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Start Within w/Coach Colette

Start Within w/Coach Colette

By Coach Colette Ellis
The Start Within Podcast seeks to disrupts the narrative about what it means to be strong in mind, body and spirit – particularly for people of color. You'll hear candid insights from Coach Colette about her personal growth journey, along with interviews of BIPOC coaches, healers and founders sharing how they stay healthy while pursuing their goals. You'll want to listen as certified stress management coach, Colette Ellis, shatters the myth of the "Strong Black Woman" who is supposed to be strong for everyone but herself. Stay tuned for informative, healing conversations about real issues.
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Coach Chat Segment on Self-Care and Mental Health with Coach Colette and Kevin Dedner

Start Within w/Coach Colette

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Start Within w/Coach Colette

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Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that 1980 was the first year that the US Census offered Hispanic as an option to describe one's ethnic identity? In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, this episode of Financial Friday focuses on the diverse cultural identities within the Hispanic and Latinx communities. We cannot ignore the fact that the word "Hispanic" does not reflect the diverse multinational, multicultural, and multilingual identities. It can be said that those who are not Hispanic (or Black for that matter) have gained from erasing experiences of the diverse range of cultural identities, whether they be Chicano, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or other identities. This episode also celebrates the contributions that Latinx entrepreneurs are making to the US economy. Have you been feeling tired, overwhelmed? This week was the New Moon in Virgo. In this week's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette shares a personal anecdote about being more specific about what it was that she needed to heal this week. This New Moon can help you to examine all of the unprocessed, undealt with wounds; to look at the areas in which your energy is being drained; to look at where you may have been overextending yourself; to look at where you've been fighting against things, as opposed to allowing and receiving.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
15:44
September 18, 2020
Coach Chat on Achieving Optimal Mental Health with Coach Colette and Dr. Alfiee
Did you know that 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year? Or, that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34? Black and Latinx youth may experience even higher rates of some psychiatric distress due to a number of environmental challenges that place them at risk, including a lack of access to mental health services. Too often, it seems like mental health and well-being is perceived to be something that only a privileged few get to achieve. We don't believe this -- and neither does our guest Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble. She’s the founder of the mental health nonprofit The AAKOMA Project, which provides mental health outreach and care for youth of color. Given that 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24, the team has its work cut out for them. In this Coach Chat episode, Coach Colette talks with Dr. Alfiee about the mental health issues that young adults are facing, particularly in marginalized communities. As a psychologist and researcher, she presents strategies to help reduce mental health disparities in underserved populations. The two also discuss how to combat cultural stigmas and normalize the conversation around mental health across different generations. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
49:34
September 15, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Today is a National Day of Service and Remembrance to ensure that we strive to make our world a better place, and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11th. As we are wrestling with the current racial and social injustices, sometimes these issues can seem so much larger than our personal impact. In this episode of Financial Fridays, we share some of the 11 Good Deeds suggested by 911Day.org that you can consider taking on to demonstrate your recognition of this important day in our history.  How often when someone asks you: "How are you?" do you respond honestly? Do you share what's really going on with you? In this week's Unplugged segment, in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, Coach Colette discusses her challenges to authentically share her feelings and experiences, especially as a content creator in the public realm. She also offers resources to support you on your mental health journey, including the #HowAreYouReally campaign created by the Mental Health Coalition to amplify real stories that embrace a wide variety of mental health experiences.  Know that help is always available. You can always reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting “coalition” to 741741. Or, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
11:43
September 11, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that September is Self-Care Awareness Month? How do you feel about taking time for yourself? Often, we may feel guilty about putting ourselves first before taking care of others. At Start Within Coaching, we host a 7 Day Self-Care Challenge to create an opportunity for you to explore what your body, your mind, and your spirit need to rejuvenate. In this episode of Financial Fridays, you'll hear Coach Colette talk about the benefits and the challenges of committing to a regular self-care routine. If you'd like to access the Self-Care Challenge guide, sign up here. During this pandemic have you confused physical distancing with social distancing? In this episode of Unplugged, Coach Colette shares personal anecdotes about community, connection, and isolation. You may be surprised to learn that early studies show that after initial spikes, loneliness during the pandemic has leveled out. How have you maintained your social and emotional connections? Have you formed new bonds, new connections, or identified people with whom you have things in common that you didn’t know before? This situation can be an opportunity if you’re willing, to examine what your life was like before the pandemic and discover the things that you'd like to shift and change going forward. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
12:10
September 4, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
To close out the Black Business month, we take a journey back in time. Did you know that long before Airbnb there was The Negro Motorist Green Book?  First published in 1936, the Green Book was the innovation of a Harlem-based postal carrier named Victor Hugo Green. Because of the discrimination Black people faced whenever they ventured outside their neighborhoods, Black travelers often couldn’t find safe places to eat and sleep. Victor Hugo Green sought to solve this problem. By the early 1940s, the Green Book listed thousands of establishments from across the country, all of them either Black-owned or verified to be non-discriminatory. In this episode of Financial Fridays, hear how he expanded listings (the first edition only covered hotels and restaurants in the New York area) by leveraging information from fellow postal workers and offering cash payments to readers for useful information. Coach Colette draws parallels between Green's efforts in crowdsourcing and sponsorship with efforts made by current Black innovators and entrepreneurs to stimulate you to keep pursuing your dreams.  Did you know that JOY is an act of RESISTANCE? Are you struggling to find your joy these days? In this week's Unplugged segment, you'll get some motivation as you hear an excerpt from the poem The Telly Cycle by the prolific author, Toi Derricotte. It contains a reference to the love between a Black woman and a fish named Telly. Learn more about the personal connection to this narrative for Coach Colette and her fish Stripe, particularly as she prepares to celebrate her birthday, remaining grateful for the years she's had on this Earth as a Black woman in America.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.
16:17
August 28, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
In recognition of Black Business Month, this episode of Financial Fridays continues our focus on US Black businesses. According to digitalundivided, 82% of Black business owners report that they have experienced a decrease or loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Black-owned businesses are more likely to be based in so-called COVID-19 "hot spots," meaning they are operating in communities with: longer forced closures, more COVID-19 symptoms, more social distancing, and fewer customers.  Reports indicate that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) did not support businesses in COVID-19 "hot spots." Nationally, just 2% of the hundreds of billions of dollars of CARES Act PPP loans went to Black-owned businesses. In New York City, only 7% of Bronx businesses and 11% of Queens businesses received PPP funding. The overwhelming majority of Black business owners — nearly 3 out of 4 — reported that they needed emergency funding immediately in order to survive this pandemic. “Tell me about your little business.” “Well, you know the projects that they work on tend to be on the high end.” In this week's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette shares a recent virtual networking interaction in which the other person (a white man) uttered these two remarks during their conversation. In this discussion on implicit bias and microaggressions, she encourages us to ponder the question: Would he have used that same diminutive language if he had been speaking to another white man? To a white woman? If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.
13:18
August 21, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that Black-owned businesses have created over 1 million jobs and generated over $165 billion in revenue? As we're still celebrating Black Business Month, we continue our history lesson on Black entrepreneurship in the US. Black Americans have a long and rich history of entrepreneurship. Within two decades of the abolition of slavery, Black people established several thousand successful businesses that thrived in exclusively Black communities, such as the Black Wall Street of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In this week's Financial Friday episode, we explore the barriers to Black business ownership. For example, a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, Rutgers University, and Lubin Research found that banks were three times more likely to request follow-up appointments with white business owners than better-qualified Black business owners, and the Black business owners were subjected to far greater personal and financial scrutiny compared to their equal or less creditworthy white counterparts. Coach Colette also discusses how Black entrepreneurs have been innovators in the use of technology and social media to grow and scale their businesses. In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette discusses duality and intersectionality. In one week, we experienced the historic moment of Senator Kamala Harris being nominated for Vice President. We also recognized Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which marks the fact that Black women on average earn just $.62 for the $1.00 that an average white man earns in the US. It takes an extra 8 months and 13 days to earn the same amount. These two instances show us how far we have come, and at the same time, how far we still have to go.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.
