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806: Celebrity Trainer Mark Jenkins Shares Insider Secrets for Physical and Mental Fitness

Maintaining your health and wellness is more important than ever -- physically mentally. But what does it mean to be fit for life? How does your health affect your ability to be successful? And what are the best tips for staying motivated? On this episode of the podcast, I dive in with my special guest and good friend Mark Jenkins, who has more than 40,000 of fitness training and has worked with celebrities such as Mary J. Blige, Beyonce and P. Diddy. Mark is also author of "The Jumpoff" and host of "The Anabolic Mind" podcast -- specializes in transformation not just of your body, but of your mind.   And I have to share that I have been a personal fitness client for the past 20 years and his workouts -- especially during the height of the COVID-19  pandemic -- saved me. Truly. Learn more about Mark at https://markjenkinsfitness.com/ . GET THIS SPECIAL OFFER FROM MARK FOR JUICE PLUS SUPPLEMENTS: Order protective plus on MalikBey.juiceplus.com http://malikbey.juiceplus.com/ and get 2 free virtual training sessions with celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins and a nutritional consultation.   IN OTHER NEWS: Do you want to sign up for my new audio series -- "Live the Question" -- that will inspire you with a provocative question to reflect on and journal about each week? It's only available to my text message subscribers, so to sign up and receive a new question each week, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764.   ABOUT ELAYNE FLUKER: Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, trainer, executive coach, and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com.

49m
Jul 07
805: Money Talks with the Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Money is a part of our everyday lives -- and with current inflation and housing fluctuations and gas-price hikes, it's the topic of daily conversations around our kitchen tables. So why do so many of us struggle to talk about it?   If you have money questions and you want to get some insight from an expert on what you should be thinking about at this stage of your life, listen to my candid "money talk" with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox -- The Money Coach. Lynnette is author of more than a dozen books on personal finance, including the New York Times bestseller, "Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom," which she wrote after having paid off $100,000 in credit card debt in three years. We talk about financial considerations whether you're caring for aging parents, sending your kids to college and more.   What are YOUR top money questions these days?   IN OTHER NEWS: Do you want to sign up for my new audio series -- "Live the Question" -- that will inspire you with a provocative question to reflect on and journal about each week? It's only available to my text message subscirbers, so to sign up and receive a new question each week, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764.   ABOUT ELAYNE FLUKER: Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, trainer, executive coach and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com.

51m
Jun 29
Redefining Courage and Taking Up Space with Speaker and Author Candace Doby

Candace Doby is the founder of the Can-Do Company — which is a speaking and coaching business dedicated to helping emerging leaders activate personal courage in order to perform to their potential in work and life. They’ve helped over 25,000 emerging leaders across the U.S. conjure their courage and take worthwhile risks … risks like speaking up with an unpopular opinion in a meeting of like minds and bringing their whole, real self to every personal and professional space they occupy. This episode, recorded during my LinkedIn Live conversatoin with Candace, she talks to us about redefining courage and taking up space. Her new book, "Cool Girl's Guide to Courage" is available now!     IN OTHER NEWS: Do you want to sign up for my new audio series that inspires you to reflect and journal about a new question with me each week? It's only available to my text message subscirbers so to sign up and receive a new question each week, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764.   ABOUT ELAYNE FLUKER: Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, facilitator and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com https://elaynefluker.com/.

35m
Jun 23
How Follow Your Passion with Black in Tulum Founder Nubia Younge

What's it like to pick up everything, leave your home country and decide to build a successful business in Mexico that centers the travel pleasure of Black folks? We talk to Black in Travel founder Nubia Younge (who's best known for her Black in Tulum brand that she launched during the height of the pandemic) and find out about her journey, her mission and what's next.   IN OTHER NEWS: Do you want to sign up for my new audio series that inspires you to reflect and journal about a new question with me each week? It's available to my text message subscirbers so to sign up and receive a new question each week, just text LIVE THE QUESTION to +1 (917) 809-6764.   ABOUT ELAYNE FLUKER: Learn more about me and my work as a speaker, facilitator and leadership development consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and fast-scaling startups that want to attract and retain high-achieving women at elaynefluker.com.    

42m
Jun 14
802: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

Transitions, change, growth, tough times and bounce-backs -- I talk about it all in this latest and (admittedly) long overdue episode of the podcast!  If this is your first time listening, welcome! You'll learn more about who I am and what to expect from the podcast. If you been here for a minute: THANK YOU! I'll hope you'll enjoy this new ride. IN OTHER NEWS: __ __   __ __   __ __

15m
Jun 07
What Would It Look Like If Today Was THAT Day?

Psychologists have been evaluating the performance enhancing effects of visualization on athletes for more than 30 years. Studies show that visualization (or mental rehearsal as it's also called) stimulates the brain to send signals to the body because it believes that athlete isn't just dreaming about winning that event and receiving the gold medal, they are there! You can have access to this same experience if you allow your mind to go there. So in this week's latest episode of "Live the Question" I ask you: What would it look like if today was THAT day? After listening to the episode, give that some thought, grab your journal, and reflect. Then be sure to text me at 1.917.809.6764 and let me know what you think! -------------- Learn more about Elayne Fluker and how she works with organizations to create supportive cultures for high-achieving women at https://elaynefluker.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

