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Conversations with leaders that are igniting their community, our nation and the world to be a better place. Be inspired and enlightened as we pull back the curtain and dive into intimate and energetic dialog with tips and tactics from achievers and doers with host and Master Leadership Strategist, Dr. Geneva Williams.

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Ep. 89 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #4

When you’re consistent, honest and do what you say you’re going to do— the people you lead will start to take notice. This episode is the fourth installment in my Leadership Lesson series. It is a collection of insights gained while reliving the stories from my father, Ermon K. Jones’ fight for civil rights. These lessons and more are documented in our book, Justice on the Jersey Shore. In this segment of the series, hear why integrity and credibility are two absolutely essential ingredients for meaningful leadership. I share how my father set a standard for credibility in our New Jersey community- becoming an advocate that could always be counted on. Hear how you can start to focus on what’s most important in your relationships as a leader: keeping your word. Key Takeaways: What it means to be credible as a leader. How politicians can lead with integrity. Ways credibility will help you as a leader. Episode Highlights: [00:05] Intro [01:25] Impact leadership lesson #4 [02:52] Credibility, honesty and integrity [04:25] The equal employment fight for Sanitation workers [08:03] Nancy Pelosi and politicians with integrity [11:35] What Nancy Pelosi and my father had in common [12:17] Summarizing insights on leading with honesty [16:16] Outro Quotes: "I believe that great leaders do what they say they're going to do. A good leader knows the importance of credibility in all relationships, but especially in the position of leadership.” - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [03:31] "Leaders who are credible, do what they say they're going to do.” - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [12:04] Resources Mentioned: eXtraordinary Women Influencers Facebook group Justice on the Jersey Shore Drgenevaspeaks.com Connect: Find | THE Ignite 2 Impact PODCAST At drgenevaspeaks.com/podcasts Find | Dr. Geneva Jones Williams On Drgenevaspeaks.com On Instagram: @Drgenevaspeaks On Twitter: @Drgenevaspeaks On Facebook: @Drgenevaspeaks RATE & SUBSCRIBE Wherever you listen to your podcasts On Apple Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher

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Ep. 89 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #4

Ep.88 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #3

Truly impactful leadership leaves something behind that can be felt long after your departure from any industry, organization or community. This episode is the third installment in my Leadership Lesson series- a collection of insights on truly impactful leadership takeaways, debuting during Black History Month. I share lessons learned while writing the book, Justice on the Jersey Shore with my father, Ermon K. Jones who fought for change during some of the most segregated times in American history. Listen in to hear why legacy is possibly the most important part of your role as a leader. I share some of the impact and influence left behind by my father and the story of Oseola McCarty, who inspired countless others through one seemingly simple act of philanthropy. Find out how as you continue to develop and contribute to the world, you can find ways to ensure your leadership transcends you. Key Takeaways: Questions leaders with a legacy can answer. The lasting impact legacy leadership can have. My father and Oseola McCarthy’s legacy on society and institutions. Episode Highlights: [00:06] Intro [01:39] Impact leadership lesson #3 [02:07] Creating a legacy through leadership. [03:02] Questions leaders looking to leave a legacy can answer [05:01] My father's societal and institutional legacy [06:58] Oseola McCarty and a legacy birthed from philanthropy [10:56] The impact of Oseola McCarty's legacy [13:56] What is your vision for the future and how will it create legacy? [14:20] Outro Quotes: "Leaders- as they're doing what they do in the present tense. As they're looking in the future and creating vision, [they] are in fact creating legacy." - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [02:46] “Hard work gives your life meaning. If you want to feel proud of yourself, you’ve got to do things you can be proud of.” [08:45] Resources Mentioned: eXtraordinary Women Influencers Facebook group Justice on the Jersey Shore Drgenevaspeaks.com Oseola McCarty Scholarship Program Connect: Find | THE Ignite 2 Impact PODCAST At drgenevaspeaks.com/podcasts Find | Dr. Geneva Jones Williams On Drgenevaspeaks.com On Instagram: @Drgenevaspeaks On Twitter: @Drgenevaspeaks On Facebook: @Drgenevaspeaks RATE & SUBSCRIBE Wherever you listen to your podcasts On Apple Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher

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Ep.88 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #3

