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44 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Episode 138: Leading with Representation & Organization for the Latinx Community with Brenda Gonzalez
I have the pleasure of sitting down with Brenda Gonzalez, founder, co-ceo and co-host of the Tamarindo Podcast - a Latinx empowerment podcast. We discuss the impact of Prop 187 in California and its impact on national politics. We go down the rabbit hole of the origin of the term Hispanic. And we talk about why representation, organization, AND access to source origin documents matter so much for every group to be counted, understood, and have fact based truths.
62 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Episode 137: How the Path to Inner Peace Requires Speaking Up for Injustices with Monika McKenzie
I’m excited for you to meet Monika McKenzie, owner of the Yoga Nest, a yoga studio based in Hawaii. In addition to being an entrepreneur, wife, mom and yogi, she is also a social justice advocate. In this episode we discuss her journey to yoga entrepreneur, why she can’t help but speak up, and how she finds balance and rejuvenation to step into her power for herself, her family and her community.
66 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Episode 136: From Lawyer to Nutritionist Helping High Performers Own Their Health with Kristin Rowell
I am excited to introduce you to the dynamic & passionate Kristin Rowell. Her energy is contagious, such that just by listening to this episode you’ll be motivated to take new actions in your life. She was a high performing lawyer when through a series of events she pivoted and launched her own business helping others tackle their food & health for good. We talk all about her pivoting journey, how the universe is persistent - especially when we’re not listening - and why choosing smart food choices is so important and way easier to do than we think it is.
49 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Episode 135: From Earthquake Engineer To Author About Love & Dating with Holly Brandon
I have the pleasure of chatting with Earthquake Engineer turned award winning Author, Holly Brandon. After her personal life took some major pivots, she found her love for writing and along the way realized her own true love life adventures was in fact it’s own great book. We discuss how she went from engineer to author, why it’s frustrating for women that we can’t just make love & relationships happen the way we can with our careers, and how our own journey is always giving us tools for our future.
100 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Episode 134: How to be a Creative, Family Centered Entrepreneur with Elizabeth McGarry
Elizabeth McGarry has been on our #WCW list for decades. She’s an entrepreneur, a wife, a mom, stylish, creative, and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. She’s committed to making her family, her businesses and her communities the best possible. She’s the head of her creative agency McGarry & Son’s servicing brands you know and love. In this episode, she shares about her journey from suburban Oregon to high fashion in Europe to queen of Sportswear Design. She opens up about her brave decision to become a mother in her early twenties, what it’s like to close her first company to become a partner with her husband, the importance of raising two boys in a Girl-Power world, and how it feels to now be a mentor in the industry she calls home.
72 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Episode 133: How to Break Free from Full Time Jobs & Gain True Freedom, Flexibility & Happiness with Leslie Levito.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with fellow badass entrepreneur and business coach Leslie Levito. She is a true soul sister in helping people break free from the life they have to create a life they want through creating their own business. In this episode she shares her wisdom, her journey from skate shop to c-suite, and how she knew it was time to break free and build her own business around her dream life.
63 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Episode 132: How to Spread Happiness Through Art & Earn A Living Doing So with Gayle Warfield
I sit down with Gayle Warfield and talk about her journey from UI/UX designer to creating the accessories brand Teal Teacup. She is the artist, the maker and the face of the enamel pin focused brand. We discuss how she’s grown over the years, how the enamel pin community is so special, and how it’s possible for a complex, multi-layered, single mom to start her own business and thrive doing what she loves.
56 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Episode 131: How to Create a Creative Career & Design Based Business from Scratch with Jess Goldsmith
I’m excited to introduce you to Jess Goldsmith, artist, illustrator, entrepreneur, graphic designer, art director, and owner of Chick of all Trades and Women of Type. She’s built her successful career and business as a contract designer based upon her tenacity, resourcefulness and commitment to her dream to be a career artist. In addition to killing it with her work, she’s also a force to be reckoned with, committed to supporting mental health advocacy, women’s empowerment, and making sure we’re all working towards a better tomorrow.
50 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Episode 130: How Community, Acceptance & Love Is Rooted in Second Chances with Kristy Dinsmoor
I have a powerful conversation with Kristy Dinsmoor, co-founder of ReEvolution a nonprofit organization working with incarcerated youth to reduce incarceration, transition them upon release into powerful members of society, heal harm and build communities. The work she and her team are doing is needed, important and such a powerful reminder that there is so much room for compassion in this world. I’m excited for you to hear her story and curious what it inspires in you.
73 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Episode 129: The Power of Sheer Determination to Create Your Life & Change the World with Gemi Bertran
I am so excited for you to meet Gemi Bertran. She is incredible, the stories she shares in this episode are incredible - honestly you’ll be hanging onto your seat - and her business is changing the world in major ways. Her company Nourish The Brain Institute teaches clients how to change behaviors to nourish their brains for optimal health, wellness and longevity. Best of all, she’s working with individuals and communities who upon learning these skills for themselves can be empowered to live their best lives and make an impact for others.
