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135: How I Got Started with a Brand Online

Voice of Influence

Release Date: 04/07/2020

148: How to Spot a Child Abuser Hiding in Plain Sight with Jimmy Hinton show art 148: How to Spot a Child Abuser Hiding in Plain Sight with Jimmy Hinton

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Jimmy Hinton is a full-time minister and safeguarding specialist with Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) who researches deception techniques of child molesters and specializes in abuse in plain sight. In 2011, Jimmy's sister confided in him that she had been sexually abused when she was a young child by their father, a former Minister of 27 years. Jimmy and his mother reported his father to authorities, which resulted in his confession of 23 victims, and a conviction of 30-60 years for sex crimes against children. In this episode, Jimmy shares the story of how his...

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147: Why We Need to Understand Trauma and Coercive Control with Dr. Debra Wingfield show art 147: Why We Need to Understand Trauma and Coercive Control with Dr. Debra Wingfield

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Debra Wingfield is an Author, Speaker, and Trainer for family abuse prevention and intervention treatment.  She practiced counseling for 25 years with domestic abuse victims, offenders, adults, and children from all types of dysfunctional family systems. She’s also provided family court advocacy since 1993 and would love to be able to train those within the court system about trauma. In this episode, Debra shares what the courts miss in cases of domestic abuse due to not being sufficiently trauma-informed, the societal impact that misconceptions about abuse can have, what it means for...

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146: Finding Her True Voice After Domestic Violence with Naghmeh Panahi show art 146: Finding Her True Voice After Domestic Violence with Naghmeh Panahi

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Naghmeh Panahi is a speaker, a Bible teacher, and an executive director for the TAF Foundation; an organization that helps abused women escape and recover religiously motivated violence, both in the form of domestic violence and in the form of religious persecution. Naghmeh made national news when she publicly advocated for the release of her then-husband and pastor at the time, Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith. Unfortunately, her story is not an easy one to hear because it turns out that she was in an abusive marriage, and eventually they got divorced. In this...

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145: Deceptive Myths About the Abuse of Power (Part 2) show art 145: Deceptive Myths About the Abuse of Power (Part 2)

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My Voice of Influence colleague, Rosanne Moore, is back on the show for part two of our series on breaking down destructive myths surrounding coercive control and abuse of power. In part one, we went over the first seven myths and, in this episode, we’ll be going over the next seven.

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144: How to Talk About Racism Online and with Kids with Lucretia Berry show art 144: How to Talk About Racism Online and with Kids with Lucretia Berry

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Last week, we brought you part one of a two-part series about the myths around abuse and coercive control. We had originally planned to release the second part of that series this week, however, we decided that given the events of the past few weeks, in particular, how things really escalated this week around the issues of racial injustice, we decided instead to release this interview with Lucretia Berry. Lucretia is the creator of Brownicity, an anti-race/ism curriculum specialist, a writer for in(Courage).me, the author of What LIES Between Us Journal & Guide: Fostering First Steps...

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Bonus: Making Your Anti-Racism Posts on Social Media Influential show art Bonus: Making Your Anti-Racism Posts on Social Media Influential

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It can be hard to know what to say in a conversation about race, but if you're vulnerable and share how you are learning about the world, other people's perspectives, and your own latent bias, it will help others to be more open to that kind of change, themselves. 

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143: Deceptive Myths About the Abuse of Power (Part 1) show art 143: Deceptive Myths About the Abuse of Power (Part 1)

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My Voice of Influence colleague, Rosanne Moore, is back on the show to break down destructive myths surrounding coercive control and abuse of power. We’ve broken fourteen myths into two groups that will be split between this episode and the next. In this episode, Rosanne shares what the dynamics of an abuse of power and coercive control, the importance of understanding the myths around abuse of power and coercive control, the truth behind the seven myths below.

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142: Mentoring Leaders at Church and in Business with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson show art 142: Mentoring Leaders at Church and in Business with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

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Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is the President of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc., where she provides customized executive leadership coaching, consulting, and mentoring services. Natasha is an author and sought-after international speaker with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the military, federal government, academic, and nonprofit sectors.  She is the Visionary Founder of the nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc. and the Host of A Sojouner’s Truth podcast. In this episode, Natasha and I discuss her expertise in mentorship in context of church, gender, and racial and ethnic...

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141: Characteristics of a Business that Endures with Bill Flynn show art 141: Characteristics of a Business that Endures with Bill Flynn

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Bill Flynn is the author of and we had a really interesting conversation about building a business and what the characteristics are of somebody who builds a business that endures. Obviously, there’s a lot going on that we need to endure through right now. Even if you don’t have a business yourself and you’re listening as a leader who wants to have influence, there’s a lot in this episode for you. In this conversation, Bill and I discussed his book, how to go from being sucked into those moments where you’re constantly putting out fires to being able to relax and plan for the future,...

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140: Choosing Resilience Over Worry as a Business Owner show art 140: Choosing Resilience Over Worry as a Business Owner

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Today, I’m genuinely excited to introduce to Aaron Wenburg and, no, it’s not a coincidence that we have the same last name. Aaron is, in fact, my awesome husband. He also happens to be a Physical Therapist, the Co-Owner of Sandhills Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab clinics, and a loving father. In this episode, we talk about why Aaron became a Physical Therapist, how what he does is a good mix of business and caring for people, some of the struggles he experienced along the way, how he overcame those struggles, how he knows when it’s time to have a difficult conversation with his team,...

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In the past couple of months, probably because of some articles that have come out and some of the opportunities that I’ve had to speak to this, I’ve gotten more questions again about, “How did you get started? What do I need to know if I would like to start a brand online, if I would like to write a book, and if I would like to get going in this thought leadership kind of space?”

So, today, as we’re near the three-year anniversary of Voice of Influence, Rosanne and I thought it would be fun to sit down and have a chat about the journey I’ve been on.  Because going back and looking at that more clearly and with more detail could be helpful to somebody who is really interested in knowing how they can go on this journey for themselves.

In this episode, we discuss the timeline of my personal journey, the mindset it took to get over the hump so that I could get started, the mindset it has taken to continue plodding down this path, the immense value of bringing other expert perspectives in on your process, what you need to know to get started, what I would tell myself if I could go back six years, and more!