“I Always Had This Mindset That, I Have To Start A Business, That If My Entire Team Left Tomorrow; Would I Be Able To Do It?” - Tara Gates Williams
Tara Gates Williams is CEO, TGW UNIFIED, LLC. She works with professional athletes, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and major corporations to elevate and expand their brands. She has partnered with brands like Sprint™ Business to provide in-store Business Intensive Roundtables geared toward educating business owners on how to develop and sustain a brand that resonates with its target markets. Tara has also worked on branding and marketing for films that have aired on BET.
In this episode, Tara gives insight into what it means to bring value to the table no matter where you are because at the end of the day your brand is what people say about you when you are NOT in the room. She gives great insight to help you understand the added value that you add to any situation.
“Branding Is The Added Value That You Have. The Added Value That You Bring To Anything.
What is It That You Do That Adds Value To Anything You Do?” - Tara Gates Williams
- 2:15 How Tara came to say YES to her first business
- 5:06 The leap from Monetizing and Expansion to Branding
- 6:45 “You Got To Stick With It, Stay In It And Be Committed To It.” - Tara Gates Williams
- 7:57 Tara’s education in Europe, and International Business
- 9:12 Tara Gates Williams’ 3 levels of branding
- 9:16 “Branding, Marketing and Public Relations; They May Be Interrelated, But They Are Starkly Different” - Tara Gates Williams
- 12:28 What Is That Lane That Your Brilliance Has Been Created To Swim In?
- 13:06 “Whatever Your Industry Is, You Are Serving Others” - Tara Gates Williams
- 22:17 The Power Of Saying No
- 25:45 Advice From Tara Williams For Finding Focus On What is next for you
“For Me, I Really Had To Be In Touch With God Through Everything That I Did” - Tara Gates Williams
“I found out that I had this natural ability to make women feel beautiful” - Kim Roxie
Kim Roxie is the Founder & CEO of LAMIK Beauty, a clean beauty brand that caters to multicultural women. After opening her own brick-and-mortar makeup shop at age 21, in Houston, TX on a $500 investment, Kim ran that store for 14 years and was the youngest African American woman to have her products carried in a major department store. In 2019, Roxie pivoted her business and launched LAMIK as an e-commerce beauty company. In 2020, Roxie secured a partnership with an augmented reality company to launch an innovative tech-enabled website that allows consumers to digitally try on cosmetics.
In this episode, Kim shares her story of success as she followed the path God set forth for her to help women feel the beauty they already have. With Kim’s inspiring story, you will find that even You Can Do It Yourself!
“Everything is working great but God is calling us to greater” - Kim Roxie
- 2:45 Kim Roxie’s beginnings in Beauty
- 3:27 “I found out that I had this natural ability to make women feel beautiful” - Kim Roxie
- 12:45 Be the answer! Event with Nicole Roberts Jones
- 14:01 Kim’s journey from storefront to stardom
- 23:58 “Everything is working great but God is calling us to greater!” - Kim Roxie
- 27:55 Connecting with Kim and LAMIK
- 29:21 “You don’t have to compromise your health for your beauty” - Kim Roxie
“You don’t have to compromise your health for your beauty” - Kim Roxie
“Your Brilliance is that light that god placed in you” - Nicole Roberts Jones
In this episode, I share our inspiration for 2021 as it presents itself in the Bible story of Ester and how God has prepared each of us “For Such a Time as This.”
I walk you through insight from Ester’s life as a catalyst to see we each are called to use who we are for God’s ultimate purpose for our lives.
“You have the opportunity to move your extra with your ordinary and become extraordinary!” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 4:50 - “Your Brilliance is that light that God placed in you” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 8:14 - The story and inspiration of Ester
- 17:36 - Making the pivot to the next level God is calling you for
- 18:11 - “God desires more for you that you won’t be able to see” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 18:59 - Understanding your “For Such a Time as This” purpose
- 21:30 - “You have the opportunity to move your extra with your ordinary and become extraordinary!” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 23:38 - Shifting ourselves from Doing to Being
- 24:46 - Your invitation to Be the Answer: March 12 -13
- 29:23 - My Valentines gift to you
- 30:33 - The 5 lessons of Ester
- 33:00 - “Your comfort and your conviction can never coexist” - Nicole Roberts Jones
“Your comfort and your conviction can never coexist” - Nicole Roberts Jones
“When you were born to this world, God brought you here on assignment” - Nicole Roberts Jones
As 2020 comes to a close, Nicole is sharing in this episode from a thought-provoking conversation many women overlook as you go after that MORE that is rumbling inside of you. Whether that is your next best move at work or to start or grow your business and here it is…..
