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Networking it’s your Superpower

Networking it’s your Superpower

By Kesha Kent, BA, MAOL
Networking, it’s your Superpower:

Join Kesha as she delves into practical, real life tools that tap into your natural superpowers as it relates to entrepreneurship, careers and life in general!! We’re all connected through relationships 💜Tune in to hear real resources from real people....making a difference through the power of networking!

Bring your capes and get ready for the " Kesha Experience"
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Networking: Ashanti Martin Writer, Speaker, Activist
Join us-hear from Ashanti Martin- Ashanti Martin is a co-founder of Where Is My Land, an organization launched in 2021 to help Black American families reclaim stolen land and secure restitution. Ashanti joined forces with Kavon Ward, whose activism led to the first instance of land returned to a Black family in Manhattan Beach, California. Together, Ashanti and Kavon are pursuing the return of land to Black Americans nationally.  Ashanti is an experienced writer, journalist, and marketing strategist who has been featured on NPR, Forbes, NBC News, Marketplace, and Atlanta Black Star.  Ashanti published a groundbreaking article in The New York Times in 2020 that galvanized a movement to redefine and celebrate Black professionalism and creativity in the workplace. She is also host of the podcast EdUp Explained, which focuses on critical thinking and showcases an eclectic mix of guests and topics. Ashanti has more than 15 years of experience in higher education communications at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Rutgers University. She resides in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information.
October 16, 2021
Networking: Jenn Whitmer, Speaker, Writer, Certified Enneagram Coach
Jenn Whitmer helps teams and leaders solve conflict and personality clashes. She speaks, writes, and coaches about hard topics with infectious joy. Through working with Jenn, people improve communication, work through conflict, and build self-awareness with the Enneagram. She asks big questions that lead to big dreams and big ideas and big living. Usually, that means laughing. Specializing in interpersonal conflict resolution, leadership, and the Enneagram, Jenn helps others communicate through difficulty so they can do powerful and connected work. Jenn has graduate certificates in music education, theology, and leadership along with a Master of Arts in communication and culture from Webster University and certification as an Enneagram coach. Jenn lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, Michael, their four kids, and a cat that puts up with them all.
August 11, 2021
Networking: Dr. Farzana Chohan; Human-Centered Leadership expert
Dr. Farzana Chohan is a Human-Centered Leadership expert. She designs workplace cultures which are Inclusive & Equitable. As a Thought Leader she has written a book "SUBTLE" on unconscious biases and how to address them in our life.  Farzana has a background in Healthcare Architecture & Business Management. Dr. Farzana is an alumni of Washington University in St. Louis and Webster University.
June 11, 2021
Networking: Ming Shelby, Educator, Speaker, and Podcaster
Ming is a National Board Certified teacher who received her Bachelors degree in Education and Masters degree in Educational Psychology, specializing in Curriculum, Technology, and Educational Reform from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also has her Ed.S in Administration and Supervision along with her English as a Second Language endorsement. Visit her website: Check out her podcast:
May 24, 2021
Networking: Valeria Rodriquez, Shine in all Shades
Shine In All Shades is about shining a light on the full spectrum of black + brown queens through our empowerment coloring book series + creative wellness workshops that remind us that wellness begins with how we treat, speak, and celebrate ourselves. Valeria is such an amazingly creative soul! Find her products and vibe Instagram/shineinallshades | For questions and
May 04, 2021
Networking: Yonason Goldson, Ethics ninja, Keynote and TEDx speaker
A rabbi walked into a bar (after hitchhiking cross-country and sailing up the eastern seaboard in a yacht seized by the Coast Guard for drug trafficking) to enjoy a private performance by a jazz band that cost him the price of a beer. No, this isn’t a joke.  This is a life. In fact, it's my life.  And it's only one small piece of it. HOW I GOT HERE? What do you do when you graduate from the University of California with a degree in English?   That was the question that set me off across the United States hitching rides and sleeping in hostels, campgrounds, or by the side of the road.  Half a year later, I set out farther afield, this time across Europe, intending to circle the globe via Africa, Australia, and a return trip to Asia.  (But that’s another story.) He’s studied at the University of Edinburgh, taught school in Budapest, Hungary, and seen Richard III performed in Ashland, Oregon, and Stratford-on-Avon.  He’s been a professional speaker and teacher for over two decades, published five books, raised four children, and been married to the love of his life for over 30 years. But none of that is what corporations, associations, or educational institutions want to hear. What they want to hear is what he’s learned and what he has to teach — namely, the accumulated wisdom of over 3000 years translated into the language of our times. Whatever the audience, he can make them laugh, make them cry, make them think and make them wonder.
