Welcome to the Lipstick Attitude® with Dr. Elizabeth King, LCSW, CHt and Yvonne Haase, LMHC! 

Dr. Elizabeth King is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, author and motivational speaker specializing in trauma and women’s mental health. Yvonne Haase is a psychotherapist and coach specializing in relationships, couples and women’s issues. Dr. King is the Chief Inspiration Officer and Founder of Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation and Dr. King and Associates, PA.  Yvonne is co-founder of Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation and a partner at Dr. King and Associates, PA. 

In each episode Dr. King and Yvonne bring you hacks, tips and inspiring stories to empower you to live a successful life.

The Lipstick Attitude® was born out of their desire to share unapologetically and without fanfare their knowledge and their passion for supporting women in all aspects of their lives. They wanted to not just share tools for women to feel whole and complete, but to also share women’s stories of courage and perseverance. Putting on your lipstick attitude® is all about putting on your war paint to get out there and face the world.

The Lipstick Attitude Podcast is powered by Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation. A nonprofit  movement to empower women and children from all walks of life to be resilient, self-confident and purposeful leaders, through education, mentorship and community outreach.

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Episode #35 – The Courage to Lead with Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief

Dr. King and Yvonne Haase chat with friend and supporter, Broward County Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief. Commissioner Sharief shares her challenges and life changing events that created the strong woman she is today. 

About Dr. Barbara Sharief

Broward County Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief was born in South Florida, raised in Broward County and is a long-time resident of District 8.

Professionally, Commissioner Sharief is an accomplished, self-made businesswoman. In 2001, Commissioner Sharief founded South Florida Pediatric Homecare Inc., which services residents of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, and employs over 200 professionals throughout South Florida and is considered one of the top home health care agencies in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.  She has also been honored by Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation and has been a huge supporter of the Foundation for many years


Barbara is the mother of three children Amanda, Alyssa, and Hailey. Dr. Sharief has six degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Degree from Florida International University.

Commissioner Sharief is one of the youngest people to have passed the RN board exam in the State of Florida. Dr. Sharief received her Doctor of Nursing Practice on October 13, 2017.

As a business owner and active parent, her commitment to her community led her to public service. Commissioner Sharief was Commissioner and Vice-Mayor for the City of Miramar from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, she was elected to the Broward County Commission, District 8 which serves the culturally diverse population of Hallandale Beach, Miramar, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, and West Park.

In 2013, Commissioner Sharief was selected as the first African American Mayor of Broward County and in 2016, was selected once again as Broward County’s Mayor. During her tenure, she has advocated for affordable healthcare, mortgage and foreclosure relief, solutions for homelessness, and for entrepreneurial/small business assistance and mentoring programs.

Commissioner Sharief will continue representing her constituents on a state and national level to advocate for economic stability through job creation, small business support, advocating for COVID 19 financial assistance, affordable healthcare, equal access to care, fair wages, neighborhood revitalization, education, equal rights for all and quality care for the elderly, veterans, and children.

As of November 2022, Commissioner Sharief will term out as the Broward County Commissioner for District 8 and she has her sights set on running for Congress in 2022. Commissioner Sharief is registered as a candidate to run for US Congressional District 20 and will be on the ballot for the special Primary election scheduled for November 2, 2021.

Business Owner & Elected official
COVID-19 and getting vaccinated
Gun Violence
Rent Assistance
Voting Rights
US Congressional District 20 race

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No Glory Without a Story is a MUST READ for anyone thinking about starting their own business. The authors in this book have shared their stories of how they took leaps of faith to pursue their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.

They share the good, the bad and the ugly. They talk about trials and triumphs, failures and successes and how they persevered in spite of what it looked like. Some days, they felt like giving up, but they pressed forward in their businesses and eventually, they reaped the benefits of the seeds that they had sown into their business.

If you are thinking about starting your own business, this book is for you!

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Episode #34 – LEAD OUT LOUD Summit -Dr. Elizabeth King’s Keynote “The Courage to Lead out Loud”

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase are sharing the final clip from their Lead Out Loud…Women Empowering Women Virtual Summit. This event was to celebrate International Women’s Month in March. Listen in as our very own CIO and Founder of Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation gives us her tips on gaining the Courage to Lead Out Loud!

About Dr. Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King, EdD, LCSW, CHt, better known as “The Holistic Psychotherapist” is an internationally recognized wellness expert, motivational speaker, hypnotherapist, radio-TV personality, success coach, author, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University. She is regarded by her peers as a thought leader and a visionary. Dr. King, who walks the talk of health, empowerment, and leadership. Her relentless pursuit to spread hope everywhere she goes, has led her life’s work or as she affectionately likes to refer to it as her “love walk”. 

Dr. King has over 25 years of experience in education, program development, consumer membership acquisition and large-scale event production. In particular, the national success of Suits, Stilettos, and Lipstick, a movement and annual conference that has engaged and retained thousands of women and earned more than a million dollars in cash and in-kind sponsorship.

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Dr. King is also the founder of the Lipstick Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women and children through education, advocacy and charitable giving. 


