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Networking With Michelle | Personal Connection, Influential Network

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Nov 14, 2018

In this last episode of Podcast Breakdown, I discuss the direction of the podcast. Overall, I need to take a step back and evaluate a few things as I want to make an effort to gain some new skills. 

I didn't mention this in the recording, but I will share a few interviews over the next few weeks.

In this episode I discuss:

  • The battle between feeling stagnant and trying to expand.
  • Making effort to gain new skills in podcasting.
  • The purpose of a guilt-free two month break.

Action Item: It's the end of the year take a breather.

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Nov 14, 2018

In the second part of this episode I share with you some new plans that I am pursuing. My new job at the law firm has allowed me to move forward on a few of my goals. After all, I have to put it out in the universe and see what happens. 

In this episode I discuss:

  • The reason for accepting the marketing manager role at the law firm. 
  • Believing now is the time to start the African-American Marketing Association.
  • My desire to pursue a terminal degree.

Action Item: Move in spite of.

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Oct 24, 2018

I had to have a breakdown before I could get to the 184th episode. Lawd have mercy. But I made it! I haven't recorded an episode since July. 

Lately I've been feeling at a crossroads with my podcast. I share with you some of the challenges I have been faced with and plans to overcome them. This is part one of a three part series as I share with you my life over the past four months and what's next. 

In this episode I discuss:

  • The challenges of podcasting.
  • The reason why I don't like my time wasted.
  • Making a decision between two job offers.

Action Item: Have grace for yourself and others.

*Episodes will be released every Wednesday.

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Oct 10, 2018

Ann L. Esters-Stevenson is an Author, Motivator, Influencer, & Servant Leader deemed a “Woman after GOD’s own heart” who has an unyielding passion to “Pray it Forward” by pouring into the lives of others. With greater than 25 years’ experience in Corporate Leadership encompassing areas of Coaching, Development, Training, & Business Continuous Improvement as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Ann has also served in various leadership capacities at her Church as Coach for a mentoring & discipleship ministry. Deemed a Diversity & Inclusion Leader, she’s a true advocate for promoting a more diverse, inclusive, & equitable work environment while acting as liaison between HR – Talent Acquisition Staff & various Employee-Business Resource Groups.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The correlation between passion and purpose.
  • The characteristics of a good leader.
  • Transferable skills in leadership roles between work and community.

Action Item: Believe It. You got to believe it. Speak what you seek until you see what you said.

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Oct 3, 2018

Dominique Broadway has an extensive background in finance working with UBS Financial Services and Edelman Financial Services managing million dollar portfolios.

She launched Finances De·mys·ti·fied, an award winning organization that provides Personal Finance Coaching & Financial Capability solutions, she was named one of the top Financial Advisors in the United States for Millennials. 

Dominique’s demystified financial advice, has been highlighted on Yahoo!, Pageonce, TheNest.com, Baltimore Sun, Black Enterprise, Marketwatch.com, Ebony Magazine, Levo League, SmartCEO, U.S. News, USA Today, Refinery 29 and other media outlets.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Her transition from corporate finance to entrepreneurship.
  • The importance of creating and following your budget.
  • Understanding your goals around money.

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Sep 24, 2018

Shon Williams is the founder of Find A Cure For Our Daughters and Fighting For Her Life Magazine. Shon is an advocate for women that have a chronic illness. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The stages of having and overcoming a chronic illness.
  • Becoming a supportive partner for a family or friend with an illness. 
  • Establishing a support group for women with a chronic disease.

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Sep 11, 2018

Culturally Naija and WeLead present the 2nd Annual Nigeria Cultural Day Parade in honor of Nigerian Independence in Downtown Houston. Houston is home to the largest Nigerian American community outside of Nigeria.

Celebrating Nigeria’s 58th Independence will serve to promote and advance the cultural, civic and social welfare of Nigerians. Attendees will witness a rich cultural experience through a street-wide celebration.By joining the parade, we can accomplish to promote the richness of Nigeria together.

Get your tickets!!!

Website: https://nigeriaculturalparade.com

Website: http://weleadinternational.com

2017 Nigerian Paradehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHVbJR2FN-g 

Email: info@culturallynaija.com

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Aug 27, 2018

Quiana Murray a Business Transformation Expert helping entrepreneurs learn smart ways to go from break even to bank rolled and get sponsorships for their business, events, and podcasts.

In this episode we discuss

  • How to understand how corporations spend money
  • Why more entrepreneurs need to take advantage of sponsorships
  • Plus, pricing strategies to customize your proposals

Action Item: Every single week make one corporate connection. 

