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Entrepreneur. Wife. Mom.

Advocate for women's right to be selfish.

How Viviane Aires Ignored Negativity, Believed in Herself and Became an Award-winning Esthetician
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How Viviane Aires Ignored Negativity, Believed in Herself and Became an Award-winning Esthetician

This mom launched a brick and mortar business in the midst of the 2020 pandemic and now has a four month wait list for her services. To think that others tried to suppress her talent and plant doubt in her abilities to discourage her growth is unimaginable. Award-winning Esthetician Viviane Aires has made your skincare her business. With over 18 years of experience, her skin treatment regimens have been inspired by and perfected from her travels to some of the best international spas around the world in Tahiti, Panama, Canada, California, New York, Chicago and Seattle. Her expertise gleaned from her travels, combined with her Brazilian ancestry’s beauty secrets, make her beauty and wellness approach revolutionary, relevant and effective. Here’s what we discussed during the interview: 1) How she became stronger and more fearless after overcoming personal devastations 2) How motherhood fuels her to succeed in business 3) How she ignored naysayers and silenced the noise to earn the award winning esthetician status You can follow Viviane here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivianeairesskin/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vivianeairesskinwellness Website: https://www.vivianeairesskinwellness.com/ Join in on the conversation with Podcast Host Bri Cobb on Instagram: www.instagram.com/livinghernextphase/ Bri Cobb is a Branding Expert and Digital Marketing Specialist who helps women launch, brand and market their online businesses. She is also a mom of two who, over the years, always prioritized her family and lost sight of her own goals. Bri now speaks to women about being more selfish to avoid losing themselves along their journeys. Her kids will soon leave the nest, so she is planning and living her own next phase. Follow along for inspiration to live your next phase too.
Trust Your Intuition; It Won't Steer You Wrong.
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Trust Your Intuition; It Won't Steer You Wrong.

Have you ever had a gnawing feeling in your gut that just wouldn't go away? That's your intuition serving as your guide to your next step. Don't ignore it; it won't steer you wrong. My guest, Dr. Liz, opens up about the gnawing feeling she felt for a few years before closing her medical practice and launching her coaching business. She transitioned from being a pediatrician to a parent coach and she generously shares her inspiring journey. Dr. Liz works with parents who don't know how to communicate with their teens, but want to learn how to reach them. She is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, You Are Not a Bad Parent: A Pediatrician's Guide to Reducing Conflict and Connecting with Your Teen. She also leads a 21-day Boost Your Connection with Your Teen Challenge, with the goal of drawing parents closer to their teens. Listen to our inspiring conversation and share your takeaways with Dr. Liz and me. Connect with Dr. Liz: Website: https://www.drlizconsulting.com/ 21-Day Challenge: https://www.boostyourconnectionwithyourteen.com/ Book Website: https://www.youarenotabadparent.com/optin1613493508795 Instagram: www.instagram.com/drliz Facebook: www.facebook.com/drlizconsulting Join in on the conversation with Podcast Host Bri Cobb on Instagram: www.instagram.com/livinghernextphase/ Bri Cobb is a Branding Expert and Digital Marketing Specialist who helps women launch, brand and market their online businesses. She is also a mom of two who, over the years, always prioritized her family and lost sight of her own goals. Bri now speaks to women about being more selfish to avoid losing themselves along their journeys. Her kids will soon leave the nest, so she is planning and living her own next phase. Follow along for inspiration to live your next phase too. #trustyourgut #youarenotabadparent #parentcoaching #momswithteens
Healthy Hair Guru (Courtney Foster) Says Eating Well, Consistently, Grows Beautiful, Healthy Hair.
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Healthy Hair Guru (Courtney Foster) Says Eating Well, Consistently, Grows Beautiful, Healthy Hair.

