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Walk With TFB

By Timothy F. Bryson
Black millennial eager to have unfiltered conversation with authentic people centered on education, sport, and culture. Walk with me!
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Tim Talks Vol. 5 // Better Late Than 30

Walk With TFB

Tim Talks Vol. 5 // Better Late Than 30

Walk With TFB

4.20 Be Bold // Leslie Bryson
During this walk, Leslie explains why she chooses to live bold, live big, and live without regret. 
April 05, 2022
4.19 I Am An Ingredient // Illya Thomas
During this walk, Illya explains why he is committed to being an ingredient that changes the trajectory of one's life.  Former P&G executive, current minister, entrepreneur, and doctoral student. This episode is special as it is Part 1 of the Season 4 Finale where Tim interviews his dad, Illya Thomas.  Illya Thomas LinkedIn Podcast Twitter and IG: @WalkWithTFB
March 29, 2022
4.18 Grace Under Pressure // Taylor Turner
During this walk, Taylor exudes what it means live and work with grace under pressure.  A Texas native, Taylor grew up in the streets of Missouri City before moving to Austin where she earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and Political Communications from The University of Texas. While at UT, she was inducted into several honor societies, pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and served as a Gateway Scholars Mentor. Taylor was also a Emma Bowen Foundation Scholar, an experience that both prepared her for and accelerated her in her industry. Taylor is a video journalist who has worked for networks such as ESPN, The Washington Post, ABC, and currently The New York Times. She has worked in several functional areas of journalism including breaking news, travel, food, and politics. She approaches journalism with creativity and her work has been shared on local, national, and international levels. In 2019, she began her parallel career and side hustle as an adjunct lecturer and has taught both at Howard University and New York University. I’ve learned so much from Taylor over the last few years. Her experiences cannot be imitated and her commitment to producing power content that actually means something to the viewer is contagious. Grace under pressure. Let's walk!  Taylor's IG: @itstater Taylor's Twitter: @_TaylorNTurner Taylor's LinkedIn Profile Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
February 01, 2022
4.17 But What Do I Know? // Chid Suzan
During this walk, Chidinma "Chid Suzan" Azubuike tells us to stop qualifying what we know.  Originally born and raised in Nigeria, Chid Suzan moved to Canada where she is taking the country by storm as a younger millennial disrupter, content creator, and city builder. Similar to Walk With TFB, she started her own platform and podcast in 2020 entitled “But What Do I Know?” She insists that we longer hide behind the phrase "But What Do I Know?". Instead, she is dedicated to helping us are confirm our knowledge, share our experiences and learn from ourselves as well as each other. You can tap into this platform and join the journey to self discovery as well as overcoming self doubt through learning, unlearning, healing and laughter "But What Do I Know? (BWDIK) Instagram: @bwdikpodcast All things BWDIK here: 
January 25, 2022
4.16 It's Our Responsibility // Travis Overton
During this walk, Travis tells us why it's our responsibility to take risks and invest in our people.  Before we start, I want to read a note from September 23, 2015. Mr. Overton - Thanks for connecting with me. I wanted to introduce myself and also add that I will be applying to higher education and student affairs programs to enroll in Fall 2016. One of my career interests is in Student Conduct, specifically Title IX compliance and I noticed your title at Coastal. Originally from Cincinnati, I went to CCU my freshman year before transferring to USC. If possible, I would love to find time to pick your brain about higher education administration and your current role as VP. I am confident that I will learn a lot from you. Thanks again! Look forward to hearing from you. This was the Facebook message I sent our guest when I was an undergraduate student eager to break into higher education as a profession. Almost 7 years later, I can honestly say that I not only learned a lot from this guest but continue to be inspired each and every day by how he chooses to lead with love, courage, and authenticity. Vice President. Alpha man. Mentor. Sponsor. Advisor. Dog dad. So without further ado, y’all help me welcome Mr. Travis Overton.
January 18, 2022
4.15 It's Mandatory // Ahmad Boyd
During this walk, Ahmad tells us why it's mandatory to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in career readiness work.  A New Jersey native, Ahmad earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Studies from Ithaca College. While at Ithaca, he was a walk-on basketball college athlete, Club Basketball President, pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and was involved with the Brothers for Brothers student organization. The price went up after earned his master’s degree from Ithaca College while also working in Residence Life, Emerging Scholars, Academic, and Professional Leaders Program and serving as the graduate assistant for the men’s basketball program. Ahmad went on to serve as the Student-Athlete Experience Intern at Colby College, a position made possible through the NCAA Women and Ethnic Minorities Grant. While at Colby, he revamped the first-year college athlete program, restructured the essential documents for inclusion and leadership, and led comprehensive programming focusing on the holistic development of all college athletes. His experiences led him to Chicago State University and then Northwestern University, where he currently serves as the Assistant Director of Career Enhancement and Employer Relations. His entire career has been dedicated to focusing on diversity and inclusion for college athletes, and that includes career readiness. He’s one of the pioneers in all of higher education in this arena and I am elated we get to walk with him today. Ahmad's IG: @a.boyd_1 Ahmad's Twitter: @_AhmadB_
January 11, 2022
4.14 Listen, Learn, and Advocate // Sydney Bassard
During this walk, Sydney teaches us about the industry of communication experts.  A Charlotte native, Sydney earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. While at Carolina, she played in the marching band, was an active member in Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority, and annual participant in Relay for Life. Originally convinced she was going to pursue pharmacy as a career, an experience at Lindamood-Bell Instruction changed her life and propelled her to earn her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology - a second degree from the Real USC. While a grad student, Sydney was a research assistant in the Written Language Lab, member of the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing (NBASLH), and was 1 of 11 students nationwide to receive the 2018 Student Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award from the American-Speech Language Hearing Association. The following year, she became the fist student in her department’s history to earn the Jeffrey Keith Mattison Outstanding Student Achievement Award. Her recognition is a reflection of her leadership in this industry. Alongside serving as a full-time speech-language pathologist, Sydney started her own business entitled The Listening SLP, LLC. As a private practice owner, she specializes in hearing loss, reading disorders, adult aural rehabilitation, and language disorders. She also facilitates The Listening SLP platforms on IG, Twitter, and TikTok providing free and accessible information to all. Her purpose is to help all children find their voice and assist families throughout the process. She loves to help mentor and assist graduate students as they go through the process of becoming a speech-language pathologist. I am still surprised we got her on the show, but it’s time to walk. The Listening SLP Website: The Listening SLP Social Media: @TheListeningSLP
January 04, 2022
4.13 Return On Investment // Chelsea T. Smith
During this walk, Chelsea tells us how she plans on getting her ROI from her doctoral experience.  An Atlanta suburb native, future Dr. Chelsea completed her undergraduate experience at the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor’s in History. She then worked for the College Advising Corps, a Chapel-Hill based non-profit whose mission is to increase the number of historically underrepresented, low-income, first-generation college and high school students who enter and complete higher education. While an advisor, she worked with a high school who had a STEM pathway program which further prepared her to lead and create change at Iowa State University. While in Ames, she created a program series for women in STEM focused on how to support them academically, professionally, and socially. But she was getting started. Future Dr. Chelsea is currently a doctoral candidate in the Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development program at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on Black women in STEM, Black women graduate students, and diversity, equity, and inclusion education and training. She is also a graduate research and teaching assistant, Vice President of Black graduate student association, and academic mentor for college athletes. She’s a Black woman addicted to airline miles. She’s a podcaster and influencer. And she is one of my most inspiring, motivational peer mentors who asks us the follow questions… If STEM is the future, why isn’t it serving everyone interested? If it’s not serving all those interested, how will STEM truly expand the future? Through the Southern Region of Education Board fellowship, she is tackling this issue head on and I am excited we get to learn with her today. Chelsea's LinkedIn Profile  2 Happy Heauxes Podcast!  Walk With TFB Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
