Vallori Thomas has dedicated herself to uplifting others. Through her work as the founder and principal ICF-certified coach of WOW Coaching and Consulting, in addition to her philanthropic endeavors, she intentionally works to ignite passions while leaning on her own journey and self-discovery as a tool to motivate her mentees and herself. All that Thomas does is in an effort to encourage and inspire! Take a listen to the podcast to hear more about her journey, her words of wisdom, and the ways that she remains a Possibilitarian, dedicated to encouraging possibility!
Summer Daze by PYROSION: https://soundcloud.com/pyrosion/summe...Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg
21-year-old community activist in Chibwe Mwansa, has dedicated her journey to advocating for human rights and educating community members in Kitwe, Zambia. Her work with the Justice Desk, in addition to her many other humanitarian endeavors, is dedicated to tackling issues such as gender-based violence and human trafficking, and despite any obstacles she may face, the change that she is a part of, and her ability to encourage other young activists, motivates her through. To hear more about Mwansa’s journey, listen to the podcast!
Melissa McGaughey is a social worker turned event planner and life coach who has recently started her event planning business, Unleash Your Wildest Dreams Events. Listen as she walks us through her journey, her inspirations, and what has motivated her to follow her passions.
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Track: Kyoto by Pratzapp & Another Kid
Classical musician and composer Jay Julio is a first-generation FIlipinx-American who has parlayed their talents into activism with their non-profit organization Sound Off: Music for Bail. Created in the summer of 2020 amidst increasing racial and political tensions, Sound Off became a way for Julio to use music shows and their platform as a member of the Western classical music community to educate a sometimes unaware audience about the realities of the prison industrial complex and how it affects Black and Brown people while raising money for national bail funds. Julio’s passion for this cause has always been present considering they grew up in a family that experienced poverty, criminalization, and gun violence. Music offered healing for Jay Julio and they continue to use it to offer empowerment to others. To learn more about Sound Off: Music for Bail and Jay Julio’s story, check out our podcast!
Music: Florence Price - Andante moderato from String Quartet in G Major. Recorded at Broadway Presbyterian Church by Sound Off: Music for Bail at the January 16th Groupmuse concert in partnership with Bass Players for Black Composers.
Lauren Williams has worked as a journalist, media consultant, and brand coach in the media industry for over 15 years. She has made an extensive platform for herself in the entertainment industry under the name Bobby Pen. Williams has interviewed and worked with numerous celebrities and entertainers and has now built her own media consulting workshop to teach others how to reach success through interactive courses called Put Yourself on Academy. Her journey to success has been challenging, yet rewarding, and has allowed her to open up to others pursuing this career.
“Everybody has a story; I just feel that everything feels more obtainable when you understand that this person had obstacles too, ” - Bobby Pen.
Mr. Lamont White of Better Way To Meet, is a matchmaker/dating coach for gay & bisexual men. Listen in as White discusses his business and gives advice on this upcoming Valentine’s Day for all singles.
“Whether you have straight, curly, long hair or are bald, you are still beautiful.” - Stephanie King. Birmingham, Alabama’s ‘First Lady of Hair’ Stephanie King. King is more than just a hairstylist. She specializes in women's empowerment, through her organization, Let's Talk About Beauty For Women. She teaches women how to work through their trauma while raising their self-esteem. King focuses on making women feel beautiful on the outside and inside too.
WeINSPIRE Family, we have a new podcast for you with Natasha Sichula, the CEO of Her Empowerment Race Zone (HERZ) Movement and a WeINSPIRE Ambassador. Listen in as she talks about how her organization aids in eradicating period poverty and how you can get involved with supporting the movement spearheaded by the 22-year-old social innovator.
For many of us, 2020 was the year of loss and we could not wait to get into 2021. In this week’s episode of the WeINSPIRE Podcast, we talk with Dr. Shari Dade, Ph.D., L.P., a clinical psychologist, who shares some tips on how to have a successful 2021.
Happy New Year WeINSPIRE Family! Featured in the first WeINSPIRE Podcast episode is Marcia Lee, the founding member and current lead of Healing by Choice!, a Healing Justice organization located in Detroit, Michigan.
Tis the Season for holiday cheer! Today’s episode of the Sprinkle of Inspiration Podcast highlights Danielle Webb, one of the members of the homeless outreach ministry Displaced Roses located in Belmont, North Carolina. Listen in to learn more about what you can do in your own community to help make a difference.
In this edition, we will shine a light on the Founder of WeINSPIRE, Jamarl D. Clark. In this in-depth interview, with Antwain Donté Hill, WeINSPIRE Ambassador, we will ask him questions highlighting everything from the inception of WeINSPIRE, defining inspirational news, and telling us what aspirations he has for the organization. We’ll also unpack what it means to him to be one of the few individuals in the inspirational news and media field that identify as brown or black in the midst of a viral and racial pandemic. You do not want to miss this!
This week’s Sprinkle of Inspiration Podcast features Brian Jared, a baker and business owner of S.E.W. Eventful Cake located in the DC area. The Birmingham, Alabama native can be seen showing off his talents on the Netflix show Sugar Rush Christmas. Tune in to hear about Smith’s business, his time on Sugar Rush, talk about the holidays and of course food!
Demarcus and Melissa McGaughey, siblings that are taking the world by storm. Although very different they do have one thing in common, their entrepreneur mindset. Listen as they discuss their careers, reminisce on the paths they took to become successful entrepreneurs, and suggest advice to people interested in pursuing entrepreneurship.
The president has been elected, no more talk about politics right? Wrong. Kenneth McClary, the youngest member to serve on the Bloomfield Town Council, talks about the importance of voting in local elections. The former Bloomfield, Connecticut Councilman (2017-2019) gives insight into what being a councilman was like and how everyone, young or old, can get involved in making a difference in their communities.
May is known as Mental Health Awareness month. Back in May Demarcus McGaughey, WeINSPIRE Ambassador 2020 interviewed Cindy Bautista-Thomas, LCSW the Co-Founder of Velocity Visions Inc. Listen in as they discuss fighting the stigma surrounding mental health and what everyone can do to ensure they keep their mental health in check.
Leslie Garvin serves as the Executive Director at North Carolina Campus Compact, a network composed of colleges and universities that aid in educating students about civic and social responsibility. Garvin and her team have been working hard to persuade students in North Carolina to vote in this upcoming presidential election and to partake in other political activities to make sure their voices are heard.
Cindy Reed doesn’t mind sticking out and not fitting in. After being labeled with a learning disability at a young age, Reed fought tooth and nail to not allow it to define who she is as a person. Using dance as her expressive outlet, she now looks to inspire others.
A Sprinkle of Inspiration weekly edition is back! A marketing master with a mission to serve. Derek D. Ross’s commitment to serve has been vital to his success. The key, he said, is always trusting your instincts. Now, founder of The D² Group, speaker, business strategist and consultant, reaching people every day to share his story and success.
Since the beginning of summer 2020, Newton North High Schoolers have gathered together to march against racial injustice. They have encouraged members of their community to get involved in the fight for equality, curriculum reform, and organize for events involving school rezoning and progressive discussions.