Podcasting for Mamas featuring Moms With Dreams, Plus Mommy, Tilt Parenting, Joyful Courage

 


If you’re on the fence and thinking about creating a podcast, that means  there’s a message in your belly, there’s something that you have to say and believe me the world needs to hear you. They need to hear your message. They need to hear your voice. You matter and so does your message and I encourage you to do it, no matter what. Don’t talk yourself out of it. 

Erica Blocker, Moms With Dreams
 

Today I have an incredible wisdom-packed episode for you and, no, that wisdom is not coming from me. That wisdom is coming from four dynamic, super smart, successful women leaders who have created podcasts in the niche of parenting and podcasts for moms.

Now wait! If you are not a mom or you are not podcasting about parenting or being a mom that does not mean you should not listen to this episode.

You should totally listen because I am not either of those two things and I learned so much from what these women have to share about marketing, niching around purpose, and positioning with their shows, and about something that they pretty much have to be masters of — TIME MANAGEMENT!

Featuring:

Erica Blocker from Moms with Dreams

Jen McLellan from Plus Mommy

Debbie Reber from TiLT Parenting

and Casey O’Roarty of Joyful Courage Parenting

Listen in and read on for more…

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Erica Blocker, Moms With Dreams

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Podcast
Instagram @ericablocker4
Facebook Page @momswithdreamsu

Jen McLellan, Plus Mommy

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Podcast
Facebook Page @plusmommyblog
Instagram @plusmommy

Debbie Reber, TiLT Parenting

Website
Podcast
Facebook Page @tiltparenting
Instagram @tiltparenting

Casey O’Roarty, Joyful Courage

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Podcast
Facebook Group Live and Love with Joyful Courage
Facebook Group Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
Facebook Page @joyfulcourage
Instagram @joyful_courage

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067: Seek out tranquility, Kimberly Wilson, Tranquility du Jour

“The connecting thread for me is the idea of tranquility… it’s not because I have it all figured out. It’s because I’m always seeking it out too.” ~Kimberly Wilson


Yoga. Mindfulness. Eco Fashion. Writing. Podcast. Conscious Business E-course. Psychotherapy. A charitable foundation called Pigs & Pugs… Kimberly Wilson has created the multi-passionate lifestyle brand of my dreams! (only my foundation would be more like Sloths & Cats… doesn’t have the same ring…)

I’ve been following Kimberly ever since I was a struggling yoga studio owner in 2009 and I sought out her help through her Conscious business e-course and a private coaching.

She told me to start a podcast (among other things.) And years later, I did.

“Just because we made one decision doesn’t mean we have to stay in it forever. And if you do, it’s important to know are you growing within it, or do you feel stagnant?” ~Kimberly Wilson

Connect with Kimberly:

Website
Tranquility du Jour Podcast
TranquiliT clothing line
Facebook 
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

“I’ve been podcasting since before podcasts were really understood and I don’t think I really even understood what they were.” ~Kimberly Wilson

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Wilson is a writer, therapist, and creative entrepreneur who founded Tranquil Space—named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure. She’s penned numerous books and holds master’s in women’s studies and social work.

With a passion for do-gooding, Kimberly co-founded Tranquil Space Foundation and is a cheerleader for animal rights. In 2008, she was honored as a New Leader in Philanthropy by Greater DC Cares and a top yoga teacher in 2011 by Washingtonian.

When not sipping tea, you’ll find her practicing yoga on a leopard-print mat, dreaming up new designs for the eco-friendly TranquiliT clothing line, or leading retreats globally. She has completed trainings ranging from Jivamukti to Yin to Mindfulness and brings a potpourri of inspiration to her teaching.

Her work has been featured in Fast Company, The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and various books. Indulge in musings on “tranquilosophy” through her blog and podcast, Tranquility du Jour. Learn more at kimberlywilson.com.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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064: Stay in the room, Stacey Herrera, Sex, Money, Creativity, The Sensuality Project

“Self-consciousness is the assassin of authenticity.” ~Stacey Herrera

Stacey Herrera is the producer and host of the podcast The Sensuality Project. I love it, it makes me blush and it makes me think about topics we often don’t get to talk about in a constructive way. And I don’t mean just sex — but what the experience of being in this physical, sensual body is like; relationships; permission, consent and boundaries; social norms and prejudices; and so much more.

