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64 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Rewiring to Find Joy with Keira Poulsen
On today’s episode, we talk about Joy, seeking joy, what happens when joy get interrupted by trauma and rewiring for joy in order to choose joy everyday. Today has been 1-year of “pandemic living” or lockdown and insecurity. The weight of which has left us all living with this collective trauma. Today’s guest is Keira Poulsen, the founder of the Awaken Podcast, is a mother to 5 amazing children. She is also an intuitive, energetic healer and creator. Keira is a spiritual entrepreneurship coach for Lightworkers, healers, change-makers and leaders. She helps women create their soul work and successful businesses derived from their gifts and purpose. Keira believes that now is the time that leaders are awakened and share their light with the world. She is also the founder of Freedom House Publishing Co. where she helps writers and thought leaders become published authors! At Freedom House, she focuses on liberating authors and readers with powerful messages of light! Keira believes that we all have a deep purpose that the world needs. And when we connect up to The Divine and remember our own inner Divinity, we can create massive change in this world. I hope you enjoy this episode and find ways that you too can rewire to find joy!
81 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Celebrating Being CEO
In this episode we celebrate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the people behind these businesses, the mom and pops, the CEOs, the people who are keeping our economy running during these incomprehensible times. Today’s guest is CEO Heidi Reimer Epp of Botanical Paperworks. Heidi and I originally sat down to record this episode about 10 months ago, in the early days of the pandemic. But, it couldn’t be timelier to release this episode then today – when 10 months later we look back on all we have collectively gone through and reflect on the lessons learned. We need to pause and celebrate the CEO – the toughest job in an SME, the burdens we carry and the decisions we need to make to survive: as a company, as individuals and as families. The topics Heidi and I discuss and the wisdom that she shares are relevant today as we navigate this pandemic, still under lock down in many areas, including mine.
38 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Social Media Detox
2021 has had a tumultuous start in some regions - this is a reflection of many deeper issues in our society. This first episode of season 4 of the Fempower podcast discusses why we need to reevaluate our relationship to, and usage of, social media and calls on doing our individual part to address our role in the matrix; how we can regain our self-sovereignty of our information that we consume and contribute online, and the structures that exist to enable you to do just that. As we discuss in this episode, all information for our show is on our website www.fempower.ca along with links to the podcast for listening. You don't need to use a platform other than our 100% owned and operated website to consume our information. We are leading by example of how we can own our information, curate it accordingly and ensure our listeners and readers are able to see our content as is. You get it how it is here, which has always been core to our values - real advice from real women about real life. And there's no better value than authenticity. Thank you for being here and sharing your precious time with us. We'd love to here from you - feel free to message us or email. You can sign up for our mailing list. And as we stand by this new reality which will likely turn into a policy around here very soon, we will be stepping back from distributing content on platforms that we do not wholly own and operate. You can read more about this on our blog at www.fempower.ca
23 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Love, Loss and the Resilience of 2020
Dr. Andrea Kraj reflects on the end of the year 2020, what kept her away from the mic until now and she picks two key words to sum up her take on the year, calling on all to continue to "Love Big Right Now". www.fempower.ca
57 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
The Power of Purpose with Angella Rainford
On today’s episode, we talk about Love and Purpose. It is the season of love afterall, falling just days after St. Valentines Day. I reflect on what love means to me now and what we can make of St. Valentines Day to bring more love into our lives and the world. And somehow this all timely came together with our episode on the power of purpose. There’s a quote that I live by, and I share with you in this episode, about Love, falling in love and how this particular quote fell into my life at a pivotal time and has made all the difference. Today’s guest is fittingly a colleague of mine in the power industry as well! Angella Rainford is doing remarkable work in the solar industry in the Caribbean and it all stems from her deep connection to her own purpose. In this episode we talk about: Community impact Gender impact and inclusion The result of having more female inclusion in power projects The money multiplier effect of local investment How bumps along her way lead to the wisdom she achieved Failure as a reflection point on your purpose Being on the edge as a catalyst for change The skill of scaling back Progress for changing the world Her life growing up in Jamaica The value of steady long-term patience Her next endeavours More at www.fempower.ca
51 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Elevate to Your Authentic Self
Hello 2020! We have been waiting for you! A fresh start to a new decade, a new year and a new you. Well, if not entirely a new you, a refreshed and high vibe version of you! Dr. Andrea Kraj gives her take and advice on the best way to elevate your life with tools and tips that are very practical, while explaining what "vibes" really are when you hear live a "high vibe" life or "good vibes" only from an energetic and scientific point of view, and how this merges in the realm of spirituality. Find out what she has "dived" into this new year and what she means about being bravely imperfect as you set off of elevate your life this year! Enjoy!
