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The SundayMonday Show

The SundayMonday Show

By Jane Kennedy
Glorify God in your work. Start here.

The SundayMonday Show is a podcast about being bold in faith, work, and life.

It's an invitation to be the person God created you to be, both in your faith and in your career. It takes courage, conviction and community to be a woman who brings all that she is into the workplace. You're not in this alone: our mission is to equip and empower you to make it happen. Let's get to work.

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10. MINISODE: What are you doing with your life?

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20. Q&A - WFH, juggling faith/work/life, birthdays, community, dating + more!
Wow, can you believe we’re already at episode 20?! I am so grateful to everyone who has been listening and also to my wonderful friends who said yes to joining me on the show! If you’ve missed any of the past episodes, I encourage you to go back and listen now. To celebrate 20 episodes, I thought it would be fun to do a Q&A about The SundayMonday and faith/work/life! Thank you to everyone who submitted questions through Instagram, Facebook, and the email list. I had a great time answering these questions, so let me know if you want more episodes like this in the future! Enjoy :) PODCAST Q&A 1:40 – Do you have a WFH routine - Nicole 4:34 – What are some women of faith summits/virtual conferences coming up in 2021? - Jenna (Given Institute link here) 5:28 – Favorite food? Favorite cafe/restaurant in DC? - Helen 6:33 – Why did you start the SundayMonday? Helen 8:35 – What are your thoughts on Online Dating? If you’re not a fan, how do you meet people? How do you deal with first date anxiety? - McKenna 14:50 – What was your favorite part of being 25? What are you looking forward to during 26? - Laura 16:50 – What’s your favorite podcast? - Hannah 19:00 – How do you make time to read? - Pilar 21:14 – How do you make time to do work and The SundayMonday? - Kristen 25:05 – How can I create community when it’s not present in my city? - Gabriela About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday
28:11
April 20, 2021
FOCUS FRIDAYS: Greg Schmidt, Director of Development for the Capuchin Friars
Our first guest on the FOCUS Fridays series is Greg Schmidt! Greg is the Director of Development for the Capuchin Friars in the Western America Province. He funds the work of the 42 friars that serve schools, parishes, and the poor in California and Northern México. An avid golfer, Greg lives with his wife Elli in sunny Santa Barbara, California. In this episode, Greg shares how he received the call to FOCUS, reminisces on his great experiences on staff, and shares how he initially deleted the email that eventually led him to his current role with the Capuchin Friars! We love Greg (In fact, Elli loves him so much that she married him!) and we know you'll love him too.  About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
19:49
April 16, 2021
19. Law School, The Sabbath, and Biking from Texas to Alaska
“I have an image of God to bear this week, and not an image of myself to build.” My incredible friend, Jacquelyn Clark, is on the podcast today, and we’re talking about all sorts of things! Jacquelyn is a second year (2L) at the George Washington University School of Law, where she’s learning how to balance her faith, work, and life like a superstar every day! We talk about her journey to law school, what it’s like to find balance in her crazy schedule, and how her contagious joy has affected her classmates and professors. Jacquelyn also shares her experience of biking from Texas to Alaska (!!) during the summer after her senior year of college at UT Austin in the Texas4000, which raises money for cancer research. Finally, Jacquelyn drops the wisdom of her amazing sabbath practice. She inspires me, and I know she’ll inspire you too! About Jacquelyn: Jacquelyn is a native Texan and went to undergrad at the University of Texas. She currently lives in DC where she is studying law and a member of her school’s Moot Court Team. This summer she’ll be clerking for the City of Austin fulfilling a dream of hers to work as a public servant. In her free time, she enjoys walking her cat, watching Audrey Hepburn movies, and making her friends take the Enneagram personality test. About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday
35:03
April 13, 2021
Introducing FOCUS Fridays!
I am over the moon to launch this series with my co-host, Elli Schmidt! In this series, we’re exploring the career paths of former missionaries who have moved into new roles in both the private and public sectors. Buckle up and get ready for this amazing series, launching Friday, April 16!
