Zibby Owens, Author & Podcast Host (Moms Don't Have Time To Read): Connecting With Yourself & Others Through Reading & Writing | Ep. 36
In this episode, we sat down with Zibby Owens, author, podcast host and CEO of Moms Don't Have Time To, a media company featuring podcasts, books, and events. Zibby was named "NYC's Top Book-fluencer" and on Oprah's list of top podcasts two years in a row. Zibby shares with us how reading and writing helped her to connect with herself, others and heal during difficult times. She tells us why everyone should be reading daily, even if only for two minutes, and how reading/writing can be a reset, an outlet, and a way to connect with yourself. Zibby shares the personal stories that led her to create the podcast, write her books, and how she was able to help people during the pandemic. Zibby's passion and focus will help you see reading and writing in a whole new light.
Follow Zibby on Instagram @zibbyowens or at zibbyowens.com.
Tiffany Derry, Top Chef Star, Restauranteur & Celebrity Chef on Choosing Success for Yourself & the Importance of Giving Back | Ep. 35
In this episode, we sat down with Tiffany Derry, former Top Chef fan favorite, celebrity chef, and restaurant owner. Tiffany is currently appearing as a guest judge on Season 18 of Top Chef and was a former Top Chef contestant and fan-favorite. We were thrilled to talk with her about her rise to success & the amazing perspective that helped her get there. Tiffany started her career in the kitchen at just 15. Despite the obstacles, she has gone on to become one of the most well-known and loved celebrity chefs. Tiffany talks with us about not having many black female chefs to look up to, and how she had the confidence to push through a male-dominated industry. We talk with Tiffany about her successful restaurants and giving back to her community. Tiffany's perspective and #howshedoesit story will inspire and motivate you.
You can find Tiffany at https://www.tiffanyderryconcepts.com/ or on IG at @mastercheftd
Suzanne Vita Palazzo, CEO of Upper Deck Fitness: Changing Your Mindset for Mental & Physical Health | Ep. 34
We are joined by Suzanne Vita Palazzo, empowerment coach & CEO of Upper Deck Fitness. Suzanne is also the founder of Badass and Beautiful, a blog and podcast aimed at helping people improve themselves. Suzanne believes in mind over matter & shares with us how shifting your mindset can lead to better physical and mental health. We discuss why it's important to self-reflect & think about the reasons behind habits, such as the food we eat, and how we treat ourselves. She shares with us her own journey to success & offers up her perspective on why. you shouldn't view low points as failures.
You can find Suzanne on Instagram at @upperdeckfitness or @badassandbeautiful and on upperdeckfitness.com.
Gail Becker, Founder & CEO of CAULIPOWER, on Taking the Leap & Having Confidence to Pursue Your Path | Ep. 33.
Join us for an inspiring episode with Gail Becker is the Founder and CEO of CAULIPOWER, a company making favorite foods healthier & gluten-free. Her sons’ celiac disease drove her to want to create better options for them and the passing of her uncovered what she felt she had wanted all along - to be an entrepreneur. Gail left a successful corporate job and launched the brand in 2017 - with zero food experience. She shares with us how she took the leap and how she had the strength to keep going even through doubt and the obstacles of having your own business. In this episode, you’ll listen to Gail share how you don’t have to know everything, the importance of building a team around you, not waiting for everything to be perfect in order to follow your path and why you should bet on yourself.
You can find more information about Caulipower by visiting: https://eatcaulipower.com/ Follow Gail on social media at @CAULIPOWER and @gailbecker.
Joelle Jarvis, Personal Coach, on Changing Your Mindset, Developing Resilience & Creating Meaning | Ep. 32
In this episode, we are joined by Joelle Jarvis, personal & executive coach, as well as the CEO of The Mindset Partnership. Joelle was a Master Trainer and Leadership Faculty member for Tony Robbins for years and developed his onsite coaching program. She uses that knowledge today to deliver coaching programs for exceptional leaders. She has personally delivered over 10,000 hours of one-on-one coaching to individuals around the world. You'll want to grab a pen and paper as you listen because Joelle shares tangible tips that you can put to use now to change your mindset and perspective on success, failure, and life events. Using her own story as an example, Joelle will inspire you to see that there is no "when" but rather 'right now.'
