Burnout is Real!

An episode of #SECURETHESEAT

By Minda Harts
Hear stories of everyday women of color as they lean into a workforce that isn't always invested in their success. How do they do it? Join us as we dig deep and learn how to #SECURETHESEAT
Go to www.mindaharts.com and find out more!
Available on 9 platforms
Owning Your Career
In this week's episode of Secure The Seat, I interview Simone Morris. We discuss how you can get in the driver’s seat and take control of your career. Simone spent two decades in Corporate America and in the last few years started her own company; where she is the CEO at Simone Morris LLC. Simone is an Educator, Author, and Diversity Expert. Purchase her new book The Power of Owning Your Career. Connect with her at www.simonemorris.com
December 12, 2018
Culturally Conscious
In this week's episode of Secure The Seat, I interview Valencia D. Clay. We discuss what it means to be culturally conscious in the classroom to the boardroom. Valencia is an Educator, Author, and Change Agent in Baltimore, Maryland. Find out more about Valencia at valenciadclay.com
November 28, 2018
Life Can Be A Waiting List
Life can be one big “Waiting List” when you are at the intersection of your purpose and the pop off! Hold tight, and be ready when it’s your turn. This week Minda has a hart to hart on dealing with waiting on your goals to manifest. Secure your Seat as if it has already happened!
November 21, 2018
Working With Millennials
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss the biases that Millennials face in the workplace and how we need to foster better working relationships—across generations; with my special guest, HR Professional Jazmine Wilkes. She is also the creator of the popular blog HRJazzy. Find out more at https://hrjazzy.blog
November 14, 2018
Intersectionality and Allyship
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss Intersectionality and Allyship with Natalie Gillard, the creator of FACTUALITY. Natalie is the creator of FACTUALITY, a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and board game, all in one, that explores structural inequality based on national statistics, in America. Learn more by going to www.factualitythegame.com
November 7, 2018
A Full Body Experience
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss why Securing your Seat is a full body experience with my special guest Joanna Clinton. Securing your seat isn’t just about your skill set; Your health plays an important role as well. Joanna Clinton is the founder and Instructor at www.projectshedllc.com
October 31, 2018
Your Vote Is Your Voice
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss why voting matters with my special guest Senator-Elect Katrina Robinson of Tennessee. To support her campaign go to https://votekatrinarobinson.com
October 24, 2018
Finding Your Who
Are you more concerned with WHO isn’t supporting you versus those WHO are? Minda has a hart to hart sharing her 3 tips on how to shift your focus to those who are supporting you and letting go of those who aren’t there for you. Focus on your WHO! It will make securing your seat that much easier!
October 17, 2018
Mentorship Matters
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss why mentorship matters with my special guest Brit Fitzpatrick. Brit Fitzpatrick is a tech entrepreneur and ecosystem builder. In 2013, she founded HELM (formerly MentorMe), an enterprise knowledge sharing platform for small business advice and mentoring. In 2018, Brit became Program Manager for the Hillman Accelerator, the Midwest’s first accelerator for tech companies led by underrepresented founders. Find her online at www.britfitzpatrick.com and on Twitter @BritFitzpatrick
October 10, 2018
Don't Stop Believing
Is your self belief system shaky? Minda has a hart to hart on some winning combinations to Secure Your Seat on the inside. Don’t forget to feed your inner self on the way to your seat.  
October 3, 2018
Owning Your Voice
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss owning your voice as a woman of color with my special guest Minda Honey. Minda Honey is a full-time freelance writer with bylines at Teen Vogue, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Oxford American, Longreads and she writes a bi-weekly relationship advice column. She also does content writing for startups and leads creative writing workshops. Find her online at mindahoney.com
September 26, 2018
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss what it means to “Have It All” as a working mother with Cheronda Everett. Cheronda is Founder and CEO of Cheronda Marie Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in project management and strategic planning.  In addition to providing direct services to clients, she also provides training and support.  Go to http://www.cherondamarie.com
September 19, 2018
The Women of Color Equity Initiative
I created The Women of Color Equity Initiative to help close the gap between women of color and those who identify as women of color and the roles that we aren't actively recruited to occupy and secure. To join go to www.mindaharts.com
September 12, 2018
Creating Your Own Seat
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss what it means to create your own seat with Brittney Oliver.  Brittney Oliver is a marketing communications professional. Over the past two years, Brittney has built her platform Lemons 2 Lemonade to help Millennials turn life’s obstacles around. Her platform is known for it’s networking mixers which has brought over 600 young professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives together to turn life’s lemons into lemonade in NYC, Nashville and Atlanta. Her mixers have been supported by BuzzFeed, Bumble, Giphy, Jopwell, Jack Daniel’s and Ciroc. While building Lemons 2 Lemonade, Brittney is a contributing writer for Fast Company and ESSENCE. To connect with Brittney go to www.brittneyoliver.com
September 5, 2018
Imposter Syndrome
On today's episode of Secure The Seat, I chat Imposter Syndrome with Jaya Saxena. Jaya Saxena is a diversity and inclusion strategist, career development professional, and social justice advocate. After having spent almost 20 years navigating a career in the legal and nonprofit sectors, she has developed a strong commitment to helping individuals find authentic fulfillment, both personally and professionally.  Connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.
