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The Real Female Entrepreneur podcast is a talk-show style podcast that's inspiring and empowering women business owners around the world. We believe a key element in building the lives and businesses of our dreams is feeling inspired and empowered in our own unique journeys. So, in a world that often feels more curated than real, the TRFE podcast creates a seat at the table for real, raw, honest conversations (because we’re all craving them). It celebrates real women and their real journeys and puts the human back in business owner. Women in the world right now need to see more women stepping out from behind the mask and sharing their humanity, their failures, their fears, their triumphs, and their struggles. As we remind each other that we’re not alone, we empower each other to keep going. Welcome, my love.

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The Real Female Entrepreneur podcast is a talk-show style podcast that's inspiring and empowering women business owners around the world. We believe a key element in building the lives and businesses of our dreams is feeling inspired and empowered in our own unique journeys. So, in a world that often feels more curated than real, the TRFE podcast creates a seat at the table for real, raw, honest conversations (because we’re all craving them). It celebrates real women and their real journeys and puts the human back in business owner. Women in the world right now need to see more women stepping out from behind the mask and sharing their humanity, their failures, their fears, their triumphs, and their struggles. As we remind each other that we’re not alone, we empower each other to keep going. Welcome, my love.

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Women and Dreams and Love, Oh My!

By Katie Joy B. - Oct 11 2018
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A host that oozes love in all she does, guests who inspire, and dreams that have manifested into reality - that's what this show is made of. Lauren provides the perfect combination of heart, humor, and hustle that's sure to keep you coming back for more. Keep up the great work!

TRFE is like finding a pot of gold!

By BMWilliamson10513 - Aug 09 2018
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I am so grateful to have found this podcast. I initially heard of TRFE through Farmgirl Flowers - and found myself hooked immediately. As the new owner of a small florist myself, I have received so many valuable pieces of advice, inspiration and encouragement from each and every episode. I LOVE what Lauren is doing to support and connect women with big dreams! Thanks!! 💜

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74 Ratings
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70
2
1
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Women and Dreams and Love, Oh My!

By Katie Joy B. - Oct 11 2018
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A host that oozes love in all she does, guests who inspire, and dreams that have manifested into reality - that's what this show is made of. Lauren provides the perfect combination of heart, humor, and hustle that's sure to keep you coming back for more. Keep up the great work!

TRFE is like finding a pot of gold!

By BMWilliamson10513 - Aug 09 2018
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I am so grateful to have found this podcast. I initially heard of TRFE through Farmgirl Flowers - and found myself hooked immediately. As the new owner of a small florist myself, I have received so many valuable pieces of advice, inspiration and encouragement from each and every episode. I LOVE what Lauren is doing to support and connect women with big dreams! Thanks!! 💜
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The Real Female Entrepreneur

Latest release on Oct 29, 2018

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The Real Female Entrepreneur podcast is a talk-show style podcast that's inspiring and empowering women business owners around the world. We believe a key element in building the lives and businesses of our dreams is feeling inspired and empowered in our own unique journeys. So, in a world that often feels more curated than real, the TRFE podcast creates a seat at the table for real, raw, honest conversations (because we’re all craving them). It celebrates real women and their real journeys and puts the human back in business owner. Women in the world right now need to see more women stepping out from behind the mask and sharing their humanity, their failures, their fears, their triumphs, and their struggles. As we remind each other that we’re not alone, we empower each other to keep going. Welcome, my love.

Rank #1: TRFE 203: Changing Careers + Starting Again at 35 with Cyndie Spiegel

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”We can do whatever the fuck we want. We just have to be willing to step into that really uncomfortable place that most of us are not willing to go to to learn it. And until we’re willing to go there, we’re never going to get beyond it.”

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Cyndie was 35 years old and had spent the past 15 years working herself into an enviable position in the New York fashion industry when she realized it was no longer the life she wanted. So, she quit her job and left it all behind without knowing what was next. Cyndie’s story is a beautiful reminder that we don’t always have to know what’s next before taking the next step and that we can always start again.

We talk about:

  • how to find out what most fulfills you and what your greatest strengths are
  • how she got started with business coaching and the collective of us
  • developing a beginners mindset and getting comfortable with learning from people much younger than you
  • feeling lonely after making the transition out of the corporate world where all of your friends still are
  • the overwhelm Cyndie was experiencing behind-the-scenes in her business in 2017
  • clearing your schedule for self-care/mental health days
  • the uncomfortableness of growth

WHO IS CYNDIE SPIEGEL?

Cyndie Spiegel is a Brooklyn-based small business consultant, coach, and TEDx speaker. She is also the founder of The Collective (of Us), a small business accelerator for women and The Community (of Us), an online hub for conversation and change-making community.

She is on a mission to empower 100,000 women to build BOLD businesses and conversations by the year 2020.

Her straight talk and visionary perspective on creating women-owned businesses, overcoming imposter complex and embracing fear; inspire women globally to build bold, profitable businesses.

She is a sought-after speaker for creative conferences around the country and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Gallups Strengths Test

Via test

Tonya Geisler

Julia Pimsleur

"Million Dollar Woman" by Julia Pimsleur

www.cyndiespiegel.com

www.thecommunityofus.com

www.thecollectiveofus.com

Cyndie on Instagram

Mar 20 2018

57mins

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Rank #2: TRFE 199: Money Blocks with Financial Coach, Kelsa Dickey

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”We find ways to reinforce these beliefs without even realizing that we have the belief to begin with.”

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I sat down with Kelsa Dickey, a financial coach who helps individuals, couples, and small business owners master their personal finances, to talk money blocks. What are they? How do you figure out what yours are? And how Kelsa has dealt with them as a financial coach.

We talk about …

  • How to figure out what your money blocks are
  • How money blocks can hold us back without us even being consciously aware of them
  • Kelsa’s money block that was influenced by becoming a parent
  • Why charging clients for your services is actually benefiting both you and your clients

WHO IS KELSA DICKEY?

Kelsa Dickey has been a Financial Coach for nearly 10 years. After receiving a bachelor's degree in finance and a MBA in accounting, she worked as a Financial Adviser and a corporate accountant but found that neither of these jobs allowed her to help people with the personal finances on a one-on-one level. She decided to leave corporate America and start Fiscal Fitness Phoenix from the ground up before "Financial Coach" was even a word.  Over the course of helping thousands of people 'take the stress out of money' she has developed, The Fiscal Fitness Phoenix Budgeting Method. This new and refreshing way to budget not only helps you live off a budget with ease but also helps you save for emergencies and random expenses, pay off debt and see how your financial decisions of today affect you in the future.

Not only has Kelsa been helping individuals, couples and small business owners master their personal finances, she has been training established and emerging financial coaches with her online training course, Financial Coach Academy.

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Kelsa on Facebook

www.fiscalfitnessaz.com

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Mar 14 2018

43mins

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Rank #3: TRFE 170: Battling an Eating Disorder, The Power of Words, and Making Rest a Priority with Ashlyn Carter

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You know that turning point in your life when everything changed? We’ve all got them. And no matter what rules you try to write for your life (“that could never happen to me”), sometimes you find yourself at another crossroads … one you never saw yourself at.

In 2015, Ashlyn Carter was diagnosed with and partially hospitalized for an eating disorder, generalized anxiety, and depression. Soon after recovery, she realized that something had to change, and she left behind her fast-paced career in big city PR to start her own business. Calligraphy turned into copywriting and before she knew it she was working with creative industry leaders like Jenna Kutcher, Hilary Rushford, and Heather Crabtree.

We talk about …

  • Dealing with anxiety and depression

  • Being addicted to work + putting work before yourself and other important relationships

  • Not having a language for mental illness

  • The fears of niching down in your business

  • How your physical and mental health directly affects your business’ bottom line

  • Making rest a priority and taking a sabbatical as an entrepreneur

  • And more...!

