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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
Average Ratings
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!! 💜
Cover image of The Real Female Entrepreneur

The Real Female Entrepreneur

Updated 4 days ago

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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 182: Changing Your Life + Overcoming Trauma Through Boundaries with Madison Hedlund

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”It’s not because you’re broken that your life isn’t the way you want it to be. It’s that you’ve just practiced something that’s no longer working. Your coping mechanisms that you developed to survive don’t serve you anymore, and you have to learn a new way of being.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

We don’t become the teacher without first being the student. Madison Hedlund’s story is a beautiful, inspiring representation of that. If you haven’t met, allow me! Madison is an award-winning life coach and speaker who helps women own their story, step out of fear and shame, and come alive to their most vibrant, confident selves. In our convo, Madison shares her own story, of family trauma, facing the reality of her childhood, and learning to love more through boundaries, and how all of it led her to the work she’s doing today.

We talk about …

  • How Christianity played a big role in her life during college
  • What are boundaries?
  • How healing her own childhood and family trauma led her to life coaching
  • What her first year in business was really like
  • Setting boundaries in business
  • How to care for yourself around toxic people
  • How to have boundaries when you can’t turn it all off and must still be present (and available to either clients or your children)

WHO IS MADISON HEDLUND?

Madison is an award winning life coach and speaker who helps women own their story, step out of fear and shame and come alive to their most vibrant, confident selves. Known for her soulful spirit both online and in person, she brings authenticity, power, and creativity into all she does. Whether she is working one on one with clients, facilitating a workshop, or speaking to a large group, it is Madison's deepest desire to see women step up to their very best and truly come alive.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.madisonhedlund.co

Madison on Instagram and Facebook

”Boundaries” by Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud

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Feb 01 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 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

HRDWRKER on Instagram and Facebook

HRDWRKER on Youtube

Episode 122 with Lizzy Okoro

May 14 2018

59mins

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Rank #3: 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.”

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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

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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 #4: 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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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?

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 #5: 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.”

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?

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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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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.”

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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 #9: TRFE 217: Breaking Barriers as an International Female DJ with Jessica Dhillon (DJ Goddess)

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“Honestly, I get as shocked as you do hearing my story. It does feel surreal.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

She’s a world-renowned international DJ that’s breaking barriers as one of very few south asian female DJs in a male-dominated field. And though she fully embraces her alter ego, DJ Goddess, when she’s on stage, she’s one of the most down-to-earth, wonderful human beings you’ll talk to. Oh, and spoiler alert: she wanted to become a doctor and was one of the nerdiest ones among her friends in college. Becoming a DJ was never in the plans. Loves, this is a story you've got to hear and a woman you’ve got to know. And I’m so wildly excited to introduce you to Jessica Dhillon, or as the world knows her, DJ Goddess.

We talk about…

  • How Jessica went from being on track for med school to world-renowned, international Bollywood DJ
  • How she built a thriving business as a successful DJ
  • Pushing barriers as a south asian female DJ in a male-dominated industry
  • Performing in front of 40,000+ people for her first gig
  • Dealing with pre-performance nerves
  • Embracing her alter ego when she’s on stage

WHO'S JESSICA DHILLON (DJ GODDESS)?

DJ Goddess aka Jessica Dhillon has been dubbed a triple threat. This beauty and brains, with a 4.0 GPA and Biology and Business Degree UBC graduate has become one of Bollywood's top  international female DJs. She spins EDM/House, Rap/Hip Hop, and Bollywood around the globe including London, Dubai, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, LA, Africa, Qatar, and many more cities around the world! She is quickly becoming a Bollywood celebrity favourite and has a series of Official Remixes (White Hill Music) to her name including NA JA (4 million), Bamb Jatt, Lahore and more.

She also had her debut feature with Speed Records on an original alongside Amrit Maan in Guerrilla War, where she sung the hook and is nearing it's way to 30 million views. Her remixes has also garnered the attention of their respective singers including Guru Randhawa, Honey Singh, Diljit Dosanjh and more.  One of her remixes Illegal Weapon got picked up after hitting a Million on her individual youtube channel by Garry Sandhu himself and his label. Her mashup of Guru Randhawa's Suit and High Rated Gabru recently hit 2 million views.

