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The Gina Duke Show, Leadership Coach, Christian Leader, Women’s Ministry Mentor, Human Resources Consultant, Business Strategies, Boss

Gina Duke, Leadership Coach, Female Business Leader, Transformational Leader, Human Resources Executive, Safety Professional, Women’s Ministry Leader, Christian Thought Leader, Operations Trainer, Organizational Leader, Guru

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I help Christian women grown in faith, order and influence as a leader. Do you consider yourself a faith-filled female leader, but feel more like everything is running amuck? Do you long to get it together – your home, your calendar, your work flow, but just need a good framework to bring it altogether? Have you decided that you are no longer available for being stuck - in your mind, in your emotions, in your career, and are looking for a colleague to come alongside you? Because that’s me, g ...
 
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Hi Smooches! We’re doing our part for capitalism by giving you the best bookish, romance-inspired and Smooch-tailored gift guide we could come up with for the holidays. There are romance novels. There’s a cookbook. There’s tech. There’s tarot. There are craft projects. There is money flying out of your wallet and buying the love and devotion of the…
 
Hi Smooches! I am so nervous to upload this episode, because I’m afraid that I hate something a lot of you love. Meg and I recap the classic romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail,” and it made me mad. If you love this movie, please, forgive us. We still love YOU!Where to find usWebsite: www.makeoutalreadypod.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeo…
 
Hi Smooches! We’re getting the other side of the story in that whole Romeo and Juliet drama. We’re recapping the Hulu original “Rosaline.” Shakespeare was definitely a messy bitch, and we think he’d approve of this classic/modern mash-up. Spoilers ahead. Where to find us Website: www.makeoutalreadypod.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeou…
 
Hi Smooches! Today we have a special guest, Katie, who recommended the game Arcade Spirits to us, about the visual novel and other romance-themed games. If you played The Sims just to get them to “woo-hoo!” your wallet might feel lighter after this episode. We talk console games, freemium phone games, and choose-your-own-adventure books. And Meg gi…
 
All good things must come to an end, including spooky season. But we are ending this one with a bang — in the mirror, with a sexy vampire who doesn’t have a reflection. We’re recapping “Blood Moon” by Jillian Graves. It’s a short little novella full of business misunderstandings, spelled cocktails, badass witches and strange creatures. Spoilers ahe…
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, we get something Meg and I have been begging for: a monster romance where a heroine is the monster! Our horror hoe Deanna is back to recap the 2014 movie “Spring” starring Nadia Hilker and Lou Taylor Pucci. I read full spoilers before watching this movie because that’s the only way I can engage with horror movies, and …
 
Hi Smooches! For our next spooky season recap, we’re covering “The Dark King” by Gina L. Maxwell. It’s the first in a new urban fantasy series called “Deviant Kings” about fae royalty ruling Las Vegas. Content warning that this book includes one BDSM scene (among several scenes) that’s dubious consent. We also invite you to prepare for our next rec…
 
Hi Smooches! We’re back and we’re kicking off spooky season with an in-depth analysis of “Don’t Worry Darling.” We go to some dark corners of the Internet to learn about cultural themes we spotted in the movie, including alpha males and tradwives. We discuss the successes and failures of the movie in getting its message across, and conclude that th…
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, we’re recapping Alicia Thompson’s “Love in the Time of Serial Killers.” It’s got grumpy/sunshine vibes with a prickly heroine returning to her hometown and struggling to finish her dissertation on true crime, and the sweet elementary school music teacher next door who she thinks might be a serial killer. We are taking …
 
Where to find usWebsite: www.makeoutalreadypod.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=enTwitter: https://twitter.com/makeout_alreadyTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makeoutalreadypodMerch: https://make-out-already.creator-spring.comLiz’s author socials: https://twitter.com/ellediazromancehttps://www.instagram.com/ellediazroman…
 
