What Death Teaches You About Life with Katie Radel

Working in the family business is a pretty standard practice if you’re the child of an entrepreneur. I grew up working on my parents’ farm, for example.  But, what if your family business is running a funeral home?  In that case, they still put you to work in the family business. That was exactly what…

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Creating Brave Spaces at Work with Brittany Cole

Everyone wants to have a good experience at their job and to work for an organization where you feel valued and can thrive. But for many people, that’s not the case. Toxic company culture can create a challenging work environment, especially for people of color. That’s something that Brittany Cole found when speaking to groups…

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From Panic Attacks to Unconventional PhD with Kirsten Lee Hill

Imagine you are making one of the most important presentations of your life and you suddenly feel like you can’t breathe. In fact, you feel like you’re going to die. Sounds really scary, right? That very scenario is exactly how Kirsten Lee Hill felt while presenting her dissertation proposal. But this wasn’t the first time.…

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Building Cross-Cultural Relationships with Chris Schirm

Building relationships with people who speak different languages and come from different places and backgrounds can be challenging, or even scary, for many people. But for today’s guest, Chris Schirm, it’s all part of his job as a foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department.  In this role, Chris builds relationships and communicates U.S.…

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Resilience in Work, Relationships & Finances with Serina Bird

Serina Bird is no stranger to making brave, but extremely difficult decisions. She stood up to bullying at her job. She left her abusive husband and took her two young children with her. And most recently, she left her stable public service job to focus on writing and podcasting––and this happened just a few months…

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Women are experts at juggling lots of plates––from work to childcare to household demands––just to name a few. And it can be overwhelming to manage it all.  That’s where Mridu Parikh comes in. She’s a productivity strategist who helps women overcome the overwhelm so they are not feeling so frazzled and stressed, which is especially…

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Stretching Beyond Your Own Limitations with Gina Miller

When it comes to courage and bravery, so often we view it as one big, courageous act. However, the more I interview people about this subject, I see that bravery is far more about continually pushing past our own limitations and showing up as our true, authentic selves day in and day out.  That’s definitely…

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Ditching Society's Checklist with Brittany Tucker

Have you ever felt like you had to follow a prescribed set of rules to achieve success and happiness in your life? That’s exactly how Brittany Tucker felt. She did all of the things she thought a woman was supposed to do to feel loved, accepted and worthy. Captain of the cheerleading squad? Check. Go…

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Creating a More Equitable Workplace with Laura Reinbold

Although women have come a long way in the workplace, in many industries, women are still vastly underrepresented. That’s definitely the case with engineering. Depending on which numbers you look at, women only make up roughly 20-30% of the workforce in that industry. That’s why it’s remarkable that Laura Reinbold is in a position of…

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