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Not A Great Whisperer
27 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Episode 99: Infidelity, with Chris
Chris joins Katy on Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to discuss infidelity, betrayal and addiction.They are not the sexiest topics but as a couple Katy and Chris are very motivated to help others and tell their story to put an end to the shame associated with infidelity and addiction. Katy and Chris talk about how society has normalized very toxic behaviors especially in the sports industry and entertainment industry. The normalization of infidelity, lying and addictive behaviors is common in mainstream messaging and the lack of resources to get help is disheartening. We discuss this topic from both perspectives of being betrayed and the betrayer. Chris talks about the work he does everyday to continue to be the best man he can for himself and his family. Enjoy listening to the difficult, real, and unedited conversation with Katy and Chris.
31 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Episode 98: Millennial Dating, with Katarina
Kat joins Katy on Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to discuss the complicated reality of millennial dating. From dating during a global pandemic to the fluctuating dynamic between men and women in our time. Kat shares real life experiences and keeps us laughing. She brings so much comical banter to the conversation with different topics from dating apps, good and bad dates, how dating is vastly different between generations, and how technology helped during the pandemic to stay connected but also affected the way people communicate and their relationships. Katy and Kat have a lot of fun during this episode and also talk about swiping left and right. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Kat and Katy.
35 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Episode 97: FemaleGang, with Haylee Hehl
Haylee Hehl joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about her journey as an entrepreneur and previously an educator. Haylee is the founder of The Rock Glove and co-founder of Female Gang with Elizabeth Horton. Haylee has always had a goal of becoming a #femaleboss and growing up with her sisters and mother she has always felt empowered to do what she loves. As a Vice Principal fresh out of college she finally took the leap to go into her own business and company with some guidance from mentors from Shark Tank. She is inspiring and loves motivating the people around her. The new product launch for FemaleGang happened on July 1st and nearly sold out. Haylee hopes to create a movement of empowerment through this line and inspire as many females from all walks of life to follow their dreams. Even through a move to Vegas and back to Florida and a few setbacks she continues to push forward with a clear mindset and positive focus. Listen to her story and experiences and don’t forget to visit femalegangco.com. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Haylee and Katy.
46 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Episode 96: Making changes, with Holly Young
Holly Young joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about her life and how she got on this health and lifestyle journey with her partner, Sean and their son, Sonni. We talk about her love story and becoming a mother and how to overcome all of the obstacles we are faced with. She is NASM certified and coaches a plethora of clients from all different backgrounds. We discuss her family and their vegan lifestyle and how it has absolutely changed their lives for the better. She is vibrant, relatable and honest. Holly discusses her dream of always living by the beach and how she made that happen. It is exciting to hear the adventurous life she leads and how she is focused on creating her career so others can join her on this experience to travel and be outdoors. She shares everything about being healthy while having a fun and balanced life. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Holly and Katy
43 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Episode 95: Cannabis, with DJ Howard
DJ Howard joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about all things cannabis. DJ is an entrepreneur, advocate, educator, and master connector. He is the FL Chapter President for Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana (M4MM) and continues to support the community anyway he can. We discuss how he got on this journey and the experiences that led him to where he is today. DJ is also working to de-stigmatize cannabis in our communities including people whose lives are improved because of it and especially for those who have been negatively impacted most by the demonization of hemp. He is an inspiring person that will open your mind and give you hope about taking control of your physical and mental health. Our discussion is empowering and DJ is full of knowledge and information that will blow your mind. We also discuss his other company, with his girlfriend, Amber, Saved by the Treats. Look for DJ Howard through his companies Midas & Co. Marketing Services and Saved by the Treats or his podcast The Midas Touch or MM4M FL Chapter. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Katy and DJ.
63 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Episode 94: Van Life with Lisa and Chris
Lisa and Chris join Not A Great Whisperer Podcast from their #vanlife home. Both of them were born and raised just 15 miles apart in the beautiful beach towns of St. Petersburg and Clearwater in Florida, Chris and Lisa met in their 20s in Orlando where they attended University of Central Florida. After making a big move and living in California they made another big decision and decided to move again but this time very minimally and on the road. They had the ability to work remote, so they decided, after extensive research that #vanlife was for them. They talk about their beautiful home customized for their family and their passion project that turned into something bigger, Rove and Swig. Their amazing everyday adventure of meeting new people and traveling the world is inspiring and wonderful. Lisa and Chris talk about the friends and family that have been there along the way and the lifestyle they have created for themselves and their two dogs. They thoroughly enjoy traveling, craft beer and coffee. Visit them at roveandswig.com for their outdoor living and dining products. Listen in to the experiences they have encountered on their journey. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Katy, Lisa, and Chris.
