Episode 15

Ep 15: The Next Step is the Healthiest Step with ShaCarolyn H. Stephens

Published on: 18th May, 2022

On this week's show, we bring you the effervescent ShaCarolyn H. Stephens, a leadership and diversity coach. ShaCarolyn is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. Halyard's educational credentials also include a Masters degree in Positive Psychology with a concentration in Life Coaching. ShaCarolyn has also earned a Masters degree in Divinity with a triple concentration in Religion and Race, Witness and Formation, and Justice, Peace, and Conflict Transformation from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. After surviving a brutal rape, and rebounding from her battle with failing health, ShaCarolyn is no stranger to adversity. She has chosen to use the tools she's learned in life and higher education to assist adults and teenagers in discovering and living their true purpose. 

In this episode, we discuss authenticity, identifying the difference between imposter syndrome and when a space isn't for you, and deciding not to be known for a condition. From sharing how stubbornness saved her life to building a successful coaching practice, and navigating life as a faith leader and newlywed...we truly could have talked for hours.

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What To Listen For

  • The calling to heal the spirit not the body 3:05
  • Working at the intersection of psychology, biology, and theology 8:40
  • Authenticity as a life thread 10:32
  • Reconciling the difference between imposter syndrome vs. not being in the right space 14:20
  • How to refuel as a natural giver 22:59
  • How being stubborn saved her life 38:33
  • The Howard Thurman quote that freed her 53:13
  • The best rule-breaking experience she ever had at 55:40

Guest Resources Mentioned

  • The Upside of Your Dark Side by Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener and Dr. Todd B. Kashdan
  • Preparing To Be A Help Meet by Debbie Pearl
  • Single, Dating, Engaged, Married by Ben Stuart
  • Discerning The Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
  • Any book by Howard Thurman 

For more from ShaCarolyn, follow her on Instagram, LinkedIn, or connect on her website. Also, check out Queen's Boutique which provides a portion of proceeds to woman who is in a life transition

Thanks for listening!

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Joyfully Black
Joyfully Black is the podcast for Black women striving to do it all while making time for self-care. Each week, Joy Dixon Paul digs in with guests on how they balance career, family, and community care without compromising their well-being.

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