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BIG GIRL PANTS is a podcast featuring raw discussions between two friends around the real-life challenges of raising kids, building careers, and staying healthy all while attempting to stay sane. It’s about cutting yourself some slack because we can’t be all things to everyone. April Melton and Kimberly Shapiro met while working together in the recruiting industry and instantly became friends. After many deep office discussions around the challenges of raising a family while working hard to build a career and trying to find the time to stay healthy, they realized that most women are struggling with the same things. They also realized, most feel isolated and completely alone as though every other woman on the planet has it together but them. This podcast is about empowerment! It’s about encouragement! It’s about uniting as women and lifting each other up. You are not alone. We are all in this together. April and Kimberly will talk about tips on staying healthy, balancing work and kids, managing your finances, and putting on your Big Girl Pants. This job of being a woman, isn’t for the faint of heart.We hope you join us!

BIG GIRL PANTS is a podcast featuring raw discussions between two friends around the real-life challenges of raising kids, building careers, and staying healthy all while attempting to stay sane. It’s about cutting yourself some slack because we can’t be all things to everyone. April Melton and Kimberly Shapiro met while working together in the recruiting industry and instantly became friends. After many deep office discussions around the challenges of raising a family while working hard to build a career and trying to find the time to stay healthy, they realized that most women are struggling with the same things. They also realized, most feel isolated and completely alone as though every other woman on the planet has it together but them. This podcast is about empowerment! It’s about encouragement! It’s about uniting as women and lifting each other up. You are not alone. We are all in this together. April and Kimberly will talk about tips on staying healthy, balancing work and kids, managing your finances, and putting on your Big Girl Pants. This job of being a woman, isn’t for the faint of heart.We hope you join us!
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BIG GIRL PANTS is a podcast featuring raw discussions between two friends around the real-life challenges of raising kids, building careers, and staying healthy all while attempting to stay sane. It’s about cutting yourself some slack because we can’t be all things to everyone. April Melton and Kimberly Shapiro met while working together in the recruiting industry and instantly became friends. After many deep office discussions around the challenges of raising a family while working hard to build a career and trying to find the time to stay healthy, they realized that most women are struggling with the same things. They also realized, most feel isolated and completely alone as though every other woman on the planet has it together but them. This podcast is about empowerment! It’s about encouragement! It’s about uniting as women and lifting each other up. You are not alone. We are all in this together. April and Kimberly will talk about tips on staying healthy, balancing work and kids, managing your finances, and putting on your Big Girl Pants. This job of being a woman, isn’t for the faint of heart.We hope you join us!

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English

Contact:

972-693-7616


Episodes

Episode 60 - The Psychology in Sales and the Sales in Life - Suzette Patterson & Sandler Training

10/16/2019
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Join us as we talk with Suzette Patterson, Principle of STAR Performance Group, a Sandler SalesTraining firm. We discuss how sales is really all about psychology and how we are always selling in our lives - with kids, spouses, bosses, employees, etc. Discussion on Transaction Analysis, DISC, and so many other awesome personality identifiers. Hope you listen! ABOUT SUZZETTE: Suzette Patterson spent over 20 years in software sales and implementation before starting her Sandler business. She...

Duration:01:00:34

Episode 59 - The Modern Day Tribe - Sarah Bednar, Postpartum Doula

10/10/2019
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Having a baby is stressful, whether you are a first-time parent or not. Sarah Bednar, Postpartum Doula and founder of The Modern Day Tribe gets it. Her mission is to bring awareness around the needs of new parents and to bring them into her tribe. She is a true advocate, voice, and second set of hands that new parents crave in what should be the most joyous time in life. About Sarah: Her passion as a postpartum doula is to structure support based on the family's goals. Her focus is on...

Duration:01:10:09

Episode 58 - Hidden Gym with Founder Greg McCoy

10/2/2019
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Greg McCoy is a highly successful Entrepreneur and Personal trainer who has been a proud gym owner for over a decade. Greg opened his first gym, Metroflex Plano in 2009, at the age of 22, his second gym Destination Dallas in 2013 and is now the current owner of Hidden Gym. His career is wide-ranging and in addition to serving over 1000 clients, he is also an Industry Speaker and active Philanthropist.

Duration:00:56:05

Episode 57 - BadA#s Babes - get ready to change your life with these ladies!

9/25/2019
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April Melton - Professional Fitness Coach (and our awesome co-host), Amy Clark - Life Coach, and Sable Gonyea- Licensed Therapist, have joined forces and created one heck of a group that all women need to check out. We've all been there! Read that newest and greatest self-help book. Learned all the wonderful tips and tricks to change our lives, bought the work-out clothes, joined the gym, set the goals and then...crickets. Nothing! We gave up, give in. These ladies have created a...

Duration:01:03:03

Episode 56 - The Well Nut - Wellness & Nutrition Center with Founder, Kerri Simpson

9/19/2019
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If you are dealing with chronic illness, unexplained pain, fatigue, etc. You must listen to this episode! About Kerri Simpson: Having found her recovery from chronic lyme disease through naturopathic practices and lifestyle changes, Kerri Simpson became passionate about sharing what she had learned with others. She is a Master Herbalist, Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Drugless Practioner. She is trained in Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), and uses this energy testing to...

Duration:01:04:23

Episode 55 - SMUDGIES - The Magic Makeup Remover, with 20 year old Founder Jasmine Adams

9/19/2019
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Jasmine Adams created Smudgies in a high school business class in Charleston, SC. She was tired of struggling with her makeup and needed something to quickly correct smudges. After years of poking herself in the eye early in the morning with mascara wands or trying to get rid of greasy shine halfway through the school day, she was thrilled to discover, in an old swim suit of all things, a type of material that could make all makeup woes disappear - literally! Even more amazing was that...