Hi, smooches! On this episode, Meg and Mr. Meg talk about one of the greatest romantic comedies OF ALL TIME: Love & Basketball (2000). We recap the plot in extreme detail and laugh a lot along the way. Spoilers ahead, but honestly the movie has been out for 22 years so get over it.You can visit us at http://www.makeoutalreadypod.com. You can also f…
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, we are recapping the Netflix movie “Wedding Season.” We’ve got a driven career woman trying to save the world, an MIT alum currently figuring his life out, meddling parents who are quick to make dating profiles for their kids behind their backs, and a summer booked with wedding invitations. They decide to fake date to …
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, Meg tells me all about the show “Heartstopper” on Netflix, and we talk about a lot of the stuff currently happening in entertainment that would necessitate a boost of serotonin from a show such as this. This episode is uploading later on Tuesday than it usually does, because I literally forgot what day it was. It’s bee…
 
Hi Smooches! We are recapping “Good Luck To You, Leo Grande,” a movie on Hulu starring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack as a retired schoolteacher who desperately needs her back blown out, and the escort who is up for the challenge. It’s earnest, intimate, and, spoiler alert, not a romance because there is no HEA with the couple together. We still…
 
You’re listening to Make Out Already, a podcast about romance novels, movies and anything with an HEA. Today Meg and I are talking about what we’ve been reading apart from each other. We do episodes like this regularly, but for some reason we were just in a silly goofy mood this time, so maybe lower your volume a little bit compared to how you usua…
 
Hola hola, besitos! On this episode, we discuss “A Caribbean Heiress in Paris” by one of our faves, Adriana Herrera. The main thing you should take away from this episode is that someone needs to write a TV show featuring Las Leonas from this series, and the Hell’s Belles from Sarah Maclean’s “Bombshell,” and put them in Lady Danbury’s Den of Iniqu…
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, we’re joined by Danielle Jackson, author of “The Accidental Pinup.” If you’re listening to this episode on the day it’s uploaded, we are one week away from the release of the book, about a Black plus size boudoir photographer who unexpectedly becomes the model for her friend’s lingerie line. The photographer capturing …
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, we have our second, surprise winner from the Romance for Reproductive Justice auction. Shantel of the podcast Drunk Art History, Bitches joins us to talk about romance novels that feature body diversity, whether that’s in depictions of weight, disability, or invisible illnesses. We loved digging into this topic, and wa…
 
Hi Smooches. This episode is chaotic. We spend the first 10 minutes or so talking about SCOTUS, so if you need to skip it for mental health reasons, we don’t blame you. After we pour ourselves some daytime cocktails, we recap Book Lovers by Emily Henry. If you’ve listened to our episodes on Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation, you can already…
 
Hi Smooches! We have such a treat today. We are joined by Genevieve, who won our listing in the Romance for Reproductive Justice auction with her incredibly generous donation. She asked us to recap “The Ex Talk” by Rachel Lynn Solomon, and we loved this book! We talk about weaponizing incompetence against misogynists, humiliating ourselves via soci…
 
In honor of the recent and very exciting casting news about the RWRB movie adaptation (!) we are rereleasing our very first episode ever! We love you, smooches!Welcome to the Make Out Already recap and review of Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. On this episode, we talk about why we chose a male/male romance for our first episode, give …
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, the always fun bawdy broad of our hearts Eve Dangerfield is back. We’re talking about her latest release, First and Forever, and there are spoilers so if you want to skip them completely, skip to about 14 minutes, when we introduce the premise of this episode. We’re each going to recommend 3 romances that our current s…
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, we’re recapping a recent release, “It Takes a Villa” by Kilby Blades. It’s a fish out of water story set in Italy that’s reminiscent of Under the Tuscan Sun, and it’s got some enemies to lovers vibes, some mystery, some political intrigue and family drama, and major food porn. Spoilers ahead!Where to find usWebsite: ww…
 
Hi Smooches! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who bid on our guest spot item in the Romance for Reproductive Justice Auction organized by Meet Cute Bookshop. The auction raised $46,350.50 for the National Network of Abortion Funds’ Collective Power Fund. We are so grateful to have been able to be a part of this, and can’t wait to chat wi…
 
