Publishing & Writing with Lanette Pottle EP: 052

podcast Sep 15, 2021

When you meet and collaborate with someone who identifies herself as the Positivity Lady both in her personal life and in business, you know it’s going to be a great partnership! 

Lanette Pottle is a Life and Business Strategist whose vision of empowering women and giving them a way to have their voices heard is so aligned with mine that I couldn’t help but reach out to her … she is such a LIGHTbeamer!

And sitting down with Lanette and really getting to know her inside stories made me appreciate her and her journey even more.

I invite you to join me and Lanette today as we talk about:

  •    How she got around to having her first book published
  •    The meaning and message of her books Small Steps Big Impact and Small Steps Big Shifts
  •    Giving a TEDx Talk in the middle of this pandemic
  •    The low moment she went through and how her own book helped her
  •    The thing on her vision board that she actually...
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Accelerator Spotlight: Nicole Herman

spotlight feature Sep 15, 2021

When was the last time you looked long and hard at yourself in the mirror and met the woman staring back at you with love and compassion? 

The stories we tell ourselves, inside our head and in our self-talk, are the most important stories we will ever tell. 

This is why I love the work of Nicole Herman, and her particular journey from self-loathing to self-discovery, and finally to full self-acceptance. 

Nicole is a beautiful member of our Community, and an avid student of storytelling! You'll see by her spotlight feature below how doing the inner work has led to her biggest transformation, which has transformed the outer view! 

I'm thrilled to feature Nicole this month as our Accelerator Spotlight, and it's our hope you'll be able to see a piece of yourself in her story! 


APRIL: Let's start with a little introduction. Tell everyone a bit more about you & share a piece of your journey.

NICOLE: In 2012 I found it necessary to walk away from toxic...

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My Top 10 Women Influencers EP: 051

podcast Sep 08, 2021

If you search Google, you’ll find that an influencer is defined as a person who inspires or guides the actions of others”.

Like most people I know, I have my fair share of influencers I look up to -- those who’ve inspired me and shaped the way I live my life and run my business.

On today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast, I’m sharing with you the top 10 women I consider to be my biggest influences. They are women whose passion and authenticity I truly admire, and who have the ability to tell their stories in a way that shines such a bright light you can’t help but be drawn to them.

My top 10 list includes:

  •    An early mentor and teacher
  •    My influencers as a journalist
  •    Women who influenced me as an entrepreneur
  •    My inspirations for elevating my voice and being authentically me
  •    Women coaches who have become good friends, including one who became my business partner! (I think...
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Listeners’ Choice: Answering your Q's EP: 050

podcast Sep 01, 2021

You brought the questions; now I’m giving you the answers!

For today’s episode, I asked LIGHTbeamers Community members to send me their Qs about anything under the sun … and I got asked some really good ones!

Join me today as I share with you a little bit more about me, my views, and my business as I answer the questions you’ve been wanting to ask me!

So here are the LIGHTbeamers and their questions that truly got me thinking and reflecting! 

  • Author Kimberly Smith asks: where do you want to be in 10 years?
  • Recent podcast guest Leanne Smith wants to know what I think about investing in myself and setting boundaries that will allow me to level up
  • Jennifer Cook of Minimal and Well asks if I had limiting beliefs that held me back from achieving success (remember my money stories??) and what actually is my definition of success
  • Mental health advocate Reaiah Cubero wants to find out what have been the hardest and best parts of my journey so far
  • Pamela...
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Community Spotlight - Leanne Smith EP: 049

podcast Aug 25, 2021

When I think of the term “Force of Happiness”, I think of only one person -- LIGHTbeamers Community member and my good friend, Leanne Smith.

Leanne brings so much sunshine into our Community and her smile and laughter can brighten any dark day, but she’ll be the first to tell you she hasn’t always been the Force of Happiness that she is today.

So what made the difference? How did Leanne leave the hard, heavy, and dark world she used to be in behind, and get to this positive place where she really wanted to be?

