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Melanated Spark Podcast

Melanated Spark Podcast

By Verlaine Quinniey
The Melanated Spark is a conversational podcast to help spark change in your life. Join host, Verlaine Quinniey, each month to spark open and honest conversations around business, relationships, and work life balance.

This podcast is an extension of The Connect 757 community and an opportunity to hear from her and her special guests to spark conversations to help each other learn, grow, and win at this thing called life.
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Episode 2 | Intentional Dating in 2021

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Episode 2 | Intentional Dating in 2021

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Episode 3 | Holding Yourself Accountable While Helping Others
On today's episode I wanted to take a moment to discuss what it looks like to hold yourself accountable while helping others. Many times we can get overwhelmed or just so focused on making sure others are taken care of that you look up and realize you've forgotten about yourself and your own goals.  One person I wanted to sit down and talk with is Lindsey Anderson. Lindsey holds many titles including Executive Director of Vision Driven 757 - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who aims to support the youth in the Hampton Roads area;  Lindsey A of VA - Business Strategist that is helping aspiring entrepreneurs launch their businesses; Reading Interventionalist that is helping Kindergarten - 3rd grade students improve their reading levels; and mother of one. Lindsey is known to take action in the community and help whenever she can so she is the perfect person to share tips on how she is able to hold herself accountable while still managing to serve her community. Feel free to share this episode, leave a comment, and subscribe to Melanated Spark. I'd love to hear from you so feel free to leave me a voice message through Anchor.  Melanated Spark is an extension of The Connect 757 - The Social Network for Black Professionals in Hampton Roads. 
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March 2, 2021
Episode 2 | Intentional Dating in 2021
On this episode, I sit down with Antione Hines, Serial Entrepreneur, and Tyra Anderson, Kindergarten Teacher, who were very intentional when moving into this chapter of their lives. The Pandemic has changed the game when it comes to dating and statistics are showing that many online daters are transitioning to being more intentional when it comes to dating instead of a simple swipe. In this episode of Melanated Spark, we discuss what intentional dating looks like, the importance of being whole before deciding to date, and we go through some of the conversations you should be having with potential partners to see if that relationship is worth exploring exclusively. Enjoy and share your thoughts with us online! Feel free to share this episode, leave a comment, and subscribe to Melanated Spark! Melanated Spark is an extension of The Connect 757 - The Social Network for Black Professionals in Hampton Roads. 
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February 2, 2021
Episode 1 | Developing A Strong Power Circle
As the premiere episode, I wanted to discuss the importance of having the right people around you. My power circle has been a blessing and has definitely contributed to my progress and success personally and professionally over the years. If you are trying to figure out how to develop a strong power circle, join me as I sit down with Ramone Pierce to define what it looks like, the roles played, and why you need a power circle in 2021. Ramone is a Senior Contract Specialist for the federal government, experienced networker, a military veteran, public servant, and recently launched Pierce Legacy Group, a small consulting firm to help small businesses do business with the government. Listen in and enjoy our first episode of Melanated Spark!
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