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Inspiring hope and motivating you to make bold moves, all while listening to your intuition to up level your life and become the person you are meant to be! I will challenge you to think differently, to open your eyes to new ideas and to support you. If are ready to push through fear and anxiety and live a fulfilling life than this is the podcast for you. We will talk all things life including career, marriage and parenting.

Inspiring hope and motivating you to make bold moves, all while listening to your intuition to up level your life and become the person you are meant to be! I will challenge you to think differently, to open your eyes to new ideas and to support you. If are ready to push through fear and anxiety and live a fulfilling life than this is the podcast for you. We will talk all things life including career, marriage and parenting.
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Inspiring hope and motivating you to make bold moves, all while listening to your intuition to up level your life and become the person you are meant to be! I will challenge you to think differently, to open your eyes to new ideas and to support you. If are ready to push through fear and anxiety and live a fulfilling life than this is the podcast for you. We will talk all things life including career, marriage and parenting.






Hustle vs Slowing Down

The hustle life is praised. Work harder, work longer in order to be successful. I just don't believe this is true. I don't believe in working 8 hours a day is necessary. I believe in time off to recharge and refresh. To take more vacations, and enjoy life. When we enjoy life we do better work. We are more efficient. By pushing and hustling we will experience burn out and exhaustion. After reading the book "The 4 Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss it opened my eyes to the possibilities. You...


Money and happiness

In this episode we're talking about money and happiness, and why they should not be tied together! Are you staying in a career because of a paycheck? Are you constantly frustrated about money and paying bills? Are you afraid to do something completely different because of money? Money can keep us trapped, and when we sacrifice our happiness for money our health will be affected. Trust me, we are resilient and a change in your income will not destroy you if that change is going to bring...


Less emotional outbursts from my kids

Over the last month we've watched our 4 year old have less and less emotional outbursts. When we realized it, I decided to think about what happened in the last month to create these changes. What I realized was that my husband and I are ensuring we take time for ourselves, we are taking care of ourselves and I believe it's creating an effect for everyone in the house. We are noticing this shift most notably in our 4 year old, but it is helping all of us! Listen to the podcast to hear the...


Give yourself permission - Interview with Candice Czaplak

You get to decide what you believe, how you choose to feel and how you act! During this interview with CEO (Chief Epiphany Officer) Candice Czaplak we talk about life as a working mom, her journey as an entrepreneur and how each business has served a purpose for where she was in her life, and how we can find our own personal genius. Connect with Candice at Check out her podcast, Thriverz, for more on finding your personal...


Judgement and judging others

Judgement is something we all do! We are always judging someone and someone is always judging us. On this episode Nikki talks in free working moms Facebook group (Stepping Up for the Working Mom) about an experience she had judging another woman. How she caught herself, accepted her judgement and listened openly. It's not about stopping the judgement, but recognizing it and asking yourself why. What is it about you that is causing you to judge someone else? Grab your free 5 minute...


(#34) Story of hope and faith - Interview with Toni McFadden

"People are craving authenticy!" - Toni McFadden The topic of sex and relationships has been distorted in our culture. Since becoming a believer in Christ, Toni has had a passion for our youth to know the truth about sex and relationships based on the word of God. Her presentation is engaging, authentic, humorous, and challenging. Her personal story brings to life all the examples she presents making, the concepts relatable. She holds nothing back because she believes more than anything...


(#33) Running a business with intention - Interview with Geneviève Mercier

Geneviève Mercier, mom and business owner, received her doctor of chiropractic degree in 2013, and through intentions, goal setting and perseverance has created the business and life she desired. Together with her husband, JP, they built, from the ground up, a successful chiropractic practice. They could have taken the easier road and joined their parents practices (either of them), but they decided to follow their intuition and faith, which lead them to opening their own practice in Lehigh...


(#32) It's ok to not be ok

High vibes and positive thinking are great, but it's also necessary for us to feel our feelings, even the not so good ones. I use to push away any bad feelings as if they didn't exist. Then I started to learn the value of leaning in to these feelings. Accepting that it's ok to feel this way has helped me to work through and eventually move on from whatever it was that was causing me pain. Don't ignore your feelings, or the feelings of others and I'll tell you a personal example on this...


(#31) Change makes you stronger - Interview with Christie Love aka The Happy Girl Boss

Christie Love, aka, The Happy Girlboss, is a seasoned entrepreneur who managed and sold a multi-million dollar brick and mortar contracting business with her husband for 12 years while balancing it with her own struggles with depression and anxiety. Now she is running a new online business as a tech-friendly guide, empowering emerging online course creators to stay in their zone of genius and overcome tech overwhelm, so they can have a bigger impact in the world. Topics we...


