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Purpose Pivots

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We've all had various moments that we look back and realize they were pivotal moments in our lives. Whether those moments were detours, disappointments, delay or difficulties the served a purpose. Yewande O'Neal, a successful founder and business executive leader, created this show because she believes every moment good or bad, is an opportunity to pivot into purpose. Each episode you'll hear from Yewande herself and a "Purpose Pivot Person" - who has taken various opportunities in their career and life and used them to propel them forward. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/purposepivots/support

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United States

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We've all had various moments that we look back and realize they were pivotal moments in our lives. Whether those moments were detours, disappointments, delay or difficulties the served a purpose. Yewande O'Neal, a successful founder and business executive leader, created this show because she believes every moment good or bad, is an opportunity to pivot into purpose. Each episode you'll hear from Yewande herself and a "Purpose Pivot Person" - who has taken various opportunities in their career and life and used them to propel them forward. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/purposepivots/support

Language:

English


Episodes

The Lessons I Learned in Managing People For The First Time

9/15/2021
Throughout this podcast, we’ve learned about other people’s purpose pivots, stories of them getting pushed to take detours and eventually seek their role in this world. One conversation with a friend about my own purpose pivots made me reflect and realize that I too have a story to tell. This is what this episode is all about. I will be sharing 3 lessons from my first managerial position in a manufacturing plant, which allowed me to grow as a leader. I hope these lessons will help you as...

Duration:00:24:49

Get Off the Diet Roller Coaster For Good!

8/25/2021
Many women, regardless of their age, usually face weight issues that affect their confidence and self-identity. Laura Hamilton, owner of Nutrition Now and founder of the Learn, Lose & Live Masterclass, doesn’t want any more women to go through the same experiences, which prompted her to start a personal mission as a weight loss coach. She is now helping women in improving their diets the right way and changing themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. What makes her unique is her...

Duration:00:36:26

The 3 Reasons Why People Don't Pivot Into Purpose

8/18/2021
We’ve been talking about the moments that pushed people to pivot into their purposes, but we have not touched on the reasons why some of them don’t pivot yet. In my reflection in this episode, I’ve listed 3 possible reasons, as well as 3 potential solutions. This list is not yet exhaustive but I still found it useful to help you finally take that turn and make a conscious decision to find what you’re meant to be doing in this world. Tune in now and learn the 3 possible reasons why people...

Duration:00:16:15

Leading with Integrity

8/11/2021
Natalie Born is the Founder and Podcast Host of Innovation Meets Leadership and the Vice President of Innovation for Territory Global. Prior to Innovation Consulting, Natalie was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at a mar-tech firm. As an accomplished executive with two approved US patents under her belt and over 15 years of experience leading product development teams, she is consistently willing to share her expertise to ensure companies are designing their products and...

Duration:00:34:24

From Adversity to Blessing with Adewale Adeyemi

7/28/2021
Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce my brother, Adewale Adeyemi, in today’s episode. Adewale is a Nigerian-American born in the District of Columbia but raised in Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!) with a bachelor’s of science in Economics even though Mathematics has his heart! He loves food (cooking), fun, technology and writing poetry. Writing is truly an expression of one's whole persona and he enjoys the challenge of...

Duration:00:28:10

Seek Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly

7/22/2021
Welcome back to Purpose Pivots Podcast! Today, I share the story of Maya Moore, who is considered by many as the greatest female basketball player of all time. She left basketball at the peak of her career to help a wrongly convicted man named Jonathan Irons in seeking justice. What Maya went through was an “ultimate purpose pivot” and an epitome of God directing us to the places where we should be, no matter how many pivots and detours it takes. Tune in now and learn from this Purpose...

Duration:00:11:36

Do it Afraid

7/14/2021
Welcome to the Season 2 of Purpose Pivots Podcast! I shared in this episode the story of an Olympian named Allyson Felix, who took the disappointments and injustice she experienced in her athletic career to be a beacon of inspiration for Black mothers and their children. I connected Allyson’s story on why I started my show in the first place and how it could be a platform for more people to share the pivots that led them to where they are today. Tune in now and let’s have another amazing...

Duration:00:09:17

The Courage to Start Over with Oluwatobi Ogundele

4/7/2021
Many people are afraid to start over after building up their careers for years. But in today’s episode, Tobi is taking that fear away. Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce Oluwatobi Ogundele, a military veteran and a registered nurse. He will share with us his journey and how he pivoted through all of his hardships and career decisions. Moreover, he will talk about how these pivotal moments gave him the courage to start over again. Let’s listen to Tobi and learn his...

