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LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST SEASON 5 EPI 2

LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST SEASON 5 EPI 2

By Mixed Talk Media | Aired January 8, 2022

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(S5) Episode 2-The Bigger Picture | Hosted by Shunte Gamble

In this episode my Czarina and I talk about the Bigger Picture. We talk about what it takes to get and staying motivated. Czarina also shares about her Mixed Talk Radio Show the Peace & Czarinaty Show.

Episode Highlights
-How do you feel about making a new year resolution?
-What does it take to reach a goal?
-How to stay motivated during the process of reaching your goals.
-How to enjoy both the process and journey toward goals.

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The Peace & Czarinaty Show every Wednesday at 4pm CST on www.mixedtalkmedia.org

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More About Czarina Lynell

Guest: Czarina Lynell
Bio: Czarina Lynell is a Breast Cancer Survivor and Thriver who has decided to use her life experiences and challenges for purpose.

As a breast cancer survivor and an overcomer of Mental Illness, Czarina Lynell has decided to create her own lane as a Virtual Peace Influencer, spreading PEACE and POSITIVITY across several different platforms, including her debut memoir titled, Finding Czarinaty, and a podcast, Peace And Czarinaty.

Czarina Lynell wants those who are silently suffering from what she has deemed the SAAD Woman Syndrome (Stress, Anxiety, Anger, Depression) to know they are not alone. She endeavors to inspire and encourage all generations to embrace, obtain, and maintain PEACE.

Check out the book, Finding Czarinaty: The Journey to Peace Through Cancer and Chaos by clicking here:


About Let’s Talk Life XL Podcast

Ever wondered if there was more to life? Yep! THAT feeling. Let’s Talk Life XL Show talks about life as it is; the good, the bad, and the funny. Shunte and her guests share their life’s experiences through personal stories of authenticity, success, failure, and the funny. Shunte is on a mission to cheer on those who wear many hats. 

Along with podcasting, Shunte also owns and operates Mixed Talk Media, Women Empowering Change INC, and The Blueprint by Shunte Gamble. She is dedicated to empowering today’s leaders.

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LISTEN– Live Every Saturday at 1pm CST

BE A GUEST– Join Shunte on the show!

RESOURCES– Need help with your podcast? Download Shunte’s podcast checklist or her eCourse.

2022 $5,000 Pitch IT! Grant Program Press Release

Grant Entry Announcement Press Release

By: Mixed Talk Media | January 10, 2022

Do you have a non-profit, small business, or agency? Could a $5,000 grant help your business?

Women Empowering Change has opened their 2022 Pitch IT! Program purposed to provide entrepreneurs with recognition, valuable tools to pitch their brand in the marketplace, and financial support.

Who: Open to entrepreneurs of nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and agencies.
When: Consists of 3 Rounds Described Below
Where: Online & In-Person

Round 1 | 30 Spots

  • NOW-APRIL
  • Enter Online (FREE Early Entry)*
  • Join WEC & Mixed Talk Radio Founder Shunte Gamble LIVE on air! (Entrant Selected Date)
  • Entrants must purchase a Two Day VIP Summit Pass.

Round 2

  • MAY-JUNE
  • Mixed Talk Magazine Cover Contest (Online Voting for ALL Entrants!)
  • Mixed Talk Magazine Cover Photoshoot (FREE for Contest Winner)
  • Radio Interview

Round 3

  • September 23rd Summit Day 1- Pitch IT! Masterclass
  • September 24th Summit Day 2- Pitch IT! Contest (Each entrant will have 30 seconds to share all about their brand.)
  • Summit Day 2- Catalyst 4 Change Leadership Award Ceremony & $5,000 Grant Presentation

ALL SELECTED Entrants are entered into the Magazine Cover Contest!

*Entry is free until April 1, 2022. Is it $50 thereafter. All entrants must have a registered business that makes less than $200,000 per year.*All entrants must meet the criteria listed in the 2022 CFC Awards WaiverGrant size is $5,000 and dependent upon attendance of the summit Masterclass and Pitch IT! Score. 

LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST SEASON 5 EPI 1

LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST SEASON 5 EPI 1

By Mixed Talk Media | Aired January 1, 2022

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(S5) Episode 1-The Bigger Picture | Hosted by Shunte Gamble

In this episode my mom and I talk about the Bigger Picture. As we start the new year, it can be very tempting to add pressure to totally reinvent ourselves. What if a complete overhaul is not needed? What if we stay where we are and simply take one more step forward. Enjoy! I love starting the year with my mom.

Episode Highlights
-How do you feel about making a new year resolution?
-What does it take to reach a goal?
-How to stay motivated during the process of reaching your goals.
-How to enjoy both the process and journey toward goals.

Listen Live Every Saturday at 1pm CST onwww.mixtedtalkmedia.org/listen-live

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More About Faye Carter

Guest: Faye Carter
Company: Faye Carter Ministries
Bio: I’m a singer, songwriter, podcaster, and business consultant. I am on a mission to empower and encourage those listening. You can tune in to my show on Mixed Talk Radio every Friday at 4pm CST.


About Let’s Talk Life XL Podcast

Ever wondered if there was more to life? Yep! THAT feeling. Let’s Talk Life XL Show talks about life as it is; the good, the bad, and the funny. Shunte and her guests share their life’s experiences through personal stories of authenticity, success, failure, and the funny. Shunte is on a mission to cheer on those who wear many hats. 

Along with podcasting, Shunte also owns and operates Mixed Talk Media, Women Empowering Change INC, and The Blueprint by Shunte Gamble. She is dedicated to empowering today’s leaders.

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LISTEN– Live Every Saturday at 1pm CST

BE A GUEST– Join Shunte on the show!

RESOURCES– Need help with your podcast? Download Shunte’s podcast checklist or her eCourse.

LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST EPI 32

LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST EPI 32

By Mixed Talk Media | Aired December 11, 2021

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(S4) Episode 32- Hindsight Twenty-21 | Hosted by Shunte Gamble

Hindsight- Have you given life your YES? Martica and I talk challenges, overcoming, and loyalty.

Episode Highlights
-How would you compare 2020 and 2021?
-How would you compare 2020 and 2021?
-What shifts brought about advancement toward your goals?
-What did this year teach you?
-What did you gain/lose?
-How will the lessons from this year help you moving forward?

Listen Live Every Saturday at 1pm CST onwww.mixtedtalkmedia.org/listen-live

Featured Song: Keep Going by Brutha War
https://music.apple.com/us/album/keep-goin-single/1553215967

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More About Martica

Guest: Martica Sherman
Company: Y HE C8NT, LLC
Bio: I’m an author, advocate, encourager, and purposeful in my servitude. I continued to pursue my passion by obtaining my MS in Professional Counseling as a therapist. I enjoy assisting individuals and their families to understand the threshold of mental health and how it is important to continue self-care.


About Let’s Talk Life XL Podcast

Ever wondered if there was more to life? Yep! THAT feeling. Let’s Talk Life XL Show talks about life as it is; the good, the bad, and the funny. Shunte and her guests share their life’s experiences through personal stories of authenticity, success, failure, and the funny. Shunte is on a mission to cheer on those who wear many hats. 

Along with podcasting, Shunte also owns and operates Mixed Talk Media, Women Empowering Change INC, and The Blueprint by Shunte Gamble. She is dedicated to empowering today’s leaders.

>> Click & Connect <<

LISTEN– Live Every Saturday at 1pm CST

BE A GUEST– Join Shunte on the show!

RESOURCES– Need help with your podcast? Download Shunte’s podcast checklist or her eCourse.

LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST EPI 31

LET’S TALK LIFE XL PODCAST EPI 31

By Mixed Talk Media | Aired December 4, 2021

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(S4) Episode 31- Hindsight Twenty-21 | Hosted by Shunte Gamble

Hindsight- Hindsight can be a great tool for reflection. On the other hand, if utilized too long, it has the potential keep us stuck in the past. Tabitha and I look back and look forward all in one episode. 

Episode Highlights
-How would you compare 2020 and 2021?
-What shifts brought about advancement toward your goals?
-What did this year teach you?
-What did you gain/lose?
-How will the lessons from this year help you moving forward?

