bio:
Elizabeth King, EdD, LCSW, CHt, better known as “The Holistic Psychotherapist” is an internationally recognized wellness expert, motivational speaker, hypnotherapist, radio-TV personality, success coach, author, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University. She is regarded by her peers as a thought leader and a visionary.
Dr. King, who walks the talk of health, empowerment, and leadership. Her relentless pursuit to spread hope everywhere she goes, has led her life’s work or as she affectionately likes to refer to it as her “love walk”.
Dr. King has over 25 years of experience in education, program development, consumer membership acquisition and large-scale event production. In particular, the national success of Suits, Stilettos, and Lipstick, a movement and annual conference that has engaged and retained thousands of women and earned more than a million dollars in cash and in-kind sponsorship.
Dr. King is also the founder of the Lipstick Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women and children through education, advocacy and charitable giving. Dr. King has been honored for her philanthropy with many prestigious awards such as the 2016 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2017 American Business Women Association (ABWA) Wonder Woman Award, Hispanic Woman Distinction Award, 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County Award, PR Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award and the National Association of Women Business Owner (NAWBO) Bravo Award Finalist.
Dr. King has grown Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick into a national women’s movement and annual conference that has engaged and retained thousands of women and earned more than a million dollars in cash and in-kind sponsorship. Currently, there are 7 SSL chapters opened across the US, with 10-15 chapters projected to launch in the next 2 years. Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick has over 30,000 social media followers and has garnered over 50 million social media impressions since its inception in 2012.
As a speaker, Dr. King captivates her audiences. Her personal stories, combined with her knowledge, always leave her audiences motivated, empowered and inspired. She has delivered countless keynote speeches and presentations to Fortune 500 companies and top government agencies on health, leadership and business creation.
Dr. King’s favorite quote and one that she wholeheartedly lives by is “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Ghandi
You can contact Dr. Elizabeth King at DrKing@SSLWomen.org
Episode #33 LEAD OUT LOUD Summit Fireside Chat with Rita Case
See Rita's full bio:
Rita Case is the President and CEO of The Rick Case Automotive Group. She owns and operates the Rick Case dealership group which produces over $1 Billion in annual sales and ranks among largest dealer groups nationally. The 14 dealerships are located in South Florida and Atlanta, Georgia offering many franchises and recognized for setting national volume sale records.
Rita worked at her parent’s Honda motorcycle and car dealership, which was the first Honda dealership in the U.S., throughout grade school. After graduating from the University of California with an Economics’ degree she followed her passion back to her parents dealership, where she was determined to prove that a woman could be a successful car dealer. While managing the dealership she met Rick at a Honda car meeting in 1977, they married in 1980 and together built the Rick Case Auto Group.
Rita has received national recognition for her contribution to the auto industry. A few significant awards: “National Dealers of the Year” by USA Today; Automotive News “Outstanding Women in the Auto Industry”; Northwood University’s Dealer Education and Distinguished Woman of the Year; Women’s Automobile Association’s Spirit of Leadership award.
She has been recognized for her business leadership; Nova Southeastern University inducted Rita into their Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. In the award’s 35-year history, she was only the 4th women inducted. Some other awards “Business Leader of the Year” from South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Junior Achievement, Northwood University, Leadership Broward and Rotary International. Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year”; Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
Rita together with Rick are known for developing and leading events for non-profit groups which to date have raise over 100 million dollars: a few are Boys & Girls, Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association, hospitals; Cleveland Clinic, Holy Cross, Joe DiMaggio Children’s, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, American Cancer Society, Humane Society. They founded 38 years ago the “Rick Case Bikes for Kids” which has donated over 120,000 bicycles to undeserved children during the holiday season.
Rita loves balancing her day with her career responsibilities, multiple community projects, piloting her Honda jet between the dealerships and their children and grandchildren.
Episode #32 LEAD OUT LOUD...Women Empowering Women Virtual Summit
In this special episode Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase are sharing a clip from their Lead Out Loud...Women Empowering Women Virtual Summit! This event was to celebrate International Women's Month in March. Be inspired by this amazing panel of professional women as they share their journeys of overcoming struggles, tips on work-life balance and the secrets to their success!
Meet the panelists:
Alena Capra, Award-winning Interior Designer and Host of SoFlo Home Project (WPLG)
Catherine Cole- Vice President, Global Customer Research and Solutions
Ginger Martin, CEO of American National Bank
Marianita Lopez, Attorney, President of American Civil Liberties Union-Hawaii
Melissa Mark-Viverito, Equity-centered Activist and Intersectional Sectional Social Justice Champion
To learn more about SSL and our events, please visit us at SSLWomen.org. If you like what you heard and want to support this podcast and our future programs, please text SSLwomen to 44321
Episode #31 Mental Health is for Everybody with Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase
Some stats and facts:
Mental Health America reports “that even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. In 2017-2018, 19% of adults experienced a mental illness
The number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has increased tremendously since the pandemic. Now the trigger is going back into the world after being isolated for so long.