7m
Apr 04
New Season, New Series: Live the Question with Elayne Fluker

Live the question. It's a powerful phrase first shared with me in 2016 when interviewing an inspiring women named Patricia Moreno, may she rest in peace. It's also chapter 7 of my book, Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone (realized by HarperCollins Leadership in 2021).  Why? Because I have learned over the years that one of the most courageous, open and vulnerable things that we can do as unapologetically ambitious women who think we need to have the answers is to LIVE THE QUESTION. The empowering questions -- the questions that relieve stress and anxiety and a desperate need to make sense of uncertainty. The empowering questions that -- with intention, faith and curiosity -- can lead us to empowering answers that we never imagined if we just give it some space and time for reflection.  That's what this new season of the Support is Sexy podcast is about: Living the question. After taking some time off to reflect (and to live the question) and think about what would be next for me and what I really want to share with all of you incredible listeners and supporters of the show, I was moved to launch this new series of solo-only episodes where I will share with you a thought-provoking question each week that I invite you to LIVE. Give yourself time to reflect, to explore, to be open. It's a vulnerable space but it's a beautiful space and it inevitably leads to growth.  I invite you to write the questions in your journal and write whatever comes up from you. A few months ago, I wrote an entire journal entry that said "these are the questions I'm living right now." And I resisted the urge to write any answers or ideas. Just...the questions. Because this idea of Living the Question aligns with the idea of being open to support in a new way, I am launching the series here, in the same place where you've listened to 800+ episodes of the Support is Sexy podcast if you've been a longtime listener. This is a journey that we're going to be on together. I hope you'll join me, offer your feedback and share wth me the questions you're living right now. I'd love to hear rom you: Text me at +1.917.809.6764 and let me know the questions your living right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17m
Mar 21
801: 5 Things You Need to Know about Cybersecurity with Jessica Robinson of Purepoint International

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Jessica Robinson, the Founder & CEO of PurePoint International whose main purpose is to support leaders to create inner security, so they can create outer security for their clients. In this episode, Jessica talks about how her protective nature led her to the cyber security field and how she felt different since nobody looked like her, Jessica’s desire to guide leaders into cyber security in a creative way that is not only based on data protection, but in a sense of humanity that involves the vulnerability of the person. She talks about the implications for us by being constantly exposed to the internet and how to be able to read those red flags on the internet.   Jessica Robinson Jessica Robinson is a writer and Founder & CEO of PurePoint International. She has worked with a top 40 company and with the 2015 US Open. PurePoint International, a holistic boutique security firm, is the #1 security company for women-owned & women-led businesses globally. PurePoint International helps CEOs prevent data breaches by bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. With their unique business model and launch of their new innovative training, Safe Spaces Organizational, and Leadership Training, PurePoint was recently awarded the JCI Philippines-New York ICON Award for International Affairs and Women’s Security. Jessica supports clients with CISO/DPO consulting, incident response and remediation (implement SIEM, IDS, DLP), cyber security board governance, cyber security awareness training, data protection and privacy, regulatory compliance, and standards (NYCRR 500 DFS, GDPR, HIPPA, NIST). PurePoint International provides data security, cyber risk, privacy, and information governance consulting services for insurance financial services, law firms, health services, social enterprises, international non-profits, and women-founded, owned, or led businesses. Jessica is also on the board of the authentication technology company Netlok, Board Chair of World Pulse, and co-leads the Racial Equity Committee for Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). Insights from this Episode When did Jessica fall in love with entrepreneurship How she got introduced into cyber security The importance of learning skills such as coding  PurePoint’s approach to cyber security How does PurePoint involve a sense of humanity to cyber security 5 things everyone should know about cyber security What a VPN does and its importance The urgency of a password manager The biggest mistakes the companies do regarding cyber security The meaning of the s after the http What it means to be a consciously secure entrepreneur Stay Connected: Jessica Robinson Instagram: Jessica Robinson LinkedIn: Jessica A. Robinson Twitter: Jessica Robinson PurePoint LinkedIn: PurePoint International Website: https://the-purepoint.com/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53m
Nov 30, 2021
800: Sis, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Dr. Adia Gooden Tells You Why

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Dr. Adia Gooden, a licensed clinical psychologist who firmly believes that there is nothing wrong in asking for help, especially as a Black woman. Dr. Adia talks about how growing up with clinical psychologists as parents, and her love and interest for people inspired her to become one. Dr. Adia also discusses the importance of fighting the social stereotypes and removing the stigma towards asking for psychological help, how to find the therapist that suits your needs and engage in a good relationship with them, and how to have a healthy relationship with yourself and the people that surround you by establishing boundaries.  Adia Gooden Dr. Adia Gooden is a licensed clinical psychologist, dynamic speaker, and trainer, who is passionate about cultivating unconditional self-worth in others. Dr. Adia has an independent clinical practice and runs a business focused on helping people connect with their unconditional self-worth. Dr. Adia formerly served as the Director of the Clinic and Community Programs at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and a Staff Psychologist and the Coordinator for Multicultural Outreach and Support at The University of Chicago Student Counseling Service. Dr. Adia has spent more than a decade working with clients to embody mental wellness in their everyday lives and to engage boldly with the world. Dr. Adia received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University in which she served for four years. Insights from this Episode What made Adia pursue a career in psychology The connection between self-worth and the willingness to ask for psychological help How social stereotypes impede black women from asking for help How to find the right therapist as a black woman The importance of paying attention to racial trauma as a psychologist The importance of asking yourself questions before getting psychological help Why engaging in a good relationship with your therapist is crucial What are the different alternatives you might take if you can’t afford psychological help Misconceptions about therapy The importance of healthy boundaries Stay Connected: Adia Gooden Instagram: Adia Gooden LinkedIn: Adia Gooden Twitter: Adia Gooden Facebook Adia Gooden Website: https://dradiagooden.com/ TED talk: Cultivating unconditional self-worth | Adia Gooden Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