Dr. King has been honored for her philanthropy with many prestigious awards such as the 2016 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2017 American Business Women Association (ABWA) Wonder Woman Award, Hispanic Woman Distinction Award, 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County Award, PR Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award and the National Association of Women Business Owner (NAWBO) Bravo Award Finalist. Dr. King has grown Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick into a national women’s movement and annual conference that has engaged and retained thousands of women and earned more than a million dollars in cash and in-kind sponsorship. Currently, there are 7 SSL chapters opened across the US, with 10-15 chapters projected to launch in the next 2 years. Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick has over 30,000 social media followers and has garnered over 50 million social media impressions since its inception in 2012.

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Episode #33 – LEAD OUT LOUD Summit Fireside Chat with Rita Case

In this special episode Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase are sharing another clip from their Lead Out Loud…Women Empowering Women Virtual Summit! This event was to celebrate International Women’s Month in March.  Listen in on this fireside chat with the very SASSY Rita Case, President and CEO of Rick Case Automotive Group, one of the largest privately owned dealer groups in the country!!! Rita shares her journey as a woman in a male dominated industry.  Her story will definitely inspire you!

About Rita Case

Rita Case is the President and CEO of The Rick Case Automotive Group. She owns and operates the Rick Case dealership group which produces over $1 Billion in annual sales and ranks among largest dealer groups nationally. The 14 dealerships are located in South Florida and Atlanta, Georgia offering many franchises and recognized for setting national volume sale records.

Rita worked at her parent’s Honda motorcycle and car dealership, which was the first Honda dealership in the U.S., throughout grade school. After graduating from the University of California with an Economics’ degree she followed her passion back to her parents dealership, where she was determined to prove that a woman could be a successful car dealer. While managing the dealership she met Rick at a Honda car meeting in 1977, they married in 1980 and together built the Rick Case Auto Group.

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Rita has received national recognition for her contribution to the auto industry. A few significant awards: “National Dealers of the Year” by USA Today; Automotive News “Outstanding Women in the Auto Industry”; Northwood University’s Dealer Education and Distinguished Woman of the Year; Women’s Automobile Association’s Spirit of Leadership award.

She has been recognized for her business leadership; Nova Southeastern University inducted Rita into their Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. In the award’s 35-year history, she was only the 4th women inducted. Some other awards “Business Leader of the Year” from South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Junior Achievement, Northwood University, Leadership Broward and Rotary International. Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year”; Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”.

Rita together with Rick are known for developing and leading events for non-profit groups which to date have raise over 100 million dollars: a few are Boys & Girls, Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association, hospitals; Cleveland Clinic, Holy Cross, Joe DiMaggio Children’s, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, American Cancer Society, Humane Society. They founded 38 years ago the “Rick Case Bikes for Kids” which has donated over 120,000 bicycles to undeserved children during the holiday season.

Rita loves balancing her day with her career responsibilities, multiple community projects, piloting her Honda jet between the dealerships and their children and grandchildren.

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Episode #32 – LEAD OUT LOUD…Women Empowering Women Virtual Summit

In this special episode Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase are sharing a clip from their Lead Out Loud…Women Empowering Women Virtual Summit! This event was to celebrate International Women’s Month in March.

Be inspired by this amazing panel of professional women as they share their journeys of overcoming struggles, tips on work-life balance and the secrets to their success!

Meet the panelists: Alena Capra, Award-winning Interior Designer and Host of SoFlo Home Project (WPLG) Catherine Cole- Vice President, Global Customer Research and Solutions American Express Ginger Martin, CEO of American National Bank Marianita Lopez, Attorney, President of American Civil Liberties Union-Hawaii Melissa Mark-Viverito, Equity-centered Activist and Intersectional Sectional Social Justice Champion To learn more about SSL and our events, please visit us at SSLWomen.org.

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Episode #31 – Mental Health is for Everybody with Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase, both psychotherapists, are on a mission to end the stigma associated with mental health.  Listen in with these experts to identify the difference between mental health and mental illness, some startling stats and facts and some tips to protect your mental health. 

“The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about: mental illnesses, such as the 18.1% of Americans who suffer from depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder; the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness.” – Wikipedia

Mental health and mental illness are NOT the same thing.  Everyone has mental health, not everyone has a mental illness.  Our  mental health consists of our mental well-being, our emotions, our thoughts and feelings, our ability to solve problems, our resilience, our social connections, and our mindset regarding the world around us. A mental illness is an emotional illness that impacts and interferes with the way people think, feel, behave, or interact with others on a more consistent basis. 

Some stats and facts: Mental Health America reports “that even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. In 2017-2018, 19% of adults experienced a mental illness. The number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has increased tremendously since the pandemic. Now the trigger is going back into the world after being isolated for so long. More people are reporting frequent thoughts of suicide and self-harm than have ever been. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly in March 2020, over 178,000 people have reported frequent suicidal ideation. Rates of suicidal ideation are highest among youth, especially LGBTQ+ youth.” 