April 03, 2021
Networking: Jillian Hind, Talent Leader
Jillian is a talent advocate, serial networker and a pipeline expert having built and led Intern programs, university strategies, and diversity initiatives at both Fortune 20 organizations and Silicon-Valley tech companies. Her experience designing recruitment processes for highly-competitive engineering talent across industries, countries and professional levels helps sharpen her lens for the competition. When she isn't recruiting, Jillian is on the leadership team for TEDxSt Louis, whose mission is to create an inclusive and equitable community of thought leaders in the St. Louis region.
March 19, 2021
It’s been one year!
I’m so gas I said yes!!! Stay tuned for the next season of Networking it’s your Superpower!!
March 19, 2021
Networking: Black History Edition: Dr. Marty K. Casey
Dr. Casey asserts “Hurt people, Hurt people, but Healed people can Heal people.” She has set out to do just that with her latest development of UnGUN Institute, focused on disarming Trauma in individuals, to heal from collective trauma events which plague the black communities. In addition, Dr. Casey has co-created the global observance of Black SON Day. The inaugural event took place August 9, 2020 with more than 100 global networks and 50,000+ viewers engaged in a 12-hour interactive presentation and discussion, focused on implementing strategies and action plans to re-build & uplift the black community.  It is no wonder Dr. Casey was chosen for the cover and celebrated as one of the top 25 2020 Most Influential Businesswomen in St. Louis, by the St. Louis Business Journal. She has taken the stage in her city, nationally, and internationally playing the role of her lifetime as evidenced by her philanthropy and activism track record.
February 06, 2021
Networking: College Bound Village, Lili St. Christopher
College Bound Village (CBV): Scholarships Found for the College Bound In the College Bound Village (CBV), we love to share 💰scholarships and 🎓college resources with the families of high school and college students to help them REDUCE STRESS about the process. Every day, a new Village posting will speak to a different college-related topic to encourage discussion and collaboration from our community. We invite high school students, college students, parents, teachers, mentors, grandparents, tutors, doctors, lawyers, etc. to support the Village. Each one, teach one. Have questions or want to learn more? Connect with CBV:
January 26, 2021
Networking: Bryan Buesking is the Founder and Host of The STL Leaders Podcast.
He is a Husband, Soon to be father, Networker, connector, giver, traveler & golfer. Bryan was raised in Edwardsville, IL and moved to St. Louis in 2018. Bryan has a great passion for the community of St. Louis and giving back where he can. He believes in the power of networking and connecting like minded people which prompted him to start The STL Leaders Podcast.
January 16, 2021
Networking: Chastity Perry Smith, Zumba Queen
A little about her: Program Planner for St. Louis Community College Education Corporate College. Corporate Fitness Instructor for MovebyBJC. Creator of Chassjoy Fitness Party ( Dance Fitness to help end obesity! 15 years of higher education leadership and community partnership experience
January 06, 2021
Are you on Clubhouse yet?
Here's what I've learned on Clubhouse! Join me in this bonus episode, I share a few tips that I've learned from some of the greats!!!! Go follow Never Settle Club #neversettleclub and HustlerHacks101, both of these clubs will CHANGE your whole Clubhouse journey! #clubhouseapp #clubhouse #winonclubhouse
December 24, 2020
Networking: Claudia Miller
Met Claudia-Career and Negotiation Strategist and she helps serious professionals secure dream jobs, with dream salaries, at their dream companies -- including fast-growing startups, rock star midsize companies, and Fortune 500 and Tech Giants like Amazon, Google & Facebook. Some even received salary increases of up to $50,000. Business Insider selected her as one of the Top Most Innovative Career Coaches of 2020 and her work has been featured in Forbes, MSNBC, Yahoo! Finance as well as other major news outlets! Website:  LinkedIn:  Instagram: Live Resume Review: 
December 12, 2020
Networking: Cynthia Chapple, Founder of Black Girls DO STEM
By launching Black Girls Do STEM, she strives to provide middle school aged black girls opportunity to learn, create, and build confidence in their abilities to become STEM professionals. In doing this we will be closing the gap between black woman scientist and engineers and the rest of the STEM world.
