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In this episode with Dave Hollis, we go all in on going through change, uncertainty, and having the courage to push through your comfort zone towards what’s waiting for you on the other side of fear. Dave will inspire you to leave that safe harbor and go out into the uncertain waters, so you can […]

163. Choose Courage Over Comfort, with Dave Hollis

For more than 20 years, Peri Shawn has been teaching and coaching leaders about the neuroscience of leadership and business growth.  She loves coaching female executives to unleash their true leadership potential. Peri is an award-winning business author, and you may have read some of her articles in SellingPower,, Entrepreneur, Sales and Marketing Management […]

021. What High Performing Individuals and Businesses do Differently, with Peri Shawn

People get so hung up on titles in the workplace and think that in order to be a leader, you have to have a title that with the word manager, director, or some other executive function in it.  The reality is that you can be a leader without technically having direct reports or a job […]

020. Being a Leader…Regardless of Your Title

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Alyce is a mom, wife, physician-scientist, and aspiring minimalist. Alyce has been blogging for >10 years with the goal of sharing her story, and bringing the minimalist mindset to those in the midst of overwhelm!  Alyce’s purpose is to help female professionals slow down their life without sacrificing productivity, so we can all get back […]

019. A Minimalist Mindset to Make Room for More, with Alyce Jane

Do you have things that you want to get done, or even a big goal that you want to achieve, but just can’t see how you can fit anything else into your days and weeks.  Do you find yourself thinking that now just isn’t a good time to start something because you have so much […]

018. How to Own Your Week and Achieve Your Goals.

How do we really uncover our joy and make space for it to come in so we can live a more fulfilled life?   Elizabeth is an integrative psychotherapist, writer, and speaker who specializes in maternal health, trauma, and chronic illness. After years of working in emergency psychiatric centers and recovery centers, Elizabeth opened Elizabeth Miller […]

017. How to Find Your Joy, with Elizabeth Miller

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Christina left her career in corporate HR to start her own business as a Career Strategist and Interview Coach, and is passionate about helping people navigate all things in their job search; networking, interviewing, how to approach and talk to businesses, resumes, and of course how to use LinkedIn as a tool. Christina is an […]

016. How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile, with Christina Guida

People have so many choices on who to buy from, where to buy from, and so many different ways to get products and services. How do you stand out, and not get lost in the clutter?  Let’s look at three things you can do that are so simple, but not always easy.  Certainly, the majority […]

015. Three Ways for You and Your Business to Stand Out

You are here because you love your business, you want to grow your business, and you are excited about the opportunities that your business brings to you in helping you build the life you envision.  You are also getting in your own way and are getting hung up on the sales process, especially now.  If […]

014. Feeling Stuck When it comes to Selling? Especially Now?

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Andrea has a successful corporate career and has been growing her photography business for the past three years. Her business allows her to have another stream of income, and serve in a way that her corporate job wouldn’t be able to facilitate.  We go into how she began growing her business, alongside her corporate career.  […]

013. Balancing a Corporate Career and Growing a Business, with Andrea Wagner

I was so excited for this conversation because I have binged-listened to the Boss Mom podcast for the past couple of years, as I have been creating Imperfectly Ambitious.  Dana brings great tactical advice to help get started navigating through the world of online marketing and I have soaked it all in! It’s so fun […]

012. Boss Mom Dana Malstaff is Simplifying Online Marketing and Content Creation

Our routines, priorities, plans, and how our daily lives look today, in comparison to just a few ago have changed so drastically, are so up in the air…we don’t know what to expect next, and we are navigating all of this literally day by day, along with the rest of the world.   Along with all […]

011. Comparison. Are you feeling it now more than ever?

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In this episode with Dave Hollis, we go all in on going through change, uncertainty, and having the courage to push through your comfort zone towards what’s waiting for you on the other side of fear. Dave will inspire you to leave that safe harbor and go out into the uncertain waters, so you can […]

163. Choose Courage Over Comfort, with Dave Hollis

50 episodes?!  I launched this podcast just a couple weeks before covid hit and i am so thankful I did….  In this episode, we are going to dive into why I started, what I’ve learned, and what’s next.  My hope for this episode is for you to see some of yourself in this story.  You […]