Dec 14 2017

55mins

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Rank #4: TRFE 226: The Motivation to Keep Going Despite Adversity with Amy Bone

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”I felt like I couldn’t breathe anymore. My life was changing and I couldn't breathe. I was drowning. So, I did this and I got oxygen in my lungs again. And it’s been my journey. It’s worked out. I’m still alive. I still have clothes on my back. My dog is still fed. It has been so difficult, but it’s been my journey and it’s the path I chose.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I hope you listen to this conversation. I hope you feel the depth of light that radiates out of the darkness of Amy’s story. And I hope you know that the same light can radiate out of your own dark moments. Amy wrote off entrepreneurship a long time ago. Life had different plans, though. After losing her father traumatically, being disowned from the rest of her family, being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and realizing her dream job was everything she didn’t want within a two year span, Amy found herself leaving behind the corporate world to start her photography business.

We talk about…

  • Working yourself to a really unhealthy point
  • Dealing with the hardships of life and business
  • How much your mindset can change in a short timespan
  • When her business didn’t grow overnight (or the first year)
  • How the hard stuff opens the door to experiencing the good

WHO IS AMY BONE?

Amy is the owner of Bone Photography where she captures love stories, senior celebrations and “I-do’s” in Rockford, IL and the Chicagoland area. She goes beyond being a local photographer by serving a much wider audience and striving to tell her story and share her education with the world. Whether you show up for her Joke of The Day or follow her blog about the ups and downs of owning a business, Amy puts 100% of herself into what you receive. Rocking her pink overalls and sharing photos of her dog, Amy is a safe place to land and to hear the sweet words of “me too”.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 205 with Ji-Youn Kim

Episode 68 with Ruthie Lindsey

”You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero

Amy on Instagram and Facebook

www.bonephotography.co

Jun 04 2018

51mins

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Rank #5: 238: The Story Behind Farmgirl Flowers: not likely to succeed to multi-million dollar company with Christina Stembel

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CONTRACT SHOP

The Contract Shop specializes in attorney-prepared and peer-reviewed contract templates for freelancers, entrepreneurs, calligraphers, wedding pros, online course creators … pretty much all of you! Go to the link below + use code TRFE20 for 20% off.

Check it out: www.therealfemaleentrepreneur.com/tcs

*thank you in advance!! This is an affiliate link, So, when you purchase something using this link, you’re directly supporting the podcast!

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Stoppppp in the name of badass women entrepreneurs, and push the pause button on whatever it was you were doing. Love, if you somehow stumbled upon this blog post or the description for this episode, it wasn’t coincidence. IT WAS FATE!! And while I believe every woman who dreams of starting a business or has already started one should listen to this conversation, we can at least start with you. You were made for big things. Just like Christina Stembel.

So, whether you have a college degree or not (she doesn’t) or whether you come from an entrepreneurial background or not (she didn’t) or whether everyone around you believes you’re going to do big things or not (she didn’t have this either), hear me now: you can build a multi-million dollar business and do incredible things. Because she did.

Mmkay. No, go hit play right this very minute and dive in, my love.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How being picked on in high school shaped Christina into who she is today
  • Why Christina always knew she wanted Farmgirl Flowers to be a billion dollar business
  • Starting the company in her 100 square foot dining room in her one-bedroom apartment
  • How In and Out Burger was the inspiration behind Farmgirl Flowers
  • Her philosophy: build a company you would want to buy from, sell to, and work at

WHO IS CHRISTINA STEMBEL?

Christina always knew she wanted to start a business that would utilize her creativity, solve a real problem, and having the potential to scale big. She dreamed up the idea for Farmgirl Flowers in 2010, quit her job at Stanford University, and launched from her dining room in San Francisco, which housed the company (and her very understanding fiancé!) for 2 years. She’s built Farmgirl from less than $50K in self funding into an 75+ person company generating $15M+ in annual revenue. She’s not stopping there though – she plans to grow Farmgirl's annual revenue while creating a business you'd want to buy from, sell to, and work for -- because she believes it’s just the right thing to do.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

”Grit” by Angela Duckworth

www.farmgirlflowers.com

Farmgirl Flowers on Instagram and Facebook

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Jul 31 2018

59mins

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Rank #6: TRFE 207 // L Chat: 1 Question to Help You Learn How to Listen to Your Intuition

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”The beautiful thing about that question is this: it takes you out of the fear of this moment. And it asks you to imagine yourself at an age when life is very different.”

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A course for women entrepreneurs who want to start, launch and grow a podcast that supports their business or passion project. If you complete this course, you WILL launch a podcast. If you've been waiting to start your own show, now is the time to hit publish because you officially have a BPF.......Best Podcasting Friend! Let's do it together!

Sign up by 5/10/18 and save 10% with code trfe: http://bit.ly/ppptrfe

*you'll also get the following additional bonuses:

  • a FREE podcast planner
  • and Kinsey will submit your RSS Feed to iTunes for you!

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Loves, my heart could not be more eager to share this gem that has guided my life for over seven years now with you!! In the summer of 2011, without realizing what was happening, I began asking myself this one question that would end up guiding me over the next seven years of my life. In hindsight, I’ve realized this question was instrumental in helping me learn how to listen to my intuition. It’s also been the foundation of the joy and happiness I experience. As I’ve shared more about listening to my own intuition, I’ve gotten more questions about how to know if what you’re hearing is really coming from your intuition. So, I’m finally sharing with you the one question that helped me and can help you if you’re just starting out.

I’m sharing about…

  • how to practice listening to your intuition when you don’t know where to start
  • the one question you can start asking yourself today to learn how to listen to your intuition
  • how to know if the answers you’re getting are coming from your intuition
  • how I get advice from my 80-year-old-self
  • how to view your decisions today from a place of peace and wisdom

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Join The Sisterhood

Apr 23 2018

28mins

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Rank #7: TRFE 206 // The Dilemma of Motherhood and Entrepreneurship with Ashley Merrill

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“I can’t pretend that I’ve figured that all out. I’m trying to. The one way I have gotten there is to acknowledge who I’m not.”

SPONSORED BY PROFITABLE PODCAST PLAN

A course for women entrepreneurs who want to start, launch and grow a podcast that supports their business or passion project. If you complete this course, you WILL launch a podcast. If you've been waiting to start your own show, now is the time to hit publish because you officially have a BPF.......Best Podcasting Friend! Let's do it together!

Sign up by 5/10/18 and save 10% with code trfe: http://bit.ly/ppptrfe

*you'll also get the following additional bonuses:

  • a FREE podcast planner
  • and Kinsey will submit your RSS Feed to iTunes for you!

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Once upon a time, a young woman found herself starting back at her reflection wearing a pair of her husband’s boxers and a baggy tee. And she wondered, “Is this really it?”

My loves, meet Ashley Merrill, the CEO and founder of Lunya, where she’s redefining what sleepwear looks and feels like for the modern woman (perhaps not just settling for baggy boxers and tees?). All within a two month window, Ashley started business school, got pregnant, and decided to start a business. And the next four years were a whirlwind of becoming a mom, managing a fast-growing business and team, and getting comfortable with understanding who she is (and is not) as a person.

This convo with Ashley is imbued with so much realness and honesty.

We talk about…

  • The “obligation” and dilemma for working mothers
  • Why Ashley made the decision to sacrifice spending time with her kids while they’re younger as she’s building and growing her business
  • Learning how to prioritize from a place of overwhelm and burn-out
  • How envisioning her life like a pie graph helps her prioritize
  • Owning who you really are as a business owner and as a leader
  • Why getting started was the scariest and most difficult part
  • How the questions get bigger but the fear gets smaller the further you get into business

WHO IS ASHLEY MERRILL?

Ashley Merrill is the CEO and Founder of Lunya, bringing a unique problem-solving approach to designing sleepwear for the modern woman. With a BA and MBA from UCLA Anderson, Ashley is committed to Lunya being a vehicle for positive change - utilizing her background in tech & investing to build a successful and rapidly growing fashion brand with a deeper mission. Beyond building Lunya, Ashley is deeply involved in Girls Inc., where she serves as a board member, and she also works to invest in other female run businesses. She currently resides in Santa Monica CA with her husband and two children.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Join The Sisterhood

www.lunya.co

Lunya on Instagram

Ashley on Instagram

Apr 16 2018

44mins

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Rank #8: TRFE 189: Finding the Magic in Launching with Lauren Frontiera

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”When you force things, and you shut doors and you say, "this is exactly how it’s going to look and this is the date when it has to launch" … you close yourself off from allowing those answers, those strokes of genius, from coming in.”

