The Purpose Project Podcast

The Purpose Project is a weekly podcast hosted by Jennifer Lester-Life Coach, Psychotherapist and Dream Catcher. This show will help you UNCOVER the hurts, habits and hang-ups that hold you hostage; RECOVER the you that you were Purposely Created to be; and DISCOVER a path to "Find Your Amazing"! Through inspirational stories, tips, tools and strategies you'll go from Good to GREAT. For show notes, information about guests and the Purpose Project visit
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Dec 31, 2015

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year! In this episode, I count down my top 5 Purpose Project Podcast moments. I share some of the events from 2015  that really made the difference in my life.  Some of my most memorable moments includes, things I’ve learned from show guest like Dawn Dickson and what I learned from my own mistakes. I also highly recommend doing a “Memory Jar” in the New Year to capture all of the special moments. I give step-by-step instructions on how make a memory jar and its function.  Let’s get ready to start page 1 of our 365 366 page book (it's Leap Year)!

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Dec 16, 2015

Tis that time of the year to GIVE!   Since December is the month of giving gifts, what better feeling than to give to those less fortunate. In this episode of the Purpose Project Podcast, Jasmine Crowe, founder of Black Celebrity Giving shares why giving is good. In 2011, she launched a website- BlackCelebrityGiving.Com which is on the frontier in providing news, videos and photos of celebrity philanthropy, nonprofit organizations and causes that directly correlate with the black community.

In the community Black Celebrity Giving is a grassroots movement with one goal – change the world, starting in our communities. As Chief Visionary, Jasmine’s goal to enrich the lives of others through good news on black celebrity philanthropy, nonprofits, causes, grants and inform people on issues affecting the black community.

She also shares how championing this cause has changed her life.

For more information about Black Celebrity Giving visit www.BlackCelebrityGiving.Com

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Dec 11, 2015

Happy Holidays! In this episodes, I discuss what to do when the holidays are not so merry. That funk that you're in during the holidays, that seems to last all winter long may be a more severe diagnosis called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a clinical depression that occurs during the winter months and It dissipates during the spring and summer months. Learn symptoms and treatment used to beat the “Winter Blues.” I also elaborate on a unique treatment called phototherapy and discuss how light can drive out the darkness in your life.

This episode is just for you, if you’re feeling like “Bah Humbug” and you notice that this time of the year drastically changes your mode.

Nov 30, 2015

This episode concluded our month long focus on Gratitude. I was joined by my 8 year-old daughter Temple. We shared the results of our 21-Day Challenge. I discussed the benefits of teaching children gratitude. Think of gratitude as an emotional muscle, you need to exercise it to strengthen it. Listeners will learn a few exercises to get that muscle in shape.  “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”

This episode is just for you, if you need to learn how incorporate gratitude in your life regularly.

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Nov 21, 2015

Keeping with the November’s Gratitude theme, I discuss the power of the Gratitude Stone. The Gratitude Stone became popular when it was mentioned on the widespread film and book called The Secret. Gratitude stones are basically a simple way to remind yourself to be grateful for what you have in your life. I demonstrate how I use the stones to improve my clients positive thought patterns.

Learn how to pick the perfect stone. I challenged Dream Catchers to post a picture of their gratitude stone on social media and tag me.

This episode is just for you, if you want to activate your attitude of gratitude to manifest abundance in your life.

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Nov 4, 2015

November is Gratitude month. Everything in our lives has the ability to improve when we are grateful. Grateful people tend to be happier and even have better health. Practicing daily gratitude can shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what’s positive in our lives. I share a couple techniques on how to practice gratitude by journaling and counting your blessing.

When we have an attitude of gratitude we have a deeper connection to the world around us and our creator.

Small consistent acts done for 21-days can have a significant impact on your life. Here the challenge, for 21-Days we’re going o take one simple action of gratitude. To sign-up for my challenge click the link below.

The Challenge starts November 8-28, 2015.

Oct 23, 2015

This week, I share how my random trip to pick up pizza lead to a chance to inspire someone. Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life it’s about what you inspire others to do. I explain how it doesn’t take much to be an inspiration to others.  You can inspire others by: being vulnerable, sharing the credit, sharing your influences and listening. To be inspired is great, but to be an inspiration is an honor.

This episode, is for your if you want to inspire people. If you want someone to look at you and say “Because of you, I didn’t give up.”

