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Our Shows- 
A Healthier View Podcast, 
Branding with Purpose Podcast,  
COFFEE with Kim, 
Finding Your Forte Show, 
It Is Our Time Podcast, 
OMG Oh! Maura Gale Show, 
There is Life After Layoff Show, 
Up2Me Magazine Show and 
Women Are Worthy Podcast
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There is Life After Layoff Show 

A Message from Ali

Encore Broadcast Streaming Now on Demand with Special Guest  Dr. Carleah East, Author and Psychotherapist
Topic:  The Hangover:  Overcoming Emotional Addiction
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About the Show

Welcome to the There is Life After Layoff® Show with Host Ali.
The lyrics in the show's theme song "Failure is not Final" clearly define this show. This show takes an up close look at how you can turn failure into a gift and grow from each adversity (such as a job layoff) that you experience.  Ali artfully and passionately delves into in -depth conversations with guests as they share how they used adversity to their advantage to help them thrive and reach a greater level of success. Callers call in to live broadcasts to add their perspective to the conversation.

More about the Encore Broadcast with Special Guest
Dr. Carleah East, Author, Psychotherapist. Professor & Speaker

The Hangover:Overcoming Emotional Addiction Part 2 - with Guest, Dr. Carleah East, Author, Psychotherapist, Professor and Empowerment Speaker 

In this episode Ali and Dr. East talk about how to recognize, heal and overcome emotional addiction. Learn how to live with a sober heart and find true happiness."

Dr. Carleah East:  Dedicated to inspiring all women to become Sapphire Women, 

Dr. Carleah East’s expertise spans over 17 years and includes being an Author, Psychotherapist, Professor and Empowerment Speaker.   

Season 5 - Episode #16

Podcasts on Demand Streaming Now

Still Persevering! With Guest Yusuf Smith, Real Estate Investor & Web Developer
In this episode Ali and Yusuf will talk as he shares his personal testimony of how he has persevered despite the odds that were against him from birth and how he discovered a way to use public speaking to bless and motivate others to overcome adversity and achieve their goals.
Season 6 - Episode #1

"If Your Purse Could Talk" with Guest  DeYonne Parker, Author, Empowerment Coach, Speaker

In this episode Ali and DeYonne face the daunting question, "If HER Purse Could Talk, what would it say about her life? Take a soul-freeing journey through the container of your life! What's in your purse?"

Season 5 - Episode #19

"Testimony Tuesday" 

In this episode Ali and listeners who called in share their personal testimonies of what God has done and is currently doing in their lives! We overcome by the sharing of our testimony!

Season 5 - Episode #18  

"Be True to Yourself!" with Guest Eluriel "Tinkr" Barfield

In this Episode Ali and Special Guest  Eluriel "Tinkr" Barfield talk about his personal journey through the challenges working in the music industry (with artists Ashford & Simpson, Vanessa Williams, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Michael McDonald and others) but how remaining grounded forced him to stay true to himself affording him with opportunities to pursue his calling.

 Season 5 - Episode #17

The Hangover:Overcoming Emotional Addiction with Guest  Dr. Carleah East, Author, Psychotherapist, Professor and Empowerment Speaker

In this Part 1 Episode Ali and Dr. East  talk about how to recognize, heal and overcome emotional addiction. Learn how to live with a sober heart and find true happiness."

Dr. Carleah East:  Dedicated to inspiring all women to become Sapphire Women, Dr. Carleah East’s expertise spans over 17 years and includes being an Author, Psychotherapist, Professor and Empowerment Speaker.   

Season 5 - Episode #15

And the winner is.......

Shermaine Marshall !
Congratulations on winning The Launch College Scholarship Consultation Package valued at $500!  

The Launch College Scholarship Consultation Package was sponsored by Deberah Williams, CEO, A Fresh Start LLC & Founder of The Launch- Preparing for College Preparation Series.

More about the Launch Series Episode #7 

Launch Series Recap - Part 7 of 7 : The Launch: Preparing for College Education Series RECAP show with Deberah Williams,  CEO/Founder of "A Fresh Start LLC" and creator of The Launch:Souring into Higher Education Program

The Launch Series: Soaring into Higher Education Program was created to help take the guesswork out of preparing your child(ren) for college. In this episode the Launch team of experts will recap and share key takeaways. Listeners had to tune in to qualify to win a complete scholarship consultation package!

