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Winning Season is The Podcast for women leaders who work in male dominated industries. Hosted by Founder of & best-selling author, Jacqueline V. Twillie. The focus of this podcast is on tools and strategies that help women enhance their leadership blueprint and embrace her power to effective in work and life. Support this podcast:
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Welcome to the Winning Season Podcast with this week’s featured guest Tawana Anderson. Tawana is the author of Bruised and Broken to Shine: A Memoir, she is the mother of twins, a traveler, and a fantastic cook. In this episode, Tawana talks about the idea SHINE, which stands for Stuff Happens It’s Not the End. She discusses the importance of letting go of the darkness and shame of a person’s past and finding your inner shine. She wants others to shine their light because a person may look like they have it all together, but in reality, they could be thinking about themselves in a negative way. The practice is to let your light shine to be the best version of yourself, and she has different practices and programs to help others find their light. Her programs include getting together with women to share their light and travel with others to experience new things. Bruised and Broken to Shine: A Memoir, Tawana’s story, and ways to let your light shine. You can reach Tawana at or on Instagram at tawana_shine. You can purchase her book either on Amazon or on her website. You can also join the Shine Lifestyle group on Facebook for women who are wanting to be part of the SHINE Lifestyle. “I shared a lot of stuff about me just to show people that you will have these bruises and these breaks and people will call you broken but that’s how you get to your shine. That shine is inside of you.” --Tawana Anderson Top Takeaways:  Stuff Happens It’s Not the End Tawana realized there were a lot of people that felt that she did where you live your life, make mistakes, and you’re not shining your inner light. In order to find your inner light, you have to embrace your bruises and brokenness. Tawana encourages potential writers to think of the person or the people that they want to impact and help with their story. Journaling and writing your stories and experiences is a great practice, but also be sure to go back to read how far you have come and the lessons you have learned. The biggest critic a person has can be is themselves, and you have to stop punishing yourself. Find ways to love yourself and embrace your inner light. The SHINE lifestyle is about how you live every day and learning how to live your life in stuff happens it’s not the end mindset. There are many different ways to take care of yourself in the best ways. Some do yoga, some read helpful books, some journal, so find the best ways that speak to your life to help you get through it. Keep applying SHINE to 2020 because stuff happens but keep moving forward. Let your light shine even in these darkest of times. Just because you live a SHINE lifestyle does not mean you will shine all the time, but you should strive for it daily even when you are not feeling it.  If you going to worry, don’t pray. If you’re going to pray, don’t worry. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Welcome to the Winning Season Podcast with this week’s featured guest Manessa Lormejuste. Manessa is a cosmetic chemist who graduated from Rutgers University in May 2017 and has been working at Loreal USA for three years formulating hair color products. In this episode, Manessa talks about her blog, her latest reflection on three years at L’oreal, and her advice in furthering your career. Manessa dedicates her blog “Ness Knows” to sharing resume tips, reviews on skincare, travel tricks, and more essential lifestyle tips. In her latest blog post, she discusses the importunacy of self-advocacy, taking risks, networking across not just up, to thy own self be true, and paying it forward. In this week’s episode, Manessa goes into detail about the importance of each of these attitudes and how it has shaped her and her career. She also touches on the importance of her mentors, the female empowerment she’s experienced at Loreal, and the tough conversations her close group had when George Floyd was killed in May 2020. So tune into this week’s episode of the Winning Season Podcast to hear more details about “Nessa Knows”, Manessa’s journey, and ways to change your perspective. You can reach Manessa at or on Instagram at nessa_lo. You can purchase her “Ultimate Travel Packing Guide” at and for a limited time, you can get yours for only $10. “I’m low key a nerd, but I’m like super girly. But I didn’t have anyone that looked like me…So I make a note to really share my story especially with younger students because I don’t want them to feel like there’s only one option. ”  --Manessa Lormejuste Top Takeaways: Manessa describes herself as a girly nerd and describes her journey from realizing her desire to be a chemist combined with her feminine personality. Her hair color experience at Loreal, she reveals some of the products she’s worked on, and how she started off as a L’oreal baby. She advocated for herself and took a risk to apply for a skincare position through the help of networking across. Manessa has started valuing self-advocacy in her career and realizing that one conversation to speak up for herself will be difficult but not be the hardest thing. Networking is not just about talking to the biggest and best person in the room, but it is about getting to know the people around you that later could help you. You never know where someone will end up and how that relationship could benefit you in the long run. If you want to learn or do more, you are in charge of your career and taking the risk to have a new opportunity. If you don’t ask, you are guaranteed to not do what you want. You are in the driver’s seat in your career and advocating yourself is not too bold when you know your worth. Paying it forward to younger women to show them more options in life and in careers. You never know how it could change someone’s life. The women in color think tank at L’oreal are a close-knit group that support one another, are transparent with one another, and have tough conversations when necessary. If she can do it, you can do it. When seated at the table, use your voice to speak up for others. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