(#30) Empowering women in the workforce - Interview with Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark is founder and author of The She Shift. Melissa’s passion and mission is to inspire and empower other women and assist them in building their business and authentic self. She has been named a “Woman of Distinction,” by Women of Distinction magazine and “Ms. New York, Woman of Achievement” for 2016, by the Woman of Achievement organization. Topics we covered: Connect with Melissa: Website - Grab a copy of her book on Amazon here Facebook at The She...


(#29) Failure is a part of life

There are lots of cliche sayings out there that people throw away as simply cliches, but I don't! I do believe everything happens for a reason. I also believe that life happens for us, not to us. When we find ourselves dealing with a hardship, it's ok because that hardship is there to teach us a lesson so that we can reach our highest potential. Recently I've dealt with money woes and I share how I'm leaning into what is happening, how I'm feeling and learning from the situation. If...


(#28) Overcoming Obstacles & Domestic Violence - Interview with Michelle Jewsbury

Michelle Jewsbury is an international philanthropic, speaker and author that has traveled the world as an advocate for the less fortunate. Michelle founded Unsilenced Voices, a nonprofit focused on inspiring change in communities around the globe by encouraging victims to break free and survivors to speak up about domestic violence and sexual assault. Her desire to help victims of domestic abuse came from personal experience in such a relationship. Michelle was with her assailant for three...


(#27) The year of NO F.E.A.R. - Interview with Veronica Moore

With a lot of grit, tenacity and prayer, Veronica Moore, owner and curator of Alma & Eva is actively pursing her passion and purpose and encouraging all women to do the same!! In 2019 she declared that this would be her year of NO F.E.A.R., which she defines as False Evidence Appearing Real. She encourages us all to embrace the fear, walk through it. It's ok to be uncomfortable and it's ok to be vulnerable, but we must know that we deserve more and be ready to say "I am enough!" During...


(#26) Motherhood and entrepreneurship - Interview with Brittany Erin Gray

Brittany Erin Gray is a mother and an entrepreneur. She took a leap of faith and left her safe and secure, yet unfulfilling job to become an entrepreneur. The mother of two young girls she found herself juggling a life she did not anticipate. She lost touch with her intuition after years in an unhealthy and emotional abusive relationship. It was time for her to do better things for herself, and she learned to open herself up and reconnect to her intuition. That reconnection lead her to...


(#25) Emotional intelligence and mindfulness in the workplace - Interview with Patricia Thompson

Patricia Thompson, PhD is a corporate psychologist and founder of Silver lining Psychology. She assists companies with executive coaching, team building, leadership development and enhancing emotional intelligence through mindfulness. She is a working mom who left her corporate job when her son was just a year old. During this conversation Patricia and I talk about: Patricia is the author of The Consummate Leader: a Holistic Guide to Inspiring Growth in Others...and in Yourself. She also...


(#24) How can you "Lean In" as a working mom

Sheryl Sandberg wrote the book "Lean In" in 2013 and it's focus is on telling stories, but also providing factual data about women in the workforce. What does this mean for the working mom? I believe we need more women leaders in our world to create real and lasting change. I also believe you should never lean in if it doesn't feel right, or simply because you think you should. In this episode I talk about when you should and shouldn't lean in as a working mom, and that it's ok to lean...


(#23) You deserve to be the heroine of your story - Interview with Sarah Anassori

Sarah Anassori is a Career Coach on a mission to guide the next generation of heart-centered leaders to step into the work they were made for! It's time to go from a job you like to work you love!! She took a leap she never thought she'd take, but Sarah knows that the Universe supports you where you can't support yourself. She took a risk, because somehow along the way from college graduate to marketing manager she lost the essence of who was and who she wanted to be. We talk about how you...


(#22) Finding Your Job Joy - Interview with Kristen Zavo

It's never too late to change!! This is what career coach and best selling author, Kristen Zavo has to say about finding success and happiness in your career. Kristen believes everyone deserves a career that excites and inspires them. She has two decades of experience in traditional corporate jobs and understands the fears, frustrations and challenges that come with realizing you're in the wrong profession. Her job was affecting her life and her health. She needed to change and she did!...


(#21) You are in control of your emotions

Your emotions are your guidance system, and they let you know whether you are moving towards a life that is positive and fulfilling, or one that is negative and burdensome. We are in control of our emotions. It is not our responsibility to control how others act or behave, but we must take control of how we react to others and situations. This is not to say it's easy to control our emotions, but it is worth the work to do so because being in control of whether you feel happy or sad is life...


(#20) Finding your identity as a working mom

We become moms, and suddenly we don't know how or where we fit in anymore. We struggle to find the balance between work and home. We feel the need to do it all, and yet feel guilty when we realize we can't. In this episode I share with you 4 strategies to reclaim your identity as a working mom, so that you can find joy and fulfillment in your work and your life. Follow me on Instagram @nikkigingrich Find me on Facebook @Stepping Up with Nikki Gingrich Join the FREE working moms...