58m
Nov 23, 2021
799: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome with Jodi-Ann Burey

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Jodi-Ann Burey, a speaker, writer, and disruptor in the pursuit of equity for all in the actual system. Jodi-Ann talks about how the actual institutions and structure of power weren't exactly built thinking in an inclusive and healthy workspace, and specifically how these types of environments trigger the imposter syndrome in black women. She/her tells us what this syndrome is about, how it affects women every day, how to reconcile with it, and yet feel comfortable at your workspace on a daily basis. Jodi-Ann Burey Jodi-Ann Burey (she/her) has a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. She is a sought-after speaker and writer who works at the intersections of race, culture, and health equity. Her TED talk, “The Myth of Bringing Your Full Authentic Self to Work,” embodies her disruption of traditional narratives about racism at work. Jodi-Ann is also the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the lives of people of color through their cancer journeys, which was recently featured on POPSUGAR and NBC – Dallas. Jodi-Ann holds a Master's in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, health advocate, adventurer, and reluctant dog owner. Jodi-Ann is currently working on her first book. Insights from this Episode What was Jodi-Ann’s inspiration to start investigating imposter syndrome? What the imposter syndrome is and its importance Does imposter syndrome affect successful women? How the actual work system triggers the imposter syndrome How black women can reconcile with the imposter syndrome while keeping their jobs Stay Connected: Jodi-Ann Burey Instagram: Jodi-Ann Burey  LinkedIn: Jodi-Ann Burey  Youtube: Jodi-Ann Burey Website: https://jodiannburey.com/ TedTalk: Why you should not bring your authentic self to work Podcast: Black Cancer Podcast Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38m
Nov 16, 2021
798: How to Democratize Technology, Uphold Ethic and Create Safe Spaces for Marginalized Groups with Cyber Collective Founder Tazin Khan

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Tazin Khan the founder and CEO of Cyber Collective, which empowers people of all kinds of backgrounds to be more critical towards their relationship with the internet by providing them with different resources and tools to remain secure and private online. Tazin talks about how she first got a hint about what cyber security was, how she started to realize that the common behaviour of the technology companies was to prioritize growth over ethics and therefore how she decided she wanted to contribute to her community by educating people of marginalized groups on cyber security while producing revenue. Tazin Khan Tazin Khan is the founder and CEO of Cyber Collective whose main purpose is to educate the public, specially in marginalized communities, about data security and privacy. Within a short few months of launching, the organization hosted 10 creative research sessions with over 1,200 global attendees, released a national petition, became a cohort to the largest privacy coalition in America and partnered with UCLA's Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. Khan comes from a long line of folx doing social impact work and creatives who use their platforms to create visibility and change: her father was a freedom fighter and her brother is an accomplished musician and artist. It is no wonder then, that her work in the cyber security space is coupled with activism and creativity. Khan activates all parts of her identity to present thoughtful, and hilariously engaging social media content to connect with her audience and induce social and individual behavioral change. Insights from this Episode When did Tazin first fell in love with entrepreneurship How Tazin got into cyber security How Tazin managed to found Cyber Collective What’s the main purpose of Cyber Collective and how it helps marginalized people How Tazin keeps Cyber Collective ethical while generating revenue What future plans does Tazin have for Cyber Collective to reach to more people Stay Connected: Tazin Khan Twitter: Tazin Khan LinkedIn: Tazin Khan  Website: https://tazinkhannorelius.com/ Cyber Collective Website: https://www.cybercollective.org/  Instagram: Cyber Collective  Twitter: Cyber Collective LinkedIn: Cyber Collective  Youtube: Cyber Collective IFUNDWOMEN Website: https://ifundwomen.com/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37m
Nov 09, 2021
797: How to Retire in Your Forties and Make Entrepreneurship Your Second Act with BRWL Studio CEO Michelle Swittenberg

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Michelle Swittenberg, CEO of two fitness businesses, BRWL Studio and the Triple Threat Challenge. Michelle talks about how after planning her retirement at 48 years old she couldn’t deal with the “sitting all day on a sofa doing nothing” lifestyle which is why she decided to enter the entrepreneurship world in this second phase of her life. Michelle tells us about what aspects of her life led her to decide and plan her retirement, how she came up with her fitness businesses by wanting a more inclusive gym space in which people didn’t feel judged but welcomed, and how she is constantly trying to reinvent herself within this entrepreneurship world. Michelle Swittenberg Michelle is the CEO of two fitness businesses, BRWL Studio and the Triple Threat Challenge. She retired at 48 years old from corporate America in 2016 after 25+ years in corporate positions in the areas of product development, strategic planning, and marketing and sales at some of the top companies in the world like Verizon. A few short years into retirement, Michelle’s passion for fitness turned into a calling and in the process she started with her friends the Triple Threat Challenge with the intention of making exercise inclusive, and then met Martesse and BRWL Studio was born. With an MBA from Duke and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton, Michelle manages the business side of BRWL Studio. Insights from this Episode How Michelle made her plan to retire on her 40’s How entrepreneurship started to take part of Michelle’s life How was Michelle’s experience in the cooperative state of her life How the Triple Threat Challenge began  How Michelle desire to create an inclusive gym space led to the creation of BRWL Studio Lessons of entrepreneurship Stay Connected: Michelle Swittenberg Instagram: Michelle Swittenberg LinkedIn: Michelle Swittenberg Twitter: Michelle Swittenberg  BRWL Studio Instagram:BRWL Studio LinkedIn:BRWL Studio Facebook: BRWL Studio Youtube: BRWL Studio Website: https://www.brwlstudio.com/ The triple Threat Challenge Website: https://thetriplethreatchallenge.com/ Instagram: Triple Threat Challenge Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45m
Nov 02, 2021
796: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and What Leadership Looks Like in the Age of the New Normal with DEI Consultant Amber Aziza, CEO of the AAE Corporation

