“What’s Your Legacy” The Podcast
Sep 16, 2021
After a 30-year career as an interior designer, Joan Portman founded the Healing Environments program in 2008 at St. Mary Medical Center in Pennsylvania. This program enlisted the skills of over 350 off-site volunteers who created afghans, shawls and many other comfort items offered as gifts while visiting with patients.
In this episode, Joan talks with Yvette about this unique program and “Creating A Healing Place,” a book she is writing about the program and staff.
Sep 9, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette expresses her legacy in lessons learned. She reflects on helping her daughter, Diana, a teenager at the time, to understand her special gifts. When Yvette adopted her daughter at the age of 14, Yvette saw within a few months how special Diana was in her ability to learn quickly, adjust well and care very deeply. What was more important was having Diana embrace her unique talents and special gifts.
Sep 2, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette expresses her legacy in lessons learned. When Yvette adopted her daughter, Diana, at age 14 from the country of Zambia, a major hurdle for Diana was making new friends. Yvette reflects on the trials and tribulations presented and how Diana addressed the problem by being a good friend.
Aug 26, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette expresses her legacy in lessons learned. Abundance can be obtained when you give that which you seek. If you desire something, you must seek to give that same thing. It is all about the interpretation and unconditional give for what you seek.
Aug 19, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette expresses her legacy in lessons learned. She reflects on enjoying a precious moment with her then 3-year-old daughter on a Center City street in Philadelphia. She learned that you don’t have to travel the world for important life lessons which are often right in your own backyard.
Aug 12, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette expresses her legacy in lessons learned. She reflects on Making a Difference in the lives of not only her own children but the children of her previous College For Kids program. In her experience, Yvette has learned that when making a difference for others, she benefits just as much, if not more.
Aug 5, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette expresses her legacy in lessons learned. Choosing peace has served Yvette well in raising her now-grown daughters. Throughout all of life’s challenges, conflicts and decisions, being patient brings peace.
Jul 29, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette expresses her legacy in lessons learned. When there is imbalance in nature, like too much rain or an influx of ladybugs, danger or damage ensues. This can also happen in a life out of balance. Yvette shares what she does in seeking a balanced life.
Jul 9, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette shares her perspectives on what matters most in life. In this third episode, Yvette shares why it is important to go after what you want and not allow fear to make you settle for less. Never settle for what is easily within your reach if your talent, gifts and desire is for something more. Nothing beats a failure but a try. Never settle.
Jul 1, 2021
In the “I’ve Learned What Matters Most” series, Yvette shares her perspectives on what matters most in life. In this second episode, Yvette shares insight into her 23-year meditation practice. She shares that we all have wisdom to guide us, and being In Silence is one important way to access that guiding wisdom.
Jun 24, 2021
Surviving In A Pandemic
Yvette’s first in-person conversation since the pandemic is with concierge Paul Drecq. Paul is the concierge at the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Making sure guests have an awesome vacation, business or relaxation visit are among Paul’s goals as a concierge. Returning to work allows Paul to continue doing work he loves and excels at.
Jun 17, 2021
Yvette shares her perspectives on what matters most in life. The newest series is titled, “I’ve Learned What Matters Most.” She shares her journey from the halls of academia, to the realms of corporate America, through the perils and rewards of entrepreneurship; from the love of family and friends and the losses, to the search for spiritual meaning through health, heart and healing.
In this first episode, she discusses her run for public office.
“Do you hear me? Do you really care?”
I’ve Learned What Matters Most when you want to serve in public office. Listening and caring are key.
Jun 10, 2021
Susan Allen has been a practicing certified financial planner since 1987. She returns to What’s Your Legacy? in her role as a certified long-term care specialists to address protecting the finances one has built over a lifetime. Planning for future medical costs is so important. The cost of an uninsured long term care illness will impact cash flow and investments. Susan’s firm, Affordable Long Term Care Insurance, is dedicated to helping families by providing independent, objective solutions to reduce the impact of a long-term illness.
