125 A Young Professional’s Journey to Success with Alessandra Biaggi

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Today’s topic is A Young Professional’s Journey to Success and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to identify your journey and follow your intuition. I break down with my guest the actual steps she took to get into law school and then land a major job on the Hillary Clinton campaign.

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My guest today is Alessandra Biaggi. Before launching her campaign for state senate, she served in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration in his Counsels Office. During the 2016 presidential election, she was the Deputy National Operations Director for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Her run for office is preceded by a decade of advocacy, national leadership, and service to the people of New York, interning for Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), the Kings County D.A.s Office, the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York, and working as Assistant General Counsel for Governor Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery. Biaggi was born in Mount Vernon, New York. She’s a graduate of Pelham Memorial High School, New York University, and Fordham Law School, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review. In 2014, she attended the Womens Campaign School at Yale University.

What you’ll learn in this episode:
1. How to follow your bliss // identify your journey
2. Leadership: what it means today v. past
3. Listening to the whisper that is your intuition
4. What Alessandra gave up in 2016 after the election

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124 Juggling Career and Family with Steph Poston

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Today’s topic is Juggling Career and Family and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to take risks, understand the importance of surrounding yourself with people who cheer for you and take the next step in your own work-life juggle.

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My guest today is Steph Poston. Poston is from Sandia Pueblo and is the owner of Poston & Associates, LLC. She’s committed to inspiring tribal communities through culturally competent, community-based approaches. She has nearly three decades experience in public and community relations, strategic facilitation and training at the tribal, federal, state and local levels. In 2016, she was named New Mexico Women of Influence and in 2017 was recognized by NCAIED as the Native Woman Business Owner of the Year. In 2018 she was inducted into UNM Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame and was recently named a Small Business Champion by SCORE. She is also the co-author of: Poston is the co-author of “Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs in New Mexico: Surpassing Barriers and Stereotypes.”

What you’ll learn in this episode:
1) no one gets a pass on pain when it comes to juggling career and family
2) overall wellness is essential
3) viewing fear as motivator

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman life community group at wellwomanlife.com/facebook

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The Well woman show is thankful for support from Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Mexico and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

 

123 Public Service as an Indicator of Success with Kristin Seale

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Today’s topic is Public Service as an Indicator of Success and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll learn about women running for office, advocacy and public service as qualifications for legislating, women’s representation in government, and women’s candidacy/ training resources.

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My guest today is Kristin Seale, a lifelong public servant who currently serves on the leadership team of a statewide energy nonprofit that has helped Pennsylvanians of every electric ratepayer class conserve energy and save money through energy efficiency. She has a long track record of protecting and supporting communities in public health, poverty law, and energy, by advocating for and successfully moving bipartisan legislation in two state legislatures through community-led and coalition-based collaboration with elected decision makers. She is a founder of two successful nonprofit womens sports organizations — one local, and one international in scope. Kristin earned a Bachelors of Public and Community Health from New Mexico State University, and a Masters of Public Administration from Villanova University. In 2017 she won an historic number of votes to flip a seat never held by a Democrat in a Republican stronghold district, and she is currently running for State Representative in the 168th House District in Pennsylvania.

What you’ll learn in this episode:
-what it’s really like to run for office
-the unique challenges women face when running
-how to overcome them and win!

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122 Seeing Through a New Lens with Indigenous Goddess Gang Founder Kim Smith

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Today’s topic is sharing knowledge from the Indigenous Goddess Gang and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll understand the importance of history centering indigenous women and be inspired to see things through a new lens.

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My guest today is Kim Smith from the Diné Nation in the southwestern part of the U.S. She has dedicated her life to fighting for indigenous human rights, water & land at a local, national and international level. In her Diné community her work includes advocacy work in environmental justice, food sovereignty, art & indigenous based knowledge. When she is not home Kim curates a national traveling exhibition called, The Art of Indigenous Resistance which highlights graffiti and indigenous art as a platform to raise awareness about indigenous resistance. Kim is the founder for the online collective indigenous feminist magazine, “Indigenous Goddess Gang”. Kim works along side Winona Laduke as a board member for Honor the Earth & Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment, she is considered an expert on Climate Change for the United Nations and is a registered International Front line Defender.

What you’ll learn in this episode:
1) Why we need a feminist history of women centering indigenous women
2) How Kim uses the term goddess
3) Insight into her vision of sharing medicine through an indigenous fem lens

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121 The importance of the “everyday superhero” with Kristine Kibbee

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Today’s topic is the importance of the everyday superhero and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to see your everyday strengths as superpowers that you can use to live your best life.

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My guest today is published author Kristine Kibbee. Kristine is a Pacific Northwest writer with an affection for all things literary. Kristine’s passion for creative writing began in her early youth and led her to the doors of Washington State University, where she studied in the Professional Writing program. Kristine followed her scholarly pursuit of writing by publishing works in numerous magazines and literary reviews as well as published several novels.

What you’ll learn in this episode:
1) The importance of the “everyday heroine” in Young Adult Fantasy literature
2) The original purpose behind the telling of fairy tales and their relation to Fae lore
3) Insight into the current dynamics of the publishing world and how they effect women writers

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120 Learning To Trust Yourself with Haley Laughter

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Today’s topic is learning to trust yourself and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to tap into your inner wisdom and intuition in order to stop second guessing yourself and start deeply trusting your thoughts and decisions.

