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Evolving Talk Series Podcast

Evolving Talk Series Podcast

By Seconde Nimenya
Award-winning author, TEDx speaker and diversity and inclusion practitioner Seconde Nimenya shares insights on how to overcome challenges in life, and become the best version of ourselves in the process.
Evolving Talk Series Podcast is a show in which you gain insights on self-improvement and self-empowerment, getting you to think in new and different ways about life and its moments.
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Parenting Grown-Ups: A Mother’s Day Episode
This month in celebration of Mother’s Day, I’m talking about parenting grown up kids in “Parenting Grown-Ups.” Listen and share your perspectives whether you have grown-up kids, or you are a grown-up yourself who feel like your parents are still wanting to raise you.  Connect on Instagram: @authorseconde and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSecondeNimenya or on: https://www.secondenimenya.com/
08:31
May 10, 2021
Spring Renewal through the Power of Forgiving
Welcome to Evolving Talk Series Podcast! In this episode, I share some insights on the power of forgiving, and debunk some of the myths that surround forgiveness and often make it hard for people to forgive. Learn how you can forgive, and use every experience to rise stronger. Need some resources to help you in your evolving journey? Check out my books and workshops on www.SecondeNimenya.com Connect with me on social media, and share your experiences with forgiveness. Don't forget to rate and share this podcast.
18:46
April 6, 2021
It's a Celebration: Happy International Women’s Day!
It's a Celebration: Happy International Women’s Day and Women's History Month! In this episode of Evolving Talk Series, I talk about the progress women have made worldwide, the challenges they still face and potential solutions. Some of the topics include: how to empower women, stopping cultural practices that hinder women's socio-economic development, stopping child marriage, and the importance of letting the girl child learn.  Connect on social media, share your thoughts and perspectives, and let's continue this conversation. Connect with me on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
15:04
March 8, 2021
How and Why To Heal Your Inner Child
How do you find peace from within, when your inner child is being difficult? There are many ways your inner child acts out to get you to pay attention. It may be through being jealous, judgmental, fearful of rejections, self-doubting, hateful, depressed, angry, rebellious, and other inner turmoil feelings. In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast from last year, I shared some insights on why it’s important to look inside of ourselves and heal our inner wounds. Your outward reaction is usually an indication of how you’re feeling on the inside and shows you how much of a deep wound your inner child has suffered. Take the the time to address your inner wounds to heal from within.  This podcast is inspired by my book, Evolving Through Adversity. Check it out wherever they sell books, and let's heal together.
08:60
February 18, 2021
Mental Health and Thriving in a New Normal
BEST OF EVOLVING TALK SERIES PODCAST. In this episode, I discuss the importance of having brave conversations on Mental Health through the lens of cultural differences, and reveal some of the best ways to improve mental health. This episode originally aired in 2020, but is still relevant more now than ever. Check out my latest book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences.  For more information on my work, visit: www.SecondeNimenya.com
12:43
January 27, 2021
America, We Need to Talk!
In this special weekend episode, I talk about the importance of minding our words, especially when words can hurt others or dehumanize them. Words can heal, but words can also hurt. And in light of the insurrection at the US Capitol building on Wednesday January 6, 2021, and the resulting call to come together to strengthen our democracy, I felt a strong pull to sharing the reflections in this episode, to talk about the state of our democracy in the US, and more importantly, the state of us, as a community and as a humanity.  The way we, as a society choose to use our words is a powerful tool at our disposal, and the words we say matter; or even those words we don’t say but need to say also matter. For more information about my work, visit: www.SecondeNimenya.com
13:37
January 16, 2021
Most Important Ingredient to Build Better Relationships
As we end 2020, and reflect on how hard a year it has been for many people across the world, here is your inspiration to help you fix relationship issues, and move into the new year 2021 better equipped to have better relationships that bring out the best in you. Listen for free, subscribe on Apple Podcasts or follow on Spotify to be notified of the latest episodes. Rate and review to let us know which episode has meant the most to you. New episodes coming in 2021. Enjoy and share! Get more inspirational resources at: www.SecondeNimenya.com
05:21
December 28, 2020
Everyone Needs a Hand to Hold: Audio Sample of "A Hand To Hold" (a novel)
Listen to this audio sample of my novel, A Hand To Hold in celebration of its fifth anniversary. Have you ever had your heart wounded? Does love heal all wounds? Find out in this romantic novel of love, healing, and redemption.  A Hand to Hold is a romance novel, but goes deeper than your unrealistic heroine and out of the sky prince. This is a story of trials and triumphs, swimming against the currents, and in the end, finding that happy place we all long to be.  Follow Adina, the story's protagonist, as she struggles with life's challenges, and in the end, finds that her happy place was within all along. The novel is available on Amazon as an audiobook, eBook and paperback, as well as on Apple Books in the eBook section. This makes a great Christmas gift for yourself and the ones you love.  Enjoy and share this sample chapter. And always remember, who you are matters. For more information about my work, check out: https://www.secondenimenya.com/  