Stacey is facilitating a premium community JUST FOR these kinds of conversations amongst “sister friends”: The Sense & Sexability Society

 {This episode includes explicit language. Listener discretion advised.}

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The difference between sensuality and sexuality
  • Why it’s so important for us to normalize and talk about sex
  • The connection between sex, money and creativity
  • Our chakras (energy!) and our sexuality
  • Impostor syndrome manifesting as self-consciousness
  • Advice from Stacey!

“If you’re worried about what the other person is thinking, intimacy cannot happen… you have to be willing to be vulnerable.” ~Stacey Herrera

Connect with Stacey

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The Sensuality Project Podcast
The Sense & Sexability Society

Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest
Soundcloud
Tumblr
Youtube

“If I can’t receive in the physical realm, can I receive form the universe? Uh… no.” ~Stacey Herrera

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About Stacey

Stacey Herrera, The Sensuality Project

I’m Stacey, a native Angelino, who loves to talk.! And sex happens to be one of my favorite subjects. I am seeker and my default setting is optimistic.

I believe that deliciousness is about life, not taste.
I am not a size 2 and I don’t wear stilettos.
I believe that beauty is not a look, but a feeling.
I believe that sexy is not an article of clothing, but the embodiment of vivacity. And that sexy is also a subjective term that applies to everyone.
I also believe that every woman deserves a lover who makes her wet. That the work she does should make her nipples hard. And that she should be aroused by some aspect of her life on a daily basis.

But I know what it feels like to have a full plate. When there are not enough hours in a day to accommodate all the things that need to be done. There was a time when self-care was a conversation and not something I routinely practiced. Family, friends, work… people relied on me. And I got tired. Tired of trying to keep all the balls in the air. Tired of being spread so thin. Tired of being everything to everybody. Tired of being tired.

I was working  job that sucked the life out of me on a daily basis. I could not build my own business because I was too busy wearing a cape. I became resentful. Then I got sick. I stressed myself to the point of developing an illness that caused blindness in my left eye. 

I had to lose my sight in order to regain my vision.

But you don’t have to…

You CAN make different choices now. You CAN have it all without losing your sh*t. You CAN live a turned-on life without giving up the things and the people you love.

And I can help you do that… www.StaceyHerrera.com


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062: Commit to yourself, Jeannette Bridoux, Instagram growth boss, personal brand builder

“If you keep telling yourself you can’t do things, just stop it. Cut that inner critic out of your life and be more open to ‘I could do that.'” ~Jeannette Bridoux

Commit to yourself, your goals, your dreams, your purpose…

Spending time with Jeannette Bridoux is like a really good cup of afternoon coffee for my soul. Her energy, her bottomless well of fresh ideas and her laugh are contagious.

Jeannette is a connector who has been mastering social media, especially Instagram, and who even inspired me to experiment with Insta Stories on my profile at the most recent podcasting conference we attended together, Podfest!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The origin of her personal brand “marketing bride”
  • Finding visuals that are interesting and not for everyone but a YES for the right people
  • Navigating the dilemma of creatives feeling awkward about marketing especially online
  • The trap of comparison in social media — (psst! the remedy to connect with your purpose so you don’t lose your uniqueness and creativity)
  • Giving your brand time to evolve — you don’t have to have it all figured out from the beginning!
  • Conscious media consumption, how ask what you need rather than mindlessly scrolling and how you use and feed your brain energy
  • Pros & cons of being a digital nomad
  • Mental health concerns for entrepreneurs — you don’t have to be depressed to seek out support for mental health!

Jeannette’s TOP Instagram tip: show your face!