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Oct 12, 2015

In Episode Lucky #13, I talk about the pros and cons of being a perfectionist. I share how to use it to your advantage and how to overcome the neurotic perfectionism. Either way, one must first understand why you are a perfectionist. Why are you a perfectionist to begin with? To what end does your perfectionism serve? I review common motivations for perfectionism. 

This episode is just for you, your underlying motivations for perfectionism are tied to an aspiration to be a better person, to be the best you can be, and to do right by others.

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Oct 5, 2015

This week episode of The Purpose Project Podcast, I continue discussing the topic on Emotional Intelligence (EQ). In part 2, I explain how to improve your EQ and its benefits. To improve your EQ, you need to be able to bring your emotions into balance at will. This is essential to managing stress and controlling your emotions. The Six Pillars of Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness, Empathy, Self-regulation, Motivation, Social Skills and Happiness are key to increasing your EQ. Self-Awareness is at the core of Emotional Intelligence. As a bonus, I share a tip on how to instantly increase your happy.

This episode is just for you, if you want to increase your emotional intelligence to improve your life personally and professionally.

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Sep 30, 2015

In this week Purpose Project Podcast, I explain the effects of your Emotional Intelligence (EQ). . I explore 3 skills relating to EQ (1) Emotional Awareness; (2) The Ability to harness emotions; (3) Manage emotions. I discuss the effects of EQ in your performance at work, physical health, mental health and relationships. While your IQ is important, your EQ is equally as important for success at work and to lead a more fulfilling life. This is part one of a two part episode on “Controlling Your Emotions”. Learn how a good coaching program can help raise your EQ. In Part 2 of this discussion I will discuss the Six Pillars of Emotional Intelligence and teach you how to raise your EQ.

This episode is just for you, if you want to understand how emotions play a part in your personal life and success.

To get the FREE Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Questionnaire, visit Click on the Work With Me page and complete the Contact Form. Reference "Emotional Intelligence"  



Sep 22, 2015

This week, I share some highlights from my visit to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is the center of the slavery in America. Visiting a Plantation that was established in 1676 and seeing its slave quarters was a humbling experience. This prompted me to share an excerpt from my upcoming book. In a chapter, I ask the question “Are you the slave or the Master?”  The slavery that I'm referring to is not the slavery that happened in this country hundreds of years ago.  It's about the things that are in our lives that hold us hostage.

I discuss how to use meditation to master the mind. By sharing one of my favorite stories of the Elephant and the Robe, I hope to get listeners thinking about breaking bonds that hold them down.

This episode is just for you, if you are in a place where you are being lead or control by things that keep you enslaved.

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Sep 14, 2015


In this episode of The Purpose Project we get a lesson in delivering the perfect pitch. We are joined by serial entrepreneur Dawn Dickson.  With over 15 years of experience in marketing and business development, she launched three successful cash flow positive companies since 2002.  Dawn’s  most recent ventures Flat Out of Heels, LLC and Solutions Vending International (SVI) in April 2011 after identifying a need to create a product to provide women with convenient relief after hours of wearing high heels.


Dawn has received numerous awards and accolades for her business savvy and pitching skills, recently taking home the $25,000 cash prize at Essence Festival for winning the PowerMovesNOLA ‘Big Break’ pitch competition.


This episode is just for you, if you want to elevate your “Elevator Speech.”

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Sep 10, 2015

The Purpose Project Podcast landed on iTunes “New and Noteworthy” list! 

In this episode, I give 6 reasons why you should NEVER GIVE UP on your Dreams.  You will learn why persistency is the key and how to use failure to fuel you.  "Failure is not fatal and Success is not final". It’s the courage to continue that counts! If you're thinking about giving up, think about why you started.  Instead of throwing in the towel, us it to wipe the sweat off your face and work harder on your dreams. 


This episode is just for you, if youif you are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and ready to let your dreams go.  

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Sep 1, 2015

This episode of The Purpose Project is a follow-up to my bonus show about fear.  I elaborate on the 3 main types of fears: External, Internal and Subconscious.  I also discuss “Limiting Beliefs” and how beliefs are not facts.  By removing these irrational beliefs, you will in turn eliminate fears.  I give a systematic way to confront your fears by using desensitization.

"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our FEARS"- Les Brown


This episode is just for you,  if you are seriously ready to live a FearLESS life.   