Jun 3, 2021
Iffy Ibekwe is a writer, speaker and educator as well as the principal attorney at Ibekwe Law, PLLC in Austin, Texas. She has practiced law for 13 years and her current focus is estate planning. She is passionate about helping others, especially women, create their legacy through estate planning. She and Yvette discuss the importance of estate planning in building one’s finances.
May 27, 2021
Christine Barta graduated from Temple University and has 15 years of experience with Yvette’s firm as Vice President of Operations, Marketing and Finance. She is responsible for overseeing client accounts, financial accounts, forecasting, overall accounting and daily operations. She demonstrates extraordinary skill with organizing financial records and helping individuals make the most of their finances. In 2021, she launched her consulting business, Fundamental Finance Solutions, LLC. As a financial coach, she shares her wisdom to make it easy for people to make a sustainable change to improve their life choices when it comes to money and their spending habits.
May 20, 2021
Jay C. Burgman is a Certified Financial Planner and an Accredited Estate Planner. He began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1983 and is still with Northwestern Mutual as a principal with Burgman Financial Group. Jay is committed to educating his clients on all aspects of their financial plan. He often states, “An educated client is our firm’s ultimate goal. Clients often do not know what is possible. Learning and understanding their dreams, their desires, and their needs helps us craft a plan designed to yield financial security on their terms.” He shares his extensive life insurance knowledge as part of the process of building your finances.
May 13, 2021
Larry Poppert is a CPA and the founder of Poppert and Company, where he manages the consulting services related to accounting and tax. Aside from ensuring his clients are tax compliant, his goal is to help business owners understand the tax and accounting fundamentals of their businesses. Prior to opening up his accounting practice, he has served as a Comptroller as well as a Senior Vice President of Finance. He is a graduate from Temple University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Yvette’s conversation with Larry demonstrates the importance of tax planning to building your finances.
Apr 29, 2021
Nina Ingulli is a Certified Fund Specialist, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and is certified for Long Term Care. With over 19 years of experience, she now serves as the principle of and a private wealth advisor with Ingulli & Associates. As part of our Building Your Finances series, Nina shares how she helps her clients build a financial legacy.
Apr 22, 2021
Over the next six weeks, Yvette will share a new series on Building Your Finances. For those who want a financial legacy, this series is meant for you. Leading professionals in the fields of finances, tax, insurance and estate planning will provide a road map to your financial success. Tune in and share with your family and friends.
Apr 15, 2021
Yvette talks with Susan E. Fisher, a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Gift Planning Associate, about her work with charitable estate planning.
As a financial planner, Susan works with high net worth and multi-generational clients throughout the Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County regions. Susan has functioned as a senior trust advisor, a relationship manager, a planned giving officer and an executive director of a community foundation.
Apr 8, 2021
Yvette’s guest, Robin Robinson, talks about her role as Bucks County Recorder of Deeds. Since being elected in 2017, Robin has brought her own unique creative and energetic abilities to the task of the Recorder of Deeds with initiatives that support the public and preserve part of the rich history of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Apr 1, 2021
Yvette speaks with fellow estate planning attorney, Maureen Anderson, whose practice is exclusively dedicated to elder law. Maureen’s practice has a focus on long-term care planning, Medicare and Medicaid and other important similar issues. Maureen has extensive experience working on behalf of clients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to make sure families needs are addressed in the best possible way for the family.
Mar 25, 2021
Yvette talks with Kelly Elaine Navies who is a Museum Specialist Oral Historian at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Kelly talks about how oral history became her passion. It began with a college assignment that resulted in her finding the legacy of her great-great-grandmother born into slavery in Asheville, North Carolina.
Mar 11, 2021
Yvette’s conversation with Allison Young, a former CEO in the healthcare industry, explores the state of the healthcare industry in the United States. What has been and continues to be the impact of COVID-19 on the industry? As a dynamic leader, creative problem solver and IT specialist, Allison shares her perspective on innovative solutions that might help address the challenges, obstacles, and setbacks in the healthcare industry.