 

“You are here for a purpose. That purpose can evolve over time… just go do it, and enjoy it along the way and focus on the impact that you wanna make in the world.” ~Jeannette Bridoux

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About Jeannette Bridoux

Before I was MarketingBride or running my own business, I was Marketing specialist for a SaaS startup where I wore ALL the hats – marketing strategy, onboarding, social media marketing, customer support…

Eventhough it was totally stressful, it was also exciting and I learned a lot.

After coaching over 100 entrepreneurs on personal branding & marketing at a startup in Chicago, I knew it was time to branch off and do what I love on my terms.

So after working my 9-5, I built my business and my brand online.

Fast forward a few months later…

I quit my full-time job to run my Instagram growth business full-time, launched an Instagram Course & spoke internationally while traveling the world.

I’m a location independent entrepreneur on a mission to help you commit to your dreams & build your brand on your own terms.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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058: Cultivate brave space, intentional community, Licia Berry, Lisa Nalbone, Wendy Parman, Isabelle Rizo, Emily Stroia Gold

“There’s something sacred about passing the microphone to each individual woman and what’s even MORE exciting and sacred is the way in which everyone was LISTENING to each other.” ~Andrea Klunder

In this episode, I have FIVE incredible women gathered to talk about intentional creative community and, of course, that pesky little impostor voice!

My guests!

Licia Berry… bestselling author, artist, speaker, mentor, women’s advocate, author of I Am Her Daughter*

Lisa Nalbone… educator, advocate for self-directed lifelong learning, author of Life Sparks

Wendy Parman… singer, actor, writer, voice teacher, creator of Callie’s Solo web series

Isabelle Rizo… business mentor for the next generation of successful female entrepreneurs, artist, filmmaker, facilitator of The Singularity Circle

Emily Stroia Gold… professional intuitive, spiritual medium, poet and author of Into the Light

Let me set the scene for you…

A cool, crisp fall day in Chicago. Six women, including myself, gather in my 2nd floor vintage walkup apartment. Many of us have only ever met online, but we’ve all been brought together for a single purpose.

We have tea and then we sit in a circle.

I have two microphones — one for me, and one that we pass around the circle as each woman shares her own story, ideas, and words of encouragement.

This is the closest thing to a wise women’s council that I’ve ever experienced. I feel that we’re sitting around the bonfire shaping the future of our culture and community ahead.

We talk about:

  • The bridge between online and offline space to create community
  • The Supernova personal art and storytelling event designed by Isabelle Rizo, for which we were all gathered
  • The importance and power of cultivating intentional community
  • Getting clear on your story, your why, what you want to create in the world, and also your boundaries
  • How our impostor voices show up and what we do about it

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Licia Berry

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Book: I Am Her Daughter
Facebook
Twitter

My professional experience includes 25 years in education and training, with keen interests in psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, fine art and learning styles.  My search has been to find a way to explain mystical experience through logical language. Through a grounded, practical and even scientific approach, I bring left brain language to right brain experiences (such as mystical experience).

My life, as well as my work in the world, is firmly centered in wholeness and balance.  The union of our inner feminine and masculine, or yin/yang, is accessed and our true power expressed through this attention to balance.  My interest in wholeness arises from my experience, which shows me that integrating all aspects of ourselves is the kind, compassionate course to an actualized, joyous life.

Lisa Nalbone

Book – Life Sparks
Facebook
Life Sparks Learners Group
Instagram

Do you want to see possibilities, adopt new mindsets and find resources to tackle challenges in your learning adventures?

I’ve felt your pain — as a student, a teacher, a mom, and a daughter.

Hi! I’m Lisa. My path was not always clear and the journey not always easy.

Over the years I’ve taught multiple subjects in elementary through high school, and outside the classroom I’ve coached children and adults in everything from math, college preparedness, to designing non traditional learning pathways to meet career goals. Today, I focus on coaching young people and the young at heart to identify and design a path to pursue their purpose. I also write, speak, and give workshops about the power of self-directed learning and how to use the LifeSparks A-Z strategies to reignite your – or your children’s or student’s love for learning..

I’ve published the LifeSPARKS Guide and Workbook with strategies for self-directed learning and am hard at work on a combination quarterly planner/journal to help you define and map your self-directed learning journey.