Listen Live Every Saturday at 1pm CST onwww.mixtedtalkmedia.org/listen-live

Purposeful Tutoring
Website https://www.purposefultm.org/

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More About Tabitha

Guest: Tabitha Robinson
Bio: Tabitha Robinson, founder of Purposeful Tutoring & Mentoring Services, Inc. where she provides academic and emotional support to low-income children in her community. In addition to launching her non-profit in 2018. Her long-time interest in mental health led her to pursue an education in the field of psychology. She now holds a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Psychology and a Master of Art in Psychology. She is a doctoral student majoring in psychology with a specialization in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. While pursuing her degrees and serving as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher, Tabitha realized that, although serious, mental health is often overlooked and misunderstood by children and adults alike. Compelled to expand her efforts to educate families, Tabitha wrote this informative and easy-to-understand handbook. She is also the proud mother of two beautiful girls and lives in Fort Pierce, Florida. When she’s not saving the world, she enjoys spending time with her family.


About Let’s Talk Life XL Podcast

Ever wondered if there was more to life? Yep! THAT feeling. Let’s Talk Life XL Show talks about life as it is; the good, the bad, and the funny. Shunte and her guests share their life’s experiences through personal stories of authenticity, success, failure, and the funny. Shunte is on a mission to cheer on those who wear many hats. 

Along with podcasting, Shunte also owns and operates Mixed Talk Media, Women Empowering Change INC, and The Blueprint by Shunte Gamble. She is dedicated to empowering today’s leaders.

>> Click & Connect <<

LISTEN– Live Every Saturday at 1pm CST

BE A GUEST– Join Shunte on the show!

RESOURCES– Need help with your podcast? Download Shunte’s podcast checklist or her eCourse.

Meet Ebony Robert

Meet Ebony Robert

By: Mixed Talk Media | December 9, 2021

Introductions…

My name is Ebony Robert, born and raised in Orlando, Florida. I recall our family struggling; everything was being foreclosed and repossessed. My mother needed help, so she moved us to Louisiana after my father passed away to be closer to her family.

My father was a member of First Baptist Church of Pine Hills; he was also a member of Greater Orlando Legal Services, National Association for Advancement of Colored People, and Jones High School Alumni Association. He was a civil rights activist and a community worker. He was also an Army veteran of World War II. My mother worked two-three jobs to provide for us. After I completed High School, I started college. I obtained two master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education.

While my husband and I raised our five handsome sons, I taught full-time. Tapping into my love for beauty, I started handcrafting hair and skincare products that helped my sons with their problematic skin issues. I wanted to give my mother the world after she gave us everything she had. She worked so hard and deserved the best.

>>The Brand <<

We are a handcrafted brand that enjoys bringing you and your family products that work. Our products are multicultural and diverse. They are designed for any consumer who desires a natural toxin-free product. We make our products daily and in small batches.

When did you start your business? 

I started my business on June 17, 2017.

Entrepreneurship is a journey of many steps. What keeps you motivated?

Our motivation is to help our customers achieve a natural skincare and hair routine free of harmful chemicals and healthy for a beautiful and radiant outlook.

What makes your brand stand out?

We support natural and organic beauty journeys through a unique customer relationship. We are committed to providing quality and safer alternatives for skincare and hair growth. We understand our customer’s needs and beauty goals through outstanding customer service.

For years, many companies have based their mission and standards around making women feel prettier about themselves. I like to tell my consumers to own their natural beauty without looking like the women they see in the magazines.

How do you work to understand your customer’s needs?

Customer service is important because it is a great way to build relationships with clients. By simply listening to a customer, beauty service providers can learn a lot about their needs and preferences. This not only makes the job enjoyable but also shows care and sincerity.

Aside from products or provided services, what intangible things do you hope your clients gain?

I hope that our customers gain trust in our brand.

List your Top 4 Products

  1. Our Turmeric line is one of our best sellers. It’s great for dark spots and acne.
  2. Our Booty scrub kit is another top seller.
  3. Our feminine care products are unique. It’s keeps everything on track.
  4. Our Hair care products provide women with the results they are looking for when it comes to overall hair health.

Order Online

Ebony’s Beauty Hair and Skin Care Company
Website https://ebonysbeauty.shop

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“Building your dreams takes time. Just remember, never give up on your dreams; when life knocks you down, keep going! Someone is praying for you to make it.”

Ebony Robert
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Event Announcement

Press Release

By: Mixed Talk Media | December 8, 2021

Simply Fancy Boutique hosts its Grand Opening this Saturday, December 11th, at 8700 Commerce Park, Suite 134 in Houston, Tx. Doors open at 11 am.

