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Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you're made for.

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Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you're made for.

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English

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Episodes

The Ripple Effect of Kind Leadership: Lessons from KFC's First Female COO in North America, Monica Rothgery

4/4/2024
From the bustling lines of a Taco Bell to the strategic helm of KFC, Monica Rothgery's story is as flavorful as the meals her teams have served up. On our latest podcast, we sit down with this luminary of the fast-food world, who shares her ascent to becoming KFC's first woman COO and Yum Brands' inaugural LGBTQ C-suite leader. Her tale is a masterclass in leadership, resilience, and the transformative power of mentorship, weaving through her military background, her frontline fast-food experiences, and her upcoming book, "Lessons from the Drive-Thru." Candid moments from Monica's career reveal the profound influence of kindness and guidance, as we recount the journey of Khalil, whose career flourished from an act of mentorship, and Caitlin, whose contagious care within her restaurant team left a lasting impression. Their stories illuminate the often-overlooked ripple effect of positive leadership, resonating with anyone who's ever been inspired by a great boss or has sought to create a nurturing work environment themselves. But it's not just tales of past triumphs; this episode is a rally cry for action. Monica challenges us to recognize and elevate the frontline leaders who shape our everyday experiences, particularly in service-oriented industries. Join us as we explore the crucial role these leaders play, the barriers they face, and how we, as a collective, can foster a culture that emboldens women and budding managers to reach for the stars in their careers. It’s an engaging session filled with insights that promise not just to inspire but to ignite a spark for change in how we support the leaders among us. https://www.monicarothgery.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:41:41

Advancing Corporate Equality with Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield

3/28/2024
Discover the untapped potential of an inclusive economy as Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, a leading voice on workplace equality, joins us to explore the deep-seated issues of racial and gender disparities in professional environments. Despite the influx of billions into diversity programs, the climb up the corporate ladder remains steep for black professionals. Dr. Wingfield shines a spotlight on the elusive "gray areas" of office culture—those implicit biases and unwritten rules that dictate more than our job descriptions ever could. We confront the hard truths about traditional diversity training, pondering its effectiveness and pondering if there's a more potent recipe for change. As we discuss with Dr. Wingfield, the importance of diversity and inclusion extends far beyond a moral imperative; it's a catalyst for economic growth, with the potential to inject a staggering $2 trillion into the U.S. market. Learn how the historical conflation of race and labor continues to shape our modern-day workspaces and what we can all do to level the playing field. Through an examination of hiring practices and the nuances of organizational culture, we offer insights to become not just participants, but leaders in forging equitable workplaces. Tune in for practical advice on using your network to foster an environment where diversity is not an aspiration but an accomplished reality. https://www.harpercollins.com/products/gray-areas-adia-harvey-wingfield?variant=41006208876578 https://sociology.wustl.edu/people/adia-harvey-wingfield Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:23:25

Redefining Womanhood for the Modern Female with January Donovan

3/21/2024
Join the captivating January Donovan, a woman who's not only nurturing a family of ten, but also reshaping the narrative on women's self-worth through her innovative coaching and entrepreneurial spirit. In our latest episode, we engage in an enriching conversation that peels back the layers of society's 'poisonous P's' and their impact on how women perceive their value. January's insights are a clarion call to dismiss the conditional standards that so often confine us, urging a move towards embracing an unconditional appreciation of womanhood that is both holistic and healing. We also navigate the often painful terrain of emotional wounds, especially those originating from childhood rejection, revealing how these scars can distort our self-image and ripple through our relationships. The discussion provides not just an empathetic ear but also a guide on how to channel these experiences into making meaningful societal contributions. Moreover, the dialogue traverses the cultural landscape, questioning whether the struggle for admiration and acceptance is a uniquely Western phenomenon or a universal human condition. Finally, we celebrate the launch of a transformative women's school; an initiative birthed by January's vision to arm women with the life skills and knowledge that extend beyond the traditional education system. The school champions self-discovery, self-love, and the enduring power of community, aiming to kindle a global movement of empowered women poised to make positive waves in their lives and the world at large. This episode is a testament to the undeniable strength that lies in supporting one another and the collective journey toward female empowerment. https://tws.thewholenessschool.com/thewomanschool Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:46:06

Pivots, Transformation & Adversity: The Evolution of Lauren Cunningham and the 'So Can I' Revolution

