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The Black Compass

Dynasti Hunt and Dr. Jess Williams

An open and thoughtful conversation where culture, career, justice, and wellness collide all in the pursuit of Black excellence. Hosted by Dynasti Hunt and Dr. Jess Williams. If you are ready for two powerhouse women that bring grit, wit, and real truth no chaser in your direction. Listen to The Black Compass on Fridays.
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Welcome to The Black Compass
No Longer “Suffering in Silence”Navigating the New NormalBuilding Your Own Table
People often struggle with having a say in how their business or career is managed. Having a seat at the table where decisions are made is important to ensure your voice is heard. This week on The Black Compass, we touch on how to build your own table to create a business People often struggle with having say so in how their business or career is managed. Having a seat at the table where decisions are made is important to ensure your voice is heard. This week on The Black Compass, we touch on how to build your own table in order for your business that is strategic about its operations, hires, and company vision. Focusing on diversity when building your table impacts your community as well as enriches your business. Join us as we go into detail on how to be intentional about who you invite to your table in order to have your business grow and reflect your vision accurately.     Episode Highlights: Building your own table (0:32)Wielding control (7:40)Balancing career and entrepreneurship (9:00)Establishing goals (13:02)Being intentional on who you bring to your table invite (14:30)Diversity at the table (19:02) Resources: Dr. Jess’ website: https://drjesswilliams.com/  Dr. Jess’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucdrjess/  Dynasti’s Website: https://www.dynastihunt.com/  Dynasti’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynastihunt/ be strategic about their operations, hires, and company vision. Focusing on diversity when building your table impacts your community as well as enriches your business. Join us as we go into detail on how to be intentional about who you invite to your table in order to have your business grow and reflect your vision accurately.   Episode Highlights: Building your own table (0:32)Wielding control (7:40)Balancing career and entrepreneurship (9:00)Establishing goals (13:02)Being intentional on who you bring to your table invite (14:30)Diversity at the table (19:02) Resources: Dr. Jess’ website: https://drjesswilliams.com/ Dr. Jess’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucdrjess/ Dynasti’s Website: https://www.dynastihunt.com/ Dynasti’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynastihunt/
Dec 4 2020
20 mins
When You Are Able to Know Your LimitationsBlack Women In The Political System
Did you know that Black Women have the power to carry elections? We certainly do and 2020 is the year that will push the Black Woman’s vote like never before. Today, we are going deep into the discussion around Black Women and America’s political system, from the insurmountable amount of scrutiny that Black Women in politics receive to the harmful impact of uninformed voting.   In this episode, we also discuss how Black Women have historically carried the vote of so many elections, the importance of voter education, and why we have a deep-rooted responsibility to show up and make our votes count - plus so much more.   Even though this episode is being released post-election, we still thought it was fitting to recognize and call out the significant burden that is put on black women in politics and during elections.      “My vote counts so much more. Because I know that we can sway elections, I've seen us do it. I've seen Black Women do it. And that if I don't go and you don't vote, and all of our girls don't vote, we're in trouble.” - [7:29]   “Like anything else - learning about math and science - voting is a subject. It’s history. It's politics, right? And I think once again, as a race when it comes down to voting, it's like a black sheep topic.” - [8:28]   “I think with all the racial injustices that have occurred and the whole thing with COVID - this whirlwind of 2020 is really going to push our race to vote.” - [10:29] Episode Highlights: How Black Women are treated in the political system [1:13] Why Black Women have the responsibility of carrying the election [7:29] How 2020 will push the Black Women’s vote [10:29] Why voters education is a privilege [15:00] Taking time for self-care during and after the election [17:02]
Nov 6 2020
20 mins
The Black Woman Persona In The Workplace
Have you ever been called outspoken, told you have an attitude, or have had your ideas discredited in the workplace? As Black Women, when we have opinions that are different from the norm, that challenge our workplace’s structural system or status quo, we are considered radical or seen as “aggressive.” As a result, we become isolated professionally and show up with emotional stressors that often make our workplaces unbearable.   In this episode, we’re talking about why these radical ideas should not only be normalized but welcomed and why Black Women don’t need to earn respect; we should already have it. Plus, we’ll discuss how our allies can do the work and authentically show up for Black Women in the workplace.    Because when it comes to the treatment of Black Women in the workplace, people need to recognize that it’s not about making space for Black Women at the table. It’s about already having a seat.     “Because at the end of the day, we walk in[to work] with our race as a Black Woman, and we leave with our race as a Black Woman.” - Dr. Jess   “Don't just say that you’re an ally, just be an ally. I don't need your post about what you're doing. I don't need a meeting so you can tell me how you called out such and such for a microaggression. Just do the work.” - Dynasti   Episode Highlights: Why the workplace can make Black Women feel alienated and isolated [3:04]There is room for all of us at the table [8:17]How to be a true ally to black women [12:32]Why it’s about having respect - not earning it [17:07] Resources Mentioned:   Dr. Jess’ website: https://drjesswilliams.com/  Dr. Jess’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucdrjess/  Dynasti’s Website: https://www.dynastihunt.com/  Dynasti’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynastihunt/
