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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.

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Announcing the Release of Entrepreneurial Elevation

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Announcing the release of Entrepreneurial Elevation: 31 Strategic Lessons & Personal Stories From Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs, Presented by Cheryl Wood

We are pleased to announce the much-anticipated release created to empower entrepreneurs in multiple stages of development–ideation, start-up, implementation, and elevation.  A recent article by Muse states 53% of founders started businesses to be the change they want to see in the world.  With the thrill of that statistic comes a sobering reminder of another, 20% of small businesses fail within the first year and 50% within the five years. 

Cheryl Wood saw a huge opportunity to equip entrepreneurs with the strategies to elevate.  Elevate above the hurdles and barriers that stop some entrepreneurs and become increasingly challenging within the first years of business.  Cheryl Wood’s brand is Cheryl Empowers.  Cheryl believes empowerment comes with knowledge and access.  31 entrepreneurs agreed and contributed to this project.

With a forward written by Eva Jane Bunkley, creator of the patented Makeup Bullet, which is available through major health and beauty retail chains, we hear the story of entrepreneurial triumphs sometimes won through pyrrhic victories.  31 entrepreneurs take you behind the scenes unveiling proven strategies and stories that echo familiarity and truth that one only comes to know through the journey of entrepreneurship.

Dena Wiggins, founder and CEO of DenaWiggins.com is thrilled to contribute to the project.  “I am a fan of Cheryl Woods.  She embodies empowerment.  Her passion and purpose are palpable.   Aspiring entrepreneurs need inspiration, motivation as much as action steps and tools.  The trends show businesses are not failing for lack of passion and purpose.  My assignment for this project to share the one thing that propelled my business and allowed my products and services to be in the hands of those who need it, in record speed–following my sparks and taking inspired action steps, repeatedly. I am thankful for Cheryl’s vision and to be in the company of the genius of 30 other passionate, for the results of others, Purpose Peeps.”

Entrepreneurial Elevation is available in paperback format through this link.

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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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EP 8: What Are You Graced For? The #Sparked Life Podcast

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The #Sparked Life Podcast with Dena Wiggins

Hey Purpose Peeps,

What are you graced for? After a chance meeting with a sparked Purpose Peep whose light was so incredibly bright that it filled the room, I realized the experience was not just something to revel at, it was unlocking something for me.  But what was it?

After recognizing this as a spark experience, I responded by reflecting. Quietly the answer came.  I could see what this person was graced for without a business card, without an elevator pitch or a title or letters behind a name.  I saw what this person was graced for by how he served–passionately & without reserve.  Then, I learned the other stuff that most of us lead with.

But that aha is not the nexus of this episode. We each get to figure out how to authentically extend purpose. Beyond the example of service and within short purpose stories, I observed how it looks to know what you are graced for and give it away.  The timing is amazing because I spent a lot of time creating freemiums to serve and get to know Purpose Peeps but what this person was doing was showing up, giving himself away, having experiences like you would not believe which opened doors of opportunity like you would not believe.

In this episode, we unlock what we are graced for, and end in an activity for you to see the “graced for” signposts in your life! Share with other Purpose Peeps and don’t forget to subscribe. Most importantly, share what you are graced for and your experience in doing the work to unlock and leverage it!  We are also having an experience of this life lens as our Big Question of the Week in the Purpose Peep Community.

To Your Purpose & Results That Matter,

 

Dena

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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EP 7: The Power of Your Response, The #Sparked Life Podcast

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The #Sparked Life Podcast with Dena Wiggins

Hello Purpose Peep!

Wow, it’s been a minute… Can you believe we are approaching the end of the first quarter of the year? Incredible, right?

In this episode of The #Sparked Life Podcast, we unlock a part of one of my favorite purpose math formulas.  It hails from one of my favorite teachers and mentors, Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.  It is Event + Response = Outcome or E + R = O.

In this episode, we apply E + R =  O to being sparked.  So the event is being sparked, which we do not own, it’s something we experience plus + our response, which we completely own = our outcomes.   Looking at this purpose math, we see that our outcomes are co-created!

Our new podcast includes:

    • Catch Up! You know how friends that have not spoken in a while pick up as if they spoke yesterday,
    • Real life examples of the power of our response! It’s so juicy,
    • How the purpose partners spark & nudges work in our lives,
    • Realizing the true intention of our sparks,
    • New freemium for your purpose in celebration of YOU and my special birthday,
    • Our new mantra, and
    • How to Marie Kondo & create room for the doors of expansion that our responses unlock.

Snag another Purpose Peep to join our community.  Don’t forget to subscribe and download on your favorite device.  And, share your ahas and results on your path to purpose journey at info@denawiggins.com, @denaforyourpurpose under the podcast announcement.

After you have a listen, you will understand this is OUR opportune time!

To Your Purpose & Results That Matter,

 

Dena

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If sparks ignite, why am I stuck?

I just got sparked! Just proclaiming that statement has a ring of excitement.  Imagine seeing a jolt of spark or lightening connecting us and causing our bodies to jump in response!

I got sparked

Although the beginning of the sparked story can be a thriller, it’s what happens next that takes us to the really good stuff.  It’s what happens next that is the difference between knowing we got sparked to being with the spark and moving to sparked or inspired doing.

Our response to getting sparked determines if we unlock the intention of the spark.

It may take a minute to recognize our spark language.  Everyone has his or her own type.  It’s the way life gets our attention.  Once we move from realizing synchronicity is not random and deja vous moments could be our current self being sparked by a gift from our future self, we tune into our spark language.

Tuning into our sparked language allows us to engage more with the sparks. And yet there is more to the spark.  Your spark introduces you to its Purpose Partner–nudges.

Nudges are the gentle prods and push that happen after we are sparked.  Sparks are disruptive and ignite something inside and nudges inform us by moving us into the direction of the intention of the spark.

Sparks ignite and are disruptive and nudges allow us to be present with the nature of the spark.  Nudges require presence and awareness to recognize them.

Here is where things get juicy. Without responding to our spark with inspired action that supports the direction of the spark, the spark will fizzle out.

Here are three keys to unlock following your sparks:

  • Sparks may seem positive or negative to you but they are always disruptive.  The nature of the spark is to disrupt a pattern that ignites something within us.
  • Sparks require responses in order to sustain the spark.  Acknowledging the spark is a great response if you don’t know what action to take.  Acknowledgment is a first and powerful action step.
  • Nudges require presence and awareness.  Set an intention to understand your spark.  Respond to the soft pushes that pull you in different or unfamiliar directions.  The spark is here to change and shift us towards new possibilities on our journey to our highest reality.

One of the biggest reasons we may be stuck after being sparked is because we perceive the requirements to align with it as fearful, nonsensical or misaligned with our current path.  Consider that we first meet the spark with our current understanding and wisdom.  Shifting our mindset that sparks gift us with changes that are for us allows us to respond with the sparks and nudges instead of resisting them.

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant, and Certified Purpose Coach.  She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps who transform businesses and organizations into lighthouses that shine solutions that transform our world.  Stay connected, join the conversation, take inspired action.

Learn more at www.denawiggins.com.   Shop A Life of Purpose® Products and children’s products at The Purpose Place.