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Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (formerly An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) is a podcast for Women of Color who want more out of life. This show is for women who have had enough and want change, especially those who have been waiting to choose themselves and live boldly.

In each episode, hear from women from different backgrounds, countries, and ages who have embarked on personal journeys, sharing their stories of empowerment, overcoming, and their path to living a dream lifestyle.

Join Deneen L. Garrett, a Dream Lifestyle Coach, and keynote speaker, for new episodes on Fridays.

For more resources, visit deneenlgarrett.com.

Women of Color An Intimate Conversation Deneen L. Garrett

    • Society & Culture
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Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (formerly An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) is a podcast for Women of Color who want more out of life. This show is for women who have had enough and want change, especially those who have been waiting to choose themselves and live boldly.

In each episode, hear from women from different backgrounds, countries, and ages who have embarked on personal journeys, sharing their stories of empowerment, overcoming, and their path to living a dream lifestyle.

Join Deneen L. Garrett, a Dream Lifestyle Coach, and keynote speaker, for new episodes on Fridays.

For more resources, visit deneenlgarrett.com.

    Building Healthy Habits for Youth: Tips from Dr. Chinwe Afurebe

    Building Healthy Habits for Youth: Tips from Dr. Chinwe Afurebe

    Building Healthy Habits for Youth: Tips from Dr. Chinwe Afurebe
    Episode 161
     
    In this episode of Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation, Dr. Chinwe Efuribe, founder of Centered Youth Clinic and Counseling Consulting, shares insights on youth wellness and empowering girls of color. Dr. Chinwe discusses the importance of self-awareness, seeking help, and strategizing for wellness, not only for youth but for adults as well. She emphasizes the power of pausing, dreaming of a lifestyle, and being open to wisdom from older generations. Join the conversation as Dr. Chinwe provides valuable tips and strategies for living a healthy and fulfilling life.
     
    Special thanks to Bianca B. King for making the connection between Dr. Chinwe and Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation.
     
    Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion on youth wellness and empowerment! Tune in now to gain valuable insights and tips for living a healthier and more fulfilling life.
     
     
     
    Connect with Dr. Chinwe Efuribe
    Email: cefuribe@centeredyouth.com
    Website: https://www.centeredyouth.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chinwe-efuribe-md-mph-b5b126175?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app
     
     
    Connect with Podcast Creator & Host Deneen L. Garrett
    Email: deneen@deneenlgarrett.com
    Website: DeneenLGarrett.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deneenlgarrett/
     
    Resources For Dreamers
    Books Discussed: https://www.amazon.com/shop/deneenlgarrett/list/1R75WS7I6WZFC?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ons_mixed_d
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    WOCI Merchandise: https://shopwithdeneen.bigcartel.com/
    Additional Resources: https://deneenlgarrett.com/resources
     
     
    *Optional* Disclaimer: Some of the outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
     
    Work With Me: Email deneen@deneenlgarrett.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.

    • 37 min
    Empowering Others: Finding Strength in Serving and Making a Difference with Amber Ontiveros

    Empowering Others: Finding Strength in Serving and Making a Difference with Amber Ontiveros

    Empowering Others: Finding Strength in Serving and Making a Difference with Amber Ontiveros
    Episode 160
     
    Healing Trauma and Overcoming Discrimination through Consciousness Work
    In a podcast episode featuring Amber Ontiveros, President of Ontiveros and Associates, a central theme emerged regarding the significance of consciousness work in the process of healing trauma and overcoming discrimination. Amber stressed the importance of introspection, mindfulness, and engaging in practices like meditation to address deep-seated wounds.
    Here are key takeaways from the episode that illustrate the pivotal role of consciousness work in this journey:
    Healing Tools: Amber highlighted the importance of tools such as meditation, mindfulness, and mindful listening as essential practices for reshaping neural pathways in the brain. These tools enable individuals to become more attuned to their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, helping them identify underlying beliefs contributing to trauma and discrimination. Neural Plasticity: Through practices like meditation and mindfulness, individuals can enhance neural plasticity, which allows the brain to reorganize itself by forming new connections. This process aids in rewiring the brain and breaking negative thought patterns rooted in past traumas and discriminatory experiences. Visualization Techniques: Amber emphasized the effectiveness of visualization techniques in altering neural pathways. By envisioning positive outcomes and embracing growth mindset practices, individuals can establish new mental patterns that support healing and empowerment. Mindful Listening: The concept of mindful listening involves being present and compassionate towards oneself. By actively listening to their inner dialogue and challenging negative self-perceptions, individuals can address deep-seated wounds and progress towards self-acceptance and self-love. Empowerment through Consciousness: Amber's teachings underscored the idea that true empowerment originates from within. By defining success on their terms, embracing authenticity, and practicing self-compassion, individuals can navigate trauma and discrimination with inner strength and resilience. Amber Ontiveros' insights underscore the importance of recognizing and celebrating the worth of women of color, practicing self-love, and providing support for their personal and professional growth. Empowering women of color involves creating a space where they can heal from past traumas, embrace their uniqueness, and thrive in all aspects of their lives.
     