04:59
December 4, 2020
To Be or Not to Be Vaccinated: African Americans and Vaccination Mistrust in the Age of Covid-19
In this special episode, I want us to explore the recent news of a COVID-19 vaccine, and what it means to some communities of color, particularly the African American community. In the last couple of weeks, two biotechnology companies came forward with news of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying that it is more than 90% effective. As many states are beginning to work on how to distribute COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available, it’s also important to acknowledge the public trust or lack of trust, when it comes to vaccination, and particularly with regards to vaccinating African Americans' experiences. I hope you join this conversation to share your thoughts on the vaccine news, and what you think we ought to do as a global community to get everything sorted out for the benefit of humankind. If you have expertise in public health or a related medical field, and would like to share your knowledge with our community, email me directly at: info@SecondeNimenya.com, and you could be my next guest on this Evolving Talk Series Podcast. Check out my new book, “Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences” — a timely new book, especially in the wake of the protests that have rocked our country and the world following George Floyd's death at the hands of police officers in Minnesota, in the United States, in May 2020. Source on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article
09:30
November 19, 2020
Mental Health Through the Lens of Cultural Differences
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast, I share the importance of having brave conversations on mental health through the lens of cultural differences.  Check out my newest book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences, available on Amazon, and wherever else they sell books. And if you'd like an autographed copy (available for US only), order from my website: www.SecondeNimenya.com
12:43
November 2, 2020
Passion, Purpose and You: Listeners' Favorite Episode
Listen to our most popular episode on aligning your passions with a purpose to move forward in life.  Enjoy other episodes and share your favorite. Seconde Nimenya is the author of her newest book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences, a timely and thought-provoking book that challenges assumptions and the status quo on the topics of race, gender and privilege, and offers strategies and best practices to support organizational leaders in their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.   Connect with Seconde on the social media or: www.secondenimenya.com
08:02
September 29, 2020
National Women's Equality Day: Unlocking Women’s Potential by Seconde Nimenya
August 26, 2020 marked the celebration of 100 years of Women's Voting Rights in the United States.  This episode is an excerpt of some of the reflections I shared in a presentation at a Women’s Equality Day event in Boston, MA, to remind us all how far women have come since they were allowed to vote in federal elections in 1920, and how far they can go.  What are some of the practical steps for moving women's empowerment forward? Share, rate, and review this podcast.  Some of the resources I used: My new book, "Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences" available wherever books are sold.
23:55
September 1, 2020
Unlocking Diversity with Brave Conversations on Race
Racial healing is something we all need to work on regardless of our racial backgrounds.  In today’s Unlocking Diversity episode, I’m talking about the importance of having brave conversations on race matters.  I'm also hosting several race conversations, and my upcoming race talks online is on August 27, 2020 at 10 AM pacific time. To register for the event, follow this link to Unlocking Diversity Events. Check out Unlocking Diversity on Amazon, or eBook on Apple Books. And if you would like to get an autographed copy (available for US only), order from my website: www.SecondeNimenya.com
09:05
August 5, 2020
Seconde on Becoming a Diversity Advocate/ Includes Book Chapter Excerpt
In today’s Unlocking Diversity series episode, I share my journey to becoming a diversity and inclusion advocate, and why it’s important for all of us to learn from our diverse stories, share our human experiences with one another, and build a better world where everyone can thrive and fulfill their fullest potential. Also included a reading from Chapter 11 of Unlocking Diversity: The Journey: How I Got Here. Check out Unlocking Diversity on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Apple Books. If you would like to get an autographed copy (available for US only), order the paperback from SecondeNimenya.com And always remember, who you are matters. 
15:55
July 28, 2020
Race in America: the Big Elephant in the Room
I’m grateful for the opportunity to share the release of my new book, “Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences” with all of you. On this podcast episode, I share what the book is about, and why I wrote it. This is not about having all the answers to our diversity challenges, or being perfect in how we talk about race issues. It’s an imperfect work, done by imperfect people, and in an imperfect world. Dismantling racism and disrupting biases in the workplace, our government institutions, and our communities is going to take all of us.  So, thank you for being a part of my Unlocking Diversity community. Please rate, review, and share this podcast with your people. To get a copy of Unlocking Diversity, go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. If you would like to get an autographed copy (available for US only), order from www.SecondeNimenya.com.
