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Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations

Lolita E. Walker

You're invited to Lolita's "kitchen table" for 3-layers of power, passion, & purpose. First up is COACHING, where you get a bit of “soul work”- to challenge your thinking. Next, there’s COCKTAILS to celebrate the greatness of who you are. Finally, there’s good-ole-fashioned CONVERSATIONS with cool folk that go #allin! Pull up a seat with TEDx & motivational speaker, author, and certified life, leadership & executive coach, Lolita E. Walker of Walker & Walker Enterprises AND don't forget to subscribe and write a fab, 5-star review IF her message resonated with you. Others are waiting to hear your voice! Learn more of Lolita's services & products at https://www.lolitawalker.com.

S3E52- How to LEAN IN to your Gifts (with Layla Quick & Melita Quick of OMG Lemonade)
Mar 5 2022
S3E52- How to LEAN IN to your Gifts (with Layla Quick & Melita Quick of OMG Lemonade)
In this episode, almost 19-years young Layla Quick, also known as the OMG Girl joins us with her mother, Mrs. Melita Quick.  She is the CEO of OMG Lemonade, Pitch princess, 1st place PGA pitch competition winner and motivational speaker, who started the brand OMG Lemonade with only $20 and expanding into a 6-figure company within the 1st year. Not only do we meet Layla, but we are also joined by her mother, who inspired her to become a successful entrepreneur and now the 1st place youngest African American company to ever exhibit at the PGA merchandise show in Orlando, Florida. For a daughter who did not like school and wasn’t interested in extra curricular activities, mom had quite the feat.  Listen in as we have a few smiles, lots of laughs and leave you with 6 considerations of how each of you can LEAN IN today!  The affirmation that Layla left us wih today is "I am confidence.  I am boldness."  May you walk in your confidence and boldness today and grab a few nuggets from this episode to use on your way. Breakdown of today's show: Minute 1:09 - Welcome to Coaching, Cocktails & ConversationsMinute 1:35 - Breakdown of the episodeMinute 2:52 - Personal invitation from Lolita to meet live on September 15, 2022Minute 4:10 - The OMG Girl and her mom join in for juicy conversationsMinute 41:54 - Come as You Are Round Stay connected with OMG Lemonde at  @omggirllemonade across all social platforms
S2E48- How to Dismantle Generational Stigmas:  Cannabis & Beyond (with Paulette Simone Smith)
Dec 30 2021
S2E48- How to Dismantle Generational Stigmas: Cannabis & Beyond (with Paulette Simone Smith)
IT'S A THROWBACK OF ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE EPISODES - This one was a juicy one!! Who said that the stigmas placed on me will define who I am?  Who said that I (or you) must walk, talk, & behave in the stigmas that have been handed down for generations? Not me?  In today's episode, I walk you through 5 strategies of how to dismantle generational stigmas.  I share how to P.O.U.N.D. those stigmas, while also bringing yourself to the carpet.  It's time to challenge ourselves with the stigmas that we are knowingly or unknowingly perpetuating and passing down and around.  Whew!! This episode is a good one!  The affirmation that kicks us off is I am open , ready, & willing to unlock the endless possibilities within me. Are you?  Grab your affirmation deck at   On this 48th episode (where we are throwing back to our11th episode), Clinical Therapist and Cannabis Expert, Paulette Simone Smith, talks to us about how stigmas surrounding cannabis have reset the foundation of her growing business AND have led to her pursuing a Master's Degree in Cannabis Science & Therapeutics.  Pretty cool right?  We talk everything from education, community, healing, and advocacy, to the differences between coaching and therapy, to the sheer value of sharing and owning your own story...your own journey story!  You remember that from episode 10?  Our deep discussion will shift your thinking, of not only stigmas as a whole, but will also challenge those that you may still hold, particularly around cannabis.  