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

The launch of my new membership community, The Sisterhood, was unlike any launch I’ve ever done before. And it all started several months ago with a totally different idea. So, I wanted to pull back the curtains and share with you where the idea for The Sisterhood came from and what the past four months of planning and preparing to launch have really looked like. I try not to sugar-coat things here on the podcast and so I’m also trying not to water anything down either.

So, you’re going to hear …

  • how creating my membership community was such an easy process
  • how big magic played a role
  • and how I created a team of ambassadors to help bring the community to life

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Sisterhood

"Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert (this is an affiliate link, so if you click through and purchase, TRFE may be compensated)

Feb 20 2018

25mins

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Rank #9: TRFE 209 // How to Co-Exist with Your Fears and Keep Going with Dayhanna Acosta

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”It’s never been about letting go of fear. It’s always been about co-existing.”

SPONSORED BY PROFITABLE PODCAST PLAN

A course for women entrepreneurs who want to start, launch and grow a podcast that supports their business or passion project. If you complete this course, you WILL launch a podcast. If you've been waiting to start your own show, now is the time to hit publish because you officially have a BPF.......Best Podcasting Friend! Let's do it together!

Sign up by 5/10/18 and save 10% with code trfe: http://bit.ly/ppptrfe

*you'll also get the following additional bonuses:

  • a FREE podcast planner
  • and Kinsey will submit your RSS Feed to iTunes for you!

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Fear. The theme of my life, am I right? Well, it’s been the theme of Dayhanna Acosta’s life, too. In very different ways. From the fear of growing up in a war zone amidst one of the most dangerous places in the world to the fear of public speaking, in our convo Dayhanna shares about fear in a new and very unique way. She says things like “own that fear” and talked about finding peace with it. And here’s the thing - because of all of the fear Dayhanna has experienced (not despite it) she’s learned to keep moving forward without pause even in the face of it. She’s learned to peacefully co-exist with her fears. It’s wildly inspiring.

We talk about…

  • Growing up with a sense of normalcy even amidst a constant underlying sense of fear and paranoia
  • Her life changing suddenly from growing up very well-off and financially secure to losing it all
  • How fear holds us back from confidently promoting ourselves
  • Dealing with the fear of public speaking
  • Learning to listen to your fears
  • How to find peace with your fear
  • The fears Dayhanna faced when launching a new podcast

WHO IS DAYHANNA ACOSTA?

Dayhanna Acosta is a business owner, a marketing strategist, and the creator of Chase Your Fears; a podcast and community for driven people who are ready to welcome change, elevate their life and live beyond fear. Dayhanna has over 9 years of experience in the marketing field. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Dayhanna enjoys traveling, dancing and learning new languages. She speaks Spanish and French and is currently studying Hungarian and Portuguese.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.chaseyourfears.com

Dayhanna on Instagram

”Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown

Apr 23 2018

55mins

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Rank #10: TRFE 193: From Panic Attacks + Overwhelm to Her Ideal Work Week with Kyrsten Sherwood

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”I went into work to escape the chaos and the stress of having so many kids that were so young and having a husband who worked full-time at his day job. Work for me was this all-encompassing, all-consuming thing.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Working from home, alone, with two young kiddos didn’t look or feel ideal and easy for Kyrsten Sherwood. It looked more like living with postpartum depression and anxiety, morning panic attacks, and trying to find an escape by working nonstop. Now, several years later, Kyrsten and her husband, Kelly, have three kids under the age of five and work together full-time on their business. Today, though, Kyrsten has created an ideal work week for herself where she she spends as much time not working as she does working. There’s more balance, ease, and time for herself, even with a growing business and three young kiddos.

We talk about…

  • The pressure to support a five-person family on one income
  • Dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety
  • When chronic overwhelm and morning panic attacks becomes the norm
  • How minimalism was the catalyst for changing her life
  • Taking time off + scheduling in downtime
  • How to live as much (if not more) than you work

WHO IS KYRSTEN SHERWOOD?

Kyrsten is the co-owner of Copper Kettle Co alongside her husband, Kelly. Together, they help creative entrepreneurs to start and scale their small businesses, taking them from deciding on a profitable business idea, all the way to hiring a team. Their Launch Brand Grow community is where the majority of the magic happens, with guest speakers, monthly workshops, challenges, masterminds, 1:1 mentoring, a book club and more. Enjoying Copper Kettle Co's incredible community and tribe is Kyrsten's favorite part of running her own business and it's what gives her the motivation and joy to help others to fuel their own passions!

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.ckc.io

The Launch Brand Grow Facebook community

The Launch Brand Grow membership community

Kyrsten on Instagram

Mr. Money Mustache

"The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo

Feb 28 2018

40mins

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Rank #11: 239: The Untold Story of Building a Uniquely Inspired Wedding Photography Business

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”Be inspired by others. Don’t imitate others.”

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Check it out: www.therealfemaleentrepreneur.com/tcs

*thank you in advance!! This is an affiliate link, So, when you purchase something using this link, you’re directly supporting the podcast!

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Of all the joyfully infectious, lip-sync loving, pink-haired wedding photographers, McKenzie Deakins is my favorite. And I have a sneaky suspicion she’s about to be yours, too! Which is why I’m SO incredibly excited to share her beautiful energy and heart and her story (including the untold parts) with you. She’s been making magic photographing weddings for over a decade now. So, she knows a thing or two and has been around the metaphorical block enough times to have seen a lot change. The real reason you’re going to love her, though? She has this beautiful way of making you feel totally seen and wildly excited all at the same time. She adds a dash of sugar and excitement to everything she does and yet, she keeps it incredibly real. So, grab a coke (McKenzie’s favorite) and get cozy.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How she first got started photographing weddings 13 years ago
  • How her Instagram famous lip sync videos first started!!
  • The impact of watching those you love struggle with mental illness
  • Running a business through difficult life experiences and really tough days

WHO IS MCKENZIE DEAKINS?

McKenzie Deakins has been shooting weddings since 2005. She loves to share her passion for photography by teaching! She enjoys shooting weddings, taking beautiful pictures of beautiful people and making Lip Sync Videos, but her goal in life is to teach! McKenzie is a Wife to Greg Deakins and mom of two stinking cute kids - Ellie and Harrison Danger. And yes, his middle name is Danger.  McKenzie believes there is nothing better than a cold coke, that Disneyland is the greatest place on earth, and likes to add 'licious' to the end of words to make them fabulous.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.mckenziedeakins.com

McKenzie on Instagram and Facebook

Join The Sisterhood

Aug 06 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #12: TRFE 218: Follow Your Passion, Not the Paycheck with JJ Anderson

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”The amount you’re being paid does not validate you.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Follow your passion, not the paycheck. Spoiler alert: that’s the moral of the story. It isn’t the entire story, though, and JJ Anderson’s story is one you’re going to want to listen to. It isn’t some finely tuned inspirational speech encouraging you to dig deep, pursue joy, and forget about the money. It’s a real life, raw, messy and beautiful account of one girl’s journey from dropping out of college to becoming the youngest talk show host in America at an independent sports television network to learning that the pursuit of money isn’t everything.

We talk about…

  • the unexpected life-changing advice professional boxer, Evander Holyfield gave JJ
  • starting a video production company with no video production experience
  • why making money the first priority is a mistake
  • when your business partner is also your romantic partner
  • how sitting in NA and AA meetings with her parents as a little kid taught her lessons that still drive her today

WHO IS JJ ANDERSON?

At the age of 21, JJ Anderson earned the title of youngest talk show host in America at an independent sports television network. During this time, she worked side by side with Mortal Kombat producer and the station’s founder Larry Kassanoff to deliver original quality programming on an international platform. Through hosting, JJ was able to discover a true passion for connecting with others and so she quickly began to take on the role of a producer in order to be more hands on with the process. Recognizing the ample opportunity and freedom in digital media- JJ helped to establish LA based media + production company HRDWRKER with the mission of creating inspirational on- demand content. Through HRDWRKER, she strives to tell captivating stories and create awareness around important social issues. Since the company’s establishment in 2014, JJ has had the amazing opportunity to create segments and series for various world-renowned media corporations and entities such as: NYLON, Juxtapoz Magazine, The California African-American Museum, Topo Chico, and Eddie Bauer.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.lynda.com

www.storyandheart.com

www.hrdwrker.com

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Episode 122 with Lizzy Okoro

May 14 2018

59mins

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Rank #13: TRFE 215 // How to go from Corporate Job to Digital Nomad with Anna Grymes

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”Do it now because one day you’re going to wake up and the only thing you’re going to think about is what you didn’t do, not the mistakes that you made.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

If you’ve ever had the desire to travel the world while working and live the digital nomad life, I’m so excited to share this episode with you! After building her business for eight months, Anna Grymes left her Wall Street job, sold everything in her New York City apartment, and spent the next year traveling the world while continuing to run a thriving business. And I ask her ALL the questions! Starting with the really big one we’re all wondering: how did you find the courage to leave behind this career and cozy six-figure salary life you’d spent over a decade building? Her answer had me praise hands’ing all alone in my office and wanting to scream her answer from the freaking mountaintops.