More people are reporting frequent thoughts of suicide and self-harm than have ever been. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly in March 2020, over 178,000 people have reported frequent suicidal ideation. Rates of suicidal ideation are highest among youth, especially LGBTQ+ youth.”
Tips to protect your mental health
Learn how to cope with stress: We all experience stress, but we do not need to be debilitated by stress. Practice being mindful by journaling, going for a walk, watching funny movies and learning to see the humor in some situations.
Indulge in Self-care: Learn to treat yourself the same way you would encourage your best friend to take care of themselves. Limit your negative self talk, make time on your calendar just for you, start a hobby and be sure to take care of yourself physically by:
Eat nutritious meals (get rid of your COVID junk food stash)
Avoid smoking and vaping
Hydrate with water
Exercise - a simple walk will do if you are just beginning. Yoga is also great for reducing stress. Catch plenty of Zzzzs.
Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and genuinely care about you: To quote Dr. Elizabeth King, “Social distance does NOT mean social isolation!” We feel better when we surround ourselves with positive people. Be sure to avoid the naysayers.
Lend a hand to someone in need: Studies show that volunteering and giving of yourself and time helps to reduce negative thinking. It also allows you to meet new like-minded people. Need a place to volunteer? Check out SSLwomen.org (Yes, shameless plug!)
Practice mindfulness: Practice yoga, spend time outside in nature, take a break from devices, disconnect from social media for a bit. Find things that allow you to experience some calm and give yourself a break from over thinking.
Set realistic goals: Taking on a new goal is a great motivator, just be careful not to set unrealistic goals for yourself. This leads to disappointment and increase in negative self talk.
Shake up your routine: Do something different! Try a new activity, take the long way home, find a new walking path, get a pet...look for something that you have not done or tried before and challenge yourself. Structure is great, but we do need a break for creative play.
Avoid alcohol and other drugs: This one is a “no brainer” but needs to be said. When we are depressed or anxious, self medicating is NEVER the answer. There was a huge increase during the pandemic in substance abuse as people were struggling to cope. Give yourself a sober break.
When in doubt, find professional help: If you feel that you have tried everything and still are not feeling your best, find a professional therapist in your area that can help you. Getting therapy is even easier now with the support of tele-health.
Most importantly, remember that you are not alone. There is always help available.
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Episode #30 How to remain in love with your husband even when he is your business partner with Tamara Chase
(Happy Home sign up:) Pinkhardhat.com
Emerge-Movement.org (non profit)
A free 1 hour business consultation with the first woman business owner who contacts Tamara.
Can be virtual
Running a male dominated company as a woman
Events that happened along path in business that were learning lessons
Importance of visions and teams
Knowing your numbers
Husband's fight with cancer
Involvement in the community
She started in the roofing business with no roofing or formal business experience and is successful by sheer stubbornness mixed with a vision like no other! Some would say she not only succeeded, she exploded Chase Roofing bringing revenue growth of 550% where they grew from 1.5 million to over 8 million in 8 years. She also owns Shine of Fort Lauderdale, which provides services like window washing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and holiday lighting. She also has an online jewelry company called Charmed XO where she makes custom jewelry of crystals and stones.
Running several businesses is not her only passion. Tamara also is also founder of Emerge!, a nonprofit organization designed to support young ladies in making a positive global impact, encouraging them to dream big and show them how to make their wildest ambitions a reality! Everyone that has worked with Tamara knows her vision, “Be the CEO your parents always told you to marry”.
Her love for her employees and her community are contagious and she is beyond proud of the teams she has created. Her mantra is kindness and she loves to light up the room with a smile and her pink hair.
As seen on Designing Spaces
Dolphins Cancer Challenge Team Cancer Fighting Contractors Raised over $100k
Kickball championship winner 2015
Founder of Non Profit Emerge Movement
Certified Roofing contractor and Glass and Glazing Contractor licenses
Owen's Corning National Pinnacle Community Award
Multiple year recipient of the Owens Corning Service Excellence and Product Excellence Award
NSU graduate at 32
Loves scuba diving, motorcycles and skydiving
Married to her high-school sweetheart for over 30 years.
Has two grown children and a granddaughter
If you like what you heard and want to support this podcast and our future programs, please text SSLwomen to 44321
You both are SUPER AMAZING!
SASSY ROCKSTARS !
These ladies share so many great tips on living your best life and navigating all of life’s curve balls in a refreshing and unapologetic way!
The positivity in this podcast was exactly what I needed to hear today!