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Support is Sexy Podcast with Elayne Fluker | Interviews with 500+ Successful Women Entrepreneurs!

Elayne Fluker: Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Coach and Consultant

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Support is Sexy Podcast with Elayne Fluker | Interviews with 500+ Successful Women Entrepreneurs!

Support is Sexy Podcast with Elayne Fluker | Interviews with 500+ Successful Women Entrepreneurs!

Elayne Fluker: Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Coach and Consultant

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Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone (HarperCollins Leadership). As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, Elayne interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne Fluker is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening!

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BONUS EPISODE: Join Support is Sexy Podcast Host Elayne Fluker at INBOUND 2020!

Join Van Jones, John Legend, Alicia Garza, Jessie Williams and, yep, author and Support is Sexy podcast host Elayne Fluker at INBOUND 2020! The annual marketing event is hosted by HubSpot and is traditionally a three day, in-person conference that gathers business professionals from almost every industry and includes inspiring keynote speakers, breakout sessions, interactive activities, Last year's conference attracted about 25,000 in-person attendees! But this year, INBOUND is going virtual and hosting a two-day event Sept. 22 and 23rd that you can attend from anywhere in the world! Elayne Fluker is one of your INBOUND 2020 Breakout speakers and is sharing how to Get Over "I Got It" syndrome for unapologetically ambitious women -- which is also the topic of her upcoming book, GET OVER "I Got It" (HarperCollins Leadership, 2021), which you'll hear in this episode. You'll also get access to Elayne's mindset meditation called: "Reflections: Leveling Up Your Mindset and Opening Space for Support," plus she answers questions from INBOUND attendees about branding, marketing and making connections. Go to INBOUND.com now to get a FREE DIGITAL PASS NOW while supplies last!

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BONUS EPISODE: Join Support is Sexy Podcast Host Elayne Fluker at INBOUND 2020!

How Tech Women Network Founder Jumoke Dada is Leveling-Up Career and Community Resources for Women with Technical Skills

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne is joined by Jumoke Dada, Founder of Tech Women Network and the HUE Tech Summit for women of color in the technology industry. Dada shares the inspiration behind the systems of support she has created for women in tech fields along with strategies to finding your path to fulfillment by leveraging your knowledge and desires. Hear how Dada is opening up doors and bringing women along with her in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Jumoke Dada has spent 15+ years working in corporate information technology and is Founder of Signature RED, a technology and strategy consulting service, and of Tech Women Network, an online hub to connect women in tech to resources and each other. She hosts HUE, an annual tech summit for women of color. A contributing blogger to Forbes.com, Dada has been widely recognized for her work from outlets including Business Insider, The Network Journal, Rad Girls, and Black Enterprise Magazine. Insight from this episode: Strategies to shine and thrive in technology spaces whether it has been a long-time passion or not. How to pivot, adjust, and tweak in both your big and small goals. Benefits of beta-testing and getting feedback from your audience. Reflections on the challenges that women of color face in technology. Quotes from the show: “There's sometimes this feeling that in order to work in the technology space or be into technology in any way, or become a coder, or whatever it is, people think you have to be that child that was taking apart computers in your parents’ garage like Bill Gates or whoever when you were three years old… you don’t have to start there.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “If you’re sitting and waiting to figure out if it works, you have to take action.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “What you initially had in mind to build or create, at the time, it could have been a really great idea and needed for that time. However, if you’re still working on it a year later, so much might have changed. It’s important to be adaptable.” –Jumoke Dada Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “We can’t be encouraging girls to come on in if we’re exiting left and right… I can’t encourage women to come forth and stay and speak and do all these things, if I’m not doing it myself. I have to live by example.” –Jumoke Dada Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “Do what you do, do it well, and help other women along the way.” –Jumoke Dada Support is Sexy Ep. #742 Resources Mentioned HUE Tech Summit Tech Women Network Tech Women Speakers - The List Tech Women Network Virtual Career Fair Elayne Fluker Speaking at LinkedIn TransformHer Conference Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker Jumoke Dada Website: Dadaverse.org Twitter: @JumokeDada Facebook: @JumokeDada Instagram: @JumokeDada LinkedIn: Jumoke K. Dada Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

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How Tech Women Network Founder Jumoke Dada is Leveling-Up Career and Community Resources for Women with Technical Skills

Speaking Your Brand Founder Carol Cox Tells How to Become a Thought Leader, Share Your Stories and Disrupt the Status Quo