You are invited to sip tasty selections and shop their latest fashion collections. This event is free and perfect for the woman who’s looking to shop!

Stop by Saturday, December 11th, at 11am.

Event: Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, December 11th
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: 8700 Commerce Park, Suite 134, Houston, Tx 77036

About the Brand

 Simply Fancy is a women’s apparel boutique that features elegant and classy fashion design. We offer stand out prices that will simply compliment your pockets and your style. Our sizes ranges from small to 3x. Simply Fancy Boutique want to bring confidence and happiness to every woman who shop with us.

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“The true economy is support.
Let’s support this business.”

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Ebony’s Beauty Hair & Skin Care

By: Mixed Talk Media | November 30, 2021

>> The Brand <<

Our brand is designed for black and brown skin tones. Ebony’s Beauty Hair and Skin Care products are formulated with natural ingredients That are sure to give your hair and skin the love it needs.

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“The true economy is support.
Let’s support this business.”

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Meet Sabrena Cross

Meet Sabrena Cross

By: Mixed Talk Media | November 30, 2021

Tell us about you.

As a savvy, multifaceted, well-rounded entrepreneur, with a readiness to assist you in living your best life Sabrena established Sabrena Cross Consulting which serves as the brand’s umbrella to her Professional Makeup Artistry business, Certified Lifestyle Coach business, Visual Fashion Stylist business, and Mentorship. Sabrena’s 25 plus years of experience, education, and wealth of knowledge were in part gained from her study of Psychology, multiple certifications, and her tenure at MAC Cosmetics, where she served as a Master Makeup Artist and manager. She also owned and managed her personal beauty salon. Sabrena is prominent in the beauty and fashion industry, along with her other business ventures. Not limited to such, she also applies her expertise to relationship cultivation and life advancement.

In an ever-evolving beauty and fashion industry, Sabrena serves as a Professional Makeup Artist and Stylist with a strong passion for enhancing beauty, creating fashion, and applying the artistry of cosmetics. Possessing a desire to make a total-person impact, Sabrena also serves as an Imagine Consultant and Beauty coach who executes a unisex approach of encouragement and coaching. As a companion to her empowering abilities, Sabrena is a Certified Lifestyle Strategist, Self-Discovery Life Coach, and Inspirational Speaker with a strong belief that life begins with self-love and authenticity. Transformation is encouraged by Sabrena in comparison to a caterpillar morphing into a colorful butterfly.

On the platform of stage productions, photography studios, television series, and social affairs, you will find the finished work of Sabrena’s makeup and fashion creations. Her work has been seen and featured on Bravo TV Network, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Ms. USA Pageant, many commercials, local networks, countless national platforms, magazines and so much more. Over the life of her career, Sabrena has had the opportunity to build a clientele base that includes, but is not limited to, brides, wedding parties, YouTube/social media influencers, Ms. Texas, male and female models, stage production cast members, musicians, actresses/actors, reality show stars, film, fashion shows, and celebrities. Sabrena has also been gifted the opportunity to through her Coaching practice a range to assist individuals in discovering their purpose and how to live their dreams through strategic vision building and self-awareness.

Having an extremely compassionate, selfless, and crafty mother, as well as a talented father who was an entrepreneurial craftsman, carpenter, and cowboy, there was no way Sabrena was going to escape her destiny of being a Creative.

Continuing in what she loves, Sabrena is the CEO of Sabrena Cross Consulting, Owner and CEO of ReTailored Love by Sabrena Boutique, Founder and owner of Butterfly Kiss by Sabrena Cosmetics, Founder of Butterfly Effect Foundation, Founder of Goal Digger Academy, and Founder of The Spotlight Project.

When did you start your business? 

I started my career and business journey over 25 years ago as a licensed Cosmetologist doing hair and eventually evolved into makeup. 2021 marked 20 years as a self-taught Professional Makeup Artist and a little over 10 years serving as a Life Coach and Fashion Stylist.

What motivated you to start your entrepreneurial journey?