06:32
April 9, 2021
18. Finding our Identity in Seasons of Transition
In a world obsessed with identity, achievement, and prestige, moving on from something that we've held as our identity is hard.  After spending her childhood dancing, Kelly found herself on the biggest of stages as a professional dancer for the NFL. But after achieving such an incredible milestone, Kelly found herself asking, "Is this what God is asking of me?" Her journey through a transition out of a lifetime of competitive dance is so beautiful, and I know her story will increase your trust and hope in God and His perfect plan. Since I'm also going through a period of transition out of something that has meant so much to me over the past seven years, we talk about what it's like to be in the midst of transition and how we've experienced God's love in it all. Whether you're in the midst of a transition or preparing for something new, this episode is for you.  Kelly's Article - "God's Will or My Own" About Kelly Powers: Kelly lives in Los Gatos, CA. She’s a graduate from Saint Mary’s College of California and works as a marketing manager at eBay. Outside of work, she’s either teaching hip hop classes, watching sports with her husband, or reading Nicholas Sparks books. About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
36:57
April 6, 2021
17. Young Adult Group 101
What's the point of Young Adult Groups? Will I be welcomed? Isn't YAG just a place to husband hunt?  Buckle up folks, because we're tackling these questions (and more) in today's episode. If you've ever been in a Young Adult Group, or have an interest in joining, this podcast breaks down the best ways to plug in, find your people, and create a community of people who will call you higher and help you grow. Joining me is my friend, Kendra, who I met in a San Francisco Young Adult Group! Kendra shares her experiences in YAG programs in Minnesota and SF, offers advice for people who are looking to explore the world of YAG, and tells the story of how she (unexpectedly) met her husband in a YAG. It's a good one! About Kendra Diaz: Kendra studied business at the University of Minnesota and works in Brand Management in San Francisco. She learned the power of a Young Adult Group in Minnesota, where she deepened her faith with the help of her peers. She later moved to San Francisco and found community in a thriving young adult group in the city. She soon joined their leadership team and created a hospitality role to make San Francisco a little more welcoming. Kendra is a newlywed who mastered the covid wedding, and has recently been enjoying cooking, virtual game nights and time with her husband. About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
37:18
March 30, 2021
16. Living an Ordered Life
What does it look like to live a life of order? What habits, routines, and disciplines can we implement to live a full, bold, and courageous life, with clear priorities and vision? My guest today is a fount of wisdom when it comes to this very topic, and I'm so thrilled to share her with you today! On this episode, Mary Ellen shares her "Olympian" mentality, how she's made space for silence, the habits that have had the biggest impact on her life, and why a life of order isn't boring. I know this episode is going to jazz you up and can't wait to put her advice into action in my own life! About Mary Ellen Yep: As a native Chicagoan, Mary Ellen was instilled with a passion for helping people at an incredibly young age. A daughter of an avid fisherman, business owner and Rotarian, Mary Ellen spent every summer volunteering and helping to coordinate events and benefits. She began her professional career working several years in the pharmacy and as a medical professional in healthcare. Mary Ellen's passion for health and wellness motivated her to attain her master’s in applied nutrition from the University of New England and is a certified life coach. An avid blogger and food enthusiast, Mary Ellen educates others on how to create a healthier rhythm of life. As Program Director for Yuma Center, Mary Ellen oversees all events for the professional development of women. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, daughter, and German Shepherd named Lottie. About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
29:31
March 23, 2021
15. MINISODE: Handling Uncertainty
On this minisode, we're tackling uncertainty. Uncertainty is a fact of life – we are simply not in control. How do we marry our uncertainty with our faith? Is it wrong to face doubt and anxiety about the future? Today, I'm talking all about how we can face uncertainty by bringing our fear and worry into the light! I'm sharing two actionable responses to uncertainty, as well as scripture and my absolute favorite prayer to whip out when things get shaky. Give this episode a listen, save it for the future, and share with a friend! Have a request for a future minisode? Send me an email at janekennedy@thesundaymonday.co or DM us on Instagram at the link below! The Litany of Trust Scripture referenced: Matthew 7:7-11 Luke 12:22-32 About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
11:58
March 18, 2021
14. Know, Love, and Serve: Encountering the Homeless
