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Coaches Collaborate: A Dialogue with Kelly Blackmon

PODCAST LINKS: Here A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of being on Kelly’s show "How to Win at Everything" and now it’s his turn to join me here on my podcast Growing Forward Together and I am so excited!! (Here’s the link for my appearance on his show Being An Overcomer )   Kelly Blackmon is the Founder of B.E. Consulting, a TED Circle...

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We The People: A Dialogue with Deborah Davenport

PODCAST LINK:  Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Other links Since November is Native American heritage month, I thought I would take the opportunity to celebrate a great people group in this country. Join me won't you?! The Comanche Tribe is one of over 1000 tribes in...

Being an Overcomer

  I recently had the honor of being a guest on the show "How to Win at Everything" hosted by Kelly Blackmon, Certified Success Coach, Founder of B.E. Consulting, TED Circle Presenter, Human Being and is currently from Chicago, Illinois in the USA. All of us can...

Indian and Single: The Struggle is Real

Podcast Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 (Episode 25) The Indian culture is one of beauty, diversity, depth, and struggle.  One of the many struggles amidst the beauty and depth is “singleness”.  Now I know that every...

Imposter Syndrome: Who Am I Really?

PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 I am so passionate about being authentic and yet this notion of imposter syndrome is something I keep facing in my role as a business owner, speaker, and podcast host.  The more I...

Gender Equality: a dialogue with David Rowell

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 If you are able to read this and are engaging in the workforce, or society in general, you may have heard (and maybe experienced) that much of the leadership in a variety of...

Special Edition: Moments to Memories

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 Learning to "stay in the moment" is one of the hardest things I have had to learn in my life.  As an Eight on the Enneagram, an extreme extrovert, and a creative and self-proclaimed...

Is It Time for A Realignment?

Is It Time for A Realignment?

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 During this pandemic, I threw out my back and was pretty much out of commission for almost 3 weeks. So, what did I do?  I rested (even though I didn’t want to, I had no choice, the...

Do Unto Others…or not?

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 You know the saying, “do unto others as you would like them to do to you!”  Harmless and a great motto to live by, right?  In fact, it must be called “The Golden Rule” for a reason!!...

Do you see me?

PODCAST:  https://anchor.fm/kinita-schripsema/episodes/Do-you-see-me-eftjo3 For years we have been told that we should have “racial tolerance” which bled into other areas of “tolerating” others who were different than us.  Personally, I think it is wrong to “tolerate”...

I am not black

[DISCLAIMER:  This article is not only directed to white people.  I have to state that clearly because I know many people who will take this personally (and tune out) and won’t muster up the courage to talk honestly about this issue.  If you are taking this personally...

Be Still: It’s a Jungle out There

Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/kinita-schripsema/episodes/Be-Still-Its-a-Jungle-out-There-eemo2b/a-a2arqvm Given the world we live in currently…a global pandemic that is slowly but unsure showing signs of clearing up, racism at an all time high, fractured relationships,...

Broken Bodies (revised)

[This blog was written several months ago and posted to my old site that is no longer available.  Because this topic is very personal to me, I have edited to reflect our current situation of the pandemic and our inability to join others in our respective communities...

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

We are in the throes of remodeling and preparing our house to sell.  As we continue to work towards relocation to another country, we are selling just about everything, even the dining table.  We are all experiencing a roller coaster of emotions as a result...