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#WorkYourPlan Podcast with Kendra

The #WorkYourPlan with Kendra podcast features Kendra Tillman, the founder of StrongHer.me, engaged in authentic conversations with other go-getter women living their business or ministry calling and the everyday ways they work their plan. These conversations inspire action for women seeking to coach themselves through the mental barriers that try to silence their authentic voice.
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Jul 28, 2021

When we were planning the episode for the month, I knew I wanted to share with you books that I felt so perfectly aligned with StrongHer.me that I wish I had written them myself.

#workyourplan podcast books I wish I had written

These books represent a specific part of my own spiritual growth journey. Many of my own core values and beliefs about calling are expressed in these books. Once you’ve listened to this episode, I hope you will share a book that communicates one of your core values as a leader.

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Show Notes

Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step Into Your Influence by Jo Saxton 

The Emotionally Healthy Woman: 8 Things to Quit to Change Your Life by Geri Scazzero

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene' Brown

Successful Women Think Differently by Valorie Burton

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July #WorkYourPlan Book Club Selection:

"The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life" by Edith Eger

Edith Eger is a clinical psychologist and a Holocaust survivor. In the Gift she explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. 

Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients, this book

captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Jul 22, 2021

At the start of the July 4th weekend, the news broke that Sha'Carri Richardson, a track and field star, would be banned from competing in the 2021 Olympics because of marijuana use. People rushed to post and make comments on social media without knowing the full context of why she was banned. As we all know, false, misleading or incomplete information spreads like wildfire on social media. Like many things that get turned into sound bites and memes there's layers to her story.

how to cope with trauma and stress pt 2

According to Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. Sha'Carri's story opens up a bigger conversation about mental health and how we help ourselves and our young people cope with their mental and emotional stressors.

This is Part 2 of a 2 part bonus episode of a conversation with a licensed therapist and two friends who have utilized therapy to heal from traumatic experiences.

If you missed Part 1, we encourage you to go back and listen before listening to this episode.

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Show Notes:

Sharli Berry, MS, LPC, founder of Destiny's Door Counseling Center

LaToya Thompson is @LaToyaWrites on IG

LaToya Jenkins is @latoyafjenkins on IG

Learn more about Meet the Black Therapists in AZ event on July 24, 2021 from 11a-2pm:

Facebook.com/events/136106285258151/

Full Details about the Meet the Black Therapists Event

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July #WorkYourPlan Book Club Selection:

"The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life" by Edith Eger

Edith Eger is a clinical psychologist and a Holocaust survivor. In the Gift she explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. 

Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients, this book

captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Jul 21, 2021

ep 89 workyourplan podcast

I usually share physical books, but I want to recommend some audio books this week. I love listening to books in the author’s voice. There is a true connection that is made when you hear someone’s words in their voice. I think one of the powerful elements of podcasting is you hearing my voice. Our voice tells a story. When you hear someone’s voice, you get a sense of their body language, you see their flaws which is always connecting, you get to absorb more of their personality, their history.

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Show Notes

How to Fix a Broken Record by Amena Brown

Fierce, Free and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Dream of You by Jo Saxton

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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July #WorkYourPlan Book Club Selection:

"The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life" by Edith Eger

Edith Eger is a clinical psychologist and a Holocaust survivor. In the Gift she explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. 

Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients, this book

captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Jul 17, 2021

At the start of the July 4th weekend, the news broke that Sha'Carri Richardson, a track and field star, would be banned from competing in the 2021 Olympics because of marijuana use. People rushed to post and make comments on social media without knowing the full context of why she was banned. As we all know, false, misleading or incomplete information spreads like wildfire on social media. Like many things that get turned into sound bites and memes there's layers to her story.

bonus episode of #workyourplan with kendra

According to Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. Sha'Carri's story opens up a bigger conversation about mental health and how we help ourselves and our young people cope with their mental and emotional stressors.

This is Part 1 of a 2 part bonus episode of a conversation with a licensed therapist and two friends who have utilized therapy to heal from traumatic experiences.

Disclaimer: Trigger Warning

Some of parts of this conversation may be emotionally triggering. We talk briefly about instances of domestic violence, assault and physical violence and drug use.