Hi, smooches! On this episode, Liz and Meg review and recap the 2022 movie "I Want You Back" starring Jenny Slate and Charlie Day. We give an EXTENSIVE recap and talk about the beauty of two scumbags getting their happy ending. Spoilers ahead!Where to find us—Website: http://www.makeoutalreadypod.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalrea…
 
Hi, smooches! On this episode, famed Other Liz and Meg talk about deeply horny hate boners set against the backdrop of a capitalist hellscape, A.K.A. The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne. We talk about our own hating games, crushing on a$$holes, and the movie adaptation. Spoilers ahead!You can visit us at http://www.makeoutalreadypod.com. You can also …
 
Dearest gentle Smooches! The ladies Meghan, Elizabeth and Deanna have descended upon the ton to discuss the scandals of season 2 of Bridgerton. Where to find us Website: www.makeoutalreadypod.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/makeout_already TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makeoutalreadyp…
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, author Courtney Clark Michaels talks to us across many time zones about her “Pacific Passions” series. Then we all put our beautiful, smutty brains to work dreaming up rom com plots with pairings so good, we fully expect to get hired to write these screenplays. Netflix, you want to turn your situation around? We’ve got…
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, Ruth Hanson, author of “The Railwalkers,” joins us to recap the HBO Max original “Our Flag Means Death.” She schools us on the Golden Age of Piracy and hidden queer history, while we squeal about leather daddy Blackbeard and getting to see an actual queer storyline centered. Where to find usWebsite: www.makeoutalreadyp…
 
Hi Smooches! The wonderful RM Virtues stopped by again, this time to recap the new Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum action rom com “The Lost City.” Grab your neck pillow, put on your sequin jumpsuit, and make sure to pack some emergency cheese. Spoilers ahead!Where to find usWebsite: www.makeoutalreadypod.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ma…
 
Hi Smooches! We have a very cool guest on the podcast today. We spoke with Madeline Thatcher, who is @missmadiejean on TikTok. After the success of documenting her “Summer of Joy,” Madie has a new challenge for herself, and she’s taking us along. Madie wants to become the main character of her story. And she’s doing it amid the backdrop of seven we…
 
The weather only has four seasons, but according to Ecclesiastes 3, the human experience appears to have 28 unique seasons. There are so many nuances to the complexity of our lives we are bound to experience all 28 at some point, and perhaps multiple times. Where are you right now? In this mini planning session, we are acknowledging month-end, and …
 
You may or may not already know this about yourself -- are you a visionary leader? If you are not sure, it may be that you are not. BUT never fear, because I have all the answers - Ha! Well, at least some tips on how to become a visionary leader. Why should you care? Visionary Leaders are always promotable. And in this economy, it's worth noting. W…
 
Hi Smooches! On this mini episode, Meg drones endlessly about how much she loooves "All the Feels" by Olivia Dade, the second book in her Spoiler Alert series. Gushing and spoilers ahead.Follow us on Instagram @makeoutalreadypod and on Twitter @makeout_already. You can also get in touch with us at makeoutalready@gmail.com and on our website, www.ma…
 
You will want to grab your planner for this mini planning session, as we take a peak into April. I've also got a simple tip for keeping you on track all day long regardless of the month! As a free gift for taking part of this LFOI experiment with me, I have a 15-page LFOI Framework Guide so that you can build your own personal framework for a Lifes…
 
You deserve a good ending to your workday Boss-sister! Now Phyllis, the margin you have in your evenings can be managed well, and it will not take away from it being your margin. It will actually optimize it for your benefit. Today, I am sharing my method for managing my nighttime margin. As a free gift for taking part of this LFOI experiment with …
 