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation which helps companies adjust to the new normal by transforming their workforce into “engaged, happy, and productive teams”, that are in concordance with the companies’ culture and values. Amber talks about how in the new times, where marginalized groups are becoming more visible, companies have to respond to this change not by bringing a void of support that is merely for the company image, but by making their workforce and company values more inclusive. Amber tells us how her corporation helps other companies stand for what they believe is right, and how this change in the company’s culture helps create a workforce that cares genuinely for their work. About our Guest Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation, which houses multiple subsidiaries, has made it her life’s work to provide innovative organizations with expert solutions. After over 10 years, Amber had graced the teams of AIM Healthcare, OptumInsight, Advance Financial, and more. She left the corporate arena to begin her own business, The AG, a firm dedicated to bridging the gap between Millennials and the corporate workspace. After selling The AG’s book of business, Amber began building Amber Aziza Enterprises, a conglomerate of companies dedicated to help small business owners and venture capitalists. It wasn’t long before she missed the excitement of the “people side of business” and shifted her focus back to transforming workforces, changing Amber Aziza Enterprises’ name to AAE Corporation.  Insights from this Episode What is the new normal nowadays? How strong is the commitment for diversity from leaders of organizations Steps for constructing a more inclusive company How Amber’s Corporation helps other companies be more inclusive How a leader can generate a more inclusive work environment on the daily basis of the company Difference between equity and equality Stay Connected: Amber Aziza Instagram: Amber Aziza Facebook: Amber Aziza LinkedIn: Amber Aziza Twitter: Amber Aziza  Website:https://amberaziza.com/ AAE Corporation Website: https://www.aaecorporation.com/new-aaehome LinkedIn: https://uy.linkedin.com/company/aae-corporation Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38m
Oct 26, 2021
795: How to Get Over "Good Girl" Conditioning and Own Your Power with Kasia Urbaniak, Co-Founder of The Academy

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Kasia Urbaniak, the co-founder of The Academy, whose main purpose is to teach women how to gain power. Kasia talks about how from the beginning she felt that she was not going to be a conventional woman, as she was raised in a family of musicians. Kasia tells us how her rebel spirit served as fuel to learn about the dynamics of power and become a Dominatrix, which has helped her go through her entrepreneurial journey and to help other women find their power. Kasia Urbaniak Kasia Urbaniak is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations.Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught over 4,000 women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide. Insights from this Episode How being raised in a family of musicians shaped Kasia’s character When did Kasia realize her entrepreneurial journey started? How the Academy helps women to gain power How being a Dominatrix has helped Kasia understand the dynamics of power How the relationship between women and men work The power of asking and saying no as a woman Stay Connected: Kasia Urbaniak Instagram: Kasia Urbaniak Facebook: Kasia Urbaniak LinkedIn: Kasia Urbaniak  Website: https://www.kasiaurbaniak.com/ Book: The ultimate guide to owning your power Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52m
Oct 19, 2021
794: How to Make That Courageous Pivot and Double Down on What's Working with Thynk Global Co-founder Maghan Morin

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Maghan Morin, the co-founder of a working space called “Thynk Global” which main purpose is to make Black Female Founders feel comfortable in the entrepreneurship ambiance by creating a community in which entrepreneur woman can connect all around the world to make their businesses grow. Maghan talks about her journey as an entrepreneur who is always seeking to reinvent herself and support other women through safe workspaces and community building because Support is Sexy!  Maghan Morin Maghan Morin is the co-founder of a coworking space called Thynk Global which connects Black Female Founders around the world. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri but did not pursue that, actually while she was still in college, she opened her first business which consisted in selling women's shoes in her apartment. Afterwards, she moved to London where she worked in a shoe design company but she ended up moving back to her hometown. Nowadays, she is a business woman who is constantly trying to reinvent herself and come up with new entrepreneurship such as Melanated Beauty Spa, which is a luxury skincare spa for black women. Insights from this Episode How did Maghan fell in love with entrepreneurship  How “Thynk Global” started What is “Thynk Global” principal purpose Maghan’s journey as a black entrepreneur women Why transparency is so valuable in the entrepreneurship environment Stay Connected: Maghan Morin Instagram: Maghan Morin  Facebook: Maghan Morin LinkedIn: Maghan Morin Thynk Global: Instagram: Thynk Global  Facebook: Thynk Global  LinkedIn: Thynk Global  Youtube: Thynk Global Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29m
Oct 12, 2021
793: How to Reinvent and Adopt a Manifestation Mindset with Borrowed Wisdom Co-Founder Sharon Ufberg

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Sharon Ufberg, the co-founder of Borrowed Wisdom which coaches women who are trying to find a new meaning in their life and make their dreams reality. Sharon talks about how she has managed to become the entrepreneur woman she is now with the help and support of her family, how she has turned her struggles into fuel and the way she is constantly trying to help women to reinvent themselves through a meaningful living and listening to their inner voice. Sharon Ufberg Sharon Ufberg is the co-founder of a company called Borrowed Wisdom where she does transformational business coaching with her daughter, she is a radio host, she was a chiropractor for 24 years, freelance traveler & lifestyle journalist, radio host and Global Women's activist. Definitely a woman who is constantly reinventing herself. Insights from this Episode How Sharon Ufberg coaches woman through reinvention  How to listen to your inner voice Three tips on finding clarity and purpose How to live with intention and take daily action What does it mean to have a manifesting mindset Stay Connected: Sharon Ufberg Website: https://drsharonufberg.com/ Twitter:Dr. Sharon Ufberg (@DrUfberg) LinkedIn: Sharon Ufberg Borrowed Wisdom Website: https://www.borrowedwisdom.com/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