And of course, I am learning all the time, enthusiastically. Won’t you join me?

Wendy Parman

Website
Callie’s Solo
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Youtube

Wendy Parman is a bit of an anomaly among performers today. She has spent a life in the performing arts singing, acting, writing and creating material and as well as teaching.

Most recently Wendy has been creating a musical/comedy web series, based on her life as a singer/voice teacher in Chicago, called “Callie’s Solo, which debuts this fall.

Originally from Kansas, Wendy graduated from the University of Kansas with a BFA in Theater/Voice, where she studied classical music and sang the roles of the Countess in The Marriage of  Figaro and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, and had the unique opportunity to study with  Z. Cynkutis,  one of the original actors from the  Grotowski ‘s renowned  Teatr Laboratorium, with a specially selected group of students. Wendy appeared in summer stock theatre with Vassar Playhouse and played Eliza in My Fair Lady as well as Marty in Grease.

Isabelle Rizo

Website
Isabelle’s FREE Facebook community – The Singularity Storyteller Incubator
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

As an amateur scientist observing human behavior online and offline Isabelle noticed similarities between all humans. Our need for connection. Connection coming from integration with trauma. In online space where things were easily anonymous people would instantly connect – and she wanted to create that in offline space. From there Isabelle began integrating her online story with her offline reality by becoming a travel blogger, consultant, and strategist working remotely from various parts of Europe and North America.

Skipping the traditional college route and becoming an advocate of life-long learning, Isabelle integrated her learning journey into her culminating mentoring and strategy programs. How we as a society must not fear technology but integrate with it as singularity storytellers. Creating a smaller more connected world.

Through her multimedia art and curated experiences she intends conversation to be sparked, connections to be made, and deeper things to be moved. Her work and programs can be found at IsabelleRizo.com

Emily Stroia

Website
Book – Into the Light
Intuitive Soul Academy
Twitter

Emily Stroia is an intuitive, medium, teacher and author. She teaches people tools to connect to their intuition and share their gifts with the world. You can find out more about her at www.emilystroia.com

She is also the recent author of Into the Light, a memoir-inspired book on healing the past including loss, trauma, abuse and finding one’s voice after through spirituality and self-exploration.

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This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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055: Let go of that desire for control, Sarah Buino, Addiction Counselor, Head/Heart Therapy

“Our baseline isn’t happiness, our baseline is contentment.. We have to actively seek happiness.” ~Sarah Buino

Connection is the only way through all of this…

What if we could stop talking to ourselves like an a*@hole?

What if we could give up shame completely?

What if happiness was only a perspective shift away?

In this episode, I’m talking with licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor and Certified Daring WayTM (that’s Brene Brown’s program!) facilitator, Sarah Buino of Head/Heart Therapy all about:

  • Sarah’s struggle with impostor syndrome & shame
  • How did Sarah get into her work, specifically with addiction counseling
  • Why Sarah calls herself a “joy pusher” and “empathy snob”
  • How does Sarah keep herself moving forward
  • Happiness vs. contentment
  • How to shift perspective
  • Using music as therapy
  • How to stop talking to yourself as though you’re an a*@hole!
  • What Sarah is excited about!
  • CONNECTION
  • Best advice for mental health from Sarah

“Everybody’s crazy, everyone. Including me. And anybody who says they’re not crazy- run. Because they’re the craziest of them all.” ~Sarah Buino

Resources & Links

As far as holiday self-care for mental health and shame here are a couple of things from Sarah:

