BOSS Talk

La'Vista Jones

BOSS Talk unites entrepreneurial women through stories about their experiences - the good, the bad and the real. Far too often, we only see the highlight reels of entrepreneurship so during this podcast we dive into those candid conversations that aren’t typically featured on social media platforms - especially those moments that haven’t quite hit the mark as planned. BOSS Talk will both challenge and motivate you to build the life and business you want by battling overwhelm with systems and self-care.

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In this episode Dr. Nadia Brown opens up about a defining moment that led to her to break up with busyness for good. She also talks about her #bossformation of how doing less at work and spending more time with her family is resulting in higher, more consistent revenue.  More about Dr. Nadia: she is a sales strategist, consultant, trainer, and sales firm founder who works with business owners, companies, and corporations to multiply revenue and awaken the consistent closer within your sales team using the Consistent Sales Method™.  Nadia brings fifteen years of experience in leadership, powerful conversations, achieving goals, and respect for people to develop a comprehensive sales process to increase closing rates and satisfied client retention. Nadia’s clients have seen massive results, such as raising their rates, decreasing their refund requests, and doubling or tripling their annual revenue.  To connect with Dr. Nadia and her team, check out The Doyenne Agency.  If you’re listening to this and you want to reveal your sales mindset and unlock your path to consistent revenue go to DiscoverYourSalesBlindspot.com to take the quiz that Dr. Nadia and her team have put together for you - once you take it, you’ll receive not only your results but some strategic goodness to set you up for the revenue of your dreams.  Feeling overwhelmed? Schedule a connection call with La’Vista at lavistajones.com - you have the capacity to fulfil the vision and take care of the visionary and she wants to show you how to do both.

Sep 21

33 min 10 sec

In this episode Dr. Morgan Lucas shares her struggles with busyness as she transitioned from corporate life to entrepreneurship. Listen to her #bossformation of practicing self-sustaining boundaries that combat codependency with busyness while she increased trust equity in herself as a shot-calling BOSS.  More about Dr. Morgan Lucas: she is a licensed psychologist with over 17 years of experience in the mental health field.  She received her PsyD from Wright State University's School of Professional Psychology.  She is licensed to practice psychology in Texas (34930), Ohio (7180) and North Carolina (3822). Dr. Lucas is a generalist trained clinician, but her specialty areas include African American client wellness, eating disorders, LGBT client wellness, and work with juvenile offenders.  Her therapeutic approach is down to earth and helps clients make meaningful changes that last. She believes in empowering clients and honoring their diverse backgrounds and perspectives. In support of your mental wellness, please connect with Dr. Lucas at Agape Psych Services if you’re located in the states of Texas, Ohio and North Carolina. If you need to find a therapist in another state, go to Psychology Today to search for a clinician in your local area.  Feeling overwhelmed? Schedule a connection call with La’Vista at lavistajones.com - you have the capacity to fulfil the vision and take care of the visionary and she wants to show you how to do both.

Sep 7

32 min 58 sec

In this episode Erica shares how the limitations of perfectionism almost caused her failure to launch. Listen to her #bossformation of leveraging systems to escape busyness in order to walk in her purpose.  More about Erica: she is a Health & Childbirth Educator with over 10 years of experience in public health. She has worked in various capacities creating partnerships with educational institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Whether facilitating training or designing resources, Erica has found her niche in the ability to create and deliver meaningful content. In addition to working with organizations, Erica loves helping parents prepare for birth-day.  She believes childbirth is a sacred experience and that every parent should be given evidence-based information that supports their birth preferences. Given her own birth and breastfeeding experience, she has a special place in her heart for parents who have experienced a traumatic birth and those who exclusively pump.  Erica obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Grand Canyon University and a Certificate in Nutrition from Central Arizona College. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator (CCCE). In addition, she works with the Arizona Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Erica is also studying to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is an Arizona native and currently lives in Phoenix with her husband and son. If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy go to www.livewellthyllc.com to connect with Erica and download the Grab & Go resources we discussed on the show.  Feeling overwhelmed? Schedule a connection call with La’Vista at lavistajones.com - you have the capacity to fulfil the vision and take care of the visionary and she wants to show you how to do both.

Aug 24

23 min 34 sec

In this episode Dr. Erika shares how a reality check helped her fully step into the CEO role of her business. Listen to how she broke up with busyness to pursue productivity and how she’s adopted self-care as a foundational business strategy.  More about Dr. Erika: she is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach, Author, Podcast Host, Speaker, and Founder of Dr. Erika by Design. She loves helping other women live more authentically and break the labels that bind them. Dr. Erika is passionate about the logistics of event planning and her type A personality makes her a perfect match for helping solopreneurs that don’t enjoy getting into the weeds of planning. If trying to create a successful business is driving you crazy - go to drerikabydesign.com to download Dr. Erika’s 12 Mistakes to Avoid resource and learn how to move forward.  Feeling overwhelmed? Schedule a connection call with La’Vista at lavistajones.com - you have the capacity to fulfil the vision and take care of the visionary and she wants to show you how to do both.