So, make sure you listen all the way through for that golden life nugget. I also asked her all of the other questions we’re all wondering (especially those of us who dream of doing this one day)... how did you plan so that you’d always have internet? How did you balance work while not having a consistent routine and traveling to see all of these amazing spots? How’d you make friends and meet other people while traveling alone?

We talk about…

  • when you wake up and realize that the life you’ve been consciously working so hard towards isn’t the life you want anymore
  • what it’s like to travel the world solo
  • how to build a business that supports your digital nomad life
  • how to find, meet, and connect with other digital nomads while traveling
  • what the not-so-glamorous and unexpected parts are of the digital nomad life

WHO'S ANNA GRYMES?

Anna Grymes started her entrepreneurial journey in 2016 by creating a marketing services company focused on the real estate industry. Her life’s passion is travel and she built her business around doing just that. While working in the demanding finance industry on Wall Street in NYC she realized she was going to need a lot more than three weeks of vacation to see the world. So, Anna built her business around location-independent living, quit her corporate job, and can be found running her company anywhere from a hammock in Thailand to a pub in Dublin. She has recently launched a business strategy and coaching business to help other aspiring entrepreneurs find that freedom in their lives, too. Anna is a Jacksonville, Florida native and graduated with an MBA from the University of Florida.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Join The Sisterhood

Anna on Instagram and Facebook

www.annaoutofoffice.com

May 08 2018

53mins

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Rank #14: TRFE 191: How Frustration, Anger, + Unexpected Mistakes Built a Business with Kristen Fulchi

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”Sometimes it’s wonderful and I have that confidence from the beginning of, “I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I feel it. And it feels right. And somehow this has come easier to me than anything ever has.” … And there’s other moments where it’s just like, “Who am I to be doing this stuff?”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Sometimes businesses don’t work out the way you expect them to. Sometimes you unexpectedly find your calling out of a moment of sheer frustration. And sometimes what feels like the worst thing that could have happened turns out to be one of the best.

I got to sit down with my dear friend Kristen Fulchi, a brand strategist, product photographer, and website designer, to share her story with you. And it’s includes all of the above lessons and more. Kristen first came on the podcast in episode 73 where she shared about the frustrations she was experiencing with her previous business.

Not long after we recorded that episode, Kristen found herself full of anger and frustration, and she channeled those emotions into what would become her newest business. She has since closed the previous business and is now pouring her passion into her work every day.

This is a must listen, my loves!

We talk about…

  • What it feels like to pour a ton of money and time and effort into a business and not see the results you’re expecting
  • How Kristen’s current business was birthed out of anger and frustration
  • How anger can be a motivating emotion
  • Coming to the decision to sell her first business (and how she sold it)
  • Letting go of this story that you must have formal education (versus experience) in order to be successful and have credibility
  • The story of how the TRFE logo came to be (Kristen designed it!)

WHO'S KRISTEN FULCHI?

Kristen is a brand strategist, product photographer, and website designer. She believes in thoughtful design, intricately defining brands, and weaving brand emotions into every touchpoint of a company - ultimately creating a brand that not only looks pretty, but is also successful.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 73 with Kristen

Kristen on Instagram

www.kristenfulchi.com

Feb 22 2018

57mins

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Rank #15: TRFE 220 // Breaking the Mold with Christina Scalera

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“Do what you can with what you have.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Rather than pursuing the traditional (and expected) legal route after graduating from one of the top law schools in the country, Christina found herself building a business as a yoga instructor … and designing logos, trying her hand at calligraphy, learning floral design … and trying to find the one thing that would stick. She spent nearly three years in limbo not knowing where her income was going to come from, going into a ton of debt, and watching everyone else seemingly figure it out. Cut to today. Christina runs two very successful businesses, a law firm that focuses on intellectual property, and The Contract Shop, a contract template store for creative entrepreneurs. And along the way, she’s broken every mold of expectation to build a life and business that she loves.

We talk about…

  • Why Christina didn’t practice law for several years after college
  • How attending creative conferences before she had launched her business helped her figure it out
  • The pivotal conversation with Jenna Kutcher and the Rising Tide Society meeting that inspired Christina to use her legal know-how to work with creatives
  • How she’s embraced her fun + goofy side in the serious, uber-professional world of attorneys

WHO IS CHRISTINA SCALERA?

Christina Scalera is the attorney and founder behind The Contract Shop, a contract template store for creative entrepreneurs, wedding professionals, and coaches.

Three years ago, Christina found herself dreaming of pursuing a more creative path, and she started to look for alternatives to her in-house legal job. She explored everything from teaching yoga to becoming a freelance graphic designer to opening an Etsy shop.

In the process, she ended up coming full circle by creating a business that brought the benefit of her legal training to help her fellow creatives.

When she’s not staring at a computer or awkwardly standing on cafe chairs for the perfect overhead latte photo, you can find her in the woods doing things that are sometimes dangerous but always fun, like riding horses, skiing and reluctantly camping.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Illume Retreat

Creative at Heart Conference

Making Things Happen

Kirstie Marie

Jenna Kutcher

www.thecontractshop.com/trfe

May 22 2018

56mins

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Rank #16: TRFE 223: Finding Confidence Outside of Your Comfort Zone with Mary Burke

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”I realized that I don’t control what other people think or say about me. But I have 100% control over how I let it affect me. I get to choose my attitude.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

She went to Harvard business school, her father was the founder of Trek Bicycles, and she spent years working her way up the corporate ladder. But it was entering the race for governor of Wisconsin that helped her escape the cage of her comfort zone. And it was through losing that race that she finally found her confidence again. Mary Burke is one hell of a woman and an incredible fountain of wisdom, my love. So, hold onto your heart, this is going to get good.

We talk about:

  • How our comfort zone cages us in
  • The 3 biggest lessons she learned from losing the run for governor
  • Why Mary started “toning it down” and playing small after years of success
  • The Catalyst for launching her organizing, Building Brave

WHO IS MARY BURKE?

Mary founded Building Brave to create a global online community of 10 million women who are connecting, inspiring and empowering each other.  She grew up wanting to be a business person just like her dad, Dick Burke, founder of Trek Bicycles. After a successful career in the private sector and an unlikely campaign that almost made her governor of Wisconsin, she found her passion and path in empowering women.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

”The Confidence Code” by Katty Kay

www.buildingbrave.org

The Building Brave app

May 28 2018

50mins

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Rank #17: TRFE 219 // L Chat: What do you want to believe?

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”We get to choose what we want to believe. And we don’t have to hold onto beliefs that are no longer serving us just because we think that our beliefs should serve others.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I know the feeling, sister. You don’t want to be the weirdo lone believer that doesn’t believe what everyone else does. Running from your beliefs doesn’t make you more happily fit in, though. It leaves you misaligned and not belonging to the one person who matters most - you. So, in this episode, I’m sharing with you one profound question that gave me the answer I’d been looking for for months. I’m also sharing with you about my journey away from religion towards spirituality and how I found myself in a past life regression therapy session visiting myself in past lives.

