Certified Life Coach Nancy McKay shares:
What role the mind plays in creating &
managing these struggles
Why is it so hard for most people to overcome fear
How can women best deal with mindset hurdles?
Nancy McKay lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband Jimmy and her two rescued Westies, Maggie and Tommy.
Nancy’s life experiences of growing up in an alcoholic household, being sober for over ten years herself and an ovarian cancer survivor give her a unique perspective on becoming empowered to heal later in life. Nancy has earned her certification as a Wayfinder Life Coach from Martha Beck, Inc. as well as a Mind-Body-Eating Coach from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Nancy also spends a great deal of time working with horses honing her skills while she is in training to become a Certified Equus Coach through the Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching. This diverse background in experience and training provides her clients multiple resources for healing and growth.
Nancy's clients are women who are looking for a confidential, safe space to share their stories, struggles, challenges and desires. Clients want to gain clarity, perspective and to build their strengths and overcome their weaknesses, Nancy is a supportive and compassionate coach who has faced challenges and knows first-hand what it takes to come out on the other side with heart and soul intact.
Theresa Siaw is a social entrepreneur and founder of the OMNI Medical Student Training Program, which helps students who have trained at foreign medical schools to prepare for their first job in the United States. It is her passion to improve not just the physical health but also the whole life of the community.
Through her philanthropic work, Theresa has been able to help a multitude of people; everyone from children, the elderly, domestic violence victims and the homeless. She has created a number of different programs that offer not just support to these groups of people but also directly delivers necessities to those in need. Theresa does not just stop in her own community, she has helped aid international relief efforts after natural disasters, including being a first responder in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. In addition to being a first responder for Hurricane Maria, Theresa also hosts an annual Backpack Give Away to underserved children, and a Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway to ensure everyone is able to celebrate Thanksgiving, sponsored single mothers in need of uniforms to stay in school and feeds the homeless every Thursday.
Theresa believes that a leader should be an advocate for the people in its neighborhoods, not a celebrity. She strives to be available to the community and seek their input on ways to reduce crime, improve education and access to healthcare, and enhance the overall well-being of Chicago.
Theresa was born on the southeast side of Chicago; both her parents were African immigrants from Ghana and continuously expressed that education was the most important achievement. Theresa earned a B.A. in Multicultural Marketing from DePaul University in 2010. Immediately after school, she began working in community healthcare at the Humboldt Park location of San Pablo Medical Center. With the encouragement of her mentors, Amer Rustom, MD, Eric Mizuno, MD, and Anthony Tedeschi, MD, former CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital, she went on to found her own medical student training program.
Susan Leahy and Freeman Michaels, the co-founders of Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions, offer a powerful perspective for women in leadership. During this conversation they discuss:
-How Empowered Women Empower Everyone (Why More Women Need To Lead)
-Why Soft Skills Are Becoming the Hard Skills Required to Succeed in Business
-Understanding that "Power-With" vs. "Power-Over" is the Key to Thriving as a Woman Leader
-Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energies - Helping Women Leaders Develop Healthy Confidence and Assertiveness
Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions Inc., is a global consulting company that specializes in helping organizations build a culture of team through comprehensive training, coaching and consulting services. They also specialize in women in leadership programs.
For more information about their trainings, please visit www.GroupToTeam.com
Christina Geist is a brand strategist, entrepreneur and children’s book author who lives in New York City with her husband, NBC and MSNBC host Willie Geist, and her two children.
Christina is the first to raise her hand in any brainstorm. Her career spans news producing, public relations, marketing, branding, and design strategy positions at large agencies like Arnold Worldwide and Interbrand, in house at Johnson & Johnson and inside growing start-ups. After taking four years off to raise her kids, she started two companies and sold a children's book to Random House right around her 40th birthday.
Boombox: An online boutique for bespoke, premium, personalized memory boxes, filled with custom-printed photos and written messages from friends and family (an idea born from the boxes Christina’s college friends made for each other as they each turned 40, and for her Dad when he turned 70). A Boombox is more than a gift: It's a deeply personal experience that connects the recipient to his or her people and her life story, in turn, creating an unparalleled relationship between Gift Givers, their Collaborators and the Brand. www.boomboxgifts.com
True Geist: A boutique brand strategy and design firm, founded in partnership with Christina’s former creative director at Johnson & Johnson and Interbrand, Todd True. Todd thinks in pictures; Christina thinks in words. Together, they do global work for some of your favorite household brands, and start ups too. Services range from naming companies and products, to logo and brand identity design and large-scale global packaging redesigns. www.truegeist.com
Christina’s first children’s book, Buddy’s Bedtime Battery, was released by Random House Kids in September 2016 and - for a beautiful moment - eclipsed Harry Potter as the #1 children’s book on Amazon. Her second release - Sorry Grown-Ups, You Can't Go To School! - is releasing July 16, 2019.
Christina grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She comes from a loud, loving family and makes a mean chicken parm.
Kerry Heaps returns as co-host for this episode about making money from podcasting. Deborah and Kerry discuss:
-Should you start a podcast for money?