.What's the 1st feeling you have when you think of the word negotiation? For most women, it falls into one of these categories: Uncertainty Fear Confusion Stress While these are common emotional responses to the word "negotiation," there are many more, but let's focus on how negotiation can benefit you and how you can benefit from working with a negotiation coach. When you negotiate, "it's important to remember that it's a conversation, not a battle!" With this understanding, let's discuss the conditions in which a negotiation coach can support you in confidently expressing what you want. 5 Ways You Can Benefit From Working With A Negotiation Coach Clarity -  If you've ever struggled with setting outcome targets related to what you want or need in negotiation. You'll benefit from getting clarity on what's most important then build on that to establish targets. Confidence - The nervous feeling related to "am I asking for too much" is all too common for women when it comes to negotiation. There are ways to quickly overcome doubt and increase confidence to ask for what you want. Strategy - What to say and how to say it is a common question that we see in our DMs, and this a benefit to having a plan becomes your foundation in mapping out how you want the conversation to follow. Overcoming Challenges - Each negotiation has its own set of challenges, even if you've previously negotiated with a team, person, or company. Using Jacqueline's proven five-part negotiation framework. Understanding When to Walk Way - This is one of the areas most women struggle to realize. One of the core tenants to negotiation is understanding some deals take longer than others, and just because one party walks away does not mean the conversation is over forever. The magic lies in knowing at which point you walk away. If you're nodding your head as you read this list and can relate to any or all of the above, you can value in working with Jacqueline, a master negotiator. Her life's work to provide women with tools so that they collectively stop leaving money on the table. She's most known for her ability to provide tools to break down these conversations further to help you reach a win-win in business and salary negotiations. Gain the Confidence and Clarity You Need for Negotiations If you're in the midst of a "negotiation" and would like to book a session, now text negotiation to 678-774-9494, and one of our coaches will reach out to you. * Negotiation Strategy Sessions start at $430 for the entire negotiation process* --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Karen Laos is a keynote speaker and leadership coach equipping women to stand out with confidence. She champions female business leaders to own their value and find their voice so they can be seen and heard. She also works with teams to create cultures of trust and function at their best. She has coached leaders at Facebook, Google, Netflix, Yahoo!, Sony, Microsoft, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Trip Advisor, Bacardi, Levi, and more. Karen was HR Director for Gensler Architecture, trained teams at Gap Inc, Wells Fargo, and taught Organizational Development at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She was the Senior Advisor to Program Delivery for Decker Communications, where she managed and mentored a team of facilitators delivering programs around the world. Karen coached executives on how to influence and speak more effectively. Her passion lies in developing others and she has done this throughout her career of nearly three decades. RSVP for the Free summit with this link --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Even in the Pandemic, You're Not Lost Guest Maxie McCoy Maxie McCoy is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves. Committed to the global rise of women, she writes weekly inspiration on Her book, You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way is published by TarcherPerigee of Penguin Random House. Maxie specializes in creating meaningful offline experiences that provide practical action in workshop and group formats. She’s worked with top brands, conferences and companies to create original events that engage their target audiences both online and off. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, TheSkimm, Forbes, Fortune, INC, Bustle, Business Insider, MyDomaine, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Billboard, CNN and many more as an expert in women’s leadership. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
