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"Can You See Me?" - Women.Leadership.Race with Yolanda Johnson

"Can You See Me?" - Women.Leadership.Race with Yolanda Johnson

By Yolanda Johnson
Welcome to "Can You See Me?" - a space to intentionally highlight the BEYOND MEASURE WOMAN. The beyond measure woman leads in their community, business, career, or in the home as stay-at-home moms. This show is purposed to provide a platform for these women, and men who support them, to contribute to their community, promote their services, inspire others and advance equity through discussion of hot topics, shared experiences, and laughter.

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"Leading During A National Pandemic" - COVID-19 Discussion with DMV Healthcare Professional Meedie Clark Bardonille
This discussion was held back in April at the beginning of quarantine and much of the unknown surrounding COVID-19. We lost the footage due to a technology issue but thankfully was able to recover it. There is so much valuable information here that's still relevant today. As a healthcare professional, Mrs. Clark-Bardonille, gave us a candid view inside of her world dealing with COVID-19 and managing healthcare professionals. She was able to provide her personal expertise surrounding questions related to masks, social distancing, and other areas related to the virus.  Please listen to this segment and be reminded to take the virus seriously, wear your mask, consider your family members, stay home as much as possible, and remember our healthcare workers.  Thanks to Meedie for your time and expertise! Thanks to the participants for engaging and asking thoughtful questions that people need to hear.  Thanks to you for listening!!!  Please provide feedback and any suggestions for topics to 
July 28, 2020
Interview with Publisher & Co-Authors of "The Black Father Perspective: What We Want America To Know"
This is a must watch! At a time when the world continues to see images of Black men being literally kicked while they are down, they need spaces that lift them up while amplifying the strength and dignity of who they are as men, husbands, fathers, and leaders.   Kimmoly LaBoo, Visionary and CEO of LaBoo Publishing, thank you for having the keen foresight to give them the platform to do just that through this book.  I enjoyed this interview so much. Laugh, take notes, and be inspired! Enjoy!   The book can be purchased on Amazon or through contacting the publisher directly -
June 21, 2020
Mental Health Awareness: During COVID and Racial Unrest
As Mental Health Awareness Month ends, Yolanda facilitates a dialogue with the professionals with Tracy Allen, LCSW-C & Dr. Carrie Register-Haley. Thank you for listening as we aim to raise awareness surrounding mental health and provide you with tips and strategies that help to maintain mental wellness during COVID and racial unrest.   Stay tuned! This is the first of a series of discussions with Tracy & 'Doc'!!! 
May 30, 2020
Unmasked: A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series, by NAACP & BET
This is a recording that will inform you about how the pandemic is affecting African-Americans and what steps the community can take to build an action plan for positive change. Nancy Pelosi, Derrick Johnson, and many others weigh in on the conversation. This is the first in a series of town halls.
April 9, 2020
A great discussion with Mia Anderson!!
Mia Anderson is a realtor at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Pen Fed Realty in Annapolis, Maryland. Mia is a leader in her community and career. She discusses servant leadership, development, equity, and having a tribe to navigate life.
April 4, 2020
A discussion with Claire Wong - Founder of Equipment Connections for Children.
Listen up as Claire discusses how she saw a need in the community and built a nonprofit to serve that need one piece at a time.
April 1, 2020
Conversation w/ Kimmoly LaBoo of LaBoo Publishing Enterprise
As we are experiencing a national pandemic, there are many folks who are in the midst of major life changes that can make this time much more difficult. Kimmoly, with her sweet and humble spirit, provides tips for supporting people through divorce and how we can all utilize writing to cope through this time of social distancing. Enjoy!!
March 23, 2020
Professor Laura Dorsey
Check out this great interview with Professor Laura Dorsey! We discuss her career in finance, challenges being the only Black woman and many times the only woman in the room, and her current transition into retirement and a new state!  More about Laura and LLD Condulting in her own words below:  Website:   Hello, I am Professor Laura Lenear Dorsey. I have been a Professor for almost 20 years. While working in the finance industry of corporate America, I returned to college to complete a Bachelors in Business Management (BSBM) and a Masters in Organizational Management (MAOM).  That was a life changing experience for me and I changed careers from corporate to education.  I found my passion in education.   I educate, inspire and empower my students with  strategies that will make them successful in their chosen careers.  Most of the strategies have to do with writing.  With that, I have taken my love for writing and for sharing writing strategies with others and created LLD Consulting. Now, I have expanded my passion out of the classroom into small businesses and working with entrepreneurs.  I specialize in taking your voice and the message that you want to convey and creating that written component. My clients range from an Olympic athlete, attorneys, authors, entrepreneurs both for profit and non-profit.  In addition, I am a contributing writer and editor for several magazines. To check my availability for a complementary consultation regarding your writing needs, click the button below and fill out the form. 