Tips to protect your mental health 

  • Learn how to cope with stress: We all experience stress, but we do not need to be debilitated by stress. Practice being mindful by journaling, going for a walk, watching funny movies and learning to see the humor in some situations.
  • Indulge in Self-care: Learn to treat yourself the same way you would encourage your best friend to take care of themselves. Limit your negative self talk, make time on your calendar just for you, start a hobby and be sure to take care of yourself physically by:
  • Eat nutritious meals (get rid of your COVID junk food stash)
  • Avoid smoking and vaping
  • Hydrate with water
  • Exercise – a simple walk will do if you are just beginning. Yoga is also great for reducing stress. Catch plenty of Zzzzs.
  • Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and genuinely care about you: To quote Dr. Elizabeth King, “Social distance does NOT mean social isolation!” We feel better when we surround ourselves with positive people. Be sure to avoid the naysayers.
  • Lend a hand to someone in need: Studies show that volunteering and giving of yourself and time helps to reduce negative thinking. It also allows you to meet new like-minded people. Need a place to volunteer? Check out SSLwomen.org (Yes, shameless plug!)
  • Practice mindfulness: Practice yoga, spend time outside in nature, take a break from devices, disconnect from social media for a bit. Find things that allow you to experience some calm and give yourself a break from over thinking.
  • Set realistic goals: Taking on a new goal is a great motivator, just be careful not to set unrealistic goals for yourself. This leads to disappointment and increase in negative self talk.
  • Shake up your routine: Do something different! Try a new activity, take the long way home, find a new walking path, get a pet…look for something that you have not done or tried before and challenge yourself. Structure is great, but we do need a break for creative play.
  • Avoid alcohol and other drugs: This one is a “no brainer” but needs to be said. When we are depressed or anxious, self medicating is NEVER the answer. There was a huge increase during the pandemic in substance abuse as people were struggling to cope. Give yourself a sober break.

When in doubt, find professional help: If you feel that you have tried everything and still are not feeling your best, find a professional therapist in your area that can help you. Getting therapy is even easier now with the support of tele-health. 

Most importantly, remember that you are not alone. 

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Episode #30 – How to remain in love with your husband even when he is your business partner with Tamara Chase

Ever wonder what it would be like to work with your spouse? Is it possible to work and live with them while keeping the romance alive? How would you maintain work-life balance? Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase find the answers to these questions and more in this fun interview with Tamara Chase.

About Tamara Chase

Tamara Chase, whose titles include: Roofing Contractor, Construction Business Owner, Expert, Speaker &  Business Consultant… (and who just happens to be a woman). She was the keynote speaker for Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation’s International Women’s Day event at the Boys and Girls Clubs a couple of years ago.

Show notes

  • Running a male dominated company as a woman
  • Events that happened along path in business that were learning lessons
  • Importance of visions and teams
  • Knowing your numbers
  • vHusband’s fight with cancer
  • Involvement in the community
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A free 1 hour business consultation with the first woman business owner who contacts Tamara.
Can be virtual
Text 954.401.7680

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Episode #29 – Career by (Interior) Design with Alena Capra

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase chat with one of the panelists from their March International Women’s Day event.  Alena shares what it was like when she launched her own business, the trials and successes she experienced and what it takes to be an entrepreneur.  If you have ever wanted to “design” a career you will love, this show is for you!

About Alena Capra

 Alena Capra is an award winning interior designer, spokesperson, as well as the host of the weekly home design television show on WPLG, SoFlo Home Project. Her Fort Lauderdale based firm, Alena Capra Designs, has designed homes throughout South Florida, as well as New York, California, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. She is a residential interior designer, and a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), whose projects have been featured in numerous media outlets.

Show notes

  • The five most important stories to capture, connect and convert your prospects and Designing Your Life….
  • Turning a loss of job (when the large company that I worked for announced they were closing in 2009), into the start of a new business (the beginning of my company “Alena Capra Designs”)
  • Every accomplishment, no matter how big or small– should be celebrated along your career journey
  • Think and dream as big as you want!
  • Everything is possible when you are persistent, and work towards it….just don’t worry about putting a time limit on it.
  • Education in your respective field is very important– getting the right credentials allows you to brand yourself as an expert.
  • Connect, and build good relationships with others in your industry, and always give 100% when asked to do something
  • Branch out into other avenues of what your respective career is when you have opportunities to… it’s great to try out different ways to still do what you love. For example, I also enjoy being an industry spokesperson, TV host, and guest speaker, in addition to being an interior designer.
  • Lending your talents to charities and organizations is important…. even when starting out, and you may not be able to give monetarily…. giving your time is just as valuable. “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life” (favorite quote)
  • What’s next? Always dream about your future career journey and goals.


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Episode #28 – Cash In On Your Story – Increasing Profit and Influence Through Storytelling with Andy Henriquez

Everyone has a story!  Think you don’t have one? Ever wondered how to use your story as a marketing tool? Join this lively conversation with Dr. Elizabeth King, Yvonne Haase and their friend Andy Henriquez to learn how to discover and leverage your story.  Andy’s contagious energy and smile will have you shouting “YES! YES! YES!” Grab your notebook, you’ll want to take notes on this one!

About Andy Henriquez

Andy is known as the “Master Storyteller” and founder of the Master Storyteller Academy, is a business storytelling coach, keynote speaker and author of the game changing book, Show Up For Your Life. A sought-after speaker, Andy has been featured in the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur Magazine and has made several national television appearances. Some of his past clients include Office Depot Foundation, Accenture, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, Bacardi and Google to name a few. Andy was also brave enough to participate in Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation’s  famous Men in the Hot Seat Panel!

Show notes

  • The five most important stories to capture, connect and convert your prospects and audience
  • The ONE story you need to instantly overcome objections and drive sales
  • A simple hack for making your content 22-times more memorable and unique
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Episode #27 – Five hot tips to protect your ASSets with Mayor Scott Brook

Ever wondered how to protect your assets either through a divorce or for your loved ones after you pass? How do you protect your parents if they become unable to make decisions for themselves? Does your college student need protecting? Listen in as Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase chat with their friend, Scott Brook about protecting all of your assets. We also gleamed a few tips in how he balances a busy schedule and his family.