Ep. 87 Justice on the Jersey Shore: Leadership Lesson #2 Black History Month

Going against the grain comes with the territory as a leader— it’s often an indication you’re headed toward making truly meaningful change. This episode is the second installment in my Leadership Lesson series- a set of episodes focused on impact leadership with an emphasis on Black History Month. I offer examples from leaders like my father, Ermon K. Jones, who helped to transform our small New Jersey community and the country at large, during a highly segregated time in American history. Find out why going against the status quo will always come with challengers. We’ll dive into the sentiments of leaders that came before us and explore ways you can embrace change and stand strong in the face of opposition. Key Takeaways: What all leaders have in common. The fight to bring the Head Start program to a small New Jersey Community. The rewards that can come from challenging the establishment or status quo. Episode Highlights: [00:06] Intro [01:36] Impact leadership lesson #2 [02:59] An effective leader welcomes change [03:59] Frederick Douglass on taking on the status quo [04:57] Bringing the Head Start program to Neptune, New Jersey [06:08] Speaking against opposition and fighting for transformation [10:56] Toni Morrison's lesson in language and power [15:58] Outro Quotes: "That's when you experience success. When you're willing to step out into the unknown— outside of your comfort zone." - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [03:22] “A good leader must be prepared to sidestep chaos, run around or jump over obstacles and defeat direct opposition to achieve a goal.” [03:48] "An impact leader takes the initiative to create change; To create that change in the status quo." - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [16:38] Resources Mentioned: eXtraordinary Women Influencers Facebook group Justice on the Jersey Shore Drgenevaspeaks.com Connect: Find | THE Ignite 2 Impact PODCAST At drgenevaspeaks.com/podcasts Find | Dr. Geneva Jones Williams On Drgenevaspeaks.com On Instagram: @Drgenevaspeaks On Twitter: @Drgenevaspeaks On Facebook: @Drgenevaspeaks RATE & SUBSCRIBE Wherever you listen to your podcasts On Apple Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher

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Ep. 87 Justice on the Jersey Shore: Leadership Lesson #2 Black History Month

Ep. 85 Cheryl Walker Robinson:

Cheryl Walker-Robertson is the founder of Protocol International, offering interactive etiquette and protocol workshops and consultations for today’s executives and tomorrow's business leaders. Ms.Walker-Robertson is recognized as a person of extraordinary talent and ability and is often in demand as a speaker and expert on issues facing today’s market. Her client range represents Fortune 500 business, government, education, entertainment and more. In addition, her background including 25 years in sales and marketing, Ms. Walker-Robertson has extensive experience in protocol and cultural diversity. A graduate of Saint Augustine’s College in North Carolina, she has also studied under the direction of Dorothea Johnson, Protocol Adviser and Liaison to the Washington DiplomaticCommunity for the Joint Military Attaché. She is a contributing writer to various trade and business publications. As an executive with Odyssey Media, Ms. Walker-Robertson develops and implements marketing and sales strategies targeting influential multicultural women. Ms. Walker-Robertson is recognized nationwide for her work with Odyssey Network and is responsible for recruiting women for an unprecedented national networking business retreat.

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Ep. 85 Cheryl Walker Robinson:

Ep.84 N. Charles Anderson: The Leadership History Maker in Action

Honored to talk with N. Charles Anderson, my friend and colleague for many years. Congratulations to him for his work being part of the Library of Congress. N. Charles Anderson was born on February 7, 1953, in Gaston County, North Carolina to Fannie Mae Moses Anderson and Nicodemus Anderson. He graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1971 and attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina where he studied business administration. He later received his B.A. degree in humanities from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. Anderson started working at Piedmont Natural Gas in 1972 as a mail clerk when he became involved with the Charlotte NAACP Youth Council, where he later served as president. There, he helped organize the NAACP Youth Council radio show, “Talk to the People” on WGIV Radio in Charlotte, North Carolina and co-hosted the NAACP television program, “Experience!” In 1974, Anderson was hired as a sales representative for American Tobacco Company and later moved to Detroit. After graduating from Wayne State University, Anderson joined the NAACP Detroit Branch as its youth director in 1981. He then served on the national staff as director of the NAACP Midwest Region III from 1983 to 1987. In this role, he directed and managed NAACP state conferences as well as adult branches and college and youth councils in seven states including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. Anderson served as the sixth president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Urban League from 1987 to 1994. In 1994, Anderson was appointed by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer to serve as executive director of the Department of Human Services for the City of Detroit, a position he held until 1997. In 1997, he rejoined the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan as the organization’s eighth president and chief executive officer. For twenty years, he was responsible for the vision, leadership, and direction of the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, which is one of 110 affiliates of the New York-based National Urban League. Anderson received the Wayne State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012, and the American Human Rights Council Spirit of Humanity Award in 2018. He served as a trustee of the National Urban League, and the New Detroit coalition. He also served on the board of NAACP Youth Council, CityConnect Detroit, New Center Community Services, Detroit Alliance for Fair Banking, Health Alliance Plan and University Cultural Center Association. Anderson also served as vice-chair of the board of trustees, Henry Ford Health System, Inc. and vice-chair of City Year Inc. Anderson and his wife, Marionette Anderson, have three daughters and nine grandchildren. The video oral history interview of Nonprofit executive N. Charles Anderson is now a permanent part of The Historymakers Collection at the Library of Congress.

