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Authentic conversations with young professionals: We discuss our journey, challenges, and the ways that we try to navigate through our growing pains. Our goal is to dispel the myth that we are supposed to "have it all figured out" and let you know that you are not alone in "the struggle." This show airs biweekly on Wednesdays. Follow @WeAreStillBecoming on Instagram and Facebook. Visit DeloresSarfoDarko.com for shownotes.

Authentic conversations with young professionals: We discuss our journey, challenges, and the ways that we try to navigate through our growing pains. Our goal is to dispel the myth that we are supposed to "have it all figured out" and let you know that you are not alone in "the struggle." This show airs biweekly on Wednesdays. Follow @WeAreStillBecoming on Instagram and Facebook. Visit DeloresSarfoDarko.com for shownotes.
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Authentic conversations with young professionals: We discuss our journey, challenges, and the ways that we try to navigate through our growing pains. Our goal is to dispel the myth that we are supposed to "have it all figured out" and let you know that you are not alone in "the struggle." This show airs biweekly on Wednesdays. Follow @WeAreStillBecoming on Instagram and Facebook. Visit DeloresSarfoDarko.com for shownotes.

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English

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Episodes

What You Need to Know About Recovering After a Divorce or Tough Break Up: Lessons from Transformation Coach, Chamar Latanja - Ep. 15

9/18/2019
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Chamar Latanja Logan is an author, speaker, Transformation Coach, and full-time entrepreneur, born and raised in Maryland. She is the Editor in Chief of the She Wins Society blog, as well as a choice coach for the She Wins Society Coaches Council. She has had an essay published, titled "A Letter to My Young Sisters" and a #1 new seller e-book called "The Seven Day Slay!" on Amazon and other platforms. Her recent book, The Thirty Day Slay! Was published on October 31, 2017 and is now an...

Duration:00:58:35

Still Becoming a Wife- The Light After the Friend-Zone Tunnel - Date Nights, Engagement Rings, and Bridal Shows Ep. 14

8/29/2019
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On our second episode of the “Becoming a Wife” series we discuss More on DeloresSarfoDarko.com Follow @WeAreStillBecoming for updates

Duration:00:40:16

He Was Accepted into 13 Medical Schools and Aspires to Contribute to Cultivating the Next Generation of Physicians - Ep. 13

8/21/2019
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“You have to be someone who is okay with delayed gratification” Dr. Charles Farmer is in his fourth and final year as an Emergency Medicine resident in New York City. In 2012 he completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Seton Hall University then went on to obtain his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2016. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is interested in mentorship and medical education of medical students and junior residents. Charles is...

Duration:00:50:39

Self-Care Corner - Being Your Best Advocate: How Breton Boudreaux Utilized Preparation, His Duck Mentality, and Coffee to Stop Being a Box Checker - Ep. 12

8/7/2019
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When Preparation Meets Opportunity Breton is passionate about helping others figure out their path. Regardless of his field of work, he is constantly learning, growing and always asking the question “why can’t we" or “what if we." He takes us through his far from linear career path as he explored his interests, worked through imposter syndrome and the “box-checker” mentality, and learned to be his own best advocate. He drops gems on how we can become our best selves in the world of work...

Duration:00:59:59

How Attorney and Founder of IMANEE, Lauren R. Jackson, is Inspired by Her Own Existence Ep. 11

7/24/2019
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Lauren R. Jackson is an attorney, speaker, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and chief visionary of IMANEE, a non-profit organization focused on the empowerment and elevation of girls and women of color. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Lauren is a true example of what sisterhood, service, and leadership should radiate. On this episode, we chat about being appreciative of and inspired by the things we have that we once prayed so hard to receive. She drops many gems as...

Duration:00:48:08

Becoming a Wife: I Said Yassss

7/15/2019
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Two weeks ago, I said yassss to my boyfriend of 7.5 years! We are sharing our journey to the alter through this "Becoming a Wife" series. The bonus episodes will involve authentic conversations with my fiancé as we figure out how to plan a wedding and this whole husband and wife thing. On this episode we discuss: · How we met, 10 years ago. He remembers meeting me 7 months before I remember meeting him. · How we knew we were ready for marriage · Why he held back from getting married...

Duration:00:30:46

He Earned a MBA and Turned Down a Corporate Job to Establish his Own Company - Spiffy ENT Ep. 9

7/10/2019
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Derrick Sarfo-Darko is the Founder and CEO of Spiffy Entertainment. Spiffy ENT is an event and marketing platform based out of Newport, Rhode Island. The company has gained ground as a lifestyle brand, building a reputation associated with good vibes, good times, and the documentation of such - via digital marketing. Derrick earned his bachelor’s and master’s in business administration from Salve Regina. He had the opportunity to secure a thriving corporate job after graduating from...