Today I’m welcoming Emily St. Paul to the podcast! Emily works for Christ in the City, and has spent the past year and a half working closely with the poor and loving those who she meets on the streets. In this episode, Emily shares her journey to becoming a Christ in the City missionary, offers insight into how we can best love those we encounter in our daily lives, and shares some of the stories and lessons she’ll take away from her time as a missionary. We are called to “know, love, and serve” the poor, and my hope is that this episode leaves you feeling encouraged and inspired to do just that! About Christ in the City: Website: https://christinthecity.org/ Instagram: @christinthecity About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
33:13
March 16, 2021
13. Motherhood and Mission in the Workforce
The brilliant and beautiful Schyler Smith is here today to talk all about embracing motherhood and mission in the workplace! Schyler spent the past seven years working for FOCUS, but she's starting a new adventure as a real estate agent in sunny Santa Barbara! Schyler shares her discernment process, how she tackled the transition from mission-centric work to mission-inspired work, and how she fights lies about her value as a working wife and mother. I promise she'll leave you feeling so excited and encouraged to follow the path God places in front of us!  About Schyler Smith: Schyler Smith is a Southern California Valley girl born and raised. Growing up in Studio City, Schyler was enveloped in the entertainment world from a young age. Instead of following her father into acting she charted her own path. Upon graduating with a degree in Communications and Digital Media from the University of Colorado, Boulder (Go Buffs!), Schyler took a year to live and work in Denver before following the Lord's call to join FOCUS and become a missionary on the college campus. After serving 3 years at the University of California, Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos), Schyler then worked on the FOCUS Events team, planning FOCUS' annual SEEK and SLS conferences. After 7 years with FOCUS, Schyler is now a full time Realtor in beautiful Santa Barbara and when she's not helping people buy or sell homes you can find her at the beach with her husband Mike and two adorable kiddos. Follow Schyler Smith on Instagram: @schylersmith_sb About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
39:32
March 9, 2021
12. Keeping the Faith in Hollywood
Today, my girl Hayley is on the show to talk about keeping the faith in Hollywood! Her first feature film appearance is out tomorrow, in Netflix's Moxie, and she shares the crazy God moments that led to her featured role in the film. She also talks about her journey to acting and shares reflections on what it takes to pursue a big dream. Whether you have Walk of Fame aspirations or not, this is a podcast episode that will fire you up for whatever challenge you're getting ready to tackle next! About Hayley Hunt: Hayley Hunt is an actress living in Los Angeles with her dog, Benny the Jet Rodriguez. She’s a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the current Miss Hollywood, and a student at Utah Valley University. Hayley is making her feature film debut as a featured extra in the movie Moxie, premiering March 3 on Netflix. Here's the Pageant Guide Hayley referred to! I published it after seven years of competition with all my secrets ;)  About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
26:09
March 2, 2021
11. Painless (maybe even fun?!) Networking
Does the idea of networking make you squirm? Do you envision awkward cocktail tables and quiet zoom happy hours? Well, we're here to bust those networking myths and offer ideas that could even make you look forward to building out your network! Today, I have Sophie-Anne Baril on the show and we're tackling networking. Sophie-Anne shares her story, how she's found a lot of joy and success through developing her network, and her advice to early- and mid-career professionals who are looking to build out a bigger community or pivot into a new industry. Sophie's wisdom is priceless and I'm overjoyed to share her with you! About Sophie-Anne: Sophie spent part of her childhood in Haiti and later moved to the United States.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Nova Southeastern University and her graduate degree from The George Washington University in DC.  After working in the international development sector for a few years, she transitioned into working in the public sector as a federal employee in the international economics field.  Beyond her “9 to 5,” she enjoys curating her platform @thrivebeyond5, trying new recipes, and offering pro-bono consulting for her sister’s fashion line: Rielli. About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday
38:28
February 23, 2021
10. MINISODE: What are you doing with your life?
In this Minisode, we're tackling a big topic: what are you doing with your life? The question seems overwhelming, but we've all asked it of ourselves – and usually not in a kind, encouraging way ;) How can we approach this question through the lens of faith and take proactive steps to explore what we are called to do and who we are called to be?  This episode offers three new questions and three actionable ways you can experience the joy, adventure, and purpose God has in store for your life! About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