-How podcasters get paid
-Good reasons to start a podcast
A seasoned Entrepreneur of 14 years, Kerry Heaps is the Publisher of Pageant Platform Magazine and the Host of Pageant Platform Podcast. She is also the Founder of Pitch like a B*tch Media, an online resource for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners that want to gain more media exposure and Book.Speak.Repeat. a speaker submission service.
She is the Author of Pitch like a B*tch, Top 10 tips to pitch like a Pro (December 2018) and the Create your own Media series for Podcasting, Publishing and Publicity. Kerry has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Trade Show and Print work, and an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit.
Mentioned on this podcast:
Why Are There So Many Podcasts?
The Truth Behind Podcast Guesting
Liz Galloway shares:
-Steps to re-inventing yourself at any age
-Why we shouldn't accept labels, less opportunity or ageism
-Choosing what works for you and rejecting labels
Liz Galloway is an passionate entrepreneur who loves adventure. As an outdoor guide, and wellness coach she hopes to inspire fit travel and women's expeditions. She changes her hats as a writer, wellness instructor, consultant, retreat host, outdoor ambassador, and media PR curator, depending on the day. It's good to have choices. She is the founder of the WildAdventures.Life site, that creates wellness retreats that include outdoor challenges, trainings, wellness coaching and inspires active and fit travel. It's a place to find inside travels and connections.
A storyteller at heart, her goal is to connect with the women seeking their own wellness and personal transformation.
Read her blog post: "Profitable Passion Building; The Behind The Scenes Life Of Business In Travel"
Web URL: https://wildadventures.life/
Lisa A. Holmes, MS HR is a Human Resources Executive, Executive Coach and Author with more than 30 years of HR experience. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Human Resources from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, (just outside of St. Louis).
With Lisa's "keep it real" communicative style and strong business acumen, she is a sought-after leader by Fortune 500 businesses, privately held organizations, and professional athletes across diverse industries.
Presently, Lisa serves as Chief Business Strategist for Strategic Performance of Los Angeles headquartered in Los Angeles, California, where she's designing and implementing HR solutions that drive sales and profits via Fractional CHRO/HR Leadership, On-Demand HR, Leadership Development, Executive and Coaching.
After much anticipation, Lisa released, a self-help career book entitled "Job Hunting. NOW What"? Keeping It Real in the Modern Career Search this past January 2019.
The book, Job Hunting. NOW What"? Keeping It Real in the Modern Career Search is designed for individuals that no matter where they are in their career, this is the perfect go-to guide to best understand the modern job search process, its emotional (and mental) journey, how to assess their career landscape, how to write an HR-beloved resume, how to maintain a career in an ever-changing world, and so much more.
Lisa has been featured in Money Magazine, Clutch, Reader's Digest and other media publications. Lisa currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
Sarah Olivieri has over 13 years of experience working on the web and over 16 years of experience working in and leading nonprofit organizations. She co-founded the Open Center for Autism in 2005 with Valerie Paradiz, served as the deputy director of the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP), and executive director of the Helping Children of War Foundation. Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures, studying in Spain, Tanzania, and Cuba, and finally moving to Japan to teach English. In 2009 she completed a master's degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education at SUNY New Paltz. She is the co-author of Lesson Planning a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs (AAPC Publishing). She has owned her own for-profit business since 2005. At PivotGround, Sarah combines her backgrounds to help agents of change, both nonprofit and for profit, leverage growth-hacking, proven business skills, and the best of web-technology to grow and make a positive impact in the world. For nonprofits especially, Sarah is on a mission to help increase capacity, deliver better programming, attract more funding, and hopefully make the world a little better. https://www.facebook.com/sarahfolivieri/ https://pivotground.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-olivieri/
Writer + Brand Story Strategist Julie Barnes, Founder of Your Story Gold
-why it's your story that sets you apart in the dreaded sea of sameness.
-why your story creates trust + credibility.
-three story strategies that every business owner can use to tell their story.
Julie Barnes is a Brand Story Strategist and the Founder of Your Story Gold. She helps entrepreneurs and small business owners command top dollar using their story gold.
She also provides commercial freelance writing services helping companies go from radio silent to getting their message out to clients and customers.
Julie is an award-winning entrepreneur, an international bestselling author, advocate for change, certified coach and has blogged for The Huffington Post.
She calls beautiful Northern California home. When she’s not working or volunteering for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, you will find Julie driving with the sunroof open while jamming to LOUD rock ‘n’ roll, hanging with her hubby, Ron, playing the drums with some local musicians, or wandering the aisles of Barnes and Noble with a Starbucks Tall Pike in her hand.
Emily Capuria, LISW-S, CHHC, is a writer, speaker and coach who is passionate about redefining happiness and showing people how easily accessible it is once you shift your definition and reconnect with who you truly are.
She's the author of, "Happiness Happens: A 10-Week Guide to Reconnect with Who You Are, Dream a New Dream & Make Magic Happen!" a 10-week process of self-discovery that will show you how to align who you are, what you want and how you live.
She is also the creator of the "Laugh More, Live Louder" course which helps people to map out what’s next and take the steps to make it happen. Emily is the founder of Balance & Thrive, a website that offers a holistic approach to living a happy, fulfilling life.