Duration:00:28:55

Episode 54 - Botox | Anti-Aging | Health & Wellness with Sherry Hasty, MedSpa Owner

9/3/2019
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Sherry Hasty is the Founder of Per Bella Sempre Med Spa and is a registered nurse with over 20 years in the cosmetic industry. She spent 5 years in Dermatology and 10 years in plastic surgeons’ offices working as a laser specialist and injecting fillers and Botox. In 2012, Sherry joined Medicis and Valient, a pharmaceutical firm as a medical trainer specializing in Restylane. She traveled throughout the US teaching physicians and nurses on proper injectable techniques. Along with her...

Duration:00:49:58

Episode 53 - The Truth About CBD Oil with Artistic Organics founder, Kellie Kauten

8/27/2019
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April and Kim, with guest Kellie Kauten of Artistic Organics - CBD Wellness discuss the truth about CBD Oil. They talk about the laws, the health benefits, the different strains, and what to look out for. I know you're curious! Hope you give us a listen. Kellie Kauten is the founder and CEO of Artistic Organics - CBD Wellness located in Frisco, TX. Her journey began the way many do; she studied hard in college, received a degree, and went into a successful corporate career. With that...

Duration:00:58:22

Episode 52 - CEO & Founder of SPA2U, Ada Lu - The Health Benefits of a Massage

8/21/2019
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This episode is an inspiring story of single mom who left her home, her family, and everything she knew to start over in a new country. Today, Ada Lu is an entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of SPA2U, a corporate massage firm. In this episode she shares her story, and the health benefits of getting massages. It's not just a luxury, it's a necessity!

Duration:00:36:03

Episode 51 - Cyber Security for dummies! The importance of Password Protection & More.

8/15/2019
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Join April and Kim as they talk with CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), Patrick Benoit to discuss the importance of password protection, data protection, and so much more. A true "for dummies" episode as Patrick makes the topic (and importance) of Cyber Security relatable to everyone.

Duration:00:59:50

Episode 50 - A year in review!

8/8/2019
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April & Kim recap the last year for the 50th episode. Curious about the topics covered and quests who have been on the show - this episode is for you.

Duration:00:54:39

Episode 49 - Gender Equality! Are we really equal?

7/30/2019
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April and Kimberly joined with gender equality enthusiast, Gian Franco discuss the biological, innate characteristics that define men and women. They dive into how societal norms are shifting, which in turn are impacting how we are evolving. Controversial discussions and certainly not all parties in agreement. What do you believe?

Duration:01:09:29

Episode 48 - The Drama Triangle & How it impacts your relationships with Amy Clark, Life Coach

7/17/2019
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Amy Clark is a Life Coach and Strategist specializing in helping women break through the limiting beliefs that are keeping them stuck, unlock their power so they can have unstoppable confidence and experience more intimacy and connection with their spouse. Amy is a certified Strategic Intervention Coach and has also worked as a social worker and counselor helping at risk kids and their families for the last 16 years. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amyclark5 Instagram:...

Duration:01:05:05

Episode 47 - Bonus Episode - 12 min Update

7/17/2019
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What's happening in Kim and April's world? Quick 12 min. update!

Duration:00:12:45

Episode 46 - We discuss the gender pay gap...is it really all due to gender?

7/10/2019
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April and Kim keep the conversation going from Episode 45 - Women in business and the gender pay gap.

Duration:00:41:24

Episode 44 - Working with Recruiters & The Challenges of Women in Business with Rhonda Merchant

7/3/2019
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Thank you to Rhonda Merchant, Director of Talent Acquisition at Main Event. This episode is full of so much great information. We discuss what Recruiters look for from resumes to first impressions, the difference in third party recruiters and corporate recruiters, how to deal with difficult team members, and challenges for women in the workplace. We hope you enjoy! All About Rhonda: Rhonda Merchant is a recruitment marketer who leads, develops and manages high performing teams of talent...

Duration:01:02:42

Episode 43 - Just say NO! Struggle with saying NO? Listen to this podcast!

6/19/2019
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April and Kim talk about the power of the word NO, how to say it diplomatically, how to say it in general. Protecting your most precious commodity - TIME, is protecting yourself. Enjoy!

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 42 - Ryan Verver - Fitness guru and Trainer | Wanna get fit? Here's how!

6/13/2019
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Ryan Verver, April's long-time friend and personal trainer joins Big Girl Pants podcast. We discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, bodybuilding, and how important lifting weights are for your overall health (yes...even over cardio). A great episode for anyone looking to get fit!

Duration:01:01:03

Episode 41 - What's next when you're a VP at 22! Mellat Shegre, VP of Products at Surfboard shares.

6/4/2019
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Mellat Shegre is a 22 year old Vice President of Products for the up-and-coming App, Surfboard. Episode 35 features the CEO of Surfboard, Herbod Bigvand. In that episode Herbod shares the Surfboard mission/vision and plans for world domination within the social media space. These two dynamic individuals just might do it and BGP is here to rally them on.

Duration:00:48:07

Episode 40 - Business Etiquette with Julie Wakefield of JW Etiquette

5/28/2019
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How many drinks should you REALLY have at that corporate event...and so much more discussed in this episode with Julie Wakefield. Julie Wakefield, a sought-after public speaker, is a Dallas-based business protocol and etiquette expert. She is certified by the Protocol School of Washington, a nationally accredited institution that is helping even the U.S. government to see improved job performance among federal employees. Julie also holds degrees in education and business. Early in her...

Duration:00:59:23