You can find Joelle by visiting her at www.mindsetpartnership.com
Michelle Silverthorn, Diversity & Inclusion Expert, on Authentic Culture Change & Eliminating Bias | Ep. 31
In this episode, we are joined by Michelle Silverthorn, Founder, and CEO of Inclusion Nation, where she helps companies and organizations ensure that the workplace is inclusive & authentic. Michelle is a recognized organizational diversity expert and speaker. Michelle is a TEDx speaker and author of the book, Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good. This episode was filmed the day after the horrific spa shootings in the Atlanta area, resulting in the death of 8 people, of whom 6 were Asian women. Michelle gives us her take on this event, helps us break down race, representation, and bias in our country, and shares why we need to start having honest conversations in order to make real change.
Michelle E. Dickinson, Mental Health Advocate: Tuning Into Your Mental Health Needs & Reducing Stigma | Ep. 30
In this episode, we chat with Michelle E. Dickinson - mental health advocate, TED speaker, and published author of the memoir entitled 'Breaking Into My Life.' Michelle shares her personal journey after years of being a child caregiver, living with and loving a mother with bipolar disorder. Michelle has gone on a journey of self-healing and has spent years trying to educate others on mental health. Her goal is to eradicate the stigma and help others have more compassion and open conversations. Listen in as Michelle shares with us how to tune into your own mental health, what steps to take if you are concerned about your mental health, and how a simple 3-minute meditation practice can help you be more aware of your mind & body.
You can find Michelle at: https://www.michelleedickinson.com/
Nataly Kogan, CEO of Happier, on the Practice of Being Happy, Gratitude and Boosting Well-Being | Ep. 29
In this episode, we are tackling the idea of what it really means to be happy with the help from our guest, author & speaker, Nataly Kogan. Nataly is the founder & CEO of Happier, a global learning platform & app that helps people become happier with their lives. Nataly helps us to shift our understanding of what happiness is, seeing it as a skill that we can learn, rather than a state of being. Nataly offers up practical tips that you can put into practice immediately in your daily life so that you can stop struggling and start thriving. She talks about emotional fitness and gratitude. Once you start listening to Nataly, you'll understand why she's been featured by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Dr. Oz Show. She is the author of the acclaimed book, Happier Now and a sought-after speaker.
You can visit her website at https://www.happier.com/ to stay connected and learn more! On IG: @natalykogan
Laura Berman-Fortgang, Personal Coach, on Discovering Your Life Blueprint, Purpose & Career Satisfaction | Ep. 28
In today's episode, we sat down with Laura Berman Fortgang, a pioneer in the personal coaching field. Laura is an executive & personal coach to business owners and individuals. Laura has appeared on Oprah, NBC’s Today, Good Morning America, and CNN - to name a few. Laura shares with us how to discover what your "life blueprint" is and how to avoid letting fear drive your decisions. Listen as she shares how to maneuver towards career satisfaction and explains how to "analyze the upset" so that you spend less time on the things that don't serve you.
You can view Laura's amazing TED Talk here, where she will help you discover how to find your dream job. Visit her on https://laurabermanfortgang.com/
Sophia Herzog, Paralympic Silver Medalist Swimmer, on Motivation, Mentorship & Becoming a Champion | Ep. 27
Join us today for Episode 27, featuring Sophia Herzog, a champion swimmer and 2016 Paralympic Silver medalist. Sophia, born with a rare form of dwarfism, discusses her impressive swimming career, how she got started, and her current training schedule for the 2021 games in Tokyo. Sophia shares how she stays motivated to train and what it like having her plans halted last year by the pandemic. You won't want to miss this inspiring story and the advice Sophia has for women & the next generation of champions.
