March 14, 2020
Kanika Nikki Utley served as a Producer on a host of acclaimed news and reality television programs such as Emmy Award winning Dateline NBC, NBC’s Emmy-nominated “The Apprentice”, Oprah Winfrey’s “Your Own Show”, Bravo Network’s Emmy-nominated and Taste Award-winning show “Flipping Out”, BET’s Prism Award winning “Key- shia Cole: The Way It Is” and VH-1’s hit show “Celebrity Rehab”.
Kanika’s love of writing, story telling and her strong desire to motivate others lead her to establish a second career in the health and fitness industry. Kanika utilized her high school track and field experience as well as eight years of studying ballet to help launch her debut in the fitness competition world. After months of intense training and strict diet, Kanika’s physique and image transformed so dramatically that she became a healthy billboard for women nationwide to change their mind, body and soul.
Kanika Nikki Utley is currently the Creator/Publisher of the digital publication BFW Magazine: Beauty, Fitness and Wellness for Women, Certified Yoga Instructor, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and Founder of the Black Fitness Women support group which has over 70,000 Facebook and Instagram followers. Her unwavering focus to inspire and empower women propels her to be a formidable force in the fitness and wellness industry.
To order Kanika's book
Connect with Kanika on facebook https://www.facebook.com/kanikanikkiutley
March 8, 2020
Valerie Torregrossa has tranformed her life of trauma to be one that is dedicated to helping others heal from theirs. From a young age, Valerie has survived physical, emotional trauma that has not only affected her ikn her childhood but also followed her into her adult years.
Valerie's work experience within the last few years has been through non-profit organizations, starting off at Hillside in an all girls residential treatment unit. She then switched gears; working for The Center for Youth as a school-based employee. Valerie worked at two different schools as a crisis intervention specialist.
Valerie is now a self-employed as a photographer, helping bring people's moments of happiness on camera, but she is also starting her health and life coaching practice for various communities.
Valerie has a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in health sciences. She recently pursued a health and life coaching certificate and is now now enrolled in a masters program to become a licensed mental health counselor.
In this episode, you will get a glimpse into the world of a survivor of trauma, and also hear how she transformed her own personal trauma into healing.
You can get connected with Valerie on her social media platforms:
Some resources Valerie was referring to
Living like you mean it by Ronald Frederick
Getting the love you want by Harville Hendrix
Keeping the love you find by Harville Hendrix
It didn’t start with you by Mark Wolynn
And many books by Harriet Lerner
March 2, 2020
Sandra Chuma is inspirational speaker, podcast host, and award-winning documentary filmmaker, who believes that our greatest responsibility in this world is to share the stories that create possibility for others.
She is the founder of NDINI, a platform to inspire, educate and entertain; and to encourage all women to believe in who they are and what they’re truly capable of. She is also the founder of Woman on Fire Summit, which is a high-energy event which is all about inspiration, transformation, connection and entertainment.
Sandra graduated from Columbia Journalism School with a Master’s Degree with Honours in Multimedia Journalism & Documentary Filmmaking. She was selected as the inaugural Documentary Fellow during her time there. Prior to attending Columbia University, Sandra partnered with her husband to create a global IT and management consulting company.
For more than 15 years, Sandra’s mission has been to bring awareness to stories that celebrate our infinite potential. Inspirational and always approachable, Sandra brings a refreshing approach to connecting with her community. Through multimedia content, live events, mentorships, and merchandise, Sandra’s mission is to ignite every woman’s inner fire, so they can reach for the ‘more’ they were meant to have; and to inspire them to create better futures for themselves and their communities.
You can connect with Sandra on these social media platforms:
Ndini Website https://ndini.com/
February 24, 2020
It's been a really long journey - since childhood, Simona had never felt like she fit in. She spent years finding love and purpose in other people, always choosing the wrong crowds and people who didn't value her as a person or friend. Fast forward to her mid-twenties, and she woke up one day and realized she was so miserable, so unhappy, so ungrateful for everything she had in her life. It was so confusing because she had spent her whole life trying to make other people happy, yet the one person she never gave time or attention to was herself.
In summer of 2018, Simona just plain and simple had enough. Simona recalls "I was sick of myself, my complaining, my lack mindset and not feeling worthy of a good life. While this was my turning point, the courage it took to take action was so much harder than just saying 'I choose end this unhappiness today'".