Mar 4, 2021
Linda Wolfenson has been in the mortgage industry since 2006. Prior to that time, she was an investment advisor and an equity partner with an investment company. Yvette talks to Linda about her unique qualifications to not only find the mortgage and rate her clients might need, but more importantly, to look at the financial situation of her clients and ensure the best mortgage product is obtained. Many people overlook the importance of mortgage financing in their overall financial portfolio although obtaining a mortgage or refinancing may be their primary investment. Yvette with Linda explores how people might make sounds mortgage financing decisions.
Feb 25, 2021
Yvette discusses the New York Times bestselling book “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein with African studies scholar and international development specialist Dr. Tahiya McCoy Nyahuma. Currently a professor in the Sociology Department at Rowan University, Dr. Nyahuma choose “The Color of Law” for her Critical Race Theory class. The book explores the government’s role in racial inequity with the establishment of imposed racial zoning, tax exemptions for racist institutions, racial restrictive covenants, subsidies for builders to create whites-only communities, and other direct government-initiated actions. The book helps inform today’s observation of racial disparity which resulted from an unconstitutional past and which is in need of government-supported remedy.
Feb 18, 2021
Norris Turner recently started Turner Healthcare Quality Consulting after over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. In this conversation with Yvette, Norris shares his life philosophy on important questions: How does one conquer fear? How do you know if you’ve made the right career choice? Norris’ captivating business perspective and his comprehensive pharmaceutical background have made and will continue to make a profound difference for his clients’ success.
Feb 11, 2021
Yvette talks with her sister, Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din: poet, writer, educator and specialist in African American literary history. Tulani is an advocate for the study of African American history and culture. She is currently with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She returns to What’s Your Legacy? during Black History Month to talk about Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History. As a James A. Baldwin scholar, she shares the life and legacy of this great American writer and activist.
Feb 4, 2021
Yvette’s father, Edward Theodore Taylor, died May 30, 2020. In 2014, she interviewed him at her annual Client Appreciation Event on her show, “Today, It’s Your Legacy.” He shares a monumental moment in the integration movement that changed the course of integration history in the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Jan 28, 2021
Yvette’s conversation with Rodlena Sales, staff attorney with Stern Community Lawyering Clinic at Drexel University’s School Law, addresses the important work of public interest lawyers. Rodlena is passionate about her work in underserved communities and for people who otherwise could not afford legal services. She handles issues in employment, housing, real estate, and a myriad of other legal matters.
Jan 21, 2021
Yvette continues her conversation with Tiffany Thomas Smith, Esq. as Tiffany discusses her candidacy for Judgeship.
In a prior episode of What’s Your Legacy? released on December 27, 2018, Tiffany shared her family law practice work – particularly her collaborative approach to divorce. She also talked about her charitable work in Africa. Tiffany is now expanding her commitment to the community in her bid to serve as a Judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
Jan 14, 2021
Yvette’s conversation with Tyrone M. Robinson, owner of Opportunities To Serve LLC, is filled with great advice for those who want to start a business as well as business owners who want to grow their business. Tyrone, known as the Solutions Architect, uses his wealth of knowledge and expertise to fulfill his passion to serve and help others.
Jan 7, 2021
Yvette begins 2021 by encouraging listeners to not only read more but to think about what stories they might have to share. Her discussion with Bill Hemmig, Dean of Learning Resources and Online Learning at Bucks County Community College, demonstrates how exciting and important the literary process can be.
Dec 31, 2020
It’s been quite a year! In this episode, Yvette encourages listeners to document what happened in your life this year. Because we should share and never forget our stories.
Dec 24, 2020
Yvette talks with Khalid Nasser Stewart who is an artist, teacher, urban farmer and entrepreneur. Khalid’s life and legacy are about being creative in a variety of fields that can serve humanity.
Dec 17, 2020
Yvette takes a jazz journey with Derrick Bayan Amin. Derrick is a jazz pianist, vocalist, composer and producer in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area with a commitment to expose communities to the jazz tradition.
