Sydney as told by Breanna:
She’s a sparkle. Inside and out. Upon meeting her, she’s engaged, curious, and wants to learn who you are. Energetic, enigmatic, and exploratory. Her curious mind is full of ideas yet to be born and her honesty is refreshing. Her spirit is like a fluttering butterfly — mysterious whimsy, yet charismatic and comforting.
Syd is the creator, the idealist, the connector. Of all the things detailed in her 16personalities.com assessment as an ENFP, this best describes her: “Can’t I fly helicopters AND be an oceanographer who writes songs and cooks.” She’s one to explore whatever excites her. Get ready to be enraptured by everything she says.
Professionally, she works in development and is committed to providing more opportunities for students in higher education. Additionally, she pursues board positions and volunteer opportunities with the community organizations she supports and launched a young alumni leaders program. Next on the agenda? A Masters of Science in Human Resource Development. Now that’s a Queen!
Celebrity Spirit Queen
Tracee Ellis Ross — why? Tracee is FUNNY! She is a biracial Queen, and someone who helped me find my identity. Also, she doesn’t take herself too seriously — how can you not look up to one of two women who actually dressed the Rei Kawakubo/Commes de Garcons theme at the Met Ball in 2017?? She is a strong, vocal advocate for women’s empowerment, AND has impeccable, fun, loud style! She gives me life, and I look forward to her posts/words/next steps Every. Single. Day.
August 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
media, midterm elections, politics, understanding politics
In this episode, we talk about reputable outlets to go to for information to educate yourself on local, national, and international politics from print to podcasts. We also share a variety of ways to get involved beyond protests. Plus, reminders for primary and midterm elections coming up in September and November!
August 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
health, supplements, vitamins, wellness
We’re breaking down the pros and cons associated with society’s obsession with supplements and vitamins. How do you decide whether or not you need to take them?
August 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
improving your online presence, personal branding, personal branding basics
Have you Googled yourself? What do you think you'll find? We run through why having a basic handle on your personal brand is important and how to answer questions about yourself to better define what makes you stand out.
July 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
constructive criticism, feedback, handling feedback, how to give feedback, radical candor
What’s it take to give good feedback? We talk through the tactics that make it easier to have direct, constructive, thoughtful conversations with friends and coworkers.
July 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
ooo, travel, travel tips, vacation, vacation planning
Vacation is not about becoming Instagram famous. Ask yourself, “What do you do to chill out?” Then, incorporate that into your vacation experience. Learn to take advantage of this time to do things that make you happy, soak up some downtime, and explore.
July 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
active listening, how to be a better mentor, how to be a mentor, how to find a mentor, mentee, mentor, mentoring, mentorship
As we all progress on our journeys, mentorship is vital to our success. We discuss how to find a mentor, how to be a great mentor, and make the most of the 1:1 time whether you’re the mentee or mentor.
July 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
assess your priorities, flexibility, priorities square, prioritization, wheel of life, work/life balance
Can you have it all? Yes, over time. We share ways to assess your priorities and state of mind, and how to make changes to feel happy and fulfilled in the areas most important to you to own your version of work/life balance.
June 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
constructive criticism, feedback, handling feedback, johari window, self awareness, self awareness exercise
There’s value in feedback — learn how to handle constructive criticism to get the most out of your best traits. Plus, an exercise to improve your self awareness and how to solicit feedback from your coworkers, mentors, and others close to you.
June 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
business development, creating a podcast, idea, nurture ideas, queen speaking
We talk through how we built Queen Speaking from an idea to reality to inspire you to nurture your own ideas. We cover choosing the right platform, expectations, growth opportunities, setbacks, and staying motivated.
June 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
creating a vision board, how-to, law of attraction, manifestation, vision board, vision boarding
Learn how to embrace the creative side of goal setting by creating a vision board to visualize the things you want in life and make them happen.
June 8th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
avoiding burnout, burnout, depression vs. burnout, overwhelm
We talk through how to identify burnout red flags, navigate your way out of the overwhelm, and how to avoid it down the road.
June 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
adult hobbies, finding a hobby, hobbies, how to find a hobby
We talk through why it’s good for your well-being to have a hobby and what questions to ask to find one that works for you.
May 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
digital detox, mindfulness, social media, social media addiction, social media detox
A digital detox may be everything we need, but that's a terrifying feat. We talk through how to take small steps to regain control over the social media scroll.
May 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
skincare, skincare 101, skincare basics, skincare routine
What do you need to consider when upping your skincare game in your 20s, 30s, and beyond? There will be some trial and error, but everyone deserves great skin! We talk through the basics from cleansers to SPF and everything in between.
May 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins
home organization, motivation, office organization, organization, organization tips, prioritization
We talk through how to declutter the excess in your mind, your home, and your office.
May 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
career advice, negotiate a raise, negotiation
You negotiate on the daily from planning dinner to vacations. We talk through the lessons that help influence bigger picture asks like buying a car or asking for a raise.