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Hey, Steph!

By Stephanie Kay
Conversations about everything from love, relationships, makeup and even general HR topics. Let’s talk, shall we?
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It’s a Wrap! Season 1 of the Hey Steph Podcast
In this episode, I wrap up the Level Up Career Series and Season 1 of the podcast! I hope that you’ve enjoyed the content so far. The podcast and I will be on break for the summer, and will return for Season 2 in the fall! Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
32:38
May 23, 2022
The Level Up Career Series Part 3
Have you ever heard of the “unofficial job interview?” In various professional settings, someone is always watching what we do. Even potential hiring managers. That said, it’s always wise to think of yourself as interviewing for your next opportunity, even before one is officially offered or available. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
17:04
May 09, 2022
The Level Up Career Series Part 2
Welcome to the second part of the Level Up Career Series. Let me help you reach your professional aspirations by following the tips shared during this conversation. Let’s go! Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
30:23
May 02, 2022
It’s Time to Level Up: Let’s Talk Careers
In this episode I share three main tips on how to level up your career, and enhance your professional visibility. This part of a multi career series-let’s have a conversation! Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
32:34
April 25, 2022
Believing That Better is Coming
Are you an optimist, or do you consider yourself to be a realist? In this episode, I talk about how to maintain your resilience, when waiting on your “better” to arrive. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
25:58
April 18, 2022
Trusting the Timing of Your Life
Everyone’s life journey is unique and yours is no different. In this episode we talk about how to become comfortable with the timing of your life. As well as how to manage your own expectations when dealing with others. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
23:38
April 11, 2022
The Slap Heard Around the World
I debated about whether to talk about “slap gate” at the Oscars, however, I’ve decided to share my four cents. Have a listen and let me know what you think! Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
29:59
April 04, 2022
When They’ve Never Walked in Your Shoes
In this episode I talk about how to be comfortable with your decisions, despite the unsolicited (and unhelpful) opinions of others. My present journey has also taught me that people don’t change, just because our circumstances have. And finally, how to manage expectations, and why one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to not take “anything personally.” Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
24:36
March 28, 2022
Welcome Back, Steph
In this episode, I talk about the process of cleaning out my childhood home-which has proven to be a “character-building” experience…to say the least. This process has also taught me that love is truly a verb. I’m also learning that taking care of my mom’s final affairs is the ultimate act of love. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
20:20
March 21, 2022
Superwoman isn’t real
In this episode, I remind you (and I), that “Superwoman” isn’t real, but we are. Our needs, wants, desires, including the need for self-care are very real. And, are you too helpful, available, accessible for your own good? Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
24:54
March 14, 2022
Awakenings
In this episode of share highlights from “Jeen-yus”, a trilogy about Kanye (Ye) West, now streaming on Netflix. Life is going to change us or force us to change. Sometimes these life shifts yield powerful lessons, awakenings, and blessings. If you have not already done so, please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
29:19
March 07, 2022
Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Gold “Mind”
In this episode, I talk about “Jeen-yus”, Kanye West’s trilogy now streaming on Netflix. I also (finally) had the opportunity to watch “House of Gucci”. I talk about having confidence in your talent and goals when it seems no one else does. And, ensuring that you are aware of your worth, to avoid having your talent (and coins) exploited. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
30:58
February 28, 2022
Musings of a “Genius”
In this episode, I share my thoughts on “Jeen-yus”, the Netflix trilogy about Kanye West. This series inspired my musings on remaining focus on your dreams; not limiting yourself based on the opinions of others; and realizing that sometimes, it’s to the benefit of others for you to remain where you are. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
33:33
February 21, 2022
A Scorpio speaks freely
In this episode I catch you up on what’s going on in my world. We also talk about evolving in familiar spaces, contrary to what others may want or expect from us. I also riff about which or whose “priorities” deserve preferences in corporate settings. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
33:40
February 14, 2022
Critical Theory?
In this episode we touch on CRT, as well as the importance of education starting and continuing in the home. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
30:08
February 07, 2022
Marketing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In this episode I riff about how DEI efforts are often “marketed” to the masses, but where are the receipts? Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
24:16
January 31, 2022
What Black History Means to Me
In this episode I introduce a new perspective on what Black History means to me. I also talk about a concept by Tanya Dalton https://tanyadalton.com/, refers to as “Cathedral Thinking.” Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
27:58
January 24, 2022
Keep Your Shirt On
In this episode I talk about ways to rethink the topic of death by focusing on life. And, are you too impatient for your own good? Literally? Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a blogger? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
27:38
January 17, 2022
Frolicking while positive & Tyra Banks’ past
In this episode I rant about individuals who seemingly can’t or won’t delay instant gratification, despite having tested positive for COVID-19. And why are people reaching back into the annals of Tyra Banks’ past, and accusing her of being a “mean girl”? This episode does contain extremely mild adult language. Please follow the podcast on Spotify and Anchor so that you never miss an episode. Did you know that I’m also a writer? Come visit & subscribe to the RymarkableSteph blog on Wordpress: https://ry-mark-able-step-h.com/ Let’s be social; connect with me on Facebook & IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
29:40
January 10, 2022
Happy New Year: Ranting and Raving in 2022
In this episode I rant (and rave) about current events-namely an active variant that shall not be named. And is “staffing” or the lack thereof, the new “safe word” for today’s corporate world? Just asking for a friend. I also talk about my admiration for Issa Rae https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issa_Rae and Michaela Coel https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaela_Coel. Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
33:41
January 03, 2022
Are you afraid of change?