You can find Sophia on IG at @sophiaherzog
Linda Descano: Finding Purpose, Intention and Constructing Meaningful Conversations | Ep. 26
This week we were joined by Linda Decano, executive leader and communications strategist. Linda serves as Executive Vice President for Red Havas, a global agency that specializes in merged media. Linda's career and accomplishments are impressive and she shares with us her story of success, along with how her mantra to "propel with purpose" helped her to where she is today. Linda offers her perspective relating to others, having meaningful conversations and the importance of 'extending a hand back,' as you move forward, to help those following in your footsteps. Linda also shares the daily practices that help her live a life of intention and gratitude. You can follow Linda on IG at @lindadesx, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Stephanie Hanrahan, Labeled & Loved Podcast: Living Beyond Labels & Being Your Authentic Self | Ep. 25
Get ready to be inspired by this week's guest! Stephanie Hanrahan is a writer, speaker, and public figure who achieved viral success after making her private journal public, revealing her true self. Since then, she has not looked back and makes no apologies for sharing her true story. Her journey is that of a wife to a husband with a serious, chronic heart condition, a mother to two beautiful children with autism, and a woman who is here to tell the truth. Stephanie offers insight into how you can live a life beyond the labels, how to step outside a comfort zone and reveal the real you. Stephanie has her own podcast, Labeled & Loved and you can find out more about her on her website, Tinkles in her Pants. IG: @tinklesinherpants.
Renae Bluitt: Stories of Black Female Entrepreneurs & Netflix Film 'She Did That' | Ep. 24
In this episode, we sat down with Renae Bluitt, storyteller, entrepreneur, and filmmaker, who serves as an advocate for Black women's representation in media. Renae shares with us the valuable insight and passion behind her first film as Creator and Executive Producer, 'She Did That,' which is currently streaming on Netflix. The film offers an up-close and personal look at Black women entrepreneurs, addresses topics like the funding gap for women of color. Renae is also the voice behind the blog, ‘In Her Shoes,' which features Black women who are leaving their mark on the world and paving the path for generations to come.
You find Renae at renaebluitt.com or IG at @iamrenaebluitt.
Sarah Centrella, Bestselling Author & Master Life Coach on Manifesting the Life You Want with #Futureboards | Ep. 23
In this week’s episode, we talk to Sarah Centrella, the 2x #1 best-selling author of the books; Hustle Believe Receive and #FutureBoards, and a master life coach. You’ll hear how a text message imploded her world and how it inspired Sarah to discover that the life she had always wanted was within her reach. Sarah drops a lot of knowledge & tangible tips in this episode - so grab a pen & paper. Sarah believes that #FutureBoards can literally change your life and gives us some great first steps to get started.
You can catch Sarah on her podcast The Sarah Centrella Show or on Instagram at @SarahCentrella. Visit SarahCentrella.com for more info!
Kelly Hoey, Speaker & Author of Build Your Dream Network: Strategies for Building Meaningful Connections & Creating a Supportive Network | Ep. 22
Kelly Hoey, speaker, author of Build Your Dream Network, and podcast host, joins us this week to talk about building a supportive social network. Kelly addresses the frustrations and challenges of social networking. You'll learn what you are doing right and what you might be doing wrong. She offers some executable tips on how to build a network that will 'have your back' and the steps it takes to get there. In these times, having an online, social network can be important, so the skills in this episode apply to any career or industry.
You can find Kelly at https://jkellyhoey.co/ and on social at @jkellyhoey.
Mahisha Dellinger, Star of OWN's Mind Your Business & CEO of CURLS, Talks Success & Paying it Forward | Ep. 21
In this episode, we sat down with Mahisha Dellinger, the CEO and Founder of the natural hair care line, CURLS, and the host of OWN Network's Mind Your Business with Mahisha. Mahisha shares the story of her own road from poverty to next-level success and what it took to become a pioneer in the natural hair care industry despite a thousand no's. Hear how she has turned her experience into an opportunity to help other Black women and girls in their own entrepreneurial efforts with Black Girls Making Millions Academy. Listen in as we talk about what it takes to reach your goals with grit and perseverance and the power of giving back along the way. You can find Mahisha at @mahisha_dellinger & @curls. or at curls.biz.