Show Notes:

Sharli Berry, MS, LPC, founder of Destiny's Door Counseling Center

LaToya Thompson is @LaToyaWrites on IG

LaToya Jenkins is @latoyafjenkins on IG

Learn more about Meet the Black Therapists in AZ event on July 24, 2021 from 11a-2pm:

Facebook.com/events/136106285258151/

Full Details about the Meet the Black Therapists Event

Watch up to 16:13 of this video with Sanya Richards-Ross, a gold medal Olympian in track and field and a commentator for the sport: Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension With Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross

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July #WorkYourPlan Book Club Selection:

"The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life" by Edith Eger

Edith Eger is a clinical psychologist and a Holocaust survivor. In the Gift she explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. 

Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients, this book

captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Jul 14, 2021

Episode 88 is inspired by personal experience from the last couple months.

workyourplan episode 88

In the last episode I mentioned experiencing a setback in business when I hired someone that I hoped would be helping me to be more consistent with sharing my content. I was triggered by that partnership not working out and I self doubt rose to the top. The way I was thinking about myself and business was hindering me and not helping me. 

This episode will remind you of the power of words and help you shift the words you are speaking to yourself.

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Show Notes:

“If nothing changed around you, everything would be different if you changed.” P.B. Wilson

Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits that Make You Happier, Healthier & More Resilient by Valorie Burton

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July #WorkYourPlan Book Club Selection:

"The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life" by Edith Eger

Edith Eger is a clinical psychologist and a Holocaust survivor. In the Gift she explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. 

Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients, this book

captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Jul 7, 2021

This month we're discussing the power of words.

ep 87 workyourplan with kendra

My love and passion for words is one of the things that makes me, me. Inspiring, empowering, impactful words are on the walls in my home, on my bookshelves, in my phone and on my vision boards. I am very careful with my words, because words shape us! Our thoughts, hopes, dreams and goals have been influenced by the words used to describe us and how we have been talked to. Words can bring life or death. So, for the next few episodes, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite sources of wisdom aka books, songs, podcasts, etc 🙂

My hope is that these sources of wisdom will benefit you too. 

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Show Notes:

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene' Brown

July #WorkYourPlan Book Club Selection:

"The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life" by Edith Eger

Edith Eger is a clinical psychologist and a Holocaust survivor. In the Gift she explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. 

Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients, this book

captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

May 13, 2021

In episode 86 of the podcast, I share the recording of my conversation with the author of our March #WorkYourPlan book club selection, Jo Saxton.

Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach. She has dedicated her career to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering women to find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership.

Born in London to parents who immigrated from Nigeria, Jo credits her family’s unrelenting work ethic and the grace of God for the bold, tenacious approach she takes to sharing her wisdom on identity, influence, and living an authentic life. She is characterized by her effervescent honesty and warm approachability, leaving audiences with practical next steps in areas that are usually a bit ambiguous.

In addition to work as an author, Jo has also spearheaded an initiative aimed to help women grow their leadership skills. 

Jo lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters.

Jo's book, Ready to Rise, is one of the few I've seen that addresses the intersection of your identity as a leader, a Black woman and a Christian and provides a Biblical context for talking about leadership and calling.

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Show Notes

Keep up with Jo:

Watch the video of our conversation on Facebook

@JoSaxton on Instagram

JoSaxton.com

***

Have you ever dropped the ball? I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For May I wanted a book that speaks to the pressure moms and women, in general, feel to do it all.

So, we are reading Tiffany Dufu’s book, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, as our May book selection. I often joke that this book should be in the marriage and family section of the book store, rather than the business section.

In Drop the Ball, Tiffany shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. She recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others - freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.

Did you know? Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: Just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection and to expect less of themselves and more from others - only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

I'm sure this topic is going to spark some lively discussions. Don't miss it!

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

May 5, 2021

ep 85 mothers day

A candid conversation about how we are mothered shapes how we mother with the founder of StrongHer.me, Kendra Tillman and her mother, Sandra Smith.

In this episode, 

  • How our relationship with our parents shapes how we parent
  • How life experience helps our parenting evolve
  • How to mother adult sons and daughters
  • How our prayers for our family changed in each season

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Have you ever dropped the ball? I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For May I wanted a book that speaks to the pressure moms and women, in general, feel to do it all.

So, we are reading Tiffany Dufu’s book, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, as our May book selection. I often joke that this book should be in the marriage and family section of the book store, rather than the business section.

In Drop the Ball, Tiffany shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. She recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others - freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.

Did you know? Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: Just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection and to expect less of themselves and more from others - only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

I'm sure this topic is going to spark some lively discussions. Don't miss it!