50m
Oct 05, 2021
792: Reframing Your Mindset and Mastering Your Finances with Author and Financial Coach Barbara Huson

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Barbara Huson, the author of the book “Rewire for Health”, to talk about her path to financial success and her journey to becoming an entrepreneur. In fact, her way to wealth wasn’t always easy as she had to break through the concept of “women don’t make money”, that her family raised her with and find her entrepreneurial spirit. She talks about how she landed entrepreneurship, how she discovered she could apply neuroscience to wealth and how your thoughts of fear can become your ally. Barbara Huson Barbara Huson is a financial therapist and wealth coach dedicated to helping women build their own wealth, as she transitioned from being the traditional jewish housewife to becoming a business woman earning six figures all on her own. She has released eight books including her latest book “Rewire for Wealth” and has a community called “The Wealth Connection” in which women constantly reunite to learn how to build their own wealth and talk about money without judgement. Insights from this Episode How Barbara’s strong sense of purpose has inspired her to help women be wealthy. How interviewing women who were “smart with money” changed Barbara’s life. Struggles Barbara went through finding her spirit as an entrepreneur as a jewish housewife. How neuroscience and psychology relate with wealth. Steps to rewire your brain. Stay Connected: Barbara Huson Website: https://www.barbara-huson.com Twitter: Barbara Huson (@TheBarbaraHuson) Instagram: Barbara Huson (@thebarbarahuson) Youtube: Barbara Huson Book: Rewire For Wealth Community: https://thewealthconnection.com.au/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36m
Sep 28, 2021
791: How to Trust Your Head, Heart and Hoohah When It Comes to Love with Relationship Coach Laurie Gerber

Episode Summary: Laurie Gerber talks to Elayne Fluker about how she fell in love with coaching and how she began the journey. She educates people to tell the truth and fall in love with themselves. In the episode, she tells Elayne what people misunderstand about relationships. Finally, she talks about how coaching saved her marriage and how that was her transformation into becoming a life coach.  About our guest: Laurie Gerber is a life coach. She has held several positions at Handel Group over the last 15 years, including President of HG Life. She is currently the Head Coach of HG Life where she empowers HG’s team of life coaches and thought leaders to deliver The Handel Method with grace and wisdom to their thousands of clients. Insights from the Episode: How to date in a pandemic, and the ingredients needed: leveraging on technology, the right attitude, and time. How to date for efficiency and fun. Understanding the 3 H’s in dating:  Head: is practicality and workability of the relationship Heart: cares about what you care about Hoohah: ask yourself two questions: do I want to kiss you? Do I want to look at your face for x duration of time? Understanding that it is important to check in with yourself before getting out there. Resources Mentioned The Handle Group: @HGLifeCoaching Laurie Gerber's Inner.U Masterclass  Stay Connected: Laurie Gerber Website: Laurie Gerber | Handel Group Facebook: Laurie Gerber  Instagram: @lauriegerber_coach Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44m
Sep 21, 2021
790: What it Means to Say F It All and Pursue Your Dreams as an Entrepreneur with Kacie Lett Gordon

Episode Summary: In this episode, Kacie Lett Gordon takes Elayne Fluker on how she left corporate and started entrepreneurship. Kacie talks about the steps she took before she took the plunge into entrepreneurship and what it meant for her to leave her corporate job, which had more job security, and launching her business during the pandemic.  About our guest: Kacie Lett Gordon is the founder of It All Media. She is the host of the Fuck It All (itallpodcast.com) podcast. The podcast explores brave and modern women who redefine what it means to have it all. Kacie is a storyteller, a coach, and an advisor who left her corporate job to do work that excites and makes her happy.  Insights from the Episode: How to define “It All” for yourself and work towards it. Understanding yourself and what you are great at, and what it can do for you. How to find and negotiate flexibility at work using the company benefits and making it work within the organization.  Understanding that we can find creative solutions to make our situations work without fear by making arbitrary solutions. Stay Connected: Kacie Lett Gordon Website: kacielettgordon.com Facebook: Kacie Lett Gordon LinkedIn: Kacie Lett Gordon Instagram: @kacielettgordon Twitter: @kacielettgordon Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53m
Sep 14, 2021
789: Wealth and Happiness: Living Wealthy Founder Jennifer Love Guides You Through Your Money Metamorphosis

Episode Summary: In this episode, Jennifer Love answers general questions about money management along with an explanation of what wealth really means. Elayne Fluker and Jennifer Love discuss why some people have difficulty talking about money and the concept of financial freedom. Further, Jennifer Love explains how to change course if you are not where you want to be with money. About Our Guest: Jennifer Love is an award winning, 5-time entrepreneur with 20 years of experience. She has worked beside celebrity entrepreneurs such as Marcus Lemonis and has also prepared entrepreneurs for Shark Tank. She has a master’s degree along with two decades of training in Human and Organizational Behavior. Jennifer Love is now the founder and CEO of the Living Wealthy Institute.  Insights from the Episode: The importance of being clear on your relationship with money and how you think about money. How to shift your emotions concerning money. Understanding that most financial decisions are based on emotion instead of analytics. How to find financial confidence, joy and freedom.  Stay Connected:  Jennifer Love Website: https://livingwealthyinstitute.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJenniferLove/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thejenniferlove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenniferlove/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elaynefluker/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaynefluker Support is Sexy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supportissexy/ Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27m
Sep 07, 2021
788: Walk Your Talk: Why My (Bumbled) Book Signing Forced Me To Show Support is Sexy in Action

My very first book signing (turned book celebration) on Martha's Vineyard was perfectly....imperfect. :) Listen to hear what happened when my books didn't show up in time for the event and how I had to take the title of my own book very seriously: Get Over 'I Got It' -- How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All Alone. The Universe wanted me to remember that. And in this episode I share why it's important for us all to walk our talk. Click here to get your own copy of Get Over I Got It. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

13m
Sep 06, 2021
787: Join Me on Martha's Vineyard for a Celebration!

