FREEda's World
FREEda's World
Ritha Pierre
Welcome to Freedas World, the podcast for savvy, professional black women who are on a mission to achieve self-acceptance and self-love. In this space, we understand that the professional streets can be mean and rough, but that's where we come in! With engaging and candid discussions about life as a black professional woman, we prioritize conversations around self-care, personal and professional development, mental health, and more. Think of us as your personal cheerleaders, guiding you towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. We believe that together, we can conquer any obstacle and reach new heights. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and join us on this journey to self-discovery and empowerment. After all, we're all trying to figure it out – why not do it together?
Mindful Love: Crafting Relationships With Care and Positivity
In this enriching episode of FREEda’s World, we welcome the multi-talented Lucha Saint-Fleury, whose journey from being a renowned wedding and event planner to hosting a popular relationship podcast has captivated many. Lucha shares her unique insights on the parallels between orchestrating perfect events and nurturing fulfilling relationships. Delve into a conversation that weaves through the art of event planning, the intricacies of love, and the importance of a positive mindset in both arenas. Lucha opens up about her personal and professional experiences, offering listeners valuable lessons on mindfulness, the power of positive thinking, and the art of balancing life's demanding roles. Whether you're navigating the waters of romance, strengthening platonic bonds, or just seeking inspiration to lead a more mindful life, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom. Lucha's stories and advice illuminate the path to cultivating deeper, more meaningful connections in all aspects of life. Tune in for an episode that's not just about love in the romantic sense, but also about loving what you do, who you are, and how you relate to others. It's a journey through the heart and mind, guided by Lucha's refreshing perspective and Frida's ever-engaging dialogue. Be sure to follow Lucha Saint-Fleury continuing adventures in change at, and join the community of change-makers by following FREEda’s World on Instagram at @freedas_world. Don't forget to subscribe, download, and tune in to "FREEda’s World" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform, ensuring you stay inspired and informed on your journey through change.
Jan 30
40 min
Pathways to Power: Lata Hamilton on inspiring leadership and embracing change
Dive into the transformative world of change management with Lata Hamilton on this inspiring episode of "Freeda's World." As a seasoned change leadership expert, Lata shares her profound insights and experiences, guiding listeners through the intricacies of personal and organizational transformation. With her dynamic approach, Lata sheds light on how to embrace change as an invaluable opportunity for growth. She unravels the psychological aspects of resistance and equips you with actionable strategies to lead with confidence and resilience. Her relatable stories are not just inspirational but offer a roadmap for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of change in any aspect of life. Whether you're at the helm of a company, spearheading a new venture, or simply embarking on a personal journey of development, Lata's wisdom is sure to ignite a spark of innovation and drive within you. Be sure to follow Lata Hamilton's continuing adventures in change at, and join the community of change-makers by following Freeda's World on Instagram at @freedas_world. Don't forget to subscribe, download, and tune in to "Freeda's World" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform, ensuring you stay inspired and informed on your journey through change.
Jan 24
1 hr 2 min
The Roaring Forties: Embracing Change and Sustainable Growth in 2024
Welcome back to FREEda's World, and a Happy New Year to our FREEda Fam! In our first episode of 2024, join Ritha Pierre as she reflects on the tumultuous journey through 2023 and shares her unapologetic entrance into the "roaring forties." Ritha discusses the importance of sustainable growth, maintaining the fervor of new year's resolutions, and the significance of this milestone birthday. Dive into her insights on rejecting societal scripts and claiming personal agency over one's life and choices. With candid discussions about identity, purpose, and redefining one's self beyond the age of 40, Ritha encourages listeners to align actions with their true selves. She also explores the transformative power of habits through the lens of the book "Atomic Habits" and emphasizes the importance of systems over goals. Plus, don't miss Ritha’s updates on the upcoming empowerment brunch and a sneak peek into next week's interview with Lata Hamilton. Join us on this empowering journey towards total wellness and embracing the mantra "more for 2024"!