In this episode's coaching (minute 5.07), the soul-work (minute 8.34) is P.O.U.N.D.ing on the chest in your corner, full of dust, that holds the stigmas you have either heard, attached to others, or have been attached to you.  It's time to shake them up and dismantle them one by one.  Are you ready?  During cocktails (minute 15.02), we give a cheers to our small wins and the nuggets that you pulled away and then in conversations (minute 18.02), Paulette drops some MAJOR nuggets that will get you thinking and acting in a more empowered and educated kinda way!  She aims to shift your thinking on all things cannabis..  **Don't forget to subscribe to this Coaching, Cocktails, & Conversations Podcast AND leave a glowing, 5-star review, IF & WHEN it resonated with you!** #ClaimingIt Links referenced during the episode: My New Podcast FB Community:  @Coaching, Cocktails, & ConversationsMy 40-card Affirmation Deck:   Consultation & Speaking with Paulette Simone Smith:   Connections with Paulette Simone Smith:  IG @simone.paulette / FB:  @Bmorebudtalk with Paullette SimoneThe CC&C Journal to use during each podcast episode:   Other links worth referencing: My Book, The Intersection of You & Change:  or Professional Coaching with Me,
S2E47 How Getting Clear Can Reroute You & Your Story (with D'Shawn Russell)
Dec 22 2021
S2E47 How Getting Clear Can Reroute You & Your Story (with D'Shawn Russell)
REWIND!  TO ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE EPISODES! "If I'm smart enough to learn calculus, I'm smart enough to start a business."  Those are the words from guest, Ms. D'Shawn Russell, owner of Southern Elegance Candle Company and very first sponsor of my podcast! WOOHOOO! This is one of those episodes where you leave PUMPED UP! It's a "let me do something different today type of episode," with energy, nuggets, laughs, vulnerability, relatability, & even moments you find yourself saying YES! If you've ever felt stuck in complacency, lost with no direction, felt celebrating wins were showboating or bragging, that folks may be weighing you down, THIS IS FOR YOU! Most of us have been there, thus none of us are alone! As a matter of fact, my hand is raised too. D'Shawn takes us through her journey of being a math teacher turned profitable business owner, & more by simply GETTING CLEAR!  Yep..... Listen in and set your intention for this fun and fab episode with our powerful affirmation, "I am worthy.  I am enough.  I am the greatness others have yet to see."  You can grab your 40-card affirmation deck at   The flow: We shift into our intro (minute 3.05) and hear from our sponsor, Southern Elegance Candle Company (with a special promo code (minute 7.21), and quickly jump into our first layer of coaching (minute 7.85).  Today's soul work (minute 10.32) focuses on the imagery of the most beautiful train you have ever experienced...AND YOU ARE THE CONDUCTOR!  We talk everything from where you are going to how you can let folks on and off of your train.  We celebrate cocktails (minute 17.54) with a number of cheers to each of you!  A special shout out and cheers to Kanika, the CC&C Zoom Cast participant, who has been on each and every episode and announce her "Hey Soror" greeting cards, and even have a mini pop-in for a cheers with my, 8-year old son, Walker.    We then get into some good-ole fashioned conversations (minute 21.12) with D'Shawn who drops some fire nuggets and has us in stitches at the same time.   You leave with thinking differently on how you can now get a little more clear and reroute you and your story!  You are at the controls of this train....your train. Our episode sponsor is The Southern Elegance Company ( and they are gifting us a 20% off discount by using the code "kitchentable" at checkout for a single purchase.  It's a perfect time to grab your candles for the holidays! Mentioned in this episode: Our episode sponsor, Southern Elegance Candle Company -  with our special CC&C promo code "kitchentable" for 20% savings on a single use.Coaching with Lolita - and definitely book a consultation connect to learn a bit more and get a bit of coaching out of the deal!My Book, The Intersection of You & Change -  Reviews for my podcast - Apple, Spotify, Podcasher, & Podpage (for voice review) -  .  You can listen on all other podcast platforms, including IHeart RadioCC&C Zoomcast.
