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Author: Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

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This Podcast is all about helping humans think in ways that is empowering. Empowered humans, empower humans and our goal at Empowered in My Skin is to help develop one billion humans who are lead dominos for empowerment. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, etc., everyone deserves to be empowered in the skin that they are in.

Empowered humans are thriving humans. It is our birthright to thrive. When we own our thrive, we are operating from a position of empowerment, and celebrating life in the present moment without fear. It is human nature to feel uncertain, but why does it have to take us away from our thrive, our creativity, and throw us off balance? 

If we can recognize that being empowered is us choosing to accept all that is, then we have the ability to step into clarity and live in the present moment. Our "now" is all that we have and where our infinite empowered energy resides. 

Stay connected with the host, Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson online; 
https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
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In this episode of Empowering Bytes, Nkechi and Gaby share energy around a powerful tactic that is helping with managing through challenging moments. The tactic is to lean back, away from the situation, relax, and allow yourself to become an observer to the situation that is in front of you. This tactic, could be helpful in conflict resolution, a meeting session that is charged, or in moments where you feel like you have been silenced or unseen.By promoting simple techniques such as relaxing one's shoulders, deep breathing, and leaning back from the experience, they both feel that individuals can gain control over their mindset, thus helping them make empowered decisions that lead to stronger, more resilient experiencesHave an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Our guest, Julie Christiansen, is  a trailblazer in communication and personal development with a career spanning nearly three decades. With a foundation in Psychology and English, she's excelled in roles from mental health worker to acclaimed public speaker and corporate trainer.Her expertise, highlighted by a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, has earned her recognition as an authority in anger management and effective communication. As the author of over a dozen books, including bestsellers like "Anger Solutions," she's shared invaluable tools for transformation globally.Recognized with prestigious awards such as the Niagara 40 Under 40 and the Women of Heart Award, her contributions to mental health and communication have left an indelible mark. Known affectionately as the "anger lady," her insights inspire audiences worldwide.It is quite inspiring how Julie advocates the importance of validating emotions like anger to help with having a balanced approach to emotional health. Take in this episode that delves into her remarkable journey, exploring the wisdom and experiences that have shaped her impactful career. If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "We Should All Be Millionaires" by Rachel RodgersFind Julie Online: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@angerladyIG: https://www.instagram.com/julz_christiansen/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliechristiansen/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
In this episode, Nkechi and Gaby are joined by Natalie Haynes, who is an incredible human on a mission in this world to help everyone embrace comfortable conversations about race. Natalie is an educator, Registered Psychotherapist and speaker. Her approach also combines her 13 years in logistics and supply chain, which include various management roles at Canadian Tire Corporation. To support her own mental health challenges, Natalie sought out therapy and became a client, which changed how she related to everything.  Natalie made the decision to change careers and has been a Psychotherapist in private practice for over 15 years. Natalie uses her varied experience to facilitate experiential workshops, online courses on mental health, equity, inclusion and belonging.  Natalie engages others through her vulnerability, personal stories and experiences, creating psychologically safe spaces necessary for learning and growth to occur.  Her signature program entitled, “The Comfortable Race Conversation Process” leads individuals through an experiential process to learn how to have uncomfortable conversations about race with other races.  This program has been included in the Government of Canada’s, 50-30 Challenge, as a tool to support organizations to have more honest conversations about race.  Natalie’s latest offering is a course that transforms leaders to be conscious and emotionally aware in conversations about race and difference in the workplace.  