Hi Smooches! On this episode, we recap a romance that’s straight out of the AO3 girlies’ wildest dreams. We’re discussing “Spoiler Alert” by Olivia Dade. We were hooked by the art-imitates-life premise and the high stakes of secret identities upon secret identities. Ahem, spoilers ahead.Follow us on Instagram @makeoutalreadypod and on Twitter @make…
 
It's March 10th and I have several monthly reminders for you along with one fun hack for building an awareness campaign that will get you results! As a free gift for taking part of this LFOI experiment with me, I have a 15-page LFOI Framework Guide so that you can build your own personal framework for a Lifestyle of Faith, Order & Influence: https:…
 
Hi Smooches! This week, we weren’t able to work out scheduling to record, so we’re taking a mental health week instead. Next week, we will be back to recap “Spoiler Alert” by Olivia Dade. See you next Tuesday! Follow us on Instagram @makeoutalreadypod and on Twitter @makeout_already. You can also get in touch with us at makeoutalready@gmail.com and…
 
I've spent over 21 years structured prayer journaling, and as such, I have learned so much more about God and prayer. Today, I am sharing one of my best prayer tips. If you feel like God rarely says Yes to you, this episode is going to be life-changing. As a free gift for taking part of this LFOI experiment with me, I have a 15-page LFOI Framework …
 
It's a new month! It's March, and she is so shady! She has come into my neck of the woods like it is full blown Spring! I am NOT mad about it, but I know better! March is packed full of some fun and deep stuff, so let's get after it in this mini planning session. Go grab your planner!!! In this episode, I encourage you to go back and listen to: Epi…
 
These 3 Constants of Every Solid Leader will sustain you through every situation, season and crisis. Its the things that make you worthy of the title of Leader. Without these cornerstone pieces, any leader may fail during the hard days. Today, I share them with you and how Ukraine's President Zelensky is modeling them all for us. Please pray for hi…
 
Hi Smooches! Andie J. Christopher is back! She stopped by to help us recap “Marry Me,” starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, and Maluma. We were all very excited for a big budget rom-com that wasn’t on Netflix. Oh, how was it? Well, um, hmm. This is the first pancake in what will hopefully be a very yummy stack of big budget rom-coms to come. Spoil…
 
Hey Boss-Sister, we are literally marching into a new month - MARCH! And we are taking a peak into what that new month has in store for us. I see a brand new Lenten Season, starting with Ash Wednesday on March 2nd. Now is the time to start planning for this precious time. Lent is a 40 day period (not counting Sundays) from March 2nd through Good Fr…
 
What would it take for your day to get off on the right foot? What if you could hit the ground running in checking off your to-do list at work or at home everyday? I found the secret to this in an unlikely place, and it is serving me well. And I am happy to share it with you! The best part is that I have a new leadership maxim and process to introd…
 
Hey, cupcake! On this episode, we’re recapping “Battle Royal” by Lucy Parker. It’s a seven-tier wedding cake filled with royal scandal, iced with friendly and unfriendly competition, and sprinkled with some sexual tension glitter. This is the most dramatic cozy baking book we’ve ever encountered. Spoilers ahead! Make sure you follow us on Instagram…
 
I am obsessed with having a well-maintained and maintenanced home. While we are killing it in our career, it's tempting to overlook our home, even though, it is our biggest investment. I started a new decluttering schedule last year as part of my LFOI planning and it just paid off for me in a surprising way. This is what adulting looks like - lol. …
 
Hi Smooches! Happy day after Valentine’s Day. We hope you indulged in your version of the perfect day. On this minisode, I’m introducing Meg to my literary girlfriend. In doing so, I’ll give major spoilers for Payback’s A Witch by Lana Harper.Make sure you follow us on Instagram @makeoutalreadypod and on Twitter @makeout_already. You can also get i…
 
You know this has happened to you before - you get all bent out of shape about something that turns out to be frivolous and a waste of your time. I have an easy and biblical way to week out the frivolous thoughts in this episode. It is something the Holy Spirit taught me years ago. As a free gift for taking part of this LFOI experiment with me, I h…
 
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