About Scott Brook

Scott reopened his family Law practice in Coral Springs, December of 2019 and moonlights as the proud Mayor of Coral Springs. However, his favorite role is being a father of five!  Scott was also brave enough to volunteer to be in Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation’s famous, Men in the Hot Seat Panel!

Show notes:

-Where there is a will, there is a way to save your ASSets.
-You don’t have to wait until your demise to pass your assets tax-free
-A prenuptial may discuss what happens upon one of two spouses passing, but it is NOT a substitute for a will.
-It is healthy to update your estate plans at least every seven years.



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Episode #26 – Women and Whisky with Aista Phillips & Shona Traynor

In celebration of International Women’s Month, Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase interview Aista Phillips & Shona Traynor with Penderyn Whisky.  Penderyn sponsored  our “Women, Whisky and Men in the Hot Seat event and Aista and Shona shared their expertise while guiding us through an amazing tasting.  Listen in as their journey through this typically male dominated field.  It will prove to be an inspiring and empowering message. 

About Aista Phillips

Aista Phillips loves what she does at Penderyn and values the opportunity to build on the legacy from Dr.Swan, and to continue his passion for whisky creation. Everyone at Penderyn shares a passion for creating Welsh spirit. It inspires her when their customers enjoy their work and when their whiskies receive good reviews and win awards. They have more than 12,000 casks of maturing whisky now and they all have to be assessed by Aista and her team so it’s a busy job.

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About Shona Traynor

Shona Traynor works as a Brand Ambassador for Penderyn Distillery. From starting as a Tour Guide of the distillery, she has developed a great understanding of the unique production process that takes place at Penderyn Distillery as well as knowing the range in-depth. She now splits her time between overseeing the accounts of some of Penderyn Distillery’s European export partners as well as hosting events and leading tasting sessions overseas.

Show notes:

-woman in industry

Contact Information:

Website: penderyn.wales

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Episode #25 – Melissa Mark-Viverito: Paying it Forward, Latinas in Leadership

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase kick off International Women’s Month with an interview with one of the panelists for the Lead Out Loud…Women Empowering Women Virtual Summit. Melissa shares her passion for making NYC a more just and equitable city and empowering women. Melissa is an equity-centered activist and intersectional social justice champion with a +20 year success record of fiercely advocating for diverse communities at the local and national levels. Her career has been defined by a series of firsts including being the first person of Latino heritage, first person of color, and first Puerto Rican woman to serve as Speaker of New York City Council where she presided over 51 Council Members and negotiated a $72 billion annual budget. 

About Melissa Mark-Viverito

Her career has been defined by a series of firsts including being the first person of Latino heritage, first person of color, and first Puerto Rican woman to serve as Speaker of New York City Council where she presided over 51 Council Members and negotiated a $72 billion annual budget. During her 12-year tenure as New York City Council Member and 4-year tenure as Speaker, Melissa delivered landmark legislative, policy, and civic engagement victories that included enacting the Unaccompanied Minors Initiative and driving the groundbreaking criminal justice reform initiative to close Rikers Island.

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Additional successes span organizational leadership, coalition building, stakeholder engagement and political strategy across key issue areas such as criminal justice reform, gender equity, LGBTQ+ rights, workers’ rights, housing, and immigration issues. Melissa has also initiated, championed and co-founded a number of coalitions, task forces and organizations including 21 for 21, Power 4 Puerto Rico, the Young Women’s Initiative and East Harlem/El Barrio/Bronx LGBTQ Task Force. Prior to her political career, Melissa worked with several nonprofits including ASPIRA where she served as Deputy Director. Melissa recently served as interim president for Latino Victory. For more than 20 years, she has fought tirelessly for justice for Puerto Rican people with a passion and tenacity that was inspired by her mother. Melissa is broadly known and respected for progressive and compassionate decision making, challenging entrenched systems, and doing what is right as opposed to what’s most politically astute. 

Show notes:

– Striving to empower women and make government more representative, I founded 21 in 21 to address this issue Working to build a more just and equitable society, my work as an elected official centered on making NYC a more just and equitable city so it can serve as a model across the country. 

Contact Information: 21in21.org http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-mark-viverito https://www.facebook.com/mmarkviverito/

Episode #24 – Ginger Martin, CEO – The Power of Setting Priorities

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase interview their good friend, Ginger Martin. In this high energy we discuss time management and making “white space” on your calendar to get more out of life. Hear how this CEO makes prioritizes tasks to get it all done, with a smile.

About Ginger Martin

As President and CEO of American National Bank, Ginger is not only known to run a successful community bank, but she is also known as a community leader, anti-human trafficking activist and an advocate for women’s professional development and growth.