  • Take breaks. Lots of time with family can be intense, so make sure there’s down time. Maybe take a walk or offer to pick something up from the store. Give yourself a breather when you feel you need it.
  • Pick your battles. There’s still likely to be discord in politically diverse families and while we all must remain diligent in our social justice quests, conservative Uncle Joe probably won’t change his mind because of that one fact you share. People don’t respond to facts anyway…they respond to feelings. I HIGHLY recommend Sarah Silverman’s show “I Love You, America” because she’s done an excellent job of making space for conversation and empathy even when we strongly disagree. And it’s just hysterical at the same time.
  • Be mindful. Family can push our buttons more fiercely and quickly than anyone else and shame is often one of the strong emotions that gets kicked up by our nearest and dearest. Shame wants us to either fight, flee or people-please, so when you feel those urges coming on, take a time out! Excuse yourself from the moment until you’re able to get back to your authentic self and respond mindfully.
  • Reach out. When you do experience shame, the best thing to do is connect with someone who can understand. Keep in mind the friends you have who have lost family members – they’re in the unique space of not having do deal with the hassle of family, but may be dealing with grief or loneliness. Give those folks a call to see how they’re doing and that’ll help you disconnect from whatever crazy is being stirred up within you as well.

The Season of You: Self-Care Holiday Gift Bundle* – digital gifts including meditation, prompts, recipes, a scavenger hunt and more from some of my creative colleagues! Perfect for women who do “too much” — you or someone else you love.

Sounds True* is my go-to resource for guided meditations, self-care resources, tools, trainings, books, and music for meditation and yoga. They also produce one of all-time favorite podcasts, Insights from the Edge, and I look forward to their annual holiday sale to stock up on my listening & reading for the year! That sale is NOW through December 22, 2017.* 

Items in my cart (and recommendations) include: 

Zoo Zen and Yoga Bug book bundle (for children’s yoga)

Awakening Through Sound with Chloe Goodchilde (audio training)

Self-Compassion Step-by-Step with Kristin Neff (audio training)

Room to Breathe with Sharon Salzbergy (guided meditation & home retreat)

Music as Medicine with Nawang Khechog (music Tibetan flute & Native American rhythms)

and ANYTHING by Pema Chodron

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“As long as we have people in our life who love us, not despite our imperfections, but because of them, then it is going to be okay. ”~Sarah Buino

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About Sarah Buino

“I’m excited about changing the world.” ~Sarah Buino

Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF is the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor and a Certified Daring WayTM facilitator. She holds a masters degree from Loyola University in Chicago and specializes in shame and substance abuse.

Sarah has served as a therapist at Presence Behavioral Health’s Addicted Professionals Program, working with attorneys, executives, nurses, and physicians struggling with substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma.

Before Presence, Sarah performed clinical work with adolescents and their families at Alternatives, Inc., a community mental health agency in Chicago that’s widely recognized for its youth-driven programming.

Sarah became part of Loyola University’s School of Social Work adjunct faculty in the fall of 2015. She currently teaches Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders  and Clinical Practice in Addictions to master’s level students. She is committed to relating the pharmacology and clinical work of addiction in a relateable way to foster passion for chemical dependency work.

Sarah was honored by NASW’s Illinois Chapter by being awarded Emerging Leader for 2017. The Emerging Leader is an “early” career social worker who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, expertise, and dedication to the profession in the state of Illinois, whose contributions enhance practice knowledge and/or the capacity of the profession and the human service to obtain resources and influence.

Sarah has always valued authenticity as a critical component of whole-hearted living. Since hearing Dr. Brené Brown speak in the winter of 2009, she has been sharing the concepts of shame-resiliency, authenticity and vulnerability with her clients. She has completed training with Brené Brown’s team and is a Certified Daring WayTM facilitator (CDWF).

Sarah is also knowledgeable about the benefits of various alternative and complementary techniques for wellbeing, and is a certified Reiki Master. Reiki is a form of energy healing that encourages the release of oxytocin to reduce pain and increase the body’s ability to repair itself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

In her spare time, Sarah is a musician and sings in a variety of musical groups around the city of Chicago. She loves fitness: yoga, weight lifting, and just about anything that gets her off the couch. She also loves tattoos and changing her hair cut and color often.

You can reach Sarah by email at sarah @ headhearttherapy.com.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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054: Trust the nudges you’re getting, Samantha Mant, Naturopath, The Holistic Branch

“When it does feel vulnerable, that’s an indicator that it’s something that you really desire.” ~Samantha Mant

We have so much more insight into our own bodies and what works for us than anyone else…

Have you ever gotten health or healing advice from a doctor or other practitioner and felt like they just weren’t listening to you or believing you?