14:03
August 14, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that August -- in addition to being Coach Colette's birthday month -- is Black Business month? In this episode of Financial Fridays, we kick off with some results from a 2020 survey of over 3,100 small business and franchise owners in the US by Guidant Financial and the Small Business Trends Alliance.  This survey found that Black-owned businesses exist across all industries, with the top industry category being Business Services at 20%. The next most popular industry categories were tied at 9%: 1) Retail; 2) Health, Beauty and Fitness Services; and 3) Restaurant or Food Services. The fifth most popular industry according to the survey was Construction and Contracting at 8%. While Black entrepreneurs were 30% more likely than the average of all surveyed small business owners to solely operate their businesses, there was a 19% decrease in Black solopreneurs from 2019. This survey showed that 45% of Black-owned businesses have 2-5 employees.  We know that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lock-down that a number of Black-owned businesses have been severely impacted financially. It will be really interesting to see how this data shifts next year based on all that we are experiencing now. What do you do when someone questions your integrity or intention? In this week's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette candidly shares a recent experience in her business. She also walks us through various EFT-Tapping points to reveal how to use the process to heal after something has triggered a negative response, or to release when you’re feeling pent-up, stuck energy. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
14:04
August 7, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
In this week's episode Financial Fridays, we close out BIPOC Mental Health Month with an upbeat history lesson on Black pioneers in mental health.  Our first is Dr. Maxie Clarence Maultsby, the founder of the psychotherapeutic method of rational behavioral therapy. His technique of cognitive-behavioral therapy and counseling was the first comprehensive, short-term, culture and drug-free technique of psychotherapy that produced long-term therapeutic results. Next is Mamie Phipps Clark, whose groundbreaking research on the impact of race on Child Development was influential in desegregation efforts, including the Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954.  A third mental health pioneer is Jacki McKinney, a family advocate specializing in issues affecting African-American women and their children and a founding member of the National People of Color Consumer/Survivor Network. And, finally, there is Linda James Myers, whose work focuses on healing practices and psychotherapeutic processes at the intersection of race, gender and class. Have you found your good trouble? In this week's episode of Unplugged, Coach Colette shares some recent professional setbacks along with how she has maintained her pursuit of good trouble during these past five months of lockdown and racial uprising. She has felt the need to double down on her mission to help BIPOC leaders and women to heal from trauma. Coach Colette also shares inspiring quotes from Rep. John Lewis in an op-ed for the New York Times he requested to be published on the day of his funeral.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
12:40
July 31, 2020
Coach Chat on Embracing Our Disabilities with Coach Colette and Tiffany Yu
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law. And yet, one can ponder why over 1 billion people with "disabilities" are often overlooked in the Diversity & Inclusion conversation. Given this momentous occasion, now is the perfect time for this episode of Coach Chat. It features Tiffany Yu, who is the founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to raising disability awareness and reshaping our conceptions of ability. The word "disabilities" is said to be associated with the past and people's negative experiences with institutions. While the term Diversability embraces the uniqueness and potential in every human being, disabled or non-disabled. By celebrating diverse disability experiences through the power of community, Tiffany encourages us to consider: Can a "disability" be the reason for someone to belong rather than to be excluded? In this episode, you’ll hear Coach Colette and Tiffany discuss what it feels like to be seen, to be heard, to have your experiences validated; and what it feels like when that’s not the case.  If you'd like to share how you're doing, complete our How Have You Been Coping? survey here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
42:32
July 30, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that following the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, there were nearly 1,500 reported incidents of anti-Asian racism in just one month? These included physical and verbal attacks as well as reports of anti-Asian discrimination in private businesses. Or, that in 2018 38% of Latinx people were verbally attacked for speaking Spanish, told to go back to their countries, called a racial slur or treated unfairly?  As we are in the midst of BIPOC Mental Health Month, today's Financial Fridays episode focuses on race-based traumatic stress. This refers to the mental and emotional injury caused by encounters with racial bias, ethnic discrimination, systemic racism, or hate crimes. It is similar to the experience of people who have dealt with other forms of PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. It can be direct, or vicarious -- meaning witnessing the experience of others through pictures or videos of violent incidents. "Well, I don't know if you covered it in the beginning, but I was wondering where you got your training?" This is a question that Coach Colette received from a white male participant in one of her recent EFT-Tapping webinars. While on the surface any question can seem innocent; however, reading between the lines can be a valuable skill to have. In today's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette talks about racial gaslighting. The official definition is: "the political, social, economic, and cultural process that perpetuates and normalizes a white supremacist reality through pathologizing those who resist." In this case, an attempt to question the legitimacy of a person and their qualifications based on racial identity.  Have you had the experience of being gaslighted? It doesn’t necessarily have to be connected to racial identity. This is a tactic that people use to manipulate others in personal relationships, in familial relationships, or in professional relationships. If you'd like to share how you're doing as a result, complete our How Have You Been Coping? survey here.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here.  Thanks for listening; and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
18:11
July 24, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
In this Financial Fridays episode, we continue our focus on BIPOC Mental Health awareness through the lens of COVID-19. The historic causes of mental health challenges in communities of color include: the legacy of racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, economic stressors, and systemic failures. The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic greatly amplified this distress for BIPOC communities.  Chronic stress can weaken immunity, making BIPOC populations more vulnerable to diseases like COVID-19 and the underlying health conditions that increase the risk of COVID-19. We must remain vigilant about creating culturally-competent mental health and wellness care, and to dismantle systemic and economic barriers that keep BIPOC communities locked in situations that are draining our collective resolve. In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette discusses initial results from our How Have You Been Coping? survey, in which people have shared the mental and physical effects of the pandemic and the lock-down. 70% of respondents indicate having feelings of anxiety or frustration; and 50% express feeling worried or stuck and not able to take action. We really want to know how you're doing with all of this uncertainty -- including debates about whether or not face masks can save lives! If you'd like to share your responses, complete our How Have You Been Coping? survey here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen.
10:11
July 17, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that there are 573 federally recognized Native tribes in the United States? Or, that Indigenous people speak more than 200 different languages? In today's Financial Fridays, we continue our conversation on BIPOC Mental Health, with a focus on the "I" that stands for Indigenous or Native peoples. According to Mental Health America, Native and Indigenous people make up 1.3% of the US population. Of that segment, 19% or 827,000 people reported having a mental illness in the past year.  When we look at the mental health issues facing Native and Indigenous people, the lack of awareness about services that are available, as well as a lack of programs and providers that are sensitive to Native and Indigenous cultures can prevent them from seeking out treatment. They are much more likely to seek help from a spiritual or a traditional healer, than from more traditional medical sources. That's why having culturally-responsive and culturally-competent mental health care is so crucial. Are you consciously aware that certain words or terms that you use could be considered offensive to others? With the renewed nationwide debate on racism, many Native leaders have seen this as an opportunity to reiterate the call to remove racially insensitive symbols in team names like the Washington Redskins in the NFL, and the Cleveland Indians in MLB. In today's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette describes a recent experience of discovering that a well-known term in EFT-Tapping has been shown to be offensive to Asian-American people.  She candidly expresses her discomfort learning that she had unknowingly used the term on several occasions, and her commitment to removing the term from her materials and future sessions. Tune in and we'll bet that you'll never think of karate in the same way again. If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a voice message here. Perhaps yours will be featured in an upcoming episode! If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen.
14:02
July 10, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
The month of July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month. The acronym stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The goal is to bring attention to the trauma that stems from systemic oppression and racism that impacts communities of color. Trauma is connected to mental health on so many different levels. It comes both from present-day and historical occurrences. Subconsciously, BIPOC communities have been taught to devalue their mental faculties, and question their beauty and intelligence.  In this episode of Financial Fridays, we explore this as an opportunity to also speak about how resilient BIPOC communities are. Coach Colette offers suggestions to engage in self-care therapy, like EFT-Tapping and other avenues of therapy, that can help people to express the negative realities of white supremacy, and heal personal and historical trauma. “When we finally stop asking America to love us and begin to love ourselves, we will prosper as a people.” This quote is by journalist and best-selling author, Bebe Moore Campbell, for whom this month was dedicated in 2008. Moore was an advocate for mental health who encapsulated the ideologies of self-love and self-care. Originally, it was called Minority Mental Health Month. That connotation conjures up negative images of lack and scarcity. When you love yourself FIRST, it steams rolls your confidence and grounds you. Your feet become roots into the Earth, and you can compare yourself to an allegorical tree. You may sway and bend; but it is going to take a strong gust of wind to snap or break you. In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette suggests we concentrate on abundance and resilience, so we can stand strong as a collective and see ourselves in a positive light. This will help us to bring light and joy to one another.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @coach_colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Or, tweet your thoughts to @Coach_Colette. If you'd like to ask a question or make a topic suggestion, send us a message here. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen.
10:11
July 3, 2020
Coach Chat: Yes, Black Men Can! with Coach Colette and Brandon Frame
How can we construct a framework for how the world perceives, interacts and embraces men and boys of color to shift us from the belief of "No, they can't." to "Yes, they can!"? In April of 2010, Brandon Frame answered this call in a way that would change the trajectory of his career and the lives of Black men and boys in America. He started TheBlackManCan, Inc., an award-winning nonprofit organization that is committed to the healthy and holistic development of Black men, boys and their communities. In addition to being its Chief Visionary Officer, Brandon also is Deputy Director of Social-Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly. In this Coach Chat episode, you'll hear how TBMC has evolved into a conscious social community that reflects positive images of Black boys and men of color. Brandon and Coach Colette unpack male privilege, and its impact on Black relationships. The two also discuss why it is critical to disrupt the hyper-masculine stereotypes of Black men to help young men and boys of color develop greater self-esteem. As mentioned, to get a copy of Brandon's book, My First Tie, click here. Co-authored with Tanae Denean Eskridge, it's the second book in a children's book series, The Adventures Of Coach & Little Dell. Donate $25 to help send a young Black man to the Building a Better Brother Summit, click here.  You'll hear one of Brandon's favorite quotes: "Once you make an observation, you have an obligation." What observations are you making about the challenges faced by Black men (and women) in the US? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
37:57
June 30, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
This is the last Friday in June. We are approaching July 1, which will mark the end of the first half of 2020.  If you were to take a look at the intentions and goals that you set at the beginning of the year, what have you already manifested? What would you still like to manifest? Have your intentions or goals shifted based on what's been happening in the world? In this episode of Financial Fridays, we focus on this midpoint. Now is a great opportunity to take some time to reflect on where you are now, where you would like to be, and what you would like to accomplish over the next three months. Just one week after Juneteenth, and the social media displays by many companies, one can wonder how things are shifting inside the workplace. In today's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette discusses the concept of allyship. She shares a personal anecdote about a recent experience that could be described by the hashtag #WorkingWhileBlack. Being an ally really does require proactive action. For example, saying that you're not racist or that you're not homophobic; saying that you want to help but don't know how, is not action that has a tangible impact. What does allyship mean to you? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
14:19
June 26, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. In this week's Financial Fridays episode, we discuss this historical commemoration. In the early years, little interest existed outside the black community to participate in the celebrations. In some cases, there was explicit resistance by barring the use of public property for the festivities. Today, 47 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have recognized Juneteenth as either a state holiday or day of observance. The three states that do not recognize Juneteenth are Hawaii, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette discusses FREEDOM. What does FREEDOM mean to you? How do you feel when you notice other people's freedom being restricted or limited? Do you choose to respond, or stay silent? This is a good time as Sukhtej suggests to take action. If you're seeking suggestions, visit here.⠀ If you would like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She will be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure you give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen!