3/6/2024
Embark on a profound journey with Lauren Cunningham, a fearless soul who took the leap from the structured world of accounting into the healing embrace of health and wellness. Her story isn't just about change; it's about transformation through adversity, fueled by the challenges of Crohn's disease and a steadfast commitment to holistic self-care. Lauren's voice weaves a narrative that exemplifies the courage required to pursue what makes us truly thrive, even when it means abandoning the safety of the familiar. As we chart Lauren's course from self-healing to her innovative contributions to a fitness app, and now as a marketing maestro, the episode serves as a beacon for anyone contemplating a career pivot. It’s not merely about changing lanes; it's about finding the intersection where passion and talent collide. Lauren's candid recount of embracing her multifaceted expertise reminds us that the path to fulfillment is often paved with the stones of our diverse abilities, and success is far from a monolithic concept. In the latter part of our discussion, we lift the curtain on the "So Can I" podcast's genesis, celebrating the unique trails blazed by female founders who dared to dream big. The episode culminates with an invigorating exploration of personal growth, the richness of mentorship, and the undying quest for joy in both our professional and personal lives. Whether you're seeking a nudge to pivot or simply a dash of inspiration, Lauren's tale is a heartening reminder that life's truest achievements are often discovered along the most scenic routes. https://laurencunningham.co/so-can-i-podcast Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:54:10

The Art of Financial Serenity with Kendra James Anderson

2/28/2024
Discover the transformative power of financial clarity and empowerment as we navigate the journey from corporate finance to entrepreneurial success with finance guru Kendra James Anderson. Our conversation reveals how diving into the world of money management can lead to peace of mind, especially for women founders who often grapple with financial fears. Kendra shares her story, shedding light on the path to becoming an accidental entrepreneur and how her expertise in organizing business finances has been a beacon of serenity for her clients. Settling for less can sometimes feel like the only choice in the hustle of business, but in this episode, we reaffirm the importance of self-care and the art of setting boundaries. Hearing about a personal revelation that reshaped her client interactions underscores the significance of mutual respect and support in fostering a sustainable professional life. We tackle the tough choices that come with letting go of clients who disrupt our tranquility and celebrate the courage it takes to trust our instincts for a healthier work environment. Wrapping up, we delve into the synergy of money, power, influence, and peace, and how these facets can coalesce in harmony. With actionable advice on managing finances with less pressure and the merit of embracing the iterative process of business development, we carve out a path toward success. Kendra, from The Finance Femme, joins in with a wealth of resources, ensuring you have the support needed to balance these four pillars and focus on your next step toward continual progress. https://thefinancefemme.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:45:24

Breaking Free from Emotional Addiction with Dr. Andrea Vitz: A Path to Emotional Sobriety

2/21/2024
Have you ever felt hostage to your own emotions, trapped in patterns you can't seem to break? Dr. Andrea Vitz, emotional sobriety expert and founder of Level-Headed Doc LLC, joins us to share her transformative insights on escaping the grip of emotional addictions. Her unique perspective on emotional intelligence paves the way for a discussion that ventures into the heart of personal responsibility, self-discovery, and the profound impact of our past on our present behaviors. This conversation is a journey through the landscapes of trauma, self-belief, emotions, and action. We navigate through her story, whose experiences illuminate the intricate ties between early life challenges and current emotional responses. Dr. Vitz introduces her educational brainchild, Lifted Academy, which promises to equip individuals with the tools needed for emotional mastery, enhancing stability in relationships, leadership, and parenting. Moreover, we dissect the societal messages embedded in popular culture and how they shape our professional and personal identities. Wrapping up our exploration, we delve into the essence of emotional sobriety and its potential to revolutionize our sense of well-being. I recount my own transformation from a place of physical and emotional strife to a state of robust health and internal peace, underscoring Dr. Vitz's belief in addressing all facets of our existence. We conclude with heartfelt gratitude for the connections we make and the power of sharing stories that resonate with hope and encouragement. It's an episode filled with revelations, strategies, and the promise of a curriculum that could change lives in just three months. https://andreavitz.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:57:34

The Power of Yes: Lia Valencia Key's Leap from Homelessness to Best-Selling Designer