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Apr 28, 2021

ep 84 #workyourplan with kendra

To minimize the possibility of offense when engaging in a courageous conversation:

Pray in advance so that you have God's wisdom and his heart for the interaction.

State the facts first. Then share your story (how it impacted you; FYI your story is not a fact. It’s how you see it.)

Now switch to listening. Ask for their perspective.

Remember the reason/purpose for the conversation. Your goal is not to convince, compel or control. You want to move towards understanding and accountability.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler

***

Have you ever dropped the ball? I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For May I wanted a book that speaks to the pressure moms and women, in general, feel to do it all.

So, we are reading Tiffany Dufu’s book, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less, as our May book selection. I often joke that this book should be in the marriage and family section of the book store, rather than the business section.

In Drop the Ball, Tiffany shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. She recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others - freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.

Did you know? Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: Just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection and to expect less of themselves and more from others - only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

I'm sure this topic is going to spark some lively discussions. Don't miss it!

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Feb 25, 2021

kendra tillman podcast mic

Steps to move past comparison:

Return to the vision. You need a visual reminder.

Pray for discernment about what is a longing for something God wants for me and what is me coveting what was meant for someone else. 

Seek wise counsel from (friends, family, mentors, coaches) those who know what you’re feeling, they’ve navigated this road before and they can help you with your perspective. The answers to our desires often take on a different form than we expected.

Work your plan. Get busy with the work God is calling you to. Look for those people who run beside you to see it fulfilled.

 

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March is Women’s History Month. I want to invite you to join me for the #WorkYourPlan Book Club. For the month of March we are reading Jo Saxton’s book, Ready to Rise.

Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues women face–workplace harassment, sexism, low self-esteem, financial woes, power battles, and old wounds–while providing meaningful wisdom from Jo’s own journey to leadership. Added to this personal reflection are stories of empowered women from the Bible. Jo then calls on readers to invest in the next generation of women and build new communities where diverse female leadership can flourish.

Register online at strongher.me/bookclub

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Dec 22, 2020

workyourplan with kendra episode 82

Isha Cogborn is our guest for episode 82 of #WorkYourPlan with Kendra. Isha is a personal brand strategist & the founder of Startup Life Support and Epiphany Institute.

If you haven’t already grabbed the free Year in Review download use the link in the comments:https://bit.ly/2020yearreview

If you’re listening to this on your podcast player, you can grab it at StrongHer.me/episode82.

WATCH the full episode at Facebook.com/StrongHerme.

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Start reflecting on your year by conducting your own year in review:

  1. List your 3 most memorable WINS of 2020.
  2. What did you try that you didn’t complete, but you plan to keep working towards in 2020?
  3. What are 1-2 lessons learned in 2020 that will change how you approach 2020?

This is the last podcast episode of 2020. This is our 82nd episode, so if you’re new to the podcast, there’s plenty of great episodes you’ve missed. Even if you’re not new, more than likely you’ve missed a few. If you follow me on instagram @KendraTillman or if you’re on my email list, I’ll be sharing the most popular episodes for you to go back and listen to. 

It’s been quite a year. Thank you for listening if this podcast has helped you mentally break free in some way in 2020, share it with someone you know & leave us a review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to this podcast. 

Show Notes

Keep up with Isha:

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for email reminders of when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Nov 24, 2020

After 20 years of friendship and 13 years of marriage, LaSandra Hutchinson experienced the sudden loss of her husband in October 2017.  At the time, her children were 11, 10, 8, and 6 years old. Eager to learn all she could about grief and to rebuild a powerful life for her and her children, LaSandra began researching grief and sharing her new understanding, her faith, and her grief journey on YouTube, through public speaking, and through writing. She wanted to give a transparent look into grief in a way that resonated with others and that brought hope. Through these steps, Grace & Grief was born. Grace and Grief is an initiative that provides support, community, and inspiration to help others grow through grief and live boldly after loss.

bonus episode lasandra hutchinson

This is part 2 of a 2 part conversation. In part 2 LaSandra answers listeners' questions.