Show notes:

Big Idea – we all only have 24 hours in the day – we can’t manage time – we can only manage priorities Stephen Covey’s 4 Quadrants of time management – Important and Urgent, Important and Not Urgent, Urgent and Not important, Not important and Not Urgent Pareto Principle – 80/20 Rule 3 R’s to determine the top 20% –

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1) What is required of me? 2) What gives the greatest return? 3) What is rewarding in my life? Goal of setting priorities is productivity and margin – white space 2 False thoughts about margin – 1) I’ll have margin when I get caught up on my work? 2) People need me Value of margin -1) time to think, be creative and strategic 2) Provides time to renew and refresh Resources: Book – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey Book – Developing the Leader Within You 2. – John Maxwell

Contact Information: Gmartin@americannationalbank.com, http://www.americannationalbank.com, 954-298-7408

Episode #23 – Dr. Eva Brown – 5 Steps to Conscious Relationship Mapping

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase, interview their colleague, Dr. Eva Brown about her amazing work with couples. In this interview Dr. Eva shares her 5 steps to conscious relationship mapping. If you’re interested in taking your relationship to the next level, you won’t want to miss this episode.

About Eva Brown, PhD

Eva Brown, PhD is a College athlete, nature lover and is passionate about supporting growth and evolution over a lifetime personally and professionally.

Show notes:

– Trauma
– Sacred partnership
– Relationships
– Trigger management
– Conscious communication
– Growth over a lifetime


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Episode #22 – Stephan Tchividjian – Generosity Matters

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase chat with Stephan, born as the eldest grandchild of the Reverend Billy Graham, provided Stephan at an early age, a kingdom perspective that he maintains to this day. Stephan shares great memories that have shaped his perspective on the church, family and life today. Stephan currently serves as one of the founders and the president of the board of the National Christian Foundation of South Florida, formed as a platform to encourage and facilitate generous giving among the South Florida Christian community, impacting local, national and international needs. 

About Stephan

He was also a panelist for the Men in the Hot Seat, Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation’s most recent fundraiser.

Show notes:
– Why Generosity?
– How have your experiences influenced your work today?
– Stephan and networking
– Living all over the world and travel
– Stephan is Rev Billy Graham’s oldest Grandson, he traveled with him on some of his crusades
– Associate Pastor at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
– Stephan is a storyteller

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Episode #21 – Kandee G – Now Boarding…Next Stop…Your Remarkable Life

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase interview their friend Kandee G.  In this age of sound bites, providing good news in the media is the primary intention and the purpose for Nothing But Good News. Kandee G is dedicated to bringing high quality information to the public through all of the programming and to satisfy the increasing demand for integrity, honesty and impassioned living.

About Kandee G

Kandee presented at the Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick first Annual conference and again at the most recent conference. Kandee’s down to earth approach to impassioned living is an inspiration to us all!  Get ready to board your remarkable life!

Show notes
– You are the creator of your own life
– Out of breakdown, comes breakthrough
– Become who you are meant to become
– Just begin
– Create a strong sense of vision and values and watch your own miracles unfold


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Episode #20 –  Dr. Jessica Vera – Publish Your Passion to Profit

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase interview their friend and colleague, Dr. Jessica Vera about the importance of sharing your story.  Dr. Vera is also the founder of the Elite Foundation whose mission is to eradicate the devastating impact of sexual exploitation and trafficking.  She shares her own story behind creating Elite Foundation and how your story can make an impact on the lives of others.

About Dr. Jessica Vera

Dr. Jessica Vera or affectionately known as Dr. J inspires and equips people to be their best selves in the worst situations. 

Show notes
– What does it take to turn your setbacks into setups in life.
– What’s the importance of your story.
– What is the one key ingredient to a successful writing journey.
– Why choose Elite Foundation Publisher. 

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Episode #19 – Surviving the Holiday Blues

The holidays are a time for joy and cheer for everyone, right?  Not always.  In this timely episode, experts Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase explain the holiday blues and how to best cope with them during this season.  This is definitely going to be a different holiday with COVID and not everyone is feeling the spirit this year.  We hope this episode lifts yours.

Reasons for the blues: 

Covid-not being able to be with family Stress: Shopping, cooking and planning family events when you’re already overworked and tired can be overwhelming. 

Finances. Not enough money or the fear of not having enough to buy gifts leads to sadness and guilt. The loss of jobs during COVID has created a great deal of stress and guilt this season. 

Loneliness. Currently 43 percent of Americans are single, and 27 percent of Americans live alone. Age, mobility and illness may also create loneliness. 

Grief. Grief and loss, especially during COVID is large contributor of the holiday blues 

Divorce. If you’re newly divorced, the holidays may remind you of happier times and accentuate your grief. It’s especially difficult for adult children of divorce who have to balance seeing two sets of parents. 

Estrangement. Separation from a family member or friend can create feelings of guilt, sadness, resentment and discomfort when deciding to attend an event. 

Pleasing. Trying to please all of your relatives – deciding what to get, whom to see, and what to do – can make you feel guilty and like you’re not doing enough, which leads to depression. Mental health issues: preexisting depression, anxiety, unresolved grief, OCD, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and other issues may exacerbate the holiday blues. 

Depression-The signs of depression are feelings of sadness, worthlessness or guilt, crying, loss of interest in usual activities, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, social withdrawal, and changes in sleep, weight, or appetite. If these symptoms are severe or continue for a few weeks, more than the holidays may be the cause. 


Some measures you can take to cope with the holiday blues include: 

Embrace your imperfections: Don’t allow perfectionism to wear you down. Remember it’s being together and goodwill that matters. 

Make plans in advance, so you know how and with whom your holidays will be spent. Uncertainty and putting off decision-making add enormous stress. During Covid- plan virtual gatherings with different people, and if you’re comfortable, plan outdoor activities if where you live the weather allows for it. 