2/14/2024
Have you ever stood at the crossroads of despair, only to find a path that leads you to radiance and prosperity? Lia Valencia Key's story is a beacon of such transformation. From the depths of poverty and homelessness, she rose to become a best-selling jewelry designer on QVC, embodying the truth that our beginnings do not dictate our ends. With unwavering belief and the wisdom passed down by her mother, Lia chose a destiny of joy, teaching us all that with the power of choice, we can direct our lives toward our destined light. Venturing out of your comfort zone can be like stepping into the unknown, but it's often where we find our true calling. This episode is a hymn to the courage required to follow our inner voice, the 'godly whisper' that nudges us towards our dreams. It's a narrative of a leap of faith, leaving behind the stability of a career to embrace a life of creativity. Lia's journey illustrates that life's winding paths are the stepping stones to a destiny rich with peace, joy, love, and ultimately, fulfillment. What does it mean to unlock the light within? For Lia, it involved creating Valencia Key Jewelry, each piece a wearable symbol of strength and positivity. Her story takes us through her self-taught venture into the world of jewelry design and the serendipity of her success on QVC. It's an ode to the communal effort behind every triumph, and a testament to the fact that each small step forward is a step toward revealing our inner brilliance. Join us as we celebrate the unlocking of courage, the embrace of the journey, and the beauty of believing in the radiance that lies within. https://valenciakey.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:01:02:41

Shattering Chains: Megan Camille's Odyssey from Captivity to Championing a Life of Purpose

2/7/2024
Imagine enduring the unthinkable and emerging not just unbroken, but triumphant. This week, Megan Camille joins me to recount a tale of transformation that proves the tenacious nature of the human spirit. Once ensnared in the clutches of sex trafficking, Megan's narrative is a profound testament to her resilience, as she recounts her harrowing past and the pivotal moments that led to her liberation and eventual success as a business owner. Her journey is a striking illustration that despite our darkest days, there is hope and opportunity for renewal. The road to recovery is a process riddled with complexity, and Megan bravely shares the intricate dance between the desire to return to what's familiar and the courageous choice to seek healing and self-empowerment. Her story unfolds with the aid of her mother's unwavering support, as she embarks on a path of self-discovery and mends the fragments of her past on her mother's couch. Megan's candidness about her internal battles and triumph over addiction and mental health issues is a beacon of light for anyone struggling to break free from their own chains. Venturing into the realm of entrepreneurship, Megan illuminates how intuition can be an extraordinary guide in business and life. By trusting her gut, she navigates the challenges of starting a non-profit preschool and a family, while also mentoring others to harness their intuitive strength. Her experiences serve as a masterclass in listening to those inner 'yeses' and 'nos,' a strategy that flies in the face of convention yet proves crucial for carving out a unique and impactful path. Megan's story is not just an interview; it's a journey through darkness into a world of light, inspiration, and empowerment. https://megancamille.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:57:09

Lighting the Spark: Dr. Sherrie Gilbert's Guide to Fostering Aspirations and Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders

1/31/2024
Ever felt like you're on autopilot, stuck in the grind while your dreams collect dust on the shelf? Dr. Sherrie Gilbert, a beacon of inspiration and senior lecturer at Auburn University, joins us to shake us awake with her story of reigniting passions and rewriting the script of life. Together, we unearth the seeds of ambition that lie dormant within us all, discussing her path from an unpaid internship to becoming an author. Her tale is a clarion call to embrace a life that sings with joy and purpose, not just one that ticks the boxes of societal success. As the conversation flows, we uncover the art of balancing professional drive with the riches of personal life. I mirror Dr. Gilbert's insights with my own experiences, reflecting on how the precious currency of time must be spent wisely. Drawing parallels with Fink's backward design approach, listeners will uncover how to architect a 'personal syllabus' for life, ensuring that the pursuit of goals dovetails with the cultivation of a fulfilling existence. It's about sowing the seeds of your aspirations and tending to them with the same dedication you'd give to a blooming garden. Capping off our discussion, we delve into the heart of dreams and their power to transform not just our own lives, but also to act as a beacon for others. Sherrie shares a glimpse into her upcoming book, a manifesto of the values she imparts to her students and the potent bonds formed through authenticity and shared aspirations. We celebrate the notion that it's never too late to chase what truly sets your heart ablaze, highlighting her encounters with legendary individuals like Otis Williams of the Temptations. Join us and be inspired to not only chase your dreams but to light the way for others as well. https://www.amazon.com/Make-Happen-Creating-Instead-Settling/dp/B0CDNSH8BH Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:48:52