Dec 10, 2020
Yvette’s discussion with recently elected Bucks County Coroner Meredith J. Buck explores the many roles Meredith has served. As an attorney, Meredith has been an advocate for her clients, and as a registered nurse, Meredith received the Florence Nightingale Medal: the highest international honor a nurse can receive from the Red Cross.
Dec 3, 2020
Yvette has a lively conversation with her friend from law school, Vedia Jones-Richardson, an Intellectual Property attorney with Olive and Olive in Durham, NC. Vedia is nationally recognized as an authority in the field of technology, computer and internet law.
Nov 25, 2020
Yvette shares some funny aspects of estate planning as she encourages everyone to avoid the pitfalls to preserving their legacy.
Nov 17, 2020
Yvette takes a musical journey with jazz artist Roy Richardson, Jr. to celebrate her firm’s 16th annual Client Appreciation – this year virtually. Roy is an outstanding saxophonist, vocalist, producer and actor. He shares some of his original work and his rendition of some musical favorites.
Nov 12, 2020
Yvette talks with Rosalind Williford, the Global Process Leader of SUEZ. Rosalind’s leadership role in the company’s Diversity and Inclusion program serves as an important part of the legacy Rosalind hopes for her daughter and other African American children.
Oct 29, 2020
In her conversation with Yvette, Jeannine Mitchell, Chair of Doylestown’s Environmental Advocacy Council, demonstrates her passion for environmental advocacy. Jeannine is committed to educating others on the importance of a sustainable ecosystem by recommending resources that are beneficial to all.
Oct 22, 2020
Cherylayne Brown Walker is the director of the Office of Financial Services at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She is also the president of Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, an African American women’s organization dedicated to racial and social advancement through charitable work. Yvette talks with Cherylayne about her personal journey and the international and national initiatives of The Links.
Oct 15, 2020
Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO of Philadelphia’s Urban Affairs Coalition, shares her experience and commitment to community engagement with host Yvette Taylor. Sharmaine is the first woman to lead the coalition in its 50-year history.
Oct 8, 2020
Yvette has a conversation with the author of The Perfect Fraud, Ellen LaCorte. Her debut novel is suspenseful and thought-provoking. After over 35 years in the field of human resources, Ellen embarked upon a new writing career.
Oct 01, 2020
The important work of our scientific community is highlighted in Yvette’s conversation with Dr. Levi Thompson. Dr. Thompson is not only the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware and Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, but he also consistently applies his in-class teachings to resolve real-world issues pertaining to sustainable energy production and storage.
Sep 24, 2020
For the third season of What’s Your Legacy?, Yvette’s first interview is with Brigitte Walker-Quinn, a healthcare industry consultant and President of the Bucks County chapter of Jack and Jill. When we talk about our children and their future, we want theirs to be a legacy of joy and abundance. What is the role of…
Sep 17, 2020
Yvette opens season 3 of What’s Your Legacy? by addressing three major questions regarding estate planning during a global pandemic.
Jul 27, 2020
Yvette asks her listeners to join her as she takes the summer to reflect and reignite her passion to make a difference, especially amidst our new normal. She hopes the three simple things she recommends will help her listeners find their joy.
Jun 18, 2020
With the recent passing of her Dad, Edward Theodore Taylor, Yvette talks with her sister and brother about the legacy of this great educator, politician, humanitarian, devoted family man and author who wrote Just God And Me, A Korean War Veteran Remembers.
May 21, 2020
Yvette’s conversation with her former Morgan State University political science professor, Dr. Alvin Thornton, is both reminiscent of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ role in leadership development and of the current plight of maintaining the strong legacy of HBCUs. Dr. Alvin Thornton is an educator, political scientist, historian, and social activist who spent 50 years at Howard University teaching and serving in many academic leadership roles. He is the current chair of Prince Georges County Board of Education in Maryland.
May 14, 2020
Yvette’s conversation with eminent psychologist Dr. Carole Stovall (CEO/President SLS Global) explores ways to address our new normal amid the pandemic resulting from COVID-19. They discuss ways to cope with isolation, social distancing, and wearing masks and the role that we each play as leaders in our households, businesses, and communities.