Join me in today’s episode as I talk to Leanne and she shares with me:

  • The one word Leanne was writing at the top of her journal for years that eventually led her to our Community! 
  • What it felt like living in dark times, being tied to an old version of herself and wanting to step into a new and brighter place -- and finding LIGHTbeamers at just the right time
  • The transformation that happened when she looked at herself in the mirror -- this...
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Only Buy the Awesome Stuff with David Delisle EP: 048

podcast Aug 18, 2021

In today’s world where materialism is so prevalent, how do we teach our children about money and finances? And where do we even begin teaching them about putting value on the more relevant things and choosing what’s better? 

Today’s guest on The Inside Story Podcast is David Delisle -- a successful entrepreneur, financial advisor, marketing director, and real estate investor, but most importantly, a dad. He’s been investing since he was eleven and is passionate about passing on the lessons he’s learned to teach kids how to live a rich life and create the freedom for what’s most important to them -- the Awesome Stuff.

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

  •    His childhood experiences that have helped shape his views about money and reading The Wealthy Barber at the age of 11!
  •    Becoming an accidental author and publishing a book about financial and life lessons he wants to pass on to his kids, in a way his...
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Accelerator Spotlight: Melinda Kunst

When you have a story that is deep, dark, painful, and full of wounds... it feels impossible to share. 

The shame and the re-living of details can pull you down into a spiral, freezing your voice in that moment in time. 

This is the healing and transformative work of storytelling. 

Learning to use that story for something that is good, healing, hopeful and inspiring takes you miles from that dark place you once existed. 

This is the story of Melinda Kunst. 

When she first entered the Lightbeamers world, she was beginning to figure out how to use her story to help others. Specifically, she wanted to improve her video skills for social media. 

In the span of time she's been in our Community, and a member of our Visibility Accelerator, her confidence has grown exponentially. She went from a message that was a little all over the map to becoming laser focused on her work helping others have Hope When There Was None.  

Melinda's story started in that...

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Minimalism & Losing Weight with Heather Aardema EP: 047

podcast Aug 11, 2021

Clutter is defined as “a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass.” But lately, with all the talk on minimalism and doing away with excess stuff, we’ve come to realize that clutter is more than just the physical and tangible things.

On today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast, I talk to certified health and wellness coach Heather Aardema about decluttering and focusing on “finding the more in less”.

My conversation with Heather is so enlightening, and I invite you to join us as she shares:

  • How she went from being a self-professed maximalist to a proud minimalist
  • What minimalism means to her, and how it relates to being intentional and paying attention to the more important things
  • Her decision to leave the corporate world to become a health coach, and serve those who wish to live light both physically and emotionally
  • Her favorite quote from Joseph Campbell that is so, so good!! (Hint: it speaks of Stepping into your Brave!)
  • How our...
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Mob Bosses, Private School, and Pizza: The day I fell in love with Storytelling EP: 046

podcast Aug 04, 2021

If you’ve been looking for a way to connect with your audience, whether in business or otherwise , then you’re in for a treat!

Today, we’re talking about a story prompt that’s not only going to bring back some pretty good memories for you, but also pull out great stories from inside of you and help you engage with people through storytelling.

Join me as I share with you:

  • The story prompt that’s going to carry a lot of good energy and draw people to you!
  • How school, mob bosses, and pizza brought out my love for storytelling
  • Two skills I’ve developed over the years that’s important to remember when doing storytelling work
  • Why working through challenges and making yourself uncomfortable will let you dig out the best stories around you
  • How using today’s story prompt can help you attract the right people to your brand or business

I always say: everybody has a story. And when it comes to storytelling, nothing is more engaging than sharing...

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When You're "Too Much" EP: 045

podcast Jul 28, 2021

Have you ever been called too much of anything?

I’d be willing to bet that at some point, each one of us has been judged, labeled, and called “too much” of something by other people. And I’m pretty sure we’ve listened to what others say about us far more than we should, and actually believed their words even when we know they’re not true.

It’s no wonder we find ourselves exhausted from trying to be what everyone expects us to be, instead of being who we really are.

I invite you to tune in to this episode as I share with you:

  • A LIGHTbeamers Community member’s story of how she struggled with a label that came out of a personality test
  • How labels and inferences are used to keep women from amplifying their strengths
  • Adjusting ourselves to suit other people’s standards
  • How another person’s opinion of you is more about them than it is about you
  • Allowing yourself to be authentically you and being confident that who you are is...
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