December 21, 2021
4.12 Win With Integrity // Trajuan Briggs
During this walk, Trajuan tells us how he always gon be figure it out.  A California native, Trajuan was a standout high school football athlete and ranked as one of the top running backs in his class. His athletic prowess and commitment to academics led him to Cal Berkeley, where he competed as a college athlete for two years before transferring to the University of New Mexico. While at UNM, he played football and pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. en route to earning his Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism. After working in news for a couple years, he returned to UNM and earned his Master’s degree in Sport Administration. This guest has meaningful experience in higher education. He is a father, former coach, and current academic counselor and student-athlete development coordinator at the University of New Orleans. Coupled with his life journey and belief in the power of education, in 2020 he partnered with New Mexico’s African American Student Services office to start the Trajuan Briggs Community IMPACT scholarship that would provide financial assistance to undergrad students at the institution. Since its inception, he has awarded more than $2,000 in scholarship money. He is ALL ABOUT IMPACT! But more importantly, He is strong. He is able. He is himself. And he is learning how to Invest in himself, while also sharing with others. Give to the Trajuan Briggs Community IMPACT Scholarship!  Trajuan's IG: @trajuan_briggs Trajuan's Twitter: @Tra_Briggs Podcast Twitter and IG: @WalkWithTFB
December 14, 2021
4.11 The Long Walk // Tonija Hope
Today we are walking with a trilingual professional, international education leader, and doctoral student. A District of Columbia native, Tonija moved to St. Paul (MN) where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Macalester College. After graduating, she moved to South Africa where she worked alongside University of Cape Town faculty to develop strategies that would encourage exchange among international and South African students. She later returned to DC and earned her master’s degree in Tourism Administration with a focus on International Education from George Washington University. She currently carries out this mission in her role as the Director of the Ralph J. Bunch International Affairs Center at Howard University. As director, provides guidance and direction towards comprehensive internationalization. She also administers four programs dedicated to increasing the representation of systemically marginalized and historically underrepresented communities in foreign service and development. When she’s not working as the director, she is completing her doctoral coursework in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program at Howard. A quick google search will reveal that she is THE leader in preparing students of color for global leadership and is an active in addressing racism in international education. Her social media will remind you of #HowardForward, #StudyAbroadSoBlack, #WorldDomination. But she always leave us with one question: If HBCUs were born out of a movement towards justice, what should international education look like at HBCUs? Let's walk and talk about it!  Tonija's LinkedIn Profile Ralph J. Bunch International Affairs Center at Howard University Podcast Twitter and IG: @WalkWithTFB
December 07, 2021
4.10 You Gotta Risk It All // Dr. Ashley Baker
Today we are walking with a higher education administrator, sport management scholar, and sports mom. A Michigan native, Dr. Baker was a 3-sport high school athlete before earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU, worked as a graduate assistant in the Student-Athlete Services Office before becoming the Director of SAS and member of the senior leadership team. She continued her educational journey in Athens where she earned her PhD in Kinesiology with a focus in Sport Management and Policy from the University of Georgia. Dr. Baker brings a wealth of experiences across institutional types and functional areas within higher education. She has served as an adjunct professor, Deputy Title IX coordinator, and AVP of Student Affairs. She currently serves as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer at Michigan State University. Alongside her work experiences, she is the founder of Ash B Consulting, LLC and founder of the Women in Sports Forum, an mission driven event dedicated to increasing access and learning opportunities for women as they walk boldly into their purpose. If it doesn’t exist, create it. This person is not only a creator, but a community builder, brand protector, and business woman. Let's walk!  Podcast Twitter & IG: @WalkWithTFB
November 30, 2021
4.9 Bet On Yourself // Wayne Black
During this walk, Wayne tells us why it's important to always bet on yourself.  An Indianapolis native, Wayne moved to Cincinnati and attended Mount St. Joseph’s University as a wrestling college athlete. While at Mt. Saint Joseph’s, our guest was a 3-year starter, set multiple school records, and earned his spot as a 2014 NCAA All-American. His leadership as team captain and president of the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) prepared him well for his next steps as a MBA candidate and assistant wrestling coach at Mt. Saint Joe’s before working as the Assistant Director for Career Services at UC. But his educational career was just beginning. Wayne is currently a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at Kansas University. His research centers on college athletics and higher education. A quantitative methodologist, Wayne uses college impact, sociology, and organizational behavior theories to ground his work. Broadly, his current research agenda explores college esports, social justice in college sport, and higher education governance. He’s dope af and if you are in a position to hire a tenure track faculty role, Wayne Black is your guy! When he’s not reading or writing, you can find him drinking a local craft beer, building the latest lego set, or cheering on his Los Angeles Chargers. Is college sport really a business?! Is college sport research really necessary?! Let's talk about it!  Wayne's Twitter: @WayneLBlack1 Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
November 23, 2021
4.8 My Letterman Jacket // Dr. Zachary Shirley
During this walk, Dr. Shirley discusses how his letterman jacket influenced his career decision making.  A Texas native, Dr. Shirley stayed in-state and earned his Bachelor’s degree the one and only Paul Quinn College. While at Paul Quinn, he became highly engaged in student affairs work - having served the Vice President of SGA, Homecoming King, and Orientation Team leader. However, Dr. Shirley's most influential experience came as a proud initiate of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. After earning his master’s and doctorate degrees, he spent more than 15 years working as a student affairs professional - most notably in the Fraternity and Sorority Life functional area. But in May 2021 - he pivoted out of higher education into Ed Tech where he now serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader. In addition to his work experiences, Dr. Shirley is also a founding member of The BlaQBerry View.  The BlaQBerry View is a platform with 5 vastly different queer men who gather for discussions centered on array of topics including but not limited to racism, colorism, sex, and dating. I met this dude almost when I was in graduate school by divine intervention. Over the last 5 years, we have MANY unfiltered conversations but this time we get to record it and share it with the world. Dr. Shirley IG: @dr.z.__ The BlaQBerry View IG: @theblaqberryview The BlaQBerry View YouTube Channel Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
November 16, 2021
4.7 Is There Hope? // Ashton Henderson
During this walk, Ashton inspires us to shape the future of college athletics.   A Tallahassee native, he moved 1,000 miles north to study as a football athlete at Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, he was a four-year contributor and made a pivotal play to spark one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA Division I football history. After earning his bachelor’s, he went on to earn his Master’s in public relations while gaining meaningful work experience with the Big 10 network, 4th and 1 non-profit, and Student-Athlete Support Services Office. Together, these experiences prepared him to pursue a career in college athlete advising and development.  His leadership in athletics reflects his mission statement: to add value to any space he is occupying while also being a champion for employee success and cultivating life-long ambassadors by providing a first class experience. Alongside his 9-5, he runs Beyond the Gridiron, LLC and serves as a committee member for the Winning Edge Advisory Committee. And in 2021, he transitioned into two new roles: Director of Diveristy, Equity, and Inclusion for the Detroit Pistons and President of the National Association for Academic and Student -Athlete Development Professionals (N4A).  Ashton is an author, philanthropist, and practitioner. We implore to y’all to grab a pen and paper and enjoy being a sponge during this walk.  Ashton IG: @A_Henderson31   Ashton Twitter: @A_Henderson31  Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB  Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB 
