The holiday season is upon us! Because the summer minisodes were so popular, we decided to offer some holiday minisodes to help you get through this often challenging time of year. Each week, from the beginning of November through the end of December, we’ll be bringing you bite-sized nuggets of goodness to enhance your day.
As the Happy Holiday minisodes continue, Michelle reflects on how the atmosphere of her Thanksgiving celebration has changed over the years. Whereas it was once a fearful, traumatic experience, it is now a fun and enjoyable time. We share some sparkly sh*t and also remind you that it is okay to reach out for help to get through the challenging times.
This episode comes with a HSA - Heavy Sh*t Advisory.
As Season 8 draws to a close, we reflect on current events which may have triggered many women out there. It's okay to get help. It's okay to cry. It's not your fault. There are little things you can do each day to help you keep going. PLUS - a little sidetrack about a neighbor dog.
Inspirational speaker, philosopher, seeker, waymaker, coach, and award-winning, best-selling author: Bryna Haynes is the creator of CHOOSE YOUR EVOLUTION. She empowers entrepreneurs, leaders, change-makers and influencers to harness their inner power and potential so they can create their ideal reality while serving their communities and the world. She believes that everyone is capable of living in their genius through conscious choice, inspired action—and, most importantly, knowing how to...
Michelle and Nicole reflect a bit on where they’ve been, where they are headed, and the role Sparkle Skills has played along the way. They dig into the concept of “having-ness” and how we can appreciate and sparkle through having.
Tracy Goodwin has been coaching the voices of celebrities, entrepreneurs and business leaders around the globe for over 28 years. Tracy joins us to talk about how our voices can be used to reveal and heal trauma. One phrase used to silence us at some point in our lives can affect the way we use our voices in the long-term. Our subconscious wants to protect us and our hearts, but we need to teach it to let go and let ourselves speak. Tracy helps people overcome this and find their true...
Tanya Geisler – certified Life and Business Coach (CPCC), TEDxWomen speaker, and writer – teaches women and women-identified people, how to step into their starring roles, own their authority, and overcome the Impostor Complex in their life, in their work, and in their life’s work. We are so blessed to have her join us on the Sparkle Hour! Tanya shares with us her insights and experiences with Impostor Complete and sheds light on how to manage it.
On this episode, Nicole and Michelle reflect on how your support system can change as you up-level yourself. Not everyone can appreciate and understand where you have come from and where you want to go. It’s important to manage your support expectations and seek out new support when necessary. If you aren’t sure where to find new connections, seek out folks in common interest groups, using Google if necessary! Remember to spend time with nature...even if it’s just a houseplant to talk to.
Welcome to Episode 59 of The Sparkle Hour featuring Samantha Parker & Kathy Ramussen of Badassery Magazine! We considered turning this episode into a “drinking game” around the words “Badass” or “Badassery”, then reflected that we would be so plastered by the end, we decided not to roll with that. Samantha & Kathy share the “origin story” of Badassery Magazine. How they met, how the clicked and how they grew into what they are today. They reflect on their relationship and how their...
Nicole and Michelle are back from summer break and will be resuming the longer episode format. In July, the ladies attended Podcast Movement in Philly. After attempting to share their vision with other conference attendees, they realized “We gotta get our shit together and tell people what we do here!” The experience made the ladies start asking themselves, “What are we doing here? What is our purpose? What is the thing we want to be known for?” The answer? “We help people heal and transform...
In this bonus episode Nicole and Michelle explain why they were late for their own party! We’ll tell you how the VP of the US made us late for our own party and how Mercury Retrograde lit a small fire in us. Why we were in Philly and why we have to shout out to the amazing women we met. We share our thought process on the direction the podcast is taking.
Ah, Summer! Hot and Sunny and Humid and Hyponotic and Wild and Dreamy, Adventurous and Magical and oh-so-Steamy. School's out and people go on vacation, maybe fall in love, take it easy or try to cross something off from their "bucket list" in these long, wonderfully warm summer days. We love it! Even as the earthly season is winding down, so does this mini-season of The Sparkle Hour come to an end. Join us as Michelle and Nicole riff on some of their favorite moments of the summer so far,...
Summer 2018 is begging us to have some FUN, and we are happy to oblige. We are continuing our Summer Sparkler Mini-sodes Series with boss pal & shero, Kathleen Shannon of Being Boss and Braid Creative. You've heard us chat with Kathleen on the show a couple of times and we've loved having her on the show. This time, however, Nicole and Michelle weren't able to chat live with her but instead read an email from Kathleen on what she finds FUN.
Our favorite Cultural Historian, Angela Todd, is back on The Sparkle Hour for this summer sparkler mini-sode with a neat little trip down Memory Lane. Her version of Summer Fun as an adult now includes some family bonding over a board game that she never thought she'd play, let alone get totally into (hint: she's a Paladin).
In today’s episode, Nicole and Michelle will describe their best tools for handling fear and uncertainty. The truth is that fear does not have to be your enemy. Sometimes, it is your ally and your teacher. When you gain clarity over where your fear is coming from, you can use it in a healthy, empowering way! We can’t wait to share what we’ve learned about fear as a teacher with you.
TRIGGER WARNING: We know our community, and we want to take care of you! That being said, there might be a few topics in this episode that could be triggering. Take a moment and take care of yourself! On the show today, we have an amazingly talented lady whose superpower is truth-telling. Kelly McNelis of Women for One is on a mission to help you embrace who you are, mess and all.