This course is called Beyond Respect: Inclusive Leadership in Conversations about Race and can be found on the Udemy platformFind Natalie Online:IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataliehaynesconsultinginc/Udemy Course: https://www.udemy.com/course/diversity-and-inclusion-training-self-inclusive-leadership/?couponCode=LETSLEARNNOWPPHave an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Mark Stoddart is a visionary whose life embodies the fusion of creativity, activism, and community engagement. Hailing from the United Kingdom, his roots trace back to the vibrant heritage of Jamaica before finding home in the vibrant streets of Scarborough.Over three decades, Mark has painted a tapestry of visual narratives that not only celebrate the prowess of Black athletes and entertainers but also serve as a potent catalyst for social change. His canvas extends far beyond the confines of galleries, with designs adorning the apparel of iconic figures like Colin Kaepernick and resonating with audiences at events like Nuit Blanche and CBC Radio.Mark is also a part-time professor and dedicated mentor at Sheridan College, where he gets the opportunity to exemplify the transformative power of empowerment through art. Having risen from adversity, including overcoming racial bias in his high school year, Mark passionately guides students in understanding the importance of consistent practice and hard work. Mark believes deeply in the power of art to evoke strong emotions and connect people, aiming to pass on his values and skills to the next generation. It is clear that he is leaving a lasting mark and empowering others, particularly within the black community, by creating powerful, story-driven images that spark both reflection and action.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "The Alchemist" by Paulo CoelhoFind Mark Online:Website: https://www.liwi68.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/mstoddart68/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Embracing uniqueness leads to creativity, resilience, and making a positive impact. In this episode of Empowering Bytes, Nkechi and Gaby delve into the empowering concept of "daring to be different." What does it truly mean to stand out in a world that often pressures us to conform? Listen in as they explore the journey of embracing individuality, challenging the status quo, and finding the courage to pursue unique paths.They highlight the benefits of daring to be different, sharing from their experiences and illustrating how they have successfully broken the mold and made a significant impact in the world around them.Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Our guest Martin Lespérance is a renowned motivational speaker and organizational engagement expert dedicated to empowering individuals and fostering positivity. He believes that true empowerment and positivity in the workplace come from having a clear sense of purpose and mission, and he emphasizes the importance of connecting with employees on a deeper level to understand why they do what they do. By helping individuals find meaning in their work, Martin aims to inspire a ripple effect of increased happiness, engagement, and motivation within organizations. His impactful talks, shared through various platforms, both in person and online have led many to reconsider their career paths and remain engaged in their roles, ultimately transforming lives.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "It Starts With Why" by Simon SinekFind Martin Online:Website: https://martinlesperance.ca/IG: https://www.instagram.com/martinlesperance.caLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-lesp%C3%A9rance-0355263/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
The concept of TGIF, "Thank God it's Friday", is one for the ages. It's expressed every week, and has many humans chasing the week to get to Friday. Which means, we are living for the weekend, which is 2 out of a possible 7 days in the week.What if we moved from TGIF to TGIA, "Thank Got I'm Alive", where you live everyday with that Friday excitement? In this episode, Nkechi and Gaby, share some practical and tangible tips on how to come alive every day, and bring that mindset of "living for the weekend", into your every day living. The outcome is more enjoyment through the week. We trust that you will find this episode inspiring and transformative. Remember, every day is a gift – let’s start appreciating it together!Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Our guest, Alex Adefemi, is a visionary leader and a dynamic life coach who supports powerful leaders to find their path, accelerate their achievements, and fulfill their destiny. He is a public speaker and talk show host on Radio CKMS-FM (known as 100.3 Sound FM) Waterloo..Alex is a committed and passionate individual, renowned for his work in empowering others to positively transform their lives. He's currently working on launching a program titled "The Purposeful Immigrant," which is designed to assist immigrants in recognizing their purpose in Canada. In this episode, you'll hear Alex assert that the quality of one's thoughts is directly proportional to the quality of their life, showcasing the importance of affirming oneself into the life they aspire to lead. As a Nigerian, African, Black, and international individual, he has found empowerment through affirmations, which he feels can help individuals recognize the true value they bring to the world. He advocates for not just confessing positive affirmations, but insistently standing by them as a means of combatting external influences and promoting a more empowering mindset.It's clear that Alex's spiritual nature fuels his confidence, furthering his sense of self-empowerment in the process. You are guaranteed to find his energy and passion for life contagious.