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Passion and Purpose with Pamela, the podcast that propels you into action. Here, we don't just talk about living a passionate life; we ignite and act, transforming dreams into realities.

Hosted by Pamela, an empowerment coach with years of experience uplifting others, each episode delves into topics that matter most to women today—reclaiming your sensuality after 40, stepping into your power, or finding that elusive work-life balance through engaging interviews.

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Episode 13:  Pathways to Wellness: Star Waters on Transforming Struggle into Strength

Coming May 14, 2024

Episode 12:  Driven by Faith and Service: The Inspiring Journey of Rev. Dr. Cheryl Gunter-Edwards

Hello, listeners, and welcome to another episode of "Passion and Purpose with Pamela," where we explore the lives and legacies of those who live with hunger and function, impacting the world one step at a time. Today, we're privileged to have an exceptional guest whose life story is a testament to resilience, dedication, and unwavering faith.

Joining us is Rev. Dr. Cheryl Gunter-Edwards, a dynamic and compassionate leader whose extensive journey across various fields and continents has shaped her and inspired countless others.

Dr. Gunter-Edwards comes with a rich academic palette, equipped with a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology, a master's in counseling psychology—where she achieved the prestigious Summa Cum Laude distinction—and a Doctorate in Christian Counseling. Her thirst for knowledge is matched only by her commitment to serve, a trait she exhibited profoundly during her time in the U.S. Army as a Drill Sergeant. Cheryl's military tenure is decorated with honors, including deployments in Desert Storm, Turkey, and Bosnia.

Beyond the accolades and the uniforms, Cheryl's heart beats with profound love and compassion—evident in her role as a sister, daughter, niece, aunt, and great-aunt, not to forget a devoted wife to her husband, John. In 2021, she answered a divine call, stepping into ministry as a licensed Minister, and was ordained as a Reverend in late 2023. Her spiritual roots are deeply embedded in the Tabernacle Baptist Church, her spiritual residence for over four decades.

In her advocacy, Dr. Gunter-Edwards extends her hand to the intellectually developmentally disabled community, teaching skills that foster independence and dignity. Her work highlights her professional prowess and dedication to those often left in the margins of society, including veterans and the voiceless.

Today, we'll hear more about her life, motivations, and mission. Rev. Dr. Cheryl Gunter-Edwards, a beacon of service, faith, and advocacy, will join us to share her incredible journey and the profound impact of living a life driven by passion and purpose.

Episode 11:  Empowering Vibrant Aging: Dionne Jones and the Holistic Wellness Revolution


Welcome to "Passion and Purpose with Pamela," where we spotlight individuals who excel in their careers and significantly contribute to the community through their passion and purpose.

Today, we are pleased to introduce Dionne Jones, a multifaceted professional who embodies the spirit of holistic wellness and vibrant aging.

Dionne Jones, a distinguished Gerontologist, Licensed Social Worker, Author, and Certified Personal Trainer, brings her work a unique blend of expertise. With a comprehensive background in aging and wellness, Dionne has dedicated her career to improving the lives of others, particularly women aged 50 and older. Her passion for promoting healthy and vibrant aging led her to establish Age with Vibrancy LLC., a holistic wellness company committed to empowering older women.

At Age with Vibrancy LLC., Dionne offers curated fitness and wellness programs beyond exercise routines. These programs are pathways to living more fully, authentically, and vibrantly, designed to meet the unique needs of her clients. Dionne believes that aging well isn't just about physical health but encompasses mental, emotional, and social well-being, offering a holistic approach to wellness.

Through her work, Dionne Jones is changing the aging narrative and providing practical solutions and support for women looking to embrace their golden years with energy, grace, and purpose. Her mission is to ensure that every woman she works with feels empowered to live her best life, proving that age is but a number when it comes to wellness and vitality.

Join us as we dive deeper into Dionne's journey, exploring the intersections of gerontology, social work, personal training, and authorship. Discover the passion that drives her and the purposeful work that has made Age with Vibrancy LLC. a beacon of hope and health for many.