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”Journey of Souls” by Dr. Michael Newton

”Destiny of Souls” by Dr. Michael Newton

Dr. Brian Weiss on The Oprah Show

May 22 2018

38mins

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Rank #18: TRFE 222 // L Chat: Guided Meditation for Stress & Anxiety Relief

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“In any and every moment, you can find this sense of calmness and peace and certainty that you have everything you need in this very moment. And whatever has not yet arrived, you do not yet need. Trust that it will find it’s way to you when the timing is right.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I’ve been meditating for four years now. It took awhile to find my groove and really learn to enjoy it. Guided meditations were a game-changer for me in the beginning, though. So, I’ve created this beautiful guided meditation for you business owners who are feeling that daily stress and overwhelm of trying to do it all and figure it all out. So, get cozy, hit play, and take 15 minutes for a little self-care for yourself today, my love.

May 28 2018

22mins

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Rank #19: TRFE 190: Why Can't Never Got Anything Done with Female Farmer, Amanda Jo Carey

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”We can. We just have to think outside of the box.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

In this episode you’re going to hear from a female entrepreneur that is a fifth generation family farmer. Amanda Jo Carey appeases my wild interest in living and working on a farm and answers all of my questions about what it’s really like (birthing calves, 17 hour days, and more). We also talk about one of the most profound lessons she’s learned that happened when she was a little kid trying to help her dad make spaghetti … and how it still applies to her everyday life.

We talk about…

  • How limiting a word like “can’t” can be
  • What life is really life as a fifth generation family farmer
  • Working 17 hour days while also planning a wedding and remodeling a house
  • Why Amanda chose to come back and work on the family farm despite her dad’s reluctance

WHO'S AMANDA JO CAREY?

Amanda is a fifth generation farmer. She farms corn, soybeans and alfalfa with her father and grandfather. Over the last year, she has expanded and updated the dairy side of the farm to include robotic milkers. She likes to keep her plate full and is currently running a business, remodeling a house, and planning a wedding -- all while trying to find time to workout and stay sane. Summer and 80 degree days are her happy place and winters are spent trying to stay thawed and looking like a snowman.

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Amanda on Instagram

Mooving Through Life Facebook

Mooving Through Life blog

Amanda's blog post about the word Can't

Feb 21 2018

36mins

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Rank #20: TRFE 194: 140 Rejections, Overwhelm, + Building Havenly with Lee Mayer

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”For me, one of the ways that I found myself in this role, and I’m really glad this happened, was I didn’t realize how big of a step it was going to be.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Lee Mayer founded Havenly, an online interior design and e-commerce platform, in 2014. Four years later, she shares about what have been the highs and the lows, as well as the most rewarding and overwhelming parts of this journey. Lee shares some of her best pieces of advice that have helped her build and grow a team, go through three rounds of fundraising, and deal with overwhelm.

Lee shares about…

  • How the pressure changes once you’ve taken on funding
  • The nonfinancial rewards of entrepreneurship
  • Going through a divorce while building a company
  • Getting 140 rejections before getting her first yes
  • How rejection has helped her learn to receive critical feedback
  • Embracing what makes you different as a leader

WHO IS LEE MAYER?

Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Havenly, an online interior design and e-commerce company. She founded Havenly in 2014 to make decorating a home easier - and more affordable - for everyone. Previously, Lee was the VP & GM of the Auto Division at Bankrate here in Denver. She moved to Denver from New York City, where she worked at Bain & Company and was in the M&A and strategy function at Canon, USA. Lee earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Columbia University.

Havenly is an online interior design and e-commerce platform making beautiful home design accessible for everyone, on any budget. With Havenly, a custom-designed room is delivered to your doorstep. Clients are matched with a personal interior designer who creates a space to accommodate their unique style, then they buy what they love directly through Havenly’s platform with access to hundreds of retailers.

Havenly works with 200+ professional, highly-screened and trained designers nationwide. Founded in 2014, Havenly has completed the highest number of interior designs of anyone in the space.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Art of War

www.havenly.com

Mar 02 2018

53mins

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Learning to Raise Your Hand and Say Yes with Tiffany Han

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This episode first aired in June 2017.

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Oct 29 2018

56mins

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Unapologetically Becoming Your Most Authentic Self with Jolie Ankrom

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This conversation with Jolie first aired in November 2016. As of this re-airing, it is the most downloaded episode of the podcast ever.

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Oct 15 2018

1hr 2mins

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244: From Corporate Lawyer to Grief Coach, Death Doula, and Racial Justice Advocate

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"What are the things within you that need to be solved and reckoned with and unearthed and healed in order to help deal with this?” 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Rachel Ricketts’ beautiful and heart-breaking story exposes grief as an experience, not an emotion and inspires with a deep depth of experience and wisdom. After helping her mother starve herself to death following a debilitating 20-year battle with multiple sclerosis, Rachel was overcome with grief and loss. Despite this loss, though, she says that the her greatest grief is a result of the intersection of her race and gender. And this grief led to the incredible work she is now doing in the world.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about…

  • how her childhood and mother’s death led to the work she does today around grief and anti-racism
  • grief as an experience not an emotion and how to sit with it to move through it
  • how her greatest grief is a result of the intersection of her race and gender
  • how white women are causing harm every day, if you’re not actively engaged in anti-racism
  • how burnout is a form of grief and why it’s not a quick fix

WHO IS RACHEL RICKETTS?

Rachel Ricketts is a racial justice advocate, intuitive coach + public speaker. Combining her wealth of experience as a lawyer, certified intercultural communications educator + trainer, and loss + grief professional along with her personal experiences navigating the world as a black woman, she curates difficult but necessary conversations with compassion. She hosts online and in-person workshops including WOC Talks, specifically for womxn of colour's healing, and Spiritual Activism 101 which  promotes racial justice and reconciliation. Rachel has helped global brands commit to anti-racism + inclusion such as WeWork, Lululemon and TELUS. Her work has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, Black Girl in Om and Thrive, and she's presented at international conferences including SXSW in Austin and me Convention in Stockholm. She loves donuts, dancing and all things metaphysical. Learn more at www.rachelricketts.com and @iamrachelricketts

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.rachelricketts.com

Rachel on Instagram

Spiritual Activism 101

Sep 17 2018

1hr

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243: Overcoming Fear to Embrace Authentic Evolution in Business

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“Growth is the only way forward.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I think this conversation with Caroline Zook may be the very thing your business-owner heart and soul has been thristing for, my love. This is Caroline’s third time on the podcast, and the well of wisdom runneth over!! Her story is a constant inspiration to embrace the evolution of your life and business with trust and from a place of alignment. Whether you’re feeling that gut tug or you’re happy right where you’re at, I’m glad you found your way here. Let this conversation inspire your soul, my love.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about…

  • Making the decision to combine her business with her husband
  • How Caroline decided to let go of a brand she spent the past four years building
  • The mindset that allows her to continue to evolve and change
  • How to overcome the fear of change
  • Making the shift from an achievement mindset to an alignment mindset (and why it’s important!)

WHO IS CAROLINE ZOOK?

Caroline Kelso Zook is the artist, designer and writer behind Made Vibrant, an online space dedicated to helping soulful creatives live and work as their most vibrant selves.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Imperfect Boss

The Enneagram

Yoga with Adriene

Episode 19 with Caroline

Episode 103 with Caroline

www.brightestlifejournal.com

www.wanderingaimfullycom

Caroline on Instagram

Sep 10 2018

1hr 2mins

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242: L Chat | Forget What Worked for Them. Find What Works for You.

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”Take a deep breath, and take the next step.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Oh, my heart, I’m so wildly excited to hop back into the podcast lineup with an L Chat for your beautiful hearts. The timing was right and I had this incredible lesson I’ve been learning that I felt called to share with you. So, here we are. If you’ve felt like you’ve been trying to force something to work that just hasn’t, this one is for you, my love. This is your permission and inspiration all in one to empower yourself to turn inwards, trust your inner guidance, and find what works for you.

Want a sneak peek? I share about:

  • The subconscious belief that success must feel forced
  • Why what works for someone else won’t always work for you
  • And how to find what does work for you when you’re feeling lost

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Jess Lively

Sign up for Lauren’s Soul Notes

Aug 29 2018

43mins

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241: Finding Radical Self-Love and Worthiness

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“Our worth has already been proven evident by the breath in our lungs and the beating heart in our chest and we don’t have to fight for it. It is something we can rest in.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

You know those soul chats you have with your best friend, curled up on your couch drinking wine? This is one of those. And you may be getting ready to meet your new OBFF (online-best-friend-forever). Ashton Long is the creator of The Authentic Woman, a platform that empowers women to live authentically as themselves, and when you hear her story, you’ll know why. So, go ahead, curl up on your couch with a glass of wine and pretend we’re all there hugging and laughing and crying and reveling in our worthiness, mkay?