S2E46 - How to Boss Up & Change Your Life (with Emily Lyons)
Dec 8 2021
S2E46 - How to Boss Up & Change Your Life (with Emily Lyons)
WHAT A POWER EPISODE! Emily Lyons is beyond a 7-8 figure business maker and shaker! She is a thought leader, who is changing the world, one person at a time.  Fierce love is at the base of her foundation and is the core to which she navigates the world.  It's driven by the perspective that has been shaped from the experiences throughout her life.  Sometimes you meet people who touch you and you simply don't know why.  When you listen to Emily's story, you will sit up straight, adjust your crown and remember that you are a warrior!  You are a lion (or lioness)!  Welcome to a taste of her Lyons Den! If your life was a movie, would you say that at the end of it, you bossed up and changed your life?  My guest today has and I am so thrilled to share her with each of you who chose to pull up a chair to my virtual kitchen table for some good ole fashioned Coaching, Cocktails & Conversations. Today, Emily and I talk, asking for help when people turn away, judgement, circumstances, comparison, distraction, failure, lack of support, resilience and so much more. This is a reminder that you don't know someone's story.  What if this was your season to simply pause and listen.  What if this was your season to boss up and change your life?  Listen in and be present with the possibilities that are available to you.  Get inspired then do the work.  I am rooting for you. In this episode: Minute 0.59 - Music IntroMinute 1.08 - WelcomeMinute 1.36 - Affirmation by Walker & Walker Enterprises - "I am a boss, who is willing to change my life, beginning today."Minute 3.16 - COACHING, where I share a bit of my story and leave you 4 considerations of how to boss up and change your lifeMinute 11.29 - COCKTAILS, where I celebrate each of youMinute 15.36 - CONVERSATIONS with Emily Lyons.  This is where the juiciness truly lay.  Emily tells us of her story, how she begged for help to be admitted to a facility and even when turned away multiple times, she kept returning because she knew that she needed and wanted help, how she continued working her business while there and how she came out and bossed up, despite fears of judgement, circumstance, family members passing away and her world shifting.  We talked these things and so much more.  Stay Connected with Emily   Connected with Lolita
S2E45 -How to Work on Your Game:  Mentality Matters (with Dre Baldwin)
Nov 25 2021
S2E45 -How to Work on Your Game: Mentality Matters (with Dre Baldwin)
Dre Baldwin is an author of 29 books, a former NBA player, publisher of over 15,542 pieces of content, a coach and teacher of discipline, confidence and mental toughness.  On this episode, he joins Lolita E. Walker to chat, not only these concepts, but also about leadership, a bit about his journey, tangible take-aways for each of us and his philosophy of how to work on your personal and professional game.  It's a good one ya'll.  I also share 4 considerations of how to get in, stay in and constantly work on your GAME.  REFERENCE EPISODE- Pair this episode with Episode 9 and gain some soul-work on climbing the LEADership Ladder -   EPISODE AFFIRMATION - "I am the leader who fails forward to crush anything that may give he appearance of being a roadblock on my path." Grab your 40-card deck of affirmations at   SHOW BREAKDOWN -  Minute 1.39 - Music IntroMinute 2.07 - Welcome and Show BreakdownMinute 3.38 - COACHING, where I leave you with soul-work, challenging questions to dig a bit deeper, 4 considerations to get all the way into your game.  Grab your CC&C journal to take your notes and reflect, from   Minute 11.32 - COCKTAILS, where I celebrate each of YOU.  I give a super special cheers to my 90-year old grandma, who was released from the hospital, in time for the holidays and an extra special cheers to some of you who have left 5-star reviews for the podcast.  I appreciate each of you and absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read them.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.Minute 17.21 - CONVERSATIONS with Dre Baldwin. A REMINDER THAT IF you pull anything at all from this episode, to please gift me a 5-star review (  Others love to read them when choosing if this is the podcast for them.  You will also be helping me on my journey to 200, 5-star reviews.  When I get there, there will be a one-week give away for a condo in Texas by an amazing woman who simply wants to help me win.  Amazing right!  Get in the game, stay in the game, create your own game! STAY CONNECTED with Dre   Lolita
