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The Motherhood Village Podcast

Sep 22, 2022

As a Chaplain, entrepreneur, speaker, advocate, mentor and strategic connector; Vida Kalhor has over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare and business operations and is the owner of Radiance Consulting, where she provides business and professional leadership coaching and accountability for her clients. 

She is also the current Center Director at Amen Clinics in Hollywood; a mental health outpatient center helping patients to improve their brain health.

She has dedicated her time to improve her community by holding various board seats such as the Broward County School Diversity Committee, where she serves by working to improve equity for all students across Broward County Schools. She is also the secretary on the Governing Board of Imagine Charter School, where she works with other board members for student success, she is a board member for the Broward County Health Facility Authority, and she is a member of the Mental Wellness Networking
Alliance (MWNA) working to stop the stigma that is associated with mental health in our community.

The decision to get involved in her community came as a promise to herself when she was 10 years old. Vida came to the United States when she was 10 years old as a 5th grader. She did not speak the language and had to be placed in the ESOL programs at school. She strived very hard to learn the
language and become more independent. During this time, she faced many challenges. Challenges that made her make a promise to herself, that one day she would help others not have to go through what she went through, and she has stood on that promise ever since. 

Vida is an advocate for students, seniors and people struggling with mental health challenges.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The struggles she faced and overcame as a first-time mother.
  • Grieving and mourning the women we were before we had children.
  • The challenges she faced and overcame when she came to the US from Iran.
  • Healing from trauma to be the best you can be for your children. 
  • Informed Consent in Healthcare. 
  • Asking for help and communicating needs to your partner and family. 

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