Ask for help from your family and children. Women tend to think they have to do everything, when a team effort can be more fun. 

Self-care: Make time to rest and rejuvenate even amid the pressure of getting things done. Limit alcohol intake Exercise Watch your carbs and sugar intake 

Be honest: Shame prevents people from being open about gift-giving when they can’t afford it. Instead of struggling to buy a gift, let your loved ones know how much you care and would like to, but can’t afford it. 

Don’t isolate. Reach out to others who also may be lonely. If you don’t have someone to be with, volunteer to help those in need. It can be very uplifting and gratifying. Seek professional help. 

Suicide hotline number 800-273-8255 

Show Notes: If you would like to attend the 19th Annual John and Elizabeth Toy Drive, virtually or you would like to donate as mentioned in the show: Donate online https://sslwomen.org/donate/ Purchase online raffle tickets- https://sslwomen.org/event/raffle/ You DO NOT need to be present to win. Drawing will be done on Dec 9th. $25-buys toys for 2 kids $$50-buys toys for 5 kids and $100-buys toys for 10 kids. Purchase a ticket for the 19th Annual John & Elizabeth’s Toy Drive and Virtual Fundraiser event (happy hour, comedy show and live music) on Dec. 9th from 6:30pm-9pm. Check back in a few days on the website to register SSLwomen.org Write a check to Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation and mail it to 1007 N. Federal Hwy #237, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33304. Write on the note “CBA- donation for toy drive”

Episode #18 – Dawn Masler – The Temporary Insanity of Love

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase interview the Love Biologist, Dawn Masler. How can you tell if he/she is really into you? Why is love temporary insanity? Do men and women fall in love differently? Listen in and get all the answers to your questions about love. 

About Dawn Masler

Dawn Maslar MS, adjunct biology professor, two time TEDx speaker and author of Men Chase, Women Choose the Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind and Finding True Love.

Show notes

Love and attraction are very different

– Men and women fall in love differently

– Falling in love and being in love are very different and you don’t have to fall in love to be in love

– Love is temporary insanity to the brain

– You can tell if a man is committed by his testosterone level


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Episode #17 – Jennifer Pratt, Esq: – Tips and Strategies for Women thinking about getting a Divorce

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne chat with their friend Jennifer Pratt who shares her top tips for women considering a divorce. In this difficult time, the divorce rate is growing at a rapid rate. Do you know your rights or what you may be entitled to? How can you best protect your children? Can there be P.E.A.C.E. during a divorce?

About Jennifer Pratt

Jennifer C. Pratt, Esq. is a partner with PraDa Law, a full service law firm with offices in Doral, Midtown Miami and Medellin, Colombia. Mrs. Pratt focuses on several areas of law but one of her favorites is family law which includes divorce, children’s issues, dependency matters, and much more. Jennifer has been an integral part of growing the SSL movement.

Stay in touch with Jennifer

Any podcast listener that gives the code “SASSYLIFE” when hiring PraDa Law firm will receive the Friends & Family hourly discount.

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Episode #16 – Interview with Karriem Edwards: Pygmalion Effect

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase interview Men in the Hot Seat Panelist, Karriem Edwards.  Karriem Edwards is the VP of Development of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. He is an advocate for youth particularly who are often deprived of a voice and opportunity.

About Karriem Edwards

Karriem Edwards has worked to improve the quality of life for deprived youth in Broward County for over 20 years.  His current role is serving as the Vice president of Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County where he is responsible for raising funds to sustain the organization’s mission and programs.  He began his 10 years with BGCBC as a club director then serving as a county director, overseeing clubs and programs before moving to the fund-raising side.  Before Boys & Girls Clubs Karriem was a teacher, track coach and youth development consultant.  His honors include Hands on Broward, Humanitarian of the year award and Broward County Schools recognized him as a Teacher of the year.  The Akron Ohio native is a graduate of Florida A& M University and the Social Enterprise Institute at Harvard Business School.  He serves on the advisory board of the Swims Foundation and Diversity in Aquatics Triathlon Council.  He and his wife Alexis have 2 daughters and reside in Plantation, FL.

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Episode #15 – The Art of Re-Creation with Kinja Dixon

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase interview Re-creation Strategist, Kinja Dixon. Kinja was 2013’s number #1 sales executive in the world retired at 34 to explore his next phase. Kinja’s journey transformed from a financially independent, 300 pound, alcoholic worker bee to a daily meditating, marathon-running, completely sober, 170 pound servant to our humanity. Since 2014, his 3 books, online training program and one-man theatrical experience are just a few of the tools that are helping thousands of seekers across the globe Re-Create their living experiences

About Kinja Dixon

Imagine having no set identity. Believe it or not, embracing this concept saved Kinja Dixon’s life. In 2009 at 30 years old, he began his complete life Re-Creation. First, he reidentified with his attachment to food and 135 pounds of excess weight has been shed thus far. Completely letting go of his celebratory ritual of drinking alcohol followed. The mixture of new habits rippled into his professional development as a sales executive with Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. As his desire to compete with others lowered, his performance increased. In October 2013, he retired financially independent from a 14-year career after winning the Gold Stevie(stevieawards.com) and the ARDA (arda.org) Awards and was given the official title as that year’s #1 business sales executive in the world.

