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Episode 49: Networking It's Your Superpower with Kesha Kent

“When I quit that position, it really gave me so much courage to bet on me.”

Kesha Kent is a wife, mother, a High Energy Speaker, Best Selling Author, Podcast Host and Diversity & Inclusion Leader with Ascension Healthcare. She’s the new author of Amazon #1 new release Networking it’s your Superpower, released Juneteenth 2020 and new podcast Networking it’s your Superpower!



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About Kesha

Kesha Kent is a wife, mother, a High Energy Speaker, Best Selling Author, Podcast Host and Diversity & Inclusion Leader with Ascension Healthcare. She has over 20 years of experience with recruitment, sharing the value of networking and building relationships.


She’s the new author of Amazon #1 new release Networking it’s your Superpower, released Juneteenth 2020 and new podcast Networking it’s your Superpower!


Courage Up Moment

She was working in an organization and knew her time was up. She wasn’t operating as her full self, the energy was off. It was so clear that it was time to leave, but she kept going back because she was comfortable. She got the idea within her that there was so much more she could offer, she put her notice in, took a week of vacation to get really clear on the stuff that she wanted to do and then left. She trained her replacement and she started a new journey. When she left the organization, she didn't have a position lined up for a 9 to 5, but she had so many consulting gigs that were lined up for her. When she left it was like the floodgates opened. From there, she’s been operating in her zone of genius.


Zone of Genius

From the Clifton’s Strengths- her number one is WOO (winning others over.) When she started operating from this place, everything changed for the better.


Instead of Shrinking Down

She focused on honoring her voice and tuned out the critics. Kesha says that without others having a full relationship with you, they don’t really know. Building an authentic relationship with others who are your critics can help break down the barrier.


Kesha's Post it of Encouragement

  1. Woo

  2. Positivity

  3. Includer

  4. Maximizer

  5. Activator

  6. Communication

Result of Courage Up Moment

Kesha became bold, stepped out and used her voice unafraid. That moment gave her so much confidence. The way she has showed up has given other people confidence to show up as who they are. Kesha has never felt more in her zone in her entire life.


Advice:

“Own every part of your story” by Kesha’s Grandma


Courage Song:

My Year by Aaron Cole


Book:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer


Links Mentioned

Strengthsfinder


Connect With Kesha

Book: Networking it’s your Superpower

Podcast: Networking It’s Your SuperPower

IG: MrsKeshSpeaks

LinkedIN: Kesha Kent

Website: MrsKeshSpeaks


Connect With Ming:

Instagram: @mingshelby

Facebook: Ming Shelby

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