39 MIN2019 NOV. 12
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Ep.84 N. Charles Anderson: The Leadership History Maker in Action

Ep 83 Dr. Sandye P. Johnson: Transforming Education in Harlem

Dr. Sandye Poitier Johnson,renowned educator with a career that spans four decades, retired principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy, former adjunct professor at City College and adjunct professor at Kean College, New Jersey, knows what it takes to turn a school around. She did what it takes to make a Title I public school an International Baccalaureate World School, the first NY Title I school to achieve this status. Currently the Executive Director of the Harlem Renaissance Education Pipeline, Dr. Johnson is widely credited with raising the academic standards and stature of the Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change in Harlem. She has what it takes to continue the fight for quality education. And she’s won accolades to prove it throughout her career—from the National Council of Negro Women’s Mary McLeod Bethune Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King Measure of a Woman Award to the Time Warner Principal of Excellence Award and more.

34 MIN2019 SEP. 20
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Ep 83 Dr. Sandye P. Johnson: Transforming Education in Harlem

Ep 82 Charmaine Brown: NAWBO Leader On the Move to Impact Michigan Business Women

Charmaine Brown is the President of the Board Of Directors of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), headquartered in Washington, DC is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all kinds of businesses. The organization currently has 90 chapters in the United States and is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d' Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs). The vision of the National Association of Women Business Owners propels women https://www.nawbo.org Charmaine Brown, President & Founder at Connexions Consulting, Inc., is a recognized corporate leader with more than 23 years of experience in strategic HR, diversity and inclusion, talent management, organization development, and HR compliance. Her experience spans a range of industries including real estate, banking, healthcare, and nonprofits. Charmaine served as a member of the Cleveland Commission on Economic Inclusion’s Membership Engagement Committee. Other non-profit and board involvement includes CollegeNow of Greater Cleveland, Saint Joseph Academy, United Black Fund and Project REAP.Charmaine is the 2012 recipient of the Crain’s Cleveland Archer Award, Commercial Property Executive’s 2012 Diversity Executive of the Year and recipient of the 2013 Women of Color Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Courage Award. She is a graduate of the 2009 Cleveland Bridge Builder program, often returning as a facilitator on the topic of Cultural Competence. linkedin.com/in/charmaine-brown-0a813b2

34 MIN2019 SEP. 2
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Ep 82 Charmaine Brown: NAWBO Leader On the Move to Impact Michigan Business Women

Dr. Stacie NC Grant: Legacy of Faith Grows #Faithpreneurs & Entrepreneurs Ep. 81

Climbing any success ladder takes constant prayers, a good plan, and resources. A successful person will see how her ideas come full circle once a vision elevates rapidly. Meet Dr. Stacie N.C. Grant, Empowerment Specialist, Event Strategist, TV Media Host, Author and Speaker. She has witnessed an incredible turn-around in her life and business. And, as mind-blowing as it is, Grant can no longer hide the sizzling details. Grant believes wholeheartedly in the mantra: Prayer is the key. Faith unlocks the door. She knows unfathomably that these are the primary ingredients needed behind every #Faithpreneur and entrepreneur to see their businesses excel. She recently opened up about two life events that eventually led her in front of thousands of people globally. She remembers her first-grade teacher speaking to her mother about some behaviors on the first day of school. The teacher began the conversation with positive statements but went on to explain one problem. She mentioned how Grant gathered all the classmates and began teaching the students their ABCs. Speaking began for Grant at a young age, and this gift continued to nurture throughout middle school, high school, and college. Her personality and gifts began to flourish abundantly through more experiences and encounters while growing up. But, there is one other memory that sparks and ignites her spirit to leap daily. It’s the sweet, savory recollections of her grandmother’s solid walk of faith in God. This bond was unique because Grant tuned into her gifts of prayer, speaking, and service to others through the actions of her grandmother. “God was designing my life all along. I didn’t understand the real purpose, but now things are clearer to me,” she remarked. “Faith was the legacy my grandmother left us.” And, Grant continues to build on this legacy, which has carried her name, gifts, and business to the masses. She felt challenged through this legacy of faith to be an entrepreneur and settled down the years of work into one movement: #Faithpreneur. Her life and business took a pivotal turn at the heart of Times Square--the place where millions gather yearly to bring in the New Year. Grant’s new year from a legacy of faith began with her first tribute dinner celebrating her grandmother on her birthday in August, and leading prayer on a new platform. She holds a thriving prayer call every Saturday that connects with people ranging from the states, various countries, and islands. “We pray over the intentions of what we desire to do, and for God to orchestrate the plans. This prayer call is no pomp and circumstance. It’s a time, where everybody shares,” stated Grant. Moreover, the outcome of the celebration and turn out was mindblowing, causing her to launch #Faithpreneur Weekend to continue the legacy of her grandmother. Many of the prayer callers register for the conference. Grant defines a #Faithpreneur as a “faith entrepreneur who exhibits grit, determination, and resilience to establish and monetize their business idea.” Grant teaches now the importance for every #Faithpreneur and entrepreneur to not only pray but understand the real purpose of growing a niche in business. “I thought everybody was my market,” she said. By recognizing this mistake, she began to clean up her marketing strategies and approach. Grant used an inquiry-based technique. The critical questions to niche-down are: Who is my avatar? What’s the trend in my business? Who comes and returns to me for services? What’s the pattern in my services? “I know it wasn’t gender-based in my business. It’s faith-based,” Grant acknowledged. Faithpreneur Weekend 2K19 guarantees that all attendees will depart with a plan of action for their businesses. Individuals are there to create “sustainable Revenue, Resources, and Relationships.” With a massive, organic reach over 1.3 million, Faithprenuer Weekend shows steady growth yearly. Attendees arrive with their laptops ready to work. Each business owner will wa

