a mid-week paradise to recharge the professional woman balancing career with her whole life. Life Strategy Coach Donna Carlson will celebrate a new bottle with you each week with guests who were extraordinary before they even started drinking wine.
Many of us found ourselves in self-employment because of value decisions that we made in our corporate careers. Jess Sato was already in a successful freelance organizational development career when she recognized the need that launched her business. Many women focus on the great work we do, but we don’t do a good job of speaking up I’ll be half of our business. Jess is going to tell us a story about the client cancellation that launched her business. More on Jess at 2smartgirls.com.
Meg is a powerful gal in healthcare who is running her own business now after STARTING building her family at 45. She talks about the strategies we’ve designed together in my coaching program to rock both worlds at work and home. More on her business at https://www.hcjsolution.com/.
Ashley is a Master of Wine and the wine educator creating tasting retreats with 360 Life Strategies. She brings a love for literature into telling the stories of wine makers. It makes for a really rich experience. You can learn more about Ashley‘s services at www.mistralwine.com and more about our wine retreats at https://360lifestrategies.com/retreats/.
Jessica gives a whole new meaning to a Night Out with the Girls. She is a breast cancer survivor who has decided to make a learning curve easier for the rest of us AND a whole lot more fun. Check out her fun web site nightoutwiththegirls.com and grab a glass of wine!
Have you ever wanted to write a book to better express the value proposition of your business? Nina Durfee helps business owners who don’t consider themselves to be writers put those concepts into words. She also loves to help writers polish and fine-tune their work so they can get published faster. If you find yourself interested in talking with Nina further, check out http://www.ninadurfee.com.
I met Porscha at a conference that helps women entrepreneurs bust the million dollar ceiling on their business. She and I are both frustrated with the alarming statistic that only 2% of women owned businesses have crested the million dollar mark. Since she is one of the 2%, I invited her to be a part of this conversation so we can see that 2% multiply in this decade, starting with you.
Michelle Hagopian left a successful corporate job to start a business in the health and wellness field that she has now been building for 22 years. She’s made some tremendous discoveries about her own health in the process and brings a level of energy and vitality that is contagious. Grab your glass of wine and join us. You can find more information on Michelle at https://www.arbonne.com/pws/michellehagopian/tabs/about-me.aspx
Dolly Ciula and I met at a luncheon and immediately knew that we needed to know each other better because both of us are passionate about helping people to understand their place in the world and live that calling with passion and confidence. I’m so impressed with Dolly‘s personal story that I couldn’t wait to share it with you. There is absolutely nothing that can keep you from being the person you were created to be. Believe it! Now grab a glass of wine and join us.
Denise and I sat on my back porch drinking mint water, not wine, because Denise has been free from alcohol addiction for over 30 years. The work she does as a professional organizer not only helps people remove clutter from their homes, but clutter from their minds. I left our conversation determined to go downstairs and clean out a closet or two, but don’t let that stop you from tuning into this episode today.
When I sat down next to Merrily Madero at a women’s leadership conference she was this petite little woman with cute flowery tennis shoes. Where I was in my best stilettos, thinking how sweet was this lady next to me. I was fascinated with her story as an engineer because my daughter has chosen that route as well. When we shared our stories, I quickly learned that Merrily Madero is a badass leader, not because she’s a woman, but because she’s a trusted leader. Listen and learn why.
I met Deb Gorton at an executive women’s forum last year with 4word women. She’s program director at Moody theological seminary‘s clinical mental health counseling program. We share an interest in helping women to live mentally free from the shame and stigma that binds us from being our best. Deb shares a few stories from the field and a little storytelling about how she takes care of her own inside life. www.debgorton.com
Elaine is a licensed counselor who currently operates a private practice specializing in women’s issues, that’s why she’s on the faculty for my executive women’s life strategy retreat in November. Her heart for women to thrive is evident in her story. Join us.
My long time friend Michelle Borquez with Boss Publishing brings our guest, Kenny Mauck, with his new book. Leaving Your Life Imprint is about leaving a legacy in this world, which touches all of us who are creating a strategy to maximize our design to be. You can find the book on Amazon, more information at http://kennymauck.com
This is my first year to have a grown-up adult working daughter, so I’m happy to introduce for our Mother’s Day special, my daughter Caitlin Carlson. She will actually not walk the stage at Seattle Pacific University until June but she finished in December and had a job waiting for her in January. Caitlin is going to talk to us about her expectations going into full-time work, some of the surprises and whether we ruined her or not growing up with two working parents.