13:10
June 19, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that in 1965, 100 years after Emancipation, black Americans were more than 10% of the population, but held less than 2% of the wealth in the US, and less than 0.1% of the wealth in stocks? Or that in 2016, the average black American family had total wealth of $17,600, about 1/10 the wealth of the average white American family,  which stood at $171,000? It's been estimated that it could take 228 years for black Americans to reach the level of wealth white American households enjoy today.  In this week's Financial Fridays, we explore racial economic inequality, which has primarily been the result of long term investment in some communities, and a lack of investment in others. There have been exclusionary policies and strategies such as limited access to federal mortgage lending and redlining. A study by The Guardian in 2018 showed that minority owned businesses grew 400%. They found that 38% of black-owned businesses were female-owned, which is actually higher than the average of 23%, among all other small business owners. Yet the study showed that minority-owned businesses received lower loan amounts than non-minority businesses. On this week's episode of Unplugged, Coach Colette speaks about racialized trauma. She discusses a theory developed by Resmaa Menakem, who is a therapist and trauma specialist based in Minneapolis, MN. It's called the HIPP Theory; and it stands for historical, intergenerational, persistent institutional, personal traumas. What Resmaa suggests is that it's often so coupled together, that we can't tell the difference. The only thing we notice is the overwhelm. Coach Colette shares some tips to help get some relief and release from our different traumas.  How have you been processing and dealing with your HIPP trauma? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
13:52
June 12, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that each year marine plants produce more than a half of our atmosphere's oxygen? Or, that a mature tree can clean our air by absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide, while releasing oxygen in exchange? On this Financial Fridays episode, we're taking time to focus on biodiversity, in recognition of World Environment Day. Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all of us on land and below the sea. It affects every aspect of our health and wellbeing.  This is a time to remember the importance of protecting our environment, and to recognize how interdependent we are. It's been estimated that, without changes in our consumption, within the next 10 years, one out of every four known species may be wiped off the planet. How can you help to make this world a safe habitat for all of us to live? Now more than ever, it is important to keep lines of communication open with your black and brown brothers and sisters. Learn to listen to other people’s voices.  The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, not to mention countless others that have been maimed or murdered, have been emotionally, physically, and mentally draining for people of color. In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette turns our attention to these recent violent events, and introduces us to a condition called racial battle fatigue. This term was coined in 2003, by Professor William Smith, a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah. It describes the social and psychological stressors faced by African-Americans; specifically, black males on historically-white college campuses in the US. Chronic exposure to racial microaggressions and overt racism can be life-threatening, and lead to depression, anxiety, migraines, fatigue, and several other health issues.  Coach Colette suggests that you make yourself a priority, and do your inner work. If you need to talk to a therapist or coach, do that! Make time to move your body and eat nutritious foods. Create space for spiritual Zen moments or meditation. You might just save a life; and it might be your own. Take care of yourself by Starting Within. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
14:56
June 5, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that nearly 60% of people have experienced a major loss sometime in the past three years? In the last Financial Fridays episode for May, we're wrapping up our focus on Mental Health Awareness Month. Today, we're concentrating on how to find the positive after experiencing a loss. Whether it's related to COVID-19 and this pandemic, or in our regular lives, we all will experience loss at some point. It might be the end of a relationship. It might be the end of a job or a business. It might be the loss of a home, or the death of a loved one. Know that healing takes time. Nearly half of people who had a loss reported that it took up to six months for their strong feelings of grief to reduce. Today, you'll hear from Coach Colette some suggestions to help you navigate, manage, and process difficult emotions that may come up for you such as sadness, grief, or even anxiety.  In light of recent incidents in Central Park, New York and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colette dedicates the Unplugged segment to sharing a special message of healing. Listen to hear more about her passion to accelerate collective healing in communities of color, and to help black and brown people to release the stress, anxiety and trauma that results from discrimination, micro-aggressions, racism, and ancestral wounds. Know you are special. You are unique. You are important. You matter, and we see you. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
16:08
May 29, 2020
Coach Chat on Staying Flexible in Uncertain Times with Coach Colette and Marina Simovic
How have you been responding to stress lately? Has there been a change in your mood? Have you had difficulty adjusting to new guidelines as we continue to move towards "reopening?" Whether you've been reading every headline in the news, or have been taking the situation in stride, this pandemic likely has had an impact on your regular routine -- both physically and mentally. In this episode of Coach Chat, Marina Simovic joins Coach Colette to talk to us about maintaining flexibility --  and, not just in the physical sense. Marina is a stretch therapist and Reiki master who engages her clients in a very personalized approach to achieve calmness and peace of mind. She also incorporates meditation and essential oils in her work with clients, and is a huge advocate of mindfulness. To learn more about her work, click here. How much time do you spend sitting and staring at your computer screen? Remaining seated for long periods of time can cause pain and discomfort. Stretch therapy is a combination of physical therapy and Thai massage that incorporates traction and movement to effectively increase joint flexibility. Marina describes how to improve your health with deep, synchronized breathing and stretching techniques that help counter your sedentary habits. She recommends that you move your body every 45 minutes and drink water throughout the day. This helps to produce a clearer mind and reduce tension, which leaves you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and more limber. What lessons are you learning about your mental and physical flexibility in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
40:24
May 28, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that it's possible to be surrounded by people and still feel alone? In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we're exploring more tools to help you thrive while managing your emotions. This week's Financial Fridays episode focuses on how you can improve your social connection with others.  It's been shown that the number of friendships you have in your adult life, especially early in your adult life, and how close those relationships are, will influence your wellbeing -- even up to 30 years later.  What are you doing to create time for fun, play and socializing? Making time for those activities is important to support your mental health and wellbeing. What other choices have you been making in this pandemic? In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette talks about her A-HA! moment about making choices from a place of fear, or a survival mindset. She suggests that you consider your choices not from a place of self-judgment or guilt. Perhaps you'll have an A-HA! moment like she did, and learn more about your response to traumatic situations -- be it FIGHT, FLIGHT OR FREEZE.  Sukhtej asks you to consider how you might benefit from government financial support programs for businesses and individuals that were put in place in light of COVID-19. What lessons are you learning from life in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
13:54
May 22, 2020
Start Within Guided Meditation with Coach Colette
Developing a regular meditation practice can improve your mental and physical health in many ways, including increased positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance. To support you on your meditation journey -- particularly in these uncertain times -- we decided to create this special episode and to release it on World Meditation Day. Know that you can listen to this guided meditation at any time that you would like to settle down, start within, and get grounded.  If you experience challenges when you sit down to meditate, here are some steps to embrace a more mindful attitude: acknowledge any feelings that come up; observe any thoughts that come up; observe any sensations that arise in your body. Aim to not judge, nor to resist them. Instead, get into the practice of refocusing your attention back to your breath. Being curious can be a great way of counteracting resistance. If you say, "I'm curious about why I'm feeling ..." This is different than saying, "Why am I feeling ...?" or "I shouldn't be feeling ..." Curiosity or a beginner's mind can be very helpful for your meditation journey.  What insights or A-HA! moments did you have as a result of listening to this guided meditation? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
19:50
May 21, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
We are continuing our focus on Mental Health during this Awareness Month of May. We love the theme of this Awareness Month, which is Tools 2 Thrive. One of the ways that you can thrive in your mental health and wellbeing is to own your feelings. It's been shown that people who can be more specific about identifying or labeling their emotions are less likely to self-injure, engage in potentially harmful self-coping habits, or to be physically aggressive with others. In this episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette shares tips and ideas to help you to recognize and own your feelings. Sukhtej also gives us another reminder of the benefits of starting an emergency fund -- even if it's only a small amount that you are able to put aside in the present time. Have you noticed any unexpected positive outcomes that have resulted from your current situation? Are there things that you're doing now that could be beneficial for you to KEEP doing, (or STOP doing), after this pandemic has subsided? Perhaps you can be reminded of the analogy that "beautiful gifts can be wrapped in sandpaper."  In today's Unplugged segment, Coach Colette discusses the benefits of re-framing your perspective, especially in challenging times. What lessons are you learning from life in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
12:58
May 15, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness month? It's even more important to pay attention to your mental health during this time of isolation, physical distancing, and uncertainty.  There is so much about COVID-19 that has imposed limitations on what you can and cannot do. And, that can be pretty frustrating! One way to support your mental health is to focus on those things that you can control. In this week's Financial Fridays episode, Coach Colette shares specific steps you can take to help keep yourself healthy, well, and in a good state of mind. Also in this episode, Sukhtej shares prompts to help you diversify your financial portfolio to hedge your bets in these uncertain times.  On May 7, we experienced a full Super Moon, also known as the Flower Moon or the Vesak Moon. From this full moon, can we trust that the sun will rise again, even if we are in darkness? Can we have that faith that we will rise from the ashes? In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette discusses the value of tapping into the full moon energy to release what's no longer serving you. Are you able to let your suppressed emotions bubble to the surface and find ways to release them? This also could be a great opportunity to heal any mother-child wounds that you might have.  What lessons are you learning from life in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen. For all of the moms who are listening, we wish you a happy Mother's Day! 
12:47
May 8, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset and Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Welcome to May! Did you know that today is Global Love Day? Can you allow yourself to settle, go within, get grounded, and start to feel the love that you have inside? Even as you face challenging aspects of life, can you still set an intention to look at your life through the eyes of love? In this episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette shares tips and ideas to help you more fully embrace love, starting first with an intention to love yourself. She explores the different aspects of love, including compassion and forgiveness, and offers guidance to help you cultivate and express these feelings towards yourself and others. Do you find yourself flowing easily between a survival mindset and a proactive mindset? That is, do you find yourself stuck in a state of "FIGHT-FLIGHT-FREEZE" when something negative happens? In the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette shares how she has been impacted by COVID-19 when it comes to making even the simplest of decisions. She also gives insight into how it has impacted the celebration of our 100th podcast episode that released last Friday. What lessons are you learning from life in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
13:42
May 1, 2020
Coach Chat on Managing Finances in Uncertain Times with Coach Colette and Jacquette Timmons