Mastering the Mind: Joanna Kleinman's Method to Mute Doubts and Design Your Life

1/24/2024
Are the whispers of doubt and self-critique holding you captive? Break free as we sit down with Joanna Kleinman, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mind Method, and learn how to silence that inner critic once and for all. This episode peels back the layers of the subconscious mind, revealing how our automated thoughts shape our reality and how we can redefine success on our own terms, emphasizing personal growth over external achievements. I open up about my own transformational journey with the Mind Method, and we delve into its four powerful steps—Meet, Investigate, Neutralize, and Design. Discover how this practice, more than just a fleeting fix, offers a roadmap for a lifetime of intentional living. We discuss how to recognize our own subconscious triggers and how, by consciously rewiring our thought processes, we can align our lives with our deepest aspirations. Get ready to be equipped with tools that empower you to live authentically and on purpose. Finally, we unpack the true essence of personal fulfillment and joy. Joanna and I share strategies for nurturing self-validation and happiness as primary drivers of our growth, challenging the conventional belief that success is the gateway to joy. This episode is about building resilience in our authentic selves and making choices that resonate deeply with who we are, allowing us to infuse every day with fun and connection. Join us and be inspired to cultivate a life filled with genuine contentment and satisfaction. https://www.innercriticassessment.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:51:45

Beyond Shelter: How Paula Agudelo Transforms Homes into Catalysts for Personal Triumph and Prosperity

1/18/2024
Have you ever felt that your home could do more for your spirit than just exist as a shelter? We're joined by Paula Agudelo, a sacred interior designer who believes that the right environment can harmonize our feminine embodiment and spiritual growth. Together, we explore how spaces can be transformed to not only soothe the eye but also support profound personal development. As Paula shares her journey and how significant life events led her to reimagine the purpose of our living quarters, we uncover the subtle power of our surroundings. This episode is a revelation for professional women who are ready to reflect their inner transformations outwardly, creating homes that act as living vision boards. Tackling the daunting task of decluttering can be as simple as starting with just one area of your home. This episode offers listeners the motivation and methodology needed to breathe new life into their spaces and, by extension, into their personal and professional worlds. From practical advice on attracting prosperity and improving career satisfaction to the soulful strategies behind creating clutter-free sacred spaces, you'll find a wealth of insights and tips. And for those seeking a more consistent approach, I'll share my personal tradition that turns decluttering into a collective and joyous act. Get ready to learn how incremental changes in your environment can lead to transformative shifts in your well-being and success. https://www.sacredinteriors.design/ Crossbreed Beverage It is an infused beverage that the perfect blend of refreshment and revelation. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:43:07

Journey into Women's Health with Dr. Shivani Gupta

11/30/2023
Get ready to embark on a journey with me and Dr. Shivani Gupta, an Ayurvedic specialist with a passion for integrating Western and Eastern medicine. This episode offers you a powerful opportunity to explore the world of health from a unique perspective. Dr. Gupta shares the secrets behind her successful company, Fusionary Formulas, and the revolutionary way it works to educate and serve the community, particularly women, on their path to wellness. You'll feel empowered as she advocates for the importance of self-care, and you'll be inspired by the story of her personal journey. Brace yourself as we delve into the heart of women's health issues. These are challenges that too many women face in silence - PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, and the often overlooked fertility crisis. We get real about these issues, discuss them candidly, and lay bare the potential solutions. Dr. Gupta will reveal the impact of inflammation on women's health and the long-term consequences if left unaddressed. Prepare to be enlightened about the dangerous cycle of inflammation and chronic pain, and learn how to break free with practical lifestyle changes. Finally, we dive deep into the world of Ayurvedic self-care. Dr. Gupta introduces us to her innovative seven-day inflammation challenge and shares incredible Ayurvedic practices that can help you create a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. It's time you took a step back from your hectic life and invested in your health. Don't miss out on our discussion about the discomforts of menopause and the natural solutions available. Join us in this journey of self-discovery and health enlightenment. https://fusionaryformulas.com/ USE: WOMENINTHEARENA for 15% off your order Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:53:13

(REPLAY) The Vibrational Power of Gratitude: A Meditation with Serena Gallegos

11/22/2023
Want to uncover the transformative power of gratitude? Step into our gratitude journey helmed by Serena Gallegos, an esteemed yoga teacher, hypnotherapist, and energy healer. Serena skillfully guides us through an enlightening meditation, employing sound to induce a deep sense of relaxation and energy rejuvenation. To fully immerse yourself in this experience, I suggest creating a serene setting free from distractions — don comfy attire, use earphones, and you might even want to cover your eyes for increased focus. As we conclude our meditation, we'll reflect on our journey and discuss how cultivating an attitude of gratitude can profoundly impact our daily lives. Serena will shed light on how focusing our minds on the things we are truly thankful for allows us to create deeper connections with our hearts, and in turn, influence those around us in a positive way. Post- meditation, Serena highlights the importance of hydration, explaining how water aids our bodies in integrating the healing benefits of the session. Embrace this opportunity to explore, understand, and harness the power of gratitude, transforming not only your life but also those around you. Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:37:38