52 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
December Monthly Message on Fempower
Bonus content and insight at the top of each month for free for subscribers to the Fempower Insiders Club! Subscribe at INSIDERS and on www.fempower.ca Happy Holidays - this month everyone gets the message in advance! Thanks for being here and listening. Now that you know about us, share this gift with others and spread the joy and the message this season! If you like it, subscribe to our mailing list to get into the free Insiders Club and receive content in advance of regular audiences.
45 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
November Monthly Message on Fempower
Bonus content and insight at the top of each month for free for subscribers to the Fempower Insiders Club! Subscribe at INSIDERS and on www.fempower.ca
92 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
Capitalizing Online Communication with Alyson Shane
A decade ago, I wasn’t so sure that social media would become a real career…at least not given the traditional career path I had taken. When I did start to hear about it as a job, I thought it would be short lived because it seemed so strange – why would you need anyone to post something about what you were doing or thinking online, and more so, why would anyone care to listen?! ….little did I anticipate how dependent we would all become on social media, the enabling power of technology to provide access whenever and however we wanted, and the complete bombardment of platforms available for us to use…so now, it makes complete sense…how else could we possibly keep up! I know because I have multiple platforms and various business and the diversity causes me to spread across all sort of methods of communication and it fascinates me! It even has forced me to find my own voice again and thought me to trust that rather than worry about keeping up with the algorithms or ad words or whatever promotion is changing in real time. It’s amazing that one can be fully empowered to launch a business completely on a platform (although I don’t advise that), but yes, it can happen. There is definitely an art and a science to using social media to effectively communicate your message and today’s episode is dedicated all to it. My friend and communication superstar, Alyson Shane, joins us on the show today to talk all about the ins and outs of communication and social platforms. It’s amazing that she’s been in the game so long, like one of the early adopter of blogging and to hear her story about her life and what lead her to it at such an early age is truly incredible and to see what she has made of it is even more remarkable. Enjoy today’s practical and enlightening episode and let me know when you start your blog too. Join my email list here http://eepurl.com/dwk5qT à you’ll find out why it’s important in today’s show! @dr.andreakraj Here’s a little more about Alyson: Alyson Shane is a writer and business owner from Winnipeg with 17 years’ experience publishing content online. She owns two companies: a digital marketing company called Starling Social, and a start-up that automates social media promotion for events called HeyAlfa. A passionate communicator, Alyson serves as the Communications Director for TEDxWinnipeg and gives dozens of talks and workshops focused on marketing strategy each year. When not volunteering or working, you can typically find her gardening, riding her bike, or hammering away at her laptop over a pint of local craft beer. We Discuss: Communication online – brands, authenticity, feminine traits How to get started with community, bloggers, influencers, writing Cultivating a social following and the time it can take to build it How Alyson left her regular job to launch her business, become fulltime self-employed and then start another startup Alyson’s advice on what platform to be on in social media How to best target your audience online Content creation as an Agency vs. Startup What effective marketing it How to feel comfortable trusting an agency with your social media posts What buyer personas are and why they are important to your online communication Customer service reps vs. sales reps and the information they can provide you How we are adapting to social media as the new reality for communication and the evolution of experiential marketing moving forward How Alyson fell into creating her latest business “Hey Alfa” What makes a great blog and why it’s still important to be blogging in 2020 What a sales funnel is and how it works How Alyson’s childhood challenges lead her to writing and the internet in its golden era Why blogging is still important for your business How your website holds your space in the internet and why this is important How email marketing works How a content calendar can help you prepare How many posts that Alyson recommends to do per month The importance of providing value in what you do How to implement Google Analytics on your website Trends for women in social media The power of authenticity and vulnerability in your messaging The message I shared at a meeting this month that was mildly uncomfortable Alyson’s favourite and most impactful result of her writing to date A side of social media Alyson doesn’t usually see What dreams Alyson is focused on right now What Alyson would tell her younger self today How Alyson defines success Alyson’s latest book recommendations Alyson’s recommendations for self-care