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Aug 13, 2018

Edward Davis a visionary, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Re-Creating Me Movement. He is the author of C4: An Explosive Way to Live a Dynamic Life available now on Amazon.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Cultivating a wealth and success mindset.
  • Setting up your life to become a serial entrepreneur
  • Utilizing technology to put your business on autopilot.

Action Item: Give your life clear direction. 

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Aug 13, 2018

Holly Charles is the author of Velvet and playwright of In All Thy Getting: The Forgotten Story of Freedmen’s Town, a stage play celebrating the triumphant rise of an ex-slave settlement in Fourth Ward Houston. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is to being a woman and redefining motherhood?
  • What does self-care include?
  • How can men support women during this process?

I’m Still a Woman is an episodic performance made up of eight monologues from women of color confronting the topic of delayed motherhood, as well as the expectations, timelines and social constraints which often hinder the emotional welfare of women.  The intimate account of each character sheds light on the increase of Black and Latina women in education and business, misconceptions concerning infertility, as well as statistics concerning dating and marriage culture in minority communities. Each woman embraces her journey to motherhood, whether by way of proactive health care, fertility assistance, adoption or other acts of faith, by first proclaiming the piece’s title, I’m Still a Woman.

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Location: Midtown Arts & Theater Center (MATCH)                   3400 Main Houston, TX 77002. 

Tickets available for I'm Still a Woman at ww.HoustonPlayOnPurpose.com

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Website: www.HoustonPlayOnPurpose.com

Jul 19, 2018

Miss Amity USA is produced, managed, and supervised by a young, talented, experienced, and vibrant team who are genuinely devoted to the success of our unique pageant. As the pageant organizers, our goal is to bring out the best of the young pageant hopefuls, strengthening their self-confidence, self-esteem, commitment to public service, and drive for success. The titleholder will be a role model and inspiration to women all over Texas.

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Jul 16, 2018

Henry Keculah, Jr. is the founder and CEO of 4.0 of Growth Productivity Accountability (4.0 GPA). Henry attended the University of Texas in Austin and after graduation was accepted into the Teach for America corps. 

In 2016, Henry decided to establish his own company, 4.0 GPA. He began at the micro level by hosting college readiness workshops at a community college for students and their parents. In the months following, 4.0 GPA expanded to include workshops held within public school districts and established working partnerships with several Houston-area charter schools. 

4.0 GPA is an Education Consultant Company that works with schools, private organizations and individuals to help prepare students for higher education. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is an education consultant?
  • Why are graduation rates low?
  • The importance of mentorship.
  • Launching and funding a startup.

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Jul 10, 2018

Ray B. Shackelford is a native Houstonian who strives to make a difference in the lives of others. Ray left Houston to attend Morehouse College, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance. 

Upon his return to Houston, Ray became a member of the Houston Area Urban League for Young Professionals (HAULYP), and was eventually elected to serve as its President. As President, Ray steered HAULYP to an intense focus on service programming, including a cleanup of Martin Luther King Boulevard. His impact in that role led to him being named as the National President of the Year and elected as Southern Region Vice President of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), through which he provides guidance and oversight to 20+ chapters across 10 states. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The process of discovering the makings of a good leader
  • Navigating the paths of corporate or community development
  • The impact of the Urban League within the African-American community

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Jul 9, 2018

Something special happened after I released Coaching From Healing with Angela Holton. Listen up!

Jul 5, 2018

Bridgett Joe founder of S.Charles PR an international public relations firm.

In this episode we discuss

  • Staying relevant from traditional to new media
  • Are press releases effective
  • The difference between a media kit and a press kit
  • The ROI of PR

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Jul 3, 2018

Founded by International Coach and Speaker, Angela N. Holton, Love Sanctuary is committed to sharing powerful tools, techniques, and resources that have been used in workshops and private coaching around the world to support and inspire people to live more joy-filled, purposeful, peaceful, and authentic lives.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between a life coach and a therapist
  • In today's digital space defining authenticity, transparency,    and vulnerability
  • How to acknowledge your passion and monetize your purpose

Action Item: Meditate consistently. Journal of gratitude. Think about forgiveness. Be present.