November 09, 2021
4.6 Be A Kid Again // Courtney France
During this walk, Courtney reminds us how to be a kid again.  An Ohio native, Courtney left the Buckeye State to attend the University of South Carolina. While at Carolina, she was an orientation leader, university ambassador, and student teacher before earning her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She went on to earn an add-on license from UNC Wilmington to work with Academically and Intellectually Gifted children. Courtney is a self-identified educator and has worked in several public school systems in the Southeastern region of the United States. Though her primary role was teaching in traditional classroom environments, she also led literacy curriculum design, science instructional planning, and analyzed assessment data to drive academic growth. Courtney's experiences in the classroom made room for a purpose pivot into educational consulting and technology. This guest is a Day 1 supporter, Walk With TFB sponsor, and craft beer advocate.  Let's walk and learn!  Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
November 02, 2021
4.5 Tell Your Story // Kala Funderburk
During this walk, Kala reminds us why it is imperative we share our story.  A native of St. Petersburg, Kala started her educational career at the University of Memphis before transferring to Florida State University. While at FSU, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and competed on the track and field team. During the 2015 NCAA Division I Track and Field championships, my Soror shocked the world and won the 400-meter national championship out of lane 8. Yes, she’s fast and yes is a proud initiate of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. So of course, Kala turned pro and competed as a professional athlete, representing Team USA. After a couple years, she pivoted and started running in her evolved purpose. She earned her MBA from Saint Leo University and took the digital marketing and brand strategy industry by storm. She currently works in Media and Entertainment at The Happiest Place on Earth, otherwise known as Disney! Kala is a digital marketing professional, content enthusiast, and national champion. Most importantly, she is a friend who is committed to paying it forward through both mentorship and sponsorship.  Kala IG: @Kala.Funderburk Kala's LinkedIn Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
October 26, 2021
4.4 It's More Than Personal // Dr. Gabe Willis
During this walk, Dr. Willis tells us why it's more than personal.  A Mississippi native, Dr. Willis started his higher education journey as a student-athlete at Pearl River Community College before transferring and earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He later went on to earn his Master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania and PhD from William Carey College His experiences in education span across several functional areas including but limited to nutrition and wellness, academic affairs, athletics, career counseling, and student advocacy. Each of these roles uniquely prepared Dr. Willis to learn and lead, as he now serves as the Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Southeastern Louisiana University. No matter the role, he has continued to prioritize meeting students where they are. If you haven’t seen his content on Twitter, then there is a great chance you have seen him playing sand volleyball with students, roaming around Target with a fresh cut, or talking to Southeastern family and friends on The Dean’s Corner. He's dope and he does great work. Let's walk!  Dr. Willis Twitter: @drgabewillis  Dr. Willis Instagram: @dr_gabewillis Connect with Dr. Willis on LinkedIn! Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
October 19, 2021
4.3 Center Learning With Grace // Dr. Michael A. Goodman
During this walk, Dr. Goodman tells why learning should be centered with grace.  An Oklahoma-ish native, Dr. Goodman has been a phenomenal leader since his childhood. After being named Youth of the Year (for the second time), Dr. Goodman stayed close to home and attended the University of Central Oklahoma where he earned his bachelor’s in organizational communication. While at UCO, Dr. Goodman was elected Student Body President - a role that has informs his research and his practice as a higher education and student affairs educator. After earning his masters degree from Indiana University and working full-time for several years, Dr. Goodman moved to the DMV - where he earned his PhD in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park. While a Terp, Dr. Goodman worked in fraternity and sorority life, undergraduate student legal aid, and was elected President of the Graduate Student Government. These positions ultimately prepared him for his next step where he now serves as an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Goodman inspired me and reignited my curiosity and desire for learning, so it was a no brainer we had to take a walk with him on this show. Dr. Goodman Twitter: @mi_good Dr. Goodman Instagram: @michaelanthonygoodman Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
October 12, 2021
4.2 It's Who I Am // Dr. Nefertiti Walker
During this walk, Dr. Nef encourages us all to be courageous and find our joy.  An Atlanta native, Dr. Nef stayed close to home and began her educational career as a college athlete at Georgia Tech. After a couple years, she transferred to Stetson University. While at Stetson where she earned both her bachelor’s and MBA while also leading the Stetson basketball program to their first NCAA March Madness appearance. An accomplishment that sealed the deal for her Hall of Fame nomination. Dr. Nef went on to earn her PhD in Sport Management from the University of Florida and currently works at UMass Amherst as an Associate Professor and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer. Her research and expertise is focused on intersectionality, specifically at the intersections of race, gender, and sport culture. Over the last decade, she has become a leading voice in the Sport Management industry - publishing countless articles, appearing on international news outlets, and advising the future leaders of our generation. She’s been our silent mentor for a while now, so I’m glad we get to amplify her voice and leadership on today’s episode.  Dr. Nefertiti's website Dr. Nefertiti Twitter: @NefWalker Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
October 05, 2021
4.1 I'm Living Proof // Dr. Lacee' Carmon-Johnson
During this walk, Dr. Lacee' tells us why she is the global leader in assists.  A Texas native and boy mama, Lacee' stayed in-state and earned her bachelor’s degree while competing as a college athlete at Rice University. She went on to earn her Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University before finishing her formal educational career with a PhD from Northcentral University. Throughout her career, Lacee' has redefined what it means to be a “jack of all trades and master of none.” From Westbrook Senior High School to Purdue University - everywhere she’s been, Lacee' has made a significant impact in both human lives and in the environment in which she lived. She continues to change the game in international spaces, currently serving as the Manager for Basketball Advancement with the Toronto Raptors. If you know her, you love her and already know what to expect. If you don't know her, get your pen and paper out and get ready for these #LCJGems Season 4! Let's walk!  Dr. Lacee's Twitter: @MRScoachlacee  Dr. Lacee's LinkedIn  Dr. Lacee's Business: AceD Executive Coaching and Consulting, LLC  Podcast IG: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
September 28, 2021
4.0 Education is Liberation
During this episode, Tim gives a preview of Season 4! This season will focus on educators and education in all spaces. Knowledge is power and education is liberation. This season we're getting back to fun.  Follow and engage with us on IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB ! Walk With TFB Website 
September 21, 2021
3.12 Love, Faith, and Freedom // Taylor McBride
During this walk, Taylor reminds us to count it all joy.  A Connecticut native, Taylor stayed close to home and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Leisure Management from Eastern Connecticut State University. While at Eastern, she competed on the varsity basketball team, worked as a resident assistant, and served as a peer mentor.  Taylor's undergraduate experiences led her to pursue graduate education as she earned her Master’s degree in Recreation Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. Taylor is more than a millennial as her gifts are reflected in several specific areas in her life. Her keen eye for the environment around her fuels her passion and purpose with photography. Her commitment to uplifting women is felt through her work with Phenomenally PowerHERful. And her contagious joy is echoed by family, friends, and strangers. This is a conversation that should have happened a while ago, but the right time for this exchange is NOW.  Let's walk!  Taylor's IG: @Tayylor.Rose Taylor's Photography Website:  Phenomenally PowHERful IG: @PhenomenallyPowHERful Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
July 27, 2021
3.11 Push Past Fear // Shannon Walker