So many individuals have struggles we are unaware of, self-esteem issues that are layered under superficial things, destructive tendencies, lack of positive body positivity, traumas that are buried, or limited awareness of how to enhance one’s beauty or how to properly do so. We believe that everyone deserves to look their finest, regardless of their shape, size, color, or creed. Your wardrobe should inspire you, bring life and inspiration to your daily lifestyle. So, being able to assist in peeling back some of those layers and helping find the lost confidence, hope, or just simply looking in the mirror and feeling good about oneself is the motivation behind starting the company.

We need the details. Tell us more about your brand.

Sabrena Cross Consulting is the umbrella or Sabrena Cross Beauty (makeup), ReTailored Love by Sabrena (boutique), Bling with Sabrena (jewelry), Goal Digger Academy (coaching and mentoring), and personal shopping. We are one brand with multiple experiences. Our business embodies all things image and beauty. As a collective, we are a brand beyond beauty, centered and focused on body positivity, self-love, and self-care. Our company has been blessed to take on some really big projects and business deals. We change lives one makeover at a time. Just call us the self-esteem booster! Have you had your dose yet?

How does your brand stand out?

This brand/business stands out and is set apart because we are truly a “One Stop Shop…The Beautique”! Establishing a great relationship and connection with each client/customer is of great importance to us. It allows us to cater to the uniqueness of every client/customer. We pride ourselves on having the ability to make every customer/client feel like our number one priority because they are. Our goal is to always deliver first-class service! 

How do you set new standards for your industry?

SC sets new standards by making an internal difference as well as an external one. So, we’re not in the business of masking flaws, we wish to help heal trauma, help embrace flaws, help see new possibilities, help explore your uniqueness, heighten confidence, give hope and so much more. For those who may not face certain struggles, we thrive off the push they provide us. When it comes to clothing, we strongly believe just because they sell it in your size, doesn’t mean it’s for you. We encourage our customers to focus on items that fit properly for their body type. Ultimately, we are more than just services; we offer an EXPERIENCE.

How can we support you?

-Makeup: The Beauty Look
-Styling: The push to step outside of your comfort zone
-Clothing: Our pieces are known for their uniqueness
-Coaching: Our Goal Digger Academy
-Cosmetics: Our Velvet Lippies (they are amazing)

What do you love the most about working with your clients/customers?

The absolute best part about working with our clients is the energy, joy, and positive vibrations that each client/customer exudes from our services or products. We love tapping into individuality and pushing the boundaries of one’s comfort zone!

Aside from products or provided services, what intangible things do you hope your clients gain?

-Confidence
-Recognizes one’s true beauty
-Body positivity
-Self-love
-Hope
-Courage
-Freedom
-Self Esteem boost

Book Online

www.sabrenacross.com

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Sabrena is in Mixed Talk Magazine Vol. 2
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“Confidence is a superpower, once you start believing in yourself and your brand, the magic starts to happen. Always remain true to yourself, your vision, your assignment, and the success will follow.”

Sabrena Cross
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Mixed Talk Magazine Volume 2 | 2021

Mixed Talk Magazine Volume 2 | 2021

Volume 2 is fresh from the Mixed Talk Media oven! This year was a year of firsts. We are honored to feature 13 amazing entrepreneurs, 12 are our 2021 Catalyst 4 Change Award recipients, our growth this year, and a message for the soul.

Who’s Inside

Congratulations to Alexis Harrold
Winner of the 2021 Mixed Talk Magazine Cover

See Feature

[ 8 ] Feature Story | MUA Sabrena Cross

CFC Leadership Awards
[ 16 ] LaVonia Tryon
[ 18 ] Sonjia Pelton-Sam
[ 19 ] Tamie Ross
[ 20 ] Great Douglas
[ 21 ] Tiara Matthews
[ 32 ] Feature Story | Alexis Harrold

CFC Radio Awards
[ 22 ] Czarina Lynell
[ 23 ] Arthur Milton-Porter III
[ 24 ] Therese W Gamble
[ 25 ] Faye Carter
[ 26 ] Teia Acker-Moore
[ 28 ] Feature Story | Andrena Phillip


Enjoy!

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We are accepting entrepreneurs for our 2022 WEC $5,000 Pitch IT! Grant.
-All entrants will be automictically entered into the MTM Cover Contest complete with a photoshoot (Houston, Texas location).
-All entrants will receive a 2022 Catalyst 4 Change Award
-All Entrants will be able to Pitch their brand for the opportunity to walk away with a $5,000 Grant.


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