August 13, 2020 Another Equal Pay Day, It gives me anxiety... Did you know that today is #BlackWomenEqualPayDay? Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the approximate day a Black woman must work into the new year to make what white non-Hispanic man-made at the end of the previous year. My life's mission is to close the gap in wages and leadership. As a black woman, I know far too well the struggle and I know the joy of achievement. It is my intention that more of us experience #WinningSeason as I continue daily to move the needle in closing the gender wage gap I've put together a pdf guide and made my best-selling book available for a limited time. #leadership #diversity --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Standing in Your Success: Winning Season Mini-Episode from Jacqueline Twillie When you're ready for the next chapter of the winning season, set the intention, then create your leadership career plan. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
THE PRICE OF PROCRASTINATION This is a very special episode of “The Winning Season” recorded by Jacqueline V. Twillie, host of the #WinningSeason Podcast for the private FB Community.  In this episode, our host stresses on how expensive the price of procrastination could be, and how, by the learnings from this podcast, one could fruitfully deal with it.  She tells us there are 3 areas where procrastination can hit on our lives and how they could strongly affect our productivity. The cost of procrastination as mentioned are:  1. Missed opportunities (10:10)  2. Finances (08:58)  3. Health and Personal well-being (13:04) Procrastination keeps you stuck at a place, perhaps by making you feel that even the other people around you aren’t doing anything. It is also important to know how to negotiate for your finances as and when needed. By procrastinating on how the outcome would have been, if you had negotiated, you’re keeping yourself stuck in your thoughts.  The host describes 3 worthwhile elements that would help you move past procrastination, having garnered sufficient experience helping others who’ve had to deal with the same.  These are 1. Eliminating excuses (18:15)  2. Getting yourself a partner /coach (20:45)  3. Rewarding good behavior (23:45) By being honest to yourself and having a level of self-awareness, you can very efficiently develop the ability to get win-win outcomes.  Getting a partner can help you stay accountable to yourself, could help pick you up when you laze around. Citing a famous quote by Zig Ziglar, which explains that you’re not always going to be motivated, Jaqueline tells us how a coach could help you stay on track. What distinguishes successful and unsuccessful people is that successful people do the things they need to do even when they do not feel like doing it, while unsuccessful people tend to brood over their lack of motivation. It is also very important to reward yourself for your success. The rewards need not be extravagant or expensive. Do anything which makes you happy!  Giving homework toward the close of the session, our host asks you to jot down the list of excuses you’ve been telling yourself all this time. Self-awareness could help you get out of it. “Level up! Do something to invest in yourself today!”  Highlights : 1. (05:05) ** - What to do when stuck and stressed  2. (07:20) ** - The cost of procrastination  3. (18:15) ** - Elements to move past procrastination  4. (16:55) ** - An inspiring story  5. (21:49) ** - Zig Ziglar’s famous quote  6. (23:05) ** - Difference between successful and unsuccessful people  7. (27:08) ** - Homework for today  8. (29:00) ** - Invest in yourself Let's talk if you need help going from stuck and stressed to #winningseason --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
This is a special episode of the Winning Season Podcast where we discuss how to overcome the expensive cost of procrastination.  The Price of Procrastination training was recorded live inside of the #WinningSeason Facebook group with host Jacqueline Twillie Let's talk if you need help going from stuck and stressed to #winningseason --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Stuck and Stressed No More! Welcome to Winning Season  When we have problems and they seem like they're compounding, the process of actually putting it on a little sticky note helps you to acknowledge it, to move forward. So the first step to solving these problems is: Write them down and follow it up. Step two, make a plan. You want to make sure you have a date associated with it. Step three is to take action. This is where you get creative. This is where you think outside of the box. The next step is to believe in yourself. You have to believe that you have the knowledge, the skills, and you have enough grit to move forward. Step five, don't compare yourself to others.give yourself an extra dose of positivity. Key takeaways*  The first thing that you need to do if you're feeling stressed and stuck is don't ignore the problems. Write everything that's going.(3:49)  * Make a plan. (6:29)  * Take Action. (8:33)  * Believe in yourself. (11:44)  * Don't compare yourself to others. (15:11) Top Quotes  * Covid-19 has created a lot of anxiety and people are getting stressed out because things keep changing.  (2:00 ) * Don't overthink it. Pull out a little sticky note, and jot down everything that's going on. (5:10) * When you make a plan, you want to make sure you have a date associated with it. (6:57) * If you don't have a coach you're working with, get an accountability partner. (10:58) * In the moments where you feel stressed and you feel stuck and you're trying to get out of it. you have to give yourself an extra dose of positivity by reading and listening to things that encourage you. (15:39) Let's talk if you need help going from stuck and stressed to #winningseason --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Jodi-Ann Burey is a speaker, writer, and equity advocate. Her work is grounded in centering the experiences of historically underrepresented communities and the systematic intersectional approaches needed to address inequities. She is currently working on her first book and podcast called Black Cancer, which explores the stories about women of color and healthcare.  “No More Secret Allies” Piece on LinkedIn - No More Secret Allies is a powerful piece Jodi Ann wrote on her LinkedIn Profile. She used this platform to express the accurate reflection of what she was feeling about people who are “secret allies” of the Racism Culture black folks have long endured. People who she calls “secret allies” are those who want to be allies with her but aren’t really part of the system. They are those people who are not willing to risk professional careers, losing relationships to fight for what they say they value. - She doesn’t need anger. She needs action. No More Secret Allies. Racism is a public health issue - Research studies show that the medical community think and feel that black people don’t feel pain or have high level of tolerance. Recalling Jodi Ann’s cancer journey, it took 3 years for her to get diagnosed, going in and out of doctors’ offices and convincing them that the pain that she was feeling was real. It was only after 3 years that she was told that she has a tumor in the spinal cord and that she needs surgery to be taken it out. - People create environments that make black people sick. Not because genetically black people are sick, they put factories to pollute the air in black and brown communities. There's a system that creates sickness in black people, not just environmentally, but also even in our offices. - Chronic racial stress that damages you physiologically that impacts what is actually physically happening in your body. Eradicating the Racism Issue - A whole system that needs to shift. We need to have a racial equity lens on all the decisions that we make that impact people of color. - The biggest work is for leaders and decision-makers who decide things around where businesses go, different policies around the environment should look at things through a racial equity lens. - Advocate for yourself and look for people who will advocate for you. Do research because that’s how you are going to advance as an individual in this system. Upcoming Book: Black Cancer - The book, Black Cancer talks about her journey of depression from heartbreak and how her cancer diagnosis saved her from that because it gave her something to fight for to want to live. - The book also talks about what it means to seek help. When you are a black woman, society and even you perceive yourself as strong. So how do strong people ask for help? How do strong people get help? Do you know how to help strong people? The book, Black Cancer will disrupt this idea of strong as something that protects you. Being strong is something that can also put you at risk because maybe you're not aware of when you need help. Podcast: Black Cancer - Guests invited are cancer survivors, people who are currently going through treatment, caregivers of family members who had their cancer journey, and those who lost loved ones due to cancer.  To follow Jodi Ann Burey’s work & advocacies, visit her website and socials for updates: LinkedIn: Instagram: jodiannburey --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
This episode is part 3 of the series Moving Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags with guest Jazmine Reed-Clark.  Jazmine Reed-Clark is a writer and career coach who left her former industries of human resources and employee experience to be a corporate consultant and DEI advocate. Her most notable work has appeared in The Financial Diet, The Everygirl, and BYOB Revolt. While in HR, Jazmine founded Opendoor's People of Color employee resource group and cultivated their D&I programming. In this episode you'll hear more about: Practical pathways for Employee Resource Groups to support inclusion within the workplace The importance of diversity reports including transparency and revamping with data  Why cancel culture can be replaced with extending grace The powerful way to meet people where they are as it relates to race relations You can connect with Jazmine via her website ( or LinkedIn. Her email address is Articles Mentioned in this Episode The Cost of Code-Switching My Blacknesss is Not Sold Separately  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Robert H. Johnson Jr. Part 2 of the Special Series: Moving Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags Connect with Robert and RHJ Consulting online at Robert’s LinkedIn Profile Twitter rhjconsulting --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
In this episode of the winning season podcast Robert H. Johnson Jr, shares tactical steps and a corporate roadmap to move beyond Black Squares and Hashtags. Jacqueline and Robert discuss his early career and the impact of Black Mentors How downsizing within an organization is a reset for individuals 3 Keys to Overcoming Adversity:  Strategy, Resilience, and Conscious Moments  The law of reciprocity in your career   Philosophy of the Pride Point Robert also breaks down the People, Process, and Performance Strategy.  We later talk about the myth of working 10X harder for black professionals.  For corporate leaders some of the most important takeaways in this episode may be found in the questions Robert presents to move beyond the social media statements towards the support of Black Lives.  The questions he presents are:  What do you want your companies legacy to be? What do you want your leadership legacy to be? How do I, as a leader want people to feel? How do I want them to know they are empowered? Once those questions are addressed Robert's playbook strategy is then to: Have an honest dialogue about the state of the world In the honest dialogue setting the ground rules that this space is not a feeling first dialogue Join the next episode of the Winning Season Podcast for part two of this conversation.  