35 MIN2019 JUL. 24
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Dr. Stacie NC Grant: Legacy of Faith Grows #Faithpreneurs & Entrepreneurs Ep. 81

Veronica Hood: Real Girl Talk with Women Over 50 Ep. 80

Veronica Hood celebrates 28 years as an entrepreneur of Roloni's Boutique in Southfield, Michigan. "I have always had a passion for helping women to feel better about themselves," said Hood. “Real Girl Talk” which is a monthly meeting held at her boutique where women discuss issues in their daily lives. Veronica Hood is the founder and creative director of the Ms. Black Fit and Fine Beauty Pageant for women 50 and over. It is a showcase of fitness, beauty and grace in women over the age of 50 more than a beauty pageant, this is a journey to a better quality of life. It is an organization that seeks to inspire, educate and motivate women of color to take better care of themselves as they age. The pageant celebrates the woman who is defying the myths of aging. Veronica says, "I want everyone to understand that you can be whoever you want to be and do what every you want to do as long as you have a plan. Just continue to work your plan. Tweak it as needed but keeping working your plan and never take no for a final answer." Visit http://www.msblackfitandfinepageant.com for more information. Keep in contact with us, sign up and get our free gift at https://drgenevaspeaks.com Follow our hashtag #ignite2impact Please share this podcast & let us what you think, *subscribe in iTunes and leave a review

29 MIN2019 JUL. 17
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Sabra Robinson: Hustle & Flow of Resilient Black Widowed Women Ep. 79

Baltimore native, Charlotte, NC resident, and Morgan State University alumna, Sabra Robinson is the founder of Black Women Widows Empowered, a nonprofit organization that empowers widows through various online and face-to-face mediums. She’s also the author of Widowed, But Not Wounded and Publisher ofToday’s Widowed Woman of Color Magazine. She was married to the love of her life Herbert Robinson for 23 years. Their union produced four children. Sadly, Herbert succumbed to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2012. Sabra holds a General Theology Certificate from Oral Roberts University and studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Sabra has also been recognized by the ABC Talent Development Program for her proposal to bring her children's book, Micky, Ticky, Boo! Says Hello to film and received recognition from the Mayor of Baltimore in 2017. A project manager by day, she is also a certified Christian counselor, certified career-growth coach, and former Grief Share facilitator. Sabra is also the visionary behind the book collaboration,Widowed, But Not Wounded: The Hustle & Flow of 13 Resilient Black Widowed Women (Dec 2017). She has proudly authored a Non-Fiction Christian Anthology,The Lost Sheep: How I Got Over theHump,and the children's book, Micky, Ticky, Boo! Says Hello. Sabrahas also contributed her writings toblavity.com,Hope for Widows Foundation,FriendsPast, andThought Catalog. ​ Sabra also takespleasurein focusing on herempowerment podcastwhere she is able to discuss various topics such as dating, grief, loss and awareness campaigns with widows and widowers of all backgrounds. ​ Visitwww.blackwomenwidowsempowered.comfor more information Keep in contact with us, sign up and get our free gift at https://drgenevaspeaks.com Follow our hashtag #ignite2impact Please share this podcast & let us what you think, *subscribe in iTunes and leave a review