What if you could get high level intuitive health advice from a hip holistic healer with a strong clinical naturopathic background and hot pink (blue or purple) hair depending on the day?

What if she could guide you to get in touch with your own body’s natural cycles and biorhythms?

What if your treatment recommendations included food, herbs, flower essences and essential oils?

Today I’m bringing you a conversation with Australian naturopath, Samantha Mant. Working with Samantha is like learning about yourself through the kind advice and insight of a good friend who is super smart and wise. In fact, she’s so good at listening, that I talked about myself WAY too much in this interview and probably should have paid her for a consultation!

“Healing is a journey and I get to hold space for people, and I feel really honored.” ~Samantha Mant

Resources & Links

Tea by the Cauldron – FREE consultation with Samantha to develop a healing plan for you.

Are you curious about what working one-on-one with a Naturopath-Witch entails? Wondering exactly how she mixes her own brand of holistic medicine & Witch flavour together to help people manifest the results they seek?

Pull up a virtual chair and have Tea by the Cauldron!

Flower Essences & Essential Oils

Australian – busch fuschia – throat chakra, communication; dog rose – increases confidence in yourself; Five Corners – increases joy, love, acceptance ; Little Flannel Flower – tap into inner child, making creativity more playful

Bach Flowers – Rock Water – expression & flexibility , Wild Rose – apathy , Aspen – fear of the unknown, Pine – taking creative risks

Essential Oils – Citrus esp Wild or Sweet Orange, Lemon or Lime

The Season of You: Self-Care Holiday Gift Bundle* – digital gifts including meditation, prompts, recipes, a scavenger hunt and more from some of my creative colleagues! Perfect for women who do “too much” — you or someone else you love.

Sounds True* is my go-to resource for guided meditations, self-care resources, tools, trainings, books, and music for meditation and yoga. They also produce one of all-time favorite podcasts, Insights from the Edge, and I look forward to their annual holiday sale to stock up on my listening & reading for the year! That sale is NOW through December 22, 2017.* 

Items in my cart (and recommendations) include: 

Zoo Zen and Yoga Bug book bundle (for children’s yoga)

Awakening Through Sound with Chloe Goodchilde (audio training)

Self-Compassion Step-by-Step with Kristin Neff (audio training)

Room to Breathe with Sharon Salzbergy (guided meditation & home retreat)

Music as Medicine with Nawang Khechog (music Tibetan flute & Native American rhythms)

and ANYTHING by Pema Chodron

*This is an affiliate link, meaning that if you order one (or more) The Creative Impostor will get a thank you bonus from the creators. You support me, I support them, they support you!

NEW! 2018 Creative Collective Studio Memberships available in Chicago AND globally.

You do NOT have to do this alone.

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees!!! Their Thanksgiving Special episode comes out Wednesday 11/22! Subscribe in your favorite podcast app to be the first to get it.

“I actually think if you don’t have that [impostor] feeling, then you’re not doing the right thing.”~Samantha Mant

Connect with Samantha

The Holistic Branch Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Connect with Andrea

Website
Facebook
Instagram

Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

About Samantha Mant

“I’m a self-proclaimed witch, I’m a naturopath, I’m a feminist, I’m a vegan — I kind of tick all the internet’s taboo boxes.” ~Samantha Mant

The Holistic Branch is run by Samantha Mant, a Naturopath & Intuitive Healer, with 17 years experience.

She is also a Writer, Witch, and facilitator of a Facebook community (The Holistic Branch Cauldron) open to all who walk a magickal healing path.

Samantha is on a soul-powered mission to help cultivate a world in which every person trusts their intuition to heal themselves, honour their body and support their own healing journey.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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2018 Studio Memberships Now Open!

You don’t have to do this alone!

Do you ever feel isolated — like you’re creating in a vacuum and longing for someone to engage with your work?

Are you craving connection with other women who are taking risks, thinking outside of the box and designing a creative lifestyle?

Have you been feeling like an impostor and need some accountability, support and motivation (i.e. swift kick in the pants) to boost your confidence and find your creative groove?