DJ Goddess is currently producing her own original music and started strong with an EDM style cover track on Bruno Mars "Locked Out Of Heaven" alongside Bollywood sensation Shraddha Pandit (known for Paani Wala Dance) singing.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

Crown that Goddess

DJ Goddess on Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

May 14 2018

54mins

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Rank #10: TRFE 176: Bare Naked Bravery with Emily Ann Peterson

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”You can’t be brave unless there’s something at risk. You can’t be vulnerable unless you have once had boundaries and now are removing them.”

Sponsored by Ellevest. Get your free financial plan today: http://bit.ly/trfeellevest

After years of working on Wall Street, Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, realized that the investing industry was created "by men, for men" and has historically kept women from achieving their financial goals. So, she made it her life's mission to close the gender money gaps for women. Ellevest is redefining financial planning, investing, and saving for women. They have created a unique platform that provides a customized financial plan that helps you invest in specific, real life goals like buying a home, starting a business, treating yourself to a big splurge, or retiring comfortably. Get started with your free financial plan today.

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

This conversation changed my entire outlook on bravery. Emily Ann Peterson wrote the book “Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous” after she was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which changed her career as a cellist/cello teacher forever. And in our conversation today, we dive into all of it. Her journey, the hard parts, and what bravery REALLY is.

We talk about…

  • what her journey to figuring out what bravery really is looked like

  • living with uncertainty in your life regarding your physical abilities

  • the feeling when you know your life is forever changed

  • what bravery really feels like (and it’s not brave)

  • what fear + vulnerability have to do with bravery

WHO IS EMILY ANN PETERSON?

In 2013, Emily Ann Peterson was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist/cello teacher. Refusing to lose her life's love of expression, she knew she’d have to be brave. In an act of neurological defiance, she expanded into wider mediums and broke through her creative glass ceiling, opening the door to limitless possibilities through songwriting. 

Her book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous helps people from all walks of life understand what bravery really is - allowing them to step into it by creatively using vulnerability, imagination and improvisation. Her podcast, Bare Naked Bravery, features conversations with everyday heroes and creative entrepreneurs about the quiet successes and loud failures required to do the brave things for which we know and love them. Alongside the podcast, Emily also facilitates a Facebook group that offers a welcoming, safe community for creative misfits to finally find belonging and acceptance.

Emily writes for people who struggle to remember what hope feels like and sings to those who yearn for something secret. She speaks to those who are done being bored and crave all things beautiful, strong, sacred, and sensual. Her goal is to inspire a global resonance and magnanimous community through the marriage of art and whole-person development.

Jan 18 2018

59mins

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Rank #11: TRFE 175: Balancing the Woo-Woo with Practical Action in Business with Sara Dann

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You know I’m all about the woo-woo. So, when Sara Dann mentioned us talking about what it looks like to combine the woo-woo with practical action in business I was SO DOWN! Now all of you woo-woo haters, hear me out: you need to listen to this conversation. And for all of you woo-woo lovahs like me, you’re going to love it.

We talk about…

  • What’s the difference between woo-woo and practical action?

  • How Sara has seen incredible results with her business by combining the woo-woo with practical action

  • Sara’s go-to things to do to get in that high vibe place where she manifests and achieves her desires/goals

  • The mindset shift from launching courses at $500 to programs with price points starting at $7k

  • How difficult this mindset work can really be!

Sponsored by Ellevest.

After years of working on Wall Street, Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, realized that the investing industry was created "by men, for men" and has historically kept women from achieving their financial goals.

So, she made it her life's mission to close the gender money gaps for women.

Ellevest is redefining financial planning, investing, and saving for women. They have created a unique platform that provides a customized financial plan that helps you invest in specific, real life goals like buying a home, starting a business, treating yourself to a big splurge, or retiring comfortably. Get started with your free financial today: http://bit.ly/trfeellevest

Jan 17 2018

38mins

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Rank #12: 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.”

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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

The Saver and The Spender podcast

The Sisterhood

Mar 14 2018

43mins

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Rank #13: 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.”

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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 #14: 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 #15: 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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Rank #16: 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

Ashley on Instagram

The Imperfect Boss on Instagram

Jul 16 2018

37mins

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Rank #17: 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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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 #18: 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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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

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.

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

@fight2breathe on Instagram

www.greetabl.com

Greetabl on Instagram

Zoë on Instagram

Jun 19 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: 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.”

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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 #20: 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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