Ladies Who Leverage - Kelly Charles-Collins

By Kelly Charles-Collins

Kelly Charles-Collins is a retired attorney, award-winning TEDx speaker, author, and coach. After earning her Bachelor’s degree and two months before beginning her MBA program, Kelly discovered she was pregnant. She could have quit school or ended her pregnancy. She did neither. Instead, she completed her MBA and in 1995, after attending law school on a whim and as a single mom of a 4-year, Kelly began her career as a lawyer. For 24 years she wowed everyone with her impeccable trial skills. But in 2018, she began feeling unsettled, knowing she was meant to do and be more. Kelly knew that her purpose is to be the light for others to step into their greatness. So, she began planning her transition to entrepreneurship. But she wasn’t the only one who had plans. In October 2019, Kelly was fired from her job for being unaffordable. Kelly had two choices, retreat to the safety of her legal career or step unapologetically AF into her purpose. Retreat was not an option. Kelly believes she earned her freedom papers when she got fired. The freedom she had prayed for. The freedom to stand unapologetically in her greatness. The freedom to express what really moves her. The freedom to not be questioned about her thoughts or to whom she allowed access. The freedom to not have to look the other way. The freedom to be 100% her. Kelly believes she belongs everywhere she is but doesn’t belong everywhere. So, she didn’t look back. Since being fired, Kelly has successfully launched her professional speaking career and founded Ladies Who Leverage (“LWL”). LWL is a collaborative, global community of empowered women who leverage their expertise, resources, and relationships to build their business, brand, and badassery. An empowered woman who empowers women, Kelly is on a mission to create safe spaces for women to unapologetically own their power so they can live the life they’ve always envisioned. Ladies, join Ladies Who Leverage at TeamLWL.com. Want to be a guest or know someone who should be? Email podcast@ladieswholeverage.com

  1. 1.
    Creme Of Nature Launches HBCU Pitch Competition For Future Black Entrepreneurs
    36:43
  2. 2.
    Breast Cancer Couldn't Defeat My Mom Sonia Charles
    52:56
  3. 3.
    How to Leverage a Virtual Assistant with Danielle Cuomo
    30:51
  4. 4.
    It's Time to Get "Right Within" with Minda Harts
    26:42
  5. 5.
    Danita Young - Leveraging Her Passions on Her Journey to Becoming Co-Founder of Booty Bands & Barbells
    42:38
  6. 6.
    What's the Tea: Relationships: Expectations vs Reality with Ladies Who Leverage
    1:37:55
  7. 7.
    What's the Tea? Empowerment: The Audacity of Badassery with Ladies Who Leverage
    1:36:27
  8. 8.
    What's The Tea: Women & Work, Work, Werk, Werk, Werk with Ladies Who Leverage
    1:31:43
  1. 9.
    What's The Tea: Self-Care Isn't Selfish with Ladies Who Leverage
    1:39:10
  2. 10.
    Ladies Who Leverage Podcast Update ...
    1:40
  3. 11.
    Breaking the toxic weight loss loop with Danita Young
    55:26
  4. 12.
    Action Makes the Dream Happen! From Welfare to 7-figures with Elizabeth Chritton
    53:27
  5. 13.
    What problems do you need solved right now? Soulutionist Donjia Gale
    57:19
  6. 14.
    Career Moves for Teachers and Other Professionals with Geraldine Hogan
    51:52
  7. 15.
    You Are Enough! with Black C-Suite Exec & DEI Expert Charlene Wheeless
    51:06
  8. 16.
    Getting Fired Is Traumatic and Scary: Learn How to Move On to a Better Job (and Life!)
    35:48
  9. 17.
    Quinn Conyers - Profit from Public Speaking
    37:01
  10. 18.
    Dr. Janice Gassam Asare - The Pink Elephant: How To Dismantle Oppressive Systems
    47:12
  11. 19.
    Mia Carr - Snuggle Me Organic: From the Kitchen Table to Target & Buy Buy Baby
    39:31
  12. 20.
    Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins - Show Up, Show Out, and Shine Brightly
    42:39
  13. 21.
    Sonia Charles - Breast Cancer & The Fight For Her Life
    49:34
  14. 22.
    Malena Crawford - Keeping Up Appearances Can Kill You
    36:21
  15. 23.
    Rebecca Larson, Esq. - You Need a Lawyer When Buying Real Estate
    32:11
  16. 24.
    Nicole Walker - How Podcasting Changed Her Life & Success Journey
    35:51
  17. 25.
    LeTonya Moore, Esq. Leveraging Your Brilliance To Do Things Differently
    33:19
  18. 26.
    Dionnie Wynter Pfunde, Esq. - From Teen Mom to International Immigration Law Attorney
    45:10
  19. 27.
    Dawnna St. Louis - Financial Freedom from Corporate Colonization
    37:42
  20. 28.
    Libby Gill - Leading Through Change & Challenge
    38:21
  21. 29.
    Precious Williams - Pitching Her Way From Feeling Worthless to Priceless
    40:53
  22. 30.
    Cori Gordon - Cortoyou CEO & Youngest Amazon Delivery Service Partner
    32:54
  23. 31.
    Kelly Charles-Collins & Heather Havenwood Discuss All Things Ladies Who Leverage
    40:54
  24. 32.
    Ladies Who Leverage Podcast: The Who, Why & What
    2:06
  25. 33.
    Women's Empowerment: The Audacity of Mediocrity
    6:35
  26. 34.
    Empowerful Women Leader | Leslie Mizerak Empowerful Leader Podcast
    29:16

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