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • the importance of giving your first energy of each day to yourself
  • Ashton’s personal journey to body confidence and radical self-love
  • rebuilding after a toxic relationship
  • how your relationship with yourself impacts every aspect of your life

WHO IS ASHTON LONG?

Ashton is the founder of The Authentic Woman, a platform that empowers women to live authentically as themselves. She firmly believes that women have the power to shift culture, eradicate unjust standards and ultimately change the world. When she's not working with her husband, she is most likely sipping on a cup of local coffee, swooning over pottery or adding to her succulent collection.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.theauthenticwomanseries.com

The Authentic Woman on Instagram

Ashton on Instagram

Join The Sisterhood

Aug 22 2018

1hr 13mins

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240: Finding Pleasure, Playfulness, and Intimacy in Business with Rachael Dunville

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“It should be simple. It should feel good. It should be fun. This is supposed to be easy. There is no other way. Every belief that does not support or boil down to that is an unplugged belief.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

This conversation with Rachael Dunville feels like a spiritual awakening, my love. So, grab a cup of whatever brings you pleasure and cozy up. Your heart is about to come alive! Rachael is an Intimacy-Alignment expert and fine-art portrait photographer. Her deep wisdom of movement and intimacy was born out of her own healing after breaking her pelvis. Her intuitive guidance for manifesting and finding more pleasure in life and business is something we all need. I’m so grateful I get to share it with you.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How to live in the present moment while also manifesting your future
  • What that experience of Knowing really is
  • How she healed her body through visualization and movement
  • How to find more pleasure and playfulness while building a business

WHO IS RACHAEL DUNVILLE:

Rachael Dunville works globally as an Intimacy-Alignment Expert, offering remote 1:1 Mentorship + Movement Sessions, at her acclaimed company Aerosha.com.

She is also a renowned Fine-Art Portrait Photographer whose work has been featured on Well + Good, Glamour, Girl Boss, Modern Luxury, FastCompany, and Beach, in addition to solo NYC gallery exhibitions of her long-term projects.

Rachael spends her free-time passionately writing, cooking, healing, basking, conversing, and Instagramming.

No matter what hat Rachael is wearing, she values authentic-connection and feeling-good above all else.

Currently splitting time between NYC, Miami, and wherever inspiration leads her, she embodies a freedom-filled lifestyle, always at-the-ready for frequent travel and new experiences.

Her beloved hometown-homebase is in Springfield, Missouri, where she frequents to recharge with loved ones, get nose-to-nose time with her Billy-dog, and excitedly expand her various creative vocations.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Video: Bob Newhart - Stop it

www.aerosha.com

Aerosha on Instagram

Rachael Dunville on Instagram

www.rachael-dunville.com

Aug 13 2018

1hr 13mins

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239: The Untold Story of Building a Uniquely Inspired Wedding Photography Business

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”Be inspired by others. Don’t imitate others.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Of all the joyfully infectious, lip-sync loving, pink-haired wedding photographers, McKenzie Deakins is my favorite. And I have a sneaky suspicion she’s about to be yours, too! Which is why I’m SO incredibly excited to share her beautiful energy and heart and her story (including the untold parts) with you. She’s been making magic photographing weddings for over a decade now. So, she knows a thing or two and has been around the metaphorical block enough times to have seen a lot change. The real reason you’re going to love her, though? She has this beautiful way of making you feel totally seen and wildly excited all at the same time. She adds a dash of sugar and excitement to everything she does and yet, she keeps it incredibly real. So, grab a coke (McKenzie’s favorite) and get cozy.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How she first got started photographing weddings 13 years ago
  • How her Instagram famous lip sync videos first started!!
  • The impact of watching those you love struggle with mental illness
  • Running a business through difficult life experiences and really tough days

WHO IS MCKENZIE DEAKINS?

McKenzie Deakins has been shooting weddings since 2005. She loves to share her passion for photography by teaching! She enjoys shooting weddings, taking beautiful pictures of beautiful people and making Lip Sync Videos, but her goal in life is to teach! McKenzie is a Wife to Greg Deakins and mom of two stinking cute kids - Ellie and Harrison Danger. And yes, his middle name is Danger.  McKenzie believes there is nothing better than a cold coke, that Disneyland is the greatest place on earth, and likes to add 'licious' to the end of words to make them fabulous.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.mckenziedeakins.com

McKenzie on Instagram and Facebook

Join The Sisterhood

Aug 06 2018

1hr 3mins

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238: The Story Behind Farmgirl Flowers: not likely to succeed to multi-million dollar company with Christina Stembel

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Stoppppp in the name of badass women entrepreneurs, and push the pause button on whatever it was you were doing. Love, if you somehow stumbled upon this blog post or the description for this episode, it wasn’t coincidence. IT WAS FATE!! And while I believe every woman who dreams of starting a business or has already started one should listen to this conversation, we can at least start with you. You were made for big things. Just like Christina Stembel.

So, whether you have a college degree or not (she doesn’t) or whether you come from an entrepreneurial background or not (she didn’t) or whether everyone around you believes you’re going to do big things or not (she didn’t have this either), hear me now: you can build a multi-million dollar business and do incredible things. Because she did.

Mmkay. No, go hit play right this very minute and dive in, my love.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How being picked on in high school shaped Christina into who she is today
  • Why Christina always knew she wanted Farmgirl Flowers to be a billion dollar business
  • Starting the company in her 100 square foot dining room in her one-bedroom apartment
  • How In and Out Burger was the inspiration behind Farmgirl Flowers
  • Her philosophy: build a company you would want to buy from, sell to, and work at

WHO IS CHRISTINA STEMBEL?

Christina always knew she wanted to start a business that would utilize her creativity, solve a real problem, and having the potential to scale big. She dreamed up the idea for Farmgirl Flowers in 2010, quit her job at Stanford University, and launched from her dining room in San Francisco, which housed the company (and her very understanding fiancé!) for 2 years. She’s built Farmgirl from less than $50K in self funding into an 75+ person company generating $15M+ in annual revenue. She’s not stopping there though – she plans to grow Farmgirl's annual revenue while creating a business you'd want to buy from, sell to, and work for -- because she believes it’s just the right thing to do.

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”Grit” by Angela Duckworth

www.farmgirlflowers.com

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Jul 31 2018

59mins

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237: How Managing Your Energy Instead of Your Time Impacts Your Life and Business with Amber Runyon

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“I believe that if we can teach little girls to dream, they’ll be the force that changes this world. But I believe more than that, that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again, it will be a force that this world has yet to see.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Three years ago Amber had no intention of starting and running a full-time business. She was working as a nurse by trade and planned to start Eleventh Candle Co., a company that works globally to redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction, on the side. Her business grew exponentially, though, and a few years in she was running a multi-million dollar business, and the pressure was unreal. She found herself in a really dark place and was ready to quit everything. Life included. Through a journey into deep self-care, therapy, and looking inwards, though, Amber was able to find a way to put herself first. She learned to manage her energy instead of her time, and it impacted everything.

We talk about:

  • why she started a candle company when she doesn’t even like candles
  • how leading from a place of brokenness leads to burnout
  • how she sets up her days differently in order to manage her energy and not her time
  • creatively celebrating failure
  • learning to rest instead of quitting

WHO IS AMBER RUNYON?

The official line: Hospice Nurse who became a social entrepreneur. Amber founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Focusing on providing therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow.

The bottom line: Amber believes that if we teach little girls to dream they will the force that changes this world, she believes ​more than that; that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again it will be a force that the world has yet to see.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Mission: https://vimeo.com/194203575

The Mission Continues: https://vimeo.com/257033494

www.eleventhcandleco.com

Eleventh Candle Co. on Instagram and Facebook

Amber on Instagram

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Jul 23 2018

55mins

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236: Combining Intuition, Alignment, and Religion to Empower Yourself as a Business Owner with Ashley Beaudin (part 2)

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”Alignment is really connection. It’s connecting to the power of who I am and staying in that place.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

We’re picking up right where we left off with Ashley Beaudin in episode 235 (if you haven’t listened to the first part of our conversation, make sure to go listen first). Quick recap: Ashley’s journey of listening to her intuition is deeply rooted in her religious beliefs. She’s been practicing “hearing from God” since she was 14 years old. She’s also spent years practicing checking in with her heart to find intentional presence. We covered all of that and more in part one. We pick up the convo here with me asking her whether she ever doubts that intuitive voice and what that voice even sounds like.