Some questions addressed in this episode:

  • How do you support a family member who chooses to sit in their grief?
  • Is there an acceptable time frame for the grieving process?
  • How does a grieving person keep the negative energy from consuming him/her?
  • Practical ways to support a person who is grieving.
  • What is your perspective on responses to grief that include Christian/religious references? For instance, “I hope they were saved.” “Rejoice, you know you will see them again.”
  • The role of counseling in the grief and healing process
  • How children process grief and loss
  • How holidays are impacted by loss

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Show Notes

Keep up with LaSandra:

Words to Remember… 

"Everything helps! The gift of your presence means something... Anything they don't have to figure out...You're so low, so everything helps. " - LaSandra Hutchinson

"Grief is like a big coat. You don't get over it. You grow into it." -LaSandra Hutchinson

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Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Nov 23, 2020

What does it mean for God to be good?

This common question is at the heart of what many of us will wrestle with when we experience some form of loss in our lifetime.

Our guest, LaSandra Hutchinson is going to help us uncover how grief and loss has impacted our relationship with God. LaSandra is a speaker, writer, content creator and advocate for the rights and well-being of women and girls. She began her work in the non-profit sector as a teenager, spearheading a youth-led initiative in which she designed and implemented violence prevention programming to empower young women in Chicago. She has continued that work as a domestic violence advocate and currently builds awareness of the issue by providing domestic violence training and strengthening community partnerships through her with South Suburban Family Shelter, an organization that provides comprehensive domestic violence services in Illinois. 

After 20 years of friendship and 13 years of marriage, LaSandra experienced the sudden loss of her husband in October 2017.  At the time, her children were 11, 10, 8, and 6 years old. Eager to learn all she could about grief and to rebuild a powerful life for her and her children, LaSandra began researching grief and sharing her new understanding, her faith, and her grief journey on YouTube, through public speaking, and through writing. She wanted to give a transparent look into grief in a way that resonated with others and that brought hope. Through these steps, Grace & Grief was born. Grace and Grief is an initiative that provides support, community, and inspiration to help others grow through grief and live boldly after loss.

grace and grief lasandra hutchinson

In this episode we discuss…

  • The connection between her work as a domestic violence advocate and a grief coach
  • What it means for God to be sovereign
  • What to expect in the grief process
  • How grief support helps us confront our loss of identity and how we can grow through grief and loss

This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation. In part 2 LaSandra answers listeners' questions.

Show Notes

Keep up with LaSandra:

Words to Remember… 

"Your relationship with God matters whether you're in a crisis or not. Don't wait to get to know him when you're in a crisis." - LaSandra Hutchinson

"The soul can grow through loss." -LaSandra Hutchinson

"We have to get down to business with God...there's no way out but through it." -LaSandra Hutchinson

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Oct 27, 2020

In today’s episode we’re discussing two topics we’re told never to talk about -- religion & politics. We're, specifically, talking about the intersection of faith and politics and how do we unify when the stakes feel so high in this year's election.

Our guest for episode 80 of the podcast is Sarah Bauer Anderson. Sarah has spent her entire life learning to live in the tension both politics and religion create, striving to best navigate the complicated issues and emotional conversations around these weightier topics. Raised in a family of politicos, including a former Republican presidential candidate father (Gary Bauer), Sarah shares her story and what she’s learned in her latest book, The Space Between Us: How Jesus Teaches Us to Live Together When Politics and Religion Pull Us Apart. 

She has been involved in ministry since 2003 and uses her skills as an avid communicator, writer and author, to combine her passions in order to instill positive faith in teens, parents and ministry influencers. Sarah is the lead content creator and writer for XP3 High School curriculum from Orange, a nonprofit organization with a mission to instill positive faith and influence parents and ministries to influence the next generation.

Sarah Anderson

In this episode we discuss…

  • Principles Sarah's political and religious family have learned about navigating political discussions that might help you restore relationships with your friends and family
  • Why beliefs like 'we have to agree with every issue a candidate stands for to publicly support them' are driving us apart
  • How our limited view of Jesus is hindering contributes to our lack of civil discourse around religion and politics
  • The importance of posture over position
  • Why nuance gets lost in our political discussions online
  • How we honor our Christian faith in voting without standing in condemnation of others for their differing views

Before you go...

Join us the day after the election on Wed, 11/4 at 6pm MST/7pm CST for a candid conversation among a group of multi-generational, multi-ethnic women exploring how we find unity following the 2020 election season.

WATCH 'Where Do We Go From Here?' on Facebook at @StrongHerme or LastSupperSeriesPresents

where do we go from here?

Show Notes

Keep up with Sarah:

Dominique Hayes and the Last Supper Series

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Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Sep 17, 2020

For the month of September where we will be talking about demystifying purpose. My conversation with Nicole Salmon centers around defining purpose and gaining clarity about your purpose.