S2E44 - How to Turn Tragic Into Magic (with Kelly Pantaleoni & Cat Ce)
Nov 24 2021
S2E44 - How to Turn Tragic Into Magic (with Kelly Pantaleoni & Cat Ce)
When Hollywood Actresses join Lolita for comedy and life lessons around turning tragic into magic, it's a combination that you simply don't want to miss.  Far too often, we sit in our tragic moments, but what if the three of us had the power to champion you, as you turn your tragic into magic?  Hmmm, I invite you to listen in. I leave you with 5 considerations of how to do just that.  In this episode, Kelly allows her vulnerability to pour out, as she talks of of her best friend, Lindsay Hawley (  When Lindsay left this earth, by way of suicide, it was one of Kelly's most tragic moments.  She talks how, even in that extreme low, she saw and experienced magic.  Cat Ce leaves us with nuggets and gems that will power you where you are.  Grab your pen and pad and listen in, as they even chat how a social app has allowed them to partner with a few power players to help others get paid for turning their life story into a movie.  It's amazing how powerful we are when we leverage the power of our creativity, our gifts, our words and our magic.  In this episode: Minute 03.35 - Hey ya'll heyMinute 1.16 - Music IntroMinute 1.43 - Podcast Intro and powerful affirmation from Walker & Walker Enterprises.  Grab yours at  Minute 5.11 - COACHING, where I leave you with 5 considerations and a bit of soul-work, of how to turn tragic into MAGICMinute 12.03 - COCKTAILS, to celebrate the greatness of who you are and a special cheers to Lindsay and to each of youMinute 16.46 - A Special Invitation just for youMinute 18.10 - CONVERSATIONS with Kelly Pantaleoni and Cat Ce Stay connected with: Lolita     Cat Ce   forget to write your 5-star review if you pulled anything from this episode.  (
S2E42 - How to Maintain Presence in a Diverse, Equitable, & Inclusive Workplace (with Dr. Tina Opie)
Nov 10 2021
S2E42 - How to Maintain Presence in a Diverse, Equitable, & Inclusive Workplace (with Dr. Tina Opie)
Dr. Tina Opie is a powerhouse, who brings nothing short of a dynamic conversation, to this episode of Coaching, Cocktails & Conversations.  She a strategic management and organizational behavior expert, an award-winning researcher, consultant and Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, to name a few.  As they engage in diverse, equitable and inclusive workspaces, she and Lolita talk everything from allyship, power dynamics, the power of open-ended questions, goals, challenging the status quo, culture and so much more.  They even tap into perimenopause.  Pull up a seat and join Dr. Opie and Lolita at the kitchen table. The Episode Breakdown: Minute 1.21 - Welcome to Coaching, Cocktails & ConversationsMinute 1.48 -  Intro to the podcast and powerful affirmation from Walker & Walker Enterprises - "I am grounded in my faith, clothed in my strengths and convicted in my core values."Minute 2.40 - The Three Layers of the ShowMinute 3.38 - COACHING, with a bit of soul-work to challenge your thinking. Lolita leaves you with 7 Considerations to Remain Present in a Dynamic WorkplaceMinute 13.18 - COCKTAILS to celebrate the greatness of who you are + shout outs to some of those who have left 5-star reviews on Apple.  You can also join the "Journey to 200, 5-star reviews."  Minute 17.25 - CONVERSATIONS with Dr Tina Opie.  This interview was so juicy that it spans a bit over 45 minutes.  You will laugh, challenge your thinking and have a burning desire to connect right away. WE ARE ON A ROAD TO 200, 5-STAR REVIEWS!  Don’t forget to leave yours when you hear something powerful on this episode!  And of course, there is something in it for ya!  CONNECTED Dr. Tina Opie -   , including Shared Sisterhood, Consulting, etc  Lolita E. Walker -  (free resource for ABC's of Diversity, according to Lolita E. Walker.  Intended to spark conversation to challenge your thinking and drive a renewed culture) (grab your seat) (for affirmation cards, courses and more)