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand teaches about having clarity, conviction, and confidence in our voices and stories. You have what it takes to be a thought leader! Learn how to develop your thought leadership platform, evolve your brand during turbulent times, and tap into your storytelling power on this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Carol Cox is Founder and Podcaster of Speaking Your Brand, where she coaches women entrepreneurs to help them gain more visibility, leadership, and influence through public speaking. Her mission is to get more women into positions of influence in order to challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Carol has 15+ years experience as a democratic political analyst. Insight from this episode: Strategies for those who are just starting their entrepreneurial journey Secrets to creating an efficient framework for your business Differences between thought leaders and content creators, and how you can bring a new perspective to the table Insights into the “IDEAL” ingredients to storytelling and universalizing your story Finding your “VOICE” in thought leadership Quotes from the show: “If you are values-based and you’re purpose-driven, and you have something that’s really meaningful to you, how are you conveying that to your audience in everything that you do? It’s not just about your words, it’s about your actions that back it up.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 On storytelling: “We realize we’re not alone in our experiences… For millennia, women haven’t been validated. We haven’t been validated for our experiences, our emotions, our dreams, our goals, our desires… stories create community for us as women.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 “Sometimes, too, we might dismiss the things that might come easy to us or we enjoy because we might think, doesn’t that come easy to everyone?” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #741 “The story you think you shouldn’t share is probably the one you should.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 “Your silence and your perfectionism maintain the status quo… and we know that the status was built by white men for white men and the rest of us don’t benefit from it.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 Resources Mentioned: How to Repurpose Your In-Person Presentation into an Engaging Webinar Tammy Lally's TEDx talk Speaking Your Brand Podcast Episode 186 with Elayne Fluker: From Hashtag to Podcast to Book: Developing Your Thought Leadership Platform Speaking Your Brand Podcast Episode 185 with Carol’s very personal story Speaking Your Brand podcast episodes on storytelling Speaking Your Brand podcast episodes on frameworks Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker Carol Cox Website: SpeakingYourBrand.com Twitter: @CarolMorganCox Instagram: @CarolMorganCox LinkedIn: Carol Cox Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

57 min1 w ago
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Speaking Your Brand Founder Carol Cox Tells How to Become a Thought Leader, Share Your Stories and Disrupt the Status Quo

Becoming Nadia Lopez: How One of the Nation's Top Educators Learned Hard Lessons about the Importance of Self-Care and Built Her Roadmap to Freedom

In this episode of Support is Sexy, hear the ups and downs of Nadia Lopez’s journey. An inspiring educator of Brooklyn who “opened a school to close a prison,” Nadia speaks about her experiences with both the limelight and the day-to-day reality of running her school. She emphasizes the absolute necessity of self-care in the face of intense pressure and stress in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Nadia Lopez, a passionate educational leader of over 10 years, is Founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a STEM focused public middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn. After being honored in Humans of New York, Nadia was recognized by President Obama and has given a TED Talk. She’s been on The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and she’s now the Chief Visionary Officer of The Lopez Effect. Check out her book The Bridge to Brilliance and her weekly Instagram show On The Low. Insight from this episode: How to prioritize mental health and heal yourself, especially during the pandemic. Strategies for building a supportive team and the importance of having mentors and advocates. Why we can’t dismiss all the work that goes into being an “overnight success.” Strategies on listening to yourself and your body even when those around you say “you’re fine.” Quotes from the show: “The individuals who had the most significant influence, outside of my parents, were educators.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “Rather than be part of the complaining committee, I wanted to know what was happening in the school system.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “This door might have closed or doesn’t want to open, but what are your other ways of getting in? Or maybe you just need to go into a whole other building, and that building is the one you need to be opening doors in.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “You cannot be defeated by one event in your life.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “When you’re in a particular industry, especially like education, it’s so good to have people outside of it because if not, you get sucked up into this negative space.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “It’s one post, one scholar, but actually it’s 10 years of work, all those years before, that you have poured into yourself and wanting to do this and getting denied and going through all the changes and then getting to the point where you are in this position…” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “People tied my identity and work into this one moment in time, and I fell into that. Now I started to feel like, if I do leave, what’s my credibility out in the world?” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 Resources Mentioned Roadmap to Freedom Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker Nadia Lopez Website: TheLopezEffect.com LinkedIn: @TheLopezEffect Facebook: @TheLopezEffect Instagram: @TheLopezEffect Twitter: @TheLopezEffect Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