58 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Episode 128: The Power of Never Giving Up & Adapting Along The Way to Your Dreams with Alessandra Fergola
You get to meet a human that makes me smile everytime we’re in each other’s company. Alessandra is an apparel designer & a creative who diligently goes after making her dream life come true. From moving abroad, to taking career risks - including her own brand, to finally getting to live in the same city as her long-distance love, she is determined to make her dreams become her reality.
52 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Episode 127: How to Create a Deliberate Life with Juliana Gambrell
I am very excited to introduce you to a woman who inspires me, is magical and one of the most badass coaches I know. Juliana is empowering, she is full of possibilities, and she just really sees the people in her life for who they are and how incredible they truly are. I am so blessed to have her in my life. May her magic sprinkle on all of you listening.
74 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Episode 126: How Living Your Truth Leads to an Extraordinary & Impactful Life with X.ARI
Get ready to meet the incredible X.Ari. She’s a LGBTQIA+ Alt-Pop Singer, writer and mental health advocate originally from Toronto who’s now based in Los Angeles. She’s on a mission to turn her own Pain into Power and to give you the belief, the possibility and tools to do the same. She’s contagious, inspiring, wise, and bursting with hope and light that is only possible when you’re on your unique, curated path. Enjoy this episode and I can’t wait to hear what part of this conversation makes the most impact for you.
61 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Episode 125: How Astrology Can Help You Create Your Next Level Success with Heidi Rose Robbins
You are in for a delicious conversation today with our special guest Heidi Rose Robbins. Heidi is an esoteric astrologer who works with people from all over the world including having many celebrity clients. She’s an author, a multiple TEDx speaker, a coach, the creator and host of The Radiance Project podcast and an example of how to use your light to show others how to access their own innate power and liberation. I can’t wait to hear what you get from this special episode.
53 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 124: Breaking Through Stereotypes & Building Businesses to Make Wellness Easy with Vy Dao
I’m excited for you to meet Vy Dao. Vy is leading the charge at Nurish Wellness, creating clean superfood wellness shots to support your busy lives in a healthier way. There are so many energy drinks and shots on the market and 99% of them are not good for you at all. From what she learned through a past pressed juice business, Vy knew there was a market for clean ways to feel energized and combat the stress we feel every day. In this episode, we discuss her journey into wellness, how she’s stood up to stereotypes for Asian American females, why communication and spirituality are the key to everything and so much more.
66 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Episode 123: How Boundaries Are the Access Point to Living Extraordinary
Jordan and I are digging into what it means to have BOUNDARIES. Boundaries in our personal lives. Boundaries at work and how boundaries lead to being able to live, find peace and liberation from the overwhelm and the exhaustion that so often consume our lives.
68 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Episode 122: Kalika Yap is on a mission to help 1 Million women earn $1 Million dollars and create 1 Million Jobs
When you cross paths with someone extraordinary you notice it right away. The space they create, the tallness with which they stand, and generosity in how they approach the world. Today’s guest, Kalika Yap, is just that type of extraordinarily powerful lady. She’s a serial entrepreneur, author of the Little Brand Book, wife and mother who is on a mission to leave the world a better place and create a legacy that changes lives. In this episode, we discuss how her entrepreneurial journey began, where she’s attained her groundedness and wisdom, the opportunities she experiences as a leader in the AAPI community and so much more. Get ready to be wowed.
53 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Episode 121: How To Launch a CBD Business During the Pandemic with Jamie Lea
Starting a business is never easy. and it's’ definitely not easy while the world is experiencing a global pandemic. It’s also always more challenging to start a business in an industry with significant and changing barriers to entry. And yet, that’s exactly what Jaime Lea did last year creating the CBD and Cannabis whole life business, Toastyy. On today’s episode we discuss how asking for help has been a game changer, how being an NCAA athlete has given her the competitive edge to make this happen despite the odds, how being 100% allows you to stand out and thrive in a crowded competitive market, and so much more.
74 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 120: How Working With Your Sister Can Create Magic & Change The World
I am proud to bring you two powerful women, powerful sister duo, Carolina Trejos & Natalia Trejos-Herrera, founders of Pinkafe platform, podcast and TV show. We discuss their journey to the US, where they find the confidence to be entrepreneurial and chase their dreams and why it matters that more women know they are magic, they are capable, and they are not alone.
88 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 119: Uncovering Your Powerful Life with Grizel Caminas Bien
In this episode, you get to meet the amazing Grizel Bien. She’s a musician, a writer, a podcaster, and mental health advocate with her master in psychology. We discuss her personal journey with mental health, how to find your home, why she and I both want you to be more uniquely you and why exposure to the outdoors can be access to unlocking your own journey.
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