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Creating Boundless Possibilities with Dr. Caroline Makaka - S3E10

August 31, 2023 Coach Mikki Season 3 Episode 10
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Creating Boundless Possibilities with Dr. Caroline Makaka - S3E10
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Prepare for an enlightening journey into unity, empowerment, and resilience. We are graced by the inspiring Dr. Caroline Makaka, founder of Ladies of All Nations International and creator of the We Are The Courage World Movement. In this engaging conversation, Dr. Makaka takes us through her remarkable journey, her numerous accomplishments, and the groundbreaking mission of her organization that is set on breaking barriers and creating boundless possibilities. 

Our conversation also highlights the Beautiful Survivors initiative, a heartening tribute to survivors worldwide, celebrating their courage and spirit of resilience. As we delve into their transformative narratives, we discover the ripple effect of inspiration it has on others. The cherry on top is the Beautiful Survivors award, a testament to the bravery of individuals who have surmounted significant challenges. As we wrap up, we explore how we can pool in our unique skills and ideas to support this noble mission. This conversation promises to be a testament to unity, resilience, and the power of collective action. Don't miss out!

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Speaker 1:

Hey, I'm Coach Mickey and I'm so glad that you've joined us, and if this is your first time joining us, come on in and make yourself comfortable. For those of you that joined us on a regular basis, we are so glad that you do, and I so look forward to your comments, your questions and your suggestions. And thank you so much for reaching out to our guests. I know they appreciate hearing from you, they love the support and it really makes me happy that our circle of friends have had an opportunity to meet some of our guests in person. So please, please, reach out to them and find them in your area if you have that opportunity, because I know many of our listeners are all over the world and how much I appreciate each and every one of you and for everything that you do and all the support that you offer. And please keep in mind that you can go to Coach Mickey and friends to find all of our upcoming guests and their links and how you can reach out to them. If you had missed somebody in the past and someone was kind enough to share my podcast with you and give you an opportunity to kind of go backwards and see who we have, I am really, really touched and excited to have this guest on. I was very fortunate to meet her at an event this past weekend, on Friday, and she is an incredible individual and, of course, as my circle of friends know, you know you always surround yourself with like-minded people and I'm extremely grateful because I had an opportunity to meet this woman through Robbie Mottor, through GSFE, and what a gift. So I'm just going to jump right in and tell you some of her amazing accomplishments. There is so many to name and as we go on an interview with her, you guys will get more of an insight on what she does and how incredible of an individual she is to be a part of this Just our lives. So I'm just going to say that. Anyway, let's just jump right in. So she is the president and founder of Ladies of All Nations International. She is the creator of we Are the Courage World Movement, global Goodwill Ambassador, patron of and I'm oh my gosh, please forgive me if I get this wrong Rua Mora, our Fringed School founder and editor in chief of Lani International Magazine. Chief executive of the World Wide Leaders Association. She is also the USA International Chairperson for Global International Alliance University. She serves as a global leadership and international management professor at the Global Women and Leadership International Development Program. She is an expert advisor and professor at the International of Global Professionals. She has received numerous awards and honors from around the world. Her works include Universal Peace Federation. Women of Excellence Excellence Award, women of Excellence Award in Delhi, india and International Achievers Award in the UK, female Role Model of the Year and Special Recognition Award for the Panashe Awards, just name a few. She is an amazing individual. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your very busy schedule and I know you're traveling and I appreciate your time and effort. Thank you so much, dr Caroline Makaka. How are you?

Speaker 2:

Thank you so much. I'm fine. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. I'm so honored and grateful to be here, Hello everyone.

Speaker 1:

Well, I'm excited because I know you are on. You were about to get on a flight to go to the Philippines for your next, your next endeavor. So thank you so much. So I'm just going to let you have the floor and all these amazing things that you do. Please give our circle of friends some insight of what what you are doing.

