Markita D. Collins

As you may recall this season on The Confidence Unchained Podcast we are talking about how to successfully marry your vocation (career or business) to your divine calling. It is NOT easy to find a balance, it took me awhile to figure how to embrace both and represent then well at the same time. That’s why I decided to write a book detailing my journey and to talk with other amazing people that used to struggle and figured out how to balance both.

Our guest this week the talented Markita D. Collins  this woman does it all, she is a mother, wife, sister, CEO, best-selling author, social media influencer via Periscope and Facebook, recording musician, and also a woman of God.

On this week’s episode of The Confidence Unchained Podcast Markita shares with us her past struggles and how she learned to balance it all.

You can watch the podcast video version below:

Listen via iTunes, Goole Play or Stitcher we did not want to hear that we did not make it easier for you to watch or hear this podcast episode.

If you want to get in touch with Markita you can visit her website or you order her amazing book: A Little Old Fashion Goes A Long Way. 


Tell us below:

What is your biggest struggle when it comes to your vocation and your calling?

Don’t Be Afraid to Show Up BIG! – Podcast Episode with Pastor Kimberly Jones

This week’s episode – we took a week off, and for that we totally apologize – is a powerful one. I had the opportunity to speak with a powerful lady who also happens to be my friend. Pastor Kimberly Jones or PK as we all call her, is amazing!!!!

She encourages everyone where ever she goes, it is one of her MANY gifts. However, during our conversation PK opened up about her early struggles and how she had to learn to show up big in EVERY area of her life. Today she shares that story proudly and with it she encourages her clients, friends and parishioners.

We hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did.


Pastor Kim is one of those people you feel comfortable with from the get go. I remembered when I first met her in Atlanta a couple years back after I delivered a keynote speech at a retreat. I had no idea what a mighty woman of God she was and she did not feel the need to tell me either, that’s how humble and accessible she is. From that day on I began to watch her on Periscope God began to use her to open up my mind and my heart to God’s calling in my life. It did not take long for us to become friends, but more than that sisters.  I see how God uses her and I cannot help but to thank God for how she continues to grow in everything she does.

As the bible says in Matthew 6:33 AMP – of course she also likes the #TeamTooMuch Amplified Bible version:

But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.

 I see Pastor Kim model that in her ministry and her business as well. And that is why I was so excited to see her launch the new coaching certification program in personal development, relationship coaching and spirituality coaching. How awesome is it that she gets to use ALL her gifts and talents for God’s glory without apologies and reservations? I think it’s pretty awesome.

I knew speaking to her about marrying vocation to divine calling was a great idea and the conversation did not disappoint. She was candid regarding the struggles she experienced when others tried to limit how she ran her business. But I am so thankful the struggles did not last long because as she said:

“I got God and my amazing husband’s green light and that was enough for me.

She moved forward with her business and has not looked back. She is the author of three amazing books including the best selling and powerful book: 40 Days of Biblical Declarations. Obviously I think highly of Pastor Kim and that is because I have seen her consistency giving her all to others and to everything she sets her mind to do. She truly embodies someone that has successfully married her vocation to her divine calling.

Tell us in the comments below: What do you struggle with the MOST when it comes to marrying your vocation (job or career) to your divine calling (ministry)? 

The Confidence Unchained Podcast is Back!!!! Julia Winston

Guess what? The Podcast is back! We took a break from last season to refocused and to get some amazing things done. Now we are back, stronger than ever and ready to help you with your calling and vocation.

Just in case you are new to who I am and what I do let me give you the 15-second intro:

I work with committed faith-based leaders & professional men and women who are willing & ready to serve others in a global capacity. However, they know they need the confidence, guidance, & tools to successfully embraced their authentic voice in order to write impactful & relevant books.


I have been working hard in both ministry and business but I won’t lie, it has not been easy. It was hard marrying the two – I did not think it was possible. I had to go through the process of learning how to be true to my calling and my vocation.

The outcome is the new season of the Confidence Unchained podcast and a brand new book A Match Made a Heaven: How to Marry Your Vocation to Your Divine Calling

I got so excited about what I found that I decided to share it with everyone I encountered and what happened next was mind-changing, many shared their own current or past struggles marrying their own calling to their vocation.  I love me some confirmation!  Today I am excited to share with you the first episode of the podcast. I had the pleasure of speaking with Julia Winston, the founder, and CEO of Brave Communications LLC. During our conversation, Julia shared how she struggled and how things started to flow when she stepped out and trusted God to guide her through the process.

You can watch the interview below: 


Or you can listen to the audio version of the interview below: 


What about you, do you know how to marry your vocation to your divine calling? If not, it might be time to learn how by pre-ordering your copy of A Match Made in Heaven Book Today!!!!!!!


Doodle Your Way to More Sales

This week I have the pleasure to introduce an amazing woman, Diane Bleck. She is the CEO and founder of The Doodle Institute. On this episode of the Style Queen Podcast we discussed the importance of using your gifts and pursuing your dreams with passion and determination.

