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Mindfulness -Stand in Your Power

Hello Mindful Change-Makers!

It's time to celebrate! We're officially tipping on the 100th episode of Opportunity Knocks as we release Episode 99 today. Woo Hoo!  It's my pleasure to introduce you to a true powerhouse and inspiration, Kalika Yap. Kalika is a true change-maker in the entrepreneurial realm. Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of the role mindfulness, branding, passion and unwavering commitment plays with entrepreneurship. Kalika consistently champions the dreams of others while paving her own path of consistent success. She is the founder of Citrus Studios, a pioneering branding and digital design agency, to spearheading Orange & Bergamot, a platform dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs. In addition she came up with the brainchild of ventures like Luxe Link and the Waxing Co., Kalika has not only revolutionized industries but has also demonstrated that barriers are meant to be broken. Her book, "The Little Brand Book," published by Harper Collins, serves as a beacon of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs, offering invaluable insights into branding and marketing.

As a certified entrepreneur coach, she has set a monumental goal of empowering one million entrepreneurs to achieve financial success and create job opportunities. Her involvement in organizations like the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and her podcast, "The EO Wonder Podcast," exemplify her dedication to fostering community and sharing invaluable insights.

Kalika's journey resonates deeply not only with me, but those who strive for change and growth. As she continues her pursuit of personal and professional development, her impact only amplifies across the world.

This week, I'm inspired by Kalika to think about mindfulness as a catalyst to change— how we create it, why we sometimes avoid it, and the magic that can happen when we embrace it. In this week’s episode, Kalika mentioned that she thinks “everything centers around mindfulness.” And in 2016, when challenged by a professor of her’s from Harvard to come up with one thing that was important to her, mindfulness is what she chose. She thought to herself: “I’m going to do mindfulness because it becomes a keystone habit that leads to other better habits— it leads to better sleep, health, relationships, and finances, because you’re centered. So I went all in with mindfulness.”

This subject is top of mind for me, as I just returned from Florida where I was certified in Breathwork Detox, founded by Kurtis Lee Thomas who is also one of the top downloaded podcast episodes.  I consistently strive to be a model for personal growth and change. It's a pillar in my life and a way I consistently am able to guide my clients in their journey. I live and make choice mindfully and intentionally, which is why I chose to address my fear head on and can now proudly say I am a certified Breathwork Detox Facilitator. I can't wait to share the upcoming workshops with you where I will be incorporating Breathwork Detox. It has been a transformative tool for me and all we need is free and available to us through our breath. We all are70% of our bodies toxins are stored in the body and breathwork is one sure way to release them.

As I start to look ahead to April where I will attend the iConexion, Latino Hive, an amazing community dedicated to cultivating and disrupting the norm. They build and foster global engagement among Latinos/as, I am also reminded of ways to surround ourselves with pacesetters who model being mindful like Christopher Rivas and Victoria Jenn, Together we create change, both in our own lives and for the greater good. Growing up in a multicultural environment myself, I recognize the importance of representation and empowerment. I am eager to contribute to this transformative community and continue the journey of inspiring change, following in the footsteps of trailblazers— like Kalika, and the rest of our EmpowHer Community.

Be well. Do well.

All my Best,


Kurtis Lee Thomas is a renowned keynote speaker and a leading Corporate Mindfulness Trainer. He’s spoken at some of the largest consciousness expositions in the world and has shared the stage with speakers such as Deepak Chopra and top Tony Robbins trainers. Kurtis has dedicated his career to awakening the best in people by quantifiably enhancing creativity, productivity, and connection within the workplace. 

Karim Webb, entrepreneurial activist and principal at Webb Investments, focusses his efforts on economic opportunities for underserved communities. Co-founder of PCF Restaurant Management and President of LAWA, he holds board positions across various organizations. As corporate advisor for Brotherhood Crusade and a Venture Partner at Slauson & Co, Karim is also a spokesperson for BLOOM, empowering young Black men in LA.

Former collegiate athlete and founder of TressForUs, Laticia Rolle is known for her roles in podcast hosting, modeling, acting, and entrepreneurship. Throughout her career, Laticia Rolle has been an advocate for empowering women, emphasizing the importance of self-confidence, embracing individuality, and supporting one another.

Former CEO of Webb Enterprises, Kiana Webb, is a motivational speaker and philanthropist. Kiana's journey is one of inspiration and self-discovery. Through her transformative experiences, she's tapped into her true essence and emerged as a powerful advocate for personal growth and societal impact.

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