    Do you want more out of life? Are you ready to live boldly in pursuit of your dreams?
    Today’s episode sponsor is Deneen L. Garrett LLC.  Deneen, Founder & CEO, is a Passionate, Innovative, Executioner (P.I.E.) who elevates the voices of women of color and empowers them to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ through podcasting, speaking and coaching.
    Deneen is a Women’s Motivational Speaker, the Creator & Host of the Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (formerly An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) Podcast, which she launched in 2020 and a Dream Lifestyle Coach.
    Deneen specializes in helping women of color who want more out of life live boldly to create a dream life.
    Hire Deneen For: Speaking Engagements (In-Person & Virtual): Leadership Development | Empowerment Speaker | Fireside Chats | Keynotes | Panels | Workshops
    Signature Talks:  How to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ | The Power in the Pause | Recognize Your Path and Rise Up! 
    Hire Deneen to speak at your next event
     
    About Amber Ontiveros
    Amber Ontiveros, a longtime civil rights advocate, served in advisory roles at the US Department of Transportation for the Bush and Obama Administrations, and now runs Ontiveros and Associates specializing in change management, policy development, executive and spiritual coaching.
    Her book, Heal The Four Woundings: A Guide to Ending Discord and Discrimination, dives into the four belie

    • 35 min
    Coffee, Art, and Conversations: Anita Sewell's Abstract Art Showcase

    Coffee, Art, and Conversations: Anita Sewell's Abstract Art Showcase

    "Coffee, Art, and Conversations: Anita Sewell's Abstract Art Showcase"
    Episode 159
    In this episode of the podcast, host Deneen L. Garrett sits down with abstract artist Anita Sewell to discuss her playful and vibrant art inspired by her childhood in Detroit. Anita shares insights into her creative process, the stories behind her pieces, and her vision for her art.
    Discover the joy and innocence captured in Anita's artwork, including her piece "You Play Too Much," (Anita’s background). Join the conversation as Deneen and Anita delve into the world of abstract art and the importance of connecting with collectors.
    Learn about Anita's dream of selling a piece for $10,000 and how she infuses her emotions and experiences into her art. Plus, find out how you can meet Anita in person at Biggby Coffee this weekend to experience her energy and artwork firsthand.
    Don't miss this engaging and insightful conversation between Deneen L. Garrett and Anita Sewell, available now here on the Deneen’s Dream Life YouTube channel. Visit collectblackart.art to explore Anita's artwork and make sure to visit Biggby Coffee to see her pieces in person. Join the conversation and immerse yourself in the world of abstract art with Anita Sewell.
     
    In this episode, we cover: 
    [00:01:11] Childhood-inspired abstract art. [00:09:58] Art event in Marina Del Rey. [00:20:13] Appreciating art without making purchases.  
    Connect with Podcast Creator & Host Deneen L. Garrett
    Email: deneen@deneenlgarrett.com
    Website: DeneenLGarrett.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deneenlgarrett/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deneensdreamlife
     
    Connect with Guest Anita Sewell
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/4everamarie/
     
     
    Favorite Resources For Dreamers
    Books I’m Reading: https://www.amazon.com/shop/deneenlgarrett/list/1LJ134Y0BAX02?tag=onamzdeneenl.-20&ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d
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    WOCI Merchandise: https://shopwithdeneen.bigcartel.com/
    Additional Resources: https://deneenlgarrett.com/resources
     
     
    *Optional* Disclaimer: Some of the outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
     
    Work With Me: Email deneen@deneenlgarrett.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
     
     

    • 29 min
    Self-Love and Connection: Nurturing Relationships for Personal and Professional Growth with Analiza Quiroz Wolf

    Self-Love and Connection: Nurturing Relationships for Personal and Professional Growth with Analiza Quiroz Wolf

    Self-Love and Connection: Nurturing Relationships for Personal and Professional Growth with Analiza Quiroz Wolf
    Episode 158
    Highlights
    [00:17:50] Networking and building relationships.
    [00:26:23] The power of pausing.
    [00:29:10] Living a dream lifestyle.
    In this episode, Deneen interviews Analiza Quiroz Wolf, founder of Women of Color Rise, an equity-based coaching firm focused on women and people of color. Analizashares her journey as a proud Filipina American and her mission to help women and people of color reach their full potential. Tune in to learn more about Analiza’s equity-based coaching firm and her insights on relationship building with self 1st.
     
