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25th February 2021 • She Will Not Be Silenced with Keisha Shields • Keisha Shields
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“Trauma, Insecurity, Fear, and Frustration plays a big role in stopping you from raising your profile.

In this episode, I will be talking about some barriers to raising your profile into high visibility.  If you have not checked out the previous episodes, I encourage you to go back and take a listen, as we talked about high profile visibility and how and why we should focus on that in these next several seasons. 

Let’s dive into this episode and learn more about the barriers in life that could hold you from shifting into high profile visibility.

[00:01 - 04:44] Opening Segment

  • I talk about the topic of this week’s episode.
  • Barriers to high profile intentional visibility 
  • The social-emotional barriers that can affect your finances.
  • The TIFFs
  • Trauma, Insecurity, Fear, and Frustration
  • The TIFFs can keep you in comparison mode.

[04:45 - 17:59] The Childhood Trauma

  • I talk about the childhood experience that could cause you TIFFs.
  • Physical and verbal abuse 
  • This could affect your relationship even as an adult.
  • The psychological and emotional trauma of religion.
  • Strict and stringent beliefs that do not allow you to grow.
  • Witness the abuse of power
  • Religion as a compliance tool against you.
  • I talk about one of my old episodes where I talked about boldly blending your faith and business.
  • Experiencing poverty or not being prioritized financially.
  • Maybe you experienced money was being withheld from you.
  • Being ignored and disregarded.
  • Lack of emotional and psychological safety.
  • Sexually abused.
  • Dealing with death or chronic illness at an early age.

[18:00 - 22:50] Lack of Emotional and Psychological Safety 

  • We tend to isolate ourselves from family, friends, and things that we enjoy.
  • Make you not feel secure in your decisions and response.
  • The fear of judgment.
  • I talk about the benefits of therapy. 
  • When you are ready to raise your profile, I suggest you seek out help from a coach and consultant.
  • Once you acknowledge the barriers, you can navigate yourself into high profile visibility
  • Freedom to create your own expertise and to build your career around the things that actually matter to you.

[22:51 - 25:57] Closing Segment

  • I talk about the importance of finding a coach to build your profile and elevate your visibility.
  • If you are ready to shift and raise your profile, you can reach out to us at, and let’s talk about how we might be able to help you.
  • Get Free complimentary access to my leadership class, ‘She Will Not Be Silenced.’
  • Head over to, enter your first name and your email address, then click the box that says “Yes, send me the audio training, please.” 
  • Final words.

Tweetable Quotes:

“When we lack emotional and psychological safety, we often deal with isolation from our friends and things that matter to us .” - Keisha Shields.

"Once you acknowledge the barriers, you can navigate yourself into high profile visibility.” - Keisha Shields.


“Let’s not let those TIFFs stop you from making the wealth, having the impact and influence that you want.” - Keisha Shields.

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