During this walk, Shannon talks to us about how creation is a personal process.   A Georgia native, Shannon left the Peach State and earned her Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Communication Studies from the University of Alabama. While at Bama, she was in the Honors college and worked as an orientation leader and peer leader - experiences that led her to the University of Georgia where she earned her Master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration.  Shannon is multilayered and truly embodies what it means to be “more than a millennial.” Her purpose journey is guided by questions rooted in identity, self-discovery, and values-congruent decision making - a combination that drives her Wandering to Myself platform. Through her platform, you can create your own birthday challenge, participate in the Wanderers’ Corner conversations and events, and learn more about how you can make space for rest in this current season of your life.  Earlier this year, our guest founded Hair Made Simple - whose self-expressed vision is to create space for the Black community to shift their perspective and embrace their hair with courage, confidence, and clarity. Driven by their four core values of education, empowerment, exploration, and community, each experience is uniquely tailored to address your individual needs.  Let's listen to how Shannon pushes past fear while keeping center with herself. Shannon's IG: @WanderingToMyself   Shannon's Website:   Hair Made Simple IG: @YourHairMadeSimple  Hair Made Simple Website  Shannon's Team! Social Media Content & Strategy: Jasmine Jennings, @jasjennings Photography: Brittany Galvin, @brittany_jas Brand Development: Jasmine Prince, @magnoliapennco Styling & Creative Content: Jasmine Davis, @_jaydeeh_ Cruvie Clothing: @cruvieclothingco Black owned Hair Products  Alaffia -  Mielle Organics -  Melanin Hair Care -  The Natural Hair Shop -  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB  Walk With TFB Website
June 29, 2021
3.10 Act of Defiance // Maya Haynie and Kelly Brown
During this walk, Maya and Kelly tell us how Black businesses are radical acts of defiance.  Born and raised in New Jersey as childhood friends, they left their hometown to attend college in the City of Brotherly Love. Though they studied and earned degrees in engineering and marketing respectively, their time in Philadelphia grew their love for plants, plant life, and plant care. Maya and Kelly firmly believe that the process of buying and caring for plants should be a personalized experience - one that big box stores do not adequately provide. In Spring 2020, they chose to create deVINE Plantery - a Black women owned plant store whose goal is to make plant care a part of your self-care ritual. Drake has turned his birthday into a lifestyle. And these women are on a similar mission to turn plant care into a lifestyle as well. Instagram: @devine.plantery Facebook: /devineplantery Crowdfunding: Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
June 22, 2021
3.9 Why Not Do It Now? // Anissa Mose
During this walk, Anissa reminds us that we are capable of more than we think.  A PG county native, Anissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. While at UMD, she was a four-year starter on the women’s soccer team and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) executive board member. She also worked multiple part-time jobs and was the programming intern with the Maryland Made student-athlete development team in Summer 2020. In January 2021, she took her creativity and discipline to entrepreneurial life and started Artistic Confections. Artistic Confections is a business dedicated to creating chocolate covered treats for any occasion! All of their treat boxes are custom made to order with fresh strawberries. As a former client, I can attest that her treats hit different. Don't wait. Do it now. Let's walk!  Anissa IG: @nissababyyy_ Artistic Confections IG: @artistic_confections Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
June 08, 2021
3.8 Cultural Community Impact // Niccara Campbell
During this walk, Niccara explains how to use your business to generate cultural community impact.  California born and Baltimore bred, Niccara earned her Bachelor’s degree in African American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. While at UMD, she was highly engaged in student life and within the local community. Her involvement included but was not limited to the National Council of Negro Women, Student Government Association, City Year, and Congressional Intern for the US House of Representatives. Her student leadership prepared her to pursue a career in the political zoo that is the District of Columbia. In 2015, Niccara founded the lifestyle brand, called “The Urban Tea”. The Urban Tea is a space to find the best of city living no matter the city, while also thriving and trying to find the light. Our guest is also the founder of Urban Charcuterie and Black Girls and Boards - two brands that center Black women and charcuterie boards. The Urban Tea, Urban Charcuterie, and Black Girls and Boards are all nested under Sonny Langford, LLC - which we discuss on this episode.  Niccara IG: @TheUrbanTea Urban Charcuterie:  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
June 01, 2021
3.7 We Don't Have White Champions // Resa Lovelace
During this walk, Resa explains the importance of white allyship in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work.  A PG county native, Resa competed as a student-athlete at Hampton University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in sport management. She went on to earn her Master’s degree from Old Dominion University before continuing her professional career at George Mason, University of Oregon, and the University of Maryland, College Park. It’s unlikely you’ve never heard of Resa because her presence and leadership has graced countless committees, task forces, and coalitions in higher education over the last decade. But in October 2020, she became the founder and CEO of RBL Theory, LLC. RBL Theory, LLC is a consulting agency that works with higher education institutions, corporate businesses, and other organizations to create inclusive workplaces. When you work with RBL Theory, all services are built to meet the specific needs of your organization and community. Connect with Resa on all platforms here: RBL Theory, LLC website: Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
May 25, 2021
3.6 Take Up Space and Create It // Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones
During this walk, Dr. Cierra encourages us to both take up space and creates it.  Today we are walking with a social justice educator, creative entrepreneur, and movement and meditation instructor. A New Jersey native and WaWa lover, she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Rutgers University - Douglass Residential College. While at Rutgers, she competed on the University Dance Team, interned with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, and represented The Garden State at the 2014 Miss America competition after becoming the second woman of color to secure the title of Miss New Jersey. She went on to earn her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University and in March 2021, she successfully defended her dissertation and became a doctor. In 2019, she founded Unlock Your Story -- whose mission is to help us tap into our own stories to unlock the message we’re meant to share bravely with the world. Through connection, equity, truth-telling, and empowerment -- they will build a global community of storytellers committed to transformational healing, justice, and narrative change. When she’s not being invited to speak at the White House or delivering a TED Talk, you can find Cierra doing yoga, traveling, and eating Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream. But without further ado, y'all help me welcome, Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones. Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones Website:  Unlock Your Story IG: @UnlockYourStory  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
May 18, 2021
3.5 It's a God Thing // Tasha McCaskiel
During this walk, Tasha tells us why Black Girls in Media is a God thing.  A Charlotte native, Tasha is a community expert, social media strategist, and serial entrepreneur.  Tasha graduated from North Carolina A&T where she earned her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations While at A&T, she was involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter, The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and was initiated into the Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She went on to her Master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University and recently earned her certificate in Entrepreneurship Essentials from Harvard Business School Online. Tasha's professional work experiences have allowed her to live in both NYC and Los Angeles - as she’s worked with Comedy Central, BET, VH1, and Blavity. But her leadership and creativity created something new. And in February 2018, she became the founder and Executive Director of Black Girls in Media. Black Girls in Media is a networking organization committed to support and uplift minority women in the media industry. Since its inception, Black Girls in Media has amassed over 60k followers on IG and has placed 200 of their members in new media job roles. She’s a virgo, she’s sensitive about her shit, and she connects people to their dream career. And we’re extremely excited she decided to connect and walk with us on this episode. Connect with Tasha on IG! @TashJMackk Black Girls in Media Instagram: @BlackGirlsinMedia  Black Girls in Media Website The Launch Program Instagram: @TheLaunchProgram  The Launch Program Website  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
May 11, 2021
Tim Talks Vol. 7 // It's No Coincidence
During this walk, Tim explains why it's no coincidence that all of the guests this season are Black women.  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