Duration:00:31:49

Seeing Your Value with Michelle Jenkins

3/31/2021
Everyone needs that time off for themselves in order to function properly throughout the day. But in the case of Michelle, her 1-year time off has paved the way for finally building her perfect career. Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce Michelle Jenkins, a health coach/influencer and the owner of Ten-Pow Fitness. She will talk about her time climbing the corporate ladder, not feeling validated, and how she finally made the pivot by giving herself that much wanted 1...

Duration:00:39:38

Wellness is Beauty with Jennifer Oknin

3/24/2021
Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce Jennifer Oknin, a lifestyle and health advocate and the CEO of Shift into Health, LLC. From the corporate world, Jen has pivoted to doing the things that she loves and impacting people around her. She started her own wellness business in the hopes of helping others be at their best shape and clear the brain fog that prevents all of us from our maximum productivity. Today, she will share her journey and how she pivoted from climbing...

Duration:00:38:32

Empowering Women Through Hair Care with Jeannell Darden

3/17/2021
Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce Jeannell Darden, founder, and CEO of the hair care company “Moisture Love”. From being an industrial engineer, Jeannell found her way to helping women embrace their beauty by being a conduit for healing. She will share her journey and all the trials that she experienced on her pivot from corporate to entrepreneurship. Let’s listen to Jeannell Darden and learn her Purpose Pivot moments! [00:01 - 11:20] Opening Segment [11:20 -...

Duration:00:49:04

The Journey to Writing Best-Selling Business Books with Larry Julian

3/10/2021
Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce Larry Julian, a bestselling author, and a business and leadership coach. He and his great works were featured in CNN and Wall Street Journal. Beneath all of Larry’s successes, he highlight's his journey to getting where he is and how the misfortunes play a vital role in his success. He will share how being fired, having a divorce, and being rejected by multiple publishers only made him stronger. Let’s listen to Larry Julian and...

Duration:00:46:51

How Volunteering Led To Finding Passion and Dream with Tarrik Mabon

3/3/2021
Hey Purpose People! Welcome back to the Purpose Pivots Podcast. My guest for today is Tarrik Mabon, the Head Men's Varsity Basketball Coach and Director of Spiritual Life at Mount Vernon School. He left behind a job and lifestyle to pivot into coaching High School basketball. He has shared a lot of lessons that you can take away from this episode. There are also many things you can say to him, except this: You can’t tell him that God is not real. Let’s listen to Tarrik and learn his...

Duration:00:36:30

How perseverance led to building a servant community with Dorian Shockey

2/10/2021
Today on the podcast, I am speaking to Dorian Shockey, an experienced strength and conditioning coach with over 19 years of experience in the fitness field. He owns and coaches at CrossFit Resurgens as part of his personal mission to create a servant community, which values the interest of everyone and not of self. Dorian joins us today to talk about his journey towards purpose. He shares the challenges and obstacles that he overcame along the road. We get a glimpse of his persevering faith...

Duration:00:37:06

Navigating a career transition with A.K. Kuruvilla

2/3/2021
Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! I am pleased to introduce, A.K. Kuruvilla, Pastor for Discipleship & Administration and one of my very first managers in my professional career. A man of faith, A.K. pivoted into purpose from a corporate career. He gained a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and worked in the corporate world for over 20 years. He transitioned into vocational pastoral ministry 4 years ago and is currently serving at Bayou City Fellowship in Houston, TX. This process of transition...

Duration:00:28:53

Why You Should be a Servant Leader with Jonathan McDermott

1/25/2021
Welcome back to Purpose Pivots! Our very first guest is my former colleague and the current Chief Human Resources Officer of Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest healthcare organization. Jonathan’s inspiring story saw him missing a job opening he thought he was qualified for but then pivoting to an opportunity that led him to a successful career in human resources. He may be a C-suite corporate executive now but he considers himself something else. Let’s listen to Jonathan and learn why you...

Duration:00:40:21

Launch Episode with Yewande O'Neal

1/20/2021
Hey Purpose People! I am Yewande O’Neal, your host for the Purpose Pivots Podcast. I started this podcast to share stories of people who have turned decisions, detours, disappointments, and difficulties in their lives and careers into opportunities to pivot them into purposes. These are the people who have “turned lemons into lemonade” and have not experienced success overnight. I hope we will be inspired by their stories and recipes to success to push us to seek our own purposes in this...

Duration:00:04:57