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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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2. Faith and Work in the New Year

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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 Share what's on your mind - leave us a voice message!
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