Show #10: Kicking your career goals into high gear | Special guest: Keosha Oliver

January 1, 2019
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Happy New Year! 2019 is HERE!

 

On January's show, I interview my friend and career coach, Keosha Oliver! She lives in Atlanta, she's the mother of 2 boys, she's an accounting whiz and owner of 3 businesses.

On the show, she shares practical tips on starting a new career, navigating the job field post-graduation and exactly how homemakers can re-enter the workforce.

Keosha also shares her testimony to encourage that woman who has completely given up and we also talk about learning to serve in the current jobs we have, even if it’s not where we *feel* we should be. (Preach, Joseph!) 

 

Read her bio here:

 

Keosha has never been one to shy away from a challenge. Her tenacity and hustle are what identifies her as a leader in the professional development, accounting, and business solutions industries. Keosha has spent the majority of her career working in the accounting industry but her desire for entrepreneurship has been the driving force to launch her businesses.

 

In 2014, Keosha launched Oak Virtual Solutions to encompass all of the services she would offer to fellow entrepreneurs and working professionals. She later established PremierOne Accounting Solutions (2017) and Everyday Professionals (2018) to provide targeted solutions for business owners and professionals.

 

Along with her entrepreneurial efforts, Keosha has an assured passion to work with and develop youth as they navigate through different endeavors in life. She has worked as a youth leader at her church, acted as a mentor for teen girls, and led connect groups to continuously grow and foster relationships with teens. 

 

With the help of many great mentors and like-minded business owners, Keosha is deeply motivated to building a strong presence for Everyday Professionals for years to come.

 

She is also a mom to two AMAZING little boys who fuel her passion to succeed.

 

Scripture references:

The story of Joseph - Genesis 37; 39-45

If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities. -Luke 16:10 NLT

"For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard." -Romans 3:23 NLT

 

U.S. Immigration laws website: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/working-us

 

Connect with Keosha:  Facebook, Instagram, email: KOliver@everyday-professionals.com

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Show #9: Are we living as good girls or God’s girls? | Special guest: Katrina McCain

October 12, 2018
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Happy October! Y'all, October 4th, 2018 marked The Lightingale Podcast’s 1st birthday! TO GOD BE THE GLORY! Thank you for being a faithful supporter and listener! God has exceeded my expectations here and I’m so thankful to Him for this milestone.

I am overjoyed about this month’s podcast! This will actually be the last show for 2018! We will kick things back off in January of 2019!

***NOTE: I apologize about the audio in certain parts of the show. The microphone we were using was right beside the laptop and the computer's fan was so loud at times. Please excuse the occasional humming!***

This month's guest is Katrina McCain! Katrina is a former Fashion Model from Charlotte, NC. She is the founder and president of Pearls of Hope Outreach and has a passion to encourage women of all ages to live for Jesus authentically, in spite of the culture that tells them they can’t. She's earned a BA in Literature from UNC-Charlotte and holds an MA in Education. She is the proud wife of her husband, Jarrett, and mother to her sweet girls, Kailyn and Jaelle.

On the show, Katrina shares the funny story about how she got started in professional modeling, the role her parents played as she started following Jesus, the freedom that she experienced when she released the mindset of perfection, obedience preceding our feelings, why it's important to see if the man interested in you has a hyena spirit or a lion spirit, and so much more!

You can purchase Katrina’s new book Beyond Being Good: Seeking Christ’s Perfection for Our Imperfect Hearts, here. Also, follow Katrina on Instagram right here!

 

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Show #8: Why is mental health important to God? | Special guest: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Cerrissa Hugie

September 7, 2018
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Happy September!

Y’all, I could seriously burst with all the excitement that I have about this month’s podcast. We are talking about all things mental health and I have my best friend on the show.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Cerrissa Hugie is going to shed some light on why mental health and having a stable mind is important to God. She’s also going to explain why emotional vulnerability and intentional self-care is so necessary to live a productive, healthy life.