What is your relationship with money? Really, think about that for a moment. Has your relationship shifted since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? Maybe you're getting more up close and personal with your financial statements to keep track of how much money is flowing in and out. Or, perhaps, are you playing ostrich and burying your head in the proverbial sand, not even peeking at your accounts? Either way, you're sure to gain some useful advice and tactics from this Coach Chat episode. You'll hear the conversation Coach Colette has with Jacquette Timmons, financial behaviorist and coach. She supports people to focus on their behaviors, motivations, choices, and overall psychology around money. You should know that the situation we're facing today is not Jacquette's first economic downturn. She recalls her experiences watching fellow financial professionals deal with the 1987 stock market crash and the 2008-2009 recession. Jacquette reminds us that there's no way to have predicted the full impact of this pandemic; so, she advises to not "should" all over yourself about past action (or inaction) regarding your finances. Instead, she recommends viewing this as an opportunity to re-frame or adjust your relationship with financial planning to focus less on the results, and more on the process of thinking through the different aspects -- such as your income, expenses, resources, goals, and time horizon.  To get your copy of the Financial Wheel exercise that Jacquette mentions in the episode, click here. And, for all of you entrepreneurs and business owners, tune in to hear specific guidance around pricing your products or services in a challenging economic environment. What lessons are you learning about your finances in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
49:01
April 28, 2020
Financial Fridays: Mindset & Money Tips from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
This week has been all about the environment, with Earth Day on Wednesday, and Arbor Day today. What is your favorite tree? There's a great hashtag on Twitter, which is #ArborDayAtHome that encourages you to appreciate the trees that are all around you, while still staying safe and healthy. In this episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette shares what is her favorite tree, along with some wellness tips and Advice from a Tree; which can be helpful even as you shelter in place and practice social distancing. Sukhtej provides some guidance on how to create and/or review your budget, as you continue to monitor your income and expenses in these complex times. Are you a leader or manager in your organization? Are you wondering how to get prepared for people on your team that are under high levels of stress? Later in the Unplugged segment, Coach Colette offers her response to this question about leading teams during COVID-19 that was asked by a student in one of her Virtual Facilitation & Leadership online classes. What lessons are you learning from life (personally or professionally) in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
09:09
April 24, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Under normal circumstances, this past Wednesday, April 15, would have been Tax Day in the US. Be sure to check that your state filing deadline also has been changed, and see if it coincides with the July 15 federal filing date. Given that April is Financial Literacy Month, settle into yourself and think: what are your financial priorities at the moment? Tune into: where is it most important for you to concentrate the resources that you have? In this Financial Fridays episode, Coach Colette brings your attention back to your financial mindset. She shares a specific practice and ritual to tune into abundance. You can practice the ritual any time that you feel a sense of scarcity rise up into your consciousness. If you'd like to learn more about Young Living Essential oils she mentions in the episode, click here. Sukhtej suggests that you review your financial goals and consider which, if any, external or governmental funding streams may be helpful at this time. Are there times when you feel a sense of dread or guilt when you ask for your time, or when you set your personal boundaries? In the Unplugged portion, Coach Colette shares a personal story about setting personal boundaries and protecting her time while working with her team, and holding space for her virtual coaching clients and online students. She also discusses the difference between self-care in "normal" times, and survival care in the times of COVID-19. What lessons are you learning from life in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
14:04
April 17, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
This week was National Public Health Week. It's so significant to recognize this celebration now because of all of the nurses, doctors, EMTs, medical researchers, and midwives who are going above and beyond --- all of the public health workers who are putting their lives at risk so that we can stay healthier, and help to flatten the curve of COVID-19.  In New York City, at 7 pm at night, people have taken to clapping outside of their windows, on their porches, or on their fire escapes, to give a standing ovation to all of the public health workers, thanking them for putting their lives on the line so that so many more of us can stay healthy and well. Consider, how can you share some loving kindness from your heart? If someone in your family is an essential worker, or if you know of a friend who is a public health worker, how can you give them some encouragement or express your gratitude? We are all in this together, navigating this challenging situation.  Also in this episode, Coach Colette shares a personal anecdote about how she has been reacting to cancellations in her weekly schedule. She describes her A-HA moment about balancing aspects of predictability in all of this uncertainty. She also shares insights she's gained from Jon Kabat Zinn and Deepak Chopra on practicing the Mindfulness Attitude of Letting Go, and the Spiritual Law of Detachment. What lessons are you learning from life in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
11:05
April 10, 2020
Coach Chat on Loneliness in Uncertain Times with Coach Colette and Tamar Lucien
It's been suggested that social distancing to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19 also will have an impact on our mental wellbeing, that is through increased social isolation. Isolation and loneliness already are real health issues, considering that loneliness causes stress. Long-term or chronic stress leads to more frequent elevations of the hormone cortisol, and also is linked to higher levels of inflammation in the body. Ready to hear some good news about an innovative solution?  In this Coach Chat episode, Coach Colette has a conversation with Tamar Lucien, the founder and CEO of Mental Happy. This Y Combinator-backed company helps people to learn life skills for their emotional wellbeing. The startup was born out of Tamar's struggle to overcome her own anxiety. She soon began to realize that others also were struggling to cope after living through traumatic life events.  You'll hear how Tamar was really good at listening to customer feedback when making pivots from their first product, a curated wellness kit, to the current Mental Happy online community. The community now offers a full series of guided practices to help people focus on their healing process with a positive mindset and emotional state. You'll also learn how positive psychology can impact your daily life. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
47:58
April 7, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Congratulations on surviving the year that was March, and welcome to April! How you are doing? Did you know that today is Find a Rainbow Day? A rainbow is not truly an object, and cannot be physically approached. So, you can't touch it. Yet, we all believe that it's real, and we feel really good when we get to see a rainbow in the sky.  How can you seek out rainbows in your current situation? For example, what is something that is perhaps out of your reach today, because of all that's going on, that can still bring you joy in the moment? In this week's Financial Fridays episode, Coach Colette offers some inspiration to consider how you can shift your perspective to see things in a more colorful way, especially in this time of uncertainty. She also shares her personal experience of recently reviewing her 2020 intentions wheel to discover that she has many things to be grateful for, even as she continues to shelter in place for this extended period.  Coach Colette encourages you to ponder: What insights you have gained so far? What lessons are you already learning from life in the time of Corona? If you'd like to share your responses or thoughts, send us a message here. You'll also get some stock tips from Suhktej to consider updating your financial portfolio during the market downturn. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
11:16
April 3, 2020
Coach Chat on Social Emotional Learning in Uncertain Times with Coach Colette and Daniel Trinidad
You may be aware that in March, the New York City Department of Education made the monumental decision to close New York City public schools to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Can you think of a better time than now for students to be enhancing their emotional resilience skills? And, if you think that social emotional learning is just for kids, you would be wrong!  Coach Colette and the Start Within Podcast team are excited to join the global movement to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) on the first annual International SEL Day on March 27, 2020. This special, Friday episode of Coach Chat is a conversation with Daniel Trinidad, the Restorative Justice Coordinator at Urban Assembly Media High School.  You will hear from Daniel how implementing SEL has not only improved student wellbeing and academic outcomes, but also has enhanced the overall culture and environment in the school. You'll also hear how he has improved his own social and emotional wellbeing using the framework for himself. ************************** The Urban Assembly was founded in 1997 under the mission of advancing students' economic and social mobility by improving public education. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, the UA has created 23 small, career-themed middle and high schools throughout New York City. To learn more about the work that Daniel and his colleagues are doing at Urban Assembly Media HS, click here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
45:06
March 27, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
We hope that you are staying healthy and safe in these challenging times. Have you heard the acronym VUCA? It started as a military term, and it stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. You'll learn more in this week's Financial Fridays episode. As we continue our focus on Women's History Month, meet the next powerhouse woman, Zitkala Sa (which means Redbird in Lakota). This Yankton Dakota Sioux writer, editor, translator, musician, educator, and political activist has been noted as one of the most influential Native American activists of the 20th century. In 1913, Zitkala Sa wrote the libretto and songs for the Sundance Opera, the first Native American opera. During the 1920's, she promoted a pan-Indian movement to unite all of America's tribes in the cause of lobbying for citizenship rights. She continued to work for civil rights and better access to healthcare and education for Native Americans until her death in 1938. In light of Suki's commentary on market volatility, Coach Colette was inspired to offer additional guidance to navigate and manage your emotions and feelings in this VUCA environment. She shares her personal journey this past week dealing with rapidly changing information and concerns about her wellbeing. She also provides suggestions to help ease your tension, calm your nerves, and get grounded.  If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
11:41
March 20, 2020
Let's Talk: Black Motherhood with Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo and Anthonia Akitunde
Did you know that women of color have the highest rates of maternal deaths in the developed world? Even in New York City alone, the mortality rate is around 12 times higher for black women as it is for white women, and four times higher, on average, nationally. Black women also are 60% more likely to experience hypertensive disorders like pre-eclampsia, and are more likely to die from as a result. These symptoms are exacerbated by an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism that can include the dismissal by physicians of their legitimate concerns and symptoms, the pre-conceived notions that black women are more likely to be single mothers, or the false belief that they are somehow better at dealing with pain. In this episode of Let’s Talk LIVE, Coach Colette sits down with Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo from African Health Now, and Anthonia Akitunde of Mater Mea.  The three dive deeper into the real challenges facing black women at the intersection of maternity, motherhood, and career. The guests also discuss their founder’s journeys, and how they make time in their hectic schedules for rest, relaxation and self-care. *** African Health Now provides free postpartum "maternity go boxes" that include the necessary health and hygiene supplies to support mothers and their newborns during their first weeks. Mater Mea helps black moms live their best lives, featuring real motherhood stories and expert advice on everything from managing the work-life juggle, to finding a midwife, to handling microaggressions at work. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
1:21:22
March 18, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
In this week's Financial Fridays, we continue our focus on Women's History Month, with an eye towards female pioneers in health and wellness. Sarah Loguen Fraser was an African-American female doctor, one of only 115 in the nation in the 1890's. In 1876, she became the first woman to gain an MD from Syracuse University College of Medicine, the second in New York, and the first to graduate from a co educational medical school. Frazier became the fourth African-American female doctor in the United States, and the first female doctor in the Dominican Republic.  What's really interesting is that her childhood home in Syracuse was an important stopping point on the Underground Railroad. Growing up in this house allowed Frazier to gain experience helping and treating illnesses that people had suffered as a result of their slavery or their escape. She was one of the first female doctors to specialize in obstetrics and pediatrics, and was a mentor to black midwives. Throughout her career. Loguen Frazier educated black midwives to integrate modern medical knowledge into their traditional routines.  In addition to providing insight into Frazier's medical career, Coach Colette also shares tips to help you get a good night's rest, in honor of this being Sleep Awareness Week. These are unsettling times -- and we want to support you as much as we can. In that light, Sukhtej offers some guidance for money management in light of market turbulence and COVID-19. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
09:09
