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Amplifying Voices: The Power of Advocacy and Finding Support with Kendra Tillman

Discover how Kendra Tillman, the unstoppable self-care advocate, overcame burnout and empowers women to prioritize their well-being in a world that glorifies busy, in this powerful episode of BOSS™ Talk.

"What other people think about you is none of your business."

Introducing Kendra Tillman, a compassionate mentor and advocate who specializes in supporting women dealing with burnout. Kendra is committed to assisting women leaders in reclaiming their voices, providing invaluable insight on self-care, emotional resilience, and authentic leadership. She holds certifications as a personal and executive coach, as well as experience working with various organizations, such as Amazon and fast-growing nonprofits. Kendra's expertise and genuine care for the well-being of women enables her to empower them in discovering their strengths, facing their fears, and leading confidently in their everyday lives.

This is Kendra Tillman's story:

Facing a tumultuous time in her life, Kendra Tillman found herself grappling with her sense of self-worth and her faith. Tangled in a web of debt and strained relationships, she struggled to emerge from the darkness that enveloped her. But it was in her darkest moments that Kendra discovered the importance of self-care and advocacy for women. As she worked through her thoughts on God and the weight of others' opinions, she began to see her own strength and resilience. Kendra realized she could use her experience to equip others with the tools they need to overcome their personal struggles. Now, as a beacon of hope and inspiration, she encourages women to tap into their unique abilities, navigate their grief, and embrace their authentic voices in pursuit of the good life God has planned for them.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Delve into the vital role of self-care and standing up for oneself as a woman.

  • Unravel the key to finding your authentic voice and tapping into your hidden strengths.

  • Gain insights on overcoming life's challenges and pursuing your passion.

  • Unlock the benefits of effective systems and tools for business efficiency.

  • Understand the power of supporting and appreciating the value of diverse voices.

Reclaiming Your Voice

In a world where our voices can be easily silenced, it is vital for women to actively reclaim their voice and use it to advocate for themselves. To do this, it is important to discover your true authentic self, embrace your unique qualities, and be prepared to share your voice with the world. Reclaiming your voice allows you to experience personal growth, make yourself heard, and contribute to important conversations, which can lead to a greater sense of empowerment and well-being. Kendra Tillman discusses the importance of reclaiming one's voice and shares her journey of self-discovery, which involved addressing her understanding of God and reevaluating her relationship with herself and others. She emphasized that it is crucial to move past defining moments and not be held back by them. By finding and reclaiming her authentic voice, Kendra was able to transform her life and create positive change not only for herself but also for the women she works with in her community.

Affirmations and Mindset

Adopting a positive mindset and using affirmations can be a powerful tool for personal growth and well-being. Daily affirmations can help shift our thoughts away from negativity and towards empowerment, resilience, and self-worth. By practicing affirmations consistently, we can foster a greater sense of self-confidence and create a strong foundation for mental and emotional well-being. In the conversation, Kendra Tillman shares her experiences with practicing affirmations and adopting a positive mindset as a way to overcome challenges in life. She emphasizes the importance of reaffirming one's self-worth and purpose through the use of affirmations and mindset shifts. By doing so, she asserts that we can cultivate a strong mental foundation that allows us to tackle obstacles, achieve our goals, and maintain mental and emotional well-being.

Love What You Do Without Sacrificing Yourself

It is possible to enjoy our careers without sacrificing our personal well-being. Too often, societal norms around productivity and busyness can lead to a relentless pursuit of professional success, at the expense of personal health and satisfaction. By setting clear boundaries and prioritizing self-care, we can achieve a balance between personal well-being and professional success. Kendra Tillman's personal experience with burnout led her to examine the ways in which personal sacrifices were affecting her personal life and happiness. She learned to prioritize herself through setting non-negotiable boundaries around time and energy, and actively practicing self-care. As a result, she discovered that it is possible to love what we do in the marketplace without sacrificing ourselves. Kendra's experiences now serve as a powerful reminder for other women to prioritize their own well-being in the journey towards personal and professional success.

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Connect with Kendra Tillman through her coaching company and podcast agency to learn more about how she helps rising women leaders reclaim their voices and activate their strengths.

  • Apply for the CME program, designed to assist black-owned businesses in the state of Arizona and improve economic equity in the black community.

  • Check out Kendra's books on personal growth for women who find their strength through faith and her contributions to the Devotional in a Woman's Bible published by LifeWay Women.

  • Listen to over 100 episodes of Kendra's personal growth and self-leadership podcast for women.

  • Explore the Colby strengths assessments and consulting services offered by Kendra to help identify and activate your unique strengths in personal and professional settings.

  • Attend one of Kendra's workshops or conferences for women's empowerment and leadership development.

  • Connect with Kendra on social media to stay up-to-date on her latest offerings and insights.

Timestamped summary of this episode: 00:00:00 - Introduction, Host La'Vista Jones introduces the show and her guest, Kendra Tillman, who works with women leaders to help them lead confidently and authentically. 00:07:10 - Reclaiming Your Voice, Kendra explains how she helps women leaders reclaim their voices by capturing their vision in writing, expanding their capacity for criticism and praise, and activating their strengths. 00:12:51 - Self-Silencing, Kendra discusses how women tend to focus on their weaknesses instead of their strengths and how self-silencing can hold them back from reaching their full potential. 00:14:00 - Legacy and Entrepreneurship, Kendra shares her personal story of financial struggles and how her and her husband's entrepreneurial spirit led them to invest in real estate, which ultimately led them to debt. 00:21:40 - Affirmations and Mindset, Kendra talks about the power of affirmations and how changing your mindset can help you overcome self-doubt and achieve success. 00:32:44 - The Evolution of Business Conferences, Kendra talks about how she's waiting for the next iteration of business conferences and how the pandemic affected the event industry. She also mentions working on the evolution of her own business. 00:33:51 - Top Systems and Tools for Business, Kendra shares her top three systems and tools for her business, including Google Drive, HoneyBook, and Calendly. She explains how each tool has helped her with amplifying her voice and automating certain tasks. 00:41:51 - Self-Care and Journaling, Kendra talks about how journaling has always been a form of self-care for her, especially during times of grief. She also mentions other forms of self-care, including exercise, laughter, and gathering people. 00:46:23 - Amplifying Your Voice, La'Vista and Kendra discuss the importance of recognizing and amplifying under-recognized voices, rather than just referring to them as underrepresented. Kendra shares a battle cry about using her voice to occupy space and be seen and heard. 00:49:24 - The Power of Using Your Voice, Kendra emphasizes that the most powerful tool individuals have is their voice, yet many people, especially women, stop using it when confronted. She urges listeners to use their voice and find someone who will allow them to use it in their presence. 00:50:34 - Your Voice is Your Story, Kendra highlights that one's voice is not just their physical voice but their story and influence. She suggests finding someone who can see you and let you cry or express your frustration to heal from any situation. 00:51:44 - Activate Your AID Mini-Session, Kendra offers an Activate Your AID Mini-Session, which helps individuals discover their instinctive strengths and leverage them for a more authentic life, business, or personal growth. The $55 investment goes directly to the Colby report, and the session is for 45 minutes. 00:53:24 - Colby Assessment Live, La'Vista suggests that Kendra does a live Colby assessment to give listeners an idea of the way people are wired. Kendra agrees and suggests doing it on Instagram Live or on the show. 00:54:04 - Love What You Do Without Sacrificing Yourself, La'Vista reminds listeners that they can love what they do in the marketplace without sacrificing themselves. She emphasizes the importance of self-care and systems to battle overwhelm and encourages listeners to walk out their boss talk.

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