Want to invite Cerrissa to your next event? Email her at CerrissaHugie@gmail.com

 

Scripture references:

 "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path." -Psalms 119:105 NLT

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he..." -Proverbs 23:7a NKJV 

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” -Romans 12:2 NKJV

“...But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.” -1 Corinthians 2:16b NLT

“And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” -Deuteronomy 28:13 NKJV

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” -Romans 8:37 NKJV

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” -3 John 1:2 KJV

“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,” -Ephesians 4:26 NKJV

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9 NKJV

 

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Show #7: Why do we believe God will deliver everyone else, but we don’t believe He will deliver us?

August 9, 2018
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Welcome back to The Lightingale Podcast! We are back from a much-needed summer break!

In this month's episode, we discuss a question: Why do we believe God will deliver everyone else, but we don't believe He will deliver us?

God challenged me with 3 things that contribute to us circling around and around in this same weak mindset. Jealousy, envy, anger, anxiety, frustration, fear and all sorts of other things thrive in that place of unbelief! Jesus died so that we can be freed from that bondage. God wants and has so much more for His sons and daughters. 

Pray this show blesses you!

Summer 2018 guest bloggers:

Summer heat...what do I eat? | June blog contributor: Tanesha Bryant

Cultivating the gift | Guest blogger: Samantha Balandimal

Summer 2018 podcast guest on:

International interview with Annemarie Cross of The Ambitious Entrepreneur Podcast Network (video + audio)

Homes of grace interview with the Laundry Hour Podcast

Scriptures referenced:

Romans 5:6-8 NKJV

Exodus 14:15-18; 21-22; 26-31

Luke 7:36-38; 44-50

 

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Show #6: Jesus makes all things new (Mother’s Day special)

May 13, 2018
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Happy Mother's Day to you! I'm so excited to share my testimony today. 

In this month's episode, I talk about the faithfulness of the Lord and how He truly reconciled the relationship between my mother and I. You'll also hear about what I'm learning as a wife and mother with 2 children of our own. Pray you are blessed and encouraged!

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Note: We will be taking a break for the summer, so we will kick off with a new show in August! Thanks for being a faithful listener.

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Show #5: Comfort is a liar (my testimony)

April 17, 2018
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Our comfort will lie to us. We can do huge, mighty things for Jesus - but have no relationship with Him. 

My sin should be hated, but instead, I held it near. Because of that, my love for Jesus waxed cold. We can't fix ourselves we NEED Jesus. We need to repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness, to cover our sin with His precious blood.

When we make Him our Lord and Saviour, we will never be the same. Things won't be easy, we will still fall short, and life will still be hard at times, but Jesus will be with us, He will make us new, He will revive us.  In this episode, I share my testimony and how Easter Sunday 2018 changed my life forever.

Hope it blesses you!

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Show #4: Jesus, coffee, and prayer | Attitude of gratitude series (Special guest: Minister Nakia Davis)

March 23, 2018
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I am honored to have my sister and friend, Minister Nakia Davis as our guest on the Lightingale Podcast!

She is a submitted wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, a Christian speaker, and a blogger. Together, she and her husband, Demecho Davis, form, "the ministry and the music." Nakita shares the gospel through the spoken word and her husband shares the gospel through music!

Nakita has written Jesus, coffee, and prayer her first book, a 14-day devotional designed to encourage readers to have an attitude of gratitude in Christ no matter what life brings.

Nakita starts things off by sharing a fun fact about why her mother choose her name and how the Lord brought it all together, full circle.

It's a powerful episode with plenty of laughs! It blessed me so much to have her on the show, we hope and pray you are blessed and inspired to be grateful and thankful to the Lord in your life!

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Show #3: Maximizing beauty + minimizing character (Part 3 - Queen Esther’s story)

February 13, 2018
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Esther's story comes out of the book of Esther, chapters 1-10.

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Show #3: Maximizing beauty + minimizing character (Part 2 - Rahab’s story)

February 13, 2018
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Rahab's story comes out of Joshua 2 & Joshua 6.

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Show #3: Maximizing beauty + minimizing character (Part 1 - Abigail’s story)

February 13, 2018
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Abigail's story comes out of 1 Samuel 25.

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