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Treadwell: Proper Paths, founded in 2010 by Lauren L. Breland (Proper), is a consulting company that specializes in personal development and human services administration. Proper Paths has developed, facilitated, and managed programs in career development, civil rights, education, foster care, mentoring/advocacy, and parenting. “Inspiring A Human In Being,” is Proper Paths’ tagline and is derived from Lauren’s passion to reach, receive, and revive a person’s thoughts and actions through self-reflection and discovery. Any person that crosses Lauren’s path is uplifted through her charm, fearlessness, and wisdom. Her conviction and zest for life can captivate any audience, big or small. Whether it be consulting, hosting, motivational speaking, or spoken word, Proper Paths has something to offer to everyone.

Workshops and Speaker Topics: 

  • Building Solid Service Programs

  • Community Canvassing 

  • Inspiring A Human In Being

  • Molding Mentors 

  • Superior Service Delivery Techniques 

  • The U.S. Peace Corps Experience

  • Ultimate Volunteer Experience



Live autobiography examined from diverse perspectives of reflecting on successes and life-changing challenges. Led by Proper, of Treadwell: Proper Paths, the podcast links past experiences with current life circumstances. Each week targets a dash of Proper’s lifeline through comprehensive, stimulating discussions and empathetic humor. Guest interviews explore topics ranging from relationships, education, careers, mental health and travel, to social scenes providing refreshing perspectives and information capturing listener’s engagement, introspection, actions and entertainment. Each show will include one of our team members, covering a specific angle of the show's topic—from historical value to cultural connection to intergenerational exchange—and linking the value of networks created from life’s interactions for listeners to learn.  


The Team:

  • Delmar Obaji aka Omega: first generation American born of West African heritage. His brash, in-your-face, honest opinion born out of years as a hip-hop artist and battle rapper are equally intellectual and tongue-in-cheek. His 'reality check' spin on topics will heat up ya debate tongue to spit fire!

  • Pepsofunny: based in Detroit and known for her segment, "PepTalk," on Rize and Eargasm Radio. She enjoys assisting everyday women step out of their makeup zone via Periscope.

  • TC Williams: owner of DSTRKT events, based in Washington, DC, and was one of the first DMV bloggers to have a weekly column on and

  • King Theo: community activist, Artistic Director, and lead Instructor of SambaFunk! Former King of San Francisco Carnaval, he has taken people on a cultural journey through the diaspora of the funky Carnaval movement.

  • Vintage "Vinnie" Dockett: our engineering extraordinaire!

Demo: Living Autobiography
00:00 / 02:00

“Lauren is animated and full of meaning. Always adding zest. Given her multitude of experiences, and reflective

nature, the zest she adds is full of learnings and wisdom. Lauren is down to Earth, able to relate to most anyone and jive with

almost anything.

— Daniel Rudolph

Fellow Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV)


"I learned so much from watching how you moved and conducted yourself. Since meeting you, I have always remembered and have tried to embody the passion, authenticity, and tenacity that I saw you give day in and day out to serving others."

— Gerren Price

Director of Public Space Operations, Downtown DC Business

Improvement District

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