42 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Episode 93: Pro Wrestling and WWE, with Kelsey Heather
Kelsey Heather joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast for the second time to give us an update on all the amazing new things she has been up to and how she started working towards becoming a WWE Wrestler. Kelsey has a professional cheerleading, dance and gymnastics background and continues to pursue all of her dreams with a very supportive spouse. She is still managing her busy schedule with coaching, and working. We talk about her first match and how much training and work she has put in to reach her goals as a Pro Wrestler. She is inspiring and passionate about what she does. Taking on a new goal is hard during any stage of life but Kelsey talks about how exciting and challenging it has been. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Kelsey and Katy.
57 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 92: Styled by Salt Loft, with Abeba
Abeba Salter Liggins joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about being a personal stylist and image consultant and also being an educator for over 20 years. Everything about Abeba is inspiring and intriguing. Her experience in the school system and with children shows you a perspective that is needed in today’s world. The story of how her and her wife met is beautiful and hilarious. She is confident and charismatic in all she does, especially her wardrobe. Abeba allows the world around her to inspire how she styles clients. Her experiences and love for fashion makes you eager to hear more. She is a published stylist whose work has been featured in Royaltee Magazine, by LeMeridien Tampa and a collaboration with Lane Bryant. Her love for travel, music, and color all play a role in executing the client's styling desires with a focus on comfort. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Abeba and Katy.
54 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 91: Social mobility and community transformation, with Jon Dengler
Jon Dengler joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about how WellBuilt Bikes got started and how the community can get involved. WellBuilt Bikes is a non-profit bike shop that was the first social enterprise started under The Well, a local non-profit. WellBuilt sells refurbished bikes at affordable prices and then invests the sales revenue into an “earn a bike” program so that those that lack money can access the transportation they need to get around town by putting in community service. Jon talks about the amazing work he does everyday to support others and what working with the “materially poor” really entails. He talks about taking bikes that aren’t valued and people that aren’t valued and realize that there’s a lot of value in both of those things. Jon discusses his religious experience one night in college, after he ate a bunch of LSD. He has never been the same since and got into philosophy and religious studies. He is intriguing and inspiring. Jon hosts his own podcast The Work Ethic that you need to check out. Find out how you can get involved at www.bikeshoptampa.com and on IG @johnnyproduce. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Katy and Jon.
29 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 90: Fit life, Mom life, Career Life, with Brittany Eguia
Brittany joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about taking the big leap from her Government job to real estate. Brittany is a perfect example of hard work paying off and pushing everyday to do what makes you happy. Brittany has been an athlete her entire life and stays focused on her health and fitness. Her and her spouse have been together for over 15 years and continue to be each other’s rock through life’s many challenges and changes. Brittany is a mom and talks about her health and staying active, family life and work life. She is so thankful for her new career and making more time for her son. She talks about the hard days and good days and how making the right decisions for yourself is so important for your overall well being. She is encouraging and strong. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Katy and Brittany.
31 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Episode 89: Chuckuterie, with Chuck Safy in NY
Chuck Safy joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about 2020, the year of self reflection and quitting his job in a pandemic and starting his own business, Chuckuterie. Chuck comes from a big Italian and Lebanese family and food is such an important part of every occasion. He has tons of college and work experience in catering and events. He brought everything he grew up knowing, and everything he learned to begin his new business, Chuckuterie. He thinks back to conversations and social get togethers and there was always a spread in front of him. His big personality and ability to turn food into a magical experience makes him stand out from all the other charcuterie businesses. Chuck chats about what keeps him inspired and motivated on this journey to success and what worked for him when he took the leap. Enjoy the unedited conversation with first cousins, Katy and Chuck.
47 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 88: Road 2 Realty, with Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about her Road to Realty. Ashley is a Florida native born in Clearwater, and now resides in Apollo Beach with her son and fiance. Ashley is a mom and a true real estate professional and super passionate about her job. Her knowledge of the market, and her ambition to help others find a home is inspiring. She is driven by integrity and a true desire to make her clients dreams come true while removing the stress of the buying and selling process. Growing up she has experienced homelessness, living in hotels and renting. She takes her job seriously and is set out to not only be an amazing realtor but help educate people and families along the way. She is set out to change the way people think about homeownership and she is so motivating. She gives us a bunch of tips and advice that really can support decisions you make for your future, and change the assumptions people have about home ownership. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Ashley and Katy.
47 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 87: Love, loss, and finding yourself with Carlos
Carlos joins Not A Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about love, loss and finding yourself at such a young age. He is an inspiring and intelligent human that Katy has been blessed to know for 10+ years. He surrounds himself with a strong group of people from all different backgrounds and stages in life. He talks about career and milestones that he always thought he needed to define who he was. He discusses the loss of his boyfriend and how he hit all the levels of grieving. He is at a season in his life that is focused on his personal growth and not letting society norms dictate where or who he needs to be. He is a kind and loving man that has experienced so much. Enjoy the unedited conversation with Katy and Carlos.