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In January 2014, he released his first book, Universal Talk Laws (KinjaDixon.com) and has been used by countless individuals, companies, organizations and colleges since his new path started. His thousands of hours of meetings with clients during his previous career has created a skillset that heightens his ability to organically connect with audiences of all kinds. Continued emotional, physical and financial mastery is his sole focus and in this stage of his life, he thrives on helping others along their journeys. An interactive training course (Dixonondemand.com) and a theatrical experience (Re-Creation Encounter) have also been newly developed tools used to help thousands of seekers who want their intentions and actions to speak louder than their words.

In August 2018, with the inclusion of 21 of his most transformative clients’ stories, he released a life mastery manual titled, Re-Creationism, The Art of Shaping Reality (Re-Creationism.com). In March 2019, Lil Solar’s Book of Super Powers (Bookofsuperpowers.com), his first children’s/young adult novel was released globally as well. His future cannot be predicted, but sharing, growing and helping our humanity’s value increase will be a part of his journey. Being the change is the oath Mr. Dixon lives by.

Episode #14 – Breast Cancer in 2020 Interview with Dr. Alejandra Perez

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne interview Dr. Alejandra Perez about breast cancer in 2020. This episode is in honor of Heidi Dennis, Community leader, the Chairwoman of the Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation and a great friend to all.  She fought a courageous battle against breast cancer.

Dr. Perez is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Plantation.

About Alejandra Perez, MD

Dr. Perez is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is
triple board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology.

She is the Medical Director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Plantation.

She completed her training in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital, an affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine. After completing her residency, she was appointed as Chief Resident in the ambulatory care setting. She also completed her Hematology and Oncology fellowship training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

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She works with a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer experts with the goal to address each aspect of Breast Cancer care including access to state of the art FDA sanctioned clinical trials, precision treatment approaches, breast cancer plastic and reconstruction surgical services as well as addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual and nutritional needs of our patients, to name a few.

Dr. Perez practices an evidenced based approach to treatment and participates in clinical trials that may deliver access to emerging technologies and treatments that may be more efficacious than those currently available. She has been primary investigator on numerous clinical trials that address the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Her philosophy of care is to treat the individual, completely, including body, mind and spirit with focus on expert disease management whether intent is toward cure, surveillance or control of the breast cancer.

Episode #13 – Interview with Mark Savant:Take Your Side Hustle Full-Time

In this special bonus episode, Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne chat with Men in the Hot Seat Panelist, Mark Savant who teaches us how to take your side hustle to full time.  Mark is the host of the After Hours Entrepreneur. The podcast features tips, tools, and tactics from industry experts to help you take your side hustle full-time. 

About Mark Savant

Husband, father, and community leader. Mark is a digital media expert and host of the top-rated podcast The After Hours Entrepreneur. His company, Mark Savant Media, gives people the tools to launch and promote video podcasts that build network, authority, and attention for their business.

Mark is a dedicated husband and father of 2 beautiful children, Adeline (4) and Oliver (1). A couple years ago, Mark recognized the business landscape changing. He noticed many people failing to adjust and learn the skills necessary to stay relevant. With attention becoming the most important factor in creating a lasting business, Mark developed powerful systems to build network, authority, and attention.

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Mark Savant Media focuses on helping people create, launch, and scale videos podcasts. His podcast, the After Hours Entrepreneur ranked top 100 on iTunes for Entrepreneurship, and his YouTube channel has reached over 100,000 people.

When Mark isn’t helping people build their business, he’s swimming, biking, and laughing with his family.

Episode #12 – The Courage to Dance Badly: Achieving Vulnerability through Dance, Faith, and Generosity

Dr. King and Yvonne chat with one of the Men in the Hot Seat panelist, Rodney Eric Lopez, born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Rodney Eric López is a seasoned and sought-after educator, artist, and non-profit leader. His diverse professional background includes successful tenures in teaching artistry in public schools in New York City and beyond, training, coaching and facilitation, corporate communications and public relations, and executive non-profit leadership. Find out why he said YES to being in the Hot Seat!

About Rodney López

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Rodney Eric López is a seasoned and sought-after educator, artist, and non-profit leader. His diverse professional background includes successful tenures in teaching artistry in public schools in New York City and beyond, training, coaching and facilitation, corporate communications and public relations, and executive non-profit leadership.

Rodney most recently served as Executive Director of Dancing Classrooms in New York City, where he was responsible for leading  program growth, supporting new business efforts, training and professional development, and serving as the face of the organization in stewardship of its 20 national and international affiliates.  His teaching work with Dancing Classrooms is featured in the Paramount Classics hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. He is a master instructor of Latin and social dance and has taught children and adults the art of dance both for personal enjoyment and as a powerful tool for team and community building.

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Prior to his career in arts education, Rodney was a successful professional in the area of communications and PR, serving as Public Affairs Manager at North General Hospital in Harlem, Director of Communications for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, and Senior Associate for BSMG Worldwide. He also consults with faith institutions in the area of fundraising and stewardship and is the creator of the Generosity and Abundance Process online course and author of The Generosity Solution. He is a board member of New Urban Arts and serves as its Development Committee Chair.

Rodney holds a B.S. in Communications Studies from New York University where he was a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar. He lives in Providence, RI with his wife Noni Thomas López and has two beautiful sons, Rodney Jr. and Roman.

