Scratching and Surviving

Scratching and Surviving

By Aries Webb-Williams
About
The Scratching and Surviving Podcast will serve as a fun place to discuss "Started From The Bottom Now You're Here" and Start-up stories, current events, life, career, all things progress, all while encouraging, influencing, and hopefully making an impact on the world.
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The Scratching and Surviving Podcast will serve as a fun place to discuss "Started From The Bottom Now You're Here" and Start-up stories, current events, life, career, all things progress, all while encouraging, influencing, and hopefully making an impact on the world.
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Babysitting to the Boardroom w/Cydney Peyton Walton
On this episode I sit down with Cydney Peyton Walton. Cydney is a Marketing Communications executive, in the Virginia/D.C. area.  She and I discuss her career journey, having mentors, diversity and inclusion, negotiation, and many other things. This discussion is framed around her talk, “Babysitting to the Boardroom”. Here are the Babysitting to the boardroom 5 points: The Amy Cuddy Effect: Posture makes perfect *Power posing Communication Skills: Arrive prepared but not rehearsed Relentless Optimism: Seeing the bright side in every challenge All the Feels: Empathy as a leadership skill Always be learning: Gaining skills and experience from traditional and unlikely places Connect with Cydney on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/cydneypeytonwalton/ Instagram: @cydneywrites  Twitter: @masterlymarcom *I didn’t know when this was recorded, that I would end up hosting an event for Jacqueline Twillie’s book launch, “Don’t leave Money on the Table!”, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day! If you are in the Dallas area, make sure you come out on August 22nd, to The Riveter. There will be a panel discussion on negotiation (I'll be moderating) and more. Go to blackwomensequalpayday.eventbrite.com for more information and tickets.  Follow the Podcast Scratchingandsurviving.com Twitter @scratchsurvive Facebook: The Scratching and Surviving Podcast Leave a Review Are you enjoying the Scratching and Surviving podcast, please share your thoughts with the world by writing a review, and leaving a 5 start rating on iTunes today! I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast. Let’s Work Together Host: Aries Webb-Williams www.linkedin.com/in/ariesww Email: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Record an Anchor Voice Mail: https://anchor.fm/scratchingandsurviving Need A Presenter? Aries is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast at your conference LIVE. Email: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com
1:08:21
July 29, 2019
Worry about yourself!
In this episode, I cover what I think are fundamental core starting points to true success (in relationships, work, etc): Self-Awareness This life is a journey to learn yourself, be honest with what you find out in your discovery process Don’t look at things as good and bad  traits...they just are what they are When you find blind spots or gaps, make note of them and begin your process to work on those things Self-Education Once you discover gaps or areas that need improvement (in work, personal relationships, etc), taking your education in your own hands Ways of self-educating: Reading books, taking courses, going to conferences, attending workshops or trainings No one is going to prioritize your learning if you don’t Personal Responsibility/Accountability  Yes, there will be times were others are definitely to blame for something, but blaming ultimately gets you nowhere You have control of your response, your reactions, your words, etc...We have more power than we give ourselves credit for Look for how YOU’ve contributed to every situation, that’s a great start to authenticity  The more you work on this, the less painful it’s is About Aries Aries Webb-Williams is a Service Delivery and Customer Experience Executive, that empowers quality obsessed teams for technology organizations. She is Founder of, The Service Boutique, LLC, where she helps organizations improve service delivery by coaching teams on process re-engineering, communication best practices and relationship building. The Service Boutique, LLC, also curates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming and events. She is a people protector, advocating for the best experience possible. Aries thrives in situations where teams need to turn a horrible experience positive, driving customer loyalty and success.  Additionally, Aries is the creator and one of the hosts of The BOLD Black Girls Podcast (coming soon)– where they have courageous conversations about the professional and personal advancement of Black Women. Follow the Podcast Scratchingandsurviving.com Twitter @scratchsurvive Facebook Apple Podcast Anchor  Leave a Review Are you enjoying the Scratching and Surviving podcast, please share your thoughts with the world by leaving a review on iTunes today! I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast. Let’s Work Together Host: Aries Webb-Williams www.linkedin.com/in/ariesww Email: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Record an Anchor Voice Mail: https://anchor.fm/scratchingandsurviving Need A Presenter? Aries is available as a Keynote Speaker, Presenter, or to Broadcast at your conference LIVE. Email: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com
18:03
July 10, 2019
Conversations with Dad - Father's day edition!
