Welcome to The Rutledge Perspective Podcast! I started this podcast to talk about the revelations I had during my corporate career and as I’ve been building my business. Revelations about showing up. Insights about stepping into your power by being REALLY CLEAR about who you are, where you are, what you want and what it’s going to take to get there. The goal is for YOU to know that you are absolutely not alone. And that you always have a choice.

The episodes are short and sweet and deep enough to give you something to ponder. There are also interviews with some amazing women who have incredible stories and great advice for you. So whether your are building a business or building a career (not mutually exclusive), this podcast is for you. And if you are in your sweet spot, it’s still for you! Subscribe to the podcast, give us a rating, send me some comments (I really do use them for the development and improvement of content). Thank you for listening!

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If It Feels Like Obligation, Is It Still Service?

If It Feels Like Obligation, Is It Still Service? Does service always have to “feel good?” and are obligations always bad. Well, there are no absolutes, so on the surface: no. However, how we perceive obligation directly impact when and how we serve an …

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Awareness, Kindness, and Courageous Decisions

Awareness, Kindness, and Courageous Decisions Know yourself so you can show up confident and clear. Understand that it is NOT unkind to be clear. Know that it is not the decision, it’s the solution that is the ultimate goal. Keeping these three things …

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YOU are Your Best Bet

YOU are Your Best Bet You can count you YOU. And don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. Our environments, especially our corporate environments, can often lead us to thinking we are incapable or unintelligent. Worst, case, that we are crazy or unabl …

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Give Yourself Some Grace

Give Yourself Some Grace We all have days or weeks or MONTHS where we question what we are doing and if we are where we are supposed to be. It’s ok. What we also do is often fail to extend the same grace to ourselves that we extend to others. When we n …Read More

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness Why is happiness the end goal? Do we REALLY want our family, teams, employees to be “happy” or are we really wanting people to feel safe, supported and valued? Happiness is fleeting and easily impacted by outside things and peo …Read More

Let It Rest

Let It Rest Nurturing an idea or a strategy or a person/thing can become smothering. Pushing can become counterproductive. But leaving something alone and allowing it AND YOU to adjust to new information or a new environment can bring amazing results. …Read More

Thinking is Fundamental

Thinking is Fundamental “I think therefore I am.” I must wonder because it doesn’t seem link thinking about things is very important anymore. The speed at which we move has pushed deep thinking to luxury reserved for very few. But THINKING is critical …Read More

WHM 2022 Mashup

WHM2022 Mashup Women’s History Month 2022 is in the books and it was AMAZING! Sharing my Village with all of you was an incredible honor! We talked about finding your village, about being discerning about who you have in your village (not everyone is y …Read More

Corporate Posse: Never Would Have Made it Without You

Corporate Posse: Never Would Have Made it Without You There are few things more powerful or more critical in your career than your posse. They may be part of your personal BOD. They are definitely part of your Village. They are your safe space. They ar …Read More

Sister Circle: A Safe Space to Chat n Chill

Sister Circle: A Safe Space to Chat n Chill Sometimes you just need to be around black women. The story that black women don’t support each other is a myth. The story that we are infinitely strong and resilient is also a lie. Sometimes, you need to lay …Read More

The Fierce Five: Common Connections

The Fierce Five: Common Connections In this second installment of the WHM2022 series, you will meet my Fierce Five! These are the women who came into my life during transitions. High School to College. International grad School. Post grad school work. …Read More

Friends For Life: Shared Beginnings

Friends For Life: Shared Beginnings Launching Women’s History Month with a conversation with 4 women who were the first members of my Village. We have known each other since we were a twinkle in our mothers’ eye. And this conversation is about how thos …Read More

Just Ask the Question

Just Ask the Question We have not because we ask not. But at some point during our careers, it becomes taboo to ask questions. At least questions to gain clarity or to ask for help. Yet, its that lack of clarity or determination to do it ourselves that …Read More

Interview with Janice Sutherland

Interview with Janice Sutherland Sometimes what we avoid like the plague is the very thing that hits dead center in our sweet spot. As the first black female CEO of a Technology company in Antigua & Barbuda, Janice carried a certain prestige. B …Read More

The Productivity Trap

The Productivity Trap What do we mean when we talk about productivity? And how do we measure it for ourselves? Is just checking off all the things being productive? Are all the things necessary or aligned with where we are going? If not, then why are w …Read More