Whole Woman, Whole Leader with Dr. Leslie A. Saulsberry EP: 098

podcast Aug 03, 2022

We’re gearing up for the 4th Annual Storytelling Symposium!! Today on the show, I’m featuring one of the women on our speaker panel and giving you a sneak peek of what you can expect at the event.

Dr. Leslie Saulsberry is a keynote speaker, author, and executive coach who helps Visionary Women create, build, and grow their companies, careers, and cultivate expansive lives. She’s going to be taking the stage at this year’s Storytelling Symposium, and I’m truly excited for more women to hear her speak and be inspired by her story.

Tune in today as she and I talk about:

  • Her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer and how this made an impact on the work she does today
  • The different work environments she went through and how one changed the way she looked at leadership
  • How a whole woman creates a whole leader, and shapes her own work culture
  • The pivotal moments in her life that transformed her – including one that left her and her son homeless
  • Her...
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The Key to Winning the Internet EP: 097

podcast Jul 27, 2022

With so many social media platforms today and an insane number of people trying to get everyone’s attention, how do you actually cut through the noise and get noticed?

In today’s episode, I share my thoughts on how you can win the internet. You have to have a certain mindset, understanding, and a regular, intentional practice that’s repeatedly overlooked, but should be at the top of your strategy if you want to stand out.

Listen in as I discuss:

  • Why it doesn’t take millions of followers to win the internet and build your business
  • What to do when nobody reacts or comments on your social media posts – and why giving up is not the answer
  • Understanding the two-way street that is the internet – and what you should start doing today
  • Practical tips on how you should be using your time on the internet
  • Why storytelling is a key factor in all of this (surprise!!)

We often overthink our social media strategies and forget the basics. Realizing that...

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Closing the Confidence Gap for Women with Jenny Ward EP: 096

podcast Jul 20, 2022

In the work that I do, I help women dig out their story and amplify their visibility as they share it. But far too often, I find that women stay small and limit the stories they share because they’re afraid of being judged as having too much to say.

As a recruiter matching people and jobs, Jenny Ward found the same to be true. And wanting to do more for women seeking to grow professionally, she intentionally became a career coach to help “purpose-driven women finally get the career they want and the money they deserve”.

Jenny shared so many meaningful insights, and I invite you to join us as we talk about:

  • Shifting from being a corporate recruiter to becoming a career and transition coach helping women tell their professional stories
  • Battling imposter syndrome as she worked to advocate for her own coaching practice, and breaking free from her own limiting beliefs
  • Confidence gap and how women suffer not from lack of confidence, but because they think they need to...
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Activating Relationships with David Watson EP: 095

podcast Jul 13, 2022

When we have strong relationships, we can go through life's joys with so much more meaning and navigate challenges with hopefully more ease. So how do we activate relationships and forge strong bonds?

Our guest on today’s show is one of my clients. David Watson is part of the ThinqShift team – a group of people whose goal is to “craft fabulous leaders to succeed and reinvent the world”. He is known in the group as the Relationship Activator and Optimist, a role he takes seriously and tries to embody even outside of work.

I invite you to listen in as David and I talk about:

  • His background and his shift to a completely different kind of work while still delivering leadership services
  • How he got the title “Relationship Activator” and what it means to be one – plus how it all ties to being part of a small family but having a large group of friends
  • His tips for becoming better at building and deepening relationships, and the benefits of...
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Accelerator Spotlight: Diann Wingert

One of my favorite things to do is to celebrate other women who are making big waves in the world... and then my second favorite thing to do is to connect them with other people who NEED TO KNOW these women! 

Hence, this monthly blog post and shout-out sharing a woman in my community you need to know! 

Diann Wingert and I have been circling the online and podcasting world for a hot minute -- and even before I knew her personally, I liked her. I admired her presence. Then, when we finally connected to have a 'get to know you' chat on zoom, I fell madly in love with her vibe -- she is someone who says what she thinks, and commands your attention when she speaks. Go listen to one of her Driven Woman podcast episodes and you'll see what I mean. 

So it's with great pleasure to have Diann in our VIP Community and to showcase her here this month for our Accelerator Spotlight. Keep reading, and I double-dog-dare you to connect with her and follow her as fast as you can. This...