Annaliese Nock, Female Daredevil & America's Got Talent Star, on Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling | Ep. 20
We sat down with the amazing Annaliese Nock, an 8th generation female daredevil who has appeared on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. She is the daughter of Bello Nock, a Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Performer, with whom she performs. Annaliese shares insight into the determination, strength, and mindset that it takes to perform death-defying stunts, such as on the Wheel of Death. At just 24 years old, this Guinness World Record holder has challenged the norms in a male-dominated field. She talks with us about breaking through the glass ceiling and her mission to encourage girls to pursue their own daring dreams. You will be inspired by her advice and find her wise beyond her years. You can find Annaliese on all social platforms at @DareDaughter and at DareDaughter.com.
Eve Rodsky, Bestselling Author of Fair Play, on Invisible Work & Rebalancing Responsibilities for Women | Ep. 19
Eve Rodsky talks about the invisible work and inequitable balance that women tend to carry inside the home, whether they work outside the home or not. She shares her inspiration for her book, New York Times BestSeller, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), which caught the eye and praise of actress Reese Witherspoon and her company, Hello Sunshine. You will hear about the raw moment Eve realized her own life and work balance needed to change and how she became her own first client. Through truthful, and often funny, stories, Eve shares how Fair Play came to be, why it works and how communication and consistent practice are at the core of changing this societal issue. This conversation will inspire and, perhaps, challenge your own beliefs. Learn more at everodssky.com and on IG at: @everodsky
Actress Kelly Rutherford: From Gossip Girl to Finding Self-Awareness & Overcoming Challenges | Ep. 18
In this episode, we sat down with actress, mother, advocate and speaker, Kelly Rutherford. You may know Kelly from her roles in Gossip Girl, Generations, Pretty Little Liars, Melrose Place, Dynasty, and many more throughout her long and successful career. We enjoyed a meaningful conversation with Kelly about her accomplishments, advocacy, and overcoming obstacles with grace and fortitude. She shares her thoughts on love, achieving self-awareness, and will inspire you to reflect on the way you view your own thoughts and feelings.
Follow Kelly on Instagram: @kellyrutherford
Kelly Rippon, Mother to Adam Rippon, on Raising Champions | Ep. 17
Join us as we sit down with Kelly Rippon about raising champions. She shares her parenting experiences as a single mom, motivational, speaker, and author. Kelly's oldest son, Adam Rippon won the bronze medal for figure skating in the 2018 Winter Olympics. She was often asked how she raised confident and driven children, which inspired her to write her book, Parent Up. Kelly's parenting philosophy is simple, yet inspiring, and you'll hear how she put into practice that a parent has the chance to be the most significant influence in a child's life, how she came about her own self-awareness and the core principles of parenthood, which she believes, has not changed much over time. You can find more information at KellyRippon.com or on IG at @KRippon.
Lisa Price, Founder of Carol's Daughter: From Baby Jars to Beauty Bars | Ep. 16
Lisa price turned a passion project she started out of her Brooklyn apartment into the national beauty brand, Carol's Daughter. She launched herself into a new full-time career, far outside her old job in the television industry. In this episode, you'll hear how Lisa credits her mother, Carol, with inspiring and supporting her to start selling her products in the early 90's, leading to a loyal base of customers, which would go onto include Oprah and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Hear as we talk about how a dream born in a kitchen turned into one of the most successful multi-cultural hair and beauty lines in the country.
Follow Lisa on Instagram at @iamlisaprice; Carol's Daughter Website, carolsdaughter.com & on IG at @Carolsdaughter.
Season 2: New Episode Sneak Peek with Lisa Price
We return with new episodes next Tuesday, January 5th. Listen in on a sneak peek from our very first episode of the season - a conversation with Lisa Price, CEO & Founder of Carol's daughter, a natural haircare, skincare, and beauty line.
Lisa's story and perspective is inspiring, making this a great episode to kick off the new year.. Be sure to listen in next week. Happy New Year!
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Wrapping up Season 1: Short Hiatus & Season 2
We will be taking a short hiatus during the holidays and will return with Season 2 beginning on January 5, 2021. Listen in for a brief update from host, Aliza Freud, as we share our thoughts on the success and takeaways from Season 1. We announce the start of Season 2, where we hope to dive deeper into the stories of real women with inspiring experiences.
