S3E19

Claim Your Seat At The Table with Nicky Sparrow

“Have your end in mind.” - Nicky Sparrow

Nicky Sparrow is a powerful example of living the “American Dream”. She is a gifted manager whose business instincts and clear vision in the field of broadcast marketing have been recognized. Nicky has rapidly demonstrated leadership skills to support the growth and improvement in several iHeart Media’s properties.

Nicky began her career in the field of broadcast marketing in a small property in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1999, and she has been an unrelenting force ever since. Nicky’s early baby steps into the marketing business were followed by a 100-yard dash into iHeart Media (formally Clear Channel) management and sales to reach her current position as Market President of Jacksonville, FL. Since her time at iHeartMedia, she has served in the capacity of roles including as Senior Vice President of Sales in New Orleans, Director of Sales in Memphis and Tallahassee, and General Sales Manager in Jacksonville.

In this episode, Nicky shares her experience about being the only woman of color in a male-dominated industry. You will hear insight about what it really takes to build a successful career and learn about some of the defining moments in Nicky’s climb to the top. This conversation will inspire you and motivate you to make your own seat at the table.

“Have your elevator speech, and make sure it’s tied to the company’s success.” - Nicky Sparrow


Time Stamps

  • 3:45 - Nicky’s climb to having a seat at the table in an industry that has very few women of color
  • 8:19 - “Have your end in mind.” - Nicky Sparrow
  • 11:03 - How to stand out to the executives and climb the corporate ladder
  • 11:21 - “Have your elevator speech, and make sure it’s tied to the company’s success.” - Nicky Sparrow
  • 14:24 - Defining moments in Nicky’s career and how she has grown from them
  • 20:04 - Words of wisdom for people who feel like they are facing discrimination
  • 23:45 - “Sometimes I need to bring my own chair to get a seat at the table.” - Nicky Sparrow
  • 25:25 - How Nicky navigates being labeled as “angry” when she is passionate about something
  • 28:00 - Advice Nicky has for a woman who is at the edge of her pivot


“Sometimes I need to bring my own chair to get a seat at the table.” - Nicky Sparrow


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S3E18

A Journey to Inner Fitness with Tina Lifford

“Standing in my truth is everything” - Tina Lifford

Hollywood veteran Tina Lifford plays the vivacious breakout character Aunt Vi on
the critically acclaimed television drama, Queen Sugar. However, she is equally accomplished behind the camera, Tina is the respected playwright of THE CIRCLE, a play about how seven diverse women navigate the choppy waters of life together; author of The Little Book of BIG LIES (released by Harper Collins in November 2019); and CEO of The Inner Fitness Project, a personal development network committed to making the practices and benefits of “Inner Fitness” as familiar, well understood and accessible as those of physical fitness.

In this episode, Tina will share the work of Inner Fitness so that you can be fully alive and thrive in your life. Learn to reconnect with the deepest most satisfying parts of yourself, leave the past behind and dare to go after the life you most want to live. YES, you can have both outer success and true inner happiness!

“Say yes to ourselves” - Tina Lifford

Time Stamps:

  • 00:46 - Tina’s background and introduction
  • 02:47 - “Standing in my truth is everything” - Tina Lifford
  • 04:45 - How you can face fear and overcome it
  • 12:20 - “Say yes to ourselves” - Tina Lifford
  • 14:45 - Understanding the surviving self, the thriving self, and infinite self
  • 21:30 - Allowing God to let us do the impossible
  • 23:02 - “When you accept yourself you are invincible” - Tina Lifford
  • 26:08 - The most important thing for you to do!

“When you accept yourself you are invincible” - Tina Lifford

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S3E17

Letting Go Of Supposed To with Nicole Roberts Jones

“Your comfort zone is where dreams go to die.” - Nicole Roberts Jones

As we enter into the 7th month of the year, 2020 has not gone like we planned. We are in the middle of what some would say is a difficult season, and you can’t wait for it to end! So for this episode, Nicole challenges you to let go of what you thought was supposed to be and move into what is.

Listen in as Nicole shares what happens when you make this shift and the steps that can help you let go so that you can create your new normal. She gives you insight to continue to leverage your expertise, your knowledge, and experiences to change the world!

“What we resist persists.” - Nicole Roberts Jones

Time Stamps:

  • 00:47 - What is Amplifying Your Brilliance?
  • 01:33 - “Your comfort zone is where dreams go to die.” - Nicole Roberts Jones
  • 04:13 - The main message of the Book of Esther
  • 08:10 - Highlighting The Story of Esther
  • 10:22 - The main steps to creating a new ‘normal’ for yourself
  • 12:08 - “What we resist persists.” - Nicole Roberts Jones
  • 13:30 - Special episode summary & conclusion

“Learn to let go and embrace what is.” - Nicole Roberts Jones

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S3E16

Blowing Up the Box with Trisch Smith

If you don’t change you’re not growing, if you’re growing you’re not living” - Trisch Smith

Trisch Smith is the Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Edelman, a top global communications agency. She has managed stakeholder outreach, strategic positioning, reputation management, and public affairs campaigns for a host of Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits and associations seeking to engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including Chevron, Toyota, Starbucks, Girl Scouts of the USA, United Way of America and Walmart, among several others.

In this episode, Trisch will share how she was able to create change, develop the courage to embrace failure as an opportunity to grow, and achieve winning results. Learn why you have to think beyond the limits others have placed on you and how change is important for personal and professional development. Recognize your redefining moments and become who you were born to be!

“Standing in your truth means being all that you’re created to be” - Trisch Smith

Time Stamps:

  • 00:51 - Trisch’s introduction and background
  • 02:12 - How standing in your truth can help grow your career
  • 04:09 - “Standing in your truth means being all that you’re created to be” - Trisch Smith
  • 06:39 - Learning to embrace a massive failure
  • 08:28 - “If you don’t change you’re not growing, if you’re growing you’re not living” - Trisch Smith
  • 10:53 - The defining moment to make a change in your career
  • 18:37 - Redefining the normal to fulfill your true purpose
  • 22:09 - Are you using the gifts and talents you were given?
  • 24:02 - How to blow up your box and succeed!
  • 25:33 - “Just because it hasn’t been done doesn’t mean you can’t be the one to do it” - Trisch Smith

“Just because it hasn’t been done doesn’t mean you can’t be the one to do it” - Trisch Smith

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S3E15

Impacting Change on a New Level with Robin Glasco

“When you put your intention out there and make it known, it comes back” - Robin Glasco

Robin Glasco is a transformational, dynamic leader that believes the status quo in healthcare is not sustainable. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience serving in numerous senior leadership accountability in strategic planning, innovation, business development, market strategy, and product development.

In this episode, Robin will share how she developed the courage to impact change in the healthcare industry. Find ways to live outside your comfort zone and align your purpose with your paycheck. Now, get ready to successfully embrace change in your own personal and professional life!

“I want to do for others what was done for me” - Robin Glasco

Time Stamps:

  • 01:03 - Robin’s introduction and background
  • 02:03 - Having the courage to impact the healthcare industry
  • 12:41 - Lettings go in order to move into your more
  • 15:25 - “I want to do for others what was done for me” - Robin Glasco
  • 19:43 - How to build trust equity with others
  • 21:57 - “I’m always going to be that voice for those that don’t have one” - Robin Glasco
  • 22:21 - Living outside of your comfort to reach massive success
  • 23:37 - Embracing change in your personal and professional life
  • 27:45 - “When you put your intention out there and make it known, it comes back” - Robin Glasco
  • 29:35 - Best advice for those seeking out ultimate success

“I’m always going to be that voice for those that don’t have one” - Robin Glasco

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