108 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
The Therapeutic Power of Dance with Carmen Romero
Carmen Romero joins me on today’s episode to discuss how dance saved her life; in fact, it saved both of our lives and her daughter’s as well. Carmen, not only is my friend, but also my Flamenco teacher, and so much more. She continues to work as a brain rehabilitation therapist along her dance career. Her story is full of perseverance and passion in the face of tragedy with all the elements to fuel an authentic flamenco story and actually does inspire her performances. But Flamenco is more than that to her – it is her life philosophy. Carmen shares her life story with us and we discuss the importance of celebrating moments, the future of dance as our worlds become more automated with technology and how cross-training with dance has enhanced our professional skill sets in other disciplines; as well as the need to recognize how dance is undervalued in our society and what we need to do about it. I hope you feel the power of this episode and are just as inspired by it as I was, in your journey. Here’s a little more about Carmen: Carmen Romero is known for her powerful performances. The Toronto Star says, “she delivers flamenco with a raw immediacy that is far closer to the source than a lot of the theatrical Spanish dance passed off as authentic." Compañía Carmen Romero is a flamenco dance and music collective based out of Toronto, Canada. Originally founded in 1986 by Carmen Romero as artistic director to Candela Flamenca. Carmen Romero is of Spanish heritage and was raised in Canada. It is remarkable that she has developed a collective of dancers and musicians that went on to perform with the collective, in Europe the United States and Asia. The collective was then an ad hoc group of musicians and dancers who performed primarily at municipal and multicultural events. The collective produced three full-length theatrical flamenco productions: El Embrujo (The Bewitched) (1993), Flamenco Ayer y Hoy (Flamenco Yesterday and Today) (1997) and Carmen Complex (2003). El Embrujo. Flamenco de Ayer y Hoy premiered through Dance Works at the DuMaurier Theatre Centre, Toronto, then toured Canada the United States parts of Europe and Asia until 2002. The collective also created many smaller works such as Luna Llena (Full Moon) (1998), presented at fFIDA: this work competed in the 9th annual Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco at the prestigious Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, Spain. During this event, Compañía Carmen Romero /CANADA was posted on their dressing room and since then the company was renamed Compañía Carmen Romero to reflect the milestone in the collective’s history as it was recognized as an international flamenco dance company representing Canada. Dance International says, "The exclusive focus and depth of Romero’s commitment to the art of flamenco is not just understandable given her family heritage, but somehow fitting and more authentic. She truly belongs to the history of flamenco in a way not easily achieved by non-Spanish dancers." We Discuss: How Carmen overcame her early life suffering as an immigrant in Canada. Her artistic process. Art as Therapy. How creativity gives her an edge in her rehab practice. Her perseverance through multiple tragedies in her family. How she rebuilt her life after she lost everything. How her career as a brain rehabilitation therapist merged with her dance career to help heal her daughters traumatic brain injury. Flamenco as a Life Philosophy, the power of the arts and the understated value of dance. The complex technicality of Flamenco. What dance has given us in the merging of our professional disciplines with our careers in dance. The Brain-body connection. The importance of celebrating moments. Advice Carmen gives on healing your brain and recognizing the power of art in our lives. The future role of dance in a technologically automated world. And so much more! SHOW NOTES: www.fempower.ca Compania Carmen Romero: carmenromero.ca Instagram: companiacarmenromero Facebook: Compania Carmen Romero Andrea’s Dance Company: Enigma Dance Factory www.enigmadancefactory.com
96 minutes | Sep 28, 2019
The Superpower of Storytelling with Sonya Ballantyne