Nicole Salmon Purpose Coach

When we’re unclear on our calling, we feel stuck and left behind. In today’s conversation, my guest Nicole Salmon helps us demystify “purpose” by revealing the one mindset shift we must make to be fruitful in every season of life. Tune in throughout September as we continue this monthly series on clarifying our purpose.

Purpose coach Nicole Salmon has worked with some pretty inspiring and powerful women over the years. You know the type. Fierce, has it all together and going places? Well at least to the public she is. But in her private life she is also unraveling and not clear about her next move. Why do they end up at her door? Because birds of a feather flock together. If the quest for finding your purpose has left you feeling stuck or left behind, you’re in the right place. In today’s episode, Nicole invites us to reject the idea that purpose is a destination, so that we can begin living from purpose, adapting it as our lifestyle.

In this episode we discuss…

  • The dark seasons that leave you feeling like purpose is over & how God uses them to propel you into His purposes for your life.
  • The grace of God that overrides shame’s intent to silence and muzzle your calling. 
  • Walking in your calling as a believer by putting “purpose” into the proper perspective.
  • Following Purpose’s breadcrumbs in your life to rediscover and exercise your God-given gifts right where you are. 

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Words to Remember… 

  • “Your mistakes do not void your purpose.”  – Nicole Salmon
  • “The question is not: What do I want to be? But: What do I want to do? I already am somebody.” – Nicole Salmon
  • “If the only time you are great is when your title is great, that’s not greatness. That’s a show.” – Nicole Salmon
  • “Time doesn’t clarify your purpose. Movement made toward your call in faith does. You will squint at purpose from afar until Jesus returns.” – Nicole Salmon

Show Notes

Keep up with Nicole:

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Learn more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Aug 20, 2020

For the month of August our conversations on the podcast will help parents transition their families into a new and very different school year. 

Christine Duvivier

My guest for today's episode is Christine Duvivier. Christine Duvivier is an international speaker, author and positive change mentor. She speaks, teaches and coaches for organizations, leaders, students and communities that are ready to think beyond traditional myths that hold us back and want to use positive practices to tap into the powerful energy available to them so that they live into more of their true spirits and who they ultimately want to be. She holds an MBA and a Masters degree in Positive Psychology.

Christine and I discuss:

  • The myth of the bad student, the myth of the good student and the myth of the best system and how it's impacting our kids
  • Why our current system of schooling can lead to depression for some students and what we can do about it
  • 7 hidden gifts and how we uncover them
  • Helping our kids become more confident and resilient in school

You can watch the video of our conversation at Facebook.com/StrongHerMe

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Quotes from the episode:

"The system is structured in a way and teaches thought patterns that cause depression and anxiety." - Christine Duvivier

"We don't really have any control over what our kids think...what's interesting is how much impact we have." - Christine Duvivier

"I think it's so empowering when you take control as a parent of yourself and decide I'm going to define how I want to think about this (my child and their strengths) and I don't want other people defining it for me. " - Christine Duvivier

Show Notes

Connect with Christine

Take the Hidden Gifts test

Subscribe to Christine's Email List for "The Love Notes"

The CaPP Institute

Via Character Strengths

Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Learn more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Aug 13, 2020

For the month of August our conversations on the podcast will help parents transition their families into a new and very different school year. 

episode 77 Susan Seay

My guest for today's episode is Susan Seay. Susan is an international speaker, podcast host of the Mentor 4 Moms Podcast and a certified life coach who helps busy moms make the shift from overwhelmed and distracted to intentional and living on purpose.  She's also a homeschooling mom of 7.

Susan and I talk about how to intentionally parent our kids for this season of schooling, that may be our normal for a while, without overwhelming ourselves.

In this episode we discuss:

  • exchanging a list of house rules for living your family's core values
  • the peace that comes when we let go of the need to control the household responsibilities
  • setting the environment for a successful school year
  • shifting our focus to the benefits of an unprecedented year of schooling during a pandemic
  • the evolution of our parenting styles
  • how Susan started reclaiming her voice

You can watch the video of our conversation at Facebook.com/StrongHerMe

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Quotes from the episode:

"My definition of intentional is having both the courage and the confidence to live true to your core values." - Susan Seay

"I had to get to a place where I had to relinquish my hold on so many of the things I felt personally responsible for, because I'm mom, I'm wife ... it became my personal commitment to see how many balls I could drop." - Susan Seay

Show Notes

Connect with Susan

Book: Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Learn more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Aug 6, 2020

workyourplan podcast with evangeline and maria

Our guests for episode 76 of #WorkYourPlan with Kendra are Evangeline Colbert and Maria Mwangi, the co-authors of Conceived by Grace, a 'no fear' pregnancy journal. Maria and Evangeline are hosting their first virtual event this month, Grace - A Virtual Fertility Event. The event is for women who are experiencing infertility/miscarriages/infant loss so that they know they are not alone in the struggle. The event will provide encouragement and tools from God’s Word to help them deal with their fears and anxiety and move forward with a hope-filled focus.