    Book(s) Mentioned: The Myths of Success: A Woman of Color's Guide to Leadership:
    https://www.amazon.com/Myths-Success-Woman-Colors-Leadership-ebook/dp/B0CSHF69G5
    Carla Harris: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L9B7LU6?linkCode=ssc&tag=onamzdeneenl.-20&creativeASIN=B00L9B7LU6&asc_item-id=amzn1.ideas.1R75WS7I6WZFC&ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ons_mixed_d_asin
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    Connect with Analiza Quiroz Wolf
    Email: analiza@analizawolf.com
    Website: https://www.analizawolf.com
    Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m8xR89eSwgOwQT9tiG8m6?si=2dfc66c4563c4f4b&nd=1
    IG: http://instagram.com/analizaqwolf
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/analizawolf
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/analizawolf
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/analizawolf/
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Analiza-Quiroz-Wolf/author/B07VH11YVP
     
     
    Connect with Podcast Creator & Host Deneen L. Garrett
    Email: deneen@deneenlgarrett.com
    Website: DeneenLGarrett.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deneenlgarrett/
     
    Resources For Dreamers
    Books Discussed: https://www.amazon.com/shop/deneenlgarrett/list/1R75WS7I6WZFC?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ons_mixed_d
    #ad
    WOCI Merchandise: https://shopwithdeneen.bigcartel.com/
    Additional Resources: https://deneenlgarrett.com/resources
     
     
    *Optional* Disclaimer: Some of the outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
     
    Work With Me: Email deneen@deneenlgarrett.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
     
     
    ***Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation is #5 on Feedspot's Best Women of Color Pocdast List***

    • 34 min
    From Achieving to Being: Unpacking Worthiness with Lauren L.C. Wells

    From Achieving to Being: Unpacking Worthiness with Lauren L.C. Wells

    From Achieving to Being: Unpacking Worthiness with Lauren L.C. Wells
    Episode 157 with Lauren LC Wells
     
    Highlights
    [00:07:17] Optimal well-being on a soul level.
    [00:15:13] Reviving your mind and body.
    [00:31:35] Embracing health through community.
     
    Prioritizing Self-Care and Mindfulness through Reflection and Reassessment
    In the podcast episode featuring Lauren L.C. Wells, the importance of taking time to pause, reflect on worthiness, and reassess personal goals emerged as key steps in prioritizing self-care and mindfulness. Lauren emphasized the significance of delving into one's worthiness and understanding the deeper reasons behind self-care practices. She highlighted the need to shift the paradigm of self-perception and release past beliefs and behaviors that may hinder progress towards holistic wellness.
    Key Steps in Prioritizing Self-Care and Mindfulness:
    1. Pause and Reflect: Taking intentional pauses in daily life to reflect on one's worthiness, values, and goals is essential for fostering self-awareness and mindfulness.
    2. Assess Worthiness: Understanding and acknowledging one's worthiness forms the basis for self-care practices and sets the tone for a positive self-image.
    3. Reassess Personal Goals: Regularly reassessing personal goals ensures that they are aligned with one's evolving sense of self and inner aspirations, leading to a more fulfilling wellness journey.
    By incorporating these key steps into their daily routine, individuals can deepen their self-care practices, enhance mindfulness, and embark on a journey towards holistic well-being.
    LC's Gems Dropped
    00:01:43 - "I'm big optimal well-being on a soul level." 00:11:33 - "A lot of times we're like,I lost 20 pounds and then I gained 30 back. It's because we're recycling our old emotions.” 00:32:39 - "Self-care is more about really getting to honor yourself, honor and rest." 00:34:43-00:34:53 - "Pause and just assess your worthiness." About Lauren LC Wells
    Lauren LC Wells, aka the Gut Health Bestie™, is a Certified Digestive Health Coach and founder of Hervival®, a revolutionary holistic wellness company that focuses on empowering modern-day women of color to prioritize self-care, mindfulness, and gut health.  With over 10 years of expertise in nutrition, gut health, and mindfulness, she focuses on stress management and burnout prevention to assist women in living their best healthy and happy lives.
    Connect with Guest Lauren LC Wells
    IG: https://instagram.com/hervival_
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/hervival
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-lc-wells-01769a57/
    Website: https://hervival.co
    Email: lauren@hervival.co
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@LaurenThrivewithLC
     
