Ossa Featured Podcaster: Kemir Baker, Host of A Healing Peace
Ossa podcaster Kemir Baker is the host of A Healing Peace podcast and the founder of J-Intelligence Networks, a non-profit that empowers women through a Christian lens by supporting them on their emotional healing journeys. Her mission is to equip women with the community support and education needed to overcome any obstacles in their way to abundance on spiritual and emotional levels.
After experiencing extreme abuse in her younger years and being diagnosed with a learning disability, Kemir cultivated a special relationship with God and was able to overcome her circumstances. She became an IT specialist, using her talents in the technology industry to innovate and improve the digital space. Kemir defied social and cultural obstacles throughout this time by being a woman of color in an industry dominated by men.
Her podcast shares valuable information and insights that Kemir has learned, both in her personal life and through her work with J-Intellgence Networks. Read on for Kemir’s inspirational perspective and listen to A Healing Peace at the links below (leave a review, too!).
A Healing Peace
Tell us what your podcast is about in 3 sentences or less!
Our podcast offers faith-based inspiration to empower women on their emotional healing journeys. We want to remove the stigmas associated with emotional wellness and highlight the benefits of gaining emotional healing. We inspire women to embrace healing to receive peace.
What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?
Circumstances do not have the right or power to prohibit me from living the full life that God has provided!
Jack of all trades, but I will master many!
One thing on your bucket list:
To visit Prague
“Joy” by VaShawn Mitchell
Last text message you sent:
“Also, for your FB work about 30 plus ppl landed on the website!! Thx!!”
What was your first job?
Any unusual hobbies?
Doing puzzles when free time surprises me!
Biggest Pet Peeve
Lack of Integrity
What inspired you to start your podcast?
Inspire others on their healing journeys. I am an overcomer and understand the value of support with tools/resources.
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
I have defied the odds by being a woman in the IT industry. I still work as a Software Architect in the field. In addition to paying the bills, I founded a nonprofit organization called J-Intelligence Networks which is the parent company for my podcast A Healing Peace. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower women to walk in the healing Jesus provides, equipping them through connection and education to live the abundant life God has for them.
What is your show’s USP?
We bridge the gap between counseling/therapeutic resources and Biblical principles to provide a holistic approach in mending the wounds caused by life disappointments and trials. We interview life coaches, social workers, therapists, and everyday people to provide a deeper dive for emotional recovery. In the addition to providing these resources, we emphasize the peace found in our faith. Combining both principles allows long term transformation that most seek but have difficulty in obtaining.
What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?
My greatest challenge is learning how to podcast. I still do not possess a podcast mic due to budget. However, I learned that I can record audio through a video conferencing tool to reduce noise. Learning this trick has been a lifesaver.
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
My favorite episode ended up being two as I interviewed a life coach about walking in worthiness. We had an incredible time discussing the victories that women can have when we understand our worthiness. The life-coach also shed light on my way of thinking in understanding that I can rest in God’s goodness for me. I still appreciate that nugget of wisdom.
What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
I will say learning how to podcast. I never thought I would use this medium to reach women and to share more about my journey in life.
What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
I would like to reach more women. Our content is loaded with great tools and tips to encourage, inspire, renew, and strengthen women. Unfortunately, being new to the podcast community, we have yet to reach the numbers to make the desire impact.
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
The podcast industry has been growing exponential. I would love to see better tagging and search features so that we can be found in midst of this vast industry.
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
Stay consistent. This advice is difficult, as it can be difficult to put out new content consistently with other tasks demanding my time. Nevertheless, I have stuck to implementing the advice.
What is one of the worst pieces of podcast-related advice you have ever received & why?
I have been fortunate enough that I have not received poor advice about podcasting.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts?
Oprah – she is my inspiration. Also, Chrystal Evans Hurst.
Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?
Posting pictures on Facebook. I am not a picture person. But boy, my small followers love seeing me in pictures. Thus, it was a risk for me to do it, but it has reaped the benefit of having engagement for the podcast.
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
I actually really enjoyed your Grow Your Show e-course series. I learned a lot from these modules and have been putting them into practice.
Is there a charity or cause you care about that you would like to share?
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
The feedback that I have received has been extremely powerful. In fact, someone stopped me in the grocery store and asked me if I am A Healing Peace. I was quite surprised. However, she informed me that listening to my podcast gave her the strength to quit her job and to pursue something more fulfilling. She noted her gratitude of us talking about overcoming fears and that our content provided good Biblical principles. The woman made my day!!