Season 5 - Episode #14

Preparing for College Education Series-Part 6 of 7 Resources & Technology with Guest Co-Host Deberah Williams, CEO/Founder of "A Fresh Start LLC" and creator of The Launch:Souring into Higher Education Program

Ali, Deberah and the the Launch team of experts will provide you with useful resources and provide information regarding the best technology for college. Listeners tuned in to qualify to win a complete scholarship consultation package!

Season 5 - Episode #13

Preparing for College Education Series-Part 5 of 7 - Preparing for the Scholarship Interview

with Guest Co-host: Deberah Williams, CEO/Founder of "A Fresh Start LLC" and creator of The Launch:Souring into Higher Education Program. 
Joined on-air by Launch Team Expert Velma Wright.
In this part 5 Launch series episode the Launch expert team help take the guesswork out of preparing your child(ren) for college. On tonight's episode  Information shared focuses on how to prepare your student for the scholarship interview.
Season 5 - Episode #12

Preparing for College Education Series-Part 4 of 7- Preparing for the SAT/ACT

with Guest Co-host: Deberah Williams, CEO/Founder of "A Fresh Start LLC" and creator of The Launch:Souring into Higher Education Program and the Launch Team Expert: Terra Avery
In this part 4 of the Launch series information is shared to help take the guesswork out of preparing your child(ren) for college. The Launch team expert focuses on preparing your child to take the SAT/ACT standardized tests. 
Season 5- Episode 12

The Launch Series- Part 3 of 7 - "Completing the FAFSA"

With Guest Co-host, Deberah Wlliams, Founder of The Launch: Souring into Higher Education Program.

The Launch team of experts focus on how to take the guesswork out of completing the FAFSA  form. 

Season 5 - Episode 11

Preparing for College Education Series-Part 2 of 7 -  Building the Student Profile

With Guest Co-host: Deberah Williams, CEO/Founder of "A Fresh Start LLC" and creator of The Launch:Souring into Higher Education Program and Launch Team Experts: Barbara Clifton and Pam Miles
In part 2 the Launch team of experts focus on how to build a student profile and why it is so important.
Season 5 - Episode #10

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with Special Guest DeYonne Parker

" Where Are All My Dreamers At" with Guest: DeYonne Parker, Author, Speaker Empowerment Coach, Author of "Girl Get Your S.W.A.G. Back!"

Happy New Year! Do you aspire to do better and be better in in the new year? What are your dreams and goals or do you even dream? Hear insights from Empowerment Coach, DeYonne Parker about why creating a vision board is a great way to focus on what you truly desire out of life!  "If your dream doesn't scare you...then it's not big enough!"-Mark Batterson
Season 5 - Episode 7

Testimony Tuesday - We opened the lines to hear from "You"

In this episode Ali shared her personal testimony from the current year and what she was believing God for in 2018! Listeners called in and shared their stories of triumph and victory despite life's obstacles! We overcome by the sharing of our testimony! We were blessed with so many callers we could not get to everyone so we will do this again.  Listen and be blessed and subscribe to the show so you too can participate in future Testimony Tuesdays!

Season 5 - Episode #6

Knowledge is Power Autism Speaks with Guest Janet Williams, Community Outreach Manager, Autism Speaks

In this episode Ali and Janet talked about Janet's personal journey through her son's "Autism Spectrum Disorder" diagnosis and how she armed herself with knowledge to do what's best for her son!

Season 5 - Episode #5

with Special Guest Dr. Erika Gibson, Author & Speaker

Preparing Girls for War with Guest Author & Speaker, Dr. Erika Gibson, 

In this episode Dr. Gibson shares her personal journey of how she was able to overcome her own personal obstacles while growing up and why she is now committed to preparing girls to face and conquer the ever present war that life often presents. Dr. Gibson is the author of the recently published book Preparing Girls for War which is an honest and frank discussion about the challenges that girls face as they go through life and about the importance of arming themselves with the right tools that will help them to navigate the course by making good choices 

Season 5 - Episode #4

with Special Guest Alfa Anderson, Vocalist, Soul & Dance Music Icon (Former Lead Singer of the group "Chic")  

Saying "YES" to Life! - with Guest Alfa Anderson

In this episode Ali and Alfa talk about Alfa'a journey and how embracing her gift of music allowed her to say YES to life. 
Alfa Anderson is a soul and dance music icon whose voice defines an entire era of popular music. As one of the original lead vocalists in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated group, Chic, she helped producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards build a mountain of gold and platinum albums with hits like "Le Freak," "Good Times," and "I Want Your Love." To the delight of fans all around the world, Alfa's "soulful, sensitive delivery" (Billboard) takes center stage with the release of Music From My Heart (2017), her very first full-length solo effort. She premiered the album with a standing room-only concert at Joe's Pub (The Public Theater) in July 2017.