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How to Love Your Curls

I’m so excited to bring you an interview from Christo. He is an amazing celebrity hair stylist, specifically working with women, men and children that have curly hair.

I have made a connection with him and have been using his products for a few weeks and my curls are amazing! I just want to talk to him and say: “How did you get started? Why did you do what you do?”and to learn from him a few things too that I could do with my hair.

Without further ado, here is the interview with Christo:

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Strive for Excellence Podcast – Angeline Lawrence

Join me this week as I interview Angeline Lawrence.

Angeline holds a B.A. in Economics and a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Ms. Lawrence worked in the private and public sectors over 19 years. She merges urban planning and entrepreneurship with a passion for writing to help others.

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Podcast: Makeup the Right Way for a more Confident You!

We have an amazing guest tonight. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but she’s beautiful on the inside as well. And she’s gonna tell us a little bit because she’s gonna share everything about makeup. And I’ll talk about makeup and the importance of how it changes you, how you feel about yourself with confidence.

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How to Bring Beauty Out

We are happy to bring to you our interview with Caricaturist Cathy Nolan, we discussed real beauty while Cathy Drew my caricature.

See the final product below:

Watch the interview or you can read the transcript as well.

CATHERINE STORING: Hello, everyone. I’m so excited! As you heard, my name is Catherine Storing and this is the Style Queen Podcast. Thank you so much for being here and I see Jennifer saying, “Hello!” People are saying, “Hello!” It’s so exciting. Thank you, guys.

So, I’m gonna read a little bit about who Cathy is. Obviously, I know who she is and many of you do, but for those of you that don’t, I’m gonna tell you who this awesome lady is. So, let me just tell you.

So, Cathy Nolan has been in caricaturist and illustrator for over 20 years. With her love for art and making people smile, Cathy’s work has brought joy to clients worldwide. Originally form Chicago, she studied Art at Siena Heights University and they moved to New York City.

The Big Apple taught her to be professionally polished, meet deadlines, and collaborate projects with clients.

Cathy, also, has had years of experience working in art licensing and product development. With her knowledge and experience, she has helped other artists build their businesses and has consulted on their portfolios. Awesome! So, she’s done a whole bunch of stuff, she’s joined people on social media, and tonight, we have the pleasure to have it here and she’s gonna draw me live.

So, hello Cathy! How are you?

CATHY NOLAN: Hi, Catherine! I’m good. How are you?

CATHERINE STORING: I am doing amazing. We’ve been talking about this interview and I love how we were connected in periscope.

CATHY NOLAN: Yes, ‘cause I met Catherine… and Jennifer, thank you for watching. I met Catherine through the Wise Women Leadership Group like four years ago or three years ago and we met at a retreat in New York City and it was fantastic, hosted by Joanna Lindenbaum who’s still doing her work. And since that I’ve seen Catherine grow her business and everything and I just think it’s been phenomenal so, I’m just very excited to be here.  And we did reconnect on periscope, which is amazing.

CATHERINE STORING: That is awesome. Yeah, it’s so funny how… It’s definitely been at least three or four years and periscope is bringing people together in amazing way. And I’m just excited that we’re doing what we love.

So, we’re gonna talk about facing your beauty. Because you are a caricaturist, you see people all the time and I see you do it so many times on periscope and you do it in an awesome way. You have done it for fundraisers who just think it’s amazing. And I think you have an eye ‘cause when you capture people, I see that you capture more of their essence. It’s not just what we see. It’s really… it’s their soul. So, how… when do you know that you could do this, first of all?

CATHY NOLAN: Well, I’ve been drawing all my life since I was 18 months old, as baby. My first drawing was a big bird which was just a bunch of circle and lines. It was not the big bird, but as a young toddler, I was drawing from a very, very… even before I was two years old. And so, my mother kinda sensed that I had this gift and just helped me nurture it over the years. And I discovered I got this gift from my grandfather, her father, ‘cause when I would sit on his lap at a young age, he would draw cowboys and Indians for me, just like how I draw for people today – just, sweeping out like that. And it was in epiphany when I was a child, like, before I was ten, like, “Oh, this is where it comes from!”

And one of my missions is to capture the inner beauty of everybody that you know, everybody is a beautiful person inside and no matter how we look, inner beauty really comes from within, and I think I got that gift to see it within people. I don’t really judge people.

Episode 2 – Selling for Introverts with Kelly James

Are you an introvert that have issues with selling, presenting yourself or your products to others?  Then this podcast episode is for you. Catherine interviewed expert sales coach and business consultant Kelly James.

During this interview you will get great tips to become a better salesperson doing it in a way that feels natural to you.

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Episode 1 – Accountability & Kick in The Pants: What Do You Really Want

I hope you are ready for a serious kick in the pants 🙂 because you are about to get a serious lesson in accountability.

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