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.

Unlock YOUR superpower here!
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

Get Nyika's FREE Tips on Overcoming Your Fears HERE!

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

Unlock YOUR superpower here!

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.

Read Merve's article HERE!

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

Read Merve's article HERE!

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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115 How to Lead A Movement with Ellen Bravo

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"A long time ago, I realized that we can never achieve gender equity or racial equity if we don't revalue women's work, and that includes care giving. As long as women are punished by losing income and jobs and opportunities in the workforce because they have a baby or because they're caring for a parent, or a partner, or themselves, we'll always be behind." - Ellen Bravo on The Well Woman Show (www.wellwomanlife.com/115show)

Today’s topic is how to lead a movement based on issues that impact you personally but that you also see could have a much bigger impact and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to be part of the movement to re-value the work of caregivers and not take it personally when you experience a setback.

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On the show today is my guest, Ellen Bravo who directs Family Values @ Work, a network of coalitions in 27 states working for policies such as paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance. Previously, Ellen was the director of 9to5 and has written several non-fiction books.

What you'll learn in this episode:
How Ellen inspire's people and how you can too
After decades of working to support working families, how Ellen takes care of herself
What the most successful people in social justice work value the most
Where the US is compared to other states on valuing caregivers work and paid family leave
What Gloria Steinem says about equality INSIDE the home.

"And Gloria Steinem has often said, if we want women to be equal outside the home, men need to be equal inside the home. I know many, many men who are and would be good fathers, sons, and husbands, but get punished for it at work. That needs to change. And also there are a lot of same sex couples who would like to care for each other in sickness as in health, and care for their children and are stymied because there is no leave." - Ellen Bravo

The Impact of Our Wins FREE storybook!

Links mentioned on the show:
Family Values @ Work
Zero Weeks

Links to books mentioned on the show:
Happiness by Aminatta Forna 
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran 
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Alternate Side- Anna Quindlen

114 Living the Well Woman Life with Giovanna Rossi

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114 Living the Well Woman Life

These Four Tips Will Help You Live The Well Woman Life!

Today's topic is Living the Well Woman Life and hopefully by the end of the show you'll be inspired to engage your superpowers and get the help you need from those around you.

This week's episode is a speech I gave in London last summer in conjunction with the Goddess formula. For those of you who have never been to a Well Woman Life event, this is a great example of what Well Woman events try to accomplish. I created Well Woman Life because I needed a community of smart, ambitious and supportive women. Turns out, a lot of other people needed that too!

What you'll learn in this episode:
The life events that lead to the creation of Well Woman Life.
How to leave judgment behind.
Why women use apologetic language and how it can take your power away.

These Four Tips Will Help You Live The Well Woman Life!

113 Self Care for Caregivers with Suchinta Abhayaratna

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113 Self Care for Caregivers with Suchinta Abhayaratna

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Today’s topic is Self Care for Caregivers and hopefully by the end of the show you’ll be inspired to engage your natural superpowers and overcome your biggest health challenge.

My guest today is Suchinta Abhayaratna. Suchinta has experienced, studied, practiced and taught energy healing since 1995. She developed Creative Holistic Integration (CHI) - a transformational self-care system, integrating a variety of energy healing tools and processes that helped her heal from her own health challenges including cancer and stroke. Suchinta was born and raised in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1971.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why it’s important to maintain your power in difficult situations, even when giving it away seems easiest.
  • The energy healing techniques to help you take control of your life.
  • How Suchinta helps caregivers unlock their power by putting themselves first.

Website: http://www.chisuchinta.com/

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112 How to Empower Children to Shape the Future with Patricia Newman

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112 How to Empower Children to Shape the Future with Patricia Newman

Today's topic is How to Empower Children to Shape the Future and hopefully by the end of the day you'll be inspired to take a more active role in setting and achieving your own goals.
My guest today is Patricia Newman. Patrica's award-winning books show kids how their actions can ripple around the world. With titles such as Neema's Reason to Smile; Zoo Scientists to the Rescue; the Sibert Honor-winning Sea Otter Heroes; and Green Earth Book Award-winner Plastic, Ahoy!, she hopes to empower kids to think about the adults they'd like to become.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  • Three things you can do to shift your brain and refresh (writer's block).
  • How Patricia went from mom to published children's book author.
  • Which superpower she uses to be a successful writer.

Patricia Newman

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