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BOI Meets Wellness is a wellness podcast that shares stories, celebrations and challenges of building a wellness ritual as BOI. Someone who is Born Obviously Incredible.

Host Evolve Benton shares weekly well-being tips and interviews incredible people about their journeys.

A new episode drops every Friday. 

We talk Money, Mindset and Motivation. 


Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins (DoctorJonPaul) is a professor, national speaker, freelance journalist, thought leader, and media critic who examines the intersections of identity, gender, and race in entertainment. Named Business Equality Magazine’s “Top 40 LGBTQ People Under 40”, their work has been featured on sites like NBC News, Vox, VICE, MTV News, Essence, Out Magazine, TedX, and more.

They have worked on several inclusion projects with top brands like Apple, Disney, Instagram, and the NFL and currently teach about diversity and inclusion at the University of Redlands. They hold a doctorate in educational justice and often write and lecture about what liberation means for queer Black people and how we can help them not just survive but thrive.


[00:01 – 03:09] Opening Segment

  • Updates about Speaking 4 Profit Academy
  • I introduce our guest, Jonathan P. Higgins, a.k.a. DoctorJonPaul

[03:09 – 05:19] Amplify Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs

  • Today’s spotlight is Rene Miranda’s #sacredlovewaistbeads. Follow her on Instagram @sacredlovewaistbeads

[05:20 – 06:09] Wellness Tip of the Week

  • Just sit within some self-reflection. Have a moment, meditate, and ask yourself self-reflection questions.

[06:10 – 10:13] Introductions

  • Jon introduces themself
  • What keeps them busy during this pandemic
  • “Everything I do always comes back to Beyoncé”

[10:14 – 19:13] DoctorJonPaul’s Story

  • Jon shares their story
    • Their parents divorced when they were still young
    • What growing up in the ’90s was like for Jon
  • Jon talks about their gratitude list. The people that make their life incredible.

[19:14 – 33:46] The Pivot

  • Changing their career from doing social justice work into working in the media industry
  • What makes him “DoctorJonPaul”
  • Jon’s advice for the people interested in getting into diversity, equity, and inclusion work

[33:47 – 40:19] DoctorJonPaul as a Speaker

  • Jon talks about their speaking engagements
  • Interested in hiring DoctorJonPaul as a speaker for your event? Visit his website to know more. See the link below.

[40:20 – 46:04] Admiring Queen B

  • Why do you love Beyoncé?
    • Jon expresses their love for Beyoncé

[46:05 - 48:20] Closing Segment

  • Get in touch with DoctorJonPaul. See the links below.
  • Final thoughts for the listeners


Tweetable Quotes:

“We can talk for days but if you are not about that action, save the conversation cause you’re wasting your breath.” – DoctorJonPaul

“I have to remind myself daily that their journey is their journey. How they do their work is how they do their work and how you do your work needs to be the way that you do it for you so you can sleep well at night.” – DoctorJonPaul

“Not everything needs to be a battle.” – DoctorJonPaul


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