March 13, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that the term "Woman Computer" was once a job title? Given that March is National Women's History Month, we have set the intention to share accomplishments of dynamic women pioneers across various industries. In this week's Financial Fridays episode, we're focusing on women in STEM and honoring Katherine Johnson.  You may know that on February 24, 2020, Katherine Johnson passed away at age 101. She was one of the first African-American graduates at West Virginia University. In 1953, she started working at NASA's precursor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Johnson joined West Computing, which was a segregated unit of African-American women computers. For her computations on America's first human spaceflight project, Freedom 7, Johnson became the first African-American woman to have her name on a technical paper issued by NASA's Langley Research Center. In 2015, President Barack Obama awarded Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her many contributions to STEM and the country as a whole, despite segregation by racism and sexism. In addition to Suki's tip to ride the wave of market volatility, you'll also hear Coach Colette share a tribute and a personal anecdote about James Lipton. Lipton passed away on March 2, 2020. He was a writer, lyricist, actor, and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
08:37
March 6, 2020
Coach Chat on Sustainability with Coach Colette and Amer Jandali
Do your actions align with your values? In a busy life it is often hard to keep on top of our consumption and old habits and when it comes to being environmentally conscious or sustainable, it is difficult to know where to start. New York State has recently implemented its plastic bag ban, aiming to reduce the 23 billion plastic bags used state-wide every year and highlighting the shift away from a disposable mindset. In this episode of Coach Chat, Amer Jandali joins Coach Colette in an impromptu recording session at the Centre for Social Innovation to discuss all the important decisions and ‘micro-moves’ that lead his entrepreneurial journey to where it is today. Amer is the founder of Future Meets Present, an environmental project that helps design products and systems to help reduce consumption and waste. He is also the designer and founder of the Braceletote; a remarkably ingenious way of never forgetting your shopping bags! You’ll hear how he pivoted from a life of late nights as a DJ in New Mexico, to his degree in Design for Social Innovation and on to his work at CSI. He sheds light on the shift he felt after watching a documentary on plastic waste and the important roles that we can all have as individuals in the environmental and sustainability social movement. The two also discuss the challenges facing solopreneurs in New York City and ways to combat the need for external and internal validation and the importance of regular introspection. Amer shares what motivates him to work harder, remain grounded and what helps him stay in flow. If you want to learn more about Amer’s work you can find it on his website, or if you have a social innovation you wish to build, why not try a day at CSI for free! If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
50:00
March 3, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
We often approach life from a scarcity mindset, feeling like we don't have enough time. What would you do if you had an extra day off? Maybe you could go on an exciting adventure? Or perhaps take the day off for some special self-care rituals?  Well, tomorrow is Leap Day! The day that comes along every four years where we add an extra 24 hours to our calendar and keep our clocks aligned with the Earth's position in the solar system. It's also a good point to stop and think about the kinds of things you would do if you had more time. Or, maybe you're one of the lucky 5 million people who will celebrate their birthday tomorrow!  In this episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette gives us some Leap Day facts and Suki is back with a tip about volatile markets. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
06:09
February 28, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
What stories do you find inspiring? Maybe they are those of pioneers, unsung heroes or people overcoming great adversity? In this episode, Coach Colette dives into the history of Dr. Myra Adele Logan, an incredible black female physician and surgeon who was the first woman to perform open heart surgery! During the 1960s, she also researched the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. She developed X-ray processes that allowed tumors to be discovered earlier. While Black History Month is a month to celebrate the countless contributions African Americans have made, it's important to remember these stories in our daily lives. There is still so much we can learn from sharing the accomplishments of our heroes and she-roes.  Also, Suki is back with another great website suggestion. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
05:52
February 21, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Happy love week!  Whether you celebrate Gal-entines Day or something a little more traditional, this week is all about spreading the love!  But before we do, it's important for us to start within. In this week's episode, Coach Colette digs a little deeper into the foundations of love and all things self-love and self-worth. How do you go about practicing self-love? Can you identify one thing you love about yourself? Open up those heart chakras, it's time to deepen your own connection with yourself to radiate your values, your worth and your love! Plus, Suki shares a tip to get you thinking about the value of investing in your partner and relationship. If you'd like to be part of our Let's Talk live podcast event on February 18th in NYC, click here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
09:12
February 14, 2020
Coach Chat on Developing Resilience as a Founder with Coach Colette and Suzanne Sinatra
How do you respond to a challenge or negative feedback? Are you resilient, and able to pivot? Or do you tend to pack it in and move on to something else? In this episode of Coach Chat, Coach Colette talks with Suzanne Sinatra, the Founder and CEO of Private Packs. Private Packs is a discreet, wearable, and sustainable product that helps women to soothe vulva pain and ease genital discomfort. You'll learn how she dealt with rejection, and combated taboos about women's sexual health -- all while creating a product that empowers women. The two discuss how Suzanne previously juggled a nine-to-five day job, while at the same time developed an innovative personal wellness product to promote women's comfort and intimate healing. Suzanne shares all of the pivots and iterations of going from an idea, to an MVP, to bringing on a product designer, all the way up to her first crowdfunding campaign.  And, if you can imagine, you'll hear how Suzanne did all of this while fighting and, eventually, beating stage 3 breast cancer! She offers her "lessons learned" about the importance of listening to your body, and letting things "marinate" to gain clarity, when navigating the busy solopreneur journey.  If you’d like to support Suzanne, and get your own set of Private Packs, visit her IndieGoGo campaign HERE. Tickets are also still available for our Let's Talk LIVE podcast event on February 18th in NYC. You can save your seat HERE. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
42:01
February 12, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in women? It affects one in three of us and takes a woman's life almost once every minute. There are also a lot of misconceptions around heart disease in women because we don't show a lot of the same symptoms as men. Education and knowing the signs are important in shaping women's heart health, especially in communities of color.  Today is Go Red For Women Day, a campaign aimed at raising awareness and support and to improve heart health in women. So in today's episode, Colette is discussing all things relating to the heart - the center of all things physical and spiritual in your body. You'll also hear from Suki about a great app to help with banking.  If you'd like to be part of our Let's Talk live podcast event on February 18th in NYC, click here. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
07:53
February 7, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Have you taken time this month to reflect, look back, and then dream about the future? For millennia, we’ve been using January as a time to reflect on the year just passed and look into what the future holds for us. Ancient Greek mythology saw Janus (January) as a God who watched over gates, doorways, periods of transition and passages of time. As we enter the lunar new year, and say goodbye to January, how are you feeling about your intentions for 2020? Sometimes, these purposeful journeys we are on can be challenging and it is important to understand how we feel and what we do when these challenges come along. How do you sit in the energy of uncertainty? Have you given yourself the space to think and dream and reflect? In this week’s Financial Fridays, Coach Colette reflects on a month of transition and the difficulties of starting a new year. Also, Suhky wants to know when was the last time you met with your financial adviser? If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
07:54
January 31, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
When was the last time you had a really great laugh? So much good can come from it – it really is the best medicine! In this episode, Coach Colette discusses the importance of laughter for improving our physical and mental health and strengthening our social bonds. Laughter stimulates the heart and other organs, relaxes your muscles, helps regulate your blood pressure and circulation and increases endorphins to make us feel great! We can even use laughter to help get out our frustrations and release any negative feelings we may be experiencing. Laughter is also infectious, so why not use laughter to help others improve their own health and wellbeing! We also hear from Sukhtej Singh who wants to know if your investments are reflecting your core beliefs. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
07:07
January 24, 2020
Coach Chat on the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship with Coach Colette and Monica Sekhmet Grant
How do you find alignment and stay true to yourself in the 'age of fandom' and likes and clicks? There are times when we often get caught up in believing what we see online and worry that we aren't living up to the glamorous standards set by others. In this episode of Coach Chat, Coach Colette talks with Monica Sekhmet Grant, CEO and Executive Producer of Young Boss Media, about the ‘real deal’ of entrepreneurship and the challenges of building your own business. Speaking on her 'founder's journey', Monica describes how she started Young Boss Media from the ground up and talks about forging her own path, eventually finding alignment in her work, spirituality and life. She discusses the importance of creating a positive team, finding your true supporters, and surrounding yourself with people that matter. You can find Monica’s work here, where she interviews young, urban entrepreneurs and influencers in her community. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
42:16
January 21, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
When you hit a wall or a roadblock in your own journey, how do you keep going? For some of us, it can feel like we’re reaching a point in the month where keeping our resolutions is starting to become more difficult. In this week’s Financial Fridays, Coach Colette shares how she is managing her own motivations and intentions. Listen up for tips on how to keep going when things start to slip and remember: try not to judge your own motivation, but instead, be compassionate to yourself! Also this week, Sukhtej Singh wants you to consider whether you know where your money is and what to do if the market starts to slow down. Coming up this Monday January 20th, you can join Coach Colette and 11 other experts for the National Mom’s Summit on Fitness & Healthy Living, an online summit focused on the health and well-being of women, that you can join from home! To register visit nationalmomssummit.com/colette. If you enjoyed this episode, why not share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette! She’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen.
07:15
January 17, 2020
Financial Fridays: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that January is creativity month? As we ease into our new year intentions, now is the perfect opportunity to Start Within and begin thinking about the different areas of your life; not just finances, but your health, relationships and personal endeavors. In this week's episode, Coach Colette shares some tools and techniques on how to get the creative juices flowing, to open up new insights, new perspectives and to envision what you would like to manifest in 2020! You'll also hear from Sukhtej Singh with advice on financial planning for your retirement and the future.  How are you going to get creative? Avoid the trap of self-doubt and just have fun with it! If you enjoy the episode, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette and she’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories. Thanks for listening and please make sure to give us a review on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you listen. 
07:16
January 10, 2020
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first episode of Financial Fridays in 2020. So how do you feel? Have you noticed that we tend to rush right into making resolutions for the new year without really giving ourselves the time to ease into it? It's still a great time to be reflecting on the past year, and the past decade, and really to be thinking about the different areas of your life (in addition to your finances). It is by pausing and Starting Within to reflect and feel into what happened in 2019, which will help you to feel into what you'd like to manifest in this year. In this episode, Coach Colette shares some prompts for you to ponder and consider, so you can give yourself permission on this first Friday of 2020 to ease into your intentions. You'll also hear some suggestions from Suki Singh to get the ball rolling on organizing your financial documents for the new year. If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette and she’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
08:21
January 3, 2020
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
As we approach year end, there's often a focus on all of the "last" aspects of the year. So, welcome to the last Financial Fridays episode of 2019! Consider it another opportunity for you to Start Within and to discover yourself on another level. Why not take a pause to reflect on the past year? In this episode, Coach Colette provides some reflective questions for you to ponder. For example, of what are you most proud in 2019? She also shares some personal reflections about the origins of this podcast, and the people who inspired and motivated her to continue producing throughout the year. You'll also hear some guidance from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh about what things to consider as you begin to scope out your 2020 financial plan. If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette and she’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).  Thank you for listening! We look forward to sharing more episodes in the new year! Start Within to Finish Strong!