Have you realized that when you were born to this world, God brought you here on assignment?
During this episode, Nicole shares the 3 areas to dig into that will allow you to discover your assignment, commit to being the answer, and stand in the power of the ONE thing God has created you to do or be.
“You have a path that will light someone’s journey behind you” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 1:14 - “When you were born to this world, God brought you here on assignment” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 1:20 - Discovering how you are meant to make a difference in this world
- 2:43 - “You have everything you need, already inside of you” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 3:04 - Finding your fierce
- 8:19 - The definition of Fierce
- 10:27 - “People are looking for you and need you!” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 10:43 - How to live in your Fierce
- 12:33 - “You have a path that will light someone’s journey behind you” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 13:03 - Discovering your brilliance road map
- 17:42 - Making yourself aware of your gift
- 18:30 - “You came here prewired to do something or be something!” - Nicole Roberts Jones
- 20:15 - What have you been overlooking that’s great about you?
- 20:32 - Your Mission; should you choose to accept it
- 23:00 - Ingredients to bring abundance without even trying
- 25:56 - Paths to growing your gift
- 27:02 - Your homework for growth
- 28:31 - “You’ve got to have different levels to how people say yes to you.” - Nicole Roberts Jones
“You’ve got to have different levels to how people say yes to you.” - Nicole Roberts Jones
“Believe in the Power of Relationships” - Sheena Collier
Sheena Collier is a superconnector, convener, and strategic planner. Sixteen years ago, she moved to the Boston area to attend Harvard Graduate School of Education, after attending Spelman College in Atlanta. As a Black woman, she struggled to feel a sense of belonging at school and in the city. She didn’t know anyone or have a network, so she built one. Sheena started & joined organizations, became civically engaged, and hosted events that connected her to lots of different worlds, including education, politics, arts, community organizing, & business. She made connections that changed her life and learned techniques to navigate the city. This helped her build a broad network that she now leverages to benefit others.
As Founder & CEO of The Collier Connection (TCC), Sheena is designing a portfolio of solutions that disrupt the ways that Black professionals seek information, access, and belonging in cities. TCC also specializes in helping companies to engage employees, customers, & suppliers of color through strategic events and inclusive business practices. She has 15 years of experience in education, economic development, community organizing, & event planning, and uses her ability to navigate different environments to broker partnerships within and across sectors.
Sheena consults with a number of companies, most notably as the Senior Economic Opportunity Advisor at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. At the Chamber, she supports initiatives to engage the private sector in advancing economic inclusion. She led the creation of the Pacesetters program - a partnership of large and mid-sized companies & anchor institutions that commit to increase their spending with local, ethnic minority-owned businesses. In addition, for the past 3 years Sheena has curated Fierce Urgency of Now (F.U.N.), a City Awake festival designed to highlight the experiences, challenges, and possibilities for young professionals of color in Greater Boston.
Sheena is a 2020 recipient of the Harvard Club Boston’s Most Influential Women award; 2020 recipient of YW Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Award; 2018 recipient of the GK25 - Who is Who Millennial Leaders of Color Awards; 2017 and 2018 nominee of the Ad Club’s Rosoff Awards; and a 2016 recipient of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award. She received her BA from Spelman College and her Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Sheena is a proud board member of Jeremiah Program Boston & Union Capital Boston, advisory board member of Boston Harbor Now, investor in the Boston Ujima Fund, and member of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA).
On the show this week, we speak with Sheena about her project Boston while Black as well has her professional life and moving from a Non-Profit to the Chamber of Commerce
“I think I’m in my sixth life” - Sheena Collier
- 2:36 - How Sheena got to where she is now
- 6:02 - Moving from Non-Profit to Profitable organisations
- 9.06 - Starting to work with Chamber of Commerce
- 18:07 - “I think I’m in my sixth life” - Sheena Collier
- 20:50 - 2 things to do in the face of fear
- 26:34 - Boston While Black
“Write a Personal Mission Statement” - Sheena Collier