54 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 86: Addiction affects the whole family, Sandra
Sandra joins Not a Great Whisperer Podcast to share her story with the world. Sandra is focused on starting a new organization, FasfaUnited. The mission is to arrange and facilitate the necessary support and resources to help families(partners,spouses,children,dependents) cope with and heal from the devastating results of loving a person who suffers from addiction. Her goal is to empower relatives to understand their role and define healthy boundaries. This has come to fruition because of the tragic loss of her husband from a drug overdose and her journey. She talks about the night she found out and the struggles they were trying to get through together. Addiction happens to all different types of people, from all different types of backgrounds. Her story is powerful and everything she is learning and doing to help others is inspiring. As a single mother with 4 kids and coping with her husband’s death, she is really pushing for families to have the support she was missing through recovery and the loss of her husband. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation of Sandra and Katy.
54 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 85: Women’s Day is everyday, Vanessa Charles
Not a Great Whisperer Podcast is celebrating International Women’s Day with Vanessa Charles; a powerful, supportive, empowering woman. With lots of laughs and funny stories they talk about Vanessa and the season of life she is in and being 6 months into marriage. Vanessa’s passion is found in inspiring women to reach their greatest potential and believes in the power of community, especially in female dominated spaces. Vanessa is a real estate agent in the Tampa Bay Area, co-host of Hey, Babe! Podcast with her spouse Randy, certified breathwork facilitator, and founder of AMPLIFY, Florida’s Premier Women’s Leadership Event. She is a coach, speaker, founder and influential woman. She is leading women from everywhere to tap into their full potential and make the world a better place and change society norms. Get as empowered with Vanessa, as Katy did on the show! Enjoy a real, unedited conversation with Vanessa and Katy.
30 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 84: Rise Up For Peace, Ms. Patricia Brown
Ms. Patrica Brown joins Not a Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about losing her son to gun violence in March 2020. Ms. Patrica shares her heartbreaking and powerful story about losing her youngest son and how it is an everyday battle for her. She decided to create the group, Rise Up for Peace, to help support other parents who have lost a child/children and to encourage the community to stop the violence. The first walk was a beautiful turnout with 200+ people from the community. The second peace walk is on March 20th, 2021 and will again be in partnership with The Tampa Police Department and Community Peace Advocate, Edie Darling at Robles Park. Ms. Patricia’s mission is to provide emotional support to families who have lost loved ones to senseless violence. Uniting as “One Voice, One Sound” against violence by joining forces with public officials, law enforcement and like minded organizations who have the heart for the hurting, helpless and hopeless individuals who are seeking closure and committed to the soul purpose of ushering peace, love and unity back into our communities. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Ms.Patricia and Katy.
33 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Episode 83: Empowering Differences, Ashley T Brundage
Ashley T. Brundage joins Not a Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about her new book, Empowering Differences. Ashley puts the book into action with her own journey of self exploration and was forced to find out how she fits into this world. In the book it discusses the 10 key empowering actions that Ashley incorporated to advance her career from a bank teller to a vice president of the national diversity and inclusion team in a major financial services corporation in less than 5 years. We also discuss her experience as a Trans Woman in a Corporate World. She is powerful and unique, and you need to go get her book and her workbook to put these steps into action. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Ashley and Katy.
69 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Episode 82: In honor of Hazel Rose, with Brittany and Paul
*Trigger Warning* Brittany and Paul join Not a Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about their first born, Hazel Rose. Hazel was born on October 11, 2017 making Brittany and Paul first time parents. They met their daughter at 34 weeks with no heartbeat. Brittany and Paul take you through the day she was born and their experience as a couple and as parents. They talk about how they both grieve differently, and how the nurses really did a beautiful job caring for them during this time. It is a powerful conversation and they explain this journey with such love and strength. You will be inspired by them and find out about the project that was created by them after losing Hazel Rose. The Hazel Project is a blanket donation to the Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. The blankets are for the babies stillborn and go to the parents to take home with them, they still have Hazel’s to this day. Listen to the advice they give and how to be there for those who have lost loved ones. Let us all continue to be kind, because you never know the silent battle someone is fighting. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Brittany, Katy and Paul.
46 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 81: Foster Parent, Kimberly
Kimberly joins Not a Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about her life as a foster parent and how she started this journey when she was a teenager. Katy has known Kimberly for a long time and learned so much during this episode.Kimberly goes through the journey of becoming a foster parent to her siblings and opening up as a foster home for young children. She is honest and real. Her experience and her life is inspiring. She educates us on fostering children and opens our hearts and minds on the subject people know very little about. Her strength and love are something to strive for. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Kimberly and Katy.
48 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Episode 80: My Diva, Jean Miclis MimiStylz
Jean joins Not a Great Whisperer Podcast to talk about thriving and surviving. Jean is a part of the trans community and continues to educate people and work hard to open people’s minds. She works multiple jobs and is thriving in her new home in Clearwater. Although she misses the melting pot of Miami she is happy to be in a new environment with new people and her family close by. Katy and Jean have known each other for over 10 years and have continued to cheer each other on in every endeavor. She is empowering, loving, and inspiring. She gives us a glimpse of her everyday hustle and how to stay focused on your personal growth. Enjoy the real, unedited conversation with Jean and Katy.
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