In part two of our conversation, we talk about:

  • What your intuition sounds like
  • How to learn how to hear from your intuition
  • Ashley’s practice of aligning with the truth + power of who she is before she begins work every day
  • How the practice of getting into alignment has impacted her business

WHO'S ASHLEY BEAUDIN?

Ashley Beaudin is an inspirational speaker, heart encourager and coach to creative women. She is passionate about equipping women to develop a flourishing relationship with themselves, heal their identity and increase their confidence. You may also know her as the visionary behind #theimperfectboss; a movement that is making imperfect normal and inspiring tens of thousands of creative women to become real and confident in life and business. The easiest way to her heart is through soul talk, hugs and donuts.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 29: Unashamedly Owning Our Story with Ashley Beaudin

Episode 55: Losing Your Voice in the Noise of the Internet with Ashley Beaudin

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

”Thinking Fast and Slow”

www.ashleybeaudin.com

www.theimperfectboss.com

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The Imperfect Boss on Instagram

Jul 16 2018

37mins

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235: Combining Intuition, Alignment, and Religion to Empower Yourself as a Business Owner with Ashley Beaudin (part 1)

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“I genuinely believe that if women were confident about who they are and what they did that they would heal the world.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is that by trusting myself and leaning into my own wisdom, I’m able to do far greater things than when only looking for the answers outside of myself. This conversation with Ashley Beaudin, inspirational speaker, heart encourager, and coach to creative women, is a beautiful look into her own journey of learning this lesson, as well. Ashley shares about how she’s tapped into her own inner wisdom through her religious beliefs and how it’s directly impacted her business.

In part one of our conversation, we talk about:

  • Growing out of a place of judgement to find understanding
  • How listening to her intuition is a practice in hearing from God
  • How to find intentional presence by checking in with your heart
  • How to know if what you’re hearing is coming from your intuition
  • Consulting your intuition on practical business decisions

WHO IS ASHLEY BEAUDIN?

Ashley Beaudin is an inspirational speaker, heart encourager and coach to creative women. She is passionate about equipping women to develop a flourishing relationship with themselves, heal their identity and increase their confidence. You may also know her as the visionary behind #theimperfectboss; a movement that is making imperfect normal and inspiring tens of thousands of creative women to become real and confident in life and business. The easiest way to her heart is through soul talk, hugs and donuts.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 29: Unashamedly Owning Our Story with Ashley Beaudin

Episode 55: Losing Your Voice in the Noise of the Internet with Ashley Beaudin

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

”Thinking Fast and Slow”

www.ashleybeaudin.com

www.theimperfectboss.com

Ashley on Instagram

The Imperfect Boss on Instagram

Jul 16 2018

36mins

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234: L Chat | How to Embrace Uncertainty as Your Business Evolves

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”Something that I’m leaning into and learning to feel more comfortable with the discomfort of, is that uncertainty. And because I know that nothing is certain, trusting myself and allowing myself to experiment.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE:

A wise human (Heraclitus, according to my google search) once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” And, sister, this is true of business, too. I don’t know about you, but I went into business thinking I had THE greatest idea the world had ever seen and all I had to do was bring it to life. If you’d told me then just how much it would change and evolve, I’d probably would have wanted to punch you in the face for dashing my dreams. In hindsight, I would hope instead I would have hugged you for teaching me one of the greatest lessons I could learn before I even left the gate.

As the podcast continues to evolve, I’m sitting down to share with you my feelings about all of it: why it’s evolving, how I made that change, and some really key lessons that I couldn’t not share with you.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 19: “The Evolution of Living and Doing Business Authentically” with Caroline Zook

Episode 206: The Dilemma of Motherhood and Entrepreneurship with Ashley Merrill

Episode 233: The Real Story Behind Greetabl’s Success with Zoë Scharf

Episode 216: L Chat | Embracing Change In Your Business

Intentional Mentoring Sessions with Lauren

Jul 16 2018

32mins

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TRFE 233: The Real Story Behind Greetabl’s Success with Zoë Scharf

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“Growth that means something needs to be gradual and you need to earn it.”

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Building an Oprah magazine worthy company doesn’t happen overnight. And chances are, there’s lots that went on (and didn’t work out) behind the scenes. That’s why I’m so wildly excited to share the story of Greetabl and one of it’s co-founders with you in this episode! My love, meet Zoë Scharf - previous graphic designer turned entrepreneur.

We talk about:

  • Greetabl’s not-so-overnight success
  • The cereal box that inspired the idea for Greetabl
  • Why slow growth means more
  • The first version of Greetabl that you never heard of (and why it totally flopped)
  • Creating a great product isn’t everything + how Greetabl grew their customer base

WHO IS ZOË SCHARF?

Zoë Scharf is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Greetabl. Zoë is is a brand and design expert with a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. At Greetabl, Zoë focuses on the company's vision, brand, digital and physical product, and marketing efforts. Previously, Zoë consulted startups, advising and implementing brand strategy, story and design. At her former position at XPLANE, she worked with Fortune 500 companies on simplifying complex ideas using visual thinking.

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@fight2breathe on Instagram

www.greetabl.com

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Jun 19 2018

1hr 10mins

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TRFE 232: The First 2 Years of Business: Passion, Learning, + Support with Megan Hartman-Sparks

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“Passion keeps you going on entrepreneur days that are hard. Because if I fall in love with the business and the business ebbs and flows, I’m going to fall out of love.”

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The first two years of starting a business are a giant freaking learning curve! Megan Hartman-Sparks is right at that two year mark and she’s sharing about what that journey has been like so far - the highs, the lows, and the one thing that’s kept her going from the start. Megan’s company, Lymph Candy, is a non-toxic, vegan, aluminum free deodorant, and she spends a lot of her time educating customers and pregnant women on why that’s so important. So, of course, she educates us a little at the beginning of our convo, too. If you’re interested in switching to natural products for yourself and your home, deodorant is a great place to start and Megan explains why.

We talk about…

  • why Megan’s first pregnancy was the catalyst for launching Lymph Candy
  • how surrounding yourself with other amazing women entrepreneurs can transform your first few years in business
  • how the most difficult parts of business are also the greatest learning opportunities
  • the basic foundations of building a business that you spend the first two years trying to get right

WHO IS MEGAN HARTMAN-SPARKS?

Megan Hartman-Sparks is an energetic people person who graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Communication Studies & a minor in Spanish. Megan worked at top retail brands like Anthropologie and Lululemon before launching herself into the advertising world. Working on Dannon, Unilever, and Beiersdorf she saw just how powerful global companies are across Food & Personal Care categories especially with healthy advertising budgets. Finished with building someone else’s dreams, after the arrival of her first son, she decided to start Lymph Candy. She serves as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and oversees all supplier relationships, business logistics and strategic partnerships.

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www.lymphcandy.com

Jun 18 2018

57mins

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TRFE 231: L Chat | You Can Feel Great Regardless of How Your Biz is Doing Today

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“I used to not believe that I could feel this good without making a lot more money or having way more downloads of the podcast. I thought I had to have all of those things in order to feel as good as I do right now.”

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I’ve spent years chasing business success to try to feel better. I believed that more money, more downloads, more validation would somehow help me feel better, too. It’s a belief that’s chased me my whole life - do this to accomplish that to feel this great. And, my love, it’s just not true. I’m living proof of it. After a dozen or so conversations that have gone something like this …

Friend: So, how are you?

Me: I’m so good. Like really good. I feel incredible and the wild thing is that I used to believe I couldn’t feel this great without making more money or having more downloads of the podcast, but I feel that great already without any of those things.

Friend: Wow, really? That’s amazing!

… I thought it was about time I shared all of this with you. Because, sister, I know I’m not alone.

So, in this L chat, I’m sharing with you how I’ve learned to feel so good regardless of how my business is doing on any given day and how you can, too.