WELCOME TO SEASON 2!!! To kick off season 2 of the Scratching and Surviving podcast, I interview my dad, Marvin Webb, on Father's day, about his journey as a father.  He is undeniably the best father in the world! My dad shares his feelings about becoming a father, some of his failures, his proudest parent moments, and his thoughts on being a grandfather, and his advice for other fathers. Enjoy! Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scratching-and-surviving-podcast/id1437088161   Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3sJDWNPmUwUMnUhVrH1yHg   Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aries-webbwilliams/the-scratching-and-surviving-podcast?refid=stpr     Google Play Music https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iljjlkhhtbjrgpj62my7h6c2bwe   iHeart Radio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-the-scratching-and-30091189/     Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/support to find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast.  For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio The Scratching and Surviving Podcast:  Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive
39:28
June 21, 2019
Technology Is Making Me Lazy
This week I talk about how technology is making me lazy; drive thru-banking and online grocery shopping being prime examples. One thing I'm adamant about, is using LinkedIn to expand my network. Never neglecting the importance of face-to-face interactions.   Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/support to find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast.    For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements I'll be opening up my power networking group course to about 5-10 people that want to change, rearrange, and upgrade their network.   If that is you, shoot me an email, aries@scratchingandsurviving.com and I'll send you more info! Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast:  Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive
19:20
March 13, 2019
BHM Wins - Free Rides, The Oscars, Hidden Figures, and The Brown Estate
This week I recap some of my Black History month highlights.   A few topics this week:  Black education and Women in Tech Lyft The Oscars Hidden Figures - NASA The Brown Estate and Delta Airlines   Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/support to find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast.  For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast:  Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive  
20:32
February 28, 2019
Changing The Narrative w/Veleisa Patton Burrell
This week we are chatting with Veleisa Patton Burrell, who is the founder and CEO of Narrative Evolution, a marketing communications firm that focuses on cultivating authentic messages and helping clients refine their voice.   We discuss:  The solopreneur life and lessons learned The NEED to have a network that knows YOUR abilities Inclusion and representation in media/communications Hiring a coach! and more...   Connect with Veleisa: www.narrativeevolution.com Instagram: @veleisapburrell Twitter: @veleisap   Thanks for listening! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/support to find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast.  For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast:  Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive
57:26
February 20, 2019
Getcho Mind Right! w/Alisha Woodall, LPC-S, MA
Hey y'all!! This week I have a conversation with Alisha Woodall, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Finding the Foundation.  In addition to providing professional counsel, she also speaks on mental health related issues and supervises LPC interns completing their post-graduate internship. Take a listen to our convo about Mental Health and Wellness...   (07:30) Difference in types of therapy (10:00) When to go and what type of therapist you need? (18:10) Does your therapist need to look like you? (29:55) What are signs that a friend may need help? (34:40) How has social media effected our mental health? (42:40) Where to start when looking for a therapist? (46:50) How to know if your therapist is a good fit?   Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/support to find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast.    For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://scratchingandsurviving.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive
49:33
February 12, 2019
Black History Month! No Fear and No Job!
Happy Black history month!! This week I celebrate Black history by highlighting a few (30) Black history facts (some you may not have known). I also discuss fear, how debilitating it can be, and some ways to overcome it so you can live your best life!!! I reveal in this episode that I am now a solopreneur!! Visit, www.scratchingandsurviving.com/support to find out more about the benefits to becoming a financial supporter of the podcast.  For podcast resources and links, visit: scratchingandsurviving.com/podcast Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music , Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio   Announcements If you’re in the DFW area, and would like to support me by coming to any of my speaking engagements, or if you are looking for great networking events, find out where I'll be hanging out here: scratchingandsurviving.com/events Social Media Info The Scratching and Surviving Podcast: Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive  
53:11
February 6, 2019
Self-Care Starts With Self
Hey y'all!! Let's talk about self-care! It's being discussed more and more, and I'm so glad! We will cover what self-care is, and a few things you can do to start your self-preservation process. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”  ― Audre Lorde Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star rating and a review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it.