Speaker 2:

OK, I hope you can hear me very well. Absolutely yes, so thank you. First of all, I just want to say thank you so much for this opportunity. I really appreciate it and I'm so glad to be here. So obviously you've already mentioned about what I do, but I just want to just mention on the organization itself, which is the Ladies of Four Nations International. So we are called Ladies of Four Nations International. That means we have ladies from around the world and ladies of four nations. And how we describe ourselves. We say we are an organization that is breaking through barriers, reaching boundaries, creating limitless possibilities and, you know, breaking records, because we pride. We pride ourselves as the force that brings all nationalities from different fields around the world together at all level of corporate, community, humanitarian, civil leadership, survivors, young leaders. And we are also an instrument in contributing to the well being of people around the world, creating opportunities for business collaboration, supporting each other, spreading knowledge, building networks and also, the most important thing, we are a global organization brought to life by an innovative partnership between women and emerging leaders of all backgrounds and cultures. You know, these leaders have a shared vision of driving better change in today's global community by leading a positive change. More importantly, highlighting the importance of health and education, raising awareness against disease and all kinds of abuse. And you know, at Lonely we empower all women. We also work with men as well, without any border class, religion or community. So we respect each other, every nationality, every race, every creed and, you know, and the thoughts to create a new, beautiful world, especially for women who need this. You know they need the support. We have charity events every year. Every year we do charity events, educational seminars and workshop to empower the vulnerable communities. So we support vulnerable communities, widows, orphans and also homeless people. We also an organization. You know what we say. Our theme is like all means all. So we are building this beautiful world of inclusion where all means all. So we have a culture in which individual engage, collaborate, like I said before, and you know we come together as one and unite around the world with our shared commitment to our communities and grow stronger, more vibrant region and create initiative that bind us together and make us one, regardless to our color, race, creed. More importantly, we connect to grow through unity, solidarity, support, spreading love, kindness. And yeah, that's what we do.

Speaker 1:

Yes, that's a lot. That is a lot to cover and, honestly, this world really needs this, and I love the fact that you have created this organization that has brought so many people together, and especially when you're saying you're bringing in nations together and you embrace diversity and you celebrate as a unity all cultures, and that is. I think that is amazing, because there's so many things out in this world and so many places that need all the help that you just said. You know that you just reiterated on, and it doesn't matter what country or culture it is. I think we all face a lot of the exact same things as human beings. So the fact that you have created this organization for other people to get involved and take part in is pretty incredible. Now I know you're leaving for a World Summit in the Philippines. What now? Tell us a little bit about that, or tell our circle of friends, because this is pretty cool when you and I were talking on Friday. I love that. This is an opportunity for other people to get involved and be able to help, you know, in any way that they can. So what is this World Summit in the Philippines that you're doing this weekend?

Speaker 2:

So first of all, how I mentioned that we work together, and so Lonnie is in 185 countries. So how we work together is we have leaders in different countries that we come together and see how we can help each other and how we can also support our own community. So we have a leader, our chairperson for Ladies of All Nations in the Philippines. So we are doing our World Summit, which is like a 10 day summit. We're doing it in Manila, philippines, and we're also celebrating the United Nations Celebrator, which is on the 24th of October. So the event itself starts on the 16th and then till the 22nd will be in Manila, and then the 22nd and till the 24th we're going to another city called Davao, which we are celebrating the United Nations Day on the 24th of October, which is the United Nations Day. So the theme is called All Means All, because we believe that we are together in this. So we are bringing survivors, superheroes. We're also celebrating Filipino leaders awards, filipino leaders, some of the leaders from the Philippines community, but they live in different countries, but they're coming back home as heroes. So we have a night that we're going to honor and celebrate them. So that night is All Things Philippine, so everybody will be dressing. We are all dressing up to their own cultural dress, the food and everything. We want people to celebrate other culture and it's part of our cultural exchange as well, because we believe that at Lonely, we have to continue with our mission of creating this positive change of unification through strengthening our ties and also creating a pathway for a better future, whilst raising awareness as well, because we're going to build a rehabilitation center in Philippines, hence why we're creating this event. So we are very much dedicating to empowering all cultures and also our vision and mission is to empower and invest in our communities, so hence why we're doing in Philippines as well. So our Lonely annual summit will be held in Philippines and, like I said, from the 16th to the 24th, ending with the United Nations celebration, which is the 24th of October. And then we are focusing on the United Nations sustainable development goals, because that's what we focus on and this is an important opportunity to change the world for the great cause, as we gather together a group of like-minded leaders like Robi she's coming as well and we have heroes coming to champion Some of them. They're survivors. We've gone through a lot of struggles in their turning their pain into power, so we also celebrating those survivors as well, beautiful survivors, and we have healthcare professionals and more people from different continent. And this what I can say about this world summit is we're very much determined and dedicated to shine a light and recognize and honor, celebrate, if extraordinary heroes. We have shared a passion of strength, power, present resilience and energy and, more importantly, they are very much dedicated in creating a positive change that will change the world for the better. So, yes, so we have a very you know, our program starts with the. We have the Philippine exhibition, we have the opening as well, which we're expecting the first lady from Philippines to open the event. We also have the meet and greet and we also have the hot and sore of Philippines and then it would be like, like I said before, a night of celebrating Filipino culture, filipino feud and shining the light on the international Filipino leaders from the Philippines who live around the world. And this is a proud moment to most of these Filipino leaders who haven't been home for over 30 years, but they're coming home to be celebrated as heroes as they raise their flag high. So, yeah, wow.