16:59
February 18, 2021
9. A Lent Well Spent!
Happy Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras!! If you're listening on the day we release this, tomorrow kicks off the liturgical season of Lent, forty days during which the Church is invited to pause, reflect, and offer praise, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation for our Lord's passion and resurrection. If you're like me, you might not quite know what you're giving up yet. But good news! Today's podcast is all about how we can discern and decide how God desires to grow closer to us this season. My guest today is one of my very best friends, Erica Carnohan! In this episode, Erica explores how the harder thing isn't always the holier thing, offers questions to reflect on as we select a fast, and shares encouragement for how we can check the true intentions behind our fasts. We also talk about Harry Potter and cold showers, so you're getting a little bit of everything. Finally, Erica poses a challenge for all of us as we enter into this season! Erica is a San Diego native, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, and a former missionary for FOCUS. She recently launched her own web design and copywriting business, Seedling Site Shop, where she helps purpose-driven brands craft their message and online presence. She currently lives in Southern California with her four pet chickens. Here's to a fruitful and prayerful Lent – I hope this episode helps you prepare and enjoy this season! Links from this episode: Register for the Yuma Center Professional Soiree here. About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
53:55
February 16, 2021
8. From Ideas to Action: Entrepreneurship with Confidence
This week, my guest is the inimitable Julie Larkin! Julie is the founder and executive director of Girl Talk, an organization dedicated to building a sisterhood of self-worth through personal storytelling, deeper conversation, and authentic friendship. Girl Talk inspires every woman - from middle schoolers to moms - to recognize and radiate her inherent dignity. We talk about how to move forward when you have a dream or goal that you want to pursue. Julie shares her story of building Girl Talk from a one-time residence hall event in college to a major non-profit in multiple states. We discuss the challenges of finding the “right “ idea, how to tackle fear when stepping out in faith, and ways in which we can find harmony between what we do at work and what we do at home. I hope you enjoy this episode and feel ready to run out and get to work :) ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. Use our voice memo feature on our episode website (here) to leave your questions, comments, and stories about work. We’ll pitch your stories (anonymous or not) to our audience and share what we get back on an upcoming episode! 2. Join me at the Yuma Center on Thursday, February 18 2021 at 8p ET for a Professional Soiree! I’ll be speaking on the five things I wish I knew when starting my first job. Tickets are $10 and 50% of the sales will go to the Kamalini Vocational Center in Gurgaon, India. To date, India is the country with the second highest number of Covid-19 cases, and Kamalini Center is in need of our support! Register here. More about Julie: Julie received her bachelors degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America and her masters in business from The Busch School of Business and Economics. Julie has spent nearly a decade working in higher-ed, not-for-profits, and startup organizations. She loves developing ideas, experiencing them come to life, and witnessing lives transformed in the process! About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
42:06
February 9, 2021
7. Engaging in Interfaith Discussions
This is an episode I'm so stoked to share. My delightful roommate (and friend of 19 years) Kayla is on the show today, and we talk all about how to have respectful and engaging interfaith discussions. Kayla is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (also referred to as the Mormon Church) and I'm Catholic. We grew up together and have seen each other grow and lean into our faiths, and now that we live together, we talk about our faith all the time. Kayla shares a bit about her experience on her mission in South Korea and how she made the transition back to "normal life," still with a missionary heart and purpose. We talk about sharing our faith at work, and offer ways to open up to friends who might not know much about our faith beliefs. Kayla shares some ways that we can really press into these conversations in a way that leaves everyone feeling encouraged and heard. I hope this episode inspires you to step out and ask questions to have these incredible and community-building conversations! Kayla Sallander lives in Washington, DC and is a medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She grew up in California (with Jane!) and loves to sing and swim and has watched every Marvel movie during Covid. She is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
28:48
February 2, 2021
6. Making Decisions with the Holy Spirit
This week I'm joined by Elli Schmidt to talk all about making decisions with the Holy Spirit! It's only fitting since Elli is a major reason for my desire to invest in my own relationship with the Holy Spirit, a relationship that's poured out so much grace and peace in my life (and in my decision making!) Elli shares how she grew to know the Holy Spirit, shares a story of her own decision making and discernment, and offers encouragement and practical steps to deepen and develop our relationships with the Holy Spirit when we don't know where to begin. Elli Schmidt hails from Nebraska but is thrilled to now call Santa Barbara, California home. After five years as a campus missionary, Elli now serves as the Senior Manager for Career Services for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) a role in which she gets to encourage and coach missionaries through the transition from mission on campus to mission in the world. Elli loves riding around town on her moped, hanging out with her gorgeous husband Greg, and surfing on the California coastline. I hope you enjoy this episode and feel equipped to dive into any decisions you're making today!