I was blown away to find out that this amazing author, pastor, teacher TD Jakes got the same download on the wine metaphor that God gave me a year ago. So this week I’m going to read a bit and tell a few stories. You might see a little bit of your life in this picture and I hope you are filled with courage about your own crushing.
Sandy Lamb with Altitude Business Coaching is certified in Focal Point, but the reason we connected is her desire to see women thrive. We met at a consultant's roundtable and I invited her to my Lady Boss Breakfast because she and I resonate in every way on how women can be boss. Find her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/bizcoachsandy/
Kami and I really hit it off when we met at a leadership Pike’s Peak event. Both of us spent most of our lives in corporate America before we started coaching women and we both found our sweet spot in this place where we help others lean into what they do best. Mine involves yoga. Kami’s involves horses.
Today’s guest is Julia Stewart, Emotional Freedom Coach and founder of BeaYOUtiful. if you have any mental attitudes that keep you stuck or keep you believing small things about your possibilities then you need to listen to this podcast and maybe give her a call. Here’s how you can reach her on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001721446986
Natalie is building a better world one life at a time, steering her clients toward greater things. That's the name of her business and the theme of her life. Natalie is leading a workshop on developing confidence at the 360º Life Strategies wine and yoga retreat this weekend. In this podcast she talks about why so many women are lacking in confidence and why it's important this is an art we invest in.
Tammy Maltby joins us again with her friend Erika Van der Werwe to tell us about their Start Simply event benefiting Mary’s Home on April 5. You don’t want to miss this podcast and you don’t want to miss this event. Listen in for details.
Meredith is a career savant. She has created what I like to call a career mapping process that helps women who are saying, "How the bleep did I get here?" You can find her on howthebleep.com and right here on today's podcast.
Landi Spearman teaches executive women to shift. She has an amazing range of experience that helps her to speak the language of just about any industry. On top of that she’s a straight shooter and will tell you what she sees. Landi is invaluable in my life and I’m so happy to share this glimpse of her with you.
My guest today is Debbie Balch, the CEO of Elevated Insights, a market research company in Colorado Springs helping clients across the country understand their customer better.
The perspective she brings today as a female CEO, a wife, a mom, and a woman with her own interests exhibits the stages in life that evolve with work and family. Maybe that has inspired how she’s created a work environment that acknowledges that her employees have a life too.
Yvette is the kind of gal who makes the person in front her feel like the only person in the world. She makes dreams come true for women every day and also shares her story on how to make teams work. Get ready to be restored.
Beth started her career as a critical care nurse, working in a mash unit in South Korea. She talks about the transitions as a working mom and what she’s doing now, taking care of peoples health from a different point of view.
For Kimberly Alexander, an accomplished entrepreneur, the writing was on the sidewalk. Really, the driveway. She talks about the busy life of the traveling corporate woman and the day she decided to leave corporate life to start her own business. Today, she's an example to all women on how you truly can integrate life and work into a beautiful tapestry.
I had the pleasure of talking with Kimberly after an eWomen Network meeting in Denver, Colorado, drinking a divine Colombia Valley Syrah, which you can find in my Wine Palace at 360º Life Strategies on Pinterest. Now, join us in the conversation…
Stacy Pederson is the funniest motivational speaker I've ever heard. Like so many others with the same gift, her humor comes from a life of deep pain and chronic illness. She's chosen to take the high road and helps professionals Discover How Humor, Grit, and Happiness Can Revitalize Your Organization.
If things haven’t quite gotten your way this year, this list might help you figure out what course corrections you might need. It’s capped off with a simple plan for success that I hope makes 2019 your best year yet.
I'm Donna Carlson, a Life Strategy Coach who often opens a bottle of wine early on Wednesdays as a celebration. I mean, somewhere it's 5 o'clock. Our episodes feature some amazing women, and I don't throw that term around. I've been collecting cool chicks in my portfolio for over 29 years…or whatever is the current date minus 1989, which is when I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Tell you friends about this podcast, which launches officially in January 2019. Until then, I've got your back. I'll get you through the holidays. Just hang with me, ladies.