Unleashing the Liberating Power of Forgiveness: Natalie Baird King's Story

11/16/2023
Can you imagine forging an iron will and becoming an advocate after going through child abuse and domestic violence? Our guest today, Natalie Baird King, an accomplished family law attorney and survivor, has done just that. Drawing on the strength she found in her trauma, Natalie now helps others navigate through their own experiences and thrive beyond them. In a compelling conversation, she recounts her personal journey of survival, her transformation into a relentless advocate, and how she harnessed her past to fuel her passion for family law. Venturing into the heart of domestic violence, Natalie sheds light on the intricacies that often entangle victims with their abusers. We delve into the financial and emotional ties that bind, the power dynamics at play, and the vital role of self-respect in breaking free from this cycle of abuse. Natalie reveals her personal voyage of forgiveness that began with a devastating incident involving her father, setting the stage for an enlightening discussion. The power of healing and forgiveness takes center stage as we navigate through our conversation. Natalie lays out a path to healing, offering advice on overcoming guilt and shame that often ensnare survivors of trauma. She also shares her views on varied techniques - from therapy and yoga to breath work and meditation - that can aid in the healing process. Listen in as we journey through trauma's strength, the healing process, and the liberating power of forgiveness, all through the lens of Natalie Baird King's inspiring journey. Be sure to catch a glimpse of her upcoming book, "Forgiving Unforgivable", that promises a deep dive into overcoming trauma and embracing one's purpose. https://nataliebairdmediations.com/ https://www.forgivingunforgivable.com/order58717548 Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:52:43

Unlocking the Power of Your Money Mindset with Jean Lynn

9/28/2023
Imagine tapping into the power of your money mindset to transform your financial future. That’s precisely what you’ll uncover in our enlightening conversation with financial guru and author Jean Lynn. Jean’s insights range from the impact of early money memories on our financial behaviors to breaking away from scarcity mindsets and embracing abundance. She passionately discusses the evolution of women as wage earners and how this shapes our relationship with money. No topic is too big or small as we venture further into money matters with Jean. We collectively challenge the notion of risk in finance, particularly how women perceive it. Jean navigates us through the terrain of investment language and presents real estate as a potential game-changer for women investors. We also touch on the importance of having a financial safety net, further solidifying our understanding of risk and security. Our exploration doesn’t stop there. We delve into the realm of investing amidst market uncertainty and strategies to break detrimental money habits. Jean equips us with tools to approach investing in a simplified and jargon-free manner, dispelling the myth that investing is a man's game. We conclude with a nod to Jean's upcoming book, 'Breaking the Money Taboo', and how it seeks to further empower women in finance. Get set for a riveting ride through the world of finance with Jean Lynn. The journey towards taking control of your financial future starts here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanlynn/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CF4NWJK5 Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:51:09

The Indomitable Spirit of Shirley Buck: A Tale of Triumph over Trials

9/21/2023
Ever wondered how a beacon of hope is born? This week's episode uncovers the inspiring journey of Shirley Buck, a woman who overcame the trauma of an abusive childhood to become a mentor, coach, and soon-to-be author. Her story is one of resilience, a testament to the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity. As she shares the trials she weathered and the personal growth that followed, Shirley's narrative promises to light a spark of hope for others who may be facing their own struggles. Step into the heart of life's rough terrains as Shirley recounts her battles with addiction, eating disorders, and tumultuous relationships. She talks about her early years of her childhood spent being the interpreter to her deaf parents, her crusade towards self-improvement, and how she harnessed the power of literature to understand and conquer her fears. Her life's journey is not just a testament to her indomitable will but also serves as a roadmap for others grappling with similar difficulties. In a world often characterized by negativity, Shirley's story is a beacon that illuminates the path to positivity and success. She shares her transformational journey and the mindset shift that helped her focus on the silver linings rather than the storm clouds. More than an inspiring tale of personal triumph, Shirley's life imbues listeners with an essential lesson – the power to change lies within us. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and empowered as you join us on this journey with Shirley Buck. https://www.shirleybuck.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:42:13