09:38
July 16, 2020
Seconde Nimenya Presents: UNLOCKING DIVERSITY
I have exciting news! My new book titled, "Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences" is coming out this summer. This book is about everything I have learned when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion, and how we come together to live our human experience, heal our racial wounds and help one another overcome adversity in our lives. From race relations and disrupting unconscious bias to driving business growth in a multicultural market, this book is a toolkit to help spark conversations on race in America and around the world, and raise awareness in order to move from being unconscious of diversity issues, to advocating for equity and inclusion in the workplace and our communities. You can pre-order your copy today as an eBook on Amazon or Apple Books. Stay tuned for release news.  To contact me, please send an email to:  info@SecondeNimenya.com JOIN THE UNLOCKING DIVERSITY GROUP ON FACEBOOK TO SHARE YOUR OWN DIVERSITY STORY.  WE ALL HAVE A PART TO PLAY IN MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL.
03:27
June 23, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Overcoming Our Human Condition
“Let no man pull you so low, as to hate him.” - Martin Luther King Jr. In this special episode, Seconde shares insights on overcoming our human condition, because we all want to be loved for who we are, to be told that we matter, and we have a purpose to fulfill. How do you deal with people of different identities? Share your thoughts and let’s continue this conversation. Connect and share on social media as well. Or find the contact information on how to submit your questions and comments on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
08:37
June 16, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Teaching People How to Treat You
In this episode, Seconde Nimenya shares the importance of teaching people how to treat you.  Find more inspiration in her book Evolving Through Adversity, connect on social media, and share your comments and questions. To contact Seconde check out her website and click the Contact Page on: www.secondenimenya.com And Always Remember, Who You Are Matters.
07:59
May 26, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Financial Literacy with Guest Tiffany Brinkley
I think financial education should begin in elementary school. Yet, many people finish college without proper financial education, and it is no wonder money is a top anxiety inducer, especially now that we are going through tough times because of the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, I sat down (before physical distancing was in town!) with my guest Tiffany Brinkley, MBA, to talk about financial literary and particularly as it relates to the challenges everyone is facing in our current times, and particularly the millennial generation. Tiffany also shared how she evolved through her own adversities from being a teen mom to becoming an entrepreneur in the financial sector. Learn what it takes to fulfill your passion, and serve your purpose in life. Enjoy and share, and please let us know how you are doing with your money management.  Connect with Seconde Nimenya on social media or through: www.SecondeNimenya.com Disclaimer: The information provided in this episode was given in 2017, and is only for inspirational purposes and not an endorsement from the podcast producers or host; neither should it substitute for professional financial and investment advice. The financial opinions expressed in this podcast are those of our guest. If you need financial advice, please seek a licensed professional in money management. If you would like to reach Tiffany Brinkley, email her at: tiffany.brinkley@wfgassociate.com.
42:22
May 18, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Evolving Through Uncertainty
May is Mental Health Month, and in this episode, author and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares a few insights on improving our mental health, and changing for the better, especially in times of uncertainty like the times we are living now in during the corona virus pandemic. Share how you are taking care of your mental health to help each other cope with adversity in healthy ways. Subscribe to this podcast and don't forget to rate and review. Connect with Seconde on social media, or check out her work on: www.SecondeNimenya.com  If you'd like to get a copy of Seconde's books, go to: Amazon.com
07:33
May 12, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Healing the Child Within
Author Seconde Nimenya shares how to heal our childhood traumas, especially by acknowledging our inner child’s unmet needs and how to heal our past emotional pains. You can find the books mentioned in this episode on: Amazon or SecondeNimenya.com, click on books.  Subscribe, rate, review and share this podcast. We would love to know what you like about this podcast or your favorite episode (s) so far.
13:01
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Connecting Your Passions with a Purpose
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast, Seconde Nimenya shares the five key elements of finding and pursuing your passions, and how to connect all the dots that link to your life’s purpose. Enjoy and share, find link below. To get a copy of Seconde’s books, sign up for inspirational workshops, or to invite Seconde to speak at your upcoming events, check her website, www.SecondeNimenya.com. Connect on social media and share your feedback. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast if you haven't, and share with your friends and family. We are in this together.