August 29, 2018
Navigating The Table
In this week's episode of Secure The Seat, I interview Jabulile (Jabu) Dayton. We discuss how to navigate the workplace (the table). Jabu Dayton is the straight-talking Chief Officer of People and Inclusion at Abstract, as well as the CEO of her own consulting business, Jabu HR Inc. Connect with Jabu on LinkedIn or visit her personal website at www.jabudayton.com
August 22, 2018
For The Culture
In this week's episode of Secure The Seat, I interview Alex Wolf. We discuss everything from social capital to innovation. To find out more about Alex go to www.alexwolf.co and purchase her new book Resonate. RESONATE is Wolf’s informative and occasionally hilarious look at the intersection of human nature, technology, and how understanding both can help anyone creative build a following of their own.
August 15, 2018
Put Some Respect On My Check
On this bonus episode of Secure The Seat, I discuss Black Women's Equal Pay Day (8/7) with Tanya Tarr. Tanya Tarr is Vice President for the North American region for AdvantageSRING, a global commercial negotiation consultancy based in the United Kingdom. Tanya delivers world-class training and development to corporations and organizations in the United States and Canada.  Tanya is also a negotiation executive coach and writer. Since 2016, she has been a regular contributor to Forbes. Find more of Tanya's writing at https://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyatarr/
August 6, 2018
Burnout is Real!
Burnout is real, but it doesn't mean you have to start from scratch.  Learn from RM Harrison, Business Strategist and Pivot Consultant on how to foster sustainable success and how to position yourself for life after burnout. To find out how to connect with RM Harrison go to www.rm-harrison.com/ and purchase her book The Pivot Map on Amazon. 
July 25, 2018
Empire State of Mind
What is it going to take to get you to your win by the end of this year? Minda has a hart to hart on some winning combinations on how to Secure Your Seat before the end of 2018.
July 18, 2018
Access and Egos
Are social media influencers the new celebrity and do you need them to secure your seat?  Learn from my guest Lenora Houseworth, Social Media Strategist, Digital Marketer, and Creator of DareMeBeautiful. To find out how to connect with Lenora go to www.lenorashewrote.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @lenorashewrote
July 11, 2018
Finding Your Inner Boss
How do you find the inner boss that leads you to find who you are at the core? How do you focus on yourself and not what others say about you? Essentially, how do you become free to focus on you! Learn from my guest Martha Ramos, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Life Coach. To find out how to connect with Martha go to www.marthalramos.com and follow her on Instagram @mramosofficial and on Facebook.
July 4, 2018
By 35 I Should (Career Edition)
What are those things we should stop doing by the time we are 35; that are no longer serving us in our careers? Learn from my guests Ashley and Marcy from the Schoolin Life Podcast. Schoolin Life is a weekly podcast about life, love & (occasionally) libations hosted by Ashley & Marcy and extends the standard "girlfriend" conversations through impactful and affirming conversations with women all over the world. Get ready to listen, laugh and learn as Ashley and Marcy are both Ph.D's (Higher Education Administration and Clinical Psychology, respectively) and bring their educational and professional lived experience into this hilarious and heartfelt show, teaching you how to "school life". Connect with them @schoolinlifepod and Follow Ashley (@AsShire) and Marcy (@be_self_ish). Also join their one-year anniversary live show at :https://schoolinlifepod.ticketleap.com/
June 27, 2018
Get Up Stand Up
What does it mean to find your voice and use it in every room you enter? Learn from my guest Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks, Social Entrepreneur and Google Digital Coach. To find out how to connect with Angelina, go to www.thecsuitecoach.com. Also, check out her personal website at www.angelinadarrisaw.com
June 20, 2018
Being Right Within
On the latest episode of #SECURETHESEAT we discuss mental health. Depression and Anxiety are real, and to secure our seat, we need to be right within. Minda takes time to share ways we can support each other and be there for one another. To learn more about my work go www.myweeklymemo.com
June 13, 2018
Can I Live
It can be draining playing a character at work. How can women of color show up as themselves in a workplace that sometimes doesn't value authenticity? Learn from my guest Tiffany F. Southerland, Career Coach and Change Maker at Four Corners Coaching on how to be authentic at work. To find out how to connect with Tiffany, go to www.fourcornerscoach.com. Also, check out her podcast at www.howdoesshedoitpodcast.com.
