Interview with Nicole Walker

podcast September 28, 2022

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Episode Summary

Whew! This interview is JUICY! Nicole Walker drops some serious wisdom about doing it afraid, the power of ignorance (it’s a thing), connections and relationships, and being willing to shift perspective to what you are really being called to do. Oh yeah, and the big AHA: you can connect your excellence with your genius and deliver something uniquely yours! You gotta catch this conversation!

About the Guest:

Nicole is an Award Winning Podcaster, Global Influencer, International Speaker, Podcast Launch Coach, and Women Empowerment Advocate. Nicole attributes much of her success to starting her podcast, WinHers United, and often talks about how podcasting “literally changed her life”. 

Nicole has been named a Top 50 Mom in Podcasting, a 2020 Top Influencer, and was nominated for the 2021 Excellence in Audio Media Award. Nicole speaks on various topics pertaining to business, mindset, and podcasting. She has spoken at events such as Afros & Audio, Podcast Movement, Podfest, and Tampa Bay Startup Week. 

Nicole’s podcast has received numerous accolades such as being ranked among the Top 5% of podcasts worldwide, and winning the 2020 Best Black Business Podcast Award. In 2020 Nicole created the first WinHers United Virtual Summit, which was an international success. In 2021 Nicole joined the Afros & Audio team as the Sponsorship Manager to assist with acquiring sponsors for the annual Afros & Audio Virtual Podcast Festival. 

Driven by the premise of being and doing better, Nicole uses her experience and knowledge to help others with business and personal development. Nicole is the proud mother of two children, and when she is not working she enjoys traveling, eating, and scrapbooking. 



About the Host:

Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach.

Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you.

After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers.

From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She uses that experience and her expertise to help leaders ALIGN words and action, get CLEAR on what they want and move into EMPOWERED ACTION all in a space of no judgment. She truly believe you have to “lead with your heart, act with your head.”

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