29:15
January 29, 2019
Goal Setters
This week we are back from a loooong break. For the start of the new year, I give my 5 tips on goal setting. It doesn't have to be complicated, but you definitely need a plan. #1 Pray/meditate to figure out what the goal is and why you are setting it… (What and why?) #2 Set an end date (When will you accomplish it?) #3 List in order of priority and category #4 Have actions associated with each (How will you accomplish it?) #5 Time block to focus on them - (Take action)   Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Instagram @scratchingandsurviving Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com   Show some love! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star rating and a review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you!  
19:55
January 19, 2019
#HackTheCulture - Part 2
This is part 2 of a 2 part episode with Benjamin J. Vann. We share a joint passion for investing in underrepresented students, professionals, and entrepreneurs to have access to the skills and opportunities within the 21st-century innovation economy. Listen in on our chat!   Find out more about Benjamin at https://about.me/benjaminj.vann Find out more about Impact House and #HackTheCulture at https://impacthouse.co/hacktheculture/   Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Follow us on instagram @scratchingandsurviving Follow us on Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com   Show some love! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you!
43:01
December 3, 2018
#HackTheCulture - Part 1
This is part one of a two part episode with Benjamin J. Vann. We share a joint passion for investing in underrepresented students, professionals, and entrepreneurs to have access to the skills and opportunities within the 21st-century innovation economy. Listen in on our chat! Find out more about Benjamin at https://about.me/benjaminj.vann Find out more about Impact House and #HackTheCulture at https://impacthouse.co/hacktheculture/ Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Follow us on instagram @scratchingandsurviving Follow us on Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Show some love! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you!
53:03
December 3, 2018
How To Be a Super Connector: "Don't Be Scurred"
This week I give my top 10 tips on how to be great at professional connecting/networking.   Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Follow us on instagram @scratchingandsurviving Follow us on Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Show some love! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you!
21:07
November 21, 2018
Give it back!
This week I ask the questions, do you know who are you, have you discovered your unique value to the world, and how are you giving that back to others? The book I mentioned at the end of the episode is called, Give and Take, a Revolutionary Approach to Success, by Adam Grant. Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Follow us on instagram @scratchingandsurviving Follow us on Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Show some love! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you!
37:29
November 3, 2018
So, Dyslexia, Stubbornness, and a Mama walk into a room...
This week I talk about some of my struggles in parenting.  I really need your feedback for this one!   Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Follow us on instagram @scratchingandsurviving Follow us on Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Show some love! If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you!
51:01
October 26, 2018
How May We Serve You?
This week, listen to Michelle Brigman and I discuss our love of customer service, overcoming fears, non-traditional journeys, her keys to success, and more!  Find Michelle online: www.linkedin.com/in/michellebrigman Contact us! Check out the website, www.scratchingandsurviving.com Follow us on instagram @scratchingandsurviving Follow us on Twitter @scratchsurvive Email your questions, topic ideas, and guest suggestions: aries@scratchingandsurviving.com Show some love! If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Scratching and Surviving Podcast on iTunes. Leave a 5 star review for the show, and share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it. This is the easiest way you can help us make an impact on more people. Thank you!  
1:00:21
October 19, 2018
Cuttin' up with ShearShare
On today's show I'm interviewing the Co-Founders of ShearShare, Tye and Courtney Caldwell. I love their story because although they are partners in business, they are partners in life, and come from very different backgrounds.  They are a great example of how opposites attract, and how picking the right spouse is one of the most important decisions you ever make. Visit www.shearshare.com, and they are @shearshare on all social media platforms. Go pick up, Mentored by Failure on Amazon.
1:16:08
October 10, 2018
Aries Who?
On today's show you will hear my rant/very high level story of where I come from and a little of my life. I barely scratch the surface here because I'm talking to myself! But don't worry, I'll get deeper as the season progresses. Enjoy! The book I referenced is called "Outliers, The Story of Success", by Malcom Gladwell.
1:05:45
October 3, 2018
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