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This heart centered podcast helps listeners tune into their talents. Former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, host Sally Lou Loveman, and her lovespeaks crew, speak their stories so you can speak yours and make an impact on others. No topic is off limits – from kindness to composting and everything in between, the lovespeaks series is here to will help you do what you love, speak your story, speak on stages, speak up and be a happier human. It’s the love speaks series, where a little bit of love goes a long way.

This heart centered podcast helps listeners tune into their talents. Former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, host Sally Lou Loveman, and her lovespeaks crew, speak their stories so you can speak yours and make an impact on others. No topic is off limits – from kindness to composting and everything in between, the lovespeaks series is here to will help you do what you love, speak your story, speak on stages, speak up and be a happier human. It’s the love speaks series, where a little bit of love goes a long way.

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United States

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This heart centered podcast helps listeners tune into their talents. Former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, host Sally Lou Loveman, and her lovespeaks crew, speak their stories so you can speak yours and make an impact on others. No topic is off limits – from kindness to composting and everything in between, the lovespeaks series is here to will help you do what you love, speak your story, speak on stages, speak up and be a happier human. It’s the love speaks series, where a little bit of love goes a long way.

Language:

English


Episodes

speaking of teammates

7/12/2021
Speaking of Teammates with John Trautwein Episode #13 / Season Two On this episode of the lovespeaks series we are speaking teammates. John Trautwein is a dear friend, author of My Living Will: A Father’s Story of Loss & Hope, and founder of the Will to Live Foundation – dedicated to preventing teen suicide by improving the lives and the “Will to Live” of teenagers everywhere through education about mental health and encouraging them to recognize the love and hope that exists in each other....

Duration:01:03:19

speaking of community with Laura Munson

6/14/2021
Speaking of Community with Laura Munson Episode #12 / Season Two On this episode we are speaking about community and what happens when we, or someone we love, isolates. New York Times best-selling author Laura Munson says she wants to start a movement - for people to come together outside of their daily lives and gather to tell their stories using the power of the written word, which is her Haven Writing Workshop she offers AND also the theme of her new book Willa’s Grove. Laura Munson...

Duration:01:00:36

speaking of depression

5/17/2021
Speaking of Depression with Amy B. Scher Episode #11 / Season Two On this podcast we are speaking about healing from depression with award winning author Amy B. Scher. Amy is an energy therapist and teaches people how to release emotional baggage so they can become their happiest and healthiest selves. In her book How to Heal Yourself From Depression When No One Else Can: A Self-Guided Program to Stop Felling Like Sh*t, Amy offers self-application techniques to help us heal ourselves. If you...

Duration:01:04:13

speaking of napkin thoughts

4/12/2021
Season 2 Episode #10: Speaking of Napkin Thoughts with Scott Freres On this podcast we are speaking napkin thoughts. What are napkin thoughts you might ask? Napkin thoughts are where great ideas, dreams and plans begin. My guest on this episode of the lovespeaks series podcast has built a career on this philosophy. Scott Freres is the principal at Red Spade Environments, a landscape design, construction management, design-build firm that makes exterior dreams come true. And most of those...

Duration:01:03:12

speaking of transformation

3/15/2021
Episode # 9 Season 2 Speaking of Transformation Guest: Edie Allen – Speaker, Artist, Advocate & Breakthrough Specialist On this episode we are speaking transformation with speaker and healer Edie Allen. Edie’s start to her story is what I would simply call a nightmare. As a victim of sexual abuse in her childhood, Edie was just trying to survive. Today, as a survivor, her story is a lifeline for others to survive. I have never seen anything more powerful than Edie’s story. I suggest you...

Duration:01:05:21

speaking of love wins

2/15/2021
Episode #8 Season Two Speaking of Love Wins Guest: Itika Oldwine Grimble – founder of Oldvine Florals On this episode we are speaking love wins. Itika Oldwine Grimble, founder and owner of Oldvine Florals in downtown LA, proved that love was not cancelled in 2020. As a black women business owner, Itika boarded up her shop to march for racial justice, pivoted her business in a pandemic with success, was proposed to and married her love Brian and in April their baby girl arrives! If you think...

Duration:00:54:45

speaking of dreams

1/25/2021
Episode #7 Season 2 Speaking of Dreams Guest: Paolo Presta – host of the web-series A Spoonful of Paolo Sponsor Alert! I am thrilled to announce Red Spade Environments as my sponsor for the lovespeaks series podcast! Red Spade is the premier residential landscape architecture and design build firm based in Winnetka and Chicago. I hope you will visit their site to see how Red Spade can bring your dream to life! On this podcast we are speaking dreams! I happened to have a front row seat to my...

Duration:00:58:30

speaking of Holiday 2020

12/7/2020
Episode #6 Season 2 Speaking of Holiday 2020 Guests: A sampling of some of my favorite people who are creative givers and lovers of holiday traditions. On this episode we are looking for the bright side of Holiday 2020! I asked some friends what tradition they will have to go without this year, and what new tradition they are replacing the old one with. I hope you get some good ideas for your own holiday celebrations! Stay healthy and stay in touch with the people you love. Merry Christmas!...

Duration:01:15:59

speaking of COVID & health inequities

11/15/2020
Speaking of COVID & Health Inequities Guest: Dr. Renee Matthews On this episode we are speaking about the health inequities facing the black community during this time of pandemic. Dr. Renee Matthews is the host of Ask Dr. Renee and can be seen in over 45,000 doctor’s offices in her Out of Office with Dr. Renee video spots. Dr. Renee uses her medical degree to help people live healthier lives and on this episode, she offers specific things we can all do to protect ourselves and others from...