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Episode 10: Unyielding Grace: The Lakisha Williams Story, we are honored to host a remarkable guest, Lakisha Williams.
Lakisha Williams' story is a powerful testament to resilience, fearlessness, and unwavering integrity. A former military servicewoman, Lakisha's transition to civilian life was fraught with challenges that would test the fortitude of any spirit. From grappling with the shadows of homelessness and navigating the tumultuous waters of divorce to embracing the mantle of single motherhood for her three children, her journey has been anything but easy. Yet, Lakisha has faced these trials head-on and transcended them with remarkable grace and strength of character.
Moving across states for promotions while battling the bureaucratic intricacies of the Veterans Affairs in Georgia, Lakisha's fight for the support she deserved was met with resistance. Undeterred, she took the bold step of suing the VA, showcasing her tenacity and determination to stand up for her rights and the well-being of her family. This same drive propelled her to start her own business, My Writer Block, navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship with a clear vision and purpose.
Lakisha's commitment to making a difference continued beyond her business endeavors. She took on new roles within the VA, persistently working to improve the system from within. Her dedication led her to reach out directly to the Secretary for a position proposal, which speaks volumes about her initiative and desire to effect positive change.
The decision to move back to Arizona, away from any family support system, was another leap of faith for Lakisha. It was a choice made from a place of strength, informed by her experiences in Georgia and driven by a desire to start anew on her terms.
Lakisha Williams' story is not just her own but serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for other single mothers facing their battles. She stands as a living example that, despite the obstacles life may throw, approaching each with integrity and a fearless heart not only paves the way for overcoming them but also for receiving the blessings that come with perseverance. Lakisha's journey encourages others to face their challenges with courage, to strive for what they deserve, and to do it all for the love of their children, with the assurance that integrity and bravery are always rewarded.

Episode 9: Unveiling the Global Perspective: A Conversation with Dr. Marvee Marr

In this episode, we dive into the dynamic world of business education with an extraordinary individual who brings extensive expertise and a truly global perspective to the forefront. Dr. Marvee Marr is different from your average educator; her journey spans over two decades, traversing online and in-person higher education landscapes, crafting innovative curricula, and fostering student growth.


Dr. Marr's commitment to her craft goes beyond the confines of the classroom. With a remarkable portfolio that boasts visits to 94 countries and having set foot on all seven continents, including a recent expedition to Antarctica in December 2023, her experiences extend far beyond borders. She's not just a traveler but a seasoned inhabitant of cultural landscapes, having lived and worked in 13 countries (13.5 if you count Puerto Rico), each enriching her understanding of global business dynamics.


Her blogs testify to her adventures, offering insights into the intersections of business, culture, and education from her diverse encounters. Currently engaged in a professor exchange program in Krakow, Poland, Dr. Marr continues to break boundaries, fostering cross-cultural collaborations and enriching academic discourse.


Join us as we unravel Dr. Marvee Marr's journey, exploring how her unparalleled real-world experiences translate into transformative learning opportunities for students worldwide. Get ready to embark on a journey that transcends borders, fueled by passion, purpose, and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.

Episode 8:  "Breaking Barriers in Fertility: Dr. Kecia Edwards' Journey to Motherhood and Advocacy for Women of Color"

In this inspiring episode we delve into the personal and professional life of Dr. Kecia Edwards, a healthcare educator and leader who has transcended the realms of healthcare administration to make a significant impact on leadership and organizational culture. Beyond her professional success, Dr. Edwards opens up about her challenging yet rewarding journey through fertility treatments as a woman of color, shedding light on the disparities in healthcare and fertility treatment. Her story is one of resilience, empowerment, and the passion to advocate for and support other women facing similar challenges.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  1. Dr. Kecia Edwards' extensive background in healthcare administration and education, and how her experiences have shaped her approach to leadership and organizational improvement.