We all want it. We all crave it. We all spend loads of money to get it. I’m talking about beautiful, healthy, well-behaved hair. As we age, we’ve come to accept that hair changes over time – whether it’s volume, length and/or texture. Yet, we still spend so much money on hair care products with the hope that we can reverse some of these issues. So, I wanted to vent a bit, address some of the issues I've encountered with the industry and learn of modern tips and tricks to combat the changes women experience. My guest, Courtney Foster, is a New York City based salon owner, licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Hair Loss Practitioner and Cosmetology Educator, who chats with me about all things hair, motherhood, entrepreneurship and her next phase in life. Courtney has developed exceptional skills in Hair styling, Nail artistry and Makeup application. She has experience in film, television and print. Her work and expert advice has been seen on Cosmopolitan.com, Woman Health Magazine, CNN Underscored, WikiHow.com, The Wendy Williams Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, East/West Magazine and more. She has styled hair and nails for many fashion shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion week, Kanye West Yeezy 4 collection and Harlem’s Fashion Row. Courtney’s full service salon, Courtney Foster Beauty, emphasizes scalp and hair health through educating clients that “The BEAUTY of Hair begins with Health". She focuses on healthy hair before executing style. She is currently training to become a Trichologist, to set herself apart as a leader in scalp and hair care. Listen to our inspiring and educational conversation and share your takeaways in the comments section. Want to connect with Courtney Foster? Visit any of the following platforms: Website: courtneyfosterbeauty.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/courtneyfosterbeautyllc Facebook: www.facebook.com/courtneyfosterbeauty Download Courtney's ebook: The Beautiful Hair Diet www.courtneyfosterbeauty.com/product-page/the-beautiful-hair-diet-e-book Join in on the conversation with Podcast Host Bri Cobb on Instagram: www.instagram.com/livinghernextphase/ Bri Cobb is a Branding Expert and Digital Marketing Specialist who helps women launch, brand and market their online businesses. She is also a mom of two who, over the years, always prioritized her family and lost sight of her own goals. She now speaks to women about being more selfish to avoid losing themselves along their journey. Follow along for inspiration to live your next phase too.
From Corporate to Fitness -- Inspiring Women to Love Their Bodies Again
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From Corporate to Fitness -- Inspiring Women to Love Their Bodies Again

I don't know about you, but my body has changed over the years and I want the old me back! In my head, I can look like I did in my twenties. The reality is that I should embrace where I am today and do what I need to do to look and feel my best. Many women struggle with truly loving their bodies after life occurrences over the years (kids, hormones, poor eating, lack of working out etc). My guest, Valerie Duggins-Chambers, presents solutions. Valerie Duggins-Chambers left the corporate world and jumped into fitness. Her mission is to work with women, like you and me, to love our bodies again. Personal experiences led her to get certified as a Personal Trainer and to devise a business that would impact the lives of women and encourage them to appreciate who they are physically. Can you relate? Listen to our inspiring conversation, take some notes and share your takeaways with Valerie and me. Connect with Valerie Duggins-Chambers: Instagram: www.instagram.com/valeriedugginschambers Facebook: www.facebook.com/valerie.d.duggins Check out the episode and share your thoughts? Let's chat on Instagram: www.instagram.com/livinghernextphase/ Bri Cobb is a Branding Expert and Digital Marketing Specialist who helps women launch, brand and market their online businesses. She is also a mom of two who, over the years, always prioritized her family and lost sight of her own goals. She now speaks to women about being more selfish to avoid losing themselves along their journey. Follow along for inspiration to live your next phase too.
Six Careers Before the Age of 40 and They've Led to the Perfect Business - Claudia Steer of Rentid
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Six Careers Before the Age of 40 and They've Led to the Perfect Business - Claudia Steer of Rentid

You don't always know what you want at the beginning of your career. If you do, you are fortunate. But if you realize that you are not working in a field of interest, or working at a job that you love, or running a business that you can grow and grow with, then make a change. Your world will not end. Find the thing that stimulates you, the thing that motivates you to think bigger, the thing that gets you to execute on a grand scale and the thing that you can’t wait to tackle every morning. All that you’ve done so far was not earned in vain. Leverage those skills that you’ve gained along the way and use them to kill it at the thing that makes your heart sing. Claudia Steer is the Founder and CEO of Rentid, a tech-enabled home design platform for renters. She is in her sixth career before the age of 40 and firmly believes that every single path has made her that much more prepared for her entrepreneurial season. Claudia started her latest venture in 2019 in response to her own obstacles in designing her living spaces. As a rebel renter who often broke the rules to design her homes, Claudia knows the emotional and psychological benefits of feeling at home first-hand. She believes that everyone ought to see themselves reflected in their spaces in order to create a greater sense of belonging and safety, whether they own a space or not. Aside from being a startup founder and interior designer, Claudia is also an awarded advertising executive, having worked on brands such as Coke, Under Armor and McDonald's. She graduated from Duke University, majoring in Japanese and Economics with a minor in African American Studies. She went on to obtain a Master's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University and studied Interior Design at Harrington College of Design. Join in on the conversation with Podcast Host Bri Cobb on Instagram: www.instagram.com/livinghernextphase/ Bri Cobb is a Branding Expert and Digital Marketing Specialist who helps women launch, brand and market their online businesses. She is also a mom of two who, over the years, always prioritized her family and lost sight of her own goals. She now speaks to women about embracing selfish-ism (the practice of prioritizing yourself to experience your greatest sense of fulfillment) to avoid losing themselves along their journey. Follow along for inspiration to live your next phase too.
When He's Not the One...
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When He's Not the One...

