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S4-E11- Wearing Your Faith on Your Sleeve with Yvette Walker

Are you open about your faith on your business platform?  The decision to be open or not to be open is different for everyone.  However, the women that I interview for the Women Faith + Business Podcast have been called to openly share their faith on their business platform.

This week on the podcast I chat with Yvette Walker about wearing your faith on your sleeve.  Yvette is the host of the Positively Joy podcast and founder of Positively Joy Ministries at positivelyjoy.com. 

She published the life lesson-filled devotional “Whispering in His Ear” and its companion study and discussion guide in 2021. She manages a Facebook Community group along with
other social media related to her ministry. 

Yvette is a former journalist and also is an educator, Dean of Students at Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma. She is a director-at-large for the national board of the Society of
Professional Journalists. 

She has been inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. She has been a newspaper editor, a news ombudsman, a reporter, and a podcaster and has supervised online content management systems for two websites. She is a native of Chicago and now lives in Oklahoma.

 

On this episode you will hear:

  • How God presents opportunities
  • How God gave her the topic of her podcast
  • Understanding the true nature of what joy is
  • How her podcast turned into a community and ministry
  • How she received breakthroughs when she attended a retreat
  • Being obedient even when you don’t know what it looks like
  • How she had a steady faith journey
  • How she became not just a believer in God, but a seeker of a deeper relationship with God
Connect with Yvette on Social:

IG: positivelyjoypodcast
Facebook:
positivelyjoypodcast
LinkedIn:
positivelyjoypodcast
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S4-E10- Hearing from God with Tameka Baker

Do you know when you are hearing from God?  How does God speak to you?  Making sure you are hearing from God clearly is something that most believers desire.  Hearing from God looks different for everyone.

This week on the podcast I chat with Tameka Baker about hearing from God. Tameka is the Co-Founder of The Freedom Church of Gwinnett where she serves as an ordained Elder overseeing the Christian Formation ministry and the Women’s ministry. 

She is also the Executive Director of The Friendship Center, Inc. where she is privileged to work with those on the margins of society. Elder Tameka is passionate about ministry and works diligently in her areas of giftedness. 

To further expand her ministry into the lives of those she encounters in the marketplace, Tameka created SURGE Life Coaching. The mission of SURGE is assist women in accessing their inner power to surge into a life of purpose, passion, and power. 

On this episode you will hear:

  • How God spoke to her about her assignment in the marketplace
  • How her ministry became a business to support women
  • How her faith journey started as an introduction to go to church with friends
  • How she started to get more intentional about her faith by being more aligned
  • How God places tension in your heart for a reason
  • How God has called her to be authentic and to do things that align with who she is
Connect with Tameka: 

@surge_lifecoaching

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S4-E9- Walking in God’s Power and Plan With Adria Wilkins

There is no denying that God has an awesome plan for your life.   He says so in Jeremiah [29:11]Oftentimes the hard part is to trust the plan and simply walk in it.  We find that when we do walk in God’s plan, we find God’s power!

This week on the podcast I chat with Adria Wilkins all about walking in God’s Power and Plan.  Multi-award-winning author, Adria Wilkins has an accounting degree from Western Kentucky University. She and her husband, Erik, live in Northern Virginia and have three children Katie, Blake, and Anthony.

After suffering the unthinkable – death of three-year-old Blake, she found that joy can be found in any circumstance.

Her book “The Joy Box Journal” with Hachette Book Group released July 2019.

She enjoys telling a story, adding sprinkles of joy and a few extra dollops to liven it up.

On this episode you will hear:

  • How God has always placed Christian clients in her path
  • How God gave her the idea to write a book
  • How and why she created the Joy Box Journal
  • How God moves us out of our skillset box
  • How you can find the joy in EVERY circumstance
  • How she decided to make Jesus Lord of her life
  • Why deciding to be open about her faith on her business platform was natural for her
  • How God can accelerate your opportunities when you are in alignment with your assignment
Connect with Adria:

Facebook-  facebook.com/adria.wilkins/
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S4-E8- The Glow and Grace of God with Dr. Vanessa Jenkins

Have you ever met someone whose presence alone impacted you?  Sometimes just being in someone’s presence you can feel God’s presence through them. That was the case for my guest on the podcast this week, Dr. Vanessa Jenkins.

Dr. Vanessa Jenkins also professionally known as Dr. V serves as the Executive
Director of Health and Wellness at Norfolk State University. Also, the CEO and President
of Dr. V Solutions and Sentencing Options LLC. 