May 04, 2021
3.4 You Gotta Post // Mia Marshall
During this walk, Mia discusses the importance of marketing your Black owned business.  A Georgia native, Mia moved to Boone (NC) where she earned her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Appalachian State University. While at App State, she competed on the women’s basketball team and gained meaningful work experience in several different organizations. While working in college athletics, Mia went on to earn her Master’s degree in Sport Administration from Arkansas State University. During the pandemic, Mia lived turned her quarantine dream into reality and founded her Black owned business, Sculpt Me Body Works. Sculpt Me Body Work is home to small batch handcrafted skincare products that are natural, organic, safe and free of parabens, mineral oils, and other harsh chemicals. Her entrepreneurial spirit carried into 2021, when she co-founded Thick Fit. Thick Fit is an athleisure brand created to inspire women to celebrate their body and look cute while doing it. She calls herself an introvert, but Mia's energy is contagious and her purpose is lighting up the world Sculpt Me Body Works Website // IG: @SculptMeBodyWorks Thick Fit Website // IG: @ThickFitTheBrand Mia's LinkedIn Profile  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
April 27, 2021
3.3 Money Mindset // Kiara McClendon
During this walk, Kiara speaks to us about what it means to have a money mindset.  A New Jersey native, Kiara started her college career at The College of New Jersey before transferring to Rutgers. While at Rutgers, she sang in the gospel choir, interned for Atlantic Records, and worked in the athletic department en route to earning her Bachelor’s in Communication and Africana Studies from Rutgers University. She also earned her Masters in Health Communication from Rutgers before earning her Masters in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her diverse work experiences reflect her passion for education. As a result, Kiara founded her own business entitled “AForEffort, LLC.” AForEffort, LLC is committed to financial literacy and entrepreneurship education with a deliberate emphasis on empowering communities of color. She is also the creator and author of The Adventures of the Money Mavens brand - a platform that brings cultures together through bi-lingual coloring books that educate children and families about the basics of financial management, generational wealth, and entrepreneurship. There are jacks of all trades and then there is Kiara McClendon. As a self-proclaimed “Greatness Enthusiast,” we are excited to walk with her and listen to how she helps others shine their lights unapologetically. Exceptional Athlete: // IG: @ExceptionalAthlete The Adventures of the Money Ravens: // IG: @AdventuresOfTheMoneyMavens  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
April 20, 2021
3.2 If Not Me, Then Who? // Christal Peterson
During this walk, Christal talks about what it means to know your worth.  A native of Hampton, VA, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Pre-Clinical from the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, she was a 2x All-American sprinter on the track and field team. She went on to earn her MBA and Master’s in Sport Business Management from the DeVos program at UCF. Originally recognized as a rising star in college athletics, our guest has arrived and is only getting better. Her experiences in career readiness, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion are impressive and make her a significant leader in shaping the future of higher education. But she is more than her 9 to 5. She is the founder of ChristalCreatess, LLC. Former paintings represent Blackness, womahood, and pop culture, but her art has no limits. Simply put what she sees, is what she paints. Let's walk and learn how Christal is still having fun operating her Black owned business!  Follow Christal's art page on IG!: @ChristalCreatess Review and buy her art! ChristalCreatess Etsy Page   Start Her Five Podcast: @StartHerFive Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB YouTube Channel Walk With TFB Website
April 13, 2021
Black Vaccine Hesitancy // Community Work
During this special edition episode, Tim and Harry facilitate a conversation with four healthcare professionals who address skepticism in the Black community regarding COVID-19 vaccination. The session was recorded on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Panelist and Moderator information is listed below.  Alexis Banner, RN, MBA, Nurse Consultant Ka'la Drayton, M.D., General Surgery Resident  Matthew R. Frakes, PhD, RD, CSCS, Performance Dietitian  Olatunde Oshikoya, MPAS, PA-C, Urgent Care Physician Assistant  Harry Titus, Assistant Director for Student Care and EdD Student Timothy F. Bryson, Educator, PhD Student, and Entrepreneur  Click here for panelist biographies and LinkedIn profiles Additional educational resources are below:  Locating Vaccinations: The Black CIDC: A Collective of Black STEM professionals curating and disseminating credible information on COVID-19 vaccinations  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB YouTube Channel  Walk With TFB Website
April 08, 2021
3.1 Give More Grace // Shaykara Waajid
During this walk, Shay asks us to give more grace to Black owned businesses.  A South Carolina native, Shay she earned her Bachelors in the Criminology and Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Studies program at the flagship institution in the Palmetto State, the University of South Carolina. She then went on to earn her MBA, with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Winthrop University. A dynamic talent in the corporate industry, Shay has maneuvered and excelled in several freelance and full-time job assignments, and currently serves as the Sr. Manager for People Operations for a global non-profit organization called Women Who Code. But in 2017, she became the founder and CEO of 3MC Business Solutions. 3MC Business Solutions is a consulting firm dedicated to creating customized solutions for every client they serve. They help small businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations reach their big goals, despite their budget constraints. Their ethos is equity and they eliminate barriers preventing Black and Brown women entrepreneurs from scaling their business and obtaining or maintaining sustainability. Shay's life purpose is rooted in giving back to marginalized and underserved communities, and she does so by amplifying Black and Brown voices, increasing access to resources, and creating equal opportunities for us to walk in our purpose. Let's walk and learn with a CEO, people champion, and amazing friend!  Shay's Website: Shay's LinkedIn  3MC Business Solutions IG Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB YouTube Channel Walk With TFB Website
April 06, 2021
3.0 Buy Black
During this walk, Tim gives a preview of Season 3. Entitled "Buy Black," this season will highlight Black entrepreneurs, authors, and artists who share what it means to support and invest in Black owned businesses, services, and products.  IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website  Don't forget your merch! Use discount code "iamwalking" for 20% your entire order online! :) 
March 30, 2021
Tim Talks Vol. 6 // Promotion In Your Purpose
During this episode, Tim answers what it means to be "more than a millennial."  Questions to answer for ourselves:  Who is in your bevy? What passion, vision, and/or purpose are you not being loud about right now? How are you putting yourself in position to be called upon? (Questions inspired from episodes with @BKirkWhite, @DrBlakeBanner, and @TRTGRC respectively)  Season 2 finale! Let's walk!  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
February 02, 2021
2.15 Lead With Love // Chelsea France
During this walk, Coach Chelsea France talks to us about what it means to lead with love. A native of Dublin, OH, Chelsea earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, she also competed on the Cross Country and Track and Field team. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Sport and Entertainment Management from the one and only University of South Carolina - Go Cocks! Chelsea's professional work experiences span across several areas within college sport, including but not limited to marketing, operations, and recruitment. But her influence as an educator is invaluable. Chelsea currently leads as an Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track and Field at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also serves on the NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track Executive Committee. She believes in doing everything with great love, so I am excited for this energy she brings to our conversation today. Coach France IG: @Chelsea.Renee.France Coach France Twitter: @CoachCFrance UMD Track and Field/XC IG: @Maryland.TFXC UMD Track and Field/XC Twitter: @MarylandTrack Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
January 26, 2021
2.14 There's Something Greater // Dr. Christopher Travers
During this walk, Dr. Travers echoes that God is calling us to something greater.  A native of Baltimore, MD, Dr. Travers earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Frostburg State University and Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Towson University.  In 2018, he graduated with his PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. His professional work experiences span across several functional areas in higher education, including but not limited to teaching, mentorship, leadership development, and research. But his impact extends outside of conventional education environments. Dr. Travers currently serves as the Director of Young Adults at New Salem Baptist Church located in Columbus, OH. Undoubtedly, his journey to this role can only be attributed to walking in his unique purpose. Let's walk and learn how Dr. Travers does not just live his life, but is leaving a legacy. Dr. Travers Twitter: @DrCT_Phats Dr. Travers IG: @CT_Phats  2 Happy Heauxes Podcast: @2HappyHeauxes IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