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Episode 192

Jun 18 2018

34mins

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TRFE 230: Bringing Intentionality to the Fashion Industry with Karla Gallardo + Shilpa Shah

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“The challenge is you’ll always have new challenges. It doesn’t stop. You’re never “there”. There’s always “what’s next?”

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Our stories of who we are today and the work we do in the world is so heavily influenced by our stories of years ago. That definitely rings true of the inspiration behind the fashion brand Cuyana. And, my love, I got to sit down with the founders, Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah to hear it all!

We talk about…

  • Introducing the revolutionary idea of “fewer, better things” to the fashion industry in 2013
  • Why “fewer, better things” is not a minimalist philosophy
  • How they met serendipitously and became business partners
  • Persevering despite the “no”s and no responses
  • Why it’s important to have support outside of your business as an entrepreneur

WHO ARE KARLA GALLARDO + SHILPA SHAH?

Karla Gallardo, Co-Founder and CEO of Cuyana

Karla started Cuyana with the vision of creating a global design house that inspires intentional buying through pieces that are crafted with integrity. After growing up in Ecuador, Karla moved to the United States where she earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Brown University.  She previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Group and at the Apple Online Store as a Business and Strategy Analyst. The name Cuyana means “to love” in Quechua, Karla’s native

language , symbolizing her love of fashion, travel, and giving back.

Shilpa Shah, Co-Founder and CXO of Cuyana

Shilpa was drawn to Cuyana for the opportunity to create products rich in meaning, quality, and story. Beginning her career in Interaction Design, Shilpa has over 15 years of experience designing web and mobile interfaces for Fortune 500 companies including Disney, AT&T, and Sun Microsystems. In 2012, she graduated with her MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Shilpa is passionate about celebrating the the multifaceted spirit of modern women through creating a culture of empowerment.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.cuyana.com

Cuyana on Instagram

Shilpa on Instagram

Karla on Instagram

Jun 11 2018

44mins

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TRFE 229: What Would You Do if you Were 1% More Courageous? with Jude Martinez

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”Maybe it doesn’t need to take a grandiose gesture. What if it is just one tiny action that really could make a world of a difference?”

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What would you do if you were 1% more courageous? That’s the question Jude Martinez started asking herself when she was faced with some really big fears after playing it safe for years. That question would also later be her catalyst for launching In Her Shoes, a global organization committed to catalyzing courage for young girls and women around the world. You know those pivotal moments in your life that you can look back on and say “That. That was moment things changed.” Here’s one of Jude’s: after being accepted to her dream law school, she realized that the thing she had always wanted wasn’t at all what she really wanted. Scared of what everyone would think, she secretly declined her acceptance and told everyone else she was deferring for one year. She gave herself that one year to “figure it out”. And that’s where our story begins...

We talk about:

  • How playing small for years protected her from fear
  • How fear is now her best compass
  • How Jude intuitively made the decision to turn down a giant opportunity she’d spent years working towards
  • How she turned her passion for social entrepreneurship into starting her own organization

WHO IS JUDE MARTINEZ?

Judith Martinez is the Founder and CEO of InHerShoes and Chief of Strategy at Orenda Collective. InHerShoes is a millennial led, social impact driven, global organization committed to catalyzing courage for young girls and women around the world. Their mission is simple: activate the genius of a generation to make a difference in their communities now. A by-product being re-defying traditional standards of what it looks like to be a successful woman today. When she’s not catalyzing courage for women at InHerShoes, she’s equipping startup entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategies that grow profit and social impact at boutique consulting agency, Orenda Collective.

Judith has worked with organizations such as Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, world-class leaders such as Leon Panetta, and has shared her voice on behalf of youth at the Youth Assembly, United Nations. Selected as a StartingBloc fellow in Washington, D.C., Judith has worked with organizations such as ReWork, Mind Hatch, and the Transformative Action Institute. She has co-authored Students Lead Now, the first book written by students, for students, on student leadership in the higher education space, and was most recently selected to work side by side with Echoing Green Fellows in building a Social Innovation and Leadership program to equip college students with 21st century skill sets for success at Claremont McKenna College. Recognized by The Next Big Thing Movement as one of 2017's Millennial Influencers, she was nominated to join the ranks of Forbes 30 Under 30 for her commitment to first generation women and transforming what it means to be a non-profit in this day and age. She most recently was honored as one of CSQ Magazine’s #NextGen10 awardees for her impact in Arts, Culture, and Philanthropy in the Los Angeles entrepreneurial eco-system, alongside folks like Kobe Bryant, Jeff Stibel, and Jesse Draper in Innovation & Tech.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

TEDx

Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Ashoka

Episode 176 with Emily Ann Peterson

”Bare Naked Bravery” by Emily Ann Peterson

In her Shoes on Instagram

www.inhershoesmvmt.org

Jun 11 2018

56mins

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TRFE 228 // L Chat: Deep Magic and How to Find it in Your Business

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“If you could bring an intentionality to this idea that allowed you to go deeper and make this idea better and allowed you to flourish in the growth and the challenges of this idea, imagine the abundance that you could continue to see from that idea.”

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I love sharing the things that are impacting my life and biz with you. My hope would be that if it resonates, that it brings a new light and awareness and excitement to your work and every day. So, I’m sharing with you something new that came into my awareness recently that I first started applying to life and recently began applying to my business. If, like me, you desire to experience more depth in your life, this one's for you, sister. And if you have no idea what that means, give it a listen. It may be just the thing you’ve been needing to hear.

Jun 11 2018

23mins

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TRFE 227 // How to Build a Business that Serves You First with Jessica Rodriguez

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“I had to start choosing myself over the stories I’d made about other people.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Your business shouldn’t only serve your customers and clients while leaving you emotionally empty-handed and overwhelmed. Can I get an amen?! For a lot of us, it takes learning the hard way to rebuild a better way, though. That’s why you’re here, listening to Jessica’s story. I hope, if anything, her story inspires you to dream up what success looks like for you differently. I hope it encourages you to reflect on how you’re currently building your business. I hope it empowers you to let go of what’s not working and start redefining the rules of entrepreneurship. Because a business can serve you first while also serving your customers and clients better.

We talk about…

  • How anxiety can be your compass
  • Redefining what the “rules” of entrepreneurship are for you
  • Restructuring how you do business so your biz can serve you first
  • Finding “success” and then feeling miserable
  • Trusting your intuition even when outside opinion and logic don’t line up

WHO IS JESSICA RODRIGUEZ?

Jessica Rodriguez is the founder of The Day Dream Achiever and Business Strategist with an unapologetic mission to help purpose-driven coaches and strategists increase their profits, without increasing their work hours, through scalable offers and funnels.

Never one to shy away from the opportunity to share what she’s learned, you can find her each week on the #daydreamachievers podcast (available on iTunes and Stitcher) where she provides straightforward, actionable strategy and powerful conversations on what it really takes to step into a scalable and sustainable business model.

Through her Achievers Circle membership community, multiple self-study programs and a touch of client work, she continues to see what is possible when women stop apologizing for wanting more and go after it.

When she’s not talking all things business, you can find her curled up on the couch making inappropriate jokes with her hubby, miserably failing at not letting her furbabies take over the house, Netflix binging or traveling to the next adventure life brings.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

”The Crossroads of Should and Must” by Elle Luna (book)

”The Crossroads of Should and Must” by Elle Luna (on medium)

Lisa Carpenter

The Aligned CEO podcast

The Daydream Achiever podcast

www.thedaydreamachiever.com

Jun 04 2018

54mins

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Women and Dreams and Love, Oh My!

By Katie Joy B. - Oct 11 2018
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A host that oozes love in all she does, guests who inspire, and dreams that have manifested into reality - that's what this show is made of. Lauren provides the perfect combination of heart, humor, and hustle that's sure to keep you coming back for more. Keep up the great work!

TRFE is like finding a pot of gold!

By BMWilliamson10513 - Aug 09 2018
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I am so grateful to have found this podcast. I initially heard of TRFE through Farmgirl Flowers - and found myself hooked immediately. As the new owner of a small florist myself, I have received so many valuable pieces of advice, inspiration and encouragement from each and every episode. I LOVE what Lauren is doing to support and connect women with big dreams! Thanks!! 💜