Leadership, The Road Less Traveled with Tonya Mckenzie
As the founder of Sand & Shores, Tonya McKenzie brings more than 20 years of experience in media relations, marketing, and client relations. Her non-profit experience includes being an Associate Executive Director, raising over a million dollars to open a new YMCA in Northern California and serving as a Los Angeles County Commissioner. Tonya McKenzie has build and lead marketing departments for various companies. Tonya published Real Estate Agent Magazine in 2016 and hosts 2 successful podcasts. Tonya is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and chartered a graduate chapter in Northern California. You can find Mrs. McKenzie highlighted in the book, “AMAZING MOMS: Parents of the 21st Century”.
Tonya McKenzie is a child advocate and staunch supporter of children’s’ rights. She is the author of “A Child’s Memories of Cartoons & Murder”, a memoir discussing her own (adverse childhood experiences) A.C.E.s. She co-authored the F.I.T. Kids Manual utilized by the Pittsburg School District (California), established several unique youth wellness programs and served as a Youth Commissioner for Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover http://federalglover.com/. She is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
Currently, Tonya serves as the Past President of the North Redondo Beach Business Association, is the first African American woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, holds a seat on the Redondo Beach Police Department Community Engagement Board, and The City of Redondo Beach GPAC. She serves as the Vice President of Black Public Relations Society – Los Angeles and on the Board of Directors for Better Youth. Tonya was named as the Redondo Beach Woman of the Year in 2021 and continues to proudly serve her community, Los Angeles County, and the Culture. https://www.sandandshores.com/
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Finding Joy in Movement, Staying Active Amidst Holiday Hustle with Leslie Urbas25:28Leslie Fiala Urbas, born in 1985 in St. Louis, MO, comes from a family of three sisters, unfortunately losing one in 2016. She pursued her higher education in St. Louis, earning a degree from Fontbonne University in 2008 and completing her studies at St. Louis University in 2009. In the same year, Leslie attained her Registered Dietitian credential and subsequently relocated to Jacksonville, FL, to join the Navy. From 2009 to 2019, Leslie served as a Naval Officer Dietitian, with three years on active duty and seven in the reserves. Concurrently, she pursued her master's degree from the University of North Florida. Throughout this period, Leslie also worked as a civilian RD at the Naval Hospital, acquiring certifications in personal training and group fitness. In 2016, Leslie met her husband, and despite the challenges of a hurricane, they married in 2017. The couple now has two beautiful children born in 2018 and 2020. In 2019, Leslie made the decision to leave her position at the Naval Hospital and embarked on the journey of creating Fit and Fabulous Family Nutrition. Establishing the business in January 2020, Leslie has dedicated significant effort to make it thrive. Today, she successfully manages both her company and family, all while navigating the unique challenges of being a military wife. https://www.leslieurbas.com/ Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-urbas/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieUrbas FREE Facebook page: TheFoodEmotionCode www.facebook.com/groups/thefoodemotioncode
The Human Being Diet, A New Way of Eating and Living with Petronella Ravenshear22:35Petronella Ravenshear trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and the Natura Foundation and she's also a Functional Medicine practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2004 and specialises in digestive, skin and weight issues. She's a firm believer in the wisdom of the body and that food and exercise is the only medicine we need. 'The people who've been to see me have taught me as much as I have taught them, not only about what works but, more importantly, about what's doable.'Chronic diseases are escalating and so are our weight problems. These lifestyle diseases involve inflammation, which is driven by refined food, overeating, stress and lack of exercise. But the inflammation, as well as our susceptibility to disease, can be extinguished by changing the way that we eat; the power is in our hands. The Human Being Diet is a blueprint for feasting and fasting your way to feeling, looking and being your best, whether you want to lose weight or not.Thehumanbeingdiet.comhttps://www.instagram.com/petronellaravenshear/ LIVE Chat Every Tuesday 1:30 pm ET(00:00) Changing your diet can help people with various illnesses.(07:19) Some people get so caught up in the diet and making some food naughty(08:36) What is the human being diet and what does it entail(11:15) changing how we eat can change how we feel(17:17) Start today. The best day to start is right now!(19:58) Peteronella discusses client who lost 100 pounds following the Human Being Diet.Thank you to https://eddy.headliner.app/ for helping to produce this episode!