88 min2 w ago
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Becoming Nadia Lopez: How One of the Nation's Top Educators Learned Hard Lessons about the Importance of Self-Care and Built Her Roadmap to Freedom

739: Taking the Leap from Corporate Executive to Courageous Entrepreneur with Sherwin Nelson Clemons, CEO of Peachy Lyfe Laundry

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79 min3 w ago
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739: Taking the Leap from Corporate Executive to Courageous Entrepreneur with Sherwin Nelson Clemons, CEO of Peachy Lyfe Laundry

What Every Black Woman Entrepreneur Needs to Know with Lakeysha Hallmon, Founder of The Village Market

Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon of The Village Market ATL shares it all, from the inspiration of her entrepreneurial grandmother and Mississippian roots to the current “amazingness” of her work in amplifying Black businesses and making an economic impact. Dr. Hallmon emphasizes the power of non-competitive spaces for Black entrepreneurs and the “camaraderie of excellence.” Do not miss these gems of business know-how in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please vis...

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What Every Black Woman Entrepreneur Needs to Know with Lakeysha Hallmon, Founder of The Village Market

737: Mary Hyatt Tells How to Restore that Flicker in Your Eyes and Live Intuitively

In this episode of Support is Sexy, learn about Mary Hyatt’s Five Stages for Intuitive Living: Acknowledge, Aware, Anchor, Align, Alive. In these times of pandemic and social crises, it is now more important than ever to listen to and apply Mary’s insights on self-examination, compassion, and courage in order to move beyond stress, exhaustion, and coping through life. Move towards radical healing through intuitive living in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluk...

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737: Mary Hyatt Tells How to Restore that Flicker in Your Eyes and Live Intuitively

736: How to Raise Anti-Racist Children and Practice Social Justice Parenting with Dr. Traci Baxley

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Dr. Traci Baxley teaches her philosophy of social justice parenting. Whether you have children or not, you can practice these pillars, or ROCKS: Reflecting, Open dialogue, Compassion, Kindness, and Social engagement. Dr. Baxley gives strategies to engage in difficult conversations with your children, have compassion for yourself, and live an everyday life of activism. Find out how to apply concepts of belonging into your life on this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs....

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736: How to Raise Anti-Racist Children and Practice Social Justice Parenting with Dr. Traci Baxley

735: Why Stylist and Author Morgan Wider Says Image and Wardrobe Come Second to Mindset

We all know that image plays a role in how people perceive us, whether we want to admit it or not. But stylist Morgan Wider — who is also author of the new memoir / style guide,TheWorthy Wardrobe, says that your image and your wardrobe come second to your mindset when it comes to stepping into your power as a woman. Morgan says her work isn’t just about putting together pretty outfits, she “digs through a woman’s literal and figurative closets to get rid of what no longer serves her and helps her create magic with what she already has.” On this episode of theSupport is Sexypodcast, Morgan shares how to level up your mindset, how to keep the faith, the basis of true style (It’s not what you think) and the important questions to ask yourself when it comes to your image. WANT MORE? For resources mentioned in this episode, or to hear interviews with more than 400 women entrepreneurs around the world, go to supportissexy.com. READY TO LEARN HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND BE YOUR BES...

52 minJUN 17
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735: Why Stylist and Author Morgan Wider Says Image and Wardrobe Come Second to Mindset

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Special Episode: BLACK LIVES MATTER. A journey of self-reflection.

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BONUS EPISODE: Join Support is Sexy Podcast Host Elayne Fluker at INBOUND 2020!

Join Van Jones, John Legend, Alicia Garza, Jessie Williams and, yep, author and Support is Sexy podcast host Elayne Fluker at INBOUND 2020! The annual marketing event is hosted by HubSpot and is traditionally a three day, in-person conference that gathers business professionals from almost every industry and includes inspiring keynote speakers, breakout sessions, interactive activities, Last year's conference attracted about 25,000 in-person attendees! But this year, INBOUND is going virtual and hosting a two-day event Sept. 22 and 23rd that you can attend from anywhere in the world! Elayne Fluker is one of your INBOUND 2020 Breakout speakers and is sharing how to Get Over "I Got It" syndrome for unapologetically ambitious women -- which is also the topic of her upcoming book, GET OVER "I Got It" (HarperCollins Leadership, 2021), which you'll hear in this episode. You'll also get access to Elayne's mindset meditation called: "Reflections: Leveling Up Your Mindset and Opening Space for Support," plus she answers questions from INBOUND attendees about branding, marketing and making connections. Go to INBOUND.com now to get a FREE DIGITAL PASS NOW while supplies last!