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "Awaken The Giant Within" by Tony RobbinsFind Alex Online:IG: https://www.instagram.com/coachtriplea/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-ade-adefemi-ah-day-fe-mi-745b6b44/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Transforming wounds into wisdom leads to personal and collective transformation. When we take the time to reflect on our past experiences, especially the painful ones, we can extract valuable lessons that shape our future decisions and actions. By turning our wounds into wisdom, we not only grow personally but also contribute to the growth of those around us.In this Empowering Bytes episode, Nkechi and Gaby explore how they have both found that challenges in their lives have led to growth and personal development. Challenges they faced presented an opportunity for them to push beyond their comfort zones, develop new skills, and discover their inner strength. As Nkechi mentions, "Healed people heal people," emphasizing the ripple effect of personal healing.Nkechi and Gaby highlight the importance of maintaining a positive mindset even in the face of adversity. Seeking support from loved ones or professionals can provide valuable insights and emotional assistance during challenging times. Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Our next guest is an incredible phenomenon!! Princess Sarah Culberson is not only a thespian with a background in theater, television, and film, but also a Royal from Sierra Leone who embarked on a captivating journey to discover her biological roots. She was born into uncertainty and placed into foster care as an infant, her life took a remarkable turn when she was adopted just three days before her first birthday by a loving West Virginia couple. Growing up in Morgantown, West Virginia, She pursued her passion for theater, earning a B.A from West Virginia University and a master's in fine arts from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Transitioning to the Los Angeles acting community, she showcased her talent on both stage and screen while also making a name for herself as a dance professional.In 2004, her journey was far from ordinary, driven by a desire to uncover her roots, She embarked on a life-changing journey to Sierra Leone, where she discovered her connection to African royalty as a Mende princess of the Bumpe–Gao Chiefdom. Inspired by her newfound heritage and deeply moved by the aftermath of Sierra Leone's civil war, She co-founded Sierra Leone Rising, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, economic opportunities, and sustainable living in the region. Her remarkable story, chronicled in the memoir "A Princess Found," has captivated audiences worldwide, earning her recognition on platforms like Disney, CNN, Good Morning America, and the BBC.Beyond her philanthropic endeavors, she is a dynamic public speaker and advocate for diversity, inclusion, and education. Her impactful talks cover a range of topics, including her personal journey of adoption, the importance of embracing cultural identity, and the empowerment of women and girls. Honored with awards like the Trumpet Impact Award, she continues to inspire others through her storytelling, leadership, and unwavering commitment to creating positive change in Sierra Leone and beyond.Some key takeaways for this episode:Understanding and empathy are transformative in relationships and self-discoveryReconnecting with roots and heritage has a profound impact on personal growthService and empowerment are significant values in making a positive impactStorytelling promotes global citizenship and appreciation for cultural diversityIf this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings" by Dr. Maya AngelouFind Princess Sarah Online:Personal Website: https://sarahculberson.com/Charity Website: https://www.sierraleonerising.org/IG: https://www.instagram.com/iamprincesssc/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamprincesssc/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
In this special Mother's Day episode, Nkechi and Gaby celebrate the incredible women who shaped their lives - their mothers. Join them as they reflect on the invaluable wisdom their mothers have imparted over the years. From life lessons to heartfelt advice, this episode is a tribute to the guiding lights who have influenced them in profound ways.Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