50th Episode!! – What I’ve Learned about Life and Business from Launching this Podcast

Joy isn’t just a thing that we just find.  It’s a practice that we consistently need to work on.  Just like physical strength that you build and maintain over time, Abbie Mirata has created an easy to follow framework with the five ways we can strengthen our Joy Joints.  With all of the things going […]

049 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Joy Joints, with Abbie Mirata

How to be confident, ask for what you want, or be bold/brave enough to have a conversation about a touchy subject with a boss, coworker, customer…  Women in particular are afraid many times to come off rude, so end up not saying anything at all, which just leads to unresolved issues and resentment! In this […]

048 Tips to Speak Up with Confidence at Work

Work from home. Live at home. Everything and EVERYONE is at home….  Vannessa has partnered with Forbes to write ‘Designing the Best Work from Home You’, and in this episode, gives great tips and advice on how to manage working from home and all the challenges that go along with it (including spouses/partners/kids being at […]

047 Designing the Best Work from Home You, with Vennessa McConkey

We’ve all been there. We get in a funk and wonder if we are cut out for it (whatever IT is).  Then we start to question what we’re doing, and try to talk ourselves in to why it  might just be a good idea to quit.  BEFORE you go there, listen up, because we are […]

046 What to do When You Feel Like Quitting

In this episode, we get down to basics on what to focus on when creating a Brand.  How do you create a brand that represents who you are and what you are offering in an authentic way? The branding of the website, fonts, colors, design…that’s all important, but you have to first get clear on […]

045 What to Focus on When Creating a Brand, with Jenessa MacKenzie

Hustle vs. rest and ease is a hot topic these days, and it feels like there are two very competing philosophies….and like you have to choose which one you identify with.  I have some thoughts around this, so let’s get to it. ___________ I love to know what is resonating with you, so if you […]

044 Hustle VS. Rest

In this episode we talk about following the bread crumbs, and leaning in to those thoughts about ‘what if’… Kassady and her husband are the creators of the Food Explorer App (an app for those picky kiddos!) and were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal!  An idea that started as a conversation on their […]

043 Having a Go-For-It Mentality, with Kassady

Recently, TWO of my closest friends made huge progress in launching their businesses, and I am so proud of them…  lights me up to see you taking action on your dreams and in particular taking the HUGE step of launching.  Launching is letting the world know what you’re up to and what you have to […]

042 Nervous About Launching?

You have experiences in your life that have changed you.  You have gone through things that have shown you what you’re made of… Kayleon is a passionate NICU advocate and has created what she wished she had when she was in the NICU you with her daughter for 43 days.  She recognized that if she […]

041 Using your Story to Fuel Something Bigger, with NICU Advocate Kayleon Dortch-Elliott

Is the fear of rejection holding you back from telling people what you’re up to?  How about offering your products or services (selling!)?  If you’re worried about what ‘they’ will say or think, you are NOT alone, my friend.  This is so common and yet so important to be able to move through. In this […]

040 Moving through the fear of rejection

This episode is truly a mini crash course on the Enneagram, where Jackie Coban gives us an overview of all nine types, and teaches us how to use the Enneagram to help put language to who, why, and what we are, so that we can live a more sustainable life.   You will hear things in […]

039 A Crash Course on The Enneagram, with Jackie Coban

Just because you CAN do it, doesn’t mean you should… As women, we put so much pressure on ourselves to do it all, and do it all well. If you have a career, a family, a side hustle… something’s got to give. Remember, not all things are created equally and in this episode, we are […]

038 When and Why to Outsource at Home

Amy Banocy is on a mission to help others ignite their passion, cultivate a happiness mindset and lead with abundance!   In this relatable episode, Amy gives great advice and tips for managing burnout with practical, simple self-care. Amy has worked hard to cultivate a happiness mindset, rejecting the toxic work environments of her past, and […]

037 How to Practice Simple Self-Care (and manage burnout), with Amy Banocy