Today I sit down with Kelah Raymond, a career coach and founder of Sparc Solutions and debunk that crying is weak. We talk about why it’s ok to cry and that it doesn’t mean failure. Trying to balance everything is no easy task and sometimes we need to just let it out to feel cleansed and refreshed. Kelah and I have so much fun and really dig deep into crying in the chaos.
About the Guest:
Named “A Women to Watch” by the Houston Business Journal (HBJ) and a member of Forbes Coaches Council, Kelah is a trailblazing entrepreneur and advocate for women of color. She has nearly two decades of experience collaborating with organizational leaders to support, align and further corporate goals and workforce strategies.Her areas of expertise include: HR strategy, talent management, organizational and leadership development, and performance improvement. Kelah’s expertise has been leveraged in many industries and organizations, from a combat zone to a corporate boardroom she has conquered the HR space. Her greatest joy, however, is helping hidden talent emerge from the shadows. Kelah leverages her HR Secret Sauce to help powerhouse professionals stand out and get noticed in their organizations, so they get promoted
About the Host:
Following the crumbs in the chaos is a full time job. As a busy mom of three, a wife to a traveling hubby, and keeping it weird in Austin, Texas, it’s safe to say that my life is never boring. In addition to running my coaching business as C’N’C’s CEO, I’m a certified coach for a premier virtual fitness and nutrition program helping others feel better while sustaining a healthy lifestyle. My mom and dad are thrilled that I’m putting my Exercise Science degree to good use. Along with my experience training pro athletes, S.W.A.T. members, and a high school football team, I gained 10+ years experience as the Director of Marketing building multiple court reporting companies.
Lastly, I am a published writer, Content Coordinator, and Account Executive for a publication by Best Version Media. They even gave me a monthly “How to” column where I teach others how to be more self-sufficient with common household tasks. Every woman should know how their home functions and what to do if something malfunctions, man or no man. With my husband on the road, searching “How To” on the internet has transformed me into a “Mommy MacGyver”. “I don’t know how you have the time.” “You’re like a Supermom!” These are common things that people say, but the truth is that life hasn’t always been easy or pretty. Even with the bumps, I always try to find the humor in everything because laughter is good for the soul and you should never take life too seriously….where’s the fun in that?
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