6 Oct, 2020

EP 21 Of The #Sparked Life Podcast: Following Your Inner Star With Joyce Weru

Purpose Peeps,

We often hear phrases and buzz words that sound amazing and yet we may have limited knowledge of what it really means to experience or embody what sparked us in the words or between the words.  We hear words like resilience, nimbleness, pivoting, the ambiguity that easily lose power and potency without the stories of the experiences of unlocking the meaning and the journey that gives the words high placement as we co-create and write our life stories.

Unlocking Principle: We travel to understand the words that spark us and touch our soul.

When I met Joyce, within our first conversation, I knew she journeyed these words and life experiences–they became a part of who she is! I knew immediately that she had a sparked life perspective worth sharing.  Joyce has an aura of authenticity and “loving what she is doing” that takes her on many courageous risk experiences that show up throughout her life, including her work life.  Did you catch that sparked life placement?

How do you start a coaching practice at the beginning of a pandemic? How do you balance being a solopreneur and a single mom who is homeschooling during a pandemic? How do you wear many leadership hats within your community of peers and not burn out but burn up and spread out through a flame of intention? Listen and find out!

Joyce is the Founder of Rise Above Coaching, an executive and leadership coaching firm based in Washington, DC that works with international NGO’s and Associations.  Joyce has coached people from all levels of the workforce and cultural backgrounds, from senior executives to entry-level professionals. Being born and raised in Kenya and moving to the US, her story tells a real journey of resilience and following your inner star no matter how scary that journey appears. Her energy and warmth are liberating. Joyce serves on the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Society for Human Resource Management (DC SHRM). She partners with Metro DC International Coaching Federation and leads their Racial Equity Community of Practice.  Joyce holds a master’s degree in human resources management and a master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland University College. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR). Joyce has also received the designation of Certified Executive Leadership Coach by Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. Joyce is also a founding member of the Lean In Sparked Women of Purpose Circle.  Learn more about Joyce at www.riseabovecoaching.com listen to her CEO interviews here.

Dena Wiggins (she/her) is a Best-Selling Transformational Author and MBA informed Purpose Doula. She wholeheartedly believes that purpose is the birthright of humanity and intentionally refers to all of humanity as Purpose Peeps.  Dena’s sweet spot of service is to transform the many ways of living survival as a lifestyle into the many ways of living thriving lives of purpose.  This shift is vital to members of BIPOC communities who have experienced systemic oppression as well as doing our individual and collective parts to the end intentional oppression that is the antithesis of thriving lives of purpose.  Her style is to be a voice of shared experience meeting clients where they are on their sacred path to purpose journeys with empowering frameworks reflective of her lived experiences, Divine guidance, and learnings in–spirituality, facilitation, purpose, and strategy–all working in service of clients delivering their purposeful expression into the world.  Learn more and grow in connection at www.denawiggins.com.

20 Mar, 2020

EP 14 The #Sparked Life: Your Almosts

Bio_PhotoHey Purpose Peeps!

How are you doing?  This podcast is one of two “late posts.”  The beginning of the year was a doozy, or so I thought before the Coronavirus Pandemic!

This podcast was recorded on January 1, 2020 before challenges appeared to “jump me.”  You know, the pile on we experience from time to time, which is really the beginning of a Divine storm (spoiler alert).  Divine timing relates to a different clock that is connected to our purpose and destiny.  It’s when we try to put Divine storm events into the box of our understanding when our sparked life appears to be replaced by storm clouds!  Listen to episodes 14 and 15 of The #Sparked Life, and witness how life was preparing me for this time.  Purpose Peep, you may also review the events ending last year and beginning this year differently. These episodes will bring all types of juiciness to episode 16 The #Sparked Life Meets The Elephant In The Room.

Back to episode 14, Your Almosts… You know how we get into the doing zone when we see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we press our foot on the gas to soldier on?  First, we may hit a bump in the road, shake it off and keep going.  Then we may hit a speed bump, something that is definitely saying slow down.  Ultimately, there is a crash when our vehicle is halted and we have to accept that we were almost at the end of the tunnel, just before the finish line and we will not make it.

This episode of The #Sparked Life explores the gifts of our almosts and leads us to our powerful mantra, “Every experience in my sparked life counts and matters.”  It is one thing to believe that all things are working for our good and it is another to experience the many ways that truth plays out in our lives and builds a reservoir of faith to take us through the next level of truth experience and faith activation. Listen on Apple here or other platforms here.

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant, Certified Purpose Coach & MBA. She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps facilitating businesses and organizations to transform into lighthouses that shine solutions into the marketplace, no matter what. As a Purposed Resultant, she combines her experiences and passion for spark, purpose, and strategy to create impactful solutions that deliver your results that matter. Learn more about her Unlock The Keys To Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® programs and A Life of Purpose® Products that shift your sparks (or ahas) into action at www.denawiggins.com.

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