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Erin Gallagher on Rebuilding a Broken System - Pursuing Equality Through Leadership | Ep. 15
Our guest this episode, Erin Gallagher, is a founding partner of Have Her Back, a consultancy that works with companies to change their culture and tackle equality for all. In early June, social media saw well-intended brand & company messages about #BLM. But six months later, how are leaders tracking on promises they made? What is good intention without actionable change? Erin shares that change can sometimes be lengthy, costly and uncomfortable, but in her own words, we have to walk through it. She is passionate about making the workplace better for women and people of color - but it’s not just talk, she walks the walk. Join us to find out how. Instagram: @ErinGoGallagher & Visit Have Her Back at: www.haveherback.com/
Cate Luzio on Finding Your Seat at the Table: Empowering Women in Business | Ep. 14
This week's guest is Cate Luzio, founder and CEO of Luminary. Cate recognized that good mentors helped her excel during her 20 years in financial services, but found that most women lacked that support. This, combined with her passion to invest in talent, inspired her to start Luminary, a collaboration hub for women to develop, network, and connect. Can we change the workplace culture that derails women's success? Is a "piece of the pie" mindset holding us back? How do we collaborate rather than compete? We're talking all this and more on this episode of How She Does It.
IG: @CateLuzio Website: https://www.luminary-
Dorinda Walker on Championing Change - Forgiveness and Rising Above | Ep. 13
Our conversation with Dorinda Walker is a must-listen, inspiring story of change. and determination. Dorinda, is the author of the book, "Protected by Purpose," marketer, change agent & CEO of Cultural Solutions Group. She shares with us her incredible story of resilience, hard work, determination and forgiveness. Rising up from a difficult childhood, Dorinda changed her own life and found a passion for helping others. Learn how you can find your own purpose and the strength to make the choices that serve you.
Emily Lynn Paulson: A Sobriety Journey - Wine Culture, Honesty & Recovery | Ep. 12
In this episode, Emily Lynn Paulson, writer, Professional Recovery Coach, and founder of Sober Mom Squad, takes us on her sobriety journey. Emily says she was always able to justify her drinking, but after getting a DUI & realizing how much it was affecting her kids, she knew something had to change. She asks hard questions like, "Are your choices serving you?" and challenges others to examine their coping mechanisms. Her candor will surprise you, and her story will inspire you! Join us to find out #HowSheDoesIt.
Hayley Luckadoo on Getting Back Up: Embracing Failure as Opportunity | Ep. 11
In this episode, we chatted with Hayley Luckadoo, a multi-passionate motivational speaker, marketing coach, and serial entrepreneur. As the owner of Luckadoo Media Co. and host of the Females on Fire Podcast, she is well-equipped to empower other women to reach their goals. She's living her dreams, but this go-getter will be the first to tell you that she's fallen flat on her face a couple times along the way. After having her wedding canceled and college dreams destroyed in the same week, she was forced to change course and embrace a mindset that changed her life. We all need to get over the fear of failure, and Hayley is going to tell us How She Does It!
Website: https://hayleyluckadoo.com/ Instagram:@hayleyluckadoo
Bottling Happiness: One Woman's Unique Beauty Mission with Veronique Gabai | Ep. 10
In this episode, we speak with Veronique Gabai, Founder & CEO of the luxury brand, Veronique Gabai, and former President of Vera Wang and Estée Lauder. Veronique talks to us about her childhood on the coast of France, her passions for nature & culture, and her extensive background in beauty. It has all led up to the launch of her lifelong dream: her own fragrance/jewelry/beauty brand. Through her life and career, it seems like she has managed to bottle happiness, help people express their beauty and she's learned a lot along the way.
Finding Your Purpose: Success & Mentorship with Kim Lawton | Ep. 09
This week, we talk to Kim Pulzinski-Lawton, Co-Founder/CEO of Enthuse Marketing Group & Foundation and Co-Founder/Chief Possibilities Officer of Inspira Marketing. We hear from Kim how she found her path to success and a passion for marketing. We'll dive into how she's using her experience to support female entrepreneurs through education, mentorship, and financial investment.
