The Vulnerability Hangover EP: 056

podcast Oct 13, 2021

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

If you know of Brené Brown, then you know that her TEDx talk The Power of Vulnerability pushed her into the limelight, because she spoke of what it takes to connect deeply with the people around you and to bring out the best in you: being vulnerable.

But what does vulnerability really mean? What happens when you allow yourself to become vulnerable? How does it relate to sharing your story, and what does it feel like after you’ve given people a glimpse of who you really are?

In today’s episode of The Inside Story podcast, I talk about:

  •    Vulnerability and how it plays a big part in sharing your story with the right intention
  •    The Flashlight exercise I teach my clients to help them dig out and share their stories with more meaning
  •    What happens after you’ve shared your...
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Rebelling Against the Expected with Jetty Nieuwenhuis EP: 055

podcast Oct 06, 2021

What does it mean to go against what’s expected of you? Is it rebelling just to oppose, or is it rebelling to find the real you, your passion in life, and the purpose you were meant to serve? 

Jetty Nieuwenhuis is The Rebel Influencer, an advocate for living with integrity to who you really are, embracing your uniqueness, and owning your story on your way to becoming the person you were always meant to be.

Join me and Jetty today as we talk about:

  • What it feels like to not fit in and what it may take to discover who you really are
  • How telling your story can bring about healing not just for you but also for those who hear your words
  • Jetty’s core message of Freedom and truly living free
  • Not letting your age dictate what you can or cannot do!!
  • What’s coming up for Jetty in the near future
  • Her message about elevating your voice and finding power in being true to the real you

Jetty’s story is a testament to the fact that becoming true to yourself and what...

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Intuitive Leadership with Heather Alice Shea EP: 054

podcast Sep 29, 2021

There’s so much talk about intuition and how it’s invaluable in helping people make the best decisions for themselves. But how and where do we begin using intuition? What does it even look or feel like?

Heather Alice Shea is an Intuitive Life Trainer and Business Development Mentor, and the founder of and CEO of Atmana Academy, the world’s first research supported Intuitive Life Coach Certification and Business Development Company that formally integrates intuition into the coaching process.

Today, she’s on the podcast to talk about becoming an intuitive, and how being one can help us live lives that are aligned to who we are really called to be.

This conversation with Heather is so fun and enlightening, and I’d love for you to join us as we talk about:

  • Her backstory and how trauma, pain, and 2 transformative events figured in her finding her life’s purpose
  • How she wanted to be that person who tells others: “You are not alone!”
  • Why...
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1-Year Anniversary of Podcast EP: 053

podcast Sep 22, 2021

It’s officially the one year anniversary of The Inside Story Podcast!!

Today, I am taking the time to thank all of you who have joined me on this journey, and I know we’ll be together for many more episodes to come!

I’m looking back at why I started this a year ago, what the ride has been like, and why I’ll continue doing this for as long as I can.

Join me as I share with you some insights and lessons I learned from doing this podcast for the past 12 months:

  • What it’s like to come up with an episode, including planning, editing, and everything in between!
  • What it means to be intentional and consistent in doing this week after week
  • Why I say that it’s lonely work, and what helps me realize the importance of what I do (and this is where YOU come in!)
  • Why solo episodes are still difficult to do, even after a year in
  • How this podcast is a continuous reminder of why storytelling is important, and that everyone’s story matters

I’m so...

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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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