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Aug 27, 2015

On today’s #TBT (Truth Be Told) bonus episode. I respond to a listener's question about “Overcoming FEAR.”  I briefly explain external and internal fears as well as the Flight or Fight Response.  I am dedicating the upcoming show (episode #7) to living a “Fear-Less” life.  This bonus show gives you enough to get started facing your fear.




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Aug 24, 2015

In this episode of The Purpose Project, we get a "house call" from Dr. Ron Williamson, Medical Doctor, author, and host of CBS’s Emmy Award Winning talk show ‘The Doctors’. Dr. Ron gives his prescription for happiness.  He shares how his humble beginnings and being different as a kid forced him to look internally for happiness.     


This episode is just for you, if you are in search of a happier life and you are brave enough to look inside yourself to find it.        

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Aug 20, 2015


On today’s #TBT (Truth Be Told) Bonus episode. I responded to a listeners question about “Faking til you make it.”  Does it really work? By explaining the “Placebo Effect” and illustrating “Self-fulfilling Prophecy”, I demonstrated how to use this popular catchphrase to one’s advantage. Remember,  Fake til you make it but don’t forget to make!


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Aug 17, 2015


In this episode of The Purpose Project, I talk about how to LET IT GO!  I share 5 Steps to let go of the past and how to move on.  Letting go can be hard; you have to accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.  It takes a great deal of power to get past the past and forgiveness is a critical part.  We don’t get over the past, we get pass it.  I share how I personally dealt with the death of my father and how letting it go changed my life. 


This episode is just for you, if youare being held hostage by your past, haunted by the hurts of yesterday and you are ready to take back your power.    

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Aug 12, 2015

I responded to a listener's question... "How to get over the Hump Day?"  Learn 3 quick Tips on how to be Happier than a Camel on Wednesday. 

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Aug 10, 2015

Today’s episode of The Purpose Project I shared highlights from my Bahamas trip which inspired me to discuss the 4 Fish Personality types- Whale, Dolphin, Urchin and Shark.  Learning personality types will help you to identify with your customers, business partners, family, co-workers or team. Understanding the traits helps you improve your communication and relations with others. I also demonstrate specific ways to “Speak the Same Language” with anyone that you come in contact with. 


This episode is just for you, if youare in a leadership position at work or if you are in sales where you interact with many different people, this is a MUST MASTER subject for you!

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Aug 3, 2015

Today’s episode of The Purpose Project, I answered a listener’s question about how to handle the stressors of being micromanaged.  I provided some candid advice and tips that will get the micromanager out of your face and on your team.  Don’t worry, I didn’t leave out the “Boss.”  MICROmanagers even got a few sticky notes of their own in an effort to help them get the best out of their team.   

This episode is sponsored by QJS Design Studio.  I highly recommend them for all of your graphic, web design and branding needs.

This episode is just for you- if you are experiencing problems in the workplace, home or personal life with being micromanaged or if you are a manager who wants to see your team WIN!


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Jul 21, 2015

Today’s episode of The Purpose Project, I discussed the difference between  "Motion" and "Progress".   I explained the symptoms of the “Rocking Horse” syndrome and gave the “Cure”.   The most effective way to measure progress is by setting short-term and long-terms goals.

I also share some techniques that I uses in my practices.  These tips will get you off that rocking horse and moving in no time. 


This episode is just for you, if you feel like you’re stuck in the same place- moving back and forth but failing to see any notable progress.   

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Jul 21, 2015


Today’s episode of The Purpose Project we talked about having HOPE. I could not have a show about Hope without inviting my good friend, Tamiko Hope, Word Ink CEO ( We take a trip down memory lane and recall times when hope has made the difference in our lives.


Tamiko has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment.  She also created and launched the monthly lecture series H.O.P.E, which is an acronym for Hearing Other People’s Experiences. She is the author of the “The Indie Insider” book series with titles that include: “10 Key Facts from Music Industry Insiders” and “5 Key Facts To Building Buzz From Music Industry Insiders.” 


This episode is just for you if you believe that hope is one of the strongest forces in the universe and want to learn how to have hope when situation seem hopeless. 


Jul 21, 2015


Today’s episode of The Purpose Project I kicked-off my very first show.  This Show is dedicated to telling you who I am; what I do; why I do what I do and how we’re going to do it together.  I share how I became focused and turned “Pro.” 

Find out how I gave up being good for greatness.   I use my 15 plus years in therapy/ counseling coupled with my life coaching skills to help people (just like you) Uncover, Recover and Discover the Life they want. 

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