Building Brighter Futures: The BloomBox Design Labs Story, with Sofie Roux20:16Sofie Roux is the visionary Gen Z Founder & CEO of BloomBox Design Labs, transforming education through innovation. Sofie's journey began long before her current sophomore status at Stanford University, where she studies civil engineering and architecture. It all started with "Sparkly and Smart," an art enterprise that remarkably raised $300,000 to support girls' education. Today, through her revolutionary BloomBoxes ingeniously crafted from repurposed shipping containers, she's reshaping education in Malawi by crafting vibrant STEAM learning environments. Sofie's accomplishments, underscored by her impressive achievements, reflect her unwavering commitment to women's education. Her impactful work has earned her recognition and coveted speaking engagements at TEDx events, where she shares her inspiring story. Sofie's mission: make high-quality education accessible through powerful design. A true Gen Z leader, she's an advocate for change and a beacon of hope. www.bloomboxdesignlabs.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sofie-roux-8632421a6/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sparkly.and.smart/ https://www.sparklyandsmart.com/
Empowering Parenthood, Cracking the Code of Children’s Behavior with Meri Wallace25:09Meri Wallace, LCSW, a parenting expert, and child and family therapist for over thirty years, writes a blog for Psychology Today, and is the author of Birth Order Blues (Henry Holt and Co.) and Keys to Parenting Your Four Year Old (Barron’s Educational Series). She is currently publishing her third book, The Secret World of Children. This book helps parents to understand nine developmental reasons for their children’s challenging behavior and how to handle these issues positively. Ms. Wallace has been a columnist for Sesame Street Parents Magazine, New York Family Magazine and Brooklyn Parent. She has been a consultant to Children’s Television Workshop and has been interviewed by national magazines including Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Parents and many more. Meri Wallace appears regularly on podcasts, radio, and national television networks as a parenting expert. She has made repeated appearances on shows such as Eyewitness News, Good Day New York, WNBC, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, WPIX, the Hallmark Channel and the Fox Family Channel. Meri worked with a producer at Eyewitness News designing parenting segments in which she appeared as the expert, and hosted her own TV show on Plum TV. https://meriwallace.com/ 📋 Episode Chapters (00:50) You're a licensed social worker who focuses on children's behavior (07:53) It's something we could all look to get back to as adults (08:17) Every chapter in my book deals with another issue, the need for love (11:48) When kids become close to teenage-hood, I hear a lot of acting up (18:44) You are teaching your child how to live in the world (20:50) Mary Wallace's new book helps parents deal with rushed parenting (24:24) Check out my latest book, My Crazy Roommates
Vintage Visionaries: The Fly Wines Story, with Stephanie Franklin15:58Stephanie Franklin, the Founder and CEO of Fly Wines, stands as a passionate advocate for exceptional wines and underrepresented winemakers. With a dedication to bridging international vineyards and American enthusiasts, Stephanie established Fly Wines as a minority-owned company. Her mission revolves around curating a diverse selection of wines that not only tell stories but also honor unique terroirs and the craftsmanship of talented winemakers worldwide. In her role as a minority-owned business leader, Stephanie takes pride in contributing significantly to the cultural and economic tapestry of the wine industry. By forging meaningful relationships with independent wineries, she aims to empower voices that have historically been underrepresented. Inclusivity and authenticity serve as the guiding principles shaping every aspect of Fly Wines' operations. Stephanie warmly invites wine enthusiasts to explore the world of fine wines through Fly Wines. Together, they can raise a glass in celebration of diversity, cultural exchange, and the shared delight of discovering exceptional wines from across the globe. At the forefront of introducing American wine enthusiasts to a world of flavors, one bottle at a time, Stephanie invites everyone to join in the celebration of the artistry of winemaking and embark on a delightful journey of discovery with Fly Wines. http://www.flywines.club/📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) Stephanie Franklin is the CEO of Fly Wines(01:11) Fly wines are curated wines for people to try from different vineyards(08:42) Fly Wines strives to exceed customer expectations with its wine boxes(09:47) There are always hurdles along the way when starting a new business(12:37) Stephanie Franklin: Fly Wines is launching a wine subscription program
Adrenaline's Impact on Wellness, A Conversation with Dr Michael E Platt22:50MICHAEL E. PLATT, M.D., has been board-certified in internal medicine. He maintains a practice in Palm Desert, California, devoted to wellness and a preventive approach to illness. He is known nationally and internationally for his innovative approach to natural hormone replacement. Imagine a hormone so potent that it plays a central role in numerous health conditions that have baffled the medical community. This is the essence of "Adrenaline Dominance". Dr. Platt's book boldly asserts that excess adrenaline, often disregarded by conventional medicine, could be an underlying trigger for a myriad of seemingly incurable conditions. From ADHD and fibromyalgia to anger, depression, and severe PMS, the effects of excess adrenaline are far-reaching and pervasive. But the revelations don't stop there. Adrenaline's influence extends to surprising realms: it's the reason why