Sophia Speaks (formerly known as Courageous Coaching Podcast) is a show that discusses topics we wonder about, but may not be ready to ask the difficult questions. Sometimes the topics are heavy; sometimes they are light, but they are always real. It's not meant to be offensive. No need to get defensive. We are all here to learn.
Your respectful comments and questions are always welcome - call 786-749-TALK (8255). If you would like to add your perspective to future topics go tobit.ly/ineedanswers
We are starting the month off right. We are setting our intentions and making sure we exit May better than we entered. In this episode, we discuss monthly, weekly, and daily observances that are important to our audience. There is something for everyone. Listen, share, and participate.
Welcome Back!! I am terribly sorry it seems like I left you high and dry, but as you'll hear in this episode, my life kind of fell apart. I am committed to being more consistent as my life gets back to normal. Glad to have you on this journey again.
I'm sure you've heard, "you are what you eat" before, but did you know that eating can be categorized as ANYTHING you put into your body? Are you aware that you are affected by negativity much like foods that are deemed unhealthy? Listen in as I share another lesson in the 40 Days to 40 series.
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I didn't truly appreciate what bonus (step) parents brought to the table until I started putting this series together. All of the memories started flooding back. My social media timelines seemed to be filled with blended families. What a sight to behold.
Listen as I recount my experiences, good and bad, of having a step parent and how it shaped my entire life. I am looking forward to your feedback as well as connecting with you on other platforms. Head over to bit.ly/connectwithcoach to find out more.
This is the first episode in a series leading up to my fortieth birthday. I am sharing lessons I've learned throughout the years, in no particular order, in hopes that I can shed light on what you're feeling. At the very least, let you know that you're not alone.
Day One is all about the importance of birthdays. No matter what age you are, you are to be celebrated. You are important and your presence is necessary. Listen as I share a few things I learned about birthdays and how I feel different with each milestone.
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Jessaca Rowe is an author and transformational speaker. She started with a passion for at-risk youth then when she wasn't able to find a job in her field of Criminal Justice she decided to blaze her own trail. Jessica inspires women in person and online with her posts and live stream content. Be sure to connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter after listening to the show.
This episode was inspired by a billboard that said Abortion is Self Care. It depicted so called African American women and and it seemed to insinuate that deciding to terminate a pregnancy is the best way to practice self care. It also seemed to say the men in their lives or at least one men who got them pregnant don't play a role in caring for the family.
I am thankful to Dionne Thomas, Elle Chanel, and Necie Black for joining me for this courageous conversation. I have a deep respect for them and their stories had me in awe. They share their personal experiences and deepest feelings about the billboard and why it's wrong! While this episode is longer than normal, it is worth the listen.
This episode explains how the show went from Courageous Coaching to Sophia Speaks. It's not very long and a bit on the fly, but you'll get the idea. If you'd like to contribute to future episodes, you can do so by going to bit.ly/ineedanswers
You can add your name to the list and each time a survey is available, you'll be sent an email. Answering anonymously is an option.
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If you are looking to buy a home, a car, or another big-ticket item, you should listen to this episode first. Essie Christensen Baines shares with us simple tips to increase your credit score. She explains how anyone can take care of their credit if they pay close attention to detail and exercises patience. Credit repair takes time.
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Today we chat with Wellness Mentor and Lose Weight Taste Great founder, Tamira Johnelle. She joins us to discuss the dangers of following fad diets and provides practical tips on how to take care of your body the right way.
This is one of the most honest episodes I've ever had with a man. Professor Griff, speaks freely about modern-day relationships and shares a few pointers on how to increase communication and decrease conflict.
Intimate partner abuse happens more often than we know. It probably happens more often than we would like to admit. Dorothea helps women come to terms with what's going on, assess the situation, and come up with a plan to get out safely. Dorothea has also formulated a program to help young ladies be safe on their college campuses.
Visit www.sophiaantoine.com to get the links to connect with Dorothea and valuable resources.
Joy Voltaire is the Trendy Savings Diva. She teaches women and the occasional man how to spend only $25 per week on groceries and strategically use coupons to save on everything else. Visit www.sophiaantoine.com to get the links to connect with Joy. She is an accidental comedienne and will keep you in stitches while teaching you to save.
