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Yes, Social Workers Still Rock in 2023!!

By Nicki Sanders | Mar 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Happy Social Work Month! I love social work. I love how I have been able to leverage my education and training and carve out the perfect (employee) career and entrepreneurial pursuits for me. Social work has allowed me to learn and grow while I work and earn. Social work has allowed me to do […]

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Interview: Choosing Yourself at The Stage of Life

By Nicki Sanders | Mar 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

  So excited to kick off National Social Work Month and Women’s History Month with a Mind and Manna YouTube Channel interview with Sunya Folayan on Wednesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00am CST/11:00am EST. Sunya is a social entrepreneur and the epitome of defining social work career success on your own terms. She is a commissioned teaching artist […]

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Focus On Your Next Level

By Nicki Sanders | Feb 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

  The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Dan Millman What is your social work leadership career next level? Do you want your supervisor’s job? Promotion to senior leadership? A new title in a new agency? Confusion and chaos prolong determining […]

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Who Is Advocating for Social Workers?

By Nicki Sanders | Feb 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

  We talk a lot about social worker salaries, work environments, and professional responsibilities. When we evaluate how the limiting beliefs and unrealistic expectations of social workers continue to live on decade after decade we need to start at the head. The National Association of Social Workers is guilty of creating, spreading, and basically mandating […]

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Is There Really A Need for More Macro Field Placements?

By Nicki Sanders | Feb 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

  I have been contacted by Master of Social Work students with a macro concentration who are unable to secure macro field placements for internship/practicum. I love supervising interns but have also heard from many students who are not getting the professional experience their tuition pays for. Because the request for my assistance has increased, […]

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Give Yourself Permission to Lead On Your Own Terms

By Nicki Sanders | Feb 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

  I am a 70’s baby who spent a lot of time playing outdoors. In addition to growing up at a time when culturally children were to be seen and not heard, I played quite a few games that required permission to act – freeze tag, Simon Says, Mother May I. When I went to […]

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Changing How We Make Career Decisions!

By Nicki Sanders | Feb 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Who or what is driving your career decisions? Education? Salary? Location? Family Needs? Fear? Imposter Syndrome? You will never amount to anything. You’re not good enough to make the team. You will never get into a good college. You don’t deserve that salary. Many women of color have been told what they can’t do, […]

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Feed Your Heart, Mind, and Wallet

By Nicki Sanders | Feb 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

  2021: New Edition announces The Culture Tour kicking off in 2022 2022: New Edition announces The Legacy Tour kicking off in 2023 (Yes, I have tickets for DC and ATL) If you know me, then you know that I super LOVE New Edition. My heart was bursting with joy when I heard the concert […]

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Did Rihanna Provide the Career Success Blueprint?

By Nicki Sanders | Feb 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

  Did you watch the Super Bowl? I did not. I didn’t even know which teams were playing – I’m not a football fan at all. I’m a DC girl, so unless Washington or Dallas is the playing games don’t even catch my attention. I accidentally caught the first half of Rihanna’s half-time performance. She […]

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