When you get married, you think it's forever. You build a life together and function as one. The decisions and the sacrifices you make are for the greater good of the family. Over time, you expect your relationship to be nurtured and to strengthen. As for women, beyond motherhood, careers and business, we still need to feel womanly, sexy, needed and desired by our spouses. What are we to do when these feelings wane and the love and lust are no longer present? My guest, Lois Kahagi is a divorce and family law attorney in New Jersey. She represents her clients in Family Court on all family legal issues including custody, spousal support and domestic violence. In her own words, "my goal is to promote the swift resolution of family legal issues at the least financial and emotional cost." Prior to starting her practice in 2012, Ms. Kahagi completed a clerkship with the Honorable Lisa Vignuolo, of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. Ms. Kahagi is Board Member of Women Aware, a domestic violence agency which provides safety and counseling services to victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County. She is Vice-President of Families and Communities Together (FACT) of Union County, an agency dedicated to meeting needs of the families with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. Listen to our stimulating and educational conversation and share your takeaways with Lois and me. A little real-life situation occurred and is included. Check it out! Connect with Lois Kahagi: Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/wamaithaloiskahagi/ Website: wlk-law.com Email: lois@wlk-law.com Join in on the conversation with Podcast Host Bri Cobb on Instagram: www.instagram.com/livinghernextphase/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bri Cobb is a Branding Expert and Digital Marketing Specialist who helps women launch, brand and market their online businesses. She is also a married mom of two who, over the years, always prioritized her family and lost sight of her own goals. She now speaks to women about being more selfish to avoid losing themselves along their journey. Follow along for inspiration to live your next phase too.
LIFE AFTER CORPORATE|She Leveraged a 15-yr Corporate Career to Launch Her Good Beauté Skincare Line
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LIFE AFTER CORPORATE|She Leveraged a 15-yr Corporate Career to Launch Her Good Beauté Skincare Line

From a thriving corporate career in the beauty and hair care industries to her own thriving beauty business, this entrepreneur is living her dream life. Good Beauté Skincare founder, Kimberly Hairston-Hicks shares her journey of creating a skincare line to address the concerns of melanin-enriched skin. Throughout her career, she pitched to senior management the need to create a line for Black women. They agreed, but never invested. So, she took matters into her own hands and launched her product line. Good Beauté celebrates two years this month, which is a major feat in the competitive skincare market. Kimberly is an award-winning C-suite Marketing Consultant and the Founder of Good Beauté Skincare, the first beauty company committed to serving Black Women by launching products formulated for melanin-enriched skin and giving back to the community on every product sold. She is also a wife, mom and a good living advocate committed to inspiring women to cultivate a healthy, happy, good life. Prior to starting her own company, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for a multicultural hair-care portfolio backed by L. CATTERTON COMPANY. She has also held leadership roles for Unilever, Coty, L'Oreal and The Coca-Cola Company. She earned her MBA from Clark Atlanta University and her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Kean university. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Black MBA Association and the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as an advisory board member for Clark Atlanta University and Prom Scholars. In this episode, Kimberly shares her journey and inspires women to pursue their own passions. Connect with Good Beauté Founder, Kimberly Hairston-Hicks: Website: https://goodbeaute.com/ Don't forget to subscribe here to Living Her Next Phase with Bri Cobb. Bri Cobb is the host of the Living Her Next Phase Podcast. She is an entrepreneur (Brand Expert and Digital Marketing Specialist) and a mom of two who prioritized her family over professional goals and self care. She speaks to women about being more selfish to avoid losing themselves along their journey. Bri also interviews women who are now living their next phase because they have more time. They are starting businesses, changing careers, focusing on health and fitness and getting their sexy back. Follow along for inspiration to live your next phase too.