January 19, 2021
2.13 Operate In Your Gifts // Alexis Mood
During this walk, Alexis insists that we operate in our individual gifts.  A South Carolina native, she earned her Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. While an undergraduate she was engaged in the Student Advertising Federation, Minority Assistance Peer Program, Homecoming Commission, and the Association of African American Students.  Her professional work experiences span across several industries, though her mission remains the same - to deliver tailor made marketing campaigns that add value, increase brand identity, and generate revenue. In 2015, she founded Shatter the Ceiling, Incorporated - a non-profit organization that provides grants, programming and events to close the corporate diversity gap and provide access to Black and Brown women. Their best-known program is the Shatter The Ceiling Intern Grant, an endowment that provides stipends to women of color completing unpaid + underpaid summer internships. Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard. We are fortunate to have this talented and hard working guest on our show. I am confident her story and experiences will inspire all of us to think bigger, believe bigger, and show up bigger. Alexis IG: @_lexaholic  Alexis Twitter: @AlexisMood Shatter the Ceiling IG: @ShatterTheCeiling  Shatter The Ceiling Website IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
January 12, 2021
2.12 Over Time, Not Overnight // Herb Courtney
During this walk, Herb discusses how sustainable change happens over time not overnight.  Originally from Buffalo (NY), he earned his bachelor's degree in hotel restaurant management from the University of Delaware. While an undergraduate, he was a 4-year letter winner on the men's basketball team, 2-time team MVP, and finished his career ranked 10th in scoring in Delaware basketball history. After graduating,  Herb played professional basketball in Argentina, Isreal, and Turkey before returning to work in corporate America. His career pivoted back to athletics, when he started his role as Director of Basketball Operations at Binghamton University. During his almost 7-year stint at Binghamton, he served in several capacities with the men's basketball program including operations and player development, before leading as the assistant basketball coach. But in Jan 2020, he founded his own business and became the chief executive officer. Herb is the founder of Renaissance Search and Consulting (RSC), a Black owned firm whose mission is to connect higher education institutions and corporations with the most qualified and diverse candidates in the world. His experience as a student-athlete, corporate recruiter, professional athlete, and coach provides an unparalleled lens to how he builds relationships and connects talent to opportunity. Since its inception, RSC Firm has worked with several athletic departments across the country to bring inclusion, equity, and justice into their search processes. Herb's Twitter: @therscfirmCEO RSC Twitter: @theRSCfirm RSC Website: IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
January 05, 2021
2.11 Phenomenally PowHERful // Marissa Robinson
During this walk, Marissa explains why she is committed to magnifying our lens of possibility.  A Delaware native,  she earned her bachelor's degree in special education and psychology from Kean University and her Master's in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. While an undergraduate, she was a 2-time captain on the field hockey team, was a member of Division III National SAAC, and was also honored as a Top 30 nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year. Her undergraduate learning experiences lead her to the NCAA National Office - where she first served as an NCAA postgraduate intern. She then spent an additional 3.5 years fostering the growth of future generational leaders as the assistant director of leadership development. In early December 2020, she was named the inaugural Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Georgetown University. Our guest is the co-founder of Phenomenally PowHERful - a digital platform dedicated to sharing stories, life lessons, and advice from phenomenal and powerful women. She is also the director of operations for Twenty20 - a non-profit organization that helps young people focus on their vision and pursue success through individualized mentorship as well as college and career readiness programming. Let's walk and talk with this phenomenally powerful woman!  Marissa's Twitter: @mkrobinson_ Phenomenally PowHERful IG: @PhenomenallyPowHERful  Twenty20 Focus: @Twenty20Focus (Instagram); Website  Podcast IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website 
December 29, 2020
Tim Talks Vol. 5 // Better Late Than 30
During this episode, Tim tells us that our purpose cannot wait.  Questions to answer for ourselves:   What purpose work are you procrastinating right now?  What are you holding onto that is resisting your transformation? (Question from Illya Thomas sermon)  Where do you need support as you progress towards becoming the healthy and whole version of yourself? Black Leadership Series with VP Julian Williams  Chelsea Wright, Life Coach and Stylist (@ChelseaWrightStylist) Marissa and Taylor (@PhenomenallyPowHERerful) Ashlynn Fields (@BreweryBliss)  Ed Jones (@BTF_Program) - Beyond the Field Program, LLC  Resa Lovelace (@RBLTheory) - RBL Theory, LLC  Herb Courtney (@TheRSCFirm) - Renaissance Search and Consulting Firm IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Walk With TFB Website
December 22, 2020
2.10 Be Your Own Boss. Don't Settle. // Amber Guyton
During this walk, Amber tells us not to settle and do what you love and what makes you happy.  A South Carolina native, she earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina and her MBA from the University of Georgia. Amber's career has taken her from Carolina to Georgia to Texas and now California, where she currently serves as a marketing manager at Affirm Inc. - where retail shopping, the experience economy, and responsible lending meet. But she is more than her job. Amber is the founder and owner of Blessed Little Bungalow - a budget-friendly interior design business whose mission is to help you love where you live without spending a fortune. Since its inception, Blessed Little Bungalow has been featured in over 40 outlets! Including but limited to - HGTV magazine, Apartment Therapy, and All Modern. Amber is passionate about financial freedom, mindfulness and mental health, as well as investing back into environments where she has found her communities. Amber has visited over 25 countries but her favorite place to be is at home. We're excited to open our home to this phenomenal human, so let's walk and learn with this dream girl!  Amber's IG: @dreamgirl_08 Amber's Twitter: @AmberGuytonMBA Blessed Little Bungalow IG: @BlessedLittleBungalow  Blessed Little Bungalow website IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
December 15, 2020
2.9 Leadership Has No Age // Kortne Gosha
During this walk, VP Gosha emphasizes why millennials are bout that action.  A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he earned his bachelor's degree from Jacksonville State (s/o to the other Gamecocks!) and his master's degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He got his start in college sport as the Gamecock student manager in 2007 before being hired to a full-time role by his alma mater as the Coordinator of Operations in 2011. Over the last decade, he has spent quality time working in and overseeing several functional areas in college sport - including but limited to equipment operations, facilities, sport medicine, and information technology. His contagious energy, dedication to his craft, and commitment to cultivating universal excellence has trailblazed a life path - illuminated by a shared vision and guided by purpose. And as a result, in November 2019 - he was named the vice president and Director of Athletics at Florida A&M University at the millennial age of 30. I keep telling y'all that Alphas are banned from this pod, but this brother is a good man, servant of God, and undoubtedly more than a millennial. Let's walk and hear directly from our vice president and director of athletics as to why leadership has no age.  VP Kortne Gosha's Twitter: @KortneG VP Kortne Gosha's LinkedIn IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
December 08, 2020
2.8 Put Yourself In Position // Sharod Williams
During this walk, Sharod tells us put ourselves in a position to be called upon.  A native of Miami (FL), Sharod earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degree from THE Coker University located in Hartsville, SC. While at Coker, our guest was a 3-year captain and four-year letter winner, and was recently named to the All-Time Coker men's basketball team. Sharod currently serves as the Director of External Relations at Texas A&M Commerce, though his impact on higher education and college athletics extends beyond the state of Texas. He is a national leadership development facilitator, supportive mentor to many emerging professionals, and the CEO of Being on Brand. To be more than a millennial is to challenge the status quo, while also shaping an inclusive and socially just future. And Sharod does just that, every single day. The rose that grew from concrete. #BlackGirlMagic Stan Account.  Sharod Williams is more than a millennial.  Sharod Williams LinkedIn Sharod IG/Twitter: @TRTGFC IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