Jan 17
32 min
Balancing Act: Crafting Success and Harmony for Professional Black Women
In this inspiring episode of FREEda’s World, we're honored to host the renowned Balance and Relationship Advisor, Naketa Ren Thigpen. Naketa, hailed for her transformative work with professional Black women, unpacks the essentials of achieving a harmonious work/life balance that doesn't just fuel career success but also feeds the soul and fosters personal growth. As we navigate the intricacies of professional pressures, personal aspirations, and the quest for joy, Naketa offers actionable strategies rooted in her extensive experience as a psychotherapist and her revolutionary approach to self-care and self-actualization. She challenges the stigmas and shares how "being selfish" can be the most selfless thing you do for yourself and those you love. Dive deep into the conversation and come away with the tools and confidence to recalibrate your life towards a more empowered, balanced, and joyful existence. Don't miss this empowering dialogue designed to resonate with, uplift, and galvanize the community of professional Black women. 📘 Featured Book: "Selfish: Permission to Pause, Live, Love, and Laugh Your Way to Joy" - A guide by Naketa Ren Thigpen on embracing self-care and finding happiness in the hustle of life. 🔗 Connect with Naketa: Instagram: @Thigpro Twitter: @Thigpro Website: Listen to the Balance Boldly Podcast: Balance Boldly on Apple Podcasts 📲 Follow FREEda’s World for new episode updates and more content crafted for the professional Black woman who's conquering the world: Instagram Twitter Black Ivy Media #BalanceAndBold #BlackWomenAtWork #SelfCareIsntSelfish #ProfessionalBlackWomen #WorkLifeHarmony #NaketaRenThigpen #ThigPro #SelfishBook #EmpowermentPodcast #BlackWomenLead #blackivymedia #changingthenarrative #wellnesspodcast #therapyforblackgirls #freedasworldpodcast #blackwomenpodcast Remember to subscribe, rate, and review! Catch this episode and many more by visiting or listening on your favorite podcast platform. Your journey to balance begins now!
Nov 15, 2023
1 hr 10 min
How the Subconscious Mind Runs the Show
Join us as we explore the incredible influence of the subconscious mind in this episode of FREEda’s World. Our guest, Ryane LeCesne, a highly regarded mindset coach, delves into the subconscious's role in shaping our lives. Ryane's expertise lies in empowering high-achieving women, especially Black women, to overcome self-limiting mindsets like Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism. Drawing from her experience coaching nearly 1,000 women, she reveals how these hidden beliefs can hinder professional growth and fulfillment. In this thought-provoking discussion, Ryane shares her proven techniques to unlock clarity, confidence, and courage—the essential ingredients for success. She provides practical strategies for breaking free from self-doubt and taking bold action toward our dreams. Ryane has helped countless women advance professionally through an evidence-based and holistic coaching process. Her insights, rooted in personal development, leadership, and spirituality, offer a transformative approach to unleashing your full potential. Don't miss this inspiring episode of FREEda’s World, as Ryane LeCesne, the Master Your Mindset Coach, guides us in understanding and harnessing the power of our subconscious minds. To learn more about Ryane, connect via the links below! Website: Email: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn:
Jun 7, 2023
1 hr 14 min
Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: A Conversation with Rikimah Glymph on Empowerment, Wellness, and Professional Success for Black Women
Get ready to feel empowered and inspired because, on today's episode of Freedas World Podcast, we are joined by the amazing Rikimah Glymph, Founding Partner of Glymph Consulting, LLC, and a trailblazing black woman who has dedicated her career to changing the hearts and minds of leaders and staff alike. In this episode, Rikimah will share her wealth of knowledge and experience in building business infrastructure, coaching, mentoring, and promoting organizational and individual wellness and well-being. She'll also talk about her incredible journey from serving as Chief of People & State Operations for Bernie 2020 to becoming a sought-after speaker and consultant in the progressive non-profit space. But that's not all – Rikimah is also a mom, world traveler, foodie, and horse enthusiast, and she'll share how she balances it all while prioritizing self-care and personal development. So, whether you're a black professional woman navigating the mean streets of the corporate world or just someone looking for some inspiration and guidance on your own journey of self-discovery and empowerment, this episode is not to be missed. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join us as we chat with the one and only Rikimah Glymph on Freedas World Podcast – the podcast for savvy, confident black women who are on a mission to achieve self-acceptance and self-love.   To learn more about Rikimah, visit her website. Don't forget to check out Rikimah's books Total Wellness and Real Talk.   FREEda's World is available where you enjoy your favorite podcast platform,  be sure to rate, comment and review! Are you on social media? So are we! Follow us on Instagram @freedas_world.
