Episode 092

Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

Walk and lead from a place of love

November 10, 2019
business
athletes

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Episode Overview

“When you show up, show up with empathy and compassion and love, and watch how that experience is just going to magnify and just be the best experience you could have imagined.” – Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

Nkechi is a corporate executive, author, professional bodybuilder and inspirational speaker. She has devoted her life to empowering and inspiring people, and helping them live a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

Something that really stands out about Nkechi is her incredible energy and joyful spirit – she even calls this her “superpower.” You truly feel this amazing gift she has the moment she starts to speak.

Nkechi recently gave a powerful and emotional speech at Speaker Slam that went viral on social media. Her speech, which was titled “You Matter”, talked about identity.  She shared the life experiences, including some painful ones, that shaped her.

Nkechi is a high-powered corporate executive by day, but she also has a passion for health and fitness, and is a competitive bodybuilder.  Nkechi competed in her first bodybuilding competition in 2005…and won! She recently went back to competing after a four-year hiatus. Nkechi shared some of the challenges of her bodybuilding journey, why she made the decision to stop competing, and the shift that reignited her passion and brought her back to the competition stage.

In a truly heartfelt moment, Nkechi shared how her best friend’s courage to tell her some hard truths led her to a life-changing book that started the journey to a changed mindset and renewed passion for life.

“It’s never about how you look in that one moment, it’s about how your life is like all the time.” – Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

Nkechi, along with R&B superstar Jully Black, founded Empowered in My Skin to help other women around the world live purposefully in the comfort of their own skin. The organization works to help women find their power by helping them tap into their unique intuitive talents and creative potential. The goal is to help them to become true leaders in every aspect of their lives.

“We are supposed to return to a place of love, and then start again from there making sure that love is our guidepost and our guiding principle.” – Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

Nkechi also talks about how she’s been able to bring her message about living fully and authentically into the corporate world.  She also talks about how a recent opportunity to meet Michelle Obama helped her realize that she was meant for global impact.

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • How Nkechi’s upbringing in a predominantly white community shaped her formative years
  • How she got into bodybuilding and eventually competing professionally
  • The challenges and struggles she faced as a professional bodybuilder
  • How her best friend’s courage to speak up, and a life-changing book helped her change her mindset
  • How Nkechi got into public speaking, and some tips she has for aspiring speakers
  • The speech she gave that went viral, and how it helped her to realize the potential she has to impact the world
  • The heart-wrenching and often lonely journey Nkechi has faced in trying to realize her dream of motherhood
  • What led to her co-founding an organization to empower women to live purposefully “in their own skin”
  • Her powerful insights on having a vision, fulfilling your purpose, and living with empathy, compassion, and love.



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