Her primary focus is to help people to realize through change anything is possible.  Dr. V is an award-winning international motivational speaker, trainer, and coach. One of Dr. V’s most requested speeches and workshops is ‘What’s Your “Y”.  She believes that knowing your Why is the answer to all our challenges, obstacles, and decisions in life.

Dr. V resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she enjoys traveling, working out, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.

On this episode you will hear:

  • How God gives us everything that we need to succeed
  • How scripture helped her to stop second guessing what God was calling her to do
  • How faith and belief go hand in hand
  • How procrastination and fear played a role in distracting her from God’s path for her
  • How she decided to be bold about sharing her faith on her business platform
  • How God instructed her to do things differently in her industry
  • How God told her, “Do what I say and watch what I do!”

Connect with Dr. V on social media:

Instagram-  drvsolutions
Facebook-
Dr. V the “Y” Strategist

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S4-E7- Working from a Place of Rest with Charissa Quade

In the business world we are programmed to think that we must hustle and grind to grow our businesses, but as believers, God has instructed us to work from a place of rest.  

What does working from a place of rest mean to you?  I explore this topic with my guest, Charissa Quade, this week on the podcast.  

Charissa is a Biblical Money Mindset Coach and Speaker, from Change Your Finances. She helps Christian Female Entrepreneurs who grew up believing mindsets including making money as a Christian is bad, money is an idol, and it’s better to sell all you have to give to the poor.

By leveraging what the Bible actually says about money and business, Charissa is on a mission to see 10,000 Christian Female Entrepreneurs overcome toxic money mindsets and become profitable business owners. 

Because when they do, they will greatly impact their clients, families, and communities for generations to come, for God’s kingdom.

On this episode you will hear:

  • How she was able to pay off her debt
  • How she started to apply Biblical principles to her money mindset
  • How she shifted from a career to a calling of helping others with their money mindset
  • How she grew up with the Word of God
  • How God restored her and bought so much healing to her life
  • How she couldn’t separate her business and her faith
  • How God told her to build her business from a place of rest
Connect with Charissa:

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S4-E6- Anchored in Your Calling with Michelle Glover

Are you anchored in your calling? Regardless of what people say?  Are you anchored in your calling?  Does it help you to identify the right opportunities for your business?

People will always have an opinion about what you should do and how you should do it.  As a business owner, you will probably have many opportunities cross your path.

When you’re anchored in your calling, you can make better decisions for your life and your business.  You are better able to identify with the right opportunities for your business and be able to discern the right next move for your business. 

This week on the podcast, I chat with Michelle Glover.  Recognized as a multi-award-winning corporate leader by a Global Fortune 100 and featured in Voyage ATL’s “Inspiring Stories of
Atlanta,” Michelle Glover helps star-powered professionals build the career and life they love. She hosts the Unlimited Journey Podcast and Journey Unlimited YouTube Channel, as well as leads Atlanta’s largest women’s organization for African-American women in business. Michelle has taught C-suite execs, middle managers and multi-passionate go-getters from all walks of life how to dream big and back it up with daily action to create results.

 

On this episode you will hear:

  • How our journeys are not about self, but about connection and helping others get to where they want to be
  • How she never intended to be an entrepreneur, it was never in her plans
  • How she had to surrender to God’s calling over her life
  • Not to ask God a question that you don’t want the answer to
  • The daily roller coaster of emotions in business
  • The path to her calling over her career
  • The difference between what you’re told to believe and what you really believe
  • The importance of listening to what God is telling you to do in business
  • The power of writing things down with no limitations

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S4-E5- Standing on God’s Promises

When it comes to your business and your life, what are you standing on?  Are you standing on the ways of the world?  Are you standing on what you know?  Or are you standing on God’s promises?  

This week on the podcast, I chat with Dr. Ranelli Williams.  Ranelli is passionate about service and helping individuals create breakthrough in their lives and business. She is a
Certified Public Accountant, profit strategist, money breakthrough business coach, best-selling author, and award-nominated speaker, empowering service-based entrepreneurs to take control of their money as they work towards building a strong financial legacy.

In addition, Dr. Ranelli is Co-Founder with her husband, Eric Williams of ERJ Services, LLC, where in the main arm of that they help marketing agencies, consultants, and coaches gain clarity and confidence around their business finances so they are positioned to make strategic decisions that yield greater profits and exponential growth.