August 14, 2019
“Let’s Talk About Sarcoidosis”
Bridgette Eaton lost her mom to Sarcoidosis. Now she uses her loss to advocate for people like me who have been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Bridgette Eaton is a crisis counselor and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown origin that can cause lung damage, skin rashes, and eye disease and can affect other organs of the body. Key Facts Sarcoidosis causes your immune system to overreact, which can cause health issues. People with sarcoidosis have clusters of inflamed tissue called "granulomas" in different places in their bodies. Sarcoidosis often improves without treatment. Sarcoidosis occurs more often in African-Americans than in Caucasians, and African-Americans may experience more severe symptoms
May 27, 2019
Captivating & Intriguing Episode!! Kashonna Holland - Corporate Trainer, Professional Coach, and Author
 About Kashonna:  Kashonna Holland is an engaging keynote speaker, an inspiring coach, a motivational author, and an insightful corporate trainer. Kashonna is the President & CEO of Simply Kashonna, a business built to promote BOLD, FEARLESS and COURAGEOUS living. She goes beyond surface issues to address the pink elephants that inhibit personal, professional and spiritual potential. Kashonna has helped many people walk through the ambiguity of their lives and on to defining their life’s purpose by discovering their authentic self. Both, in the corporate arena and in the non-profit world, strategic growth and development of people have always been the focal point of her service. Corporately, she has held positions in both Human Resources, as well as the Staffing industry. Additionally, Kashonna spent years in an executive role where crisis intervention and spiritual guidance were her primary responsibilities. Understanding that leadership training and development is essential to any corporation or organization’s growth, Kashonna launched Leading Forward LLC, which is dedicated to enhancing employee engagement, performance, productivity and morale. Kashonna is also the author of 7 Days to Simply Shift: A Daily Guide to Transforming Your Mindset Personally, Professionally and Spiritually. In 2016, Kashonna was the recipient of the Fannie Lou Hamer Award and currently serves on the Howard County Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency and Howard County Commission for Women as a community advocate. No matter the venue, Kashonna will impact you with her contagious energy, vibrant smile, and sincere message. 
March 31, 2019
Featuring Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Co-Author of “The Double Lives of Black Women.”
About Kumea Shorter-Gooden I grew up in Washington, D.C. and earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. I have taught, trained, consulted, and published on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion for more than 25 years. The following experiences have shaped my consulting practice: In the 1960’s, I was recruited and given a full scholarship to integrate a girls’ independent school in Northern Virginia. As a professor, I mentored and educated clinical psychology graduate students, with a focus on their development as culturally responsive practitioners and researchers. I have conducted research on how African American women navigate racial and gender bias, and I co-authored the award-winning book Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America. As a licensed psychologist, I practiced psychotherapy with a diverse population of individuals and couples – in community mental health centers, a college counseling center, and independent practice. I have served as a senior administrator and Chief Diversity Officer at two institutions – Alliant International University and the University of Maryland, College Park.
March 31, 2019
“The Ugly Duckling”....sexual abuse, childhood trauma, and healing.
A powerful and convicting conversation with Dr. JiaJoyce R. Conway of York, PA. Dr. Jia was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of Coppin State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. She furthered her education at Chatham University in Pittsburgh where she completed her doctorate degree as an advanced practitioner. Dr. Conway knew early in life that she wanted to take care of, help and educate others. Always a nurturer, pursuing a path that combined healthcare, education, mentorship and coaching just came naturally. Education was not only a route to the pursuit of happiness, but it was how she learned to cope. Consuming herself in work and schooling was a means of not having to deal with her pain of loss and sexual abuse. Despite achieving great success in her career; it was not until she had birthed her first child and nearly lost her marriage did the change truly come. It was at these two major turning points in her life that she made the decision to take her life back from pain and push towards purpose. Dr. Conway is the CEO of Changing From the Inside Out Ministries, LLC and The Epitome of a Woman Life Coaching Academy.
