Real Talk with LaShondra

Real Talk with LaShondra

Join LaShondra Mercurius, co-founder and President of JLM Strategic Talent Partners, as she discusses entrepreneurship, leadership, and success. Over the past ten years, LaShondra has provided talent and built a community within the transportation and infrastructure sector of the construction industry. In this podcast, LaShondra keeps it real sharing her personal insights on the importance of building partnerships and keeping the industry moving forward through innovation and technology. So tune in every month for everything you need to know on how to affect change in your life and in your business – it might not always be sexy, but it will be REAL. Real Talk with LaShondra

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June 10, 2022 36 min
LaShondra explores the term “negging,” a term many may not be familiar with, but have most likely been exposed to several times. She recounts her own experiences with this form of emotional manipulation in both personal and business relationships, and how to identify the red flags we should all be looking out for.

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Website www.LaShondram.com
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In this episode, Lashondra connects with guest Dina Scippa, a gender equality specialist and founder of Enough Labs. Dina aims to give women and girls the space to explore the truth of who they are and heal the reasons they believed they’re not. This episode gets real about everything, from how women respond to trauma growing up, to being an overachiever, and how to get out of your comfort zone and make your passion a reality. Don’...
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In this episode, LaShondra examines how the people in her life perceive her. Through confronting the good, the bad, and the brutally honest, she assesses if she's truly acting in line with her purpose. Through this very vulnerable process, she uses this feedback to continue the journey of coming back to herself, and in doing so inspiring others to learn with her along the way.

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March 14, 2022 22 min
Let me introduce you to the "REAL" LaShondra. I took some time off after Season 1 to rediscover who I am. Season 2 I am allowing myself to be triggered, be afraid, feel all the emotions, be vulnerable, and most of all put myself out there. I'll be sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly of the experiences that have shaped who I am today, and I'll be doing it alongside some powerhouse guests.  Lets turn your trauma i...
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In the last episode of this season, LaShondra gets real with Denise Palma - an interior designer who has been running a successful business with her husband. LaShondra and Denise talk about the dynamics of running a business and being the face of the company, being an entrepreneur while staying present with their families in an authentic way.
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October 29, 2021 50 min
This is the first episode of a two part series about owning a business with your significant other. In this episode, LaShondra gets real with her friend and fellow entrepreneur Kandis, and they have an honest conversation about the ups and downs of running aa business with your spouse. They also talk about how it is to be running the business behind the scenes as your spouse is the face of the company. This episode explores what it...
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In this episode, LaShondra has a REAL talk with a woman powerhouse - Julianita Jauregui, who is a Business Development Manager with an international engineering firm. They tackle topics such as being a woman in a male dominated industry, inclusivity and diversity in the industry and what the future looks like in terms of those topics for construction industry. Julianita is inspiring by being authentic and by bringing her truths to ...
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Details of the Show:  In this episode, LaShondra talks with Stepfone Montgomery about the industry, career, professional growth, and what it takes to have success. Stepfone shares his career path from humble beginning to being an executive at one of the largest transportation agencies in the nation. He shares what it takes to have that kind of success and how he now gives back to community to prep the young generations for meaningf...
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August 27, 2021 27 min
In this episode, LaShondra talks about drive and her personal journey of staying consistent and always inspired to inspire others. Drive requires staying balanced so that you don't burn out fast and still achieve success. LaShondra keeps it real by sharing her examples of burn out and having have to step away from the business to redefine her path and come back even stronger.
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In this podcast, LaShondra connects with good friend and entrepreneur, Trivinia Barber, to discuss the challenges of starting a business, being an entrepreneur, and doing it all as a woman. Trivinia is the founder of Priority VA, one of the world’s leading virtual staffing agencies and has her own podcast Diary of a Doer.
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July 23, 2021 36 min
In this episode, LaShondra talks about hiring and breaks down how managers put up obstacles to making hiring decisions due to their own fears. She gets real talking about those fears, and how the hiring process is simple as long as we don't get in the way. She introduces HiredX - a new approach to hiring - simple, focused and brings results.
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In this episode, LaShondra tackles the topic of leadership. Having over 15 years of professional leadership experience, she talks about her path to becoming a leader what it takes to be one, and also being a compassionate leader during times of major change and transformation.
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June 25, 2021 43 min
In this episode, LaShondra dives deep into fears and entrepreneurship. In very vulnerable space, she shares her path to success, and fears and demons she had to face up to this point in her life. She talks about what it meant to her and her loved ones, and how moving towards her fears rather than running away from them pushes her in personal and professional growth.
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This first pilot episode is a fun and serious interview with the host - LaShondra Mercurius. LaShondra talks about why she decided to do the podcast in the first place, sheds more light on her entrepreneur path and being a business owner. She gets REAL talking personal life, being a mother, making it in a male dominated industry and sharing thoughts about balancing running a business and family life during pandemic.
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In this episode, LaShondra reunites with her business partner and friend Karolina to have a REAL conversation about what it means to build relationships in business. It is not an easy world to navigate and they discuss how staying true to yourself, being transparent and honest are the foundation blocks of deep and lasting relationships.
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April 15, 2021 24 min
In this episode, LaShondra is talking about what it takes to attract great talent to projects. Candidate market has been shifting drastically, not only with new generations of employees entering the workforce, but also with the pandemic and boom of large projects across the nation. As hiring managers, we also have to shift, we can't be doing what we were doing ten or even five years ago because that will not help us get the bes...
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February 5, 2021 28 min
In this episode, LaShondra discusses building a team! Is there such a thing as a perfect team? Find out how LaShondra grew her company and saw perfect teams for certain seasons in the company's growth.  This episode is REAL TALK about: How to recognize that an employee is no longer supporting the company's growth The skills and mindset needed for hiring employees  How to lay a good foundation for hiring employees How to hi...
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Episode Summary In this episode, LaShondra talks with Joe Mechlinski from SHIFT about the anticipated behavior changes that can and will occur from current work conditions in the pandemic. Such behavior changes are likely to impact the general workforce, and hence the organizations and their management. Join LaShondra and Joe as they take a dive deep into the significance of company culture, effective, forward-looking and agile lea...
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