Duration:00:58:41

Self-Care Corner: Therapy – What You Need to Know about “Checking on Your Strong Friend” and the Basics of Therapy with Courage to Be Founder, Yanique Grant - Ep. 8

6/26/2019
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On this episode, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Courage To Be, LLC​ founder, Yanique (Nikki) Grant, shares what inspired her to start her private practice and what you need to know regarding the basics of getting started with therapy: • Some theory behind the stigma of therapy • Why you should consider seeing a therapist • How to tap into therapy for little to no cost, free! • How to find the right therapist for you and when to transition to a new provider • Why it’s essential that...

Duration:00:51:20

She Earned Her Doctorate at 23, How Dr. Jennifer Wiafe is Learning to Break Down Barriers and Build Relationships With Her Team – Despite Her Age - Ep. 7

6/26/2019
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Dr. Jennifer Wiafe is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist for a trauma hospital in New York City. On this episode, Jennifer shares how the disparities in access to adequate healthcare and her experience on a Native American Reservation changed her outlook and piqued her interest in public health. A doctor at the age of 23, Jennifer and I talk about how she learned to break down barriers and build relationships with healthcare providers. We discuss the benefits and challenges of earning...

Duration:01:02:05

Living BRAVE with Meaghan Davis, Founder of The BRAVE Institute - Ep. 6

5/29/2019
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Meaghan Davis is a Human, Leader, Activist, Educator, and Founder of The BRAVE Institute. BRAVE’s mission is to inspire and challenge humans to be brave and self-empowered contributors to a better world. On this episode, we dive deep into the power of our use of words and the courage behind an action, such as the difference between a kind action and a kind person. You’ll learn some of her “Meaghanisms” a term that her students fondly coined to describe the intentionality of the words...

Duration:01:05:27

Learning to Not Let Fear and the Opinions of Others Limit You: A Look into this Doctor of Physical Therapy’s Journey - Ep. 5

5/15/2019
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On episode 5, I chat with Dr. Michael Mozia, a Director of a Rehabilitation Center and Doctor of Physical Therapy. He lives by the biblical verse Mathew 6:26 and the quote “you are going to die one day” – the notion of the two mantras coupled with his experiences thus far have taught him the importance of learning to not let fear and the opinions of others limit him. We discuss how he supported me through changing my major in college, how he balanced various student leadership roles while...

Duration:00:47:52

Still Becoming Lesson: Your Job is Not Your Life (Bonus Episode)

5/13/2019
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It’s mental health awareness month and I wanted to share a lesson I learned that changed my outlook and helped me have a really awesome week. This is a gentle reminder to be kind to yourself and patient with new transitions, give yourself time! Take pride in the work that you do but remember that your job is not your life. On this episode, I mention a gem I heard on the Rants and Randomness podcast, "your title is borrowed but your character is owned." That, my friends, is what really...

Duration:00:12:28

Self-Care Corner - Zumba: How this Scientist/Group Fitness Instructor Reminds Herself to Dance in the Rain - Ep. 4

5/1/2019
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Self-Care Corner episodes focus on a specific self-care strategy from the perspective of an expert. Tamika is a researcher in cancer biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a certified group fitness instructor. We talk about how she manages life as a scientist, wife, and entrepreneur. She shares the challenges and beauty of a millennial marriage and we discuss the holistic benefits of group fitness like Zumba. Tamika is learning to "go with the flow" and embrace her talents,...

Duration:00:41:54

Meet the Creator: Why I Was Afraid to Start a Podcast and Why I Did it Anyway -Ep 1

4/22/2019
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Welcome to Still Becoming, episode 1! On this episode, I discuss the premise of Still Becoming, why I was hesitant to start a podcast, and why I did it anyway. The overall message is to embrace the journey and take the leap of faith on your goals that scare you. Follow Still Becoming on Instagram or Facebook @WeAreStillBecoming New episodes are released biweekly on Wednesdays.

Duration:00:18:46

How this Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students Navigates Imposter Syndrome and Empowers Students Along the Way - Ep 3

4/19/2019
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On episode three: Dr. Tamika Wordlow Williams shares her journey from an eager college student (who was determined to enter into a career that would allow her to contribute to increasing college access and retention) to the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students. We discuss her dissertation study titled, “Second in Command: Examining the Factors that Impact the Career Advancement of the Black Woman Chief Academic Officers.” In full transparency, Tamika opens up about the challenges she...

Duration:00:52:38

Her Journey from St. Thomas to Becoming an Assistant District Attorney in New York: How She Raises the Bar - Ep 2

4/19/2019
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Assistant District Attorney, Evelina Rene shares her experience of moving from St. Thomas to New Jersey for a three-year accelerated program at Seton Hall University. In pursuit of her goal to become an attorney, Evelina attended law school at The George Washington (GW) University. During her time at GW, Evelina studied abroad at the University of Oxford in England. On this episode she breaks down aspects of law school including the admissions process, negotiating scholarships, and preparing...

Duration:01:00:41