November 28, 2020
Networking: Marcy Bursac, Left-Handed. Author. Software Engineer
Marcy Bursac resides in St. Charles, Missouri with her husband and two brave children. Her heart for adoption comes from participating in service projects with orphans and her grandfather-in-law being orphaned in St. Louis at age seven but never being adopted. In addition to being an author, Marcy pivoted from nonprofit philanthropy to software development thanks to the local nonprofit LaunchCode. Consider attending her free Zoom class on Nov. 12 as part of the St. Charles City-County Library How-To Festival to learn more about foster care adoption.  To pre-order the softcover book, meet waiting children, and learn more about the foster care adoption process visit If you're an ebook reader, you can find The Forgotten Adoption Option on Amazon.
November 10, 2020
Networking: Ebbi Nicole, Ebbi Talks Digital
Creating platforms for women to educate and empower one another since 2010, Ebbi knows the true impact that community and connection can have on a business' growth. In 2020, she expanded her reach and launched E.T. Digital, a consulting firm that specializes in helping entrepreneurs engage, cultivate and convert their dream audience using video marketing.  With over a decade of experience in storytelling, project management, and event planning, Ebbi has helped amplify the brand story of names like Bumble, Fashion Group International, Hey Friend, AT&T and many more.
October 28, 2020
Networking; Amy Vaughn, Together Digital CEO
Amy Vaughan is a dynamic and versatile leader who believes in the power and limitless possibilities that sit at the intersection of vulnerability, purpose, and collaboration. Her desire to create positive change in the personal and professional lives of others is what fuels her - as well as the Together Digital mission she now works to protect and preserve as their biggest champion and CEO. Created in 2016 by our Founder, Alaina Shearer, Together Digital, formerly known as Women in Digital, is an organization dedicated to accelerating the advancement and growth of women in digital by giving women the most powerful tool in their arsenal: one another.
October 03, 2020
SPONSORED* Networking: Tia Maria, Author, Poet
Tia Maria, the author of Miss Independent: Overrated, is a native of St. Louis, Missouri.  She is the youngest of five children. Tia is a freelance writer and poet who uses love, humor and poetry to captivate, encourage and motivate those around her. Tia is faith-driven and uses her experiences to help others reach their goals. After her life took a drastic change she didn’t allow it to stop her. She became eager to set the trail ablaze with her positive attitude and outlook on life.
September 17, 2020
We honor your legacy-Rest in Power Brother!!!
On this day, September 17, we honor the legacy of my brother in love!  Make the most of each and every moment you have! Take time to forgive and live your BEST life! Create your lane and inspire someone around you! Blessings and favor
September 17, 2020
Dedication to my daughter-Happy 21st Birthday Kyah!!
Words of affirmation and encouragement to my daughter Kyah!! May God continue to bless you! I speak peace, love and joy abundantly over your life!!!
September 09, 2020
SPONSORED: JP CEO/Unheard Media/Unheard Media LLC/ #MaxOut #GoCrazy
JP CEO/Unheard Media-creates unique and quantifiable campaigns based on the individual business, their goals, and adding a bit of professional stretch to the journey. I offer services that range from strategy to processes to ensure the strategy is successful JP offers-Business Strategy, Business Coaching, Branding, Marketing, Promotions, Professional training, Seminars/Workshop hosting Media consulting.  Find her on social media:  FB: JP CEO/Unheard Media LLC/Testimony Tuesday Radio/Unheard Recruiters LLC/The International Podcast Alliance        IG: @only1jpceo @testimonytuesdayradio @theintlpodcastalliance @unheardrecruitersllc
September 08, 2020
SPONSORED *Networking with: Lakesha Mathis, Director, Diverse Business Accelerator
Lakesha Mathis directs the St. Louis Regional Chamber's Diverse Business Accelerator program, working to help grow and scale more than 100 diverse-owned businesses. The St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Diverse Business Accelerator (DBA) was formed in 2019 for ethnically, racially, and gender-diverse business owners looking to advance their business objectives and build capacity. Over three months, the program walks owners through how to develop their business goals, market and communicate their services, make meaningful connections, and prepare for growth. The Diverse Business Accelerator also sets up a framework to enhance a business’s capacity to grow and succeed by teaching business owners how to attract capital, operationally execute contracts, secure funding, find new contracts, and expand existing agreements. SeekCapital recently ranked St. Louis #1 for female entrepreneurs and we have one of the fastest growing rates for businesses owned by women and people of color. Lakesha Mathis, CSSYB Director, Diverse Business Accelerator St. Louis Regional Chamber One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300, St. Louis, MO 63102 314.444.1165 |
August 29, 2020
REAL ESTATE MYTH BUSTERS: *SPONSORED by Kelly Butler-Gateway St. Louis Realty powered by Keller Williams