Aug 10

29 min 47 sec

In this episode Ayanna shares how being reactive in business was keeping her from enjoying life on her own terms. Listen to her #bossformation, comprised of listening to her mentors, building a team and focusing on systems.  More about Ayanna: she is a Designer for Reyone International utilizing her engineering career experience in a way that allows her to work with clients to provide 2D & 3D designs tailored to their needs. Using AutoCAD and other software, Ayanna is able to prepare wiring diagrams, layouts, blueprints and more. An advocate for getting the most out of Landscape designs, Ayanna sees an opportunity in the Landscaping industry that integrates peaceful spaces to provide natural environments for relaxation.  She is a native of Atlanta, GA and served in the Air Force Security Forces Police for 8 years. After serving on active duty, she decided to follow her dream of playing college basketball and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2010 she graduated receiving a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University and relocated to Phoenix, Arizona a year later. As a mentor and youth volunteer for Future Stars, Ayanna continues to advocate for women and minorities in STEM throughout the Greater Phoenix, AZ area. If you’re listening, you might be feeling a certain kind of way and updating and owning your inside and outside space may help, be sure to follow Reyone International on social media for design tips.  Feeling overwhelmed? Schedule a connection call with La’Vista at lavistajones.com - you have the capacity to fulfil the vision and take care of the visionary and she wants to show you how to do both.

Jul 27

33 min 55 sec

In this episode James opens up about his journey to create balance while living life as a husband, father and boss. Listen to how he overcame the need to do everything on his own, learned to invest in team and embrace his role as a visionary committed to service.  More about James: he is the proud husband to Erika and father of two precious girls, Niobi & Cairo. Additionally, James is the majority owner of BakerStreet Steakhouse, The Hoppy Gnome, Gnometown Brewing Co., & Proximo. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN, James majored in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. While very engaged with the success of his restaurants, James’ truest passion lies in helping others. James donates much of his time and resources to a multitude of local charities and individuals to help meet the more critical needs of the members of our community through mentorships and Board participation. If you’re listening and could use some expert consultative advice in accounting, human resources and concept development go to https://obicai.com/ and drop James and his team a message. Also be sure to add ClockWork by Mike Michalowicz to your business library as a complimentary resource to this episode and as a catalyst for your #bossformation.  Feeling overwhelmed? Schedule a connection call with La’Vista at lavistajones.com - you have the capacity to fulfil the vision and take care of the visionary and she wants to show you how to do both.

Jun 29

45 min 37 sec

In this episode, Keiona opens up about her own on-going evolutionary journey of finding joy that deeply resonates and helps her maintain self-sustainability boundaries as an entrepreneur. Her #bossformation took shape after realizing that saying yes to all of the things meant saying no to herself over and over again.  More about Keiona: she has dedicated her life’s work to showing others the power in their stories through her PR + Branding firm, The Authentic Messenger. Keiona is determined to write history by helping brands and businesses understand the power of alignment, audacity, and authenticity. Go to https://www.theauthenticmessenger.com/bosstalk to download your FREE Got Press Checklist.  As a catalyst for your own #bossformation, download a free copy of our New Client On-Boarding Automation Checklist to reclaim your time at automatemygrind.com

Jun 15

45 min 28 sec

In this episode, Nakita & Nekeidra share their views on the importance of owning their time, living authentic lives and building the businesses of their dreams. Their #bossformation took form when they really took control of what they said yes to, opening up room for automation, delegation and building teams. They also share their biggest motivators behind launching Bella Boss, an entire movement helping entrepreneurs elevate and stay balanced throughout the process.  More about Nakita & Nakeidra: Nakita is a brand strategist, designer, professor, Hampton University alumna and owner of Branding Chicks. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, this boss has been in business for more than 10 years, working with women-owned businesses and femme-focused brands. Nekeidra is a PR and media professional, professor, Howard University alumna and owns Niki Taylor Public Relations. A wife and mom of three - she makes time for boss moves only. She’s been in business for more than 15 years, working primarily with nonprofits and small businesses. Alone these two are powerhouses, and together they are the co-founders of Bella Boss, a subscription box for black female entrepreneurs - subscribe today at www.bellabossbox.com As a catalyst for your own #bossformation, download a free copy of our New Client On-Boarding Automation Checklist to reclaim your time at automatemygrind.com

Jun 1

42 min 14 sec

In this episode, Adrian speaks candidly about a recent diagnosis that served as a catalyst for her #bossformation to breakup with busyness and step into abundance. By focusing on systems and self-care as a result of those health challenges, she came face-to-face with being overworked, evaluated the relationship with her business and implemented her own model of self-sustaining boundaries and success.  More about Adrian: she is the co-owner of DNA Financial Solutions and Chief Operations Officer of Mantis Careers. An advocate of entrepreneurial empowerment, Adrian believes she can empower people to regain control of their lives with her “get it together” philosophy (TheGetItProgram.com) and a strong network of support. Through strategy and proper spiritual alignment, she educates as she empowers fellow entrepreneurs to be confident, strong, intentional, and balanced in their approach to life and business by creating their own world from the power within. Adrian also is a proud football mom of three sons and resides in the Phoenix metropolitan area. She holds a license as an independent insurance broker and is a registered tax practitioner with the IRS. As a catalyst for your own #bossformation, download a free copy of our New Client On-Boarding Automation Checklist to reclaim your time at automatemygrind.com

May 18

33 min 12 sec

The overwhelm of busyness almost caused me to walk away from my assignment and silence my voice in the marketplace ... almost. Listen to my story of overwhelm and how I was able to break up with busyness to refocus on my vision in addition to a recap of BOSS Talk's history and insight into its evolution.

May 6

11 min 31 sec