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BONUS EPISODE: Join Support is Sexy Podcast Host Elayne Fluker at INBOUND 2020!

How Tech Women Network Founder Jumoke Dada is Leveling-Up Career and Community Resources for Women with Technical Skills

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne is joined by Jumoke Dada, Founder of Tech Women Network and the HUE Tech Summit for women of color in the technology industry. Dada shares the inspiration behind the systems of support she has created for women in tech fields along with strategies to finding your path to fulfillment by leveraging your knowledge and desires. Hear how Dada is opening up doors and bringing women along with her in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Jumoke Dada has spent 15+ years working in corporate information technology and is Founder of Signature RED, a technology and strategy consulting service, and of Tech Women Network, an online hub to connect women in tech to resources and each other. She hosts HUE, an annual tech summit for women of color. A contributing blogger to Forbes.com, Dada has been widely recognized for her work from outlets including Business Insider, The Network Journal, Rad Girls, and Black Enterprise Magazine. Insight from this episode: Strategies to shine and thrive in technology spaces whether it has been a long-time passion or not. How to pivot, adjust, and tweak in both your big and small goals. Benefits of beta-testing and getting feedback from your audience. Reflections on the challenges that women of color face in technology. Quotes from the show: “There's sometimes this feeling that in order to work in the technology space or be into technology in any way, or become a coder, or whatever it is, people think you have to be that child that was taking apart computers in your parents’ garage like Bill Gates or whoever when you were three years old… you don’t have to start there.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “If you’re sitting and waiting to figure out if it works, you have to take action.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “What you initially had in mind to build or create, at the time, it could have been a really great idea and needed for that time. However, if you’re still working on it a year later, so much might have changed. It’s important to be adaptable.” –Jumoke Dada Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “We can’t be encouraging girls to come on in if we’re exiting left and right… I can’t encourage women to come forth and stay and speak and do all these things, if I’m not doing it myself. I have to live by example.” –Jumoke Dada Support is Sexy Ep. #742 “Do what you do, do it well, and help other women along the way.” –Jumoke Dada Support is Sexy Ep. #742 Resources Mentioned HUE Tech Summit Tech Women Network Tech Women Speakers - The List Tech Women Network Virtual Career Fair Elayne Fluker Speaking at LinkedIn TransformHer Conference Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker Jumoke Dada Website: Dadaverse.org Twitter: @JumokeDada Facebook: @JumokeDada Instagram: @JumokeDada LinkedIn: Jumoke K. Dada Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

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Speaking Your Brand Founder Carol Cox Tells How to Become a Thought Leader, Share Your Stories and Disrupt the Status Quo

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand teaches about having clarity, conviction, and confidence in our voices and stories. You have what it takes to be a thought leader! Learn how to develop your thought leadership platform, evolve your brand during turbulent times, and tap into your storytelling power on this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Carol Cox is Founder and Podcaster of Speaking Your Brand, where she coaches women entrepreneurs to help them gain more visibility, leadership, and influence through public speaking. Her mission is to get more women into positions of influence in order to challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Carol has 15+ years experience as a democratic political analyst. Insight from this episode: Strategies for those who are just starting their entrepreneurial journey Secrets to creating an efficient framework for your business Differences between thought leaders and content creators, and how you can bring a new perspective to the table Insights into the “IDEAL” ingredients to storytelling and universalizing your story Finding your “VOICE” in thought leadership Quotes from the show: “If you are values-based and you’re purpose-driven, and you have something that’s really meaningful to you, how are you conveying that to your audience in everything that you do? It’s not just about your words, it’s about your actions that back it up.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 On storytelling: “We realize we’re not alone in our experiences… For millennia, women haven’t been validated. We haven’t been validated for our experiences, our emotions, our dreams, our goals, our desires… stories create community for us as women.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 “Sometimes, too, we might dismiss the things that might come easy to us or we enjoy because we might think, doesn’t that come easy to everyone?” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #741 “The story you think you shouldn’t share is probably the one you should.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 “Your silence and your perfectionism maintain the status quo… and we know that the status was built by white men for white men and the rest of us don’t benefit from it.” –Carol Cox Support is Sexy Ep. #741 Resources Mentioned: How to Repurpose Your In-Person Presentation into an Engaging Webinar Tammy Lally's TEDx talk Speaking Your Brand Podcast Episode 186 with Elayne Fluker: From Hashtag to Podcast to Book: Developing Your Thought Leadership Platform Speaking Your Brand Podcast Episode 185 with Carol’s very personal story Speaking Your Brand podcast episodes on storytelling Speaking Your Brand podcast episodes on frameworks Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker Carol Cox Website: SpeakingYourBrand.com Twitter: @CarolMorganCox Instagram: @CarolMorganCox LinkedIn: Carol Cox Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