45:37
January 26, 2021
5. MINISODE: Dealing with Disappointment at Work
Tough days happen to all of us. The question is - how do you handle them? In our first minisode, I offer three practical steps to respond, three thoughts on disappointment, and three scripture verses on working well in the midst of frustration. My hope is that this episode will help you deal with whatever disappointment you're facing while continuing to glorify God in your work. What sets us apart as Christians is our ability and desire to stand up for truth, beauty, and goodness, to forgive, and to move forward with hope and conviction.  I hope these truths help you whatever you're facing today!
13:33
January 20, 2021
4. Joy in Seasons of Waiting
My dear friend Sarah and I are both in the graduate school application process and we're deeeep in seasons of waiting. What better time to talk about it! No matter what you're waiting on (a job, school, meeting someone, starting a family), waiting is hard. Sarah shares how God has been so present to her in this season and past seasons of waiting. We talk about practical ways to find gratitude in the present and stay grounded no matter what the outcome might be. We also share perspectives on looking back at things we really wanted and how God helped us discern our true desires and led us to His best. I hope this episode encourages you and reminds you that no matter where you are or what you're praying for, God is so good and is taking care of you! About Sarah: Sarah Bui has been involved in the Miss America Organization for the past 7 years, and has found building meaningful relationships with community members and other titleholders one of the most valuable aspects of her experience. She is a current student at Harvard University where she is completing her MPH in Epidemiology this spring, and works at Harvard Medical School on mobile health care financing and research. In her free time, she enjoys learning foreign languages (Mandarin Chinese at the moment!) and biking along the Charles River. About The SundayMonday: Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
52:36
January 19, 2021
3. Creating Community
This episode is all about creating community! Let’s be real: it’s hard to make friends as an adult. So I went to my resident friendship expert, Mad Stoll, to get all the details on how she builds such incredible community no matter where she goes (4 moves in 4 years!). Mad is a former travel nurse and current burn unit nurse who now calls Austin home. In this episode, she shares helpful and practical tips for introverts and extroverts alike, and we talk about the importance of showing up as we are to ensure others feel comfortable to do the same. We discuss the value “friend dates” and why it’s important to find diverse friends, even if it’s harder to venture out of our more comfortable circles. We even confront the discomfort of silence, how to discern if we’re filling up all the space with noise and how to combat that impulse. Mad is so wise and generous and no matter your stage in life (or how many friends you have) there’s something beautiful to gain from this episode! Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
48:39
January 12, 2021
2. Faith and Work in the New Year
Today I'm sitting down with Julie Balla to talk all things faith and work! Julie (@district__jules) shares her career journey from a bakery to her dream job as a consultant! We dive into being intentional and setting up organizational systems, and Julie shares why Bullet Journaling works for her and how it helps her bring God into her work week. There's also a bit of commiserating over the life of a procrastinator ;) . We also discuss sharing our faith in the workplace through living as joyful Christians. Finally, we explore how Instagram can be used as an evangelization tool, and pitfalls we experience while scrolling and posting. This episode has SO many practical tips for you to bring your Sunday into Monday this year! Follow Julie: @district__jules Follow The SundayMonday: @thesundaymonday_ Visit our website: www.thesundaymonday.co Sign up for our newsletter: The SundayMonday Tuesday Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message! 
40:30
January 6, 2021
1. Welcome to the SundayMonday Show!
Welcome to the SundayMonday Show! I'm so happy to have you here as we launch the official podcast of the SundayMonday Community. This episode is an introduction to Jane and The SundayMonday, and a quick sneak peek of what's in store for this podcast!  Send in a Voice Message here: Voice Message Instagram: @thesundaymonday_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesundaymonday 
10:36
December 31, 2020