June 6, 2018
Whistle While You Work
Have you ever been embarrassed about having a day job while you build your business? STOP IT! There is no shame in being your first investor. Knowing when it's time to transition from your 9 to 5 is critical. Learn tips on figuring out when it's time to leave your 9 to 5 and knowing it's okay to work while you build. I interview Regina Gwynn, Co-Founder, and CEO at TresseNoire about when she knew it was the right time.. To learn more about Regina and her company go to www.tressenoire.com.
May 30, 2018
Working Day and Night
Do you hold multiple career titles? Learn how to navigate multiple titles while staying true to your brand. Learn how Lauren Bealore navigates politics, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.  Lauren is a Political Savant and Entrepreneurial Opportunity Maker.  Learn more about the organization she Co-founded Y.A.B.
May 23, 2018
A Brand New Kinda Me
What do people say about you when you're not in the room? Learn how to perfect your PRESENCE! Today's guest is Kailei Carr. Kailei is the CEO of The Asbury Group LLC and is passionate about helping high-powered women “show up” in a way that is authentic to who they are! Also, check out her podcast Beyond The Business Suit.
May 16, 2018
The Gig Economy
Learn how the Gig Economy is important for the employer and the creative.  Today's guest is Elena Valentine. Elena is the CEO of Skill Scout and is passionate about Skill Scout because she believes job seekers need another way to tell their story and show what they can do.  Also, check out Mezcla Media Collective a hub for diverse boss women behind the camera. Go to www.mindaharts.com for the show notes.
May 9, 2018
I'm Focused, Man!
Stay focused on your WHY and don't worry about what the next person is doing! Save that energy and stay prepared for when your seat opens up! To learn more about my work go to www.mindaharts.com
May 2, 2018
Walk It Like I Talk It (Authentic Leadership)
Learn how you can be an effective and authentic leader on your way to securing your seat at the table.  Today's guest is Arquella Hargrove. Arquella brings a successful 20-year track record of creating and implementing productivity-inducing practices through the application of strategic planning and organization development in both the public and the private sector. She has supported both established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures advising them through their stages of creation, growth, and stabilization. To learn more about her work go to http://arquellahargrove.com
April 25, 2018
The Other F-Word
If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Failure is the other F-word, but how do you bounce back? Today's guest is Kanika Tolver. Kanika is no ordinary “social-preneur.” This former highly decorated government employee turned rebel entrepreneur and Certified Professional Coach is a serial innovator who’s fueled by an extraordinary commitment to social change and to helping others create their own “epic lives.” To learn more about her work go to http://kanikatolver.com/ and purchase her book Life Rehab.
April 19, 2018
Nice For What? Networking!
Why do we have to network? Networking for what? Networking is a skill set and takes practice. Today's guest is Veleisa Patton Burrell, founder, and CEO at Narrative Evolution. Veleisa gives us tips on how to network and why it's important for our careers. To learn more about her work go to www.narrativeevolutioncommunications.com #securetheseat
April 11, 2018
"Get Money" with guest Jamie Lee, Negotiation and Leadership Coach
Equal Pay Day is April 10, 2018, and it's important we have the tools and resources we need to make the ask! Today's guest is Jamie Lee, Negotiation and Leadership Coach. Jamie gives us tips on how to make "the ask" and dispels the myths around Salary Negotiation. To learn more about her work go to www.jamieleecoach.com.
April 4, 2018
Let Me Re-introduce Myself
Learn more about your host of Secure The Seat, Minda Harts.
March 31, 2018
Episode 1
Welcome to #SECURETHESEAT a weekly podcast to help women of color advance in the workplace.
March 27, 2018
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