S2E41 - How to Focus in the Midst of Distraction (with Lolita E. Walker)
Oct 21 2021
S2E41 - How to Focus in the Midst of Distraction (with Lolita E. Walker)
Let's talk FOCUS.  In this episode, Lolita chats three situations that knocked atop her head, as a reminder to FOCUS!  She talks distractions, overwhelm and what stands in her way to drive clarity, confidence and commitment.  Be sure to grab your journal at lolitawalker.com/podcast to write down these powerful soul-work exercises that she shares from Stop 7 in her book, "The Intersection of You & Change." Get ready to delve into YOU, as you engage in coaching, cocktails, and conversations on what we can do today.  This episode is just what you need to focus and re-focus on what is important, what you must do, and how you can move forward TODAY.  Show Breakdown: Minute 0.41 IntroMinute 1.08 Affirmation (grab your 40-card affirmation deck at lolitawalker.com/shop)Minute 2.08 Welcome to new and returning listenersMinute 3.05 COACHING, where Lolita takes you through soul-work, where you consider whether your dominos will fall into destruction or if you can reshuffle them to stand strong and stand long.Minute 17.54 COCKTAILS, where Lolita celebrates the greatness of who you are and gives a super shout out to several power-players who left amazing, 5-star reviews.  THANK YOU SO MUCHMinute 23.00 CONVERSATIONS, where she sits at her virtual kitchen table and has a 1:1 with you and your focus areas.Minute 24.08 Be Free Creed by Lolita E. Walker (download at 25.36 Personal invitation to CC&C:  The Transformation, Lolita's 2x/month coaching program.  (  STAY CONNECTED Tap into Lolita for 1:1 and group coaching.  Hire Lolita to speak to and with your organizations to help reduce overwhelm and shift to undeniable and sustainable action NOW - your powerful deck of affirmations, book, downloadable .pdfs to help shift you to action, courses and products at
S2E40 - How to Turn Perceived "Junk" into Your Masterpiece (with Vondre Smith)
Oct 1 2021
S2E40 - How to Turn Perceived "Junk" into Your Masterpiece (with Vondre Smith)
Whether physical "junk" or the perceived "junk" that we find hidden within us that we carry around for way too long, Vondre Smith of brings the absolute fire on not only how, at 5 years old, he became an entrepreneur, using the "junk" that other people did not want, but he also shares 3 immediate, “in-your-face” marketing strategies to help us get in the right audiences TODAY! In this episode, Lolita also shares 4 strategies on how to think about "JUNK," with the goal of challenging your thinking to get you moving to your bigger, better and bolder self. When you are ready, so am I! #letsgo.  This episode is soooo good.  Family, business, mindset, self-development, perseverance and perspective are only some of the concepts shared and discussed.  Welcome to Lolita’s kitchen table! Episode Breakdown Minute 1.08 - Brief intro of Vondre SmithMinute 2.27 - Welcome to CC&CMinute 3.43 - Powerful Affirmation from Walker & Walker Enterprises - "I am a masterpiece in the making and I won't quit until I master all of me."  Grab your powerful deck of 40-affirmation cards at  Minute 4.05 - The Show Overview and StructureMinute 4.45 - COACHING, where Lolita shares 4 strategies to reassess what you are calling junk in your life and how you can consider repurposing to become your masterpieceMinute 11.03 - COCKTAILS, where Lolita highlights the greatness of who you are and shouts out most recent 5-star reviews.  So exciting.Minute 15.14 - CONVERSATIONS, with Vondre Smith Stay Connected with Vondre    Stay Connected with Lolita   I'd love for you to leave a 5-star review with a nugget or two that you grabbed from the episode.  It means a lot to keep getting our message out and about.  Thanks for simply being you!