If you're on Martha's Vineyard August 12, 2021, join me for my first in-person book signing for "Get Over 'I Got It'". Together with entrepreneur India Rose -- who owns the Sideline Store in Vineyard Haven -- I am celebrating the resilience of Black women entrepreneurs and, of course, encouraging us all to continue to support each other and get the support we need. Our success depends on our willingness to work together. Join us from 3pm - 7pm on Thursday, August 12, for music, (safe) mingling, and a special book signing of Get Over '"I Got It" at the Sideline store, 49 Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3m
Aug 11, 2021
786: Poet / Author Morgan Harper Nichols on Creating with Intention, Letting Go of the "How" and Being Open to the Possibilities

Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne sits down with poet, artist, and musician Morgan Harper Nichols to hear the remarkable story of how she got to where she is today. They talk about creating with intention, letting go of the how, listening to people’s stories, and being open to the possibilities everywhere. The journey is told in such an open and beautiful way that some part is bound to resonate with you. Wherever you are in life right now, take a pause, listen to Morgan Harper Nichols’ story, and think about How Far You Have Come. About our guest: Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist, poet, and musician who finds inspiration in the stories and conversations of everyday life. After starting her career as a college admission counselor she shifted into freelance music, and between performances, she designed art and turned songs into poetry. Before long one of those poems went viral on Pinterest, and just a few years later she became a Wall Street Journal bestseller with an Instagram following of nearly 2 million.  She focuses on art that tells a story, and she uses her gift as a way of connecting herself and other people to a shared emotion. She has authored six books, she has her own website, an online shop, and blog, her own podcast, her own Youtube channel, and an app called Storyteller, where she posts inspirational words and art every day. Insights from the Episode: The importance of taking time to find what you truly love. Being intentional about things as you create them. Releasing yourself from the burden of the word “how.” How simply being open to possibilities can guide you towards doing what you love Resources Mentioned: How Far You Have Come All Along You Were Blooming Storyteller Storyteller app(ios) Storyteller app(android) Snapseed(ios) Snapseed(android) Stay Connected: Morgan Harper Nichols: Website: morganharpernichols.com Online Blog: Garden24 Youtube: Morgan Harper Nichols Instagram: @morganharpernichols Podcast: The Morgan Harper Nichols show Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46m
Jul 27, 2021
785: How to Create an Action Plan (Not a Business Plan) and Get Real Results in Your Business with Carissa Reiniger

Episode Summary In this episode of Support is Sexy, Founder of Silver Lining Carissa Reiniger discusses the importance of being focused and deliberate about what your business does and who your ideal client is, as well as how small, clear actions are essential to delivering amazing results for your business. Given the state of the world, Carissa’s personal story and insights have never been more important. Listen in for practical, logical steps you can implement to guide your business in the right direction.  About our Guest: Carissa Reiniger is the founder of Silver Lining. Since 2005, Silver Lining has been supporting small business owners in creating more profitable and sustainable companies. Their process includes creating a Silver Lining Action Plan (also called SLAP) which is a technology-enabled, data-driven small business work program focused on helping small businesses set and then achieve their financial goals. Based on Behavior Change Science SLAP has helped over 10,000 small businesses in 25 countries to make more money doing what they love. Insights from the Episode: How clarity and specificity about what business owners should focus their time and money on leads to greater success Understanding the difference between your favorite client and your ideal client, and how finding your ideal client will bring you more success in the long term The importance of understanding your personal and business finances  What a 12-month Action Plan is and how to build one The 3 habits that lead to a healthy and successful business: Taking action, Getting Results, and taking a moment to Pause and Reflect Resources Mentioned: https://smallbizsilverlining.com/ CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker Stay Connected: Carissa Reiniger: Website: https://smallbizsilverlining.com/ Instagram: @carissareiniger  LinkedIn: Carissa Reiniger  LinkedIn: Small Biz Silver Lining  Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57m
Jul 20, 2021
784: How Broglie Box CEO Julia Broglie Delivers Mental Health and Wellness to Customers

