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Radiance and Resilience with Betty Parker

Radiance and Resilience with Betty Parker

By Betty Parker
Get refueled when life saps you of your energy and peace of mind. Betty Parker and her guests know how to revitalize the weary (radiance) and provide practical advice to those who want to take back their joy (resilience).
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Discrimination and Law Enforcement with Deputy Curtis Wilson, Eps. 10
Heavy-handed policing, African Americans, bias, and video cameras all converge to make a toxic soup of rage, protests, resistance and death. Yet there is a way to heal the broken trust that has occurred between police and the community. This episode addresses the failings and fixes between the two.
35:08
September 12, 2020
Discrimination in Housing with Iris Springer-Elkerson
Another example of discrimination and how it exists systemically is in the housing market. Today our guest is an attorney who fights for fair housing and discusses how discrimination plays a major role in denying people a chance at generational wealth through homeownership.
37:20
September 2, 2020
Inequality in the Criminal Justice System with Atty. Regina Matthews, Eps. 8
We know that the criminal justice system needs to be reformed. Every politician has claimed to have the answer. Yet, people of color suffer most because of inequities in our judicial system. Attorney Regina Matthews talks about what that looks like and offers solutions about how to overcome it.
31:55
August 21, 2020
The Psychology of Discrimination with the Palmers, Eps. 7
Discrimination hurts us mentally, emotionally, and physically. Two licensed counselors talk about the harmful effects of discrimination on the well-being of the marginalized. Here’s some free therapy for you!
40:32
August 14, 2020
Defining Equity at Work with Beth Ruffin, Eps. 6
What does equity mean? How do you know if it’s in practice where you work? What are the tough questions organizations need to ask to make sure they are equitable in how they run their business? These questions are answered in this episode, and organizations are challenged to be better.
32:45
August 7, 2020
How Discrimination Clouds Authenticity with Dr. Jim Smith Jr., Eps. 5
Unprecedented numbers of people are coming forward with their views on matters of inequality and discrimination now that the topics are at the forefront of society again. But for many minorities, being able to unmask their views and feelings is a big leap. Many have chosen to go along to get along for fear of reprisals that could derail their pathway to success. In this segment, Dr. Jim Smith Jr. talks about bringing your authentic self forward and finding freedom in your own truth.
42:05
July 31, 2020
What Inclusion Looks Like with Charles Weathers, Eps. 4
What does inclusion really mean and what does it look like in the workplace? How does inclusion work in community? How does a sense of belonging impact us individually? These questions and more are answered in today’s episode.
32:39
July 27, 2020
LGBTQ+ & Discrimination with Billy Wiggins, Eps. 3
If you have not spent much time in the presence of anyone in the LGBTQ+ Community, then you likely don’t know the discrimination that’s uniquely affecting them. Listen to this candid conversation about the negative impact prejudice and judgment has on their lives.
37:54
July 17, 2020
The Struggles of a Diversity Trainer with Perceffenessee Cantey, Episode 2
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are all important topics in the workplace. Those who have to train in these matters have their work cut out for them. Hear about some of the struggles they face in helping create a more unified work environment while trying to respect people’s personal beliefs.
43:53
July 13, 2020
Diversity and the Church with Pastor Brian Thomas, Season 3, Eps. 1
How are churches being resilient through a pandemic of disease and racism? Pastor Brian Thomas of North Star Christian Center speaks about the unique position and actions his congregation is taking to overcome the pains of racism.
30:28
July 3, 2020
Overcoming Setbacks with Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Eps. 9
Even the best made plans get way-laid by life. Being able to get back on track and keep forging ahead are essential to finding success. This week, we learn how to do that from a woman who’s been there. Give it a lesson.
36:37
May 24, 2020
Petty Pain with Margo Wright Williams, Eps. 8
Learn to overcome pettiness that steals your joy and stands in the way of forgiveness. This lesson and so many more are shared by our guest Rev. Margo Wright Williams.
51:20
May 8, 2020
Finding the Good Stuff When Life Seems Unfair, Eps. 7
In the midst of an alarming time of uncertainty and disruption, a chorus of positive voices bring the peace we all need right now.
01:01:25
April 28, 2020
Homeschooling Through a Pandemic, Eps. 6
For parents who are struggling with what to do with their children while having to work from home, this episode is for you.