Season 5 - Episode #3

with Special Guest Glenn Jones, Grammy Nominated, Stellar Award Winning R & B Singer and Songwriter

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"Catching up with the Ambassador of Love!"  with Guest Glenn Jones Grammy Nominated, Stellar Award Winning R & B Singer & Songwriter

In this Episode Ali welcomes Grammy Nominated, Stellar Award Winning, R&B Singer and Songwriter, Mr. Glenn Jones, best known for his #1 chart stopping hits such as "We've Only Just Begun" Here I Go Again”, “Stay”, “I’ve been Searching” and “Baby Come Home”. Proclaimed as the "Ambassador of Love," Glenn has been using his gift of music to touch the lives of others for over 30 years! Join Ali and get to know how he has been able to stay true to his himself, his talent and most importantly to God. 
Season 5 - Episode #2
 
"Honoring the Ones We Love" a special tribute and honor to the late James P. Coleman III, brother of Show Host Ali with Special Co-Host Renee Taylor
On behalf of the Up2Me Radio family we send our sincere condolences to our Host and Friend Ali and her family in the sudden loss of her brother, James who they honor in this Season 5 opening episode.

Enjoy Listening to additional Podcasts on Demand from Seasons 4,3,2 & 1!  

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More About the Show

There is Life After Layoff® Show was divinely inspired by the personal journey of the host, Alicia " Ali" Ward, through her experience with job layoffs. Ali's emotional, spiritual enlightenment and growth; partnered with her willingness to face her own truths while being transparent, provides for a safe and friendly conversational style show format.

The show explores the emotional and spiritual journey of individuals who have recently been laid off or are facing a pending layoff. The show also creates insight for individuals who are in pursuit of their life's purpose; individuals who are stuck in unfulfilling careers/jobs; as well as new or aspiring entrepreneurs. Geared toward addressing the emotional impact and uncertainty of how to move forward, the show’s format tackles topics that are real and provides a platform that which focuses on life, family, relationships, livelihood and faith after layoff and unforeseen life circumstances.

Along with Host Ali, special guests and invited co-hosts are featured to share personal stories of triumph through difficult life occurrences. The goal is to inspire and empower listeners about learning to survive and discover a life of purpose after experiencing the impact of a layoff or other life-altering event. Listeners are encouraged to call-in and join the conversation with our  guest subject matter experts from various fields.

Host Ali's Bio

Alicia J. Ward, Author, Radio Personality, Entrepreneur

Alicia Ward is the wife and mother of two adorable children, who resides in Metro Atlanta. She attended and graduated Cum Laude from historically renowned Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After graduating from Tuskegee, Alicia pursued her professional career in Atlanta, as a Commercial Production Underwriter. It was while working in this capacity, that Alicia encountered her first experience of a layoff. It was a long and challenging road, to get back on her feet, and one that left her feeling broken and with low self-esteem. Although broken, she was not defeated, and after fighting her way back into viable employment, Alicia gained valuable professional experience throughout a variety of industries.

As life oftentimes repeats itself, Alicia found herself once again apart of a major company layoff from her job of almost fourteen years at a major post-secondary college. However, the difference about this particular layoff was that Alicia felt a PEACE about her layoff and accepted it with a positive outlook.

Understanding that this peace was gift from God, Alicia was divinely inspired to use her layoff experience as an opportunity to discover her calling while she inspires and empowers others to use their gifts and talents to walk in their life purpose. As a result, Alicia's blog There is Life After Layoff® was born. The success of the blog resulted in her hosting a talk radio show of the same name, which is a representation of her journey and growth through the experience of a layoff. She is also a 2-time published author of the books There is Life After Layoff-Rediscovery and Empowerment Journal, and the collaborative project, If Her Purse Could Talk. Alicia currently serves, as the Vice President of Membership for the Toastmasters International-West Georgia Chapter, Vice President of the PTSA at Hiram High School as well as a motivational speaker and business coach.