37 MIN2019 JUL. 13
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Ep. 89 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #4

When you’re consistent, honest and do what you say you’re going to do— the people you lead will start to take notice. This episode is the fourth installment in my Leadership Lesson series. It is a collection of insights gained while reliving the stories from my father, Ermon K. Jones’ fight for civil rights. These lessons and more are documented in our book, Justice on the Jersey Shore. In this segment of the series, hear why integrity and credibility are two absolutely essential ingredients for meaningful leadership. I share how my father set a standard for credibility in our New Jersey community- becoming an advocate that could always be counted on. Hear how you can start to focus on what’s most important in your relationships as a leader: keeping your word. Key Takeaways: What it means to be credible as a leader. How politicians can lead with integrity. Ways credibility will help you as a leader. Episode Highlights: [00:05] Intro [01:25] Impact leadership lesson #4 [02:52] Credibility, honesty and integrity [04:25] The equal employment fight for Sanitation workers [08:03] Nancy Pelosi and politicians with integrity [11:35] What Nancy Pelosi and my father had in common [12:17] Summarizing insights on leading with honesty [16:16] Outro Quotes: "I believe that great leaders do what they say they're going to do. A good leader knows the importance of credibility in all relationships, but especially in the position of leadership.” - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [03:31] "Leaders who are credible, do what they say they're going to do.” - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [12:04] Resources Mentioned: eXtraordinary Women Influencers Facebook group Justice on the Jersey Shore Drgenevaspeaks.com Connect: Find | THE Ignite 2 Impact PODCAST At drgenevaspeaks.com/podcasts Find | Dr. Geneva Jones Williams On Drgenevaspeaks.com On Instagram: @Drgenevaspeaks On Twitter: @Drgenevaspeaks On Facebook: @Drgenevaspeaks RATE & SUBSCRIBE Wherever you listen to your podcasts On Apple Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher

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Ep.88 Justice on the Jersey Shore Leadership Lesson #3

Truly impactful leadership leaves something behind that can be felt long after your departure from any industry, organization or community. This episode is the third installment in my Leadership Lesson series- a collection of insights on truly impactful leadership takeaways, debuting during Black History Month. I share lessons learned while writing the book, Justice on the Jersey Shore with my father, Ermon K. Jones who fought for change during some of the most segregated times in American history. Listen in to hear why legacy is possibly the most important part of your role as a leader. I share some of the impact and influence left behind by my father and the story of Oseola McCarty, who inspired countless others through one seemingly simple act of philanthropy. Find out how as you continue to develop and contribute to the world, you can find ways to ensure your leadership transcends you. Key Takeaways: Questions leaders with a legacy can answer. The lasting impact legacy leadership can have. My father and Oseola McCarthy’s legacy on society and institutions. Episode Highlights: [00:06] Intro [01:39] Impact leadership lesson #3 [02:07] Creating a legacy through leadership. [03:02] Questions leaders looking to leave a legacy can answer [05:01] My father's societal and institutional legacy [06:58] Oseola McCarty and a legacy birthed from philanthropy [10:56] The impact of Oseola McCarty's legacy [13:56] What is your vision for the future and how will it create legacy? [14:20] Outro Quotes: "Leaders- as they're doing what they do in the present tense. As they're looking in the future and creating vision, [they] are in fact creating legacy." - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [02:46] “Hard work gives your life meaning. If you want to feel proud of yourself, you’ve got to do things you can be proud of.” [08:45] Resources Mentioned: eXtraordinary Women Influencers Facebook group Justice on the Jersey Shore Drgenevaspeaks.com Oseola McCarty Scholarship Program Connect: Find | THE Ignite 2 Impact PODCAST At drgenevaspeaks.com/podcasts Find | Dr. Geneva Jones Williams On Drgenevaspeaks.com On Instagram: @Drgenevaspeaks On Twitter: @Drgenevaspeaks On Facebook: @Drgenevaspeaks RATE & SUBSCRIBE Wherever you listen to your podcasts On Apple Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher

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Ep. 87 Justice on the Jersey Shore: Leadership Lesson #2 Black History Month