On today’s episode, we have a genuine Superheroine! Sonya Ballantyne is an emerging filmmaker and writer from Misipawistik Cree Nation. Sonya won the 2014 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition at Gimli Film Festival for Crash Site and the 2016 Short Film Pitch at ImagineNative Film Festival with Eagle Girl. She recently spoke at San Diego Comic Con about Indigenous Media Representation. She became interested in film because she wanted to see people like her mother as a starship captain on Star Trek or fighting aliens like Ripley. She wanted a Native hero that existed in the present or in the future, to show us that we made it. Her films put Indigenous girls and women in film genres where they are not traditionally included: horror, sci-fi, fantasy and superhero films. Sonya recently published her first children’s book, Kerri Berry Lynn, about a Cree girl from Misipawistik and her seven pet dogs. She is planning to publish her first graphic novel, a biography about Daphne Odjig, in 2020. Sonya and I first met while we were preparing for our TEDx talk in Winnipeg and I found Sonya to be such an inspiration, a gentle warrior, with a killer sense of humour! I’m so excited that she’s on the show today and that she joins our Fempowered women. Her story is so important and this episode is full of profound wisdom and life experience. Grab a journal because you are going to want to capture those quotes and insights. Enjoy this important and colourful episode and share the message – it’s too good to keep for just yourself 😉 Xox Andrea In this episode we discuss: How we met through TEDx How superheroes helped her journey to being a filmmaker How she used her childhood challenges to save and change the world Her “Why” How she handled online harassment towards her recently How the “sisterhood” of women has helped her Sonya’s thoughts on self-image and overcoming societal pressures Sonya’s perspectives on love, life and learning about who she is and leaving a legacy How Sonya launched her initial film and gets her ideas off the ground How she got into filmmaking when her passion was in writing How she redefines “success” The impact her films are having back home and in her community How she got Mattel to make a Cree Barbie and became a brand ambassador How Sonya has reconnected to her traditional and cultural teachings Our ancestral stories and traditions What Sonya shared about life “on-reserve” vs. “off-reserve” What surprised Sonya the most when she first moved to the city The importance of community and the call from within Her breakthrough moment and her superpower How she uses her platform and fame for more good Why storytelling is important to Sonya What Sonya is currently reading and how much she reads and what she recommends Advice Sonya gives for women in filmmaking The ‘secret code’ of women The dreams Sonya is currently chasing Transitions as we move through generations in family Sonya’s favourite book,, movie and quotes Sonya’s single biggest lesson learned so far and her favourite singer! And so much more!
63 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
REBUILDING THE BAHAMAS WITH DEBORAH DEAL
Today’s guest, Deborah Deal, CEO, Contractor and Environmentalist, is on the show. Debby has lived in the Bahamas for nearly four decades, it is her home, it is where she has established her businesses and it is where she serves her community and leaves her legacy for the betterment of the environment. I met Debby while speaking about Energy Security in the Bahamas and sharing my knowledge on microgrids and island energy. This past week has been heart wrenching for me, and to hear from Debby and share her story about the crisis is so important to know how we can help and discuss how we can move forward. Debby’s passion for community service is evident in the way she leads her life, speaks and acts with intention to contribute positively to our environmental crisis and how she brings attention to important topics, especially those surrounding the people of and the islands that she calls her home. We talk everything about the devastation currently in the Bahamas, and what moving forward could look like for the country, plus so much more. After all, as Debby says, The Bahamas is so much more than this disaster, more than just sun, sand and sea. In this episode we discuss: Her recent experiences with hurricane Dorian What the reality is on the ground in The Bahamas after the hurricane How you can help The Bahamas What needs to change to rebuild better and protect the country Recommendations for best building practices from Deborah for The Bahamas Her life and entrepreneurial journey in The Bahamas Advice for women in non-traditional or male-dominated careers The importance of self-care and forming a supportive tribe The role of community and how everything is energetic and connected The dreams that Debby is chasing next! And so much more!