Courage came in a strange way - while Simona was worried about wasting her life and not truly living, so she decided that the best shot she could give myself was going to therapy. Simona was not sure that her initial reason for wanting to get unstuck was courageous, but the act of getting out of her head and into her heart was the courageous part. Simona finds it hard to describe into words what courage felt like in that moment, but the best way she can is that it felt like she had finally found peace and finally chosen me.
February 17, 2020
Founder of A Walk In My Stilettos, Makini Smith, is an award-winning entrepreneur. She has successfully crafted a business in personal development as a mindset coach, 4-time author, and certified Proctor Gallagher consultant for her mentor Bob Proctor. She is also the host of the A Walk In My Stilettos Podcast for women looking for the tools and motivation to conquer their fears, own their story and uncover the potential hidden within. Her passion to improve the quality of peoples lives includes making an impact in which she contributes her time spreading awareness of mindset, providing expertise on media platforms globally, and being an example of leadership by serving the community including her recent run for MPP in the 2018 Election.
To get in touch with Makini through social media:
February 10, 2020
Nicole was diagnosed at age 16 with Crohn’s Disease. She has gone through quite the journey with her illness. From spending 30 days in the hospital with her initial diagnosis, to having children, moving provinces & finally needing surgery in 2017. She knows first hand the importance of self care, nutrition & listening to your body.
Nicole is a wife & mother of two. When her illness took a turn for the worst, she walked away from her corporate job to focus on her health. With a renewed lease on life & a greater appreciation for her health, she set out to find the perfect balance of health, wellness & happiness.
She is the founder of The Mind, Body & Soul Market (@themindbodysoulmarket), where she brings together a community of wellness advocates for a popup market experience, as well as putting together Wellness Retreats. She has found her perfect balance that works for her, her family, and her health.
To connect with Nicole you can reach her at:
Married to Crohn's Blog:https://www.marriedtocrohns.com/
February 3, 2020
Nicole McFarlane, is an entreprener, Registered Nurse, Mom and Wife. Nicole is the founder of Brunchin Beauties, which she created when she was faced with a situation that changed the course of her life!
Nicole, created social support events which celebrates the sisterhood of women while providing them with support and networking opportunities. No matter what your race, religion or background, you can sit with us. Join me in welcoming Nicole to the Unstuckable Podcast
If you would like to learn more about Brunchin' Beauties, their social media accounts:
January 27, 2020
Dana Clark is the founder and creator of the Global Social Impact Movement Heroic Humans. With its mission to inspire, celebrate and empower Heroic members of our communities, and Dana has featured over 200 people.
Heroic Humans touches thousands of lives daily from across the globe, and most recently has just started a podcast to elevate voices and personal journeys. Dana also serves as a director on the boards of two national organizations, and just released a sub brand of Heroic Humans called Connection Cards, which are meaningful and purpose led connection and conversation prompts.
In this episode, Dana discusses how a story that she was given as a young woman, held her back from her greatness and what she did to change her story and ultimately the outcome of her life!
Follow Dana on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theheroichumans/?rc=p
You can also check out Dana's Heroic Human Podcast on all platforms!
January 20, 2020
As a 47 year old mother to two children, Shannon Jones, a Spec Ed teacher, recalls one of her moments of being stuck. Picking up and moving her family to a foreign country, leaving behind familiarity, their family and culture ,to chase more opportunity, led to the dismantling of their family unit. Find out how one decision, changed her life forever while simultaneously empowered her to become unstuckable in her life.
January 10, 2020
Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson, is an Executive in Technology, at one of Canada’s largest financial institutions — but that’s not all. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, and minor in Computer Science, from Concordia University. Outside of work, Nkechi is involved in the Fitness Industry, and competes as an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder. She is founder and CEO of Empowered in My Skin Inc., a grassroots organization she is nurturing that focuses on Personal Branding and helping humans everywhere thrive on a daily basis. She aspires to leave a lasting legacy, fulfilled through the lives of others she has touched and influenced along the way.
Stay Connected with Nkechi online:
IG Personal: @nkechi_ifbbpro
IG Business: @empoweredinmyskin
FB Personal: @nkechinwaforrobinson
FB Business: @empoweredinmyskin