Going against the grain comes with the territory as a leader— it’s often an indication you’re headed toward making truly meaningful change. This episode is the second installment in my Leadership Lesson series- a set of episodes focused on impact leadership with an emphasis on Black History Month. I offer examples from leaders like my father, Ermon K. Jones, who helped to transform our small New Jersey community and the country at large, during a highly segregated time in American history. Find out why going against the status quo will always come with challengers. We’ll dive into the sentiments of leaders that came before us and explore ways you can embrace change and stand strong in the face of opposition. Key Takeaways: What all leaders have in common. The fight to bring the Head Start program to a small New Jersey Community. The rewards that can come from challenging the establishment or status quo. Episode Highlights: [00:06] Intro [01:36] Impact leadership lesson #2 [02:59] An effective leader welcomes change [03:59] Frederick Douglass on taking on the status quo [04:57] Bringing the Head Start program to Neptune, New Jersey [06:08] Speaking against opposition and fighting for transformation [10:56] Toni Morrison's lesson in language and power [15:58] Outro Quotes: "That's when you experience success. When you're willing to step out into the unknown— outside of your comfort zone." - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [03:22] “A good leader must be prepared to sidestep chaos, run around or jump over obstacles and defeat direct opposition to achieve a goal.” [03:48] "An impact leader takes the initiative to create change; To create that change in the status quo." - Dr. Geneva Jones Williams [16:38] Resources Mentioned: eXtraordinary Women Influencers Facebook group Justice on the Jersey Shore Drgenevaspeaks.com Connect: Find | THE Ignite 2 Impact PODCAST At drgenevaspeaks.com/podcasts Find | Dr. Geneva Jones Williams On Drgenevaspeaks.com On Instagram: @Drgenevaspeaks On Twitter: @Drgenevaspeaks On Facebook: @Drgenevaspeaks RATE & SUBSCRIBE Wherever you listen to your podcasts On Apple Podcasts On Spotify On Stitcher

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Ep. 85 Cheryl Walker Robinson:

Cheryl Walker-Robertson is the founder of Protocol International, offering interactive etiquette and protocol workshops and consultations for today’s executives and tomorrow's business leaders. Ms.Walker-Robertson is recognized as a person of extraordinary talent and ability and is often in demand as a speaker and expert on issues facing today’s market. Her client range represents Fortune 500 business, government, education, entertainment and more. In addition, her background including 25 years in sales and marketing, Ms. Walker-Robertson has extensive experience in protocol and cultural diversity. A graduate of Saint Augustine’s College in North Carolina, she has also studied under the direction of Dorothea Johnson, Protocol Adviser and Liaison to the Washington DiplomaticCommunity for the Joint Military Attaché. She is a contributing writer to various trade and business publications. As an executive with Odyssey Media, Ms. Walker-Robertson develops and implements marketing and sales strategies targeting influential multicultural women. Ms. Walker-Robertson is recognized nationwide for her work with Odyssey Network and is responsible for recruiting women for an unprecedented national networking business retreat.

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Ep.84 N. Charles Anderson: The Leadership History Maker in Action

Honored to talk with N. Charles Anderson, my friend and colleague for many years. Congratulations to him for his work being part of the Library of Congress. N. Charles Anderson was born on February 7, 1953, in Gaston County, North Carolina to Fannie Mae Moses Anderson and Nicodemus Anderson. He graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1971 and attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina where he studied business administration. He later received his B.A. degree in humanities from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. Anderson started working at Piedmont Natural Gas in 1972 as a mail clerk when he became involved with the Charlotte NAACP Youth Council, where he later served as president. There, he helped organize the NAACP Youth Council radio show, “Talk to the People” on WGIV Radio in Charlotte, North Carolina and co-hosted the NAACP television program, “Experience!” In 1974, Anderson was hired as a sales representative for American Tobacco Company and later moved to Detroit. After graduating from Wayne State University, Anderson joined the NAACP Detroit Branch as its youth director in 1981. He then served on the national staff as director of the NAACP Midwest Region III from 1983 to 1987. In this role, he directed and managed NAACP state conferences as well as adult branches and college and youth councils in seven states including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. Anderson served as the sixth president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Urban League from 1987 to 1994. In 1994, Anderson was appointed by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer to serve as executive director of the Department of Human Services for the City of Detroit, a position he held until 1997. In 1997, he rejoined the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan as the organization’s eighth president and chief executive officer. For twenty years, he was responsible for the vision, leadership, and direction of the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, which is one of 110 affiliates of the New York-based National Urban League. Anderson received the Wayne State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012, and the American Human Rights Council Spirit of Humanity Award in 2018. He served as a trustee of the National Urban League, and the New Detroit coalition. He also served on the board of NAACP Youth Council, CityConnect Detroit, New Center Community Services, Detroit Alliance for Fair Banking, Health Alliance Plan and University Cultural Center Association. Anderson also served as vice-chair of the board of trustees, Henry Ford Health System, Inc. and vice-chair of City Year Inc. Anderson and his wife, Marionette Anderson, have three daughters and nine grandchildren. The video oral history interview of Nonprofit executive N. Charles Anderson is now a permanent part of The Historymakers Collection at the Library of Congress.