Speaker 1:

That is pretty incredible. So the? So I know you had mentioned the international beautiful survivors. Can you kind of give us an idea of what you know, because I know some of the places, especially anywhere in the world. People are struggling, so I know you do offer a lot of compassion and also help to a lot of these other people. So what, what kind of survivors like what? What? What is this organization? What does the lining organization do to help you know the people of this culture?

Speaker 2:

So beautiful survivors was created through. You know, like I said on my speech before, that sometimes as leaders we don't listen to what people are saying. So you know, I used to have so many people coming and sharing so many things which they've gone through. I used to listen to all those things and then I said, look, how can I help them, how can I bring light into them? Because most of these are wars. It's a lot of people. They are celebrating someone is achieved this, someone is good in this. So who's going to celebrate those people who have gone through a lot of pain and struggles in their life, the fact that they are here, surviving and using their stories and inspiration? We need to create something that can shine the light and, at the same time, if we create that, they can share their story and then you can break the silence and then we can raise more awareness. And then I created something called the beautiful survivors and then where we celebrate those who have overcome a lot of hurdles and fights which they have faced or challenges in their life and they've expressed themselves. You know they've expressed their ability to survive. So you know each of these survivors. You know they have stories, common stories of hope, resilience and courage. So, weeks, we created this beautiful survivor where we own and celebrate them and share the lights, and then they can also share their story and give them a word and owner them, giving them hope, so that they can share their stories. And then the next thing is you know, if you come to some of our survivors, you witness how these amazing and inspiring beautiful survivors managed to restore their broken pieces together as they continue to lead change and change life. And they are now using this in some of the people I'm working with them and one of the, even our lady who so-so the chairperson from I just met her through her story as a survivor. So they were just being nominated as a survivor and then now they're also helping other survivors because of their story, because we've given them strength, hope, and then by doing that, they're also helping other people to speak, to share their story and giving them hope. So hence why we also go into Philippines and build the rehabilitation center, because she has gone through a lot of struggles, so she now wants to also help other vulnerable young girls and women so that they can get the support. So that is how we change the world through our story. But you know we all have stories.

Speaker 1:

But if you can use your story as an inspiration to other people you never know, you know who is listening and you never know that you can help someone to rewrite their own stories yeah, that is so true, and I love the fact that you have helped people that have, like you said, have gone through struggles, but now they're taking their story to help empower other people, to give them hope, and what an incredible way to be able to offer that on a global platform, you know, by bringing all these people together internationally to do this, because I guess you know really all, in the end, you know, we, again, we are all human beings. Whether we're a woman that is here in the United States, or a woman in the Philippines, or a woman that it's in Africa I mean as a woman we all struggle, I think, with a lot of the same same things and it doesn't. Again, we come together as human beings and see that there is no like you said, there is no boundaries when it comes to these things. What incredible, incredible.