Evangeline Colbert is an author, speaker, and Hope Coach. She is dedicated to helping others find and maintain hope in the midst of their everyday struggles so that they persevere with confidence and live with a hope-filled focus. She's the author of multiple books including a devotional about overcoming infertility, A Seed of Hope: God’s Promises of Fertility. It is written from the perspective of her personal victory over infertility. The devotions help women to tap into the strength of God's promises of fertility and to address the issue of infertility by confidently believing and speaking the Word of God. 

Evangeline is dedicated to helping others find and maintain hope in the midst of their everyday struggles so that they persevere with confidence and live with a hope-filled focus. If hope, victory, and meaningful results are what you’re craving, one of her coaching programs can get you there. Her highest goal is to help others live their best life, with courage, purpose, and joy!

Maria’s passion for the event industry went from a hobby and side business, to a career change after the housing crisis of 2008. She is an award-winning event producer who acts as the director of sales for special events at an event company in Phoenix, AZ. She is a widowed mother of two teen boys, who keep her busy with basketball and football. Having become well acquainted with the grief of multiple miscarriages, she recently co-authored Conceived by Grace, a no fear pregnancy journal for women who have suffered from infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. 

 

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Show Notes

Grace - A Virtual Fertility Event. The event focuses on God’s Promises for Your Path to Motherhood. The event is for women who are experiencing infertility/miscarriages/infant loss so that they know they are not alone in the struggle. The event will provide encouragement and tools from God’s Word to help them deal with their fears and anxiety and move forward with a hope-filled focus. For details and to register visit: conceivedbygrace.com

Instagram: @conceivedbygrace

Facebook: @conceivedbygrace

Connect with Evangeline

Connect with Maria

  • Family Grief Journey: Facebook.com/mwangiroadtorecovery
  • Instagram.com/mrsmwangi

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Learn more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Jul 1, 2020

Chrystal Evans Hurst is one of my favorite podcaster-speaker-authors. She is anointed to encourage and equip others to live God's best for their lives... all while engaging and being present in the small important moments that matter in the everyday. 

Chrystal Evans Hurst

Chrystal Hurst is here to talk about how a 28 day commitment can help us make prayer a habit in our daily lives. In this episode she recommends that in the midst of many voices telling us how to respond to the world’s problems, we seek God in prayer for wisdom and clarity for how we can be most effective. We end the episode with her answering several listener questions about prayer.

This episode is for you if you’ve ever wondered…

  • the role and purpose of prayer as we take action on the vision in our heart
  • how to cultivate your relationship with God through prayer
  • how to wrestle with disappointment through prayer
  • how to make prayer ongoing conversation between you and God

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Show Notes

Words to Remember...

  • “If you still want it, pray for it.”
  • “We have to have the kind of faith today, we’ll be glad we had tomorrow.”
  • “You have to act today like you want to have the story to tell about how you acted tomorrow.”

Connect with Chrystal

  • ChrystalEvansHurst.com
  • instagram.com/ChrystalHurst  
  • facebook.com/ChrystalHurst/

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it’s finally here!

Learn more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: “I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman.”

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Jun 26, 2020

In the month of June we are reclaiming our voices. For this week’s #WorkYourPlan Wednesday I’m taking a step towards one of my action items - to be more informed about local government.

Jessica Davis

Our guest this week is Jessica Davis. Jessica is an 8th grade Civics teacher in Phoenix, AZ who's been teaching middle school for almost 8 years. Her degrees are in American History with a minor in religious studies and a masters in Secondary Education. Jessica loves teaching and sees her classroom as her mission field.

We invited Jessica to help us talk with our teens (and pre-teens) about how we make the political process relevant to our teens. In this candid conversation we will discuss how to engage our kids in the process, how to help them validate fact from fiction on social media and she'll give us a mini lesson on our basic rights as US citizens at the federal and local levels.

