Career Conversations

Uniqueka Walcott, CPSM – Host & Producer

Watch the premiere Saturday May 21st at NOON EST

About

My name is Uniqueka (you-knee-cuh) and I live in Orlando, Florida. I have a B.A. in Journalism from Georgia State University by way of Fort Valley State University and Georgia Perimeter College. My first job out of college after many years in retail sales was in the mortage industry. I knew it didn’t fit but, it paid the bills.

Wanting to find something more relevant to the skills I’d honed in over the previous decade, I shifted into A/E/C marketing. Eight years later, I currently work as a Marketing Manger for an environmental firm.

Nonetheless, I have been on a continous quest to put my seemingly random skill set to use in a way that brings me joy for a while. I had one vision but, I’m convinced God has another and the more I surrender to the possibilities the richer my life becomes.

For example, in April 2020, I challenged myself to tackle one of my wild ideas in small bites. I’d host and produce 3 episodes via LinkedIn Live and if I didn’t hate it, I would continue.

I set the bar low and now I’m tackling new adventures every chance I get as the host and producer of Career Conversations with no plans to end the show. It feels like I accepted an invitation to a party just for me each week as I sit with amazing people who share their career journeys with me and the ways their life unfolded differently than the plan they had locked into in their earlier years.

Come to the party. I promise it’s not your typical get a degree, get a spouse and a dog “voila” happy sort of show. I’m creating a living library to inspire aspiring professionals of all ages and backgrounds to live as though their dreams are possible – even in if the journey is wild and scary.

I hope you gain insight, inspiration, and mentors as you enjoy each story we share.

Featured Previous Episodes

professional mariner

Raina J. Barnes is a professional mariner on the Great Lakes of Michigan. She shares her unique journey in this episode of Career Conversations.

Communications ManaGER

Marissa Gallo is a senior communications professional with experience ranging from newspapers and magazines to the architecture and engineering industry.

Manager, GRC TECHNOLOGY

Joseph Aikins (Joey) is a Manager in KPMG’s Advisory practice with years of experience implementing GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) technologies for Fortune 1000 organizations.


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GUIDING INSIGHTS

READING

Reading both books and people are essential to how we view, understand and engage the world. Each episode invites you to a chapter in someone’s life to expand your understanding.

RESILIENCE

True resilience includes rest. Do not buy into the idea that hustling is the only way to be successful.

The more we learn to value and care for ourselves the easier it is to maintain new levels of success.

RELATIONSHIPS

Be intentional about whom you share time and space. The people on many of our episodes are open to connecting and mentoring others. Connect with the people who can offer the blueprint for your aspirations.