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My guest today is Haley Laughter. Laughter is a Navajo Yoga instructor. Her clans are as follows:

Bit’ahnii (Leaf clan), Tódich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), Dibéłzhíní (Black Sheep clan), Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People clan).

Haley is motivated by her desire to bring yoga and wellness to her Indigenous people. Haley found yoga when she was going through a transformation of self-discovery. After the breakup of a long-term relationship, and her first yoga teacher certification, Haley decided to move closer to where mother grew up. She settled in the small town of Gallup, New Mexico, on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation. Embracing her culture helped her understand her roots, and yoga helped her create a new energy within herself. This energy has inspired her to create and lead others on the path of yoga. Her passion for yoga helped her confront her own historical trauma, and consciously change a cycle that was affecting her well-being, family, children, and community.

What you’ll learn in this episode:
what to do when you want to do too much;
how to stay focused;
how to find people who can make your vision happen,
the importance of delegation

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Haley is leading International Yoga Day on June 15/16 at Monument Valley. Use discount code “WELLWOMAN” for $25 off.

119 How overcoming fear is the foundation for good leadership with Nyika Allen

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Today’s topic is how overcoming fear is the foundation for good leadership and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to look deeply at whether your fear responses may be derailing your leadership success and find ways to reframe your fear as a challenge or opportunity.

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My guest today is Nyika Allen. Allen is the Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. She is the first millennial to lead a city department and is the first woman to serve as Director of the Department of Aviation. She comes to the City from the New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) – the State’s only business association for the technology industry, where she served as the President & CEO. She is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship, women’s issues, and the economic health of New Mexico.

What you’ll learn in this episode:
How being a millennial has helped and hurt her career
What makes Nyika prepared to run the Aviation Department
What she’s excited about as a millennial woman executive
How Nyika defines a good leader
How Nyika’s upbringing contributed to her leadership ability
How asking for help is one of the best things you can do as a leader

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Link mentioned on the show:
Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last

118 Bringing the whole you (including the feminine) to the workplace and leadership with Jennifer Palmieri

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“As a woman leader, you can be emotional AND strong, 
you don’t have to prove that there is no emotion in you.”
-Jennifer Palmieri, author and former Hillary Clinton and President Obama communications director

How many times have you stopped short of being you in order to fit in? Or you acted out of alignment with who you are (without even being aware you were doing it)? And how did it work out for you?

Wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air to know that actually, being you, is perfect? Being who you are…is the best way to be? Because only you can be you, and you do it the best!

Today’s topic is bringing the whole you (including the feminine) to the workplace and leadership and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to step into your power as a leader with all of your self in order to make a bigger impact in your work and the world. If you feel you’ve been holding back, or trying to fit it by acting in ways that are not aligned with your true self, this episode is for you. Not to mention the powerhouse guest I have on this week to talk about this and a whole lot more.

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My guest today is Jennifer Palmieri. Palmieri is one of the most accomplished political and communications strategists in America today. Jennifer served as head of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and White House communications director under President Barack Obama. She was also White House deputy press secretary for President Bill Clinton and national press secretary for the Democratic Party. She is currently President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, has been a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and other national print outlets, and is a frequent guest commentator on MSNBC news shows.

In her new book, Dear Madam President, Jennifer Palmieri uses hard-earned experiences and lessons from her days in the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign – to name a few – to pen an empowering letter to the first woman president and, by extension, all women seeking positions of power. She aims to forge a new model of leadership that fully embraces their feminine qualities and demonstrates that women can best serve by being themselves.

What you’ll learn in this episode: 
What Jennifer did the morning after the 2016 election
Which event planted the seeds for her book, Dear Madam President
Why she wanted to change the conversation about women and leadership
The issues she’s focused on now
How she felt she let the country down and what she did about it
What she figured out sitting on the tarmac in Florida just days before the election

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117 Mothering Under Capitalism with Merve Emre

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Today’s topic is how mothering and the labor associated with nurturing and raising a family has historically been undervalued and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to deeply value the work of mothering and stop guilting yourself and others into feeling bad when you pay attention to anything other than your family.

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On the show today is my guest Merve Emre, author of Paraliterary and The Personality Brokers, a history of Myers-Briggs and the birth of personality testing that comes out in September. Starting in the fall, she will be associate professor of English at Oxford University.

Links mentioned on the show:
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution 1st Edition by Shulamith Firestone
The Personality Brokers

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116 How to Give Great Feedback with Facebook’s Amy Brooks

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Today’s topic is how to give great feedback to people you’re working with and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to flip the feedback conversation to see it as an opportunity instead of an obstacle.

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On the show today is my guest, Amy Brooks who is living her best life at Facebook leading the Business Education team which enables people and businesses to learn, grow, and better leverage its Family of Apps and Services through the Blueprint program and Help Centers. Outside of work Amy enjoys travel, wine, and shenanigans.

What you’ll learn in this episode:
How this native New Mexican ended up heading us business education for facebook.
How including women at all levels actually improves not only the process but also the product.
Why having listening leadership style has worked for Amy.
The one thing Amy does for a big win.
The most important quality in a leader according to Amy.

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