Unlocking Brilliance: A Conversation with Bomi Anise

8/24/2023
Life is like an ever-evolving book, with chapters that provide us a chance to define who we are. But are we truly harnessing the potential that each page offers? Join me, as I have an enlightening conversation with Bomi Anise, an international corporate attorney and transformative expert, about how to unlock the inherent brilliance within us, and how to challenge our inner status quo. Bomi and I traverse through the chapters of self-care, self-compassion, and courage. We look at the mirror and reflect on how the world echoes our deeply-held beliefs. Bomi shares an evocative story of how her family name became a relentless driving force, sometimes leading to exhaustion. Our conversation takes a turn to the importance of slowing down, reconnecting with the present, and savoring life's journey. Our chat highlights the power of mindfulness, self-praise and the art of appreciating smaller moments in life. We also discuss how unlocking and reclaiming our brilliance can have a profound impact on the lives of those around us. And, Bomi shares how she found the courage to slow down and truly relish in life's journey. Tune in to this episode and discover the power of your inherent brilliance. https://www.thebrillianceparadigm.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:46:00

Redefining Academics: The Journey of an Inventive Teacher

8/10/2023
Ever meet a bright child lagging behind academically and wondered why? Well, our guest today, Tina Kramer, will blow your mind with her revolutionary approach towards understanding these intelligent but struggling learners. A former traditional classroom teacher turned inventor, Tina shares her journey from teaching in Hong Kong to developing a sound device that enhances focus in students. She throws light on an often overlooked group of learners - the perceptual learners, and how they think in pictures and getting lost in their imagination. Tina’s device isn't limited to aiding students alone, but it's also proved to be a boon for people with high-functioning autism. Our conversation takes an intriguing turn when Tina shares her personal story of how this sound device helped her former husband, diagnosed with high-functioning autism, to not only improve his focus but also emotionally connect with their children. This episode is a testament to the power of understanding learning differences and celebrating our unique intelligence. Tune in, and you might just find the answers to help that bright yet struggling learner in your life! https://www.simplelearningedu.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:44:16

The Power of Challenging Limiting Beliefs with Stacey Luces

7/20/2023
Have you ever felt like you're wearing the "Superwoman Cape," trying to manage your career, while caring for your kids and aging parents, without any time left for yourself? Join me, as I chat with Stacey Luces, the remarkable founder of Evolution Executive Coaching and author of 'We Rise in Power Amplifying Women of Color and Their Voices for Change'. This episode takes us through her journey of burnout, stress, and how she made the necessary changes to take control of her life. Then, we explore the phase of life beyond motherhood, the struggle to reestablish our identity, and the importance of self-reflection and vulnerability in this process. We discuss the hard truth of feeling grateful but wanting more and the need to challenge our limiting beliefs to create the life we desire. As women, connecting with others who are striving for more can be one of our most powerful tools. Towards the end, we delve into the significance of facing our emotions head-on and the impact it can have on making our dreams a reality. Stacey shares a powerful exercise of self-reflection that helped her overcome a life-threatening illness. We wrap up with an invitation for you to connect with Stacey for further wisdom and support. Tune in for a conversation filled with insights and strategies to help you navigate your life and career. https://evolutionexecutivecoaching.com/ Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:49:25

Empowering Survivors: Symone Fairchild's Mission to End Domestic Violence

6/30/2023
What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a cycle of domestic violence? In this week's episode, we were honored to have Symone Fairchild, a screenwriter, actor, director, executive producer, and founder of Eye on DV, join us to share her incredible story of survival and advocacy. Symone opened up about her experiences with domestic violence and how it inspired her to create a powerful platform dedicated to eradicating this devastating issue. Together, we took a deep look into the common patterns and subtle control tactics present in every abusive relationship. Exploring the power and control wheel, Simone helped us understand the insidious nature of coercion, threats, and love bombing as part of grooming someone for domestic violence. We also delved into the long-lasting effects of psychological abuse, highlighting the importance of supporting survivors and recognizing the signs of domestic violence in those around us. In our conversation with Symone, she emphasized the incredible resources available to survivors, from housing to counseling and legal aid. With inspiring strength and advocacy, Symone is making a real difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors. Don't miss this powerful and eye-opening conversation with Symone Fairchild, as we learn together how to better support those affected by domestic violence and work towards its eradication. Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/ If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women: Maybe you can help me get there**** Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

Duration:00:57:32