Speaker 2:

And you know there's beautiful survivors as well is, you know some of these people. You know they've been victims of circumstances beyond their control, is not their fault, but we also want to give them. You know we also want to give them that life, because they still imagine winners. So, those who have faced various challenges in their lives, you know and you know they're resilient champion. You know. You know this includes people who are not. You know this includes people who face a lot of just suffering from terminal illness, cancer, domestic violence. Some of them they're actually living with disability and other challenges as well, and you know, hence, why it's this award it's give them hope. It's not only an award, but it's also giving them hope that you know what I've been through, all these struggles and survivors, and I think that's how you know, like they always say, they always like at the end of the tunnel, but then they can then use their story to give hope. We have other ladies who have been in coma for three months and now she's now using her story as an inspiration to other people cancer survivors, a lot of people. So it's a very, very important initiative in terms of raising awareness and supporting each other and also helping those who are suffering in silence. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

And then I'm sure, from all the countries that you've traveled to, there's probably quite a few places that you've seen that occurring, where people are suffering in silence, and to be able to bring world leaders together to recognize that and then not only just recognize it but do something about it. I think that sometimes that's where our frustration lies, is that we know these things are happening and they're occurring, but to have someone finally step up and say we have to make a difference, we have to make a change. We've got to offer something that allows these people to move forward and not just keep them, like you said, suffering in silence. What an incredible organization and I know that you have done so many wonderful things throughout the world and to work with many of these people, and you have a book that just came out where and that's something I'm definitely gonna put the link to that into the podcast. So if our circle of friends would like to reach out and get a copy of your book, that would be amazing too. But I guess, for moving on and moving forward with this, what can someone such as our circle of friends that are listening to us, what can people do to help get involved? What can they do to help support you. I mean, what is the best avenue for those that go? You know what. I really wanna help out with this. What can they do?

Speaker 2:

You know, like I always say I think I say this over and over again that we all have different skills, ideas and we all have mindset. But, you know, if we connect with all our skills and idea and mindset, we can actually change the world, because I don't have all the skills, but I need some of the skills that you have so that I'm able to help someone else. So that can be done when we work together. So just this, the same as how we created this book, the expert world leaders book. There were so many people who were. They didn't know where to get help, where to get support, who to trust. So I use we just bring together all the expert leaders in our circles with all the skills you know, combining that unique blend of world leaders, professional skills, and then this was the better way to serve a diverse and unified book so that they can get all the support. So if you have any gifts, you know we can help. You know we need your support so they can get in touch with us on. We have a website, wwwlonyglobalorg. I'll share all the information as well and the website as well, but the most important thing is you have to share your gift so that we're able to change the world, because together we are greater, we are better, we are stronger. But we need to hold our arms and support each other so that we reach that finishing line and then we make this world a better place.

Speaker 1:

Hello, that that is awesome and I'm definitely gonna have. All the links will be embedded into the podcast. So for those of you that want to support and reach out and offer what you can, even in your area, because I know many of our Circle friends were all over the world and I know many of them- are basis they do, like, what can we do? make what we do and I'm like you know what, I don't know just use the links, contact that person. That's that's the best thing that you can do. And I love the fact that you said no use your gifts, because I mean, we're all on this, this world, for a purpose and a reason. You know, and I've always said you know, we will have individual fingerprints, and everything we touch we leave a little bit of ourselves behind. So if you're willing to go out there and help and offer something that only you can offer, you know, that's that's even more of a of an amazing Thing that you can do to make this world a better place. Well, I am, I am so grateful for you, I am so thankful and and Feel very, very honored that you took the opportunity to at least spend, you know, half an hour with us and help with our circle of friends to be able to reach out, and I really hope that this touches someone that can help, support and enhance what you're doing and reach out wherever they are in this globe.

Speaker 2:

And yeah, I see that place, but you are.

