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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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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 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

speaking of my mom

5/4/2020
Episode #11 Speaking of My Mom Guest: Mary Ann Oaks My mom is a mother of 3 daughters, 8 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 2 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons. She makes us all laugh so hard and she is so present in each and every one of our lives. It is a privilege to be her daughter and to have her here with me today to celebrate Mother’s Day. I am counting my blessings and am wishing anyone listening who is without their mom today or anyone who wants to be a mom and is finding it to be...

Duration:00:57:09

speaking of kindness

4/20/2020
Episode #10 Speaking of Kindness Guest: Kathleen Sarpy – Founder & CEO of Agency H5 On this episode we are speaking kindness with my friend Kathleen Sarpy, CEO of Agency H5 - a marketing communications agency that is rooted in public relations where she and her team expertly connect people, events and ideas to generate meaningful and lasting impact. Kathleen is a brand builder, storyteller and fierce advocate for protecting kindness in the workplace. Her mantra is “always lead with kindness”...

Duration:01:00:19

speaking of mindfulness

4/6/2020
Episode #9 Speaking of Mindfulness Guest: Mona Antwan – founder of Mindfulness Leader On this episode we are speaking mindfulness with my friend and fellow Harpo co-worker Mona Antwan. Mona is the founder of Mindfulness Leader, the first of its kind after school program and high school elective in the City of Chicago to offer a 10-week, 92 hour curriculum, in under resourced schools and communities. The program teaches students life skills through the art of mindfulness. The 23- core...

Duration:00:55:36

speaking of composting

3/16/2020
Episode #8 Speaking of Composting Guest: Kaitlin Mogentale – CEO of Pulp Pantry On this episode we are speaking composting with Kaitlin Mogentale, founder of Pulp Pantry, a sustainable food company that transforms upcycled ingredients (namely, juice pulp!) into vegetable-based, fiber-rich upgrades of junk food favorites like chips and cereals. Kaitlin is a self-proclaimed food waste warrior and is deeply passionate about the impact that food has on personal health and wellbeing, as well as...

Duration:00:57:33

speaking of recovery

3/9/2020
Episode #7 Speaking of Recovery Guest: Kelley Kitley – Psychotherapist and owner of Serendipitous Psychotherapy and Renew Studio, a media expert and author of MY self: An autobiography of survival. On this episode we speak about recovery with psychotherapist and friend Kelley Kitley. Kelley has been telling stories since she was 6-years-old and it’s not an accident that her platform was her family’s bar. Today she counsels people through their own recovery and has been sober herself for 7...

Duration:00:58:48

speaking of purpose

3/2/2020
Episode #6 Speaking of Purpose Guest: Danielle Robay – TV Host, Journalist, Feminist & founder of Pretty Smart. On this episode we speak about purpose. TV host, journalist and founder of Pretty Smart, Danielle Robay is one of the most purpose driven people I know. And she is a millennial! So you can kiss that stereotypes goodbye! I met Danielle when she was in the 8 th grade and inserted myself into her life, as I do when I spot talented and soulful people. I have watched Danielle’s star...

Duration:01:05:21

speaking of music

2/24/2020
Episode #5 Speaking of Music Guest: Val Haller - founder of Valslist 1:04 My friend Val 2:46 The List 3:22 Comfort Zone 4:00 Who's top of list? 4:25 Do it yourself! 5:25 An idea & a computer - Seth Godin 5:58 There's a Band in My Basement 6:25 Raw is what we want 6:58 Val's left me a playlist 7:51 Karma 8:30 Launching Valslist 9:22 Music plays a lot of roles 9:36 Thanksgiving soundtrack 10:23 My first record 10:30 Val's first record 10:55 Val feels music 11:37 Music go-to person 12:06 iTunes...

Duration:01:07:19