As we continue to embrace a new year, we remember that not all feel motivated and inspired by goals and resolutions. For some, a new year brings anxiety, lack of motivation, and stress. If this is you or someone you know, you can't miss this episode. This show is also full of exciting announcements of what's to come in 2021 for LUL as a company. So much of what we have in store is dedicated to a kick-butt community ready to make this year their best year yet in spite of set-backs and lacking motivation. Together, we can. Tune in today...
Want to know how to build a career while being constantly underestimated? Need encouragement to succeed as the first and only one that looks like you in the boardroom? Unsure of how to ask for what you want? Well, we have the show for you...
Today's special guest is author, trailblazer, speaker, and leader, Charlene Wheeless. Her incredible journey is filled with growth, reinvention, perseverance, and so much more. Everyone should kick-start a productive and fulfilling 2021 with this episode filled with action and principles.
Charlene is a renowned communications expert with more than three decades of experience in corporate communications. As a C-suite executive and communicator for more than 20 years, Charlene has lived the experience of being a Black female at large, global organizations. The accumulation of her skills and experiences has positioned her as a cornerstone in ensuring inclusivity and diversity in corporate environments. Her experiences both in the boardroom and in life, combined with recent discussions have led her to share her insights on cultural competency. Ms. Wheeless was recently named by PRWeek magazine one of the 50 most influential PR professionals in the industry, for the third consecutive year. She has also been named to the PR Hall of Femme, the PR Global Power Book, and the 2017 National Journal “25 Influential Black Women in Business.”
As a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity expert, Charlene Wheeless operates Charlene Wheeless, LLC. She also serves as a Senior Advisor for Racial Justice. This amazing woman and her journey are powerful beyond belief. Listen to this episode to believe so much more is possible for you too, especially if you want to live a big, audaciously fulfilling, and passion-driven life.
Goal-setting can be exciting and scary all at once. In this first of our two-part series, Setting and Accomplishing Goals, we jump into what goal-setting means to us and why. In a couple of weeks you'll listen to our take on anxiety around goal-setting, but for now, let's start with what fires us up strategically and emotionally to meet our 2021 goals. For some, this time of year we are not setting goals quite yet. For some, our focus is on new routines, rituals or habits altogether, not goals.
What did 2020 teach us about prepping for 2021? What will 2021 bring? If you're pondering the same questions, do not miss this episode. Listen and learn with us! Also, get first-hand details on our upcoming Developing Your Professional Persona - Sin Verguenza workshop. Tickets on sale now (for our virtual event on 1/30/2021). Get your tickets at leveluplatina.com/events! Don't miss it!
We share some 2020 fails in this month's random episode, and as always, talk about nothing and everything under the sun to make us laugh, think, and in this month's case, humble us as we continue to master pronunciations as children of immigrants (Madam Vice President-Elect this one's dedicated to you)! In this show, we also share our standard funny stories, Happy New Year vibes, and 2021 wishes. Do not miss this one filled with only positive support for a guilt-free evolution!
Joining us today is Public Relations professional, Danielle Bayard Jackson of Tell Public Relations. Her energy engaged us from the start, but it was her very complete and tangible advice that kept us hooked until the end! This is quite possibly one of our best shows for career women hoping to not only succeed but stand out in countless endeavors! Every woman, especially women of color, should effectively utilize public relations in all areas of life, not to mention those of us venturing into entrepreneurship, those of us who are the first and only women of color in boardrooms or business meetings, and those of us elevating diversity and representation across career fields. In a nutshell, listen to this episode and by the end feel fired up to "PR the H.E.C.K" out of you!
We've all seen it... poor professionalism and some downright excellent displays of it. In this episode, we share personal stories of our journey getting better professionally and some horror stories of what not to do. If you are struggling with poor professionals in your life, listen to this one to learn how to best deal with the deficiency. If you're a young professional just starting out, this is one you don't want to miss. There's truly something for everyone in today's show... and if nothing else it contains a few humble fails that might get you laughing. Tune in!!!
This is the show we've been waiting for! With holidays around the corner and life being what it is, we are covering smart money moves with a highly-skilled certified financial planner (CFP), but not just any CFP.... today's special guest, Anna N'Jie Konte, is a strong Afro-Latina thriving in a field often void of diversity and equity. Anna breaks the mold and shares her passion for financial planning as we discuss making money work for you! We cover the importance of wealth accumulation and investing, especially as first-gen women. There's something for everyone in this show! Listen as Anna shares uncensored and practical advice as well as important steps to leveling up your money!
Today's episode will surely bring you a newfound appreciation for breathwork, and ultimately, healing. We are honored to have a very special guest, Ana Lilia, on the show with us. She's renowned in her field and was recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt as well as the Los Angeles Times. No matter who we are and what we've lived through, there's always room for expanding ourselves through mind, body, and soul-centeredness. This very important work changes everything we think we understand about healing the wounds we carry. Ana Lilia will immediately put you in a state of ease and deep peace. This is an episode you don't want to miss if you're feeling stressed, stuck, or simply curious.
In this month's random episode, we share what we are most thankful for, reveal how we've survived almost a year of sheltering-in-place, family dynamics, and so much more. We keep it honest, vulnerable, and as cooky as always. Tune in for tips to survive relationship challenges, virtual holidays, and a life full of surprises during a year unlike any we've ever known. As you gather with friends and family this holiday season (or any time of year) we hope you'll take a moment to unwind, recharge, and listen to this heartfelt and heartwarming episode; and as always, don't forget to LEVEL UP!
What an election season we just experienced. The moment brought it all out of us... doubt, anxiety, sadness, and joy. In this show, we share our hopes for the future as a new President-Elect is voted into office, and more importantly, the first-ever woman of color, Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris. While some might feel despair on the other side of the aisle, we invite you to keep an open mind and tune in anyway. No matter where you land on the political spectrum, we aim to share our visions for a more unified tomorrow after such a historic, and sadly contentious election.