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Jun 11, 2018

Shelley Meche'tte is a visionary and women's empowerment speaker. She is the creator of The PowHERful Woman a conference to empower, inspire and educate women from all walks of life; reminding every woman that she is powerful…valuable and unique, with more to offer than just her physical appearance.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Shelley shares her story on how she was able to find herself and then lend herself to help other women.
  • The one solution to scheduling me time.
  • The importance of knowing your purpose in difficult times.
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Jun 4, 2018

Cozette M. White, MBA, a transformational speaker and money coach inspires individuals to live in purpose, embrace passion and achieve personal greatness through a balance in work and life. As a money coach, Cozette empowers individuals and business owners to take control of their financial future and provide a financial legacy for their families.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Accounting vocabulary 101-sales, profit margin, cash flow, forecasting
  • How to a manage a budget on a consistent basis
  • The importance of financial reports even as a solopreneur

Previous episodehttp://www.michellengome.com/cozettewhite/

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  • http://myfinancialhome.com/

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May 29, 2018

Timon Kyle Durrett is a passion thinker and consummate dreamer. The Chicago-born author, actor, and artist has long examined the idea of who we are as interactional beings. His first book Who The Hell Do I Think I Am: A Brief and Candid Assessment of Oneself examines the mental toughness one needs to pursue their dreams and live their best life. Many know Timon from his role on Queen Sugar as Davis West.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Shaping your mental environment into your physical environment
  • Using rejection to your advantage while staying on track
  • Managing your friends during your growth
  • Season 3 of Queen Sugar

Action Item: Find out your calling, that thing that stays on your mind

*Season 3 of Queen Sugar premieres on Tuesday, May 29th on OWN check local listings

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May 28, 2018

Phoenix Jackson is an award-winning business leader, corporate communication strategist, adjunct faculty and expert in social entrepreneurship turned author and speaker. Phoenix’s calling has been to empower women and men alike concerning their abilities to influence and impact others through entrepreneurship. Additionally, Phoenix is the co-founder of Phoenix Affect, an integrated communications and public relations firm. For profit businesses, nonprofits, professional athletes, entertainers, authors, speakers, and politicians have all been clients of Phoenix Affect, successfully being branded and manifesting their desired outcome within public influence.

Phoenix has been recognized for her intellect and results-driven leadership approach, which has led to many accolades and honors, including the 25 Top Leaders in Denver for Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, Women Making History Award, a Daniels Scholar Alumni, Denver Business Journal Making Their Mark publication and more.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Managing your personal brand with PR
  • The key to wealth and philanthropy
  • Coming to understand her purpose and rebranding her business

Action Item: Find a digital mentor. Research companies and people you admire and pay attention to their story.

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May 21, 2018

Sable B is a strategist and facilitator. She is the creator of Real Brown Girls in 2014, and has become an in-demand thought leader creating a new narrative among professional women of color. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What women need to do distinguish themselves on the resume?
  • How to write a cover letter?
  • How to manage your career and side hustle?

Action Item: write a letter to your current self from your older self and what advice would you tell yourself.

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May 15, 2018

I jump in to do a quick recap on my experience speaking at WomeneurCon in New York and People Fund. 

Join my new NWM Facebook group where I want to create a community to carry on the discussion of life and business strategies from the weekly episodes and beyond.

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May 7, 2018

This is a recording of my presentation from People Fund's Innovation Week: Time To Make Some Noise: 7 Steps to Creating an Influential Personal Brand. 

1. Establish Your Core Message
2. Create a Platform
3. Get Social Your Story
4. Create an Emotional Impact
5. The Triad of Influence
6. From Connections to Credibility
7. Show Me The Money

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http://www.michellengome.com/time/ (previous episode)

http://www.michellengome.com/NOISE-GUIDE/

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Apr 30, 2018

Darrell James, co-founder of James & Jordan, LLC, a boutique executive search firm based in Sugar Land, TX, Darrell has over 25 years of experience in corporate recruiting, human resources, and diversity.  He is also the author of Inclusion Recruiting: The 12 Secrets to Recruiting a Diverse Workforce. 

  • Should companies become more supportive when it comes to side hustles?
  • We usually see personal branding from the entrepreneur standpoint, what are some tips and advice to grow a personal brand in a corporate position?
  • How much responsibility is divided between you and the company when it comes to growing your career?
  • What are the best ways to make a career transition from industry or into a new business?

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Upcoming Events:

  • Innovation People Fund Houston
  • Paul Brunson Content Creators Mastermind (Private)
  • Women’s Mastermind (Private)

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Apr 25, 2018

Tiffany Taylor Hicks is a training consultant and business strategist of the Velvet Rope Experience. This is a great interview for the solopreneur and small business owner to find the small elements that distinguish you from your competition. In this episode we discuss how to create a memorable customer experience:

  • The biggest problems small business owners face within their business.
  • The power of connection and process of creating memorable experiences. 
  •  The four R's: revenue, referrals, reviews, and retention.

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Upcoming Events:

  • Womeneur Conference, Friday April 27th in New York
  • NY Meetup (TBD)
  • People Fund
  • Paul Brunson Content Creators Mastermind (Private)
  • Women's Mastermind (Private)

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