  2. The inspiration behind Graced 4 Purpose Consultants, LLC, and how Dr. Edwards is transforming leadership in the healthcare sector.

  3. The personal challenges Dr. Edwards faced during her fertility journey, including the disparities and obstacles in the healthcare system for women of color.

  4. The significance of advocacy, support, and community in overcoming challenges in fertility and healthcare.

  5. Practical advice and insights from Dr. Edwards for aspiring leaders and individuals navigating similar paths in fertility and professional growth.

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Call to Action: If Dr. Kecia Edwards' journey resonates with you, or if you're seeking guidance and support in your professional or personal journey, reach out through her contact details provided. Don't forget to subscribe to the Passion and Purpose with Pamela Podcast for more inspiring stories and actionable advice.

Thank you for tuning into this powerful episode. We hope Dr. Edwards' story inspires you to face challenges with courage and to pursue your passions with unwavering determination.

Episode 7:  In this episode of "Passion and Purpose with Pamela," titled "Pathways to Prevention: Unveiling the Secrets of Lifelong Health and Wellness," we are excited to welcome Dr. Sandra M. Rebeor, a distinguished health and wellness expert with an extraordinary journey that extends over two decades. Dr. Rebeor's dedication and expertise in health and wellness have made significant impacts, driven by her deep-seated passion for disease prevention and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Join us as Dr. Rebeor shares her invaluable insights and experiences, guiding us through her comprehensive approach to health and wellness, shaped by her training in preventive medicine and public health during her service in the U.S. Army. This episode promises to enlighten and inspire, offering practical advice and strategies for living a healthier, more fulfilling life.
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Episode 6: In this episode, Pamela opens up about the profound impact of losing her sister and how it reshaped her perspective on life. She discusses meaningful topics such as understanding the significant role you play in your sphere of influence, the necessity of recognizing your self-worth, and the incredible power that women possess.

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Episode 4: In this week's episode of "Passion and Purpose with Pamela," we're excited to feature Natasha Lockey, a renowned confidence coach and mountain biking enthusiast. Natasha brings a unique perspective on how the lessons learned from the rugged trails can be applied to everyday life challenges. With over 15 years of experience in coaching and entrepreneurship, she shares her journey of resilience, risk-taking, and growth. Tune in as Natasha discusses her approach to empowering women in their personal and professional lives and the role of natural supplements in enhancing mental and physical well-being. Get inspired and learn how to confidently tackle your goals, as Natasha offers practical advice for thriving in your 'power years.' Join us for an uplifting conversation that's sure to motivate and enlighten!


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Episode 3: In this episode of "Passion and Purpose with Pamela," we are excited to interview Cheryl Rogers. Cheryl's journey is a testament to the profound impact of building connections with family, friends, and beyond. Inspired by her altruistic mother, she has learned the importance of being fully engaged in relationships and dedicated to service. Cheryl offers deep insights and life lessons that are invaluable. We delve into how nurturing meaningful connections can profoundly influence every aspect of life.


Additionally, Cheryl hosts her dynamic podcast, "All About the Experiences: Living Without Limits." Here, she further explores themes of connection and engagement. Drawing from her experiences and those of her guests, Cheryl emphasizes bringing one's entire self to the forefront – your personality, humor, and, crucially, your heart. Join us for this enriching conversation to understand the power of living without limits, driven by passion and purpose.


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Episode 2:

In this episode, hear Denise's story of resilience and her pursuit of reimaged dreams. Our guests will share insights on how to stay motivated, overcome obstacles, and align your daily actions with your ultimate goals. 

Episode 1:

In the first episode, join us as delve deep into the life and career of the remarkable Betsy Vanausdeln. Betsy takes us on a journey back to the early days of her career, sharing the pivotal moments and experiences that shaped her into the inspiring individual she is today.

As we explore the legacy of education and volunteerism, Betsy reflects on the profound impact these pillars have had on her life and the communities she has touched. 

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