35:10
April 19, 2020
Overcoming with Raquel Thomas, Eps. 5
At a time when it feels like the sky is falling, how do we overcome? Entrepreneur and business coach Raquel Thomas offers practical advice on being resilient.
38:22
April 10, 2020
Running a Successful Business with Denean Ambersley, Eps. 4
Running a business takes a lot of patience, knowledge, and courage. Only an experienced business owner can share valuable lessons on what to do to find success. In this segment, Denean the Coffee Queen shares what’s worked for her.
34:28
March 27, 2020
Staying Secure in Uncertain Times with Dr. Leslie Bessellieu, Eps. 3
With so much uncertainty facing us today, it’s easy to become overly anxious and emotionally drained. Dr. Leslie Bessellieu helps us to put everything into perspective. Find peace in this interview.
32:11
March 20, 2020
In These Times with Dr. Katrina Hutchins, Eps. 2
In times of crisis and one that is unprecedented like what the whole world is facing now, we talk through the fears and reactions of people. Faith and the Word of God emerge as our help. Listen and be comforted, then share with those you know need to hear an encouraging word.
54:13
March 17, 2020
Healing With Heather, Season 2, Eps. 1
Grief and loss impact us all and make life at work and home more taxing. In order to deal with loss—through death, divorce, job termination—we need the expertise of someone who can help us manage it in a healthy way. Heather Leigh is that person. She shares great insight into navigating the unexpected changes that come with loss and how to be resilient when facing it.
38:46
March 6, 2020
Success Strategies for Work/Life Integration with Tameika Isaac Devine, Eps. 10
If you’re in the world of the working, you’ve likely experienced the stress of trying to make time for your job, your family and yourself. Tameika Isaac Devine has found solid ways to bring our many roles and responsibilities together successfully. Take a listen.
35:60
February 7, 2020
Getting to the Heart of Leadership with Ron Harvey, Eps. 9
Learn what “heart leadership” is and how you can make it a part of how you lead.
31:20
February 3, 2020
Weathering the Storm with Charles Weathers, Eps. 8
Weathering life’s storms can be taxing and cause us to get sidetracked from our goals. Having a coach to get us through AND to what we envision for ourselves is a smart move. Today’s guest shares useful tips on how to choose a good coach and how to take on life’s challenges courageously.
22:50
January 24, 2020
What Everyone Should Know About Living the Single Life, Eps. 7
Do you know what singles have to endure in today’s society of judgment and hyper criticism? Here’s some insight into what they face and what you might be saying that is offensive to them. Our guest, Paulette Cunningham, shares the benefits and rewards of living single and the lessons society needs to learn.
33:36
January 19, 2020
Successful Goal-Setting With Dr. K, Eps. 6
Goal-setting is just half of it. In this episode, Dr. Katrina Hutchins picks up where we left off in our last podcast by discussing staying on track, failing, and celebrating our wins along the way. This one will inspire you to stay the course.
36:14
January 10, 2020
A Professional Coach’s Recommendations for New Year’s Goal-Setting , Eps. 5
Dr. Leslie Bessellieu talks strategy and setting realistic goals you’re likely to attain. How do you do it? Listen in now. Oh and grab paper and pen. You’re gonna wanna use this stuff!
37:40
January 4, 2020
The Truth About Controlling Other People, Eps. 4
The old adage that you can’t control other people, you can only control how you respond to them limits what we think we can achieve in changing situations. There is a way to get people to do what you want. Learn how in this episode.
30:20
December 28, 2019
Boost Your Self-Confidence, Eps. 3
In this episode, Betty helps her listeners to find ways to boost their self-confidence. She describes three actions they can take in order to assert themselves more at work and in life. Give it a listen.
29:16
December 20, 2019
The Struggles of Caregiving, Eps. 2
Betty interviews Rev. Tiffany Redmond about her 8 years as the primary caregiver to her husband who suffered from ALS. She now counsels patients and their families as chaplain of a local hospital. She shares how she fought through burnout and the burden of the work, and how she sought and found the help she needed.
28:24
December 6, 2019
Betrayal at Work, Eps. 1
Betty speaks with leadership trainer Wanda Brown about how betrayal on the job impacts the work environment and what managers and employees can do about it.
30:32
November 26, 2019