In today's episode, we're tackling a common yet formidable foe on the journey to success: self-sabotage. Whether it's procrastination, negative self-talk, or fear of failure, self-sabotage can stealthily derail our efforts and ambitions. But fear not! We're here to arm you with insights, strategies, and a real-life story from our next guest that will help you conquer self-sabotage and unlock your fullest potential.Beth Blackmore is a transformational coach who has found her true passion in empowering others through personal transformation. Her perspective on empowerment is significantly shaped by her own journey of self-discovery, during which she lost 60 pounds and transitioned from a stable government career to entrepreneurship. Her decision to pivot towards coaching was fueled by a period of conflict over COVID mandates, leading her to take the leap into this new field. Drawing inspiration from a post by Jason Kristoff, she became a certified Overcome Self-sabotage Coach and dedicated herself to helping others break through personal barriers in various aspects of life. Throughout her journey, Beth has come to understand the transformative power of self-evolution, learning, and development, and sees empowerment as the process of discovering one's potential and taking control of one's destiny.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender" by David R. HawkinsFind Beth Online:Website: https://www.bethblackmore.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/bethblackmore.co/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
How easy is it for you to think on the spot? If someone gives you a prompt, can you then use that prompt and tell a story around it? Your ability to think on the spot is an important life skill to master. The good news is that with practice if is something that we can all become better at!! In this Empowering Bytes episode, Nkechi and Gaby, put each other in the challenge seat, and they truly have fun with it. It's not as easy as you may think. Have a listen!Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Step into the power of your voice and defend dignity just like Nicole Salmon did in middle school. Listen to her inspiring story and reflect on the impact of standing up for others' identities.Nicole is a master strategist and affectionately known as the Purpose Coach for helping amazing humans across the world to gain insight on their core purpose, clarity, consistency and confidence. She's an author, coach, mother, pastor, speaker, wife, and an entrepreneur who's on a mission to amplify the gospel's relevance, empower individuals to live and lead authentically and equip leaders to develop purpose led and spirit filled lives. Before launching her coaching firm, Nicole worked with organizations serving communities experiencing marginalization for over 20 years. She is a certified life skills and marriage coach with a bachelor's degree in christian ministry and certifications in adult learning and cognitive behavioral therapy. She's the contributor on the YouVersion Bible app, which is actually where I discovered her. Additionally, she is the author of Courage and Confidence, which released April 9, this year, and the founder and host of the Activate Her Summit, a global movement and event for Christian women. If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "The Ache for Meaning" by Tommy BrownFind Nicole Online:Website: https://www.nicoleosalmon.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/nicoleosalmon/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleosalmon/?ppe=1Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Labels are everywhere. They are used to describe us, categorize us, and sometimes even limit us. Whether it’s the labels society places on us or the labels we place on ourselves, they have a profound impact on how we view ourselves and how others view us. But how do we navigate these labels to ensure they don’t define us? Let’s dive into the importance of self-reflection, the impact of using labels positively, and how to combat Imposter Syndrome.Why is self-reflection important in navigating societal perceptions and self-identity?Self-reflection is key in understanding how labels shape our self-identity. It allows us to examine the labels we have internalized and determine if they truly align with who we are. By taking the time to reflect on our beliefs, values, and goals, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and challenge any labels that may be holding us back. When we are able to differentiate between societal perceptions and our true self, we can begin to redefine our identity on our own terms.Join Nkechi and Gaby as they delve into a thought-provoking discussion on the topic of labels and their impact on individuals. If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Adrianne Fekete, recognized for her perseverance and tenacity in challenging gender roles in male-dominated industries, has a remarkable background that includes being the first female private investigator in North America and leading a successful PR agency. Her perspective on empowering content is deeply influenced by her personal journey of overcoming traditional gender barriers and facing discrimination. She underlines the importance of retrospection, using her own experiences as a source of empowerment, and stresses the significance of inner strength and resilience in pushing through obstacles. Adrianne is a firm believer in inclusivity and appreciating individual contributions, encouraging people to embrace their uniqueness and defy societal norms. Through her work and presence on social media platforms, she disseminates this powerful message, inspiring others to be unbreakable like her.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "Unshakeable" by Tony RobbinsFind Adrianne Online:Website: https://iamunbreakable.