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Founder of BroglieBox Julia Broglie opens up about her struggles with mental health and losing a brother to suicide, and how her journey led to starting the BroglieBox company. Mental health has never been so important. Listen for support strategies for your mental health and practical tips for your business in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Julia Broglie is the Founder of the social impact company BroglieBox. At BroglieBox, boxes - or "care packages" are curated with tools and resources for mental health in a way that feels warm, lighthearted, and fun.   Insight from this episode: How Julia is fighting the stigma of mental health in an approachable way.  Strategies for grieving in healthy ways and helping others who are.  Details on the Six Pillar of Mental Wellness and how to best support them in your life.  Tips for being a responsive company and how BroglieBox was impacted by 2020.     Quotes from the show: On her brother Justin: “He kept telling me, I just want to make a difference in this world. And he is making a difference now. I feel him guiding me, and I feel like he’s touched so many people after his death because every single person that receives one of our boxes, it was inspired by him.” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “We need to be open about this [how Justin died] because we don’t want any other family to go through what we’re going through right now… and if us talking about it saves a life or brings awareness or fights the stigma, then we’re going to shout it from the rooftops.” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “If you’re going to a therapist once or twice a week, what are you doing in the in-between? What are you doing every single day to support your mental health or even just remind yourself, hey I should check in with myself, what is one thing I can do for myself?” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “2020 was that year that a lot of us realized that even if you’re not directly involved in a situation that you might think would cause grief, just even being on the outside or witnessing it on television or just knowing what’s going on in the world or seeing people who are losing a family, for example, can cause grief.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “You are your company’s greatest asset. And when you’re not treating yourself as your company’s greatest asset, then your company’s going to suffer.” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 Resources Mentioned National Suicide Prevention Hotline Text HOME to 741741 for Crisis Text Counsel The Broglie Blog Mental Wellness Care Package Giveaway CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Julia Broglie Website: https://brogliebox.com/  Instagram: @juls.b_ Instagram: @thebrogliebox LinkedIn: Julia Broglie   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44m
Jul 13, 2021
783: How to Build Your Brand and Build a Passionate Community with The Great Girlfriends Founder Sybil Amuti

In this episode of Support is Sexy, the Creator of The Great Girlfriends Podcast and expert brand builder Sybil Amuti gives noteworthy strategies for building your brand and creating brand longevity. Become “pandemic proof” with content, culture, and community. Find out how to get to work in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Sybil Amuti is the Founder and Creator of The Great Girlfriends Podcast and Community, a personal & professional development community created to connect women with daily tips and solutions to live a passionate life and build a thriving business.   Insight from this episode: The benefits of sharing your vision in a way that allows others to opt into your energy.  Strategies for building a community around your brand and details on your responsibilities as a brand builder.  Questions to ask yourself as you communicate your message to the market.  Tips for monetizing or leveraging your own podcast.     Quotes from the show: “In my mind, ‘Let’s make a podcast’ meant ‘Let’s build a brand’... I did always have in my mind what the story could be. Whenever I have an idea… I sit down and I jot it out and I imagine what the tentacles can be and how far it can go.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “Do this right now, start this right now, before the people get here… Build it so that when they show up, they can see how you operate on social media, they can see all the other things that you have.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “When you’re building a brand, you have to know that your vision is good enough. You have to be fully satisfied with the idea that you may be the only customer for a long time. You have to have that internal esteem.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “That’s the gift of having a vision and stepping into it. We don’t get to decide how far and wide it goes, and thank God we don’t because we would restrict it.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “Yes, you are a brand. And yes, you have a brand. It’s your unique way of being. It’s your unique way of doing. It’s your unique way of feeling. It’s the way that you make other people’s senses come alive.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “You’d be remiss if you did not understand: Customer is community.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “I look at the podcast as more of a platform. I see all of the facets of real estate. These are all the things that are properties that another brand would see the value of if they were given the opportunity.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783   Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! The Great Girlfriends Podcast Force of Beauty by Mikki Taylor  Canva  Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Sybil Amuti Website: https://sybilamuti.com/about-sybil/  Twitter: @sybil_amuti Facebook: Sybil Amuti Instagram: @sybil_amuti LinkedIn: Sybil Clark-Amuti   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59m
Jul 06, 2021
782: Why Kindness is a Core Value for Today's Most Successful Businesses with Cole Baker of Cool Audrey

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Founder and Chief Kindness Advisor of Cool Audrey, Cole Baker, shares why she believes kindness can change the way we do business and how we can make more soul moves instead of power moves. Cole moved out of the corporate world in order to make the corporate world a more kind place, and she shares exactly how she did it in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Cole Baker-Bagwell is the Founder and Chief Kindness Advisor of Cool Audrey. She spent over two decades in sales and strategy roles with companies both good and toxic where she learned that business is about people and kindness makes business better. Now she shares a big human approach for business through Cool Audrey and two feel-good podcasts: Kindness Think Tank and Little Shots of Kindness.    Insight from this episode: How to remember to pay attention to your “sizzle” and trust your instincts.  What kindness means to Cole and strategies for practicing kindness to self.  Tips for making more choices that “do no harm” and create more connections and possibilities.  Practical steps to take when looking to leave the comfort of “golden handcuffs.”     Quotes from the show: “The first time we’re told [as children] 'well that’s silly or you can’t be that', we begin to develop this little shell, and when we do that we not only close ourselves from the possibilities around us, but we actually become quite disconnected from the instincts that we have. We stop trusting that inner voice, that instinct, that actually knows best all the time.” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “We are mirrors. However, we are treating, referring to self, we’re going to reflect that out into the world. Being kind means accepting and loving the way we are right now, free of judgment.” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “There are these beautiful plaques that hang on the wall: We are transparent. We are kind. We are inclusive… my favorite question is, well, show me your evidence, how are you living into those things?” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “Everybody’s done research around kindness. They’re saying this is the bridge to human connection, and by the way, companies are communities of human beings. And the people they work with are also human beings. If we don’t get that human part right, we’re kind of toasted aren’t we?” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “Am I more afraid to leave and try? Or am I more afraid to stay?” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “I had very dear friends and family members say, ‘You are insane. Are you going through like a midlife crisis?' No, I’m actually living into myself.” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Cole Baker Website: https://coolaudrey.com/about  Instagram: @kindnessthinktank LinkedIn: Cole Baker-Bagwell   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54m
Jun 29, 2021
781: Egg Freezing, IVF, Surrogacy -- Global Fertility Connections CEO Ama Gordon Discusses the Business of Having a Baby