67 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
Investing in Women & Beyond with Shelley Kuipers
On today’s episode we talk about disrupting the funding and investment of women owned businesses with Investor and Serial Entrepreneur Shelley Kuipers! I met Shelley this summer at a fabulous conference on innovation and investment in Calgary called Inventures and her role on a women’s investment panel impressed me, so I wanted to bring her message, wisdom and knowledge to our Fempower community! Shelley Kuipers is building the world she wants to live in. As an activist in business, entrepreneurship and investment, she is hell bent on defeating the status quo one project at a time, and replacing it with options that are more equitable, feminist, corporately and ecologically sustainable; revolutionary options that drive greater value for both business and consumer. She co-founded IOVIA in 2015 after previously founding Chaordix, Stormworks and Adventure Capital. She is also co-founder of feminist investment collective, The51 and sustainable direct to consumer clothing brand Harris Kuipers, all in addition to championing the entrepreneurs she has chosen to invest in. Shelley loves to travel for business and adventure but also questions the sustainability of it all. When on a break Shelley finds herself revelling in nature with family and friends, and with the odd glass of cider at her home on Salt Spring Island, Canada. She divides her time between the west coast and Calgary, Canada and right this minute is probably dreaming up ways to realize the possibilities. Enjoy this episode, it’s magical! Xox Andrea In this episode we discuss: Her journey through her serial entrepreneurship experience and multiple companies to co-creating a women’s investment fund Her investing perspective “The 51” – a new fem-investment platform, www.the51.com Her latest participation commerce business Her advice on pitching to investors Her ethical clothing brand she is just launching end of this month Her vision moving forward in all her ventures Her unique superpower that is very grounding in our world And so much more! SHOW NOTES on website www.fempower.ca
64 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Biases, Unity, Influencers & The Sustainability of Trends with Dr. Andrea Kraj
Hello Everyone! I’m back with a solo episode and it’s based on my own reflections over the past month. Lots has happened and April has flown by compared to the slow pace of March. Lots of ideas and issues have come up this month and I took some intentional time to be quiet and reflect on many things. Now I’m back with a month worth of content that I can’t keep to myself! So today’s episode is a little different – I cover several topics that I’ve collected over the past month, from workplace and life Biases, to the rise in hate-crimes and separation encountered in my local community and globally, and my thoughts on influencers and the responsibility and power that they have that is often misguided, abused or unrecognized and the trouble that can cause, and I wrap up on my take on the latest social media trends, such as the Celery Juice Craze that is driving up prices for celery, so much so that is it being reported as a celebrity factor in the price of this basic vegetable and I encourage you to pause and reflect on the sustainability of it all as well as how this is linked to our over consumption and serious recycling issues. Hope this gives you something to think about as well. Enjoy! Andrea In this episode I discuss: The 7 Biases encountered in the workplace and life: Unconscious, Performance, Attribution, Likeability, Maternal, Affinity, Double Discrimination & Intersectionality The rise in hate crimes and the illusion of separation "The Real Deal" vs. The façade in social media of influencers The abuse or neglect of power of social media influencers My take on the "celery juice craze" Sustainability vs. Trends and their inverse correlation Recycling and shifting the paradigm from "cradle to grave" to "cradle to cradle" and tackling our growing waste crisis. IG: @dr.andreakraj www.fempower.ca
115 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Jenise Lee On Revolutionizing Clean Beauty
On today’s episode we talk all things clean beauty, engineering, eco-entrepreneurship and more Clean Beauty Pioneer, the revolutionary Jenise Lee! A serial eco entrepreneur, Jenise is the founder & CEO of PurPicks - a site like TripAdvisor for organic skincare - which has the largest directory of nontoxic beauty products and largest database of product reviews. She is also the Founder of CertClean, North America's certification for safer skincare. You can find thousands of beauty and personal care products globally with the CertClean certification. Jenise was honoured as one of Canada's top sustainability leader, named Canada's Top 100 health influencers alongside Wayne Gretzky and Sophie Trudeau, and nominated for the Governor General's Innovation Award. Jenise has a Chemical Engineering degree (University of Waterloo), and a MBA (Schulich School of Business). Prior to starting her MBA, Jenise worked as an environmental engineering consultant where she led projects related to environmental site assessments, environmental impact studies and feasibility studies on leading edge renewable energy from biomethanation plants to solar projects to waste-to-energy facilities. Enjoy! Andrea WE DISCUSS: Her story of how she arrived to where she is today through her engineering and business education path and her life events that lead her here What she was like as a child Our common threads as engineers, women, entrepreneurs and sustainability advocates Her favourite book, see the recommendation link below The 1400 harmful chemicals in common beauty products that she certifies AGAINST with her company CertClean What she recommends for starting off your clean-beauty journey Why she started PurPicks What she is up to next And so much more!