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/i.amunbreakable/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianne-fekete-a6800114/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Believing in our inner strength and resilience is essential to overcoming challenges and achieving our goals. It's important to tap into that inner awesomeness to keep pushing forward, no matter what obstacles come our way.In this episode, Nkechi and Gaby, get into the topic of why it is so important to shed labels, especially those that are self imposed and block our truth. We owe it to ourselves to live in our truth, and they share stories from their life journey's that demonstrate this.It's crucial to let go of societal expectations and embrace our unique qualities to truly shine and live authentically. Tune into this episode, and join Nkechi and Gaby, as they share powerful insights on living authentically, uprooting lies with truth, and empowering others to shine their light.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Our next guest, Barbara Yebuga is more than a speaker. She is a conversation starter, a story weaver, and a catalyst for change. Combining humor, approachability, and a deep understanding of the human experience, Barbara encourages audiences to challenge their perceptions, embrace diversity, and foster a culture of inclusion. With her unique ability to foster connections, Barbara is driven by her mission to transform workplaces into more inclusive, vibrant, and equitable environments.Barbara's insight on the journey of committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion work is a must-listen for all.As a takeaway from this enriching episode, here are three tips inspired by this insightful conversation:Embrace continuous education to challenge biases and foster understanding.Seek diverse perspectives to cultivate a workplace culture that values cultural diversity.Combine physical exercise with personal growth activities for overall empowerment and self-confidence.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "21 Things You Didn’t Know About the Indian Act" by Bob JosephFind Barbara Online:Website: https://www.barbarayebuga.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/barbara_yebuga/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-yebuga/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Welcome to our first Empowering Bytes episode for Season 6. Nkechi and Gaby do not disappoint with the inspiration. This episode is based on a beautiful verse by Jamie Varon. "Something beautiful happens when you stop waiting to be chosen and instead choose yourself. When you love yourself first. When you can be alone with the shape of yourself. When you stop running away from your truth. The right people start to show up. The right opportunities suddenly align. All the hustling you were doing, trying to make yourself more worthy, stops feeling right, and instead you get into the flow of life. And everything you thought you'd have to earn and strive for seems to come a lot more easily. When you choose you, everything and everyone has to rise to that level. And all the good things you thought you'd have to force arrive in perfect timing. Yes, you need to show up. Yes, you need to work. But, it'll be with the right people, the right opportunities, and the kind of life that lights you up from the inside. Because you are lit up from the inside."Join Nkechi and Gaby on a journey as they dismantle this verse and share how it resonates for them.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Have an empowering story to share on an Empowering Bytes episode? Submit your request, for a chance to be a guest.Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
Our first guest of Season 6 is the amazing Sherri Stevens, a visionary entrepreneur, quest-chaser and torchbearer. Sherri s a heart-centered warrior on a quest: to light the way ahead for women as they overcome limitations, seize new opportunities and achieve what they are called to do. She started her first business at the age of 26 with nothing more than a solution to a problem – a solution she turned into an award-winning, multi-million-dollar North American company. Since becoming Owner and CEO of the Women’s Executive Network (WXNetwork.com) in 2015, she’s embarked on a radical journey to catapult the success of professional women and their organizations.In this discussion, Sherri emphasizes the significance of empowering women in corporate leadership roles by creating a supportive environment for professional growth. She invests incredible time and energy in curating programs and events for women to help them build confidence, navigate corporate challenges, and advocate for themselves.In this episode, you'll learn:How empowering women in leadership positions is crucial for fostering a more inclusive and diverse corporate environment.How creating safe spaces for women to build confidence and support each other is essential in navigating the challenges of the corporate world.How WXN recognition is a transformative pivot point for women, challenging stereotypes and empowering them to dream big and own their thrive.If this episode resonates with you, then remember... SUBSCRIBE • 5-Star Rate • COMMENT • SHARE this Podcast!! 💚❤️🙌🏾🙏🏾Book Recommendation: "The 5 AM Club" by Robin SharmaFind Sherri Online:Website: https://wxnetwork.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/sherria_stevens/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherristevenswxn/Find us online: https://linktr.ee/nkechinwaforrobinson
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