08:40
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Reconciling Past and Present to Move Forward
In this episode, author, inspirational speaker and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares the third and last step in her transformational model, the RRU Model, or Reflect, Rectify and Unite Model. Seconde talks about how to overcome challenges by reconciling your past and present, which is what she calls Unite in her model. This is an important step in order to move forward with your life in healthy ways.  These are the same strategies she used in her own life, and that she shared in her book, A Leader’s Companion Workbook to Evolving Through Adversity. To get a copy of this book, go to A Leader’s Companion Workbook. Got questions or comments? Send them using the contact form on SecondeNimenya.com.  Subscribe to this podcast and share your feedback, and connect with Seconde on social media.
10:25
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Evolving Through Change
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast, author, inspirational speaker and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares how to evolve through adversity by doing what she calls, RECTIFY. Learn how you can change and grow by shifting your mindset and increasing your energy level.  Need more resources to help you in your evolving journey? Check out Seconde’s workshops on: www.SecondeNimenya.com Would you like to invite Seconde to speak at your next event? Send your request email to: info@SecondeNimenya.com · Have a question or a topic you would like Seconde to cover on the show? Send your inquiry through the contact form on: www.SecondeNimenya.com · Get Seconde’s books on Amazon
08:02
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Rising Strong Through Forgiveness
In this episode, Seconde Nimenya answers a listener’s question on personal improvement, shares the power of forgiveness, and debunks some of the myths that surround forgiveness and often make it hard for people to forgive. Learn how you can forgive, and use every experience to rise stronger. Need some resources to help you in your evolving journey? Check out Seconde’s books and workshops on www.SecondeNimenya.com Would you like to invite Seconde to speak at your next event? Please send your request email to: info@SecondeNimenya.com Have a question? Ask through the contact form on www.SecondeNimenya.com
13:18
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Owning Your Happiness
Have you ever wondered why some people are naturally happy, while others are not? Well, if you’re not genetically designed to be happy, don’t worry; help is here! In this podcast, author and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares some insights on where true happiness lies. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast wherever you listen, so you won’t miss these nuggets of inspiration.  Rate and review this podcast, and don’t forget to share it with your friends! Connect with Seconde on social media or through the contact page on: www.SecondeNimenya.com
07:35
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Loving Yourself Is Not Selfish
In this episode, Seconde Nimenya says that the best love is the love of self and clarifies why it’s the best way to attract meaningful and trustworthy relationships. She also shares what she has learned about love in her own life, a story she shared in her award-winning memoir, Evolving Through Adversity, as well as her young readers edition memoir for teens and young adults, A Long Way to School. For more about Seconde's works, visit: www.SecondeNimenya.com
09:15
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Healing Your Inner Wounds
In this episode of Evolving Talk Series Podcast, author, inspirational speaker and diversity advocate Seconde Nimenya shares insights on why it’s important to look inside ourselves and heal our inner wounds. Your outward reaction is usually an indication of how you’re feeling on the inside and shows you how much of a deep wound your inner child has suffered. Seconde has written four books about overcoming challenges in life, and she gives inspirational talks about it, and even this very podcast is inspired by her book, Evolving Through Adversity.
08:60
May 8, 2020
Seconde Nimenya: Building Trust in Relationships
Building loving relationships starts and goes hand in hand with building trustworthiness.  Thank you for coming to the school of life with us! In this episode, Seconde Nimenya talks about the importance of building strong relationships full of trust, and shares a few insights on building TRUST with those you’re in a relationship. Whether it’s in your love life, family, business dealings, or in the workplace, trust plays a key role in how you interact in relationships, or build business. Listen to Seconde share her Seven Truths about Trust, and be inspired to create relationships that are trustworthy. Connect with Seconde at the link below, and submit your questions or share your comments to enrich this conversation. Subscribe to this Podcast wherever you listen from. www.SecondeNimenya.com
05:21
May 5, 2020
Introducing: Evolving Talk Series Podcast
Join award-winning author and diversity and inclusion advocate Seconde Nimenya in these Evolving Talk Series, as she unlocks and debunks some myths, shares ideas, experiences and stories that make us relatable to one another, and reflect the universal longing for human connection and acceptance. Be inspired on how to build a resilience tank from which you can get a little pick you up whenever you need it, so that we can all go to the school of life together, learn with each other and support one another on this adventure we call life! Do you have a topic on overcoming adversity that you’d like Seconde to cover on this podcast? Just submit it to: info@SecondeNimenya.com Subject line: Evolving Talk Series Podcast Question. SUBSCRIBE to this podcast, wherever you listen from. Connect with Seconde on : https://www.secondenimenya.com/
04:06
April 28, 2020