March 23, 2019
Chatting with Author, Mary E. Murrill, CEO of “Rescue Me Virtually”.
Enjoy this episode! I had a great afternoon chatting with Mary E. Murrill as she talks about how she thrived with faith through divorce, breast cancer, and “standing tall in a seated position.”
March 19, 2019
Join me for an intriguing conversation with Damarys Zampini, President and CDO of Sustrategy.
Damarys discusses how she navigates male-dominated industries, defines success, and while being a Latin-Canadian Woman. She also gives a great take on immigration in the US.
March 4, 2019
Part 2 - Tracy Allen, LCSW-C of Reclaiming Hope LLC in Baltimore City, Maryland: Mental Wellness, Entrepreneurship & Mental Health In The Black Community
Part 2 -  Conversation with Ms. Tracy Allen continues! A candid conversation with Ms. Tracy Allen, LCSW-C and owner of Reclaiming Hope LLC in Baltimore City, Maryland. You don't want to miss this! Tracy candidly discusses mental wellness, the joy and challenge of entrepreneurship and mental health in the Black community.  
February 16, 2019
Part 1: Tracy Allen, LCSW-C of Reclaiming Hope LLC in Baltimore City, Maryland: Mental Wellness, Entrepreneurship & Mental Health In The Black Community
A candid conversation with Ms. Tracy Allen, LCSW-C and owner of Reclaiming Hope LLC in Baltimore City, Maryland. You don't want to miss this! Tracy candidly discusses mental wellness, the joy and challenge of entrepreneurship and mental health in the Black community. 
February 16, 2019
Interview #7 - Diane L. Haworth - Author of "How To Choose Love When You Just Want To Slap Somebody"
Listen in on my time with Author and Coach, Diane L. Haworth of Virginia.  Her first book, "How to Choose Love When You Just Want to Slap Somebody" was published by Balboa Press in August 2014. Her TV show, "Heart-Centered Success with Diane L Haworth" debuted in January 2018 in the Washington, DC area with episodes available on YouTube.   After freeing herself from illness, excessive weight and an unsupportive relationship, Diane wanted to help others find the freedom and happiness she now enjoys. As a result, Diane is passionate about helping those who are ready to transform their lives and attract the joy she feels is our birthright. Since 2007, Diane has specialized in blending traditional coaching practices with spiritual truths to help clients release mental, physical and spiritual blocks to success in all areas of their life. 
January 14, 2019
Interview #6 - “Business & Friendship” - Sheila McEwan & Nelisa Howard - Traci Lynn Consultants
Listen to friends and business partners, Lisa and Sheila, as they laugh and talk about sustaining their business partnerships, friendship, marriages and living life over the age of 50!!!!!
December 20, 2018
Chai & Conversation with Cordelia Gaffar, Author and International Speaker.
Interview #5 - A good cup of Chai and Conversation with Author and International Speaker, Cordelia Gaffar. Listen as Cordelia speaks of miscarriages, motherhood, becoming a requested speaker and “Sweet Talk”.
December 18, 2018
Onsite interview with Dr. Carrie Register-Haley - Alexandria, VA
An intriguing conversation in the home of Dr. Carrie Register-Haley, Author & President & CEO of Revelation of Investment Coaching. "The Best Investment Is In One Self"
December 15, 2018
A fun and educational interview with Aleks Trpkovska, Author of “The Pain Free Path To College”.
Interview #3 - Aleks Trpkovska, Mom, Creative Strategist, and Author of “The Pain Free Path To College”.
December 11, 2018
Episode 2 - Samira Jones
A discussion with Samira Jones, Author of "Tough Skin", Life & Business Strategist
December 5, 2018
Episode 1 - Ilka V. Chavez, Author of “What Leaders Say & Do”, President of Corporate Gold LLC
The very first segment of “Can You See Me”!! An exclusive interview with Ilka V. Chavez, Author of “What Leaders Say & Do”, President/Owner of Corporate Gold LLC. She is truly a Beyond Measure Woman, and leader of leaders!!! Enjoy!!
November 28, 2018