Welcome to Season 8 of There is Life After Layoff!
The goal of the show remains committed to bringing you stories of triumph in the face of adversity and the power of personal testimony. However, as we are all embarking on learning how to navigate life in the face of a global pandemic and social/racial injustice, it is important for us to continue to have what might be difficult conversations about issues that have been swept under the rug for far too long. After all, our silence on such issues equals complicity. In addition, now more than ever it is important for us to focus on mental health wellness and living a more healthy and holistic lifestyle. Tune in this season as I strive to brings you guests who are committed to doing the same. Thank you for your committed support.
Welcome to a Special Re-Broadcast of There is Life After Layoff with Host Ali (and past Co-Host Dr. Regina Ward) with Special Guest in Tribute to the late Dr. C.T. Vivian, a Civil Rights Icon.
Topic: Fireside Chat with Dr. C.T. Vivian (a conversation about Faith, History, Love & Purpose)
A walk down memory lane with a guest who blessed this network, this show and each of us individually. Dr. C.T. Vivian passed away on 7/16/2020 at the age of 95. We had the honor to be invited to his home for a "Fireside Chat" with this show, the network's first show during our kickoff as Atlanta Life Radio. The original episode aired in 2013 and when we were first starting out; who knew that the words he shared with us yesterday would resonate today.
About the Series:
The Collective "Voices of Up2Me Radio have come together in one voice to instill "HOPE" The 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic has touched every human in the world and brought all external (outside of your home) activities to a sudden STOP! A hard and sudden STOP! The destructive impact of the pandemic has resulted in millions afflicted with the virus and fighting for their life, mass deaths, mass unemployment, business shut downs, racial unrest and a major economic downturn. Fear and uncertainty is among the masses. Faith is being tested and many are seeking understanding for the worldly unknowns for basic survival. We are in earthly uncharted waters but not for believers who know the full story. Hope has to be restored in a way like never before in our lifetime.
Celebrating the Class of 2020 with Special Co-Hosts Cerethea Owens-Fontanez, CTO Bridal & Prom Boutique, and Sotonia Sloan, CEO, Love Above All Else Foundation
Are you the parent of a Class of 2020 graduate? Join Ali and her special guests as we take time to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students. Call in and shout out your graduate! For more information click on above event images! #classof2020
Topic:Testimony Tuesday-We are ALL in this together!
How are you doing during these challenging times? Tune in, call in and join us for a interactive conversation with our special guests-YOU!
Topic: "Friends, how many of us have them?"
How do you define friendship? What type of friend are you? Join Ali and her special guest Co-host, Shermaine "Shar" Marshall as they have a candid conversation about the definition of friendship and what it means to be a "true" friend.
Topic: No Stigma, No Shame, No Suicide! Special Guest Vanessa Abram, Mental Health Advocate, Award Winning Author, Public Speaker
We are all too familiar with the trauma, pain, and stigma surrounding mental illness, depression, and suicide. An unfortunate issue that has become an epidemic worldwide. In this episode Host Ali welcome special guest, Vanessa Abram, Mental Health Advocate, award-winning author, and speaker to the There is Life After Layoff Conversation. They will talk about the very important issue of suicide and discuss the realities of mental illness as it relates to suicide in an effort to eradicate the stigma, and the shame!
The Power of Words with Special Guests Lynda Goodwyn, Co-Founder/ COO, Atlanta Life Media Agency and Matthew Johnson, Founder, Johnson Media Consulting
Join Ali and Special Guests Lynda Goodwyn, Co-Founder/COO of Atlanta Life Media Agency and Matthew Johnson, Founder & Emmy Awards winner, Johnson Media Consulting in a Black History Month Tribute as they explore The Power of Words. They will talk about the media campaigns they developed to bring the words of literary titans W.E.B. Du Bois and Zora Neale Hurston to life!
Testimony Tuesday - Giving Thanks with "YOU" our listeners as our Special Guests
Call In at 347-324-5246 and press 1 to come on air.
Live Broadcast Airs on Tuesday, 10/23/2018 @ 7 pm ET
"Is the grass really greener on the other side?" with Special Guest Jason Gregory, CEO & Founder, Gregory Media Group LLC
In this episode Join Ali and her guest, Jason Gregory, CEO & Founder of Gregory Media Group as they ponder the age old question: "Is the grass really greener on the other side?" What would you do if you suddenly woke up in a different skin?"
Meet Jason Gregory: Gregory Media Group works on creating entertaining experiences that contribute to sustainable sconomic growth for local communities As a leader and creative innovator of events that help sustain economic growth for many Central Florida communities, Jason Gregory is Founder and CEO of Gregory Media Group, LLC.Gregory and his team have worked with multi-million-dollar organizations such as: The National Basketball Association, Reach Media, the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, and the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law. He advises business owners and executives with advertising and brand building strategy that will yield a higher return on investment
"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
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 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
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
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!
Preparing for College Education Series-Part 5 of 7 - Preparing for the Scholarship Interview
Preparing for College Education Series-Part 4 of 7- Preparing for the SAT/ACT
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
The Launch Series Premier Episode Title and Description- Audio Promo- Click to listen
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.
Alicia J. Ward, Author, Radio
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.