Episode #11 – Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!  Join Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase as they take on a topic that impacts on average, more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men (including but not limited to, rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. in the US.  In fact,  1 in 10 high school students has experienced physical violence from a partner in the last year alone.

Episode #10 – The Truth about Grief and Loss

In this timely episode, Dr. King and Yvonne explore the many different types of grief and loss we all experience.  Learn the common myths surrounding the grieving process and how to effectively navigate the different stages of grief.

Episode #9 –  Self-Sabotage: Why You Do It and How to Stop for Good

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase dig into the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping you from living your best life.  Self-sabotage can impact our careers, our relationships and even our weight!  Listen in to learn how you can stop these behaviors for good! And create lasting change.

Episode #8 –  It’s Ok Not to be Ok: Removing the Stigma from Mental Health

Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase are on a mission to remove the stigma from mental health.  They are determined to bring awareness to mental health through their clinical practice, their foundation, and multimedia platform.  They want you to know that it’s okay to not be okay and it’s okay to ask for help. 

Episode #7 Lorraine Ladish: From Food Stamps to International Influencer 

In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase chat with their friend Lorraine Ladish on everything from being a single mom on food stamps to eating disorders, to the healing power of yoga and even finding love again.  You are sure to be inspired by this SASSY and ageless woman!  

About Lorraine Ladish

She is an author, writer, editor, speaker, social media lover, and mother of two girls and one boy. Founder of Viva Fifty! – bilingual community that celebrates life after 50. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of Mamiverse, a platform for Latina mothers. She has contributed to People en Español, La Palma del Palm Beach Post, Purple Clover,  Latina magazine, and Redbook. She writes for NBCNews, HuffPost, AARP, Babycenter, and Mom.me . Her most recent book on enjoying aging was published by HarperCollins in 2017.

But above all, she is a woman, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, writer, businesswoman, and yogini.


Episode #6 – Ina Lee: Create a Life You Love

In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth King and Yvonne Haase sit down with their long-time friend and mentor and the owner of Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Ina Lee to discuss her personal journey of giving up a successful career to become a hippy, single mother on Welfare to now being an icon and well-respected community and business leader in Fort Lauderdale.  Ina in her “no-nonsense” approach spares no details and makes no apologies for the path that she took to get to live a life that she truly loves.  

Her candor and free-spirit mindset is what makes Ina relatable. You need to have a pen and paper ready to take notes as Ina shares the steps that you too can take to create the life you love.

About Ina Lee

Ina Lee is the owner of Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale, now celebrating its 40th year.  She has propelled TravelHost to the leader in visitor publications and has been recognized with numerous national awards and is considered the best Travelhost in the country, out of 56 markets. Ms. Lee has dedicated herself to Fort Lauderdale Beach since l986 when she founded and chaired for seven years the Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the Beach Council played a major role in the transformation of Fort Lauderdale Beach. She is now its chair emeritus. She served for many years on the Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board of the City of Fort Lauderdale as its chair. She is on the Council of Economic Advisors for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce as well as the Tourism and Travel Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Episode #5 – How to Start a Movement-Creating Your Legacy

In this episode, Dr. King and Yvonne share the good, the bad and the downright ugly to start a movement!  Do you have a burning desire to create a movement?  Do you want to know the steps to creating your legacy?  Dr. King and Yvonne share their personal journey and steps in creating Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation.

Episode #4 – Scarlette Clarke: Rising from the Ashes: A Journey from Addiction to Finding Purpose

In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth King, LCSW, CHt and Yvonne Haase, LMHC dive into the world of addiction and recovery with Scarlette Clarke. Scarlette shares her very personal and raw journey in hopes that she can make a difference in someone’s life. This show is a MUST If you or someone you love is dealing with addiction. 

About Scarlette Clarke

For the past 9 ½ years, Scarlette has been employed with B&L Service Inc., who owns YELLOW Magazine, Yellow Cab of Broward, Go-Airport Shuttle, Cable Insurance, YC Delivery and YC Auto Repair & Body Shop as Director of Marketing.  Additionally, she has managed the Gaddis Family Foundation who has donated to various Non Profit Organizations like Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, The Jewish Federation, Special Olympics of South Florida, Women in Distress, Exceptional Theatre Company and many others.  When Scarlette is not working, she is supporting and giving back to Alcoholics Anonymous, a community she credits for saving her life. Scarlette has three children; Lauren, Ryan, & Moriah.

To connect with Scarlette 954-258-4504


For help: AA.org

Episode #3 – How to Overcome Love Addiction

Is it really possible to love too much???  Who doesn’t love, love???  Yes, believe it or not it is possible to have a love addiction.  In this episode Dr. King and Yvonne will share how to know if you have a love addiction and the steps to take to overcome it so that you are free to experience healthy love. 

Episode #2 – Real Advice from a Real Mom: Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this episode, Dr. King puts Yvonne Haase in the hot seat as a mom and asks her the questions that every mom wants to know…how to effectively parent their children through the COVID-19 pandemic. These are very scary times for everyone. Moms (and dads) want to make sure that they are being honest about the situation without frightening their children. They want to know what to say and what not to say to their children about what is happening with COVID-19. Dr. King and Yvonne Haase, LMHC are here to give you the answers.   

Episode #1 – How to Stay Sane During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this episode Dr. King and Yvonne bring you 11 different strategies to help you not only cope and care for your mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic but also in your everyday life.  Learn how implementing these strategies will help you and your family in this difficult time.