     
    About the Podcast
    Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) is a podcast about women empowerment stories and for Women of Color who want more out of life. This show is for women who have had enough and want change, especially those who have been waiting to choose themselves and live boldly. 
    In each inspiring episode, hear from women from different backgrounds, countries, and ages who have embarked on personal journeys, sharing their stories of empowerment, overcoming, and their path to living a dream life (style).
    How to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ Series: 
    How to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ Overview How to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ Dream How to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ Decide How to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ Drive Deneen is committed to elevating the voices of WOC and empowering them to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ NOW! 
    Contact Deneen for coaching.
     
    Favorite Resources For Dreamers
    Books I’m Reading
    WOCI Merchandise
    Additional Resources

    • 35 min
    Breaking the Glass Vase: A Story of Transformation and Empowerment with Dima Ghawi

    Breaking the Glass Vase: A Story of Transformation and Empowerment with Dima Ghawi

    Breaking the Glass Vase: A Story of Transformation and Empowerment
    Episode 156 with Dima Ghawi
     
    Highlights
    [00:02:33] Advancing individuals in leadership.
    [00:12:48] Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
    [00:33:06] The pressure to be perfect.
     
    In this episode, Keynote Speaker/Leadership Consultant/Author, Dima Ghawi, underscores the importance of advancing individuals in leadership to cultivate a world where leaders prioritize the well-being and growth of their teams, embrace diversity, and work towards a common goal of creating a better future for all.
    This story highlights the importance of setting intentions and visualizing one's aspirations. By putting her desire on the vision board, Dima planted the seed for her TEDx speaking opportunity. The vision board served as a constant reminder of her goal, keeping it at the forefront of her mind. It ultimately led her to take action and pursue the speaking opportunity, showcasing how vision boards can help turn dreams into reality.
     
    Breaking Away from Harmful Beliefs and Expectations
    In the podcast episode with Dima Ghawi, she shared a powerful story from her childhood about a glass vase that symbolized the pressure to be perfect and conform to societal expectations. This story highlights the harmful beliefs and expectations that can limit personal growth and success. Dima's experience of being conditioned to be the "perfect glass vase" led her into an abusive marriage and a state of depression, where she lost herself in trying to meet external standards.
    However, Dima's journey took a transformative turn when she realized she had a choice: to either maintain the facade of perfection or shatter the glass vase to create a new life. She chose to break free from the constraints of societal norms and expectations, even though it came with consequences like facing death threats from her own father. Despite the challenges, Dima's decision to challenge and break away from these harmful beliefs and expectations allowed her to live a better life and influence others positively.
    Dima's Gems Dropped
    00:03:08 - "The world is hungry for good leaders whether in corporations, in the community, in governments." 00:14:24 - "Listen to your intuition, even though it is terrifying." 00:34:41-00:34:52 - "We need to shatter these horrible vases. We need to question them and we need, we need, we cannot let them move forward because otherwise we would be passing them to the future generation."  
    About Dima Ghawi
    Dima Ghawi is an award-winning author and a three-time TEDx Speaker. She is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, and executive coaching, Dima has empowered thousands of professionals across the globe to develop critical business skills and expand their leadership potential. In addition, she has provided guidance to business executives to help them understand the value of gender diverse leadership, and to develop a multi-year plan for advancing quality leaders from within the organization.
    Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. Through her work, she has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. For more information, visit DimaGhawi.com and BreakingVases.com.
    Connect with Dima Ghawi
    Website: https://www.dimaghawi.com/
    X: https://twitter.com/dghawi?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dima.ghawi/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100050491089661
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimaghawi?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app
    Breaking Vases: https://www.ama

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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I’m grateful for this podcast and the few like it.
The content is always presented in such a digestible manner and really aides as a remedy to get me through my day.
There’s an usher to freedom in this podcast. I love the conversational aspect of how it’s presented and I can listen to it with full attention, all the while having my mind full of inspiration from the various topics. One of the most recent episodes has a great takeaway, “Progress not Perfection”.
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Lessons on Leveling Up Personally + Professionally

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Thanks Deneen.

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