In this episode, Richetta Blackmon shares what it means to have a personal brand. She also shares practical examples of what it means to show up consistently online. If you've ever had questions about branding, this is the episode for you.
There is also the opportunity to join the Brand Boss Club when Richetta will teach you how to show up how you want to be known.
Lean in as V Taybron, Owner of SavorV.com shares with us how she went from being almost homeless and reading books by candlelight to baking sweet treats and shipping them halfway around the world. Place an order and get a special discount. Listen to the episode to get the coupon code.
Chiquita Lindsay is the self-proclaimed Queen of Real Estate. She's worked at a job for more than 30 years when she began to wonder what retirement would look like for her. When she saw the big picture, she did something about it. Lean in to this episode and take notes.
It's important to wrap things up a good as you can prior to starting something new. In this episode, I officially close the door on June. I let you know what worked and what didn't. I share my results from my first Wants & Wins board. Best of all, I share what we have to look forward to in July.
Feel free to submit questions/comments on the hotline 786.749.TALK (8255). I'd love to hear from you.
Star Realtor, Antoinette Gabriel shares how she went from a renter that was getting her car towed to a thriving homeowner turned realtor helping others to find their dream homes.
In addition to that, Antoinette shares how important it is to have a positive and steadfast mindset when setting goals for home ownership.
In this episode, we chat with Amanda Panda. She is the founder of Mammals for Mental Health as well as the parent of children who had their share of mental health challenges. She is dedicated to being an advocate and stomping out the stigma.
We welcome your questions and comments. Call 786-749-TALK (8255) to submit your feedback.
Shaneequa shares how her stepfather never made her feel like a stepdaughter. She tributes her love of reading to him taking her and her siblings to the library and encouraging their love of learning. Listen as she recounts the beautiful memories from her childhood.
Destiny Thomas, a published author and entrepreneur, shares her struggles with growing up without her father, reconnecting with him as a teenager and how wonderful her husband is with their son.
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In this special Father's Day episode of the podcast, Sheniqua Johnson, RN joins us again to share how her father was an integral part of her life. She readily admits that he wasn't a typical Dad, but he was exactly what she needed WHEN she needed him.
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This interview had me floored. Trinette Stanford shared so many nuggets about health and wellness that she rendered me speechless. I joined her Facebok Group during the interview.
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A solo episode with Coach Sophia Antoine talking about June Goals what to expect from the show in the future.
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In this episode, we chat with Laura Templeton. She helps women network and make lasting connections with the people they meet. She shares the many shifts she's made in her life and how she's still a Daddy's girl.
Latonya Howard, Brand Strategist, spend time with us to discuss the ins and outs of marriage and relationships. From being a young mother to a well-seasoned entrepreneur, Latonya shares it all.
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In this episode, we spend time with Alex Foley. She recounts her experience as a young transplant recipient who later went blind. She tells of how she became a health coach and how it's okay to fail forward.
Call in with questions or comments to 786.749.8255 (TALK). Just like your story; your opinion matters.
In this episode, we chat with domestic violence survivor turned advocate, Keisha Bowling. She shares her story of being in an abusive relationship and how much strength and courage it took to leave.
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In this episode, we chat with Life and Health Coach Sheniqua Johnson, RN. She shares her own struggles with mental health and how she turned them into triumphs to courageously help women. She is also an author and motivational speaker.
Your questions/comments are welcome. Call 786-749-8255 (TALK) to reach the podcast line.
KiKi Green - The Mad Conservative - joins me today to talk about a little bit of everything. This is admittedly a FAN GIRL moment as I have admired her from afar for some time. She is a doctoral student, a REAL housewife, and mother to a feisty one-year-old girl. Kiki is also vocal about her political views and vaccines.
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Raeshal Solomon is today's guest. We discuss her participation in the book anthology, The Smell of Poverty
with Shannon Griffin. We cover how she went from $400K in debt to $40K. Raeshal also has a line of books
called Little Bankers that teach young children financial literacy.
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In this episode, we speak with another contributing author to the book anthology, The Smell of Poverty. Sherry is a Social Worker by trade and education, but when she saw how poverty affected the people who came to her for help, she became an entrepreneur in order to help them do the same.
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In this episode, I chat with Shannon Griffin about her new book, The Smell of Poverty. It is an anthology featuring 16 authors experience with poverty and how they overcame the odds stacked against them.