 

 

Dr. Ranelli also founded R.A.W. Legacy Solutions with the mission of providing mindset and money solutions and support to help Christian female professionals transitioning to full-time entrepreneurship increase cashflow and profits, so they can not only run the cash-rich and profitable businesses they care about, but also build a debt-free legacy and generational
wealth.

 

On this episode you will hear:

  • How she was exposed to entrepreneurship at an early age
  • How she had an example of turning a side hustle into a full-time business
  • How she grew up in the church
  • How she was able to accept Christ for herself
  • In order to be authentic she had to freely express her faith
  • How she felt called to be an author
  • How the Spirit guided her to start a community
  • How God calls and equips you for what He wants you to do
Be sure to connect with Ranelli on social media at:

@drranelliwilliams
 
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S4-E4- God’s Best Plan for Your Business with Cassie Kitzmiller

Many times we have a plan for our lives and our businesses.  We do all the right things, we follow the plan and then something happens that disrupts our plan and makes us realize that our plan is not aligned with God’s best plan for us. So we have to surrender our plan, and align with God’s best plan for our lives and businesses.

This week on the podcast I chat with Cassie Kitzmiller.  We chat all about how she shifted paths several times to align with God’s best plan for her.  

Cassie Kitzmiller is a mom to 3, wife of one for 14 years, and daughter of the King for eternity.  She is devoted to serving women of faith to build their businesses through the power of the cross and connecting the body of Christ.

On this episode you will hear:

  • How she was born to be an entrepreneur
  • God’s BEST plan for you may not be what you envisioned
  • How she moved from “head” knowledge to “heart” knowledge in her faith
  • The journey of knowing Jesus as a person
  • How God can use people to guide us
  • How God supernaturally opens doors
  • How God gave her the business plan for Christian Women Business Builders
  • Just because it doesn’t make sense doesn’t mean it’s not for us
  • Partnering with other believers in the body of Christ despite your differences
  • Divine collaborations and spirit-led partnerships
Be sure to connect with Cassie on:
 
 
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S4-E3- Building Beyond Your Backyard with Stevii Mills

We live in such a connected world, it’s easy to jump on Zoom and connect with someone half way around the world and that’s why when thinking about building a business we can think about it on a much larger scale than just a local business.    

Are you building a local or global business?  This week on the podcast I chat with Dr. Stevii Mills.  We chat all about how she started to think about building beyond her own backyard.

Dr. Stevii Mills holds a unique and valuable space in the world – she loves God, business and people – she is a rare combination of expertise, compassion and high-energy,
integral work ethic. 

She is well known for her southern drawl, loving her parents and being a gifted communicator and connector. After many years of fervently running from her natural flare and ability to bring the “BOOM!” to the room, Stevii has come to realize that she is the It girl for teaching others how to be seen and heard. 

She is a strong advocate for there being no more hidden figures, no best kept secrets! Dr. Stevii’s teaches Christian Women Entrepreneurs how to use their knowledge and expertise to make money online.

On this episode you will hear:

  • How she never wanted to be in business
  • How her corporate job made her stressed and sick
  • How she built a six-figure business in the midst of the pandemic
  • How she started to know God for herself on a deeper level
  • Knowing the difference between relationship and religion
  • How she realized she was different in business when she wrote her first book, Cultivating Your It Factor

Be sure to connect with Stevii on:

website- www.workwithstevii.com   

social media at:

Facebook, Clubhouse, Instagram:

@juststevii

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S4-E2- Building Your Business on a Solid Faith-based Foundation

Statistics show that most small businesses fail within the first 5 years of business.  In fact 20% fail in the 1st year and then 50% fail to survive past year 5.  

With such dim statistics, why are so many women choosing to start their own business at such high rates?  

Because most are desiring to follow their passion, seeking freedom, and desiring flexibility! However, the journey to entrepreneurship and business ownership is not easy, but when you build your business on a solid faith-based foundation your chances or not just surviving, but thriving are much greater.  

That’s why in the first episode of Season 4 of the Women Faith + Business Podcast I’m sharing 5 faith-based foundational marketing principles to help you build your business on a solid faith-based foundation. 

On this episode you will hear about:

  • Spirit-led Marketing
  • The 5 Faith-based Foundational Marketing Principles
  • How to build a solid business by building on a solid foundation
  • Knowing your business purpose
  • God’s plan in the marketplace is tied to your business purpose
  • Knowing your God-given business vision
  • Understanding your marketplace mission
  • Understanding who you are called to serve and how you are called to serve
  • Getting clear on your marketplace message
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