08:07
December 27, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
On December 21st, we will be experiencing the Solstice. If you are living in the Northern Hemisphere like us, you'll be welcoming in the Winter Solstice. And, if you're listening to us in the Southern Hemisphere, you will be welcoming in the Summer Solstice. During the Winter Solstice, this is a time to acknowledge the darkness, while keeping faith and hope that the light will return. This can be challenging if you are not comfortable with the dark, with silence, or with accepting your own shadows. In this episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette shares some tips to be mindful and present with yourself, and how to open up and welcome in the light. You'll also hear some guidance from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh about how to be more mindful with your finances to avoid going into debt during this holiday gift giving season. If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette and she’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
06:41
December 20, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Today is Friday, December 13. Did you know that at least 10% of the population has a fear of the number 13? Each year, the fear of Friday the 13th results in financial losses of $800 million, as some people decide to avoid traveling or even working. Coach Colette discusses ways she tackles her fears: using essential oils, EFT-tapping, or saying her fears out loud. Then, she challenges listeners to identify their relationship with fear and to consider techniques that will help alleviate fear. Later, Sukhtej Singh shares a tip about self-care. If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it on Instagram and tag @Coach_Colette and she’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on her Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
07:44
December 13, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
I’m not sure if you are aware, but December is all about kindness. Has something happened today in a way you may not have expected? Take that moment and ask yourself, are you being hard on yourself? Are you judging the situation or looking at the situation objectively? Coach Colette challenges you to take on "Do Good December" by being less harsh on yourself and by embracing kindness. Later, Suki Singh provides a helpful tip for the next year, reminding listeners to use their free time to review their financial statements.  If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @Coach_Colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
07:01
December 6, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Now that we are into the holiday season, and that Thanksgiving is complete, let's think a little deeper about gratitude. For what and for whom are you most thankful? There have been several studies that show a link between gratitude and wellbeing. Actions as simple as keeping a gratitude journal, counting your blessings, or even just thanking people mentally in your mind can have a positive impact on your mindset. Being thankful actually can help you feel happier. In this episode of Financial Fridays, hear personal reflections from Coach Colette, including her techniques to cultivate an 'attitude of gratitude' on a consistent basis. It will help you consider how you can cultivate more gratitude, and how to express gratitude to yourself and to others in your world. You'll also hear holiday greetings from financial advisor Sukhtej Singh, along with some holiday shopping ideas. 'Tis the Season to be Mindful: Why not rock the brand with our NEW Start Within Holiday Designs! The Start Within hoodie and holiday sweatshirt are perfect for your cozy, festive celebrations. Use code HOLIDAY20 to save 20% thru Dec. 4th! Shop for Holiday Swag at https://teespring.com/stores/start-within-coaching  If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
07:25
November 29, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
[Trigger Warning] As we approach the holiday season, it's also a time to be mindful about other people in your world. There can be extra pressure to appear festive and be jolly. This can be challenging for people who may have experienced loss, or who are dealing with other challenging situations in their lives. And, in particular, holidays can be difficult for anyone who has lost a loved one due to suicide. Tomorrow, Nov. 23rd, is Survivor Day, which is a day that commemorates survivors of people who have committed suicide. In this episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette shares some suggestions on how we can mindfully interact with each other during this holiday season, as well as some guidance to navigate the holidays for those of you who personally may be dealing with grief or sadness. You'll also hear insights from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh about how taking care of your physical wellbeing can affect your financial wellbeing. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
07:47
November 22, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that today is America Recycles Day? It's a great day to think about the importance of recycling to our environment and in our lives. So, are you ready to make the commitment to reduce waste, recycle more, and buy more products that are made with recyclable materials? While it's not always readily apparent, we all are connected to one another. The more awareness that you have of your ecological footprint, the easier it is to discover what steps to take to protect our natural resources and our planet. In this episode of Financial Fridays, you'll hear some of the mindful lifestyle habits that Coach Colette has adopted to help protect the Earth. You'll also hear two suggested resources for embarking on an investing journey to protect your financial assets, from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
06:33
November 15, 2019
Coach Chat on Authentic Leadership with Coach Colette and Surabhi Lal
What does it mean to be an authentic leader? What does it mean to bring your "full self" to work -- particularly for people of color or other marginalized groups? These are just two of the questions discussed in this episode of Coach Chat on Authentic Leadership. Coach Colette chats with Surabhi Lal, the Chief Impact Officer at Luminary; which is a collaboration hub in NYC that is focused on supporting women and women-identified who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. She's also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at New York University's Wagner Graduate School for Public Service. They talk about ways that leaders can build community and increase interaction among people of different backgrounds, to create more inclusive work environments. And, for those who might be seeking a new job or other career opportunity, they share suggestions to evaluate a prospective professional environment, through the lens of "culture-add" instead of "culture-fit." If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
45:22
November 12, 2019
Coach Chat on the Strong Black Woman with Coach Colette and Jennifer Sterling
Did you know that black women experience depression at a 50% higher rate than white women? One contributing factor is that black women are too often living in a state of hyperarousal bracing themselves for the next microaggression, then shifting into hypoarousal when they become too tired to fight back; which, over time, can lead to depression. Yet, black women are less likely to seek out support for their mental health and wellbeing. In this Coach Chat episode, Coach Colette chats with Jennifer Sterling, founder of The Bodyful Healing Project, an initiative that offers support and resources to black women living with depression. She also is a Registered Dance & Movement Psychotherapist. They talk all about how oppression can affect your body and your mental health, particularly for black women who are living in a constant state of deciding when it's safe to show up as their authentic selves, and when it's necessary to "code switch." Jennifer shares tips to more healthfully release the stress and anxiety that can accumulate from microaggressions and other systemic barriers. If you'd like to learn more about Jennifer's book Dear Strong Black Woman, visit http://www.oneideapress.com/dearstrongblackwoman If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
41:06
November 11, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Are you wondering how it is that it's already November? In this episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette focuses on the third step of the Start Within coaching process, which is to Clarify Your Priorities. Before the rush of the year-end holiday season, she's planting the seed for you to take some quiet "ME-time" to begin reflecting on the current year. From this place of calm introspection, perhaps ask yourself a question such as: "How can I clarify my priorities as I begin to close out 2019 and step into 2020?" Give yourself permission to allow whatever ideas and insights to surface.  Also in this episode, you'll hear from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh sharing suggestions on how to create a plan and save for your holiday shopping. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
07:06
November 8, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that today is World Vegan Day? Consider is there one meal that you can have today that would be meat-free and dairy-free? See how you feel, and if there's any improvement in the way you feel -- mind, body, or spirit. In this episode of Financial Fridays, you'll hear what led Coach Colette to consider eating a more plant-based diet. You'll also hear suggestions from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh for apps that you can use to monitor your savings. Interested in trying out vegan, gluten-free meal delivery from Splendid Spoon? To save $50 on your first order, use my affiliate code here: https://splendid.to/coletteellis. If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @Coach_Colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
03:46
November 1, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
We as humans are wired for relationships. Do you recognize that you feel better when you are more connected to the important people in your life? In our world of being so connected digitally, it's also important to think about how are you connected to others physically and in person. Today is National I Care About You Day. It's a great time to explore the positive impact on your health of the good relationships that you have. Who are your strong connections? Who are the people that are on your "squad," so to speak? In this episode of Financial Fridays, you'll gain insights from Coach Colette about how healthy relationships can allow you to have a better and more satisfying lifestyle. You'll also hear a suggestion from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh to start thinking about your financial goals for 2020, as this year continues to wind down. If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @Coach_Colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
06:56
October 25, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that October is Emotional Wellness Month? Being emotionally aware means having an awareness, an understanding and an acceptance of your emotions; and also being able to manage effectively through challenges, setbacks, disappointments, or change. The more aware you are of your emotions, the more able you are to navigate through different changes in your life. How aware are you of your emotions? Do you know what are some of your emotional "triggers?"  Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for more insight into emotional awareness from Coach Colette, including ideas to bring yourself to a more relaxed state when you are emotionally triggered. You'll also hear some savings tips from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh; since we know that having a financial plan can greatly reduce your stress and improve your emotional wellness. Interested in trying out vegan, gluten-free meal delivery from Splendid Spoon? To save $50 on your first order, use my affiliate code here: https://splendid.to/coletteellis If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @Coach_Colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
08:05
October 18, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Today is International Day of the Girl. What began as a Global Women's Movement campaigning for sexual and reproductive health rights has expanded into a movement organized by and for adolescent girls. Today's girls' movements are stopping child marriage, promoting girls education, standing up against gender-based violence, demanding action on climate change, and tackling issues of self-esteem. This year's theme of International Day of the Girl is Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable.  Think about women and girls in your world who are taking acts of courage to stand up for themselves, to assert their human rights, to protect themselves, and to hold their boundaries. Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for more insights from Coach Colette on how you also can be unstoppable. You'll also hear ideas from Sukhtej Singh on how to invest in yourself with some self-care activities, so you can nurture your wellbeing during the Fall season. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
06:01
October 11, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that today is World Smile Day? This celebration was started back in 1999, by the Harvey Ball World Smiles Foundation. It is dedicated to the smiley face, originally captured in artwork by Harvey Ball. Think about emojis; where would we be today without our smiley faces? The foundation's goal in raising awareness for World Smile Day is to encourage smiles and acts of kindness around the world.  Consider, how can you make yourself smile today? Then, when you feel the joy and the happiness resonating inside of you, what can you do to help someone else to smile? Is there something that you can do that will brighten someone else's day, so that they also can feel more happy, more inspired, more joyful? Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for more insights from Coach Colette on the benefits of small acts of kindness. You'll also hear a tip from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh on how to protect your assets in today's volatile market. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
05:36
October 4, 2019
Coach Chat on How to Rise Above Fear with Coach Colette and Kelly Keefe
It's completely natural to experience fear when you are trying something new, or embarking on what seems to be an unfamiliar path. What if you could learn how to tap into your fear and use it as fuel to inspire and motivate you on your personal journey? That is the focus of this Coach Chat episode, in which Coach Colette chats with Kelly Keefe, the founder of Heartspace Healing Academy. She is a Reiki Master, and also author of a new book called Rise Above Fear. The two speak about the energetic impact of fear, and the psychological impact of fear. In addition to describing the benefits of Reiki, Kelly also shares a very practical process that can help you to befriend and explore the true sources of your anxiety, fears, and worries.  If you'd like to learn more about Kelly's book Rise Above Fear, visit https://amzn.to/2oXcgr7 If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
50:07
October 1, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Tomorrow is the September New Moon; a great time to set intentions for what you would like to manifest in the final three months or fourth quarter of 2019. The New Moon is in Libra, which suggests a sense of balance. Libra also is connected to Venus; and Venus is connected to our relationships with one another. What's working well, and what's not working so well in your relationships?  Tune into this episode of Financial Fridays for guidance from Coach Colette on how to set intentions and leverage this New Moon energy to benefit your relationships, both personal and professional relationships. You'll also hear from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh about how to prepare yourself financially for the fourth quarter, including tips on how to plan for your holiday shopping and prepare your home for the colder months of the year. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
06:33