57 min1 w ago
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Speaking Your Brand Founder Carol Cox Tells How to Become a Thought Leader, Share Your Stories and Disrupt the Status Quo

Becoming Nadia Lopez: How One of the Nation's Top Educators Learned Hard Lessons about the Importance of Self-Care and Built Her Roadmap to Freedom

In this episode of Support is Sexy, hear the ups and downs of Nadia Lopez’s journey. An inspiring educator of Brooklyn who “opened a school to close a prison,” Nadia speaks about her experiences with both the limelight and the day-to-day reality of running her school. She emphasizes the absolute necessity of self-care in the face of intense pressure and stress in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Nadia Lopez, a passionate educational leader of over 10 years, is Founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a STEM focused public middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn. After being honored in Humans of New York, Nadia was recognized by President Obama and has given a TED Talk. She’s been on The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and she’s now the Chief Visionary Officer of The Lopez Effect. Check out her book The Bridge to Brilliance and her weekly Instagram show On The Low. Insight from this episode: How to prioritize mental health and heal yourself, especially during the pandemic. Strategies for building a supportive team and the importance of having mentors and advocates. Why we can’t dismiss all the work that goes into being an “overnight success.” Strategies on listening to yourself and your body even when those around you say “you’re fine.” Quotes from the show: “The individuals who had the most significant influence, outside of my parents, were educators.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “Rather than be part of the complaining committee, I wanted to know what was happening in the school system.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “This door might have closed or doesn’t want to open, but what are your other ways of getting in? Or maybe you just need to go into a whole other building, and that building is the one you need to be opening doors in.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “You cannot be defeated by one event in your life.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “When you’re in a particular industry, especially like education, it’s so good to have people outside of it because if not, you get sucked up into this negative space.” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “It’s one post, one scholar, but actually it’s 10 years of work, all those years before, that you have poured into yourself and wanting to do this and getting denied and going through all the changes and then getting to the point where you are in this position…” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #740 “People tied my identity and work into this one moment in time, and I fell into that. Now I started to feel like, if I do leave, what’s my credibility out in the world?” –Nadia Lopez Support is Sexy Ep. #740 Resources Mentioned Roadmap to Freedom Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker Nadia Lopez Website: TheLopezEffect.com LinkedIn: @TheLopezEffect Facebook: @TheLopezEffect Instagram: @TheLopezEffect Twitter: @TheLopezEffect Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

88 min2 w ago
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Becoming Nadia Lopez: How One of the Nation's Top Educators Learned Hard Lessons about the Importance of Self-Care and Built Her Roadmap to Freedom

739: Taking the Leap from Corporate Executive to Courageous Entrepreneur with Sherwin Nelson Clemons, CEO of Peachy Lyfe Laundry

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Peachy Lyfe CEO Sherwin Clemons shares her substantial knowledge in running a successful business in the service industry. She opens up about the turning point that brought clarity to her journey to fully embracing entrepreneurship, her rich family history and how those values translate to her business, as well as her methods of coping with the difficulties of our current moment. Tune in for Sherwin’s relevant and immediately applicable advice in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Sherwin Nelson Clemons is CEO of Peachy Clean Laundry and lifestyle brand Peachy Lyfe. A University of Alabama alumna, Sherwin spent 20+ years in corporate as a financial advisor, often serving business owners, before she decided to put herself out there and start a laundromat and laundry delivery service with her husband. Her business’s motto is “Leave the Laundry. Live.” Insight from this episode: Strategies on the right way to leave the comfort of a steady paycheck. Strategies on pivoting and maximizing your business, even during the COVID pandemic. Insights into educating the market on your service. Benefits to being in full control of your product. Insider tips on effective business negotiations that include maintaining positive relationships. Quotes from the show: “You are an entrepreneur. You’re figuring out how to make this work under circumstances that you didn’t foresee.”–Sherwin Clemons Support is Sexy Ep. #739 “Ultimately, it became more painful for me to be there than the fear of leaving.” –Sherwin Clemons Support is Sexy Ep. #739 “Some people think, I want to be an entrepreneur, I should just jump ship. Or, it should be easy to make this choice, but, no, it’s a lot of things to consider.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #739 “We have people who drive 30-40 minutes, past other laundromats, to come to us.” –Sherwin Clemons Support is Sexy Ep. #739 On the Proverbs 31 woman: “She did not do everything. She managed it.” –Sherwin Clemons Support is Sexy Ep. #739 “For customers, it needs to be simple and easy for them to be able to access your business.” –Sherwin Clemons Support is Sexy Ep. #739 “There’s this tendency to nickel and dime your customers… we decided not to go that route and focus on volume, quality, a good reputation, and good customer service.” –Sherwin Clemons Support is Sexy Ep. #739 “We don’t have to be men to operate in this game.” –Sherwin Clemons Support is Sexy Ep. #739 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker Sherwin Clemons & Peachy Lyfe Sherwin’s LinkedIn: Sherwin Clemons Website: PeachyLyfe.com Phone: 470-777-9747 Address: 6548 Highway 92 Acworth, Georgia Email: hello@peachylyfe.com Instagram: @ThePeachyLyfe Facebook: The Peachy Lyfe Youtube: Peachy Lyfe Peachy Lyfe App: Apple & Google Play Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