50 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Dr. Andrea Kraj On The Feminine & Masculine Within
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! This is a day to celebrate and not underestimate it's importance. Today's episode was a must. After almost a year of speaking about the power of the Divine Feminine how could I not put out a story for this important day?! In fact, the story is so important it talks about the both the Divine Fem and Masculine. This is an important episode recognizes that we are all composed of both these energies. I provide some treats at the end with a meditation and take home exercise for you on developing your fem and mas balance for creativity. And I make a couple announcements about some new ventures I'm onto... So tune in and enjoy - and celebrate the beauty of this day! Namaste, Andrea I DISCUSS: What feminine and masculine energies are How you can harness and develop it further The Old Age The New Age Finding balance Visualization example I give you a Meditation I give you aa take home exercise My new plant-based business My new coaching opportunities
46 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
Dr. Andrea Kraj On The Keys To Leadership Excellence
Welcome to today's solo episode! I spent the last few months really working through the concepts of what excellence in leadership means and how it means to practice it daily and the challenges I would face as I strive to do so. Along the way, I learned many things, surprisingly that most are inadequately prepared to functionally operate at a level of excellent leadership and they don't even know it, because leadership takes work, and I mean a lot of internal work. Leadership differs fundamentally from management and it's important to know what that difference is so that we can strive to attain true leadership, beyond just management, especially if we care about our role and those we serve, be it at work, home or in the community. So sit back, tune in and relax as we discuss this important topic and how we can create the ecosystems we need to achieve excellence in leadership. Namaste, Andrea IN THIS EPISODE I DISCUSS: what leadership is how leadership is different from management why this matters what is at the root of relationship breakdown how to create safe spaces to have hard conversations how to lead through challenges how poor leadership is not leadership what the key characteristics of excellence leadership are how emotions are key indicators to guide us in difficult situations how to identify what issue is yours and what is not yours and what this indicates how to bring these skills with us whether it be at work, home or in the community
75 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
GABRIELLE & HARMAN ON THE GRIT IT TAKES FOR SUCCESS
Welcome to Season 2! Today’s episode is from our last Fempower Live event of 2018. I’m excited to finally bring you this fantastic episode about two fierce and strong woman entrepreneurs. One who immigrated to Canada not long ago, fleeing a life of many challenges and seeking the best for her daughter as a single mother, and the other who is homeschooling her two children while running the business. These two kind and generous souls met under serendipitous situations that enabled them to pursue their dreams together. Through grit and perseverance they are starting to feel the joys of their success. Gabrielle Zoppa and Harman Dhaliwal, together, are the co-owners of Spa Botanica, one of a few Ayurvedic spas in Winnipeg, MB. This episode is sponsored by GOLDEN OAK RECORD COMPANY – a multimedia and entertainment company focused on growing and supporting artists and businesses in North America. Through creation of opportunity, elevation of brand perception and education, Golden Oak invests in their partners whole heartedly no matter what level they are at. Golden Oak is also a female owned company. Check them out: www.goldenoakrecordcompany.com or send them an email at email@example.com and you can find them on Instagram, facebook and youtube. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: What Ayurveda is and how their spa is unique How Harman and Gabrielle met and got to where they are today. How Joelle Foster (Episode 7) influenced and helped their journey. The highs and lows they have ensured and how they survived. How Harman had to work multiple jobs at the same time to survive and how this impacted her personal life and forced her to discover how to make her business more profitable. The challenges of a partnership in business and how they manage it How they use their intuition in operating their business + so much more!