December 01, 2020
2.7 Can't Stop. Won't Stop. // Kristia Worthy
During this walk, Kristia shares why millennials just want an opportunity to showcase their talents and gifts.  A self-identified military brat, she is a 3x graduate of the University of Louisville. Kristia holds experiences in student affairs, athletics, human resources - but diversity, equity, and inclusion will always be core to who she is and how she conducts her practices. When she is not sharing #WorthyNotes or discussing #TransPARENTcy, you can find her and her partner making TikTok videos - hopefully one of them goes viral by the end of this episode.  Kristia is a leadership facilitator, Zumba instructor, and millennial mother. Her life story and experiences inform her commitment to women's health, student and staff development, and genuine fun.  Let's walk and learn why Kristia embodies a "can't stop, won't stop" mindset as she inspires vision and walks in her unique purpose.  Kristia Worthy LinkedIn Kristia Worthy Twitter: @KristiaWorthy IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
November 24, 2020
2.6 The Year of Self-Discovery // Dr. Blake Banner
During this walk, Dr. Banner explains why we must be loud about the things we care about.  A native of Beaufort (SC) and former Division I student-athlete, Blake graduated from the University of South Carolina before earning of Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University. Affectionately referred to as The Healer Dealer, Dr. Banner is a reiki practitioner and life coach. She own her own business whose mission is to empower others to take charge of their body, their mind, and their spirit by promoting holistic healing and wellness. Her products and services include chakras, crystals, essential oils, guided meditation, and sound healing. How do you pursue self-discovery during in an era when burnout culture is glamorized?  Let's walk and learn from The Healer Dealer, Dr. Blake Banner!  Dr. Banner's IG: @drblakebanner  Dr. Banner website The Healer Dealer website (Discount code "WWTFB" 10% off purchase! Good through 11/25)  IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB
November 17, 2020
Tim Talks Vol. 4 // My Peace is My Self-Care
During this walk, Tim discuss what it means to practice self-care.  Inspired by Elevation Church and his grandma, he shares more about his own purpose journey and calls for us to identify moments of rest, while also defining what peace means for ourselves. Let's walk!  "Thought Bubbles" sermon by Pastor Steven Furtick  "Unschedulable Blessings" sermon by Pastor Steven Furtick IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Website:
November 10, 2020
2.5 We're Not One-Dimensional // Harry Titus
During this walk, Harry explains why millennials are not one-dimensional.  A native of Maysville (SC), Harry is an educator, advocate, mentor, and doctoral student. He is a two-time graduate of THE Coastal Carolina University and is currently serves the Assistant Director for Student Care and Outreach at Elon University. Harry is also the Vice President of Coastal Carolina's Black Alumni Chapter.  Future Dr. Titus is a 1st generation college student, retired hooper, and strong champion for mental health therapy - all of which we discuss on this episode. A longtime Kobe fan, he embodies Mamba mentality. Harry's grit, focus, and attention to detail is both inspiring and contagious. Black millennial educators hold a very special place in our heart. Harry's story and leadership is an example of why. Let's walk.  Harry's IG: @harrytitus_ Harry's Twitter: @_harrytitus Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Website:
November 03, 2020
2.4 Sit in Stillness // Taylor Avery
During this walk, Taylor is busy manifesting yet asks us to sit in stillness. A native of Cincinnati, she graduated from Miami University (s/o to the Ox Box!) and has accumulated a diverse profile of work experiences, including but not limited to strategy and innovation, human resources, and education. She is a current MBA candidate at Lipscomb University, where she will graduate in December 2020. She is the founder and director of #iCamp, a summer workshop series for youth - whose curriculum centers self-discovery, financial literacy, mentorship, and entrepreneurship. This millennial became a leading voice in local and national politics, after creating engaging infographics designed to educate Millennials and Gen Z on the upcoming election. Her purpose work manifested in the first "Ballots and Brunch" event - which we will dive into on this show. There is power in proximity and we are glad we are proximal to Taylor's purpose journey. Let's walk! Taylor's IG: @TipTopTaylor #iCamp IG: @icampnashville Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Website:
October 27, 2020
2.3 School of Self-Awareness // Bryant Kirk White
During this walk, B. White explains what it means to be enrolled in the school of self-awareness. A native of Laurens, SC, he earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina before earning his Master of Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).  He is the founder/executive director of A.Bevy, Inc. - a 501c3 arts and education organization whose mission is to produce create and introspective experiences that assists young adults in discovering their passion, path, and purpose. When is not changing the world through A.Bevy, B. White is the co-founder and lead DJ for Operation Make the Bride Happy (OMTBH) Wedding House - whose vision is to provide an experience, no matter the obstacle, that ensures the happiness that each and every one of us deserves. Through compassionate execution, the attainment of happiness is guaranteed. Let's walk and listen to why Bryant Kirk White believes there is more to be done on this earth.  B. White Website: B. White IG/Twitter: @BKirkWhite A.Bevy, Inc. Website: OMTBH Website:
October 20, 2020
2.2 Sick and Tired // Patrice Palmer
During this walk, Patrice (they/them) explains what it means to be sick and tired.  A self-identified "army brat," they have lived in several cities, states, and countries but rep Detroit and the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Patrice is a cultural storyteller, intersectional leadership educator, and entrepreneur. When they are not formally serving as Director or adjunct instructor, they are leading the diversity and inclusion initiatives at New Belgium Brewing Company.  They are also a co-author, doctoral student, and Chief Executive Officer/Principal Consultant of eROOT Consulting, LLC.  Let's walk and learn why Patrice says we must choose to invest in our own labor and create change by design - not by disaster.  Patrice's IG: @blaq_edukator Patrice's Tedx:  eROOT Consulting, LLC: Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Podcast Website:
October 13, 2020
2.1 Own Your Voice // Ashlynn D. Fields
During this walk, Ashlynn shares why it is imperative we own our millennial voice. A New Jersey native, Ashlynn is a former Division I student-athlete who holds meaningful experiences in advancement, alumni relations, and athletic administration. She is a sports enthusiast and currently serves as the Membership Engagement postgraduate intern at Women Leaders in College Sports. When she is not at work, Ashlynn is blogging, doing fitness, or drinking craft beers. She documents her authentic life adventures on both her personal website and Brewery Bliss platform.   Let's walk and learn how Ashlynn not only found her voice but chooses to use her voice enhance the holistic growth of others, elevate the advancement of women, and increase access for women of color who aspire to work in higher education and beyond. Ashlynn's IG/Twitter: @AshlynnDFields Brewery Bliss IG: @BreweryBliss Ashlynn's website: IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Website:
October 06, 2020
2.0 More Than A Millennial
During this walk, Tim gives a preview of Season 2. Entitled "More Than A Millennial," this season will highlight millennials who are not only doing dope stuff but are also dope people. Let's walk!  IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Website:
September 29, 2020
1.12 Do Good Work. Make Good Trouble. // Dr. Tomika Ferguson
During this walk, Tomika demands that we do good work and make good trouble. A Virginia native, Tomika is a former walk-on student-athlete who went on to become a 2x All-American and multiple school record holder at UVA.  She then went on to earn both her Master's and Ph.D. and now serves as an Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence/Assistant Professor at VCU. Tomika is also the founder of Black Athlete Sister Circle, a holistic student development and leadership program for Black women student-athletes in higher education. Let's walk and hear how Tomika not only makes good trouble but also continues to exercise her blessings from God. Tomika's Twitter: @TomiFerg Tomika's Email: Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
August 25, 2020
1.11 Higher Ed Athletics // Sharief Hashim
During this walk, Sharief breaks down Higher Ed Athletics during COVID-19.  DC Born and Maryland raised, Sharief's career journey is "non-traditional" and extremely inspirational. He holds over a decade worth of work experiences in public county schools, community and park recreation, and of course college sport. He currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Susquehanna University, a Division III institution located in Selinsgrove, PA.  Let's walk and soak up all of the love and wisdom our #GirlDad chose to share with us all!  Sharief Twitter: @ADShariefHashim  Sharief Email: Andre' and Ahmad's Podcast: @Vision2_Inspire Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