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Ep 83 Dr. Sandye P. Johnson: Transforming Education in Harlem

Dr. Sandye Poitier Johnson,renowned educator with a career that spans four decades, retired principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy, former adjunct professor at City College and adjunct professor at Kean College, New Jersey, knows what it takes to turn a school around. She did what it takes to make a Title I public school an International Baccalaureate World School, the first NY Title I school to achieve this status. Currently the Executive Director of the Harlem Renaissance Education Pipeline, Dr. Johnson is widely credited with raising the academic standards and stature of the Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change in Harlem. She has what it takes to continue the fight for quality education. And she’s won accolades to prove it throughout her career—from the National Council of Negro Women’s Mary McLeod Bethune Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King Measure of a Woman Award to the Time Warner Principal of Excellence Award and more.

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Ep 83 Dr. Sandye P. Johnson: Transforming Education in Harlem

Ep 82 Charmaine Brown: NAWBO Leader On the Move to Impact Michigan Business Women

Charmaine Brown is the President of the Board Of Directors of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), headquartered in Washington, DC is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all kinds of businesses. The organization currently has 90 chapters in the United States and is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d' Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs). The vision of the National Association of Women Business Owners propels women https://www.nawbo.org Charmaine Brown, President & Founder at Connexions Consulting, Inc., is a recognized corporate leader with more than 23 years of experience in strategic HR, diversity and inclusion, talent management, organization development, and HR compliance. Her experience spans a range of industries including real estate, banking, healthcare, and nonprofits. Charmaine served as a member of the Cleveland Commission on Economic Inclusion’s Membership Engagement Committee. Other non-profit and board involvement includes CollegeNow of Greater Cleveland, Saint Joseph Academy, United Black Fund and Project REAP.Charmaine is the 2012 recipient of the Crain’s Cleveland Archer Award, Commercial Property Executive’s 2012 Diversity Executive of the Year and recipient of the 2013 Women of Color Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Courage Award. She is a graduate of the 2009 Cleveland Bridge Builder program, often returning as a facilitator on the topic of Cultural Competence. linkedin.com/in/charmaine-brown-0a813b2

34 MIN2019 SEP. 2
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Ep 82 Charmaine Brown: NAWBO Leader On the Move to Impact Michigan Business Women

Dr. Stacie NC Grant: Legacy of Faith Grows #Faithpreneurs & Entrepreneurs Ep. 81

Climbing any success ladder takes constant prayers, a good plan, and resources. A successful person will see how her ideas come full circle once a vision elevates rapidly. Meet Dr. Stacie N.C. Grant, Empowerment Specialist, Event Strategist, TV Media Host, Author and Speaker. She has witnessed an incredible turn-around in her life and business. And, as mind-blowing as it is, Grant can no longer hide the sizzling details. Grant believes wholeheartedly in the mantra: Prayer is the key. Faith unlocks the door. She knows unfathomably that these are the primary ingredients needed behind every #Faithpreneur and entrepreneur to see their businesses excel. She recently opened up about two life events that eventually led her in front of thousands of people globally. She remembers her first-grade teacher speaking to her mother about some behaviors on the first day of school. The teacher began the conversation with positive statements but went on to explain one problem. She mentioned how Grant gathered all the classmates and began teaching the students their ABCs. Speaking began for Grant at a young age, and this gift continued to nurture throughout middle school, high school, and college. Her personality and gifts began to flourish abundantly through more experiences and encounters while growing up. But, there is one other memory that sparks and ignites her spirit to leap daily. It’s the sweet, savory recollections of her grandmother’s solid walk of faith in God. This bond was unique because Grant tuned into her gifts of prayer, speaking, and service to others through the actions of her grandmother. “God was designing my life all along. I didn’t understand the real purpose, but now things are clearer to me,” she remarked. “Faith was the legacy my grandmother left us.” And, Grant continues to build on this legacy, which has carried her name, gifts, and business to the masses. She felt challenged through this legacy of faith to be an entrepreneur and settled down the years of work into one movement: #Faithpreneur. Her life and business took a pivotal turn at the heart of Times Square--the place where millions gather yearly to bring in the New Year. Grant’s new year from a legacy of faith began with her first tribute dinner celebrating her grandmother on her birthday in August, and leading prayer on a new platform. She holds a thriving prayer call every Saturday that connects with people ranging from the states, various countries, and islands. “We pray over the intentions of what we desire to do, and for God to orchestrate the plans. This prayer call is no pomp and circumstance. It’s a time, where everybody shares,” stated Grant. Moreover, the outcome of the celebration and turn out was mindblowing, causing her to launch #Faithpreneur Weekend to continue the legacy of her grandmother. Many of the prayer callers register for the conference. Grant defines a #Faithpreneur as a “faith entrepreneur who exhibits grit, determination, and resilience to establish and monetize their business idea.” Grant teaches now the importance for every #Faithpreneur and entrepreneur to not only pray but understand the real purpose of growing a niche in business. “I thought everybody was my market,” she said. By recognizing this mistake, she began to clean up her marketing strategies and approach. Grant used an inquiry-based technique. The critical questions to niche-down are: Who is my avatar? What’s the trend in my business? Who comes and returns to me for services? What’s the pattern in my services? “I know it wasn’t gender-based in my business. It’s faith-based,” Grant acknowledged. Faithpreneur Weekend 2K19 guarantees that all attendees will depart with a plan of action for their businesses. Individuals are there to create “sustainable Revenue, Resources, and Relationships.” With a massive, organic reach over 1.3 million, Faithprenuer Weekend shows steady growth yearly. Attendees arrive with their laptops ready to work. Each business owner will wa