Apr 19, 2023
1 hr 14 min
Self-Love and Mental Wellness: Black Women with Dr. Shainna Ali
Welcome to FREEda's World, the podcast that focuses on achieving total wellness as Black professional women. In this episode, we're excited to speak with Dr. Shainna Ali, a licensed mental health counselor, author of The Self-Love Workbook, and host of The Mental Wellness Practice Podcast. Dr. Ali will be sharing her insights on the importance of self-love, especially for Black women, and the challenges we face in practicing it. We'll also dive into the topic of Black women's mental health and how we can prioritize our well-being in our busy lives. So grab your favorite beverage, get comfortable, and join us for a conversation that will inspire and empower you to love and care for yourself on a deeper level. Don't forget to check out Dr. Ali's book, The Self-Love Workbook, and her podcast, The Mental Wellness Practice, for more tips and strategies on cultivating mental wellness. Listen now on your favorite podcast platform, and be sure to rate, comment and review! Are you on social media? So are we! Follow us on Instagram @freedas_world.  Self-Love Mental Wellness Black Women's Health Professional Development Personal Growth Mindfulness Therapy Counseling Mental Health Advocacy Self-Care
Apr 5, 2023
53 min
Money Talks: A Conversation with Modern Money Education's Co-Founder Angela Moore
Welcome to FREEda's World!  In this episode, we're joined by Angela Moore, the co-founder of Modern Money Education and a certified financial coach. Angela has been helping women gain financial literacy and empowerment through Modern Money Education's courses and resources. In this conversation, Angela shares her insights on the importance of financial literacy, particularly for black women who face unique financial challenges and barriers. She also shares tips and advice on how women can take control of their finances and achieve financial success. Tune in to this episode of FREEda's World to learn from Angela's expertise and experiences. FREEda Fam! If you love our podcast as much as we love making it, we have a favor to ask. Take a moment to download, rate, and review our show on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback helps us continue to bring you the content you crave. Also, don't forget to follow us on Instagram @FREEda’s_World and @blackivymedia, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at Black Ivy Media for even more exclusive content.
Mar 23, 2023
1 hr 25 min
Choosing Ourselves: Breaking Down the Ways Professional Black Women Sabotage their Own Wellness
Join host Ritha Pierre, Esq, in this thought-provoking solo episode as she breaks down the many ways professional black women sabotage their own wellness by not being kind to themselves. Ritha provides actionable insights and motivational tips to empower black women to choose themselves, prioritize their wellness, and succeed in their careers and lives. She discusses the negative impact of perfectionism, how not setting boundaries can harm us, the importance of self-care, and why embracing vulnerability is key to building resilience and  true connection with others. Ritha emphasizes the consequences of not choosing ourselves and how it can lead to burnout, imposter syndrome, and self-doubt. Through this episode, Ritha inspires Black women to make themselves a consideration and choose their own wellness by engaging in self-care, setting healthy boundaries, and practicing self-compassion. By doing so, they can build resilience, thrive in their careers and lives, and unlock their full potential. Let's choose ourselves and break down the barriers that prevent us from being kind to ourselves! Thank you for tuning in to this empowering episode! Remember that you deserve to choose yourself and prioritize your wellness. This podcast is available everywhere you listen to podcasts. Don't forget to download, subscribe, comment, and rate the show to help us spread the message of self-care and empowerment for professional black women. Also, make sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world and @blackivymedia for more inspiring content, and subscribe to our YouTube channel Black Ivy Media to watch the video episodes of the show. Let's continue to support each other, celebrate our successes, and choose ourselves every day!
Mar 17, 2023
45 min
Unlocking Your Brilliance: Insights and Inspiration for Professional Women with Natalie Jobity
Celebrate with us as FREEda's World hits its 100th Episode! We are so grateful for the support of our FREEda Fam and all of our guests who have helped us reach this milestone. To commemorate this special occasion, we are bringing you an amazing show with an incredibly talented guest - Natalie Jobity, a transformational leadership coach, personal brand strategist, and author of “It’s Your Time to Shine Girl!”. Join us as we delve into Natalie's new book, which offers valuable insights for professional women across all industries. We discuss the importance of feminine intuition and leveraging your leadership presence. Natalie shares her expertise on breaking negative thought patterns and overcoming the "three P's" that often hold women of color back in the professional world: Perfectionism, Procrastination, and People Pleasing. She also shares tips on building a support system and creating a "success squad" to inspire and uplift professional women everywhere. Don't miss this episode filled with inspiration and practical advice to help you unlock your brilliance and shine your brightest potential. You can find Natalie and her works on: Website: Amazon:  LinkedIn: Instagram: @theunveiledway FREEda's World is available on all your favorite podcast platforms - let's celebrate this milestone together! Follow us on Instagram @freedas_world and @blackivymedia to stay connected.
Mar 8, 2023
53 min
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