Gateway St. Louis Realty powered by KELLER WILLIAMS as of May 2020, has leased and sold homes all over the St. Louis Metropolitan area and love to work with everyone, including Investors, Single Parents, and 1st time Home Buyers! Kelly Butler is the President of Gateway St. Louis Realty LLC!  Whether you’re interested in purchasing your 1st home, selling your home or ready to invest, she has a wealth of knowledge and information in the business and there's no doubt that she can help you get to where you are trying to be in Real Estate! Gateway STL Realty is located in Hazelwood, MO and can be contacted by phone at 314-722-5856, by email at, website:
August 20, 2020
Networking: Trish Jensen, Millicare FLOOR & TEXTILE
Owner of MilliCare Floor and Textile Care franchise in St. Louis. We are an industry leader in environmentally friendly floor care for commercial spaces. With more than 20 years of experience and certified technicians on staff, we give superior service to our clients in footprints from 1500+ square feet through our customized care plans that are specifically designed for each client's needs. We provide a professional and healthy work place for our clients so they can focus on their business. We are ready to on board new clients today! Let's schedule a time to discuss your floor care needs, evaluate your space to create a customized care plan for your facility.  (Company Website)
August 08, 2020
Networking with: Johanna Jones, Vice President and Development and Advancement, Places for People
Johanna shares her journey, a few wins, hows she found her passion as a recent law school graduate. Places for
July 25, 2020
Networking with: Desiree Coleman
Desiree S. Coleman works to create equitable and empowering conditions for women & organizations. She is a consultant who has helped numerous groups redefine their diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) practices.  Likewise, she has mentored and coached countless women to rediscover the Queen Within. Inspired by her daughters, Desiree speaks, writes, and curates events to empower women to be their best selves. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University and is the recipient of the 2019 Rising Star Award from Investment News.
July 19, 2020
Networking with: Shequana Hughes, Virtual Assistant Boss
Join us as we chat with Shequana wife, mom of 5 and owner and Online Business Manager of The SAVA Group Virtual Assistance Agency.  The SAVA Group is a team of administrative professionals that provide executive level administrative support to Executives from start-ups to scale-ups virtually. We focus on you so that you can focus on your revenue generating activities. The SAVA Group is here to support you with: • Project Management • Customer Service • Automate Processes • Social Media Management and Account Setup • Content Creation • Email Management • Newsletter Design • Research on Various Topics • Report Creation With low overhead, we can ensure that all of your tasks are done to completion and exceed your expectations.
July 13, 2020
The Online Business COACH for busy moms-Camille Dangerfield
Join us as we talk with Camille Dangerfield. She's an online business coach for coaches, helping them stand out online, attract their ideal customers, and build freedom-based businesses through membership programs.  Find her online: Email:
June 28, 2020
I’m a Manifestor ❤️
Share your voice-my goal is to amplify voices!!❤️
June 23, 2020
Networking; Te'Ara Arman, Author, International Speaker
Author, International Speaker and Entrepreneur Te’Ara Arman is passionate about helping, supporting, mentoring and guiding others to reach their potential.  She is committed to proactively create innovative methods of empowerment so that we may continue to approach our lives with self-confidence.   Te’Ara’s motto is “Dare to be different. Live to Inspire. Be who you are.”  She believes that when you step out of the cookie cutter path and create your own, you inspire others to believe and invest in themselves which builds their confidence to show the world exactly who they are.  
June 07, 2020
Speak up, even if your voice shakes!
In this bonus episode, I want to remind us all that our voices matter and whatever capacity you feel fit for-DIVE IN!
June 03, 2020
Networking; Bernie Frazier, SPHR
Bernie Frazier, SPHR is the Founder and President of CAREERCompass, LLC, a speaking and career strategy and coaching firm in St. Louis, MO. Bernie is an author, speaker, and career strategist who spent years leading the corporate talent acquisition function for several multi-national organizations. She has presented for numerous businesses and organizations including Wells Fargo, Emerson, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to name a few. She has also coached professionals from around the globe from C-suite leaders to individual contributors. Bernie also shares career-related knowledge every Monday morning on KSDK’s Today in St. Louis, the St. Louis NBC affiliate, has been profiled in the St. Louis Business Journal, and is a contributing writer for Thrive Global. To learn more about Bernie and CAREERCompass,
May 27, 2020
Networking: Nerdy Diva Shanae Chapman
Tips on how to network, how she'd building during COVID-19 and her vision for Nerdy Diva, there is so much information in this episode! Nerdy Diva gives women entrepreneurs the tools for success from conceptual ideas to launching a product or service. Find her on social media: Instagram @Nerdydivadesign LinkedIn: Shanae Chapman email:
May 20, 2020
Networking: with CEO and Founder Latasha Taylor, Blinks and Brushes, The Cupcake Social-Stl
Tune in as Latasha shares her vision for The Cupcake Social STL, Blinks and Brushes-how she’s pivoted during COVID 19 and how she’s taken steps to heal, grow and is helping other women do the same!