Oct 23 2020
20 mins
How to Find Your Inner Authenticity As a Black Woman
Did you know it’s 100% possible to rediscover your true authentic self once you push past your fears and self-limiting beliefs? Building up your inner strength and resilience is step one. Step two is finding a core community that lifts you up, is there for you when you stumble and helps you carry the lows and burdens that our history has thrust upon us.    In this episode, we are exploring the journey and process of finding your inner authenticity in order to shape yourself into who you truly are and how you show up in the world. As Black women in the 21st century, we know from experience how challenging this can be. That’s why we are diving into our own self-examination and uncovering the self-exploratory process that has to happen for us to get to a place of true authenticity.  Because you won't be the best you if you don't know who the best you is.    “You need to bridge who you are internally in order to really show the world who you are externally. That’s when your authenticity comes out.” - Dr. Jess   Episode Highlights: Why all eyes are on Black women in 2020How the lack of equity and authenticity in the workplace affects Black women in AmericaThe power of a Black woman’s storyWhy inner authenticity is so important in all that you doHow to be the best you by doing the hard internal work   Resources Mentioned: Dr. Jess’ website: https://drjesswilliams.com/  Dr. Jess’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucdrjess/  Dynasti’s Website: https://www.dynastihunt.com/  Dynasty’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynastihunt/
Oct 9 2020
23 mins
Eliminating Black Imposter Syndrome with Strength-based Communities
Is your community feeding into your fear or eliminating your fear? Having a strength-based community goes further than just having a support system to help you when you feel stuck or are wading through false fears. Your core community should know your strengths, your aspirations, and they should encourage you to take a strength-based approach to eliminate Imposter Syndrome.   In this episode, we are diving deep into why having a strong, supportive community is just as important as building your internal strength to fight the 17 layers of Black Imposter Syndrome. We’re discussing fighting back on false narratives and how a strong community can help you fact check your self-limiting beliefs and own your core story as a Black woman.   “My layer has to be a level deeper because I’m not only fighting what I think about myself internally, and what the world has told me to think about myself. And what a broader community that is not my core community has told me to think about myself. And those are layers that people aren't willing to get into”. - Dynasti   Episode Highlights: Recognizing whether your community is feeding into your fear or eliminating itWhy internal strength and community strength are so importantDigging deeper into the layers of Imposter Syndrome as a Black womanThe key to fighting false narrativesHow your core community helps you fact-check your story   Resources Mentioned: Dr. Jess’ website: https://drjesswilliams.com/  Dr. Jess’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucdrjess/  Dynasti’s Website: https://www.dynastihunt.com/  Dynasti’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynastihunt/
Oct 2 2020
12 mins
Finding Your Grip & Letting Go Of Black Imposter Syndrome
Have you taken on unfounded fears that have defined and realigned your life in an unchosen direction? Black women across the board have been suffering from deep layers of Black Imposter Syndrome, and it’s time to unravel why this is so prevalent in our culture.  We are here to tell you that even if you’ve lost your grip on who you are and allowed others to fuel you into going a different direction, you can fight and resist that inner belief system that feeds into your fears and start writing your own story.    In this episode, we define Black Imposter Syndrome and bust through the false stories we internalize as Black women. We’ll rediscover how we can resist the urge to operate from a place of fear and instead take action towards our goals with confidence, plus so much more.    Tune in to the very FIRST episode of The Black Compass and learn how you can be authentic in all that you do.   “There are two different directions your Imposter Syndrome can go - you can feel that fear and let it take you over, or you can find space to walk away from that so that when you do go against the grain, when you do break against those other notions - you have support to go against the grain.” - Dynasti   Episode Highlights: Why we let fear get in our way and fuel us in a different directionAdditional barriers Black women face when pushing past fears and self-limiting beliefsThe two directions your Imposter Syndrome can take you and how to fight backHow to recognize that your fear-based mentality has no weightNormalizing strength-based action and avoiding fear-based perception   Resources Mentioned: Dr. Jess’ website: https://drjesswilliams.com/  Dr. Jess’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucdrjess/  Dynasti’s Website: https://www.dynastihunt.com/  Dynasty’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynastihunt/
Sep 25 2020
23 mins
Welcome to The Black Compass

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