Donate to Jessica's classroom via CashApp $jkdavis11

WATCH our conversation at Facebook.com/StrongHer.me

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Show Notes:

episode 73 Advocacy, Election and Our Laws

The Bill of Rights - A Primer

17 Tips to Steer Your Kids Through The Political Season

Additional Resources for Talking To Your Kids About Politics pdf

@kendratillman @strongherme

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it's finally here!

Lear more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: "I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman."

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Jun 18, 2020

In the month of June we are reclaiming our voices. For this week’s #WorkYourPlan Wednesday I’m taking a step towards one of my action items - to be more informed about local government.

Eshe Pickett

We're going to learn why local elections matter and how we become informed voters from my friend, Eshe Pickett, a community activist & an engineer. We will address advocacy, elections and our laws.

In this episode we discuss...

  • Why local elections matter and how we become informed voters
  • How the different elected offices impact our daily life
  • Why we need to start engaging our children early
  • Other ways besides voting to be involved in the political process
  • How do the different branches of government affect economic and racial inequality?
  • Resources to help us navigate the system

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Quotes

"Politicians pay attention to people who can vote them out of office." - Eshe Pickett

"There's always got to be some piece of you that's connected to the greater good and when you have no connection and all you're seeing is the negative that's when you have hopelessness. I maintain hope because I'm involved." - Eshe Pickett

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Show Notes:

James 2:14-26 "Faith without works is dead."

Book: All Politics Is Local: And Other Rules of the Game by Thomas P. O'Neill and Gary Hymel

Knock Down the House Documentary on Netflix

Arizona

  • azsos.gov
  • recorder.maricopa.gov
  • https://www.azcourts.gov/jpr (Judicial Performance Review - AZ)


Poll Workers:

Attend a session on the Independent Redistricting Commission

  • azcleanelections.gov
  • acluaz.org
  • https://ld17dems.org/voter-information/ (My Legislative District)

National

Leadership Programs in AZ:

@eshenayo

@kendratillman @strongherme

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it's finally here!

Lear more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: "I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman."

***

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If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or Stitcher with a short review.

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Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Jun 11, 2020

For the month of June, in response to our collective grief and outrage over racist acts continuing in our country, on my platforms I'm centering our conversations around reclaiming our voice.

Sharli Berry of Destiny's Door Counseling Center

This week’s #WorkYourPlan conversation with Sharli Berry, a licensed therapist and the owner of Destiny's Door Counseling, about reclaiming your voice after trauma is critical to this conversation.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's quote "protest is the language of the unheard" is quoted frequently right now. We're going to dig into what that means from a mental health perspective. Specifically, we will be talking about how we reclaim our voice after different forms of trauma - childhood abuse and neglect, domestic violence, as well as, the trauma of systemic racism.

In this episode we discuss...

  • What is trauma?
  • What role does our faith play to help us deal with trauma? What role does therapy play?
  • How traumas get triggered
  • How systemic racism triggers us
  • How we reclaim our voice after trauma

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Show Notes:

Destiny's Door Counseling Center

@ddcounseling

@kendratillman @strongherme

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The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it's finally here!

Lear more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: "I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman."

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Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Jun 4, 2020

Courage always comes with a cost.

For the month of June we’re exploring what courage costs all of us and how courage helps us reclaim our voice for our God-given assignment.

One of the things I pray is reclaimed from our anger and outrage around history continuing to repeat itself is our heart for advocacy.

Khalilah Elliott reclaim voice advocacy

I was joined by my sister, Khalilah Elliott, a multicultural marketing and communications expert, to talk about how we reclaim our voice for advocacy. 

Advocacy comes in many forms and that's what Khalilah and I will be talking about.

In this episode we discuss...
▪️Why advocacy matters
▪️Why our silence and inaction is detrimental to us all
▪️How to think critically about issues of social justice
▪️How to address our own anger and resentment in a way that’s not counterproductive
▪️Methods for how we “stop” the madness

No more being silent about the things that matter most to us because we fear what others think.

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Show Notes:

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"If people are ready to leave you, because you find your voice and you're ready to speak up for yourself, let them go!" - Khalilah Elliott

"If you're an advocate, your role, even when it is uncomfortable is to acknowledge when something is problematic for the people you claim you advocate for. It doesn't stop when it stops being a topic of discussion." - Khalilah Elliott

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Lear more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: "I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman."