September 27, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Monday, September 23, will mark the September Equinox. On the September Equinox, we will experience approximately equal amounts of daytime and nighttime. This occasion can be a reminder to think about the balance in your life, and to reflect upon the direction in which you are heading. With approximately just three months left in 2019, how would you like to finish the year? Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for some guidance from Coach Colette on how you can align with nature during this time that calls for more balance, more equilibrium in your thoughts and actions. As you consider how to apply this sense of balance to your money mindset, you'll also hear suggestions from financial advisor Sukhtej Singh on how to get a handle on your credit to improve your financial standing as you approach year-end. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
06:29
September 20, 2019
Coach Chat on Solopreneur Shame with Coach Colette and Nina Kaufman
Are you a consultant, graphic designer, freelancer, or side hustler that is struggling with how to grow your business? Then, you're going to love this episode of Coach Chat. It's all about helping you to scale and grow your business by looking at what's going on inside of you first, before you start to bring on other people. Tune in to hear Coach Colette chat with Nina Kaufman, the founder of Beyond Solo. You'll learn all about something that Nina calls Solo Shame, which are the internal beliefs and fears that can stop solopreneurs, freelancers, and side hustlers from growing and scaling their businesses. Colette and Nina also discuss the things to keep in mind if you do decide to take on a partner, or try to find a co-founder for your business.  If you'd like to learn more about Nina's book The Entrepreneur's Prenup: How to Choose a Business Partner Who Won't [Bleep] You, visit https://amzn.to/2NZRTEl If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
48:31
September 17, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
What is your tolerance for risk? What is your comfort with vulnerability? In order to take risks, you may need to be more vulnerable because it might mean that you make some mistakes or even fail in your first attempts. This week's Financial Fridays episode is all about risk -- through a personal, professional, and financial lens. Tune in to hear thoughts from Coach Colette on how her own risk tolerance has shifted over time, and her perspective on assessing one's risk tolerance. You'll also hear from financial advisor, Sukhtej Singh about financial risk and what you can do to structure your financial portfolio to protect your assets. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
07:51
September 13, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In a special preview, Coach Colette shares some suggestions to check in on your "strong" friends this month. She also offers tips to monitor your own mental wellbeing. For this week's Financial Fridays episode, Sukhtej Singh discusses ways you can diversify your financial portfolio. If you or someone you know is in an emergency related to suicide, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. If you appreciate this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
05:19
September 6, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
This is the pre-birthday edition of Financial Fridays. Today is a Super New Moon day, and the New Moon is in Virgo. New Moon energy is the perfect time to reflect, look back, and then decide what you'd like to call in for the coming month. Tune in to this episode for some guidance from Coach Colette on how to leverage this moon energy, and set your intentions for September. You'll also hear two tips from financial advisor Sukhtej Singh on how to pick stocks in which to invest your money this fall. We'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to Coach Colette! If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
07:03
August 30, 2019
Coach Chat on Juicy Love Relationships with Coach Colette and Jimmy Allen
What are your patterns in love? Do you tend to attract partners with similar habits or behaviors in their approach to relationships? Do these mutual behaviors, habits and patterns lead to more or less intimacy with your partner? These are just some of the questions you'll get to explore as you listen to this episode of Coach Chat. In this episode, Coach Colette has a conversation with Jimmy Allen, a certified Calling in The One coach. Jimmy is on a mission to disrupt your patterns in your love story, so you can get out of the way of what's blocking you from having what he terms: "crazy, juicy love." They talk all about limiting beliefs: Where do they come from? How can we rewrite them and stop them from getting in the way of creating intimate, fulfilling relationships? BONUS Challenge: See if you can guess how many times in the episode that Coach Colette and Jimmy say the word "juicy." And, listen for reasons why you might want to book a Clarify Your Priorities Couples session with Coach Colette: https://www.startwithincoaching.com/Bookings/Services/clarify-your-priorities-for-couples If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
48:58
August 29, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Today's message is all about abundance. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Is it a feeling of doubt or skepticism? Or, is it a feeling of belief or certainty? These are some of the questions that are posed in this week's Financial Fridays episode. Tune in to hear thoughts from both Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh on the energy of abundance (vs. scarcity), and consider how your relationship with abundance impacts your money mindset. Also, you'll learn about an abundance practice that uses essential oils to help you get more grounded in the energy of abundance. Essential oils are harvested from farm-grown or wild-crafted plants, herbs and trees. They are far more powerful because they're so concentrated. For thousands of years, essential oils have been used to enhance our lives as beauty aids, and dietary supplements. Young Living offers hundreds of single oil blends and oil-infused products that each contain the optimal levels of those oils.  Visit https://bit.ly/StartWithinOils to purchase Young Living Essential Oils for aromatherapy, personal care, or household needs! If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
08:21
August 23, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that new moons represent new beginnings and fresh starts? Whereas full moons tend to focus on closure or turning points based on any intentions that you've set. So, if you turn that lunar focus onto your money, that means now is a good time to reflect back, look at what has manifested, and see if any changes need to be made in your saving or spending habits. Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for more moon insights from Coach Colette, and a corresponding financial planning tip from financial advisor Sukhtej Singh, to help you channel in the energy of this full moon when all things ripen.  If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).  
04:39
August 16, 2019
Coach Chat LIVE with Coach Colette and Ashlee Wisdom on Black Women's Health
Did you know that Black women in the US are more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth than women in any other race group? Or, that Black women are three times more likely to have fibroids than white women? Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the uterus and can cause postpartum hemorrhaging.   In this Coach Chat episode, you'll hear the conversation between Coach Colette and Ashlee Wisdom, Founder of Health in Her HUE, a digital platform that connects Black women to the health care providers, services and resources that are committed to their health and well-being. They discuss the deleterious effect on Black women's health outcomes of social issues such as structural inequality, discrimination, and the chronic stress of poverty and racism. Ashlee also shares her founder's journey, and the reasons she felt compelled to launch a platform dedicated to Black women, created by Black women.  The Start Within team would like to send a huge thank you to the team at Young Boss Media for producing this LIVE podcast event! If you'd like to watch the interaction during this Coach Chat LIVE, check out the video on their YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/PJLR9O7SB1U   If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify). 
43:00
August 15, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Who is on your squad? Who are the people that you can count on when things get tough? In other words, who's got your back? Tune in to hear Coach Colette reflect upon these questions in this week's Financial Fridays episode, based on her personal and professional experiences of having received valuable help and support during the past week. You'll also hear timely financial advice from Sukhtej Singh, including a recommended formula that you can use to better allocate your income towards your personal expenses.  If you enjoy this week's episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
05:51
August 9, 2019
Let's Talk: Microaggressions
Microaggressions are, "brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group, particularly culturally marginalized groups." Have you experienced any microaggressions? How do we respond differently as victims versus as witnesses? How do we internalize limiting beliefs from these microaggressions?  In this week's 'Let's Talk',  Coach Colette and her Start Within Team discuss their own experiences with microaggressions, how they have dealt with them, and how they have internalized limiting beliefs at different points in their lives. Interested? Tune in to listen to their answers to the questions above and more!  If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette  and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
42:11
August 8, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
This past week was full of energetic shifts: New Moon in Leo, Mercury Direct (from being in Retrograde) -- how did you make out? The New Moon is a great time to set intentions for what you'd like to call in, experience, and manifest during the month of August. Tune in to this week's episode for New Moon guidance from Coach Colette, as well as your weekly financial advice from our resident advisor Sukhtej Singh. This time, it's all about insurance. Gotta protect your assets as you expand and grow! To RSVP for the upcoming Coach Chat LIVE! Podcast event on August 6th in NYC, visit https://startwithin-talkback.eventbrite.com to claim your ticket. The show will be about Black Women's Health with guest, Ashlee Wisdom of Health in Her HUE.    If you enjoy this week's episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @coach_colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
06:10
August 2, 2019
Coach Chat Segment on How Busy Can Be Healthy with Coach Colette and Nicole Centeno
Finding time for meals, and more importantly nutritious and tasty meals, can be difficult amidst the stress, pressures, and obligations of a busy schedule. Have you ever found yourself reaching for the quickest thing to eat on-the-go due to busy schedules? Ever found yourself choosing the easiest, quickest, or cheapest options for meals because "I have no time", or, "I'm too tired," even if they may not be the healthiest? Tune in to my Coach Chat with Splendid Spoon's founder and CEO, Nicole Centeno, to hear more on how to make being healthy while busy, easy, and to hear about Nicole's journey to share her desire for healthy and simple meals through the founding of Splendid Spoon.  Interested in trying out Splendid Spoon? For $50 off your first order, use my affiliate code here: https://splendid.to/coletteellis  If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @Coach_Colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
27:49
July 30, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
How do you feel about your self-worth? Do you believe that you deserve financial wellbeing? These are questions posed in this week's Financial Fridays episode by Coach Colette. Also tune in to hear investing tips from financial advisor Sukhtej Singh on this episode. If you enjoy the episode, please be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag me @Coach_Colette and I’ll be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on my Instagram Stories as well. Also, please make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify).
05:26
July 26, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, here's a question for you. What is your moonshot for your finances? As you ponder, tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for tips and inspiration from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh on how to set big goals for your money and your mindset.
04:54
July 19, 2019
Let's Talk: Minority Mental Health
July was established as 'National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month' in 2008.  With this year's #DepthofMyIdentity campaign, Mental Health America (MHA) expanded the term "minority" to include a wider range of marginalized groups to broaden our way of thinking about mental health. In this latest episode of our new 'Let's Talk' segment, Coach Colette and her summer interns discuss their own experiences dealing with identity labels, how perceptions of others have impacted their mental health, and the stigmas against mental health within their own communities. Tune in to join Team Start Within in their discussion!   Have a topic you would like to hear discussed? Send in a message!
38:11
July 18, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Now is a great time to take a summer pause and reflect on the first half of the year. Of what are you most proud that you achieved? What would you like to improve or enhance? These are questions posed in this week's Financial Fridays episode with Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh. Tune in to consider how you will invest in yourself in the second half of the year.
04:25
July 12, 2019
Let's Talk: Putting Your Self First
“...Know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.” - Socrates Join Coach Colette as she launches her new segment, 'Let's Talk', where she holds candid conversations about real topics and real issues happening in our world today. In this first episode, Coach Colette engages in a conversation with her summer interns about the importance of putting yourself first, and how to clarify and communicate priorities with others -- all while maintaining relationships.  Have a topic you would like to hear discussed? Send in a message!
38:39
July 10, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Would you like to have more resources to have more fun this summer? Then, don't miss this week's Financial Fridays episode for tips on how to save money from Sukhtej Singh. Also hear a message on pausing to be grateful from Coach Colette, as she reflects on freedom. Can you be mindful of those who don't have the same freedoms as you?
04:11
July 5, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
The end of June signals the end of the second quarter of the year. It also brings us closer to Independence day or July 4th. So, here's a question: How can you claim your financial independence? Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for tips on how to increase your income and reduce your spending to get closer to financial freedom. Also hear ideas from Coach Colette on how to improve your health during this summer season.
04:32
June 28, 2019
Coach Chat Segment on Self-Care and Mental Health with Coach Colette and Kevin Dedner
What are sources of daily stress and pressure, and how are they impacting our overall health and wellness? How can we incorporate self care and coping mechanisms into our daily lives to alleviate stress within our rapidly advancing society? Tune in to this Coach Chat session with Kevin Dedner, founder of Henry Health, to answer these questions and find out 5 simple things to improve both mental and overall health. Henry Health is an app and digital platform that provides support and mental health services to black men.
36:27
June 25, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Happy Summer Solstice! Today marks the longest day of the year. It's a reminder to appreciate the sun and all that's blooming in nature. Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for some fun ideas from Coach Colette to celebrate and welcome the start of Summer, and tips from Sukhtej Singh to ensure that your finances also are blooming during this active season.
