Lead with Love® Podcast

Creativity. Business. Life.

Building Dreams Through Conversations, Community, and Laughter 

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We’re in a season where transparency, critical conversations, and deepening connections matter more than ever as we navigate these uncharted waters of collective burnout. Anti-hustle is the antidote to burnout. So we also need more lightness and laughter to not take ourselves too seriously. And I can think of no one more perfect than my close friend, Tamika Lewis to explore these topics.

Tamika Lewis, LCSW is the founder and Clinical Director of Womxn of Color Therapy Inc., a mental health and wellness center that supports teens and womxn of color in Los Angeles, California. She specializes in women's issues and emphasizes the importance of decolonizing traditional approaches to psychotherapy. Her company offers individual therapy, energy healing, self-care workshops, and massage.

Tamika is also a contributor to many publications, including Thrive Global, Washington Post, and Prevention Magazine. She is currently working on her book Tiny Moves: Defining Moments that Change Us. Tamika enjoys collaborating with other health and wellness practitioners and speaking on topics relating to women, relationships, and tools for personal success. To learn more about Tamika’s work, visit Woctherapy.com.

“The joy of waking up and being able to come and design my day, it’s the greatest gift ever.”


What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • Why it’s important as a leader to focus on transparency and intimate conversations to bring people closer (especially if you have a team) [9:16]
  • Some conscious moves that she has made this year to help her in providing inspirational leadership to her team [11:20]
  • The ways we remember to continue having loving sisterhood while respecting our own timelines [18:50]
  • A look back at the mastermind that we had together and the impact that it had on the both of us for building our dreams [19:56]
  • What it looks like to shift from doing your day-to-day work to being a visionary for your company [30:11]
  • The essential things that women of color who are exploring clinical and therapeutic support should look for [31:40]
  • A magical story about Tamika’s daughter manifesting her dreams (with a celebrity singer we both admire) that demonstrates the power in appreciating the work that others do [35:11]
  • How to intentionally spend time with your children and why this is such an important thing to do [42:06]
  • Tamika’s advice for others building a business and pursuing their dreams, and the way that she is returning to the essence of who she is through nature and regular practices [48:53]

Resources + links mentioned:

» WOC Therapy Website & Services Offered

» Tamika’s Website & Instagram

» Video of Her Daughter, Hunter, Meeting with Alicia Keys

» Tamika’s Book, The Next Generation Graduate Guide

» LWL 178: “A Safe Space to Heal, Disarm and Be Yourself” with Tamika Lewis 

» LWL 130: How I Met Prince and Justin Timberlake

» Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

» It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn

» Sacred Sons Organization 

» Dan Savage & Esther Perel | Love, Marriage & Monogamy | Talks at Google

Key Quotes:

  • “I’ve let them see me in really intimate ways this year that felt scary, but I also think it’s deepened our connections just as a team and as women, and I think that as a result we’re all doing really great work.” [10:01]
  • “It feels like a marathon of conversation and exploration, but I’m finding that these little pockets of community have been really helpful for me, just so I don’t feel like I’m alone in it.” [17:09]
  • “[Our mastermind] was really about us building our dreams, strategizing and challenging each other on that. I am eternally grateful for that, because it really shifted my whole outlook on what was possible for me, on the heels of what was a real tragedy.” [21:26]
  • “I still have to pinch myself on occasion. Just the joy of waking up and being able to come and design my day, it’s the greatest gift ever I think, right?” [28:10]
  • “That takes time to get someone to just stop for a minute and question the ways that we’ve all currently been living, and think about what it could be.” [33:43]
  • “I just love to be laughing. Even on team meetings, they always know I’m going to have some cheesy opener, song or something, because I just think we can’t take all this so seriously.” [43:18]

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