***

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Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Apr 1, 2020

episode 70 janell and elaina brown

Janell Brown and Elaina Brown are the powerhouse sister duo behind Olivia Laine Stylist, a wardrobe styling service and our guests for episode 70 of the #WorkYourPlan with Kendra podcast.

Janell and Elaina were the winners of the $1000 cash prize + business support services awarded at our 2019 You Are Stronger Than You Think Women's  faith based women's empowerment event. In this episode we bring you behind the scenes of their journey over the last 12 months. We talk about how their current business, Olivia Laine, is providing the fuel and the funding for their next big move. We discuss the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journey, the power of collaboration and creating your own opportunities and we touch on how their adapting their hands on business in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

These brilliant female founders have so much wisdom to share.

Our conversation was inspiring and it remind me that our dreams are still possible! We hope it inspires you to #workyourplan and watch God work!

If you join our Strength Builders newsletter at Strongher.me or follow us on social media @KendraTillman and @StrongHerme, we’ll keep you in the loop about our free weekly #workyourplan workshops and other things we’re creating to help you keep taking the next step to what God is calling you to do!

Quotes:

"We're not just creating looks for someone we are helping them understand themselves." - Elaina Brown

"I had to get over the fact that I felt like I don't belong in a room. It's such a lie." - Janell Brown

"Just because it doesn't look like there's room for you or opportunity for you, go pull up a chair." - Elaina Brown

***

Show Notes:

Connect with Janell & Elaina:
Website: olivialainestylist.com
Facebook: facebook.com/olivialainestylist/
Instagram: @olivialainestylist

***

You don't need more advice.
You need space in your life to do what you already know.

Join the Focus.me Project, a FREE 5 day challenge designed to help you BREAK the habits keeping you busy, stressed out and just out of reach for your goals.

Register today at strongher.me/focusmeproject.

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it's finally here!

Lear more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: "I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman."

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for a daily email reminder when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or Stitcher with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman or @strongherme on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

Mar 4, 2020

balanced not busy ciji townsend

Our guest for episode 69 of #WorkYourPlan with Kendra is Ciji Townsend, the Founder of Balanced Not Busy, a space for go-getters to find rest. She inspires, encourages and empowers as a public speaker, wellness advocate and host of the Being BALANCED podcast.

In this episode Ciji and I discuss how to

  • proactively make our physical health and wellness "practice" a priority
  • handle the expectations we get from other people that keep us busy and
  • implement tools/systems into our personal and professional life that help us work our plan

Quotes:

"Stop saying you need to make time for it. You need to realize without this you won't have time for anything else." - Ciji Townsend

"Communicate early and often...don't communicate one time and hope people remember (what you need)." - Ciji Townsend

***

Show Notes:

Connect with Ciji Townsend:
Website: balancednotbusy.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/balancednotbusy
Instagram: @balancednotbusy

Being Balanced Podcast

TEXT 'FIND BALANCE' to 66866 to be added to Ciji's newsletter.

Blissdom Conference

Calm app

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up by Jerry Colonna

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequest

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington

 

Additional Tools & Resources Ciji recommends:

Apps

  • YouVersion app
  • First 5 app from Proverbs 31 Ministries

Planners

  • Life Planner by Erin Condren
  • Simplified Life Planner by Emily Ley

Podcasts

  • Balanced Black Girl
  • Mediocre to Masterful

 

***

You don't need more advice.
You need space in your life to do what you already know.

Join the Focus.me Project, a FREE 5 day challenge designed to help you BREAK the habits keeping you busy, stressed out and just out of reach for your goals.

Register today at strongher.me/focusmeproject.

***

The STRONG Womanhood Growth Journal: Activate the Courage to Live Out Your Calling is a self directed guide for women who want to be active participants in their personal transformation and are looking for a process to mentor them through it. And it's finally here!

Lear more at StrongHer.me/StrongJournal

Get it at Amazon: BUY THE BOOK

Amazon Book Review: "I highly recommend this journal. I discovered actionable steps to take on my next journey into becoming more consistent with reaching my goals. The messages shared by Kendra are full of wisdom and timeless. The thought provoking questions will assist you in transforming into a confident and courageous woman."

***

Subscribe to the #WorkYourPlan Podcast and published episodes will come right to the podcast app on your phone and/or join our email list for a daily email reminder when a new episode is ready.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe, rate it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or Stitcher with a short review.

Connect with Kendra personally @kendratillman on Instagram.

Ask a question on the podcast episode at strongher.me or by emailing strongerevent@gmail.com.

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