04:46
June 21, 2019
Coach Chat Segment on EFT-Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Technique, with Coach Colette and Marcella Friel
“You’ll have to work twice as hard to get there.” Do you struggle with dieting and your relationship with food? What is a “set point”? How can we use EFT to tap into the deep-set roots of our issues in order to heal, forgive, and overcome past traumas? Answers to these questions and more in this Coach Chat segment with Coach Colette and Marcella Friel, food and forgiveness mentor and author of Tap Taste Heal: Use Emotional Freedom Techniques to Eat Joyfully and Love Your Body, as they discuss the relationship between food and wellness, and how we can use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to heal past traumas. 
34:54
June 18, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
How do you value yourself and assess your worth as a person? Studies show that basing your self-worth on external factors is actually harmful to your health and wellbeing. In this week's episode of Financial Fridays, hear ideas from Coach Colette on how to build your self-worth, and advice from Sukhtej Singh on how to assess your worth in the workplace; e.g., for discussions about salaries or freelance rates.
04:29
June 14, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that credit card debt totaled $1.057 trillion in March? We know the disadvantages of taking on too much debt. In this week's episode of Financial Fridays, Sukhtej Singh offers a strategy to help you pay down your debt. Also, Coach Colette shares some advice to help you create ME-TIME into your schedule.
05:05
June 7, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Do you have a financial nest egg? Regardless of your age, it's important to reflect on your dreams and goals, and then consider what financial resources you will need to bring them into fruition. Listen to this week's Financial Fridays episode for tips on how to get started from our investment advisor Sukhtej Singh.
03:34
May 31, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Do you have an overview of your finances? How do you know where your money is being spent? Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for two resources from Sukhtej Singh to help you keep track of your finances all in one place. Also, hear a special message from Coach Colette for Memorial Day.
03:37
May 24, 2019
Coach Chat Segment on Women of Color in the Workplace with Coach Colette and Minda Harts
If you ever thought that the "Lean In" career approach didn't fully meet your needs, this is the episode for you! Coach Colette has a candid and informative chat with Minda Harts, CEO of The Memo, about the challenges women of color face in professional settings, from micro-aggressions to biases. They also discuss mindset shifts women of color can make to fully own their power and secure their seat at the table of success.
26:09
May 21, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Do you celebrate your wins when you meet your financial goals? Regardless of where you are on your journey, it's important to recognize even small accomplishments when it comes to saving or servicing debt. Tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode for a tip from Sukhtej Singh. There's also the possibility that Coach Colette might sing in the intro. Try not to lol!
04:07
May 17, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Do you have a rainy day fund? If something unexpected happens in your life, do you have a safety net or financial cushion? This is the focus of this episode of Financial Fridays, with a tip from Sukhtej Singh on how to get started on your emergency fund. Listen until the end for a special Mother's Day message from Coach Colette.
06:08
May 10, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? In this week's episode of Financial Fridays, Coach Colette shares some simple ways you can begin to care for your mental health. And, Sukhtej Singh offers another tip to develop a better relationship with your money. It might take you by surprise!
04:12
May 3, 2019
Coach Chat Segment on Confidence with Coach Colette and Coach Nando
Is there a difference in confidence levels of women and men? Do you wonder why there are times when you feel more confident than others? Answers to these questions and more in this Coach Chat Segment with Coach Colette and Breakthrough Coach Nando Rodriguez. Stay tuned for 3 tips to boost your self-confidence and a simple explanation of NLP, or Neurolinguistic Programming, and how it can help you smash your limiting beliefs.
32:40
April 30, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Do you keep track of how much money you are earning, and how much money you are spending? Does even the thought of that stress you out? Not to worry; get relaxed and tune in to this week's Financial Fridays episode on managing your finances with Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh.
03:36
April 26, 2019
It's Time to Disrupt the Strong Black Woman Myth
What does being strong mean to you? Does your definition of strong include being vulnerable? Or, asking for help? Listen to this episode as Coach Colette shares more context behind her tagline "Start Within to Finish Strong," and her definition of what it means to be a strong woman (or human). She also shares why she is committed to disrupting the strong black woman myth -- all the while being transparent about her own self-exploration journey to strength and vulnerability. Use #disruptstrong in your tweet or Insta post to share your comments or feedback about your personal story.
09:40
April 25, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Not only is it Financial Friday, it's also Full Moon Friday! How might you channel the energy of change into your money mindset? Get tips and ideas on how to invest in yourself from this week's episode with Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh.
03:36
April 19, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Have you done your taxes yet? Are you getting a refund this year? Wondering what to do with the extra money? Listen to this week's episode for two investment resources that can help you build your nest egg. Insights from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh on saving and investing for your future.
03:56
April 12, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Today marks a lot of new beginnings. We're in the first week of April, the first week of the second quarter; and today is a New Moon Friday. It's a good time to reflect back and also to set intentions for going forward. Get guidance from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh on how to tap into this energy for your money mindset.
03:59
April 5, 2019
Coach Chat Segment on Female Mental Health with Coach Colette and Dr. Angela Clack
What are the challenges facing black female founders when it comes to starting and maintaining a self-care practice? Do they encounter unique obstacles to maintaining their mental health and wellbeing? Learn answers to these questions and more in this Coach Chat Segment with Coach Colette and therapist, Dr. Angela Clack.
32:02
April 2, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
How do you care for your money? It's been said that the way you do money is the way you do everything. Listen to this episode of Financial Fridays for ideas about the connection between your self-worth and your money. Hear from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh.
04:04
March 29, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Have you ever thought of money as energy? How can doing so change your perspective on its flow in and out of your accounts? This is the subject of this week's episode with Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh on Your Money and Your Mindset.
04:00
March 22, 2019
How to Release Winter and Welcome In Spring
Today is a bit of a "cosmic mashup," with it being the Spring Equinox and a full moon. How do you manage your energy in times of change? Coach Colette shares her thoughts and some prompts to help you release Winter energies and welcome in the Spring season of renewal.
08:49
March 20, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
How often do you check on your finances? Only when a bill is due, or more regularly? Listen to this episode for suggestions on how you might check in more often, from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
03:37
March 15, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
What is your relationship with debt? What emotions and feelings come up when you even hear the word? Here's a tip on your money, mindset, and debt from Sukhtej Singh and Coach Colette.
04:19
March 8, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Sukhtej Singh and Coach Colette
Do you have a different view on money than other people in your life? Does it cause disagreements? Here's a tip on your money, mindset, and relationships from Sukhtej Singh and Coach Colette.
03:21
March 1, 2019
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Coach Colette and Sukhtej Singh
Financial Fridays Segment: Tips on Your Money and Your Mindset from Sukhtej Singh and Coach Colette
02:36
February 22, 2019
5 Tips to Develop a Self-care Practice
Do you feel like you're already losing sight of your wellness goals? No worries! Coach Colette has your back with five tips to help you develop a self-care practice that will motivate and sustain you throughout the year.
10:48
February 1, 2019
Can You Learn from Your Discomfort?
It's been said that discomfort is a wise teacher. Would you agree? Are you able to learn from uncomfortable situations? Hear Coach Colette share her lessons in learning how to be more present to discomfort. She also chats about her feelings of comfort and worthiness when it comes to practicing self-care.
09:45
December 4, 2018
Love Does Not Hurt: My Awakening Moment
It may be Halloween. Yet, this is an episode about a real spooky topic, Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence. Hear Coach Colette share her awakening moment during a recent talk to survivors. Stay tuned to the end to hear affirmations to help release any limiting beliefs you may have internalized from your own challenging or traumatic experiences.
12:12
October 31, 2018
Preview of Resiliency Course for Women Leaders
Learn how to reconnect with your inner confidence, endurance, and resilience (in 7 weeks or less, so you can bounce back from any setback stronger, more optimistic, and more able to handle life's uncertainties. Find out how to enroll in the online Resiliency Course for Women Leaders with Coach Colette starting October 29th.
49:19
October 18, 2018
New Moon in Aries Guided Meditation with Coach Colette
The New Moon is the perfect time to Start Within and set intentions for what you'd like to create in the world. Listen to this segment on how to tap into your heart center and channel its energy for a greater sense of courage and also compassion.
18:16
April 16, 2018
New Moon in Pisces Guided Meditation with Coach Colette Ellis
The New Moon is a powerful time to set intentions and have them amplified. Listen to this guided heart meditation to gain inspiration for your intentions and learn how to tap into your inner wisdom.
21:46
March 17, 2018
Accountability Friday
Accountability Friday: Ally vs Accomplice - Which one are you? If you go by the dictionary definitions, I'd imagine you might pick the former. Listen to this segment and hear the social justice perspective, and see if that shifts your answer -- either about which one you are now and/or which one you'd like to be in the near future.
05:04
December 1, 2017
Accountability Friday
Accountability Friday: How can you design your freedom? Whether you're a founder / entrepreneur or an individual leader, it's important to reflect on your personal goals and desires. Do you live for more than just the weekend (or the next quarter)? Hear how Coach Colette is being more intentional about her personal interests for the coming year.
04:59
November 25, 2017
Giving Thanks
Happy Thanksgiving! For whom and for what are you most grateful today? Here's a list of some of the things I'm thankful for as we begin the holiday season. Take time to reflect on your list.
04:55
November 23, 2017
Accountability Friday
What happens when things don't go according to the plan? How do you respond? How do you get back on track?
05:09
November 17, 2017
Accountability Friday
Accountability Friday: How do you build ME-TIME into your schedule? #startwithin #mindfulness #slowdown #selfcare
05:01
November 3, 2017
Wellbeing for Domestic Violence Survivors
Surviving and Thriving! How can we create more awareness about domestic violence? What are your #metoo experiences of harassment?
04:50
October 30, 2017
Social media & your wellbeing
Do you compare and despair on social media? #wellbeing
04:54
October 24, 2017
Accountability Friday
Accountability Friday. How do you stay on track with your goals?
04:42
October 20, 2017
Balancing opposite energies
Listen to my segment on #balance in this Libra #newmoon
04:57
October 17, 2017
Welcome to the Start Within Podcast
The Start Within Podcast is all about the journey to personal growth and wellness. You'll hear candid insights from Coach Colette about her personal growth journey, along with interviews of coaches, healers, and leadership experts sharing straightforward tips to shatter myths about alternative healing and traditional wellness practices. You'll want to listen to hear ideas about how to make time in your busy schedule for rest, relaxation, and self-care. Join certified stress management coach, Colette Ellis, as she disrupts the narrative about what it means to be strong in mind, body and spirit.
01:04
October 16, 2017