some women experience unrelenting nausea throughout their pregnancies, and it's the hidden force driving people towards substances like drugs and alcohol. Even during the night, adrenaline orchestrates disturbances like tossing and turning, teeth grinding, nocturnal bathroom trips, and unexplained weight gain. Dr. Platt's book unravels the mystery behind why our bodies produce the "fight or flight" hormone even in the absence of imminent danger. Through accessible explanations, the book provides an in-depth understanding of how adrenaline operates within the body and how its excessive presence can lead to serious medical issues. What sets "Adrenaline Dominance" apart is its groundbreaking natural protocol designed to swiftly counteract the effects of excess adrenaline. This protocol has the potential to prompt patients to reevaluate their dependence on prescription medications that merely address symptoms without tackling the root causes of their ailments. www.plattwellness.com/collections/books
Fostering Creativity in Leadership: Lessons from Ally Stone21:02Ally Stone has been a leader in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. During this time, she has been an integral part of developing 15 successful businesses and teams. As Director of Culture and Leadership Development, Ally has mastered a deep understanding of what it means to be truly connected as a leader and how that drives the success of any business.She bases her leadership style on what she has come to call Transcendent Leadership. Her approach to this elevates team thinking beyond everyday problems and obstacles, building instead on quality in group and individual connection for lasting effect. This has created a culture of engaged and emerging leaders in her organization that many admire and emulate.Through The Inspired Leader, Ally shares these insights with organizations and leaders alike. Together they dive deep into what it means to go beyond, to lead from a place of presence and connection, creating an opportunity to experience their careers in ways that previously had not been deemed possible.Ally has worked with 1000’s of leaders from all levels of organizations. She has delivered countless workshops, seminars, and talks; she is continuously developing herself to continue providing the best and most relevant content available. She now shares an array of programs geared specifically towards the journey of a Transcendent Leader.Ally is also a certified Meditation Teacher, a Heart Math Resilience Mentor, and an ICF Certified Coach. She is active, loves yoga, biking, hiking, and time with her two dogs. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband of 20 years, Chris. www.TheInspiredLeader.com📋 Episode Chapters(00:55) We're going to talk about fostering creativity in leadership(03:45) Leaders can creatively hit or foster creativity in their business(04:12) If you want to foster creativity within your team, I will say it's creativity(10:45) I always recommend doing an energy audit to help you identify your gifts(12:59) Ali says being a better leader requires some experimentation and testing(20:16) Check out my latest book, My Crazy RoommatesFor delightful gifts for all occasions: CrazyNestCreations.etsy.com
Rising Above BLUR, Strategies for Effective Leadership with Susan Ford Collins22:09As a young researcher at the National Institutes of Health, Susan Ford Collins asked: What more could we learn if we studied Highly Successful People, not just ill and dysfunctional ones? Her colleagues laughed, but Collins was on the verge of a major breakthrough … The Technology of Success. She has presented over 4,000 training sessions in schools and businesses, including The University of Chicago, American Express, and CNN. Audiences begged her to write about the 10 Success Skills so they could share them with coworkers and families. And she has. Susan Ford Collins lives in Miami and consults worldwide via Zoom. Other books by Susan Ford Collins in the Technology Of Success series include: The Joy of Success: 10 Essential Skills for Getting the Success You Want Success Has Gears: Using the Right Gear at the Right Time in Business and Life Our Children Are Watching: 10 Skills for Leading the Next Generation to Success Her latest book is: BLUR: Clear the Way Ahead ... even in the worst of times For more information, please visit www.TechnologyOfSuccess.com
Mastering Top Down Culture, Lyndsay Dowd's Leadership Secrets25:29Lyndsay Dowd, a seasoned business coach with a remarkable 25-year career in sales and leadership, has garnered recognition as a Top 10 Coach by Apple News. Her passion for reshaping leadership and fostering positive cultures has earned her the 2023 Award for Innovation and Excellence, where she was named Business Coach of the Year. Lyndsay's legacy as an industry leader is underscored by her book, "Top Down Culture: Revolutionizing Leadership to Drive Results," solidifying her as a thought leader in leadership development and corporate culture transformation. www.topdownculture.com--- 📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) Lyndsay Dowd talks about how leaders can increase their leadership skills(00:51) You spent 25 years in corporate America before starting Heartbeat for Hire(02:28) Part of what makes up a wonderful company with great culture is leadership(04:48) Psychological safety is giving people the autonomy to knock it out of park(10:07) You have to be willing to accept some feedback. Even if you don't believe it(11:33) One great tool is leveraging recognition. If you start saying, I'm going to start(15:07) Whenever I had a new leader, I reached out to them immediately(19:52) When new management steps into a company, it can be a scary experience(22:01) Top down culture is exactly what every leader need(24:44) My Crazy Roommates takes readers into the wild and unpredictable world of young adulthood https://amzn.to/3NU4FTl