August 18, 2020
Tim Talks Vol. 3 // Amplify Black Voices
During this walk, Tim talks about his beer collaboration with Hellbender Brewing Company. Entitled "Amplify Black Voices," this beer was brewed to both magnify and actively listen to the experiences of the Black community. Tim also shares the title of Season 1 and how we can continue to amplify Black voices in our career industries and personal lives.  "Hellbender and Tim Bryson Amplify Black Voices" Article Beer IG: @TheIPAWay Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
August 11, 2020
1.10 Our Energy Is Not The Same // Tori Tyson
During this walk, Tori amplifies the importance of "coaching the way." A California native, Tori is a mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her life experiences and love for the game led her to Howard University, where she currently serves as the Head Coach of the softball program. Tori has shown that she can be good at any level and that she is a value-add to every program and institution in which she has worked. "Don't walk away from your dreams", nor the opportunity to listen to why Tori's energy is both contagious and inimitable.  Tori's IG/Twitter: @ToriTyson  Tori's email: Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
August 04, 2020
1.9 I'm Not Scared // Dr. Arthur Doctor
During this walk, Doc embodies what it means to be fearless. A Charleston (SC) native, he is a student affairs professional who holds experiences in student organization advising, student conduct, Title IX, and facility maintenance/construction. Doc made history in 2018 when he became the first Black person to serve as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Mississippi. Most recently, he was awarded the 2020 Advisor Award of Distinction from the North American Interfraternity Conference for his dedication to mentorship and exemplifying the highest standards of character, leadership, and interfraternalism. Let's walk and learn how we can lead with courage while never losing ourselves in the process of change.  Doc's Twitter: @DrArthurDoctor Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
July 28, 2020
1.8 Uplift Black Women // Lamarr Pottinger
During this walk, Lamarr requires us all to reimagine our role in uplifting Black women. A former Division I college athlete, Lamarr is an educator having dedicated his professional career to serving college athletes, coaches, and staff. But more specifically, he is committed to amplifying Black voices and uplifting Black women through action. Let's walk and learn with this Jamaican native to identify how we can better empower, support, and sponsor Black women every single day.  Lamarr's Twitter: @Lamarr_Lead Lamarr's Email: Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
July 21, 2020
1.7 It Is Bigger Than You // Lauren Harper
During this walk, Lauren teaches us what it means to be civically engaged and socially responsible. A graduate of the real USC, Lauren previously served as the South Carolina State Director for former Congressman Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign. And now, the political and public affairs strategist serves as the CEO of CityBright, LLC and Co-Founder/Senior Advisor of Secure the Ballot. Tap in now to learn the importance of human infrastructure and why securing the ballot is so much bigger than just you.  CityBright, LLC Website:  Support CityBright: $CityBrightLLC Secure The Ballot: Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
July 14, 2020
Tim Talks Vol. 2 // Use Your Paid Time Off
During this walk, Tim explains why we should all use our PTO days. Over the last several days, Tim had several revelations regarding higher education, craft beer culture, and why radical self-love is equally important as radical self-care. Let's walk! Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Website: Email:
July 07, 2020
1.6 We Must Become Anti-Racist // Victoria Alexander
During this walk, Victoria reiterates the importance of being anti-racist. A former college athlete and current racial equity researcher, Victoria has extensive experiences in various areas of higher education, including marketing/communications, fraternity and sorority Life, and diversity and inclusion. After creating an anti-racist reading list and resource guide, Victoria's social media engagement skyrocketed, all while trying to educate and empower her peers. Victoria will begin her PhD journey in the Fall 2020 semester, but wants us to know now that it is imperative we practice anti-racism.  Victoria's IG/Twitter: @VictoriaAlxndr Anti-Racist Resource Guide: Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
July 02, 2020
1.5 Our Movement Must Be Intersectional // Javi Rodriguez
During this walk, Javi emphasizes that we cannot say "Black Lives Matter unless we mean that All Black Lives Matter." A Puerto Rico native and rising doctoral student, Javi breaks down the history of social movements (including Pride Month and Black Lives Matter) and tells us how we can advance change by starting in our local communities. The work starts with us. Tap in now and learn why he believes our All Black Lives Matter movement will only be successful if our movement is intersectional.  Javi's IG/Twitter: @JaviPlatano Podcast IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
June 30, 2020
1.4 Being Black is Joyful // Christina S. Sessoms
During this walk, future Dr. Christina teaches us all about joy. A Seattle native and current PhD candidate, Christina opens up to us about her graduate school experience and the importance of radical self-care. Being Black is joyful, and we should all manifest joyful moments in our daily lives. Let's walk!  **This episode was recorded prior to knowledge of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the recent murders of Tony McDade and George Floyd.** #BlackLivesMatter Christina's IG: @csessoms3 IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
June 23, 2020
1.3 Diversify Your Palate // Brandon Montgomery
During this walk,  Brandon speaks to us about his mission to diversify the craft beer industry. The ultimate Black beer traveler, Brandon has created a digital platform to help introduce people to Black-owned breweries, Black influencers, and Black brands. An HBCU alum and Black engineer, Brandon is a pioneer who is dedicated to increasing access and opportunity for Black people in underrepresented spaces. Tap in now and let's diversify our palate together!  **This episode was recorded prior to knowledge of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the recent murders of Tony McDade and George Floyd.** #BlackLivesMatter Brandon's IG: @BlackBeerTravelers Brandon's Twitter: @blkbeertraveler  Bradon's website: IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
June 16, 2020
1.2 Reach Out, Not Up. #BlackInSport // Brooklyn McDaniels
During this walk, you will learn more about Brooklyn's charisma, servant leadership, and philosophy on mentorship. An Ohio native and Buckeye alumna, Brooklyn holds experiences as a former MLT Fellow, former ESPN intern, and was 1 of 7 students selected out of 2,000 applicants to serve in the 2018 Junior Rotational Program at the NFL. Brooklyn is a leader, specifically at the intersection of entertainment & sport, who firmly believes that it is more important to "reach out" than it is to "reach up." **This episode was recorded prior to knowledge of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the recent murders of Tony McDade and George Floyd.** #BlackLivesMatter Brooklyn's IG/Twitter: @beelynmcdizzle Brooklyn's LinkedIn: IG/Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email:
June 11, 2020
Tim Talks Vol. 1 // Being Black Is Not Another Duty As Assigned
During this walk, Tim explains the purpose of "Tim Talks" while also reflecting on the podcast's first episode. Additionally, Tim discusses what it means to be #BlackInSport and gives a preview of what to expect from the Walk With TFB podcast moving forward.  IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Website: Email:
June 09, 2020
1.1 Stop Killing Us #BlackLivesMatter // Aleth K. Pashi
The murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd will not be ignored. As a millennial mother with experiences across higher education and healthcare, Pashi reiterates why it is important to stop rewarding "lazy allyship" and to hold our non-Black peers accountable. Don't lose this moment to learn more about Pashi's story and how we can encourage "non-optical allyship" to create safe and socially just environments for Black people. #BlackLivesMatter  Pashi's IG and Twitter: @Pashh15 Hendrix IG: @HendrixCarterBean IG and Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Website: Email: 
June 02, 2020
1.0 Meet Your Host! // Timothy F. Bryson
During this walk, you will learn more about Tim's passion, vision, and purpose in creating this podcast. You will leave this podcast with answers to the following questions: Why Walk With TFB? Why education, sport, and culture? How can I support the podcast moving forward? Make sure y'all follow and subscribe to @2HappyHeauxes (Instagram) and @TheBloomPod (Twitter and Instagram). Instagram: @WalkWithTFB Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email: LinkedIn: Personal website:
May 26, 2020
Hosted by Timothy F. Bryson, this episode will introduce the Walk with TFB podcast. Listeners will learn more about what to expect on each episode as well as learn more about the purpose of the show. Instagram: @WalkWithTFB Twitter: @WalkWithTFB Email: LinkedIn: Personal website:
May 26, 2020