Episode 177 – Value In Your Voice With Ashaala Shanae
Episode sponsored by DiverseChurchJobs.com
Many of those in our Tribe, Wisdom Walkers, are Communicators, Speakers, Pastors, Podcasts Host, and more – their voice is their instrument and in some cases, their most valuable tool.
To empower them, provide wisdom, and raise an often silent discussion, our host Christopher J Harris welcomed Ms Ashaala Shanae, an International Gospel Recording Artist, Celebrity Vocal Health Expert and Pedagogy Performance Coach, Mental Health Advocate, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Purpose Coach for Creatives.
Ashaala Shanae is the Creative Director and CEO of The Music and Arts Healing Institute (aka The M.A.H.I.), located in Miami, Florida. Through The M.A.H.I., Ashaala has attained over 18 years of professional and educational study, as well as music industry experience, and has worked with notable influencers, artists, labels, producers, and clinicians on a national and international level. A highlight of her professional career involves the launch of The M.A.H.I. Pro-Voice Masters Affiliate Network and Online Certification courses, in which Ashaala has been able to credibly certify vocal coaches from all over the world, as well as mentor creatives seeking career and financial stability through entrepreneurship.
Ashaala is a member of The Grammys™ Recording Academy, the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS), and an affiliate of The Voice Foundation. She has been featured in media outlets such as Blackdoctors.org, ‘Get Up Mornings’ with Erica Campbell, ShoutOut Miami, Root Magazine, VoyageMIA, Elev8 Magazine, and many others. She has also appeared on The Grammys on CBS, Starz Network, Telemundo, Univision, and BET. She has either vocally coached, produced, arranged, worked with, and/or traveled the world as a professional touring backing vocalist for celebrities and recording artists in various genres such as: Patti LaBelle, the late Betty Wright, Jon Secada, Queen Latifah, Yolanda Adams, Martha Munizzi, Jonathan Nelson, Todd Galberth, KJ Scriven, Q Parker from Bad Boy’s 90’s RnB band, 112, and 2020 Grammy Nominated Recording Artists, Tarriona “Tank” Ball from the acclaimed New Orleans Band, ‘Tank and The Bangas’. Being bilingual has also afforded Ashaala the opportunity to work and partner with major label Latin Artists such as Grammy-nominated, Universal Music Latin Recording Artist, Manu Manzo; Latin Grammy Nominated and award-winning Latin Sensation, Natti Natasha, Warner Music Group Latin Artist, Pitingo, Sony Music and Latin Pop Recording Artist, Carla Mauri, Universal Music – Italian Model, Entertainer, and Television Personality, Elettra Lamborghini, as well as a plethora of others.
As a Mental Health Advocate, Ashaala is the Founder and President of LOVESTRUCK, Inc., a faith-community based non-profit organization that provides viable counseling and psychotherapy resources, programs, and community accountability to creatives challenged with suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and other mental and emotional health stressors. As a Singer-Songwriter, Ashaala has released musical works such as her album, Matters of the Heart, as well as an international single, ”Big God,” which features Award Winning Gospel Reggae Icon, Papa San. Both Matters of the Heart and “Big God” are available worldwide on all digital retail outlets, including iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Google Play. Ashaala is soon to release new music in early 2021 and has launched her first Vocal Health Instructor Certification Online Course for aspiring Vocal Coaches as well as her anticipated upcoming books, The Business of Vocal Coaching – Ten (10) Keys Every Aspiring Vocal Coach Should Know and The 4 M’s to Six Figures for Creative Entrepreneurs.
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Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop’s Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He’s served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He’s an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of DiverseChurchJobs.com, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.
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