May 16, 2020
Networking: Allison Dietz, Associate Director of Employer Relations at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
Allison Dietz is the Associate Director of Employer Relations at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. With close to 20 years of talent acquisition experience, this ‘Recovering Recruiter’ moved into career services to share her recruiting knowledge with employers and students. Outside of work Allison can be found chasing her four boys or indulging in reality television with her husband. Her spirit is contagious, her work she does is magnetic, it's hard not to want to get involved>  Connect with her on LinkikedIn:  Check out the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
May 14, 2020
Networking with: Precious Simone
Precious Simone- website: Facebook: Her book: Precious Simone is a High-Spirited motivator who harnesses the power of love by confronting, provoking, and inspiring individuals to become the best versions of themselves. She is an INNERStrength Coach! As an INNERStrength Coach she helps individuals find purpose through INNERStrength conditioning. Her mission in life is to help and inspire individuals to find their innerstrength and confidence so that they can conquer every moment of life. Her vision is to help individuals live a life of fulfillment from the inside out. She is an inspirational leader with a powerful presence and an infectious personality. She started her faith journey at the age of 19 and has been relentless in her pursuit ever since!
April 30, 2020
Networking: What are you doing during COVID19 to stay connected and or maximizing your biz/career?
In this episode these amazing women are sharing what they’re doing amidst (COVID19) these times to stay connected and motivated!!
April 30, 2020
Networking: STL Real Estate GURU, Ebony Bowden
Wanna learn just a little bit about how Ebony purchased her 1st investment property at 25, with no knowledge or experience.  Bought her first duplex 2 years later...🏘 it was 2012. Paid it off by 2014 and sold it. Made $50k and walked away from corporate America. She created an investment course for beginners, tune in and hear all about her motivation and decision to break generational curses. The moral of this story is, GET IN THE Real  Estate GAME!! Looking for flyers, branded materials and a DOPE graphic designer-Branded Blueprint, LLC
April 20, 2020
Networking with Veteran Speaker, Author, Jared McGowen
Networking in corporate America through layoffs, while juggling families and the unknown. Jared shares how he networked through every level of his career and business venture to author his 1st book.
April 17, 2020
Queen of Resilience, Pam Davis Mental Health Awareness Advocate
Join as as we explore mental health awareness and tools and tricks to make it through COVID 19 and beyond!!
April 13, 2020
Networking on a Sunday afternoon!
Here's a challenge-connect with someone you've met this year. See what they're up to!
April 12, 2020
Networking: Internet Marketing Consultancy GURU Romondo Davis
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April 11, 2020
Networking as a wife/mom and owner w/Tee Thomas, Formation Salon and Spa
Join us as we take you on a journey about being wives, mothers, business owners and SISTERHOOD
April 06, 2020
Networking: Podcast 101 a Workshop WINNER!!!! Thank you Te’Ara Arman and JP (TIPA)
I’m grateful for attending this Podcast Workshop and WINNING!!!!
April 04, 2020
Networking through a major life change w/ Greg Rutherford!
Greg Rutherford of As1 🎶, shares his journey as an entrepreneur, husband and father! Taking My Life Back - Single by As One
March 30, 2020
Networking: My fist OnAir with Jennifer Blome KTRS 550 AM (JUNE 2018)
My first OnAir here in St. Louis on KTRS 550 AM-this appearance sparked something that I refuse to lie dormant!! I began to dream-My first appearance on her show was in 2018!!!! Thank you Jennifer!!
March 30, 2020
Networking: with Vivial Introverts Perspective
Vivial Lopez is a passionate speaker, trainer and facilitator with over 10 years of experience. She enjoys helping others reach their full potential through mentoring and coaching. Vivial teaches relationship and personal development skills to individuals, couples and families in the community. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Vivial leads the women’s ministry at Christian Embassy Church and along with her husband she also leads the marriage ministry. Vivial is strongly connected to the community and proudly served her country in the United States Marine Corps. Her greatest joy comes from being the devoted wife to Augustine Lopez and a loving mother to their blended family of 7 children.
March 24, 2020
Networking during COVID-19
You don’t need anything but your device!! Do it on purpose
March 19, 2020
Networking tips to win!!
Simple steps to begin the process of networking!! It’s your Superpower!
January 26, 2019