90 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
Ali Boone On Creating Your Lifestyle
Today’s guest and I share similar roots – we are both Aerospace Engineers who jumped careers into entrepreneurship and we both like to maintain a balance of our left and right brain through our spiritual studies. Ali Boone is a 9-to-5 dropout who left a high-paying career as an Aerospace Engineer to start her own business. She is the founder of Hipster Investments, a real estate investment company that flips real estate investing on its head. Not only does Hipster offer unique investment opportunities that open the door for anyone to invest in real estate, but Ali has structured Hipster in such a way that allows her full freedom to create the life of her dreams. Ali has Master’s degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Spiritual Psychology. She has written over 170 articles for BiggerPockets—the world’s leading real estate investing website. She has been featured in Fox Business and The Motley Fool, has over 300k views on her Calculating Rental Property Numbers video on YouTube, has sold over 200 copies of her Turnkey Rental Properties 101 eBook, and was awarded Top 100 Real Estate Investing Blogs & Websites on the Web. If you ask Ali what her biggest accomplishment is though, she’ll tell you it’s that she successfully created a completely location-independent business that allows her to live wherever she wants, travel whenever she wants, work whenever she wants, and most importantly—be her own boss. Ali’s strengths are in organic business building, passive income, outsourcing, and lifestyle design. She also does business consulting where she specializes in looking at the puzzle pieces of struggling businesses and, using her engineering background and experience as a successful entrepreneur, helps fit those puzzle pieces back together in a way that best supports the client and their business. When Ali isn’t helping people buy real estate or coaching other entrepreneurs, she is usually flying airplanes around Santa Monica (and teaching other people to fly as well), hanging out in the SoCal outdoors whether it be the beach or the ski slopes, or volunteering in California prisons. She is also a failed reality makeover TV star. Amidst her busy schedule, her ultimate goal is to one-day challenge Tim Ferriss to a lifestyle design duel. It’s getting colder outside and that means Hygge Season! So cozy up into this episode and enjoy - and remember, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot to this week’s Fempower LIVE! Event happening on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 12:30pm at Spa Botanica. The details are under Events. Namaste, Andrea In this episode we discuss: How Ali’s upbringing shaped her to follow a path into Aerospace Engineering Why Ali left her Aerospace career behind and started her own investment business How Ali found herself back in grad school, but this time in a topic that satisfied her right brain, while growing a business How Ali designed her lifestyle What a passive income is and how it is fundamental to lifestyle design What advice Ali would give her younger self and when Ali’s hidden talent The Goddess that I assign to Ali: Armetis
102 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
Rana Bokhari On Connection and Affirmation
Hello World – I am back! I had to take some time off, which I explain more about in today’s episode, and it’s interesting how these things align sometimes. So today’s episode is extra special and extra long! Take your time to enjoy it. Rana Bokhari, B.A. (Criminology), B.A. (Psychology), J.D., Notary Public is on the show today and she is one fierce incredible woman. Her story and her many lifetimes from fashion design to leader of a major political party, from how she grew up on a farm to where she is today leading her own business, hers is a story that will provide you with so many insights into the struggles we face as women when we rise and it will provide you with much wisdom to face the very real challenges in our society. Her message is empowering and affirming of what we need to do as women to have our voice heard, and to heal from times we have been abused. She talks more about the details of breaking the “glass ceiling”, which is really a brick wall as she puts it, in her TEDx talk (see link in show notes below). She reminds us of the power of connection and the root of all strength as love. Enjoy today’s episode and tell everyone you know about it – the wisdom and teachings in this episode alone, you’ll carry for lifetimes. Namaste, Andrea
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