Visit websites: Enthuse or Inspira Marketing
Instagram: Enthuse | Enthuse Foundation
Enthuse on LinkedIn
Recognizing Your Worth - Finding the 'Courage to Earn' with Brandi Riley | Ep. 08
In this episode, we chat with writer, thought-leader, mother, community builder, and influencer activist, Brandi Riley. She is on a mission to help women realize and ask for their worth. You'll hear how Brandi discovered her own value, developed self-awareness, and set boundaries for herself, professionally and personally. We'll also talk about Brandi's role as a community leader, activist, and champion for women.
Courage to Earn: https://couragetoearn.com/
Mama Knows It All: https://mamaknowsitall.com/
Influencer Toolkit: https://influenceractivisttoolkit.com/
Instagram: @BrandiJeter Twitter: @brandijeter
From L'Oreal to Sought After Social Media Master, How Mimi Banks Does It! | Ep. 07
Join in on our conversation with Mimi Banks, the Founder & CEO of MB Social. We talk with Mimi about her career and what led her to where she is today. From NYC to Paris to LA, Mimi is a powerhouse in the world of social media, yet finds the time to devote her talent and heart to an incredible organization.
Overcoming Obstacles & Thriving as an Entrepreneur with Audrey McClelland | Ep. 06
Audrey McClelland joins us to talk about overcoming life's challenges and finding time for family while being a busy businesswoman. Audrey is the founder of MomGenerations.com, in its 11th year, and the co-founder of Permission to Hustle. She is an expert in social media, a well-known digital influencer, consultant and brand ambassador/spokesperson.
Rewriting the Scripts in Your Head with 'We're Not Weighting' | Ep. 05
In this episode, we talk to Tonya Beauchaine, a Certified Intuitive Eating Coach, and Tracy Vazquez, a Stylist and Body Image Coach. They share their inspiring story, how they are now helping other women to reclaim the inner voice & play a more positive message in their heads. This episode is an important conversation about living free from dieting and the scale and how these inspiring women stopped "weighting" and started living.
Free Reflection Guide HERE | We're Not Weighting: http://werenotweighting.com/ Podcast: http://werenotweighting.com/podcast | IG @werenotweighting
Pursuing Passions & Making a Difference with Denielle Finkelstein | Ep. 04
In this episode, we talk with Denielle Finkelstein, the Co-Founder and President of TOP: The Organic Project. Denielle shares her story about how she took a leap from a successful corporate career, shifting gears to start a feminine care company with her partner. Tune in as she discusses the process of following her passion to start a business that's truly making a difference for women, girls and for the world.
Website & Shop Now: https://toporganicproject.com/
On Social: Instagram | Facebook
Finding Your Path to Happiness with Melanie Notkin | Ep. 03We are joined in this episode by Melanie Notkin, the founder of SAVVY AUNTIE: A Celebration of Modern Aunthood - a multiplatform lifestyle brand. Melanie is a WSJ bestselling author, speaker, and expert on the emerging demographic of childless, often single, women. Join us as we discuss Melanie's success and the different paths women find to achieve happiness. You'll walk away from this conversation realizing that there is no right or wrong path to realize your success and happiness.
Success, Growth, and Balance with Ashleigh Evans | Ep. 02Ashleigh Evans, the inspiring owner of InBooze, talks with us about following through on an idea, starting a business, and adapting to tough times, all while managing growth and change. You'll learn about her unique product, InBooze cocktail infusion kits, and how she balances work and family life.
Check out InBooze Cocktail Infusion Kits: https://inbooze.com/
Balance, Goal Setting & Success with Tabitha Blue | Ep. 01Tabitha Blue, author, influencer, entrepreneur and O! The Oprah Magazine Insider. Best known for her content on Fresh Mommy Blog, Tabitha gives tips for success, goal setting and balancing life. Hear Tabitha share how vision boards can help with your motivation and why having fear is important when it comes to your goals.
Trailer: Introducing SheSpeaks: How She Does It with Host, Aliza FreudLearn more about the launch of SheSpeaks: How She Does It. Join us for conversations with inspiring women who share their stories, advice, and insights about navigating careers, balancing life, and achieving goals. Listen as we learn, through the experiences of each guest. 'how she does it.'