Speaker 1:

You are incredible. I love your mission. It was such a pleasure to meet you. You are just a ray of sunshine.

Speaker 2:

Just from the moment I met you, you are just I just wanted to just say one thing as well, that you know they said what you do matters, but what you do matters more I, I myself I lost my parents when I was young, so hence why that's the reason why I do all this, so that I understand the importance of support, the importance of, you know, not having someone who can help and support you. So I understand that and we also support, we offer, and I actually, we all go to yeah, I actually created an initiative that support the offense of an age as well vulnerable women. We don't single parents as well in Africa, so we travel, we support them as well. So, like I always say that every day, of to ask yourself, what can I do to make this world a better place, because you never know, someone somewhere out there need you.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that reminds me, and you and I briefly talked about this. I know you do a drive for a school drive, for your orphanage and for other, you know other children and this is something where you and please tell me what you are in need of, because we can, we can make that happen. So I mean, what are you looking for right now? Because I know I don't know if you, how do you do get school supplies and things all year round? Or is there a certain time frame that you really need it more?

Speaker 2:

I think you know the thing about the support. It could be anytime, because we Actually what we do is we have all this you know, hence why we work with different countries. The reason why we work with different countries also want to help and support. You know, the more we work together, the more we help and support each other. So, like what we always say with Lonnie, like I say, we are reaching beyond boundaries, we are not stopping. So, as Lonnie, you know, we are carrying on on helping those in need and not only does it provide the lovely would have support, but it also Teams are professional. You know people like yourself. We have the skills. You can actually help with your skills so that we're able to help the women in Africa and then they can actually help their own communities. So you know. So, in a nutshell, we have this clear agenda where, you know, we all come together to help one another, spreading a loving, compassionate approach to emphasize the importance of education, because most of these people from Africa, they don't have that opportunity. So even if they get a book or pen and everything, and we also want to elevate A poverty to give those with less a chance, we want to give them the chance to fight this disease, to raise awareness and do away with abuse, because most of these women, you know they've gone through a lot of abuse and our main mission is connecting Various cultures using the right language and so that we are able to help each other. So my last message is we can create a world of endless possibility if we support each other and Together we can look our arms and stand with pride, as we are the voices and vessels to support vulnerable communities around the globe With our skills and talent.

Speaker 1:

That was perfect. I'm just going to end on that. That was perfect. Thank you so much for being with us today.

Speaker 2:

Thank, you so much. I really appreciate it. It was lovely meeting you as well. Thank you so much for supporting us with our book. Thank you so much for giving us these opportunities People like you who are taking action. You are a change maker because you are creating a change and you make this world a better place. I really thank you. Thank you so much.

Speaker 1:

Thank you. That means a lot to me. Thank you so much. Have an amazing trip and we will keep supporting you. I want to have you back at some point, whenever you can speak to us. Yes, and please keep in touch with us. Let us know what you are doing and how we can help you. And yes, thank you again.

Speaker 2:

Yes, so if anybody wants to join us in Philippines, we are going to send you all the details as well. We are going to be a wonderful, amazing opportunity to create a change and meet people, and then we can offer a good course, and then we can learn from each other, and this is how we change the world. Like I always say, we are the change through our action, our mindset, and because it's not about who you are it's about what you do. Thank you once again.

Speaker 1:

Thank you, thank you so much. I will look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you so much. Thank you so much.

Speaker 2:

Thank you Thank you so much, thank you so much, thank you so much, thank you, thank you.

Speaker 1:

Thank you so much for being with us today. I am really touched and honored what a powerful, powerful podcast this one was, and I am so grateful again that Dr Maka could actually make the time to be here and share her insight and what she's doing. Again, all the links will be in the description of the podcast. I highly recommend. If there's something you can do, please reach out to her. I'm sure there's some corner of the world that could definitely use your gifts and can be an asset to what she is doing. I will look forward to seeing you guys very soon and remember, the most courageous thing you can do is be yourself, and I will see you guys next week. Bye, bye.

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