Connect with Robert and RHJ Consulting online at Robert’s LinkedIn Profile Twitter rhjconsulting --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags is a special 4-part podcast Series featuring conversations to help organizations move forward in the movement of racial equality in the workplace. Let help you with your leadership development in a virtual environment --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Rochelle Porter has never met a blank surface she didn’t want to draw on. A lifelong lover of global design traditions, the Atlanta-based artist takes cues from the breezy hues of her Caribbean roots, the stark simplicity of Scandinavian design and the bold geometrics of West African weaves to create vibrant, eye-catching textiles for the home décor and apparel markets. Her travel-inspired patterns feature joyful, unexpected burst of color and classic motifs with a fresh, modern twist. Upon learning of the unethical and environmentally hazardous labor practices of today’s globalized “fast fashion” industry, Rochelle nearly abandoned her dream of becoming a designer. That is, until she figured out that style could also be sustainable. Combining her passion for patterns with her commitment to social responsibility, she formed Rochelle Porter Design (RPD), a lifestyle brand specializing in thoughtfully made, eco-friendly home and fashion accessories. True to its tagline, “Design for abundant living,” the company believes everyone along the value chain should have the chance to live well—from the farmer who picks the pesticide-free organic cotton for its textiles, to the customer who puts them on her sofa. RPD prioritizes fair pay, environmentally safe manufacturing, and the use of allergy-free organic and recycled materials whenever possible. Connect with Rochelle --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Delegate It, Seriously Let It Go This episode features a fun conversation with host Jacqueline Twillie and guest Porse Williams.  Porsche Williams is Founder and CEO of The Prototype - A Lifestyle Agency based in Dallas, TX. Founded in 2016, The Prototype provides Lifestyle Management & Personal Concierge service to busy professionals, corporate executives and community leaders who’s most valuable asset is their time. Each client is paired with a Lifestyle Manager that can run errands, take care of the household, and help with family planning and travel, among other tasks. Porsche’s passion for service stems from a long-term career in retail and customer service prior to starting The Prototype. During her career in luxury retail, Porsche was always selected as a Training Store Manager traveling all over the country to open new locations and host managers in her locations to provide training on products, service and POS systems. Porsche was also nominated for special projects with the buying team of Metropark USA, a contemporary clothing retailer. She was also selected to the Delight Team, a retail think tank, in partnership with HR and Customer Service Departments for Nestle Nespresso USA. In addition to retail, Porsche has a long history of working behind the scenes as a wardrobe stylist for prominent brands such as PEOPLE StyleWatch, Maxim Magazine, Ann Taylor LOFT, BCBG, Vince Camuto, Clinique, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Ted Baker and many others. Porsche also has a background in Event Planning with The Prototype and for Regus, the largest commercial office provider in the world. She’s an avid networker and often creates events and experiences to bring people together to foster business growth. Porsche has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s married and has 2 young children. Contact Information: Porsche Williams Website: LinkedIn: --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Do You Have a Personal Board of Directors? In this bonus episode of the Winning Season Podcast, Jacqueline shares the 5 types of people to have on your personal board of directors and how to cultivate the relationship to get them on board in assisting you.  Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A. Additional Resources   Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course:   ZeroGap.Co Website   Jacqueline Twillie’s Website  “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book  The Negotiation Workbook is on Amazon   Connect with Jacqueline #JVTwillieTips #Leadership #Negotiation  LinkedIn  Twitter    --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
This episode of the Winning Season podcast with Jacqueline Twillie features Julie Kratz is a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer, executive coach, author, and founder of Next Pivot Point. Julie develops inclusive workplace cultures through allyship across gender, race, and all dimensions of diversity. Get her book, Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion Check out Julie's Website Connect with her on LinkedIn --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
This has been an extremely heavy week between Amy Cooper going viral and the tragic death of George Floyd traumatic is the only word I can use to describe this week. As a black woman running a company, I have struggled with carrying on like nothing has happening numbing myself or expressing the trauma I, like others are experiencing.  This episode is deeply personal and raw - winning season is more than just a good time, it's about experiencing life with authenticity.  ~ Jacqueline V. Twillie, President at --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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