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Marriage & Entrepreneurship with Kyle Pertuis EP: 094

podcast Jul 06, 2022

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. But what about being an entrepreneur who’s also married to one – does it make things extra challenging?

Today’s episode is extra special because I’m joined by my husband, Kyle Pertuis. We’re talking all things marriage and entrepreneurship, and what happens behind the scenes as we make both aspects of our lives not only work, but thrive.

Join me and Kyle as we share with you:

  • Kyle’s entrepreneurial journey and how his coaching business came about
  • How COVID changed our dynamic at home and in our businesses, and what I think helped us most when we found ourselves working side by side at home!
  • The best – as well as the hardest -- parts of being entrepreneurs and the greatest motivator & driver for us to continue doing what we do
  • Family life and how we try and exhibit our core values at home
  • Kyle’s advice for other entrepreneurs – it’s an acronym, and you know how much I love those!!
  • ...
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What It Means to Step Into Your Brave EP: 093

podcast Jun 29, 2022

If you’ve tuned in to the news these past few days, then you’ll know how everyone’s divided and has their own opinion on the outcome of the Roe v. Wade case.

No, I am not going to make a commentary on or political analysis of what happened. Rather, in light of what transpired, I’m going to place emphasis on the value of listening to truly appreciate all sides of the stories we hear. I’m going to zero in on why women should let their voices be heard, even in the face of uncertainty and fear.

In this episode, I talk about:

  • How the recent conversations and events surrounding Roe v. Wade made me realize anew the importance of sharing our stories
  • Using our stories in a way that bridges the gap between individuals, and doesn’t cause further division among people
  • The courage it takes and the action needed for you to STEP INTO YOUR BRAVE – which is the theme of the second LIGHTbeamers collaborative book and our upcoming Storytelling Symposium
  • What...
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ICYMI: The Importance of Feminism Today EP: 092

podcast Jun 22, 2022

What is feminism? The definition of the word has become muddled over the years, and I believe there will always be a debate on what it really means. But one thing’s for sure: feminism remains a relevant part of society today, as it was when the ideology started many years ago.

So today, I’m bringing back an episode from the early days of The Inside Story Podcast. In it, I talk about feminism and what it means to me, and how elevating women’s voices can bring about the positive change we want to see in this world.

Join me today as I share with you:

  • Why I decided to revive this episode on feminism
  • How I viewed the concept of feminism before, and what I think about it now especially in light of the work I do with the women inside my community
  • What all of us must do to keep moving forward in our quest to have not just equality, but a balanced collaboration in society

We may have a long way to go before we achieve what the original feminists wanted to accomplish. But...

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Crabs in a Bucket with Debbie Adams EP: 091

podcast Jun 15, 2022

What is it about successful people that sets them apart from the rest of humanity? Is it just plain skill and talent? These help, of course, but I find that it’s their resilience and grit in the face of adversity that distinguishes them from the rest.

And Debbie Adams is no exception. She has taken on every obstacle in her way and made them stepping stones to her success. Her story is nothing short of inspiring, and I truly believe that her journey has just begun.

So I invite you to listen in as Debbie and I talk about:

  • Her background growing up in Newfoundland and her mother’s accident that changed her life
  • Joining the military where she found her second family and the devastating reason why she had to leave that structured environment
  • Separating from her husband and taking her daughter with her, and enrolling in university in the same year
  • The feeling of not being hired despite her skills, and how she found out that starting her own business was the way out of...
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From Douchebags to Diamonds with Stacey Dewald EP: 090

podcast Jun 08, 2022

The path to finding the right partner and the “perfect” romantic relationship is never a straight one. There are always bumps along the way, and it can sometimes feel like we won’t ever end up with someone we can truly call our one true love.

Stacey Dewald is the author of Douchebags to Diamonds, a self-help book for women who want to heal their broken hearts, take charge of their love life, and attract the right one. She has had her share of dysfunctional relationships, but in the process of personal development, has found her own Mr. Right.

It’s this journey we talk about today, so I invite you to listen in as we uncover:

  • How it looked when she hit rock bottom, and how her daughter inspired her to make a change in her life
  • What the book Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping moved her to recognize what was happening to her, and what to do about it
  • How personal healing not only improved her relationship with herself, but with each person she encounters every...
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