Raise your hand in the thought of change makes you cringe, or simply uncomfortable. Let’s talk about what change is really about so that embarking on new experiences, can be a little less intimidating. Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
26:17
December 27, 2021
Stop Dimming Your Light: Let’s Talk About Jealousy
The “green-eyed monster” is real, y’all. In this episode I talk about a subject that makes me extremely uncomfortable: jealousy. Jealousy presents itself in varied forms and comes to us from different (and often unexpected) directions. What happens when you realize this? And what happens when you discover that everyone isn’t on the same journey as you? How have you handled these situations in your life? I’d like to hear your thoughts. You can leave me a message on Anchor, or let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
30:09
December 20, 2021
Steph Talks Pop Culture-What’s up with all of these TV series reboots?
After watching “And Just Like That…” (no spoilers), and the recent edition of “Live In Front of a Studio Audience”, I want to know what’s up with all of these series/sitcoms reboots? Can new writers and content creators get a chance (e.g., a paid job in the writer’s room of a major sitcom or scripted series?) Let’s talk! Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
24:14
December 13, 2021
Money Talks: Retirement & Life post retirement
Have you considered what your post retirement life will look like? In addition to financial planning, have you planned to live your best life after you retire? In this episode we talk about why this is so important. We also touch on estate planning (disclaimer: I am not an attorney or financial expert. I’m only sharing my advice for informational purposes.) One of my go-to resources on my money, retirement topics, is the Journey to Launch podcast hosted by Jamila Souffrant https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/journey-to-launch/id1257126028. Check out Jamila’s podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcast. Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
19:36
December 06, 2021
The Gratitude Journey Part 4
In the final installment of our Gratitude Journey series, I talk about the other aspect of gratitude. Let’s look explore gratitude through a different lens! Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
21:38
November 29, 2021
The Gratitude Journey Part 3
It’s November (my birthday month), as well as the height of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of wonder, joy, and happiness. The holidays are also a challenging time for some. Whether it be family estrangements; living in a post-pandemic world, the holidays can be a difficult time to navigate. This episode is part 3 of our Gratitude Journey series, in which I talk about how I’ve dealt with my own sadness around the holidays and what they traditionally represent. Please remember that you are not alone. Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
18:13
November 22, 2021
The Gratitude Journey Part 2
It’s November (my birthday month), as well as the height of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of wonder, joy, and happiness. The holidays are also a challenging time for some. Whether it be family estrangements; living in a post-pandemic world, the holidays can be a difficult time to navigate. This episode is part 2 of our Gratitude Journey series, in which I talk about how I’ve dealt with my own sadness around the holidays and what they traditionally represent. Please remember that you are not alone. Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
19:23
November 15, 2021
The Gratitude Journey Part 1
It’s November (my birthday month), as well as the height of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of wonder, joy, and happiness. The holidays are also a challenging time for some. Whether it be family estrangements; living in a post-pandemic world, the holidays can be a difficult time to navigate. This episode kicks off our Gratitude Journey series, in which I talk about how I’ve dealt with my own sadness around the holidays and what they traditionally represent. Please remember that you are not alone. Let’s be social; connect with me on IG: @RymarkableSteph or send me an email at RymarkableSteph@gmail.com
18:55
November 08, 2021
Knowing Your Why
I’m a member of the GenX generation, otherwise commonly referred to as the “forgotten” generation. We’re sandwiched in between the Post-War, Baby Boomers, Millennials, and now the Xennials. We’re still here. Many of us have reached a point in our lives and even our careers, in which we’re pondering “what’s next?” And how do we get there? This episodes focuses on my “why” for creating the Hey, Steph podcast, as well provides you with insight on where we’re going from here. Whether you’re a Gen X’er like me or not, many of the themes we’ll talk about on this podcast are universal. Why? Because we’re talking about real life! Let’s be social: you can find me on Instagram @Rymarkablesteph.
16:43
November 01, 2021
*Bonus Episode* One Month and Counting!
Join me as we celebrate one month of the Hey Steph podcast! I am grateful for you being here; for all of the love and support! Please continue joining me on this exciting adventure! One month down and so many more to go! Let’s be social; follow me on Instagram: RymarkableSteph
08:23
October 28, 2021
Better Be Good to Me
This conversation centers around the “great resignation” movement, and the overwhelming chorus of employees who are demanding, “you better be good to me.” Let’s talk.
28:08
October 25, 2021
Let’s talk about wellness
In this conversation, we talk about the importance of scheduling ourselves into our busy calendars. This is a candid conversation about my own journey towards health and wellness, and how I’ve “turned on the light” to face some of my greatest fears. You can do it too!
19:42
October 18, 2021
Don’t Fear (Being) the Speaker
In this episode, I’m going to give you some helpful tips to overcome your fear of public speaking. Public speaking is a real fear for many people, however, it doesn’t have to hold you back any longer. Practice makes permanent and confidence comes from overcoming our fears. You can do this-I’ll show you how!
25:28
October 11, 2021
Starting at Now
Inspired by a quote from Tennis legend, Arthur Ashe, we talk about the significance of starting now, using the wisdom, information, and curiosity we currently have to catapult us to the next level.
14:11
October 04, 2021
Welcome to the first episode of Hey, Steph!
In my very first episode, I give you a quick intro about me and what led me to (finally), create my first podcast episode! I have so much more to talk about and share. I’m learning as I go. And just maybe we’ll learn together. If you like makeup; specifically red lipstick like me…if you occasionally need someone to say what you’re thinking…tactfully (or not), you’re in the right place. Let’s talk!
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September 29, 2021
September 28, 2021
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September 28, 2021