79 min3 w ago
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739: Taking the Leap from Corporate Executive to Courageous Entrepreneur with Sherwin Nelson Clemons, CEO of Peachy Lyfe Laundry

What Every Black Woman Entrepreneur Needs to Know with Lakeysha Hallmon, Founder of The Village Market

Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon of The Village Market ATL shares it all, from the inspiration of her entrepreneurial grandmother and Mississippian roots to the current “amazingness” of her work in amplifying Black businesses and making an economic impact. Dr. Hallmon emphasizes the power of non-competitive spaces for Black entrepreneurs and the “camaraderie of excellence.” Do not miss these gems of business know-how in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please vis...

58 minAUG 18
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What Every Black Woman Entrepreneur Needs to Know with Lakeysha Hallmon, Founder of The Village Market

737: Mary Hyatt Tells How to Restore that Flicker in Your Eyes and Live Intuitively

In this episode of Support is Sexy, learn about Mary Hyatt’s Five Stages for Intuitive Living: Acknowledge, Aware, Anchor, Align, Alive. In these times of pandemic and social crises, it is now more important than ever to listen to and apply Mary’s insights on self-examination, compassion, and courage in order to move beyond stress, exhaustion, and coping through life. Move towards radical healing through intuitive living in this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluk...

56 minAUG 11
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737: Mary Hyatt Tells How to Restore that Flicker in Your Eyes and Live Intuitively

736: How to Raise Anti-Racist Children and Practice Social Justice Parenting with Dr. Traci Baxley

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Dr. Traci Baxley teaches her philosophy of social justice parenting. Whether you have children or not, you can practice these pillars, or ROCKS: Reflecting, Open dialogue, Compassion, Kindness, and Social engagement. Dr. Baxley gives strategies to engage in difficult conversations with your children, have compassion for yourself, and live an everyday life of activism. Find out how to apply concepts of belonging into your life on this episode of Support is Sexy. Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs....

58 minAUG 4
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736: How to Raise Anti-Racist Children and Practice Social Justice Parenting with Dr. Traci Baxley

735: Why Stylist and Author Morgan Wider Says Image and Wardrobe Come Second to Mindset

We all know that image plays a role in how people perceive us, whether we want to admit it or not. But stylist Morgan Wider — who is also author of the new memoir / style guide,TheWorthy Wardrobe, says that your image and your wardrobe come second to your mindset when it comes to stepping into your power as a woman. Morgan says her work isn’t just about putting together pretty outfits, she “digs through a woman’s literal and figurative closets to get rid of what no longer serves her and helps her create magic with what she already has.” On this episode of theSupport is Sexypodcast, Morgan shares how to level up your mindset, how to keep the faith, the basis of true style (It’s not what you think) and the important questions to ask yourself when it comes to your image. WANT MORE? For resources mentioned in this episode, or to hear interviews with more than 400 women entrepreneurs around the world, go to supportissexy.com. READY TO LEARN HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND BE YOUR BES...

52 minJUN 17
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735: Why Stylist and Author Morgan Wider Says Image and Wardrobe Come Second to Mindset

Special Episode: BLACK LIVES MATTER. A journey of self-reflection.

BLACK LIVES MATTER.My journey of self-reflection through the last few weeks of heartbreak and hope.

15 minJUN 13
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Special Episode: BLACK LIVES MATTER. A journey of self-reflection.

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