Duration:00:59:32

speaking of rebels

10/26/2020
Episode #4 Season 2 Speaking of Rebels Guest: Shelley Paxton – author of Soulbbatical: A Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life On this podcast we are speaking rebels with my friend Shelley Paxton, author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life. Shelley was the former CMO at Harley Davidson and left her sexy career to start a new one without any promises it would fly. Well it did and today, Shelley speaks about how her need for her own soulbbatical not only gave...

Duration:01:04:50

speaking of gendered racism

10/12/2020
Episode 3 / Season 2 Speaking of Gendered Racism Guest: Jill Frank – Head of of Creative Agency Operations at Allstate On this episode I sit down with my friend Jill Frank, Head of Creative Agency Operations at Allstate, to talk about gendered racism. Jill recently spoke at The 3% Conference; whose mission is to increase the number of creative directors who are women of color. Currently, only 3% of creative directors are women and even less are people of color. Jill shares how the double...

Duration:01:04:07

speaking of solutions

9/21/2020
Episode 2 Speaking of Solutions Guest: Afrika Porter – CEO of Afrika Enterprises On this episode we are speaking about solutions. Our city (Chicago) and cities across the country are hurting. We need solutions to the two pandemics that are killing our loved ones – systemic racism and COVID-19. I invited my friend and activist Afrika Porter, known as Sista Afrika or AF, to talk about ways we can all help. At 13:27 Afrika tells me she has lost 86 people to COVID – and that’s all I have to say....

Duration:01:01:35

speaking of race

7/20/2020
SEASON 2 Episode #1 Speaking of Race Guests: Sherry McAdoo Champion & Shelly McAdoo On this episode I sit down with my friends Sherry McAdoo Champion and Shelly McAdoo, twin sisters, to talk about race. Sherry is the Manager of Community Advocacy and Coalitions for Chicago CRED and Shelly is the Consultant of Executive Projects and President of the Diversity Council at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. It’s a conversation between girlfriends - we are not experts. The hope is to shed light...

Duration:01:18:52

speaking of enlightenment

6/15/2020
Episode #14 - Speaking of Enlightenment - Guest: Valerie Gangas is a speaker, author, meditation expert and spiritual rebel. In her book Enlightenment is Sexy Val helps women create a magical life. She is a self-proclaimed trouble maker and tells us all how Transcendental Meditation saved her life and how enlightenment can make us all sexy. The minute I met Val I was taken by her intuitive nature. Take a listen and you will see what I mean! Listening notes: 00:48 Meet Val Gangas! 1:35 Our...

Duration:00:57:53

speaking of laughter

6/15/2020
Episode #15- Speaking of Laughter- Guest: Mara Davis – Talent Booker for Adult Swim On this episode we are speaking laughter with my friend Mara Davis, talent booker for Adult Swim and The Jump with Shirley Manson. She is a co-host of the Emmy award winning program Atlanta Eats and her Mara’s Music Mix – a weekly roundup of the city’s best concerts – is on Atlanta’s NPR station. Mara and I met in the lobby of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and it was love at first sight. Mara makes me laugh...

Duration:01:02:38

speaking of my kids

6/15/2020
Episode #16 Speaking of my kids Guests: Marin, Carly & Billy Loveman On this episode I am speaking with my kids! It’s a rare moment to have all three of my kids under one roof. Today it’s at Mystery Street Recording Company! Marin is 27, Carly is 25 and Billy is 20. They all work in, or study, television and we talk a lot about being what it’s like being exposed to an environment early on and how that speaks in their careers today. Join us for some love speaking and find out what it’s like...

Duration:01:02:18

speaking of doing what you love

6/15/2020
Episode #17 Speaking of Doing What You Love Guest: Henry Harteveldt – Principal of Atmosphere Research Group On this episode we are speaking do what you love, my brand tenant! My guest happens to embody everything I speak and write about. At a young age, he played with toy airplanes and loved the smell of jet fuel. Today he is one of the travel industry’s most well-known and respected analysts and advisors and quoted constantly. After years with TWA, Continental Airlines and Forrester...

Duration:01:02:14

speaking of standup

6/15/2020
Episode #18 Speaking of Standup Guest: Alex Kumin – Have you ever wanted to do standup comedy? I have, so I did. I was lucky to get Alex Kumin, one of Chicago’s hottest comics, as my teacher, and I will just say this – I hit the jackpot! Alex is the host at Cole’s Open Mic and her timing is impeccable. I have never been more terrified when I did my first standup, but Alex’s training and her ability to build a community with her students made it easier. I did standup to be brave and to remind...

Duration:00:56:19

speaking of leadership

5/25/2020
Episode # 13 Speaking of Leadership Guest: Julie Smolyansky – CEO of Lifeway Foods On this episode we are speaking leadership with CEO of Lifeway Foods Julie Smolyansky who at age 27, became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held company. Named to Fortune Business 40 under 40 and Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter – Julie is a natural born leader. She drops so much wisdom here you will want to take notes. Julie is also a fierce advocate for victims of sexual assault and as a...

Duration:01:04:46

speaking of loss

5/18/2020
Episode #12 Speaking of Loss Guest: Barri Leiner Grant – founder of The Memory Circle On this episode we are speaking loss with my friend Barri Leiner Grant, founder of The Memory Circle. Barri lost her beautiful mother Ellen 27 years ago and her desire to make the grief cycle a shared experience inspired her to create a platform where people can gather, remember, and celebrate the people we’ve lost and love. The Memory Circle is a place to share stories and memories and grow together. Like...

Duration:01:03:45