I have definitely experienced ALL of these feelings. It’s why I created the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective FIVE YEARS AGO (OMG) in 2012 and why I started The Creative Impostor in 2015. Because I was looking for connection, community, someone who really could understand what the #*!@ was going on in my entrepreneurial, overstimulated, artistic, impostor brain.

I didn’t want to hang out in bars (and blow all my financial resources with nothing to show for it), I didn’t want to self-segregate into one category (just yoga teachers or only podcasters or simply writers) to the exclusion of all my other creative passions.

I didn’t want to feel competitive, less than, or alone.

And in this growing community, I don’t.

I LOVE our Chicago members who have been attending a sprinkling of Idea Brunches, Artist Salons and Co-Working sessions, along with social outings to support each other, clothing swaps and more.

I am INSPIRED by our growing global community in the Facebook Group who have been showing up for Facebook Lives, listening to the podcast and sharing their online program offerings.

I HEAR you asking for more opportunities to connect. I hear our global community feeling jealous of our Chicago events.

And I am FEELING called to expand, yet again. And I want to do it while taking care of MYSELF (something I don’t always consider when creating something new.) I want to make sure I’m offering a sustainable model for building community that supports you and honors my own time and effort.

So I THINK I’ve got a good plan that you’re going to LOVE!

For a limited time, I am now offering 2018 Studio Memberships for The Creative Impostor (online only) and the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective (in Chicago with an online element.)

 

2018?! It feels so far away!!!!

Nope.

How are you going to complete that creative vision you’ve been dreaming of?
Who are you going to intentionally surround yourself with?
When are you going to dedicate time to your artistic process?
And why keep going when it gets tough or overwhelming or your impostor voice starts throwing an existential tantrum?

Now is the time to design your creative support plan. Are you ready to commit to yourself?

Get the details and reserve your membership here.

There are 4 different Studio Memberships available, 3 in Chicago and 1 online. Each membership has a limited number of spaces and priority registration for all of our Chicago Idea Brunch and Artist Gallery events will be given to Studio Members. Single tickets to these events will be sold if any spaces remain.

Check out the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective on Meetup here.

Join The Creative Impostor Facebook Group here.

 

 

051: Take a risk, solve a problem, learn something new, Nikki Ricks, FemiNest

“Failure is okay, and you learn so much from failure… you would never know that unless you actually took the risk.” ~Nikki Ricks

You don’t have to do this alone…

Nikki and I discovered each other at a creative women’s mentoring brunch, but we didn’t actually meet… until she reached out to me after the fact and NOW we are huge fans of each other and THAT is exactly what Nikki does — make connections.

Another thing she does really well is business branding and reinvention — which she just did! In the episode, you’re going to hear me talking about Gab Lab, and all of it is true but between our conversation and now, she has rebranded her creative coaching business to FemiNest and, well…  it’s a perfect new iteration of Nikki and everything she empowers her coaching clients to do.

Connect with Nikki

Website
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest

Connect with Andrea

Facebook
Instagram
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

About Nikki Ricks

“Running a business is almost like athletics, where it’s 90% mental and 10% technical.” ~Nikki Ricks

Nikki is a business coach for creative women-owned businesses.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in urban planning, she was working at a Chicago architecture firm when she had her first daughter. Nikki wanted a more flexible way to work, which sparked the idea of creating a coworking space with in-house childcare. As she researched the market and held events at local coworking and play spaces, her favorite part of the business was meeting more of Chicago’s incredible, inspirational, powerful professional women and talking to them about their work.

She has been helping women get organized since implementing the rotating recess snack with her first-grade girl gang and overhauling friends’ rooms on play dates.

