The Best Woman Podcast is an experience. Each week Alisha Curry Waker will discuss strategies to help women discover their brilliance and support the brilliance of other women. The discussions will focus on helping women discover ways to overcome those things that have been holding you back and keeping you stuck. Alisha will use her over 20 years of experience as a therapist and coach in addition to interviewing guests who have struggled in their past in either relationship, financial, spiritual or personal issues and have them share the steps they’ve taken to overcome those obstacles. This podcast is for the:

• Quiet woman who has a lot to offer the world, but fear is standing in your way

• Successful woman who lives life boldly, but struggles with being vulnerable in relationships

• Loving mom who wants to see your child successful, but has lost your life in the process

• Married woman who wants to divorce proof your marriage

• Woman who has lost her way spiritually and wants to find her way back

Alisha Curry Walker has over 20 years experience as a therapist and a coach working in non- profits and private practice providing counseling for women, teens, families, couples, and educators. Alisha founded a non-profit to empower women at the beginning of her career. Over three years ago, she wrote a book for couples entitled, I Love Being Married: A Guide to Divorceproof Your Marriage. She was a relationship expert on a popular TLC show, an online relationship academy and various conferences and retreats. She has trained hundreds of educators on the necessary benefits of self-care. In her career, Alisha has counseled thousands through individual, family, marriage and group counseling.

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In this episode, I interview Kim Bearden the cofounder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the highly-acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, an innovative middle school and educator training facility in Atlanta. Over the past ten years, over 48,000 educators from around the world have visited Kim’s classroom and have attended her workshops to learn better ways to engage students, promote academic rigor, and create a climate and culture that promotes success.

In 2016, Kim was honored at the White House for being inducted into to the National Teachers Hall of Fame. She was selected from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American Teacher Awards Outstanding Middle School Humanities Teacher.

Over the past thirty-one years, she has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer, and middle school principal.  Kim’s first book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, made several bestseller lists.

Kim resides in a suburb of Atlanta with her husband Scotty and her three sons. Her married daughter Madison lives close by.

In the interview, Kim shares her journey from betrayal to forgiveness. She shares how she had to get over the illusion of perfectionism and hiding her issues and allowing someone to help her even when she didn’t have the words to articulate her hurt. 

Kim shares several nuggets of hope for women who may be going through something similar to what she’s experienced, which are:

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To connect with Alisha,

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Facebook – Alisha C Walker LPC

Twitter – @alishacwalker 


To connect with Kim,

Facebook – Kim Bearden

Twitter – @kimbearden

Instagram – kimbearden

Website – Please visit the website to  learn more about The Ron Clark Academy, register for a teacher visitation or to purchase Kim’s book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me