How to Build Authentic Connections for Leadership Growth with Dr. Nina – Episode 19


Dr. Nina Harness of is an award-winning Full and tenured Professor in the School Psychology Doctoral Program at Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a Licensed Clinical and School Psychologist (Texas & Louisiana), a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in the state of Texas and a Certified Professional Life Coach. She is also the director of the School Psychology Assessment Center on campus. Dr. Nina’s social media platforms (BeautifulBrwnBabyDol) boast over 1 million followers and counting. Her research interests include findings of evidence-based treatments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, psychological assessments, the significance of natural hair and personal presentation, locus of control and self-esteem in multi-cultural men and women, the use of social media in education, and holistic health and wellness.

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How to Build Authentic Connections for Leadership Growth with Dr. Nina -
Episode 19
SPEAKER_01: Hey, hey, Maven Nation, welcome to another episode of Success with
Sameness, your biweekly dose of solution inspired stories to help you maintain your
well-being. So today I have again, the honor. All of these women are my honor to have
them be my guests. Dr. Nina, you probably know her from YouTube as Beautiful Brown
Baby Doll. She is a notable influencer. So, listen, this word influence, some people be
saying they're influencers and okay, that's fine. a true influencer, over a million
followers over on YouTube, an active and engaged community. She is a tenured
professor. The list goes on and on. She is absolutely amazing. We do business together,
but not only that, she is absolutely one of my wonderful friends. I'll have to come back
at the end and tell y'all how she had me in home goods. Never ever. We did have a
good time. We did have a good time. So Maven Nation, welcome Dr. Nina to this
episode of Success with Saneness. Welcome, Dr. Nina.
SPEAKER_00: Hello. Thank you. Thank you for having me, Maven Myra. I really do
appreciate you and I'm excited about this and I'm excited to have the conversation with
SPEAKER_01: Yeah. I know your wonderful journey that you've evolved through to
end up where you are now. I've been married a little over a year and tenured professor
last year or year before last. Over a million followers on YouTube during the quarantine.
Like, listen, it all It all keeps going. You and I laugh all the time about how God shows
up for you. Just be like, you just truck along doing your thing and boom, he'd be like,
there you go. There's another milestone to say you followed the path. So tell us a little
bit, for those that don't know you


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