Now Nikki works at FemiNest, where her goal is to help build scalable businesses straight from the brains of female entrepreneurs. In her free time she mentors at 1871 and 2112. She loves goals, business models, to-do lists, brainstorming, efficiency, and getting you a freaking paycheck.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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044: Break patterns & shift the narrative, Elsie Escobar

“It was, for me, a self-help tool. It was a way in which I experienced a very deep transformation in who I was as a woman — as a person.” ~Elsie Escobar, on podcasting

How do we, as content creators, begin to break the patterns and shift the narrative? It might not be what you think…

Elsie Escobar is one of my podcasting idols. Actor, yoga teacher, podcast producer & advocate (you can see why we connect with each other so well), her original podcast, Elsie’s Yoga Class was one of the first I ever listened to — before I even really knew what a podcast was!

Now, after listening to her for years and working one on one with Elsie through her E-League mentoring program, I have a whole new appreciation for the question, “What else is possible?” because for Elsie (and for me), podcasting is about so much more than downloads, sponsors and statistics.

And no matter what kind of content you are creating in the world, through social media, a blog, a podcast, videos, workshops, your business, your art, etc, YOU have the option to follow the pack or carve a whole new path to shift the conversation. Find out how, listen now…

 

“Go to the things that YOU really resonate with because that’s the conversation we need to have, and THEN you frame it on your point of view because that’s going to start to break patterns.” ~Elsie Escobar, on media consumption and creation

 

Connect with Elsie

ElsieEscobar.com

Instagram

Twitter

E-League Podcast Mentoring 

The Panel at Podcast Movement

She Podcasts

Libsyn’s The Feed Podcast

Elsie’s Yoga Kula

My favorite mediation episodes include:

Ep 83: 25 Minute Meditation Finding Your Center In Difficult Situations

Episode 62: Yoga Nidra Yourself Out! a 65 min Deep Meditative Relaxation

Episode 61: Chill the Body Out! a 13 minute Full Body Yogic Relaxation

Connect with Andrea

Facebook
Instagram
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Resources & Links

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — My students’ new podcast!!!

Elizabeth Tuckwell’s Art With Intention Creative Jumpstart

Kelly Covert’s podcast interview with MOI on In Her Voice

Who’s Your Mama podcast with Corrine Mockler

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

“The impact that [podcasting] had in my life — in my actual life, not in my business — but in my ability to become a better human was so huge that I was like ‘Everybody needs to get behind the mic.’ It’ll do things. It’ll do stuff to you.” ~Elsie Escobar

About Elsie

I WORK IN THE CROSS-SECTION OF TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL MEDIA & HOLISTIC LIVING WITH A HEAVY BIAS ON PODCAST STRATEGY AND CREATIVE USE OF AUDIO.

As a podcaster since 2006, I was one of the first female indiepodcasters using audio to teach yoga. Elsie’s Yoga Class has now been downloaded over 4 million times!

I’m currently the only female pundit in the podcasting space with expert insight into indie podcasters’ impact, influence, and power.

My obsession for podcasting got me a job working with Libsyn, the leading podcast host and distribution network created in 2004.

I’ve been there since 2007 and have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of podcasters, sharing tools for better production, educating them in the fast moving podcasting space, as well as cultivating a strongly engaged community through The Feed: The Official Libsyn podcast which I both co-host and produce. The Feed’s sole focus is keeping people podcasting.

I also co-run the largest community for women in podcasting with a corresponding podcast (of course) called She Podcasts.

Our sole mission is to empower women to continue to share their voices while creating a safe community of podcasting education and support.

My biggest differentiator in the podcasting industry?

I’m a die-hard podcast junkie who lives, breathes and works the medium, and has since 2006.

I’ve pulsed with the space and grown from someone that had NO IDEA what a digital recorder was or how to record anything to someone that currently offers advice to thousands of people a month.

I have the unique perspective and expertise of a podcast listener, independent podcast producer, and podcasting industry analyst/personality.

I know the heart and soul of podcasters and podcasting well beyond iTunes and public media.

“CAN we reach and start to actually vibrate at a different level, to take that conversation, that dialogue, to a different place, to be able to offer… another option for self-development that is NOT based on a visual medium… that is NOT based on the way that somebody looks.” ~Elsie Escobar, on the potential of podcasting


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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If you’re listening in Apple Podcasts, PLEASE subscribe and leave a review. It’s how Apple decides which shows people find when they are searching for specific topics like this one.