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:
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!
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:
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:
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...
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:
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:
I always say: everybody has a story. And when it comes to storytelling, nothing is more engaging than sharing...
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:
How do you turn a setback into the biggest comeback of your life?
Catherine Just was only 18 years old when she decided to get sober from an addiction that almost made her give up on herself. That moment was the beginning of her new life, and an amazing artistic career that has led her work to be featured around the world, including the cover of National Geographic.
Her journey so far is nothing short of incredible, and why she’s telling her story is her way of paying it forward and giving someone else an opportunity to learn from her experience and lead a better life, especially through art.
Listen in as Catherine shares with me:
Sometimes people fall in your lap in the wildest ways.
Terri Ann Heiman landed in the LIGHTbeamers world after hearing me speak in a Clubhouse room (which is hysterical to me because this was one of only a handful of times I've actually played on Clubhouse).
We immediately connected via DM and began a conversation around Terri's desire to get her story out to more people and grow her visibility around her work as a Spiritual teacher and mentor.
The tools of her trade have been so helpful in healing and navigating her own life, she is passionate about getting this information to more people!
Over the past year, it's been really fun to watch Terri implement the story techniques we teach inside our Visibility Accelerator and explore being more authentic and vulnerable with her audience.
I've noticed a big change in how Terri approaches her online messaging on her social channels and in her weekly Podcast. She also used amazing storytelling to launch her...