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Ama Gordon, Co-Founder of Global Fertility Connections, shares about all things fertility, the support that’s out there for you, and how you can advocate for yourself. If you’ve ever wished you had someone to ask your questions about freezing your eggs or surrogacy, then you won’t want to miss this conversation on this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Ama Gordon is Co-Founder of Global Fertility Connections, a fertility concierge service that helps Intended Parents navigate their fertility journey on the path to parenthood with egg freezing, in vitro fertilization, and third-party reproductive services including surrogacy and egg donation. Their mission is to empower Intended Parents as they build their families with trust, transparency, and personalize patient care. Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Global Fertility Connections   Insight from this episode: Details on what working with Global Fertility Connections looks like and current trends in fertility.  Elayne’s and Ama’s stories with fertility and getting support in this area.  What you need to ask yourself if you’re thinking of freezing your eggs and tips for going about it the right way.  Ways to make sure you’re getting the care that you deserve.    Quotes from the show: On why she started her business: “There were some gaps in the information [from doctors], or it wasn’t holistic enough, or it wasn’t nuanced or personalized for them enough, or the doctor just might have not had enough time to give them the in-depth answer they were really looking for, so then they go down the Google hole.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “Egg freezing shows that you’re proactive. It shows that you’re doing what it takes to empower yourself and to take control, and there’s not necessarily a negative connotation to it.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “You don’t really know what you need until you need it, and you don’t know what you don’t know until you get there.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “Fibroids are very common for women of color, and I wish it was talked about more often. But oftentimes, somewhere in the family-- whether it’s a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-- someone may be struggling or has struggled with something, and we’re not talking about it amongst friends and family.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “We’re [Black people] are often ignored. Or just kind of treated blanketly, like okay, try this or try that. I think it’s time that we get the care and attention that we need, which is what we’re trying to do one client at a time.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Ama Gordon Website: https://www.globalfertilityconnections.com/  Facebook: Global Fertility Connections Instagram: @globalfertilityconnections LinkedIn: Global Fertility Connections   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56m
Jun 22, 2021
780: How to Trust Your Gut and Make Your Next Best Move

I'm at a crossroads, y'all. My book, Get Over "I Got It" is officially out in the world. (And a huge thank you to all of you who supported me by buying a copy -- whether print book or audiobook). This journey, three years in the making, has been an extraordinary learning experience for me. This dream, a lifetime in the making, was finally checked off the list. But you know what no one tells you to prepare for? The "now what" part of the journey. I'm sure there are authors and entrepreneurs who planned that next chapter way in advance. I didn't. And now, as I said, I'm at a crossroads. Which isn't a bad thing. And in this episode, I share how I'm navigating this part of the journey, living a few important questions and choosing to be open to being guided by spirit -- with support, of course. I'm committed to my calling, which I believe is to help women learn how to get the support they deserve for success and fulfillment. But answering that calling isn't always easy. Whatever part of your journey you're going through right now, I hope you remember to get quiet, listen to that internal voice ("trust your gut") and then make your next, best move. ALSO: If you'd like a special 50% off discount on the audiobook for Get Over "I Got It", click here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16m
Jun 15, 2021
779: Let People Show Up for You

In this episode of Support is Sexy, Katherine and Nick North, who are featured in Elayne’s new book “Get Over ‘I Got It,” rejoin the podcast to talk about pride, support, creating safe spaces, and letting people show up for you. Hear more about asking courageously and answering with radical honesty in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Katherine North is a writer and executive coach, helping high achieving, secretly sensitive women declare dominion over their demanding lives. She is the author of Holy Heathen: A Spiritual Memoir. Nick North is a brand strategist, speaker, and influencer who helps solopreneurs and corporations create more money, more impact, and more meaning in their businesses. Together, they made an award-winning documentary, Just Another Beautiful Family, and recently appeared on Discovery Plus show Life Under Renovation.   Insight from this episode: Why we don’t need to be the martyr ever and how to create safe spaces for ourselves.  The benefits of focusing on the possible as opposed to what’s probable.  Tips for getting comfortable with the “uncomfortable asking.” How to tell when you’re happily giving, tolerating, or enduring, and why you must protect your own emotional wellness and negotiate when necessary.  Quotes from the show: “I had a feeling of, like, I need to stick it out here because there needs to be a beacon of light. But then I got to the spot where I was like, actually no, that doesn’t have to be my job, and I’ve done it enough and my kids need to be in a spot now where they don’t feel different all the time.”  –Nick North Support is Sexy Ep. #779 On being straight passing: “There is a cost to it. There’s a cost to every time someone says something terrible to you, even if they didn’t mean it to be terrible. Even if their intention wasn’t to hurt you. It still hurts.”  –Nick North Support is Sexy Ep. #779 On the uncomfortable asking: “That can feel really scary. That could be a huge fight. That could potentially open up big cracks in the foundation that you were just really hoping you wouldn’t have to look at.” –Katherine North Support is Sexy Ep. #779 “If my “why” has good intentions… then I can change it from it being about me to it being about giving back… If I can go back to the why I need that support, it usually has a really good intention behind it that will put good things into the world… If I have to trick myself to take care of myself that way, I’m for it.”  –Nick North Support is Sexy Ep. #779   Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Support is Sexy Episode 620 Red Met Yellow website design Holy Heathen: A Spiritual Memoir Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Katherine North Website: https://declaredominion.com/  Instagram: @declaredominion Facebook: Declare Dominion Nick North Website: https://wethenorths.com/  Instagram: @wethenorths   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

44m
Jun 08, 2021