35 MIN2019 JUL. 24
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Dr. Stacie NC Grant: Legacy of Faith Grows #Faithpreneurs & Entrepreneurs Ep. 81

Veronica Hood: Real Girl Talk with Women Over 50 Ep. 80

Veronica Hood celebrates 28 years as an entrepreneur of Roloni's Boutique in Southfield, Michigan. "I have always had a passion for helping women to feel better about themselves," said Hood. “Real Girl Talk” which is a monthly meeting held at her boutique where women discuss issues in their daily lives. Veronica Hood is the founder and creative director of the Ms. Black Fit and Fine Beauty Pageant for women 50 and over. It is a showcase of fitness, beauty and grace in women over the age of 50 more than a beauty pageant, this is a journey to a better quality of life. It is an organization that seeks to inspire, educate and motivate women of color to take better care of themselves as they age. The pageant celebrates the woman who is defying the myths of aging. Veronica says, "I want everyone to understand that you can be whoever you want to be and do what every you want to do as long as you have a plan. Just continue to work your plan. Tweak it as needed but keeping working your plan and never take no for a final answer." Visit http://www.msblackfitandfinepageant.com for more information. Keep in contact with us, sign up and get our free gift at https://drgenevaspeaks.com Follow our hashtag #ignite2impact Please share this podcast & let us what you think, *subscribe in iTunes and leave a review

29 MIN2019 JUL. 17
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Veronica Hood: Real Girl Talk with Women Over 50 Ep. 80

Sabra Robinson: Hustle & Flow of Resilient Black Widowed Women Ep. 79

Baltimore native, Charlotte, NC resident, and Morgan State University alumna, Sabra Robinson is the founder of Black Women Widows Empowered, a nonprofit organization that empowers widows through various online and face-to-face mediums. She’s also the author of Widowed, But Not Wounded and Publisher ofToday’s Widowed Woman of Color Magazine. She was married to the love of her life Herbert Robinson for 23 years. Their union produced four children. Sadly, Herbert succumbed to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2012. Sabra holds a General Theology Certificate from Oral Roberts University and studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Sabra has also been recognized by the ABC Talent Development Program for her proposal to bring her children's book, Micky, Ticky, Boo! Says Hello to film and received recognition from the Mayor of Baltimore in 2017. A project manager by day, she is also a certified Christian counselor, certified career-growth coach, and former Grief Share facilitator. Sabra is also the visionary behind the book collaboration,Widowed, But Not Wounded: The Hustle & Flow of 13 Resilient Black Widowed Women (Dec 2017). She has proudly authored a Non-Fiction Christian Anthology,The Lost Sheep: How I Got Over theHump,and the children's book, Micky, Ticky, Boo! Says Hello. Sabrahas also contributed her writings toblavity.com,Hope for Widows Foundation,FriendsPast, andThought Catalog. ​ Sabra also takespleasurein focusing on herempowerment podcastwhere she is able to discuss various topics such as dating, grief, loss and awareness campaigns with widows and widowers of all backgrounds. ​ Visitwww.blackwomenwidowsempowered.comfor more information Keep in contact with us, sign up and get our free gift at https://drgenevaspeaks.com Follow our hashtag #ignite2impact Please share this podcast & let us what you think, *subscribe in iTunes and leave a review

37 MIN2019 JUL. 13
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Sabra Robinson: Hustle & Flow of Resilient Black Widowed Women Ep. 79
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